Thursday, May 05, 2022


​Packing and worrying.  That seems to be my life right now.  Weight loss….it’s in the back of my mind and I think about it a lot, but…..

Packing to Move

I started to pack as soon as we went under contract for the house we are buying.   My goal has been 2 boxes a day.  Some days that is all I do, but usually I get rolling and get a few extra boxes done.  I have moved through the ‘I’m so overwhelmed’ phase of moving and now I’m starting to see a light at the end of the tunnel..maybe.    It has been somewhat easy as we have known for a while that we would be I have saved boxes.  So it was a thing of buying packing tape and putting the boxes back together before I fill them.  I also spent the last year and a half purging.  For a while I was challenging myself to purge at least one item a day.  With that done I didn’t have to sort and make decisions while packing, the devotions were mostly already made.  

 I know as the days tick closer to our settlement and move that I’ll begin to feel overwhelmed again.  But, the packing is going well at the moment.

I am overwhelmed with worry about the actual move.  I’ve been having foot issues recently.  I’m not in pristine shape right now either.   I’m very worried.  But, we are planning on doing it on our own.  (Honestly, we don’t have many friends in our area to even ask for help.)  

The actual house purchase

We are still signing papers and working on getting the paperwork for the lender done.  The paperwork has died down though, so it’s not as fast and furious as it was at the beginning.   Everything is looking to be ready for our projected settlement date.   I am still holding my breath though.   We both have had some issues in our financial history (that’s what happens sometimes in bad relationships…which we both previously had).   We have spent time cleaning up our financial history and we are currently good…but it is still there on our records (close to being old enough to fall off our credit reports) so it’s hard to be calm and not worry.   

Before we went under contract I had laughed and said that I would be nervous until settlement was done and we had keys in our hand.  Little did I know how true that would be.   Actually I also said that I would be on edge until we were settled in the house and the first few months of all the new payments and bills was behind us and we were totally settled in all aspects….I sure hope that’s not the case and as soon as settlement is done that I go back to being less stressed out.

Weight Loss

Losing weight has been in the back of my mind every day.  I’m serious.  Every. Day.     I am just trying to hold on right now though.  I honestly don’t think I have it in me right now to dive into weight loss full steam.  Weight loss for me is all encompassing when I am doing it with any success.  It turns into my full focus.  And right now my focus is elsewhere (packing and moving).   The good thing is that I’m not eating crazy.  I’m holding steady with my weight.  Not gaining…but not exactly losing.  Not optimal, but it is what it is right now. 

I have been seriously looking at Zumba classes to join after we move….online and in person.  I haven’t been able to do most ‘home exercises’ here at our apartment.  I’m on the third floor and while I pay my fair share to live here, I don’t want to be ‘that neighbor’ and stomp and jump above them.    I am looking forward to doing some Zumba classes…in the area we will live and with my schedule it looks like it will most likely be online classes.  I will actually probably pay for official classes…however I will be looking into YouTube videos also.   I plan on continuing riding the exercise bike daily.  (Of course I will…I have my 2022 miles to get this year!).  There will be yard work…and whatnot that will keep me active.   I also have made the conscious decision that when the stress of packing and moving is behind me, that I will switch that focus to weight loss.  I have to!!

Life is a crazy thing.  It is a balancing act of making everything work and balance out.  I’m working on it….win lose or draw I’m walking through the craziness!


Anonymous said...

What a great time to purge...when moving we realize how much useless junk there is just lying around and creating stress! Good for you getting rid of some!

And just think of the calories you are burning by packing and packing! Don't be overwhelmed...this is a great thing for you. 8-)

Lynn said...

One of the many good things about having your own can stomp around and not disturb anyone living below!

peppylady (Dora) said...

Wow. Enjoy your new home.
Coffee is on and stay safe

Amy said...

I like Ricardo Rodrigues for YouTube Zumba. He doesn't have a ton on there but he is fun.
Packing is not so bad. I was so worn out from all the lifting and even more from deep cleaning our apartment when we moved out. I hope it goes smoothly for you. It sounds like you've got a good head start! When is your closing date?

Mrs Swan said...

I do not envy your current stress levels at all. I hope everything continues to go smoothly! Will the mortgage be less than your rent?

jen said...

Ohhh the packing!!
But just think…when you unpack it will be in YOUR own home.
Life is crazy, but just go with the flow and enjoy.

Paula C said...

Well it certainly sounds like you have a plan. I am sure the move will be exciting. But I know that once you’re all moved in it’ll all be worth it. I really like the idea of purging one item a day. I actually started doing that on Sunday. I have a lot of clutter and by doing it one item at a time just makes it seem less overwhelming. I really look forward to hearing all about the move.

Cathy said...

Oh my word! yes! I relate so much. I don't feel like we have our house until we have the keys. And adding to that, I have a promotion at work and am starting 2 new programs, so I've been a huge ball of stress. Chris has spent a couple months working on cleaning out our garage (where all our crap has been thrown) so that looks pretty good, but our house is definitely in a state.

Since I missed your original post saying you got the house, and this one is 21 days old, you must be very, very close to closing! We are 3 weeks away, so we shall see!