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I Promise - I Mean It This Time 
 
Jan. 29, 2012 5:25 pm 
Updated: Feb. 1, 2012 9:40 am
For the past 10 years, I made resolutions such as lose weight, read more, build better relationships with friends and families. When I make these resolutions, I really mean it. I'm awake when I make them. I'm in my sound mind and body when I'm discussing them with my husband. But when Spring comes up on the calendar, I totally forget about all the pledges I've made to be a better person before the end of the year and I soothe myself with excuses.

This year, I promise, I will lose 20 pounds, read more intelligent books that will challenge my mind, and call my family more than once a month. Oh! I promise to maintain my friendships with more diligence than ever before.  

So its been almost 30 days into the new year. How's am I doing? Well, I'm going to the gym three times a week and I'm cooking more healthy because of the Allrecipes.com monthly activities. I have already called my grandmother three times within that last two weeks. And as for reading more intelligential books, well, keep sending me positive thoughts. I just can't seem give up my romance novels for books about America's poverty or human trafficking. 

So will I make it pass January? I will. I am changing my habits and behavior. I'm becoming more committed. Growing older puts lots of things into perspective for me.  My health, friendships and family become even more important to me. If I want them to get better, than I have to be the difference. 

So I promise - I mean it this time.


 
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Jan. 29, 2012 7:03 pm
As long as you are stimulating your mind, the content (shudder) doesn't matter. If you are keeping your gym appointments then you have validated one resolution. I like your writing style and I look forward for more from you! Welcome to the blogs!
 
Jan. 29, 2012 8:39 pm
All I can say is treasure your family. I would give anything to be able to talk to any of my grandparents, especially my mamaw. Great blog! YOU CAN DO IT!
 
KGora 
Jan. 29, 2012 9:07 pm
Good blog!! And good luck to you!
 
Jan. 29, 2012 9:11 pm
I believe you! I swear, I do! XOXO Great going, Gal!
 
Jan. 29, 2012 9:36 pm
What is it they say? It takes 21 days to break/make a habit? :D I can so relate!
 
Deb C 
Jan. 30, 2012 4:55 am
Keep at it – you’re doing great! I agree with Mike. I think no matter what you read is good so if it’s a fun read all the better. If you have any scrabble fanatic friends try setting up a game. A couple of friends and I just started to get together for a Scrabble game which is a hoot. I just joined a new gym (my old one had closed) and my goal is also at least three times a week. So, if you feel yourself slipping, just let us know. We’ll cheer you on!
 
Jan. 30, 2012 5:14 pm
You go girl!! I know you can do it!Enjoy the things you love along the way, it makes it so much more enjoyable! The best to you! We are routing for you!
 
Jan. 31, 2012 12:50 pm
We have the beginnings of a book club started by sueb. Food is the unifying theme. Our first selection will never be confused with great literature, but it was a fun way to start. Keep an eye on the Buzz for announcements.
 
Mrs. C 
Feb. 1, 2012 9:40 am
I KNOW you mean it! When Starting a blog really helped ME during a change in my eating routines, life plans, and health concerns. AR is a great forum. I look forward to your blogs, and, check out Mike Harvey's blog. He is the greatest! (oh, there are so many great ones!)
 
Mrs. C 
Feb. 1, 2012 9:40 am
I KNOW you mean it! When Starting a blog really helped ME during a change in my eating routines, life plans, and health concerns. AR is a great forum. I look forward to your blogs, and, check out Mike Harvey's blog. He is the greatest! (oh, there are so many great ones!)
 
 
 
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