Thursday, June 18, 2009

Today - a new low! - 177.8

Woohoo! Today's weight is 177.8 so I'm doing the happy dance. And when I went to bed last night, weight was 179.8, so I was totally psyched to be in the 70's at night. :-D And that put's my BMI in the NORMAL range. Woot!

Edit: Yes, my fridge got its new thermostat today. $249 for a piece that's about 4 square inches. :-P He said the water line for the ice cube maker may take a week to thaw. He said trying to thaw it quicker could rupture the line. Definitely don't want to do that.

A few bloggers have posted lately about decluttering and that is the subject of today's email from Denise Austin.

Feel Great!

Clear Out the Clutter

Keeping your home clean and free of clutter is a key component to healthy living. Clutter builds up quickly; most people don't even realize that they're pack rats until they start going through closets and realize they have shoes they haven't worn in a decade or piles of newspapers dating back to 2000!

If this is you, it's time to declutter your home. Remember the old adage "Cluttered home, cluttered mind"? Rejuvenate your peace and well-being by vowing to clear up the clutter. To decide whether something is worth keeping or not:

  • Go room by room, tidying each room completely before moving on.
  • Establish zones or boxes for trash, recycling, charity, sentimental or monetary value, and undecided items.
  • If an item is going into the sentimental box, ask yourself what you plan to do with it. Will you give it to your children or a friend? Is it really worth keeping? For example, do you think your child will want your fifth-grade report card?
  • If you think an item has monetary value, consider having it appraised. You may learn it has none, or you might decide to sell it for some extra green!
  • For items in the undecided box, give yourself a deadline. If you do nothing with the items by your next decluttering session (say, in three to six months), consider tossing or donating them to charity.

Remember, coming home to a clean and clutter-free space will leave you feeling calm and relaxed. Embrace the concept — you'll be glad you did.

14 comments:

Losing it in Vegas said...

Congrats on the new low!

Now if someone would just come and declutter my house :D

Lisa said...

congrats!

Diana said...

Congrats on the new normal bmi!

theworldsdresser said...

WOOOHOOOO - Congrats on the new low!!

Cammy said...

Welcome to normal! Way to go!

I'm in constant decluttering mode. Like fitness, it's an ongoing effort. :)

HappySkinnyGirl said...

woohoo! That's great! =)

Hanlie said...

Congratulations! That is fabulous! I am so impressed...

Ro said...

You are on it MB!!! Congrats and lets keep this thing going!

priorfatgirl's mom said...

What a way to start the week end at 177.8 :)

Denise Austin...I haven't heard that name for years. I'm a fan of hers and haven't kept up with her. I need to do some decluttering around the house.
I'm going to check her out
Kim

Bev said...

YAY!! Way to go!! :)

Trisaratops said...

Hooray for you! You are doing great. I'm glad you're feeling better too! I did a major overhaul on my bathroom/laundry room recently, and even though that isn't the most cluttered room in the house - I noticed immediately how much better I felt when I was finished, and walked in later.It really makes a difference!

Patty said...

Yay for normal range!! Way to go MBJ!!

tisha said...

*Congratulations!! I'm doin' the happy dance with you to celebrate!

Terri said...

Just came across your blog and I love it! Keep up the awesome work. A size 10....wow, I can barely remember a size 10!

I just made a post about organizing my house just last week and how they go hand in hand with weight loss. It definitly makes a huge difference.