So one week into the new year, and I am very happy with my progress on all fronts. Regarding organization, we haven’t need to eat out at all this week, since I loosely planned all our meals, and I started a housekeeping plan using a combination of the Motivated Moms and Home Routine apps, both of which work on the idea of doing a little bit every day (stay tuned for a giveaway later this week!) I have also managed to start spring cleaning the house, with the aim of finishing the whole house by the time school goes back in February. So far, I’ve packed away all the Christmas decorations, and finished cleaning and organising the entry way, the garage, the storage closet and our formal Iiving room. I am now working on the dining room (a big job, as it has somehow become our general junk collecting area!) and then onto the kitchen.
I have also managed to carve out some time for me, and each day I have spent between 15 and 20 minutes doing my new hobby, loom knitting. I never really managed to get the hang of normal knitting, but loom knitting is working out really well – for some reason I find it much easier, and in just over a week I’ve finished a hat and a neck warmer for Irini. I also just finished reading Forever Chic by Tish Jett, and have just started French Women Don’t Need Facelifts by Mireille Guiliano. Once I have finished the second book, I will post my thoughts on both.
As for health, the increased organisation has made a real difference, since we are not resorting to take out or dinners out, and I am keeping dinner very simple – plenty of salad with homemade dressings to keep them interesting with a simple protein on the side. I get hubby to pick up the veggies from work daily, and I am shopping for the meat every couple of days. While I haven’t made it to any exercise classes this week (Christmas and New Years have messed with the timetables) I have made it for a 30-40 minute walk while the kids go for a bike or scooter ride around the park.
Week ending 5/01/2014
Today’s weight: 97.0 kg
New Years Day weight: 98.2kg
Starting weight: 99.8 kg
This week’s loss: 1.2 kg
Weight Loss to date: 2.8 kg
Exercise: 3x 30 minute walks
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