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Summertime  (Level: 115.7 - Posts: 1123)
Sun, 27th Dec '09 7:59 PM


Do you recall the New Year Day resolution(s) you made last year? If you're like most people, you made New Year resolutions - but you probably didn't stick with them all year long.

Did anyone actually get past the first day of keeping the resolution?
If you did keep yours, please share your secret!
If you didn't, do you dare tell us why?
If you don't make any resolutions, will you share why not?

Happy New Year to all of my fellow Sploofusers!

F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Sun, 27th Dec '09 10:17 PM

I kept mine.
I made it through another Christmas to be with my family.
I'll keep fighting to make it to next Christmas.

My other resolution was met also. It was to have a house built and ready for my grandchildren
to move in before the winter months. Oh, my son and his wife too. ha ha

Menopausin  (Level: 35.5 - Posts: 112)
Sun, 27th Dec '09 10:30 PM

I end up doing better if I don't say I'm GONNA do something. Don't know why................

M48ortal  (Level: 263.5 - Posts: 3848)
Sun, 27th Dec '09 11:24 PM

Not anymore. The only one I've ever kept was my last one. I resolved to not make any more New Years resolutions.

Salzypat  (Level: 162.6 - Posts: 5425)
Mon, 28th Dec '09 12:01 PM

I am going to make a real effort to keep my blog updated at least a couple times a week. I need that discipline of making myself write something hopefully worth reading twice a week. Well, I guess that "worth reading" is in the eye of the beholder!

I'm also going to keep trying to make myself healthier. That would make me, my family and my doctor much happier. I probably should start by recognizing that watching The Biggest Loser isn't going to help me - unless I'm on the treadmill while watching it!

Unfortunately, resolutions are usually set up to create failure. We go full-speed ahead for a week or two and then begin to slack off until by the end of January we have gone back to our own ways.

However, if you don't know where you are going, how will you know when you get there? This thread has motivated me to make my list of goals for the year. The goals are modest and easily achievable. Tune in this time next year to see how I did.

Fudypatootie  (Level: 207.0 - Posts: 1302)
Mon, 28th Dec '09 12:29 PM

I fulfilled half of my resolution last year. I resolved to run a half-marathon and a marathon. I did the half in April, but during that race, as I was huffing and puffing and being passed by people 30 years older than me, I realized I had a long way to go before even trying a marathon. So I modified my goal right then and there.

I did manage to lose 15 pounds while training and I've kept it off. I hope to run another half and a do a duathlon in 2010. Marathon, hopefully. We'll just see how training goes.

I should probably resolved to spend less time on the computer......


Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Mon, 28th Dec '09 1:43 PM

I made the quit smoking resolution about a dozen times and failed miserably each time until '92. I lasted about four days and started puffing again so I went to the doctor and got a scrip for the patch, (I think they are over the counter now). I put on the first patch Feb 11 of that year and haven't smoked since. Never quit quitting!

Summertime  (Level: 115.7 - Posts: 1123)
Mon, 28th Dec '09 2:13 PM

Judy, I have a clear recollection of your thread about the training involved for the marathon. As a new comer to running/ done good!!!!

Fudypatootie  (Level: 207.0 - Posts: 1302)
Mon, 28th Dec '09 2:14 PM

Thanks. I've had some injuries along the way, twisted ankle, shin splints, and some weird popped knee problem, but I'm feeling good and getting back on track for 2010.

Summertime  (Level: 115.7 - Posts: 1123)
Tue, 29th Dec '09 9:44 AM

Pat, thank you for sharing what your plans are for keeping your resolution (s). I have done a cut and paste fron E-How which details what it sounds like you have planned to do!
It's a stark irony of the Western calendar that the odometer turns over smack dab in the middle of winter-the one time of the year when most people can't rouse themselves to clean their bathrooms, much less make an ambitious, life-changing, behavioral U-turn. If you're the type who likes to ring in the New Year with an engraved list of resolutions, read on for hints about how best to keep them.

#Step 1
Aim low. It goes without saying that most New Year's resolutions are easier announced (or written) than done-but if you set the bar too high, you're doomed from the start. Instead of a sweeping declaration like "I will lose 30 pounds by April and finally fit into that dress," target a goal that's more attainable, like losing 10 or 15 pounds.
#Step 2
Don't overload yourself. It's difficult enough for the average person to follow through on one ambitious New Year's resolution; why on earth would you saddle yourself with three or four? Choose the most pressing issue at hand-losing weight, finding a girlfriend, improving your relationship with your parents-and concentrate on that. Trying to do everything simultaneously practically guarantees failure across the board.
#Step 3
Tell everyone you know. One school of thought says that New Year's resolutions are best kept to oneself, but look at it this way: the more people to whom you announce your resolution (say, to get out of your dead-end job by spring), the more people there wi'll be to prod you along if you fall behind. There's no shame in seeking help if you can't accomplish your resolution on your own.
#Step 4
Reward yourself. Following through on a New Year's resolution is rarely easy, so a little Pavlovian conditioning goes a long way. If you've resolved to shop less, stroke yourself for not buying those shoes by springing for a steaming hot cappucino at the mall..

Tip - Don't sweat the setbacks; persistence is the key.
Good luck to those that do make a resolution that is attainable. However, I'm with Judy on this one. Cut back on the computer time? That would be a resounding "No Way Jose"!

Fudypatootie  (Level: 207.0 - Posts: 1302)
Tue, 29th Dec '09 11:59 AM

F5laur  (Level: 31.1 - Posts: 823)
Tue, 29th Dec '09 8:24 PM

That's cute, Fudy.
There you go again making me hungry for ice cream!
Darn, I wish I can eat Ice cream. I would start off with Panda Paws and work my way from there!

Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2498)
Thu, 31st Dec '09 12:32 PM

Yes, no more New Year's resolutions.

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