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Kier's picture
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new years resolutions

As the end of 2012 draws near, what things are you hoping for 2013?

Joined: 06/25/07
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To stop procrastinating and kick being overweight in the butt. I want to be healthy and look good finally!

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Joined: 08/26/07
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To lose the baby weight and the bit I gained last winter from moving twice. I am very determined to fit into my regular skinny jeans. Right now I can't even fit in the fat pants I wore after Aiden was born. Blum 3
My other goal is to get the local babywearing group back up and running. The old leader pretty much stopped doing anything and I recently told her that I'd take over.

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Joined: 07/04/07
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-To get in great shape.
-To get our finances worked out and work on our credit score.

Risstopher's picture
Joined: 02/29/12
Posts: 627

-to live more in the moment
-to not be so obsessed with things being a certain way; need to learn to just let things go
-be kinder to myself
-as much as i want to lose baby weight and get in shape, i really don't want to that to be a focal point so this resolution is a little different for me, i want to NOT fixate on that, i've been fixated on it for too long... i didn't lose all my baby weight and i am not overweight a the moment so i actually want to just be ok with me.

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Joined: 02/23/08
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To get fit-not just lose weight.
To start saving for a new house.

Kier's picture
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Ive been thinking and thinking about this.

My first thing is to get my body to where I feel comfottable, but I think thats pretty normal for a post baby momma.

My 2nd is for us to have less tv time during the day and more book time. I have found a book series that I am interested in reading, and am going to get the 1st book for myself for my birthday. For me, it needs to be a pretty easy read... Something that gets me right from the beggining and holds my attention. Something that Ican put down and come back to and pick up right where I was without having to go bqck and re read the last few pages or more. I am dyslexic, so it takes me longer than some to read a book, so Im more picky thansome.

My 3rd is to get used to the place we live now. I want to get the house more settled feeling, and more like home rather than just a temoprary place.... I still find myself feeling like we are just visiting... If that makes any sense? The trip back home not only made me realize how much I miss all my friends and family back there, but also how lonely I am here. I have my sister and my aunt up here, but thats it. So, I think that us getting out and meeting people would also help. We are hoping to find a church with a younger congragation and maybe meet people that way. I am also thinking that a Y membership will not only help my first goal, but this one as well. I am also thinking of seeing about a story time, but that raises my anxiety a bit thinking of taking a newborn, and trying to wrangle the middles, all on my own. I would love to get more involved in the boys's classrooms, but thats challenging with the other 2 in tow Sad anyone have any experiance and advice for settling things, making a place feel more like home, and all that?

Another thing, that goes hand in hand with the last goal, is to get more of a routine going now that the holidays are done. I really think that will help with some of the behaviors we are having trouble with... Especially with DS2. I also want to include more 1 on 1 time with each kid. Dd gets some during the days that both boys are at school, but I want to make more of a point to actually get down and play with her. Kellen gets lots of 1 on 1 with nursing and all that, so Im not too worried about that. Ds1 gets special 1 on 1 with home work, but I do want to just be sure that he gets other 1 on 1 too. Hes always been so independant, and just hasnt needed as much. DS2 is def the one that needs it the most right now, and the hardest one to get. Hes def developing the middle child syndrom and some un desirable behaviors. Hes not the oldest, the baby, or the only girl so doesnt get those special attentions the others do... So, I know we def need to make an extra effort finding ways that he gets special pos attention. Any ideas?

There are a bunch more changes/goals that I have, but these are at the front of the line, and on my mind, right now

Risstopher's picture
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I want to start to read more too - i just bought a book over the weekend "Cross Roads", I'm only like 5 pages in so far though! lol... Also - the routine is something i am trying to get into too!