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Let it GO! Decluttering (simplifying) your life of (people, places or things) success stories?

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  • JessiBelleWJessiBelleW Posts: 647Member Member Posts: 647Member Member
    Made a really good start on the paperwork - it was so satisfying to rip up the bits I don't need
  • kbmnurse1kbmnurse1 Posts: 146Member Member Posts: 146Member Member
    I totally agree. get rid of the "stuff." I decluttered my friend list too.
  • QueenBee2018QueenBee2018 Posts: 176Member, Premium Member Posts: 176Member, Premium Member
    I love it that you wear your slippers for all your weigh in pics!
  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 3,247Member Member Posts: 3,247Member Member
    I love it that you wear your slippers for all your weigh in pics!

    :smiley: Why not? I figure why not add some fun and cutest to this battle of the bulge? These slipppers feel great and look so cute too. When I look back at my progress, I want to see some fun and this is important, but NOT so all consuming that I didn't have again, FUN in the process.
  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 3,247Member Member Posts: 3,247Member Member
    kbmnurse1 wrote: »
    I totally agree. get rid of the "stuff." I decluttered my friend list too.

    YAY you and thanks so much for contributing to this thread. BTW, your avatar pic, that puppy brings such joy, delight and smiles to me. What an adorable darling this 4 legged baby is!!!!!
  • snoo61snoo61 Posts: 338Member Member Posts: 338Member Member
    Weight/fat Blasted to Smithereens front:

    Down .8lbs ( I'll take it and with JOY too) in the past 12 days

    nlxm0ha73t6o.jpg

    Slow and steady wins the race and I'mma heading towards the 140's baby, slowly but showly...OH YEAH and BOOM!!!!


    P.S. Let's take y/our time and do this right and rightly, NO HURRY, period.

    You continue to inspire! You are right, slow and steady wins! I'm so tempted to call you turtle (turtles are cool!) I'm encouraged by your slow victory. Thank you for sharing!
  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 3,247Member Member Posts: 3,247Member Member
    snoo61 wrote: »
    Weight/fat Blasted to Smithereens front:

    Down .8lbs ( I'll take it and with JOY too) in the past 12 days

    nlxm0ha73t6o.jpg

    Slow and steady wins the race and I'mma heading towards the 140's baby, slowly but showly...OH YEAH and BOOM!!!!


    P.S. Let's take y/our time and do this right and rightly, NO HURRY, period.

    You continue to inspire! You are right, slow and steady wins! I'm so tempted to call you turtle (turtles are cool!) I'm encouraged by your slow victory. Thank you for sharing!

    {{{{{{ <3 Enthusiastically Waving *Hi* <3 }}}}}}}}}}} So HAPPY to hear from you doll-baby! "Turtle" hahahhaaahaha...that's cute (gonna have to find some turtle slippers now :p ). "slow victory"?!? I LOVE THAT!
    It took us all some time to get into the shape, mind-set and "way" that we are, and wisdom dictates to me that I should be all about the "patience" of not only reaching my goals in weight blastification, but in every area of my life. When I DARE look back on my life, I see how I made so MANY life altering mistakes/sins/YUCK by being in a "hurry" and/or not taking my time to think things fully thru. Seriously, the greater majority of all of my "regrets" in life, I can find "hurry/impluse/fear/going along to get along" in that foul mix. NO MORE, if something requires my QUICK/NOW choices/decision...the answer is NO, and Hmmmph added to it.

    Love me some you Snoo!!!! Thanks so much for your reply!
  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 3,247Member Member Posts: 3,247Member Member
    AJB1014 wrote: »
    I love how every time I check back in your @NewLIFEstyle4ME is still dropping the weight and encouraging others! Congrats on the continued success and THANK YOU!!!! for ALWAYS being such a cheerleader!

    What an absolute darling and sweetieheart you are. Thanks so much of thinking of me <3 o:) <3

    So far, the scale has not moved down (but I've noticed a pattern in me, that about every 10-12 days or so), the scale moves down, this is day 10 since my last drop kicking to the place where the sun doesn't shine off the scale, BUT...I've lost .5 inches off both thighs since last measuring, so that's a big ole 1 inch total down off and outta my thighs and that's thrilling!
  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 3,247Member Member Posts: 3,247Member Member
    snoo61 wrote: »
    Working full time during the Christmas season means I cook everything I have to on the weekend. Its been a cold, wet weekend, so oven items and soups are on the menu this week. (Hubby made soup). Not a lot of time for decluttering, but I'm getting dinners in the freezer for later dates.

    How fun, exciting and potentially a lot of extra N.E.A.T. exercising opportunities(going back to) working full time must be--and even if your working full time is sitting/sedentary, it's just so, ummmm....engaging and possibly harder and making you think and behave a bit differently than not working (ya know, purposely exercising more patience, learning new stuff and maybe even getting more and more opportunities to find better ways to fight stress and mess in dealing with difficult situations facing you 6-8 hours a day and meeting new people..congrats to you and I so admire you Snoo--YAY YOU! I am CRAVING soups of late--so comforting soups are--I LOVE soups this time of year more than any other season.
  • NewLIFEstyle4MENewLIFEstyle4ME Posts: 3,247Member Member Posts: 3,247Member Member
    Hey Gang~

    Lots and LOTS of wonderful stuff going on. Y'all know me and I don't count just so-called "good" things as wonderful, but the good, the bad and everything in-between as ABSOLUTELY wonderful (full of wonder) and count ALL things as joy, knowing if something is yuck--I'm learning and I LOVE learning and doing what I'M learning. I see potentially YUCK situations and/or toxic people as a tremendous opportunity to not only "roll with the punches" but get up and with grace, mercy and not an ounce of bitterness or fear--get up and handle my business cut stuff (people/places and things) off with the quickness baby and in ways I was NEVER able nor willing to do before this business of LET IT GO and DON'T LOOK BACK. o:) <3 o:)

    So, WOW! I got the tremendous opportunity to say NO! to a couple of potentially intimidating situations and thought about LET IT/THEM GO AND DON'T LOOK BACK and BOOM...made a, I'm going to call "gloriously relieving and freeing/liberating and I'm so GLAD about it. Ya know how some of your parents used to say before you got punished/disciplined "this is going to hurt me, more than it hurts you"? Well the important CHOICES I decided to make did hurt me but not more pain than going along to get along. What's so very dumbfounding to me is how LONG I hold/held on to relationships/STUFF that I thought impossible or too hard or "you can't do that, because what would others think of you" deal. {{{{*eye-roll*}}}} What a LIE/DECEPTION holding on to what's "dead and stanky" as we use to say. If/since it's DEAD/over/no longer alive/totally unwanted/yuck...the answer is NO and no thank you and wish you all the best but/and BYE. Wooooow--it's amazing how when we REALLY practice (for real--in all areas of our lives) LET IT GO AND DON'T LOOK BACK...how utterly, ummmmm....GOOD it feels and is!

    Okay, on the fabulous front...I wore a headband yesterday for the FIRST TIME in more than 20 years. I ALWAYS wanted to wear headbands, as many of my family and friends rocked them and looked tremendous, but on me, my head/face was so big/bloated looking, headbands looked ridiculous on me. My Best friend handsome hubby took me out to din-din last night and repeatedly told me how cute I am. I SAW how super good/cute I looked in the headband and it's so, ummmm...YES! This headband made me look and feel 20 years younger than I actually am. This may not be a "big-deal" to some, but I'm telling you I AM THRILLED TO BE ABLE TO ROCK HEADBANDS---YAYYYYY!!!!
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  • cory17cory17 Posts: 187Member Member Posts: 187Member Member
    It's easier for me to let go of things if my mind thinks it's going to a good cause or going to be used somehow. I wanted to donate my old wedding gown and baby baptism clothes that remakes them for children that die in the hospitals. BUT, they're not accepting and weren't last time I checked either.

    Anyone with ideas?
  • Gisel2015Gisel2015 Posts: 2,161Member Member Posts: 2,161Member Member
    Try this website and good luck!

    5 Meaningful Places to Donate Your Wedding Dress

    https://www.babble.com/relationships/5-meaningful-places-to-donate-your-wedding-dress/
  • cory17cory17 Posts: 187Member Member Posts: 187Member Member
    UPDATE: looked on facebook online and found other groups that do the same thing. It's all packaged and ready to be mailed. DONE
  • lorrainequiche59lorrainequiche59 Posts: 233Member Member Posts: 233Member Member
    Not sure why, but when I clicked on this thread I ended up on pg 33 & there were several comments on anger. Interestingly, anger is a secondary emotion that has other feelings underneath. Hurt, frustration, helplessness. So if a person can figure out why they are feeling hurt, frustrated or helpless then it can help to dispel the anger. WE are so afraid of our anger, but it can be an indicator of something in our life that needs some attention. So when I am feeling angry for no apparent reason, I ask myself what I'm hurt etc about & it helps me figure myself out. Perhaps this method will help someone else.

    It is really the unresolved anger that sits in layers within us that can wreak havoc with our well being...Anyhoo, just thought I'd share that little tidbit I learned from dealing with my own anger.

    I live in a really small space 400 sq ft consisting of a bedroom kitchen/living area & bathroom. I moved from a rather large space & got rid of tons of stuff, but still have too many things. Some are beloved, paintings, antique mirrors & other antique pieces...I have rather large furniture so that does not help. The real problem I have is knicky knacky stuff that has some sentimental attachment for me. I know that this space I currently live in is only an in between place & don't want to get too far on the getting-rid-of-stuff bandwagon, but definitely feel congested & I know it creates some anxiety for me. It takes no time for my place to look like a bomb went off when a few things are out of place, but once I neaten it all up, it's like I can breathe again...so I'm pretty certain that if I could clear a few surfaces of "stuff" it would be cathartic.

    SO, having said ALL THAT, I though about boxing up my beloved knicky knacks for a start & finding someone's basement to put them in.

    I love the comments about not just tangible material clutter, but emotional clutter & toxic people cluttering our lives....It is ALL a process & we do what we can when we're ready to do it....

    Anyway, glad I found this thread cause I need some help!!! in a few different areas.
  • AudreyJDukeAudreyJDuke Posts: 820Member Member Posts: 820Member Member
    What an inspirational thread!
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