Monday, October 3, 2011

Fire Up For Fall: Week Three

1. What have you done this week to get to your goals?  I've been pretty good on water, poor on my eating, and crummy on exercise.  Two days I had more than one caramel frappe a day so I blew that, too!  I gained a half of a pound.  I'm on the fence as to what to do about Weight Watchers.  One of my goals for this challenge was to recommit to it but I haven't done that.  I'm going to try this upcoming week on my own and see how I do.  I think WW is a wonderful program, it just may not be right for me at this time.  It's become a structure I want to rebel against so I'm taking it out of the equation for this week.

2. What have you done to make yourself feel fabulous?  This one's easy... I cleaned out two closets that have been in need of a cleaning for YEARS.  I didn't realize how good this would make me feel.  I think maybe it's given me some motivation to do more purging around here.

3. Where do you see yourself in 5 years?  What are your goals?  Ambitions?  My goodness this is a hard one for me and to be brutally honest, it's the kind of question and thinking I run away from as fast as I can.  Why?  Because this being a stay-at-home mom has been hard for me and when I look down the road 5 years and see more of the same I don't know how I feel.  I don't want to go back to work and have the kids get taken to and from school by a day care bus that takes them to spend the rest of the day at day care.  But I miss the mental challenges that work brings.  Here's what I can say for sure no matter how the next five years work: I hope in five years I'm happy with the decisions I've made over the previous five years.

4. Give us a tip or a fact.  About anything.  Never fill up your car with gas when the tanker truck is there.  When they fill the tanks with fuel it stirs up sediment in the tanks and you put that crap in your car, making it less efficient.

5. What was the most recent dream you can remember?  I had a very vivid and detail-filled dream last night that I had Stage 3 breast cancer in my left breast.  Then I get up this morning and there's a breast cancer PSA in my email.  Is someone trying to tell me something?

I know Rebecca asked for a positive picture and I don't know if this qualifies.  But it was positive in that it made me laugh (guffaw actually) out loud.  Having five and six year old boys I'm sure this is simply a glimpse of the future!


  1. Hahahahaha at that picture. I have a boy too. I get ya.

    I admit that I've found being a SAHM difficult and brilliant all at once. I am happy to be looking in to study now that the small one is heading to school all day but it's scary stepping back out there.

  2. Cleaning out closets/de-cluttering in general are great ways to purge! It's definitely something I need to tackle soon :)

    Hope the rest of this week goes well for you!

  3. Cleaning my closets always makes me feel more alert and present with myself, my family and my surroundings. It's like clearing all the clutter in my brain.

  4. Interesting post. If WW is not working for you I agree you should set it aside. Maybe you could come up with some sort of loose structure for yourself instead - like I want to stay around "X" calories each day and I will do some form of exercise 3 times per week. I will eat more veggies and watch the fat... You know loose and hard to rebel against. I totally relate to the rebelling.

    Yay for closet cleaning. Very energizing.

  5. That picture made me laugh like crazy in my office :)