100 lb. Club - Since you're already truckin' on weight loss, what are your OTHER resolutions?

12-15-2009, 12:06 AM
One of the things I'm so happy about is that for the first time in a very looooong time, I don't need to put weight loss on my list of New Year's resolutions. Hey, we're already doing it, kids!!

So since you're already on the ball and working on your health, what else do you want to tackle next year? What do you want to have accomplished this time next year in addition to continuing to work toward a healthier you?

Me? I want to have a more active social life. :hat: I want to go on dates. :val2: I want to have fun. :yay: I want to have friends over more. :cheers: I want to be less of a hermit. :dizzy:

How about you?

12-15-2009, 12:20 AM
Hmmm... good question actually!!!

I'd have to say:

Finish paying off school, go BACK to school. Get started on the next phase of my life I guess you'd say. :)

12-15-2009, 12:43 AM
Haha that is a good question!! Losing weight is usually my only one!

I would Like to get at least a 3.2 next semster!! I dont think this one turned out so well :(

12-15-2009, 12:47 AM
I didn't even think about this until now. What to do when the long-term standard is gone?...

My "easy" resolution: to try and clean up after myself more. I'm so bad at leaving a trail of my stuff scattered throughout the house.

My "me" resolution: to try and not gossip as much.

12-15-2009, 01:03 AM
mine is to 'live life'... for three years i lived out of the country, didnt know anyone, and due to inclement weather stayed indoors and didnt interact with anyone really.. then i flew home, nursed my mom for 6 months till she passed last mo(which i dont regret a bit), but now i want to be social, do things, experiance life i guess...that is my resolution

12-15-2009, 01:31 AM
My resolution is to finish school with a bang! i hav egotten a 4.0 my first 2 semesters, but this semester I'll be happy with a 2.75, my depression and anxiety kind of took over. i graduate my associate program in april, so I want to finish it off great! Also, my fitness resolution is to run a full marathon by the end of the year.

12-15-2009, 01:49 AM
Clean up after myself. Make fewer spontaneous purchases. Work out more. Go on dates and give the "relationship" thing a fair shake before college ends. Oh, and study for / take the LSAT and try not to fail. ;)

12-15-2009, 07:28 AM
My resolutions for this year are:

1) reach a normal BMI (which will happen when I hit 128)

2) make and execute a plan for my debt so that I am solvent when I reach a point in my career and personal life where I'm ready to move again

3) put myself out there even more than I've already been doing

4) work on loving myself (an ongoing challenge!)

5) make the time to meditate daily

12-15-2009, 10:20 AM
It's interesting that you mentioned this, as I've recently been thinking about how I haven't seen much spillover from my improved organizationed related to food and exercise.

I'm still disorganized and messy.

I want to stop being freaked out about a big project I'm working on so that I can be more productive.

I want to apply the same degree of planning and organization to my household and finances that I apply to my weight loss project.

I want to actually GET a personal trainer and start lifting.

No later than March, I want to take up horseback riding again.

12-15-2009, 10:26 AM
I will have resolutions that I have already started working on and want to continue.

- Get my house organized, neat and tidy. Like this weight loss journey, it will take some time.

- Get my yard looking good

- Find some exercise that I enjoy. I still have to push myself to exercise so I need something fun!

- Make an effort to get to know my neighbors!

12-15-2009, 10:35 AM
A few years ago, I made a New Year's resolution to never, ever make another New Year's resolution again--and it's the only New Year's resolution I've ever stuck with! Haha! I find that they never work out.

I make goals for myself in other ways, of course, but not specifically around this time of year. I like ot make semester goals--my goal this past semester was to get as much of the reading for my classes done as possible--and I did it, I got most of it done, but my other work, reasearch and papers, suffered, so I'm not sure it's a great goal afterall.

I also made a goal last semester to refilll the little container in my medicine cabinet with cotton balls every Friday (I would always run out of them, and have the bag sitting out in the bathroom, and it would make me CRAZY!)--I succeeded in this as well. And it certainly made my life better, even though it was such a small thing.

12-15-2009, 10:36 AM
It's interesting how many of us feel we are untidy! Mine are:

-To try to whip the house into shape so I can sell it (I am ready for something newer than 80 years old)
-To practice gratitude. Sometimes I complain a lot about things that I can't control, and instead I should be working on being grateful for the things I do have.

12-15-2009, 12:17 PM
I don't know if most of my goals count as resolutions, however, I am working on keeping a cleaner house - for me this means a full cleaning a minimum of 3 Saturdays a month along with daily kitchen wipe-downs and sweeping as well as several times weekly wipe-downs and sweeps in the bathroom, and vacuuming of common areas as needed. I have a lot of anxious energy, and I've decided to, in a controlled and thoughtful fashion, focus that energy on keeping this taco-stand we call home[high-pitched hyper voice]SPOTLESS![/voice]
I'll also be working on finding a job - I'm brand new to Austin, TX and looking for work in a clerical or office management vein.
Additionally, I'm focusing on developing a more positive internal voice and self-image, as well as working on my relationships with the focus on everyone involved being happy and healthy. So far, I'm making sure I smile and address myself in a friendly and supportive manner when I find myself facing a mirror.
Should the first two goals be going well, and the third be in progress, I plan on making an effort to develop myself personally by joining some sort of organized activity - possibly hobby related... I was asked what my hobbies were recently, and apparently my hobbies include cooking for hubs, cleaning my little home, and attending social functions.
Um - <ahem> alriiiighty June Cleaver, let's develop an interest, shall we? ;)

12-15-2009, 12:24 PM
Windchime originally posted It's interesting how many of us feel we are untidy!

At my highest weight I found house cleaning so difficult, work, rest, work, rest. Now that I can hold out and work longer, cleaning is much easier. One of the things that I am looking forward to is being able to clean my entire house in one morning. I will have to be in better shape than I am in now!

12-15-2009, 01:26 PM
My resolution is to give up diet soda. The sweet taste makes me crave bad food and it is a drain on my food budget.

12-15-2009, 02:20 PM
My house is almost always clean (due to running a daycare) so I'm good with that...

My resolutions? Do one load of laundry per day. Wash/dried/folded.

Another one? get my doula certification AND challenge the Lactation Consultant exam.

12-15-2009, 02:47 PM
~ Get the house organized. This will be a tough one!
~ Make my household smoke-free.
~ Find a good summer job.

12-15-2009, 03:06 PM
Take better care of myself in general(mentally, physically, emotionally), keep my social life up and running, go out with more guys! :)

12-15-2009, 03:12 PM
I have several resolutions...

meditate daily

spiritual study

hike parts of the Appalachian trail

study one new plant each week and learn its usage, medicinal, and edible qualities

learn to play guitar

Many of these things are so enhanced with the weight loss. I feel called to the outdoors this upcoming year so it will be great to do these things without that weight holding me back.

12-15-2009, 05:06 PM
I have several as well

1) be more active with my children, more library visits more social educational events

2) participate in walking marathons Im happy to say ive found several already

3) get a pedicure once a month lol

4) stick to fitness and diet

Good luck everyone!

12-16-2009, 01:06 AM
I want to learn to have more fun, be more adventurous, maintain my GPA, get more involved at my uni, get better at running and keep the weight off. :)

12-16-2009, 01:16 AM
I need to get organized, both in my home and financially. This is my #1 priority, concurrent with my other #1 priority, which is the weigh loss gig.

Actually think about my career. I have a very good job, I've been with my company almost 5 years, and in this economy I count my blessings every day just to be gainfully employed. While I've received some fantastic raises and such due to my awesome boss, I haven't been promoted since I've been there. I need to work on that.

Mend fences and get back in touch with people dear to me. Life and distance and time have taken a toll on some of the relationships with people who helped shape my life, and it leaves me with a heavy heart. I want to make a serious effort to welcome those people back into my world again, and apologize for my silence.

I'm sure I have more, but with all the above I'm confident my plate will be pretty full.

12-16-2009, 01:47 PM
My only resolutions are to get over the fear of running in front of my husband (I can run in front of everyone else but just can't do it in front of him for some reason lol) and run the Crescent City Classic in April, which is a 10k! My first ;)

12-16-2009, 01:51 PM
finish my book, do the c25k program!