Sunday, October 7, 2007

The Week... In Review

Okay I have failed miserably at most of my goals for this week.
Can you blame me? I mean my week didn't exactly get started on the right foot and it certainly didn't end on it either!

So here is how it broke down..

I pretty much stuck to the menu plan. I did bail on the chicken soup on Friday and we ordered Mexican... I needed that taco salad goddammit! Instead of going out on Saturday we ordered pizza and I did end up making the salmon noodle casserole tonight. I do have to throw out the chicken legs I bought for the soup and I do feel bad about that but at least it is only like $3 down the drain.

As for my lofty cleaning goals... lets just say I did do the laundry. Period.
As per the usual I set too high of a expectation and then instead of rising to meet it.. I wallowed around paralyzed by the enormity of it. Hopefully I will have learned my lesson (yet again) and will adjust my cleaning goals.. to... I don't know.. like one freaking goal and not a "daily" goal.

I stuck within my calorie range but I don't expect to see a loss since I upped it by 200 calories. I had been extremely light headed, starting last weekend, and by Wednesday I just couldn't take it and needed to figure out if it was calorie related. I now think it might have been related to Kid's illness on Monday and that we all had some kind of bug. The upside to all this is that I actually found it VERY difficult to go over my usual calorie intake and had to actually eat more at the end of the day to push my calories up over 1800. So I am feeling a little more confident that I will be able to maintain at this level.

As for this week's exercise... I am pretty disappointed in myself. I have a very hard time working out more than 4 times a week. I mean I usually do it but it is really tight squeezing it in. I think that when I set myself up with 6 workouts I sabotaged myself and by the weekend I was feeling pretty overwhelmed with how I could fit it all in and ended up taking the weekend off. Possibly a good thing considering how sore I am from Friday's big expedition! But I am disappointed. Mostly I am disappointed since I did have the opportunity to do it today but I chose not to... I mean consciously chose to disappoint myself... and I hate that about myself. I really am a huge sabotager and I have worked really hard and it is frustrating to see how easy it is (I mean I say this is some form every damn week) for me to give in. How my week begins really impacts how I am able to pull it together for the whole week and this Monday threw me a curve ball and then Mr F was home late one night and it just kind of snowballed...blah, blah, blah... I will do better this week and I will not over extend myself on the goals!

The good news is that I did accomplish a very BIG organizational task that has been looming over my head for months! I went through all my boxed up clothes (since I was pregnant last fall & winter) and my closet and filled one and a half 40 gallon bags with clothes and shoes. I really did a good job and I did think about my colors while I did it... Missus Smarty Pants would be so proud! I was pretty ruthless and really purged. And not just the vintage Target (gasp) but actual fancy designer clothes and shoes. The stuff I have kept can all be put away and I am giving myself until summer to wear it... as in if I don't wear them this fall and winter I'm getting rid of them... I don't care how much it cost or who gave it to me... GONE! On top of all that I got all of Kid's summer clothes put away and her fall clothes out... and boxed up all her outgrown stuff for the Baby. I also changed over all the Baby's clothes which have been spilling out of bins all over the guest room for months... this, my friends, is a huge accomplishment since I have baby clothes coming out of my ears!

So I may have failed to meet my cleaning goals and my exercise goals but I did put my time to good use. I actually hope that finally taking care of something that has been cluttering both my physical space and my mental space will free me up to be more productive in general... I hope!

9 comments:

Haley said...

Amen! I love getting rid of stuff. I think I love it even more than accumulating new things. There's something so freeing in seeing actual empty space where clutter once was. Purge, baby, purge!

Mrs. Furious said...

I think I love it even more than accumulating new things

Yes! If only I could just have a house fire....

etbroderick said...

Bravo! Packing up kid/baby clothes is a huge pain in the ass. I can't believe how long it takes and how much space those little clothes take up! Of course I am saving almost everything in case our next is a boy, but if it's a girl I will have saved it all for nothing! Hee, hee. I am right now faced with the decision of treadmill or chores. I am making myself choose treadmill. Because I haven't reached any damn goal yet! Not dropping weight and back and forth on good days/bad days but I am sticking to it as much as I can and I did lose a pound of body fat according to my scale--down like 1/2% or something pitiful! Little by little--that's my mantra. But I am totally distracted by chores and projects too and know how good it feels to clear out sometimes. I posted my last wedding yesterday and that has by far been my biggest distraction of late so there's a huge load off...Loved the post about the walk from hell. Laughed my ass off--especially picturing Ruby fake falling all the way home. Too funny. By the way--I am with you on toning down your to-do list. I do that to myself all the time--have so much on my list that I am, like you, paralyzed by it--where to start?!

Mr Furious said...

When I can switch that thing in brain over, I can purge with the best of them and love doing it.

We dove into Kid F's playroom in a baby-proofing chokeability purge, and we were pretty liberal with the trashcan.

I also cleaned my desk (well, started anyway) and I even through away a bunch of weird toys I've had kicking around for years. And by toys, I don't mean stuff of the kids, I mean odd figures I collected at one time.

Mr Furious said...

I just checked on eBay, and thank God this Guy isn't worth anything, it's the one I was worried about...

Doesn't mean I'll be tossing my comics, Mrs. F.

Mrs. Furious said...

Hey Eileen,
Getting the fat % down is really hard and it takes a while... don't fret... 1/2% down is bigger than you think!

Mrs. Furious said...

thank God this Guy isn't worth anything

Yeah... thank God... you loser...

Hell I'll give you $100 to get rid of all that shit!

Mr Furious said...

Obviously the spelling/grammar thing in my brain wasn't "switched over"...

michelline said...

Hell I'll give you $100 to get rid of all that shit!


What a deal, Mr. F!

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