2013, A New Year


As we stand on the threshold of 2013, I’m sure we’re all thinking the same thing –New Year,  new start. 

After stuffing myself silly in honor of Christmas this past week, I went to the gym last night. I got a tremendous cramp in my right side while attempting to run on the treadmill and spinning made me nauseous. I left having burned off maybe five, of the fifty Christmas cookies I’ve eaten. I once again went to bed vowing to give up sugar.

It’s my vow every year and yet the longest I’ve ever gone without eating sugar is two weeks back in 1997 (and thats probably because I was sick). Sugar is my weakness, it’s my addiction.

I lived down the street from a little bakery when I was pregnant with my first child and would go there at least twice -okay, three times a week to buy cake. I’d always buy a chocolate/vanilla marble, buttercream cake and eat the whole thing myself. For nine months I ate three cakes a week, before giving birth to a sweet little girl. Sugar and spice, thats what little girls are made of… Right?

My stomach would never allow me to do that today, but I still eat way more than I should.

Because of time and other commitments I’ve also recently announced that I need to give up blogging. But as you can see, that seems to be another addiction…

I may not be commenting as much, but I still read posts as often as I can and will continue to post myself on occasion. I know its a you follow me, I’ll follow you, world out there but I need to put that aside. Forget about stats and do what I can, when I can. Instead of vowing to give up sugar this year, I’m going to vow to cut back -way back and to blog without pressure.

I’d like to thank my friends Maddie and Kathy for kindly bestowing me with the Super Sweet blogging Award (it was fate). I’d also like to apologize and thank everyone for all the awards I never found the time to properly acknowledge this year. It is all of you, that I would like to pass this award on to.

Silliness aside, I hope with all my heart that 2013 turns out to be a great year for all mankind. Happy New Year!

About maggiemyklebust

I grew up on the Jersey Shore and now live in Norway. I have also lived in Houston and the Netherlands. I have written a memoir called Fly Away Home.

Posted on December 31, 2012, in silly stuff, Stories in general and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 30 Comments.

  1. Hey Maggie,
    Happy New Year! Yes, to all people everywhere.

  2. Nicely put! Everything is more enjoyable without pressure and stress. Enjoy those cookies, every one of them!!

  3. annie siersema potter

    happy new year to you and your family my friend! xoxo

  4. I love hearing from you. Whether if it is from FB or here. I love SUGAR also. But I have lost 40 lbs & 40 “, it’s not easy I went from 22-24 pants to 16-18, 2-3X to XL blouse. I’m doing body by Vi. It’s 2 shakes a day & 1 meal. So 2013 will be a challenging year to keep it OFF. That’s the hard part. I want to lose 30 or 40 more but we will see.
    Hope you & yours New Year will be great keep on writing. I’m glad to be your friend.

    Delilah & Bella

  5. Happy New Year Maggie. Don’t be a stranger! We will miss you. Can I bribe you with a little sugar?

  6. I usually eat pretty well, but giving up cookies would be like giving up breathing. I just couldn’t go on living. Godt nyttår!

  7. Happy new year Maggie! Thanks again for the interview and the book. I announced the winner today, she’s living in Norway too! I finished your book and enjoyed reading it, I liked the part that you renewed your wedding vows in the Netherlands :). greetings Janneke

  8. I hate feeling that pressure. It should be purely pleasure. But there’s a sting in the tail if you let it. Here’s to balance and fulfilment in 2013.

  9. I’m so glad we’ll still hear from you now and then 🙂 and you phrased your thanks so well. I’ve been given a couple of awards I just haven’t got around to addressing and they still haunt a cluttered corner in the back-room of my mind, I think if I followed your well-worded example it would help me exercise the guilt/ghosts.
    I understand how blogging can become another pressure, it can easily consume your life and leave you in a state of creative drought as you try to keep the momentum and interest going. I’m forever trying to find a balance between writing for pleasure and writing to improve/succeed – taking a step back and dialling down the pressure is a good move.
    Happy New Year, Maggie!

  10. HaPPy New Year Maggie! I have loved getting to know you this year! The beauty of blogging is do what you want when you can! As for the sugar thing….well….I have the addiction too…AND I LIKE IT! 🙂 But cutting back is always good! ♥ Keep writing….you are so gifted!

  11. I have loved getting to know you, Maggie, and I look forward to when you do post or visit. You are a woman after my own heart – three whole cakes a week in nine months. 😉 You are strong, and I know you can tame that monster. It’s my goal this year, too. Happy New Year, and I hope 2013 is wonderful for you and your family.

  12. Wishing you and your family, good health, happiness and luck in the year ahead Maggie. I’d sure miss you if you gave up blogging altogether. I too think Blogging should be fun not about stats and pressures and as long as its fun I’ll stick with it and I hope you do x

  13. Poet Kaylynté

    Congrats and Happy New Year!! 🙂

  14. Happy New Year, Maggie 😉 I love sugar as well (don’t tell anyone, but I have three sugars in my cappuccino).

    As for the awards thing – I’ve got a list as long as my arm from last year that I haven’t touched. I feel guilty but it’s gone beyond my ability to find them all and respond now 😦

  15. itsallaboutpurple

    You can never have too much sugar, it’s what makes us sweet and “fluffy”! Many hugs!

  16. I must confess I never look at my stats page – didn’t really know what it was all about until recently. I am glad that you are addicted to blogging. I so like hearing your voice. I am, however, cognizant of the amount of time that I am putting into this social media project, especially with my other commitments. I have been giving some thought on how to streamline without losing the connections. Looking forward to our ongoing, even if it is intermittent, dialogue. Happy New Year! 2013 will be amazing.

  17. Hello Maggie,

    Nice post! I hope it is not too late to wish you a wonderful New Year. May 2013 bring you more happiness, love, and success. I would like to thank you because you continue following my blog. I hope my blog posts do not disappoint and that your visits in there have been a joyful ride. Sorry to let you know that my subscription went messed up, and now I am resubscribing, looking forward to reading more of your posts! Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you, Maggie.. 🙂

    Subhan Zein

  18. I wish you much success for 2013. I can’t wait to continue following your adventures! I can totally relate to the super sweet addition! I need to sort myself out… I keep telling myself, once my jelly beans are finished… lol! 🙂

  19. I do the same thing… just let me finish that cake or that box of cookies -it never ends!
    I’m wishing you too a wonderful 2013, Kate. xx

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