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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Getting stronger

I have decided that I want to live a healthier lifestyle.  I guess part of the impetus is that I have two kids under the age of ten that I would dearly love to see grow up, marry and have children of their own.  I have never been over weight, but I am definitely far from "in shape".

I intend to change that.

I don't believe that fad diets work, but I do believe that eating foods that are not so far from their natural state (i.e not processed to death!) is better for me.  So I put myself on a detox diet - no starchy foods like potatoes, pasta, white bread - no chocolate, colas or other high fat foods.

Instead, I am going to focus on lean proteins, more green veggies, low sugar fruits, cottage cheese, yogurt, kefir and eggs/egg whites.  

I have already lost five pounds from changing out what I eat.  I feel that I have more energy now.  My mood is more upbeat as a result.  A win-win in my opinion.

I look forward to continuing this lifestyle!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Staying Orgaznized

As anyone who knows me knows (because I blather on and on about it) that I am attempting to follow the 31 Days to Clean challenge that can be found here.

One of this week's challenges was to have a plan, develop a schedule that works for you, and use it to stay organized.  Probably my biggest challenge is staying organized.  Like many people, I am a pile-it-up-and-figure-it-where-to-put-it-later person.  Not the best plan for an organized life.

Just this week, I jumped the gun (again!) on a home project, and James had to pick up a lot of slack. In an earlier post, I decided to tear out all of the wallpaper in the master bath.  I had not planned this very well, and we have had to use the hall bathroom for all four of us.  Not the best arrangement, to be sure.

That said, I suppose I am on track for the bathroom challenges this week - reorganize the bathroom closets and clean the baths.  I guess my master bath is just getting a major face lift in the process.  We should have it complete this weekend.

Anyway, James suggested that we sit down and organize and plan out what projects we want to do in our home, when we will do them, and also make a general schedule of how the household should run.  Notice I wrote should run.  As everyone knows, schedules need to be flexible when you have a family.

We are working on the schedule(s) now.  I hope to post once we get them nailed down.  Organizing is HARD!

How do you stay organized?