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the weight losing.

The Shrinking Knitter was all about losing weight, with some knitting thrown in to make it interesting.

So how could I begin a new blog and not talk about weight loss, at least part of the time? Well, I can’t. But I also can't make “weight loss” part of the title, as that puts the emphasis someplace I don’t want it to be.

“Weight loss” would make the title kind of cumbersome. Knit. Run. Lose Weight. Repeat. somehow just doesn’t do it for me. “Diet” might have worked, but that word is sooo politically incorrect these days. So. While losing weight is something I’ll be writing about from time to time, it’s not the be-all and end-all of this project.

I started this blog May 14, and I began Phase I of that most tropical of all “lifestyle changes” the following morning. Meaning yesterday was Weigh-In Day, the First.

Three pounds gone.

I’m not dancing for joy around here. I’ve done this before and look where I am now. (Well, I realize I haven’t posted any photos, so you really can’t look at where I am now. But trust me when I tell you I won’t be buying swimwear for the upcoming summer season here in North America.)

In other words, no need to get all excited about three pounds when they could just as easily return before next Thursday morning.

I use CalorieKing (the only standalone nutrition tracking software I’ve found that works on a Mac) to track my food and exercise, and just last night discovered a cool little feature that crunches the weekly calories in/calories out and spits out your daily averages:

I used to do that on a spreadsheet. I guess I’ll have to sneak in a little more activity to make up for that bit of typing I no longer have to do each week. Heh.

I haven’t run all week. Lots o’ walking miles, but no running at all. That needs to change; in order to begin training, I need to be able to run three miles continuously. Or so they say. Run/walk intervals are safer and – dare I say it? – easier on my lungs and legs.

The plan for Week Two? knit. RUN. repeat.


M@rla said…
When I [partially] did Cto5K, I liked the walk/run MUCH better than the run :-)

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