So, it’s 2017 now. I’m in that group of people who wants to make New Year’s resolutions, but doesn’t keep them well. I’ve made ill-fated resolutions about losing weight so many times that I’ve given up on them. I’ll try these ten non-resolutions instead:
- Try to keep my sodium intake down. That should help with my blood pressure.
- Find and use a tailor to make my clothing fit. Easier than trying to tailor myself.
- Try to walk a bit more. It’s the most exercise I get, so I might as well get more.
- Move my diet closer to vegan (I’m already a vegetarian) particularly by restricting egg consumption. I don’t really like them anyway, and it’s a good way to lose some more saturated fat.
- Work on core strength. Do those exercises I learned in physical therapy. A concrete step to overcoming back pain.
- Settle on a good haircut, with a reliable barber. I wasn’t going to lose skull weight anyway, so a good haircut would help my head look better. Ditto the beard.
- Cut back on white bread. I like it, but it sits on me like lead.
- Try to take outings that don’t focus on getting food or eating.
- Take the stairs more and see if that helps strengthen my knees, or see an orthopedist if it doesn’t.
- Learn to stretch my back to help relieve back pain.
So I won’t make a resolution to lose weight, but will endeavor to change those behaviors that will get me closer to having those health and appearance improvements that I attribute to weight loss. After all, it’s not the particular number of pounds that I want.
We’ll see if that works, or at least if I can keep up with it.