Saturday, May 31, 2008

Last of May

A month ago, Coffee Bean at Righteous Buzz, issued a challenged. I jumped in with my goals. And it worked! Thanks Kelly Jean!

My Goal #1 was to get up early and work in the gardens daily. Jerry and I are sharing that one and have gotten a lot done. Our veggie garden is becoming quite a challenge (or disappointment) but we're not giving up yet

Goal # 2 involves weight loss. 50# in a year.... ugh I am on the right track with eating better. I need to increase my physical activity though. This month I lost 7 pounds. I am pleased.

And finally Goal#3. "Drum Roll please"



I was ashamed to share this mess. I am sure you remember the horrifying garage pictures I shared at the end of April. My life was shoved into boxes and hidden away in a storage unit for a year. Some of the boxes had not been opened since the year 2000 when I started out on my 'Quest', which landed me here in California. But that's another story for another day.
I announced that I would have this mess cleaned up, sorted out and put away by the end of May.





Today is the LAST DAY of MAY. This is my last pile of empty boxes to be broken down and recycled. A N D ........





This is my side of the garage this afternoon! (Jerry's side has been clean all along because he had no boxes in storage to clutter up his side)





and more of my clean, organized, lovely garage.

I am so glad to have that job done!

Next goal; see a few of the boxes on the shelves? There are about 5 boxes containing about 30 years of photographs. If I sort out and organize a year per month, I'll be done in about 3 years. I may change my mind but I'll aim for a year's worth of pictures gone through by July.

And #2 : how about 8 pounds lost in June. And #3: at least 30 minutes of planned exercise 5 days per week in June.

How about up dates from those 'playing' along?



9 comments:

Coffee Bean said...

AWESOME Kathy!!! I am SO EXCITED for you!!! You did a great job and your garage looks absolutely fabulous! WOO HOO for YOU!!!

Great job on the weight loss too!!!

I have not updated on my mess! I did get it cleaned up but not to my satisfaction. I made a lot of progress but had to shove stuff back in the storage area when all our company came. Oh! you have sooooo inspired me!

Shhhhh... but I need to lose 75 lbs. I need to exercise too... I'm gonna jump on board with ya!

You need to do some leaps and twirls in that garage and give yourself a big hug and many pats on the back!

Jenn said...

That looks great! Sure feels good to have your stuff all out of boxes and put away, doesn't it?

And grats on the weight loss...slowly but surely you'll get there.

Karen Deborah said...

FaBoLoUs!!!!! You did a great job! My house should look as good as that garage. And way to go on the weight loss. I would suggest the power yoga, it's really great and start slowly. It is amazingly effective. I'm in much better shape but still no weight loss. Didn't help to eat 2 boxes of black cherry chocolate chip ice cream, not all in one sitting of course,...LOL

lov mom said...

Garage likes great, did all your things fit in the house? If only I did mine, still all boxes sitten stacked high, in basement also.

Good for you on wt. loss, keep up good work.

Take care, XO "Hi Jerry"

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

I am impressed, once again. Awesome garage. Our cars have to live outside as we have so much stuff, which needs to go.

And that poundage? And the exercise? Good for you. Keep up the great work.

di :) said...

hi Kath,
goal #1 weight loss, initially lost 13 lbs, but after Memorial Day Wekend gained 3 back.
Goal #2 books still in corner of bedroom, problem with that, I start to put them away and find one to read and then i do and that's as far as i go there.
Goal #3 haven't even touched the photos!!! miss ya, di :)

Kathy said...

Thanks everyone for the encouraging words!
DI-when are you going to start your own blog? That way I could keep better track of you and your wild life style! AND I can't imagine you even needing to lose 13#.

Tristan said...

What in the name of Kentucky fried chicken happened! When I was there that garage was filled with boxes and now, it's full of space! Wow, I can't wait to move to California and see that for myself. Well, Nana YOU DID A GREAT JOB!!!!

Kathy said...

It is so big and clear in there, you will be able to scooter or skate board in there any time you want. Unless all of your junk (I mean stuff) fills it up again. Give your MOM a gentle kick in the rear to get you guys out here! LOVE YOU!