Yes, I have one. My resolution was to continue working on lowering my cholesterol and blood pressure to normal range levels. This has meant a major change in what I eat. I have been doing more research on the subject and found that to increase my HDL I need to lose weight. For approximately every 6 pounds lost you can increase your good cholesterol, HDL, by 1 point. To lower the bad cholesterol I just need to continue to eliminate fat from my diet and increase the whole grains and fiber.
Yes, I know this is a very boring subject. I promise this will be the only post about it on this blog. I have started another blog for that purpose. Actually, I started the other blog over a year ago and quit posting to it.
So what's the point here? Well, I have never been successful losing weight. How the heck am I going to increase my HDL? Diet? Exercise? Motivation? Discipline? I have failed in every attempt. That is not to say that I haven't lost weight. I have. I am one of those people who can lose twenty pounds and then that's it! I stop. I exercise my brains out. I do it every day. It seems to take an immense amount of effort. So, I stop doing it! I gain it all back! It is sooooooo frustrating. Why is that?
I have been looking for that answer and I have decided that my New Year's Resolution is the wrong one. I am going to make a different New Year's Resolution and put the first one on hold for 30 days.
My new resolution: Develop Positive Thinking
I have decided that my negative thinking is what has been derailing me every time. So I am preparing to meet this goal. I am going to focus on this goal for 30 days and will post about it on my new/old blog. I am hoping that after 30 days of totally focusing on this one goal, that I can then begin to focus on my next goal.
One more thing. I am looking for someone else who might also be interested in working on this goal. Anyone interested?