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What Is Your New Year's Resolution?

post #1 of 37
Thread Starter 
I thought it might be fun to start a thread about New Year's Resolutions!

:daisy: My resolution for 2002 is one that I've made before, and so far, it hasn't been very successful! I'm going to resolve to quit smoking... again...maybe this time it will work. I am also planing to take better care of my health in general.
post #2 of 37
Quit smoking - AGAIN too!
Get my finances in order!

Pet all the kitties that I can find! ( that is probably the ONLY one I will actually keep )
post #3 of 37
Thread Starter 
I really like your resolution about petting all the kitties you can find!! I'll add that one to my resolutions...!!!!
post #4 of 37
Lorie - we have to have SOMETHING there we will actually do!
Have a good day!
post #5 of 37
Mrs. and I have resolved to get completely out of debt (except for our home) by year's end. Very do-able, we've just been busy being stupid about finances.

The resolution I'm sure I won't keep is the "get in better shape" one, so I've quit "resolving" to do it.

post #6 of 37
Lose 15 lbs ( or more!! ), pay off my two credit cards.

Do-able, I Hope!!
post #7 of 37
Become heathier - have less sick days from work!
post #8 of 37
Face the insomnia!

I'm going to force myself to go to bed and get up at a reasonable time, because it clearly is not working to just "go with the flow" on this.

Otherwise, I'm hoping to finish some of my half-completed projects. I would feel so good about actually getting at least a few of them done.

Oh, and I'll definitely join all you cat-petters! For sure I'll be able to do a lot of kitty cuddling in the next year! lol
post #9 of 37
Get back into a workout routine. I quit my gym a few months back because they made me mad and it was so expensive. So now I need to start exercising at home. I'm going to go buy some 10 and 15 pound weights and use those. My dad has a great book that tells what to do, so he made copies for me. It only takes about 20-30 minutes a day so it's something I can easily do with both the kids. Also, I'm going to start walking 3 times a week. It's hard having a husband who is a power weight lifter; I always feel out of shape no matter what I look like. Sometimes it's just easier not to try.
post #10 of 37
loose weight again!!!!!!!!
post #11 of 37
Mine is pretty much the same every year: Take more pictures! (I do really good in January, and then slack off the rest of the year so all the pictures I have are from January of each year! LOL!)

I like the kitty petting one also... so I think I'm going to add volunteering at the rescue that is close to work. They're always looking for someone to walk the dogs and play with the cats. (I'll pass on walking the dogs... I wouldn't want to accidentally get in shape or something!)

Good luck to all you trying to quit smoking! I quit in August of 2000, and I'm so glad I did!
post #12 of 37
My Gawd! Is it "Resolution Time" again ? I am over the old usuals. . . . I quit smoking and drinking a few year ago; so I know it CAN be done. I have decided to quit obsessing about losing weight and just try to concentrate on getting healthy again. I am going to try to stay more in touch here at TCS. I also want to kick this "what does it realy matter, anyway" attitude that has come over me lately. . . .and I'm gonna try to stop acting like 53 is OLD !
post #13 of 37
Good Lord, woman, I know it takes time to take down the holiday lights, but you have been downright scarce lately. Glad to see you posting, and remember you're only as old as the AARP people make you believe.
post #14 of 37
When I was in college, I worked the overnight shift at a hotel. We gave out a bunch of different discounts, and one was for AARP members. Part of the job was to ask people if they qualified for discounts, and it was SO embarassing to ask about the AARP one! I mean, most people aren't retired at 50 but they can join the union, and lots of people who are 50 look in their 40's, so . . . Let's just say, there were a lot of people under 45 who were quite offended! lol
post #15 of 37
So, in other words, you go from being offended at being asked for ID at bars straight into being offended at being asked for ID for AARP.

Is it time to sing the Circle of Life yet?
post #16 of 37
First of all, age is a state of mind. And I have given up on New Year's Resolutions because I never make it past the first week. I am, however, joining Weight Watchers with my best friend to try and drop some of this weight that I put on since my surgery.
post #17 of 37
Join the club Donna :rainbow: I'm using this post-Christmas time to get on track with my weight loss. I began before Christmas but gave in a bit to all the yummy treats. Nows the time to start getting tough with myself and getting this weight off for good. Good luck to all of you with your endeavours
post #18 of 37
Right. And to add insult to injury; the AARP Magazine is now called My Generation, but I think it should be called Outta My League because the cover celebrities have been people like Sally Fields (what is she; a size 1 !) Paul Newman, and Mel Gibson!
Now, don't get me wrong; it does my heart good to know that these 3 are over 50, but could we put some REAL PEOPLE on the cover (?) Excuse me if I have trouble "Identifying" with these screen legends. . . . .I know there are more retirement age "Baby Boomers" out there with bunyons, arthritis, and carporal tunnel syndrome than Oscars !
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post #20 of 37
I always get a smile from your posts, Darlene...it is so good to see you back!!!

My resolutions would be to try to quit smoking, or at the very least cut way, way down, and to not be so critical of myself, and realize everyone makes mistakes, and that doesn't make me a bad person.

And to try to have more patience, and not take things so personally.And to try to live life to the fullest, not waste time being depressed about the things in my life that aren't the way I wish they were, and do like the old saying goes, "accept the things I cannot change, change the things I can change, and have the wisdom to know the difference."
post #21 of 37
Well, I am going to continue to "healthy" regime I started at Thankgiving, namely a little watching the old diet and a tad more working out.

I have also decided to make 2002 an out with the old, in with the new year. There are some directional changes I need to make, and it's high time I make them.
post #22 of 37

Nice to see you Darlene Age is definitely a state of mind, so if it's all the same to you I'll stay 29 forever Darlene, you can too! :laughing2

My New Year's resolution will be to get all my finances in order and finish my book. Also, to develop a new routine at the gym...mine's old and I need a change. Finish school!

post #23 of 37
OK _ I am going to repeat myself here!
Resolution #1 - pet kitties !
post #24 of 37

Okay Deb,

I'll add that to mine too! :laughing2 Seriously though, if I pet them, usually I want to take them home!!! WITHOUT FAIL!!! I'm gonna have to think about that one Piddles.

post #25 of 37
Pet - Take - Pet - Take!!!
what's the problem?
post #26 of 37


I think for now, nine is enough...but you're right, I am getting a little anxious for another kitten I just don't think it'll be accepted very well by the rest God will put one in my life soon enough. He did with Cash & Cary! Trust me, He has a great sense of humor :laughing2

post #27 of 37
hmmm, this is a tough one.

I would resolve to be better about keeping the house clean, but I finally hired a cleaning service

cook more frequently (gotta use that T-fal I got for Xmas!) and become better at it, while making sure we eat healthy

get on a gym schedule

to be as positive as I can, and have the best attitude possible about work, and life

to continue to treasure and cherish my family and friends

and yes Piddles, pet more kitties!! :LOL: :LOL:
post #28 of 37
To do the very best I can in college, and to find enough time in between to keep up training my horse, managing my house and critters being with my family without getting to overwhelmed.

To eat better- which means for me no more fast food. Bye bye McDonald's french fries! And to have meals made ahead of time and put in the freezer so I don't have to deal with figuring out what to cook for dinner when I get home from school. Mike is a great cook, but he is so used to cooking for a lot of people, he has no idea how to cook for just one.
post #29 of 37
I was watching the news last night & they posted this web site to help with reasonable resolutions that can be kept. I thought it was interesting.
post #30 of 37
Thread Starter 
I just checked out your link, and I definitely agree, it does look like a very interesting website. The tips they give on how to be successful seem to be really worth trying too. I have it bookmarked now because I'm sure I will be going back to it!
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