…to not make any resolutions about my weight.
Too many New Year’s resolutions look like this picture. Obsess about your waistline! Limit your dietary intake to water and lima beans! If you weigh more than a ten year old child, your life is a tragic waste!
Day after day, I see Valerie Bertinelli weeping for joy on my television because thanks to Jenny Craig, she doesn’t have to make a New Year’s resolution to lose the lard. For the love of all that’s hokey, please stop crying, Valerie! It’s not touching. It’s pathetic for a grown woman to spend all her time and effort worrying over her waistline, let alone to encourage others to do the same.
If you’re going to make a resolution that has anything to do with weight, please do yourself a favor and make it that you will live your life without obsessing over the numbers on the scale. Resolve to eat healthier meals, by all means. Resolve to exercise to improve your muscle tone, sure. Just don’t make your measure of success the same as the measure of your hips.
Getting or staying healthy isn’t about a dress size. It’s about how you feel. It’s about whether you are well or ill most of the time.
My resolutions for 2008? Let’s just say they have a lot more to do with taking chances and living fully than whether or not I get any thinner or fatter than I am right now. They have a lot more to do with exercising both my body and my mind than exorcising poundage. I resolve to celebrate life in all its eccentric glory and look superfantastic doing it…whether I happen to be a size 18 or a size 8 or a size 28.