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2010 Resolutions

by Nick

When it comes to resolutions, I try to keep mine focused and concrete. If I just say I’m going to get healthier, that’s too broad and I’ll just keep doing what I’m doing.

I made some good resolutions last year and I think I succeeded at most of them, if not all of them. Here’s a few things that I want to get done in 2010 – in no particular order.

300 Posts – Again! I had this resolution last year and I think it kept me on track writing and cooking and thinking. I don’t want to do more than that though… I think that’s my blogging sweet spot.

Meat Four Times a Week – I had a 2009 goal of eating meat no more than once a day. Two years ago I would frequently eat meat at every meal. I slipped a few times (mainly over holidays) but was generally successful. I noticed only positive things from my meat reduction. I feel healthier and have really expanded my cooking skills with veggies.

I’d rather set a week limit rather than a day limit that way I have some flexibility on menus. This probably means that there will be less meat posts on Macheesmo, but trust me, the ones that I do have will be delicious. I’m not wasting a meat credit on a crappy meal!

The four times a week thing is pretty arbitrary. I’m not basing it on anything that I’ve read. It’s just a way for me to keep reducing my meat intake which I think is important.

Brew a Batch of Beer – I used to brew beer every few months and stopped. I’d love to get back into it though. So expect some beer brewing posts in 2010!

Lose 10 pounds – I think my ideal weight is somewhere around 175 and I’m about 10 pounds over that right now. With some focus, I think it should be reasonable for me to trim off these extra pounds this year.

Finish the book – I bet you didn’t even know I was working on a book! Well, that’s because I haven’t really talked about it much. Don’t worry though, I’ll be writing more on it very soon. I’ve been working on it for about 5 months and everything is coming together nicely. I’m doing all the layout for the book myself so it’s taking kind of a long time, but it’s been really fun so far.

So there ya go! My 2010 resolutions. Do you have any good food-related resolutions for 2010? Leave a comment!

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