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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!
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    It is so good that you are doing this for yourself. Good luck in reaching your goals in the New Year.
    2129 days ago
    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!

    2130 days ago
    way to go. no housecleaner means you get lots of exercise!
    2130 days ago
    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
    2130 days ago
  • KEELY128
    You can do it, take day by day! It's not easy have patience.
    2130 days ago
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