I finally got around to cleaning out my basement this weekend. I had tons of things that I had out grown, no longer liked or wanted, or just didn't fit in with my current decor. The sad thing is, I have never thought of myself as a packrat. Every spring and fall, I go thru my clothing and get rid of things I haven't worn in a while or things that don't fit. I pack them up and take them to Goodwill. However, when it comes to household items, I just banish things I no longer like or want to the basement.
I really have to break myself of that habit...because this is what happens when you don't get rid of stuff semi-anually.
Some of these items are going to the dump, some of these items are going to my cousin up north who is setting up her appartment, and the rest is a donation to my mom and dad who are going to have a charity yard sale in the fall.
This weekend I also signed up at the local community centre for a one month pass, which allows me to swim, skate, or walk. The community centre has a great indoor track. 13 times around equals a mile. I know I have a treadmill, and I have been using it for the last several weeks, however I just don't get the same workout on the treadmill as I do on the track. (don't ask me why, I have no idea LOL) This also gave me an excuse to go out and buy some more exercise goodies. I bought a "lap counter". It is really a pitch counter but it does the same thing. You just click a little button each time you go around the track and you don't have to keep count in your head. It is far to complicated having to walk and keep count all at the same time...lol.
I am really starting to see the change in my body as well, I don't think I have lost any more weight (I'm not a big fan of that damn scale) but all my clothes are just hanging off me, so I'm happy with that. People keep telling me the pounds will start to come off too, but for now I am just happy that my clothes look like they belong to someone else. Hopefully 6 months from now they will be in the Goodwill pile.
Last but not least.
HAPPY FATHERS DAY to my Dad.
You're pretty cool for an old guy dad.
Even if you won't wear pink or yellow.
Love you lots.
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