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Old 12-27-2011, 08:21 PM   #21
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I don't really make New Years resolutions, but after I retired a couple years ago, I knew I had to start taking better care of myself if I wanted to enjoy a long and healthy retirement. I wasn't necessarily in bad shape before, but there was a lot of room for improvement in terms of exercise and diet. So, the dog and I have been following our two-a-day 30-minute walk/jog schedule since then (plus some other daily exercises that I do), and I've changed the way I eat, after doing a lot of reading (books and blogs by Michael Pollan, Gary Taubes, Mark Sisson, William Davis, Kurt Harris, Chris Masterjohn, and others). I've nearly eliminated the processed and junk foods, and try to eat mainly "real food". I feel great and my weight, blood test numbers and blood pressure are much improved over what they were a few years ago, so I must be doing something right. I kinda view staying as healthy as possible as my main "job" now......and it has become an integral (and enjoyable) part of my daily life.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:55 PM   #22
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I usually make one resolution that I'm pretty sure I can keep.

Prior Years:

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Dawg's resolution for 2008 was: "Not to lose money."
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Happy New Year- Resolutions
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:05 PM   #23
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I usually make one resolution that I'm pretty sure I can keep.

Prior Years:

2011
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Resolutions for 2009

2008

Dawg's resolution for 2008 was: "Not to lose money."
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2005

New Year, New Resolution, Same Results

2004

Happy New Year- Resolutions

Thanks Al , I was amazed to see that I kept all my last years resolutions . I did watch my weight and I travelled a lot more so 2011 was a success !
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:04 AM   #24
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I plan to watch CNBC much much more... especially Sue Herera

I plan to act immediately on all the minute by minute market news scoped out by CNBC.

After that, I plan to get into commodities by collecting and recycling bottles and cans every day. I'll comfort myself with the thought that it was just an asset allocation change to 100% commodities. I wonder if they could send me a picture of Sue so I can put it up in my shack.
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:08 AM   #25
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I plan to watch CNBC much much more... especially Sue Herera

I plan to act immediately on all the minute by minute market news scoped out by CNBC.

After that, I plan to get into commodities by collecting and recycling bottles and cans every day. I'll comfort myself with the thought that it was just an asset allocation change to 100% commodities.


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I wonder if they could send me a picture of Sue so I can put it up in my shack.
The shack made from a cardboard box, under a bridge?
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:14 PM   #26
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The shack made from a cardboard box, under a bridge?
A REAL cardboard box, and UNDER a bridge? A luxury!!!

I am expecting an old shoe box, on the side of the road... cue The Four Yorkshiremen, before Monty Python (this is my fav version )

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Old 01-02-2012, 10:46 PM   #27
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1. Contribute 4% of income into 401k up to the match (only 10% of what I contribute after 4 years so this may change).
Found an interesting link on CNN Money from 2007. 'A no-match 401(k): Still worth it'
2. Pay off 3k in credit card debt at 0%.
3. Max out my Roth IRA contribution.
4. Save money toward downpayment on a townhouse or house.
5. Shop around more and look at the overall financial sense of my decisions. Use coupons for the items we buy every week.
6. Keep going to the gym 3x a week or more even with work / eating more natural foods.
7. Make decisions quicker, focusing less on being a perfectionist. Getting the process going often is more efficient than the periods of time spend procrastinating or building up anxiety about it being perfect the first time. The book 'The Now Habit' is making me more aware of my behaviors and how to address them.
8. Impress my employer so much I get a raise before the end of the year.
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:04 PM   #28
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I plan on exercising more. Not just saying it, but really doing so.

Other than that, I really don't make resolutions.
I payed $30 for a YEARLY renewal of my gym membership at the senior center. As for really doing so exercise wise?



Resolutions - I don't need no stinking resolutions.

heh heh heh - I also like any version of the 4 Yorkshiremen.
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Old 01-11-2012, 09:20 PM   #29
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1. Lose 40lbs
2. Build up emegency fund
3. Save for a condo (1-2 year goal, if interest rates stay low)
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:12 PM   #30
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1. Lose the notorious "last 5 lbs."
2. Declutter house and donate
3. Learn to cross-country ski
4. Teach myself to play the harmonica
5. Update our will, self directive and other legal paperwork
6. Take a bicycle maintenance class
7. Complete my "2012 bucket list" (biking and kayaking trips)
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Let everyone "off the hook." Flush out the last vestiges of old resentments, and clean up my karma.
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