2011 Resolutions, what are your's?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by mandelyn, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. mandelyn

    mandelyn Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 30, 2009
    Mt Repose, OH
    My Coop
    You really going to stick with them this time? I'm really going to try! On the list...

    1- Being careful with finances so we can buy a house/land.
    2- Get the car paid off and add a 2nd car
    3- Either get my hair license back and start working part time, or go to school for... Botany I'm thinking. I know enough about animals, let's try plants.
    4- Find fulfilling hobbies that I enjoy and spend less time online/watching TV
    5- Share those hobbies with husband, and spend more time with him. I really don't think I show enough appreciation for him. Need to show him more of that this year.
    6- Read the labels of all the food products I buy. If I can't pronounce it, I'm not eating it. If it sounds like a chemical, I'm not eating it. If I'm unsure, I'll google it.
    7- Form a dietary meal plan based on the nutritional values of veggies/grains. I don't know what veggies contain what. But I do know that vitamins often need others with them in their natural form to have the most benefit, the downfall of many supplements one can take. They may have the reverse effect of what the label says. Vitamins and supplements are not subject to the same scrutiny as medicines, you're trusting the company that makes it as to it's claims. I have a hard time trusting greedy corporate America. So I want to know what my system needs and how often, and make a meal plan based on that from natural home cooked foods. One day squash, greens, and rice. Another day Atlantic fish (nothing from Asia), sweet potatoes, and millet. For example. I haven't researched it yet. I know the difference between brown rice and white rice is the nutritional outer coating. That's removed on white rice, and it loses nutritional value from the process.
    8- The ever popular weight loss. Through # 6 and 7 and not some silly diet.
    9- Move more. Walk the dogs more. Put a treadmill in front of the TV so that I have to trip over to get to the couch to remind me to use it. Make the dogs use it on rainy days, they need more exercise too. Yoga IS fun, stick with it. No excuse this time, living room is big enough. Buy a Wii. SOMETHING. Don't call it an exercise program, makes me not want to do it. Move around. That is all. Just move. Somewhere. Remember how much fun the Wii was 2 x-mas's ago at the inlaw's? GET ONE.
    10- Make sure husband stays on his resolutions and expect the same support from him.

    What did you successfully change in 2010?

    I stopped drinking soda! I may have a 7up on occasion. But soda is gone from the daily routine.
    Lost some weight but not as much as I wanted to. Have not gained it back, and that's what counts.
    I did not buy a horse. I actually had it on my list because of everything involved in owning one, it would have made paying off debt and building up savings next to impossible. I did not keep it on the list this year, because I know what needs done first regardless of how bad I need the horse therapy.
    Made Priorities and stuck with them! Made plans and followed through! Debt is almost all gone! Only owe on a car, not too shabby. Let's ruin it this year by buying a house. LOL
    Make better purchasing by paying attention to labels. Trying to stick with Made in USA as often as possible.

    What I didn't do or stick with...

    Exercise. Blah.
    Eat better.. too much pizza.. and not the home made wheat thin crust kind. I hate you, Burger King. Wendy, you're on my list too.
    Quit smoking. Not even on the list this year. But we did switch from corporate poison and went with natural US grown tobacco that we roll ourselves with a handy little roller. Saves money. Don't think it's healthier... but I didn't get bronchitis at all, don't have a chronic cough, and I recover from the common cold 3 weeks faster than other smokers I know. Don't wake up coughing. Lot's of differences between this American Spirit brand and Camels or Marlboro.
  2. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    my goal is to do the things I should do. that means that if I know I should be doing it, instead of procrastinating, I just buckle down and DO IT. Also going to try to save more $$ and not buy more birds.... oh Lord that is going to be a hard one... just got the Meyer's catalog in the mail... already went through with a marker...

    speaking of the first goal, i have to go do the laundry. NOW.
  3. Q9

    Q9 General Headache

    I only really have one:

    #1: STOP PROCRASTINATING!!! I intend to act on this one later. [​IMG]
  4. RoeDylanda

    RoeDylanda Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 9, 2010
    Central CT
    Good thread, if I out myself on my resolutions I'll be more embarrassed if I don't keep them!

    For 2011:
    1. No. Gossiping. I am a nurse and it's rampant at my workplace. Somewhere along the line I stopped just staying out of it, and while it's not an everyday occurrence for me, this is not the person I want to be. If I want to say something about someone, the 2011 rule is that I must say it TO the person, verbatim, FIRST. Nurse A is always late? I have to tell her that it bugs me before I grouse to colleagues.

    2. Learn to cook. DH is a great cook, I am a survival cook. This must change. I plan to learn to cook something that we really like (Indian food!) so we are less tempted to eat out. This leads directly to:

    3. More homemade stuff. Bread, granola bars, stuff we eat every day. I bake well, time to deploy those skills every week. Also a chicken coop!

    That's about my limit. More than three and I get resentful two months later and the whole show collapses. [​IMG]

    Good luck, all!
  5. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    Downsize. Sell children. (only kidding)

    Become more sustainable. Better use of garden, less pre-processed foods, harvest more natural bounty.

    Eliminate remaining unjustifiable expenses. Who needs (not wants) text messaging, instant internet everywhere, etc.

    Eliminate car payment (Payoff or sell)

    Cull ruthlessly.
  6. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    The only new years resolution I have ever successfully kept was never again to many any more new years resolutions.

    Works for me.
  7. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

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  8. Sonoran Silkies

    Sonoran Silkies Flock Mistress

    Jan 4, 2009
    Tempe, Arizona
    I don't do New Year Resolutions; never have, never plan to.
  9. mandelyn

    mandelyn Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 30, 2009
    Mt Repose, OH
    My Coop
    I like having resolutions... sometimes I'll do it for my birthday or other yearly markers of time. Without it... I lose track of time and forget to re-evaluate my priorities and goals. I think about them consistently enough... but am bad about that procrastination thing.

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