Thursday, January 20, 2011

Back to work.....

I returned to work this week.  I have had three weeks away and today (day two back at work) it feels like I never left.

Over the break I manged to achieve quite a lot.  I spring cleaned.  This is the first time AC (after children) that I have had a chance.  So you can imagine that after 5 years, three children and a house extension there were some areas needing significant attention.  Aggie and Kim from "How clean is your house" would be proud of me.  I have listened to their advice and I removed from the house so much clutter.  I am now taking their advice further and I aim to further declutter my house by removing a shopping bag of clutter.  They recommend to do it each day but I think I will be getting ahead of myself with this - so I am doing one a week and hopefully it is a garbage bag full each time.  Well that's is my aim.

The other big achievement was removing the mail pile from the kitchen counter (am I alone or does everyone have one of these?).  We used to have all the current mail, magazines, children's forms, bills etc all piled up on the kitchen counter right next to the dish drainer (I am a visual person and I need to see all these things otherwise they get forgotten about).  It caused my BAM so much stress that he had a "major discussion" with me about it.  We have since found a solution.  He built me some shelves (which in male speak was code for a bookcase - a story for another day) and I now have in-trays on top of the freezer out of the way of the cooking.  Best of all my BAM is happy.

I have also got back on the wagon - so to speak and I have recommenced eating well.  I have had salads each day for lunch.  I have resisted the biscuits at work and have been portion controlling my dinners.  Need to lose some of the Christmas holidays that now resides on my waist.  My goal is too loose 8 kilos.  See my ticker tracker below (well that's what I call it).

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