ANOTHER blog? Why yes, yes I think I'm on a mini roll! I think I've been thinking too much lately and not talking enough. So, I've been talking more. And apparently blogging more! I've talked to my Mom, my friend Kim, a cousin and an Aunt. Nothing major -- just checking in and seeing how everyone was. But my Mom and I had an interesting conversation and well, it got me to thinking more! And I want to get this out of my head. Because the last couple of days (including today!) have been productive. I now have a sparkly clean kitchen (making it a point to do that daily), I got a chunk of laundry sorted, washed, and a bunch folded and put away! I also was able to purge and reorganize BOTH kiddo's closets. I have one big bag of donations, I put away some things for later use. And things are MUCH easier to get to now. Did I mention I cleaned up in the bathroom, too? I even ate a decent dinner the last few nights, too! Yes! I am being productive. Busy. I'm quite proud of staying so busy. I even sat outside for a bit and watched the kiddos play the last couple of days to get my fresh air in. I probably should've played with them... But they were having so much fun together it was joyful to watch. I was on the phone telling my Mom how funny it was and what they were doing. She gets tickled listening to them in the background.
Anyways, so I have a few things on my mind. Nothing major, nothing dramatic. After all, that's why I have reduced my time and energy on a lot of FB stuff and others. I'm spending more time blogging, reading other blogs, and following organizing and budget groups. I really do feel much more relaxed! I have been on a bit more than normal since hubby is working, but it's much less than before. Amazing what big feelings little changes can improve. It really feels like letting some of that go is helping to improve my productivity. It's really strange!
On that good note, I decided on a lark to weigh this morning. I assumed I would see the same number as before. But I saw.... 172.5! Solid! I tried it two times. :D I'm pretty happy with that. And I think the difference is the stress in my life has been reducing slowly but surely. I think the stress relief is not only from cutting out the drama, but because due to the lowering of the stress, I'm being more productive. I got more done in 5hrs. today than I could even believe. The house is in really great shape right now and I'm pleased! I really hope that since I was able to get that much done on the cleaning front, I will be able to get quite a bit on the project front done soon. I know that would help my hubby's stress level, too. But I just didn't know what to say about that 172.5. It really blew me away so much that I haven't really mentioned it anywhere but on here. I guess it kinda feels like if I say it out loud, it won't be real. I've not even been tracking calories on MFP. Because... MFP was sorta giving me stress. I'm not sure why, but it was. So, I've just gone back to my 400 or under for meals and 200 or under for snacks. It's unreal to me that in just another 3 pounds, I will be under 170. Just THREE. 3.5 to be solid. It's unreal to me just because once I let go and stopped stressing, it's happening again. In many ways, it makes sense because I've said before I don't do well with weight goals. I don't handle stress well. So, I'm being rewarded for getting back to KISS.... Keep It Simple Stupid. LOL
I've gotten way off track here and don't even remember what I originally wanted to blog about! Oh well... if I remember it, I'll just do another blog. Sorry for all the rambling. ;