I think over a year of blog silence is quite enough, so surprise surprise …. I’m back.
I’ve decided to begin my first post back with my list of New Years Resolutions. I haven’t done this in about 10 years I think, so this is a big deal. I plan on revisiting this list every quarter to check my progress in hopes that it will keep me on track. I should check it monthly, but I know myself. It will never happen.
- Lose 25 pounds
- Exercise 5 times a week
- Walk the dogs 5 times a week
- Quit smoking (again)
- Save $5,000.00 and don’t spend it
- Blog once a week
Weight Loss & Exercise: In essence the exercise & walking of dogs will help me lose the 25 pounds I gained after going off the Nutri-System program. When I stopped eating their food, the weight quickly crept back on. My current plan along with exercise is to use the Volumetrics Eating Plan. I haven’t finished the book yet, but it seems like I’ll be decreasing my protein a bit, incorporating a small amount of healthy carbs & concentrating on adding a lot more fruits & vegetables to the foods I already eat.
Smoking: I’m embarrassed to admit that I’m currently smoking, but I feel I need to make it public in order to acknowledge it & stop it. I picked it up again during a very stressful vacation with the family in June and just didn’t stop when the vacation ended. I’m concerned that if I stop smoking I’ll eat to replace the cigarettes, so for now it’s not going to be on the back burner a bit until I get going with my new eating plan.
Savings: My savings plan is a bit more aggressive than I’m comfortable with, but I need to have a larger emergency fund & so I’m going to set up an automatic transfer each month from my checking account to my emergency savings account.
Blogging: I am really looking forward to this resolution because knowing that I can look back on past blog posts for a type of record of things I’ve done is gratifying.
For those of you who’ve hung on & waited for my return, I’d like to offer my deepest gratitude of thanks.