I spent most of this weekend getting rid of bad stuff - clothes that don’t fit, food that isn’t healthy (or even correctly dated!), misc trash, pictures of people I don’t know. And after I finished a “task” on my to do list, I put my feet up for 30 minutes and read a good romance story as a reward. I didn’t get everything on my list finished, but I still feel good about myself. I accomplished a lot, including a serious talk with my kids about money, made a super healthy spaghetti sauce that has had my husband tasting out of the crockpot all day long (and he had seconds at supper tonight!), and have just done the things that feel right to ME!
Maybe that is the key for me to lose weight - to do what feels right to ME! I’m not someone else, so why am I trying to use their methods and ideas? I’ve always been someone who does things differently and that works for me. When I do Sudoko puzzles, I go through and look for all the 1’s, then the 2’s, etc and then I go back and fill in from there. When I do the word finds, I look for patterns in the word and then look for that pattern, not necessarily what the word starts with and those things work for me.
I know that I feel better and am more likely to exercise and eat right when my house is tidy. Not Better Homes and Gardens or good enough for a film crew, but simply neat and tidy and comfortable. AND I have noticed that when my house looks “yuckY” (to me), that is when I start to binge and the bingeing continues to escalate with work, stress, money, etc.
I am going to continue this path to see if it takes where I want to go. Maybe it will, maybe it won’t. All I know is that I am willing to try and it seems right and healthy to me. I also know that when I work for just a few minutes on a quilt project, I also feel more relaxed and less stressed. It’s worth a try!
See ya later!