New Year's Resolutions 2017

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  1. De-Ting

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    Let's get this one started.

    I've got three goals this year:

    1. Start making money. Just find something to do that doesn't completely bore me to death, or break my back, and grin 'n' bear it.

    2. Meet some girls. I need to stop pretending that I don't notice all the pretty lil' young thangs 'round me and take some chances.

    3. At least finish a draft of my novel. Cruel is going to see the light of day if it kills me, and it probably will.
     
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  2. cyberjim2000

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    I usually don't keep New Year Resolutions because there's really isn't any pressing need in my life to get "X" done. But this year, I'd say... that I need to keep a more positive outlook in life more often. 2016's been pretty negative for me personally and I'm realizing that it's causing the people I care about in my life to drift farther from me.
     
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  3. Longo_2_guns

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    1. Recover from this hangover.
    2. Recover from this life.
     
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  4. Colin_B

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    I have a few things I'm working towards. Some aren't resolutions. Such as drinking less and losing weight. I made that commitment maybe a week ago. I've gone from 155lbs to 209lbs in the past 8 or 9 years which is rather alarming as I am only 5'8. And it isn't muscle mass.

    As far as goals or what you might consider resolutions for 2017 however, in no particular order:

    1. Improve my credit - High 700s would be nice.
    2. Find my own place.
    3. Find a job that I feel satisfied with while not taking a paycut.
    4. Take more risks.
    5. Get outside more. I'm in Oregon and have never even been to Bend or Mt. Hood.
    6. Read more.
    7. Be happier and more positive.
     
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  5. Optimus-Crime

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    I was certain 2016 would claim these forums, but here we are to my surprise. I want to post more in 2017, maybe I'll post more in the cooking threads. But seeing how resolutions are nearly always broken I'll be seeing you guys in February.
     
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    These forums will remain until the apocalypse, on this old-ass version of vbulletin too.

    My new years resolution is to make sure i never just stand still and get punched repeatedly in the face
     
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    I'm trying to give up caffeine again. I had switched to green tea for a couple weeks but now I'm 10 days without caffeine or other sugary drinks. It's been hell.

    VR New Years Eve party was dope though. Hope y'all had a good time.
     
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  8. WickedLiquid

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    2016 was a rough year so the only resolution I'm making is to avoid unnecessary stress and to accept necessary stress as best I can. Basically just try to be the best "me" I can be for myself and the ones I care about.

    Oh and to lose weight and cut back on alcohol Yada Yada Yada.
     
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  9. Master_Craig

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    My new year resolutions are pretty typical. Very "yadda yadda".

    1 - Be a happier and more positive person.

    2 - Consume less sugar, eat better food, drink more water.

    3 - Lose weight, get fitter and get stronger.

    4 - Cook more often.

    5 - Apply for new jobs, maybe even get a new job.

    6 - Start working on my own web comic.

    7 - Save money, achieve a certain savings amount by the end of the year.

    8 - Draw more often.
     
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    Aaaaaand done.
    Thank you Hot and Sour Soup for allowing me to accomplish my new years resolution.
     
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    30 hour hangover is pretty crazy.
     
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  12. Longo_2_guns

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    I've had worse.
     
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  13. Eyebrowsbv31

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    Meet one of you bastards that isn't sourdeez cause he's my neighbor and therefore too easy.

    Be less abrasive. I feel (and/or know) I have a shit reputation around here, and I'm not entirely down with that clown.


    Also less booze and lose weight. Hit me up Lethean if you want to wager a expensive bottle of whiskey or a costly steam game over who can lose more.
     
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  14. Master_Craig

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    That would be interesting to see, actually. I reckon you should do it, if you're comfortable with it, that is.

    You could post your current weight (as well as height) and then both of you could agree on a "due date", as well as a realistic goal weight to achieve.

    It might be tricky to make a competition out of it... everyone is different, bodies react differently to exercise/diet regimes... but if you're both happy to do it, it'd be cool to see.
     
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  15. Colin_B

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    You?! Abrasive?! Nooo!

    Also, you're a libertarian, I'm a progressive. By that logic (if we're playing off of stereotypes) you work harder, pull yourself up by your boot straps and are more disciplined than I am. I would ultimately lose :p.
     
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  16. Eyebrowsbv31

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    Ah, but as a libertarian, again sterotypes, I love me some red meats, whiskey and sausages and fat cooked in whiskey and fat, whilst you progressives love your light beers, thin wines, and non-taco salads.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I don't own a scale but I can tell sword fighting and gladiating in VR is finally giving me the exercise I need.

    Day 11 of no Caffeine or sugary drinks. I think I slept 14 hours and still have a headache.
     
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    And I, as a Socialist, only have bread, cabbage, vodka, and misery, while I pirate my games.
    Which isn't that far from the truth, actually.

    Though I follow Lethean on Untappd and he drinks some pretty good beers.
     
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  19. Master_Craig

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    I've made a pretty good start to my weight loss.

    Christmas always kills me. First it's Christmas Eve, then it's Christmas Day, then it's my birthday (the 30th), then it's New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, so I always get destroyed.

    My weight last weekend was toppling a heavy 114.5 kg, about 252 Ibs. Now, my weight is 111 kg, so roughly 244 Ibs.

    I'm hoping to be at least 108 kg (238 Ibs) in three weeks time. In three weeks, I'll be travelling interstate with my partner for a week to see her family, but while down there, I'll be attending a three day training camp at one of my favourite judo clubs in Australia... so I'm trying to get as fit as I can for it.

    With exercise, I'm going to the gym at least five days per week. Three days, I'm doing strength training and heavy lifting, which means I'm there for a good 90 minutes, maybe even 120 minutes.

    Two days a week, I'm doing HIIT (high intensity interval cardio), so I'm there for only 30 - 40 minutes instead. I'll make a new post shortly about the HIIT stuff, if anyone is interested.

    No judo at the moment. The club is closed for holiday break, scheduled to re-open later in the month.
     
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  20. Master_Craig

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    So if anyone has weight loss or/and fitness on their new year's resolutions... here's something you might be able to try.

    I hate cardio. I don't like running or bike riding. I got in touch with an Australian judo player, and undefeated MMA fighter, asking him advice on cardio. I told him that I hate running, bike riding etc. He suggested to me this particular exercise, one that you can either do in the gym, or at home.

    Pick three exercises. These exercise must be compound exercises, meaning you work on multiple muscles at once. So here's a good example:

    1 - Push ups
    2 - Squats
    3 - Sit ups

    You're going to do each one, ten times each. For example, ten push ups, ten squats, ten sit ups. Once you've done ten, you'll move onto nine each, then eight, then seven, six etc. all the way down until you reach one. When you've hit that last one, you've done one whole set. There is no rest while doing one whole set.

    I've been told that I should try and do three sets with no rest... however, I'm not at that level of fitness yet, so after each set, I set a timer and take about two to three minutes to rest, and then I do it all over again.

    It'll probably take you about ten minutes per set, unless you're quite fit, then you'll probably knock it out in a faster amount of time... but I'm told that this type of exercising is a great way to help get in shape. I've been doing it at the gym with kettle bells and as much as I hate doing it, I am enjoying the results so far.
     
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