In the mail at work today I received a challenge to “walk across the state.” Basically we put together teams, wear pedometers, and track our activity for a year, hoping to virtually walk across the state. The teams progress will be charted at work and there are personal goal prizes as well as team prizes. I heard that the public health lab was putting together a team and I decided to get on that one.
I have noticed that tracking my weight daily and graphing it over all really helps me maintain and lose the weight so I am sure that tracking and graphing my activities will work in a similar fashion. I seem to need that visual goal in order to compete with myself. Needless to say I am excited about an excuse to do so! Now I just can’t wait to get started! Seems that the tracking weight and tracking activity should be a rewarding symbiotic relationship. The more activity I chart the faster the weight goes down, making me more interested in continuing to track activity. Off we go!!!
In other news, a dear friend of mine came to visit last evening. I had suspected she might have some news for me but when I offered to make a nice dinner she offered to bring wine which threw me off the scent. Until she showed up with O’Douls! Yup, she is pregnant and I am thrilled for her! Of course my mind immediately starts to decide what I can knit for a new little one. I suppose I shouldn’t worry about this until I know if it will be a boy or a girl, and that might be awhile because she is very early along. But I can still have big dreams right? I think if it is a girl I will do a shawl, can be used as a blanket when she is tiny and becomes something she can still use when she is older. If dear friend has a little boy, I will have to find some good alternatives but there are lots of little boy patterns in my books that I have had no excuse to use.
On the knitting front, I have much to post about since I have been making a concerted effort to stay off the computer and knit while listening to books on tape. Unfortunately I have not taken any pictures yet. Next week will begin my foray into the world of blocking. I have done my research and I am convinced. But have yet to try it. Fortunately I have found a lovely upscale yarn boutique here in town and they have no problem helping me with my questions. Seems that when Daughter is with her father, I often find myself there asking the questions I cannot figure out via the Internet.