Friday, November 5, 2010

Let it GO!

I have a HUGE stack of recipes that are not even filed or in any kind of order.  I have 2 binders full of Weight watchers recipes that are organized by meal: apps, main meals, meat, vegetarian, breads, etc.  These two binders helped me through a few years of relearning how to eat healthy and how to eat correct serving sizes. 

These are from magazines, clipped from the paper, printed from online and have not been sorted or touched in well over a year....or...more. Ahem. 




Here is my plan: I am going to KEEP 52 of them. That's it. I am going to sort, keep 52 and recycle the rest and then I am going to make ONE a week for 2011. 

Do you have trouble letting go of things? I sure do! I have stacks of paper like these recipes of articles that I want to read, things I need to look up, meals to make etc... 

What would REALLY happen if I just TOSSED everything that I am sitting on, waiting to read, look at etc.. There will ALWAYS be recipes out there, always articles to read on running, on nutrition, on self help. There is nothing new under the sun. If I Let it GO and started with a clean slate, it would be ok. I need to remind myself that. 

Instead, I create pressure for myself to get through all I "want" to, when really if I was interested in it a year ago, there is no promise It will even be worth my time today. After all, if something doesn't fit or support where you are going, your goals or where you want to be...Let it GO! 

How do you organize your recipes? Do you
have a store of them you haven't tried yet and a method 
for trying them? 

5 comments:

Dawn said...

Looking at your pile of papers makes me laugh. I do the same thing. I am putting them in an online program called cook'n recipe organizer. It's a good program.

outdoor.mom said...

luckily i have children who throw away all my papers whether i need them or not lol!! wow hawaii 2010?! is that a race or something?

Kristi said...

I have a ton of recipes that I keep in a binder seperated into different categories. Probably 80% of them I haven't tried yet, but want to. I like your idea of trying 1 a week in 2011!

Shan said...

I have a stack like that too! HATE IT!

Jen (Triathlete Within) said...

I'm totally stealing this idea!! I have TONS of recipes that I've never made but can't bring myself to throw out....it's time!

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