The New Year’s Refusal

Nu uh.


No way.

I’m not going to do it this year. I refuse. I will not get sucked in. Every year I do and every year I fail at it, miserably, on the very first day. The. Very. First. Day.

Naturally, I’m talking about making New Year’s Resolutions. Every year I make the same grandiose plans that most every other woman makes: eat healthier, lose weight, exercise more, dun dun dun…go on a diet. And like I said, I fail every time. Every. Time.

I have a great excuse, though. My birthday is New Year’s Day. The day we’re supposed to start the year with a clean slate and the high expectations of accomplishing our resolutions this year, I’m celebrating with cake, pizza, and all the largesse that a birthday is required to have. Talk about blowing the slate clear out of the water -- mine is circling in the atmosphere somewhere.

Sure you ask, “Why can’t you start on January 2nd?” Easy. I’m too stubborn and filled with OCD. Whenever I start something new it has to be the first day of the week, the first day of the month, or yes, the first day of the year. I find I have the most successes when I start in May -- whichever first I happen to land on.

Why can’t New Years be May 1st instead? Is that too much to ask?

So this year my resolution is to not make a single one…


I’ve failed again.

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  1. I'll be sure to remind you on May the 1st. ;)

    I'm nice like that. :D


  2. Every year I make the resolution to lose weight and of course I fail, so this year I'm resolving to buy a black coach and lay on it while wearing all black clothes. This will have a slimming effect and it will look like you've lost 20 pounds!

  3. I'm with you on the birthday thing--"Do/eat whatever you want all day and as much of it as you want" is my philosophy. Who needs resolutions?

  4. What about having your birthday celebration the day BEFORE your actual birthday? My son's birthday is this coming Friday. I have tried to take the tack that I can't seriously start a diet until after the January 7th birtday cake is gone. :)

  5. New Year's resolutions are way over rated anyway. It sounds like you start the New Year out with a wonderful celebration of your birth. That's more important than a resolution. Besides, I've found that I can make a resolution on any day and make my own 1st by saying I am staring now. It works for me. I love the way you approach what we all experience with such awesome humor. God bless, Dr. Bobbi

  6. Love it! (Besides you already eat healthier than any of us--you deserve to celebrate!)

  7. ^^ No kidding, right?
    You deserve to relax.


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