Sunday, March 4, 2012

Cleaning...Organizing...and New Discoveries...

On Friday, I took the day off from work to be with my Hubby and to strategize our health and fitness plan! Our goals were to clean out the pantry, the fridge and the freezer. Not just to do the spring clean thing....I know....I know....I'm early...anyway, our goals were to rid the house of all foods that are not good for us. That means even my Hubby's hiding places. We got up early and got started right away. First we tackled the know my vault ~ anything in there is forgotten for me, which makes the freezer a treasure chest for my Hubby ~ He never forgets about it. So out went his sugar cookies that he loves, oh and of course, we threw out any stuff that had been in there a while. Geez time flies - can't believe how long we had some of this stuff!! I had something in there from 2010. I guess I need to clean out the freezer more often.

Then up next was the fridge. We did not really have bad stuff in there. We both checked it out and looked to see if there was anything in there that would be a stumbling block to either one of us. If we thought we would struggle with it...out the door it went!

Then we tackled the pantry. Ack I hate that space!! It was so messy and disorganized! Anyway, we again got rid of things that would hinder our clean eating. I think we got rid of about 3 bags of stuff. Mostly it was expired food or stale stuff. We both made a pact that we would not buy more food than we can eat. So wasteful!!!

Then because that was so much fun, we tackled our bedroom closet. Hubby and I both have clothes in there that are too big for us. So we decided to gather everything together so we could send it to Goodwill. We had two GIANT lawn sized garbage bags full of clothes!! Literally if you pushed together all of our clothes, that are left, it would measure about two feet of clothes. Our closet is empty!! Oh well, I guess that is the down side to losing have to buy new clothes!! HA HA HA....tee hee hee!! (Happy Dancing!!) Obviously not too bent out of shape for shopping!

While we were organizing my Hubby came across his old bicycle jersey. This one has long sleeves and is warm. It has the cool pockets in the back for water bottles. Yeah I like it!! Anyway, the last time I tried it on, it was so tight I looked like a big old yellow sausage. This jersey is a men's extra large. Since he's lost so much weight, he wanted to put it in the Goodwill pile. But I stopped him just in time...I wanted to try it on and see if it fits. I got it on and it was too big!! Oh my goodness. He had another one,   sized men's large, already in the Goodwill pile and I snagged it out and tried it on. Eureka!! It fit. Now I have a really cool, official bike jersey that looks awesome on me!! I will try and post some pictures soon!!

So that was my big discovery! Things are really truly happening! I am shrinking!! I am really excited about this because just last summer we scoured the bikes shops around town and we could not find a jersey that fits. Nothing fit in men or women's sizes. So excited to have a new jersey!!

After we got done with all of that excitement we took everything to Goodwill and then it was off to the grocery store. We loaded our cart with healthy and delicious food.

Then after that we got our Grand Daughters and played all evening. Gotta say, I was pooped by the end of the day!!

Yesterday we spent the day with my Daughter and Grand Daughters and we all went off to the pool. So much fun!!

Stay focused!


  1. Holy crap - what an amazingly productive day! SOOO awesome.

  2. My bf and I totally do the same thing with regards to our closet. We go through it seasonally and donate/throw away anything that doesn't fit or doesnt look good anymore.

    I love to organize things so your day sounds like a magical one to me!

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. I'm feeling much better now :)

  3. I bet you feel great after tackling such accomplishments today! Keep your momentive going!

  4. You've got to feel great after tackling all those accomplishments today! Keep your momentive!

  5. I've been decluttering the house, but now I need to tackle the cupboards, freezer, and fridge. You never know when a weak moment will strike, so I don't like having chocolate and sugary options around the house. Have a great week!

  6. Doesn't getting rid of clothes that are too big feel great?
    Good job on pantry and fridge cleanup. Talk about wise steps to a healthier and happier you.

  7. I am so glad that you two are in this together. You're doing great.