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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Hi guys,
I have missed writing about my days these past 5 weeks but the reason is that I have been tackling some home improvement projects around the house. The problem is I didn't realize how much work I had ahead of me and still have!
Okay so this year I had it my head that I would learn to fix more things around the house rather then calling contractors... you know the people you call and then they give you an outrageous estimate with no finish date.. you know what i'm talking about so I just started... I started by taking the God awful wallpaper that has been plaguing my eyesite since i moved in 8 yrs ago.... they didn't prime the walls before applying wallpaper so I have to repair drywall and sand before even beginning to paint. Disgusting drapes I took down and then patched all the holes from that. I am in the process of tiling a floor and redoing a bathroom and renting a ladder to paint walls attached to 12 foot ceilings,which also have to be painted and i wanted some crown molding.....
I am not a contractor, plumber or tiler or painter but I have become these things because I am a home owner. So, you can see where my free time( what's that?!) has been going. No, I have not quit my job!
My eating has been spot on because my days are very long. I've been doing 30-40 min of 30 day shred 5-6 times a week. I am maintaining my weight just fine but I really need to kick it up some just so I can catch up with ROXY'S abs! I am loving this weighing in monthly thing because I feel that I have complete control and freedom over my food choices without thinking that I'm going to be disappointed by the scale. This may not work for everyone, but right now it works for me.
My 3 yr old started ballet and tap last month and she is loving it.... I am enjoying being a mom right now.
I hope to finish my renovations by Easter and then i can get back to other aspects of my life like SP!
Thank you for nominating me as a motivation. i am truly humbled and will try to live up to this honor.
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  • LSDALOIA
    WOW! Are we going to see you on DIY TV anytime soon? My DH watches home improvement shows constantly. Unfortunately (or fortunately?) he doesn't try projects himself. You should be really proud of yourself. You don't need no stinkin' workouts -- that contractor work is hard enough!
    4067 days ago
  • 4DOGNIGHT
    You are awesome! As a decorator, I know what you are going through. You can save a lot of money but it is a lot of work too. A lot of my client's are removing wallpaper and the walls behind, are well, like you said. Start all over. No wonder they are not buying more of it. Keep going! Think of all the exercise you are getting.
    4074 days ago
  • DIMI1124
    Wow inspiring in every way!!!! gave me some things to think about!!! emoticon
    4074 days ago
  • FITCHICK421
    Great job. I did all and more with the townhouse I owned. I also learn plumbing and electrician stuff. It was fun and felt good once it was all done. All the work you are doing is one big workout in itself. Hope you post after photos so we can see all the great work! I've missed seeing you around. :)
    4075 days ago
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