Saturday, January 20, 2007

Sweater Weight

It dawned on me the other day and took me nearly a week to find the courage to write about it, that I'm really too fat to make a sweater from a pattern that I pick up for free or cheap.

I need to purchase a book for sweater patterns for the more endowed among us.

The biggest problem (no pun intended) is that making larger sweaters means that one must use more yarn.

Yarn ain't cheap (unless you shop at Knitpicks) but it would be very nice to be able to purchase a cute pattern for a cute little top and get some really nice yarn (perhaps something with silk in it) and knit a cute little thing that comes together fast and I can complete in something like a week. But because I'm whale sized so anything I make requires mountains of yarn and months to complete. If I start a sweater in June, for instance, it MIGHT be finished in December.

So, the goal this coming year is to lose enough weight to drop three sizes. That means I need to lose at least 45 pounds.

To that end I have re-joined Weight Watchers. I've joined the YMCA (this is partly to get in shape for the job).

When I started all this the week following Christmas and before New Years, I weighed 203 pounds. When I weighed in last Thursday, I weighed 198.5 pounds. That's a loss of 4.5 pounds.

Perhaps by being honest here, I can motivate myself to stay on track. Encouragement is welcome.


Barbara said...

way to go - you are already 10% of the way to your goal!

Pixie said...

I surfed over here from the Spindler's list -- great job on the start of the weight loss. It's going to be hard and you may have set backs, but hang in there and know that there are complete strangers rooting for you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cate, I live in the Northern Neck and know you from the Spindlers list. I too, need to lose weight for the same reason as you. I weigh in at 186.5 and would love to make it to 150. I did WW before and lost 20 lbs, but got off track and gained it back + a few lbs. It's a good program though. I am a vegetarian so I can't use too many of their recipes. Anyway, good luck. I've seen some amazing results!

Lynx said...

Hi Cate, I surfed here from the Spinning Witches yahoo group... I wish you the best of strength in the weight loss adventure! Just please, PLEASE, don't send it to me when you lose it! LOL Have more than enough of my own!!! The sweater patterns are a pain, unless you are like two years old, I agree completely... And good luck with straightening out the bank baloney, call on Sehkmet for justice. Don't let the stress get you down! I'm here for ya!!