Sunday, January 18, 2009
New Year's Resolutions
I have three very simple New Year's resolutions.
1. Eat healthy food. I have been seeing a dietician at my endocrinologist's office (in case you don't know, I have insulin-dependent diabetes). Last time I went, I had lost one pound. Very disappointing. The dietician put together a healthy diet for me. It's hard to keep up with it, especially with all the fruit and vegetables. I think I have managed the fruit, but I have neglected the vegetables. I am also eating oatmeal, one of her recommendations. I love my oatmeal and eat it nearly every day. I do go through a lot of oatmeal! Anyway, eating healthy means sticking to the diet she put together for me. Sometimes I feel like I'm eating all day just to keep up, but supposedly it's going to help me lose weight. I need to lose about 15 pounds. Not much, but it's a struggle.
2. Exercise. I belong to a gym just two buildings away, and I haven't gone in a while. I also have walked the dog a half mile in the past, but I'm just taking him down the street real quick right now. It's been too cold to walk. Today it seems to be a bit warmer, so I'm going to try to start again today. Walking is key to losing weight and being healthy.
3. Write. I have lots of ideas in my head, and my goal is to publish. This takes discipline, which I don't have yet. I want to write three pages a day. Right now, I am thinking of some pet articles, to send to pet magazines. I also want to write a novella about being a young musician (as I was) and also some science fiction.
That's it for my resolutions. So far, I haven't done too well, but I keep working at it, and that's the key.