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1/2/09 11:01 A

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Great resolutions Mary Ann and everyone.

I know it is hard to follow through on resolutions and that is why most people don't want to even make them. Statistics show that most people don't keep up with them after a few months. So just take baby steps and keep going towards your resolutions and be the best you can be.

"Divine in '09!"

Best wishes on your healthy weight journey all!!

Von

Edited by: GUINEFORT at: 1/2/2009 (11:02)
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." --Confucius

"Be not afraid of going slow, be afraid only of standing still."...Chinese Proverb

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1/1/09 6:21 P

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My new year's resolution is to follow through on my plan to have a healthy body in 2009!

All things are possible if you only believe!
You are only as successful as you see yourself!
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I will appreciate the 'GIFT' of TODAY!


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1/1/09 11:34 A

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Good luck to all of you in sticking to your resolutions, and especially Mick on quitting smoking - it's very hard, but you can do it! You will regret smoking, but you will never regret quitting! I am going to resolve to start donating blood regularly when the Red Cross comes to town. I dont' know why I've never done it before - there is no reason not to, I just have never gotten in the habit.

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12/31/08 4:31 P

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I read this article and thought it appropriate for today....
after reading it, I realized that my New Year resolutions did stem from Love. Love for My Lord, Others and myself.
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My resolutions for 2009 are:

1. To love the Lord with all my heart.
(and lean not unto my own understanding). Try to be joyful everyday as this is the day that the Lord hath made. When confounded with a problem ask myself--"What would Jesus Do?". And learn more and more of the word of God.

2. To get up every morning and ask myself:
A. What can I learn new today?
B. How can I do something good for someone else today?
C. How can I be the best 'me' today?

3. Learn to love myself more.
Without knowing how and why to love myself how can I love or help others? If I don't love myself how can I continue in my Healthy weight loss journey. As this journey consists not just of losing weight, but being a happier, healthier human being--Mind, Body & Soul.

To sum it all up:
My 2009 resolution is to continue to do what I have been doing, but only do it better!

Happy New Years to all!
Von
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New Year's Resolutions: The Two Lists

I was fortunate to spend time with an enigmatic man named Robert during a very special period of my life. Robert taught me many things during our days together, and this time of year reminds me of one particular interaction we had.

"Now that you are becoming more aware," Robert said, "you need to begin to set goals for yourself so you don't lose the momentum you have built."

"Like New Year's resolutions?" I asked.

"That's an interesting idea," he smirked. "Let's do that."

By then I was used to his cryptic responses, so I knew something was up because of the way his eyes sparkled as he let out an impish laugh.

"Tonight's assignment is to make two lists," Robert continued. "The first is a list of all the New Year's resolutions you WANT to keep, and the second is a list of all the New Year's resolutions you WILL keep. Write the WANT List first, and when you have exhausted all of your ideas, then write the second list on another sheet of paper."

That night I went home and spent several hours working on the two lists. The WANT List felt overwhelming at first, but after a while I got into writing all the things I had always wanted to do if the burdens of life hadn't gotten in the way. After nearly an hour, the list swelled to fill the entire page and contained nearly all of my ideas of an ideal life. The second list was much easier, and I was able to quickly commit ten practical resolutions that I felt would be both realistic and helpful.

The next day, I met Robert in front of the local food Co-op, where we seemed to have most of our enlightening conversations. "Tell me about your two lists," Robert said as the familiar smirk crept onto his face.

"The first list contains all the things I SHOULD do if I completely changed my life to be the person I always wanted to be. And the second list contains all the things I COULD do by accepting my current life, and taking realistic steps towards the life I want to lead."

"Let me see the second list," he said.

I handed him the second list, and without even looking at it, he ripped the paper into tiny pieces and threw it in the nearby garbage can. His disregard for the effort I had put into the list annoyed me at first, but after I calmed down I began to think about the first list in a different light. In my heart, I knew the second list was a cop out, and the first list was the only one that really mattered.

"And now, the first list." Robert bowed his head and held out both of his hands.

I purposefully handed him the first list and held his gaze for several seconds, waiting for him to begin reading the page. After an unusually long silence, he began to crumple the paper into a ball and once again tossed it into the can without looking at it.

"What did you do that for?!" I couldn't hide my anger any longer.

Robert began to speak in a quiet and assured voice. "What you SHOULD or COULD do with your life no longer matters. The only thing that matters, from this day forward, is what you MUST do."

He then drew a folded piece of paper from his back pocket and handed it to me.

I opened it carefully, and found a single word floating in the middle of the white page:

"Love."
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What do you all think of this article?


"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." --Confucius

"Be not afraid of going slow, be afraid only of standing still."...Chinese Proverb

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12/31/08 2:19 A

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My Hubby works the 31st, and the 1st, but on the 2nd we are driving to Laughlin, NV to see Terry Pator.
My resulotion is to stay on track for my calories, etc. Get back to walking my dogs daily. Watch my munching at night ( I am better at least), and to work out more.
Jeanne

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My Hubby works the 31st, and the 1st, but on the 2nd we are driving to Laughlin, NV to see Terry Pator.
My resulotion is to stay on track for my calories, etc. Get back to walking my dogs daily. Watch my munching at night ( I am better at least), and to work out more.
Jeanne

A dog wags his tail with his heart.

May I always be the kind of person that my dog thinks I am.

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12/30/08 10:07 P

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Have a very quiet New Year planned. We will go to church for an hour of prayer tomorrow night. We may rent some movies and have a slumber party - just the DH and I. New Year's Day will be spent putting the Christmas decorations away and taking the tree down.

2009 - a New Year full of new goals and objectives:

KEY OBJECTIVE:
To be CONSISTENT!!

*Focus on inches/versus pounds this year!
*30 minutes (minimum) of activity 6 days a week!
*Weigh 130-135 by July 1st, 2009 (40 yr. Class Reunion)
*Lose Fat, Build Muscle
*Maintain consistent BP readings - 130/85 or lower
*Eliminate diet sodas ENTIRELY from diet
*Limit sugar intake & artificial sweetners
*Save a minimum of 5% of all income
*Utilize all the tools and resources at my disposal to stay on my WW program and track consistently!
*PAY IT FORWARD*PAY IT FORWARD*PAY IT FORWARD!!!!
(Everything I learn and accomplish should be humbly shared - so as to inspire others to reach for their goals & dreams.



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12/30/08 7:21 P

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We're going to a neighbor's house on New Years Eve...
probably head home by 12:30 AM! And then to a friend's for New Year's Day. The guys will watch hours of football & my friend & I go to a movie.
Day ends with dinner - more FOOD!

Goals for 2009:
1. Get under 150 lbs. That's about 5 lbs to go. I'm 5'6", big boned (truly!) & my low "good" weight as a young adult was always in the 140s.

2. Consistent exercise - being realistic, I am aiming for minimum of 30 minutes 4 times a week.

3. Organize our house: clean out drawers, cupboards, closets, the scary basement. We've lived in this house 20 years and it needs de-cluttered. Will give away & throw away stuff!


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12/30/08 3:41 P

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My New Year's Resolution is to get to 124

I started 3/6/07 at 149. I have lost almost 22 pounds.

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Mick... At least with the cigarettes, you can stop buying them, but with food, you have to eat. Anyway, best of luck on both!

New Years Eve we might go out to eat early, and then come home and ring in the New Year via TV. I had better get right to bed afterwards, b/c New Years Day I still have my swim team! Most of the team is men and they just don't want to take any time off! They keep my hoppin' It's a great group of guys and they absolutely love to swim. Our coach, a young gal in her 20s, is all more than ready to accomodate so she's right there with swim plans for us. She did say to come at 6:30 instead of 5 AM! So that'll help.

Resolutions:
Return to triathlon trianing after the holidays gradually building up again.

Return to SB Diet and continue losing.

Stop chewing my nails and fingers!!!!

Organize my recipes making new cards, reorganizing them, etc. Plan to make pretty ones off the computer. :D

VON...What are your plans and resolutions?


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12/30/08 1:00 P

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To lose my weight and the hardest one of all to quit smoking. Have never make any resolutions before this as I knew that I would just break them but I am going to try my best to stick to these.

Mickey

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12/30/08 10:20 A

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Hi Team!

What will you all be doing for New Years Eve and New Years day? emoticon emoticon

Also do you have an New Years resolutions planned for 2009?
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Von

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." --Confucius

"Be not afraid of going slow, be afraid only of standing still."...Chinese Proverb

.•*´¨ ) ¸.•*¨) -:¦:-
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