New Year’s Resolutions: I Failed Miserably

It is hard for me to admit that I failed miserably at anything, but I have failed at keeping my New Year’s Resolutions this year.  I wrote a public letter to myself (found here), in hopes that it would improve my chances of keeping my Resolutions.

I think my failure was a direct result of several things, diet “burn out” from the last few years of heavy dieting and very strenuous exercise, and stress.

I did keep a few of my resolutions.

  • I did manage to find someone to edit my posts, one of the many advantages of having a Professor as a fiance.  
  • I also turned off the television more, and that resulted in more “Mommy and Me” reading time for Gabe and I. I love that he chooses to read with me 30 minutes before bed instead of watching cartoons.  

I realized that I really suck at a few things.

  • I don’t treat my body that way I should
  • I constantly criticize my body, and refer to myself as “fat”. 

I procrastinate when it comes to my dieting and exercise routine. The worst advice you can give yourself is, “I’ll start my diet tomorrow, or I can squeeze in a few extra minutes of exercise tomorrow.” Why wait for tomorrow when you should start today? In reality, these shouldn’t be daily decisions, I should make long-term lifestyle choices.

My biggest vice is stress eating. It s a cycle of stress, comfort eating, guilt, and then stress eating again.  It is a coping mechanism for me. It is a very unhealthy pattern, and I am working hard to control it.

Last night, instead of reaching for a chocolate bar I had a bowl of sliced strawberries and raspberries.

This morning, I had a bowl of oatmeal made with skim milk and fruit.

Today’s lunch will be a mint chocolate Zone Perfect bar and a cup of greek yogurt.

Here are a few suggestions for making healthier eating choices: 

Two of my favorite snack or meal replacement options are:



I am going to change my New Year’s Resolutions to Lifestyle Resolutions. I am going to make a promise to myself that I will make healthier lifestyle choices.

I have created a Pinterest board with lots of healthy eating ideas and recipes.

Visit Jessica Urgelles’ profile on Pinterest.

Zone Perfect bars are a great way to establish healthier eating habits by adding low calorie protein and fibers sources to your diet.  

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Don’t wait until New Year’s to make resolutions, you can make lifestyle resolutions anytime. 

Did you make any New Year’s Resolutions? Did you keep them? If so, how did you keep yourself on track? If you didn’t, what was your biggest barrier to success.  I would love to hear about changes that you have made or plan to make. 

Disclaimer: I was selected to participate in the Blog Forward Challenge. I received complimentary product and ZonePerfect promotional items for my participation, but all opinions shared with readers are entirely my own. 

Happy Wisdom-filled Wednesday,




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