Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Digging Myself Out

Okay, so after my VERY down-in-the-dumps post the other day, I had a long sit down with my amazing husband. I am SO fortunate to be married to a man that "gets" me. I had concerns, doubts, and lots of negative emotions that I needed to get out. He received it all very well, and didn't take anything personally. I am so thankful that our talk went the way it did.

The end result was amazing. My husband insisted that when he's home I get 2 hours to myself a day. (Personally, I think that's a good goal, and I'll probably end up with 1, but still...) We'll be adjusting the budget so that I can try to catch a movie with a girlfriend every now and again, and we're going to plan on a date night once a month. Nothing extravagant, but time for us to reconnect. Having him on a boat and away from home so much has been such a life-changing event for our family. I say all the time that we are a team, and it's really true. I am able to function while he's gone. I do most of what I need to do, and manage a little sleep now and again. When he's home, though, it's just so different.

I digress...

The other portion of our meeting was me setting goals. These goal run the gamut from weight loss goals to chores. I know it may seem silly to make a chore/task sheet for an adult, but when I get depressed and withdraw, I need to completely refocus.

So, in case there are others in the same boat as me, I am willing to share my task and goal sheet. I am a little obsessed with vintage pinups, as you can see. Hopefully you'll be able to click to enlarge the pic to see it.

In other news, we've been more active as a family, and I weighed this morning just to see exactly where I am. I'm at 189.5, which is where I left off when my mom and grandmother were here. I'm back on track, so watch out!


Just a Girl in a Port said...


Great little list. I love it, of course.

Do you ever follow "FlyLady.net". It's a bit overwhelming sometimes with the emails, but if you sign up, you get a daily reminder of much of what you posted in your list.

Chrissy said...

I'm a geek and make a to do list every day. It makes me feel good to cross things off. I even write down the obvious things like dishes when they are piled in the sink. Even crossing off the little things makes you feel like you accomplished something. :)
Love ya!

The Roaming Bilderbacks said...

Awesome list, Amber! I love it! I too and one that loses focus all to easily, so having a chart/list/whatever helps me as well.

Mary said...

I *heart* you for many reasons, but one of which is your honesty. Your list is fantastic and it's nice to know that getting dressed is on someone else's to-do list, too.

Becca and Jason said...


Still right here with you, girl! Every step!

The Vuylsteke Family said...

Wow! Your last few posts could have been written as a story of my life lately. I went weeks without tracking, gained (a lot for me) weight, and I'm disgusted at what I see in the mirror. I've just got back on track (no pun intended) with counting points today. I know this all sucks, but it's nice to know I'm not going though this alone, that you are human too. I have no more sweets in my house since that is my huge weakness. Here's to new beginnings....for the both of us.