Well I suppose it’s time for the obligatory new year’s post where I go into how this year is going to be different, I’m going to be different, and so are you! Well, I’m with Roni here on the “stateless diet”, so I am just moving forward on my path to better health and cleaner living. Which really means, of course, that I haven’t lost weight! Another reason I haven’t posted on my healthy living/weight loss/cooking blog.
Well, cynical self, I hate to break it to you, but things ARE going to be different year. Why? Well, because I’m going to be quitting my job, moving back to Santa Cruz for a month (or two!), and finishing grad school! By this time next year I’ll have a masters and be on my way to a BCBA! So yeah, I actually feel confident that this year is bringing some big changes for me and my boys.
Ok, and I confess, I jumped on the New Year’s band wagon and joined Weight Watchers. I’ve had success on their plan before (a long time ago) so I thought I would try it again. So far so good, but we’ll see! I’ll keep you posted. I like that fruits and veggies are “free”, which encourages me to eat them! But, I don’t really like that traditional processed “diet” foods are low points while wholesome things like grains are pretty high. I’m definitely trying to stick to the Skinny Rules but it gets tricky!
Another first? I joined a Diet Bet!
I’m not really a betting gal, but I am all about rewards. And response cost! I bet 20$ that I will lose 7 lbs. by the end of the month! If I do it, I get to split the pot with everyone else who succeeds. So far the pot for my bet is over $12,000! I definitely don’t want to lose 20 bucks, and I definitely want to win some cashola! It may sound silly but 20$ is a small price to pay for motivation!
I guess instead of New Year’s Resolutions, this years I have New Years projects! I also am on a mission to DIY make-over my bedroom into a fabulous chic boudoir! Here is my first step:
What are your New Year’s projects? Anything big on your horizon? I”d love to hear!
And now, a few favorites to start this year off right!
Anything mint or pistachio colored!
This creepy abandoned zoo in Griffith Park. Haunted? Probably. Reminiscent of the Lost bear cages? Yes. Instagrammers heaven? Totes.
Finally, a truly terrible invention that is another first for me: a LEAST FAVORITE! Don’t you sometimes wish Facebook had a thumbs down button? Well now you can hate all you want with a least favorites list!
This machine lets you eat all you want and then sucks it out of your stomach so you don’t get fat. Everyone’s dream come true! Honestly, it just makes me so mad that the capitalist market encourages schemes like this instead of treating the problem. Instead of coming up with creative ideas to encourage healthy living, let’s make tons of money off letting people consume as much as they want and not change their lifestyle at all! Ugh. Anyways. Signing off, for a better and brighter 2013!