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Old 01-02-2017, 04:14 PM   #21
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Ride more, and further. Planning to attend the BMW MOA national rally in Salt Lake City, plus the usual regional events around the area.
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Old 01-03-2017, 11:08 AM   #22
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A few goals for 2017:

1) move back to the east coast.
2) renovate retirement home, doing as much of the work as I can. I am hoping to be done by Christmas 2017.
3) continue to streamline portfolio so that it can be put on autopilot.
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Old 01-03-2017, 11:42 AM   #23
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I am usually not a resolution maker, especially starting at a certain calendar date, but I've decided I have to do something about my procrastination. I just leave too many things undone, simple things like leaving laundry in the dryer rather than immediately taking it out and putting it away, or unloading the dishwasher, or just putting away stuff and letting it sit on countertops and tables. I'm going to try to do a lot better at that this year, starting now (yesterday, in fact).
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:55 PM   #24
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I don't make resolutions in general but after the holidays seems a good time to make changes. I decided months ago that this January I would make a tremendous push to get rid of unused items, organize papers, and restart weight loss efforts. After all, we have no gardening and much fewer other activities in January than in other months.

On 12/27 I came down gastroenteritis. One day was bad, the next day significantly better. I wasn't hungry until 12/30 but was eating a little 12/29. I decided to launch the dietary changes a couple of days early since I had very little appetite anyway. I started on a ketogenic diet, at the recommendation of a new forum member and after research.

It has turned out to be revolutionary for me so far. I eat the types of food that satisfy me. All desire to snack, have alcohol at all, sit and watch TV, or do other addictive behaviors has vanished. I'm happier, my knees work better, I'm thinking more clearly. I've lost 9.5 lbs with only mild calorie restriction--mostly because I don't feel like eating any more than that. I exercise moderately. Last, I jumped into decluttering and have gotten more done in 10 days than I did in the previous 5 months.

Life's good.
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Old 01-12-2017, 10:27 AM   #25
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Be more organized. Declutter. Simplify.
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Old 01-12-2017, 11:19 AM   #26
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How To Make 2017 Better - read this list, do at least one every day
  • Stop doing stuff you hate
  • Love your body more
  • Hang with awesome peeps
  • Smash some goals
  • Be kinder to yourself
  • Be a nice human
  • Give a$$hats the boot
  • Don't sit on the couch and wait for it. Go out.
  • Make a change
  • Smile more
  • Be excited
  • Do new things
  • Throw away clutter
  • Don't gossip
  • Show more gratitude
  • Do things that challenge you. Be brave.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:52 PM   #27
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How To Make 2017 Better - read this list, do at least one every day
  • Stop doing stuff you hate
  • Love your body more
  • Hang with awesome peeps
  • Smash some goals
  • Be kinder to yourself
  • Be a nice human
  • Give a$$hats the boot
  • Don't sit on the couch and wait for it. Go out.
  • Make a change
  • Smile more
  • Be excited
  • Do new things
  • Throw away clutter
  • Don't gossip
  • Show more gratitude
  • Do things that challenge you. Be brave.
I like this idea - a list that you look at and reflect on often.

I don't make annual resolutions, but have a couple of long term ones that I try to live by. The one that I roll around my head the most is "There is no road to happiness; happiness is the road". Its the latter part that rattles around the most.
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Old 01-12-2017, 09:05 PM   #28
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I have a few resolutions
1- exercise one more day
2- clean out my closet and sell some of the things on ebay
3 -be more spontaneous
4- stop worrying about money and just enjoy it
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Creature of habit here - each January I have no alcohol or other recreational drugs. Some years are tougher than others, which is entertaining - normally it is just a countdown till February, but on occasion there is a small tussle to see who is Captain.
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Old 01-13-2017, 11:53 AM   #30
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I want to thank all of you revolutioners who sign up for gym memberships...show up for 1 month then take the rest of the year off. Because of you it keeps the lights on in the gym and the equipment repaired and working. Crack open a cold one resolutioners...this ones for you!
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Old 01-13-2017, 11:54 AM   #31
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Creature of habit here - each January I have no alcohol or other recreational drugs.
Lets not beat around the bush...alcohol is a drug. Its a liquid drug people accept...and its directly responsible for the death of 80,000 people in the united states every single year. But its legal so it must be ok...right??
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Old 01-13-2017, 12:01 PM   #32
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Sober January is a thing now. I would have to step up my drinking the rest of the year to participate.

Meanwhile my resolutions have boiled down to two, which work for more than baseball players:

Just play for today and
Try not to suck
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Lets not beat around the bush...alcohol is a drug. Its a liquid drug people accept...and its directly responsible for the death of 80,000 people in the united states every single year. But its legal so it must be ok...right??
I thought this was a thread about New Years Resolutions, not a debate about alcohol being a legal drug.
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Old 01-13-2017, 05:40 PM   #34
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Old 01-15-2017, 07:08 AM   #35
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1)To continue on my Wellness Project

a) continue to follow the Low carb High Fat/ketogenic diet. I have been successful in losing 85 pounds, I would like ot lose 30 more or get to 30% body fat or 30 inch waist. Whichever is more susutainable for me. I am happy to talk wiht anyone about Low carb High Fat/keto diet.
b) continue to work on my balance (found a Tai Chi class--would like to learn about this), endurance, strength
c) continue to work on my inner strength work--you know spirituality, emotional health

2) get my house in order. declutter, organize

3)continue to enrich my 'communities" of friends

4)what eber else sounds like fun
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