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Old 01-01-2017, 07:54 PM
 
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Definitely lose some weight, slow down the drinking, and just take better care of myself in general. I saw a friend of mine lat week who I haven't seen in years. He's always been extremely heavy and out of shape, but he told me I had let myself go. That hurt, and he's probably right.
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Old 01-01-2017, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I think people get more connected to the ritual of whatever behavior they engage in, rather than the actual alcohol, smoking, whatever. Much of it is ritual based.
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Old 01-02-2017, 07:43 AM
 
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I think people get more connected to the ritual of whatever behavior they engage in, rather than the actual alcohol, smoking, whatever. Much of it is ritual based.
The guy still goes to bars and out to dinner, but just orders different drinks.

I had wine and beer on New Year's Eve. What a headache I had yesterday. Never again!
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Old 01-05-2017, 01:58 AM
 
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Time is not relevant so why make promises at the beginning of a designated 'new year' ?
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Old 01-05-2017, 07:33 AM
 
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Finish our renovation - kitchen, master, back yard all in progress
save money
Lose 20 pounds
downsize my wardrobe
take NO vacation time (to cash in Dec 2017)
Put in for Social Security
Retire from federal service.
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Old 01-05-2017, 11:06 AM
 
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Now that the holiday leftovers and treats are gone, back on the diet! NO MORE SUGAR! And I need to get back to exercising. I was doing so well...then in mid-November I got sick, went on vacation December 1, THEN it was Christmas...oy vey...back at it!!!
I have a pre-op physical tomorrow. I do NOT want to step on that scale!! What is it about doctor's offices scales?? Do they set them 5 pounds heavy just to freak us all out???

Last edited by mrs.cool; 01-05-2017 at 11:06 AM.. Reason: typed treats are good, not gone. Freudian slip??
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Old 01-05-2017, 01:04 PM
 
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Now that the holiday leftovers and treats are gone, back on the diet! NO MORE SUGAR! And I need to get back to exercising. I was doing so well...then in mid-November I got sick, went on vacation December 1, THEN it was Christmas...oy vey...back at it!!!
I have a pre-op physical tomorrow. I do NOT want to step on that scale!! What is it about doctor's offices scales?? Do they set them 5 pounds heavy just to freak us all out???
do you subtract your clothing weight? They used to take off 3 lbs for our uniforms when they weighed us in the military.

Also is the scale calibrated?

I now go by how my clothes fit. Haven't weighed myself in some time.
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Old 01-05-2017, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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Eat more pizza!
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Old 01-05-2017, 01:12 PM
 
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do you subtract your clothing weight? They used to take off 3 lbs for our uniforms when they weighed us in the military.

Also is the scale calibrated?

I now go by how my clothes fit. Haven't weighed myself in some time.
I like it! I'll take off 3 pounds in my head. I already drop my purse and take off my shoes...my husband always says I'd strip naked if the scale wasn't in the hallway.
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Old 01-07-2017, 11:30 AM
 
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I made resolutions every year for decades.

Finally, I realized that I'd either accomplished the resolutions (true, in most cases), or else there was something about them that made them almost impossible for me.

So, I let those go.

This is similar to the approach I've seen advocated for "to-do" lists: If you keep putting something on your list, yet never seem to get around to doing it, it must not be something you really wanted or desperately needed to do.
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