Tuesday, November 6, 2007


What? You say it's not January? Not time to do resolutions (that always get broken)?

I beg to differ. (No, I agree that it's not January, for the love of god it's still 90 degrees here!) But, I have decided to make some resolutions. Does playing semantics really matter? Should I wait two more months to resolve to do something (when the bug is up my rear right now)? I don't think so.

And if I put them here, then you can challenge me and make sure I follow them. Please, ask me regularly if I'm keeping up. I need to be held accountable. And I can't count on my husband. He caves. Because he knows I'll punish him if he makes a remark about me not exercising, or anything similar. And he doesn't like my kind of punishment (let's just say that it involves the bedroom or doesn't for that matter).

So, here are my new resolutions:

1. Three hours of tv for me a day. Including days off, weekends, etc. I usually leave the tv on all day when I'm home. I don't sit and watch it, but it's always on and I'll occasionally glance at it. I resolve to only have it on when I'm watching it. And to limit what I'm watching. Catch up on my TiVo'd shows and maybe a little Today show. That's it.

2. I resolve to stop eating out at lunch time. Not completely stop, but cut back. I'm really bad about this. I am going to take $30 out of the bank at the beginning of the month and that's it. When it's gone, it's gone.

3. I resolve to stick to my Christmas spending budget. I always go WAY over, every Christmas. I need to set my budget and stick to it.

4. Get back on the exercise train. And stay on it. I resolve to do cardio at least 2x every week and weight training 2x every week.

5. I resolve to praise the kids more often. Try to catch them doing good things and reward them.

6. Get my pictures in order. This is something I procrastinate like crazy. I really need to get all the digitals in order and print some. Can you believe that I haven't printed more than a handful of pictures since 2000?! I need to slowly start printing my favorites. And I need to work on my digital scrapbooks.

7. I resolve to work on meal planning and follow through. I have the best laid plans, then end up falling back on the stand bys. I really want to get in the habit of preparing meals on Sunday and then just cooking/reheating them throughout the week. And doubling them and freezing them.

8. And I resolve to spend less time on the computer, especially at work. Just kidding! I just wanted to see if you were still reading. Actually, I don't spend much time on the computer at home, probably less than an hour a day. Work is a whole different story. Whenever I have free time I jump on. But, as long as my work is done then it's all good.

So, make me stick to it. Hold me accountable. Punish me, publicly humiliate me if I fail.


Corey~living and loving said...

wow girl....that is a lot. Now don't over do it! tee hee....
good for you though. One really needs to jump on it when the mood strikes, because you never know how quickly it will fade if you wait.

mielikki said...

yeah. I always end up not so good at keeping those.
good luck with that.

Enforcer said...

Wow- Impressive list. Gotcha, will keep ya in check. Good luck with it Bigtime

holly said...

i'm going to join you on number 5. but i'm going to add "and be meaner to my parents." just kidding. i'm a simpsons fan, so i ripped it off from them.

Jo Beaufoix said...

I agree with Corey. That is alot. Phew. Take it easy or you'll burn out.
Now come play. I have an award for you.

Jeff & Lisa said...

I think it's great! You have inspired me to start working on a list of my own....

Summer said...

Ooh, good resolutions! I'm with you on a lot of them, especially the lunch one. It's not just the cost of it, it's that lunch is the one meal of the day when I'm most likely to fill my belly with processed crap. I've been trying to do big salads (with chicken or shrimp) a couple times a week, and I've been trying different "healthy" frozen meals. I've found exactly ONE that tasted good, but that's a start, right?

JustBreatheMom said...

I'm with you on the list especially numbers 6 & 7. I just have no idea how to plan meals. I don't even know how to shop at the grocery store anymore. But oh it would make my life so much easier if I did. Good luck with those resolutions.

sybil law said...

I resolve not to make any New Years' resolutions.
Hey - I'm a realist!

Bubblewench said...

That seems like an awful lot. I wish you the best of luck though!