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Day 198/TGIF!/Ant Wars

Friday, July 17, 2015

And now it really is Friday! emoticon I went all day yesterday thinking it was Friday! I was really surprised when DH told me it wasn't. I had even written TGIF on a bunch of boards and stuff! I lost a day somewhere, or I guess, since I had two Fridays (lol) I gained a day!

I'm tired emoticon really tired, and I just woke up! I was thinking about it yesterday, and I don't want my girls to think it is okay to nap every day (like I've been doing). I don't want them to learn laziness from me. Not that I think I'm being lazy, but from the outside looking in, it probably looks that way. emoticon Okay, I do think I'm being lazy. But part of it is the whole no-bending-no-lifting-more-tha
n-15-pounds-after-surgery thing.I can't do much. But for the first time in a while I really want to get stuff done. It started before surgery, so it isn't that. I really want to see my room cleaned and bathroom spotless. While the kids are great helpers, they don't really 'get' cleaning yet. They do a pretty good job, but ya know, they can't clean like Momma does.... yet!

emoticon I guess my need to clean has been a while in coming... you should seen my closet! I feel like my whole house is one huge mess and I am overwhelmed!I don't know what to do with half of the stuff. For example, I got this huge tote from 31, and I love it! But I don't use it that much, not like I thought I would. So where do I put this huge thing? Do I use it for storing stuff in and just empty it out when I need it? Or do I put it on a shelf somewhere? That's just a small example, I've got a closet full. I watch alejandra.tv so I've got a lot of ideas, but space is an issue. She seems to have all the space she needs. I'm struggling to get everything in the kitchen to stay where I put it and not spring out at me 'cause there is no room. I've got no pantry, everything must go in the kitchen, but we are so used to buying in large quantities and we have lots of pots and pans... I don't know. And that is the problem, I don't know what to do with anything. But I'm going to start working on it, even if it is just a little a day, and eventually I'll get it all done!!

emoticon I don't know if it is the gallbladder surgery or what but I've lost two more pounds! I'm trying not to get too excited, I usually go up and down like a roller coaster before it comes off for good, but I've been the last few days, steadily going down, bit by bit. I lost less than half a pound, but it took me from 254 to 253... That is awesome! I can't wait to get out of the 250's, a place I swore I'd never be. I know I'm watching what I eat, and if that is what's causing this weight to come off.. OMG, I wish I'd bought a spiral veggie cutter ages ago! I can't wait to be able to work out if the weight is coming off with just the diet changes I've made! I know the doc said I should be able to lose weight more easily when my gallbladder came out, but oh-my-goodness this makes me giddy happy! If I can lose two pounds a week and keep it at that rate for a few months....!!! emoticon I know, I'm trying not to count my eggs before they hatch, but it's so hard not to be excited when the scale finally starts moving in the right direction!!

Okay so... I'm going to start working on the house small bits at a time. When I start getting frustrated I'll go to another room and not worry about the one I just left. I'll get through it, small bits at a time! I'm not going to get overly excited about the weight loss, I'm going to keep cleaning up my eating and wait till the doc says I can work out to do so.

emoticon Ant Wars is back on. Now they are up near the ceiling, the kids noticed them going into this one cabinet. I think we need to call an exterminator, I think they've made a home in the walls of the house because I can't find a line of ants leaving the house where they are going into the wall near the windows. I sprayed it and that is about all I can do. I sprayed them with bug killer, I sprayed them with 409, but they keep coming back! Aaahhh!!
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    So frustrating when you can't get rid of ants! emoticon

    Don't over do! get better!
    1898 days ago
  • LINDA!
    When I had surgery, I really followed the doctor's orders about lifting any weight. Take care of yourself and have a speedy recovery. emoticon
    1899 days ago
    Get rid of anything you haven't touched in a year. That includes not only clothes, but pots & pans, books, food (yeah I mean it,) storage bags, table top items, office supplies, and anything else you can find. I can't stand clutter. I purged many years ago and I have kept it up continuously. My house is in order and clean, just the way I like it. ;o)
    1899 days ago
    Take a page from my book, and try not to overdo it! (So hard to resist.) :)
    1899 days ago
    Ants are TOUGH! They are super resilient. Good luck!
    1899 days ago
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