Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!

You know, I don't normally make New Year's resolutions...for one, I don't like to commit (what if I change my mind?!?); I also believe that you can make a fresh start anytime - like May 14, 2008, for example. But, since all the cool kids are doing it (i.e. diet bloggers everywhere), I decided to join in.
  1. Meet with a nutritionist (I believe I can do this through my health plan) and go over my food intake, which leads to:
  2. Track my food intake and keep daily calories to 800 - 1000, with emphasis on protein and fiber (unless the nutritionist recommends otherwise).
  3. "Shake It Thursdays" - this means that I will drink my NutriMed 420 shakes and have my favorite 300 calorie garden veggie pita from Pita Pit for lunch, for a total intake on this day only of approx. 620 calories. Thursdays are my crazy busy days - I work from 9 to 6, then go to a meeting at 7:30, and I finally make it home for the night around 9 pm. It's just easier to not have to mess with trying to eat full meals on this day.
  4. I will not eat baked goods - I have too many opportunities at work (hellooo, cakelady!) with receptions, open houses and fundraisers, and if I just mentally know that these are not an option, then there will be no opportunity for overindulgence.
  5. Get back to taking a multi-vitamin every day.
  6. Increase my exercise, which won't be hard at this point, seeing as I have not been doing my Wii Fit or riding my bike lately, which also leads to:
  7. Choosing a tiny bit of exercise (walking) over a great parking space.
  8. Read "Refuse to Regain" this month - even though I'm not at my goal weight, I don't want to go backwards at this point...which also leads to:
  9. Get to my goal weight by my birthday (June 2) - oh, and finally figure out what my goal weight is...150? 130? I really don't know right now.
  10. There is no #10...9 is enough!
See ya in 2009!!!

8 comments:

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  2. Pretty good list, however it really needs to go to 11 to be a great one! ;)

    How about telling folks you have a wheat or gluten allergy when it comes to the baked goods? Maybe even add in a fake nut allergy? Might be easier way to keep people from "pushing" the baked goodies so hard (as we know some folks are pretty insistent).

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  3. Not a bad idea concerning the food allergy thing - I could just say I've noticed wheat-based products bother me...actually, they do, because I tend to eat too much of them, LOL!

    And 11? Geez, I couldn't even come up with 10!

    Thanks for stopping by, anon!

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  4. Well, I AM allergic to gluten, and potatoes, so you'd think I would have lost an ounce in the past few months - nada - not an ounce. I'm pretty sure I'm fighting some other kind of allergy, though, because my face keeps breaking out. Quite ridiculous. And hey - where the heck are you? You haven't posted in 11 days! How's the resolution coming along?

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  5. OK, it is past middle January and no blog updates... What gives?

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  6. I've updated lots...you must need to refresh your browser.

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  7. You're right! I had a deep link :( Now better :) Thanks!

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