My biggest challenge this past week has been having episodes of eating emotionally. This is something that I really had stopped doing for a long, long time and it’s been very gradually sneaking back up on me. (….like “fog on little cat feet”) This past week I’ve eaten a ton of hard candy, one bag of the caramels I love as well as one entire bag of popcorn. I think the reason why this happened is because I need to slow down and not push myself as hard.
Other challenges this week have been not exercising as much as I used to. Ever since the light changed, I’ve had a more difficult time getting enough exercise in. I’ve noticed that one of my barriers to getting my exercise in is that sometimes I stay at work so late, I choose to get ready for bed sooner rather than squeezing in some exercise and then going to bed later than what is ideal for me.
This past week I experimented eating dinner at work before coming home to see if that would save me time once I got home. It did. I don’t think I have it quite down yet, though. The thermos for the soup I brought didn’t keep it warm. On the other day I tried eating dinner at work before driving home, I ate dinner at breakfast, lunch at lunch and breakfast at dinner. It felt kinda weird, but everything was very tasty. I’m getting tired of always eating while I’m doing something else, though-----a habit that would be very difficult for me to break.
Other signs of progress are: I’m gradually getting more sleep. I’m making it a priority, even before exercise. Rather than starting out with trying to get a full eight hours, I’m striving for seven hours which is much more realistic for now.
I’ve also been transitioning to becoming vegan. Sometimes I feel very tired and am not sure if it’s due to lack of protein? It’s something I’ll need to pay attention to and figure out.
My goal for the coming week is to clean and fix up my messy room. I have this room all to myself and have not yet totally fixed it up---even after living in this house for three years now! So, I’m coming out of the closet, coming clean, facing up to this messy room I’ve been neglecting. I did paint it, but that’s about it.
Here are some photos along with my plans. Below each photo you can see what I’ll be doing for each number in the photo. Next weekend I hope to have completed all of these tasks and will post photos of my brand new, beautiful room!
1.Clear Off and Dust Shelves
2.Put away everything on this ledge. (Including placing books onto shelves!)
3.Put books on floor onto shelves. Put everything else away or throw away.
4.Clear off this table. (This is the table I use as a desk.)
5.Clear off the couch. (Has a box with an old t-shirt, papers strewn about, a ladder for rats to climb, etc.)
6.Hang pictures on this wall. (I have some in mind and just need to order prints and frame them.)
1.Put away water bottles.
2.Clear off ledge.
3.Hang photos on this wall.
4.Find a better place to keep dirty rat laundry.
5.Clear off ledge
6.Clear off file cabinet top
7.Put away/throw away anything on floor.
8.Remove barriers from bottom of couch. Find another way to keep rats from crawling under.
9.Clear off bathroom counter top
10.Hang a picture here.
11.Take clock into repair shop and see if it can be made to function as a real clock.
12.Clear off window ledge
13.Remove bags from door handles
14.Put cat carrier into garage. (Since I’m not currently using it, might as well store it.)