Put at least 15-20k into savings (in addition to 401k/retirement etc).
Figured I'd start a thread about this.
My 2013 new years resolution is to go 30 days as a vegetarian. (Not fag-cunt vegan). I've been a hardcore meat eater my whole life and I wanted to see what this kind of diet would do to me.
No beef, chicken or fish in my diet for the month of January. Veggies, nuts, fruits, eggs and of course coffee are all on the menu.
If anyone has recipes or wants to share their new year resolution - post away! (I'm gonna need all the help I can get if I plan to make it one month, I'm such a pussy)
Put at least 15-20k into savings (in addition to 401k/retirement etc).
1. Get McFly to eat a steak during his 30 days as a vegetarian.
2. Convince Etoille to refurnish her formal dining room.
3. Lose about 30lbs.
I don't have a formal dining room :P. I don't even have a dining room! Eat in kitchen baby!
Its going to be a challenge though. Between the baby (out of pocket maximum 2.5k for medical) and several other planned expenses (new HVAC for example, looking at banking cord blood/tissue @~5k, paying some folks to do some painting and drywall repair in some of the vaulted areas, nursery furniture, trip to chicago for my best friend's shower etc) its going to be a year of crazy and we're still paying off some of the repairs/updates we did last year to the house (0% interest through Dec 2013 - will be paid off Oct 2013). We should be able to sock 10-12k away no problem but I'd like to exceed that.
Thanks Etoille for forcing me to break my new years resolution.
Lose 40-45 pounds.
Try not to log into facebook every 5 minutes at work and post useless shit.
Try to get a 4.0 in both of my last two semesters at college.
work less, travel more, pursue more hobbies, spend less time here
-Learn to cook better
-Start the process of getting the hell out of my business, even if that's 10 years away
These all seem good:
At the top of my list: "Continue to kick ass"
And then I hope to "Be as bad as I know I can be"
Also, to "Really put it out there, and by it I mean Salshun's mojo"
In addition, I plan to "Give it as good as I get it"
"Be all that and more"
and "Lose my shyness, vis a vis the rocket in my pocket"
Plus, I plan to "Work my voodoo on the lady fans"
"Take a thorn out of some cat's paw."
and "Build a shrine to my own bad ass"
Then, it's time to "Give the demons what for"
"Spare the rod and spoil the face"
and "Continue to kick ass"
After which, I'll "Show the bad men what it's all about"
"Release a dove from a ghetto rooftop"
and "Cradle a newborn baby in the ruins of a church"
Finally, this year, I will "Stick it to all the suckas"
and I'm gonna "Show the man that I mean business"
..and I'm gonna "Take a computer class."
Ride out the storm of people wanting to lose weight in the gym, then a few weeks later the gym clears up.
As in you want to be fucked by a tranny or you want to be a tranny?
edit - damnit, Sterling beat me to it
Quit smoking. again
I've gone a week now without dairy, red meat, white flour, sugar, caffeine, or fried foods. It was tough watching everyone eat pecan pie, chocolate cookies, and then someone made little smokey's inside crescents.. :/ My goal is to stay on track, get healthier, and join a local soccer league.
Start the Pretty Tranny Thread and only post in there.
Get a gun
Shoot George R. R. Martin before he can make the world suffer through another terrible book
Go to prison knowing that I was the hero the sci-fi community needed
Not sure where I picked it up anymore, but I've been doing something that really helped me change some things about my life. Make a list of things you want to change and get an old-fashioned wall calendar. The process is called "Don't break the chain." Every day you do the things on the list (whatever they are, mine is practice the piano at least 10 minutes a day, pick up everything in my apartment, etc.) you make an X on that day for the calendar. As you make enough X's it looks like a chain. So on the days you don't do it, it becomes kind of glaring, because you broke the chain. Great motivator.
Has anyone ever quit drinking and smoking at the same time, and if so any tips? I've got an excellent reason to do this, and I need advice. My thoughts are to just pound water all day, every day. Eat a ton of food, and take a sleeping pill to be able to knock off.
write something online everyday.
Water, while good, is a shitty replacement to be drinking all day unless you are active. Mix it in with coffee or tea, perhaps both.
When making meals for the house, I usually eat a good chunk of pastas so the morningstar things are pretty good if you are looking to have some meat fill ins. Tofurkey has some pretty solid veggie dogs if you are wanting to grill something. I'll make these wings about once a month but I prefer to throw them in the fridge after and let em cool off so they are a little more solid. Also, expect to have people constantly harass you about being a vegetarian.
My new years resolution is to be nicer to my roommate and buy a car so I can enjoy next years snowboard season.
Find a better spot to dispose of the bodies.
I resolve to refuse to talk about "that guy and his mule and that other place", as its more important to leave that shit in the past and just focus on making this place better.
Kaige#1128 - Battle.net
Kaige - Steam
EasyWay to Stop Smoking (Allen Carr). Gay self help book that works.
Do everything in my power to retire the word "epic" and hope the entire world follows suit
- Stick to my workout schedule until I'm happy with my physical shape
- Make satisfactory progress on the manuscript I'm working on
- Get laid more
I have 2:
1: Stop pretending I dont have Celiacs Disease. Hey you try not eating anything with Gluten in it. It fucking sucks.
2: Go back to using my http://www.joyetech.com/product/details.php?gno=7. Because fuck going cold turkey that's why. I used this thing for two years and never smoked a single cigarette until my divorce started shitting down my throat.
Stop being a wussy
Not a New Year's resolution per se, but continue to gain (muscle) weight. Currently 6'1" and 160 lbs. I have a bad habit of skipping meals when I'm working.
Shoop more fire and lens flares with soaring dragons and half naked women on cheap cars.
Put more time into messing with Autocad 3D than Photoshop like I should be doing.
Lead the assault to depose Tuco as forum moderator.
Well, so much for the major expenses previously mentioned all being next year. Managed to negotiate a fairly decent deal on an HVAC today so I let the guy close with an install date of Friday. Was about 1.5k less than we had budgeted for with 1 year interest free so that works.
But I can cross that off my to do list. Just need to coordinate and schedule the drywall and painting.
1) Quit biting my nails. OMG, this has been my NY resolution for the past 8 years, lol.
2) Do more spin because weather sucks to ride the bike
3) Learn Spanish
I tend to be something of a picky eater, so my resolution is to expand my palette in terms of what I'll eat.
1. Put on 10lbs. of muscle
2. Less cheat meals per month
3. Get my career
1. Be fully in remission from cancer within the next 3 months.
2. After I get healthy, start dating and building healthy relationships.
3. Properly rehab my shoulder and get back into bouldering.
4. Successfully climb v5 problems (indoor) by boulderfest in October and compete.
5. Hit my goal weight (thank you cancer diet) of 155. - I've been putting a ton of weight on since starting hormone therapy for my prostate cancer, hormone therapy, and not being able to work out since screwing up my shoulder.
Holy hell, this is going to be a tough fucking year, but I've already been in going through cancer treatment for 9 months, what's a few more rounds of chemo?
Hey guys I have cancer. Did I mention that I have cancer? BTW I have cancer.
My new years resolution is to be even more of a jackass. I set the bar pretty high, so this won't be an easy resolution.
It's taken 9 months of treatment to finally say I'm in remission from my prostate cancer, and it takes every fucking ounce of strength to go through Navelbine and Cisplatin treatments twice a week and still maintain a full time job, and hold up a facade that I'm just fine with this treatment. Every day I have to decide if I can actually keep up with the current treatment, let alone adding two other treatments to this.
So tell me how I shouldn't be setting goals when in November I was given 9-12 months if my lung cancer was treatment resistant. My odds aren't super great, but I'm still setting goals for October of next year because I want to be there.
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So what you're really saying... is that you have cancer AND cancer?
Oh, goals. Guitar every day.
Get laid more.
exit cacoon mode, become social. The break-up was in 2010 for fuck's sake!
Happy 2013 everyone! Let the resolutions be spoken...then broken lol.
I've already gave my resolution to drink less this year. I'm sure I can keep it...maybe.
Anyways, let this be the year of Rerolled, and the new beginning of the community. FoH was good while it lasted. Time to go beyond it. Cheers everyone, and I hope you all have a great time this 2013. If not, then I hope things go well for you in the future. No ill-will towards anyone. Love you all!
Anyone started a ReR 2013 Fitness/Weight Loss Challenge thread?
Realize Breaking Bad is finally over.
1. Lose 10lbs and get my 6 pack back for my 34th birthday. It'll be the 10 year anniversary of me having a 6 pack. lol
2. Tough Mudder in 2hr 20min which would be 40mins faster than my previous time.
3. Resume going to crossfit when I'm not traveling.
Lose at least 25 lbs.
Run, walk, bike, hike, or rollerblade 2000 KM this year.
Good goals. I started my new years resolution in September, so I think I'm good. I started with the idea that one day I'd like to run a half-marathon. I have Type II Diabetes, and I am overweight, so I knew it wouldn't be easy. I basically started out being able to run for 30 seconds and becoming winded. Now I am running for 30 minutes (5K) straight with no issues at all. If I were running outside I bet I could run for an hour, but due to the snow I need to stay in the gym. The gym gets so crazy hot that at about 30 minutes I can barely breathe or see from all the sweat and heat. Lost 10 pounds so far and feeling good (229 -> 219).
Hope everyone can keep up with their goals because it feels amazing when you see results.
I'm going to have sex with a girl.
I'm going to not gain weight or trade muscle weight for fat weight.
My resolution is more mental than anything, my goal is to make sure I always question my assumptions. I think in general this will lead to a better life, by making my conclusions more thought out. I think I've done this on a fairly consistent basis over the past few years, but I want to make sure it's always the case.
Also, start lifting more weights. I think I do too much cardio simply because it allows me to read/do work while I do it. I'm too scrawny and want to change that
Cut 20 lbs, get my bench press up to 350, and kick some ass on the GRE.
All you fat fucks need to realize you're going to quit the gym in a few weeks and stop crowding it for people who don't wait till some arbitrary date to get in shape.
Speaking of that, I had a New Year miracle today. Went to the gym, and it wasn't fucking retarded crowded! So either all the resolutioners worked out earlier in the day, or more likely, haven't gotten started yet. Either way, I was happy to have another day of solace.
There were some tiny little fuckers there who will end up quitting in 2 weeks, but otherwise it was pretty empty.
I went at 7am today. The coast was clear at that point.
2 nights in a row going to bed completely sober, last drink was more than 36 hours ago and that was a beer I had about 4 hours before going to bed. First day pretty much sucked, had dizzy spells throughout the day, but now waking up the 2nd day I feel pretty good. Moderate insomnia last night with some crazy dreams, woke up the pillow was drenched with sweat, including pretty much anything around my where chest had laid down.
I was told to expect nightmares so I'm glad that didn't happen. I believe if I can make it a week, till next Tuesday, I'm out of the woods.
Weak ass resolution, but I will stick by it.
Cut out sugary drinks completely which I have been trying to do off and on for years now.
Then start doing cardio so my fucking clothes fit me again.
That is all.
I'm 8 days in and have been able to stick to my resolution.
Where are the majority of your proteins coming from? And how are eggs vegetarian!?
Eggs are vegetarian but not vegan.
Still losing weight, feels good man.
An egg is not a vegetable. It is of animal origin. Vegetables are of plant origin
So 2 weeks no booze on this coming Tuesday. I've reached a point where I feel like the good feeling of being drunk again wouldn't compare to the shitty feeling of fucking up and having to start over, so I'm pretty sure I'm done. I'm not going to be able to drink casually for a LONG time, if ever, so I'm avoiding drinking altogether. Last night was my first real test, at a bar with buddies and a full wallet. Nothing but soda the entire time, minor victory felt good.
I told a buddy about the whole "slipping up would feel like shit" and he told me "Fuck all that, focus on the new good feelings, not the weird/bad angles" but I don't know how much I agree. Stubborn anger has been working out so far in squashing this shit.
Good to hear, keep it up. Out of curiosity, how heavy of a drinker were you before?
I've considered giving up booze for a few months before. I'm not a constant drinker, I'm perfectly able to have a beer with dinner and that's it. But once or twice a month I'll have a pretty good binge of 15-30 drinks in an evening. Mainly I'd be curious to see how I'd feel after a couple weeks with zero alcohol, and what effect it would have on my weight etc.
But it just tastes so good
I'm weird, I drink like once a year if that. On New Years I had one can of Four Loko and blacked out.. I weigh 220 lbs as well.
I know malt liquor is cheap swill, but I could get bent for no more than $5. I have friends that tell me "oh that isn't shit, I used to drink a 5th of Jack every night", but that doesn't help me. I went like 2 years without going to bed stone cold sober once. I was blacking out to sleep, my memories were horribly spotty at best for the last hour before bed, then I'd feel like shit the whole next day.
I'm glad I quit, I still have weird cravings, and at weird times. I was hauling groceries upstairs today, like 4 trips and was trying to grab way too many bags at once, completely exhausted, and I suddenly had a craving for a beer, a time I should NOT have wanted to drink. It's also very situational for me, I would always grab my beers after work and then go home, so when I quit I would have to force myself to go home, strip down to boxers, and force myself to not get off the couch until I was ready to go pass out. I felt like it if I stayed dressed I would find an excuse to go back to the store.
That was my best way to handle the situation, I just went straight home and put it out of my mind.
Last edited by Salshun; 01-11-2013 at 06:45 PM.
So yeah, I guess what I'm getting at is that I don't feel any strong need to quit booze, cause generally I feel pretty awesome anyways. But it's always at the back of my mind as something that I should maybe consider, at some undetermined point down the road.
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