The first open house was from Noon until 2PM today, I hope it went well. My unemployment is not going as well as I had hoped. I am working harder now that I did when I worked all the time. It is probably a good thing I am not working. I would have had a time trying to get this finished while I was employed full time (plus a few hours a week). I just don't want to think that something I could have done kept the house from selling as soon as possible. I have a tendency to a bit of a perfectionist on some things. That being said my dietary choices the last couple of days have been much less than perfect. I am not too upset about it though. I am surviving a less than perfect situation as well as I can. It is unrealistic to think that I would just stop having the issues I have fought my entire life now when there is so much to worry about. Tomorrow is another day. I am not giving on today either. I will eat dinner in a bit since I am low on protein and skipping a healthy meal because I had a bad couple of days is stupid. No point in adding insult to injury. I haven't heard how the open house went yet. I left and didn't get back until 30 minutes after it was over. I will call tomorrow if they don't call or email me to see how it went. Fingers crossed ( and everything else I can cross)!
I really hope this house sells fast. I am so ready to go to LA and get my life started again. I feel like I am in limbo currently. I found a place called Door Doctor. They are coming at 11am to see about fixing the door threshold. I tried but it was way over my skill level. I decided it was time to call in a professional and quit wasting time on it. Once that is done and I clean my bathroom I am done...until I run across something else. I hope I don't find anything. Of course I will. That is just how that goes I guess. I had better get with it.
Well I am still trying to finish the house and now I have a reason. They are having an open house on Sunday. That certainly put a little urgency into the mix. I am close but every time I finish something I find another thing that needs to be done. I only have a couple big projects and the rest a small annoying things. I would love to knock them out today so I could take tomorrow off but I don't know if I will be able to manage that on my own or not. This is one of the times I really miss my hubby. I just want to finish everything, sell the house and get to LA...stat! Unfortunately it doesn't always work out the way we want. Yesterday was a "freak out and eat candy" day. I am already back on the wagon and hoping it doesn't set me back too far. I wish I didn't have such a sweet tooth. I really like salty too. Lets face it you don't get to the size I was without loving almost all food. Well I have to get going on my list of chores.
It was raining again today. I love rainy days since we don't get many in ABQ. It is back to sunny now though. I am still slightly below goal this morning. It is just starting to sink in. I did it. I am going to keep this up. It is fun to be in control for once. I only have 2 more things to do to the house and I'm done (I think). I have to clean out the fridge and finish a couple paint touch ups outside. Then I will be done unless I run into something else. It is probably more like when I run into something else. What is it about owning a house that causes there to never be a moment that you can say with certainty that you are done? Oh well I will do whatever comes up I suppose. Better get going. I need to run to the grocery at some point today.
I am officially at goal. I am actually at 133.8 and my goal was 134. I am down 137.2. It took about 7 years all together. I didn't find Spark People until last Nov. and didn't take advantage of it until March. I lost the last 50ish with SP. I am really excited. I actually think I might be able to do this long term. That is the challenge. I have lost hundred of pounds over the last 50 years. Now I just need to figure out how to maintain it. I can do it! I now understand what it takes. SP has allowed me to focus on the parts of a healthy lifestyle that were actually working for me and not waste time on things that weren't. I think it has been the key to my recent success. Without it I wwould have probably hung around the 185-200 mark. Now I am in a size 4 jeans and a 6-8 dress. Pretty cool!!!! (Que the Rocky song here)