Since I hadn’t been motivated to work through the pile that has been building on my desk for the last couple of weeks, Dawn challenged me to do something about it. Well, the pile is gone, and my energy has changed already. Everything that was in the haphazard pile is now neatly stacked in a tray. The tray is on the kitchen table waiting to get sorted.
For me, organizing always starts with collecting. Collecting up all the pieces of chaos that are negatively charging a physical (or mental) environment is the primary step for moving forward. Yeah, that’s done!
Next step is to sort the contents of the tray on the kitchen table (which I have to clear of clutter first) into priority levels and time requirement. I’ll fill you in when that gets done.
Guess what I did get done today? Well, two clues: 1 – Our tax return came in and, 2 – My jeans are big enough now to pull down without unzipping. LOL! Now guess!
Yup, clothes shopping! Got 2 pair of pants and 1 top for a grand total of $18 – cool! Shopping is fun but it’s even better when I find a great deal. I didn’t buy more than that though because I know it’s all going to be too big for me by the fall. 😉
On that note, my Weekend Weigh-In was a good start to my day today. Weighed in at 251.4 so that means I’m down almost another lb from last weekend. I’ll take it! Considering I’m now up to 4 days per week with my 10-lb weights, a 1-lb loss is very welcome. Since muscle weighs more than fat, and I am definitely firming up some long since used muscles, there’s possibly even going to be weeks that my weight goes up slightly, and that’s OK.
The most important thing is that I’m feeling healthier every day. At least a couple of times a day now I’ll be sitting somewhere and I realize that I need something and I almost sing out to Ernest to grab it for me, and then it hits me… I can actually do it myself now. So I get up and get it and come back and sit down again. No pain, no falling, no exhaustion. Wow! Very Cool!
I’m tickled pink to be regaining some abilities that I lost a long time ago. Don’t get me wrong though, my right leg, my MS leg, doesn’t feel any better. I still have to lift it with my hand to get my foot up into the truck and my right foot still barely leaves the floor when I walk. BUT, the about 40 lbs I’m down now has better-abled the rest of my body to compensate for the MS deficiencies.
Tonight we opted to cook a frozen pizza and I couldn’t eat it. It was just to greasy for me. My stomach is definitely becoming accustomed to having high quality food dropped down there. Doesn’t know what to do other than send it back up when I fall below the new food quality standards for consumption. It’s been almost 5 months I’ve been eating healthy now. Definitely one of my longest stretches.
Till next time, take self-care seriously & God bless!