12-26-2007, 11:38 AM
Mine is to lose 174lbs and to get work.
100 lb. Club - What is your New Year's resolution
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12-26-2007, 11:38 AM
Mine is to lose 174lbs and to get work.
12-26-2007, 11:51 AM
I want to reach Onederland and start the C25K running program. Hopefully, by this time next year, I'll be running 5 miles a day.
12-26-2007, 12:00 PM
weight related? Or otherwise?
For weight, I just want to keep on doing what I've been doing - maintain the healthy diet. No specific weight loss goals, as that will follow if I can stay on plan.
My biggie is an exercise resolution - to find an exercise routine I can stick to. By this time next year I want it to be a habit.
And by the way, it is SO nice to not have "this year I have got to lose some weight" as my #1 resolution for the first time in 20 years!
I just know 2008 is going to be fabulous!
12-26-2007, 12:03 PM
I'm re-committing to my strength training. I'm happy to keep running, but as these last 40-ish pounds come off, I want to tone up and define :)
Rhonda - you absolutely CAN run... I was over 240lbs when I started the C25K the first week of June '07... now I run 4 or 5 miles three or four times a week - and I'm building up my distance all the time :) You go, girl!
12-26-2007, 12:20 PM
To continue with my weight loss and school.
12-26-2007, 12:21 PM
For health, I just want to keep on eating healthy and exercising - by staying "on plan" the weight will come off so I'm trying not to attach a pound number to it.
Otherwise, I have been wanting to start writing a book so I'm going to start with a children's book for my niece and nephew and hopefully have it ready for them by Christmas 2008. Oh, and to get out of this apartment and into a house of my own!
12-26-2007, 12:32 PM
To not give up on my new lifestyle and to reach onederland sometime during the year :)
12-26-2007, 12:35 PM
Weight - I want to hit Onederland this year. At the moment I'm sitting at exactly 248, so I need to lose just under a pound a week. That's achievable.
Exercise - I've worked into a nice routine of 4 gym visits and 2 swims per week. That's working, so I'm going to stick with that.
Food - I know that planning is the key for me, so I'm going to plan things a bit better than I have been for the last couple of months when I've been maintaining. I know what to do and how to do it, I don't take the time to sit down and plan.
12-26-2007, 01:39 PM
I'd like to maintain my abstinence this year. I'm not setting any weight goals, but I'd be lying if I said I wouldn't like to lose some weight too! :)
As for exercise goals, I have dance classes planned 3 times a week (4 hours). The Viennese Ball is in June, I'll need a gown for that. Then for biking I'd like to get back up to 50 miles a week by February (I had to stop riding for 6 weeks, I had a broken thumb). I'd like to take a bike tour of Tuscany in the fall. 30 miles a day for a week--OUCH! I've got to get my saddle, as it were, in shape for that. ;)
12-26-2007, 01:57 PM
weight related: to hit 130lbs
fitness related: to do the race for life in may (tis only little distance but a start!)
giving related: to give blood regularly
me related: stop biting my nails
experience related: to do something new/go somewhere new once a month
happy upcoming new year :D
12-26-2007, 02:52 PM
To work on my running. I've made a lot of progress since August, but I would love to be able to run 6 miles per day instead of 3, and I'd also like to participate in a marathon.
Also, if I get into graduate school, I want to do well; and if I don't get in again this year, (this is my second round of applications) I am determined to reapply and not just lay down and give up.
Edit: It occurs to me - what if I were reaching the new Year without having lost any weight? That would be a horrible place to be! I'd probably be at 250 lb and would give up after a few weeks. I'm so glad I've already made progress.
12-26-2007, 02:55 PM
My husband and I have already determined that "2008 will be GREAT!"
My big plan is to not only hit ONE-derland, but surpass it - and achieve my weight loss goals. I know if I can maintain a healthy 2lb loss every week I will have no problem hitting goal of 135 by Christmas next year. I will accomplish this by correcting my eating habits that have gone crazy as of late and commit to a regular exercise routine.
My other big goal is to finish grad school. I have only 4 classes for my Master's Degree in Library Science.
On the personal, non-weight related side I will be a better family member this year by remembering birthdays and special events!
I know there is more, but these are the BIG THREE!
Cheers to all on a great '08!
12-26-2007, 04:56 PM
I'm absolutely positively THRILLED that I'm going into 2008 without that dreaded " I have to lose weight" albatross tied around my neck! I'm soooo happy I'm already DOING it, and am on my way. My goals are
1. to keep doing what I'm doing
2. increase walk time
3. volunteer more
4. continue my love-affair with my DH and SHOES hehehehehe
12-26-2007, 05:11 PM
I may not reach my goal in 2008, but I aim to make some headway. I resolve to work more diligently on a career and schooling!
12-26-2007, 07:05 PM
I know I'm going to sound like Valerie in the Jenny Craig commercial, but for the first time in about 20 years my resolution is not going to be to lose weight (I made my goal right before Christmas). I do plan to work really hard at maintaining my weight loss and continue to increase my workouts. I'm also going to work on general self improvement like keeping a positive attitude!
I also plan to do a lot of shopping for my new figure :)
12-26-2007, 07:16 PM
I don't have any big goals, just continuing goals. I would like to keep losing weight, exercising and eating healthy. Will be real nice if I reach my goal of 120 by my birthday Nov 9. In the mean time I hope the walking/aerobic videos and the upper body work outs I do will help reduce the excess skin people have been telling me I am going to have. Don't have any yet knock on wood. I hope they are going to help tone this body little by little. Would be nice to not only reach goal but be in good shape at the same time.
I hope to keep encouraging everyone here. For those that say I don't seem to need encouragement, you are so wrong. I get encouragement each and every time I make someone smile, each time something I say helps someone dust themself off and get back on the wagon seat instead of letting the wagon run them over. I may get down from time to time but my friends lift me up.
12-26-2007, 07:17 PM
As I no longer will set weight loss goals for myself that specifically say an amount & a date (I have never actually met these goals despite having success losing weight) so instead my goals are:
-To get down to 190lbs & get my long awaited tattoo
-To continue with my training & continue to see progress
-To start walking/running on the mountain I am living on & gain a fitness level where it is easy
-To enter & compete in a few powerlifting competitions
-To learn spanish
-To keep my house clean (haha - I am not a domestic goddess)
12-26-2007, 08:22 PM
continue losing weight. try to work through my shyness bc it is really holding me back in a lot of things that could make me so happy. :(
12-26-2007, 09:00 PM
To jump back on this. Before my computer died on 6/27/07, I weighed 225, down 22 from start (247). Since then, I'm back to 256 after gaining 31 pounds due to stress, watching TV again and plain eating what I had no business eating (fried foods, take out, candy). But, I'm back for 2008, same goals as last time but this time, I plan to make it stick, especially since I plan to save money and calories by bringing my own food to work.
12-26-2007, 09:21 PM
My goal for 2008 is to drop my last 50 pounds and throw a hundred pound party! All I have to do is keep doing what I doing and I should reach my goal. Good luck with all your dreams for 2008.
12-26-2007, 10:06 PM
I don't have specific weight goals for resolutions. Just to keep doing what I am doing.
I do want to do some more volunteer work.
12-26-2007, 10:12 PM
100lb party - that sounds like fun!
12-27-2007, 01:30 AM
I want to exercise every day this year. 30 min or more every day. :running:
12-27-2007, 02:03 AM
-To keep my house clean (haha - I am not a domestic goddess)Too funny - as I saw the title of the thread this is the very first thing that crossed my mind. Getting a routine going so I can keep my home organized. Well, as much as possible at least! I recently started working from home and with a 2.5 and 4 year old at home with me it's challenging. My house looks like a bomb went off inside by 6pm when DH walks in the door! (Today was the worst, since there were so many more toys suddenly involved in the mess!) Lucky for us, he gets right to work on it, but it makes me feel kinda bad. I think that I can work out a plan to keep more order!
Of course, keep doing what I'm doing for my health.
12-27-2007, 07:09 AM
I love your goal of remembering special occasions in your family. A tool that I find helpful for doing that is simply a wall calendar and a Sharpie. I sit down with a calendar at the beginning of the year and mark down all of the important dates (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.) so that I don't have to remember them as they come up. There are also some places where you can get the dates preprinted on a calendar (despair.com has some hilarious calendars).
12-27-2007, 08:57 AM
To make my goal weight and keep the weight off
To continue to love the gym and get this body toned, healthy, and sexy.
To finish college (with a 4.0) and finally find out what it is like to have a career.
To survive living with a 16 year old daughter!!
To continue loving my man with all my heart and soul.
To continue giving all the praise and glory to God Almighty!:smug:
12-27-2007, 12:24 PM
HA I love the "domestic goddess" comments hehehehe. THAT has been my newfound exercise routine! I was heading out the door to walk leaving a disaster behind LOL so I made housework a daily workout! it's amazing how much you can sweat running baskets of laundry up/down 3 flights of stairs, scrubbing floors, moving furniture LOL and the side benefit is that you can now eat off my floor ~ I highly recommend it! and it's something you can do rockin' out to music, dressed as scuzzy as you want and the weather doesn't matter! hehehehe
12-27-2007, 02:16 PM
To get healthy....Period!
12-27-2007, 03:59 PM
To love myself, mind, body and soul. That means school, losing weight, and continuing my search for God.
12-27-2007, 11:16 PM
Ahhhhhhh. Mine is to get back on track and stay there. The holidays really did a number on me. I would like to lose this last half of the weight in less than six months.
12-29-2007, 06:09 AM
I have a few as well. I have been on a long plateau since Halloween. I have become lazy with my diet. I have consumed 3,000 calories a day (I've had no-no's in the house), I stopped writing down what I had for dinner in my DayPlanner (I will overeat, and become too embarrassed to write it down). Since I started working out with a trainer, I put my life in her hands. In the past I would write down what routines I did at the gym, and look back on that day to improve my poundage.
In a previous thread I mentioned I completed a 1/2 marathon (walk). I determined that as of the 1st of the year, I would start training to run the next marathon. To do this, I will increase my speed, etc on the treadmill, and do an hour a day (3-4 days a week initially). I bought a treadmill early this year, bit quit using it when I started to work out with the trainer. This holiday week I wiped off the dust and started moving again.
Lastly, although I don't think its possible (based on calculations of a hydrostatic weighing), I would love to see ONEderland. This supposedly will put me at 15% bodyfat. In March I will have myself re-weighed and re-evaluate my future then.
Somewhere in January I will re-visit the plastic surgeon to get a better look on surgery options. I just had a pre-consultation a couple months ago. Was informed that surgeries would cost around $55,000. Although I can't afford that, I can afford a $100 visit for the surgeon to evaluate me. With today's technology, he should be able to conjure a image of me on his computer of what I should look like.
12-29-2007, 08:04 PM
Like so many of you, I am absolutely thrilled that I am not just starting out. My New Year's Resolutions follow
1. Keep on plan and keep moving the scale down
2. Start accepting dates and try to find someone special
3. Get my children involved with my healthy eating and exercise plans
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