Monday, November 05, 2007

New Things

I will not bore you all for the hundredth time with my woeful tales of fibromyalgia. Instead, I will bore you with my woeful tales of my huge behind. It follows me everywhere and is just taking up too much room, so it must go. Not to mention, none of my clothing fits anymore and so I must lose the weight or buy a new wardrobe. Personally, I don't want some skinny salesgirl to find me weeping on the floor of some dressing room while trying on clothing, so I've opted to change my diet.

In the past if I found myself with an extra pound or five hanging on my behind, I'd just up my workouts and off it would go. Actually, at one time I was on the thin & fit side of normal, but that's because I was working out for at least an hour a day. These days though, exercise is almost impossible (curses to the fibromyalgia). I can go for a small walk, but as far as getting up my heart rate, it's not happening. At least for right now.

I've tried to watch what I eat, the quantity of the food and the quality. But honestly, I'm just watching it all go from my plate, to the fork, to my mouth so that isn't working at all. I decided after much research to try the NutriSystem diet plan.

Normally, I'm against pre-packaged foods and such, but at this stage, I'm at the end of my rope and I'm out of control and I'm more tired of being fat than I am against this diet. It's also helpful that I've dragged my husband into the whole thing so we'll be suffering together. Misery loves company.

I'll be posting occassionally about my dieting adventures and I'll either warn you in the title so you can skip it, or I'll try to add some yarny goodness so you'll have something of interest to see. Regardless, I do think I need to share my experiences on this diet to help keep me sane and since you're all my friends, you're really the only ones I feel comfortable sharing this all with.

So, as promised, here's the yarny good stuff:

3 beautiful skeins of STR lightweight in Atomic #6, Spinel and LunaSea. Of course since Blue Moon Fiber Arts releases their Raven collection in less then one and a half hours (6pm PST on November 5th), I'm sure you'll be seeing more STR on my blog soon.

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At 11/05/2007 4:50 PM, Blogger flutter said...

I'll be your cheerleader!

At 11/05/2007 6:47 PM, Anonymous lynda said...

You go girl!!

At 11/05/2007 6:50 PM, Blogger KeanaLee said...

thanks for your hugs! good luck on the new way of life!

At 11/05/2007 7:09 PM, Blogger slyn said...

You know I'm always here, and I can't wait to see your str!

At 11/05/2007 7:14 PM, Blogger Carole Knits said...

It's hard to change our habits and you've got your fibro working against you, too, but you're taking the right steps. Go for it!

At 11/05/2007 7:20 PM, Blogger Micki said...

Best of luck with the new diet. Getting a good kitchen scale really helped open my eyes so I could control my portions. It's never easy, though. Hugs!

Pretty STR. I just checked out the Raven collection, and I suspect there's an STR order in my near future too.

At 11/05/2007 7:33 PM, Anonymous tiennie said...

Cheering you on! Oohh...pretty STR!

At 11/06/2007 12:12 AM, Blogger Hasbu said...

Good luck with the diet!

Pretty, pretty yarn! I see some more pretty socks in your future... :)

At 11/06/2007 3:32 AM, Blogger Julie said...

I'm in the same boat; I started the South Beach diet 2 weeks ago (a diet I thought I was against, but after actually reading the book have discovered isn't too bad). I'm not having the HUGE success you hear about, but maybe that's because I don't have that much to lose. We can cheer each other on!

At 11/06/2007 5:06 AM, Blogger SJ said...

Good luck with the diet!

Love the yarn -- those are so colors I would choose. And now I must go drool over the Raven series.

At 11/06/2007 6:50 AM, Blogger Brena said...

My behind is getting a little large itself. My clothes are definitly tighter lately and yesterday I decided to start cutting junk out of my diet, so I'll be right there with you. I'm excited to see what results you'll get off the Nutrisystem.

Beautiful STR!

At 11/06/2007 6:57 AM, Blogger jillian said...

Go Kristie! Go Kristie!

At 11/06/2007 7:39 AM, Anonymous pat said...

I've got that behind thing too!
Did you buy an Raven???

At 11/06/2007 10:47 AM, Blogger abby said...

Gorgeous yarn! I think that, if we could eat yarn, it would be very healthy. Good luck on your diet quest!

At 11/06/2007 2:21 PM, Blogger ScrapHappy said...

Buy yarn to fight the munchies!
I found that the ONLY thing that worked for me was the pre-packaged stuff. Not as tasty as it could be, but it worked.
GOOD LUCK, I am pulling for you.

At 11/06/2007 4:26 PM, Blogger Yarn It said...

I have no doubt you will loose the weight you want to loose. I know you have choosen a plan, but as an FYI, you may want to look into Suzanne Sommers Sommersizing. It worked wonders for me when trying to lose baby weight because I didn't have to restrict calories which meant I could still nurse my babies. It is all about food combining and I swear by it!

Besides all that, the yarn is gorgeous! I need to invest in some of it...but again, I don't knit socks!

At 11/06/2007 5:55 PM, Blogger Angelika said...

Keep us updated on the diet progress. I might just need your encouragement, because the Halloween candy has not been good to me.


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