Saturday, February 28, 2009
The rest of the day will be schoolwork, schoolwork, schoolwork, cleaning, and then brinner:).
Saturday, February 21, 2009
So, goals for this week:
1. Get to the gym tomorrow, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
2. Have one raw food day this week.
3. Stay away from the crap in the office
I think that's probably reasonable for this week. I don't want to overdo things; I did that this past week and it didn't go well.
Thanks to everyone who prayed for me this week. Things are starting to even out, finally, I think.
Monday, February 16, 2009
I had a panic attack this morning. Like, full-on, breathing shallow, shaking, freaking out attack. Joey took very good care of me. He made me breakfast, got me set up to do my schoolwork, and reminded me that everything is okay. That's a pretty awesome husband right there.
I finished the front side of the memorial pillow for Vic and Carol last night; I'll probably start on the other side today. I've got a 5 page paper due for my Indigenous Literatures course, but I'm not too worried about it since I'm interested in the subject material (that always helps).
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Not much, honestly. I'm making a memorial pillow for my in-laws for the loss of Lady. I'm not going to post any more photos until I'm done, but below is the start of the first side. Sorry for the crappy lighting; it was already dark outside when I started taking pictures.
It's been not the greatest of days, to be truthful. I've spent too much time today being sad over what I lack rather than remembering how much I'm blessed.
I need a little freedom right now; I'd really like for Joey and I to go camping or something...just get out in the quiet and forget about all of the "stuff" that fills up everyday life. There's just so much of it.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Then, a lovely shot of what I see every morning as I'm sitting at my desk at work.
Okay, now to the real meat of the post; as you all know, as I've (ashamedly) told you, I have forty pounds to lose. I'm pretty disappointed in myself, since my first job was as a receptionist at Weight Watchers which I kept for seven years. Prior to that, I lost 35 pounds during the summer before I went into the ninth grade, so I already know what I need to be doing.
There's something about getting a little older that makes you start to slow down and get complacent, and I really hate that. So, Saturdays will be my "weekend update" of my continuing journey to get back down to a weight where I'm comfortable and feel much more fit.
I'm training for a 5K in April, so that will help some, although I've hit a wall the past couple of weeks, which one of my cowkers told me to "suck it up and get over it." I wish she was my personal trainer, because I'd probably already be where I need to be. I've also told myself that I my second tattoo will be my reward for losting 20 pounds, the halfway point, and I want it so badly that I think it'll be a pretty good incentive.
So, I'm not going to post what my actual weight is, until I get to where I want to be, because I'm a little ashamed of that, but I will post weekly updates regarding how much I've lost and what I've done that week (exercise, eating, recipes, etc).
My goals for this next week are:
- Get to the gym at least five times (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and either Saturday or Sunday).
- Avoid whatever junk food is brought into the office next week.
- Pack a well-balanced, bento-style lunch every week day.
It's my bento lunch set!! From Ichiban Kan!! The bag is adorable! Here's my lunch from Friday:Larger container: Tofu steak from Mizuho, bean sprouts and carrots, edemame
Smaller container: two corn tortillas (we were out of rice).
So, join me on my journey. I'm going to be as up-front as I can possibly be without humiliating myself;).
Thursday, February 12, 2009
This is our home. Well, now there's a privacy fence and some of the bushes have died, but that's not the point. Our home is 1100 square feet...talk about living small! This isn't by far the smallest home that Joey and I have lived in; our first apartment was less than 500 square feet, and our second was just at 1000. However, for a few years before we bought this house, we lived with Joey's parents, and they have a considerably larger home, and we got accustomed to having room, and as a result, we collected waaaaaaaaaay too much stuff.
Stuff has been the bane of our existence for as long as we've known each other; we're both packrats by nature, and together we've amassed piles and piles of useless junk (not to mention the piles of stuff I left at my parents' house before I moved out).
So, a major "thrifty" focus for us over the next couple of months is getting rid of "stuff." We began this process last year and started with a yard sale in April, which netted us almost $200. We held a second one at the beginning of November, and weren't quite so successful, but we were able to get rid of a lot of unwanted items. We'll be doing another one in April of this year, and we figure that we'll continue the trend until we've pared down to things that are relatively essential to us.
Also, any money earned can go toward debt retirement, toward the car and toward tuition. Despite an unexpected setback (we'll probably need to get a new roof this year), we still feel as though we can get the card paid off and handle my summer and fall tuition.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
I think I'm at that point right now. Nothing earth-shattering, no huge major life changes, but it's time for some reorganization, I think. Time for a change in outlook. Time for a shift in priorities and time to refocus on life. Time for a new outlook. Time to let go. There are things in my life that I've held on to for too long. Things I need to let go. Time for new.
I'm getting my hair cut at the end of the month; I've been growing it out since Dec 2007 for Locks of Love. It's going to be really short when it's all said and done. I think it'll be cleansing to get rid of it.
Sorry. I know that very little of this probably made sense. I just needed to put it out there.