"Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things that matter least." ~Goethe~

07 January 2010

Knitting like crazy...

busy, busy, busy is what I've been. This week has flown by with all that I've tried to cram into it. But amazingly I'm not tired!

I got up a little early so that I could finish the ribbing on the shrug and bind off the edge. It all got done with about 2ft. of yarn left on the skein I was using! That was close. Now all I have left is the sleeves. I'm hoping that I will finish them by this weekend. Between cleaning, cooking, lessons and working out, I've been grabbing knitting time where ever I can. And then at night I turn the Ipod on and go to town with the stitches. It's mush easier to get into a rhythm when things are quiet.

Working out isn't going to bad either! I've lost 5lbs so far just by moving and watching what I'm eating. I've not had a soda yet. Just been flavoring water with lemon or orange juice when I want something other than plain water. No candy or sweets either. Just fruits. And cutting way down on the amount I put on my plate. Seriously can't believe I ate as much as I did before. Crazy. One thing I've tried though that I heard about from watching Dr. Oz and going on his website, is boosting the metabolism naturally. I've been adding cayenne pepper to everything (yes, even oatmeal) and it's not so bad. I think it has helped by giving all the exercising a kick start. I'm going to keep it all up because the pooch will be leaving! And I'm loving working out with the Wii. I've also been throwing in some of the exercises that were suggested by Eddie George on Dr. Oz and its all a great mix. Love it! I can button my jeans without the pooch hanging over!

I must be off so that the days list can get done and then start the workout. I'm so jazzed about it all!

Toodle Loo!!!


  1. The shrug is going to be beautiful. That is such a lovely shade of green. You pick the best yarns! Congrats on your personal goals too. :-D

  2. Congratulations on the weight loss...

    Your shrug is looking good :) Very pretty colour.

  3. Good for you Kar...I have been trying to watch what I'm eating and working out on the elliptical. I love Dr Oz...I'm reading one of his books. I'll have to check out his website.
    The shrug is going to be nice, I love the color.

  4. Congrats on your weight loss!
    When I am dieting,I eat lots of spicy food and it seems to help me too.
    Your shrug is looking great!

  5. I wish I had half your energy! Good on ya. That shrug is such a beautiful color, can't wait to see it finished.