Well I finally decided to try and get some control over my life. I feel like I have been spiraling out of control since about January. My weight has definitely gotten out of control and the progress we had made in purging clutter in our house has slipped away from me.
It seems like every weekend we have been away or had something to do - soccer games, work, etc -and because of this the clutter is slowly accumulating. When you have a small cottage-y house like ours you have to stay ahead of things or the clutterbug comes back. We have next to no storage in our house so we have been working on creative ways to overcome that. My plan is to get a hold of the house again this weekend - after working this AM and after the afternoon soccer game!
As for the weight gain - ugh!!!! I was a thin child, a thin teen - for years I could eat whatever I wanted. Even after my first child I slipped right back into size 5 jeans the week after. Now - one more child added into the mix and years of sitting behind a desk - AND my just overall laziness has led to being overweight. I have struggled with my weight for the last 12 years. I've yo-yo'ed up and down and every time I would lose I would gain it all back and more. The summer I turned 40 (in 2002) I joined weight watchers and was successful in losing about 40 lbs - now granted I still had about 25 more to go. I stayed the same weight for several years until last summer. The stress of my job and my sister's illness had me binging...some people handle stress by not eating - I BINGE!
When I first lost my sister I was determined to get into better shape and better health. How sad is it that I had the control to be healthy while my sister had no control over her cancer. Well that backfired on me and I continued to eat and eat and eat. Now I am almost at my highest weight ever. Nothing fits me...it's time for shorts and short sleeves...and I am miserable. So last night I joined weight watchers on-line - no excuses about finding time for a meeting. I know it is a good plan.
So today is Day one.................wish me luck.