Saturday, December 30, 2017

The Other [Embarrassing] Resolutions For 2018

Get a grip, Mum!
New Year, new resolutions. Ha, it's more like, New Year and the same resolutions I've made every year for the whole of my life. However, there are other resolutions that are not lofty enough to warrant being part of the Big Ten. They're sort of embarrassing as they reveal petty habits that don't show me at my best. Here are some of them...

1. Stop booking the cheapest flights on EasyJet in order to save thruppence (which then goes on the minicab because there is no public transport at that time of day). It's a false a economy that I am totally aware of so it's just stupidity that makes me keep doing it.

2. Stop eating Deed's leftovers. Throwing her leftovers down my throat is just as much a waste of food as throwing it in the bin and the consequences are far worse. I do not want to be fat more than I want to save half a plate of food, but I do it anyway. It has to stop.

3. And don't eat her crisps. These are not leftovers - I sometimes eat them before she even knows that I've bought them. Crisps are my weakness. Well chips and sandwiches are my weakness too but for those you have to put some effort into preparing them. Crisps are just there calling my name. Note to self: buy headphones so you can't hear the crisps calling your name.

4. While we're on the food issues theme, stop doing research about the best diet. You need to choose between Keto (high fat no carbs), Vegan (whole food, plant based, low fat), and Intermittent fasting (nothing for a set and regular period of time), and stick to it. You don't get healthy from watching the debates on You Tube.

5. For Deed, a yogurt, an apple, a packet of crisps and some chocolate is not supper. Even after a long day at work and an evening of more work ahead, a proper supper needs to be a priority. Maybe I'll add an egg and cut up a cucumber and a tomato. 

6. Talking of You Tube, no You Tube until you've done your homework. Yes even grown-ups have homework. That was a hard lesson to learn and I still struggle with it. Some of my homework is work for work and other homework is housework. However, I need to put what needs to get done in my life before watching what others are achieving in theirs. Why is it so much more satisfying to watch another family achieving their goals than it is to do something towards my own goals? This has to switch. Us first.

7. Ditch the snooze button. I can hit snooze 7 times - this is 63 minutes on my alarm clock. It would be better to just set the first alarm for an hour later and get the benefit of that time in uninterrupted sleep. But I don't because I have grand ideas about magic mornings. (Not the prescribed Magic Morning, but a version of it that suits me including doing a load of laundry and hanging it out before work.) Maybe I should position the alarm clock across the room?

That's it. All slovenly and slothful habits that need to be addressed this year. But as today is only December 30th 2017, I might go back to bed for a while... after I've watched that other family on You Tube building their own house and off-grid homesteading... "Deed! There are snacks in the kitchen, help yourself to some lunch. whatever you want."


8 comments:

  1. I'm trying a new approach to resolutions this year. I'm dividing them up into the usual categories - Finances -Weight -Social -Household - but - instead of generalizations I am currently writing down specific things to do each month - my Day-timer is being put to good use! I'm trying to make each project small and doable but hopefully they will all add up through the year.
    Happy New Year to you and DD and good luck with the resolutions.

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    1. And good luck with yours. I'ts exciting planning it all isn't it?

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  2. Happy new year to you and your daughter. I hope that 2018 is a great year for you.

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    1. Thank you Lindsey, and a great year for yo too. xx

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  3. "You don't get healthy from watching the debates on You Tube."
    Mate, you're a philosopher... :-D

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    1. It came late to me, for a long time I thought you could.

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  4. I am just glad I did end up half a stone lighter (I peaked at 1.5 off...) Luckily no leftovers for me here with a giant to feed. I will resist his packed lunch stuff.... I will!

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    1. Half a stone is great but what happened to that other stone? Send it packing this year - for good! (I also eat the untouched packed lunch sarnies.)

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