I'm really getting things done... ; )

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Even before I can use my scale, (I didn't get one that went high enough) emoticon, I am doing so many other things that are becoming 2nd nature to me.

I haven't even begun to lose actual pounds yet... (well something is changing) and I know in my HEART that I'm going to succeed this time. It might be 1 year, or it could take me 3 years, but it doesn't matter anymore. Because I have that feeling clear down in my bones, that I'm making ALL the right choices to finally get back to me... just 1 of me, not three.

I make better choices with my food... I'm moving way more than I did... I'm sleeping better (95% of the time)... I'm getting things done, or working towards getting them done, that have been sitting around and crippling me, emotionally, mentally and spiritually for decades now.

I have multiple years taxes to get done... with 6 moves in 4 years, boxes and boxes kept getting put in storage units, and life happens, and I wouldn't get back to the storage units and then BAM... more boxes went into storage and the vicious cycle continued.

We had 2... 10 x 30 storage units filled up & a 10 x 20 with tools and pool building equipment.

December... started working on clearing out 1 - 10 x 30 and finished up in January. YIPPEE! Lots of junk... and in the middle of junk, would be something I loved and wanted. So, we cleared and cleared and cleared. More junk than beautiful pearls, but I had to put my hands on every box, making sure to weed out paperwork, receipts for taxes, pictures of my sons when small, etc.

Due to all the Hurricanes... if you try to move, you can't find any boxes, so you end up putting stuff in trash bags, or cramming lots of stuff into one box. We had boxes so damaged, that the boxes looked like tape balls.

I was the procrastination queen... sad to say, but I've never denied it and it's really caused more problems for my family by me not being pro-active. Before marriage and kids... I was on top of things, and never let them go. As the years went by... the weight came on and I threw up my hands and said, what the hell... and just gave way to being ok with life as it was... not stressing... no hating myself... but being a.o.k. with having my life jumbled, messy and a wreck. I don't drink alcohol... take any drugs of any kind... and I was somewhat happy. Well, I was at peace most of the time, because I couldn't look at the truth, it was too horrible to own.

But, this is what's different now... I care, it really matters to me. I want more... I can feel it and sense it beyond my ability to feel or see it in my physical life at this moment. A trusting that is beyond words... and I'm working on my Vision Collage and I think it's really helping me.

We were suppose to finish the last storage unit this past Sunday and my son had to work and it was his weekend for his son, so we watched Cayden.

We get a trailer tomorrow... and I will finally have every single box necessary to start building my back taxes and come current. We will empty out that last 10 x 30 by Thursday. We have piles for donation... recycling and trash, and will add to these tomorrow, etc.

I'm amazed and slightly scared too... if that makes any sense? After we're done this week... and I'm starting on all the years taxes & finally finish them, what will I do with all my time? My everyday life has been filled with hours and hours, upon layers and layers of guilt, shame & disappointment that have eaten away at my being all these past years, and it's all beginning to shift. I'm really seeing things with new eyes... the sky seems bluer, the clouds a bit fluffier & whiter and things even smell better.(And I've always had a keen sense of smell) Maybe I'm just limited in my ability to express it correctly or eloquently.

I will be signing on and keeping up with my points because I don't want to lose momentum here, and I'll try to keep up with blogs, etc. All of the SparkPages I've read and the blogs that have blown me away... are a part of why I have the courage to do what I'm doing. You all have changed my life... as well as SparkPeople, as a whole. For that... I'm eternally grateful and so glad to be here. I'm hoping by June 15th, to have all taxes submitted... and my home in the best shape it's EVER been.

I've just started reading... "Does all this clutter make my butt look Fat?" and the 'Ah-ha' moments continue. emoticon

Blessings to all... emoticon emoticon
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    i loved your blog. yes sometimes we have to sort through years of things till we find an answer to make ourselves feel thing done means one happy moment. many things done means many happy moments,you deserve to be happy and healthy. i always know to come to your blogs to make myself feel better and to learn something new and exciting. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3926 days ago
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    It is easy to turn to food to deal with stress.
    3926 days ago
    keep on with the great job you are doing. You are worth it.
    3926 days ago
    This is a great blog - way to get through all the clutter - in your storage as well as life!
    3926 days ago
    Hey........I just joined Quickfire, and your blog so inspired me! I can relate to the "clutter of space" being related to the clutter of our self image! I am right there with you! I am so happy for you that you are pulling it all together! We can fight the good fight to de-clutter all of it. So glad I read your blog!

    3926 days ago
    Oh- you'll feel so much better when all that paper work is done and cleared! About two months ago I finally went through all mine after I realized all the emotional eating I was doing because of it. Before I finally just buckled down and did it I was actually working myself into panic attacks over it- the I'd completely ignore it and often turn to food so that i wouldn't have to think about it. It was a really hard few days that came with a lot of tears and bad memories of financial hardships, but now that its done and I have a little system set up to not let it ever get like that again it's like I can breath again :)
    Isn't amazing that once we start living better in one area of our life, weather it be nutrition or fitness, we start wanting to live better in all areas of our life?
    Good for you getting this taken care of!
    3926 days ago
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