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New Year Resolutions

I was wondering whether anyone was going to set out some New Year Resolutions for 2020. I haven't actually made any for the New Year but I have written an article on how to set and achieve goals and I started a major goal a few weeks ago, to lose some weight.

Why Lose Weight?

Well, the deciding factor was bursting the button on my trousers! I had known my trousers were getting tight for a couple of months but when it came to having to sew the button back on - TWICE - I thought I had better do something about it. I had already started going to circuit training classes but I have known for many years that exercise alone does not reduce weight, not unless you are doing extreme exercise and I am not up for that.

Low Carb

My diet of choice is the low carbohydrate diet (keto). I actually feel good on that and not hungry, which is a major factor for me. I took off a week for Christmas and didn't weigh but I am back on the diet now. I have lost some weight, my trousers are not too tight and I get the clearer-headed feeling that I usually get on keto.

Now To Keep It Up

A major factor in keeping to the diet is that my husband understands what i can and cannot eat. Staying off candy, cookies and cake while on keto is no problem, as I don't feel hungry and do not crave sweet stuff. My husband does a lot of the cooking and he knows that I cannot eat carrots or potatoes but mainly stick to green veg, along with the meat. Carrots are good for him, so often we cook two veg and he has one and I have the other but we have the same protein dish.


Tonight we had wild salmon pan fried in dripping (beef fat), along with sliced leeks, cooked in butter, tinned tomatoes and potatoes. He was able to eat everything and I just omitted the potatoes.

Your New Year Resolutions

Have you made any NY resolutions?

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VinceSummers wrote on January 3, 2020, 8:38 PM

As you probably are aware, I don't observe the holidays,, including New Years. However, I've been thinking of re-inventing myself because of changing conditions (health, slightly). Also with regard to my ministry - I want to do as the old cowboys say -- die with my boots on. Assuming I die before Armageddon.

kyntoxicity wrote on January 3, 2020, 9:11 PM

For the past 3 years, my shirt size increased from M to XXL real quick. Losing weight and getting into shape is really really hard especially when your schedule is tight. But again its a matter of discipline as they say.

I hope we can nail it this time. (crossfingers)

Last Edited: January 3, 2020, 9:12 PM

MegL wrote on January 4, 2020, 3:22 AM

Dying with my boots on is how I would like to go too, though preferably in bed some night, at which point, I won't be wearing my boots! It would be less traumatic for others I think, rather than dropping dead in the street.

MegL wrote on January 4, 2020, 3:24 AM

Yes, though discipline is hard. I often find it's the comfort eating that gets me, so I plan to have healthy snacks available to cut out temptation.

lookatdesktop wrote on January 7, 2020, 12:08 AM

I think it is a good thing to have some New Year resolutions but these promises we make to ourselves should not come after a diagnosis that forces us to change our lifestyle habits out of fear of death if we continue on the road we are on. I myself want to simply live with less stress in my life. And yes, live to see the rapture. That would be grand.

MegL wrote on January 7, 2020, 5:03 PM

Well, as they say, death and taxes cannot be escaped, so living with less stress and actually LIVING is a good way to be. In our area, a man of 47 dropped dead today. I assume a heart attack. He was well liked by many people but I assume his job was very stressful. He has left a widow and 2 small children.