Well I was going to make this a blog about what to do next, now that I’m retired. I went out and bought 4 books on how to blog and make money at it. I hated them all. I didn’t get in on the right part of the curve, and I don’t want to have the self-discipline required. I am through with self-discipline.
Or not. Actually, I still need self-discipline, because too many days are ending up on the couch with an acrostic and a chest full of chocolate smears.
Really the main issue remains, always and forever for me, food. If I don’t feel like getting up in the morning, remembering that I made muffins and I have an unfinished puzzle will do the trick — at least I’ll get from the bed to the couch.
I have less vavoom because I eat too much (and the wrong stuff). I don’t exercise enough because it’s easier to lie on the couch and eat. I’m tired because I don’t exercise enough, which makes me want to lie on the couch and eat. And then I haven’t accomplished much, so I feel blah, so I want to lie on the couch…
But I want to have a more vibrant old age than this. And I am an inveterate starter-overer.
So I have made a list of 52 things to do to help get my food habits under control, to see if self-fulfillment follows. Or at least see if I didn’t deteriorate too much over the next year. (Is the eating the symptom or the cause? Yes.) I will do each one for a week, then (presumably) keep that new habit/plan/idea as I pick up the next one.
I’ll report on it every week. Or not. And someone may read it and enjoy/relate/want to join in. Or not. Welcome.