So, what's the miracle diet? Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the Sit and Knit diet. Items needed include:
- knitting needles
- comfortable chair
- TV with remote
Notice I did not include any food. That's because when you are knitting, both hands are busy and you can't be eating!
OK, this is a little facetious, but in all seriousness, having something that keeps my hands busy (and they have to be clean...it's bad enough that there is dog and cat fur being drawn into my scarf - I wouldn't want food crumbs, too) and my mind occupied, between having to pay attention to what I was knitting AND to what I was watching on TV (Downton Abbey - first season is on Netflix and I thoroughly enjoyed it) is a winner in my book. Now, I will admit that all that sitting got to be a bit much, but this is also why it's the perfect all-around diet, because after a while, you actually WANT to get up and exercise! Win-win-win!
After hours of sitting and knitting, what do I have to show for it? Here ya go:
Um yeah. It doesn't look like much, but see all that loose yarn? This piece was much wider and longer, but I decided that it was too wide for a scarf, so I unraveled it and started over.
So what do you think - is the Sit and Knit diet the hottest new thing? Do you think The Biggest Loser or Richard Simmons would endorse it? LOL, probably not. But hey - I had an empty house this weekend, and it not only kept me busy, but I stayed on track with my healthy eating, which was exactly what I needed!