Diet, Exercise, Time Management, Blah blah blah

Goal-Type Things for the New Year



— 1 —

The No-S Diet: No Ssssugar, no Sssssnacks, and no Ssssseconds, except sometimes on weekends and special days.

There’s a book, but I don’t know that I’ll bother reading it.

I don’t really have a timeline, or a goal weight. I just know I have issues with these three areas: sugar, mindless grazing, and mealtime portions. And my weight is creeping upward and all my clothes are tight. Ugh. (I’ll do a post soon more specifically about my nutrition goals in light of our year on the Perfect Health Diet.)

— 2 —

T Tapp. I’ve heard good things about this exercise routine (here and here among other places). 15 minutes a day! Easy on your joints (unlike my short-lived gambol with Jillian)! Helps balance mood, blood sugar, and hormones! I’ve ordered the DVD and am eager to get started. My no-workout workout plan has left me feeling like a slug lately, especially since it’s been too cold outside (for me) to go walking.

— 3 —

Home command center restructuring. I spend about 80% of my waking hours in this tiny kitchen:

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and in this cramped dining room / entry way / home computer area.

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Drives me nuts. After five years, I’m ready to make this area work for me instead of against me.

The changes already are underway, and I can’t wait to share the final result!

— 4 —

Dedicate time for blogging and–sheesh!–answering email. I don’t have a game plan here yet, but it’s something I really want to do. Right now, I usually write in the evenings when the girls are asleep. But that compromises last year’s resolution. Plus I’m often too tired. Plus Pat’s and my new-found Netflix addiction often wins out (we’ve finished Breaking Bad and moved on to The Good Wife).

Probably I need to join the 5:30 club. Blah.

I’m with Toad.

— 5 —

Switching from plastic leftover containers to glass. Good blog post about it here:

I’ve decluttered to the point that I only have a half dozen or so plastic leftover containers. Maybe as they die off I’ll replace them with Pyrex. I’m not very knowledgable about or 100% convinced of the health risks of plastic. Regardless . . . glass containers just look prettier!

— 6 —

My resolution last year was to stay off the internet on weeknights after 8 p.m. I didn’t really stick to it, but the amount of time I waste online is way down, both at night and during the day. (The Waste No Time browser extension helps a lot.) So I don’t consider it a complete fail.

At least you tried

I’d like to keep up the improvements I’ve made on this front.

— 7 —

I’ve made some progress in certain personal/spiritual aspects last year, and I’d like to keep that up to. I don’t really feel like blogging about the details so, I guess . . . fake quick take here. Sorry!

How about you? Did you make New Year’s resolutions? Or vague aspirations like me? 🙂

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12 thoughts on “Diet, Exercise, Time Management, Blah blah blah

  1. These are all great goals and ideas! I can’t wait to see your new command center! My mom does that “No S” diet (I don’t think she read a book or anything but it’s what she does) and she really trimmed down and drastically cut her sugar cravings. Right now I’m daydreaming about how I’m going to lose all the baby weight, while I bake some more cookies. J/k, I’m really trying to be good. It’s so hard to be disciplined about food and portions and everything when you are in charge of all the meals, shopping, cooking, and everything for a family! Sometimes I really wish I didn’t care much about food.

  2. Again, I can not tell you how much I love reading through your post and before leaving a comment, I see the delicious Mr. Darcy. My only goal this year is to keep my priorities straight. If I can do that, I’ll be a happy woman. I can’t wait to see how you like T Tapp!

  3. We don’t reheat food in plastic. I love the idea of going to all glass, but I don’t think our pathetic shelving would support the weight. As for the weight loss, the thing that helped me was actually tracking calories. Takes the guesswork out of it. I use

  4. I figured I’d stop lurking and say something when I saw that you have the same high chair as we do (such coincidences always tease me out of my shell…it’s my mother in me…)

    I think making my time on the internet more deliberate would be such a good resolution…but I’d be afraid of what WasteNoTime would reveal to me…

  5. I can’t wait to see the changes made to the home command center.
    We use about 90% glass and the rest is plastic. I want to have all glass someday, it is prettier. 🙂

  6. Go you on dropping the three s’s… I am trying to give up sugar myself or at least limit my processed sugar to once a week. It is hard, but it is so worth it! I always feel better when I stop. No idea why I ever start again.

  7. Those are all great resolutions! I’m intrigued by the idea of no internet after 8 PM. Don’t think I’ll try it though, but I do spend an awful LOT of time on the internet. I’m scared of that WasteNoTime thing.

    I don’t really do resolutions so much as vague aspirations. And, I’m eager to read your post about the Perfect Health Diet and your last year on it.

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