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#1 of 3 Old 12-05-2010, 11:07 AM - Thread Starter
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I have been struggling to lose weight for years, and I've wrestled with Weight Watchers off and on for the past two years.  This year, I lost 30 pounds over the spring/summer, but got into a rut this fall and have gained 10 back.


I'm finding myself "back on the wagon" lately as far as trying to shed the pounds & eat less/better, but I'm also finding a real zeal for simplicity lately.  I don't want as much _stuff_ in my life, and over the past month, I've donated probably 20 bags to our thrift store.  I've cleaned out an entire 6' bookshelf of books I know I'll never read again.  I've given away all clothes that don't fit on a hanger in my closet/on our basement rack --- no more rubbermaids full of clothes from eight years ago.  I don't need 60 cookbooks -- I gave away 20 that were never opened.  I've cleaned out our linen closet, our bathroom closet, and my basement "pantry shelf" of things that we don't actually need (electric juicer, anyone?).


I'm finding that I'm feeling rather strongly about paring down the stuff in my house right now, at the same time I'm feeling rather concerted about losing this weight and gaining strength once and for all.


I joined a "boot camp" program this week, and I've been logging food, etc., but I'm finding this need for "less" in all areas of my life.


Has anyone else experienced this?

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#2 of 3 Old 12-05-2010, 11:59 AM
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Congrats on your weight loss and getting back on the wagon. Getting rid of clutter always helps me clear my head about weight loss and any other issues I've having. I can't "think well" if there is crap around and I'm able to get more down too. DH thinks it's funny. He knows I have somethnig on my mind when I go through a "we need to get rid of this stuff" stage. LOL

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Yes! These things seem to go hand in hand. Peter Walsh, the organizer guy, has a book that talks about this relationship. Don't know if you have seen it. look him up on amazon and see if you can find it if you haven't!


Good luck!

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