Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Time to re-solve

Happy New Year everyone! We hope you had as wonderful a holiday as we did, and that you are fired up and ready for 2009 to be the best year ever!

I was thinking about New Year's Resolutions last night and got to thinking that the root of the word "resolution" has to have something to do with the word "resolve." Which made me think that all we really do at New Year's is try to solve again or re-solve some problem we've tried to solve before.

Mine is your classic weight gain. Oops. I did it again. Cookies, cheese, bread...all the regular culprits. (See how I blame those foods and not myself for my weight gain?) Anyway, I know that I'm not going to keep any resolution I make forever, so I'm breaking it down into a more manageable scenario.

For the month of January I vow to eat oatmeal, and only oatmeal for breakfast. This is easier than you might think since Danny has oatmeal quite often. What this also means though is that I cannot augment my oatmeal with a delicious Au Bon Pain Walnut Cranberry Muffin every day as I am wont to do. (I do not think Susanne even knows how often I do this so I'm feeling a little busted now.)

Anyway, if I start my day right I am much more likely to think back to those old tips I learned when I lost a bunch of weight on We.ght And just to keep myself honest I'm going to admit my failures on this blog when they occur. So, if all goes according to my plan you will hear no mention of this resolution again until February 1st or so when I announce that not only did I stick to my resolution, but that I lost 40 or 50 lbs. Okay, that's a little dramatic. Let's say 10.

Onward and upward everyone. Time to re-solve whatever it is that gets you every time. Happy New Year!

P.S. For your viewing pleasure Su took a picture of the Daniel Collection. AKA the parking lot. On the very bright side, he loves them all! -Monica (and Su and Danny)


Casey said...

I love the parking lot, very neat and orderly. Our house is more like a crash scene with cars strewn all over the place.
Good luck with the weight loss, I think you're smart to start with a small goal and work your way up. I plan on doing the same. Today is my last hurrah since the diet starts tomorrow...

Susanica said...

Oh Casey, this parking lot is completly staged. His trucks are pretty much everywhere. And I mean everywhere! Happy New Year! -Monica