Monday, April 30, 2012

Getting Grounded

Hello my friends! How was your weekend? Hope you enjoyed it! Mine was productive which helped me immensely. I always feel so much better when things are organized. I cleaned up this one corner that has been driving me batty and this is how it looks now. I should have done a before picture:

There was a printer, small table, briefcases and other stuff there and now it is clutter free, yay me! I have mentioned this before but I used Freecycle to recycle the stuff I did not need anymore.

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I was able to give away an exercise ball, a printer and an old rice cooker. I just set them on the porch and the recipient picked their item up at their convenience. I would totally recommend doing this if you have usable stuff to get rid of. The other thing is you can express wants as well. If you needed something for a craft project or DIY project, you can put it on there you would like something and if someone has the item they will let you know.

Sunday I met my brother and mom and Cheesecake Factory. I was surprised to see they had a new menu available in addition to their regular one:

At least they are giving people "better" options. They are listed as 590 calories or lower.  When we go there, we usually split something or order an appetizer as an entree but it is nice to see they are thinking about their obscenely sized portions. I had Eggs Benedict with spinach and tomatoes and fresh fruit. I had a Lemon Drop too. At 11:30 a.m. It kinda set the tone for the rest of the day. I went to Blinky's and had a few more Lemon Drops and then went home and relaxed.

My weight is holding steady. I know for sure I have lost inches but Tim and I did not get the opportunity to do final measurements due to the fiasco at the gym last Sunday. Speaking of... I have not heard back from Ben the Manager. How unprofessional of him, IMHO. He should have responded back by now. I may call him later when I am fully caffeinated and see what he has to say. Until next time...

P.S. Hi Diana! Thanks for reading!


  1. So funny - you cleaned, Biz cleaned, I cleaned...must have been the official weekend to clean, LOL! It does feel good to have things decluttered, I have to say.

    Nice that Cheesecake Factory has a more reasonable menu - I may just have to check it out in a few months!

  2. It's the time of the year for cleaning! Ive been doing it too. Thanks for sharing that the cheesecake Factory has lower calorie, more healthful meals. I may try it again. Have a great week!


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