The Underlying Resolution is Ironic

Friday, January 09, 2009

Of course it's time for the annual "New Year's Resolution" post. And for some reason I have been procrastinating its composition. Which is funny, because one of my resolutions is to deal with things on-the-spot. Funny.

I like resolutions. They are always a good idea to me on January 1st. Turning over a new leaf, starting fresh, making it count, all that stuff.

Seriously, though, what follows are my honest-to-goodness resolutions.

1. Not procrastinate in writing posts on this blog. Already failed.

2. Be the healthiest version of myself. This involves a foray into membership on . It tracks what you eat, calories, nutrition facts, exercise, calories burned, has recipe ideas (the nutrition facts of which you can import into your daily calorie intake), and all sorts of goodies. And I've lost 1 lb so far. Doesn't seem like much, but aren't you supposed to lose 1-2 lb/week? It's been one week, so I think I'm on track to being the healthiest version of myself. Unfortunately, in the exercise department, that progress is TBD.

3. Quit talking and obsessing about money so much. Had a minor freakout yesterday after going to the grocery store (but who doesn't?), but other than that, I'm trying to focus on, "see the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet their heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Who by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?" (Mt. 6:26-27) It's a poor reflection of me that I have to choose this as my theme verse for 2009, but alas. Some lessons cannot be learned once.

I'm hoping if I'm up-and-at-'em updating this blog, that it will translate into other parts of my life. And the fact that it took me almost 2 weeks to complete this post is, indeed, ironic.


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