Good morning everyone. As usual, it appears to be a bright sunny day in the Sunshine State, but if recent weather patterns hold true, we'll have a shower before the day is done.
There hasn't been a lot going on this week so there's not much to report. I guess the biggest thing is that I'm trying to decide on a weekend to have a yard sale. I'm at one of those points where things seem to be too cluttered and it's time to clear it all out.
I read last week, somewhere, that your house is a reflection of yourself and if your house is cluttered, your mind is, most likely, cluttered, as well... Of course, there are many psychologists that would say this isn't true and for the most part, I have to agree that it isn't because there are times that circumstances prevent us from keeping things exactly as we want them; however, for myself, there are times that the house and my mind seem to become over-cluttered at the same time and becomes overwhelming. If I take time to de-clutter the house, the things residing in my mind, often, become clearer and easier to deal with...maybe it's simply because I've removed the stress of the home clutter so I can concentrate on the mind clutter. That's a good therapy subject...
Anyway, I've got a lot of things boxed up and ready for a yard sale - in fact, the boxes are taking up a good share of my guest room (it's a good thing I don't have guests very often) and I'm ready to get them out - so back to picking a date for my yard sale... I had thought to get it done in September, but that hasn't happened. October was looking good, but there seem to be things going on to take up most weekends. Now, we're looking at November; if I wait too late into November, we're getting into the holidays and I want it done before the holidays, as I have some things that people might want to use for Christmas gifts... Haha - it looks like I've just settled on a weekend or two... lol Maybe the last weekend in October or the first weekend in November. That gives me plenty of time go through closets/cupboards and come up with more things I can live without - yes, I know there are a lot more things in this house that I don't need than what I have packed up!! lol
So now that's out of the way, let's move on to the reason for my post - my weigh-in...unfortunately, I'm up by 0.8 lbs this morning, but that could very well be different by later today. I'm not sure what's going on now, but my weight has been all over the map this week, ranging from 2 lbs up from last week to 2 lbs down, so I'm not inclined to get very excited about it.
There has been quite a bit of relationship stress, plus I haven't been sleeping well - last night I didn't get to sleep until almost 3:00 am, which means I got approximately 3.5 hrs of sleep for the night. Tests have shown that I have impaired adrenal function so I can't really say that cortisol levels were too high, but it's a possibility. Without adequate restful sleep, weight loss doesn't take place.
I've been stepping up my walking lately so I can get my muscles used to it before my winter neighbor comes back from Oregon on Oct 2. In the process, I did meet a new neighbor while I was out walking... she's a walker too, so we had a nice walk together. It's nice to know there's someone else in the neighborhood that walks besides me, so I have someone to meet up with when my Oregon neighbor isn't here in the summertime. One nice thing is that the new neighbor I met walks in the evening, which I love doing this time of year because it cools off nicely at dusk and is a great time to get outside.
Anyway, I'm up by that pesky 0.8 lbs, so it's a new week and I'll have to work on getting rid of it. I know I did do some stress eating - chocolate and potato chips. I love chips, but I don't even really care for chocolate so I'm not even sure why I'm eating it. Well, yeah I do - as I said - it's stress eating. We did go to the local flea market yesterday and I hit the produce aisle for a couple of ice watermelons and some great looking tomatoes. I already have plenty of other produce in the fridge/freezer; I just need to eat it...
Okay - that's me!! What about y'all? How has your week been? I hope you've all been more successful than I've been. If not, like I said, it's a new week and we're ready to give it another shot...
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~