Tuesday, December 30, 2008


I guess it had to happen eventually. The New Year’s Resolution to lose weight! Ugh, I never wanted to be one of those people who made the same resolution year after and year and never come away with actual results (and hopefully I won’t!). But this year, Stu and I have been L-A-Z-Y for the past few months (since we got back from I-dee-ho) and we have BOTH gained too much weight. Sooooo, after Mimi and Papa leave (which, conveniently is on New Year’s Day!) we are going to (ack!) diet.

It’s not such a bad thought though. When Stu was fighting we were on a pretty strict diet. Now, somehow, we’ve snuck Pepsi, snacking, and high-fat foods back into our lives without much thought. Unfortunately the scales were watching and we’ve each gained about ten pounds! (I KNOW, right?) So, New Years, here we come! Less buttered popcorn accompanied by cans of Pepsi (nearly every night… I hate to even admit!), more carrot sticks with hummus; fewer mornings of high-calorie cereal, more egg-white omelets. And of course, dinners are to be transformed into lean chicken or fish with brown rice and vegetables. Again, not so bad. But I will miss my Pepsi.

I hope everyone can look back on 2008 with a smile and that 2009 is going to be even better! What are your New Year’s Resolutions?


  1. Goodluck! Not that you need to lose weight skinny mini!

  2. Hey, a very good goal! At least you know how to do it, so that shouldn't be too hard. I really educated myself a few years ago on what to eat for energy, fullness, etc., and that made it so much easier to work out and make everything as advantageous as possible. And I feel so much better - body, mind, everything - when I'm on that regimen, instead of grease, fats, and white stuff. So kudos to you guys!!

  3. I usually resolve to NOT make any resolutions (knowing how futile they often can be) but Jeff and I have decided to make small changes for the whole family that will help us lose weight, lower our cholesteral, and generally get us more active and healthy. We're going to try out a 12 week plan that will culminate in another family 5K (The St. Paddy's Day Dash in Seattle). We'll start Jan. 5. I'll keep you posted!

  4. Well, I'm going to have to say GET A JOB for me. hahah. I need to do the weight thing too.