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  • #16
    To be calmer, happy. Try something new (open to suggestions). Worry less, eat better.
    Maybe I should put a list on my bedroom wall.

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    • #17
      Get a bike. Ride it.

      My 19yo car broke down back in June, and I decided to postpone repairs for a while and see what a car-free life would be like. The experiment was only supposed to last through the summer, but the car is still sitting, non-operational, in my driveway. I toyed with buying a new one, and have the money to do it, but..I don't want to. It just feels like a stupid thing to spend money on.

      Taking the bus and walking has been working out really well for me, along with the occasional use of a Zipcar, or renting cars for longer trips. I can pick the kind of car that will best suit my needs, as I need it. And it costs me a less than car ownership does.

      I'll get the car I have back up and running, and the tabs renewed, and maybe I'll keep it--or maybe I won't. For hauling large or dirty things, it's useful (it's a station wagon, and I can fit all kinds of stuff in it). Ditto emergency trips to the vet. It's long since paid for, and for about $1200 I could get a few more years out of it. I'll have to think on that one some more.

      But in the meantime, I'm going to get a bike, for the first time since I was 12, and add it to my transportation options. I haven't ridden one in about 35 years, so I'm a little nervous about it, but I'll get over it.

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      • #18
        I rarely make true New Year's Resolutions. Those always seem like a set up for failure to me.
        That said, there are a few goals/ ideas I'm aiming for as of a couple days ago.
        1) This one is dependent on the district, but if I can get to where I'm only at the one campus, I have a goal not to drive there at all. It's all of a mile away, 15 minutes on foot, 10 on bike, depending on traffic. Also, if I need to pick up groceries after work and it's viable to carry it home, I will.
        2) Maintain the minimal sulphite paleo diet I need to do well. Not 80/ 20 by choice, either, but by forced lack of choice (eating at the in laws, etc.)
        3) Get my teaching certification.
        4) Continue my work on mental stability, anxiety, and releasing the past. It'll be a long hard slog, but it's been worth it so far. Likely won't ever "finish"this, but even a step is a step better.
        5) NOT lose anymore weight. They don't make clothes much smaller than I wear that aren't kids clothes, and I can only get my size at 5 shops in the area.
        6) Survival Fitness: It won't happen in a year, but I'd like to better reinforce the physical fitness I would need to survive a life and death situation. Outrunning something, climbing a tree, hauling myself or someone else up off a cliff, that type of thing.
        Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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        • #19
          Originally posted by Timthetaco View Post
          It's had a substantial negative impact on our marriage for almost three years now. We agreed to part ways if I couldn't get it under control by the time she finishes school and finds a job. Long story.
          Oh my goodness. I thought you were kidding. I really hope you can get control over this. A healthy marriage is a good motivator to make it happen. Best of luck to you!

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          • #20
            Originally posted by Hannakb View Post
            To be calmer, happy. Try something new (open to suggestions). Worry less, eat better.
            Maybe I should put a list on my bedroom wall.

            Sent from my HTC_PN071 using Marks Daily Apple Forum mobile app
            Ooo, I love when people try new things! Some suggestions: powerlifting, knitting, book club, rock climbing, crocheting, scrap booking, volunteer at an animal shelter, volunteer at a shelter for women and children, paint pottery, run a 5K, hiking, tutor children. Let me know how it goes! ;-)

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Artemis67 View Post
              Get a bike. Ride it.

              My 19yo car broke down back in June, and I decided to postpone repairs for a while and see what a car-free life would be like. The experiment was only supposed to last through the summer, but the car is still sitting, non-operational, in my driveway. I toyed with buying a new one, and have the money to do it, but..I don't want to. It just feels like a stupid thing to spend money on.
              Great goal. Similar story to mine, only my car has been gone a year.

              Originally posted by naiadknight View Post
              I rarely make true New Year's Resolutions. Those always seem like a set up for failure to me.
              That said, there are a few goals/ ideas I'm aiming for as of a couple days ago.
              1) This one is dependent on the district, but if I can get to where I'm only at the one campus, I have a goal not to drive there at all. It's all of a mile away, 15 minutes on foot, 10 on bike, depending on traffic. Also, if I need to pick up groceries after work and it's viable to carry it home, I will.
              2) Maintain the minimal sulphite paleo diet I need to do well. Not 80/ 20 by choice, either, but by forced lack of choice (eating at the in laws, etc.)
              3) Get my teaching certification.
              4) Continue my work on mental stability, anxiety, and releasing the past. It'll be a long hard slog, but it's been worth it so far. Likely won't ever "finish"this, but even a step is a step better.
              5) NOT lose anymore weight. They don't make clothes much smaller than I wear that aren't kids clothes, and I can only get my size at 5 shops in the area.
              6) Survival Fitness: It won't happen in a year, but I'd like to better reinforce the physical fitness I would need to survive a life and death situation. Outrunning something, climbing a tree, hauling myself or someone else up off a cliff, that type of thing.
              Good goals - varied and complementary to each other. All the best x
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              • #22
                It seems doable, and nothing that starts out immediately flopping or completing.
                Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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                • #23
                  "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. "

                  - Mark Twain



                  My resolution for the year is to do exactly as above. I started my resolution two weeks ago though... I figured why wait until the new year, i may as well get a good run up
                  I don't believe there is one correct way of eating for everybody, and I don't believe there is one correct way of eating for a person through every stage of their life

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                  • #24
                    1. Find an engineering internship for the summer.
                    2. Post a picture of myself on this forum towards the end of spring, when I'm less chunky .
                    3. Get the sum of my squat, bench press, and deadlift PR's to at least 1150 lb.
                    4. Read my Bible completely, from Genesis to Revelation.
                    In matters of style, swim with the current. In matters of principle, stand like a rock.

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