Weight Gain and Knitting

Buck Strong's picture

I think I'm going to have to temper my knitting. I've bagged the gym to come home and knit everyday but one this past week. I'm on a quest for a flat stomach and it's not going to happen if I keep up this routine. This is when I wish that there was a magic pill.

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Aaronknits's picture

I've been neglecting my gym

I've been neglecting my gym membership while I deal with the temporary issues of tendinitis in my right calf, and the more permanent issues of arthritis flaring up in my right knee and right ankle (though the extreme pain from that will subside). I never do any running except on the elliptical machines. My poor joints just wouldn't handle the kind of impact from running on any kind of surface. But I'm feeling well enough to slowly get back into the routine. My lack of working out hasn't increased my knitting time though. I'm one of those crazy 5AM gym-goers so rather than knit in the morning instead of going to the gym, I've been sleeping in a little extra which has been good.

scottly's picture

Take up swimming. One mile

Take up swimming. One mile of swimming = six miles of running. Your stomach muscles get all the work out they need. I lost 10lbs in about six months swiming and my stomach has never been flatter - I actually have a two pack starting to show. I'm also at 78 days without a cig with no weight gain. Less time exercsing = more time knitting.

My problem is that I used to read a novel every week or so and now its taking forever to finish one because I'm using all my reading time to knit.

Scott
I wish I were knitting now.

Andy's picture

I used to use the excuse

I used to use the excuse "sit-ups are boring", but the knitting excuse is even better!

"Midnight shakes the memory as a madman shakes a dead geranium."

QueerJoe's picture

Just promise to keep posting

Just promise to keep posting pictures of your ever-flattening stomach out here on MWK...that would provide me with the incentive I needed to get to the gym.

I know my blog keeps me knitting enough to post pictures of that.

Buck Strong's picture

"Just promise to keep

"Just promise to keep posting pictures of your ever-flattening stomach out here on MWK"

LOL....I can barely get undressed at the gym. Also, I live in Portland; I don't think too many guys want to be blinded by that lovely shade of fish-belly white that our skin turns to.

Crafty Andy's picture

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog

Visit Crafty Andy's Blog Just follow the law of Entropy if you eat more calories than you burn you will gain weight. Knitting will help you burna about 98 calories an hour, so if you knit nonstop for 10 hours without eating you would have spent 980 calories!

It may sound funny ,but it is not. If you eat more calories than you burn no matter how much excercise you do you will gain weight. lol! Stop eating between stitches, that should help lol!

PeterMark's picture

That's a good one. Knitting

That's a good one. Knitting too much and not exercising enough. I used to think I was working on 6-pack abs, but alas, I've got the whole keg. I know what you mean about cutting some activities out so you can knit more. I've taken to the "knitting calms my nerves" excuse around here.

Peter

Stephen450's picture

I found that knitting keeps

I found that knitting keeps my hands busy so I can't snack as much while watching TV.

I still go to the gym (without my knitting) and then come home to knit. However, my housework has suffered due to my knitting addiction. Guess we can't do everything!

BuduR's picture

I'm fat, I'm happy. I

I'm fat, I'm happy. I don't do anything that starts with D-I-E. most of me weight gain isn't from knitting though, it's more the whole "oral satisfaction" thing from quiting smoking, I find I snack more often :/
*I'm well aware that using the words oral satisfaction is going to bring the dirty mind instincts out in just about everyone, it did me*

MWK's Token Estrogen-American

Asbjörn's picture

Here's a chocolate milk

Here's a chocolate milk toast to fat & happy!
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BuduR's picture

With a chocolate cake

With a chocolate cake chaser! :D
MWK's Token Estrogen-American

*I'm well aware that using

*I'm well aware that using the words oral satisfaction is going to bring the dirty mind instincts out in just about everyone, it did me*

.....you know me so well

BuduR's picture

*grin* and love you

*grin* and love you despite it all or maybe because of it!
MWK's Token Estrogen-American

Tallguy's picture

Ah, yes, that can happen.

Ah, yes, that can happen. But it's relatively easy to do both!

All you need to do is take your knitting with you to the gym! You can knit while on the treadmill, or on the cycle... not while lifing weights, or in the steam room, but every little moment helps.

And you get the bonus of a lot of guys taking an interest in what you are doing --- or giving you a wide berth, and those could both be a good thing too! LOL