1.03.2011

The New Year’s Refusal




Nu uh.

Nope.

No way.

I’m not going to do it this year. I refuse. I will not get sucked in. Every year I do and every year I fail at it, miserably, on the very first day. The. Very. First. Day.

Naturally, I’m talking about making New Year’s Resolutions. Every year I make the same grandiose plans that most every other woman makes: eat healthier, lose weight, exercise more, dun dun dun…go on a diet. And like I said, I fail every time. Every. Time.

I have a great excuse, though. My birthday is New Year’s Day. The day we’re supposed to start the year with a clean slate and the high expectations of accomplishing our resolutions this year, I’m celebrating with cake, pizza, and all the largesse that a birthday is required to have. Talk about blowing the slate clear out of the water -- mine is circling in the atmosphere somewhere.

Sure you ask, “Why can’t you start on January 2nd?” Easy. I’m too stubborn and filled with OCD. Whenever I start something new it has to be the first day of the week, the first day of the month, or yes, the first day of the year. I find I have the most successes when I start in May -- whichever first I happen to land on.

Why can’t New Years be May 1st instead? Is that too much to ask?

So this year my resolution is to not make a single one…

Crap.

I’ve failed again.

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8 comments:

  1. I'll be sure to remind you on May the 1st. ;)

    I'm nice like that. :D


    Adam

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  2. Every year I make the resolution to lose weight and of course I fail, so this year I'm resolving to buy a black coach and lay on it while wearing all black clothes. This will have a slimming effect and it will look like you've lost 20 pounds!

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  3. I'm with you on the birthday thing--"Do/eat whatever you want all day and as much of it as you want" is my philosophy. Who needs resolutions?

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  4. What about having your birthday celebration the day BEFORE your actual birthday? My son's birthday is this coming Friday. I have tried to take the tack that I can't seriously start a diet until after the January 7th birtday cake is gone. :)

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  5. New Year's resolutions are way over rated anyway. It sounds like you start the New Year out with a wonderful celebration of your birth. That's more important than a resolution. Besides, I've found that I can make a resolution on any day and make my own 1st by saying I am staring now. It works for me. I love the way you approach what we all experience with such awesome humor. God bless, Dr. Bobbi

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  6. Love it! (Besides you already eat healthier than any of us--you deserve to celebrate!)

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  7. ^^ No kidding, right?
    You deserve to relax.

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