Someone somewhere came up with the slogan, "New Year, New You." So with that in mind, I bring you my first blog posting in almost three years...you see how well that worked out the first time, but everyone likes a comeback kid. Like many people throughout the world, I will list my new year's resolutions, some steps for reaching them, and in say six months we can revisit this post to see how magnificently I have failed.
1. Write More:
- Okay-off to a good start with this one. Found out I already had a blog started and am writing something. Yea me. For the sake of honesty, I am going to TRY to write a blog a week. A real blog, not just some crap, but something meaningful to me. In order to reach some of the peace and relaxation I am hoping to achieve, I need to write. I enjoy doing it and I would hate to lose that talent.
- Santa brought me that Dragon program, where you speak and it types for you. Now I can type and pretty quickly. but with the kids this piece of technology MIGHT help me with this goal. Right now, it is still in the box, but I will let you know how that journey goes.
- To extend and now almost over extend myself, I will also write AT LEAST one page a month on my book. My character Adrianne is really pissed that I have left her alone for so long. I would really like to finish telling her story.
2. Less Time on Facebook:
- This one is not that hard. I can log off the damn thing and find other things to do with my time. When my parents came to visit, I was barely on it, and guess what? The world kept turning and I survived on getting on everyday. Granted, I do need to update family and friends on the girls, post pictures, etc. But I have given up the games on fb and lived to tell about it.
3. Read more for fun:
- I have read and reread The Hunger Games and The Other Boleyn Girl so many times now that I can pretty much recite the lines, so it is time for something else. I also need to move away from Alison Weir and her Tudor histories (which are good reads) and true crime novels. So I will be taking suggestions. I have saved amazon gift cards for long enough and should be able to make time to read, if anything before bedtime.
4. Not gain anymore weight:
- Ha! It would be SO EASY to say lose weight, but I know me and I know that I am setting myself up to fail, especially if I have a set amount of pounds I want to lose. The reality is I would like to lose a very skinny model or an Olson twin that I seemed to have picked up somewhere along the way. I can blame many many things, but I know the truth. I am an emotional eater. When things are bad (which, sigh, is often) or stressful I bake. Then I eat what I bake. Now I am FAT. not use hiding that fact either.
- I guess I need a plan. So here is a rough draft. After Madelynn's surgery, I will start watching what I eat....not fair to do it when spending time in the hospital. Also, she will be close to starting school which will free up time at home to workout. I plan on putting Just Dance and others like it to use. And, I am going to try to bake less. Or at least let the hubs take part of what I bake to work to get it out of the house.
- This is a tough one to do. I know a year from now I will still not be at my ideal weight, but IF I can focus and just take that first step, I will be a happier and, dare I say it, healthier person...
I am not sure if these few changes will be a NEW me, but I think they will help improve me. Time will tell…just wish there was more time to make sure this all gets done.