Friday, May 1, 2009

Confetti Sock Redux

I ended up frogging the entire pair of socks and starting over. Much simpler pattern...ala plain vanilla sock. Fifty-six st cast on, two strands of sock yarn, yadda yadda, yadda. Second sock is CO, cuff half done and moving forward on this.

As of yesterday, I've lost 30.5 lbs. My Wii is at my BFF's house this morning. We know what is wrong with it, he just doesn't know if he can fix it. If he can it'll save us $85 dollars and two weeks. If he can't...oh well. It's been very hard for me to deal with this. As I'm want to do, I put all my eggs in the Wii Fit basket. And I've been very successful in using it for the exercise part of my healthier life style changes. I'm learning to use other methods of exercise (doing what I can do from memory from the Wii workout routine, using the exercise routines on Cox Communications On Demand channel, dug out my old belly dance DVD, etc.) Of course these new methods are a bit too much for me. I'm not at a point where I can do high impact stuff, and the exercise routines on TV are really high impact. But I do what I can. It's just change and I don't deal with it, especially when it's mixed with the fear it won't work, okay, irrational fear it won't work and I'll start gaining weight again.

The gaining weight part isn't so much an irrational fear. I've never been able to loose weight in my life (not for lack of trying, though). As it turns out, the combination of hypothyroidism and borderline diabetes all my life (one wonders how one can be in the USAF for eight years and this never coming to the surface) sent the false messages to my body to turn everything to fat and hold on to it. I'd loose weight and then gain more back. If I completely ignored it all, I'd not gain so much so fast. Tthese are all normal for thyroid and diabetes issues.

Anyway, it's working now. Medication, diet changes, and exercise. Thirty pounds in 90 days. Thus my fear of having this monkey wrench thown into something that is working.


  1. What size needles did you use on those socks?

    Let's hope that your Wii is returned to you promptly in good working order!!!

  2. *fingers crossed* wii can be fixed Lizzy.


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