Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Secret

OK, Ladies, I've discovered the secret to getting the pounds to just FALL off!!! Bear with me as I tell the story...

As you all know, the economy is currently in the toilet. We are self-employed, and our industry relies heavily on the success of the Real Estate Market...which you also know is currently in the toilet. Long story short, I have started helping my sister with her house cleaning business. There is never a shortage of work, and she often has to turn people down because she just can't clean ALL of those houses!

I started out helping her one or two days per week during the month of April. When May arrived, people began to request cleanings for their summer cottages. As a result, I found myself helping her three days per week for the entire month. The days that I clean with her begin very early in the morning....I leave home at 5:45 a.m........and end well into the evening. There is no sitting in front of a computer for eight hours. We are in constant motion trying to get the houses cleaned as efficiently as possible. Most days I eat breakfast, pack a sandwich for lunch, and eat a little supper before I fall into bed exhausted. I began to notice that my clothes were starting to fit a bit better. Slowly, but surely, I had a bit more wiggle room.

I was curious to see if I had lost any weight, so last week I hopped onto the scales at one of our regular houses and was DELIGHTED to see that I have lost a total of TEN POUNDS!!! WOOT!

This past weekend I switched out my summer and winter clothes. When I got to the bottom of the summer clothes, I saw a few things that were impossible to squeeze into last summer. A few of them actually fit! There are still some that represent my weight loss before I turned 40......I'd like to get into those comfortably before the end of the summer. I hope the cleaning market doesn't begin to suffer from this economy!!!


  1. Yayaya! Great news!

    Being unemployed sitting in front of the computer all day searching for jobs is not helping me in the least. My summer clothes from last year still fit, but I'd really like the size to be smaller...

    Keep up the good (and hard) work!

  2. That is awesome!!! You go you! I am proud of you!! Ten pounds is something to BRAG about!

  3. I find that gardening has the same exact effect! I swear, the sitting all day is what's killing us all.

  4. Woo hoo!!! Thanks for stopping by. Following you right back!!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

  5. Are you still working with you sister? Just curious my dear.
    Hope that all is well with you. Take care and God Bless!!!

  6. Hi, Julie!! Yes, I am still working one or two days per week with my sister. It's the three days that I sit in front of a computer that are still killing me:/ Once SW is delivered safely to college, CB and I plan to embark on a different path.......we've GOT to get back into shape!!

  7. congrats on the loss!!

    i'm following from making friends monday


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    I cannot stand smart asses. And I will delete comments as necessary. Don't make us pull out our shovels and come find you.....

  9. Way to go!!!I have gotten down 7 pounds but haven't made it to 10 yet. Too much damn stress!! I am following you and hope you update again soon!


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  11. That's terrific! I'm off to scrub some toilets!

  12. Love your blog! Thanks for joining me at Create With Joy. I am following back and now know the reason for my weight gain - lack of housework, lol!


  13. Found you at Jojo's....great job on your weight loss. I've just become your newest follower as I've just lost 20 lbs. and am determined NOT TO GAIN IT BACK! I know this blog will help.



  14. good for you! wish i could say the same for me :(


  15. Hooray for you!!! and thanks for finding my blog. I am dieting and feeling better as the weight comes off. Can't wait to fit back into those too small clothes. 8-)