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    JD

    He’s totally open to it, we just haven’t done it yet. I do want to check them out to understand the different models and such. Have someone explain it all. He has an awful back from his service so I want to make sure his is supported the way he needs too. Mine has some issues but poor guy will be stuck in a position for days. Hence why we think this is the best route. I am all for cuddling but once it’s fall asleep time we like to roll apart into our positions so that’s not a huge worry. Or as he says “being married to you has taught me that I have no side of the bed”. Hehe.

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    Lucidity
    Lucidity

    I think New Year’s resolutions are silly. It’s great to set goals for yourself, but you’re just setting yourself up for failure unless you split them into small, incremental, achievable goals. So many people I know plan to change their entire lives starting January 1st, and that’s just not reasonable.

    The main reason I don’t like New Year’s resolution is that they lead to my gym being packed full of people in January. It starts dropping off in February but doesn’t go back to normal until March, grrr. Go back to your unhealthy lifestyles, I want my sauna spot back.

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    JD

    So agree about the gym. Those two packed months suck. Also, please if you are sitting there talking on your phone not even working out, go outside!!! I am here to work out not text.

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    Lucidity
    Lucidity

    @anonymousse, I’ve been planning to cut back on my drinking and eventually give sobriety a try, but have been struggling with that. I like to unwind with a glass of red wine after work, and kept saying to myself, whatever, it’s just one glass, I can start cutting back another time. Then I got pregnant and haven’t had a sip of alcohol since – and surprisingly, I don’t miss it at all, not even at holiday parties where everyone is drinking or drunk. I thought giving up alcohol would be the hardest part of being pregnant (little did I know about this 24/7 “morning” sickness). Good luck with your resolution!

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    Classic
    Classic
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    I love New Years resolutions and I have had so much success with them! Been doing it most adult years, so 40-50 years, and even if I failed one year, my successes have stayed with me until now. Even better with the resolutions I make, usually, one month before my birthday each year and see how they turned out on my birthday.
    Don’t go anywhere, BGM, you are important and necessary.

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    JD

    That’s awesome Classic.

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    Copa
    Copa
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    Not really a resolution, but I need to hop on the “drink less” bandwagon in a bad way. My drinking really increased this past year, and I can tell my waistline has, too. I’d like to try to be sober at least through Jan 1 through my trip to wine country outside of Cape Town at the end of February.

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    TheHizzy

    I resolve to get married 🤣 less than 6 months now. We hit out savings goal last month.

    And to keep up with my exercises to keep my back healthy.

    And slowly remove myself from social media, which I already started some.

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    anonymousse
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    I’ve never had a problem keeping resolutions, but I’ve always made them easily attainable.

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    Moe

    I decided this year to have my New year’s resolution COMPLETED by January 1st, which is also my birthday! I decided to totally de-clutter my apartment and get rid of all unwanted things. It has taken weeks and is a real pain in my butt because I dislike cleaning and am prone to disorganization. I am almost done at this point and it feels great! I suppose I wanted to tell myself that there is nothing magic about New Year’s as a point at which a person tries to suddenly change habbits, etc, that it can happen any time, the sooner the better, and to take baby steps, such as clean a very small area at a time.

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    SpaceySteph
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    I decluttered my house this past weekend while my family was away for Christmas (I stayed behind because I had to be on-call for work– luckily I didn’t get called in, so I got lots done around the house). I roughly followed the Marie Kondo method. Some of it is hokey, but I really like what she said about gifts– that you feel obligated to keep them from sentiment even if you don’t use it, but instead you can think of it like the gift served its purpose by being a gift.
    My MIL is a “gifts as love language” person and i’m a “oh god don’t give me more crap” person but then I feel bad getting rid of the stuff she gives me. The Marie Kondo perspective I think was really helpful there, and I purged a lot of stuff she’s given me over the years that I’ve never ever used.

    My goal for 2019 on this front is to not keep new clutter that enters my life.

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    TaraMonster
    TaraMonster
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    @SpaceySteph- I am also a “don’t give me crap person” living in a family of “gifts as love language” people. The Marie Kondo perspective has saved me a lot of mental grief! Because seriously, I said I needed a laptop bag 5 years ago, I do not need a new one every year, family. Thank you.

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