So it's time to unlock this fresh new year, decide what we're going to make of it and either gear ourselves up or let it simply wash over us. I'm sure you can guess that I am of the latter rather than the former statement.
So I have no big plans other than to try and get myself fitter and keep myself healthy. I have to lose some weight for my own satisfaction rather than any medical advice, dropping three inches has meant that my BMI has shot up by three points, my scales told me this ... I didn't even realise that this was how it worked! So my only target for this year is to get myself back to my former BMI which although was not perfect did seem to a better number for me, if I can get it lower then that is even better.
I didn't get around to counting out my various pots of money yesterday, by the time I had put away the Christmas decorations and had a good clear up and done my final load of washing for 2021 I was shattered. I was going to have an early night, but after dropping off on the sofa for half an hour at tea time, as did Alan we both decided to veg out in front of the television and let the New Year just wash over us. We watched the New Years show on BBC1 and the fireworks and light displays over London and then both retired for the night.
My only task for today is to count my money, work out what my budget will be for and set myself some minor ground rules. I'll be keeping this particular Challenge on this blog as it will only be mentioned a couple of times a week so it seems sensible to leave the Challenge Blog dormant rather than trying to keep two blogs going all through year.
Once the money is counted and a bit of a plan drawn up, I will start on the serious business of eating my way slowly but surely through the cupboards by putting a film on the television and tucking into some popcorn.
Happy New Year to you all and thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support and input over the last year. Onwards and upwards ... and I hope your New Year gets off to the start you want it to.
Thank you Sue, same to you. I always enjoy your Challenges, they're inspiring. I hope your back gets sorted and you become pain-free (or at least able to manage the pain) very soon. xReplyDelete
Thank you. XxDelete
I'm glad you had a relaxing new year's eve. Your plan to be healthy and fit sounds great, Sue, and a plan I could do with following too. I will look forward to reading all about your year. Love the header BTW.ReplyDelete
Happy new year to you and Alan!
It's the least we can do isn't it, to look after our bodies as best we can. 😀Delete
Wishing you and yours a good, healthy new year.ReplyDelete
Thank you so much. ❤️Delete
Happy New Year to you and Alan! Best wishes for a year filled with good health and fun adventures! Good luck with your new challenge!ReplyDelete
Thank you. All the best to you too. 😀Delete
Happy New Year to you and Alan! I hope this year brings improved health and every happiness. xxxReplyDelete
Thanks Vix, all the best to you and Jon too. xxDelete
Happy New Year! Health wise, my husband has a tricky year ahead but we're keeping optimistic that this time next year surgery and chemo will have worked its magic and we can crack on with retirement. Your gift of perfumes really cheered me up and tomorrow I get to eat the candy cane when I take down the tree. Grateful thanks.ReplyDelete
It sounds like you have a tough year ahead. I will be thinking about you. All the very best. ❤️Delete
And the same to you. Hope as well that you can strengthen your back muscles to cope with anything ‘thrown’ their way?ReplyDelete
I hope so, gosh if anything is thrown my way I would be too slow to move 😃🤣Delete
I love the new header. I'm looking forward to reading about your new challenge. I'm wondering what the rules and guidelines are. Happy New Year, I hope it's a healing one for your back.ReplyDelete
Jo in Wisconsin.
It was time for a change 😃. I haven't figured them out yet, but I'm keeping it simple. 😃Delete
Wishing you and Alan a great year, packed with lovely things.ReplyDelete
I'm very much looking forward to hearing all about the challenge.
Thank you Joy. ❤️Delete
Happy New Year. Looking forward to the new challeng.ReplyDelete
Thanks Jackie. All the very best to you too. ❤️Delete
Happy New Year to you Sue, Alan, Suky, Mavis and Ginger (gorgeous cat). Hope you meet your goals and your dreams come true. Thank you so much for your wonderful blog posts and sharing an insight into your life at Lavender Lodge. I have so enjoyed following your adventures and look forward to many more in 2022. All the very best.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful comment, thank you. And wishing you and yours all the very best for 2022. I hope it's a good one for us all. xxDelete
Wishing you a happy & Healthy new year.ReplyDelete
Thank you, and the same to you too, Happy New Year. xxDelete
I love that lock.ReplyDelete
It's a good image isn't it, I found it on Google Images ... so not one of mine unfortunately.Delete