Monday, August 17, 2009

A Resolution: Lose 1000 lbs.

Yes, you read that correctly. I decided today that I am going to lose 1000 lbs. The plan hatched as I cleaned out a closet in preparation for The Amazing Ms. A. to come live with us in October. I realized I had a lot of stuff that I really didn't need, just tucked away in places that are far to convenient and out-of-sight. Staring at the mound of stuff in the middle of the room, I realized I really needed to let some things go so they can bless someone else.

Hopefully some of the 1000 pounds will be stuff currently attached to my hips and thighs, but the vast majority of it will come from all unused, unneeded, unwanted stuff stashed around my house. Every thing is fair game - books, clothes, household goods, plants, new stuff, old stuff - everything but the kids, the husband, and the cat. Unfortunately, I don't live in a place where I can even remotely consider holding a yard sale, so most of this stuff is going to be donated to my favorite local thrift store. Maybe I will sell some of the stuff on eBay, maybe do some consignment shop stuff with the boys clothes they have outgrown, or maybe I will give some to the neighbors. All I know is 1000 lbs. has got to go.

I will keep a running total on here just for kicks and try to get pictures of the piles of stuff before I haul them away. I have no idea how long it will take for me to reach this goal. Should I even set a date or just keep working until I do it? The perpetual student in me wants a deadline but I am not sure. I will have to think about that for a couple of days.

Wish me luck friends, neighbors, and countryman. I am about to embark on a serious dejunking of the family homestead.


Melissa said...

How fun to find your blog. :) Have you heard of freecyle? When we were in St. Louis I used that to get rid of lots and lots of stuff. See and look for your local group.

sostinkinhappy said...

I *adore* freecycle! I got some awesome stuff when we were living in Norther VA that way. Unfortunately, I can't participate here on base as it is wholly unpractical for peeps to get past the armed guards at the front gate. I guess they aren't too keen on random folks popping over to pick up stuff, darn it.

Thanks for reminding me - I need to post some pictures and an update about my 1000 lbs journey.