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CLRWILLIAMS25 SparkPoints: (34,625)
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12/11/12 11:30 A

I keep my list of resolutions in my wallet so I can't forget about them throughout the year.

For 2013, my list so far:
pay off credit cards
call a friend 1x/ week to catch up
run 1/2 marathon
make meal plans every week

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,884
12/11/12 10:11 A

I am going to finally lose that last ten pounds

Success is never given, go earn it. ~Nike

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PENNYSAVER2 SparkPoints: (107,582)
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12/11/12 8:51 A

To keep sparking with SparkPeople. emoticon

I CAN do this ONE day at a time.
12/11/12 8:48 A

I don't do resolutions any more. I always forget them by Feb.
Several years ago I took to making a list of 10 things I learned in the last year. Some deep, some silly, all true. Then I Type it out and post it to my FB.
I find it helps me to look back and see what I took from it all.

FIRECOM SparkPoints: (107,673)
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12/11/12 8:43 A

Stay on the right side of the grass.

"It is easier to raise good children than to fix bad men" by Fredrick Douglas.

Co team leader for Living With Diabetes team.

Co Leader for Healthy Hearts team.

Leader of Gilbert Speaks team.
DLDROST Posts: 8,082
12/11/12 7:14 A

Do better be better

TENNISJIM Posts: 11,750
12/11/12 6:21 A

Find a job where I feel welcomed

LWLAR7 Posts: 2,201
12/11/12 6:05 A


TRYINGHARD54 Posts: 5,194
12/11/12 5:55 A

being more consistant !

SSCOTT331 SparkPoints: (30,252)
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12/11/12 5:54 A

To get on my elliptical consistently.

SKINNYMISSKASEY SparkPoints: (114,114)
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12/11/12 4:36 A

Try to get to my goal weight, get my sugar in control, get MANY things paid off

12/11/12 4:24 A

Grow spiritually, shrink physically!

You don't stop doing things because you get old--- you get old because you stop doing things!
12/11/12 4:13 A

To be kinder and less critical

There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don't.

You can take the girl out of London, but - thank goodness - you can't take London out of the girl.
LIBBYL1 Posts: 5,933
12/10/12 11:04 P

To have people round for supper/tea/brunch at least once a week (be more social)
To spend more special time with my daughter (she leaves school at the end of next year so could be leaving home and into a new life/era)
To go away for more weekends
To learn to tango dance

SUZIEQUE77 SparkPoints: (9,260)
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12/10/12 6:56 P

I sometimes do keep my resolutions. My resolution for 2013 is to write a will.

LACIEKAY SparkPoints: (7,142)
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12/10/12 6:07 P

resolutions... to me, it's just an excuse to put something off until january first and then an easy ''off the hook'' to give it up. cuz EVERYONE gives up on new year's resolutions... there's not much accountability there.
however.. my goal for the next year is definitely to keep up what i've been doing the past month-ish.

"Discontent is the source of all trouble,
but also of all progress, in individuals and nations."
Berthold Auerbach
"Half of the failures in life come from pulling one's horse when he is leaping."
Thomas Hood
SCAREWALDORF SparkPoints: (60,467)
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12/10/12 5:49 P

Keep working on my original Spark fast break goals.

Get school work done asap and not put it off

Save money so I have more financial freedom.

FITGLAMGIRL Posts: 2,044
12/10/12 2:49 P

Haven't really thought that far ahead. Just trying to make it through Christmas first.



"Our lives are not determined by what happens to us but by how we react to what happens, not by what life brings to us, but by the attitude we bring to life. A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events, and outcomes. It is a catalyst, a spark that creates extraordinary results. "
12/10/12 2:31 P

This year the only thing that matters for me is to loose weight. I should finally get down to 245 lbs,at least. But of course, if i go even below that, i won't be unhappy. :)
That's all. No big words. If i do this 1 single thing, it will be my year.
I plan to adhere on veganism and exercising. Also, when on exam period, i'll try not to gain more weight, cause i know it is impossible for me to diet then.
What i have found helpful to reinforce me, is the fact that i gained 25 pounds this summer ( which i considered to be lost forever). This was a wake-up call. Now whenver i feel down or failing, i think of this time and how i never want to go back there, and gain ever more pounds. Also being vegan is an ace up my sleeve, because if you watch your nuts,seeds and oils, all foods are naturally low fat, even if some of that have a little too many calories. So it's easier now.

I'm doing a 21 days no binge streak. FOR ME, it's been TREMENDOUSLY helpful to be accountable to other people and to compete against myself. Please join us if you think it'll work for you too:


'If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.'

Happiness is a form of courage.

12/10/12 2:05 P

Patience and forgiveness towards my cyber stalkers (yes, plural).

WENWASHING67 Posts: 356
12/10/12 2:03 P

To work out more and to get back on track with my weight loss.

ADIOSALL Posts: 5,197
12/6/12 10:18 P

Lose the last 17 lbs of my 74 by April 2013 and maintain the rest of the year.

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (107,996)
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12/6/12 9:06 P

Funny I just did a blog about resolutions for me this year.....only actions.....meaning not promising to do something , I am just gong to do it......I signed up for another Ironman in August 2013 as well as a half marathon in May, and an around the Bay 3KM open water swim......

BLUBEL1 Posts: 1,003
12/6/12 8:20 P

I don't make them anymore. They used to just set me up for failure.

Be your kind of beautiful.
Losing weight is hard. Staying overweight is hard. Pick your own kind of hard.
FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,868
12/5/12 11:17 P

I don't really believe in them

Starting to like the new me!
Waiting for my garden to come to life!
CAROLIAN SparkPoints: (107,800)
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12/5/12 7:43 P

Don't make any

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JEWELMOTI SparkPoints: (13,411)
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12/5/12 2:07 P

I stopped making resolutions.

With Love and Hope for a bright Future.
Caty G
ARUSHING2 SparkPoints: (26,830)
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12/5/12 2:01 P


or, not a darn . . . thing.

Will just attempt to make 2013 as good as 2012 has been,

PIPERJ4A SparkPoints: (0)
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12/5/12 1:55 P

God willing...make it to 2014

TURTLESDOVE Posts: 1,067
12/5/12 1:28 P

My New Years Resolution is to quit making New Years Resolutions. Maybe I can keep this one, eh?

DIDS70 Posts: 5,368
12/5/12 1:19 P

Yes, I have goals. No I do NOT have resolutions. The typical person will quit the resolution before the end of January 2013. Just look at the gym memberships right after the new year. Gyms are so crowded you can barely get a machine or even room to exercise. But wait-- the end of january things open up again. WW the same thing. Tons of new members but most will leave before the end of the first quarter. Resolutions is a negative word.

I like goals.

LALA_1012 Posts: 1,364
12/5/12 1:14 P

Be healthy and happy! Keep up with SPARKPEOPLE!

STILLHERE1111 SparkPoints: (5,744)
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12/5/12 12:39 P

Just to stay on track and make more of an effort to get 8 hours of sleep and work on procrastination.

I plan on going to bed early on New Years Eve and waking up refreshed and having had 8 hours of sleep early on the first day of the year!
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Today is the day I succeed.
KNUCKLES145 Posts: 14,442
12/5/12 12:33 P

to make my bed every day

"It's not so much commitment as it is surrender."
F A I L - First Attempt In Learning.


GLITTERFAIRY77 Posts: 8,023
12/5/12 11:57 A

I started early this year because I am tired of being sooooooo very overweight. I can literally be painful, both physically and emotionally. I am more antisocial lately-like I don't want to be around hardly anyone. I know what other people think shouldn't matter, but it kind of does. I love me, and my kids love me, and their daddy loves me, as I am.
At any rate...
My goal is to make it to 200 lbs by next October, or at least pretty darn close...

MamiSheli53 is my MOM!!!

Abi~Rochester, NY

Aim for progress...NOT perfection.

Starting weight July 2012: 310
(dates of accomplishment for the following to come)
GW1: 280 passed 2/8/13-278!
GW2: 250
GW3: 220
GW4: 200
GW5: 175

I can do ALLLLLL things through Christ who strengthens me.

"It's a long, hard climb-but I'm gonna get there."

"If you stay focused on the past, you will never be able to see what lies ahead."
SPERRIN2012 SparkPoints: (180,063)
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12/5/12 11:53 A


OBIESMOM2 SparkPoints: (121,074)
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12/5/12 11:25 A

my system is a bit different. I make my change efforts late October or early November, because it always involves making sure exercise is a habit. If I've slacked off in the summer, I make sure to get back to my routine so that I will find some way to work out in January when the gym is over crowded.

our exercise room is cleaned out and ready to use. There is a nice park close to the house. And if the Y offers a Boot Camp class in January, I'll sign up.

The most handicapped person in the world is a negative thinker; a person who has the skills, abilities, talents and tools, yet chooses not to use them.
~Heather Whitestone

Forget your perfect offering, there is a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in.
~Leonard Cohen
MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 14,884
12/5/12 10:39 A

Exercise ten minutes a day

Success is never given, go earn it. ~Nike

Please read my blog
QUAIL75 Posts: 8,199
12/5/12 9:58 A

I don't do New Year's resolutions but my goals for 2013 are to continue on my healthy lifestyle path, run a 5K or 2, save money and pay off debt and see more theatre!

WELLNESSME09 Posts: 7,634
12/5/12 6:38 A

I don't do New Years Resolutions!

Ane Marie
Hamilton On.Canada Est

Once you know how you can work on reaching your goals and what you are willing to do to reach them, there is only one step remaining. DO IT! MAKE YOUR DREAMS HAPPEN!

BLUENOSE63 SparkPoints: (107,996)
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12/5/12 6:34 A

I decided not to have resolutions this year! Instead I am calling them Actions -- I amgoing to do them -- just signed up for a half marathon in May and an Ironman Triathlon in turning back now

MISSPENGUINO SparkPoints: (1,393)
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12/5/12 3:53 A

In 2013 my goal is to eat more of the right foods and hardly any of the wrong ones and allow activity to become a more integral part of my life.

JANDJ4EVER SparkPoints: (531)
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12/5/12 3:48 A

That's a terrific goal. Letting go of insignificant details such as spelling. emoticon Not being petty opens life up. The possibilities if we could just be kind and appreciate one another for our individual flaws. Celebrate imperfections because they make us unique.

BERRY4 SparkPoints: (186,804)
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12/5/12 2:58 A

Need to get serious about tracking every bite of food. So easy to slide....

"We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible."
~C. Malesherbes~

"Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts."
Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD)

JULIE700 Posts: 699
12/5/12 12:38 A

To cook at home 90% of the time. I did a kitchen remodel earlier this year, and I really got out of the habit.

12/5/12 12:31 A

In 2013 I'm going to stop being so critical about lazy spelling.

But it's still 2012, so there is only one 'o' in resolution

There are 10 types of people in the world: those who understand binary, and those who don't.

You can take the girl out of London, but - thank goodness - you can't take London out of the girl.
RUBENB2003 Posts: 14,025
12/5/12 12:07 A

Save money and help my son with college expenses

CANDICE293 SparkPoints: (4,147)
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12/5/12 12:02 A

Save money and pay off debt. My boyfriend won't let me spend money anymore because i'm broke, lol.

ANGHARAD3 Posts: 966
12/4/12 11:57 P

Learn to play the guitar.

JANDJ4EVER SparkPoints: (531)
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12/4/12 9:35 P

What are your goals for 2013?
How do you plan to commitment to your resolutions?
What have you found helpful to reinforce your New Year Goals?

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