Notice there’s been no recap-of-2008 post here at Art of the Firebird, nor has there been a looking-forward-to-2009 post. I’m not writing about New Year’s Resolutions, goals, or any massive self-improvement changes coming up. I may have taken down the calendar that I’ve looked at behind my chair for the past twelve months and replaced it with a shiny new one, but that’s the only thing that changed as time ticked over to a new designation.
After all, I don’t do New Year’s resolutions very well, just like most of you. In truth, being in academia I still feel like I did as a kid, that the new year really starts in mid-August! January 1 is just some symbols on paper, and I’m no different today than I was on December 31.
Funny, though. Although we try to eat fairly healthy most of the time, we are far from perfect, and we DO indulge a bit over the holidays. But over the last couple of days I’ve found that the sight, smell, mention of, thought of fatty, sugary, greasy, calorie-laden, nutritionally-deficient food makes my stomach turn. Suddenly I just have NO desire for most of it (exception about to be made for just a few of husband’s Super-Special Cookies fresh out of the oven). I do hope this isn’t just a fluke, because it will make it much easier to quit sabotaging my own efforts to be healthier!