Wear More Lipstick
I wear makeup most days. Not much, just powder, blush and mascara, mainly. Occasionally some eye shadow if it's a fancy day. But I've never felt that confident wearing lipstick. It gets outside my lip line, or I smile and it winds up on my protruding chin, so I'm afraid of wearing most colors. I have a ton of barely used lipsticks, and I would like to put them to better use, and become more comfortable about having a brighter smile.
L to R: Mary Kay "Toffee"; Revlon "Luminous Pink"; Mary Kay "Frosted Rose"; Clinique "All Heart"; Mary Kay "Apple Berry"; Bobbi Brown "Roseberry"; Mary Kay "Apricot Glaze"; Maybelline "Coral Crush"; Mary Kay "Whipped Berries"; Mary Kay Signature "Gold Dust."
Cut Back on Sugar
This is one that I really feel strongly about needing to do. Ya'll, I have no self-control when it comes to dessert foods. If there are five different dessert items at a party, I have to sample all of them. And then later, when I get hungry again, I go back and get seconds of my favorites. When I worked in an office, I was always all up in the candy jar by the receptionist's desk. (To the point where I was embarrassed, and would only go when she was away from her desk so no one would know how much candy I was eating. I'm embarrassed admitting that right now too.) I try not to keep desserts in the house, because I can't help but sit and eat them until they are gone.
I'm not willing to totally give up desserts (I still have 14 flavors of Bluebell to go!), but I really need to cut back and learn some self-control. I'm not quite sure how to go about doing this, but I am going to try.
I already don't eat a lot of processed foods, so I'm not super worried about sugars in foods I already eat. Except maybe cereal. I do eat sugary cereal. Frosted Flakes are da bomb. I should maybe eat less of those.
(P.S. This is not a weight thing or a body image thing. I like the way I look just fine, most of the time. But I'm married to a diabetic, and so ... you think about these things.)
Make an Effort to See Friends More Often
I love to entertain, but we rarely seem to have people over. Which would be okay if we made an effort to go see people other places, but we don't do that very often either, and before I know it, three weeks have rushed by and I haven't been out of the house long enough to have a good conversation with someone who isn't my husband. I want to make a point to invite people over for game nights, potluck dinners, girls' nights ... and also to plan fun things to do with them outside the house. We have lots of friends in town that we don't see all that often just because we don't seem to make an effort to schedule something. Well, I'm scheduling! When ya wanna hang out?
What are your New Year's Resolutions? What's your favorite breakfast cereal? And do you have any secret miraculous ways to keep lipstick off your chin? Help a sister out!