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Title: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: Shakira on December 28, 2012, 01:03:22 PM
I usually keep mine; in 2012 it was to complete the Warrior Dash. And I did it! Super fun, BTW.

This year, I want to cook more. I truly enjoy cooking and I want to do it more often. This past year, between bouts of illnesses and pure laziness, we got into the habit of frozen pizzas or sandwiches. So 2013 is the Year of the Kitchen!

Unfortunately I won't really be able to start at the beginning of 2013...I fractured my ribs last week by tripping over the cat and landing on the edge of the tub. Bending to get the heavy pans out of the oven just isn't possible right now.

What will your resolution be?
Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: MrTango on December 28, 2012, 01:09:47 PM
I've decided that I will celelbrate Christmas 2013 in a home that I own, not in an apartment.
Luckily for me, LadyTango agrees.

To that end, LadyTango and I are going tomorrow to be shown a home and meet with a Realtor.  This will be a first for us, and we're really excited.
Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: Shakira on December 28, 2012, 01:12:56 PM
Oh, best of luck to you Mr. Tango! That was mine and my husband's resolution in 2011 and we did it! What a good resolution to have!
Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: AmethystAnne on December 28, 2012, 01:13:04 PM
I try not to make resolutions. But if I were to, these are what I would resolve:

- do major clutter control in my house. (It looks like the attic threw up)

- go to the Hallmark store in October or November to buy the grandchildren's ornaments (instead of December 24).

- rearrange the kitchen to make it fun and convenient to work in.
Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: Girlie on December 28, 2012, 02:51:49 PM
I have mapped out every bill we owe and every pay check my DH and I have coming in (of course, you know what they say about "the best laid plans," but we're going with it anyway). Based on what I've figured, we can meet several financial goals this year:
1. Pay off my car early
2. Save for a house downpayment
3. Have a healthy emergency fund

Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: Octavia on December 28, 2012, 06:02:45 PM
After a long period of analysis paralysis, I vow to pick paint colors for my home's stark white walls.

I also want to be an adult and get my will done.

Finally, I will do daily affirmations to shift my perspective to a more positive one. Hopefully other positive things will result.
Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: QueenofAllThings on December 28, 2012, 06:34:55 PM
Spend less. Give more.
Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: clio917 on December 28, 2012, 08:17:09 PM
Clean out and organize the garage so it doesn't look like DH and I are in the early stages of hoarding... And lose weight, but that's been a resolution for a couple years now without a whole lot of result, so I think I'll stick to the garage...
Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: diesel_darlin on December 28, 2012, 08:20:08 PM
I made a resolution to never make any more resolutions, and I've done a wonderful job of keeping it up!  ;D
Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: VorFemme on December 28, 2012, 08:42:42 PM
Clean up my sewing room so that I can use it again - tendinitis in my wrists has meant not using them a lot, so no sewing and very little cleaning has been done for the last year or so (the doctor TOLD me to rest them for six months, honest!).  It's just taken close to 18 months for the "resting" and thyroid supplements to take effect.

VorGuy has always been one to push going back to "normal" as fast as possible - actually TOO fast - so I've been unable to really "rest" my wrists totally and it has taken longer to see improvement than the doctor had expected. It's an issue with the "John Wayne" generation.....
Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: Bijou on December 28, 2012, 09:04:33 PM
I'n gong to take better care of myself both physically and emotionally. 
I have already started by declining to have any of the chocolate layer cake and vanilla bean ice cream my husband had at the coffee house a few days ago.  I guess it could be called embracing my health (I was going to say my diabetes, but I think health is a better spin and more positive).  Practice saying "No." 
We go to an exercise class 3 times a week and often miss it (sometimes a good reason sometimes laughable).  I will be keeping some duplicate equipment (weights and bands) at home so that I can do some exercise at home.  I'm going to think of exercise as 'movement' or 'activity' since I really, really, really hate to exercise.
Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: guihong on December 28, 2012, 09:06:02 PM
Save money by planning meals and baking more, instead of convenience foods.

Keep the house from building up "stuff".

Follow a budget.

Attend to my health.

Attend to my friendships.
Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: ------ on December 28, 2012, 09:06:38 PM
My new year's resolutions are as follows:

- Start new career in HR. If possible, seek SPHR certification. Possibly seek additional training/degree.
- Buy house
- Purchase second car
- Achieve ideal weight. Okay, okay. Just not gain too much additional weight.
- Figure out how to safely wipe hard drive and reinstall operating system
- Upgrade to Sims3
- Avoid nervous breakdown from setting too lofty goals
- Quit smoking
- Choose more entertaining vice

Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: cabbagegirl28 on December 28, 2012, 11:12:15 PM
Get great grades. It's my last undergrad semester, and I want it to go well. Plus, I'm taking a class that has Apocalypse Now and Batman in the same semester, so being interested should be easy!

Hang out with my college friends more. I live 10 hours away from most of them, and I want to cherish face-to-face interaction as much as I can before I graduate.

Start getting healthier. I've already scheduled time at my college's gym. This way, it's in my calendar and I can't ignore it.

Learn how to cook more interesting food. This goes along with the previous resolution, because microwave meals are starting to look worse and worse.
Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: Bijou on December 28, 2012, 11:37:03 PM
Do menu planning and arrange to cook meals early in the morning when I have the energy so only reheating is needed.  Also make sauces and things like that for freezing.  This will also limit trips to the grocery store and temptation at the store deli (which isn't that great but is easy if you are hungry and don't feel like cooking).
Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: dietcokeofevil on December 29, 2012, 12:25:59 AM
My main goal is to develop better routines and stick to them.  If I get to bed at a decent hour, I can get up and get to work earlier and then leave earlier.  That way I can still have time to fix dinner, help with homework, spend time with the kids, get them to bed at a decent time, and still have some personal time before bed.





Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: Layla Miller on December 29, 2012, 12:09:17 PM
I generally don't do resolutions because I normally just make whatever change I want at the time that it occurs to me.  This year, though, the timing was just right, so I'm going to try to do the #26Acts of kindness.  I've already done a few, so I guess I've got a head start.  :)
Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: Thipu1 on December 29, 2012, 01:25:11 PM
I like the 26 acts of kindness as a resolution for 2013.  It spreads a bit of happiness and, with a little thought, it isn't all that hard to do. 

I also intend to keep the left-over change under control with monthly wrapping and delivery to the bank. 

Our neighborhood is notorious for leaving boxes of books on the sidewalk for passers-by to take.  I resolve to read the 30 or so I've picked up and put blinders on when I shop.  Much as it hurts me to do it, at least some of our books will be going into a box on the sidewalk. 
Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: PastryGoddess on December 29, 2012, 02:43:35 PM
I'm going to run a half marathon this year.  I've already started training and am looking forward to the weather getting nicer so I can run outdoors.
Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: MERUNCC13 on December 29, 2012, 06:12:11 PM
MrsCrazyPete - I hope that you feel better soon!

My resolutions are:
To quit stressing out about things I cannot control
To start watching what my hubby and I spend (I already have a spreadsheet created and am trying to link another spreadsheet so that when I update it goes all the way across the workbook - I am working in Excel 2010)
To learn how to reformat and reinstall my OS on my laptop after putting in a new hard drive (what happened is that cloned the previous HD but was an 80G HD - I put in a 250G HD!)

Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: Venus193 on December 29, 2012, 07:04:00 PM
To eliminate all negative people from my life.  I've already made a start.

Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: Deetee on December 29, 2012, 07:10:38 PM
I like manageable changes. My resolution is more coffee visits with friends.
Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: Curly Wurly Doggie Breath on December 29, 2012, 07:17:10 PM
To be Healthy as possible for ME.

I Gained over 20 kilos this past year (Medical issues and Depression) IBM 37

7 weeks ago I started a Highish protein LCRM Diet. I've lost 7 kilos yahhh Me :-D. Dieting over Xmas sucks, big time :( but, I made it through, didn't loose any, but, more importantly didn't gain any either  ( Doc and dietitian approved and monitored)

I want and Plan to get a fit as possible with the RA (Childhood Arthritis) I've always had, but my current weight made way way worse.

2nd goal is to reconnect with old friends, With the depression, I've holed myself up
And ..................
Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: happygrrl on December 29, 2012, 07:55:47 PM
My new year's resolutions are as follows:-- Choose more entertaining vice

LOL!! Shall we think of some? I've persued quite a few, but you may have some better thoughts than me...

I will make myself healther and happier by losing weight. I have lost my mind since October, and packed on 15 pounds. NOT good. I will also take the time to make me happy by occassionally doing something nice for me--mani, pedi, book, a day trip to a museum...something that I want to do. And....not to feel guilty for doing it. (That's the big one!)

Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: Where's the Quiet? on December 31, 2012, 04:55:20 PM
I'm really looking forward to 2013!

1. Lose another 37 pounds (lost 16 since the end of October...hoping to reach this goal by the first day of summer)
2. Run a 5k in under 30 minutes
3. Get a handle on meals. (Aim for balance rather than quick/easy)
4. Paint all the walls in our house (We've lived here for two years and only two rooms are done)
5. Pay off two loans. (Both of these have huge payments so paying these off will make the rest be paid that much quicker once we snowball)

I've got a plan for four of them. The meal thing is going to be difficult for me but I'll figure it out somehow. It might take all of 2013 though.
Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: Snooks on January 01, 2013, 10:05:31 AM
I'm going to try and learn how to have a healthier balance with money.  Currently I'm a bit of a squirrel and I don't like to spend any money at all.  We're going to start splitting money between savings and over paying the mortgage but I need to learn that it's ok to go out for dinner once a month, or treat ourselves to the theatre.
Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: atirial on January 01, 2013, 12:07:52 PM
To sort my life out:
- sort out finances,
- get the finished manuscripts off my PC and onto Amazon/Smashwords
- Get the house in order

I spent the last year reacting to events, so this year my main resolution is to be a bit more active.
Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: kckgirl on January 01, 2013, 12:21:15 PM
One resolution I kept was to read the bible more. I subscribed to an email newsletter (http://www.oneyearbibleonline.com/newsletter.asp?version=51&startmmdd=0101) that sent me a link for every day's reading. If you followed it, you would finish either the entire bible, or the entire old or new testament, plus Psalms and Proverbs. I chose new testament, Psalms, and Proverbs. Receiving the link every day reminded me to do it and spaced it out just right. I finished yesterday and will begin again today, possibly adding the old testament this time.


The second I kept was to continue debt paydown so I can be debt free when I retire.

I also want to live a healthier lifestyle, including eating right, exercising more, and losing weight.
Title: Re: What are your New Year's resolutions? Version 2013
Post by: hobish on January 02, 2013, 01:42:54 AM

My goal is to stop being oversensitive and find a way to volunteer at the animal rescues i love without turning into a crying mess.