Crochet stuff, Diet and Exercise

The Walking Crocheter

I have a plan to lose weight and crochet more…. because I dont crochet enough.. yeah right.

I plan to walk 2 miles every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday.. weather permitting. My first project will be a scarf for the special Olympics.

I started yesterday (Thursday) . I have to say its a little weird walking while focusing on something in your hands. I almost ran in to a wall..lol

A few people asked what I was doing.. mainly cops . The first one was giving someone a ticket on the other side of the road when he noticed me.. He asked what I was doing in a curious tone . I said I am making a scarf for the special Olympics. He smiled and told me to pay attention to my surroundings.  ( today’s tip DONT SPEED)

The second one was pulling out of the gas station and asked me what I was doing, I told him . He told me his mother and sister knit and told me to be careful.

I had to stop when I reached the highway on and off ramps. I definitely need to pay attention around there.

My destinations was my fiances work.  which is 2 miles from our house. I was early so I sat in the car. I left our place at about 2:30 and according to the clock outside of the bank before I stopped it was 3:04. I got a good chunk done in that time.

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I will keep you updated 🙂

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Sharing a diet tip

I am shocked at this result. With barely no exercise other than walking to the post office and store ( and shoveling .. damn snow) a few times a week, I have lost 13 lbs in a few weeks just giving up caffeine. I drink a few glasses of soda in a day.. I know, not good at all.  I use to drink diet soda but with the aspartame side effects I stopped ( the effect it had on me will be in another post soon). So I started drinking regular soda, cherry coke, mountain dew…  for the past 4 years I’ve been the same weight.

Over the last few months, I’ve been cutting down on a lot of food. No more snacks when I crochet. No seconds at dinner, no matter how yummy it was. But giving up caffeine was big!

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How I gave it up..While in the soda aisle at the grocery store,  I noticed that weight watchers had their own soda. NO caffeine, NO sugars, NO calories, etc. and they had root beer. I picked one up, and what do you know , it tasted like root beer ! After a few days I got over the head aches but I still sneak a small glass of my fiance’s cherry coke one and a while but other than that I’ve been good .

It sucks that soda is cheaper than juice. Which I drink ( cranberry 100% ) but with it being $3+ a bottle  and being on a budget , it stays off my shopping list most weeks. I eat more fruit ( I could live on oranges and white grapes ) , I drink more water ( Fruit 2.0, our tap water is iffy) and salads for lunch.

Cutting back on a few more things and saying no to caffeine, I think I will hit my goal by summer ! 🙂

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So far so good- ish

My boyfriend doesn’t seen to know what the word no means. He is in no form following the 21 day challenge. At home I feed him the good stuff, but at work he can buy chips and soda, and whatever else he can get his hands on.

I am doing pretty good. I haven’t had any chips , or pastries,. but soda is my weakness. I have a bottle of water a day and a glass or 2 of soda. I seem to be addicted to caffeine.  I gave it up for 2 days and ! had a massive headache.

for snacks I either eat salads or an orange or popcorn(weight watchers) . Last night I bought a few Smart ones meals. 6 for $10 isn’t bad. I will be buying more. must make room in freezer first. 🙂 bye bye boyfriend’s ice cream!

oh and I can fit in to a pair of jeans I could fit into a few weeks ago!! yay me!!

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The same old resolution

The diet….

My boyfriend and I both have committed in doing the 21 day challenge. I’m not in to cookies or other sweets as much as he is . But chips and soda might be hard for me to give up …. I do have flavored water and crackers so  I think I will be all good… Today was my first day.

Weekly updates will follow. 🙂

Comment if you will also be going this challenge 🙂