Sunday, December 01, 2013
If you're on my page, you probably know it's my birthday - and today I'm 65. Thank you to all my Spark friends who made this morning very special indeed. And thanks especially to Linda - when I saw your Blog topic this morning I about fell off my chair.
So having reached the "wise" age of 65, I imagine that I will set good goals for next year. I usually make my resolutions in October, since I don't like the January rush. If I made goals, I've forgotten what they are. And, since 2014 is my retirement year and I expect to have a BIT more time on my hands, here are my three goals for 2014.
Goal one: I want to find a way to eat that doesn't require much thinking. The successful "plans" I've been on have involved a no-frills protein bar, a no-mix protein drink, or some form of frozen dinner. In fact, I maintained my weight at about 120 for ten years by eating two frozen dinners and two frozen waffles every day. So my goal for December is to find a similar combination, one that doesn't cost the moon, that is low in carbs and sodium, and that I don't have to think about, shop for, or spend a gazillion hours preparing.
Goal two: I want to walk 6 miles a day. Back in the 1980's when I first lost weight, I walked 3 miles every morning and 3 miles every evening. No reason why I can't do that now. I may need to wait till January when I actually retire, but that's my 2014 goal. Six miles or 12,000 steps a day.
Goal three: I want to learn the meditative exercises - tai chi and yoga specifically - so that I can improve my flexibility and balance.
That's it for 2014. I'll write the nonfiction version of the "Great American Novel" in 2015, assuming I make it that far.
Thank you Spark and all my Spark friends for making this a wonderful birthday!!