|Me & Auntie Lee-Anne|
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
False Start . . . Sort Of
Anyhow, the activity escaped me. I wanted to be at home. I spent a lot of time talking to various members of my family, none of them live near me. I spent time emailing. And I spent time in front of the fireplace with tea. I did great with drinking water, I somehow managed to track and stay within my points. How?? I HAVE NO IDEA! There was even one day that I told my friend that I would eat my arm if I could salt it. And sleep, really, solid, good sleep just didn't happen. But for the first week of counting PointsPlus, I did very well on the scale. Down 4.4 pounds!!! I was so pleased! It motivated me to just stick with it. Even if all I can crank out at the moment is tracking and water, then that's what I'll do.
Over the last couple of days, something wonderful has happened. An organizational motivation has overtaken me. This doesn't happen often so I have to seize it and run with it!! It started on Sunday. As a result of my dishwasher dying and needing money for a replacement, I decided I needed to go through all my paper (read: mail, bills, receipts) to find all my blue cross medical receipts to send in to my work benefits for my cheque. I bought this condo a year ago this month. I haven't filed a thing since. The "basket" I keep all this stuff in eventually turned into a laundry basket. Yes, I am ashamed of that. I put a DVD on in the bedroom and started to sort everything on my bed knowing that I couldn't walk away from it without finishing or I"d be sleeping on the couch!! I got it all done (it took hours) and I sent away my receipts, got everything ready to do my taxes and filed everything else where it belongs. Last night I tackled my hall closet with by installing a floor to ceiling shelf and turning it into a utility/pantry closet. I want to stay on this roll! Next up, the junk drawer. . . . eek. What makes this even cooler is that I find that the more organized I'm getting and the more I get rid of, the more organized I am in my eating. Hmmm . . . there may be more to that old saying "cluttered house, cluttered mind, cluttered body" . . . or something like that. Anyhow, it's working and I"m excited!!
Until we meet again . . .