Saturday, January 31, 2009
I have been decluttering in a big way lately. I got rid of a stack of magazines taller than me. I'm 5'4". Been taking carloads of stuff to Goodwill. It feels really good to shed this stuff. I had been feeling overwhelmed and cluttered mentally. Since the purge began I have gained some room both physically as well as in my head for some new ideas to percolate. There is more to get packed up and moved out, but progress is being made.
I have also been taking stock of my eating habits and several weeks ago stopped putting sugar in my tea. For some that might not be a big deal but for me it is huge. I drink anywhere from 3-5 cups of black tea a day during the week and a few more than that on weekends. Using a tablespoon of sugar per cup is a lot of sugar. That began the first week of January. Then I added making sure I eat 3-5 servings of veg/fruit. Then came walking at least a half hour a day and eating a handful (small) of almonds a day as well as one Brazil nut. I am walking 45 minutes a day and all the other stuff. This next week I will be keeping track of everything I eat in a notebook. I have about 15 pounds that I would like to say goodbye to. My wardrobe has been shrinking it seems lately. I want to get a handle on this before I gain any more. I know from experience how hard it can be to lose weight.
I have been reading and working through the activities in, "Refuse to Choose." I feel so much relief and hope as well as some sadness that I spent so much of my life trying to fit other people's idea of what I should be when there wasn't a snowball's chance in hell that I could. Lots more to say, but I need to get some cleaning done.