View Full Version : List your New Year Resolutions here!

12-31-2005, 08:15 PM
This seems like a strange thread for me to be starting right now because I havent started my list yet, but Jenelle got me thinking while reading her blog, many people have trouble keeping their resolutions... whether its they dont have accountability or whatever but here is a way for those of you who wish to make your list (or partial list) public to do so.

As an added thought, if you wish for us to help support you with those goals, throw a copy of this post into your blog and let us know about it, so we can visit your blog and check in, give support, etc.

Happy New Year everyone... (Once I figure out my list, I'll probably post it here and in my blog.)

12-31-2005, 08:29 PM
I've already put this into my blog since I've been thinking about it for the last month or so. I'm declaring 2006 to be a UFO extinction year at my house. I have so many large UFOs that I want to clear out, that I'm promising myself to finish or frog at least one a month. I know that at that rate, I'll have enough for the next 10 years if I never start another project, but at least I'm making an effort, right? ;)

12-31-2005, 08:51 PM
All of mine are in my journal also(as you seen Joel ;) ).

Here they are:

1. Spend less time on the computer and more time doing something else like knitting, or going outside.

2. Try to get caught up in school because I am behind a tad bit.

3. Knit a big project for myself.(If anyone has any ideas about one, send me a PM :) )

4. Cut back on the coffee.(I explained this one in my journal if anyones curious :lol: )

This year I didn't want to make a huge list, I usually tend to just, lean away from my resolution. I could say something and then do the total opposite :lol: Like if I were going to drink less coffee, then I probably would drink MORE. :lol:

And I have to agree with you Joel, keep us posted on how everyones doing with there resolutions! :)

12-31-2005, 09:03 PM
None for me ;)

01-01-2006, 12:14 AM
Here are mine:

1. Breathe (it's so very important)
2. Eat (ditto)
3. Sleep some (might as well)
4. Wake up from sleeping (so no one will mistake me for a corpse)
5. Create (because life's too short to just exist)

I believe in making resolutions I know I can accomplish. :D

01-01-2006, 12:16 AM
None for me, either. Oh, actually, I tell a lie: I do have an ongoing time-management struggle, so I'll keep working on that. My teaching schedule fluctuates so much from term to term that I have a difficult time adjusting. I'd just figured out fall term when it ended! :rollseyes:

01-01-2006, 12:44 AM
1) advance my knitting skills and stick with it.

2) get out of debt--I'm close.

3) want less, appreciate more.

I usually do pretty good w/ resolutions--hopefully I can accomplish these...The debt one is really important b/c I would really like to channel my money into a house. I personally think that most of us need to want less and appreciate more--so that's an ongoing goal for me. The knitting--right now I'm so frustrated w/ it I'm surprised I can even look at this forum. I'm afraid that I'll continue to get frustrated and give up--I want to be good at it but right now I'm knitting alone w/ only this site as help. I'm in a big area (a little south of Atlanta) and I've been working on setting up a southside of Atl. SnB which is working out nicely so far...I hope it'll help keep me motivated. Seeing other peoples work does that to some extent--especially if I see them as a WIP.

01-01-2006, 01:13 AM
:thumbsup: Those are wonderful resolutions, Cristy!

01-01-2006, 01:18 AM
Well I am hoping just writing these here will force me to remember I have said them aloud.

1. Lose weight. I have gained so much over the past couple of years. This needs to be my main concern.

2. Get fit and lose weight and begin to ride again. I have a horse who I spend a significant amount of money on to not ride her. *laughs* I need to lose weight for health and myself but also for my mare. Even though I guess I could ride her now-- I feel too much of a lard to even consider it.

3. Begin to take the CPA by the summer. I only have one more class to go and finish before I can be eligible to sit for the CPA. I hope to actually put a lot of effort into studying and pass as many parts as I can on the first try.

4. Apply for graduate school for a masters in accountancy. I never thought at 28-- I would still be in school and I never thought I would be in school until my 30s... but it will prove to be valuable for the future so I need to just suck it up.

5. Get out of debt. I am very close-- I need to finish off what I have left so I can buy a home.

6. Make fitness an integral aspect of my day to day life

7. Do not friviously eat out. Bring my lunhces to work and not be tempted to go out for bad food. I have been doing really well with this for the past month-- it needs to continue. When I think about how much money I used to spend with friends and coworkers going out to eat every day is so sad when i think of what I could have bought or used it for instead.

01-01-2006, 01:19 AM
To actually cut down on the amount of UFOs I have lying around the house. All of my needles have something on them... none of them close to being finished. *LOL*

01-01-2006, 01:20 AM
I did not mean to post this as its own topic. *sheesh* I must be sleepy

01-01-2006, 01:22 AM
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering: :cheering:

01-01-2006, 01:25 AM
My resolutions :)

1) Spend more time with my daughter (She's growing up to fast).
2) Manage my finances better.
3) Find time for me (to paint nails, do pedicures and read more books)
4) Try something new.
5) Laugh more and worry less.

Best Wishes to Everyone, may all your resolutions come true :)

01-01-2006, 05:09 AM
That's ok... I'm sure one of our WONDERFDUL ;) Moderators can move it for you... or you can delete it yourself...

01-01-2006, 01:43 PM
-Buy yarn (done...)
-Love knitting more (done...)
-Visit KH (done...)
-Love my crazy family (doing...)

Gosh, it's so nice to have attainable goals... :thumbsup:

Seriously tho
-Be more confident
-Try not to hate my job and thus do better at it
-Calm down
-Quit biting my nails (I had done so well until lately :( )
-Eat better
-Be more physically active
-Learn to say No wthout feeling guilty about it

The list could go on and on.... ;)

01-01-2006, 02:58 PM
lose weight - I put on 55 lbs in 6 years. I'm only 5'0". to do this, I plan to get back on the treadmill - 5x/week for 30-45 min each time, most likely early mornings, as after work I don't feel like doing anything - and also cut back on processed carbs.

be more patient and understanding with my kid.

stop using my credit cards and make a dent in paying down the balances.

01-01-2006, 03:00 PM
:heart: p.s. - excellent thread, Joel! :heart:

Jackie M.
01-01-2006, 07:13 PM
I'm still keeping the one and only New Year's Resolution I've ever been able to keep. Never make another resolution.


01-01-2006, 09:36 PM
Jodi! We need to keep up with eachother, I could have written your post.

I gotta lose 55 lbs too. I love the treadmill and my music! Three to five times a week.

I want to be kinder to everyone.

I want to keep up with my finances. Spend less. Keep my checkbook balanced.

Eat out less.

Play more with my kids.

Train my children to keep the house a little more straightened. <giggle>

Suddenly I feel exposed.


01-02-2006, 02:24 PM
Ah.... finally.. I can post to this. I will also post this in my blog.

Here it is: My 2006 Goals... I dont call them resolutions. I made a resolution years ago that i would not make resolutions for the sake of resolutions. I would not put off goals until the New Year just so that i could have a resolution... (ive seen that done). And I've learned that for something to be a true project, it has to have a due date, it has to be measureable.

1. Complete 2 large knitting projects (i.e. Lapghan) this year. 3 small projects may be substituted for the second large project.

2. Take care of myself better. (i.e. better nutrition and sticking to my diet (allergy), exercise, actually going to doc, dentist, and optometrist). Yes Denise, I actually said I will try to be better about going to the doc!

3. Complete at least one self-improvement book each month audio books are allowed. (i.e. Dale Carnagie books, Who Moved My Cheese).

4. Do something special for my wife, at least once each month. (i.e. take her on a date, flowers for no reason, knit her something).

5. Do something special with my kids, at least once each month. (i.e. take them to the playland at the mall, do a craft with them, etc.)

6. Improve our financial situation (i.e. reduce debt, increase my income w/ Computer Tutor (my own business), home improvements to reduce electrical/gas/water costs).

7. Improve/increase my social network at least once each month. (i.e. instigate/participate in more after-work functions, meet someone new every couple of weeks, invite friends and co-workers here)

01-02-2006, 02:43 PM
I have about 25 pounds to lose. I may or may not lose them this year, but even if I don't what I DO aim to do is eat WELL - natural, home cooked meals low in saturated fat, sugar and artificial stuff - and exercise often. 4 days a week will work. Treadmill and Elliptical are my favs so I'll aim for 40 mins on those in whatever combinations I feel like.

I'd also like to start a yoga practice. I'll start SLOW. Once a week, working up to two, then three....at the pace my body and level of motivation desire.

I also want to pass a bar, find a real job, and get a better handle on my finances and credit.

The former two goals are a simple matter of elbow grease. A steady diet of Suze Ormon will help me slowly shift my money paradigm. I already have her FICO kit. I'll use it more, and follow the advice more methodically.

I'm also going to create a to do list once a week and do one thing off the list every single day. It'll help faciliate the larger, less specific goals.

01-02-2006, 02:50 PM
My goals (I like Joel's approach):

1. Get out of the house more for MY sake, not just the dog's. I work from home and consequently, whole blocks of days can pass in the winter without me stepping outside apart from taking the dog out. I so need more socialization venues.

2. Take off the training wheels and knit at least 4 major projects for myself, because it's rare that I ever knit for myself.

3. Finish every project I elect to put on my needles this year.

4. Make more progress on the family geneaologies.

5. Get cracking on my book idea.

01-16-2006, 01:09 PM
So how is everyone doing with their goals so far this year??

Are you still on track? Did you blow away some?

So far, I'm on track, I think.

1. Complete 2 large knitting projects. I pulled out my needles and have started knitting. I'm doing a quick scarf to get back into the knitting feel and then I'm taking on that lapghan.

2. Take care of myself better. At work, I've started keeping a record of what i eat and I'm trying to eat more nutritiously. We bought me a book on stretching that I will be taking to work with me.

3. Complete at least one self-improvement book each month audio books are allowed. We just bought a bunch of them and I've been re-reading some exerpts from one's I've previously read.

4. Do something special for my wife, at least once each month. I surprised her with a bunch of flowers last week.

5. Do something special with my kids, at least once each month. I took them outside for hours this weekend and let the go nuts! We went as a family and ran a bunch of errands and went to the bookstore last night, where the kids got to pick out some books (Christmas gift from my younger sister). And I've picked up a couple of craft books that I can work with them to do some origami stuff.

6. Improve our financial situation. We're waiting on our tax return so that we can eliminate our van payment and potentially one of our credit cards.

7. Improve/increase my social network at least once each month. I'm signed up for a snack thing at work. uh... I won't bore you with the details on that one.