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Summer's End.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Summer vacation is officially over. It's lasted three months and two days, the longest summer vacation I can ever remember. It's been wonderful and we've done a lot, but earlier I was feeling kind of sad, as if we should have/could have done more. I'm ready (I think!) to get back into our routines of being at school. I'm looking forward to being in a good routine, being back at my regular job during the week, going to the gym after work, having weekends again, etc. I like the Monday-Friday schedule so much...and I worked incredibly hard to have it.

All the laundry has been washed and put away. The dishes have been cleaned and placed back in the cabinets. Groceries have been purchased and stocked away. My van has been cleaned thoroughly inside and out, and gas added to the tank. The house is picked up and tidy. My gym bag is loaded and sitting by the front door. Daughter has all her stuff ready for school tomorrow as well. Now if I can just get up and get moving tomorrow morning ;)

Tonight I realized I have to lose ONE-THIRD of my current body weight. I'm 210 and my goal is 140. A seventy pound loss is 1/3 of my current body weight. Wow. The past two days have been an improvement as of late, but I have GOT to do better with my eating! I'm still going through a few leftovers and things I'd already purchased for us to eat. From now on, I'm going to only make healthy purchases at the grocery store. I'm not going to just throw out food, but in the meantime I will make the best choices I can with what I have, and only buy healthy stuff from here on out. I can also control my portion sizes and incorporate more fruits and veggies into the "bad" food we are still going through. I'm also going to sign up for Happy Herbivore's meal plans. I've been thinking about it for a long time and I really want to do it. I want to get back on a plant-based diet and do it the RIGHT WAY this time. Oh, another thing I'm going to do is start saving money for new clothes. I have let myself go, in more than one respect, and I'm on a mission to get myself back. I feel like I've just abut shut down inside and I want to do something about it before my light goes completely out. I want to save money so I can buy myself new, pretty clothes once I get to a healthy weight. I found this great program. Check it out:

You start on Week 1 and put aside one dollar for each week. $1 for Week 1. $2 for Week 2. $3 for Week 3...and so on. By the end of the year, you'll have almost $1,400 saved. I also want to create mini-goals and do something nice for myself when I reach those goals. I'd love to get myself a piece of Tiffany jewellery at some point! :)

Well, that's about it for tonight I guess. Here's to a great day tomorrow!
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    So happy for your progress! Also like your savings plan! emoticon
    1663 days ago
  • KITT52
    good plan

    have a healthy day
    1663 days ago
    Sounds like you have a plan. ANother Spark member, Indygirl, had a LOT of weight to lose. When she reached the 200 mark, or 150 lost, I think, her DH bought her a beautiful Tiffany charm of a sandal to represent her journey. Check out her SParkpage and look at her photos. I think there is 1 of the charm.
    You can do this. Tomorrow will be the first day of the rest of your life, so live it as such!

    1664 days ago

    I took my son back to school today. It will be nice to get back into my own routines.

    Also, fall is so much cooler.

    I'm sure you'll do great with your goals and rewarding yourself along the way is a wonderrful idea!
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