Saturday, June 26, 2010

How do you turn a new leaf, start a new chapter, teach an old dog new tricks?? I am ever stuck in a rut. I would give 10 thousand fig newtons to be able to lead by example when it comes to my own health and wellness. There is this god awful Schizophrenic voice inside my head that is constantly screaming at me, "Give up up now princess it can't be done. You are too old and too unabashedly unafraid of Chinese buffets!!" I mean seriously what god do I need to bride to catch a break around here. Is there no god of "your stomach is full now here is some pixie dust and now your head understands it"? Why couldn't my drug of choice been something I did not need to stay alive?? I hear great things about meth!!!

I kid, I kid. I am just a dog chasing my tail it seems. I am sure the key is mind over matter but my addict mentality would rather be stuffed than cleared. Am I alone? I feel like some days I cannot relate to anyone. While my husband's metabolism is slow as molasses, his will power is of super hero strength!! I keep searching for mine (schizo voice, this is a lie don't believe her) but have yet to find it.

So this is what I am going to try this week,

I am reading Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food. As a wannabe recovering compulsive over eater, I have decided to submerse myself in healthy food literature. My hope is that as I gain more knowledge on the subject of healthy eating I will, in turn, be able to navigate my way to recovery.

On a much lighter note I did finish my goals.


1week: wake up 45 min early every morning (did this once; yea me!!)

1month: complete my monogram short poster(pics to follow on completion of this one)

1year: be debt free (only house note)-currently working on this one!

5years: be in business for myself (I am currently working on breaking this one down week by week. But it feels so good to have a direction!!)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Get it tight, get it right....

Do you set goals for yourself? I always set goals in my mind. I have never been one to write them down and put them somewhere in order to be reminded of them on a daily basis. Therefore my goals tend to change, to be put on the back burner or to be forgotten all together. It is such a bum rush!! I live in a constant state of trying to reassess or focus my direction!! I need an intervention.

I started this blog for a variety of reasons. First and foremost it was my sort of awakening from the 30+ years I had been asleep (for details see my April 22, 2008 entry). Secondly, it serves as a reminder of all of my dreams and goals. If I am being honest this blog has evolved into the latter. I am scattered, always have been always will be but a blog is a wonderful way to keep track (or in my case keep it in check).

My current goal for the week of 6/14/10: sit down and plan out a 1 week, 1 month, 1 year, 5 year plan for myself and put it in a place where I will be reminded of it on a daily basis. I know, I know, I don't know any other way to be but to the extreme.

On a side note: my niece, Bethany, from Louisiana is coming for a visit! Z and I couldn't be more excited. We are hoping to swim, get our nails done, and maybe visit The Frist. She also told me last night as a thank you for having her she wants to cook Z and I a dinner. I am super excited about this part as she is a very talented cook!! I will post pics of her visit next week! Until then stay cool and motivated!! Or just find some time to relax and have a to have a drink or two!!

FYI I freshened up my blogroll! Check some of the new ones out!!

Sent from my iPad =)

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Hello Again...

I have not felt like blogging for a while. Part of the reason is that I can't seem finish any of the blogs I start. I am distracted. There are a few things going on. Work takes up a LOT of time. The crisis in the gulf has left my husband and I pretty down. The Grand Isle you keep hearing about on the news is 33 miles from where Z grew up. It is devastating in so many ways to so many people. Z and I also took some time away from our busy schedules to reconnect with a trip to the ATL/IKEA!! We have also been doing some little projects around the house (thanks to our recent mini vaca ;)). If you are a Facebook friend then you have read of our afternoon furniture assembly adventure and how it became a true test of patience within our marriage ;)! So without further ado here is our new IKEA dresser from start to finish!

In the end we knew we had succeeded as we still wanted to be in the same room with each other!! On to the next project...Kitchen Storage Solutions!!