Monday, July 14, 2008

Losing It

Weight, that is. I finally decided that I want to get rid of the 15 pounds I never got around to loosing before I got pregnant. I am very focused when it comes to many activities, but dieting is not one of them. I am a little ADD and I need structure and guidelines. I am a pretty clean eater, but I tend to snack too much and eat when I am bored. So, after looking around, I joined W.eight W.atchers online. I was not interested in the meeting aspect, but the online environment is pretty cool. They will even adjust your points if you are a nursing mom. We'll see how it goes. So far I'm pretty happy with it.



The other thing I am getting rid of is stuff. I feel like M and I have too much of it. We have a very, very small house and will be looking to move next year, I hope. In this area where housing is pretty cheap, I think we could definitely afford a bigger place. In the mean time, though, we are IKEA gurus and I am constantly trying to weed out my belongings. When I was single I moved a lot to different apartments and had gotten pretty good at packing up and moving out. When I moved in with M, I gave away over half of my things. I used to save everything. I was defined by all of my "stuff". I won't say that is was a zen-like enlightenment that made me realize that I was weighed down by my belongings because it was probably the hassle of moving them that made me clean out. I realize,though, that I like open spaces and a few special things that provide memories. Now, with Luke, I find my desire to save every little thing has come back. It is all such a blur and it goes by so quickly that I want to cling to anything tangible that might stir my memory later on. Diana wrote about how hard it was to put away her little girl's newborn clothes and I can totally relate. I have a box I need to go through and it will be hard to decide what stays and what goes.



The biggest thing that happened this weekend was the completion of the baby room! I can finally post a picture of the nursery. M is a perfectionist and works as hard as he can after working all day at the office, so nearly five months after Luke got here, we put the final touches on the room on Sunday. We decided to go with carpet tiles from F.LOR, which was a very good experience. If you have ever wondered about using carpet tiles, I can answer all of your questions! The chest of drawers doesn't match, but it is mine from when I was a little girl. Other than that, it's pretty much S.noopy/Airplanes/Baseball and, of course, N.ASA stuff that he will collect whether he wants to or not.



Here is the final product:






13 comments:

seussgirl said...

Wow, it's beautiful!
We're not perfectionists, we just somehow never get around to finishing things. I still have 2 pictures sitting in the hall outside of the nursery waiting to be hung. And I think they're just perfect for the room, but they don't do any good in the hall!
I'm also trying to find time each day to weed out some stuff a little more. I just don't know what to do with what I've weeded out, so I just end up with whole boxes of things I don't want! I keep thinking yard sale, but can't seem to get up the motivation to just do it...

Diana said...

The floor tiles look great! The room is perfect! Good luck cleaning out things! It sure is hard to decide what to keep, that's why I kept it all so far. Just moved it to the garage!

Waiting Amy said...

The room looks great, and you are right -- I love the carpet tiles. They always seemed like such a good thing to me, but I thought they were a little price-y? Regardless, I love the checkerboard pattern.

We majorly cleaned out our stuff for our latest move. It's hard, but liberating! Keep at it!

Fertilized said...

I absolutely love it! Those carpert tiles are wonderful

Good Luck with WW - i think that meal plan program is one of hte very best! I had great succuss on WW. I hope you do too

lifelemons said...

The room is adorable! Good luck cleaning out things! That is one of my favorite things to do!

butterflyanla said...

The nursery is beautiful

The Broken Man said...

We are struggling with clearing thigs too - we have to move out of our flat in the next few months, and are busy packing things up and throwing things out, to make the flat look more like someowhere people will want to busy!

The nursery looks fabulous! How can you have trouble throwing things out when you keep a beautiful room like that?!

The Broken Man

http://theblogofabrokenman.blogspot.com/

Somewhat Ordinary said...

That room is awesome!! We're still not totally finished with our room....ah, maybe before his first birthday!

Chris said...

Those tiles look great!! Nicely done!

La La said...

The nursery is ADORABLE!

hopeful to hateful in 28 days said...

I like the room! My daughter's nursery looked great at first- then we moved her crib into our room so that she could sleep nearby- now it is back to looking incomplete! I'm glad to hear everything is good with you & the little one. He's grown a lot!

Kate said...

The room looks fantastic, like a picture from a catalog. We have the same white shelves in the boys' room, so I wanted to ask you about the inserts you have. It looks like there are drawers? Are they also from IKEA? I have just big fabric bins that we use, but having something drawers would be so much more useful (for the millions of little cars, planes, boats, blocks, etc. in Child's collection--see what you have to look forward to?).

It seems like several bloggers I read recently joined WW, so I am curious to see how you like it as time goes by. I have plenty of weight to lose, but I also LOVE food. I am not a junk food eater, but give me good cheese or chocolate, I have no will power to stop...

Lastly (since I haven't commented in a while), I love the pictures of Luke. He reminds me quite a bit of Baby--also a chubby, cheeky little guy. Very, very adorable.

The Broken Man said...

the baby room looks increadble! I am spending the weekend doing more packing up of boxes and more painting, its hard work but does feel good when its done - well thats my hope!