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De-Cluttering is Fun!!


Sunday is a football day. Which means that my husband has three tvs going with various football games while I sit on the couch and read or watch a show on my computer. It’s nice to just relax sometimes and recharge your batteries. I decided during the Giants/Redskins game to do a little more de-cluttering. With that in mind, I wandered into my closet and started removing clothes that either don’t fit or I don’t wear. There were several items I kept since I expected to lose weight and be able to wear them. No longer…they went into the pile. Once I lose weight, then I can get new clothes if need be but there’s no sense in taking up space with items that I can’t wear now.

So, they will be donated to Goodwill and hopefully will find new homes!


Ringing in the New Year


Today’s walk/run went well. It was 59 degrees outside, which is just about perfect in my opinion. I went to Tamarac Park, which is one of my favorite places to exercise since the loop is 5K and it’s not very crowded. I ended up going almost 3.4 miles in about 55. I alternated walking for 4 minutes and running for 1. I was trying my best to do Pose running…but could tell when I was getting out form. It seems that I go faster using that form that normal…which makes sense since I’m not putting the breaks on by heel striking.

This morning I tried to go by Luke’s Locker to look for some low profile shoes for CrossFit but they weren’t open. The only note on the door said “We will be closing at 3 today. Happy New Year!”. Would have been nice to have another that said “Closed New Year’s Day”. So, I went to Borders to pick up a book. They had The Paleo Diet for Athletes. I don’t consider myself an athlete, but this book is supposed to be the best for people doing Paleo while training for endurance performance. I also picked up the Calorie King updated book for carb counts and a new water bottle that was 75% off ($3!!).

After my walk I went to look for low profile shoes elsewhere. I didn’t have much luck but did find some decent New Balance shoes at DSW, so I picked them up. I probably should have gotten a 1/2 size larger, but my feet may just be a little swollen from today’s workout. We’ll see how they go. Plus…they’re rather cute!

I went grocery shopping and bought all of my food on the perimeter of the store. That’s the first time I’ve ever done that! Woot!! Eating fresh and clean! I was also able to find some Nitrate/Nitrite free sausage. Score! Since today is 1/1/11, that means I need to start unloading some of my clutter.┬áSo….what’s the first item to be removed from the premises?

That’s right….it’s not 1 but 3 things! A Lava Lamp I got at Christmas (white elephant exchange), a leopard looking vase, and a vase with a fake orchid and rocks. They will be taken to work to see if anyone wants to vases…if not, they’ll be tossed. Woohoo!!

Shedding More Than Weight


While I have been mostly focused on losing weight over the past year, it’s evident that my house is gaining weight. How’d I miss that?! What exactly do I mean? Well, I have way too much clutter going on. My friend Michelle is starting a challenge in 2011 of throwing away/donating/getting rid of at least 1 item a day for 365 days. I think that’s a great idea!

I won’t be doing the 365 day challenge, but I am going to try to clean out the clutter in my house. Anyone else wanna join?!

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