Happy New Year, dear readers! I’m back after a non-vacation “vacation” spent doing errands and waiting for the weather to improve so more could get done. Hopefully your holidays were restful and relaxing, and I hope 2017 brings you peace, happiness, good health and prosperity. (And good riddance, 2016 – you were crap.)
Right now, the TV is full of ads for self-improvement (diet, fitness, financial etc.) to make us all feel guilty about the holiday season’s excesses. In the spirit of making New Year’s Resolutions — an activity I generally resist — here are some of mine:
SPEND MORE time with my favorite people
EAT MORE whole grains and fish
WORRY MORE about things I can actually do something about, and ignore the rest
PAY LESS ATTENTION to crazies on the news
EXERCISE LESS anxiety over issues that are out of my control
COMPLAIN only to people who can fix the problem
SIT ON MY BUTT and watch more sunsets
Seriously, though, I do want to share that I’ve lucked into a weight loss program (through my husband’s employer) that actually works: Naturally Slim. If you’d like to lose a few pounds or kilos, or have ever dieted with only short-term success , I wholeheartedly recommend their approach.
Naturally Slim is not a diet, there are no special foods or potions to buy, and there are no group weigh-ins or mass flagellations. You simply log on weekly and watch a series of videos that help educate you about different topics to ultimately change your behavior and attitudes toward food. It is remarkably simple, smart and easy.
I’ve lost 17 pounds since mid-September and can tell you enthusiastically that I have never once “dieted”, felt deprived, or found it difficult to stay with the program. I can eat “fattening” foods like pizza or grilled cheese and still lose weight because of when and how I’m eating them. Miraculous! Happy to share more details if anyone’s interested.
(As always, this is not a sponsored post– I wish it were!)
Woo hoo! 17 pounds without feeling deprived. Beautiful! Also, love your resolutions. I’m on board, too. Especially with ignoring the crazies on tv. And radio. And in the news. And on Twitter.
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Yep, back to the “old” me. Another 5 lbs wouldn’t hurt either!
Ha ha😃Great resolutions, I never diet either, I just eat for health/nutrition rather than weight loss.
Funny, isn’t it — when we focus on health/nutrition we seem to automatically lose weight as well. I think sugar is the #1 enemy, plus it’s terrible for our skin. Love your blog, by the way 🙂