IMREITE's SparkPeople Blog IMREITE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community weekend weekend at my new house. this move has been taking forever. hoping to get some interviews or a home offer soon. i dont like living in 2 houses at one away from my husband and family. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:20:04 EST in progress still have not moved yet, but still waiting for an offer on current house or a better job. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:03:21 EST midweek i am hoping it rains. the ground needs it and then i can be more motivated to get inside work done. Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:41:22 EST short list my to do lists are shorter and fewer items are carrying over to the next day. i am keeping up with the daily stuff on my own but want to get some of the larger projects started or done so it does not end up being a rush when it gets closer to sell date. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:39:13 EST catching up did more outside work. so many weeds everywhere..... i could spray plant killers. but they are newar stuff i want to keep healthy. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:01:15 EST R&R&R Rest, Relax and Rest some more <BR> a good weekend. was not busy and running around and stressed. but i did get a lot of work outside done. Sun, 26 Jul 2015 20:34:02 EST portion control week this weeks challenge is to measure foods. i measure most of what eat, but i mindlessly eat so i dont record everything. i may have to give myself this challange for a couple weeks. once i get more mindful, i will loose the weight. <BR> Sat, 25 Jul 2015 02:13:02 EST Showing #2 2nd house showing today. i vaccumed and wiped stuff down tuesday afternoon so last night was just general pick up. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 08:17:21 EST positive attitude day ok so i felt a bit crabby, so i am going to flip my attituded before it tires me all day. going to practice being positive to see if that helps. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 08:42:04 EST midweek did my crazy person cleaning monday and tuesday. tonight i think i can relax and make some time for strength training Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:00:08 EST house showing Tonight i have a house showing. i am a bit frazzled because i still have to much stuff in my house and it is still cluttered. we are not calling the movers until i get a new job or we sell this house so we still have a lot in it including moving boxes. so the house is not how i want it to be gut will have to work with what it is instead of what i want it to be. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:02:13 EST cousin joe had a blast with one of my youngest cousins yesterday. he is 10 and i am more then 20 years older. i aready moved away and was done with college at that point. he is a bit confused that i am his cousing but my nieces who are closer to his age are not. he is suck a funny kid and was glad i got to drive him part of the way home so we could talk, at least. talk without the little stinker chasing me with a water gun. although i was shooting him to so it was all fun. Mon, 20 Jul 2015 15:52:51 EST simple picnics for lunch the last 2 days, i was at the other house. there was not a lot of food there yet, and we were busy so we did not cook anything. we did a basic sandwhich, but we ate it outside in the chase slowly and enjoyed it. not a lot fof food but i felt full enough Sun, 19 Jul 2015 20:42:22 EST breeze there was a nice breeze out so we had an impromptu picnic Sat, 18 Jul 2015 14:20:50 EST new title HMFIC My departments management is gone today. i was put in charge for the morning shift. Someone joked my title for the day should be HMFIC. I like it. certainly bolder and more obvious then saying chief of anything Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:54:30 EST applications Looking for a job stinks. i am currently working but have to find a new job in the new city. the house is officially on the market so once i have anew job the rewst of our stuff can be moved so we dont have to be in 2 houses. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 00:38:58 EST DAY OFF I should be in bed sleeping now but i have the day off so i napped yesterday and did a late workout. my plan is to not spend to much time at my desk. i want to clean more stuff in my house and get it cleaned for showings. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 01:35:00 EST take advantage of quiet time getting a few tasks done. i like not being overly busy Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:15:28 EST check in with nutritionist today was check in with the nutritionist. i hate the weigh ins but i like voicing my issues and getting tips for improvement. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 20:09:49 EST make a meal plan i have lefotovers tonight. i did some cleaning in my kitchen. i want to make a plan so i use things so nothing goes to waste. also i want to stay mindful with my eating. Sun, 12 Jul 2015 18:27:08 EST almost official signed paperwork with the realtor. the house should be officially on the market monday morning Sat, 11 Jul 2015 22:28:58 EST JUST PUT ON THE SHOES an older lady i work with uses this mantra before going for her walks. she met someone who is a tri- athlete and said after swimming he always want to quit. he does not have anymore enerrgy but he tells himself "JUST PUT ON THE SHOES". once he does that, then he has the motivation to start and finish the running segment. <BR> <BR> i may have to use this one too. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 15:23:50 EST busy not getting everything done but i am making progress. at least i am not wasting time whining or complaining that it wont get done. several tasks done but more left. Thu, 9 Jul 2015 08:22:32 EST carpets cleaned in 1 room i got out the carpet cleaner tonight and finished 1 room. i may go over 1 spot again to see if i can get the worn spot to look batter. i also started on another spot in the living room. over the next 2 weeks i hope to move more stuff out of the house. then it will be easier to clean other floors. Wed, 8 Jul 2015 00:47:54 EST cleaning like my mom i need to do a "mom cleaning" on my house. i need to clean and organize it like my mom always did when she had everyone over for easter. i am going to sell it and i wont be able to have it empty, so i need to have as clean as possible. Tue, 7 Jul 2015 08:20:27 EST Here is to a strong week did not have a weekend in which i accomplished a ton of stuff. i did ok on saturday. but at least i did get a lot off my list. Mon, 6 Jul 2015 01:00:53 EST gotta do it dont want to, but i have been forcing mysel to do stuff to get it done. Sun, 5 Jul 2015 22:06:50 EST successful saturday woke up early enough but mostly had eergy. did an am workout. had a light lunch. then i did sit on my butt for too long, but then i went outside and i deadheaded the peonies weeded 2 areas and put down some mulch. then i took a short break, then after 5pm i went out again and trimmed trees/bushes. i have 1 set of shrubs left then i can pile it out for the chipper wed night. Sat, 4 Jul 2015 22:06:03 EST more to do's got some stuff off of my list but also reorganized them. Fri, 3 Jul 2015 21:33:51 EST everywhere lists i have been creating so many lists. i have a lot to do and not as much energy to do it. i do have the time, but i am not the best at staying focused to manage it the best. but i am slowly rewireing my attitutes and habits so i can get it all done. Thu, 2 Jul 2015 08:19:47 EST lawn mowed now that i mowed i see how much the tree removers damaged part of the backyard. it should grow back but i was suprised at hom may dried spots there were. <BR> Wed, 1 Jul 2015 20:28:42 EST clean list need a list for what to clean today so i can stay focused and get it done. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:44:34 EST monday hopefully work week goes by fast. looking forward to a 3 day weekend. Mon, 29 Jun 2015 08:48:43 EST seeing the inside my dh and i put an offer in on a house. we now own it but we have not completed the move in process. yesterday we told my nieces they could come see it today. the oldest one said "you mean we finally can see the inside" <BR> apparently, some of my relatives have been driving by it for weeks. they were so excited to run around the yard and inside the house. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 21:50:43 EST on the road yet again of course. a weight loss challenge i joined starts this saturday. if it does not rain i get to mow lawn. our new house has a big yard. i am not looking forward to a 3.5 hour drive there and another 3 hours back. but i will fill my water cup before i go. hopefully by limiting pop and junk food i should be ok. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:47:34 EST you would or you did? Someone told me they "would" do something. as they are a supervisor it sounds like they took care of it. i think it was their passive way of telling me to do it. it should resolve itself in a day and i don't feel like fighting it or spending half of the time apologizing to someone because they did not listen to the first person, pushed a second person into doing it wrong, then 2 others falsified a record to get out of doing it. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:32:05 EST cleaning day wed will be kitchen scrubbing and cleaning day. Wed, 24 Jun 2015 00:48:01 EST miss my naps i used to nap with my husband a few times a week after work. about a month ago he started a new job so this required a relocation. he is out of town and is on a different schedule. i am at our current house getting it clean and ready for sale. so without my hubby i find it hard to nap. i lie there and think of the list of things i need to get done. i am going to bed about 20 minutes earlier at night, but it is not the same. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 08:40:55 EST new week hopefully work week goes by fast. i need my energy for stuff at home. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 20:27:11 EST best body - get uncomfortable <link><BR>st=6_simple_steps_to_unleash_your_best<BR>_body_ever </link> <BR> <BR> Step 1: Get Disturbed, Upset, Mad, Frustrated and Uncomfortable <BR> <BR> --- <BR> When i read this, step 1 , hit me. I normally avoid things that makes upset or mad. and when i get distrubed i tend to mentally not accept it or deal with it. <BR> <BR> To be successful, i have to focus on dealing with those feelings so i can work through them instead of burying them, o... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 01:22:12 EST strength plan i have gotten away from my strength exercises. i think i have to create a regimen or (gasp!) find an organized plan. i struggle with a routine if i feel like i am forcing myself but to reach some goals i have to make a strength routine a priority. i also hope that if i gain strength, i can add more intensity to my cardio. <BR> <BR> i will have to do some research and planning. i am debating if i want something that uses hand weights, resistance bands or more fpcus on body weight routines l... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:53:26 EST too much cleaning i have to clean my house so we can start doing showings. my hubby is in the new city already working in the new city. as of monday night we have keys and he can start cleaning, painting etc. as an extra piece of fun the previous owners took stuff that they weren't supposed to take and did something to the carpets. it smells like they let their dog pee all over the house right after moving their stuff out. so my dh will be borrowing my moms carpet cleaner to take care of that. <BR> it is me... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:38:52 EST midweek long, short week Wed, 17 Jun 2015 21:25:14 EST The house is ours! We signed the paperwork yesterday. my dh is setting up utillities and stuff. the house is 200 miles away from our old house. so i am still here looking for a job and waiting for the relocation company to get a realator set p to sell the hosue. we may just do it on our own because they have been dinking around for 2 months. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:43:36 EST on the road again time to repeat the trip i already made last thurdsay. i am looking forward to signing the house papers. grant it my current house will be difficult to sell but i am looking forward to a new job and living closer to family. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 00:59:23 EST closing monday on monday i am closing on a new house. the relocation comany we have been working with are pretty bad. they take forever to respond. their prefered providers do a terrible job. they are slow, and unresponsive. Sun, 14 Jun 2015 02:15:40 EST rain all weekend and monday. i do need to do some weeding and pick my strawberries. but i my have to wait till later. i last picked on tuesday night. Sat, 13 Jun 2015 20:24:02 EST friday this will be a wierd weekend Fri, 12 Jun 2015 21:35:16 EST traveling get up early tomorrow for a 3 hr drive for an 3 hour interview. ick. at least i dont have to return the same night. Thu, 11 Jun 2015 00:58:10 EST sharing news i will be moving in July and therefor leaving my job. <BR> <BR> my supervisor was out of town for 3 weeks and i felt i should let her know before the rest of the office. i let her know yesterday so now i can tell others. fortunatly i will be off for a few days so i can settle more information before we move. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 09:06:07 EST