New knit and new diet

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I started on the new project, a hoodie for a four year old. It’s time-dependent, after all children grow past the size you are making if you aren’t quick enough. For me it’s been a similar thing over the last twelve months or so. Not that it’s age that makes me grow, it’s cake and inactivity!

Anyone else been on the ‘lockdown’ diet or ‘pandemic’ diet? I am slightly worried that when I eventually get round to finishing off the project I was working on (sparkly jumper, sleeves too long) that the whole thing might be a little too snug in places so it won’t be wearable anyway for a while.

So, today is the start of a ‘lockdown’ diet rethink. I use the word ‘diet’ as a change in nutritional behaviour, not compulsive weeks of consuming just lettuce leaves and fresh air. It’s a rethink of what actually goes in my mouth as necessity rather than mindless grazing and over-indulgence of sweet treats. I have done it before, very successfully, albeit with support from a very well known ‘diet and mindset’ company. This time I am going freelance with the odd comfort/treat and an increase in exercise from practically zero to doing some without finding excuses as to why not to.

Wish me luck? I will I try not to eat all my Mother’s Day treats all at once – but it would be an insult to my son if I didn’t eat any, wouldn’t it?

10 thoughts on “New knit and new diet

    ReginaMary said:
    March 18, 2021 at 2:40 pm

    Oh, Ferrero Rocher…

    knittingissofun said:
    March 18, 2021 at 6:48 pm

    Best wishes. My “diet”/eat healthy hasn’t gone as well as I’d hope. Haven’t gained these past 3 months but no real decrease. And I feel like I’ve been pretty good. Therefore any decrease in calories is definitely going to hurt. As I head back north I know that my exercise will likely decrease although ….. audiobook meet treadmill. Fingers crossed.

      tinaor responded:
      March 18, 2021 at 8:14 pm

      Good luck! I do remember I reached some kind of plateau when I dieted before. At first the pounds dropped off, then they slowed down, then stopped. I braced myself, rethought my food and realised I’d been popping the odd ‘extra’ in. I increased my exercise (just slightly) and they started dropping off again, albeit slowly.

    quiteayarnblog said:
    March 19, 2021 at 7:21 am

    Good luck! I am there as well. I have gotten back to exercise and am working on a diet as well.

      tinaor responded:
      March 20, 2021 at 10:01 am

      Wishing you luck with the same as me!

    Olivia said:
    March 22, 2021 at 11:22 am

    Put them in the freezer so you won’t be tempted, they’re wonderful frozen! 😉

      tinaor responded:
      March 24, 2021 at 8:19 pm

      OOh hadn’t thought of that! Maybe next time I am given a box !

    tierneycreates: a fusion of textiles and smiles said:
    March 28, 2021 at 5:45 am

    Those treats look like a fun diet!

    restlessjo said:
    April 7, 2021 at 6:28 am

    We had a health emergency with a good friend and neighbour on Easter Sunday and I was too stressed to eat chocolate. I wouldn’t recommend that as a way to diet though 🙂 🙂

      tinaor responded:
      April 8, 2021 at 2:58 pm

      Oh dear. I hope your friend is now a little better. Unfortunately stress makes me eat chocolate and sugary things. On Tuesday this week after a stressful phone call I ate Easter Egg and had a hot chocolate at the same time!

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