OT: How are the new year resolutions holding up?

I’m sticking to my south Beach/Sugar Busters combo diet. So far so good: lost 4 pounds so far.

Wow! Another heartening success story. Keep 'em coming! :cheering:

at least it was b4 new year’s :mrgreen:

I havn’t had any soda in 6 days! :happydance:

I’ve also been stash busting, and only bought three skeins of yarn since the new year.

I don’t make resolutions. :teehee:

Jodi: In 2005 I bought a recumbent bicycle to help me recover from a nasty car wreck. When I am home I ride that bike everywhere I go. In 6 months I dropped better than 50 lbs just from riding that bike.

Sigh…I was just thinking about this today. I’ve done w/ the not so serious resolutions but failed at the more serious ones… My resolutions were:
to stop drinking sodas which I’ve done good with (I can only really drink sprint right now since I"m preggo)
cut down on red meat (or cut it out) which I’ve done well on until yesterday when I walked into the sub shop and ordered a brisket and cheddar sub… I was half way through when dh said, "I though you were cutting out red meat…"
and the most serious of all is to spend more time each day in prayer both alone and with my daughter. I don’t feel like I’ve done as well on that one as I should have…

My NY Resolutuon was to learn how to knit. It’s January 16th and I’ve completed 2 scarves and an iPod cozy. I think this is the first resolution I’m going to stick with :cheering:

Recap of my Resolutions:

  1. The Knit-From-Your-Stash-a-Thon will start January 1, 2007 and run until June 30th 2007 (details on my blog)

I will knit lace, even if I end up hanging myself with the cobweb yarn.

I will knit more color work, especially fair isle.

I will knit for the home after my stash knitting is done.
I will knit myself a garment.

I am successfully following the resolutions. I am knitting from my stash and have yet to buy yarn. I am knitting some lace socks so I am beginning to do lace already!

My non-knitty resolutions are coming along well too. I stated that I’d like to finish fixing up the downstairs. Today is paint the living room day =-)

Hehe, sorry about that. I was sickly and looking for suggestions.[/quote]

oh Roo, no need to apologize! it’s ok! :smiley: :heart:

way to go, people! :cheering: good to see you sticking your plans! :cheering: :happydance:

wow! Mason, thanks for the inspiration and encouragement! :smiley:

Yay! Someone to commiserate with. I also gave up soda. I have been on diet soda for the better part of three years, but lately had noticed that it was taking the place of water and other really healthy beverages. So I gave it up. On occaision, I have a rum and diet coke at the bowling alley, but the purpose of giving it up was to be more healthy so I cut myself a tiny bit of slack now and then.

I am also stash busting this year. I have much yarn and many projects to keep me busy.

My best resolution was in 2000 when I took up drinking. It’s been seven years now and I’m still doing great with it!

That’s my kinda resolution! :rofl:

Hey, I wanted to pick something I could really stick with.

Drinking as a resolution~~?? :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:
I have TOO have been working on my stash busting by using 4 skiens of red :heart: yarn for a lunch bag for me and small bags as gifts
I have upped my exercise routine to 4 times a week ( which I hope to get back to my old routine of 5 days a week)
I am trying to eat better with my Weight Watchers progamll
although i did see a Large Gain last wekk :oops: :oops:

But as our WW leader always tell us … Weight loss is a journey not a destination!
:cheering: :cheering: :cheering:
for all of you trying to get healthier this year.

My resolution was to learn three new skills/crafts by the end of this year. I’m learning to knit, so that’s one down. I resolved to lose weight, but I have yet to give it enough effort. I did succeed in my resolution to abstain from caffeine (with the exception of when I get headaches, for some reason it gets rid of them). I think I had an odd resolution…I resolved to improve my posture. It’s been…interesting.

Hurray for resolution keeping!

Headaches are a common symptom of a physical dependence on caffeine. Regular coffee drinkers (like me) often get them when we forget to have a little pick me up in the morning.

If you are trying to staff off caffeine, but are having a caffeine headache, try excedrin. It has caffeine in it. You can treat the headache with less caffeine AND keep yourself from getting back in the habit of drinking caffeinated beverages.

I never made any! :happydance:

You probably make the smartest ONE of all~~!! :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

And even it’s not a caffeine-dependent headache, caffeine constricts the blood vessels in your head, which often relieves pressure and makes headaches go away.