Tuesday, 30 December 2008

New Year Resolutions 2009


I have just been on Google and checked out New Year Resolutions which took me to Wikipedia, and below are the ones that they list as the "most popular goals".

So on my list I have no.1 firmly in place, which of course includes no.6 and no.7 and given that alcohol is FULL of calories, it obvioulsy also encompasses no.9. Due to the whole cortisol and stress, weightloss around the middle link (that I have blogged about before), then it also includes no.11 (less stress). I am sure my Mum would appreciate it if I also gave some attention to no.14 - hee hee.

Wikipedia's top 14 "most popular goals" below:
  1. Lose weight
  2. Gain weight
  3. Pay off debt
  4. Save money
  5. Get a better job
  6. Get fit
  7. Eat right
  8. Get a better education
  9. Drink less alcohol
  10. Quit smoking
  11. Reduce stress
  12. Take a trip
  13. Volunteer to help others
  14. Be less grumpy
Just did a bit more "googling" and found out that the microwave was invented when someone walked passed a radar and their bar of chocolate melted - there's a reason not to have take-a-ways any more. I was once told microwaves are banned in Russia but don't know if it's true.

I am tempted to plot my progress losing weight online in the New Year, but I'd have to be very brave to do that - might do though.

AAhhhhhhhhhhhhh I am inspired to do it online now. Click here and read what I just have. That's certainly given me food for thought.

It's funny, I have recently been comparing myself to a type of 80s computer game. You know the ones. You pick up things that help you later in the game. You pick up a bomb, or medicine, or weapon, or food and you build up all these things and use them when appropriate. I was thinking of this analogy with regards to weightloss and I was brainstorming about the things I would have in there.

On the bottom of the screen I would obviously have the things I own already:

  • MBTs (lots of them).
  • A Fit bug (great pedometor that connects to the computer so you can plot your progress and see how many steps you do, even by the hour).
  • A Vita Mix (best detox blender you could EVER own). It'll set you back £300 plus but it is the best money you will ever spend. Makes soup, smoothies etc... I have blogged about it once before.
  • I have a set of Saladmaster saucepans. They make amazing dinners, without the need for water or oil. You can use ONE pan for loads of veg. I fill it with brocolli, cauliflower, carrots, parsnips etc... and they steam in a vacuum using their own juices. Healthy, nutricious cooking and much quicker than the traditional methods.
  • I have a FAB pilates machine called "Ellen Croft's Supreme Pilates". Need to dust it down and use it again.
  • I have a rebounder.
  • I have all the famous January weight loss DVDs - yes I am a sucker.
  • I have a water filter machine - a very special one.
  • I have lots of Kundalini Yoga DVDs.
  • I have Virgin Active gym membership.
  • Lots of books about PH and green diets.
  • Innerlight Super Greens.
  • and the list goes on..................
On my want list that my computer character would pick up would be:
  • bottles of Evian.
  • Some self discipline!
  • a decent health food shop near my house
  • and I think that'd be it, as I am in a good position - if I can sort the self-discipline out!
Anyway, for me, New Year starts from the Winter Solstice, i.e. after 21st December. Only reason I can't adhere to that, is all the festive eating, which makes it easier to follow the crowd and start being healthy in January :-)

Wikipedia gives a brief explanation of Winter Solstice and says: "Worldwide, interpretation of the event [Winter Solstice] has varied from culture to culture, most cultures have held a recognition of rebirth".

So off I am to eat, drink and be merry, knowing that those days are numbered - soon: let the detox commence!

Liska Life,

Over and Out.

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