I have GOT to get out of the house!!!

October 15, 2013

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”



2 responses to I have GOT to get out of the house!!!

  1. julesfarm@yahoo.com October 15, 2013 at 3:58 pm

    I’m glad you feel the excitement, because I am driving myself nutso! Yes, I do know THAT drawer! I think there is at least ONE in every room of the house. Oh well, I guess it means we’re normal??? Have a great day Kristin! Thanks so much for reading!

  2. Ok Julie… I had my walking shoes on when I thought I would check my phone one last time. I’m loving all your nesting & cleaning and I feel your excitement!! I cleaned out our kitchen junk draw last night, you know that draw that holds everything that is so important that you can’t throw it away but then nobody ever needs to use any of it anyway….:) I found all kinds of projects that I just HAD to do!
    Ok ,so loved