Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Autumn Organization

1. My light eating plan progress:

This was on the "Launch Pad", also known as the washing machine, yesterday morning as I was going out the door to work. According to this picture I should be smart, slim, fit and light!

At first glance you might think my food for the work day was full of processed food. You would be partially right, but you must put it into perspective. The Slimfast shake that I had for breakfast is absolutely full of vitamins and minerals and supplied 50% of my daily needs for calcium. For 190 calories I was satisfied until lunch time.

The Smart Ones lasagna contained 300 calories and satisfied my carb addiction. Besides that, it was way cheaper and definitely better for me than going through the drive through at McDonalds, Wendy's, Burger King or the like.

The yogurt for an afternoon snack isn't too bad nutritionally for 80 calories. I can use all the calcium I can get, because I cannot remember to take my calcium supplement.

Today my food for work will be a Slimfast shake for breakfast, a homemade chicken sandwich made from baked chicken, whole wheat bread and light mayo and broccoli with light ranch dip for lunch and peach yogurt for an afternoon snack.

2. Fall Clothing Organization:

Last night I spent some time organizing my side of the closet. We are in that time of the fall season when the temperatures fluctuate wildly. I still need some short sleeve tops, but definitely need some long sleeve tops and jackets on other days. However, the cooler days are slowly taking over the warmer ones, so some closet organization was definitely in order. Besides, everything in there had gotten all mixed up.

I enjoy getting dressed much more if the pants are together, the skirts are together, the long sleeve tops are together, the jackets are together and each category needs to be grouped by color. It also makes getting dressed much faster and I can use all the extra time in the mornings I can get.

3. Fall and Winter Planning:

November, December and January are going to be very busy months for me, as I'm sure it will be for all of you too. Before November 1st, I plan to sit down with my calendar/planner and get organized. I need to make a list of all the things I need to do in advance. I think now is the time to do this to reduce some stress in the coming months.

Example 1: My Step-daughter is getting married in January. For my to-do list in connection with this I need to: purchase shoes to go with my dress, make sure my undergarments are in order (hosiery, etc), purchase wedding gifts, put together outfits for bridesmaid's luncheon and rehearsal dinner, work on quilt that I hope to have ready by the wedding day.

Example 2: My husband and I are going on our annual anniversary trip in November. I need to pull out my packing list and start working on this. Arrangements need to be made for responsibilities at home and work. I need a to-do list for this trip.

Example 3: Thanksgiving and Christmas. Enough said!

Example 4: Menu planning. Planning menus and grocery lists ahead of time will be helpful to help me move through these upcoming busy months smoothly.

I think a separate section in my notebook for each of these examples would be helpful to me. I can place in there all my to-do lists and notes and have everything all organized and in one place!


BLUE SKY said...

I need a launch pad!! haha. I also would like to be smart, slim, light and fit!!!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

WOW Debbie,
I'm tired just thinking of all YOU have to do!! HA!HA!
I've been organizing my fall calendar will all the things I'd like to get done also.
Good Luck!!

~Joann~ said...

Debbie~ I just love Smart ones. Even though I am home at lunch time I like something hot once in a while instead of a sandwich. MY favorite is Mac/cheese and it's only 5 points :) So far I have lost 53.2 pounds many many more to go though Good luck to you.

Pen Pen said...

You are really committed to your light eating plan. I'm so proud. All I want to do is look at recipes and cook and eat!!! I hope you guys have a great anniversary trip!

Sagegirl said...

Launch pad-you must be a Flybaby (Flylady). I am trying to organize myself and have been trying to get back on my healthy eating plan. I baked some chicken breasts tonight and diced them up. Enough for the next four "chicken and romaine salad" lunches.

Rose Mary said...

You are going to be soooo busy! I need to get out my winter clothes, too. Like you, I need them for warm weather and cool weather for another month and then I should only need the 'cold' weather clothing~but I always keep a few short sleeves. It's not unknown for us to have 60s and 70s during the winter~usually right before a snow or ice storm, LOL!

Debbie J said...

Hi Sage Girl, I need to be doing the Flylady thing! The launch pad term did come from her though! I am always remembering things I learned from her, even if I don't follow them as much as I should!

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