I am beginning the year with a nasty cold. It started with a very sore throat three days ago. Then last night, it just exploded into snot, phlegm, and stuffiness. I feel awful. Forgive the picture. I had trouble stopping the flow of yuck.

Last year, as far as eating healthy and sticking to an eating plan, I failed. That is not my plan this year. The goal is a simple one. It is the same as before; low carbs, high fat, and moderate protein.

It is the Ketogenic diet. It works well. It is easy. High carb foods are hard to resist, though, almost like an addiction. Two years ago, I managed to go a long time without cheating. I lost nearly 40 pounds. But I get bored sometimes. And when I get bored, I start looking for a treat, a sweet treat. Not good if you are a baker.

I guess it will require a little discipline. Sometimes it is like I don’t know the concept. Anyway, it has been a rough start. I’ll be glad when I get over this cold.

A new year and new challenges and hopes of success for 2018 abound. I will keep you posted.