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12:34pm 02/01/2011
 
 
Jenn
I've always been a gung-ho new years resolution maker. Of course, they are usually broken within a few weeks. This year, I think I'll try something a little different. I'm going to set new goals each week. Supposedly, writing them down will help me be accountable, though it may bore you. :)

Area 1: diet: Usually, I would make some kind of resolution like "lose 30 pounds" or "track calorie consumption daily and eat healthy foods." Even if I made more specific goals, I would usually try too much too fast. So my goal for week 1 is to write down everything I eat and drink. That's it, just write it down for now (don't worry, I won't write it all here). I'll add more in a week or two like calorie tracking and limiting fat.

Area 2: exercise: Again, I usually burn out super fast on this one. Trying to go from nothing to 30-45 minutes cardio 3 times a week never has worked for me. So again, I will start super small. This week's goal is 10 minutes of purposeful cardio movement twice this week.

Area 3: professional: I sometimes feel like a kid playing among grown-ups. This week, I will dress like a grown-up for work twice. This means no jeans and hoodies.

Area 4: house: I do okay at keeping my house somewhat clean and organized, but there is lots of room for improvement. This week, I'll do whatever cleaning and such that I feel like, but before I go to bed every night, my kitchen sink will be clean. (This is the first baby step from FlyLady in case anyone was wondering.)

Area 5: misc: this week, no smoking. Should be relatively easy as far as not being around it, but difficult because of the three days or so withdrawal period.

Hopefully these will be small and manageable goals. I'll write a reflection on week one next Sunday. Wish me luck! :)
 
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 opakele
 
12:03am 03/01/2011 (UTC)
 
 
Stephanie
Good luck to you!

Your goals sound very reasonable. Don't be too hard on yourself if you fall short. Just keep trying.

I hope to lose some weight, too.
 
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 ktargote
 
01:58am 03/01/2011 (UTC)
 
 
Katiepoopenstein
For areas #1 and #2, take a look at SparkPeople.com. Aside from the support aspect of the community (which always helps) they also have tools for tracking food and exercise. If I remember correctly, their food tracker has a ton of foods in their library with all sorts of nutritional information already available so you don't have to try to figure it out. I know they have an iphone app too so you can track on the go (i'm assuming they also have a droid app too).

Area #5...I know we've talked about this before but have you tried any of the OTC stop-smoking aids like nicorette or nicoderm? Might help make the withdrawl a little easier and not so much cold-turkey...

ETA: Good luck on all of them! I didn't really set a resolution this year because I sort of already set one back in Nov. by joining the Curves gym that opened up next door to work...

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 goddessj
 
03:38pm 03/01/2011 (UTC)
 
 
Jenn
I've started sparkpeople a couple of times before and never found it that user-friendly. But maybe I'll try again in a few weeks.

The reason I'm so against the NRTs is that physical w/drawal peaks in only a few days. It seems counterproductive to continue the nicotine addiction unnecessarily. And most people who stay quit do so without NRT. For me, having Cody quit too is going to be the most helpful I think. :)

Do you like Curves?
 
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 ktargote
 
04:00pm 03/01/2011 (UTC)
 
 
Katiepoopenstein
So far I do like Curves. I got in during their grand opening special so it's significantly less than normal so I can conceivably afford it which helps, and it's literally next door to work so I really have no excuse not to go, which is probably my biggest problem.

The in-and-out in 30 minutes part is nice too. You don't really feel like you're killing yourself but after the first month, I've already lost some inches...and that was only with going 11 times in the month....hopefully now that the holidays are over and i don't have forty-eleven-million things going on in the evenings I'll be able to get over there more and continue to see results...
 
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 searchingfor_me
 
02:15am 03/01/2011 (UTC)
 
 
Samra
I'm so glad you're writing here again! :-) I've missed you on Facebook. :-) How are you?
 
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 goddessj
 
03:38pm 03/01/2011 (UTC)
 
 
Jenn
Lol, this automatically makes a note on my facebook, lol. I'm good, you? I'm on FB all the time, but if I'm at home on my Ipad it doesn't do the chat thing. :)
 
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 libraspirit2101
 
04:46am 03/01/2011 (UTC)
 
 
Dylan: Sky
It's nice to see you update on LJ again after being away for so long. It just isn't the same without you ;( Do you think you'll begin posting regularly again in the immediate future?

If not, I might have to handcuff you to LSU's stadium! LOL
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 goddessj
 
03:41pm 03/01/2011 (UTC)
 
 
Jenn
I will prolly use this to post my weekly updates 'cause it automatically makes a note on my facebook (and when I'm on my iPad I can't write a note directly on FB for some reason!). I'd like to start a regular blog type thing too, but not sure where. I'll keep you updated, I sure wouldn't want to have to be that close to LSU!
 
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 tenwii
 
06:06am 04/01/2011 (UTC)
 
 
tenwii
Go you!!! *hug*

J (swears she'll send that t-shirt soon, now that semester is over [I know you understand]).
 
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 tishughes
 
06:13pm 25/08/2015 (UTC)
 
 
Tricia: Retro Full
So how did it go?
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