2008 Commitments....

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    Dec 31, 2007 12:37 AM GMT
    So, everyone goes around making New Year's Resolutions...and they fail misserably by the end of January. So instead of resolving to do something, I am promissing to make a stronger commitment to things that already influence my life.

    I am committed to....

    -Trusting the Universe

    -Living at one with Nature

    -Living a Life of Unattachment

    -Being Vegetarian for the welfare of our planet and my body, while not judging others and allowing them to choose their own ways.

    -Practicing daily Meditation

    -Living Yoga

    -Training for Triathlons so I can compete in the Florida Ironman 2012

    -Becoming a Fire Dancer

    -Studying Tai Chi

    -MYSELF

    What are your 2008 commitments?

    -Den
  • gymingit

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    Dec 31, 2007 1:58 AM GMT
    Still focusing on self. Of course if the right guy comes along...... lol

    I'm now down 97 lbs and 8 inches which I've lost over the last 1 1/2 years and am not in need of cosmetic surgery or a niptuck. So I'm very thankful and thank God my body has shrunk with me.

    My plans:

    Lose at least 2 more inches and begin building full time by the end of Spring, first of Summer.

    Finish my degree online.

    Begin studying for my certification as a personal trainer.

    Take time for myself, spending one weekend in Savannah and the other in Atlanta each month. Lots of guys to meet.

    Just started a new clerical job in a law firm and plan to do a damn good job. I WANT A RAISE!! LOL

    Continue spending time with family and friends.

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    Dec 31, 2007 2:36 AM GMT
    2008 will be my year for recovery. I got a lot of catching up to do. So I resolve to:

    Restore my health with workouts, stretching, nutrition, and chiropractic treatments

    Resume my piano practice and get back to where I was before the cancer treatment made me stop.

    Restart woodworking and at least finish the cherry bedside table that I was making for my sister-in-law

    Refresh my conversational German abilities with the RosettaStone software that I hear works so well.

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    Dec 31, 2007 2:44 AM GMT
    2008 carries a milestone birthday ... I'm committed to a lot in 2008 ...

    Changing my lifestyle choices regarding health, eating and fitness - after all, I'm not getting any younger ...

    A more personal relationship with God ...

    Spending more time with my family ...

    I wish everyone a wonderful new year.
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    Dec 31, 2007 2:48 AM GMT
    This is interesting because 2007 saw me totally tranform myself into a new person.

    For me 2007 saw major changes in who I am. The man I was on 1 January 2007 is no longer with me.

    I've lost 70 pounds and six inches off my waist. I've accepted that I am gay and am very happy with that decision. I am in a relationship with a really really gorgous guy. I enjoy fine wine and cigars. I appreciate the arts more and have experienced Brazialian, Indian, Thai, and Vietnamese cuisine.

    Oh yeah. God do I LOVE sushi! Never had it prior to this year.

    I am truly happy for the first time in my life.

    2008 will just be further growth for me.

    -Chuck

    Oh yeah...I've met online some really great guys here that have been supportive and encouraging.
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    Dec 31, 2007 2:51 AM GMT
    2008 commitnments...

    Without sounding selffish/self-centered, I will devote more time to improving myself (try a new look, new clothes, eating better, and a new job)

    Spend more time with my nephew

    Reconnect with old high school friends

    Improve my vocabulary

    If possible, visit the Galapago Islands and the soon to be California island



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    Dec 31, 2007 3:05 AM GMT
    My new year plans are much less alloborate, but no less important. My way of working a new year's resolutions was not to start doing something different and change drastically. That never worked for me, and I'm not implying you here. I take every start of the year and half way point between to stop doing something that is either bad for me, or under my level of experience. Of course, I can't just stop doing something and not start something new, but what's the point of me starting a year of learning money management, if I don't learn how to stop wasting it? Right? That was the year before last's example, but you see my point - I hope.

    Good luck AlphaDen on your New Year's Commitments. You have a good head on your shoulders.
  • UVaRob9

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    Dec 31, 2007 3:28 AM GMT
    Career change: I've been in IT support for 6 years and have done nothing with my BA in math. Even if I have to take some actuary exams, I have to get out of IT and start working with numbers.

    Appearance change: almost being 30, I guess I should start dressing less Universal Gear while at work to go along with the career change. Also, I think I'll go smooth chest this year for once. This coincides with my cutting strategy for the year, since lack of body hair is very unforgiving and will show my progress or lack thereof. Forgot to add: another tattoo. I've been itching for a phoenix on my upper back for the longest time.

    Dog: this will be the year that the boyfriend and I will work very hard on getting a French Bulldog, like we've always wanted. In our townhouse we can provide him with all the entertainment and love he could possibly need. Plus, our roommate has a large Yorkie he could chase.
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    Dec 31, 2007 6:06 AM GMT
    In 2008, I am committing to:
    1) Be the best dad I can be to my boys.
    2) Continue to keep my weight steady through proper diet and exercise, and hopefully even drop another 10 lbs.
    3) To run in at least one organized 5K race each month of the year.
    4) To better my 5K run times from the last year.
    5) To put more $$$ toward my retirement plans.
    6) To be caregiver of my sister to get her through her strokes and mental illness
    7) To spend as much time as possible with my brother and help him with his cancer treatments.
    icon_cool.gif Go to support groups on cancer, stroke and depression victims and my Bariatric support group.
    9) To try to get to know more of the great members on RJ....maybe even meet a few of you!
    10) Attend my 30 year HS reunion this summer...just to watch their jaws drop at how much weight I have dropped since HS! LOL!!! In this case, REVENGE tastes better than anything I have ever eaten...short of a couple of guys!!! LOL!!!!icon_lol.gif

    Many more on my "want to do" list....don't expect to have the time this year though.

    Happy New Year!
    Best Wishes for a GREAT 2008!
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    Dec 31, 2007 6:25 AM GMT
    Commitments:

    More time at home with partner, friends, and dog.

    Less time on the road.
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    Dec 31, 2007 4:20 PM GMT
    I'm resolving that the rest of you will treat me with the respect I deserve.
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    Dec 31, 2007 4:29 PM GMT
    What a modest man. Nowhere in that post did I see the word "worship".
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    Dec 31, 2007 4:41 PM GMT
    Mine are simple:

    -live one day at a time
    -be a little better this year than I was last

    Happy New Year, ya'll!


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    Dec 31, 2007 5:16 PM GMT
    obscenewish saidI'm resolving that the rest of you will treat me with the respect I deserve.


    I thought we were? :-)

    -Den
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    Dec 31, 2007 8:52 PM GMT
    I'm gonna (finally) complete a manuscript, find a literary agent, and get it published.

    Therefore, I firmly resolve, in 2008, to learn to finish things that I
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    Dec 31, 2007 8:53 PM GMT
    start.
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    Jan 01, 2008 3:05 AM GMT
    I'm going to keep going to DBT

    I'm going to try and forget about my "assault on sight list" of people I hate

    I'm going to keep taking my pills

    I'm going to try the last few medications that haven't been tried for my cognitive dysfunction

    If all else fails, then I'm going with plan B.
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    Jan 01, 2008 4:02 AM GMT
    obscenewish saidI'm resolving that the rest of you will treat me with the respect I deserve.



    Is that a real banana? icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 01, 2008 4:21 PM GMT
    SkyTran said[quote][cite]obscenewish said[/cite]I'm resolving that the rest of you will treat me with the respect I deserve.

    Is that a real banana? icon_wink.gif[/quote]

    Damn, not 12 hours into the New Year and I've already broken my resolution.
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    Jan 01, 2008 4:54 PM GMT
    While I've normally not been one to make resolutions, I'm learning that for myself I have to make some goals and get them out there so that I'm held somewhat accountable for them. Here are some of my 2008 Goals:

    * Be the person that others want to be in a relationship with, be available emotionally myself, and take advantages of the opportunities for intimacy when they present themselves.

    * Get in the best physical health I can be, which includes taking off a layer or two of fat so you can see these muscles I've been developing.

    * Get a closer group of friends who support all aspects of my life. Especially more gay male friends.

    * Finish my certification that I've been working on for two years, get published, submit to present at a conference, look for a new job in the spring, and get my consulting practice business processes up to date.

    * Play more music, work on more arrangments, write more songs, and get everything together for a recording in the spring of 2009.

    * Dance, dance, and dance some more.

    * Get into a consistent spiritual practice.

    * Get to the gym, and also have another sport that I can focus on, set goals, and achieve something that I don't think is possible now. Also more yoga, and some tai chi.


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    Jan 01, 2008 5:09 PM GMT
    Ooh, its that time again ..

    My commitments for 2008 are to :

    * Finish my weight loss plan (got another 10-14 lbs to go)
    * Increase muscle, get nicely toned
    * Get a six pack (or near as damm it) by the late spring/early summer. This has been a goal for several years, but determined that this is the year I'll hit the beach and have finally done it
    * Get healthy - I guess if I achieve all the above then this might be self forefilling, but I plan to make a concerted effort to eat and live a more healthy lifestyle. i.e eat more fresh organic foods, cut out crap processed foods, additives, artifical sweetners, exercise reguarly.
    * Find a man/have a long term relationship
    * Come up with some kind of serious idea/plan for my own business/become self employed.
    * Generally be a more positive happy person
    * Keep in touch with old friends more often
    * See my family more often
    * Find someway to turn back time, so that when I turn 40 this summer, I'll be looking 25! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 01, 2008 5:13 PM GMT
    Look for the beauty in each day and in every person,
    Try to see others from the perspective of subject rather than object,
    Like zdrew78, try to finish what I start,
    oh yes, of course, try to wear less clothing icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 01, 2008 5:16 PM GMT
    * Starting the 12-week muscle building program today.
    * Taking intense classes to finally get close to Spanish fluency.
    * Be less judgmental of others.
    * Expand charitable/volunteer work.
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    Jan 01, 2008 5:20 PM GMT
    I don't usually do this, but this is a New Year....so :

    1. Continue to workout and maintain a healthy body.

    2. Figure out who I really am.

    3. Be more patient.

    oh yes, and post new pics of myself...LOL...
  • jockdreams

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    Jan 02, 2008 12:52 AM GMT
    formulate a budget and stick to it