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New Year's resolutions

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Dick Whitman, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    This has been a pretty lively thread in the past. Time to get the party started.

    Last year, I pledged to, I believe, quit caffeine (done) and watch at least one movie per week (done-plus).

    In 2012, I resolve to eat better, basically meaning less processed food and almost no sweets, and to finally consistently eat fruits and vegetables. Time to wage an all-out war against anything that might cause cancer some day.

    I resolve to watch two movies per week, on average.

    I resolve to read more novels. I fell off for a while, but I've been back lately and feel ... enriched.

    I resolve to run a marathon for the first time in a few years, and to put myself in striking range of a legitimate run at Boston next time.
  2. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    1) back to diet/exercise routine which helped me lose 40 pounds a couple of years back. need to start waking up at 5 every weekday to do my stairmaster and to start eating the healthy foods which I've ignored the past year.

    2) reduce wasted time. no more playing Scrabble on the iPad while my kids are awake or ignoring my household chores until the weekend. using my commute to do work or pay bills.

    3) doing something to better my community. I need to find a charity or a cause to devote a couple of hours a week.
  3. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    The two big ones..

    1) Eat better/exercise more in order to lose 20-30 pounds and not find them again - like I've done in the past

    2) Read more books
  4. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Drink more beer. Go to Europe. Have more fun.
  5. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    The usual:

    Eat less
    Drink more
    Regular long walks with Ella
    Read more
    Read even more
    Read even more

    Professionally, I'm as happy as I've been in ages. Maybe ever. Not looking to change much there, though I'm sure my krew could come up with a list of things.
  6. Madhavok

    Madhavok Well-Known Member

    I'd love to get my college/wannabe baseball body back. I have the Insanity workout program and while I have messed around with it, will certainly try much harder with it.

    Eat better: Have done a pretty good job of cutting pop/soda out of my diet, but the occasional fix is needed.

    Travel more.
  7. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I have started this already, but I am resolving to play at least one board game a night with the kids. Really gets them out of the pattern of video games/computers/TV.
  8. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Get rid of all credit card debt and start a reserve account for all major purchases.

    Exercise more, eat less, yada, yada, yada...
  9. Lugnuts

    Lugnuts Well-Known Member

    That's a great one. Puzzles are fun, too.

    I'd like to get to 3.5 in tennis
  10. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Good one. My wife and I are going in the other direction first, trying to wean the youngster out of her morning cartoon (and in effect weaning ourselves out of sleeping in, sigh).

    Instead of a resolution of "losing weight", I'm gonna try to not eat while on deadline for a story or while trying to get through late-nite shifts. That will take care of the weight loss.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I'm trying to eliminate regular soda.

    For me, that's about as tough as it gets.
  12. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    My wife was on me for years to give up the fully-leaded soda. Finally kicked in a couple years ago.

    If you haven't tried Coke Zero, do it.
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