Happy New Year, Let's talk goals

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  1. Cactusflower

    Cactusflower Pied Piper of Ponies

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    I never fancied the term resolutions. It's not specific enough. For a solid type A personality, I prefer a more detailed plan. I like to take this time of year to write specific goals for the year, including smaller steps or actions and how I will know I have achieved my goal. It would be fun if you'd all play along. It'll keep us honest.
    Try to use SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time bound) principles and break the goals down into manageable pieces.

    I'll do an example of one I'm working on:
    I will lose 25 pounds.

    Sub goal - Fitness - I will get back to playing badminton again. I will start weight training again at least 1-2 times per week. I will continue with yoga at my studio. I will continue running and training for my ultra marathon in April. I will continue with hiking and snowshoeing weekly. I will start going out swing dancing again.

    Sub goal - Nutrition – I will stop eating when I’m full. I will start recording my caloric intake again. I will significantly reduce the amount of bread and pasta I have been consuming and I will avoid sugar. I will eat more protein. I will be mindful of portion size. I will be careful when shopping and cooking, so that I don’t feel that I must consume huge amounts of food to prevent it from being thrown out. I will plan meals and snacks ahead of time as much as possible and I will keep healthy, low calories snacks available.

    Success – I will know I have succeeded when I have reached my weight loss goals, when I feel stronger and more in control of how I treat my body. At one month, I will be down to at least 169 lbs.
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    LightningSilver-Mana Twinkles the Cat

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    I spent 2018 panicking and stressing over the future, inevitable changes upcoming involving rent going up and a family member passing away and job loss

    ....thought we'd at least get to hurdle through the first month of 2019 without any of this.... ALL 3 HAPPENED BEFORE DECEMBER 30TH.

    ....so I've already panicked so I'm like that dog in the meme where it's surrounded by fire but it's sitting there like "yep, this is fine!"

    So, new jobs are needed on the way, I've already gone through our place and organized everything so that we got rid of lots of extra stuff and things are ready to shove into boxes if we have to move.

    Miiiiight be able to end up inheriting the deceased family member's house.

    It's hard. Lots of stressful changes have to happen and none of us really want to do them. But we're gonna work with it all.

    Prepare for the worst, hope for the best and work for the rest saying

    I'm gonna do what my mom did, and work a 9-5 job while having a small business in the side
    Gonna use my job money to invest in my customs like throwing money at social media to promote my work and *gasp* START AN ETSY.

    And at some point, maybe get a 3-D printer and print my own pony bases.... I still want to use doll hair and textiles on them though

    My car's transmission is almost dead too .w. Probably
    WE'LL BURN THAT BRIDGE WHEN WE GET TO IT probably
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    Tak Tak has left the building.

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    My only resolutions are to pay off debt and spend time with my daughter before she's too old to want to.

    A sub goal would be successful healing and losing 30 lbs.
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    Skybreeze BBE Pony

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    Ummmmm my main goal is to make it to January 1, 2020... o___o

    I’m serious here
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    Tak Tak has left the building.

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    That's how I count my birthdays. Survived another year!
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    Skybreeze BBE Pony

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    Lol. Well it’s practically my birthday so it counts as one.
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    Cactusflower Pied Piper of Ponies

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    I want a copy of the birthday list! When is it?
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    Tak Tak has left the building.

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    Mine's May, breeze is January !
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    Skybreeze BBE Pony

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  10. evilbunnyfoofoo

    evilbunnyfoofoo My shoes are laced with irony Staff Member Moderator

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    I just have to get my depression under control, and I'm working hard on that. I think I'm on a good med combo finally. I'll just have to focus on getting more stable. Then... knee surgery. I don't wanna, but I'm virtually crippled at this point. I've put so much stress on the right knee trying to make up for the damage to the left knee that the right is now worse as well.

    If I was a horse, they'd take me out to the back pasture and shoot me. :D
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    Tak Tak has left the building.

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    We're not going to let them shoot foofoo!

    I gots the surgery last year, so we get you fixed this year.
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    Skybreeze BBE Pony

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    Well, thankfully you are not an equine so now we keep you and preserve you like a fine jam.
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    Cactusflower Pied Piper of Ponies

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    Nah Foo, I'm convinced nobody here would shoot any horse.

    Darn, we are a bunch of lame ponies. I finally saw a doctor today about my left shoulder injury that happened six weeks ago with search and rescue. I may have torn rotator cuff. I have an ultrasound next week. Unfortunately, I waited so long to report the injury, I may be covered under Worksafe. I should know better. I worked there for 7 years. Ugh, I hope it's not serious, but it's already been six weeks, which is a long time to heal.
  14. evilbunnyfoofoo

    evilbunnyfoofoo My shoes are laced with irony Staff Member Moderator

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    I'm sweet AND bitter! Delicious! :D
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    Like a dark chocolate truffle!
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