Monday, January 26, 2009

Monday night goals/WW update

I just have to start by saying that I am pretty stinkin' proud of myself for all of the things that I have been accomplishing lately. As long as I am able to keep it up, I'll be great!! So, I've made a list of all the projects that I want to accomplish around my house, such as cleaning out closets, cleaning and organizing kitchen cabinets, replacing all blinds, etc. This weekend, I wasn't feeling so great, but I still got started by cleaning out our upstairs bedroom closet. We use it for storage only (our clothes are all downstairs), and I managed to downsize by 2 large boxes!! Woo-hoo. I'm just tired of all the worthless crap we have around our house. I was hoping to tackle the downstairs bedroom closet this weekend, too, but that didn't happen. As for my weekly cleaning schedule, my house is in fairly good shape, so I should be able to stay on track this week. For tonight, here are my goals:

- Cook dinner (open faced onion & mushroom topped burgers, a potato for me, and
pasta salad for dh)

- Clean dinner mess in kitchen

- Thoroughly clean bathroom, including sweeping and mopping

- Wash towels (1-2 loads)

- Read a chapter in The Love Dare (we started this before the holidays, but it got put
aside, but we want to get back on track.

- Put together tomorrow nights dinner in crockpot so I can just start it in the -

- Fix lunch for tomorrow.

It shouldn't be too hard for me to do all of this tonight, and still have some downtime. As for Weight Watchers, I have now lost 7 lbs!! Not as much as I would like, but I've been able to maintain that and still cheat a couple of times. I am really hoping to lose 3 lbs this week, so that I will have lost a total of 10 lbs for the month. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Update from last night.

Well, I didn't accomplish everything that I set out to do, but I still did a lot. Here is how my night went-

- I cooked dinner. Meatballs & peppers with brown rice was NOT a big hit at my house!
In fact, it was kind of gross!! Oh well, we live and learn!!

- I cleaned the kitchen, and got things put away. I need to sweep and mop the floor
again, but I will probably wait til tomorrow to do that.

- I didn't clean the bathroom, but it is still pretty clean from last week, so I really just
need to spot clean it.

- I didn't get ALL of the laundry done, because I washed our sheets on our bed, which I
hadn't planned to do, but I still did 3 loads of laundry.

- I didn't get to Dave Ramsey.

Tonight is my tv night, so I try to have a lighter cleaning night. Here is what I have planned for tonight:

- Cook dinner (Chicken & Rice casserole)

- clean up kitchen after cooking dinner

- do the last of the laundry (2 loads, i think)

- dust living room/dining room, and vaccum

Hopefully I can get all of this done before my shows start, or during commercials. We'll see how it goes!

Monday, January 19, 2009

My Goals for tonight

I found last week that I do much better when I post my goals. Not that many people read my blog, but it still helps me to feel accountable. So here is what I have planned for tonight:

- Cook dinner (meatballs & peppers with brown rice)

- clean the kitchen after dinner, and put away all dishes. Also, find places for some of
my groceries that have been on the counter since i brought them home Friday night!

- tonight is my weekly "bathroom cleaning night", so I need to deep clean my
bathroom and make it "guest friendly" since I am hosting bunco this month.

- do the rest of the laundry that I didn't get to yesterday (2-3 loads)

- Read Chapter 2 in our Dave Ramsey book/workbook

That should be enough for tonight. I am having 12 people over to my house on Thursday night, so I HAVE to stick to my goals this week. Wish me luck!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

So Proud!!

I have to brag on myself for a minute, so please bear with me. To give you a little background on me, as a general rule, I do not do well on diets. I have tried all the popular ones, and usually, after a few days, I have fallen off the wagon. I have no will power. And don't even get me started on excercise. But then I realized that I have gained 40 POUNDS in 4 years, and it was time to do something. So on January 5th, I started doing Weight Watchers. I'm doing it on my own for now, because none of the meetings work into my schedule, but if I get to a point that i feel like I need the meetings, I will make them fit in. Anyway, I've noticed that something about this time is different. I'm excited about eating healthier, and I'm excited about excercising. I am actually enjoying it all. And it is paying off. As of today, I have lost 5 lbs. I am so proud of myself!! Lets just hope that I keep this enthusiasm!!

As for my list of things to do last night, I didn't do what I had planned, but I still got a lot done. I didn't finish the laundry, but my husband and I cleaned our bedroom, which was no small task. So I am pleased. Now this weekend I won't have quite as much to do. Yay!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Update of my night

Well, I am pretty proud of myself. I set my goals for last night, and I accomplished pretty much all of them. I cleaned the kitchen, and mopped the floor. I cleaned the living/dining room, and I vaccumed the stairs. I do still need to move the couch out and vaccum behind it, but thats no big deal. I read the first chapter in our Dave Ramsey book & workbook. And I did 3 loads of laundry. I worked on our menu and grocery list, but when I got done, I realized that I was going to end up spending WAY too much, so I'm going to have to make some changes. All in all, I had a very successful night.

On a different note, I have lost 4 lbs on Weight Watchers in the last week and 1/2, and I am SO excited!!

Here are my goals for tonight:

- Finish laundry (assuming that i have enough laundry detergent!)

- work on menu/grocery list, and organize coupons for grocery trip

I have to go over to my moms tonight, so I won't get as much done, but I will be happy if I complete these 2 things.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Making myself accountable

Lately, I have been trying to have more of a routine in my life. (And by "routine", I do not mean coming home, eating dinner, and watching tv every night!) Since I started my diet and excercising last week, I've had more energy, and I am taking full advantage of that. I'm trying to get back on my weekly cleaning schedule, and got off to a good start on Monday, but last night I got home, and it was so cold, and I did NOTHING. But I am determined to get back on track tonight. Here is what I plan to accomplish:

- Clean living/dining room, vaccuum behind couch and vaccuum stairs.

- Clean kitchen, put all dishes away, and sweep and mop floor.

- Do AT LEAST 2 loads of laundry

- plan menu and make grocery list for next 2 weeks

- Read Chapter 1 in Dave Ramsey book/workbook

I'll report back in the morning on what I got done. Keep your fingers crossed for me that I get most of it done!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I am SO behind!!

Ok, I realize that I haven't posted in quite a while, but to be honest, I haven't done much cooking. I did some baking around Christmas, but we were so busy that I didn't cook much. Then, on December 19th, my husband came down with pnuemonia and between that and tonsilitis, he was sick for 22 days. So I was on my own most nights for dinner. I started doing Weight Watchers a week ago, and I am really excited about it. I've lost 2 lbs already, and I feel very motivated. I will be going grocery shopping later this week, and I have lots of exciting recipes coming up. I have several from Cooking Light that I can't wait to make, as well as some WW recipes. So hopefully, I will have some updates very soon!