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12/31/11 12:05 P

My goals are to continue this healthy lifestyle. Commit to trying new things.

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12/31/11 11:59 A

1. Run a marathon
2. Get into law school and do well my 1st semester.

Posts: 192
12/31/11 11:53 A

I haven't made resolutions in the past few years, because I wasn't confident in my ability to accomplish the goals that I set. But after a very successful/healthy 2011, I believe in my abilities so much more! So here goes:

1) Train for/complete a half marathon (May), and maaaaybe a full marathon (October)?

2) Read 30 books.

3) Pay off credit card.

4) Reach weight loss goal by May, maintain through 2012.

There are more, but these are a good start I think emoticon

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12/31/11 11:41 A

Hello! I am new and have not figured out the ins and outs of the site yet. I have one main be healthier and feel better and live longer.

You see, I have reunited with my highschool sweetheart after not seeing each other for over 25 years. We were both each other's first love and plan to marry next year. We are in our later 40's and want to be married at least 30 years....before we croak lol!

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12/31/11 11:35 A

Ok.. here are my GOALS for 2012
1) Lose 60lbs & keep it off!
2) Exercise at least 30 min everyday (some sort of exercise.. whether it be @ the gym @ lunch, a walk with the dog, wii exercises.. whatever just do something EVERYDAY)
3) Resume scrapbooking & reading as hobbies
4) Journal at least 3x/week
5) Organize & clear clutter from the house
6) Pay off debts & save more
7) Don't sweat the small stuff

Some of these goals will help to achieve the other goals & some will be rewards of goals & some are to just keep my sanity!

Posts: 61
12/31/11 11:25 A

To reach my goal weight and to run a half marathon(Never ran a marathon of any kind! lol)

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12/31/11 10:04 A

It took me a long time to learn the difference (and importance) of setting Goals rather than Resolutions. To me, a Resolution meant that I started on January 1 and never slipped or failed in any way. So, within a few days, all of my Resolutions were broken. By setting Goals for the year, I can forgive myself for a slip-up and just get right back on track working towards reaching my Goals for the year.

Last year, my primary goal was to see if I could run 6 half-marathons in one year. I am proud to say that I did that! I also wanted to run 800 miles. When I finish this morning's 4-miler, I will have run 825 miles! I also set a goal to finally reach my healthy weight of 145 which, sadly, I did not reach. In fact, over the last couple of months I actually gained 10 pounds. So, for 2012 my goals are:

1) Reach my healthy weight of 145 (40 pounds to go)
2) Give up diet sodas for good
3) Run 1,000 Miles
4) Run 10 races (Variety of half-marathons, 10-Ks, and 5-Ks)
5) Bike 1,000 Miles

I'm feeling strong and ready for 2012 so bring it on!

Candi emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Edited by: CALIFORNIA-GAL at: 12/31/2011 (10:21)

Posts: 1,234
12/31/11 9:38 A

Do more of the classes offered at my gym. I am trying for one class a week.

Posts: 46
12/31/11 9:06 A

Eat healthy
Take more time for myself
Exercise more
Lose 100 pounds....if not 100 will be pleased with what I do lose
Be more patient with more love toward myself

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12/31/11 9:02 A

Eat healthy -make it a lifestyle not a diet
Reduce stress
Laugh more
Exercise more regularly
Challenge myself more - face my fears and forge forward even though it scares me
Be kinder to others and myself
Travel more see new places - try not to duplicate places seen
Love myself more and know I'm worth it

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Posts: 129
12/31/11 8:26 A

Lose 62 pounds to get to my weight of 150.00 or lower, Live a healthy lifestyle, Get closer to God and do his work, Be more active in my children's life.

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12/31/11 7:07 A

My goals for 2012:

Run the Half Marathon I couldn't do in September.

Fit in a size 42 Jeans

Go from 117 (26th Dec) to 90 Kilos.

Wear a Bikini in the Summer of 2012

Have a lot of fun during each and every workout! emoticon

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12/31/11 4:55 A

add 15 more minutes of exercise a day in January
3 fruits and 5 veggies in February
make healthier choices

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12/31/11 3:52 A

I'm getting away from walking as much as I did before .... I'm adding a walk a day

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12/31/11 12:59 A

I am going to focus on one healthy habit each month, and January's is fruits and veggies. I'm going for 3 fruits and 8 veggies a day!

Posts: 130
12/30/11 10:04 P

1 - Reach my goal weight of 135 pounds. Only 13 to go!
2 - Run a 5k.
3 - Get some self-confidence.
4 - Look freaking fabulous in my wedding dress in July and even better in my bikini on my honeymoon!

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12/30/11 9:59 P

don't believe in making them

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12/30/11 9:35 P


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12/30/11 9:33 P

1) Continue on my current path to lose the last 17 lbs
2) Beat my best 5K run time
3) Inspire as many people as possible (spread the spark)

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12/30/11 9:17 P

Move more!


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12/30/11 9:01 P

I don't believe in New Year's resolutions, just setting goals for myself...

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12/30/11 8:57 P

I found another neat website that helps me organize my house, my finances, paperwork, etc.

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12/30/11 8:47 P

1. Stick to my weight plan
2. Quit smoking
3. Start taking some classes

I know I can do it, I just need to focus.

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12/30/11 8:24 P

1. Stick with my exercise plan
2. Learn to play piano
3. Be more self-confident, and stop worrying about what everyone else thinks

I think it's pretty do-able! Good luck to everyone with their resolutions!

Posts: 167
12/30/11 8:21 P

- Continue to take care of my appearance
- Drink no more than one soda a week
- Heal up from past relationships and hopefully find a new and final one (Healing comes first, broke up with bf of 2.5 years just before Christmas. Though I know much of it is out of my control, I hope and pray my next relationship will be to the man I will marry . . . )
- Make time to workout at the gym 2-3 times a week in addition to working out at home
- Pay off more debt and put more in savings

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12/30/11 8:21 P

run/walk a 5k every day
start some of those wonderful Spark Streaks and stick to them!
read a "Lifeline" message every day
start Insanity
do 15 minutes of decluttering in my home each day, no excuses
believe in myself
do a random act of kindness every day

Posts: 274
12/30/11 8:16 P

1. lose 20# and keep it off
2. exercise 3x a week - at least do something
3. resume cross stitch and quilting
4. journal 1x a week
5. organize house and clear clutter

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12/30/11 7:46 P

1. complete my first 10K - on Jan 14th if all goes well
2. take at least a second off my 5K best of 28:28
3. complete a half marathon probably in the fall of 2012
4. maintain my 80+ pound weight loss (goal weight range for morning weighs 2012: 124-129)

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12/30/11 7:41 P

To be the best me I can be. To make me a priority to control my diabetes.Stop .and smell the roses. emoticon

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12/30/11 7:08 P

Well you just had a great start to a blog, posting your goals, no just keep updating them. Cut and paste what you just wrote, to start with. Everyday or how ever often you want to go in write about how things are going, what you think is working what isn't, why you made it to the gym, why you didn't, how you felt after the work out, things like that. Be excited if you do a personal best brag about it! Put in anything, think of it as a diary, though I would keep the bedroom style workout a little private!!!

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12/30/11 7:03 P

Besides th obvious of getting in the best shape of my life, I pla on making this year the best year of my life! I plan on living with the philosphy of give it your all and have no regrets, enjoying life to the fullest!

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12/30/11 6:50 P

1. Run a 5k by mid-Feb
2. Lose 35 lbs so that I will be willing to sit on a plane again

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12/30/11 5:43 P

BecStarr Great goals!!! The blog sounds exciting!

This new year I resolve to...
(1) text less, call more
(2) get the gym 3 times per week (no expectations, exceptions, or strings attached.... just go!)
(3) resume crochet/cross stitch as a hobby

And hopefully this will lead to weight loss as I'm more enjoying personal relationships more, getting more active, and feeling pride in the progress of a hobby.

I'd LOVE to start a blog... but I have NO idea how to do that...

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12/30/11 3:37 P

keep up w goals

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12/30/11 2:56 P

Stay organized, lose 20 pounds, work on at least 4 scrapbook projects.

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12/30/11 2:42 P

To get "fit"... and to do this I joined a gym!!

I think Monday will be my first day AT the gym... but so far I am signed up and paid to go!

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12/30/11 2:19 P

1/ No dieting just healthy food choices and proportionately sized meals.20% carb, 50% protein 30% healthy fats
2/Move more and make sure that I get to the gym, I really do enjoy it alot
3/ Start and continue my Feeling Faboulous in 52 weeks blog
4/To relax and enjoy the children more and to be more relaxed just generally.

With all of this, the weight will come off naturally, slowly, but it will come off.

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12/30/11 1:57 P

Pay the bills the day they arrive. That was my goal last year too, and I actually got close. Far fewer late charges!! Yay for me.

Other goal is to get back to the Fly Lady system so my house is cleaner again.

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12/30/11 1:55 P

Lose 195lbs by 11/20/2012
Get work by 12/31/2012

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12/30/11 1:45 P

1.Less time on the computer
2. Reach my goal weight by June 2012
3. Continue working out 5X per week

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12/30/11 1:04 P

Exercise, journal what I eat, and journal how I feel in general.

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12/30/11 12:51 P

1. Lose at least 50 lbs.
2. Graduate from college.
3. Get a breast reduction.

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12/30/11 12:30 P

I was so pleased with the outcome of my 2011 resolutions, that I have new faith in setting these types of goals, as long as you have action steps that go with them! I am at a 70 pound weight loss, and would like to lose an additional "amount" this year toward a total 120 pound loss. If I can get to the 100 pound loss by the end of 2012, I will be happy. This includes returning to measuring my portions, keeping my calorie check under 2000 per day, and exercising a minimum of 210 mins. per week. I have found that if I set my weekly fitness minutes, instead of daily, I don't get discouraged if work or other events keep my from a day's workout. Happy New Year!

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12/30/11 12:20 P

I'm still working on mine, but here are some thoughts (I'm 68 & retired):
- waste less time in front on tv... choose a few programs rathe than having it on all the time
- stop making excuses not to exercise!!!
- increase the amount of water I drink... have tea during the day to increase water
- try to go to bed at a regular time to reduce the # of nights I get up and eat

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12/30/11 12:14 P

As common as it is, my main New Year's resolution is to lose weight. This is one of the first years that I have really made this my resolution, and I'm bound and determined to accomplish it!

I also want to:
* Run a 5 K
* Save $1,000
* Come up with a new recipe

Posts: 278
12/30/11 11:24 A

I try not to make resolutions, but I have set some goals for the coming year. First is getting paper clutter under control, Second, dedicate time each week to my writing. Third, get out and walk every day -- this one's on the back burner until the snow melts off. Healthier, stronger, more active, more fulfilled; not necessarily skinnier.

Of course there are goals for the house and property too -- finish the goat barn, put down new floors, buy a second-hand 4WD truck -- but these are not MY goals.

Wishing you all success with your chosen goals.

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12/30/11 11:24 A

I haven't made any resolutions because I usually break them and I don't want the disappointment. :) lol

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12/30/11 11:20 A

1) Get cleaning - if I can do a bit each day ( ), then it's not such a mountain

2) Run my first 5 km - I started the Rookie Run 5k Your Way program this week. Just gotta get to the gym. Don't like running, let alone trying to walk, in the winter on the sidewalks. I slip too much.

3) Get organized - a place for everything, everything in it's place

That's my start!

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12/30/11 10:12 A

It will be the first year in a long time that I'm not wishing I could get to a healthy weight, I hit that in October.
I do have fitness goals though, mostly to keep up my new healthy lifestyle and train for some 10k's.
I also am wanting to get more organized and thinking I might need some advice because I"m not doing a great job right now. I'm going to see if I can find a good book to help me get on track.
A huge thing I want to work on is get out debt and learn how to budget. I know those two things really go hand in hand and I'm bad at it. I have paid off some big debts in the last year but I can always get better with spending. The more money I save, the more I can use for those debts and then just be able to save for my future large purchases.

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12/30/11 10:02 A

Just curious as to who has made resolutions and what they are.
Here are mine:

1) Get and Stay Organized - house is hard to keep clean with a little kid but if I can get it organized maybe we can keep it that way.

2) Cut out most of the sweets. I have a sweet tooth and need to control it or pull it out (lol).

3) Make exercise a habit and keep up with it.

4) Cut out soda/pop for good. (If I go a while without it then I'm ruined when I drink one)

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