Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year's Resolution 2011

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In an effort to drop the 4 pounds acquired during the holiday season, my New Year's resolution this year is to eat healthier, go to the gym more often, and to consider doing a sit-up or two every once in a while. But, since I know it is impractical to think that this is something that I can stick to for a long period of time (how often can one eat baked chicken and quinoa for dinner?), I at least vow to be unoffensive when I show up at the beach on vacation this year.

I have found that dropping a few pounds is so much easier when one is working. What is packed for lunch is what you're eating. Compulsory self-control. Some dry Fiber One cereal and an apple? Well, if it's the only thing available... Three crackers and a box of raisins? Okay, better than nothing.

Being at home, surrounded by temptation, is a dieter's nightmare. How can one restrict the intake of calories when a bag of leftover Christmas cookies calls out from inside the cabinet?

So, maybe the solution is to be out of the house more often. Pack a lunch consisting of six almonds and a bottle of water, get in the car, and go. Anywhere. The key? Don't stop at the drive thru for a chocolate shake.

So, it's been settled. My new New Year's resolution: participate in things that draw me out of the house as often as possible, even if that means applying a modicum of willpower to my daily actions.

Ugh, my stomach is growling already.

8 comments:

  1. I agree. Sitting at home with a stocked pantry is not good for the wasteline! I try not to buy junk I like to eat but I have a husband and kids who are hungry!

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  2. I agree, I also eat less when busy...sounds like a plan to me!
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  3. Stopping by via the blog hop, I have a new blog! I hope you stop by! (I'm following you as The Pilot's Wife)

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  4. Do you know, my mum always has cupboards that are absolutely BURSTING and we eat far too much when we're there. When I shop, we only but what we need for meals that week and if we want treats we go out specifically for them. It sucks, but it works for the waistline!
    XxX
    ps great blog!

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