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28 December 2010 - 6:35am

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Hiya CL Members,

2011 is almost upon us. I know a lot of us are planning to start the year out right with some changes for the better. I know i want to try to quit smoking. I have watched my mom suffer with COPD (lung disease) from smoking. She tells me often to give up smoking while i'm still young. I hope in 2011 i can kick the habit.

Anyone got a resolution lined up?

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28 December 2010 - 12:35pm
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I don't do new year's resolutions really, but I have to prioritise better and finish what i start more. I end up trying to do 50 things at once and it leads to organised chaos.

Quitting smoking is a great one if you can stick to it. Your health and your wallet will thank you. I know a few people who have done it but it took them a few times before kicking it for good. My father in law went cold turkey one day after smoking for over 20 years. They say he was a total pain in the butt for a few weeks but he never went back. Must have a mind of steel.

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29 December 2010 - 5:18pm
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Oh, such a nice topic, Usne! You practically reminded me that I should make a resolution for the coming year...

Soooo, let it be to lose weight. I've put on too much in the past two years, so it's high time I got back to my ideal scale numbers! Smile

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31 December 2010 - 4:22am
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I read an article about the most common new years resolutions and all of you are on there!

I am going to do something small .. change all the lightbulbs in my house to save me money and use less energy. It shouldbe achievable lol

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31 December 2010 - 9:43pm
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I like that idea Chelsea. Small and achievable like you say.

I have to think about how I am going to get more organised...

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1 January 2011 - 5:29am
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I am going to try to quit smoking, too. I have also cut out sugar, except for a few days of slips between Thanksgiving and Christmas. So...no nicotine, no sugar, and healthier eating. Then, just my own attitude/outlook about life. Always trying to improve: new year or not. Smile

Oh, and getting more organized sounds GREAT! Makes every part of life easier, doesn't it?

Good luck, everyone!

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I tell you what Usne and hope ... I want you to post here every couple of days and tell us how you have gone with quitting. And don't dare come here and tell me you started again! Wink

It will probably be tough sometimes but you can always use a little support and encouragement.

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11 January 2011 - 2:23am
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As i write this i am blowing smoke rings ed Sad . I know this is an excuse but i had a house full of company and just recently cleared the house. Now that the dust has settled and the chaos is behind me i am going to get my head on straight!

Will let ya know....

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Not happy Usne!

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Yeah, Usne! Tongue But remember, it's still not too late to quit! Let us know about your progress, we'll be your moral support! lol

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Well.......um er eh hm........brb got to make a ciggy run..........wink!

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quiting smoking is a hard thing to do it took my parents alot to quit wish i had the will power

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6 February 2011 - 10:59pm
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Well I did manage to change my lightbulbs so hooray for once I actually carried out a resolution. How are you folks trying to quit smoking doing?

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Bumping this up to ask the following:

Did Usne quit smoking? Did CL-Ed concentrate on one thing at a time so as not to become overwhelmed and finish what he started? Did CatFace lose weight? Did Chelsea change her lightbulbs? (Oh, I see now that she already achieved her resolution.

Update on Hope: I did NOT quit smoking, but I am down to between 5 and 8 cigs a day right now. I am, again, cutting sugar from my diet, because it is a health a requirement (NOT choice: I LOVE sweets!) and I backslid terribly because I am afraid of losing more weight which I struggle to keep on and I hit an all time low. I will have to find calories that are not empty calories but have high caloric value to keep on weight. I am also ashamed to say that I did not become organized (it is so difficult to do with my health issues), and I am still working on my attitude, because that is an ongoing thing!

I refuse to feel guilty about not meeting my goals, but I will continue to work on them, along with new ones for THIS new year.

My, how fast a year goes by, right friends?

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Hope,
Don't feel guilty. It's only wasted energy if you do. Forgive yourself and move on. Today is a new day. Smile
I don't usually make New Years Resolutions. I have in the past year started exercising more. The more oxygen in your blood, the less like cancer is to develop, or so I've read. I have started eating more fruits mainly and some vegetables. I have cut out a lot of sugar but still have a sweet tooth. Most of the time, the fruit is sweet enough for me and I don't need anything else.

Time definitely seems to be going by faster.

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I know this is an old thread, but I thought I would post one of my resolutions for 2012.

I need to find a new job. My current one is a killer five times over. If the 12 hour days don't kill you, the dust, scalpel sharp shards, acid, or people just might.

I have made a vow to find a new job in 2012, and it HAS to be something I am going to enjoy. Here's hoping!

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I know this is an old thread, but I thought I would post one of my resolutions for 2012.

I need to find a new job. My current one is a killer five times over. If the 12 hour days don't kill you, the dust, scalpel sharp shards, acid, or people just might.

I have made a vow to find a new job in 2012, and it HAS to be something I am going to enjoy. Here's hoping!

Hi Barbadosslim!

Wow, those DO sound like really, really unpleasant condition to work in. I don't envy you at all! And then to have to do that for 12 hours a day? I agree that you need a new job in 2012 and I agree that you need AND deserve a job that you actually will enjoy doing/going to.

I feel so sorry for my SIL, because she has, for SO many years, gotten up at 4am to go to a job she hates. I cannot even imagine. But she has not choice. And anywhere else she would go now, she would not make the money she does now, so she is stuck. (My brother is on disability due a chronic illness).

With unemployment rate so high in the U.S., many are working jobs they don't like and they don't even dare complain about it. They are just thrilled to have a job. Still, conditions should at least be safe and the hours shouldn't kill a person, so there are limits on what people should accept!

You are smart, even though it sounds miserable, to keep working until you find something better, if that is your plan (and it sounds like it is). PLEASE do let us know when you get hired in your new position so we can celebrate right along with you, okay?

Cheers! Wink
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I need to find a new job. My current one is a killer five times over. If the 12 hour days don't kill you, the dust, scalpel sharp shards, acid, or people just might.

I have made a vow to find a new job in 2012, and it HAS to be something I am going to enjoy. Here's hoping!

Twelve hours a day sounds exhausting. I hope you find the job you will enjoy. Good luck Smile

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Hope,
Don't feel guilty. It's only wasted energy if you do. Forgive yourself and move on. Today is a new day. Smile
I don't usually make New Years Resolutions. I have in the past year started exercising more. The more oxygen in your blood, the less like cancer is to develop, or so I've read. I have started eating more fruits mainly and some vegetables. I have cut out a lot of sugar but still have a sweet tooth. Most of the time, the fruit is sweet enough for me and I don't need anything else.

Time definitely seems to be going by faster.

Thank you, LM. I try not to be too hard on myself, or feel guilty, because I know that backfires. I tried to make only very small resolutions, ones I know I can keep, because if I make too many then a few days later they are all out the window, lol. Like Chelsea changing her lightbulbs! That was the perfect, small enough and manageable resolution and she was able to do that right away.

I have also come to learn that I can make small goals for myself any time of year. It doesn't always have to be just the New Year to make that fresh start and to make small changes along the way. Smile

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Thank you, LM. I try not to be too hard on myself, or feel guilty, because I know that backfires. I tried to make only very small resolutions, ones I know I can keep, because if I make too many then a few days later they are all out the window, lol. Like Chelsea changing her lightbulbs! That was the perfect, small enough and manageable resolution and she was able to do that right away.

I have also come to learn that I can make small goals for myself any time of year. It doesn't always have to be just the New Year to make that fresh start and to make small changes along the way. Smile

Small goals are the footbridge to larger goals. We can make a fresh start any time of the day. Smile

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I can say that yes I did get more organised, but then again I currently have 128 unread emails in my inbox. Looking back it was a bit of a flowery resolution with no specific targets or way of measuring whether it was truly successful. Sounds like a typical new year's resolution!

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I can say that yes I did get more organised, but then again I currently have 128 unread emails in my inbox. Looking back it was a bit of a flowery resolution with no specific targets or way of measuring whether it was truly successful. Sounds like a typical new year's resolution!

that's quite not typical for me Smile as I just rush to my e-mail inbox and even refresh it several times a day Smile I do not really know why.. But getting organised is quite a positive resolution for 2012:)

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I can say that yes I did get more organised, but then again I currently have 128 unread emails in my inbox. Looking back it was a bit of a flowery resolution with no specific targets or way of measuring whether it was truly successful. Sounds like a typical new year's resolution!

LOL, CL-Ed, but it IS fun to look back, isn't it? And it sounds as if you ARE a bit more organized this year, if that was your first thought, right? I know all the best goals are measurable, but sometimes we just know. Like I KNOW I am not more organized this year than last, lol!

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I started a new email for "junk" for when I sign up for contests, offers, etc. I learned that long ago as my first email became a jumbled mess, so I couldn't even find my most important, personal messages. So, I use one email for just personal (and just a few, select "other" places) and the other for all the junky stuff, and that has helped somewhat.

My goal last summer was to organize my computer desktop, all my folders, my emails and most of all, the photos on my computer. I have so much I could delete. That is a goal I could work on slowly, even.

I always get teased, because when I see a website I want to go back to I mark it as "favorite" and move on. "Favorites," or "Bookmarks," are supposed to be used to bookmark sites I go to most often, so I can get there faster. I use mine for the other purpose and therefore end up with 100 of them, lol. My computer guy and my son tease me so bad about all my "favorites," lol I could work on deleting those, little by little, like even 10 each day. I like small, manageable goals.

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I always get teased, because when I see a website I want to go back to I mark it as "favorite" and move on. "Favorites," or "Bookmarks," are supposed to be used to bookmark sites I go to most often, so I can get there faster. I use mine for the other purpose and therefore end up with 100 of them, lol. My computer guy and my son tease me so bad about all my "favorites," lol I could work on deleting those, little by little, like even 10 each day. I like small, manageable goals.

I always end up with a lot of bookmarks too because I think I will go back to those sites but I never seem to find the time. Now I make a folder and just put them ion my desktop with a note of what they are.

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That is exactly what I have been trying to do now, LuckyMe! Great minds DO think alike. Wink lol

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