a new year... and a new diet. That's right...diet. You know how back in November I told you about how my Dad was going on a diet. Well....he's down 42lbs. 42lbs lost DURING the Holiday season. He asked me if I wanted to start round 2 with him (not b/c he'd ever TELL me I needed to lose weight, but b/c he knows I want to)...and I'm gonna do it. The HCG diet (you can swagbucks search it). The healthiest diet? Probably not. I don't find anything esp healthy about 500 calories a day. But I know for me. I need a shock to the system. I need a strict smack in the face to get this going. I need to wake up and be 74lbs lighter, but it isn't going to happen over night. I promise not to make this a weight loss obsessed blog this year, but I will tell you that it will be dominating my thoughts. My Dad asked me what my weight loss goal was. I felt that was a bit intense....even though 74 is the magic number. I told him that I had two goals- -20lbs by Husband's cousin's wedding (in May) -40lbs by my HS Bestie's wedding (in October) So even thought my 'diet' isn't going to be the healthiest...I feel my goals aren't that extreme. Other 'resolutions' this year- kicking the soda habit kicking the fast food habit saving money (paying things off) keeping the house clean exercise-even if it's just dancing around the house with the kids read more pass it along... let me detail more about the pass it along thing..b/c it goes with the read more and something else.. I'm gonna tell you what I'm reading...what I've read...and whether or not I enjoyed it. I'm not getting paid to do this...I'm doing it b/c I like to share. Also...this year..I'm clipping coupons...I am clipping EVERY coupon I come across...but I won't use them all. So I'm going to put together a list and if any of you readers want my coupons that I won't be using..I'll get them to you. So stay tuned. And..I'll also be cooking and baking. Probably more for others than myself! *coughs*500 calories*coughs So Happy New Year Er'body!! *the new springy layout is due to the fact that I'm totally seasonally depressed...I am anxiously awaiting the green to come back and flowers to bloom!