I do have plans to get out of the house today, and it’s a good thing. I’m honestly on some kind of cleaning frenzy, and I can’t seem to stop myself. I’ve basically been cleaning since Friday, and making list of “projects” that either NEED to be done, or things that I WANT to do at some point during this Fall and Winter. I still haven’t even stepped into the basement to clean it, and I’m on day FIVE! It seems as though, not only am I obsessed with Pumpkin, but I am currently obsessed with cleaning as well!! I feel like I’m nesting. No. I am not pregnant. I think the closer I get to my goal weight, I feel like now that that part of my life is finally in order, I need to make sure the rest of my life is in order too? Not sure, but that’s the only thing I can come up with. I was crazy yesterday with that cleaning bucket! Baseboards, window sills, curtain rods and stair railings. I found cracks and crevices that I almost wish I hadn’t! The more I seemed to clean, the dirtier I began to think my house was!!! I even swept out the garage! Then I kept finding areas around the house that needed a little touch up paint, or I’d find a dent in the wall that needed fixing, or I discovered things in places that I now decided needed to be MOVED!!!! Ahhhhhh!!!!! And you KNOW I had to make a new list of “To Do’s”.
How often do YOU deep clean YOUR house?
While sweeping out the garage, I decided it was time to find a home for my Grandma’s Grandfather Clock that my brother brought over a couple of months ago. (Why is it called a Grandfather Clock anyhow? Now I have to add looking that up, to my “to do” list!!) Well, I decided on a spot for it, and I absolutely HAD to take care of it right then. Yip. I carried it from the garage to the upstairs hallway. I am SO happy that there is not a video of this event. Yes, it was an event. I prayed the whole way up the steps that I wouldn’t trip, or lose my balance and then lose my grip on it. I went one step at a time, and at step 5, I was wishing I had waited until Mike came home. I couldn’t stop now. So step by step, I made it to the top. I’m sure I’ll pay for it today with some kind of stiff neck or something, although, so far, so good. Now……I’m not even sure if I like it where I put it! Urggggg……..I am excited to have it in our house though. I doubt we will have it chime. I remember spending the night at my Grandma’s house when I was a kid and laying in bed and listening to it, counting the chimes. I have a good feeling that if we did have it chime, the dogs would just be barking every 15 minutes and I would go insane! They bark at every doorbell on the TV and run to the front door!! Silly mutts.
I promise not to talk about Pumpkin. Tomorrow.
I went ahead and attempted one more Pumpkin recipe. It was really good, but the next time I make it, I might share it. It was really filling.
Breakfast – Pumpkin Oatmeal Pancakes
Snack – Roasted Pumpkin Pie Chickpeas
I made this chicken about a month ago, and it froze really well, because lunch was delicious.
Dinner – this picture does NOT look appetizing.
Snack – Apple slices with a variety of toppings
Refresh…I can eat 26 points a day.
I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.
I have an allowance of 49 points that I can dip into if I chose.
I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.
The food I ate and it’s PPV
Breakfast = Pumpkin Protein Pancakes, Coffee with skim milk (9)
Snack = Roasted Pumpkin Pie Chickpeas (4)
Lunch = Caesar Salad with Italian Chicken Tenders (5)
Snack = Heavy I know. It was 4:30 and I had just grilled up a bunch of chicken for the week. I was hungry, so I ate. (6)
Dinner = Small serving of Chicken Masala with quinoa and Garlic Naan (7)
Snack = Apples, Not Donuts, Apple Slices topped with Better n’ Peanut Butter, Pumpkin Butter and Laughing Cow Cream Cheese Wedge (2)
Total = 33
Today’s Exercise = Walk/Run 3 Miles, Strength Training
How many glasses of water I drank today = 15+
Activity Points Earned Today = 6
Activity Points Earned This Week = 10
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 31
Alcohol consumption = zero
“love the life you live, live the life you love”