Sunday, October 10, 2010

September 30 Day Challenges...October already?

I only had TWO 30 day challenges for September--eat vegetarian and clean the garage.

I thought that eating vegetarian would be the hard part.  I actually really loved it.  I did slip and have a few tamales and a hot dog when we were out and there was nothing else at the "hot dog dinner" and I was about to pass out from hunger.

Usually when I planned ahead, it all worked out.  What I found is that when I added back in red meat a the end of 30 days, I felt sick again.  I'm not saying I will never eat meat again, but I do know that I won't be eating it every day.  I'll stick with fish and all that other healthy stuff.  I haven't tried pork chops yet, but I am thinking about making some pulled pork today for dinner, so we will see how that goes.  (Update:  It's cold and I am getting sick, so I am having chicken and dumplings!)

The garage.....

It was a HUGE undertaking, and I am sad to report, that it is not done.  Once Abs had her issue crop up, I had to put cleaning on the back burner and focus more on her.  I did make a HUGE difference.  I can get into the garage from both sides, put in some shelves, and took over 6 carloads of stuff to the thrift store.  I moved piles of crap from one side to the other.  My mom will be coming at the end of the month to take Em to Japan and Okinawa for two weeks--her life is soooo rough--and I am passing on a lot of scrapbooking stuff to her, plus all the other "treasures" that she passed on to me, that I just can't deal with right now.

So what's in store for October???

I'll still be working on the garage.  It's already the 10th, so I can't say that I will blog every day.

October will be lame.  I'll continue working on getting Abs sleeping through the night, Junior potty trained, and  continue going to crossfit 4 times a week.

On the bright side, we are over 2 months into this deployment, but we unfortunately still have plenty of months left to get things done.


Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

Go you! And Em the world traveler :)

McMGrad89 said...

You have a lot on your plate. I am glad your mom will help alleviate some of the garage clutter. I think I will be having to do the same thing this year to get ready to move. I will be thinking of you.

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Lacey said...

I am a vegetarian!!! YAY im so glad you did it! its really not as hard as veryone makes it to cook with no meat! i am so excited!
as for the garage...good luck...i have yet to attempt that EVER!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Good luck on all your goals for October! I'm sure you'll get all of it taken care of!

On a Journey said...

I am on my third week of vegetarian. Like is not nearly as hard as I thought it would be. (I am doing it for a friend's research project for 8 weeks). The first week I felt "funny" but have really felt great since then. I won't give it up forever...but will definitely be more "choosy" when I cook meat.

Julie the Army Wife said...

You inspire me with cleaning your garage. I need to get rid of a lot more stuff soon too.