New Years Resolutions - Do You Do Them?

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Laguna Woods, California
December 31, 2017 11:20am CST
Over the decades, I am sure I have made dozens of New Year's Resolutions. Sometimes I was successful in accomplishing them; sometimes I was not. The past few years, I have had two: Walk 1000 miles in a year Lose any amount of weight, as long as I weigh less at the end of the year than I did at the beginning. This year, I accomplished them both! I walked 1219 miles. I lost about 7 pounds. Those may not be huge accomplishments, but I'll take them! The photo above is one I took during one of my beach walks. Walking along the ocean is one of my favorite ways to accumulate miles! My goals for next year are the same. I plan to walk at least 1000 miles and lose some weight. What about you?
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@dodo19 (33316)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
31 Dec
I used to do them as a kid, but kind of stopped doing them, as I would so easily forget them.
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Jan
@dodo19 - Yes, it is easy to forget (or ignore) our resolutions! LOL
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@dodo19 (33316)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
1 Jan
@DeborahDiane lol. It really is. Kind of why I gave. I just try to have a good year and enjoy it as much as I can.
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@marlina (76665)
• Canada
1 Jan
@dodo19, Easy to make a resolution but not easy to keep.
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@much2say (40050)
• United States
31 Dec
That's great you accomplished those goals this year ! I don't really make resolutions, but I do keep in mind the things I would like to improve on. If anything New Year's makes a good starting point if I haven't started anything already . Happy New Year to you and your family!!!
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Jan
@much2say - Happy New Year to you and your family, too! Off to a new beginning!
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@much2say (40050)
• United States
1 Jan
@DeborahDiane Thank you!! So far so good . . . let's all enjoy 2018!!!
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@ridingbet (57758)
• Philippines
1 Jan
i no longer make a list but i try to improve myself for this year.
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Jan
@ridingbet - That is wonderful that you try to improve yourself. Have a good year!
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@ridingbet (57758)
• Philippines
6 Jan
@DeborahDiane thank you. you too. i just wish my health will be as good as the past years.
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• Laguna Woods, California
6 Jan
@ridingbet - I hope you have good health in the New Year, too!
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@sueznewz2 (10121)
• Alicante, Spain
2 Jan
they are noth very good resolutions... I have not bothered making any these last few years...
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• Laguna Woods, California
4 Jan
I understand ... making resolutions can seem silly!
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@sueznewz2 (10121)
• Alicante, Spain
4 Jan
@DeborahDiane no... not at all ... I think they can be very helpful... especially if you can keep them... which unfortunately... I rarely managed to do
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• Laguna Woods, California
5 Jan
@sueznewz2 - I think that is a very common problem. That is why I do not set an amount of weight I want to lose. I'll be happy if I just lose a couple of pounds. At least things will be moving in the right direction!
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@silvermist (20085)
• India
31 Dec
I never make new year resolutions these days.That is a very good photo taken by you.
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Jan
@silvermist - It is easier to keep my resolutions when I am doing something I really want to do ... like walk along the beach and take pictures!
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@silvermist (20085)
• India
1 Jan
@DeborahDiane That is true.It is when we make a resolutions about things we are not really interested that the trouble starts.
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Jan
@silvermist - So true! We are happiest when we love what we are doing!
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@allen0187 (33857)
• Philippines
1 Jan
Grats on achieving both New Years' resolutions! I don't do resolutions. I forget these after a week or so!
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Jan
@allen0187 - Yes, they are easy to forget ... and sometimes we want to forget them!
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@allen0187 (33857)
• Philippines
1 Jan
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@Corbin5 (113162)
• United States
31 Dec
So good to hear you accomplished those goals you set last year!! I do not make resolutions, but glad so many enjoy doing so.
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Jan
@Corbin5 - You are probably wise NOT to make resolutions!
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@Corbin5 (113162)
• United States
1 Jan
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• Philippines
31 Dec
Well for me i make resolution that are attainable at least in the end youll be fulfilled coz you made them happen.
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Jan
Yes, it is important to make goals which you can achieve!
• Philippines
1 Jan
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@marlina (76665)
• Canada
31 Dec
I have given up New Year's resolutions decades ago.
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Jan
@marlina - You are probably the smart one! Happy New Year's!!!
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@marlina (76665)
• Canada
1 Jan
@DeborahDiane I don't know about that!
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• Eugene, Oregon
2 Jan
I really never do resolutions, not sure why.
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• Laguna Woods, California
4 Jan
I totally understand. I see no point in doing resolutions, really. Its just a good way to give myself a fresh start every year!
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@averygirl72 (16620)
• Philippines
1 Jan
I have some things I would like to start this year that I didn't do last year. I wish I will be successful with my new year goals.
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• Laguna Woods, California
2 Jan
Good luck to you!
@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
1 Jan
Well done to you! I have a book to finish writing this year, that will keep me busy enough.
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• Laguna Woods, California
4 Jan
Good luck with your book. That is a wonderful accomplishment!
@JohnRoberts (61059)
• Los Angeles, California
31 Dec
I never make resolutions. I just try to always make the best of it.
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Jan
@JohnRoberts - I hope you are enjoying our mild weather for New Years Eve. If I lived in LA, instead of Orange county, I would probably either go downtown or onto the Queen Mary for their parties! Instead, I am nice and cozy at home!
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@Asylum (48266)
• Manchester, England
31 Dec
It is a very long time since I made any New Year's resolutions. People tend to make either resolutions that they will fall to achieve or one of little interest. If I really wanted to achieve something then I would attempt to do so whatever the time of year.
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Jan
@Asylum - Yes, most people never achieve their goals. I hope you are more successful than most!
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@maezee (33009)
• United States
31 Dec
Those miles are intense. Good job! I have goals all year long but i also am planning on continuing to lose weight and be healthier also pay down some debt. Best of luck.
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Jan
@maezee - Good luck with your goals, too. Just be kind to yourself. If you achieve any of them, that is a success in my book!
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@andriaperry (56410)
• United States
31 Dec
Way to go! I wanted to lose more weight this year than I did, I did drop 10 pounds and keep it off. I am not sure how far I have walked but its interesting to make that goal.
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• Laguna Woods, California
1 Jan
@andriaperry - Way to go! I am thrilled for you that you lost 10 pounds. I wear a Garmin fitness tracker, so it keeps track of my miles for me!
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