New Year's Resolutions 2016 ThailaSkye

It’s nearly 2016! Can you believe it?! This last year has flown so quickly, mainly because it’s been a busy one for me; moving house was the big milestone of 2015 and, as most of you who have moved house before will know, it’s one of the most stressful things EVER!

Generally 2015 was a pretty good year, but I’m hoping 2016 will be an even better one! I’ve got lots of plans for 2016, and they’re going to help me form my New Year Resolutions for 2016. I’ve split them up into three categories, mostly based on my motto: ‘Health, Happiness & Squee’. I’ve done this because it’ll be easier for me to stick to; when you have one big list it can seem scary, but chunking them up is easier to manage!

Anyway, without further ado, here are my New Year Resolutions for 2016:

Thaila Skye NYR 2016


– Learn to dance with Cize
– Drink more water
– Eat more vegetables
– Sleep at least 7 hours every night
– Walk more
– Finally have more surgery to fix my wonky stoma (yay!)

Happiness & Squee

– Go somewhere I’ve never been before
– More cinema dates with Chris
– Spend more time with friends
– Write more
– Take more photos (that aren’t selfies, for god’s sake)
Switch my phone off more

Being a Grown Up

– Learn how to cook at least three meals from scratch
Keep the house clean & tidy
– Have more people round for dinner/staying over
– Read more books (or listen to more audiobooks)


So there you go. I wanted them to be positive (eg. ‘eat more vegetables’) rather than negative (eg. ‘eat less of this/that’) and I didn’t want one of my goals for 2016 to just be ‘lose weight’ because the more I obsess over my weight, the fewer results I seem to get. I’ve decided to look at it this way; if I happen to lose weight whilst learning to dance with Cize, then that’s a bonus.

I have quite a few things coming up in 2016, one of which is hopefully going to be the surgery to correct my wonky stoma and remove the other stoma, so that I end up with just one stoma permanently. I’m still not sure whether I’ll be keeping the ileostomy or switching to a colostomy, but I’m leaning more towards the ileostomy than the colostomy, just because it won’t be too much of an adjustment, seeing as I’ve been used to managing an ileostomy for nearly six years. But that’ll be a whole other blog post (or video).

Speaking of videos, I’m having a re-think about my videos. Of course, I want to stick with my Ostomonday videos, but with regards to the vlogs, I don’t think daily ones are manageable. I think weekly ones are much easier for me to manage, so I think that’s what I’ll aim to do.

Anyway, enough rambling. I hope you had a great 2015 and, if not, then I hope 2016 is going to be even better!

– T


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Lea Davenport · 30th December, 2015 at 12:21 pm

I like that you’ve given the resolutions list plenty of thought.Learning to dance will certainly control your body weight!My Sister&Mum dance a lot and it helps a great deal.Drawback;you will have to prise Chris from the Xbox and the Christmas games!

As I know drinking plenty of water is essential with an Ileo and getting veggies&fruit helps to as they are normally packed with water too.I think if you switch off all mobile devices during meal times to enjoy decent chat then you will benefit.

I generally like to get into bed with a good book, even if for only 10 mins before my lamp timer turns off or my book thuds onto the carpet!

I too need more quality sleep.Essential for tissue repair and as I’m looking to increase body mass with extra muscle,need 8 hours!

My year was a mixed when but ends much brighter than it began.I’ve beaten chronic depression again and hope ’16 will see this recovery continue.I cannot do it a 3rd time

So,looking forward to 2016 very much and I wish for you&Chris to keep on the upward curve that you are clearly on! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Ally · 30th December, 2015 at 3:08 pm

Loving how positive your resolutions are! I find the same outcome when I obsess about my weight; the needle doesn’t budge! 2016 is about making healthier choices, for me, and feeling good 🙂


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