One Crazy Fiber Lady

The ramblings of a fiber-affected single mother of twins who makes a living as a code monkey

One Crazy Fiber Lady


April 21st, 2008 · 5 Comments

Monday mornings are just tough!¬† It was such a great weekend.¬† Saturday was downright fabulous.¬† The weather was gorgeous.¬† Unfortunately I was only able to spend about two hours at Jessica’s house for her gathering.¬†¬† I finished off the first sleeve for the Shaped V-Neck (sorry no pictures of it today)¬† and that was the last of the knitting until the train this morning when I started the second sleeve.


Saturday even was the first seder and beginning of the Passover holiday.¬† While my sisters and their families did not make it, my uncle (mother’s brother) and aunt, and my aunt’s friend did.¬† We had a lovely, if irreverent and short seder.¬† The twins were getting hungry and were entering the danger zone.¬† So we hit on the highlights (plagues, four questions, etc.) and when questions arose, like the yearly “What is murrain?”, I pulled out my trusty Macbook and googled it.¬† (Murrain is a¬†disease of cattle and sheep.)

Sunday I lazed about, as did the kids mostly.¬† The folks took them shopping for a bit in the afternoon as they had earned enough good behavoir stars on their chart to get a present.¬† I sat first with my friend the xBox working on Jewel Quest and then my Macbook on a super secret geek project.¬† I must say, I love my Macbook.¬† It is one of the few toys that gets regular usage (xbox too as when I’m not playing it, mom is) and I’ve never had even a moment of buyer’s remorse with it.

I’ve decided that it is time to finally do something about my diet.¬† Back a few years ago when I quit smoking, I gained a few pounds as people normally do.¬† Once the cigs were kicked, it was time to tackle the weight.¬† I tried lo-carbing and it worked beautifully for me.¬† I lost the weight and felt better than I had ever felt.¬† My energy level was at an all time high.¬† This period was then followed by several years of fertility drugs and finally a twin pregnancy, during which I tried to right-carb, but still I’ve several pounds over where I’d like to be and at my heaviest even including the post-smoking high.¬† Yeah, well below the 36wk mark with twins, but high enough.¬† To that end, I’ve decided to go back to lo-carbing and what better time than Passover when most of the bad things are verbotten anyway!¬† I want to loose about 15 lbs.¬† Thanks to everyone who will now mention that I don’t need to loose weight, but really, I do.¬† So far so good.

Craft on!


Tags: Adult · Family

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kim // Apr 21, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    I am flabbergasted at the posting frequency! Good luck with the low-carb thing! I’d be happy to join you for burgers or steak eating some lunch time.

  • 2 Danielle // Apr 21, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Ugh, I need to lose weight too, but I don’t even have the quit-smoking or mom-of-twins excuse. I’ve been trying to get outside for more exercise now that the weather is warm, and to eat more veggies and less carbs. We’ll see if that works.

  • 3 Kathy // Apr 21, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    I’m doing the same thing this week! Chag Sameach.

  • 4 JessaLu // Apr 25, 2008 at 11:00 am

    You do whatever makes you feel comfortable in your skin. If you’ll be happier 15 lbs lighter then so be it. :o)

    I do need to ask you to take a break with the posting…I can’t keep up! *grin*

  • 5 Ina // Apr 29, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Happy Passover! Religious observances make fasting/dieting a virtue!!