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Do or Dye

Well, I did both. I presided over a marathon and extremely productive guild board meeting. This afternoon, I did a base dyeing on 4 scarves with watered down Colorhue dyes. Tonight, I added the shibori effects. This one was folded and dipped in black.

This one was folded and dipped in black, but I obviously was not as precise with my folding!!

The other two were pole wrapped and squirted with dye. Click on the photo and you can see the detail a bit better.

I had an epiphany this afternoon while watching the Dr. Oz show. It was about the DNA diet.

A now famous study conducted at Stanford University looked at the long-term effects of weight loss using a few different diets assigned at random. Results showed that some participants lost weight on one type of diet, such as low-fat, while others did not. The study then tested participants’ DNA for 3 specific gene variations and found that those using the best diet for their DNA lost as much as 2 ½ times more weight than those not using their best DNA diet.

Dr. Oz explained the 3 different diets and the profiles that fit with each. I now know why I could not lose weight on Weight Watchers. I fit the profile for a low carb diet. The only other times in  my life when I have lost weight and kept it off were low carb diets. I am going to give the low carb diet a try. It means weaning myself off the grains that I love so much. I can only have them in moderate amounts. I think I can do this. But, first, I have to finish me See’s Candy Divinity Fudge Egg. I am having a slice a day. One more to go.

5 Responses to “Do or Dye”

  1. Holly Knott says:

    Beautiful! I love the pole-wrapped scarves, and thanks for mentioning the DNA diet. Never heard of it but it makes sense, and I’m going to go look it up. Probably explains why the French stay thin but eat breads, cheeses, wines, etc. Enjoy that egg!!!

  2. Connie Rose says:

    Beautiful scarves, Gerrie, especially the pole wrapped ones. Good luck on the new diet!

  3. Judy says:

    your pole wrapped scarves are great

    enjoy your last egg slice…..”Mother See” is always my downfall, but then I must obey the Mother!


  4. kathy says:

    These are lovely, Gerrie.

  5. Sharon Rexroad says:

    Great scarves! I know they’ll be snatched up quickly.

    And you sound like me — I’ve got my last rationed reese’s white chocolate peanut butter egg waiting for me tomorrow (okay, later today since it’s nearly 1am)