Resolutions… Two Months Later

Auld Lang Syne has been long tucked away for another year and Spring has started to taunt us.  I got to thinking today, how many people actually take the time to reflect on their goals for the year (it’s still 2011!) after, say, the third week of January?

(Ps. I took a few seconds to educate myself on the meaning of “Auld Lang Syne,” check out the link.  It even has the Scottish pronunciation!)

So what resolutions have I kept this year?

1. As you may be currently experiencing, I have been semi-diligent about blogging.  In an attempt to keep this blog semi interesting, I try not to keep a log of the mundane details of my life.  So, you’ve gotten the interesting snippets.

2.  I have not had pop since January 1!  I think this is the resolution I have been most proud of.  I have become a fan of this beverage…

3.  Now comes the one I have not been so good about, the diet one.  Though I, and many of my food-loving American brethren and sistren (ha,) make this resolution ever year, the zeal begins to fade when you realize that you are a human being.  I happen to be a human being who loves food, and one virtuous resolution does not wave a magic wand over this situation.  Nor does it solve problems like stress, lack of time and days of laziness.  However, I would like to note that I have stopped gaining weight, which I attribute to less liquid candy and less fast food meals on campus.  I think that this says a lot about how a “diet” should work for me: it shouldn’t be a diet at all.  It should be a healthy lifestyle change.

You still have 10 months of 2011.

How do you need to make it better?

This is how I am going to make it better.  On the heels of kicking the pop out of my life, I want to take it one step further….

Fried foods.  I think this will be a bit harder than pop, but I want to give it a try.  So…. here’s to a (continuing) Happy New Year full of new hopes and dreams.

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One thought on “Resolutions… Two Months Later”

  1. haha loved the arnold palmer section! Gurrrrl you can do it! believe me! One day at a time. Ya know i never thought i could ever give up bread, but last summer (yes a good 8 months ago) i started replacing the bread i eat at work with two pieces of fruit. I just made that one small little change, and now I never have cravings for bread – crazy huh? Little by little dear, I know you can do it!!!

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