I’ve never been a fan of making New Year Resolutions. I guess this is mainly due to my weakness of will causing me to have a terrible New Years Day as I try to find a shop that is open for me to buy the pack of cigarettes I said I’d never need again.
This year is a little different. On September 19th I gave up smoking after a few months of cutting down, smoking more, stopping for a few hours and so forth. In the end it was cold-turkey – can’t say that it was easy. In fact Freesia and I went to a restaurant to bring the New Year in and I was very close to nipping out into the cold air and setting fire to the end of a filter-tipped friend. But I didn’t and very glad of it too.
Other resolutions I’ve failed at maintaining in the past have been to improve my diet. Again, since the discovery of my high-cholesterol I’ve improved my diet, and taken more exercise and as a result I have lost over a stone.