Does Anyone Actually Accomplish New Year’s Resolutions?

27 Nov

I’m running out of time to accomplish my New Year Resolutions.

Remember those old things? Way back from 1/1/11. I don’t even know what mine were.  I’m sure there was something to do with my nails and something to do with my weight.  That’s usually how it goes.  Oh, and I was going to do a 365 blog.

I guess I’ve almost locked in that last one, but by golly if I could trade the blog for looking bangin’ in a swimsuit and having a good set of talons, I probably would.  It’s nothing against you guys.  You guys are great.  It’s just that if I keep going on like this, I’ll need a Hover Round just to lug around all this blubber.

I wonder if there are people out there who really set up for themselves and then accomplish resolutions.  I don’t mean goals throughout the year – I’ve got those and I whoop them appropriately.  I mean the things we tell ourselves on January 1st.  Does anyone actually do those things?  I’m not convinced that anyone does, really.  January 1st resolutions tend not just to be goals that we have for ourselves, but things we actually want to change about ourselves.  I want to change that fact that I’m a nail biter and a junk food lover.   But just yesterday I tore down one of my nails to the point that it hurt and bought a bag of powdered donuts and chocolate milk for breakfast.  

Maybe the only resolutions that are actually kept are those that don’t require a great change in us.

So I’m curious, ya’ll.  We’ve got about a month to go before we have to take a good look at the things we said we’d do versus what we actually did.  

How are things looking for you? ♣ 

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16 Responses to “Does Anyone Actually Accomplish New Year’s Resolutions?”

  1. mooselicker November 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm #

    I’m a couple years behind myself. It’s gone from “get in shape” to “just lose weight” to “don’t get fatter”. New Year’s is a hard time to make change. You’re drunk, you’ve eaten mozzarella sticks all night, and it’s too cold to go outside. We need to switch over to the Jewish calendar and start New Year’s in September. I always seem to accomplish something in the fall.

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    • Jackie December 4, 2011 at 5:25 pm #

      LOL “Don’t get fatter” is a great resolution. I love everything about this comment.

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  2. Jules November 27, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    I personally don’t do New Year’s resolutions. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s a nice thought and all…

    What I’m trying to say is that if people are truly resolute about starting something and getting it done, they don’t wait around until the new year to do it. They just do, as in NOW!

    Also, chocolate milk is fantastic for a recovery drink after a hard workout, but powdered donuts? For breakfast? 😦 Jackie I am disappoint.

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    • Jackie December 4, 2011 at 5:24 pm #

      I knew you’d be disappointed, Jules. But this is my reality. 😛

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  3. thesinglecell November 27, 2011 at 4:20 pm #

    I resolve not to make a resolution. I don’t mean to brag, but I ace it every year.

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  4. egills November 28, 2011 at 8:03 am #

    I don’t do resolutions either, if I want to do something I’ll either do it or fail at trying to do it, I’m not going to save it up just for New Year.

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    • Jackie December 4, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

      Fair enough – and you’re probably far more likely to succeed with that mentality too.

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  5. pegoleg November 28, 2011 at 11:28 am #

    I’m working on my 1999 resolutions. Not going too well, actually.

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  6. sanetes November 28, 2011 at 3:17 pm #

    Usually I don’t make New Year’s resolutions. Like Jules said, if you really want to change something, why not start now.

    Last December however I decided to declare war on “The Evil Should”, all the things I did, just because for some unfathomable reason I or someone else thought I should. I added “The Evil Shouldn’t” as well.

    I did well. I haven’t kept track of all the things I didn’t do according to some foolish beliefs, but last week I received a little parcel from Berlin with a selection of the most exclusive chocolate bars available, just because I am curious what chocolate two leagues above Lindt tastes like. I’ll find out on Christmas Eve.

    I’m happy to report I spent less time wondering, if I should really spend that much on chocolate than wondering if I’d rather try a milk chocolate with cocoa from Indonesia or a dark chocolate with cocoa from Africa. 🙂

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    • Jackie December 4, 2011 at 5:17 pm #

      Very cool! I love the chocolate bit. I also agree that if you want to do something, just start today. But I also think it’s important to reflect on goals, etc. and New Year’s is a good time to do that.

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  7. Adrienne schmadrienne November 29, 2011 at 8:59 am #

    Every year for the last oh, I don’t know, 15 years, I resolve to stop biting my nails. I haven’t succeeded yet.

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    • Jackie December 4, 2011 at 5:15 pm #

      So glad to know I’m not alone. It seems so basic: don’t chew on yourself. But it’s really not.

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  8. Marylou November 29, 2011 at 3:11 pm #

    I believe the only one I vaguely set up for myself was to “look good enough for my wedding that I don’t hate everything forever” and that worked out swimmingly. This next year I’ll probably have “get rid of my acne forever” as the one and only thing on the list, but it sure comes with a lot of major changes, one being “stop eating so much sugar.” That’s a tough one. Especially with things like Peppermint Bark in existence.

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    • Jackie December 4, 2011 at 5:08 pm #

      it DID work out swimmingly, didn’t it? You looked lovely.

      Mmm peppermint bark.

      I can’t imagine the day when I decide to back off sugar. Even the healthy things I eat have sugar in them. I’m a mess.

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