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What are your resolutions for this New Years? WLS related or non?

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My resolutions are:
- more pure Water every day
- get 12 visits at the gym every month
- complete a C25K and eventually a C210K if I can
- spend 30 min every day for self-care (crafting, reading, face masks, going for a walk, etc)
- cook at least two recipes every month that I’ve never tried before 
- read at least 30 books (audio or regular)

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To heal my ulcers, have Dr Noria stretch my stenosis out so I can move on to the Happy Healthy Bypass Babe I was meant to be. And to not complain if it takes another month or so TPN to heal me. When I heal I want it for Keeps. And then I will show everyone Former Frustr8, Fantastic Now Frustr8 and then someday Future Frustr8, I plan to be FABULOUS and FINE!

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On 12/31/2018 at 23:19, Frustr8 said:

To heal my ulcers, have Dr Noria stretch my stenosis out so I can move on to the Happy Healthy Bypass Babe I was meant to be. And to not complain if it takes another month or so TPN to heal me. When I heal I want it for Keeps. And then I will show everyone Former Frustr8, Fantastic Now Frustr8 and then someday Future Frustr8, I plan to be FABULOUS and FINE!
Best of luck with your healing! I’m sure it’s really challenging to be patient with that process when you’re so ready for all the other changes that come with this surgery, especially after you had to wait so long to get it! Sending good healing thoughts your way!!

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My resolutions for this year are:

to go to the gym 12 times a month or more. Make it a part of my normal routine

Up my Water intake and try to get in at least 80 ounces a day

Track my intake. ALL of it. I am good at tracking liquid and Protein but that is all.. I need to focus on carbs, calories, and fat to make my tracking complete.

Slow down on my eating so that i can eat more than i am but not more than i should be

Be more positive about everybody and everything

Live life for me.. not just be alive, but live the life i have :)

Happy New Year all!

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On 01/01/2019 at 09:04, Jazzy1125 said:



My resolutions for this year are:




to go to the gym 12 times a month or more. Make it a part of my normal routine




Up my Water intake and try to get in at least 80 ounces a day




Track my intake. ALL of it. I am good at tracking liquid and Protein but that is all.. I need to focus on carbs, calories, and fat to make my tracking complete.




Slow down on my eating so that i can eat more than i am but not more than i should be




Be more positive about everybody and everything




Live life for me.. not just be alive, but live the life i have :)








Happy New Year all!






These are great! I love the last one - it’s so hard to do, great to have it boiled down to a “mantra” you can say to yourself to remember to stick with it! Good for you!!

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14 minutes ago, AEdoesRnY said:
16 minutes ago, Jazzy1125 said:


My resolutions for this year are:


to go to the gym 12 times a month or more. Make it a part of my normal routine


Up my Water intake and try to get in at least 80 ounces a day


Track my intake. ALL of it. I am good at tracking liquid and Protein but that is all.. I need to focus on carbs, calories, and fat to make my tracking complete.


Slow down on my eating so that i can eat more than i am but not more than i should be


Be more positive about everybody and everything


Live life for me.. not just be alive, but live the life i have :)



Happy New Year all!


These are great! I love the last one - it’s so hard to do, great to have it boiled down to a “mantra” you can say to yourself to remember to stick with it! Good for you!!

Thank you! We all tend ( at least I do) to do for everybody else and put ourselves last because our(my) self esteem has always been so low because of my size. Now this year, It is all about what is best for me and not the rest! Its going to be about what i want to do. Do I want to travel? Where do I want to go ( not the adult children)? What do I want to do on the weekend? This is the mentality I will bring into the new year. I will not be selfish because life "all about me" makes for a lonely life, but I am going to live life and not let life carry me through.

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On 01/01/2019 at 09:23, Jazzy1125 said:





These are great! I love the last one - it’s so hard to do, great to have it boiled down to a “mantra” you can say to yourself to remember to stick with it! Good for you!!






Thank you! We all tend ( at least I do) to do for everybody else and put ourselves last because our(my) self esteem has always been so low because of my size. Now this year, It is all about what is best for me and not the rest! Its going to be about what i want to do. Do I want to travel? Where do I want to go ( not the adult children)? What do I want to do on the weekend? This is the mentality I will bring into the new year. I will not be selfish because life "all about me" makes for a lonely life, but I am going to live life and not let life carry me through.


I completely agree - it’s not selfish! You have to fill your cup first to be able to give anything to others (“you can’t pour from an empty cup)! Or the other way of putting it - just like on an airplane, you have to put on your oxygen mask first!

You’re right that so many of us have spent so long prioritizing others’ interests/needs/preferences, what a powerful and important step to take to focus on YOU doing YOU!!

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Resolutions:

1. No more cheating rampantly by snacking. I’m trying to get that in check by only having healthful snack options.
2. Get back on my workout schedule. Travel and seasonal colds have got me off track.
3. Make a derm appointment to figure out once and for all why my skin sucks.
4. Figure out what I want to do with my career. I’m considering going for my IAAP certification to up my Web Accessibility credentials. I just feel I need to keep growing professionally and don’t want to stay static!
5. Move. We’ve been in our apartment for 4 years and I’m over it. However, we’re not quite set on staying in the area, so we’re not looking to buy, see also #6
6. Pay down debt. We’ve got a good life and good careers, but it took a lot of student loans to get us here. If we buckle down financially we can wipe some of that out.

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Well off for my blood draw and then to PCP. After that, since I will be behind, I shall " run like 60" to try and catch up, draw money out of bank, pay 2 creditors, go to Wal-Mart, back to bank, cash a check, buy m,o. for landlord, wants either cash or no check, just a m.o. Maybe somebody burned him in past? Leave just enough in to cover any service charges, and then MAYBE I can return home?

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On 01/03/2019 at 07:24, insta_adventurer said:

Resolutions:



1. No more cheating rampantly by snacking. I’m trying to get that in check by only having healthful snack options.

2. Get back on my workout schedule. Travel and seasonal colds have got me off track.

3. Make a derm appointment to figure out once and for all why my skin sucks.

4. Figure out what I want to do with my career. I’m considering going for my IAAP certification to up my Web Accessibility credentials. I just feel I need to keep growing professionally and don’t want to stay static!

5. Move. We’ve been in our apartment for 4 years and I’m over it. However, we’re not quite set on staying in the area, so we’re not looking to buy, see also #6

6. Pay down debt. We’ve got a good life and good careers, but it took a lot of student loans to get us here. If we buckle down financially we can wipe some of that out.
Omg I need to copy your resolutions.

I self-sabotage by snacking and by buying yummy cheese and crackers to have in the house. WHY WOULD I BUY A TWIN PACK OF GOAT CHEESE AND bread AND/OR CRACKERS FROM costco WHEN I KNOW I’M JUST GOING TO EAT IT ALL?!?!

I also need to do a derm appointment, or at least think about getting a nice facial and having them teach me some sort of regular skin care routine. I’ve never been good about taking care of my skin and it definitely shows.

I’m with you also on figuring out next step in my career and schooling, though I’m in a different field. I’ve been circling around trying to figure this one out for so long and I finally want to take a step toward an actual decision!

Sorry for poaching all your resolutions and making them about me, they just super resonated for me so much that I wanted to incorporate them as well!

One thing I’m doing for the workout routine is that I make a schedule for myself on Sunday and I email it to myself and my husband. That way I’ve stated my plan and I get encouragement to stick with it. I missed a few nights this past week but I did get to a group fitness class I otherwise wouldn’t have gone to! I also signed up for a couple 5K races coming up in the next few months to work toward!

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On 01/03/2019 at 07:24, insta_adventurer said:

Resolutions:



1. No more cheating rampantly by snacking. I’m trying to get that in check by only having healthful snack options.

2. Get back on my workout schedule. Travel and seasonal colds have got me off track.

3. Make a derm appointment to figure out once and for all why my skin sucks.

4. Figure out what I want to do with my career. I’m considering going for my IAAP certification to up my Web Accessibility credentials. I just feel I need to keep growing professionally and don’t want to stay static!

5. Move. We’ve been in our apartment for 4 years and I’m over it. However, we’re not quite set on staying in the area, so we’re not looking to buy, see also #6

6. Pay down debt. We’ve got a good life and good careers, but it took a lot of student loans to get us here. If we buckle down financially we can wipe some of that out.
Also best of luck with the moving and debt goals! It’s amazing how much working on those two things can improve quality of life! Even just to chip away at the debt makes such a huge difference!!

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