New Year’s Resolution – January

I didn’t bother to write about my resolution for this year in advance.  They’re pretty common around January 1.  Now that I’ve made it through the month (about 36 hours to go), I figure it’s a good time to take stock.

Here’s what I resolved for January 2020:


And, for clarification, that meant that I would drink only water, not that I was going to try and drink a certain number of ounces a day.  Just, no sodas (diet or otherwise), no milk, no tea, no coffee.

No meat for me was just the same as the time I did 5 years as a vegetarian.  No land based meat.  And not vegan.  So eggs/cheese = OK.  I’ll also eat the occasional Tuna Salad sandwich.  Just no chicken, beef, pork and the like.

No sugar meant no sweets.  No candy, no cookies, no ice cream.  Also no fruit, although I usually only eat fruit in smoothies anyway, which was ruled out with the rule on drinking water.  Muffins, pastries are all out.

So, with 36 hours to go, I think I can call this one a success.  I had to take a sip of a diet coke to keep it from spilling, but, other than that, I’ve only had water to drink the entire month.

And last night, I was eating what was supposed to be just dumplings from Cracker Barrel.  Turns out there were some stray pieces of chicken in there.  I was watching bastketball at the time, so one piece of chicken was consumed.  I left the other two alone.  That’s the only meat I’ve eaten all month.  BTW, the Impossible Whoppers are good.  I didn’t care for the Beyond Meat sausage at Hardee’s.  Morningstar products veggie sausage and veggie burgers are still as good as ever.

No backsliding on the sweets, either.  I found that I did a lot of snacking with chips and dip.  I wasn’t trying to be super stringent about “no sugar added” or anything like that.  It’s my game, so my rules.

We’ve got a cheer competition in Nashville on Saturday, February 1 and then the Super Bowl this Sunday.  I’ve decided I’m going to throw all the rules out for the weekend and come back on Monday for another month’s resolution.  I’m thinking about eliminating or curtailing fast food.  I also might try and do fruit this month and have a daily smoothie.  I’m not sure what to do about meat and sodas.

Oh, and, BTW, I lost 8 pounds.

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