Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Year, New Blog

2010, baby! Who else is excited?? I love starting a new year!

Like many people, I usually make New Year's resolutions. And, also like many people, my resolutions are typically related to weight loss.

This year is no different. In the past two and a half years, I've lost around 85 pounds. In 2010, I plan to reach my (to be determined) goal weight with Weight Watchers and become a lifetime member.

I have another resolution: to eliminate artificial sweetener from my coffee and tea. I LOVE coffee with a fiery passion, but right now I drink it with an embarrassing amount of sweetener. So, despite the fact that the ladies at my Tim Hortons have memorized my coffee order (large with one milk and *gulp* three sweeteners), which makes me feel very special, I'm going to slowly cut back. Hopefully, by this time next year, I'll be taking it with just milk.

How will I reach my goals?

I plan to work out an average of 3 times per week (at least), continue to attend Weight Watcher meetings, and focus on tracking my food.

To eliminate artificial sweetener, I plan to cut back gradually: to two and a half packets, to two packets, to one and a half packets, and so on.

Do you make New Year's resolutions? Why or why not?


Ralph Malph said...

I think they would probably remember your order even if you cut down your sweeteners every once in a while.

I do make them, or at least... I treat the start of the new year as a big opportunity. Sometimes I don't write down concrete goals like this though, so I think I will do that.

Katie said...

I think of a new year as a big opportunity, too :)

Diana said...

Katie - I found you A cake for a wife (Andrea). When I find a new blog I always go and read the very first post.

85 pounds! Wow! That's super fantastic. I have no doubt that you'll make goal this year.

About the artificial sweeteners, I'm trying to do the same thing. Kick the habit. My sister though has you beat on how much she uses - six packets in a cup of coffee and it's not even that big of a cup! Ugh, so totally gross. :)

I can't wait to follow you on your journey to goal. :)

Katie said...

Diana, thank you so much for the kind words!

Haha, I'm glad to hear there is someone out there who uses more sweetener than I do!