I don't know what happened with my challenge this week. :( I gained a pound again. I'm basically back where I started. :( My only comfort is that my clothes are feeling looser. I have started having a large smoothie for breakfast with fruits and vegetables. I used to not eat breakfast, so this is a big step, or if I did, it was all carbs/grains.
I won't lie, this week I have done so much work around the house that I did not get much exercising done. Probably only three days worth of exercising. This past week was my birthday, and so I got a shelving unit to help me organize the guest room. Even though I organized it before, one wall of the room was just piled neatly, but unorganized. So I got a shelving unit for my birthday, and loved it so much, that when it helped me only organize half the stuff, I went and got another one. :) It was for all the baby and kids stuff we have. I love having kids in my home, so when families visit, I want to have some toys for them to play with. So that took up one of those kids cube shelves, 3x3 cubes.
But then I still had all the baby stuff we'd accumulated in garbage bags that I don't want to give away in case I can get pregnant again. So that is what the second shelf was for. :) They took a couple hours each to put together, and then a couple hours to sort through everything the way I wanted. I also found more stuff to give away. Since I started a couple of months ago, I can't seem to stop working on the apartment.
Pretty soon I'll have to stop giving stuff away or we won't have much left. LOL In all honesty, if I could reorganize two more shelving units in my home, and do another run through on the bedroom, and get to two shelves in my bathroom, I think my house would be perfect. But I've said this a few times already, and then started over again with reorganizing and giving stuff away. So who knows once I attack those if I'll still feel the same again. lol. The good thing though? The Duke told me yesterday that the guest room/office now looks like a photo from a magazine! *sigh*
On my birthday, the Duke and I had our first disagreement in a long time. It was hard on me. It was short, and it was something I felt was his fault, but I feel I could have handled it better myself as well. It only lasted a minute or two, but having gone so long without words, it really bothered me that we'd breaken down like this. We haven't had a spanking since we stopped maintenance. But I'm wondering if we should bring one out for a night. I'm not sure I feel I need one, but I'm wondering if he needs the role affirmation. He's slipping back to being unsure of himself... so I think that in the next few nights I'm going to ask for one. I want him to feel the authority I'm giving him. And if that means I can't sit down for the next day or two, so be it. We have family visiting for the next three weekends, so it might be good to get any stress and role affirmations dealt with before they come.
Today there is a free book by the beloved author Dr. Gary Chapman. He wrote the Five Love Languages Book. It is free on Amazon.ca and Amazon.com for sure, and maybe other Amazon sites as well for your ereader. If you don't have an ereader, and want to know how to get a free ereader program for your computer, just let me know. That way you can still ready it from your computer, and then when you do have an ereader possibly in the future you can move it over.
Dr. Gary Chapman - Happy Ever After
I hope you enjoy. I am once again behind in blogland. I have not forgotten about you guys. I just have been so busy, and work is crazy right now, and maybe I should stop organizing a bit and get on here more. :) I promise, PROMISE to do so soon. I have Friday off, so hoping to catch up on blogland if I haven't by then. Until then, I hope to get a few blogs in a day. :)