Why do I feel pressure for my first post of 2022 to be something worth writing about?
I don't know Colleen, you've never let that stop you before.
True, true. So here's much ado about nothing!
We're eating healthier this year. So far. It's only been 1 day because we wanted to begin in January, but you can't start a diet on a weekend, everybody knows that. Without going into too much detail (I will certainly go into tons of detail if we discover a great healthy living plan and reach our goal weights) I read Dr. Gott's No Flour No Sugar Diet and ordered the Bright Line Eating book, after having read a lot about it online, and have devised a plan from these. Dr. Gott has a very simple and realistic approach to losing weight and getting healthy while the Bright Line Diet is more complicated and rigid, and I don't agree with not exercising or having to always weigh your food. However, I would like to read the science behind it all and see if it changes my mind. These are definitely more "lifestyle" changes than short-term diets and that makes me hopeful as long as we can stick to the plan. Having a supportive and equally chubby husband definitely makes it easier!
The other New Year Resolution I made was to take back control over the laundry. Once we moved the washer and dryer upstairs where the kids' bedrooms are, and they became teenagers, I relied on them to do the laundry as their daily chore. Some kids are better at it than others (who will literally step over huge piles of dirty laundry to get to their bedroom) and in the end, it is just one of those chores that needs an adult to claim it. I am that adult. I used to hate going up there to do laundry because it was messy and chaotic, but now that I've taken it back, the area is staying clean and controlled and I'm happy to not let it get out of hand again. Phil has joined me in this resolution by putting away the little guys' laundry more frequently and matching all the weird socks each week.