Diet is going well -- little hunger, little feeling of deprivation. My clothes aren't falling off yet, but they are more comfortable.
I've been writing down my planned meals each morning. Even if I don't stick to it exactly, I come close. It helps me feel directed. Then at the end of the day I calculate the exact calories I've eaten and record that.
I also write down the things I want to accomplish. I don't always do them all, but it helps to keep me focused.
Yesterday I continued going through my clothes. I removed 8 sweaters, 3 sweatshirts, 9 tops, 3 sweatpants, and 7 t-shirts. Wow! I'm done with clothes EXCEPT for the collection of rarely-worn fancy and seasonal clothes that are in a side closet. I've gone through that fairly recently (though not with the 'spark joy' mindset) so I don't think it will be too bad.
I managed to clean out a whole drawer, where I put my handbags. They were just piled on the closet floor. This is so much better. I moved my cat's box into the vacated space. The box is just a cardboard box with a blanket in it, but the cats love it. I hope they will love it in a new place. The bedroom looks clearer now and I love it.
I still don't have a good place to store my tall boots, but maybe one will emerge as I keep organizing. Which reminds me, I still have to go through my shoes, too, before I'm done with clothes.
No spending yesterday.
My DIL wants to have her birthday dinner on the 22nd. I'd like to use my Kohl's cash for one of her gifts, but I can't use it till the 20th, so I guess I'll be shopping at the last minute. I do have a gift card for a local restaurant and a couple of skeins of good yarn already -- as well as a mason jar vase with a positive message -- I figure I'll get a few flowers for it and then have her take the whole thing home. I don't know what I'll get at Kohl's, but I'll look at her Amazon list to see if it gives me any ideas.
She has requested Mexican, which isn't too expensive, so next week I'll be buying the ingredients.
Maybe I'll actually make it through the month without exceeding my variables budget! I'm still at 86%.
Day One Hundred Fourteen