- Walk around the block three times a week. I think I can, I think I can. I abhor exercising but I love to walk. This time of year though the roads are an icy mess and it makes it less desirable and there's more danger of slipping and falling. But we'll see....
- Cut back on my fat, sugar, and salt content. I've already started buying low fat food items like mayo and salad dressings, and we're using an air popper for our nightly popcorn--with no salt added--so I'm off to a good start! It's important that I keep on track with this one because of health issues.
- Eat more vegetables. We already eat quite healthy and I love vegetables but for some reason I love them the most when they're smothered with butter, brown sugar, and the like.... More salads is on my top ten list.
- Have less debt.
- Read one book a week. This will be a piece of cake to accomplish. I love to read but this year I'd like to read an occasional biography or nonfiction.
- Be content with where I am (emotionally not physically). This one I took from Jeanetta because it's worthy of copying. And if I wish for greener pasture, something better, to have the courage to go after it.
- Live a more healthy life. At the age of 55, things can only go down hill from here.... and they are.... High blood pressure, pre-diabetes, ripples and rolls where there shouldn't be ripples and rolls.... But my health has never been more important to me than right now. I've seen how quickly it can go downhill and it's not so comforting. When I learned I had high blood pressure, it put me in a panic and I was fearful for my life.
All my other resolutions pretty much lead up to this last one. If I walk often, I'll feel better. If I cut back on my salt, sugar, and fat content, I'll feel better. If I lower debt, I'll feel better emotionally. Reading relaxes me and that's a good thing. 2008 will bring good things, a better me. This is a promise I make to myself and to my family.