So, in my unending attempt to get my dookey together, I decided to make a list of things that not only can I do without, but will now attempt to do without. It's going to be a small list - mainly because I really want it to work.
1. Watching TV 24 hours a day. Okay, so maybe I don't watch it that much, but I do watch it a lot. I watch it when I am doing stuff around the house because I like the distraction. I watch it when I want to take a nap because it occupies my brain so that it is lulled into sleep. (Note to family - this does not count the hours spent watching Rapunzel with Lindley - that would be Lindley time which is exempt from any rules). Anyhow, I figure I will limit myself to a max of 3 hours a day. That gets in prime time or a movie. And perhaps a few of my brain cells will regenerate. Oh, and there will be no rollover minutes.
2. Eating food just because it is available in my kitchen. Perhaps this could be a roadblock in my never-ending weight loss plan? Here's the deal: It is mealtime (somewhere in the world) and I decide that it is time to eat. I go to my kitchen in search of food and end up eating junk that is there, rather than try to create a healthy, edible meal. Last night I had some kind of pita/dip frozen food thing that was in the freezer (wasn't a fan but I ate it anyway), followed by pretzels with my own dip of mayo/ketchup/mustard, followed by a rather inedible burger (broiled and then put on a stale bun). Instead I should have taken the time and fixed something yummy. Perhaps that would have prevented my inhaling the chocolate Kisses that someone left on the counter. So, I will now attempt to make a meal rather than just eat what's there. This is going to involve a trip to the dreaded grocery store ...
3. Excuses, excuses, excuses. Making is excuses is one of my greatest talents. I don't push myself when working out/wogging because I am afraid of injuring myself/I am tired/it is hot/it is cold/it is raining somewhere in the world. I don't thoroughly clean/pick up/organize my house because I have something else I have to do (like next week or next month or next year). I don't do (fill in the blank) because (fill in another blank). This madness must end! Therefore, I shall put forth new effort and energy into doing and not excusing. Wish me luck!
This list was much harder than I thought because of the "can do without, so do without" theory. But maybe if I get these three under my belt, I can keep the forward motion into doing more.
Now, what to do since the TV is off - clean or cook? At least I'm up to date on the blogging front!!
Today's blessings: Mathieu, Maribeth, and Everley's safe travel to Wyoming; working out with KB at the park; picking up Lindley at school and going to the park; Bill Crocs moving the fence; tree dude planning for tree work in yard