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Well, I blew it

Saturday, February 07, 2009

Not the way most people would consider that statement. I haven't had an all-out blowout, no-holds-barred gorgefest. What I *have* had is a cold, the kind with a runny nose that won't quit, even under the influence of OTC cold remedies. And feeling dragged out, like Who Gives A Youknowwhat. Spark People? Met a new friend, that was *very* nice. But tracking what I ate? Fuhgeddaboutit. Which means, I probably did not take in enough calories.

Isn't that ridiculous?! I mean, to lose weight, you take in fewer calories, right? Like my doctor says, Calories in = calories out, right? Apparently not, since the reason I gave up "sparking" a year ago was that in two weeks of tracking my food, I saw that the way I usually ate was pretty low-calorie, as in, 1200-1400 a day. Great, I thought. Keep it up and I'll lose.

Well, I didn't. And my sister, who has lost very successfully, sez that that's because you have to take in a certain amount of calories, otherwise your body thinks it's in starvation mode and starts hoarding calories as fat. Eh! Who knows! But I do know that since "sparking" more seriously, I *have* lost three pounds. (Now, if only I could figure out how to move my ticker.)

Meanwhile, I gave myself some Sheep thrills ;-) I bought some fingering-weight wool from Patternworks, an online yarn shop, and a lace pattern, to make myself a head scarf for church. Head scarves never stay put on my head, for some reason, and those lacy chapel caps look so "doily." So I plan to knit myself a lace scarf in this wonderful peachy-colored yarn, and then do a Moebius ring -- give the scarf a half-twist, and graft the two ends together, and that way, maybe the dratted thing will stay on my head!!!
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    Hey, darlin - So sorry to hear you were hit with a nasty bug. People in my office have been dropping like flies the last week and a half. I was hit with it, too. Plech!

    When changing my SparkPage around, I'd deleted a host of Sparkers who were no longer active. I mistakenly deleted you, keeping instead a guy who apparently is no longer posting on the site. Duh.

    Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours! As you and I both know, the best valentine is one can knit up into something warm... emoticon
    3387 days ago
    I'm in the midst of my first cold of the season and it does indeed derail your efforts. No energy and the thought of walking in the rain and wind is not enticing. Spring is just ahead, and we will soon have the extra encouragement of Great Lent.
    3389 days ago
    Oh well -- this is life -- we have good days and bad days. We aren't a failure unless we quit trying. What was it the one monk said when asked what he did at the monastery all day? Something like "we fall and get up again, we fall and get up again." On another note, that scarf idea sounds wonderful! Can you post a picture when you finish it? I'd like to see it. My head covering keeps falling down too! God bless,
    3394 days ago
    your ticker moves automatically when you put your new weight in. you do that by accessing your start menu and selecting weigh in. Have fun, happy sparking!
    3394 days ago
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