Get healthy. I walked up two flights of stairs at school yesterday and was sucking wind at the top - unacceptable! I'm no spring chicken but 35 is too fucking young to be so badly out of shape. So as a first step I'm going back to being a tree-hugging, dirt-worshipping vegetarian. I saw my doctor for a check up last month, my first in three years. Un-acceptable! Regular check ups and dental visits are also a part of my get healthy campaign.
Another thing I need to change - one that might possibly kill me - is to cut back on my special "medicine". (It's red wine. I love me some red wine.) I've fallen into the habit of having two or three glasses of wine most every evening as I wind down and while I'm not the heaviest drinker in the world, I know that it is not healthy and God KNOWS I don't need the extra calories. So drinking will be reserved for special occasions like trips to Las Vegas and graduating with my bachelor's degree. (I reserve the right to add other celebratory occasions to this list in the future during which drinking will be totally acceptable.)
Lastly I just need to move. I let our membership to the YMCA lapse because we never fucking went. We were the dumb assholes who paid through the nose for a membership to a place we never set foot in. I'm not going to re-join but I am going to walk the dog around the neighborhood a few times a week, park in the hinterlands of parking lots and just generally get off my ass more often. The stairs at school are going to be my friends and I will not take the elevator any more.
I will keep y'all posted on how I'm doing - hopefully a welcome benefit will be some weight loss but I am looking at this as a healthy life change rather than just a diet. Cause diet is just DIE with a tee.