Half way through the year....how are you doing with your new yrs resolution?

United States
July 23, 2009 3:27pm CST
Well this year I made 3 new years resolutions....1) Make extra money online from home....2) to get organized....3) to get back into shape.... so far, I have been doing 1 or 2 things a month to get back to being organized...I knew it wasnt something I was going to be able to do over night or over a weekend... but it would be a life changing thing and so far I do really feel much more organized that I did back last year or even earlier this year....I am not there yet, but I am getting there. I have 5 money sites that I work on everyday, and I am making extra money....it isnt much but then I wasnt making anything before so an extra $30.00 a month is better than nothing.... so that is going well--and I am still learning new sites and will continue to build my earnings. well, the getting back into shape... I have been a little bit more stressed this summer and my daughter has been teething all summer and we dont sleep well at nights, so my days are a little mixed up, but then I have been trying to walk more.. for now until I can get my workouts back into my routine. How are you do so far with your resolutions?
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@dex1007 (556)
• Malaysia
24 Jul 09
Very good question bookreadermom. Well i wanted to get into shape too. So far... its july and i've lost one inch from my waist. its frustrating. because i workout more than 3 times a week. I've been eating far less. but only 1 inch??? *sigh* secondly, better grades. its been good, but not as good as i'd like. so still working on it. I also wanted to stick to routine, sleep earlier and wake up better. But that is not going well, i slept at 4 am last night. studying. no routine here. i'd say i'm trying my best but i haven't seen any results. hopefully i will by the end of the year. good luck with yours.
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• United States
24 Jul 09
oh definitely...remember it is a year resolution to make the change...that is why when I decided to make mine I told myself I didnt get this way over night and the things I needed to change were going to take time... all year if I needed it and I have stuck with it, still working on my online sites, making a little bit of money and my house is really coming together so I feel more organized and I am even getting my confidence back little by little with every step I take... so keep it up, you can do it!!!! thanks for the response and happy mylotting.
@dex1007 (556)
• Malaysia
25 Jul 09
you should check out this site.. sparkpeople. its very good site for those trying to loose weight. motivations. tips and useful stuff. Happy mylotting.
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• United States
28 Jul 09
I am actually signed up with that site and I have to say I really used it last year and lost 25 pounds with the help of that site after I had my daughter last year and even got my aunt using it as well. good luck to you and keep up the good work!!
@lala501 (1533)
• United States
23 Jul 09
Well I only had two New Years Resolutions. They were: 1: loose five pounds and 2: stop biting my nails. I think I did a pretty darn good on both of them. I have stop biting my nails, and they are getting really long. I slip up every once in a while, but not usually, and I have lost my 5 pounds exactly. I think these two resolutions are the only ones I have kept in my whole life so far. I hope I can keep more as I get older.
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• United States
23 Jul 09
Oh good for you!!!! I am not one to make them myself but this year I really needed to push myself to make me feel better about myself...and so far I have stuck to it!! thanks for the response and happy mylotting.
@lala501 (1533)
• United States
14 Aug 09
Thank you! And your welcome! I am so proud of you for sticking to you. People around you and yourself must be so happy for you. Good job!
@mayka123 (10806)
• India
29 Jul 09
Resolutions!!! Oh yes I had made some resolutions some months ago but have forgotton what they were......
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• United States
29 Jul 09
I am usually that way as well....after January I am completely lost on them... but this year it was a life changing thing that I am after so I have done well with my choices to keep them up!!! thanks for the response and happy mylotting.
@anniefannie (1743)
• United States
28 Jul 09
i never make new years resolutions anymore cause i can't stick to them i am glad you are doing as good on yours it is hard sometimes.
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• United States
28 Jul 09
thank you, I am very happy with myself as well keeping up with my changes and I am still strong in keeping them going --I must have made the right resolutions this year!!! Iknow I am usually very bad at keeping up on them as well...before this year!! thanks for the response and happy mylotting!!
• Canada
24 Jul 09
I don't make new year's resolutions anymore. But I wanted to say Kudos to you for still working on yours 7 months after the fact. Me and New Years resolutions just don't seem to work out. Although I guess I go out to buy yarn around that time of year to do a pattern and I usually have the sweater or whatever completed by the next fall. So I guess that could a resolution, right?
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• United States
28 Jul 09
definitely, it doesnt have to be something that you do over night and it should be something that you wish to accomplish within the year and it sounds like you do so... so that is wonderful!!! I have been very busy lately and I find my time on the computer in lacking, but yet I do still manage to get a few minutes here and there lately-- I am managing to get to payouts --but I think I could be farther along if I were to find more time online... thanks for the response and happy mylotting.
• India
24 Jul 09
I usually make my new year resolution the same for the past 3 years but till now has not suceeded inn achieving those.I always make a resolution to push myself as hard as possible to beat everyone in my way.but somehow or the other lazyness creeps in and I am not able to achieve things the way I should.Anyways I hope that someday I will conquer the world and show my talent.Have a nice day
• United States
28 Jul 09
well good luck to you!! LOL, thanks for the response and happy mylotting.
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
24 Jul 09
This year I didn't set any new year resolutions. But I was listening to the radio about how some people get half way through the year and realize how they didn't stick to it or something they should of. So as of yesterday I made my half point resolutions. One I am going to insure my son's teeth or brushed morning and night rather he fights me or not. Two I am going to inforce the potty training more. Three I am going to be more set with my sons sleeping schedule. And five more discipline to get my son back in line and listening to me. It seems overwhelming but I have to do this to better myself as a parent and to get my son to grow up a better person.
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• United States
28 Jul 09
I know that will be difficult to hold to it, but you really need to. My son is 6 and he is pretty well behaved and I have been told so by people that only see him a couple times a year...as it was when he was a baby and into toddler years I would stick to what I said if I said no--and now in the long run it has paid off... I hope of course it sticks and that he grows up to understand that I did it to make him a better person. good luck with that and happy mylotting.
@checkmail (2042)
• India
24 Jul 09
Hello bookreadermom08 this is checkmail and quiet often do some resolution with the start of the year, and also get some sucess in it.As you know the say All the Resolutions are made to be broken.The same things happens with me, early waking up, regular joging, regular exercise, savings jobs and etc just gets away as the time goes on.
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• United States
24 Jul 09
I know that everyday we wont follow the resolutions, however it is suppose to be a life changing thing and that you have to work at it to make it a habit... so far I have done well but I know there is still room for improvement...but the year isnt over yet. thanks for the response and happy mylotting.
@colydf (913)
• China
24 Jul 09
For me, my new years resolution is to lose weight and get good scores in my courses. And now, I think I have already lose some weight, so I think for this part, I success. However, I do not get good scores on each of my courses, I think I will work harder.
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• United States
24 Jul 09
Everything takes time so you have to work at it one day at a time.. and for your courses good luck with those I hope you do well with them!!! thanks for the response and happy mylotting!!
@Sweeten (159)
• United States
24 Jul 09
To be honest i really don't remember my resolution. I really dont keep up with it more than a day or so sadly..
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• United States
24 Jul 09
that is usually the case for me as well...after a week I forgot I made anything and then I dont do anything about it until the next year... this year though I really needed to make a difference for myself--I just got myself in a rut and now I am working on improving myself. thanks for the response and happy mylotting.
@AcireRo (54)
• United States
24 Jul 09
I wanted the cliche "lose weight" goal... And then in February I got pregnant. However, I radically changed my diet to be healthier for the baby and I lost 20lbs in the beginning of the pregnancy (dr said it was totally safe, we monitored the baby's growth).... But then I put it all back on cause now I'm six months along... lol. And I know I'm gonna be pressed for time after I have the baby, but I'm hoping that maybe one day... one year... in my one lifetime... I'll achieve my "lose weight" resolution. We'll see.
• United States
24 Jul 09
well congrats on the baby!!!! my daughter is 18 months this month so I understand the weight gain... and trust me when they start walking and running, you are chasing them that you do eventually lose some of th weight!! thanks for the response and happy mylotting.
• United States
23 Jul 09
I made two this year...to quit smoking and leave that creep of a man I was married too. I am proud to say that I have accomplished both. I left that creep of a man on New Years Eve and never looked back. And with a new life, and a new man, and a new baby on the way, I also quit smoking. Yay for me!! This is the first time ever I have kept my resolutions, so I am quite happy!!
• United States
24 Jul 09
Well good for you...and I am happy to hear your year is working out so well for you!! that is great news!!! Keep up the good work, stay away from the smoking, and be happy!!! thanks for the response and happy mylotting.
• United States
23 Jul 09
One of my resolutions was to go to church every week. I've missed church only twice this year so far - and both of them were days that I was sick. So I feel really good about that one. Another of my resolutions was that I wanted to study more for school than I previously have been. I did that during the school year, and now it's summer break. So I just have to keep that up when school starts in about a month. I also wanted to be more social. I'm kind of a shy person, so hanging out with a bunch of people I don't know very well isn't very easy for me. I think I could do better on that one - the past few weeks I've been socially isolating myself. So, I'm going to strive to do better on that one. Those are the ones that I can remember off the top of my head. I think I'm doing pretty well so far! And congrats to you bookreadermom08 for doing so well on your own resolutions! Happy mylotting!
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• United States
23 Jul 09
thank you and congrats to you!!! Sounds like you have done well!!! I know it is hard to keep up with things that we want to change and we end up going back to the way things were....but then there comes a time in our lives that we realize if we want to seriously make a change we have to take that first step!! good luck when you go back to school and keep up the rest of your resolutions!! thanks for the response.
@Trensue (5253)
• United States
23 Jul 09
Since I can't remember the resolutions I assume I have not been real great. So how about I begin some August resolutions and see if I can make it through Christmas? Maybe I will have better luck beginning at odd times of the year. I can't do any worse - right?
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• United States
23 Jul 09
Yes, hey to start anything at any time is always a good thing!!!! I have done well this year, I am not usually so well...but then the things I have made to change for myself are things that really needed to be pushed and make me feel better about myself... so far I have done well!!! thanks for the response and have a great night!
@cegypt01 (73)
• United States
23 Jul 09
I'm bad I never make them, that way I can't not do them. Although I do need to lose a lot of weight about 210 pounds. And that is going to take some doing, and for your baby teething rub pure vanilla on her gums, make sure that is not the imitation that should help.
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• United States
23 Jul 09
Thank you for the suggestion, I will check my cupboard and see what I have in there, this past week she has been so miserable... and the rest of us are dealing with it....poor thing!! thanks for the response and happy mylotting!!