Friday, July 30, 2010

Feeling Good Today

So...I have a confession to make.....

I do not keep a clean house....

I am not one to pick up messes, do dishes, or laundry....it gets to the point where I don't want anyone to come over. When I hear the door knock I freak out and try and pretend I am not home.....crazy huh? I think I have a mini hoarding problem because I have stuff piled up in closets to where I haven't even used it in years, but I can't seem to get rid of anything.

So, why am I telling you all of this?

I want to move to a new home in a better location but I can't get rid of this house until I get it all cleaned up because we need to install new carpet in all of the rooms. Two lazy adults and two kids with a ton of toys and clothes have caused this problem. I feel like the more I clean up, the more there is to do. I had the whole living room clean one night when I couldn't sleep, and within a few days the toys were dumped all over the place. I wanted to scream!! Not at the kids because they are just kids, but just out of stress.

So...why does my title say Feeling Good Today and what does this have to do with weightloss?

First, I am feeling good today because I feel like I got a lot accomplished today. I bought a his and hers hamper and started placing only the things that we really needed and then washed the rest and donated it Goodwill. My husband doesn't need 30 t-shirts and I don't need 10 pairs of pants. I also cleaned up a lot in the boys rooms too. New house here I come!!

Second, what does this have to do with my weightloss? When my weight started to get worse my house started to get bad too. I didn't care about my body, so why care about my house? I felt like crap, so why not my house look like crap? Also, when I wanted to start losing weight I started to feel out of control because I didn't have anywhere to workout in my house. They both went hand in hand.

Well,I'm done with being this way!! I am done with living this way!! I deserve a better house and I deserve to feel good about myself!!

Thanks for letting me share this with you guys. It's hard to let people know about what is going on behind closed doors, but I really just need it to be said.

Confession: I am probably going to eat out tonight because I have a huge headache from cleanign with all of this dust.

Cheer: I had a berakthrough today!! I am ready to move on with my life and get to cleaning!!


  1. I've been reading/listening to a book by Peter Walsh called "Does this Clutter make my butt look fat?" Peter Walsh is a professional organizer and he wrote this book not as a diet book but to show that there is a correlation between obesity and clutter. It's an awesome read.
    I'm the same way.... but now that I've been losing weight I've been cleaning and clearing more. It helps me feel like a new person.
    One thing I like to do is work on a small little area and give myself 10 minutes on a timer... After it's done I feel accomplished and things start getting clean.
    Keep up the good work!

  2. Way to go on your accomplishments today! :) :)

  3. Holy crap! I feel like I wrote this post. I am in the exact same position as you. We are wanting to build a new house and I need to clean up the old one. Crazy!


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