Thanks everybody for the great ideas and websites to help along with all this! Just wanted to post a little progress report for myself. I spoiled myself yesterday in the post holiday sales and bought some
little snack plates that are covered in pictures of bon-bons and chocolates. I figured if I can't eat those things anymore I can still
have them "on my plate"
hehe.... Another thing I discovered is that when learning a new knitting technique I must be burning extra calories because I am forcing myself to learn stranded colorwork using
both hands (I've always knit continental so the english style is alot of
work) and by the time I was finsihed with my knitting session last night I was sweating bullets! hahaha....good thing is I'm just use practice yarn as I know the fo is nothing more than a giant swatch so not like I will be gifting someone a sweaty knitted gift! hehehe.....
Anyway, my goals are as follows:
1. Lose 20 pounds for this first round hopefully at a rate of 2 pounds a week. (seems slow but that is what I did last year and even after I completely stopped being careful and just went wild again I never gained a single pound back so seems to work for me!)
2. Get in some exercise! I need help with ideas for this one because I can't afford a gym and while I usually get out and walk everywhere with my dd (don't have a car) the weather this time of year here makes it hard for me to get out with her and stay for very long. Any ideas??
3. Learn stranded colorwork even if it kills me!! <---I already told dh that means putting a fair isle motif on my tombstone
4. Knit an adult sized garment for myself...I've only ever knit toddler sized clothes.
I'm sure some more goals will pop up as I go along! I'll do my first weigh in on this coming Monday and post it to the group because once it's in black and white and in front of witnesses there is no going back!! hehe...