What are your new years resolutions?

Martha - posted on 12/29/2008 ( 117 moms have responded )

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I want to hear more about what you are hoping for in 2009! Please share it with us here.

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Rebecca - posted on 01/07/2009

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For me : I really would like to lose the rest of my baby weight.



For my daughter :I want to make it a point to read bedtime stories everynight.

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To spend more quality time with family and friends, since last year I was at work or having to bring work home but with my new position I want to make more time for the people that mean a lot to me.

Keli - posted on 01/05/2009

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Hi all!



I am trying to be "others oriented" this year.  That is my main resolve.  Then there is the obvious increase healthy lifestyle type goal. 

Charlene - posted on 01/05/2009

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for the new year im going to go to the gym more and to pass my driving test 3rd time lucky.

Johanna - posted on 01/04/2009

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Scanning pictures and getting them saved. I have 37 years of my life and my children's life and my husband's life to save. Too many horror stories of people loosing everything to include my father in law's house burning to the ground. Some of my most prized possesions are pictures. My husband passed away almost 10 yrs ago, how tragic to loose pictures as well. Once saved, I will put drive in my fire water safe. That is my new years resolution.

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I tried to give up smoking for many years but cannot do that so forget that one. My New Year's resolution is to spend more time with my husband and children which I have abandoned due to other interest in my life, such as TexasHold'em poker which was taking over my life. It was very addictive. I guess it was a way out of depression but I feel much better now. My family needs me and I need them.

Michele - posted on 01/04/2009

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To pay off bills,put money away for a rainy day,give our family financial security. Spend more quality time with my husband(a truck driver) and my 2 great kids! Derek age 9 (our laid back,straight A student) and Rebecca age 3 (our beautiful princess!! What a handfull she is!!!!)

Heather - posted on 01/03/2009

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to complete a triathlon; to advance to SD in my business; to lose the last 15;

Nicki - posted on 01/03/2009

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Audition for something!!! I miss my music and my theater...My recent weight loss is boosting my confidence and I am bound and determined not to chicken out this time!!!

Julia - posted on 01/01/2009

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Resolution
new goal
to get running clean water to the orphans in dededo in Ghana
i am a board member of the SUBAYO foundation
recently was master of ceremony at the United Nations with my husband
to join the sec gen
in his campaign to stop the violence against women and children
to be of service... i met a woman there that night
that promises she can help us with water....that would be huge
and exciting
last year i raised 9k with my friend and we walked a marathon for breast cancer
through AVON
this past year has been about doing firsts...to make my life larger
i performed my own writing...a one woman show MILK
i will make plans to perform this again in 2009
it took passion. discipline and courage
memorizing lines in the tub at midnight
wishing all moms courage to speak your heart with all you love
and bravely move into that which moves you

peace

Lynn - posted on 01/01/2009

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Could I please point form to keep from getting too chatty ?



On Dec 29 I made two years of not eating sweets - desserts or baking. So I have kept my weight to a reasonable plump instead of dreadful and deadly. I will continue to avoid all sweets.



I will continue to eat nothing white - white flour white sugar. I don't want to be a Type 2 diabetic.



I am going to phone my children every 4-6 weeks and find out what they are doing and tell them I love them instead of waiting 3 months hoping they call me....and feeling badly if they don;t.



I am going to continue to pray for my family and my nieces and nephews. The way the world is going - there cannot be such a thing as too much prayer !

Melinda - posted on 01/01/2009

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I want to commit to paying off all of my debts and not spend until they are paid off, I want to commit to fitness and set small personal goals until I achieve the big goal. I want to stay away from negative people and focus on all of the positive people in my life. Finally I want to creat some personal life goals in terms of my relationships and my decision about more children. Obviously I have lots to think about?????

Christine - posted on 01/01/2009

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Drink more water, hit the gym more, pay off some debt and take better care of my hands and nails. I have ugly mechanic hands!

Dawna - posted on 01/01/2009

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I rededicate myself to my Weight Watchers program, including at least two workouts each week. (That's more than I've been doing...) I also want to keep my home neater so DH can come home to a relaxing environment after a hard work day.

Carrie - posted on 01/01/2009

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I am hoping to becoming more active. My husband and I are playing racquetball and just made a date to go hiking. I need to get off the couch!

Susan - posted on 01/01/2009

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To finally lose the "baby wt" now that my "baby" is 4 1/2! I found out my thyroid is way low , my estrogen is way high and progesterone is way low----so I'm hoping my new meds will help with this wt. loss issue!

Linda - posted on 01/01/2009

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Hello, My name is Linda Poulin. Since June 2008, my health has been difficult to deal with. I had a comparmental syndrome and had to have seven surgeries between June and December. January 1st today. My leg has improved and they took the stiches out last week. I intend to take two half hour walks a day to strengthen my leg and take physical therapy. I am determined that this year will be a very healthy one!



I also have antiphospholipid syndrome which is a rare autoimmune disease. I am determined that I will keep this under control by a healthy diet and following my doctors' instructions.!



I will be more organized. - using a date book and writing down all important dates on one sheet of paper.



I will write down all my passwords on one sheet, so I can easily refer to them.

Dulcee - posted on 01/01/2009

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appreciate the things I have, and not focused on what I don't have....think before I speak or react to life's situations...not engage in conversations/thoughts/feelings that bring myself and others down..to not be so crabby to the ones I love...let go of perfectionist expectations.... stop apologizing...be more present to others....

Lisa - posted on 01/01/2009

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I am hoping to be more organized in my daily records, room ,papers,daily life and get out and have fun....Lisa Robison

Sohini - posted on 01/01/2009

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None.............making new year res.............. is a waste of time...............I would rather live each day to the fullest!

Melody - posted on 01/01/2009

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1. Start a year long running program to improve my running skills. I have my running journal primed and ready to go.

2. Read through the Bible in a year. I have an accountability group that I am apart of to help keep focused on this one.

3. Watch my diet and hopefully lose these last few lbs that don't want to come of.

Julie - posted on 01/01/2009

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2008 was a great year that included reconciliation and healing in relationships--especially with my 19-year old stepdaughter. My New Year's resolution is to continue developing a loving relationship with her.

I will continue running and strength training (I had fallen off the wagon for a few months, due to illness.) I joined a health club last week and have been running at 5:30 every morning. I'm sore, but it feels GREAT to be active!

I plan to change my eating habits and move more toward organic foods and away from processed foods.

At Christmas, I was able to get a positive response from my estranged sister...I hope in 2009 to reach full reconciliation with her.

In December, I enrolled in the University of Phoenix online degree program--after putting three children through college, it is time for me to finish my degree in Healthcare Administration.

I want to spend more time with my grandson and look forward to a new grandchild to be born in June.

Patricia - posted on 01/01/2009

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i want to be the best wife and mother i can be. being a mother of 8 my youngest is 15, i still have alot of room to grow. realize life is toooooooo short to be selfish. i want to leave a legacy my children cherish not a crabby memory.

Kirsty - posted on 12/31/2008

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well recently divorced so my goals this year are to get my business up and running, and out with the old and in with the new.

Tasha - posted on 12/31/2008

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I may have too many to list, but here are a few: I'd like to start back on the diabetic diet - great for weight loss, I want to do a scrapbook album for my wedding - 7 years ago, and most high on my list is to find a way to work from home so that I can be with my new son more.

Lori - posted on 12/31/2008

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To not complain. I know that sounds really tough, and probably not practical at all. But I have been in work enviornment that is inundated with complainers and my desire is to inspire others to look for the more positive side of everthing around them. And maybe influence my kids to do the same. So, my new years resolution is to be positive and not complain.

Lisa - posted on 12/31/2008

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Personally, I am going to work toward improving my physical and spiritual health. I am hoping 2009 brings health and happiness to my husband, children and grandchildren. Oh, and I want to finish my book have have it published.

Melissa - posted on 12/31/2008

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To complete a 1/2 marathon in May; start my own business and to make more messes with my kids and clean less, start (and actually carry-through) with date night at least 1 a month with my husband and to finish all the projects i have started and lost momentum on!

Joan - posted on 12/31/2008

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I want to find the balance between speaking up for myself and listening to others more.
-Joan

Michelle - posted on 12/31/2008

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my NYR is to not fall preganat coz i already have 2 beautiful little girls

Mysti - posted on 12/31/2008

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I would like to lose 20 pounds. I want to learn how to manage my money more effectively. Then I would like to travel somewhere i have never been before. last, I want my little baby girl to be happy and healthy.

Julie - posted on 12/31/2008

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i want to be calmer. i have a really horrible temper and my goal is too tame it down. i think it will make me a better wife, parent, and all around human being.

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