So, I lost about half a pound. All things considered, not so bad. I was only semi-good in dealing with the challenges faced in my business trip. I did get in some exercise this week, and I was very good with the points leading up to the trip, so I think those factors balanced out the bad. And then yesterday on the trip home, as I'm snacking on combos I realized that they had salt on them. I realized I was once again, the night before weighing, semi-sabotaging myself by eating something that would lead to water retention. I will have two challenges this week - lunch with colleagues today is the first. That is manageable in two ways. First, I can choose a healthy entree, second I can adjust what I might normally have for dinner to something that is lower points. My second challenge this week will be a birthday party for friends. There I will have to try to manage the quantity that I eat. I also hope to get some more exercise in this week.
Now for knitting - eight hours on a train is good for knitting! That was two four hour trips. A's second sock is almost done. I probably would have gotten more knitting done, but I hadn't downloaded enough videos to watch on the trip, so at a certain point, I switched to playing games and reading to pass the time. (I like to have some other distraction while I'm knitting.) I am almost done with a little sweater for my niece, knit with some of my Rhinebeck stash. Next I'll be starting on a baby blanket for friends. The pattern I'm using is one I've been itching to try. I think it is lovely and classy and a tad Irish. After that, I'll be digging into knitting an afghan for my future sister-in-law. I thought I had settled on a pattern, but now I think that it would be too much of a time commitment and I'm honestly not sure that she would appreciate the difficulty involved in it. Plus, as I'm getting to know her better, I think her style is a little less busy than that pattern. So I'm looking at patterns with cables, but not too busy. I may even try to put one of my own together. My goal is to find something that can be completed in a couple of months.