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Old 01-01-2018, 08:53 AM
 
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None.

Iíll do what I need to do regardless of the date.

New Years resolutions are guaranteed to fail. Anyone care to report different?
Hey, a shining light of sanity in the fog of denial.... amazing.
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Old 01-01-2018, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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My 2018 resolution is to stop worrying about my 2017 resolutions that I did not come close to meeting.
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:04 AM
 
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I don't make them, either. But this Fall I added a new regime of exercises intended to strengthen my back muscles and they have produced good results. My intention is to continue.


I'm already in trouble as this week we are guesting our grandcat and every time I lie down on the mat to exercise he thinks it's pet and play time. I don't care to lose my momentum as I know that signals the downhill slide. Habit is the key to success, yeah?


I know many, many people who quit drinking on New Year's Day and still point to that date as their sobriety birthday. The hangovers must have been spectacular.
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:31 AM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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Break the dadgum sugar habit. It starts with not buying foods with added sugar. Since I live alone, it should be easy to control what foods come into my home. So when I get to the BOGO Entenmann's display at Publix, I should just look the other way, right? Right?
My feeling is, if I'm going to splurge (be it money or sugar), I want to make it worthwhile. I can think of better splurges than Entenmann's... maybe something from a real bakery.
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Wonderland
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Oh, I remembered another axiom that I incorporated one year - a life changing one.

"Never unnecessarily limit your options."

So add that to "Seek first to understand," and "It was on fire when I laid down on it." Ha!
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Old 01-01-2018, 10:52 AM
 
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Not so much a resolution......I'm just working on "gratitude" this year.
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Asheville NC
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Oh, I remembered another axiom that I incorporated one year - a life changing one.

"Never unnecessarily limit your options."

So add that to "Seek first to understand," and "It was on fire when I laid down on it." Ha!
Past doesnít equal future. Do your best from now on... kindness expands.
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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To get up before 4PM every day.
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Old 01-01-2018, 11:39 AM
 
Location: San Diego
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None.

Iíll do what I need to do regardless of the date.

New Years resolutions are guaranteed to fail. Anyone care to report different?
OK, I'll disagree w/ you. I like New Year's Resolutions and generally make them, after a great deal of thought. (This year is different; couldn't really come up w/ one I liked.) I generally keep them, but not always. An example of each:

1) I quit smoking on New Year's Eve, 1980. Haven't smoked since. And I feel good about that since I had several failed quitting attempts previously.

2) One year I resolved to send $5 to every plea you see on the news, re: personal tragedies and emergencies. Someone's house fire, or someone's medical expenses. I kept this resolution until some time in May. I know, I should have kept it up . . .
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Old 01-01-2018, 12:52 PM
 
Location: colorado springs, CO
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Still, that's less than 1/2lb a week, so I'm hoping I can do it. I'm overly fond of drinking Coca-Cola though, as IMO it actually works BETTER than the newer albuterol asthma inhalers when breathing gets tough.

Hey ... thatís so cool that you noticed this. Maybe a two-part mechanism: Carbonation=belching which reduces gastric space allowing for increased lung expansion. And; caffeine is a stimulant & stimulants are bronchodilators ... again allowing for increased air movement.

Hmm. Very cool.
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