My 2021 Health, Food, Diet Goals

December 27, 2020 by No Comments

I don’t like using the word resolutions since that word has a bad, very bad reputation. However I do have some health goals and I believe this blog will be integrated into what I’m planning to do.

Here are the goals set forth for myself, for 2021:

Health, Food and Diet

1. Dieting. I need to get back to eating sensibly. With the covid isolation and the forest fire disruption … my eating went out of control and I need to cut back. I need to lose that extra weight. I don’t even know how much weight as I haven’t stepped on a scale in a few months. Avoidance!

2. Reading. Read The Daniel Plan by Pastor Rick Warren. I’ve had this book for a few years and haven’t used it. I also have the study guide. I’m not sure if I rescued the DVDs from the fire.

3. Journaling. Keep a health and food journal. YES… record everything to keep these thoughts in front of me.

4. Food Supplements. Develop a strategy for using supplements. In other words, be more organized and consistent about it.

. . . And now, to elaborate on each of the four aforementioned points . . .

1. Dieting

First, a word about the forest fire disruption mentioned in the first item on the list. Yes, the world had a Very Bad Year with the covid fear ruining so many of our plans, but our community in Northern California went a notch higher in the Very Bad category when a forest fire swept through our community leaving hundreds of people homeless. My home was one of the casualties, thus I’ve been displaced and had difficult living situations for a few months. Right now I’m living in a loaned but nice and new travel trailer. This is the first time I’ve had a kitchen since last September!

Because I’ve been on a Very Bad diet this year, overindulging on comfort foods and snack foods, I’ve gone back to all my worst diet habits (except didn’t got back far enough to include things like soda pop). I have no idea how much I weigh and am afraid to check it out but I do have a scale in the cargo trailer that serves as my storage shed, behind this travel trailer. I plan to bring it in and start using it again daily by January 1, 2021. I may be in for a rude awakening, and think that will be the case as some of my clothing has become uncomfortably tight as of late. Really a shame on two counts. (1) I lost a lot of weight in 2019 and hope I haven’t gained it all back, and (2) my blood pressure tends to skyrocket when I’m overweight to this degree and I now need to keep an eye on it again.

2. Reading

I’m a fan of Pastor Rick Warren and enjoy listening to his Daily Hope broadcasts. They’re a great way to start the day. I’ve had this book for several years and haven’t read it yet. I saved it from the fire, somehow, someway. I don’t really remember how that happened. I’d like to read it this year as I make yet another attempt at losing weight.


I also have a copy of his book, The Purpose Driven Life, that I want to read this year. Not sure yet what other health or food centered books I might be reading in 2021.

3. Journaling.

Keep a health and food journal. YES… record everything to keep these thoughts in front of me.

I just bought this journal that includes Betty Crocker recipes!


It may be a week or two before I get this – I hope it is what I need for health journaling this coming year.

4. Food Supplements.

Develop a strategy for using supplements. In other words, be more organized and consistent about it. I’ll write more about this later. I do have some health supplements I now use, plus a few medications. I think it is too complex to tackle this subject today.

Now at the end, I have a confession. I’m not much of a cook. I’m seeking my way through. I tend toward full-on vegetarianism. I guess that’s a clue about what you might expect on this blog.

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