New Year’s Resolutions? Er…

By Aisling | January 2 2010 | 42 Comments


It’s only Jan 2nd – but already I have broken most of the resolutions I made in a fit of champagne fueled idealism on the 31st.

They were:

  1. Be more healthy
  2. Lose weight
  3. Stop spending so much money on crap
  4. Take off makeup every night

Modest aspirations I’m sure you’ll agree – and the same resolutions I think I have been making every year for the past ten years. How and ever.

But I don’t think me and Resolutions are ever going to get along. Already I have been to the sales and bought a load of rubbish I don’t need (Resolution 3); eaten a pizza and half a box of chocolates (Resolutions 1 and 2); cried off going for a walk “because of the snow” and instead stayed on the sofa playing Nintendo DS (Resolution 1); and then lazily went to bed without taking makeup off that night (Resolution 4).

Oh dear.

What about you? How’s the cigarette quitting/diet/giving up drink/cutting up credit card etc going for you? Or have you resolved to make your resolutions moral ones this year e.g. be nicer to people (even if you secretly loathe them). Or perhaps you’re resolving to go and get a new skill and land a great job.

Let us know how you’re doing!

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42 Replies to "New Year’s Resolutions? Er…"

  • Gracie says:

    Hey all!! Happy new year, its been some weeks since I got a chance to post!! Im not kicking off the healthy eating until next week…Im easing myself into it nicely as it wil be the diet of a lifetime (wedding in 3.5 months!!) Ive just finished off a mars bar bun so just enjoying my last few days of indulgence before bootcamp kicks off!!!

    Bought my friend the guide for christmas, we were going through it over coffee when I got a lovely surprise to see a few of my posts in it….Im easily pleased :)

  • daiseeboo says:

    No resolutions for me this year. I only break them, feel I have somehow failed myself and the world at large and then eat some more chocolate. Not good. Gonna be a lot kinder to myself and take better care of myself which will hopefully help to bring about changes to other parts of my life. Bought the book on NYE and have already implemented a new skincare regime which I swear is already working (in my mind and mirror anyway) so will hopefully be a Goddess well on her way to world domination by summertime. Now where did I leave those Roses?

  • mamabear says:

    It’s not going too well to be honest. Was going to be über healthy this year but sure first I have to finish off all the bad things in the house, right? Only problem with that is, people keep bringing me more crap so it feels like I’ll never be rid of it! Have a wedding to go to in 3 weeks and bought a dress that’s too small (Karen Millen – will I ever learn?) so am panicking big time now!

  • Becky says:

    I don’t bother with resolutions much anymore, its guaranteed that I will break them and they are always so boring! Mind you saying that I have made a list of fashion related ones, at least they are a bit more fun! X

  • daiseeboo says:

    Mamabear – I’m with you. I feel that I just HAVE to eat all the rubbish in the house before I can even think about being healthy, I mean it would be rude not to.

    Went shopping on Thursday and size 10’s were actally laughing at me as I picked them up and headed to the dressing rooms. But then a miracle happened I found a rather flowy dress that is beutifully fitted at the bust but then just falls into a lovely swingy skirt that was so generously proportioned I had to buy an 8. So until I can fit into a real size 8, or at least don’t have to shoe horn myself into the rest of my clothes I shall be wearing this dress inside out so that all those who think I have put on a few pounds over Christmas shall be chuckling on the other side of their faces. Childish behaviour I know but the last time I fit into that size was when I was wearing 8-9years.

    Also Karen Millen is evil, her dresses only ever fit one half of my body at any given time so I either have to squeeze my boobies in or fatten up my bum.

  • Hel says:

    I think I’ve given up ever stick to any of my resolutions,every year since I was like 11 or 12 it’s been lose weight.meh.I shall continue to sit here eating through these chocolates and refuse to feel guilty!!! plus as for not walking in the snow,I’m meant to be going birthdayh drinking later and I’m thinking of cancelling because of the weather.tragic.

  • Breige says:

    Happy New Year! I have a number of different things I have on my list, including read 50 books this year, cook 12 new things (one for each month) and bake 12 new things I’ve never baked before (again 1 for each month). I also want to try be more positive and I want to visit 3 countries I’ve never been to before!

  • Rosemary says:

    I’ve just written a post about my resolutions but, in short: give up smoking (yawn, so typical but it has to be done – plus I’m giving myself the whole year to do it, not that I’m going to still be smoking by December 29th, but I want to ease into it rather than stopping and starting…), learn to walk in heels (I’m so cultured) and lose weight. I read a really great blog post on it the other day and now feel very inspired and motivated, so I’m really hoping this’ll be the year I manage it. Also took the obligatory underwear shot, so that if I do lose loads of weight I can do a spread in Closer magazine, ha ha!

  • Rosemary says:

    Wow Breige, 50 books, that’s pretty impressive and an idea I might steal… I dunno that I’ve read any so far, although I did start Shutter Island today, the film’s coming out in February and it seems great so far!

  • daiseeboo says:

    Rosemary can you post a link to the inspirational blog that you read as I would love something to give me a nice positive kick start. Thanks

  • Kirstie says:

    Currently ploughing my way through Wolf Hall which is hugely enjoyable but I’m not making any resolutions except to try to not work all the hours God gave in 2010. Have become addicted to Flight Control over Christmas and have spent waaaay too much time guiding planes in to land (much more addictive than it sounds) on my iPod touch. Did go a bit mad in the sales but got stuff I actually wanted and will wear, so eh, that’s ok then.

  • Rosemary says:

    Daisieboo, it’s on my blog post ( or on but you may have to scroll down one or two. Don’t have the precise link up but she lost a realistic amount of weight and just looks great now, although she did mention that 150lbs was “really heavy” or something, which I found a bit mad!

  • Rosemary says:

    Kirstie Flight Control is soooo addictive, I’m right there with you. I love your sales-shopping justification ;-)

  • daiseeboo says:

    Thanks Rosemary, will check that out pronto. The 150lbs being really heavy has just made me feel really fat. Think its time to put the lid back on the Roses!

  • Kirstie says:

    Yes! Got three jackets from RI I actually did have my eye on and in even more sales-justification, I got everything in London so it was much cheaper than here – the three cost £40 all in. So basically nuttin’.

  • daiseeboo says:

    Rosemary, thanks for that link. Have read the blog post and now feel a bit more can do about the whole weight loss thing. I think looking at it realistically from someone who is not giving you a ridiculous regime that will not fit into your lifestyle makes it seem much more achievable. So I think small changes and setting small goals may make 2010 a lighter year. *fingers on both hands painfully tightly crossed*

  • Breige says:

    Rosemary, ya I tried it last year but only got about 30 books, partly cos I didn’t start reading til April! I’ve started a thread on the forum for the challenge, anyone can join and you can set as many or as little books as you like!

  • Aphrodite says:

    Ah i don’t feel so bad now, thanks everyone!
    My Nintendo addiction is SUPER MARIO though!! The shame

  • Rosemary says:

    Oh APHRODITE!! I’m right there with you, last night I dreamt I was a small, red Italian man who liked to jump on things. No joke. I’m on world 7, having serious thumb cramps though it’s been my Christmas obsession.

  • Aphrodite says:

    Rosemary – I laughed so much when I read this!! Thank god I’m not the only one – I can’t put the feckin thing down! My thumbs are killing me too, this is so bad

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