Thursday, July 14, 2016

Hello old friend!

Well, it has been a while.  Apparently having two kids really does fill all of your time!  The writing went by the wayside and I kind of miss the opportunity to get my thoughts written down.  SO...if you have subscribed to this blog and get emails sent to you, you may end up feeling the need to unsubscribe if I get annoying.  ;)  So here is just a bit to get you caught up.

The last time I posted I talked about how I was de-crapifying our house.  Well, guess what....still working on my mission to get crap out of our house.  This will forever be a struggle for me.  Confession time.  I wouldn't say that I am a certified hoarder, but it certainly has become a hobby.  I save things for the "what if" or "I might" times in life.  I am still working on letting go.  It is a work in progress.  My mom helped me this week to really focus on this goal.  We have about 40+ trash bags full to go to either the garbage, donation center or to my sister's house.  (Giving my sister all of the clothes that my kids have outgrown.)  Lots has left the house and it feels awesome!!  I still have areas to work, but it has been an extremely productive week.

Along with de-crapifying our home, comes sorting through all of my clothes.  UGH!  This kills me every time.  I have a strange emotional connection to my clothing.  I continue to hold on to clothing as my weight fluctuates.  Just in case I am back in that size, whether it is smaller or larger.  I have started working with a doctor to help me focus on becoming healthier.  I meet with him every other week to discuss changes that I need to make and track my progress.  With his help, I am down 2 pant sizes since Christmas 2015.  AND I don't plan to get back into those sizes.  SO...reluctantly I have gotten rid of 2 of the 6 sizes in my closet.  (Yes....I practically have a clothing store in my closet.  6 sizes worth!!)  I did also get rid of some of the other items in the remaining 4 sizes and kept only some items as I hopefully fit back into those sizes throughout this journey to getting healthy.  This is a huge struggle for me.  Has been my entire life.  And I fear that this is a battle that I will be fighting for the rest of my life.  But since I am now closer to 40 than I am to 30, I need to really focus on this journey both for me and for my kids.

So 2016 is still about de-crapifying my life.  My home.  My closet.  My diet.  My health.   My insecurities.  My self-doubt.  All of it.

Here's hoping that the second half of 2016 continues in the same direction that the first half started. Stick around if you want to see where this journey takes me.

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