It poses to be a rainy weekend here in the Portland Oregon region and I am actually pretty happy about that. With all of the plans to make this big move to Florida there is much that needs to start getting done. There are still so many items that Sharon and I have agreed on not taking with us and we need to start separating and getting rid of this stuff. We have downsized once before and we are doing it again.
I am still working on my file cabinet and converting paper documents into pdf documents and saving them on my computer and a thumb drive. I will place a little more emphasis on this project today and try to get it done. We will go through each room and each closet and make a fair assessment on every item to decide if it brings us great joy or serves a purpose in our lives. Sharon has a lot of collectible items like depression glass, baby plates and baby prints that were passed on to her by her mom. This items will be hard for her to let go of and I am staying out of her decision. Even though we are a couple we always have to keep in mind that we are still both individuals and we each have our own personal emotions about things.
After Christmas we were able to reduce our decorations to just 2 small boxes and will be taking this stuff with us as we anticipate celebrating the season in Florida, but maybe just not as grand. As our children have grown and we now have grandchildren we still want our new home to have the warmth of the holiday season as we anticipate people sharing Christmas with us as they escape the snow of the North East.
As for me, the hardest items I will getting rid of our my treadmill and bowflex. I purchased both these items from Craigslist as a very reasonable cost. I anticipate doing the same thing again after we arrive at our new home, but for now they are just too bulky and heavy to ship. I use these two things just about everyday and they are an important part of my workout routine, but I will find alternative ways of getting my workout in.
I remember the last time we did this and how removing stuff from our home brought me such great joy. It was like a small celebration that lived in my head and felt much pride in looking at the empty spaces where those items once lived. My hopes for the future is living in a place where they only items around us are items that we actually use and actually love. It takes a long time to reach this point, but it is so worth it. I really love the journey.
My blood sugar is in a very healthy range once again this morning and my body weight is staying steady. I started my day off yesterday with working my legs and abdominal muscles and drank a protein shake after the workout. About 3 hours later I ate a breakfast burrito and three hours after that lunch which consisted of Ribs and Salad. Dinner last night was a very small portion of lasagna. So I am not eating very low carb, but I am still getting great results.
Blood Sugar 85, Weight- 180.4
Treadmill- 30 Minutes