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Tuesday, January 1, 2013 it up...

I am not one to keep resolutions.  I have a horrible will power.  HORRIBLE!  So this year, I am going to work on some exercising of the will.  And so is Dave.  And so is Taya.  Thus, we are making resolutions, and I am going to post them loud and proud on the fridge.  I just need to find some cute way to do it or Dave will throw them away!  :)

ME:  I am afraid to put this in print, but, I am giving up candy.  For an entire year.  And I love candy.  Especially swedish fish, sour patch kids, milk duds, and lots of chocolate covered things.  Ugh.  I have decided to give up candy because I can't find a way to shake the tummy fat.  I can make a million excuses, (the best being that I had a c-section and that is just IMPOSSIBLE to recover from tummy-wise), but the reality is, I just eat too much crap.  So, adios candy.  I hope that I don't miss you at all and won't be binging on you in 2014!  Also, I am resolving to exercise at least 3 hours per week.  I know, that doesn't sound like much.  But, in all honesty, ALL I have to do is walk down the stairs to the basement, and watch my shows while working out.  But, I don't as much as I should. So, I am going to make a chart for the entire year and also display it on the fridge.  I am hoping that my reward for the year will be a flatter tummy and healthier body.  Here's hoping anyway!!!

DAVE:  Has decided to give up alcohol.  For an entire year.  Which doesn't seem like a big deal right now, as he isn't much of a drinker.  But golf season will be trying.  Because what goes better with golfing than beer, right???  And also, he is going to work on his abs.  I guess we are both vowing to have a healthier 2013!

TAYA:  This is not her decision, but ours for her.  After a New Year's Eve trip to the pediatrician for an eczema covered bottom, we are giving up the night-time pull-ups, which means giving up her night-time milk.  The two are not at all related, but seems like a pretty good excuse to go to bed bare-bottomed.  This will be a struggle for all of us because T is known  to be a bear.  Especially when she doesn't get what she wants.  But, all habits can be broken, and she is growing up.  Too fast.  :(

As for Merrick...she could give up things like yelling for us to do things for her, but, overall, she's pretty well-rounded and doesn't need a lot of improvement.

So that's about it.  I hope that 2013 brings a lot of health and happiness our way, and yours as well!


  1. I also have terrible will power. I gasped when I saw giving up candy. To me that just sounds impossible. Like my friend who gave up sugar. I just can't even imagine it. Good luck!

  2. I don't think I could ever give up candy, either. But maybe if I wasn't kicking dairy and gluten to the curb for good....

  3. Goals are SO hard to keep! But I think anything worth having is hard. Good luck!