Tuesday, September 15, 2009

A Diet for Everything - and Some New News

It seems as though every aspect of my life at this time contains the word 'diet.'

This weekend after a shopping trip to Ms. LOFT, I angrily came home and cleaned out my closet. It seems as though I've added twenty pounds to my not so svelte physique since the wedding. I have thirteen pairs of jeans in my closet that will no longer make the trip over my ever growing hips and derriere. What's a girl to do? My girls were already a bit on the larger size - and I just refuse to wear anything larger than the current size. I refuse.

After clearing out the closet - to cut down on my anger, beat myself up spasms (and allow hubby to see how many clothes I really don't have) I joined Weight Watchers Online. I've done WW before - haven't we all? And it works. It seems like the most logical thing as it is about eating healthy and portion control rather than depriving myself of my love of Starbuck's and all things sweet. I'm also committed to going back to the gym where I have the membership that I've refused to let go of no matter how infrequently it is used.

That's the first diet in my life. The second is yarn. Folks, I think it is time I go on a yarn diet. My stash is nothing compared to a lot of people - but it is to the point where I am starting to feel a little guilty. How much yarn must one hoard? My new 'thing' is anytime I have a hankering for yarn I am going to come home, wind a skein I've not touched since purchase, and play with it for awhile. I may come out with some pretty cool FO's or I may end up with a bunch of yarn cakes. Any way it goes - I'm hoping this helps to curb my appetite for the latest and greatest.

Last night while working at Loops I sent John a text, it read something like this, "Talk me off the ledge, I'm hankering to buy yarn..." His reply, "Go for it!" I didn't do it - I'm on a diet. And to be on a diet, one must be committed.

The New News for the post! I believe the latest Knit Simple (Holiday 2009) may have made an early entry into our LYS - but I'm not complaining! RoseKnits is featured in the 'Knits & That' section!!!! I am so very proud to have something that I made in a national knitting publication. Proud, proud, proud! If you see it out, even if you aren't a knitter, pick it up! Things like this don't happen too often!


  1. One diet at a time! Save the yarn diet for AFTER the holidays ;-)

  2. I just became a lifetime member of WW about a month ago...you can doooo it!