Thursday, December 27, 2018

New Year's Resolutions

This past year, I didn't make any specific resolutions, rather I wanted to try new things.  I did a few new things, but not nearly as many as I would have liked.  I tried listening to new music and read lots of books, and I also got an alarm clock for my bedside table.  The idea was that I could plug my phone in elsewhere since I wouldn't need it for an alarm, but that hasn't happened yet.  I don't want to leave it in another room since in case anyone needed to call me in the middle of the night, but I could leave it on my dresser (so that will be a new goal for next year).

But the most significant thing was that I tried new foods, new eating habits, and worked out fairly consistently with new workouts (barre, pilates, yoga, etc.) and lost weight.  I really needed to commit to 3 to 6 week periods of really good habits to see a difference and it worked.  Here is a summary of what we did.  I did three rounds of this "reset" eating, in April, September, and the end of November.  My weaknesses are getting too hungry at work and just eating whatever is around and also snacking at night.  With the meal plan I had snacks and meals with me all day so I never got too hungry, and I just needed some willpower to stop snacking after supper.  I picked up some good habits, and some great meal ideas, so even though I don't stick to it 100% of the time, I don't need to.



Coming up for this year, I want to make more of an effort to spend time with my husband, children (one on one), and friends.  I hesitate to put set goals on this, like once a month I need to do these things, because then it becomes an obligation rather than something I want to do, but I will keep it on my mind.  Things like getting a late drink or dinner with a friend, getting lunch with Dave when he is near my office during the week, taking one kid for a walk or to get a slice of pizza.  Q is less of a baby now so he will start to appreciate these things, and I know E is always down for pizza.

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