I haven’t been blogging much lately. Actually, I haven’t been on the computer much at all. Not even Facebook! Why is that? Partly, I am enjoying my time off work. I am getting some things done around the house, and also enjoying some quiet time. But probably more than that, I tend to pull away when I’m not eating well.
I got into a bad habit this fall when work was busy. I stopped eating breakfast many days, and opted to get right to work. As breakfast went away, my eating habits became worse. Coincidence? It’s time to get back to eating breakfast every day, and start my day out right.
I am thoroughly enjoying my time off work, although it is going by WAY too fast. I am getting a few things done, but not as much as I had hoped. I used to be like a machine and just kept working all day long. Not anymore! I need to find a balance between the two, so I can accomplish some things, but also have some time to relax.
Yesterday I painted out entry way/mud room. I didn’t realize how bad it needed it until I started. Wow, those walls were filthy! And just washing them doesn’t clean them. They needed paint! Now that it’s a darker color, I’m hoping the dirt won’t show as bad. We live on a farm, so the entry way is going to be dirty. I’ll be scrubbing that floor today, then laying out my brand new rugs. The old ones fell apart more every time I washed them. It was time to replace them and I am excited. Cheap thrills! haha!
Remember my living room project? Well, it’s still not totally finished. I need to find curtains, then get pictures hung on the walls. I found a couple of websites with custom curtains, but was a bit discouraged by the price. I’ve looked at stock curtains, and I don’t think I will find exactly the right sizes I need. I could do that to save money, but I don’t think I’d be happy with them and regret the purchase. So maybe custom curtains are the way to go? I need to do some accurate measuring and get a final cost estimate.
While Marcus was hunting last week, I got myself up early three days in a row to feed cows before the kids were up. I did it because I had to. Why can’t I get up early to exercise? I would love to do that, and be done with it for the day. It’s like I don’t view exercise as something I HAVE to do, even though I feel better when I’m exercising regularly. I need to make myself do it, no matter what time of day. After a few weeks, it will be a habit and will be easier to stick with.
There’s no doubt about it, but the holidays are here. I have not been eating well, but I am still determined to hold onto my weight loss so far. I have gained some back though. I am afraid to step on the scale to find out how much. I definitely have some to lose so I can maintain that 30 pound loss. One of my projects for today is to come up with a solid plan for December. I do well with a strict, low-carb plan when I’m in the mindset. Perhaps I should do that, but allow myself some flexibility since it is the holidays. Something like 5 days a week must be on plan, and I have 2 days to play with if needed? I don’t know. I definitely need an exercise schedule too. I am going to print a blank calendar and write my workouts in for each day. I tend to forget them now because exercise isn’t top-of-mind. I need to make it a priority, and if I need to write in on my forehead, so be it.
It’s already 8:45 and time is ticking! I have to pick the kids up by 3, so I better start crossing things off my To Do list. This is my last kid-free day off and I plan to be productive!!