30 Days to Your Best Year Ever

by Lolli

How are you keeping up with those New years Resolutions?

2012 is off to a great start

So far, I am happy to report, I have been doing relatively well on my goal to attain more balance in my life (although I admit I’ve been swinging my balance farther toward family time and rest than I have toward work…). 2012 is off to an amazing start.

The main thing I’ve been working on this week? Spending more quality, relaxed time with my kids and cooking real food for dinner every night.

On Saturday, I made my family Basil Chicken Salad Wraps using Tyson® Grilled & Ready® chicken strips. Oh. My. Goodness. My mouth is salivating just thinking about how amazing they were! The recipe was so incredible that I shared it on my blog that night.

The best part about our dinner was my husband’s reaction, though. He knew that I was getting “something frozen” from the grocery store, and he turned his nose up, proclaiming to the kids that he wasn’t going to eat the frozen dinner. I lured him up to the kitchen after I was finished making the chicken wraps and he saw that THIS meal was anything BUT frozen.

He had thirds.

Stay on track with your goals in 2012!


Tyson Foods and Hungry Girl have teamed up to coach women through the next month via the recently launched “30 Days, 30 Ways, 30 Rewards.”
 

As of January 2, you can visit www.30days30ways30rewards.com for everything you’ll need to get on track and stay on track all year long. 

Each day that you visit the site during January, you’ll find three ways to balance an active lifestyle: a nutritious and quick recipe (with fewer than 500 calories), a clever tip (including some from Lisa Lillien, aka Hungry Girl) and a chance to win a health-themed prize.

So far, the tips provided have been so helpful:

I’m excited to see the tips for the rest of the month.

Enter to win!


Tyson and 5 Minutes for Mom is offering a giveaway for a free bag of Tyson® Grilled & Ready® products as well as Hungry Girl’s new book, Hungry Girl Supermarket Survival Aisle by Aisle HG-Style!

To enter, leave a comment below with your favorite tip on how to keep your New Year’s resolutions.

This giveaway ends January 23rd and a winner will be chosen by random.org and announced the next Sunday in Around The Blogosphere. Please see our site’s terms and conditions for more information.

Disclosure: Tyson provided me with the book and a coupon for a free bag of Tyson chicken for review, but the thoughts and experiences expressed here are my own.

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom managing editor, Lolli. You can find me blogging at Better in Bulk and tweeting at @1momof5.






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Lolli is a busy mother of five kids, ranging in age from 8 to 16, photographer, and author of Better in Bulk. Her blog has a little bit of everything – parenting, life in a large family and photography with a central tie-in: Bringing moms together to learn, connect, and enjoy life. Connect with Lolli on Twitter (@1momof5) and on Facebook.

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1 June January 9, 2012 at 10:39 am

I plan on drinking more water to keep myself with the more full feeling, so that I do not want to eat as much.

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2 Elisabeth January 9, 2012 at 11:15 am

My best tip would be to set smaller goals throughout the year that support your main goal! :)

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3 shelly January 9, 2012 at 11:47 am

My best tip: don’t set yourself up for failure. Make a resolution that you are going to stick with.

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4 Amber January 9, 2012 at 12:32 pm

My favorite tip is to make a very specific new year’s resolution that you can quantify. My new year’s resolution is to cook 4 dinners a week at home from scratch, not just to eat healthier.

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5 beth January 9, 2012 at 1:14 pm

My favorite tip is to use my slow cooker as much as possible. It really frees up my time!

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6 Alison S. January 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Accountablity for my goals. Scary and fun at the same time. :)

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7 Alicia January 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Don’t let a “failure” make you throw in the towel. You’ve still got the rest of the year. Just dust that off and keep going!

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8 Ivy T January 9, 2012 at 1:53 pm

I like to keep inspirational quotes around (like on post-it notes) on places where they will remind me of why I’m working on this goal/resolution. Sometimes I’m overly critical of my appearance, so I’ll put a quote on the bathroom mirror so that I’ll see it when I’m getting ready for the day.

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9 Lizzy January 9, 2012 at 2:35 pm

My best tip is to make goals that are realistic!

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10 DeeAnn S January 9, 2012 at 3:07 pm

My best tip is to set achievable, realitic goals. If you reach too far and don’t make the finish line, it’s too easy to say “I can’t do it”. Then you won’t!

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11 Jessica T. January 9, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I try to set a reachable goal instead of an unattainable one!

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12 heather h January 9, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I always make sure I write in my journal my daily progress of goals this ensure that I keep it in my mind and I am always focused

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13 Susan Smith January 9, 2012 at 5:20 pm

I keep my New Year’s resolutions.by writing it down and showing it to other members of the family.

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14 Kat Meller January 9, 2012 at 6:01 pm

I’m going to drink more water and walk the steps instead of taking the elevator as much as possible – especially if its only a floor or look for the “furthest” parking spot to pick up a few more steps instead of driving around looking for the closest spot. Hey every little bit will help

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15 Michele Anne January 9, 2012 at 6:13 pm

I plan to involve friends who help to motivate me.

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16 Amy January 9, 2012 at 7:08 pm

My resolution is also to cook real food for my family and to have sit down traditional dinners with placemats and all! We started just after Christmas and did very while for the holiday break until the over blew out… back to the microwave until we get the oven fixed!

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17 Nancy January 9, 2012 at 8:01 pm

To help you keep your New Year’s Resolutions, write them down as well as the reasons why you want to keep them

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18 Shannon January 9, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Set goals that are attainable.

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19 Chuck January 9, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Do not be lazy about it, just get out there and do it!

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20 Cheryl Free January 9, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Write it down, visualize, resolve ヅ *Thanks* for the giveaway!

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21 Jen January 9, 2012 at 10:11 pm

I’m trying to make monthly goals not just big yearly goals.

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22 Janet F January 9, 2012 at 10:24 pm

I keep my New Year’s Resolution by choosing a goal that is attainable for me.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

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23 Jeni Monroe January 9, 2012 at 11:31 pm

My fav tip is to drink at least a gallon of water a day to help flush your system =)

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24 CORRIE January 9, 2012 at 11:43 pm

my tip is to journal everything u eat, if u have a habit of over eating. it helps your stay in control and accountable of yourself.

kadia3 at yahoo dot com

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25 coliebear January 10, 2012 at 1:49 am

My tip is to stop buying junk food.

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26 renee walters January 10, 2012 at 6:13 am

My best tip is to not quit. I give up to easily. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Renee Walters
Bored2quickly@hotmail.com

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27 debp January 10, 2012 at 7:18 am

I would say, make obtainable goals. For example, instead of saying I want to lose 36 pounds this year, say I have a goal of 3 pounds a month to lose.
twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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28 Barbara M January 10, 2012 at 8:21 am

Best tip – have a resolution you’re passionate about – will help you stay motivated.
Thank you.
barbara dot montyj at gmail dot com

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29 Lynda E January 10, 2012 at 8:40 am

Hubby and I are walking every night on the way home from work. The important thing is to do it before we get home, because once we get in the house, that’s it!

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30 Kathy Stevenson January 10, 2012 at 9:20 am

Only pick something you know you will stick with!

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31 Christine Jensen January 10, 2012 at 9:21 am

Make achievable, specific goals.

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32 sandra January 10, 2012 at 9:30 am

do it with a friend

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33 Sarah January 10, 2012 at 9:38 am

The best way to keep resolutions is to have accountability! Let others know your goals and tell them you’ll keep them updated. :) That usually helps. :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

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34 @MryJhnsn January 10, 2012 at 10:01 am

Follow through is not easy but doable

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35 EMMA L HORTON January 10, 2012 at 10:01 am

WALK A MILE EVERY DAY….THE MORE YOU WALK THE BETTER YOU WILL ENJOY EXERCISING

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36 Vanessa January 10, 2012 at 10:15 am

It takes 28 days for something to be a habit so powering through January will make it a reality! momlovesdeals at gmail dot com

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37 daisy burgos January 10, 2012 at 10:19 am

my tip is to open up your heart and eyes more to the lord he’s the only one who can achieve and keep your New Year’s resolutions without failure

homehappywork@yahoo.com

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38 crystle tellerday January 10, 2012 at 10:36 am

get support from family and friends

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39 Tara G January 10, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I have been bringing my lunch to work which is helping me to eat healthier and to save money.

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40 mindy January 10, 2012 at 1:03 pm

use realistic goals thanks

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41 Susan Ladd January 10, 2012 at 2:50 pm

The way I keep my New Year’s resolutions is I have a note on my ref each morning that lets me know that I am on diet this year and it is working for me. I want to thank you for this fantastic sweep and hope to win :)

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42 Kristy T January 10, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Definitely to stay focused on the end goals, and don’t let anything bring you away from them!

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43 jannajanna January 10, 2012 at 3:34 pm

make small attainable goals to stay on track.
Happy Blogging! Thanks! Janna Johnson jannajanna@hotmail.com janna@feedyourpig on gfc http://www.feedyourpigblog.com

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44 Jennifer January 10, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I always set realistic goals!

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45 Kyl Neusch January 10, 2012 at 3:54 pm

set small goals

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46 sheryl cullum January 10, 2012 at 4:11 pm

Cutting down on portions and no seconds :)
amasfuntime at yahoo dot com

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47 Linda Lansford January 10, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I keep my resolutions by determination

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48 Idaho Jill January 10, 2012 at 4:36 pm

specific goals work for me!

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49 Denise B. January 10, 2012 at 4:46 pm

Tips I don’t have, because I don’t make resolutions. I prefer to take each day one at a time and strive to make life better each and everyday.

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50 Sarah W January 10, 2012 at 4:51 pm

I try to set very specific and attainable goals so that i can actually measure my progress

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51 Lachelle B January 10, 2012 at 6:16 pm

I have a friend who makes one new resolution each MONTH. I love it because it supposedly takes about 30 days to build a habit and it’s not nearly as overwhelming to focus on one new thing each month!

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52 ShannonMcGrew January 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Set realistic and achievable goals. And don’t be too hard on yourself, Cheat sometimes.

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53 Janice Cooper January 10, 2012 at 8:46 pm

My tip is don’t set an over-realistic goal or resolution. Be patient and have will-power.

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54 Christine January 10, 2012 at 9:53 pm

be realistic

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55 Garrett January 10, 2012 at 9:53 pm

I’ve started working out at the gym.

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56 Marlena U. January 10, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Work out with people who strive for the same goals and have fun…it makes a world of difference!

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57 Christina Gould January 10, 2012 at 10:08 pm

My favorite tip: Think progress, not perfection. Thanks for the giveaway!

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58 Nadia January 11, 2012 at 1:24 am

Don’t give up altogether if you stumble once or twice….or thrice.

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59 Vickie COuturier January 11, 2012 at 7:04 am

My best tip is not to set your goal so high,start with a lower goal that is more easy to get too then set your self another after that
vlbelk(at)hotmail.com

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60 Heather Vogler January 11, 2012 at 7:07 am

Just focus on the desired end result.
dinos_still_exist (at) yahoo (dot) com

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61 Marianna
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Have friends family members available to help you and hold you accountable

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62 Natalia January 11, 2012 at 11:04 am

Tell about your goal to your enemy and you will keep your promise! 100%

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63 John January 11, 2012 at 11:05 am

I told my resolution to my wife. Now I have no mercy!

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64 Tami January 11, 2012 at 11:26 am

Don’t make em! Ha. I just try to let the new year be a reminder of what direction I’d like to head in life, and serve as a fresh start.

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65 Casey Everidge January 11, 2012 at 1:47 pm

set goals you know you can reach. then when you reach them you can set bigger ones.

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66 susan varney January 11, 2012 at 2:28 pm

be strong, be determined,be honest, and keep your willpower-if not you only cheat yourself and sometimes even your family

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67 Rachel Miller January 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm

I really like the idea of setting little goals….I get frustrated if I set crazy ones :)

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68 Gena January 11, 2012 at 3:09 pm

My best tip is to make resolutions that benefit others, not just yourself necessarily….they’re easier to keep when others are benefitting!

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69 Charlene Canfield January 11, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Just start each day fresh! Don’t beat yourself up if you fall. Just get back on!

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70 Michelle Macaluso January 11, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Don’t set yourself up for failure by making a resolution that is too far out of reach

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71 Ruth Hill January 11, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Break your goals down into small, manageable steps.

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72 Audrey Griffis January 11, 2012 at 5:17 pm

we not only make individual resoultions we alosm make one fore the whole family to work on together that way we are all invovled and want to succeed
luckyladybug67@yahoo.com

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73 Danielle Davis/Grady January 11, 2012 at 5:21 pm

My tip on how to keep My New Years Resolution is not to let any junk food in the house..My Resolution is to eat healthier & get back to my prebaby weight!!

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74 Debbie Kennedy January 12, 2012 at 8:18 am

I keep my resolutions reasonable – like trying to lose 5 pounds every 3 months…..even doing that would get me 20lbs down by the end of the year!

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75 Rachel January 12, 2012 at 12:37 pm

my tip would be to write it down and look at it daily

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76 Carol January 12, 2012 at 2:34 pm

I look at the big picture, and see myself thinner, so I stick to my healthy new regimen

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77 amanda January 12, 2012 at 8:58 pm

Tell friends and family and they will help you stick to it : )

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78 Crystal Brandon January 12, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Never have ridiculous goals. Only set goals that are reasonable.

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79 Amy S. January 13, 2012 at 1:40 am

When I set my goals, I do it early so that I have time to think it over. It has to seem attainable, not far-fetched like losing 20lbs/month or learning everything about physics…well that year, but ever, really. :D Then, I find a way to dipict my life after reaching my goal and keep it visible all the time. When I decided to lose weight, I was 220…I hung a picture of a lady that was just a little thinner…each time I reached her weight, I’d hang a new picture of someone slightly smaller than me.

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80 ♡♥♬ Louis ♡♥♬ January 13, 2012 at 3:04 am

don’t think about it as a resolution but more as a goal – so you will stay more motivated

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81 Marci January 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm

I buddy up with my girlfriends and we keep each other accountable!

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82 Kathy S January 13, 2012 at 3:21 pm

Don’e let one failure derail you. Try again.

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83 Staci A January 13, 2012 at 8:52 pm

My tip is to include your family. One of my goals is to be more active, so we’ve been taking walks as a family. It makes it much more fun!

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84 eg kaufman January 14, 2012 at 7:51 am

Eat what you like, just in moderation :)

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85 Van January 14, 2012 at 11:59 am

Major workout’s already underway, I’m lucky because I have a very high metabolism already.

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86 Ann* January 14, 2012 at 4:12 pm

I can keep my new years resolution by eating foods like the one you suggested made with Tyson chicken.

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87 Amy Y. January 14, 2012 at 5:43 pm

Take one healthy day at a time

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88 Angie January 14, 2012 at 6:19 pm

I don’t make resolutions but I’m definitely on a quest to be healthier by eating better. I’ve lost about 75 lbs in the past year!

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89 Jacki Wakelin January 14, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Best way is to tell someone … that way the are always checking up on you!

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90 Erin January 15, 2012 at 7:48 am

My husband and I are motivating each other! We’re working out together!

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91 jaime January 15, 2012 at 8:54 am

be realistic so there is no disappointment and feeling of failure..

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92 Kelly D January 15, 2012 at 9:27 am

My favorite tip is to set a small goal and work your way up to the bigger goal.

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93 Caitlin January 15, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Be realistic and don’t get discouraged by small set backs

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94 marla k January 15, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Track/log everything you eat. This way you are aware and accountable. You can see where your downfalls are and your energy lulls are and plan for them and change your eating habits accordingly. It helps me tremendously!!!! ;)

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95 cwaltz January 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Set up a reward system for successfully following through on your goals/resolutions. For example, you might resolve to treat yourself to a Starbucks coffee if you walk daily for one month. That way you have something to look forward to after working hard towards a goal.

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96 danielle January 15, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Set one goal and work everyday to maintain or achieve it. Make sure your goal is realistic. Once you have reached to maintained your goal you can set another, no matter what time of year it is.

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97 Julie Lynn Bickham January 15, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Don’t be to hard on yourself, don’t rush your goal, in time you will make it!

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98 Alison Flores January 15, 2012 at 3:56 pm

It helps me to have things written down & to make charts! It is also a great help to involve others so I have some personal cheerleaders!!

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99 Trista January 15, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Write it on a post-it and stick it in your daily planner – keep moving it as the week goes :)

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100 CMC January 15, 2012 at 5:03 pm

I make my resolutions into smaller, more palatable pieces. For example, thirty pounds to lose is a lot – I make it five, then five, then five, etc. It doesn’t seem like such a monumental task if I break it up!

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101 Kati S January 15, 2012 at 5:16 pm

The best advice I’ve seen for making a resolution (or a general new habit) was from ZenHabits.com: Set detailed and specific goals, avoiding vague expectations or accountability.

Also, only concentrate on one goal at a time, overloading yourself with too many resolutions and drastic changes all at once isn’t good for staying power!

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102 Rachel January 15, 2012 at 5:50 pm

I think the best way to keep your new year’s resolutions is to be honest with yourself about what you can realistically accomplish.

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103 Angela E. January 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm

Keep telling yourself that you can make these changes to better yourself.

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104 rebeka deleon January 15, 2012 at 9:40 pm

mine is to get fit and healthy so i just start early in the morning and usually that helps to keep it up all day. get it out of the way!

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105 Rg January 15, 2012 at 10:54 pm

I can’t wait until this summer to show off my hard work!

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106 Kathryn January 16, 2012 at 12:13 am

By having a visual reminder of what I am working for!

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107 Marie Howard January 16, 2012 at 4:54 am

I tape it to my fridge!

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108 CHANDA DILKS January 16, 2012 at 8:10 am

My goal this year was to be more mindful of our budget so just taking a minute before I make that purchase to decide is it something that we really need or not. I have put many things back that we did not need rather then just running up to the cash register to pay.

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109 Kelly Marceau January 16, 2012 at 9:13 am

Set realistic goals and make plans on how you plan to acheve those goals

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110 robin January 16, 2012 at 10:51 am

my resolution is to lose weight. I have a jar of colorful marbles that represent .1 pound each. I take out accordingly each time I weigh. My sons have a joke that Mom is “losing her marbles!” :)

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111 Robin January 16, 2012 at 2:15 pm

My goal is lose 20 pounds this year so I will track my progress by weekly weigh ins and if I fall behind in my goal then I will workout an extra day in the next week to get back on track

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112 Tammy January 16, 2012 at 6:19 pm

Pray pray pray!!

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113 melissa s January 16, 2012 at 6:44 pm

write it down, keep a log

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114 RaettigFamily January 16, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Mine was be more faithful to God so I’m going to make sure that I spend a lot of time in his word

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115 ria January 16, 2012 at 10:11 pm

Be specific about your goals so you can keep track of them

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116 bhaley518 January 16, 2012 at 11:32 pm

On the 1st i spend 30 mins making nicely decorated signs for myself and post
them around the house… they maybe the resolution itself, encouraging words and gentle reminders.. it makes me think twice if I am having a week moment

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117 Don January 17, 2012 at 7:28 am

I am not one to make New Years resolutions, I end up breaking them too fast.

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118 eleanor r January 17, 2012 at 9:12 am

I have found that the best way to keep a resolution is put it in writing and read it every day.

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119 Linda G. January 17, 2012 at 11:38 am

Set goals that within reach so you will feel better about keeping your News Years Resolution

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120 Heather W January 17, 2012 at 12:05 pm

My tip is to share it with someone who you trust to keep you on track
lovefool827 (at) yahoo (dotcom)

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121 Cori Westphal January 17, 2012 at 1:21 pm

Write it down! Keep yourself accountable. If you are trying to watch what you eat, literally watch it! When you write down what you eat, you will be amazed at how hard it is to have to write down that you ate an entire bag of M&Ms, versus a whole bag of baby carrots. And sometimes it just feels good to vent, to write what’s going good, and maybe what’s going bad too!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

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122 Melissa January 17, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Get the whole family involved!! My husband, 11 year old daughter and myself recently joined the local gym. We go as a family and keep each other motivated throughout. It’s also a great way to catch up on family time when life gets a bit busy.

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123 Claire
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Set measurable goals like “eat 2 servings of veggies a day” rather than “eat more veggies”

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124 Nicole H. January 17, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I think you can stay motivated by rewarding yourself for accomplishing your goals!

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125 ts8256 January 17, 2012 at 10:05 pm

I try to wake up every day and think about what i would like to acomplish for the day and pray for the strenght and resolution to accomplish my goals.

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126 Katrina Page January 18, 2012 at 9:31 am

I think that the best tip is to just never give up. Yeah, I didn’t feel like working out yesterday so I didn’t. But today, I’m going to do it. And tomorrow.

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127 Jill l January 18, 2012 at 9:42 pm

My resolution was to get closer to God. Less time on the computer or in front of the tv would free up my time to pray. So I guess making time for whatever you resolve to do is important.

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128 Tim January 18, 2012 at 9:49 pm

If your resolution involves weight loss, never go shopping on an empty stomach.

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129 Marc-Andre Taillefer January 18, 2012 at 9:53 pm

Keep telling yourself that you can make these changes to better yourself.

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130 valerie January 19, 2012 at 1:11 am

Get a buddy to help keep you on track.

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131 Lisa January 19, 2012 at 1:16 am

I keep my resolutions by thinking about the outcome.

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132 Shari January 19, 2012 at 3:17 am

Start off by making small goals and work up from there. Every little victory will make your resolution a little easier.

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133 Shari January 19, 2012 at 3:24 am

Make small goals and gradually work towards bigger goals.

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134 Shane R. January 19, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Last year I was able to keep my New Year Resolution of losing weight by using the Lose It app on my ipod to count my calories and stay on track.

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135 Desiree Dunbar January 19, 2012 at 4:58 pm

I am trying to be healthier by eating more balanced meals

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136 trista January 19, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Sadly, drink less coffee…. lol

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137 Jason Vaughn January 20, 2012 at 4:35 am

List the reasons you made it in the first place.

chestnutyouth(at)hotmail(dot)com

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138 Paula Hafner January 20, 2012 at 9:04 am

The bast way is to be reasonable and realistic when you make a resolution. That way it’s easier to keep.

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139 Jason January 20, 2012 at 10:52 am

The best tip is to not make a resolution that is so overwhelming that you can never live up to it. Keep it simple but effective

jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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140 Michelle January 20, 2012 at 11:54 am

My best tip is to not make a resolution but to make a plan instead. If you have a roadmap, you’re more likely to get there.

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141 Wendy Rozema January 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm

for me writing it down and keeping a log helps!

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142 amy v January 20, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Best tip: don’t be so overly strict that you don’t allow for mistakes. Learn from them but don’t beat yourself up! When it comes to food, enjoy whatever you’re eating so it’s worth it! I know this works because it’s been 6 yrs and I’ve kept the 40 lbs off and am maintaining my weight! Just keep moving and lift weights. :)

annae07 at aol dot com

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143 Erica C. January 20, 2012 at 9:39 pm

My biggest tip to keeping up with your New Year’s resolution is telling people about it. The more people you tell…the more likely you are to feel like you have to stick to it!

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144 monte January 20, 2012 at 10:32 pm

to keep your new year’s resolutions is to write it down and look at everyday

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145 Kathleen M Smith January 20, 2012 at 11:09 pm

It is important to be realistic about your resolutions and have a plan that is reachable, measurable and flexible and avoid “everyday” or “never again” (unless it is a medical or addiction issue).

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146 John Mostyn January 20, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Start your resolution on December 1 to get a head start.

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147 ferriz January 21, 2012 at 6:30 am

dont pick anything too big or crazy. set your goals small and then once you hit them keep building. like a new years resolution to lose 10lbs by summer. if you hit 10lbs in april then say “ok 10lbs to summer” and just keep going. that way it doesnt seem so impossible or scary!

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148 The Knapps January 21, 2012 at 8:33 am

Writing it down and keeping track always helps me. This year I’m trying to lose baby weight, so I write down what I eat and it keeps me on track.

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149 Caryn S January 21, 2012 at 9:29 am

Share your resolutions with family and friends so they can hold you accountable

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150 Diane Baum January 21, 2012 at 10:43 am

The best advise I would give is don’t make one, just do it

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151 Tawnya S January 21, 2012 at 11:06 am

I think realistic achievable goals are important. I tend to give up if I have to work too hard or change too much. Baby steps!

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152 Denise S January 21, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Taking things one day at a time in small steps.
lazybones344 at gmail dot com

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153 Diane F January 21, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Take it one day at a time and set small goals to reach your big goal.

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154 meme January 21, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Don’t set goals that are impossible to achive. Set realistic goals that can be accomplished and take it one step at a time.

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155 James Coyne January 21, 2012 at 8:15 pm

I think the goals should be simple and not complicated

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156 Debbie C January 21, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Allow yourself a few lapses, acknowledge from the start that you might fall off the resolution wagon and are allowed to climb back on the next day or the next week.

chrisdeglen(at)gmail(dot)com

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157 Barbara January 21, 2012 at 8:57 pm

my way to keep my resolution is to forgive myself if I mess up a little & just get back in the groove of it

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158 Natalie January 22, 2012 at 8:34 am

My way to keep my resolution is to keep positive !
Thank you

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159 Karen Gonyea January 22, 2012 at 9:42 am

I learned that I need to be realistic in my goals… I didn’t put the extra weight on overnight and it is not going to come off overnight !!!

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160 Diane W January 22, 2012 at 9:48 am

Have healthy options that are easy to grab so you don’t eat other foods.

Remember small changes add up to big results!

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161 Diana Bradford Hatch January 22, 2012 at 10:06 am

Just be determined and take one day at a time!

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162 Tracie Trump January 22, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I have a resoultion partner, tracietrump@yahoo.com

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163 awoodssmith January 22, 2012 at 12:04 pm

I helps me to stay on track if I give myself small rewards for making progress along the way.

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164 kathy pease January 22, 2012 at 12:28 pm

mine was to get into shape by summer and i have been walking daily on the treadmill and eating better

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165 aimee derouen January 22, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Set small manageable goals

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166 Samantha Hill January 22, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Post-Its here, there & everywhere! They are gentle little reminders for me until my resolution becomes habit ;)

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167 tracey johnson January 22, 2012 at 3:12 pm

slowly work up to my goals. no over doing it and getting hurt. thanks

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168 Tricha January 22, 2012 at 3:35 pm

It is a great idea to start b y taking small steps instead of trying to do everything at once.

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169 Terry Cross January 22, 2012 at 4:13 pm

Make realistic goals and don’t get discouraged if you get off track

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170 Nisaa January 22, 2012 at 4:29 pm

no comment

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171 Ed Nemmers January 22, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Partner with your beau!

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172 Britt H January 22, 2012 at 4:50 pm

Share your goals with a friend – or better yet, a group of people who are all motivated to achieve the same goal. Not only will you push each other to stick to your resolution (and feel that twinge of guilt when you don’t stick to it) and have people to share your successes and failures with.

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173 Candie L January 22, 2012 at 5:48 pm

I need to have a plan. This means how will I accomplish my goal. Thank you

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174 sarah t January 22, 2012 at 6:13 pm

my favorite way is to keep my goals realistic and adjust goals as needed

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175 trishden January 22, 2012 at 6:47 pm

I’ve always heard that the best way to keep a New Years resolution is not make one. Seriously any commitment should be made when your in the right frame of mind and not based on the time of year. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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176 Valerie Taylor Mabrey January 22, 2012 at 7:32 pm

start with goal that is easily reached that way you c an succeed and then set a new one
vmkids3 at msn dot com

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177 katie mitchell January 22, 2012 at 7:50 pm

Dont set goas you cannot achieve and take baby steps to reach your goals

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178 Terri Martin January 22, 2012 at 8:14 pm

I try to set achievable goals that i know i can accomplish with planning and effort.

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179 ro January 22, 2012 at 8:17 pm

start off with a simple goal and make it a part of your ritual, like brushing your teeth!

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180 Betty January 22, 2012 at 8:30 pm

resolutions have to be attainable. While it sounds so spectacular to reach for the moon, you have to know yourself and have a reasonable and reachable goal otherwise the resolutions get easily shrugged off as undoable.

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181 Allison Downes January 22, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Set small goals to achieve your bigger goal

lola_violets_2010[at]yahoo[dot]com

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182 Renee G January 22, 2012 at 8:54 pm

One of the ways that I am meeting my resolution to lose weight is by eating soup for lunch each day.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(dot)com

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183 Danielle Oyen January 22, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Favorite tip on how to keep your New Year’s resolutions. I plan on keeping my resolution by cutting back my portion size while still enjoying a sensible meal and exercising at least 1/2 hour everyday.

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184 Amanda Starr January 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Small steps towards big goals, trying to change everything at once can be overwhelming.

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185 Eliza January 22, 2012 at 10:08 pm

Look at the bigger picture, momentary setbacks aren’t the end of the world.

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186 Jennifer January 22, 2012 at 10:18 pm

I journal to keep my resolutions down on paper.

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187 Whitney January 22, 2012 at 10:30 pm

My favorite tip is just not letting myself get hungry, eating small meals here and there so I don’t become ravenous. It makes portion control much simpler!

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188 amy January 22, 2012 at 11:07 pm

finding a friend to be accountable too – you can be accountable to eachother lol

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189 LeAnn Boehne January 22, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Use a smaller plate to help control portion size.

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190 shirley pebbles January 22, 2012 at 11:36 pm

I think setting small goals makes it easier because you’ll obtain them quicker and get motivation to carry on.

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191 Jessica G January 22, 2012 at 11:49 pm

At my gym you have to reserve a spot in cycling classes ahead of time. That usually guilts me into going!

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192 Gianna January 23, 2012 at 12:20 am

I don’t make resolutions.. My husband is wanting to get more chicken in his diet.

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193 crystal allen January 23, 2012 at 12:45 am

i try to stay positive and focused on my goals daily. When I wake up, I remind myself of my goal and when I go to bed, I do another reminder. thanks clallen at ntin dot net

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194 Molly January 23, 2012 at 12:56 am

I think its important to remember the quote “A year from now, you’ll wish you had started a year ago.” It reminds me to be mindful and stick to it. It can only get easier!

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195 Allison January 23, 2012 at 1:03 am

My best tip is to write down you goals and review them daily. Also, check them off as you go!

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196 amie d January 23, 2012 at 1:24 am

I set realistic goals and am not to hard on myself if I don’t reach them. I just keep them in sight and try to do better in the future. Thank you!

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197 Dara Nix January 23, 2012 at 6:01 am

I have made sure that my goals are attainable and within reach! As long as I know that I CAN achieve these goals, it is easy to stick to them!

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198 Karen January 23, 2012 at 6:07 am

Tell all your friends, so they can calll you out if you start slackin’. Thanks for the giveaway.

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199 SaraLee E January 23, 2012 at 6:37 am

I started a daily journal to help me stay on track

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200 tracey byram January 23, 2012 at 7:00 am

Set 2 goals, one you’re likely to achieve, the other a little more difficult to achieve

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201 Veronica Garrett January 23, 2012 at 7:51 am

My tip is to write down your goal and steps needed to attain it in a journal. This keeps you focused on your goal.

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202 Deborah Wellenstein January 23, 2012 at 9:24 am

I share my resolutions with my family, so I am accountable to them for my success or failure.

dwellenstein at cox dot net

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203 Shaunda Eppes January 23, 2012 at 10:06 am

I’m trying to lose weight so I allow myself 1 dessert a week

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204 April Grimm January 23, 2012 at 10:32 am

I like to write down my goals on paper, it keeps me inspired.

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205 Heather Poindexter January 23, 2012 at 10:41 am

I write stuff down so I don’t forget.

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206 Melanie January 23, 2012 at 11:32 am

I don’t expect perfection from the moment the ball drops. My resolutions are a goal of where I want to be by the end of the year, so if I slip up a day or two, I just get right back on track and keep going. That helps me not give up.

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207 Rachel January 23, 2012 at 12:07 pm

realistic measurable goals

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208 Jennifer J January 23, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Make small resolutions through out the year, so there is not too much pressure in the beginning of the year. Thanks!!

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209 Claire McKeon January 23, 2012 at 2:14 pm

Keep a picture of both me at my worst and me at my best (weight wise)

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210 cassandra January 23, 2012 at 2:52 pm

My best tip is to start it as soon as possible so you don’t get lazy and keep putting it off.
cmarquez482(at)ymail(dot)com

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211 Name* January 23, 2012 at 3:01 pm

I just keep reminding myself no to fall off and to remember my resolution

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212 Melanie C January 23, 2012 at 3:56 pm

My tip is, find your motivator, write it down, hang it on the fridge, or wherever you need it to be reminded of whatever your resolution is. This will help keep on track with your goals.

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213 Rachel Blanks January 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Treat everyday as if it is a new year! If you mess up and eat those three Oreos, forgive yourself and just make sure you stay on track the rest of the day! Surround yourself with those who will help you reach your resolution goals, no matter what they may be!

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214 Marcy Strahan January 23, 2012 at 5:26 pm

My tip to keep new years resolution is to keep it written down & pin’d to the Icebox!
Front & center reminder…that I see everytime I open the Icebox!

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215 happi shopr January 23, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Don’t start off expecting perfection – there will be slip ups. Get over them and move on with the plan.

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216 Emma Peel January 23, 2012 at 7:53 pm

write it up and keep it in sight like on the kitchen counter or fridge

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217 James S January 23, 2012 at 9:10 pm

i always try to make my last meal atleast five hours before i go to sleep.

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218 Amber Laughard January 23, 2012 at 9:37 pm

I tell all my friends what my goal is so that if i don’t finnish my goal i can blame them :)
appleeater1990@aol.com

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219 Sand January 23, 2012 at 9:49 pm

My resolution is to try new things so I’m always searching for something new to do or try.

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220 Deborah Wallin January 23, 2012 at 10:50 pm

My best tip is to get a support network. My children encourage me to walk on the treadmill, and offer me encouragement when I do it.
wallindeb@yahoo.com

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221 Nicole Larsen January 23, 2012 at 10:54 pm

My resolution is to lose weight so I joined Nutirystem :)

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222 heather cuse January 23, 2012 at 11:23 pm

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223 heather c January 23, 2012 at 11:24 pm

I use my fitbit to reach my fitness goals, and know that if I reach them, I’ll get a huge reward, like a sweet vacation!

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224 Kristi P January 26, 2012 at 3:38 pm

I write things down. They seem more real that way.

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