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    JACKIE15108   35,205
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Another week as almost flown by

Thursday, October 10, 2013

I can't believe it's already Friday tomorrow. The weeks are flying by.
I'm very happy with my new lifestyle change and very happy with being able to exercise - and I'm enjoying it!!! I think that's why the weeks are flying by.

Sometimes when I think back to just the middle of August and to the fact that I couldn't walk even 10 meters, to where I am today, less than 2 months later is amazing to me. I was completely inactive for 22 months. Today I did the 2 mile indoor walk for the first time. I completed it although I was not as fast at the pace, but I did it!

I'm enjoying eating healthier. I feel much better and am not sick to my stomach after eating like before as I can't tolerate the fatty foods. I enjoy eating beans and whole wheat pasta and rices. They are actually more flavorful! I never ate beans before unless I was forced (LOL!) but now I am looking for new recipes on how to use and cook them in different ways.

I drink all my water and then some with pleasure. It's now my favorite drink and I don't even look for the sodas anymore. Every once in a while I put the juice from an orange or lemon to flavor the water.

My biggest problem is now and always has been.....I can't keep the house clean or organized. This is another goal of mine, unkept at this point. My husband says it takes me two weeks to organize a room and a half a day to disorgnize it.....he is right, but it takes me a month to organize and 5 minutes to disorganize. Oh well! It's a gene I inherited from my mother.
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IMLOCOLINDA 10/11/2013 12:15AM

    I'm so proud of you for all your progress Jackie. I can hardly wait for the day to make it to the top of the mountain and are able to share the view with us.

I feel so much the same way. I am making great progress with eating and walking and fitness in general but the house is such a sty. I joined several of the flylady teams. They were great. I also signed up for her daily e-mails and they had lots of tips but flooded my e-mailbox with lots of products she was trying to sell. I just took the tips about 15 minutes a day and a few suggestions and have been taking that part of my de-cluttering (because losing weight is de-cluttering) in 15 minute increments. Also check out the hoarding team and the 365 Days thread. It's excellent. I just couldn't keep up with all the teams so cut way back to concentrate on doing my walking and cooking and cleaning instead of spending all those extra hours on the internet. But they all had great ideas and motivators.

Take REDISCOVERLLH up on her offer for accountability. I have a very special Sparkie friend that is my de-clutter coach. I needed someone I could be brutally honest with who would just support me and understand what I was going through without judgement!
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1CRAZYDOG 10/10/2013 9:41PM

    Good job on your progress! I found Marla Cilley (aka the FlyLady . . . see her website . . . www.flylady.org). She has wonderful tips to help with organization and it really helped me. Am I perfect? Nope, but sure better than I was~

She's all about doing something, even if you don't like it, for 15 minutes/day. That keeps it less overwhelming.

Anyway, good luc!

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ILOVEMALI 10/10/2013 4:31PM

  I just got a great card on my FB yesterday that equated messiness with creativity!

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DISCOVERLLH 10/10/2013 2:38PM

    I am the same way with the house, and it is a goal of mine, too. I still have the kids toys hanging around, and my son is almost 21 years old! It just seems so overwhelming to me that I never start it. Try the Organized Life spark team. They have some great suggestions. Also, if you want to, we can be accountable to each other each day or week (whatever you want) for one thing we are going to do to get the house under control.

You should be SO PROUD of all you have accomplished so far! You are doing GREAT! I like to put a little pomegranate juice in seltzer water. Just 2 or 3 ounces in a full glass of seltzer water feels special but is really healthy.

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