Mission Interrupted

Have you ever got mid-way through something, only to lose interest and  wonder what madness inspired you to start in the first place..? Yeah, me too. That was me this weekend, having a bit of a sort-out. Spot the inappropriate use of the word bit in that sentence. I massively underestimated the size of the task, and now my bedroom looks like a clothes-bomb went off.

I ran out of steam after I’d been going at it for three or four hours and proceeded to find all manner of distractions. I even did some ironing which tells you how desperate for a distraction I was…anyone who knows me would tell you that I never pick up the iron without a gun to my head.

So anyway, the upshot is my low boredom threshold means I’ve only scratched the surface of what needs to be done. All the stuff in my wardrobe fits me – or is about to – and anything that’s too big has been evicted but I haven’t been near the stuff I have in storage yet, to see what gems are waiting to be rediscovered. There are definitely things amongst that lot which will fit me now, but the buggeration factor is that I don’t remember packing it away in any kind of order, you know? It won’t be as easy as just grabbing the bags I need, because I’m an ejit and that would be too simple.

I came across a bunch of skinny stuff too, when I started emptying drawers…I couldn’t decide what to do with it, so I just put it back and did nothing. I mean, should it stay? I’m working my way down the sizes so it seems a waste of effort to pack it all up and put that in storage but on the other hand I’m barely in the ‘burbs of Skinny Town and I won’t need it for a while yet. Months, in fact. It probably needs to go. If I’m bringing stuff back here I’ll need the drawer space. Fucks’ sake, swapping all this stuff around is going to take forever.

Still, it’ll get done when it gets done. I’m working until Thursday but then I’m off work for about ten days. I’m taking my mom away to the seaside over the Easter Weekend but I have almost a whole week off after we get back so I’ll make it my mission to crack on and finish what I’ve started. I’ll allow myself a couple of lazy days towards the end of the week if I get my arse in gear and do it as soon as we get back. To be fair, I am looking forward to being reunited with some of the stuff I liked enough to pack away in the hope that one day it might fit me again.

I had another positive conversation with the Shitbird Scale yesterday, did you see?  One and a half more pounds evicted from my pants. That’s the fourteenth week in a row where I’ve lost weight, and I’m still completely in control of my food plan so I’m now breaking new ground and I can’t begin to tell you how good that feels. Just a few pounds more and the number will read sixteen something and God was a lad last time that happened.

Can I just mention too that the sun has been shining this weekend, and my arse has been a black-pants-free-zone. How about that 🙂

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10 thoughts on “Mission Interrupted

  1. That skinny clothing you put back– you did put it in a tub with a size label, right? So you don’t have to start over in a few months? 🙂

    1. Ha, truth be told it hasn’t made it out of the drawer yet, but yes that’s a job for next week and I will make sure it’s stored with a label!

  2. Every project has its “i can’t believe i started this” moment. It’s like the universe is challenging you to see if you really meant you wanted to do it. You have to show you meant it and keep plugging away, then it gets easier, then gets done.

  3. Great job on the loss! I’m full steam ahead on the new plan – I seem to be struggling with eating all weeklies in 3 days – I think it’s easier to do it over 4 days. I’m hopeful!

    1. Me too Beth! I’ve just changed my weigh day so the days I need to eat more fall at the weekend, I thought it made more sense! So I’ll weigh in this Wednesday and start my week over! Good luck!

  4. Congrats on another good weigh in. Too funny about getting bored cleaning out the closet that happens to all of us. It is way more fun to shop and buy, than sort and get rid of. I read where we shouldn’t try to take on more than we can “do” in a hour. If I can get motivated and started and stay focused I can get a lot done in a hour getting started is the hard part for me. We need to break those kind of chores down into manageable bits of time.

    I think it is lovely that you are taking your mom on a trip for Easter. Some how I thought your knee was better sorry to hear that it is still bedeviling you. I hope you get back to normal soon where you can do all the things you want to do with out pain.

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