and the piles of clutter were reduced but not gone
By 2007 I could only find 49 things and by Thanksgiving 2007 I came up wit a new list - the best list this time
100 things to be Thankful For
and the thing is
It was an easy list to make
like the fact that the dirty dishes and dirty clothing are a sign that I have been blessed with food and clothing
And then I was blessed with two online angels who helped me see that my clutter and my unhealthy habits were simply the result of baby steps in the wrong direction and that I could repair the damage by taking baby steps back toward my goals
Flylady.com assured me that I could do anything for 15 minutes, even paint a house 15 minutes at a time
and that the clutter came in one bag at a time and could leave the same way. So I eliminated 7 pick up truck loads of clutter, to a yard sale, a church donation center and the transfer station.
Jonathan Roche at NoExcuses Workouts helped me get healthy by choosing water over soda, a walk over driving in circles looking for the closest parking lot. Little changes that made me drop from 286 to 253 so far and yet feel like I am pampered instead of deprived.
Taken long walks and gone camping with my family,
and celebrated a wonderful Holiday season