so I started my new year's resolution a couple days early...

Discussion in 'Random Thoughts' started by cerridwen, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. cerridwen

    cerridwen in stitches

    I'm dieting.

    Hopefully this isn't one of those resolutons that'll go away come february.

    To be honest I'm mildly, um, what's the term, big boned? lol... okay, I'm kind of fat... I could stand to loose a few pounds....

    The fact that I'm starting this 3 days earlier than Jan 1st (I started yesterday) hopefully won't put the new year's jinx on it...

    Anyway... just thought I'd share...

    What are your resolutions for the year?
     
  2. Peanuts

    Peanuts Nutz

    I am also on a diet but mine is more like a healthier eating diet. I eat tons of carbs and I know it's not good for me mentally. The high and lows from the sugar rush kill me.

    I call it a diet because it's a restriction. I can't stand diets.


    I'm also going to use my treadmill more. Walking is great for my mind.


    Happy New Year :)
     
  3. velvet

    velvet Banned

    Personally I don't believe in dieting.. just in eating healthy and untill you're full.. but that's just me.

    As for newyears resolutions.. hm.. same as every year I guess: get more active (like sports).. and maybe more reading and meditating.. and some other stuff like living together with my bf, finishing university, getting a job (but those aren't really resolutions I guess.. since they are bound to happen)..
     
  4. squawkers7

    squawkers7 radical rebel

    I've been checking out tons of online diets..no sre wich ones I can really stick to,
     
  5. squawkers7

    squawkers7 radical rebel

    Just for the hell of it, I did a search for "New Year Resolutions" and among all the sites I found this to help us out.
    Here are 10 tips to help get you started.
    1. Be realistic: The surest way to fall short of your goal is to make your goal unattainable. For instance, resolving to never eat your favorite desserts again could be a bad choice. Strive for a goal that is attainable.
    2. Plan ahead: Don't make your resolution on New Year's Eve. If you wait until the last minute, it will be based on your mind-set that particular day. Instead it should be well planned before December 31 arrives.
    3. Outline your plan: Decide how you will deal with the temptation to skip the exercise class, or just have one more cigarette. This could include calling on a friend for help, or practicing positive thinking and self-talk.
    4. Make a "pro" and "con" list: It may help to see a list of items on paper to keep your motivation strong. Develop this list over time, and ask others to contribute to it. Keep your list with you and refer to it when you need help keeping your resolve.
    5. Talk about it: Don't keep your resolution a secret. Tell friends and family members who will be there to support your resolve to change yourself for the better. The best case scenario is to find yourself a buddy who shares your New Year's Resolution and motivate each other.
    6. Reward Yourself: This doesn't mean that if your resolution is to diet you can eat an entire box of chocolates. Instead, celebrate your success by treating yourself to something that you enjoy.
    7. Track your progress: Keep track of each small success you make toward reaching your larger goal. Short-term goals are easier to keep, and small accomplishments will help keep you motivated.
    8. Don't Beat Yourself Up: Obsessing over the occasional slip won't help you achieve your goal. Do the best you can each day, and take them one at a time.
    9. Stick to it: Experts say it takes about 21 days for a new activity, such as exercising, to become a habit, and 6 months for it to become part of your personality.
    10. Keep trying: If your resolution has totally run out of steam by mid-February, don't despair. Start over again! There's no reason you can't make a "New Year's Resolution" any time of year.

    Fast Facts About New Year's Resolutions

    • 63% of people are keeping their resolutions after two months.
    • 67% of people make three or more resolutions.
    • Top four resolutions:
      1. Increase exercise
      2. Be more conscientious about work or school
      3. Develop better eating habits
      4. Stop smoking, drinking, or using drugs (including caffeine)
    • People make more resolutions to start a new habit, than to break an old one.
     
  6. i dont make new years resolutions anymore since i have never kept a single one of them for more then a few months.

    however, i have already stopped drinking and when ever the carton of cigerettes is all that i have now, im gonna stop smoking too.... but it'll be after new years.


    i am also consciously trying to be more organized, as well, but i dont consider that a resolution.
     
  7. TARABELLE

    TARABELLE on the road less traveled

    Those aren't bad. I couldn't get behind the no. 4 though.[​IMG]
     
  8. Booty_Man

    Booty_Man Banned

    For my resolution I am committing myself to drink a little less beer and replace it with a healthy dose of whiskey instead.
     
  9. haha, that's funny. well, it IS less fattening.
     
  10. squawkers7

    squawkers7 radical rebel

    Yeah, giving up smoking & alcohol would be ok...but my caffeine habit would be slightly harder right now...gave up all 3 cold turkey when I was pregnant.

    I don't usually make resolutions cuz I know I would break them before the year was up, so making them would be just setting myself up for failure.
     
  11. lynsey

    lynsey Banned

    hmmm probobly to eat healthier so I am not freaking out when April comes and it's almost beach weather, also to be more organized, to throw away all the trash that accumulates in my car daily so it doesn't look like I live in it (sounds little but drives me nuts), oh and to stop rpocrastinating when it comes to school
     
  12. whispers

    whispers sweet and sour

    you said you were going to do that like four months ago..........
     
  13. nimh

    nimh ~foodie~

    i started eating healthier again too. :D i'm not waiting until new years to begin. damned christmas feasting anyways!!

    ps, everyone eats a "diet" :p
     
  14. lynsey

    lynsey Banned

    sigh I am always saying I am going to clean it out. I hate it even more than laundry!!!!
     
  15. lynsey

    lynsey Banned

    oh shit never mind I just came to a realization if i am moving to Oregon than there is no need for me to freak right before summer, I can be a chubby girl year round!:) wooohoooo
     
  16. im trying to eat less carbs again. it worked before i lost like 15-20 pounds restricing my intake (of sugar, pastas and bread) so im going back to that! Im starting the 1st!!!
     
  17. Well this is not a new years resolution, though it just happens that im starting it right away in this time when new years is 2 days away.
    I'm starting to live a Macrobiotic life. (GREAT, or LONG LIFE) its a way of living and eating, not a diet…. and way of living with balance of your body.. so pretty much no sugar no meat and animal products very very healthy full grains with only veggies and some fruits that are in season and work with where i am in the climatic zone... cause our bodies don’t like digesting food that does not fit to our region.

    like i live on the west coast of Canada soo tropical fruits like bananas and mangos and other tropical fruits dont actually work well with our body, though they may taste good.
    And even with rice long grain white rice has been bleached and all the nutrients has been drawn out of it an also comes from a very tropical climate… for my climate zone I should be eating short grain brown rice,

    And it is all about Celebration of food, thanking your food it’s a very spiritual way of eating and living in balance...

    I HIGHLEY suggest this book to any one who would like to know more of a Macrobiotic life style, don’t let the name freak you out

    Authors: Michio Kushi and Alex Jack
    Book: The Macrobiotic path to total health
     
  18. velvet

    velvet Banned

    ok.. maybe a bit offtopic.. but may I say (as a non-american so therefor non-brainwashed?) that the whole lowcarb diet is the absolutly most ridiculous thing EVER? Every food specialist (at least in this country) will tell you that for a healthy diet you need whole grain products (like whole grain pastas, bread, rice), vegetables and a little meat/fish and dairy products. If you cut out all the carbs you WILL loose weight but for different reasons than 'healthy eating'. All those people out there putting their bodies through all sort of diets will probably have gained more weight at the end of it, because it shouldn't be about going on a diet but about starting a lifelong healthier eating habit.. and that DOES include whole grain material and that DOES have lots of carbs.

    Ok.. *steps of soapbox*.. who am I to care or judge of what others do really.. nevermind
     
  19. there are good carbs and bad carbs but i defiantly agree with you and ive been saying that ever since that stupid atkins bs came out.
     
  20. velvet

    velvet Banned

    Yeah.. didn't he die from a heartattack or sth? They should've preformed an autopsy on him so everyone could see how 'healthy' he was :)
     

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