Seriously, I have been trying and trying to post the last half of December, writing these looong replies, and when I hit the button, I get knocked out. Dang.
So, I got back on the wagon, food-wise, two days before today, so I'd be further into the whole good habit feeling by Jan One. It's good. I have decided to clean up the diet, first by drastically cutting the refined carbs and eliminating diet soda. I have also been craving quantities of hot stuff (as in habanero and "extra hot" indian chili powder), so I am going with it. Did a healthy stock-up trip to the supermarket, and once work and school are back in full swing, I'll be strategizing weekly meals somewhat in advance. These are things I have just really become lax with, and I am up a good 6-8 pounds over just a couple months.
In addition to eating better, I MUST run 4-5 times per week. Have to. Inertia is too strong to even flirt with. Momentum is my friend.
I have another, deeply personal goal for this year that I am declining to describe. I will share it when I have succeeded...this strategy worked with my massive weight loss, and I am hoping it helps with this objective for 2008. Just send me energy and trust everyone will win when I am through it. There is no bad involved, so no worries.
Reb and I were thinking about a 5K today. But we didn't do it. Not only is it really cold today, but dh is working on the upstairs tear-down. 2008 is the Year of Separate Bedrooms. Yeehaw. Just think of all the crosstraining in our future. They are stripping our entire second floor to the studs. Then wiring, insulating, hanging drywall...and soon after that, we'll have a 4-room upstairs in addition to the living space we have occupied over the past year. It'll almost feel like moving into a bigger house by the time it's ready!
I'll be running this afternoon yet, too. Probably around 2ish, so I can finish before barn chores. I am cooking a gigantic pot of beef round stew, which will include carrots, parsnips, onions and potatoes, too. I don't keep wine in the house--would cider vinegar be an OK sub?
Here's to a great year, Dingos!