Thursday, January 6, 2011

My New Year's Resolutions!

Hi everyone! As promised I'm posting about the New Year's Resolutions I've made for myself this year.

1. Lose weight. This is probably the one thing about myself that really bothers me. As a former runner, it bugs me to no end to feel so...uncomfortable in clothes, dressing rooms, vacations, etc. Now don't get me wrong, I'm not morbidly obese or anything, but I could stand to lose a good 50-60 pounds to be at a weight where I will feel better about how I look as well as be healthier and a good example to my future family. I've gone up and down throughout the years, but this year I'm not doing it again! I've joined Weight Watchers so any of you ladies who are doing Weight Watchers or any other plan let me know and we can all encourage each other!

2. Stop putting up with crap from other people. I'm sick and tired of being walked all over because I'm too nice sometimes. While I'll retain my social graces and tact, I'm not going to get upset over people who hurt my feelings or act unprofessionally or anything that just plain isn't respectful. Get ready to get called out.

3. Pay off the rest of my credit card debt. I'm ALMOST there! And will be DONE so soon!!

4. Graduate with my Master's and get a job. I'd love to return to fabulous Jacksonville (or just anywhere in Florida) and have a wonderful job, but in this economy, beggars can't be choosers. If staying in Mississippi for another couple of years means being employed, sign me up. However, anyone with any suggestions on where a chemical engineer could be employed, pass it along! :)

5. Not feel guilty about taking me time. I love love LOVE my family and friends and I'm so grateful for them. But sometimes I need time to myself. I'll be much nicer for it. And I'm no longer apologizing.

I'd love to hear your resolutions too! We can all do it! :)
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18 comments:

  1. good luck with your resolutions!! you got thisss :) a lady i know does weight watchers...and when she actually sticks to it, it works! that's definitely good that you joined so you have a set plan to stick to!
    AMEN to number 2! i kinda started that towards the middle to end of last year...it meant losing some 'friends' but honestly, i'm much happier !

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  2. Good luck lady! A lot of my students have their MS in Engineering and they're not having much of a problem finding a job here in the South East! What type of engineering are you again? Let me know and I'll keep an eye out for jobs for you!

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  3. Me time was a big change I made last semester and it was definitely a good thing.

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  4. Girl you can so do those! Good luck!

    I agree with numero uno! I hate trying on clothes and in the dressing room. I usually get discouraged and go home. I read one 'plus size model' (she was actually a 6/8) said when she was younger she'd cut the size out of like her jeans. And that's kinda smart because sometimes I feel like because I'm not a 4 or even 6 or anything I'm 'fat' when in reality my body could be a 10 or something and it'd be good for me because of bone structure.

    Sorry about the longness...just trying to motivate you! You have beauty and brains..just remember that doll!

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  5. Weight Watchers is the best! Good luck!

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  6. Wonderful resolutions girl!! Good luck with every single one! :)

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  7. Good luck!!! I had no idea you were a chemical engineer! That's so cool and don't they always need women in those kinds of jobs?

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  8. I love reading other people's resolutions, and this was no exception. I enjoyed my short time with Weight Watchers because I feel like it's not a diet, just a shift towards healthier habits. I don't trust any diet that won't let you have certain fruits or veggies, but Weight Watchers wasn't like that! I appreciate that they encourage low fat, high-fiber, and lots of fruits and vegetables!

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  9. P.S. I didn't know you were a Gator fan, but GO GATORS!

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  11. You will feel so FREE after paying off your debt!! Best of luck!! Happy 2011.

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  12. I'm also doing WW! I did the old program a couple of times during college/law school, and this is my first time doing the PointsPlus system. So far, so good, but it's only been 4 days.

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  13. I LOVE your giraffe print background! DO not let yourself be walked on :) You are waaay to strong for that girlfriend!! I am with you though! SOmetimes being the "nice one" is not a good thing! haha You get taken advantage of, over, and over, and - you got it! And I am right there with you on eating better!! DOES it EVER END? I think not!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! haha

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  14. Best of luck to you- I'm certain you'll be able to accomplish those! I had great luck with WW last year. Let us know how it goes for you!

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  15. Some of my friends have had amazing success with Weight Watchers! Good luck with all of your resolutions--kick 2011's butt ;)

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  16. I am the SAME about not taking crap from other people. I am SUCH a people pleaser and have just recently learned to start taking up for myself and voicing what I feel!

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  17. Ashley!!! I awarded you the stylish blogger award! Congrats :)
    xoxo,
    ash

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