Wednesday, June 16, 2010

What I've Realized

I realized something last night about myself. I am terrible at doing things that TRULY make me happy and re-fill my "bucket". It's time that I really sit down and think about those things and prioritize my life. Do you know what I miss that truly, truly made me happy? Coupon shopping. Have you ever done that? I used to get 4 copies of the Sunday paper and that was my Sunday ritual in the morning. I would gather all of the ads and organize. I'm getting happy just remembering about it. I would have my excel spreadsheet with all the store's "deals" and go shopping. I got a thrill off of seeing how much I'd saved each time I shopped. I used to save $200-$300 on a single grocery shopping trip. My receipt would be taller than I am. I miss those days. I know what I'm doing this weekend! I'm getting my subscription back.
I need to take time to prioritize the activities in my life. I feel so scattered and I HATE that feeling. I feel like I have no control. I also LOVE to organize everything but you wouldn't know it because right now my house is no where near organized. My craft room has become a dumping ground. So that means no crafts and an unhappy me. It's time to get my life back in "order".
Maybe I'll post before and after pictures of my organizational projects.
I'm sick of being depressed again. It's a terrible place to be. My weight loss is ZILCH. I need to get my life back. I am addicted to this stupid computer. I'm on it all the time. It's terrible. So I'm taking a HUGE step for me and turning it off during the day. I can feel my heart start beating faster as I type this. I can do it. Hello...maybe if I turn off the computer and put my "addictions" aside I can get the stuff done that is really a priority.


  1. I can't wait to see pics. Your blog is so cute. Love it.

  2. Tami I have the same addiction with the computer too. I was playing FarmTown and Farmville everyday on FB but then I realized it was taking over my life and I quit it ALL. I enjoy the blog it is like my scrapbook of my weight journey. I used to do coupon sense and I didn't do as well with it as it sounds you do. Good luck getting back to being in your "Happy place". I know it is going to be WAY hard while I am on vacation not to check my blog followers (no computer for a WHOLE WEEK! But I can do it I hope. love the new blog look too. See you hopefully tomorrow night. smile.

  3. Wow.. I just had this discussion with my husband a couple of hours ago how unorganized I feel these past two months. Children graduating and moving, birthday's, Mother's Day, Father's day.. (life in general) And when that happens I start spending and not balancing my checkbook. So today I tackled it and balanced it and yes I have no extra spending money but I could feel that depression leaving. I told him we have to stay organized.
    I do coupon shop and that has slacked off the past 2 months too. I get 2 papers but it is a big savings. Today's coupons have $1.00 coupons on chicken.
    You can do it, enjoy your days organizing and clipping coupons!