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    Any New Year's Resolutions?

    Yeah, I know they're ghey and most people drop them in a few weeks, but I really believe in at least trying to start new years of my life on a good foot. So I usually try to make at least one new years resolution and give it real effort (so it lasts a few months, not weeks, 555). One thing I've found that helps is making them quite specific, rather than keeping them general or nebulous or concept based. So, instead of something like "I'm going to lose weight" or "I'll improve my relationship" or "do better with money", I'll do things like "join gym, workout at 9am daily, reduce to 2000 calories a day" or "buy a r/ship program to do with s/o, commit wednesday nights to just doing something fun together" or "save $200/week, put in self directed retirement acct".

    So my big one this year will be no alcohol. All year. And make a Vblog about it, where I check in once per month for 3-5 minutes and talk about not drinking in a place where drinking is pretty much an integral part of the social fabric.

    Anyone else out there planning on changing anything in the coming new year???

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    I'm gonna sleep more...yep...definitely sleep more....555
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    I will never give up alcohol......that's for damn sure!!

    I am making a broad one.....be more focused on my goals this year
    Work.
    Relationship
    Social

    I really got lazy in all aspects last year

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    Here's my resolution....to never make another one.
    Get out there in the game, don't sit up in the bleachers. That is the philosophy of pimps and preachers.

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    Smells of bitterness in hurr...

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    *checks to make sure this isnt ThaiVisa forum...

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    Mines to get strong enough to do a muscle up on gymnastic rings. Not exactly new year resolution as it was my birthday goal but since my bday was only a month ago can have it as a new year resolution too. They are so difficult.





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    My resolution is to die in a fiery automobile crash.

    Wot?

    The whole point of NYR's are to list the things you're going to spend the year studiously avoiding.
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    My resolution for this year is finally fullfilling my new year 2013 resolutions

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    I have another one:

    My NYR is to not hang out with Kevin when he isn't drinking in a bar because he sounds like he will be a real hoot! 555
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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1451568082.201620.jpg

    Giving up alcohol for a year is pretty nuts! (Unless you have issues with it)

    I just did a 6 mile walk down the Thames path from Surbiton to Richmond finishing up in the Roebuck on Richmond Hill for a deserved pint. That walk and this view just wouldn't be the same with a Appletiser. Amazing weather to finish off the year.




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    ^^Up to you, as they say, Paulie. ;>}

    I havent actually drank in a week and I feel pretty good tonight. 2016 is going to be great year for me and I am genuinely excited for it all. Hard work, yes, but life changing. Been sitting here before going out, listening to the pump-up music and thinking about the cool things of 2015, but also smiling over what 2016 is gonna hold. We have a group of us going down to the river for grub and good times... most of the group will be drinking, but I wont. I am feeling good enough already, honestly.

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    I tend to do the opposite of specific and just pick a few general small things that I'd like to change, the key here is like to change so it's something I want to do and it's a change not give up so it could be more of something and less of something else. This year is less checking the internet on the phone and try cook some new things, preferably Asian. I was reading a Chinese takeaway menu earlier in anticipation of finishing off the year with one and was positively salivating looking up the different dishes but unfortunately they were closed so it's pizza and chips this evening!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dontpanic View Post
    I tend to do the opposite of specific and just pick a few general small things that I'd like to change, the key here is like to change so it's something I want to do and it's a change not give up so it could be more of something and less of something else. This year is less checking the internet on the phone and try cook some new things, preferably Asian. I was reading a Chinese takeaway menu earlier in anticipation of finishing off the year with one and was positively salivating looking up the different dishes but unfortunately they were closed so it's pizza and chips this evening!
    Haha
    I should be ashamed of myself how bad I have eaten this week in the lead up to a New Year 555

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    Resolution and new year .......enjoy more in all aspects i suppose hopefully get my very early retirement and just take it from there
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    Nobody is a social drinker. Everybody drinks to get drunk. I mean, nobody drinks 10 pints of coke in a night

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    I'm starting with a sugar free January, still having natural fruit sugars though, and aiming to hit the gym to get a decent beach bod for my trip in April.

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    Well, should anyone here ever find themselves in Chiang Mai for a NYE, going down to the riverside area is a far better choice than going to the main square downtown (Thapae Gate). I've been to the gate twice in the past.. usually a concert going on and lots of street vendors, then huge fireworks at midnight. It's fun, but you are directly beneath the fireworks display so you're looking straight up to see them, which is an odd angle. Down by the river, it's way less shoulder-shoulder... plenty of room, so you dont feel mobbed... not much street food, but we grabbed drinks from 7-11 after hitting The Red Lion Pub for a late meal... fireworks all up and down the river, several displays at once. I'm generally 'meh' about fireworks, but it really did seem pretty cool... almost overwhelming there were so many multiple displays all going off in close proximity.

    So it's the 'morning of' now... the hard part of 2016 begins... the part where I probably should be avoided... waking up without caffeine. There will be headaches and moodiness for the next week or so, especially in the mornings. Still, the juice is worth the squeeze... I want to get back to being able to wake up and start my day normally without having to rely on a drug (albeit a delicious one) to get going. We'll see how it goes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by stupscott View Post
    I'm starting with a sugar free January, still having natural fruit sugars though,
    I would really like to try that.. Depend how extreme you go looking tho as theres added sugars in almost everything processed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WarProfiteer View Post
    So it's the 'morning of' now... the hard part of 2016 begins... the part where I probably should be avoided... waking up without caffeine. There will be headaches and moodiness for the next week or so, especially in the mornings. Still, the juice is worth the squeeze... I want to get back to being able to wake up and start my day normally without having to rely on a drug (albeit a delicious one) to get going. We'll see how it goes...
    Go take your crazy train somewhere else !!

    I mean theres resolutions and just insanity !!
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