New Year Resolutions

Like many people, I've made my New Year Resolutions. I'd say I'm successful at maybe...MAYBE 1 out of 10 resolutions I make. I have good intentions when I make them. As the year rolls by, I forget what resolutions I even made. There are a couple that I made in 2006 that I still maintain. Without further adieu, my New Year Resolutions for 2009.

1)Diet. The never ending battle. I have to admit success in this fight. When I decided to finally do something about my weight, I was tipping the scales at 242lbs. I have hovered between 195-205lbs ever since. I'm trying to get back down to 195lbs again. I don't follow my diet as strictly as I did three years ago. But, I still stay away from sweets as much as possible. I avoid fast food restaurants except for my morning coffee at McDonalds.
2)Exercise. I started this New Year Day in 2006. I have become an avid workout demon now! In fact, if I miss a workout, I feel guilty the rest of the day. I credit this resolution to my better health and keeping that poundage off.
3)My temper. As mild mannered and laid back as I am, you would never guess I have a problem with my temper. But, it has been a life long problem. I have not been successful as I would like. It has caused a breakup with several women in my life. It's something I hope I can overcome someday. I vow to try even harder this year.
4)Patience. It's a good thing I'm not a doctor or I would starve to death due to my absolute lack of patience (ok, corny joke..haha). I think this goes hand and hand with my temper. Waiting is something that absolutely kills me to do!!! But, I have got to learn to be more patient. Last time I went to my doctor for a checkup, I made an ass out of myself. I had been waiting for about 30 minutes to go to a back room when I had enough. I went to the front desk and vented. Little did I know people before me had been waiting almost two hours that day...sigh. I've got to do better at this. And I am definitely going to try to be more patient in 2009.
5)Forgiveness. I'm a hard person to deal with when I feel I have been wronged by someone. I've got to understand that no one on earth is perfect, especially me. I've got to learn to forgive and forget. How many times have you heard people say they forgive you, but they won't forget it? What they are really saying is by not forgetting it, they are not forgiving. Color me that way. I especially need to follow through when I say I forgive someone. It's not easy for me to do. But, I intend to work especially hard on this in 2009.

I think those five should keep me busy this year. A couple I won't have much trouble with since I am currently doing both (diet and exercise). But, the other three are what I have to work on this year. I hope I am successful. I hope you are successful in whatever resolutions you have made for this year.


Happy New Year. Let's make 2009 better than before. Keep optimist.

Nice resolutions David. May this year will be succesfull year for all of us.


buzan and Tony, thanks for the nice comments. They are greatly appreciated.

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