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To-do list from hell.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

A lot of you guys gave me great advice. Unfortunately, I already do a lot of what you said.

I have a super busy day today- Christmas sort of crept up on me and I realized I didn't have any of my presents for my family yet. I also need to deep clean my apartment because we're going to Phoenix next week and two people are coming over to feed my cat and, as usual, my apartment is a mess. I still have a headache and really didn't wake up in a better mood than I've felt all week, but I need to push through it.

My daunting to-do list:
1. Clean my apartment (which of course includes many things, such as vacuuming, doing my dishes, dusting), which is the most daunting part of this to-do list because it's going to take me hours.
2. Go to Michaels for Christmas present supplies
3. Go to Petsmart for kitty food and litter
4. Go to Piggly Wiggly to refill my 2.5 gal water jug (.39 a refill, can't beat that)
5. Go to Trader Joe's to get mainly produce, just enough to get me through the week
6. Workout - EA Sports Active 2 Cardio Kickstart Day 3, Cardio Sculpt and the 20 minute dumbbell workout all on my agenda
7. Laundry - doubt I'll have time to go over to my parents' house and do this... but I desperately hope I do.

Needless to say a to-do list like this is enough to make anyone crazy.
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    Sounds like a lot of calorie-burning to me. ;)
    2955 days ago
    That's a crazy busy day for a "rest" day. :) I'm in the same frantic feeling as you and love seeing a lot of the ideas all the comments have. At some time or another I've used them all. Nowdays, I have to be very careful to just not end up spending two hours planning to attack my day rather than just attacking it.

    Oh, and now that it's after midnight, it's about time for me to get started on #4 on my list of ten thousand things to do...sigh.
    2955 days ago
    i keep dried and canned fruit for emergency snacks. xmas snuck up on me too. fortunatly i am not doing a lot of baking this year and i only am going to make 1 more baych of cookies.
    2955 days ago
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    You do have a lot to do. Do the best you can! emoticon emoticon
    2955 days ago
    Oh my gosh, this looks like my list!

    The only difference is that I haven't had a headache, I just haven't been getting much sleep. I kept telling myself, "Tomorrow I will feel better; I will start tomorrow."

    Do you think maybe two votes is enough to get the dates of the holidays pushed back a bit?? xD
    2955 days ago
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    Sounds a lot like mine! Good luck!!
    2955 days ago
    There is a lot on the list, and but never say never until you can't do anything more. The list may not be in order but here's a suggestion - a 'how I would do it". Get some good rest the night before, then move #6 to #1. Playtime is good for you and can give you energy. What can be done together, like 2-5 that don't require a lot of social interaction with others (I usually go to the furthest and work my way back home; if some stores are open earlier than others, that's another way to decide which to hit first and there will less people around to slow you down). All that leaves now is housework/laundry and they go hand-in-hand.

    It can be done and with a little planning, with minimal stress to you. emoticon
    2956 days ago
    That IS a lot for one day. Sometimes I clean house by setting a timer in each room (10 to 15 minutes) and cleaning that room for that period of time, then moving on. It really focuses me on the important tasks and keeps me moving.
    2956 days ago
    Just do the best you can.
    2956 days ago
    Heck of a list, but at least several of these things are fun, and it feels great checking things off, doesn't it?
    2956 days ago
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    Clean your apartment really, really fast and hard then log those minutes (or hours) as fitness minutes. That's what I do. Listing helps me keep track of things that need to be done. I make the list as specific as possible (clean off the table, dust the table, dust the chairs, etc) then I get a feeling of satisfaction when I have a long checklist completed and I know I didn't forget anything. I have a huge list right now, because the Christmas countdown got away from me too. We'll get done what we get done - and that will be enough. Be kind to yourself through all this - that's the most important thing!
    2956 days ago
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    You can do it Lindsey, you do indeed have quite the list but I bet you'll get more done then you think you will.
    2956 days ago
    Just try and see how much you achieve! I'll bet you can do most of it in pretty short order... all the shopping at once would be good for combining several things on your list. Do you have a heartrate moniter? You can track some of your cardio that way as you vacuum instead of doing one of your routines... Or you could look up some of the articles on sparkpeople... I think cleaning takes about 20 minutes to burn 100 calories... look up some of the articles, they might help you feel better!

    2956 days ago
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