Saturday, January 7, 2012
Just A Little Bit At A Time
Occasionally, Mrs. Roy can be a real pig. Like during the holidays with all those goodies sitting around and the perfect excuse to cook casseroles smothered in cheese and dinner rolls as a snack. Unfortunately, Mrs. Roy is now carrying around the remnants of that excess on various and sundry body parts better not mentioned. And thus begins what has become Mrs. Roy's January tradition - watching what Mrs. Roy eats.
Mrs. Roy has discovered that a little bit at a time is a good rule of thumb for eating. Small meals or snacks several times a day of the right kinds of foods really can make a big difference. And changing just a few little things along the way makes a difference, too. Mrs. Roy has given up her morning poptart in favor of whole wheat cinnamon toast. Sodas are replaced with water. The bread had to go. Baked potatoes only get butter instead of butter, sour cream, cheese and bacon bits. Less meat helps, too. Mrs. Roy might get real ambitious and add a little exercise but there's no need to go crazy just yet!
Mrs. Roy knows that just a little bit at a time works in other parts of life, too. If Mrs. Roy cleans just a little bit of the house each day, it never gets out of hand. Putting $1 a day in a savings jar results in a healthy stash by vacation time. A few minutes blogging or journaling every day keep writing from becoming a task. One load of laundry every now and then is much better than an all-day marathon of washing, drying, folding and putting away. And Mrs. Roy is toying with the idea of putting one item every day in a give-away box; that would mean 365 pieces of stuff out of the house by the end of the year! Mrs. Roy might even find at least one piece of garbage to throw away each day for 365 days. Wouldn't that be fun! Actually, Mrs. Roy has blogged about this before - with the 100 day challenge. You can check out the previous entries by clicking the label below.
Mrs. Roy even has some sewing and quilting projects that need to be handled a little bit at a time. Mrs. Roy got to do some hand quilting today and got batting cut out for a couple of other projects. Fifi over at her blog is working her way through some great projects just a little bit at a time.
So how do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time, of course. And that Mrs. Roy's way of doing things, too.
Life is good.