January 2, 2011

by Anne Bennett on January 2, 2011

I think I know one of the reasons why people make New Year’s resolutions to eat better and lose weight. After a monthlong eating frenzy, I realized this morning that I’m sort of…full. The last thing I want right now is a chocolate chip cookie.

It probably goes without saying that this is not a common occurrence with me. Chocolate chip cookies are my quintessential go-to indulgence. It’s the rare day when I will turn one down.

Until now. Verily I say unto you, dastardly sweet temptations, from this day forward I resist you with all my will.  OK, that was a high-blown way of saying that my New Year’s resolution is to watch what I eat. Schmantzy, wasn’t it?

On the serious side, I truly do want to eat better this year. That shouldn’t be too difficult, given that most of the time I do a pretty good job of getting in my vegetables and fruits (although the latter have lagged until recently, when Weight Watchers’ new PointsPlus program introduced free fruit).  Bananas are now a daily treat. Who would have thought?

Although my weight is in the normal range, my doctor says that my cholesterol is too high; she’s giving me three months to do something about it before she puts me on medicine (which my best friend Michael calls his “ice cream pills”).

Her prescription? Eat better and exercise more. Hmm. Where have I heard that one before?

Do I really have to act like a big girl?

Although I like the fact that she’s allowing me to try a natural remedy before defaulting to medication, I must admit to a wee bit of trepidation. I have to be responsible for my own health. That means I have to put on my big-girl panties and do the work myself.

Why do I suddenly want to sit down on the floor in the middle of the room and go, “Wah, wah!”?

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

lin January 2, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Me too! 🙂

Michael January 2, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Your best friend Michael says, “why wait 3 months?” Get that ice cream pill now and get to work on dipping chocolate chip cookies in some creamy, cold, delicious ice cream.
This could be the best year of your life!

Linda January 3, 2011 at 5:09 am

Hmmmm….I can name that tune in one note! My doctor called me on Christmas Eve (!) to tell me my blood sugar was too high. Talk about timing…

gayle January 3, 2011 at 12:30 pm

My mother-in-law’s doctor advised metamucil daily along with healthy eating and exercise. It worked for her and her sister enabling them to avoid medication.

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