New Year, New Me.

It's almost three weeks into the new year. My thoughts are that this is about the time when people start to slack on their resolutions. For example, last year, I resolved to floss more. Three weeks in, I ran out of those floss stick thingys and so my resolution kind of went by the way-side until late March when I finally got around to buying more. This year, I still resolve to floss more, but I added some new things into the mix.

1. Stop telling little white lies. When I actually started looking at it, it was ridiculous how much a part of my everyday life they had become. And so, I resolved to always tell the truth. And let me tell you, it's a lot harder than you think. Example:

Q: "Why didn't you volunteer this week?"

A: "Oh, I got stuck at work and couldn't make it in time."

Truth: I couldn't drag myself out of bed. And yes, I am a little ashamed of the fact that I can still sleep in until 10 or 11 in the morning.

Basically, if the lie got me out of something easily and made me look less lame than the truth, than it was usually the path that I took. It started to feel natural to me. And that's when I realized that I had a problem. And so, if I tell you I can't make it to your party because I had to go into work or I already made plans to baby-sit, then you can count on the fact that I will actually be at work or watching Dora the Explorer with my favorite 3 year old.

2. Stop heading down the path towards chubbiness! Somehow, it seems that as my age increases, so does my weight. Thankfully, I am not the only one. Four members of the Circle of Trust (I will probably have to do a seperate post now that I've introduced the COT) and I have started our own weight-loss challenge. The prize: $250 and years of bragging rights. So far, Nanny seems to be winning. Just wait until I actually start going to the gym! (Yep, I'm definitely starting out on the right foot. But here's a plus: No McDonalds since the beginning of January!) Come May 10th, not only will my face still look like I'm a 21 year old, but my body will too!

I decided to just pick two things, so that I can better focus on them. I will try and keep this updated, but who really wants to know how long I was able to force myself to stay on the elliptical?

In other news, I'm back to a contemplative state, which is never good, because I always seem to end up with more questions than I started out with. And so, I won't bore you with the details until I figure out exactly what I'm contemplating.