2009 is going to be my year. If I want to succeed, I've got to start it off on the right foot. What's the right foot?
#1 - Do what Sarah says. If there's one thing I've learned over the past 10 years it's that even if I think I know best for me, I don't always do best for me. Time to change that.
#2 - Stop eating out so much. The weeone and I eat out an exorbitant amount. What's crazy about that is that I love to cook! I always feel rushed though and never plan well enough to actually get a meal on the table in the evening. That's changing. I participate in a cooking bulletin board. I've been on it for years. One of the things I've watched the others on the board do over the years is plan menus each week. So, today I sat down with Ellie Krieger's The Food You Crave, Pam Anderson's Perfect Recipe for Losing Weight and Eating Great, Rachel Ray's Big Orange Book, and the latest issue of Martha Stewart's Everyday Food Magazine (Jan/Feb 2009) and I planned a menu. I planned 5 meals between tomorrow and Thursday of next week. Four of the five are new recipes to me, but I figure I need to expand my horizons. So, over the next week I'm going to share my food with you. I'm not a photographer, but I'll try to take some decent photos as well as provide the recipes and tell you what I think and what the weeone thinks.
#3 - I have to move more. I've done a couple of at home DVDs in the mornings over the past few weeks and I'd like to keep that up. Monday starts our normal schedule again and hopefully that will help set this new move more program into a more set rhythm.
#4 - I have to have fun. If I know anything about myself it's that if I stop having fun and enjoying what I'm doing, I'll just stop. To keep this up and be successful in the "My Year of 2009" it's gotta be fun....so let's keep it interesting.