Friday, January 2, 2009

Resolution Shmesolution...

So, every year for the past 300, I have vowed to lose weight and get back into shape. I was never a fat kid. My weight problem is more of an eating problem. I make myself fat. I don't have a pre-existing condition that makes me overweight. Unless that condition is way-t00-much-stress-so-I-eat-no-matter-what-my-mood-itis. Nah. Don't think that's in the big Rx book on the doctor's desk. Last year, I chose a WORD to be my resolution. My word was HEALTH. It was to be all-encompassing. HEALTH as far as what I fed ME, HEALTH as far as what I fed my kids, HEALTH as far as keeping my checkbook from puking up all the receipts that I didn't deduct, HEALTH as far as my time...not getting my schedule so congested that it was hocking loogies all over the place, HEALTH as far as my mind...doing something for ME each week...having one SELFISH MAMA day to regenerate....HEALTH as far as...well, you get the picture. It was a good plan and it lasted about a week. I don't think a Big Mac Value Meal and left over chicken nuggets of my 3 kids constitutes HEALTH. I don't think the chicken nuggets offered to my kids is a picture of HEALTH. I don't think the McD's receipts clogging the windpipe of my checkbook looks very HEALTH-like. I don't think a to-do list that could circle Saturn is helping me stick to my word: HEALTH. I don't think going to WalMart alone after my husband comes home from work is what I had in mind for the selfish MAMA DAY! So, I pretty much SUCK at this resolution thing. I need to do all those things but some days I just don't have the energy. Take today for example, my oldest was crying in his bed this morning b/c he couldn't get out of it b/c of a hip hop dance injury that has just hung on and gotten worse over the last two weeks. He is 90+ lbs, can't walk and has to pee! WHAT?! After xrays @ urgent care they determine it is a pulled muscle that will have to heal slowly with the help of cold/hot compresses and some Tylenol w/ codeine. All three kids are still home on break so my toddler who has a bad case of cabin fever is plastering the house with Play Doh while I am trying to get my oldest to "hop and lean" to the bathroom. The dog is still injured and needs to be coddled to get across the linoleum when SHE needs to pee..... I don't need to go on... you get it! You all LIVE it to some extent! We've all been there. So, my resolution? NO FREAKING IDEA!!!! There's a "Betty" (ahem...my good friend Steph from Manic Mommy who BTW is holding an AMAZING virtual BLOOD DRIVE - go check her out!) @ BettyConfidential.com that has decided to go ANTI-resolution! Check her out HERE! You? (I will be posting something that I need your help with later - come back in a couple hours - preferably in between potty breaks- to see what I have brewing!)

9 comments:

Kim Mappes said...

Hmmmmm - I just ate a glazed doughnut while reading your post!!!!!!!!! I'm sure there are HEALTH benefits in there somewhere!

I don't know...I just feel like I'm always in survival mode and it's only getting worse! My goal this year is to be more organized - I think I can easily claim 1/2 hour a day if I'm just organized enough to stop searching for everything!!!

Hang in there - you're doing a great job!

All the best,
Kim

KathyB said...

Health is it for me, trying that route this time. I seemed to have put on the 30 pounds I lost in the past two years, so yeah...back on track for me!

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Thank you Michelle! We women are all in the same boat aren't we!?!?

ANYONE who can donate some blood, please do so! It can help save lives, even little kids with CANCER, which I know Michelle is a strong advocate of ... together we can all make HUGE STRIDES to help others by doing little things! LET'S MAKE THAT OUR RESOLUTION!!! To do little things to create the bigger things!

noexcuses said...

Health is good, and so is peeing! And, stress about anything from finances to not having streak-free windows makes me shovel it in.

Just be kind to yourself when you blow the healthy part, and get on with your day. As far as Mama time goes...grab it when you can, and if you can't grab it today, then try tomorrow.

You're doing great...hang in there!

MaBunny said...

Hmm i"m sitting her in my jammies reading catching up on your blog. I havent' eaten anything yet and am contemplating whataburger.why? because I've been stuck in the house for most of the week and am tired of my own cooking...:)

Martha said...

and I thought my clogged toilet and one moody 11 year old was enough to drive me to eat. she say as she has a piece of brownie with her coffee... God Bless you! I can say we are on day THREE of the New Year (albiet only 9:21) and we have not yet been to McDs. I have cooked nice meals since Christmas when we last ate out!

Martha said...

and clearly my grammer is poor this morning as well.... Second sentence should be "She says as she has a piece of brownie...."

Kirsten said...

Oh no, I haven't read your blog lately because my life has been crazy and we are currently unable to live in our house and living in a FEMA type trailer in the yard, and I FINALLY do a post today and then hop on over to see what I've been missing in your world and realize I used the EXACT same title for my last post "Resolution Shmesolution". Is that weird or what? So I'm sorry, I didn't mean to copy you, I honestly didn't. I guess great minds just think alike!

Theresa said...

http://theresakrier.blogspot.com/2009/01/happy-new-year.html

My resolutions are listed. It's the first year that 'Lose 10 pounds' is not one of them. And I would like to add that I have YOU to thank for that (and God, of course). Your OHM challenge is what got me on the road to a healthy relationship with food. So thank you! And Happy New Year.