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Old 12-31-2007, 10:11 PM   #21
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I would love to join in.
I would love to join in. The only part I can't do is de-stash. I am new to knitting and am just starting to build a little stash. Instead I will commit to trying a new project with a new skill (you will here my screams for help) and knit at least 30min to an hour every day. I have about 60lbs to lose. Hopefully knitting in the evening will keep me from snacking. I will try to figure out the picture posting.

I love the idea of money for each pound, maybe my husband will agree to a skien per ever 2 pounds. I just found out there is a LYS only 40 minutes from here and only 5 minutes from my daughters dance class.
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:23 AM   #22
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I'm in! I have 100+ pounds to lose, a treadmill, and 6 totes of yarn. My goal is to lose 1-2 pounds per week, excercise at least 45 minutes 5 times per week, and have at least 4 of those totes empty by next December. This will be so helpful to have the support of the KAL.
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:04 AM   #23
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i would like to join. Thursday weigh-ins work for me. I have 3 projects going now and alot of others planned. Setting 10% goals is a doable way of losing weight. You may have 50 lbs to lose but if you set 10% goals it doesn't seem as intimidating. I think one could walk a tredmill and knit a simple project. Also a stationary bike would work. and i have seen the idea of knitting with wrist weights which sounds like a great suggestion. Could be hard to knit 30 min a day and exercise 30 min a day as I still have to work, care for family etc. But I will remember too that a smaller person can wear a smaller size and that is very helpful in knitting garments!!
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:11 AM   #24
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This is a great idea! I'm joining in and trying to lose 20 pounds.
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Old 01-01-2008, 12:36 PM   #25
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I don't know if anyone has mentioned it but yesterday I was thinking that winding hanks into usable skeins is excerise. I put the loops over my knees and sit on the carpet. I have to lift my legs up slightly as I wind them. And when you have to ball up 400 yards of sock yarn..that's quite a work out. So when you buy a hank at your lys.. wind it up yourself at home. And it's fun too...funny more like it, seeing me trying NOT to knot up my pretty pink sock yarn.
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Old 01-01-2008, 04:27 PM   #26
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DH just agreed to buy me a skein or EACH pound lost! DH is also giving me a reward: For every 15 minutes I exercise, he will give me 15 minutes of kid-free knitting time!

Those of you who weigh in on days other than Mondays - post on the days you weigh in. The premise is to knit instead of eating. You can set goals as personal and intricate as you like. I think we should all fill out the mini-questionaire I posted when we post our weigh ins. If you can't post pics, don't sweat the small stuff! We're here to motivate one another!

FYI: Those of you without a stash to decrease - you're already a step ahead! Although, I must tell you, as knitters - you will eventually have a stash. It's a hobby hazard!
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Old 01-01-2008, 06:05 PM   #27
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I'm excited to do this!! I need to lose at least 60, maybe 65 pounds. My DH has promised me $1000 for a WHOLE NEW WARDROBE once I lose the weight, *plus* he would quit using tobacco!!

WOW -what a great guy

I have been trying to lose this weight -albeit half-heartedly- for *years*. I was once VERY tiny (we're talking size one-i am really petite, not anorexic!! lol) and I am really sick of being so overweight. I really like the idea of going at it 10% at a time, that's a great idea! That seems much less scary-not to mention much more DO-able! than looking the whole dreadful amount at once!

I am really ready to get serious. I have been working out regularly for over 3 weeks now-4 x a wk. I'd like to up that to 6x a week, plus get my diet under control. I am doing a very simple (so that I can manage it! lol) diet called the No S diet (here's the website for it if anyone wants to look it up! ). I've been trying for almost a year but really haven't put in the effort from my heart. So needless to say I haven't gotten far.

Thanks so much for starting this thread! This is going to be much easier knowing we're in this together!
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Old 01-01-2008, 08:39 PM   #28
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Hi there! I still have about 45-55 pounds to shed and really want to be 20 pounds down in addition to the 15 already gone before DD turns two at the end of March. I am trying to work on one project at a time this far, so good

Project/Progress: Combination knit and crochet pants for DD out of wool/Done with the ribbed waist band and onto the crocheted body about 3 rows.
Non-Scale Victories This Week: I did not buy any new yarn!

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Old 01-01-2008, 09:04 PM   #29
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Hi all :-) This challenge is coming at the perfect time for me. I have been working out with a partner 2X a week, and we recently joined WW where she is doing awesome, and I'm doing terrible In a nutshell: she stays committed to the eating plan, and I don't. I want to change that, and this challenge will help me (I'm a night time knibbler and need to become a night time knitter!!) My goal is to lose 50#, but my first goal is to reach my 10% weight loss goal of 20#. Our weigh in is on Sat, so I can easily report on Mondays.
My niece asked me to maker her a Slytherin Scarf from the Charmed Knits book, so that is the project I will stay committed to on a daily basis so that she can have it to wear while it is still cold! (It is knit in the round so that it will all be striped stockinette, so it is a lot of mindless knitting.)
DK - do you watch Gillian McKeith's show You Are What You Eat? I love that show and catch it on BBC America. I'd like to incorporate her holistic eating plan, and have 2 of her books. It is an ambitious diet to undertake, though.
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Old 01-01-2008, 11:53 PM   #30
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i'll join in...

I've already managed to reduce my overall size by 92 pounds over the past year.... without fad diets, without pills, without shakes, etc....

I still have another 110 to go by this time next year (I have a personal trainer who has given me an eating and exercise plan that I do)... which means that i have to lose just over 2 pounds a week...

I do have a few UFO's...

2 weasley sweaters (1 1/2 sleaves to go on one, i've only done about 4 inches of the back of the second) and a pair of ankle socks.
nada. taking a break.
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