Monday, November 05, 2012
I admit it, I get way too stressed out before an election, hoping that my candidates win, and lying awake worrying about whether they will. Today has just been a terrible day for stress, and I didn't accomplish nearly as much as I needed to because of that.
I will be so glad when it is all over with tomorrow! Then maybe I can get back on track with my healthy eating and stop stuffing everything in sight in my mouth.
I obviously don't handle stress very well. :-(
Saturday, November 03, 2012
Well, if I had had access to my computer earlier, I would have entitled this blog, "Help!" because I was feeling very, very sad and depressed, and all I wanted to do was to eat everything in sight. Sigh. I just about did. The only bright side is that I did keep my vow to not eat any sweets - and I was just terrifically craving anything and everything sweet. Not only that, but there is a good bit of saved Halloween candy readily available, plus some delicious homemade brownies and pumpkin cheesecake in the freezer.
So, I kept my vow - or technically a fast - and ate no sweets. But, instead, I ate a bunch of potato chips, macadamia nuts (I love macadamia nuts), and cheese. I wasn't actually hungry, just depressed. I knew better. And I did it anyway. Sigh. I surely have a long way to go.
Friday, November 02, 2012
I have several continuing clean-up projects planned. Mostly I just need motivation. However, housework is one of the biggest sources of calorie-burning in my life, so I really do need to dredge up some motivation from somewhere.
First is moving the couch. It's heavy, which is why I put it off. Then I need to vacuum under and behind it, and thoroughly clean off the windowsill behind it. For some reason, my youngest son smeared green clay all over the sill. I suspect it isn't going to be easy to get it off, and will probably leave a green stain on the paint.
Next is cleaning out the holiday closet, in which I store Christmas lights and ornaments, Halloween decorations, and a few decorations for other holidays. Mostly I just take boxes out and shove them back in. This time I plan to remove everything, sweep the closet floor thoroughly, and replace everything in a logical and organized fashion. (Ha!) Well, knowing me, I may not be all that orderly and organized, but at least the closet will be cobweb-free and have a swept floor.
Next is sorting out my donations to charity. Actually, I should have listed this one first, since I have agreed to leave out a donation tomorrow morning. I have a huge pile of clothing, toys, etc., that just needs to be sorted, folded, and tallied so I can take a charitable donation. But I just HATE doing that. The only way I can make myself is by saying I will leave a donation out.
Wish me luck...I really, really want to get all three of these things done.
Thursday, November 01, 2012
I had a very nice Halloween this year. Although my son wasn't home for me to take
trick-or-treating (which is a HUGE amount of walking and great exercise!), I got to give out candy, which I really enjoy.
I admit, though, that I have a problem with teens (and younger kids too, sometimes) who come dressed in jeans and T-shirts, holding out plastic grocery bags and just looking for a handout. I want to give candy to someone who is dressed in costume and is there for the fun, not just what he/she can get.
My darling daughter also called me while I was giving out the candy, which made the two hours fly by. And, also a very good thing, I gave away every single piece of candy (except a couple I had saved to eat after the election). Woo hoo! Major removal of temptation...if there is tons of candy around, that is a bad thing.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
I thought I had Halloween solved - since my older kids are away at college, I would have to take my youngest trick-or-treating; thus, no one would be home to give out candy...thus, I wouldn't need to buy any. However, it turns out he will be trick-or-treating with his dad.
Now, I don't absolutely have to buy candy, but if I am home, I just want to be part of the fun and excitement and see all the cute costumes. So I will buy candy and give it out. As it happens, I won't even eat one bite, either, since I have given up sweets until after the election. Yay! Problem solved.
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