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1/2/13 6:09 A

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I don't do resolutions - just stick with goals. They are more realistic for me. the word 'resolution' conjures up weak promises made to oneself during moments of desperation :-) The word 'Goal' takes on a more serious meaning - for me personally.

Whichever word we use, here's to a successful, fulfilling, happy and healthy 2013! Pat

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12/30/12 7:10 A

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Great point about goals verses resolutions. I also feel that I shouldn't wait until a specific time to start the goal that I should try everyday.

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Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
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12/29/12 12:17 P

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I liked very much your approach

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12/28/12 4:48 P

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Somewhere around Jan. 2, 2012, I decided to use a new approach. I made goals instead of resolutions.

What's the difference? A resolution might be to walk five miles per week where a goal is to work your way up to five miles per week. That way, you can break it down to as little as five minutes X three days per week for the first month and gradually increase the time and/or days per week. You shouldn't expect yourself to walk five miles during the first week of the new year unless you're already doing 4-1/2.

With a resolution, you tend to "give up" the first or second time you "fall down" and/or you feel like a failure. Goals can always be changed and/or you can modify the "complete by" date. I still don't meet my goals all of the time, but I don't feel like a total failure every time I slip up.

It's not how many times you fall that matters; it's how many times you get up. - Anonymous

I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work. - Thomas Edison

Even if you're on the right track, you'll get run over if you just sit there. - Will Rogers


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12/28/12 11:00 A

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i make resolutions every day and week of the year - not just beginning the year. but no matter how hard i try, resolute i am, or organized - nothing seems to be working for me. so this year i will just keep trying - but you know the definition of insanity -------




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12/27/12 2:37 P

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I find it is useful to avoid being rigid in my approach to resolutions--they are guides sent to me from myself, gentle supports intended to hold me up. I don't want to lose weight; I want to be lighter in spirit and in body. I find it helps to reaffirm my desire on a regular basis--day by day or hour by hour or moment by moment--depending on how the process is transpiring.

Best in 2013!

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12/27/12 1:28 P

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Yes, same here. I usually don't make resolutions but I would like to make one this year to try to deal with work-related stress better and stick to my routine exercising and eating right when under stress.

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12/27/12 12:16 P

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Normally I don't, but this year I plan to make a New Years Resolution. I am feeling like you, as I want to get back on the program and stick to it.

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12/27/12 10:56 A

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I tend to avoid them because when I do and fail them it just makes me feel worse. However, this december, and not as a new year resolution, I am compromising myself with taking back my SP program, tracking my meals, doing whatever is needed by me to reach a goal by July.
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12/27/12 10:33 A

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New Years Resultions - Do you make them? If you do, do you stick with it?


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Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.
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