There’s a list of things I could resolve to do in 2007.
- I could spend more time with my family
- I could be a better friend
- I could be a better neighbor
- I could do volunteer work
- I could attend Church more often
- I could give more to charity
- I could catch up with old friends I haven’t seen in years
- I could get a band back together
- I could stop checking work related email at home every night
You get the idea. But although I will try to do most of the things on that list as just a normal part of my life, I will not make them in to resolutions. This year my resolution is completely selfish because it is something that has to happen or none of the rest of the things on the list can happen.
It’s not an exciting resolution. As a matter of fact, it is probably the number one resolution that people make, and break, all over the country. 2007 is my year to be selfish and make it all about me, which means the weight has to come off. No excuses. No more chances. Every year my weight sneaks up another 10 pounds and every year I feel worse and worse. Getting more serious about losing the weight was one of the things my wife wanted from me for Christmas, so my promise to her was that I would drop 50 pounds in 2007. My personal goal is much higher, but I am trying to do what I think is right this year and don’t want to rush out, drop 50 pounds by Summer and then gain it all back, plus 10 pounds, by the end of the year.
Our neighborhood is having a huge Biggest Loser contest where it is men vs women, so now I have a team that I can’t let down as well. I’ll keep you all updated with the progress here, or on a separate page on this site.
I hope you all have a great New Year and find a resolution that makes sense for you, and one that you can stick with. Happy New Year everyone.