Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Do you say "two thousand ten" or "twenty ten"? I think I'm going with Twenty ten. Just because when it was 1998, we didn't say nineteen hundred ninety eight". Anywho....

Resolutions are never really part of my new years tradition. Mostly because if I need to make a change, I like to make it when I realize it. Plus, I don't have any more success with following through when I make the goal on New Years. In fact, I'm more likely to fail if I set the goal on New Years. So my resolution this year, is to continue good habits, and improve my not-so-good habits.

One of the goals I made back in August, was to exercise 5 days a week, and loose 12 pounds. For 3 months, I did sooo good. I tracked everything I ate, and worked out 5 or even 6 times a week. I lost 10 pounds. It was easy to stick to the plan. Maybe just because it HAD become a habit. But then the holidays come. With a vengeance! It all started with Sinterklaas. Trying to master recipes for treats, and of course eating the failed ones as well. Once I got in the habit of eating all the yummy stuff, my body got back to being addicted to sugar. Up until Christmas week, I was still working out 5 days a week, but with all the festivities, that habit went in the crapper as well.

So, here I sit, after gaining back 4 pounds, very disappointed with myself. If only I had stuck to the program. I was SOOO close to my goal. The only consolation I have, is that this time around, I only have 6 pounds to loose, instead of 12. Once I get there though, I need a lesson in maintaining. It's really hard for me to eat treats in moderation. Exercising isn't too hard to master, as long as I do it right after the kids go to school. Get it out of the way. So the chocolate cake will stare me down all day, and I will NOT give in and eat it!!


Renee Campbell said...

So is this an invitation for you to be my running buddy in NY???? Please?

Hef's Mom said...

Oh boy, I just blogged about the same thing! I have 7 holiday lbs to lose! All this christmas leftovers around the house.

Jessica said...

Trust me Renee, when I say you don't WANT me to be your running buddy. I can't even run 1 mile, let alone 7!!!

Wendy said...

I don't even know where I am at... maybe I'll be brave enough to stand on the scale next time Igo to my inlaws

Farmer Joe said...

Here I come to save the day!

Now where is that chocolate cake at?

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessica,

I just wanted to check in with your moving plans. :) We are getting closer, next month.

And oooh, I am already so proud of you for sticking to that plan for 3 months. I feel like I have to start over evry single day, oh no, hour.

Cheers, Inge

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