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December 30, 2008

Spin Cycle: Resolutions

Filed under: Spin — by Sandie @ 11:10 pm

This week’s Spin Cycle is about New Year’s resolutions. Specifically, what our resolutions are this year.

This one was hard from me. I don’t think I’ve ever created a New Year’s resolution. Ever. Seriously. I guess I just never saw the point in creating a list of things you say you’re going to do (or not do) in the coming year that you end up not doing (or doing) before January is even over. So, I visited a couple of my favorite blogs to get some inspiration. If any of the things on my list sound familiar, well it’s because I’ve blatantly stolen them from either Deb or Casey. 🙂

1) I resolve to give up cut back on my Diet Coke intake.  I don’t know what has happened, but my two Diet Cokes a day has suddenly grown to a 6-pack a day habit (sometimes more!).  I justify it because I still drink quite a bit of water (most days), but I really need to cut back.  If for nothing else, it’s expensive!!  Over $3 for a 12 pack (and that’s on sale!) and we go through at least 3 a week!  That’s almost $500 a year JUST on Diet Coke (and that doesn’t include what we drink at restaurants, etc).

2) I resolve to help out more around the house.  I used to be a good housekeeper.  Somehow, that’s all changed over the years and my husband has taken up the majority of the slack.  It’s become a bit of an issue in our marriage, so I’m going to work on it.  This one will be hard for me because I abhor cleaning!  I can think of 10,000 things I’d rather do than clean!

3) I resolve to spend more time with my kids and I want to start by reading with them every night.  I’d been reading with them, but somehow let other things get in the way and haven’t read with them for longer than I can remember.

4) I resolve to work on my relationship with God, starting with reading my Bible more often then Sunday mornings at church.

5) I resolve to FINALLY lose the last few pounds of baby weight leftover from when I had Angelina and stop eating so much junk (like the TWO Toblerone bars I just ate!).

I think that’s it.  Let’s hope I can stick with them.  Maybe we should do a monthly check in or something to see if we’re following through!



  1. I stopped drinking Diet Coke for a while. Then started again. Water just tastes so much like….well, water! BUT I am doing better. Now I just add the little Crystal Lite packs to it! 🙂
    I tell myself I don’t drink coffee, so Diet Coke is ok. Sometimes.

    Comment by Tina — December 31, 2008 @ 12:45 am |Reply

  2. Give up Diet coke? I don’t think I could do that.. But I hope you can! I also understand about spending more time with the kids and making John help out more around the house. (Sorry, had to tweak the cleaning one..) Great Spin and you’re linked!

    Comment by Sprite's Keeper — December 31, 2008 @ 10:04 am |Reply

  3. Hey, steal away! The soda is going to be the worst one for me too but I have to go cold turkey. I gave it up a few months ago by switching from regular to diet and then every so often I’d have a regular Coke. Then I went straight back to drinking it all the time and gained back the weight. I like the reading to the kids one too, we read so many books that I feel like a kid’s librarian. Good luck with your resolutions!

    Comment by Casey — December 31, 2008 @ 10:18 am |Reply

  4. You got the clean more from me, didn’t you? (wink)

    Comment by Debbie — December 31, 2008 @ 12:53 pm |Reply

  5. Good resolutions. I should start reading with my son more often. He’s so active now. It would be a good way to slow him down a bit.

    Happy New Year!

    Comment by Jim @ IPR — December 31, 2008 @ 11:45 pm |Reply

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