If I had taken the time to make resolutions, these are the ones I would have already broken:
10. Give up refined sugar and carbohydrates. I joined the weight loss group at work all in it to win the $20 per person purse by the most weight lost. Last night I baked two lemon meringue pies. I think I’ll take the leftover one to work to tempt my fellow weight loss participants.
9. Clean out my closet of clothes I can no longer wear. Based on my disregard for #10, that number could grow. I did get rid of one skirt the other day. The moths beat me to it.
8. Put my laundry away immediately after the dryer cycle beeps. It always has been easier to live using the dryer as another bureau drawer. I’ll admit it’s scarier now for any passers-by who may stop by my door since I have a downstairs AND my body parts have dropped significantly with old age.
7. Watch less TV. Does it count if I can watch a two-hour reality style competition from the DVR in twenty minutes tops?
6. Fall asleep less in front of the TV. #7 isn’t going to happen if I keep falling asleep. The other night it took me almost two hours to watch an hour drama because I kept having to rollback the DVR to watch the parts I slept through.
5. Work less hours. I tried it the other day and broke #6 above when I fell asleep in the 6 o’clock news.
4. Listen to less Sirius comedy radio. It makes me laugh. I guess that’s why I haven’t quit.
3. Procrastinate less. I continue to live with the delusion that stress burns calories. It may be the only way I win the contest in #10; it probably won’t be by giving up pie and ice cream.
2. Be more aware. Lose things less – like keys, my purse, and my checks. Losing my purse, however, has given me great faith in the American people. I once left my purse in the movie theater and did not miss it for three days. When I finally traced it back to the movies, it was still there. On another positive note, I actually deposited my bonus check this year instead of shredding it.
1. Socialize more. It probably won’t be on Facebook. I hit a “wall” on that one. If my grandkids count, I may make it on this one. Then again, if it means I have to keep my cell phone charged, it may not happen.
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