Did you make New Year´s promises and wishes as the clock struck 12?

@marguicha (105986)
Chile
January 2, 2010 9:07am CST
Hi mylotters! Happy New Year! I did.I will shed the 18 pounds I put on almost 2 years ago when I quit smoking. I think that if I could quit after smoking heavily for 50 years, I can do almost anything I set my mind on. I didn´t wish for things to happen as I have discovered that what will be will be, in spite of your wishes. But if you think about something YOU can do, then it can be done. How about you? Did you wish for something or made any sort of New Year´s promise? Share. By the way, I still crave for a ciggy once in a while. Don´t get me wrong.
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• Boston, Massachusetts
3 Jan 10
Hi Marguicha, Happy New Year. There's no promises and wishes but only a clamor to lose extra pounds for 2010 and be fully fit and sexy for 2010. it will be a great challenge for me but i know i can make it--to lose pounds! once i reach my desired weight i will surely maintain it. Goodlcuk for your desire to lose weight too. let's be partners in checking ours from time to time.
@marguicha (105986)
• Chile
4 Jan 10
I know we all want other things like peace, justice and food for everyone. But as you say, we also think of ourselves and on that day we become concious that we MUST shed some pounds. I want that too. Luck for us all!
• Boston, Massachusetts
4 Jan 10
I just enrolled in the gym today my friend. i am serious with my plan to lose weight. i am looking forward for a great figure this coming summer-march to april here in our country. i will be happy to wear summer outfit with confidence hehehehe!
@niuniu1 (166)
• China
3 Jan 10
hi,marguicha,Happy New Year,i wish all my families and my dear friends happy and safety,and i'll meet my Mr Right,and make some progress on my major,and learn to be a better qualified person.Wish your wishes and my wishs come true!
@marguicha (105986)
• Chile
4 Jan 10
I hope your dreams come true, honey! A lot of it depends on you. And keep your fingers crossed that Mr Right comes along. There´s some luck there, but if you are a better person, better people will come near you. Take care!
@MrKennedy (1994)
3 Jan 10
Firstly, happy new year (and decade) everybody No, I didn't make any particular promises, and disagree with the concept of resolutions in general. I think that if you are gonna set goals or tasks for yourself, why wait for the start of a new year when you could be making a start now?
@marguicha (105986)
• Chile
4 Jan 10
That is very rational, MrKennedy. I would agree with you except that many of us, human beings, live full of rituals and irrationality (the best way to be creative, by the way). I feel, deep inside, that dates have no meaning, being man made things to put some order into nature. The clock itself is a meaninless contraption except if you want to manage many people at the same clock time ( as opposite to the psychologic time each of us have). So, if we go to the limit, there´s no need to say happy New Year. Life flows. Time flows. And we only have the present (which is past as I am writing this). Take care!
@kellyjeanne (1576)
• United States
3 Jan 10
Saturday afternoon a bunch of us were talking about our New Year's resolutions while we were at our Annual New Year's Day Lunch. One guy mentioned that he was really going to strive toward giving up Human Sacrifice this year and I mentioned that I was going to give up Cannibalism. We all had such a good laugh over that! Seriously, though, my main goal this year is to be more conscious of all my programs and do my best to work them a little harder this year. Happy New Year! Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
@marguicha (105986)
• Chile
4 Jan 10
That´s a good promise, kelly. I should try to give up canibalism too: I bite my nails. My weight loss resolution has to do much more with health than with vanity. I have had back surgery and I put on almost 20 pounds after I quit smoking 2 years ago. Now I´ll make an effort to shed them. Take care!
@BinaryKat (738)
• United States
2 Jan 10
Actually instead of a promise, I want to call them goals. So my goal is to try to shed 60 pounds by the end of the year and if that doesn't happen and I at least shed 20 pounds, I will be satisfied with that. I am going to try to change the way I eat, ride my recumbent bike at least three or four times a week when I get it at walmart. I will also work with my husband on the new home gym I got him this christmas. At lot of my family members are seriously overweight and have many health problems like diabetes, sleep apnea, high blood pressure etc. One of my aunts has serious trouble walking down the street and cannot climb stairs. I don't want to end up like that if I don't have to.
@marguicha (105986)
• Chile
2 Jan 10
Hi Kat, I see our New Year goals have to do with less pounds. I just read in a Emagazine called Real Age of 5 foods that help you reduce while avoiding the empty stomach feeling. I hope this answer is not against mylot´s rules as I really want to share a just acquired knowledge. I´ll make a post about it today but wanted to tell you first. Luck and take care! "Ready to lose a few pounds in the new year? There are five foods that can help. And the best part is that you won't feel like you're "eating light" with this group of weight-loss-boosting noshes. In fact, it'll still feel like the holidays! Salmon: Seems the omega-3 fatty acids in this fish may turbocharge your body's fat-burning engines -- especially when coupled with exercise, one study found. (Use this tracking tool to set a walk-yourself-fit goal for the new year.) Eggs: They're back on the healthy-foods list. In one study, dieters who ate eggs for breakfast were able to stave off hunger longer than the folks who loaded up on carbs at breakfast. Peanuts: May seem counterintuitive -- after all, they are high in fat and calories -- but a small daily serving of peanuts may discourage weight gain, research suggests. Possibly because the healthy fats in peanuts are easier to burn off than the unhealthy fats from other fatty treats, like cheesecake and chips. Just make sure you substitute the nuts for another high-calorie food. (Here's one way to make your peanuts even healthier.) Apples: Munch on an apple before every meal and you'll be less likely to clean your dinner plate, research shows. Apples are fiber-filled yet low in calories, which means you fill up on less. (Watch this video for more portion control tricks.) Fava beans: Why fava beans? Because these creamy beans are loaded with flavonoids. And a 14-year study in women showed that high flavonoid intake may help ward off belly fat."
@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
2 Jan 10
Happy new year to u, my friend. I made no resolutions, promises or anything. I will just go w/the flow as i always do. Hope 2010 is a great year for u. hugs. jo
@musicque (46)
• Philippines
11 Jan 10
hello! Happy new year! I have listed down my goals this year and for the years of doing so, i believe that my habit of listing down and procrastinating have to be corrected. I was not very serious on making it all happen then but i was pushed to do it since i got ill last december. I was diagnosed with hypertension and diabetes so i totally have to keep myself back to exercise and strict diet.realizations do come last. Now, i am trying to get back in shape and stay alive the best way i could.
• China
4 Jan 10
well,to all lady,the most important thing is to keep our slim,but to today environment everywhere fill with high calorie diet,so to control our mouth seems so significant,my new year resolution is to shed 20 pounds.and to maitain myself whatever i decide i have to complete it,this is my weak point.happy new year,my lotter.
@rhyly22 (33)
• Philippines
3 Jan 10
I dont have any new years resolution because whenever I have one I always break it. Thats why I'm just going with the flow everytime. But right now i have one resolution that I really wanted to pursue this year and that is not to be tardy anymore. I'm always late thats why I wanted to change that attitude, hope I will be able to do it.