A New Year usually means giving ourselves new goals for the year. In 2019, I am trying to give myself a bit of a break. I’m still doing resolutions, but more kinder and gentler ones. I want to continue to work on making my health better. It’s an ongoing struggle. I have been eating a lot better. I tried two meal delivery services. We tried Hello Fresh and Factor 75. I love Hello Fresh. My family gets the classic menu for two people, two meals a week. I have loved the vast majority of their meals. They have been really tasty and fresh. I look forward to having them. Definitely better than the same old, same old meals. I’m really tired of spaghetti, if you know what I mean.
Factor 75 is another food subscription service. This one I got just for myself. I wanted to eat healthier lunches and one have individual portions. Factor 75, the company, got the best reviews online for a more veggie based menu. They cook the food in advance and you reheat it. I honestly didn’t care for the taste of it. So I cancelled it.
I really need to lose weight. Since I have gone on medication for my chronic migraines and pain I have gone up four dress sizes. I’m thrilled to be able to live again without pain, but I hate looking at myself. I hate going to the doctor and getting a lecture on my weight. What? I’m obese? How could I have missed it? (I so wish there was a sarcasm font) I want to start exercising again. I’m pretty weak, especially after my month long bout of pneumonia. So it will be slow and steady. The subzero freeze isn’t helping either. It got down to -53 wind chill.
I would like to improve my marriage. We have been spending all of our time on the remodel from hell and our son’s troubles that we have not been working on us for awhile.
The fourth thing I want to pay attention to is painting again. It has been so long since I have done it. I really want to get back into it.
The next thing on my mind is to do more reading. I used to love it. I’ve got a huge stack of books to finish. Plus, I have a wish list of other book titles I want to look at. So many pages so little time.
Last, I need to finish my to do list that I’ve had for over a year. It’s over 30 things that do not need attention right away. The do need to get done. Since there is no rush they often get put on the back burner. Do you have one of those “to do” lists? Things on mine include get curtains for the guest room, work on family history, finish beading a bracelet, clean out the laundry room etc. I’m all over the board.
What are some of your resolutions this year?