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Redo My Home: The Thinking Stage

Monday, November 08, 2010

Okay, so it's really gotten to a point where I just need to start!
Start what? Start the process of my apartment redo!

I have tons of things in my home, in my carport storage and in a public storage building. All collected over the years! Of course I want to clean it all so that my home resembles a simplistic dwelling! But what do I throw away? What do I sell at the local swapmeet? What do I keep?
I just don't know what to do! And I want my place upgraded like the new tenants who have hardwood floors and new appliances...But they can't reinevate if I have THINGS in here! lol

And how long is it going to take to clear out my space? Aaauuugggghhhhh! This is my life now, well part of it anyway! Redoing my home...the thinking stage!

I can't wait until I get to the It's Done Stage!

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MSPROVERBS31 12/7/2010 12:57PM

    @LERORJL, Great job for putting them in the box!!!! Next step, drop it off or call them to pick it up!
I say write it down!
Write down what you have already put in the good will box.
Write down what else you would like to get rid of.
Then Write down the places you can take them. ie. Good Will, Consignment, Yard Sale, etc.
Begin checking it off! Or draw lines to where the different items will go.

Have a nice visual so that you can see how far you've come and where you have to go.

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MSPROVERBS31 11/15/2010 2:47PM

    Hi all thanks!

So I soooo appreciate all of the support, Goodie & tips from my sparkfriends!

Actually it is important to write it down and Plan! If I didn't then I would just be moving all around aimlessly without knowing where to go next. So I can't be like Nike & Just Do It, because it's not that simple for everyone. If so, there wouldn't be careers for people as Orginizers or shows like Hoarders.

So planning for me is not a word for procrastination. It is to actually put a timeline together, to find the consignment stores & write down which days I'll go to the Swapmeet to sell or see how feesable selling through Ebay and Craigs list will be...what direction I'm going with my home!

So where am I in this journey? Well, I have an appointment with my manager to put together a timeline for the improvments that I would like in my place. I have asked for assisance in dumping my couch and loce seat and I threw away a couple of bags of papers. Oh, and I have looked into Ebay...seems a bit overwhelming! LOL

So, next week (this week I'm out of town), I will check on Consignment Stores, think about if I have really used something in the last year and if I still need it, mark some things up once I make a list of donations (sell, etc.) AND remember that all the cleaning up is great exercise!
Thanks AGIAN SparkFriends! You all are great!

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MY_HEALTH_BABY 11/13/2010 7:55PM

    It's Saturday and I'm just reading your blog from Monday and wondering if you started. I agree with the other Sparkies, no more planning, put them in sorted piles and take action with each pile.

Think of all the positives:
you'll get a great workout emoticon
you'll get the beautiful floors and appliances for your home that you deserve emoticon.
you'll feel a sense of accomplishment after you complete it emoticon

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MONIQUE1908 11/8/2010 10:47PM

    What has worked for me is if I haven't used it in 6 months, it goes. If it is in good shape and can be used, I sell it. Just that simple. If you don't cut out the thinking stage you'll be thinking forever.

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WHITEANGEL4 11/8/2010 8:28PM

    Well, go through and mark the things you really love and would miss when gone. Rethink how you can use some of your items. Start to make bundles to sell, to donate and to put in consignment shops. I have found that consignment shops net me a return on items that are really good but I no longer have a use for them. I sold two small benches a chair and a mirror just this last month. They were just no longer right for me

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BLOOM49 11/8/2010 8:27PM

    I've spent a lot of time in the thinking stage of things and nothing gets done. I guess we have to just do it! emoticon

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Thanksgiving 2010 Mini Goal

Sunday, October 31, 2010

So Thanksgiving will be here in 3 weeks and I hope to weigh at least 199lbs
Yes, I'd be REAL thankful for that! lol
At this time I'm about 203-205 and can't seem to see 200 on my scale.

So, I hope that I can get down the pounds. So what do I plan to do to help out?
I plan on WALKING and moving everyday! Let's see how that works.

And as tired as I am right now, I will walk to church for the evening Anual Mission Service. I have 17 minutes before it begins. BOY I'm so sleepy. Okay Lord, give my strength!

I'll keep you all updated.

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LEROYJL 12/11/2010 5:43PM

  emoticon JUST KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK! THINKING POSITIVEALWAYS HELPS!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MY_HEALTH_BABY 11/4/2010 11:38PM

    ....AND you're walking to church! That's wonderful! Sending well wishes and lots of emoticon emoticon emoticon your way to help you along this Thanksgiving mini journey!

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STARCYN 11/2/2010 10:27PM

    Onederland in your future! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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CIERAPOET 11/2/2010 5:14PM

    emoticonYou made it to church and you will make it everywhere. That includes below the 200's. With God ALL things are possible. He's not just talking about spiritual things. He perfects ALL that concerns us. Trust Him to do what He says He will do Roz and you will get there in no time. Dream and Believe Big! You are a blessing and thanks for commenting on my feed and page. You are my motivation. You just don't know how much you have blessed me these past years. Thank You! Stay Healthy and Whole in Jesus Name!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon


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GRAYSHA1 11/2/2010 2:22PM

    November is a good month. This Friday is my 43 birthday and my goal this month is to learn to enjoy the holidays seperate from food. Most holidays, birthdays and such all rely on eating and I want to learn to enjoy the people, the day and activities. Also, I seem to struggle the last few months up 5 down 5. As soon as I lose the 5 and get towards my new goal I sabotage myself. So I plan to get down 10 over the month and get past this place in my head.

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 10/31/2010 7:15PM

    Hope you had a great walk to church. I bet you make your goal and then some. It seems very reasonable. emoticon

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JR1952 10/31/2010 6:56PM

    Hang in there, you can do it. emoticon

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DKELLEY35 10/31/2010 6:33PM

    Positive, positive, positive thinking. I'm sending positive vibes your way, and thinking you down to 199. Let me know if it helps. Good luck in reaching this mini goal. You can do it. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Just Thinking of My Fall Workout Schedule...

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Okay I'm Just Thinking of My Fall Workout Schedule... it's hard to stick to a schedule, so without one I'm really lost. So this is a brainstorming blog of sorts!
Let's see, EXERCISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mondays..... POSSIBLE YOGA @Cancer Cntr


Wednesdays..... CHURCH AEROBICS




Let's see, FOR MY CREATIVE ME TIME!!!!!!!
Mondays.....ART @Cancer Cntr
Saturdays.....BONSAI Gardening

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MSPROVERBS31 9/1/2010 6:33PM

    Thanks Dee!!!! Now this is an inspirational goal! Something to work with. We'll see how close I get to it! LOL How are you?

CBARRETT10, Thanks for the Cheering! I'm going to need to see your post to help me as I try to complete the plan. LOL

I look forward to starting the week after Labor Day! So that's Monday the 13th of September.

I did start going to the Wed. night Church aerobics...I'm working my way to a full 45 minutes! I can do the Monday art class, but I'm on the waiting list for the Tues. sculpture & Sat. Bonsai classes.

I'm VERY excited! And trying to work out this healthier eating balance! lol One step at a time, one step at a time!

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CBARRETT10 9/1/2010 5:48PM

  Looks like you've got a plan!Good luck! Blessings
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BABY_GIRL69 9/1/2010 5:44PM

    For someone who didn't see to have a plan you sure came up with it! lol God bless & much success! Dee

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Getting Ready To Attend Orientation: local Cancer Center Annual Walk/Run Training Program

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I'm sooo excited! In about an hour I'll be sitting in an orientation for our local Cancer Center Walk/Run 6 Week Exercise program! It's every Tuesday evening with Personal Trainers & held outside along the route 5K (3.1 mi.) run or walk 10K (6.2 mi.) run. It should be great, as I'm told that people are on so many levels! "First-time exercisers, those seeking to get back in shape, cancer patients and survivors, more experienced athletes, and past event participants all welcome!"

I don't know if I'll do the actual walk in Oct. but My goal is to complete the exercise program!
I'll let you all know how things turn out! I think I'll train as though I'd do the 5K Walk. "Program includes weekly workouts on the course, support and coaching from trainers, and group camaraderie. "

Okay, time to get ready to go!
Hope everyone is having a GREAT DAY/EVENING!!!!!

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CIERAPOET 9/1/2010 12:35AM

    emoticonI believe you can do it Roz. Take your time. Find a buddy to join in. What about your manfriend. I feel like you now...having to move slow. God bless you and He gives you the strength you need so ask Him if you should do the actual walk. There may be someone there for you to share His Love too.

Sounds like fun...jacuzzi. Never been in one. Many blessings for success sent your way.
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MSPROVERBS31 8/31/2010 11:14PM

    Okay the orientation was nice. Only about stayed at the gym and did 30 minutes of Cardio/Resistence Training on the NuStep! Burned over 100 Cal. Did 3025 Steps!

Felt good! Then I spent 20-30 minutes in the Jacuzzi!!!!! :o)

It'd been a LONG time since I'd been in that gym. They've changed some things around, & it was nice being there again. But I like the Y and the friendly environment!

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Thinking of Designing my own Beginners Bootcamp! Any suggestions?

Monday, August 16, 2010

Hey there!! I'm thinking of Designing my own Beginners Bootcamp! Any suggestions?

It seems as though most of the bootcamps out there are packed with an excessive amount of work that I just can't successfully complete! Too packed, too demanding. And yes I know that's the purpose!

But why shouldn't those that may struggle a bit more and have a harder time at the commitment of health, because of HEALTH SETBACKS (our bodies are not up to par)...Why not have something a little different!?

So I think I'd like to put together a "Bootcamp to a Healthier Me for a True Beginner"!
I'd like to be about 15 pounds lighter by Thanksgiving & dare I say 20 lbs down by Christmas???!!!

So...any suggestions on how I can pull it together? What would you include if you could design your own bootcamp?

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CIERAPOET 8/17/2010 1:58PM

    I've seen chair exercises. Dancing is great too because anyone can dance at their own pace. Making sure that you are getting proper nutrition while cutting back on the lower end of your calorie allotment. Making getting the water important because that helps to lose the weight. Rest days. We must have them so that we can lose the weight. That's a little of what just came out of me. Sounds like you have a Word from the Lord and I think you should move on it. There are so many here on Spark that can't do those boot camps and definitely not those videos. I did a 10 min video the other night, Roz and I swore up and down that I never did this when I was in that bootcamp. Those are some cardio videos Nicole is leading. But it works for a lot. So go with God and fill a need. Love ya!

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JENNIK2 8/16/2010 8:37PM

    Since you don't have time for lots of exercise, maybe just commit to small time-saving exercises like taking the stairs, walk or run in place while you watch T.V., and stretching during lunch.

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