Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Hello 2008!

I am not a believer in New Year's resolutions. I think we all put enough pressure on ourselves everyday let alone make a big list every new year which, at least in my case, I know is impossible to achieve.

I did promise my son and myself that due to my health problems I am going to quit smoking this year. Now I don't know how well that's going to work and I haven't had a cigarette in almost 24 hours, but I figured if I at least try the first of the year I could keep better track of it. My doctor said I also need to lose at least 80 pounds. This is a tall order and more than anything I would love to lose the weight. So I'm going to cut back on the crap, eat more fruits and vegetables and ride my bike. I'm not saying I'm going to lose 80 pounds in 2008, but let's face it these are permanent lifestyle changes and once again, why should I pressure myself and then feel like a failure if I don't quite achieve them? I'll do the best I can, that's all I can promise.

There are two things I do everyday which I promise I will continue to do. I always kiss my son good morning and at the end of the day kiss him good night. That's my New Year's resolution.

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Mauigirl said...

Happy New Year and good luck with your resolutions. I quit smoking 26 years ago - I'd smoked a pack and a half a day for about 7 years at the time. I found after the first 3 days it was OK. The cravings die down, and all that's left is the psychological urge to have one at certain times. But resist! ;-)

I need to lose a good amount of weight myself. I didn't start this week off very well but hope to get with it starting on Monday!

Good luck!

Friday said...

It's never too late to start quitting ... if that makes any sense. I tried to quit for years. Some days I only had one ... some days none ... then chain smoking when I stressed. It's a very hard habit to break because it's more than a habit, it's an addiction. I used to chew gum or suck on hard candy (sugar free) and it's helps.

As far as losing weight, the best tool I had last year for losing 14 lbs was to imagine taking whatever food I was craving and taping it directly on my stomach, butt or hips. That visual usually made me reach for something more healthy.

Whatever you do, remember, one day of not stepping toward your goal doesn't mean you've failed.

Your best resolution of all -- kissing your son. *sigh* What a lucky, lucky boy!

I'm rooting for you!

Rosei said...

Hello Beverly! I´m stop by to leave you a hug and say that I was thinking about you today. Time among the groups online was very fruitful and I enjoyed so much. I wish you achive your resolutions, you´re worth it all! Meanwhile, I am back to Timeless Thoughts, my blog in English.

Big hugs and a great 2008!

Mauigirl said...

Beverly, where are you? Hope you post again soon! I hope all is well.