The Official FSU New Year's Resolutions Thread

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Rex, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Lose weight.
    Be less gossipy.
    Continue to stay away from alcool.
    Do better at my job.
    Be kinder to people.
    Get a cat.
    Move to a new apartment.
    Stop criticizing Semi-Ho. (seriously) :rolleyes:

    What are yours?
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  2. Lizziebeth

    Lizziebeth garden freak

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    Resolutions are to

    Lose weight
    Continue to do my regular excercise

    And, since there is a thread somewhere talking about how people accumulate stuff because they haven't moved in years - that's me! I want to figure out how to clean things out without getting overwhelmed by doing a little bit every day. This is my most difficult promise to myself.

    I'm sure I should include more lofty goals too, but I will be too tired!!
  3. Aceon6

    Aceon6 Get off my lawn

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    Mine are:

    Stop sweating the small stuff.
    Get the financial paperwork in order and KEEP IT that way.
    Get rid of junk in the house (thanks, Lizzibeth)
    Lower my golf handicap.
  4. Allen

    Allen Glad to be back!

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    Mine are:

    1) To not become a Groomzilla for my upcoming wedding
    2) To lose 30 more pounds by June
    3) To go see more live music concerts this year than last
    4) To read more books that I want to read
    5) To finish paying off my car early
  5. Cloudy_Gumdrops

    Cloudy_Gumdrops New Member

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    I'm getting down to my optimal weight this year, which is around 115 or so.

    I'm taking a Zumba fitness class this semester which should really help out and I've already changed my eating habits to cut out a lot of the processed foods. I do have a weakness for Starburst, so I have make sure I don't overindulge in them.

    That's all I've really got for now.
  6. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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    I finally got a copy of the P90X so my goal is to finish it! I haven't started yet, am waiting for the 1st to come, but once I start I must finish.

    I want to get all A's and B's in school this year and hopefully, if it works out, I can graduate in December!

    Get a good job to work while I finish school.
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  7. bobalina77

    bobalina77 Duck Hunter

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    Manage my time better
    Be a good mom to our baby girl who will be arriving in April :)
    lose baby weight by September so I can start looking at wedding dresses
  8. El Rey

    El Rey Well-Known Member

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    1. Gain weight
    2. get a six pack abs
    3. stop going to happy hours so much
    3. save money
    4. Find a new job, or transfer somewhere else within my company.
    5. be nicer, aka fake nice.
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  9. Twilight1

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    To buy clothes that are not black ;)
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  10. Jenna

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    :eek: ;)
  11. numbers123

    numbers123 Well-Known Member

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    to be more positive.
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  12. attyfan

    attyfan Well-Known Member

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    Get caught up on my financial filing ... and keep it organized

    Keep exercising

    Better time management at work.

    That's all for now ... I'm sure I'll think of more in a bit.
  13. nubka

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    Eat LESS carbs in 2011! (I had gastric bypass surgery almost three years ago, and too many carbs are a no-no, but I have been really lax about that, so it's time to get back on track!)
  14. MacMadame

    MacMadame Internet Beyotch

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  15. nerdycool

    nerdycool Well-Known Member

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    My husband started it last year, and I have to warn you, be careful of the first one, which is the push up and pull up one. He overdid it a bit, and couldn't lift his arms above shoulder height for 3 days! He hasn't had a problem with any of the other ones though.

    As for my resolutions.

    1. Go through my files and organize them!
    2. Exercise more
    3. Get pregnant (we're having difficulties, so it's not as easy as just having good timing)
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  16. Wiery

    Wiery Well-Known Member

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    I love p90X! Great workouts for muscle building and general cross-training!

    My new year's resolution is to do ten unassisted pullups (no rest between reps) by the end of the year. I'm a girl, so unassisted pull-ups have been a challenge. I did my first unassisted pull-up about two months ago, then fell on the sidewalk and broke my wrist a few days later.
  17. skatemommy

    skatemommy Well-Known Member

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    Rex, me thinks you need a 12 step program...heck we all do now because of you! :lol: I will NOT give up Sandy bashing!
  18. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    Oh, it's a token gesture that I do every year.... ;)
  19. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    1. drink more
    2. watch more cat videos on youtube
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  20. Jenna

    Jenna Well-Known Member

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    I would like to lose the few pounds I have gained from excessive holiday eating...
  21. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    I will post less and ignore idiotic posts instead of getting all worked up and entering into pointless arguments.

    I will stay away from PI.

    :p
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  22. Bonita

    Bonita Active Member

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    1. Lose ten lbs, even though my BMI is normal.

    2. Less wine!

    3. Land axel...

    4. Cut back on CHEESE!
  23. triple_toe

    triple_toe Well-Known Member

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    :lol: :respec: I like those!
  24. briancoogaert

    briancoogaert Well-Known Member

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    One positive thought by day ;)
  25. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    You win the thread. :D
  26. MacMadame

    MacMadame Internet Beyotch

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    Okay, I changed my mind... I'm going to start doing New Year's Resolutions after all!

    :lol:
  27. susan6

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    1. Get flexible enough to do the splits (forward splits; I can get to about 5-7 inches away, but I'd like to be able to actually do a full split; is this feasible if you're over 35?)

    2. Stay away from work at least one day each weekend

    3. Stop procrastinating and cut down on wasting time at work so I can stop feeling it necessary to come to work every damn day

    4. Try match.com or something similar
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  28. Wiery

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    I want to be able to do at least ten unassisted pull-ups (with no rest in between reps). I'm a girl, so that's a pretty big goal.
  29. Ziggy

    Ziggy Well-Known Member

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    1. Drink more.
    2. Take more drugs.
    3. Have more casual sex.

    Well "any at all" would be more correct, I guess. ;)
  30. myhoneyhoney

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    Alrighty, I'm jumping in!

    1. Lose weight. I've lost 20 lbs already and am finally in the "normal" BMI range albeit in the higher end. I would like to lose at least 10-15 more so that I can be in the lower-mid area.

    2. Get healthier. I will turn 35 this year and I'm thinking about all my future. I've been lifting weights, doing cardio, and eating healthier and I can't stop. I really don't want to have high cholesterol/diabetes/all other crap people tend to get as they age.

    3. More organized. My house is a constant mess. Yeah, I have kids ages 11,10,7,5 but really, it should be more clutter free.

    4. Less nervous/paranoid. For instance, today hubby wants to visit his grandma who is basically my MIL since she's the one who raised him. Well, I'm a nervous wreck about going because I know I'll be grilled if hubby's eating enough (she thinks people are scrawny if people don't have a 100 pound beer belly, UGH!), exclaiming about how we have 4 kids and that she always told me stay away from her grandson (um... she has SEVEN kids)... a host of other crap..... HATE!

    There, I'm limiting it to these. Now I need to get ready to go visit MIL and hope I don't burn myself with my curling iron because my hands are shaking from the anxiety! UGH, ugh, UGH!
  31. Matryeshka

    Matryeshka Well-Known Member

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    I read Michael Pollan's Food Rules, and re-read parts of The Omnivore's Dilemma, so for a host of reasons from health to environmental concerns, I've decided to try having three meatless days a week, at least until my birthday in March. I have no interest in becoming a vegetarian by any means, but I also don't eat enough variety in my day-to-day diet, and the reason isn't even because I'm a picky eater--it's out of habit and convenience.
  32. galaxygirl

    galaxygirl Ma name's Beckeh

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    Good idea! I read 'In Defense of Food' and I really inspired me to eat better.

    My resolutions (which are not really resolutions, just goals that I happen to be working on right now):

    1. Take ballet classes. I've already signed up and hope to start next week.
    2. Work on my side splits. I'm already close to my forward splits even though I'm a massive couch potato and haven't worked on them at all since high school, but I've never had my side splits, even when I was younger, so I'm not sure that I'll ever have them completely.
    3. Fix my really bad anterior pelvic tilt. The ballet will help with that.
    4. Eat a mostly vegan/vegetarian diet. I don't plan to become completely vegan or vegetarian because I would like to reserve the right to have meat every so often, on special occasions. For example, I had biscuits and sausage gravy for Christmas. :swoon:
    5. Practice mindfullness.
    6. Be nicer to people. I've already started this one, but I hope to get better at it so that it eventually becomes automatic instead of being work.
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  33. ElizabethAnne

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    1. Get my will updated.
    2. Stop colouring my hair (somehow without having to shave it down to 1/2 inch).
    3. Start constructing a family tree with all the stuff I have collected.
    4. Have a nice vacation somewhere.
    5. Plant out all my baby trees.
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  34. Holley Calmes

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    Start the vegan diet, or an adaptation thereof. Maybe go into it gradually with some lean meat or eggs at first. I visit my doc for annual physical next Friday, and we will work it out. DEFINITELY get my body in better order. I've been collecting recipes, looking up recipes online, etc. I'm really psyched! I actually had to eat at McDonalds yesterday-no choice or starve-and the idea revolted me. (I don't do salads.)
  35. midori

    midori Well-Known Member

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    Get relaxed and do whatever I really want to do even when my nature of anxiety tries to stop.
  36. GaPeach

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    1. Unplug from technology one day a week.
    2. Read more about Autism.
    3. Try something new once a month.
    4. Exercise 5 days a week.
  37. JumpinBug

    JumpinBug New Member

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    I'd really like to thin out (hee, typed think out) the amount of "stuff" in my home. My grandmother was somewhat of a hoarder (grew up during depression, so everything had to be kept/not wasted). My mom has some of her tendencies, so I'm doing my best to avoid it. I'm overwhelmed by stuff and feel trapped by it, so I need to start shifting more of it.

    There's always weight and health... I haven't felt well the last year, so exercise has completely slacked off. Not okay.

    Get digital cable and a PVR. I've had enough of programming VCRs and never being able to find what I thought I taped.

    Cut back on iPod time... too much time playing Plants vs. Zombies.
  38. Simone411

    Simone411 aka IceSkate98

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    Well, let's see. I think I already accomplished my new year's resolution because as of today, I weigh what I set my goal for. I've lost 33 pounds since my birthday, September 10th. I went from 168 to 135. I'm truly not sure if I'm finished losing weight because my normal weight was 129 when I started gaining weight and now there's the fact that my metabolism kicked in when I changed jobs (the best thing that could have ever happened). I do a lot of walking and physical activity with my new job.

    In August, I had given up in believing I could lose the weight. I didn't think it would ever happen and went against what I've always known in my heart which was to never believe in the word, impossible.

    So, never believing in the word, impossible, is my New Years resolution.
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  39. KatieC

    KatieC On hold

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    Congratulations. :) That's pretty impressive.

    I'm aiming for more time on the elliptical. More walking to the store instead of dropping in on the way home from work. And, sadly, less chocolate. :(
  40. attyfan

    attyfan Well-Known Member

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    Mazel tov!