The Crazy Suburban Mom: Putting myself first on my own list

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Putting myself first on my own list

Found something interesting a few weeks ago when I was surfing about clutter; according to The Riley Group:  "Did you know clutter actually impacts your health? In addition to stress, clutter leads to weight gain, fatigue, and depression."

Weight gain really got my attention, not that stress, fatigue and depression don't interest me but when my jeans won't zip it's all downhill.

They went on to say, "The reason clutter affects so much is simple. Clutter causes stress; stress causes increased cortisol production and excess cortisol impacts health. When your body makes extra cortisol, you tire quickly and crave sugar. You also store more fat. Combine these factors and clutter actually makes us gain weight."

Okay.  Wow.  

 I have been stressed; very, very stressed (and cluttered).   Reading this didn't make me happy, who wants to hear "Oh yeah and another thing, it's not just eating making you fat!" 

 It does explain a thing or two, or should I say a pound or two that's still hanging around.  

About a week ago there was a  Nutrisystem  Daily Dose, I faved it because it was great.

January 15, 2012

Postpone Procrastination

This week, we're going to talk about something that no one wants to admit to doing, but that a huge amount of people get caught up in: procrastination.

We don't mean to (well, actually we do "mean to"), but somehow we just never quite get around to making the move. And the longer we go without getting started, the less likely it is that we'll ever take the leap.

So why do we do it? And how do we stop it? Well, that's what we're going to talk about this week.

You've been busy, you don't like to exercise, etc.—there are so many excuses for why you haven't gotten started. But this week, we're going to try to focus on the real reasons.

So pencil in sometime this week. It's time to get our affairs in order and prepare ourselves to do those things we've been meaning to do but haven't quite gotten around to yet.

And weight loss is at the very top of that list.

This morning it all clicked.   Sometimes I intend to do quite a lot -- Some gets done, some doesn't and some who even knows?  I think my unfinished life is hanging around (my hips) as pounds of procrastination.  

I've never thought of it that way before but between the cortisol thing, the clutter thing and the procrastination thing I better get the lead out or I'll never get the lead out .. of me.

Everyday I make a to-do list, you've all seen them...They have colored pens, stickers - highlighter.  The works. I add everything...  Well, I thought I did.

 I don't log my Daily 3 and I don't track my meals here.  I don't track Nutrisystem  on my list or a better way to say it is, I don't track myself on my own list.

It's not that I have to track it here but why ever not --  I track everything else in the known Universe in my Filofax and Nutrisystem  is something important I'm doing for myself.  Why is it woman put themselves last on the list?  

Starting today I will add a section and call it ...  Hm, I'm going to call my new section something - I'll give this some thought.  

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Lynette 1/26/12, 7:38 AM  

your right we always put ourselves last. and it is wrong to do!

Amy 1/26/12, 7:39 AM  

Interesting. I also have a to-do list (sans Filofax) and while most things get crossed off, others do not, and I do feel them hanging on me, and perhaps where they are hanging is just over the rim of my jeans with the rest of my belly that isn't going away just by my thinking about it. I probably should add exercise to my to-do and make sure that it's the first thing crossed off my list! Thanks for the reminder!

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