Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Progress Report

I haven't given an update for awhile on my goals, but it's not because I haven't been working!

I have increased from walking for an hour on my treadmill to jogging for 20 minutes and walking for 40 (in intervals). I am down 15 lbs!!

I have some before and after pics for ya. This is my spice cupboard - another spot people just shove anything and everything, after they've shoved the pantry so full that nothing else will fit!
Digging around looking for what I needed always caused a mini avalanche!

Found these nifty little baskets and tote at Big Lots for $1!!!

I labeled the tops of my spices so I can just get the basket down,
look at the tops, and find what I need!
Food Storage: I won't show everything, but we are making progress. I have recently purchased a year's supply of chili for my family - on sale at Smith's for 50 cents! Also got a 6 month's supply of Miracle Whip, a variety of salad dressings, and 40 cans of Chef Boyardee (also for 50 cents)! I know the latter isn't the healthiest can on the shelf - but it 's good for food storage, and acceptable for the occasional quick lunch. Add that to what I already had, and we are getting there!
Yay me!
I hope you are all having a fabulous week - and don't forget to vote in my Better Boy Band poll (upper right of blog), and use the comments link to tell me why you voted the way you did!
I love you all!!

32 comments:

aurora said...

That's great! I have been shoving extras of everything that I buy into my cart this week. Need to bulk up that supply! :D

gramee said...

if i posted a picture of my spice cupboard.. it would look
a little worse than yours.. it needs help i am happy to see how you saved yours!

Kara said...

Oh, I just love the idea of using the baskets in the pantry. I just bought some on clearance and have just been waiting to use them. This will be perfect!!

Michaela said...

Oh I like how you labeled the tops of the spices... that's so practical! My spice cabinet looks like yours did before you organized it... one more thing to add to the to do list!

~Emily~ said...

Good job on the weight loss!!! You are doing awesome on your food storage. I need to get my butt going on that one!

Mommy said...

Great idea of using the baskets for little items . . . I might have to "steal" that idea! Thanks for visiting my blog . . . I'm happy to visit yours!

Denise said...

You're inspiring me to clean out my own spice cabinet. Will you come do it for me, because you'll do a much better job!

Happy Saucy week!

Island Girl said...

You've been busy! I wish I were super organized like that! Congrats on the weight loss!

Molly said...

Wow. Sadly your "before" spice cupboard looks better than mine. Mine is on a lazy susan that won't turn when you try it one way because something fell off the back and I have no clue what it is and no way to get to it until I take ALL of it out of there. *cries*

Oddly enough I LOVE organization - and your after looks fantastic.

And congratulations on the 15 lbs!

That Girl said...

great idea on labeling the top of the spices!

Mama Krit said...

ugh! I need to do this too, I'm juts not ready to start!

Clayton and Tiffany said...

That is so awesome! I'm trying to do the samething will my pantry!!!

Tanielle said...

Looks fabulous!! Now bring the label maker over here. What do you say... a night of Boofy and labeling all my stuff?!

Cindy said...

that's a great idea to label and basket everything, I may just try that!
Thanks for visiting my blog :)

lisalyn said...

Wow...you are doing wonderful!!
I wish I was an organizer. I try.
At work we have to wear certain scrubs each day and sometimes it's hard to remember because we rotate every other week. So I thought, I'm going to organize these scrub sets....and I made a list. I put them in order in the closet and I was set, until Monday came and I totally had the wrong set on. It isn't even a set we EVER wear on Mondays! So...organizing...not for me. :)

Julie Isa said...

love your progress!!! so much so that i've given you an award! take care!

Girly Stuff said...

Looks good. I like the labeling the top idea.

I just cleaned out my pantry...it was shameful how much stuff was laying on the pantry floor.

Maricris Zen Mama said...

This is a very good idea! I can use this in our pantry. I know what you mean about the avalanche effect when you grab one tiny thing out. Thanks girl.

Shawn said...

You are a girl after my own heart!

Congratulations on the weight loss!

You go girl!

Julie said...

That's very inspiring...my spices look just like yours in the before pic. This gives me hope...congrats on being Saucy :)

blueviolet said...

No wonder you're saucy..you're smart! I love how you labeled those spices on top!

The Masked Mommy said...

Ok, you've totally inspired me! My pantry is completely out of control. If you don't see before and after pictures of my pantry by the end of the week, you need to come over and scold me :-)

Ryan Ashley Scott@Optimistic Cynicism said...

Aha! Baskets for spices and label the tops! I'll think of you next time I'm screaming about salt in my eyes because I forgot about picking up baskets at the store.

The Mom said...

Congrat's on your Saucy Week. I can totally relate with the spice cabinet. When I had my last little girl and my mom stayed with my other girls, I came home to find she'd totally revamped my spice cabinet with turn tables and almost OCD organization! It has helped but I was embarrassed that she did it! Glad to know my spice cupboard wasn't the only one in disarray!

E said...

I would love it if you would come and organize my cupboards and pantry.....plllleeeeaaassseee....

Nora said...

My goodness! Such a huge difference. Looks great. You can come over anytime you want and help me with mine :)

Sturgmom said...

You are a step ahead of me on the spices! I organized mine in mini baskets (like yours), but I didn't think to label the TOPS! Excellent idea!

WTG on the weight loss! I'm working on it, too. Slowly but surely...one day at a time (and all those other cliches). :)

Lori said...

My spice cabinet so looks like your "before" picture! I need to follow your lead and clean mine up!
Have a great weekend!

The Masked Mommy said...

Yay! My spices are... well... worse than your before picture. Lol!

Messy Jessy said...

Good Job!

{Katie Lane} said...

Love how you put your spices in those basket. Very smart.

Jan the crazy lady said...

Organized and lost weight. You are on the right track. Lucky you and good job. Motivation for me.