01 January 2008

Happy New Year! I'm fat!

Happy New Year!!! I can't believe it is 2008. I know I have been MIA, and I have been working through some stuff. I'm happy to say that I should be back. I have been getting a lot of knitting done, and I'm going to post some quick pictures of stuff. First though, let's see what is going on....

I weigh 215 pounds. It's hard to admit that. As a female, we have this image we are supposed to deliver. I've never just admitted to the world, but there it is. My goal weight is 142. So, I'm on a mission to lose 73 pounds. Everyone I know says it is bad to make this a New Year's resolution, but I have to start somewhere. So, here we go.
On top of my weight loss plan, I have a yarn loss plan. I have an insane amount of yarn, and I spend more money than I probably need to on it. So, I'm not buying any new yarn in 2008 until I lose 50 pounds or half of my yarn stash. There are only a few reasons to break this rule. I joined a group on Ravelry to help called Cash for Stash, and here are my rules for it.

Christmas Knitting - Though I already have most of it, there are a few skeins of sock yarn that will need to be bought.
Malabrigo Swap - I had already signed up for this, and I am going to honor it.
HSKS4 - I did last round, and I had a blast. A girl needs some reward.
So, here are my cash amounts.
Every 5 pounds lost is $5.
Every skein knit is $2.
Every skein sold or tossed is $1.
Every finished object is $3.
Every workout is $1.
Every day I don’t drink a soda is $.25.
Every day I drink 64 ounces of water is $.25.
If this goes my way, by New Year’s Eve next year, I’ll have saved $800. So, here we go. I starts tomorrow morning.


Knitting Mama said...

You look great Tia - you're beautiful. But your incentive to lose weight is a fun one! I think you should totally go for it! I hope to implement a great weight loss plan after baby number 2 is born. And if baby number 2 is a girl - then I'm done having kids and I plan on keeping it off for good. Maybe I should work out a plan like yours! It's great!!!

I can't wait to see how much money you save!

shansays said...

Girl, we are in this together. I am glad that you are in cash for stash, and I feel fat too. But, I am going to kick ass this year, and you are going to help me.

Big Hug,


Robin said...

Seems like a great way to get motivated! I just read an article about someone that did something similar (using cash as an incentive) and it worked for her.

CelticMommy said...

Emailing you a nice long letter Tia. I'm sorry I've been so very absent! Lots of hugs, Hettie