2009 Holy Days of Obligation

Since I always forget these, I’m going to post them here so that I don’t have to keep Googling it. One of our New Year’s Resolutions is the attend church more often. So far, we haven’t been to church yet this year. I know it’s only day five. Being sick has been a horrible way to start the New Year.

Thursday, January 1, 2009 – Mary, Mother of God
Sunday, May 24, 2009 – Ascension of the Lord
Saturday, August 15, 2009 – Assumption of Mary – not a day of obligation
Sunday, November 1, 2009 – All Saints
Tuesday, December 8, 2009 – Immaculate Conception
Friday, December 25, 2009 – Christmas

Soft Dieting

One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to lose weight and to exercise. It’s the one I have every year. But this year I plan to make sure I’m successful.

This week I plan to start a soft diet. Basically I’m just trying to cut back without really dieting. Next week I will be starting Weight Watchers. I plan to join online since I know I will never attend a meeting in person. My only fear with doing it online is staying with the program. But if I’m paying for it, then I’m likely to stick with it.

I also plan to buy a good multi-vitamin as it never fails that I get a cold about three weeks into a new diet. It matters not the time of year. I always get sick and derailed from my weightloss progress. And no matter how hard I try, I cannot restart my diet as it just seems that momentum is gone. I believe it takes way more energy to start a diet than to keep on it. Those first few days of adjusting to less food, more water, and exercise are exhausting. But after that you start adjusting. Hopefully i can stay healthy and on my diet for a while.

Some frozen meals are better than others. But they are wonderful to teach portion-control. They are also good in a pinch to have something on your diet when you have no time to cook.

So this week I plan to set up my diet by getting mentally ready and physcially ready.

Part 2

Welcome back! I had started this blog and lost focus with it. So I deleted the whole kit and kaboodle. Now I’m starting from square one again with a plan to keep this blog focused on me – LOL. Boy I sound a little self-centered there. I’m not really but just wanted to create a blog that I can say what I want without it being ‘off topic.’

Raesmom will be just another Mommy blog. Whatever is going on in my life that I feel the need to share will go here. So who knows what I may talk about.