I Hate New Years Resolutions

Bleh.  I had decided some time ago to give up drinking for the new year.  I know I need to, but I’m having second thoughts.

I probably consume 40%* of my calories in beer.  I hate the idea of the New Years Resolution.  Why wait for the new year?  Why do something you don’t want to do?

In reality, I’m still rolling this idea around.  One way or another I will cut my drinking back substantially.  I have to.  Although my goal weight is 175, I could live with staying under 200.  I’m currently at around 250.  That’s not acceptable.

Stay tuned for a decision… or more whining.

* number pulled from my ass

3 thoughts on “I Hate New Years Resolutions”

  1. I’ve been reading your blog for some time, because I can relate to many of your struggles. I personally have decided to give up alcohol for a weight loss competition at work, which is the next 3 months (I think I made it 3 weeks before having a drink for the same competition last year).

    The fact that I don’t go much more than a week without drinking it makes me feel like it has some sort of control on my life.. which I don’t like. It doesn’t interfere with my daily life at all, nor has it caused me any health problems that I know of. But still.. it feels like something that I need to eliminate from my life for now.

  2. I can relate to the resolution conundrum. Like you, I ponder, “Yeah, I need to lose a few pounds, and it would make for more enjoyable cycling. But that donut would taste so good NOW.” Balance is a tricky thing.

  3. Like Tom, I’ve been following your blog for a while. It’s been very inspirational to me. That said, let me now butt into your life and make a suggestion: 🙂

    It seems you were doing best with your weight when you were biking the most. Yes, you were also drinking less, but maybe you were drinking less *because* you were biking more?

    In any case, people more often succeed with positive (about what they will do more of) than negative (what they will do less of).

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