I've never been a very tidy person. Sometimes, depending on the task, I can be pretty organised but I'm not a great one for systems.
Starting WeightWatchers, losing and maintaining my 62lb weight loss has been an incredible journey and has taught me so much about myself. I now know that I have determination, that I can stick to things and that that I have willpower and discipline. Slice-of-Slim confirms this, as I am as committed to writing, innovating and posting regularly onto the blog as I was when I started 18 months ago.
Losing my weight has not been solely about that fat coming off, it has also been about learning to respect myself, give myself time and nurture and 'stop and smell the roses' - i.e. appreciate my surroundings, my home, my family and the things that are happening in my life right now.
Do you remember the craze for these 'Magic Eye' pictures a few years ago? If you stared into them from a certain distance for a while, all of a sudden, something in our eyes and brains 'clicked' and a 3-D image would appear like a miracle!
Well, I think setting onto that journey, making the decision to lose weight and take responsibility for our eating habits is a little like that. One day-whether it's an experience, a photo or a feeling, something 'clicks' in us and that is when we know we are ready. The mindset is much more powerful than the stomach! Once you decide "I want it" enough, you can make it happen.
So...the reason for this photo of clutter and my freshly-delivered skip at the top of the page, is because something has 'clicked' in my head and all of a sudden, I am seeing 15 years of accumulated clutter in my house.
Mr.S-O-S has taken next week off, the dog is going into kennels and we are having a SERIOUS life laundry! Can't wait!
For this reason, I won't be posting on the blog this week, so please take the time to have a look through the archives- check out my different categories-by propoint or meal-type...I'm sure there are recipes and ideas you will have missed.
I'll be staying in touch via my Facebook page (well, we still have to eat!), so there'll be lots of chatting and ideas going on there. Here's a link if you don't already follow Slice-of-Slim on Facebook.
If you 'like' the Facebook page, you will get regular updates and links to my posts etc-it's just another way to stay in touch
Hope you all have a great week and see you soon...decluttered and raring to go!
x x x