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For Now

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

In addition to being on a weight loss journey, I am also on an organizing journey. I am not a hoarder, but I really need to get organized. A few years ago, I started working with Flylady. She has a site that is dedicated to helping you get your home in order. She has cleaning routines, meal planning, cleaning items, etc. Her goal is to help you get out of CHAOS--Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome. Well, when I started I wasn't ready for all that she had to offer so I unsubscribed and stopped getting her emails.

At the beginning of this year, Flylady changed her email system which caused me to start getting her emails again. Some people got upset about getting the emails again, but I saw it as a blessing. Although I had stopped subscribing to her site, I still needed and looked for help getting organized. I even joined a Bible study group on the topic last year. One day I got an email from a person that I met as a result of joining that Bible study group. In the email she pointed out that she realized that her problem with getting organized stemmed from her habit of doing things with the attitude of "For Now". That hit me like a ton of bricks!!! I was leaving the mail on the dining room table daily "For Now"--this built up into what Flylady calls a hot spot. I was leaving the laundry in the basket instead of folding it and putting it away "For Now". I could go on, but I am sure that you get the point.

You might be wondering what does this have to do with weight loss. Well, I recently realized that I had also been doing the "For Now" thing with weight loss. I am a former Weight Watchers leader. I successfully stayed at my goal weight for years and helped others reach their weight loss goals then one day I gained and decided it was ok "For Now". That "For Now" started me on a journey of weight gain that put me where I am today.

I am determined to leave the "For Now" attitude that has plagued every area of my life. Leaving it will allow me to reach all the goals that I have set for myself. If you realize that you have been dealing with the "For Now" attitude, I hope you will join me in leaving it behind.
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    Thank you for sharing your insights. I am working on decluttering so Ieven have enough room to get organized. Your blog helped me to see a new way of dealing with clutter. I will not add to my piles of paper or my body fat with a "for now" attitude.
    182 days ago
  • v ALOHAEV1
    I'm glad I realized I hadn't read this and came back. Oh man do I have piles of for nows. Thanks for a great blog.
    1232 days ago
  • v MEXGAL1
    Adio to the "for now" attitude.
    You can say good bye to that!
    You know what and how to do it!
    Get er done!
    Have a terrific day.
    1240 days ago
    What an "aha" moment for you -- and for me!

    I guess I'm the same way with the weight -- I lose 5 pounds, and then think it's ok to splurge "for now". And of course I gain the 5 pounds back!

    I love the acronym CHAOS and need to share it with my daughter, LOL.

    I HATE clutter and get to the point where I feel I can't think, move or even BREATHE until it gets picked up. Clutter doesn't just disrupt my house, it disrupts my mental well being!

    Thank you for a wonderful blog.
    1241 days ago
    Brilliant blog!! Yes, I need to give up for now and do "for good". So, that's my new mantra for today -- "for good!!" My excess weight is gone for good. Now I'm tackling my household chores with a longer term vision, too. Thanks for pointing out something that I'd never thought of, but will definitely benefit from!! -Marsha
    1241 days ago
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