The New Year's Resolution

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    Nov 30, 2007 11:22 PM GMT
    Some refer to it as tradition, others just cringe with dismay.

    But "New Year's Resolution" is fast approaching and most have not planned out their 12-month goal list.

    As for me, I already accomplished one MAJOR 2007 resolution. I reached a size 32 waist from a whopping 40. Now that this one is stable, I am going to grapple these new feats in 2008...

    1.Pay off my $1200 credit debt
    2.Submit my design for a new "art game" to the patent office, get it on the shelves by 2008 holiday season
    3.Get a (1st) boyfriend
    4.Fix my chipped tooth and whiten them.
    5.Reach 12-17% body fat before the end of summer
    6.Aim for an Instinct modeling career via my promotional "art game" craze
    7.Pose for a local San Antonio gay magazine
    8.Produce my gay-themed comedy "Former Fatso"
    9.Prepare and save for my 30th birthday in 2009
    10.Be well-known as "Jadamo", The Weightloss Advocate.

    I'm going to use this thread as my reminder throughout 2008. I may change some things around, but if I can accomplish more than half of these goals, I'll be set for 2009.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Dec 01, 2007 1:16 AM GMT
    Well FF, let me congratulate you for going from a 40 to a 32 and dropping all the weight. That alone is an outstanding accomplishment for 2007.

    I looked over your list, some make sense to me (like the credit payoff). Posing for Instict magazine might be on your New Years "wish list", but to make it a resolution might be a little...

    I usually don't have resolutions, I have goals (and I think you did with your list). I have several I want to achieve this next year that are primarily business (and some personal). I always make them attainable with some work.
  • art_smass

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    Dec 01, 2007 1:16 AM GMT
    My resolution is to stop allowing people to benefit financially from my hard work. I've been feeling used lately.
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    Dec 01, 2007 1:21 AM GMT
    FF, thanks for the post, I've been thinking about this myself lately. Your goals are loftier than mine, and I say "go kick some ass!" I'm aiming for a few modest things:

    1. Add another inch to my arms, another two inches to my chest, and take three more inches from my waist.

    2. Get away from my office every two months to think and plan.

    3. Throw more money in my retirement account.

    4. See my parents more often.

    5. Call my friends more than once a month.

    That's enough for a year. icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 01, 2007 1:38 AM GMT
    I'm going to levitate in 2008.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Dec 01, 2007 3:05 AM GMT
    I'd never been big on New Year's resolutions. Last time around, I made a list of 101 things to do in 1001 days, spanning all sorts of different things. Some of them are going to take a lot more time than others (watching a meteor shower was pretty simple; reading every book on the College Board's list of 101 important pieces of literature's a somewhat more time-consuming one), but I like the mix. By the end of 2007, to be on track, I should have finished 36 of these goals. As of right now, I have indisputably finished 28 of them, and there are 4 more I have potentially already completed (pending judgment calls). That leaves me another 4 to finish by the end of the year, 1 of which I'm guaranteed to finish barring unforeseen catastrophe. I think I can get enough other done to keep on track.

    The one thing I was careful about in my list was to make goals which can be crossed off, rather than ongoing things. For instance, one of my most recent accomplishments was a 6 minute mile. Realistically, this was done by running consistently enough and incrementally faster so that I'd eventually reach that goal. But there's a big psychological difference between saying "I will run a mile in 6 minutes by a given day" and "I will run a mile twice a week every week for 10 months." Some weeks I didn't go for a specific run, because I was sick, because I was traveling and didn't have a marked difference, because I just really didn't want to, whatever. By not having it be a continuous goal, I didn't feel like a failure when it didn't happen for some given time, and was easily able to get myself back on track. It's something I think is worth keeping in mind when making resolutions--you'll want a built in way to get right back in the saddle if you falter, not something where once you make a mistake you're done and feel you might as well stop trying.
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    Dec 01, 2007 9:41 AM GMT
    mcgay lol

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    Dec 01, 2007 8:50 PM GMT
    HndsmKansanPosing for Instict magazine might be on your New Years "wish list", but to make it a resolution might be a little...


    Well, it may seem like a wish to others, but because the thought is ALWAYS in my head, I feel like I need some sort of "resolution" or "closure" to the actual thought.

    To me, the only way I can actually accomplish something would be to challenge it, to take on goals so unattainable that it becomes a mission.

    The inlcusion of "Instinct modeling career" as a resolution is not that outlandish, I don't think. Anything is possible. If I break it down, I can open up more options from that one resolution into several. I can either try modeling in general, or be affiliated with Instinct magazine in some way, or maybe even have some connection with modeling for the magazine, but not specifically for posing.

    I get a lot of feedback about my 'goals' from other people. But those who seem to question them only add to my drive. So, I guess I'm thanking you. LOL
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    Dec 28, 2008 12:22 AM GMT
    1.Pay off my $1200 credit debt
    Done and done

    2.Submit my design for a new "art game" to the patent office, get it on the shelves by 2008 holiday season
    Ok, Holiday Season 2009

    3.Get a (1st) boyfriend
    LOL

    4.Fix my chipped tooth and whiten them.
    Not quite

    5.Reach 12-17% body fat before the end of summer
    19%

    6.Aim for an Instinct modeling career via my promotional "art game" craze
    Booo, Instinct sucks! But they did run my letter proclaiming my love for Ace of Base. Ten gay Hollywood fans tracked me down on myspace because they never seen the word "Acer" printed in an American gay magazine [April 2008] Kudos to me!

    7.Pose for a local San Antonio gay magazine
    TWT went belly up. GAB is the new bitch on the block and it mostly features celebrities, some local.

    8.Produce my gay-themed comedy "Former Fatso"
    Oh yeah, I forgot about that one.

    9.Prepare and save for my 30th birthday in 2009
    Vegas, baby!

    10.Be well-known as "Jadamo", The Weightloss Advocate.
    I'm known as "The big-haired Ace of Base fan that works at Golds Gym, Austin, TX.

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    Dec 28, 2008 12:47 AM GMT
    New Year's Resolutions...
    Let's see...here are a few. If you feel its a problem for being too selfish, then chances are, you're right. It is YOUR problem:

    1. Please no one & think of no one but myself because the only person who gets the star treatment is the person who looks back at me when in the mirror.

    2. Get my photo shoot off the ground & for all of the kids & schoolteachers who told me I would never make anything of myself: Be ready to get served a nice dish of revenge the only way it can be served...cold, alongside a nice helping of humble pie.

    3. Keep my backbone & let the haters talk. I have come to learn they're gonna talk & your name is always come out of their mouths, whether they can kick your ass or not.

    4. Getting a man? No thank you. I would rather concentrate on getting my act together & enjoying the rewards by myself. Nothing says irony more like someone who didn't wanna mess with you because you were a nobody in their eyes & when you make something of yourself, all of a sudden, they come runnin' like a groupie. Does the term gold digger ring any bells?

    5. Travel more! I took one look at my folks & realised they are nothing more than a pair of sticks in the mud & I do NOT want to end up like them.

    6. Keep drama out of my life, by any means (so far, so good; drama-free for over 8 months.)

    7. Be thankful that I get to wake up every morning & do what's said on #1icon_cool.gif.

    Anyone else with any resolutions that they plan to stick to?

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    Dec 28, 2008 12:48 AM GMT
    Here is my new list for 2009.

    Get a new computer

    Restart my photography business

    Get a new car

    Find a better apartment

    Get promoted at Golds

    Improve my body inside and out

    Make true friends

    Meet Ace Of Base

    Become a local Austin celebrity in some way...

    Launch my new art game

    Date more regular guys



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    Dec 28, 2008 12:57 AM GMT
    My resolutions are to go cross-country skiing at least once a week, conditions permitting, continue going to the gym before work 4 days a week, visiting relatives whenever possible (kinda been doing that the last 5 months already), and burning up vacation time, which means an average of 1 week off every 2 months all year. I'll still have 6 weeks of vacation on hand at the end of the year, but at least I'm trying.

    I also want to work on continuing to bring a nice healthy lunch to work every day. Not always possible, but I try.

    I know it sounds boring, but those are the big resolutions for me.