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Almost a New Year and a New Me!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

So out of the darkness comes the horror of “New Years Resolutions”… it sneaks back into my consciousness and I want to run and join weight watchers, or some other program, but have they worked for me in the past? No, but it is almost January 1st… shouldn’t I be committing myself to a new program? For the first time, NO… I find myself recommitting to me and only me. I have to make some budget changes, which means dropping my gym membership (I have a treadmill, stationary bike, pilates machines all at my disposal) and saving $65 a mos, as well as I am letting go of my $50 per time housecleaner, monthly savings of another $100, so that is $165 less a month I want to spend on something that I can take care of myself. My health insurance went up DRASTICALLY, so my $165 a month cutback is just a drop in the bucket. I have set new goals for myself… a 5K in the spring… to drop 20 pound by my daughter’s high school graduation in 2012. I lose weight slowly so between these 2 goals I should see more movement in the scale. I have learned so much from Sparkpeople, and I am really excited for the New Year (not dreading it – like before) Happy New Years everyone!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MYSTERY4EVER 12/29/2010 11:12AM

    It is so good that you are doing this for yourself. Good luck in reaching your goals in the New Year.

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BTRTHANEVA 12/28/2010 6:26PM

    I find myself recommitting to me and only me.*

THAT commitment will bring you the results you seek. Slow and steady - best way to go!

I'm amazed at all the tantalizing commercials for the diet food companies geared towards new years' resolutions. (and how expensive they are!!! I could feed a family of 4 for a week on their prices!)

Good for you for getting your priorities in order early!


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JOYLJL 12/28/2010 2:31PM

    way to go. no housecleaner means you get lots of exercise!

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ELAOPET 12/28/2010 1:11PM

    A gym is then more a motivational thing for you - I get that. I find that, while I know you can do strenght training in many different ways, it would help greatly to have a gym to go to, like an appointment...
NO New Years resolution! OH MY! LOL I am so happy to hear you have removed that stressful idea - as I was reading I kept thinking - you are already doing everything right! All you have to do is keep doing what you're doing - isn't that great!?
Happy 2011 - every day of it! emoticon

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KEELY128 12/28/2010 12:59PM

    You can do it, take day by day! It's not easy have patience.

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