Annie had made a list of all of the new interesting things she wanted to achieve in 2017, she had bought herself a new notebook to inspire herself and a new pen to write in it, she was excited to start her new year. A good start. Resolution notebook follows…
Jan 1. Stop eating rubbish, lose weight, stop drinking, No crisps / chocolate. Start exercising, walk more, learn to play a musical instrument, travel more, drink more water, eat breakfast. Achieved – no crisps, enjoyed the chocolate (It was a christmas gift – doesn’t count) walked to the corner shop to get a bottle of wine – only had one glass (there’s water in it too!). At least I didn’t eat any crisps! she patted herself on the back.
Jan 2. Weight the same. Even after eating chocolate – a small triumph! Fruit for breakfast. No crisps, drank water all day, ate a weight watchers meal (Is that rubbish?) Got stuck into the Christmas chocolates again – obviously not fattening. No alcohol. Managed 3 jumping jacks before collapsing in a heap exhausted – maybe I should have done them before I ate the chocolate she mused.
Jan 3. Put on a pound, had a big bowl of porridge for breakfast (that’s healthy, right?), walked to the corner shop saw Christmas Chocolates on offer so bought three boxes and a bottle of wine. I need cheering up after putting on weight. Walked home. No exercise – couldn’t be bothered, I think I may be allergic to it. Ate chocolate and drank wine.
Jan 4. Didn’t bother to weigh myself, had a fry up for breakfast, sat in front of the tv eating chocolate and drinking wine. I have decided that this year will just be the same as the last and I’m not getting any younger so I may as well just enjoy myself. Resolutions ended…She dropped the notebook in the bin on her way to get the microwave meal out of the freezer and grabbed a bag of crisps to munch on whilst she waited for the ping.Not all was lost Annie turned on her computer and booked herself a short break in Spain and felt very pleased with herself for keeping at least one of her new years resolutions.
Happy New Year.