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Christmas is over, 3 days until the stress is over.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Five days since I last blogged. I haven't totally fallen off the wagon.

Christmas with my parents, my MIL, my husband and kids was wonderful .... no really, it was. I wasn't stressed out that things weren't perfect. I didn't spend my entire time in the kitchen. I actually played a few board games, wii games, relexed and enjoyed the experience.

Why was this year so different? I lowered my expectations. I vocalized my stressors. Meds were in check. I didn't eat my way through it. Those were the 4 things I was striving for and I think I did fairly well.

I didn't spin the wheel, log my food, exercise, weigh in or measure. However, I did not eat seconds. I did not snack between meals and I didn't eat after dinner or before bed. I made sure I was sitting everytime something went into my mouth.

I know I over indulged but the strangest thing happened today. I was pulling my jeans up all day, they were literally falling off. They weren't doing that last week. I don't know what to think.

Just 3 more days and I will be stress free at work. I will do my end-of-year inventory on Sunday, hope that people buy up the party trays I've ordered and spend the next 3 months "coasting" until Easter. *Whew*

I've had pretty good luck sticking with New Year's resolutions. I will be 3 years smoke free, I'm 10 lbs from my goal, so ..... This Year's Resolution will be to totally declutter my home and keep it clean. With both kids leaving in 10 days, I just have to pick up after me and the husband.

There are so many closets, and the attic to go through and I'm not sure exactly where to start. I'm not sure how I will get rid of all the "junk" that has accumulated over the years or what my definition of "junk" is. At least I am proclaiming the Resolution and in the mindset to act on it!
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    It sounds like you did absolutely fantastic! Way to go! It sound slike you found balance and that may have been key to your pants falling off. LOL.

    I just love you New Years resolution. That would be a great one for me. Something to strongly consider.
    2305 days ago
    I think it's great that you found a stress-free way to deal with your healthy lifestyle. Congrats on having a great holiday and having lose pants. emoticon
    2306 days ago
    That sounds like a fantastic idea, Tes! It's like dieting ... a process and lifestyle change. I will try the box/one room at a time idea. Thank you again!

    2306 days ago
    Sounds like you are doing really well and making some very positive changes...WAY TO GO!!!

    As far as advise is to pick one room at a time. Get yourself a few boxes to put things in, label the boxes, trash, donate, move to new location in house, ask hubby. Then as you begin cleaning place each item in one of the boxes or label it if it won't fit. and make sure that all items in the relocate box are put in their new place before the end of that day and the donate box gets emptied into your car or a larger bin to make a weekly run to the Goodwill/Salvation Army etc. I have found this system to work rather well for me.

    Hope you find it helpful too, or are able to modify it to work for you!

    2306 days ago
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