2018 Goals

Happy New Year!

New Years Eve we stayed awake long enough to watch the ball drop, then headed to bed. I have to say, I think it was the worst I’ve seen. They just could not keep politics out of it. Made me sick. I just wanted to pretend I was on the streets of NY with one of those cool hats and slaps sticks while bringing in the new year with all those happy people out to have a good time. Not listen to racist or political comments all night. Gheez. 

We were up and at it early this morning perparing our annual New Years Dinner for my family. We got through it again with ten pounds of collard greens, ten pounds of meat, ten pounds of potatoes, blackeye peas, CrockPot macaroni and cheese, rolls and two fruit cobblers. We expected seventeen people but only twelve showed up. That meant everyone went home with leftovers to last them a day or two. 

I did not keep any left overs because holidays have added a few inches to my waist. You know what that means....Yep back to strictly Nutrisystem. I never stopped eating Nutrisystem after I lost 50lbs but I did cut back to eating a lot of my own meals. It will be fine. I’ll have the extra pounds gone in a couple weeks. No fret.

The new year brings new beginnings. I do not make resolutions. I make goals. Me and Nick talked during our breakfast about the goals we have for this year. My goals are, to eat healthier, get in better shape, and find a new job. His were similar. 

I have a few changes I want to make too. I plan to stop worring so much about things in the news, family matters and people around me. I plan to keep possitive vibes and stop letting things get to me. ( I think I just ruined that one at the first sentence) I will not worry when friends or family do not stay in touch or how the work flow goes. I’m simply gonna just focus on keeping my heart and mind happy, I need to focus on my own business and not everyone elses. Life is just to short for that. 

I wish you all health and happiness for the whole year long.

Do you make resolutions? 
Do you eat a special New Years Dinner?


  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR. SOUNDS like you have some good goals for the new year. Here's hoping you make them a reality.

  2. Happy New Year, Sweetie!!

  3. We certainly admire your determination and ability to cut back or change directions when needed. I respect your 'steady as she goes' approach to your waist and weight. YOU B one BIG cook though ten pounds of collards??? WOW!
    I know the family enjoyed the meal and fellowship of family time.
    NEGATIVE? It is hard not to be negative when TV is 24/7 negative. I am glad we never watch TV anymore. I get enough negative here on the net. hahaha

    LOve you girl and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and the Nick man!

  4. Happy New Year Lisa! I typically just focus on my current goals and continue striving forward to achieving them. Being a better version of yourself as the years go by is always a good thing!

  5. Nice post dear. Have a Happy New Year!!
    New post up in my Lifestyle Blog

  6. No to both questions.
    Happy New Year to you and your family.

  7. No resolution...but a word to keep me grounded and focused. My word for 2018 is SOAR! Tune into your own soul. Peace in abundance is there! Happy and Healthy 2018 to you!