New Year's Resolutions for 2008:

  • stop drinking Diet Cokes, i.e., aspertame poison
  • replace coffee addiction w/ organic green tea obsession
  • reduce sugar intake
  • eat 5 - 7 fruits and veggies per day
  • drink 8 glasses/64 oz. water per day
  • eat unprocessed foods
  • change from boozer to red wino
  • perfect my pie crust

Of course, I'll have slip-ups; I'm a fits and starts, slip-up kinda gal married to a "check-off the to-do-list", success oriented kinda guy. Retraining my sweet tooth will be a greater challenge than the two-week headache that goes with caffeine withdrawal, but I am more convinced than ever of the reasons for doing both.

And what about my goal to bake the perfect pie crust? It doesn't seem to jibe with the rest of my resolutions for 2008, but it's a left-over from 2007 and, like my husband, I sure would like to get it right.

Note: These WERE my resolutions, but all together and published, they do seem somewhat harsh ... especially as I sit here, comfortably posting, sipping my burbon and diet coke, anticipating the good eats I will soon be munching at the neighborhood New Year's Eve party. Coffee is not such a bad thing really ... especially not the Hawaiian Kona my stepson gave us for Christmas. The fruits and veggies, the exercise and the water resolutions, however, are must-dos this year.