Monday, December 29, 2008

Prepping for New Resolutions--PLEASE!!

It's almost that time. . . New Year's, the time to reflect and make resolutions. I hate New Year's. It always makes me depressed. The same blasted resolutions each year makes life seem futile.

I was reading Refuse to Regain--a post by psychologist Barbara Berkeley, called How Is Your IBM Doing? IBM is an acronym for Intake Balance Mechanism. She's using it about eating and food, mostly about sugars and starches. Of course, it's an interesting concept to apply to all of life, don't you think?

Anyhow, in her post, she talks about NOWs (never overweight people) and POWs (previously overweight people) and SAD (the Standard American Diet), but I didn't see an acronym for currently overweight people. (Afterall her site is about Refusing to Regain.) I commented on this. Surely, she wouldn't call us COWs, nor SOWs (still overweight people or struggling), so I guessed maybe just "OWs"?? That fits, I think.

She says, "Neither do I believe in many of the accepted theories about how we gain weight." Nor do I. I just, as of yet, don't have the thinner present to reckon with this. . .

So I have a few days to get ready to think about the new year. What I will and won't put on myself. Think specifically. Maybe think in only 2 week increments. . . Put more on actions than on rules. . .

Must go. . . told Dad I was going to get a shower 45 minutes ago. . .


  1. I like to make resolutions like goals. Goals that are reachable so they *don't* end up making you depressed and feeling like a failure.

    For example, if you say "lose 100 pounds this year" that's a tough one. But if it is "lose and keep of twenty pounds" I bet you can do that! Maybe even surpass your goal! But if you get off 20 you can do it again the next year and feel like you are making real progress.

    Also maybe a non-weight-related resolution would help. Some task to complete or habit to develop over the new year.

    Good luck, you can do it!

  2. Yeah, I find it difficult to try and think of resolutions just because it is the time of year to do so. Maybe it's just splitting hairs, but I like to call them goals too, like Lyn.

  3. Maybe my resolution this year will be...not to make any more resolutions.
    My list is just to long any time of the year. Things to do today, tomorrow, next week, next year. It just doesn't end.
    I personally know some pretty COWs and SOWs, but I don't think I would like to be called one. lol..
    Have a Happy New Year.

  4. Maybe just make a resolution to be healthy and happy with yourself, regardless of how you look physically . Sometimes that's best.


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