New Years 2004

Okay, my New Years sucked. It’s my own fault for being gullible and controlled by forces beyond my control. Anyway, I usually make resolutions, and take them all seriously and stuff. So I figured I’d look back at what I said last year, and see how I did:

Here’s what I said:

  1. I will gain 20 pounds in 6 months.
    1. I will eat 3 meals a day, at least 5 days a week. The following will no longer constitute a “meal”:
      • Vanilla Coke
      • Raw Cookie Dough
      • MandMs
      • Wilhelmina Peppermints
      • Cheese
      • Frosting
    2. I will work out 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday), and get an exercise bike to use while watching TV (During Friends from 7-8). (this is more just to keep in shape during the winter, but if I put it here, I can justify the expense to myself a bit more easily)
  2. I will adhere to a strict budget.
    1. Lunches at work will be brought from home at least 4 times a week.
    2. Strict spending limits will be drawn up, and held to.
  3. In conjunction with the previous 2, I will learn how to cook.
  4. I will accept and believe that happiness can be a reality, and that dreams and desires can be achieved, no matter how difficult it might be, or how long it might take.

So how did I do? Not great. I didn’t gain my twenty pounds… to no one’s surprise. I ate my meals, I worked out, and at one point I was up 9 pounds… I had that dealie on the side of this page that kept track of it… Remember? Yeah. Anyway, I was up 9 pounds, but by years end, I’m down 6 pounds. Screw it. I no longer care. The goal was to look good, and I look good. As for the 3 meals, I average 2 now, which is better than the 1.5 from last year. I had cookies for dinner last week, and cheese for lunch 2 days in a row. I still work out on occasion, but not full blown routines like before. I biked a ton during the winter (on the fake bike), then a ton during the summer (on the real bike) and hope to start fake bike riding again when life returns to normal. [Sleeping is currently more intereesting then life].

The strict budget didn’t happen. I bought what I felt like… I didn’t buy my TV but I was going to, until I went to Europe and spent all of that money on that trip. I never made a budget, and it never mattered. I’ll die before retirement and have no one to pass my vast wealth on to anyway. I do try to stay cheap at lunch. peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or Tuna usually.

I cooked lasagna… remember that? Later on I learned grilled cheese. I do omelets too. After than I realized cooking took too much times, and I like Max and Ermas a lot better. (My house is lacking the lovely Sara, Rachel, Megan, Jill, Sara (blond), Rachael, Amy, Grace, Karen, Ashley, Joslyn, etc..)

As for the last one.. I bought into it here and there… Looking back I was quite happy much of the year, and much of the time I knew it. (I even admitted it to people). At the moment I’m not, so trying to write about it seems like a fool’s errand. Looking back, 2003 was one of my best years, and the 2 weeks in Europe were some of the finest days of my life. The thing I was shooting for with my resolutions didn’t happen, so that sucks. Yeah, I wanted to hook up with Deedre. Shocker.

So for this year, I had a few ideas of a resolution. First, I was going to be a stoic… but I realized I couldn’t do that, cause that’s just not the way I work. Then I was going to just be happy, or at least pretend to be, until I’ve managed to convince myself/realize that I am actually happy, and then living as such will be easier. But I just couldn’t do it.. I tried and failed the first day… and then gave up cause I just wasn’t into it. So then I thought I’d try this: I was only allowed to be pessimistic, negative, and typically myself 1 day a week : Tuesday. there was a whole long reasoning thinger for it being Tuesday, but that doesn’t matter now, cause I decided this one was dumb too. Then I wasn’t going to allow things I couldn’t control to bother me. Then I laughed hysterically. I know me well enough to know that I can’t do that. The realization is that I’m usually fairly negative when I write, cause I write when I’m alone, and I don’t like being alone. I’m usually in fairly good spirits when I’m with other people.. unless I’m currently getting dicked over by one of them. When I’m in a bad mood, I’m in a bad mood. When I’m in a good mood, I’m in a good mood. That’s the way it is. I’m usually in a bad mood becuase of my dealings (or lack thereof) with members of the opposite sex. So this year, I intend to meet more people. People means women. I don’t need to meet more guys. So that’s it.. that’s all I’ve got. I’m going to try to meet more people, and give them a shot, and see if they’re what I’m looking for… cause finding what I’m looking for and then trying to win them over hasn’t worked, and just makes me miserable. So, um… do ya know anyone?

9 thoughts on “New Years 2004

  1. Good idea. What you need are recommendations on where/how to meet people (women).

    and strip clubs are not good recommendations, so there goes my idea

  2. look closer. when he played for the cardinals he quarterbacked a couple of years. then in ’94 he got moved full-time to punter. also, i kinda remember him playing QB at Ohio St.

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