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06 December 2010

New Year's Resolutions Ok, I'm gonna publicly announce mine for the sake of greater accountability in actually following through. What are yours?[More:]1) Quit smoking. 2) Go to the gym at least twice a week.
Sure, I'll bite.

I actually make birthday resolutions, not New Year's resolutions, because they have more personal resonance that way. And most people do some form of stock-taking on their birthdays, so it's also thematically appropriate.

1. See my friends more. I am a workaholic. Which is perfect, because I love what I do without a twinge of resentment, but as an introvert, I can go months without seeing another person and motor right along. But I recognize that I need more balance in my life.

2. Keep trying to love my body. I was obese until college, then I lost 100 pounds. But because of that, I've never seen anything but my physical flaws. It has always been ridiculously hard keeping the weight off, and I can gain it back just by looking at the wrong food. Now that I'm in my mid-thirties, it's not going to get easier, so I could stand to be a little more forgiving as my body continues to age and ... do whatever mean things it's going to do.

3. Sing more. Because my world needs more singing.
posted by mykescipark 07 December | 01:06

That is all.
posted by leesh 07 December | 08:14
I might resolve to climb the stairs to the 14th floor in my office building every work day. But I dunno.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 07 December | 09:11
I resolve to lurk less often.

Good luck Twiggy, those are 2 admirable goals.

Mykescipark, you could be writing my autobiography.
posted by cheminatrix 07 December | 10:43
Hrm. Haven't thought about it yet. Like mykescipark, I tend to make birthday resolutions, but I didn't get around to it this year.

I think I want to have some sort of monthly running goal. Nothing too over the top, something like 60 or 70 miles.
posted by gaspode 07 December | 10:57
I resolve to lose the ten pounds I put on earlier this year after my surgery.
It's kind've a funny goal, because I was a little underweight beforehand, and am actually now more of what would be considered a "healthy" weight for my size. This goal has nothing to do with vanity and everything to do with thriftiness - I HATE spending money on clothes, and I just want to fit into the clothing I already have. Maybe my goal should be to open my tight fist a bit more.
posted by msali 07 December | 11:16
I haven't come up with my three resolutions and motto yet for 2011. I should probably get on that soon. Nothing has really struck me as strong enough to focus on for an entire year.
posted by sperose 07 December | 11:52
To Learn To Snowboard

I live at the base of a mountain that's offering a package that includes 4 days lessons, equipment rentals and lift tickets for $179 . At that price, this should be an easy resolution to achieve
posted by rollick 07 December | 12:47
Making a new year's resolution is like making a wish on a wishbone, a birthday cake, or a dandelion's seeds. I never seem to think of anything on demand.

Actually, I just realized that I usually make an informal wish that the dandelion seeds will plant lots of successful dandelions.
posted by aniola 07 December | 12:51
1. Lose weight.

2. Get fit.

3. Maintain 1 and 2.
posted by Senyar 08 December | 02:58
I resolve to listen to more Robert Palmer. I'll do other things that are good too but only time will reveal them to me.
posted by Hugh Janus 08 December | 08:00
The December Musical Giftstravaganza || An intuitive introduction to Bayesian reasoning.