I used to make long lists of unattainable resolutions. Due to lack of self worth and self esteem, these long lists were a continued way to guarantee my eventual failure. The last couple of years I've been working hard on my mental and emotional health and have come around to being able to make 'promises' to myself. So I resolve to love me, to respect me and to do right by me. Best New Year and lifelong wishes to each and every one of us!
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I made my resolution back on September 8, 2008 when I began my weight loss journey.
I plan on continuing my weight loss journey until I reach my goal weight. In 115 days I have lost 67.5 pounds and still have a long way to go.
As I leave 2008 behind, I also leave behind 67.5 pounds! I will bring in the New Year weighing 300 pounds and will with your motivation, inspiration, and encouragement I will do even better, since I will have a whole year to work on my weight loss.
Wishing all of you the most awesome year you have ever had!!
There is a man in our church who is in his 90's and he has always seemed so healthy to me. Quite a few years ago, I offered him a cookie and he said, "No, thank you. I never eat between meals." He really didn't eat between meals at all! His wife confirmed it.
I started today to adopt that habit. I'm tired of the rollercoaster and want order and stability in my health habits.
I'm not a real resolution maker -but this year I would love to get rid of these 10 pounds once and for all. I am going to hit the gym 3-4 times a week and on the days I don't I will Wii-fit. Best of luck to all of us!!!! HAPPY 2009 SPARKPEOPLE
I haven't made a resolution for years, but now that I am involved with Sparks, I can't think of a better reason to start, and like some of you, I have already started. I lost 3 pds. this week. woo hoo. Walking my dogs daily is a must. I got away from it during the holidays. Continue to eat a good breakfast. I never was a breakfast person before. I am better with NOT munching at night, but still need to improve. And of course, stay within my calorie range. Have a safe and Happy New Year everybody!!
A dog wags his tail with his heart.
May I always be the kind of person that my dog thinks I am.
I don't usually do a lot in the way of resolutions, except resolving to be the best man I can be. I do, however, have some goals for 2009:
Reaching my goal weight. If I lost weight this year, I can do it again this year.
Participate in three half-marathons as a walker. Fitness is a lot easier for me if I have a goal like this! I'm signed up for my first marathon, I've identified the second, and I'm still trying to figure out the third.
Earn my next professional designation.
Help my parents celebrate their 50th anniversary.
Lose a couple of sizes in slacks.
I'm sure I'll come up with more, but that's good enough for now.
I've made some New Year resolutions, I tend to worry alot & this spills over into my eating so I've written this motto "Everything matters, but one thing won't make or break you." & "make myself a priority." That helps alot!
"I want it and I want it now!" Veronica on Willy wonka & the chocolate factory
I usually don't make any resolutions. This year ,though, I've committed to a few new challenges on spark teams, that I belong too. Not only fitness challenges, but also one is nutrition. I'm planning on doing a few minutes extra on my fitness programs.
I am trying not to make resolutions about what I am eating. That never seems to work. I am however, making a resolution to exercise, especially walking, every day. I believe I can keep that one, and with a little self control eating, I will start to drop a few pounds. Thanks to everyone for keeping us motivated. Till next time.... Johnny Surf City, NC www.fishintopsail.com
I am ambivalent about resolutions. I try not to take them too seriously but to use the time as a way to review things and see areas where I have improved (I learned to say "no" this year!) and where I seem to be stuck (getting into a regular exercise schedule). Just like my birthday, I like to take a look at things.
In order for me to succeed, I need to set up small goals. I keep making gargantuan goals and then beating myself up when the inevitable happens and I goof up.
I am thinking these things now. No need to wait for New Year.
"Oh, earth, you are too wonderful for anybody to realize you." --Emily in Our Town by Thornton Wilder
I was having a break over the weekend, recovering from the hectic Holiday schedule, when it crossed my mind that 2008 is almost coming to an end, and 2009 is approaching fast.
People usually take advantage of the new year to make their pledge and resolution to achieve something for the year. The question is, should we make our resolution only when the New Year approaches, or should we be thinking ahead now itself, and making preparations and laying the groundwork to achieve our resolutions in 2009?
As far as Iím concerned, I already know what I want to achieve in 2009, and whatever Iím doing now, is to lay the groundwork and foundation for 2009.
I would recommend that you do the same as well. A battle is not fought and won during the war itself, but a long time before that, during the planning and preparation stage. Going after your goals is the same, you need to prepare for it in advance, and not when you are actually embarking on the journey.
Plan your resolutions now itself, and Iím very sure that youíll have a higher chance of attaining them instead of what happens to most resolutions, forgotten and foregone.
"You're never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream..." C.S. Lewis
ďDon't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.Ē ~Mark Victor Hansen
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