Retro Reboot: Day 1

Hello and happy Monday! Just a quick check-in to lay out the Retro Reboot plan and what I’ve done so far…

Simple  breakfast/lunch/dinner for 3 days.
I had shredded wheat for breakfast (the big, old-fashioned biscuits), applesauce, and iced tea. I did slip and eat a piece of chocolate this morning, but I blame Monday and my proximity to the snack cupboard here at work. Might have to install a padlock. Leftover vegetarian chili is on the menu for lunch, and dinner will be black beans and rice with sausage in tortillas. I’ll only have about 40 minutes from the time I come home to cook, serve and eat before I have to run to a Boy Scout Committee meeting (I’m the new head chairperson), so it’s a fairly healthy and quick option.

8 glasses of water.
Three down, five to go.

Good deed per day.
Paid for the order of the person behind me in the drive-through at Starbucks. I hope it made his day! I also hope he didn’t think I was flirting with him! (Also, I got iced tea at Starbucks, not my usual decaf iced mocha with extra pump of chocolaty awesomeness…)

Three projects:
My three projects for the week will be to:

1. Move the sewing machine up from the basement (where it never gets used) and set it up in the bedroom (where it can stare at me accusingly if I haven’t been keeping up on my mending and alterations pile).

2. Finish my history class. I’m behind in my schoolwork again, and right now, history is the stumbling block. I’ve got two-and-a-half tasks to go, and a task can range from writing a paper of 6 pages to putting a PowerPoint presentation together.

3. Paint sunroom. This one’s from the home renovation project that never ends. We started back in January and haven’t quite wrapped things up yet. All that’s left is to paint the wainscoting in the mainroom, paint and put up trim and touch up the ceilings.

“Dread” Item:
Take pop cans back to the store. It doesn’t sound like much, but I’ve been stashing them in the garage so long, I’m betting it will take ten trips.

I’ve picked my reading selections for the week. A fiction book I picked up at random from a local thrift store, called I Am Lidian, by Naomi Lane Babson, published in 1951, and the nonfiction, Movement Fundamentals: Figure, Form, Fun, a 1957 physical education book for women.

10:00 bed time.
At this point, I can’t wait.

Half-hour for beauty.
I took extra time in getting ready this morning, using lotion after my shower and employing a nail brush, because it was painfully obvious I did yard-work all weekend. I’m trying to remember every time I use the restroom here at work (see water intake, above) to lotion my hands, forearms and elbows. Tonight, I plan to do a manicure and brush my hair 100 times.

Half-hour for exercising.
I managed to get up 15 minutes early and did some vintage exercises. After 8:00 tonight, I’ll take the dog for a brisk walk for another 15 minutes.

Since I sit at a desk for the majority of my day, I’m trying to remember to check myself every once in a while. I just set a reminder on my phone to chime every 20 minutes, so hopefully that’ll help keep me straightened up.

Well, that’s a wrap. I’m off to a good start and will check in tomorrow, hopefully more polished and less achy and hungry.

Sincerely yours,

Bitsy Ann

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