Monday, 2 January 2017

New Year, New Me?

Well folks it's a new year. We're in the future now. 2017 and still no flying cars. It's hard to believe so many science fiction writers got it wrong. To be honest I'm not normally a member of the "new year, new me" brigade. I generally don't do new year's resolutions. I never found there to be much point. But some people make them and a select few of those people actually manage to stick with them. Given that there was no better time to start than the new year, I decided to put together to resolutions of my own.

1. By this time next year I will weigh 200 pounds.
This means I'm going to have to drop a lot of weight but I know I can do it. I just need to be serious about it. I saw myself in the mirror recently. It's not a pretty sight. I want to be able to look into a mirror and be comfortable with who I see looking back at me. Last year was a bad year for my weight. Let's make this one a good year.

The crazy thing is that even if I was 200 pounds I'd still be classed as overweight. A healthy weight for me is around 150, but the only way to lose that much weight in a year would be very unhealthy ways. They say you should never lose more than 2 pounds a week.

2. By this time next year I will have either taken a trip to America or have £2000 in my savings account
I have some American friends I would dearly love to visit. A trip like that takes a lot of money. Unfortunately while I have always been good at saving my money I just have too many expenses at the minute to save it properly. It's kind of hard to save money when you're spending £400 a month at least on driving lessons, rent, and other expenses. Thankfully I've already got a good amount of money in my savings account. So I don't need to be saving too much. I also have a very generous father who allows me to pay only the bare minimum amount of rent. It is still my hope that 2017 will be a profitable year for me.

And those are my resolutions. Let's see how I do with them. 


  1. Print that first resolution out and stick it somewhere visible. It's a good goal to have, mad props, but you need to not lose sight of it for the next 365 days!

    1. Bloody hell I didn't even personally wish you a great year yet. So, make it a great one! (:

  2. Those are both great resolutions and may you achieve both in 2017!

  3. Good luck Mark, rooting for you in 2017!

  4. I hope you have a great year and achieve something for yourself, even if they turn out to be different goals than you have here. Last year, you talked about balancing work and relaxation a lot.

  5. That is something new I learned - should never lose more than 2 pounds a week.

  6. Good luck with your resolutions!

  7. No new me for 2017, as the old me is good enough

  8. Can't believe they say you'd still be overweight, I was 86kg (before Christmas) that's only a few below. Go for it, believe in yourself.


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