1/365 Happy new year

Every year many of us set ourselves goals or resolutions to be ‘better’-  giving up smoking, drinking, chocolate or whatever, or vowing to join the gym, save money, write that novel, get a promotion. All perfectly reasonable resolutions and like most people, I start every year with the best intentions.

And this year is no exception.

One of my aims this year is to post to this blog every day. That’s achievable, right? I have completed a 365 challenge in the past, so I know it can be done. Why am I doing this? Because I have other goals in mind, and by writing them down and tracking my progress, I hope to achieve them too.

Here’s the list (in no particular order). Many of the goals are connected in some way. Some may seem trivial but hey, its MY list:

  • Lose weight. I have fallen off the wagon since last April, so back to SW this week.
    I feel unhealthy and unfit and this has to stop.
  • Meal plan to cut shopping bills and reduce waste. Cook healthy meals, and try new recipes.
  • Work on my capsule wardrobe. I started this when I ditched some of my ‘fat’ clothes.
  • Wear my shoes. I have some seriously fab shoes that I never wear. I’m going to wear them and post pics of the proof.
  • Bust my craft/sewing stash. I’m going to sew for myself and make things that make me happy. Being creative is good for the soul.
  • Look for ways to waste less. I love being thrifty; upcycling and using pre-loved items. I’m going to share my thrifty tips to save money and time.
  • Write my new panto. Deadline June. Eek!
  • Read more. I mean books, not facebook or twitter.
  • Get a new job. This one’s important. My short term contract ends in March, so serious searching starts soon.
  • Move about more. Do some walking or swimming. Look after myself.

I may add others as I go along, but that seems plenty to be going along with. My idea is to set a theme for each day of the week to give some structure, e.g.’Friday = Food’ which could be menu plans or recipes. Tuesday is my weigh in day so that will be SW related.
So, if you are a regular reader, prepare for a daily dose of me and my life.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope 2017 is fabulous for all of us.


You may be marvelling at how up-beat and positive I am at this early hour. Truth is, I wrote this last night before I went to a NYE party. I’m probably still asleep, or nursing a hangover right now. The healthy stuff starts tomorrow!




About downmyfront

Interested in cooking and eating, books, theatre, crafts, thrift and upcycling.
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6 Responses to 1/365 Happy new year

  1. MrsCraft says:

    Good luck! Will look forward to reading about your progress, I’m aiming to reach my SW target weight by the summer so I can treat myself to nice holiday clothes and not avoid family photos. Happy 2017 to you!

  2. Hannah says:

    Glad to see the return of the DMF 365, I missed it last year!

    An admirable set of goals too. I like the idea of themed days, and am unashamedly stealing this idea from you. One of MY resolutions is to start up a monthly ‘book club’ of sorts, except the participants don’t pick a work of fiction but a cookbook instead, and you can cook (and document) whatever recipes you like from it and report back! Wanna join? I still need a hilarious hashtag for it? Need to get out of my 6 meal ‘rut’!

    Anyway. Hope your flu didn’t stop you enjoying new year – I didn’t touch a drop last night but my head is hurty, my limbs are heavy and I’m inclined to stay in bed…damn cold!!

    • downmyfront says:

      Yes please. I’m in. Sounds brilliant. Will try and think of some hash tags. Abandoned the party at 11.30- didn’t even taste my trifle (which looked awesome).

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