I really detest New Year’s Resolutions. Mainly because by mid-February, I am so bored with whatever I decided to do that year, that I give up. I think my main problem is I am too easily bored! (This was always a refrain from my younger years: MOOOOOM! I’m bored! Her reply: “I’ll find you something to do, and I bet you won’t like it.” She was right because it always entailed dusting, which I detest.) So this year, I am trying to just be healthier, and do more fun things. In many different ways. That way, if I don’t exercise, but if I ate well, or brushed and flossed my teeth three times that day, then I won’t feel like a failure. I am calling this my back up plan.
So, this year, I am not “dieting” per se (although Miss Fae’s paleo diet IS intriguing!), I am just cutting back on the things I know are not good for me: diet soda, refined sugars, wheat and corn-based items, and fast food.
For those of you who know me well, the whole giving up diet soda is going to be hard. I have tried this once before, but I had cigarettes to fall back on as a back up vice. I quit smoking, and when I gave up carbs completely, I wished it was easy as quitting smoking, because it was that much easier for me! I made the switch to diet sodas back then, thinking it was a step in the right direction, but now I see that it probably isn’t any better than regular soda. Sugar and fake sugars are the same, so DAMN! I have to at least cut back to a can a day. (Because I love soda so much, I drink more than that in a day. Talk about unhealthy!)
Oh, and I guess I should work out more, too. I have found that I can starve myself all day, eat nothing but healthy, healthy stuff, but if I don’t exercise, my body just converts that good stuff into fat anyway. So I better do both.
So this year’s blogging will probably contain some healthier recipes from me and tales of exciting things I have decided to do to make myself feel a little more useful on this planet than just a blob of me.