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New Year's Resolutions Past

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

So yet another year has passed. And here we are again going to make those New year's resolutions that we will never keep. Yes, we may maintain them for a day or even a week, but for the rest of the year? Hmm. I never have, have you?
Every year in the past I resolved to quit smoking. Did I? Yes, but never for New Years. It was a strange day in June 2008, Friday the thirteenth, that I smoked my very last cigarette. (That being my lucky day). Now, don't get me wrong, I did resolve to quit January of that same year. I even made a bet with a fellow employee, I could last longer than him. I won $20.00. Of course he was under more stress at that time than I. Of course started up again. Not easy to quit smoking, especially if your spouse smokes and he doesn't really want you to quit in fear you will no longer be cool to hang out with. No joke.
I found a little "Quit Smoking for Dummies" book and read it outside with a bottle of water and chewing gum every smoking break. At the back I found websites for help. I found I joined and struggled and made friends. The site is now gone, but the people have met up at Facebook and continue to support each other.
So this is the only New Year Resolution I kept, but it took six months outside of the New Year to do it.
I also vowed to become a vegetarian one year. I still worked in a kitchen so for some reason it wasn't as hard as I thought. No cooking for my carnivore husband. (He worked there too) That only lasted a few weeks, though I like to say a month.
Since leaving that particular job, I have gained considerable weight. I also drink more wine than I should. I do not run around a hot kitchen for 9 hours a day, with no time to sit down and eat a square meal. So I should do what all do at the beginning of the New Year and vow to lose weight. Hahahahah!
I will end 2016 with no intentions of unmaintained resolutions, unless perhaps I make Friday the thirteenth a new beginning. Then I can pledge to stop drinking, stop eating, exercise regularly, run a marathon, pay off all my bills, feed the world, go to Australia, write the world's next best seller, and paint the next Mona Lisa. Of course she may look more like Madonna.
Merry Christmas and have a Happy Superlative New Year.

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    Thanks for sharing your story and great blog. We all make plans to do better each year and it can be
    quite a challenge. I have made plans to track all meals and that does help me. I was on WW many times and lost, but points are hard to manage I think. I prefer since they give you all the food you put in, when you looking up a particular one from a restaurant, wow, so nice. So, calories works better for me as long as i track ALL that goes into my mouth. Exercising at least 4x a week at my Rec center and also trying to stay active when I am not there, by walking or dvd's at home. We are all on this journey together and if we can help each other with any suggestions, I think it is great!
    Thanks again and keep on DOING your Best each day one day at a time. God bless.
    hugs, Irish Ei emoticon emoticon

    1115 days ago

    Comment edited on: 3/19/2017 8:03:52 AM
    We all go through that every year...hey, I do it everyday...keep saying I will do better each day! OR when I do bad on a weekend...start over on Monday! Glad you blogged about this and are still hanging in there with us here at SP. SP is something that I will never give up on, because it has helped me lose and maintain my weight loss and become so much healthier! Plus, it has introduced me to such wonderful people like you! I sure hope you achieve your goals no matter what! The goal is to get healthy...and the weight loss will follow! If you have, if I understood that right....started smoking again....just do like you did before! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1200 days ago
    Well, my only New Year's Resolution is not to make one! :D I keep the same one every year & it seems to work for me. :D

    Thank you for sharing your delightful sense of humor and friendship.

    Renie emoticon

    1200 days ago
    I never made resolutions. It was pointless because you don't keep them. I do have goals. Some I meet some I don't some are life time work in progress. I was hynotized to quit smoking. I haven't touched a cigarette in over 36 years. I never even had the desire to.
    1203 days ago
    I have the same resolution....No resolutions!😆
    1203 days ago
    My new year resolution is not to make any more new year resolutions... !
    1203 days ago
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