Life in General

A New Year A New Me? Hopefully.

I am not happy. Well, let me rephrase that; I am not happy with certain areas of my life. There are a lot of aspects that I am happy with. I have a great daughter who I am extremely proud of, a handsome husband who I love dearly, 3 wonderful cats, a house that will be paid off this summer and a job that, despite frustrating me at times, is something I love doing. I am not, however, happy with the way I look or how I manage my time.

This past year I have gained weight, which sucks for obvious reasons. I won’t say how much weight I have gained because it is beyond embarrassing but if I don’t do something soon, I will gain the entire 70 pounds back that I previously lost years ago. Some days I will eat and eat and eat, not ever filling full, while other days I will be so busy that I won’t eat anything at all. So like millions of other people, I am setting out to lose weight in the new year. I’m not going to, however, wait until January 1st to begin. Starting today, I am on a mission to drop some poundage. I won’t deprive myself of the foods I enjoy. But I will stop my mindless snacking and make sure to fit in some form of exercise every day.

Will I be able to do it? Who knows. I hope I can stick with it and that my love of food and my love of not exercising doesn’t overpower my will to lose weight.

As far as managing my time, that is a demon that I have been trying to conquer for awhile now. Since I work from home, it’s hard for me to sit down and actually do the work I need to get done without getting majorly distracted. Add in the procrastination gene and you get a recipe for disaster when it comes to getting my work done in a timely manner. In order to try to combat that, I am going to use a timer app on my computer that will hopefully help reign in my distinctive nature a bit.

What about you? Are you making any New Year resolutions?

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    December 31, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Happy New Year, Manda! I hope this next year is a wonderful one for you! I think your goals are great! Time management can be a problem for me, too. To-do lists help a lot, but I think that app you’re downloading will be a good tool as well. As far as the weight, don’t beat yourself up about it! You shouldn’t be “beyond embarrassed” to gain weight. It happens and you still look great! <3

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    January 3, 2016 at 12:45 am

    I think it’s important that you’re able to recognize that you’re not happy and why. There are so many people who are unhappy and don’t know why or are unwilling to admit it, so that’s definitely the first step!

    Hopefully, you’re able to meet your goals and you’ll see some significant changes as you progress. I definitely can’t wait to see how it works out!

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    January 3, 2016 at 2:40 am

    Happy New Year! Working from home is extremely distracting, television, Facebook, other sites, dogs, neighbors, it is rough.

    Good luck with your resolutions.

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    January 8, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    I can sympathise. I gained back all the weight I lost previously and it’s so frustrating. I have the same goal – to try and lose it. I have broken it up into 10 smaller goals and it doesn’t seem as intimidating. Maybe try something like that? <3

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