As far as I can remember, I don't make New Year's resolutions. There's no point. You invariably give up. And people tend to use it as an excuse to put things off. "Oh, I'll stop [insert whatever terrible, unhealthy, dangerous thing they do] at New Year's." Bah, I say. Bah! Isn't it better to make a course correction when you realize you're on the wrong track, rather than in a few weeks?
Anyway, I decided the other day that I need to be better about planning dinners, otherwise a) we end up eating a lot of breakfast for dinner, including cold cereal, 2) I wander up and down each grocery aisle, trying to think of new things to eat, and d) I don't take advantage of the grocery ads like I could. Also, it helps me use up ingredients. If I'm going to open a can of refried beans or buy a bunch of broccoli, it's nice to be able to use it all before it goes bad.
So I started writing a weekly menu. I even have a magenetic menu planner/grocery list pad given to my by the good people at...Betty Crocker? General Mills? Some big food company. So now the FH can see what we're having for dinner, and I've (at least somewhat) committed to it. It helps, because if you know you're having cheesy broccoli rice soup and grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner (this evening's selection) you can get in the mood for cheesy broccoli rice soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. It's a great system so far. I'd really like to commit to it. Last night we had fry bread, as previously announced, so I guess we're off to a good start.
Next up: getting more produce in our diets. (See "buy a bunch of broccoli.") And maybe one day, going back to the gym! January was not a great month for our family.