Last year, I had posted that I wanted to:

This year I will lose the rest of the weight that I need to. I want to use the Wii to exercise regularly. We really need to keep the house clean. I will spend time working on my novel. I always want to spend more time working on my websites. We also need to pay off a lot of our debt.

Let’s see..didn’t do..didn’t do…didn’t do…didn’t do..didn’t do…didn’t do.

I weigh probably 5-10 lbs more. I don’t think I’ve used the Wii since last January. Our house is a dirty mess, as always. The only time I spent on my novel was rereading it. I only worked on one my sites and a little at that. We acquired a good amount more debt.

2011 wasn’t a good year for me. I had a lot of health problems. Nothing bad really happened…no deaths…still have my job…and so on. I just wasn’t happy or felt well most of it. Usually was unhappy because I didn’t feel well and the brain fog made it impossible to do anything. I had a couple weeks maybe of good brain function…but out of 52 weeks that isn’t very much.

I want this year to be a lot better. I want to be healthier and I want to be happier.

I will be healthier and happier.

I can’t control my illnesses but I can control my diet and exercise. Often my foot hurts and I use that as an excuse not to exercise. Not anymore. There’s plenty of exercise I can do without standing. I’m going to eat gluten-free and low-carb. Ideally, I want to follow the Paleo diet. Eat only foods our hunter and gatherer ancestors would have. I’m already trying to avoid grains. But I also need to not eat potatoes, corn, peanut butter, and dairy. Dairy is hard for me to give up. I like cheese. I also like Coke. But there’s no sugar allowed. Or honey. But I don’t know if I’m going to give up honey in my tea. You’re allowed to eat most meats (except bacon and such), but I can’t eat pork due to my allergy of it. Lamb too but I’d never eat lamb. I also am not going to eat deer, bison, rabbits, etc. And especially not ducks. So my meats are basically beef, chicken, and fish.

I’d come across the Paleo diet several times over the past few years. I was always interested in it because of the name: paleo. How could I not be interested? But I didn’t want to give up cheese. Or potatoes. Or Coke. But I need to get over that. So what if I can’t eat some of the foods I want to eat? If I’ll feel better it’ll be worth it.

And cleaning the house. It’s exercise, so I just gotta do it no matter how much I don’t want to.

We already plan not to spend as much this year and to budget our money better. We waste so much of our money.

I don’t know if I’ll write fiction much this year. I’ve been more in a coding/design/web site mood for awhile. And that’s okay with me. When I feel like writing again, I’ll write.

But one thing I will write is journal entries. On here, in my paper journal(s), in my journal software. Wherever. But somewhere…and frequently. I bought yet another paper journal. This one is big and leather bound and has a dragon on the cover. It wasn’t cheap. But I’m going to make sure I use it.

I’m also going to keep track of what I eat and how I feel. I have a little pink Moleskine day planner that I’m going to use for that.

And, of course, I want to spend more time working on my websites.

Happy New Year!

  • I tried paleo for about a week (maybe two?) and felt better but then failed. Ugh. Dairy is my biggest draw. I enjoy the podcast Everyday Paleo. It has a lot of good tips and also got me excited about the lifestyle.

    I’m excited that you are writing. Also, I fail at so many of my resolutions every year. Maybe this will be the year we both succeed.

    Love you!

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