Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

I am excited for the New Year.  This past year has been wonderful and I know the next will be great.  Many challenges are head for one I get to learn how to manage a business and staff while raising 3 children.  Mike has gotten a great consulting gig so I am taking over most of the day to day running of Coffee News.  I did a lot before Christmas but I am going to get some childcare help 1 day a week so I can take on more.  I am nervous but I know I can do it.

I think it is also time to start focusing on eating healthy and hopefully weightloss.  I also want to figure out how to exercise more this year.  I am not going to make any resolutions because this journey is not a one year task.  I am however going to start this month with a few short term goals.

The first goal is going to start today, after all the baking and excess of the holidays I have decided to cut out my drug of choice - sugar.  I am not going to eat anything that is obviously sugar laden for a week and do my best to look at labels.  This will be extremely hard so I am only making it a week and if it goes well then I will expand on it.

The next goal is to only eat home cooked meals this month except for one.  My birthday is this month and I am not sure if I am doing anything or not, but I will allow one meal out and only for my birthday.

I am going to get back to eating well and drinking water.  My challenge is to get back to drinking 3 L a day.  How much water do you drink?  Could you be drinking more?


  1. Hey Melynda,

    Happy New Year!

    Looks like some great goals! Keep me updated! Good luck with the sugar and label reading. It seems daunting at first, but it gets easier the longer you do it. And watch out, even if you were only eating a moderate amount of sugar, your body might have a bit of a freak out as you reduce the amount. I went pretty much cold turkey because of the GAPS diet, but if I were to do it again, I'd do it a bit slower so I didn't shock my body quite as much...

    Good luck with the business and the one day of childcare - I hope it works well for you!


  2. Happy New Year, Melynda!
    What an ambitious and positive way to start the year - good for you!