Monday, January 01, 2007

January 1, 2007

The New Year has arrived and I am fighting the urge to begin this entry with a list of regrets and instead will use this occasion to express hope, determination and faith.
I hope I can lose the extra fifteen pounds I’ve accumulated in the three years since HH was born and I pretty much stopped doing many of the beneficial things I used to do like eat right, exercise regularly and write each and every morning.
I am determined to maintain a creative and positive outlook and to approach each day as an opportunity to create something worthwhile and to make someone happy.
And I have faith, faith that I have the self-discipline to execute this plan successfully and that if I do I will be rewarded with a better self-image, a more rewarding experience of life and another chance to fit into the jeans I keep hidden away under the sweaters in the back of my bottom drawer.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

15 pounds - you and me both! I admire your determination and faith in yourself, and hope your goals will be met quickly.

Happy New Year.

3:32 PM  
Blogger Wenda said...

Happy New Year Richard.

7:55 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

Don't worry about your waistline so much, Richard. You are a truely beautiful person, which comes through in your writing. Buy yourself some new jeans and toss the old ones in the Salvation Army bin.
Happy 2007!
Cathy

1:40 PM  
Blogger piu piu said...

happy new year richard! x

9:24 AM  
Blogger christina said...

Happy New Year, Richard! I think many of us, and many expats, it seems (the dreaded ExpatFat!) are struggling with these issues as we get older. I like your outlook for the new year and I can see you succeeding at anything you put your mind to. Sometimes having children makes us forget how important "me" time can be.

2:26 PM  
Blogger swissmiss said...

I'm right there with you with the "since I've been a full-time parent" pounds. Or the Expat Fat, whichever. Probably a combination of both. Kaffee and Kuchen has its downside I guess.

Happy New Year

4:09 PM  
Blogger swissmiss said...

I'm right there with you with the "since I've been a full-time parent" pounds. Or the Expat Fat, whichever. Probably a combination of both. Kaffee and Kuchen has its downside I guess.

Happy New Year

4:09 PM  
Blogger Berlinbound said...

Jul ... It's only the 4th of January and I just finished a chocolate!

Wenda ... Peace your way ....

Cathy ... Thanks for the vote of confidence but - believe me - I need to shed a few kilos!
XXOO
R

Claire ... Thanks and same to you! I hope to see you in 2007 ...

Christina ... Expat fat indeed! You're a hoot!

Swissmiss ... K&K have already been the death of me - that and the bread and the wurst and the beer and keeping up with the never ending pasta dinners that HH demands!

That said ... It's all good!

8:16 PM  
Blogger farmgirl said...

Happy New Year to you and yours! Wonderful goals for the new year. (LOL, I've got some of those hidden jeans, too.)

8:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ironically this year I made no New Years resolution... last year tested my resolve to the max so I thought what the heck, lets start the year gorging on Swiss chocolate (and that is as much indulgement as I did as I am a vegan, dont smoke and rarely ever drink)...

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think we'd all like to shed a few post-holiday pounds in the new year. Hope your new year is wonderful, filled with adventure and possibility!

P.S. I had somehow lost your link and will now add you to my blogroll.

10:01 PM  
Anonymous AscenderRisesAbove said...

a lovely post for the new year

9:36 PM  

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