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    Quote Originally Posted by thesaint258 View Post
    I want (need) to learn Cantonese.
    Awesome goal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Not make any resolutions.
    "Discipleship is not a spectator sport. We cannot expect to experience the blessing of faith by standing inactive on the sidelines any more than we can experience the benefits of health by sitting on a sofa watching sporting events on television and giving advice to the athletes. And yet for some, “spectator discipleship” is a preferred if not primary way of worshipping." -Pres. Uchtdorf

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    Suck less than I did last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Not make any resolutions.
    Oh brother.

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    Eat more bacon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by New Mexican Disaster View Post
    Oh brother.
    Hey, did I criticize your resolutions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Eat more bacon.
    Hey, this is one I might be able to get behind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Eat more bacon.
    I hereby give up my other resolution and adopt this one.
    Not that, sickos.

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    1. To run a half marathon.
    2. To lose fifty pounds in the process of training for and running said half marathon.
    Jesus wants me for a sunbeam.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drunk Tank View Post
    1. Lose 50 lbs
    2. Break 80
    3. Grow business by 100%
    4. Go back to school
    5. Build something
    6. Be more involved.
    Knocked that 2013 resolution out of the park!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HuskyFreeNorthwest View Post
    Knocked that 2013 resolution out of the park!
    True, but it happened in 2014...so not sure it counts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    1. To run a half marathon.
    2. To lose fifty forty pounds in the process of training for and running said half marathon.
    ditto.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    1. To run a half marathon.
    2. To lose 25 fifty pounds in the process of training for and running said half marathon.
    Ditto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    1. To run a half marathon.
    2. To lose fifty pounds in the process of training for and running said half marathon.
    Ditto.
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    I have spent a lot of time thinking about what I would like to accomplish in 2014, some of mine feel somewhat pedestrian compared to others in this thread. I do hope that people will bump this thread and update the progress on the goals.

    Run over 800 miles
    Shoot 4 rounds below 88
    Finish a triathlon
    Finish a half marathon
    Weigh in at <230 on December 19, 2014
    Read 15 books
    Keep my garage clean and organized
    Not swear in front of my kids

    At the risk of sounding like a churchy kinda guy, I really enjoyed Uchtdorf's article in the January Ensign about setting goals. Especially this thought

    Quote Originally Posted by Ucht
    Another thing we need to remember when it comes to setting goals is this: We almost certainly will fail—at least in the short term. But rather than be discouraged, we can be empowered because this understanding removes the pressure of being perfect right now. It acknowledges from the beginning that at one time or another, we may fall short. Knowing this up front takes away much of the surprise and discouragement of failure.

    When we approach our goals this way, failure doesn’t have to limit us. Remember, even if we fail to reach our ultimate, desired destination right away, we will have made progress along the road that will lead to it.

    And that matters—it means a lot.

    Even though we might fall short of our finish line, just continuing the journey will make us greater than we were before.

    An old proverb says, “The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second-best time is now.”

    There is something wonderful and hopeful about the word now. There is something empowering about the fact that if we choose to decide now, we can move forward at this very moment.

    Now is the best time to start becoming the person we eventually want to be—not only 20 years from now but also for all eternity.
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    Donuthole has the best resolution of all, next to the Dude's.

    I now prefer turkey bacon to pork bacon, but any bacon is better than no bacon.

    Whereas it is in the best interests of Topper, it is hereby resolved that

    Topper shall spend more time on exotic beaches,
    shall eat more turkey bacon,
    shall find exercise as pleasant and pleasurable as it once was before,

    and furthermore shall take pleasure and delight in all things restful and energetic, and even enjoy a BYU game for once.

    It is so resolved.

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    I don't intend to report monthly, but given an opportunity for a self-aggrandizing post while encouraging others to stick with their resolutions, I'll take it. I'm on pace--ahead, actually--to reach Bar Harbor, Maine before the end of the year. I rode and ran more this past month than any January in my life (thanks in part to the devastating drought--why not take advantage?), despite having my busiest month professionally in 3+ years. I've ridden 370 miles and run 70 miles, and slept last night in Battle Mountain, NV. I'll be in Salt Lake City for Valentines Day. CJF, I hope you can see my diminishing backside.

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    Wow, that is fantastic.


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    I did a spin class with my wife this morning. My ass is already sore.


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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I don't intend to report monthly, but given an opportunity for a self-aggrandizing post while encouraging others to stick with their resolutions, I'll take it. I'm on pace--ahead, actually--to reach Bar Harbor, Maine before the end of the year. I rode and ran more this past month than any January in my life (thanks in part to the devastating drought--why not take advantage?), despite having my busiest month professionally in 3+ years. I've ridden 370 miles and run 70 miles, and slept last night in Battle Mountain, NV. I'll be in Salt Lake City for Valentines Day. CJF, I hope you can see my diminishing backside.
    You don't have to ask me twice. Nice work.

    I was going to post in this thread on the 1st also. I'm on my way. I signed up for a 10k in May. I start training tomorrow. I'm excited to cross this off the list.

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    Nice work PAC! It's fun to see your workouts on Strava. Keep it up!
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    I've officially lost 40 pounds. When asked, I've been telling people I've lost 40 pounds, even though it was really 37 or 38, but its official now. I'm 2/3 of the way to my goal of 60. I hope the change in body shape doesn't mess up my golf swing. Which is another thing. I did this with out golfing and walking the course. I can't wait to see my new endurance on the back nine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    I've officially lost 40 pounds. When asked, I've been telling people I've lost 40 pounds, even though it was really 37 or 38, but its official now. I'm 2/3 of the way to my goal of 60. I hope the change in body shape doesn't mess up my golf swing. Which is another thing. I did this with out golfing and walking the course. I can't wait to see my new endurance on the back nine.
    Nice work, clack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    I've officially lost 40 pounds. When asked, I've been telling people I've lost 40 pounds, even though it was really 37 or 38, but its official now. I'm 2/3 of the way to my goal of 60. I hope the change in body shape doesn't mess up my golf swing. Which is another thing. I did this with out golfing and walking the course. I can't wait to see my new endurance on the back nine.
    That's awesome. I predict that your change in body shape will benefit your golfing more than Taysom Hill's extra muscles harm his ability to throw a football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    I've officially lost 40 pounds. When asked, I've been telling people I've lost 40 pounds, even though it was really 37 or 38, but its official now. I'm 2/3 of the way to my goal of 60. I hope the change in body shape doesn't mess up my golf swing. Which is another thing. I did this with out golfing and walking the course. I can't wait to see my new endurance on the back nine.
    Nice going Clack. I don't see how losing the weight could do anything but help your golf game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC Vikings View Post
    Nice going Clack. I don't see how losing the weight could do anything but help your golf game.
    fwiw... I've now lost 54 pounds, and am only 6 pounds away from my 60 pound goal. Unlike Indy there's no stress involved, and my eating choices and proportions are well under control. I feel like a new person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    fwiw... I've now lost 54 pounds, and am only 6 pounds away from my 60 pound goal. Unlike Indy there's no stress involved, and my eating choices and proportions are well under control. I feel like a new person.
    Very impressive. How has this affected your golf game, other than attracting the attentions of the snack cart girl?

    I'll still working my way across the country, having cyber-rolled into North Platte, NE, with this morning's ride. I should reach Chicago around the end of June.

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    I did play with Husky on a rainy April day, and the front was atrocious as I hooked everything, but on the back I figured it out and hit it straighter. It wasn't my home course and it was colder and wet, so my yardage wasn't summertime true, but I have to think I've lost some yardage. Age, and all factor in too.
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    Good work and hats off to you, Clack. That takes commitment and consistency.
    “There is a great deal of difference in believing something still, and believing it again.”
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    I had a goal to run 1000 miles this year. Hit that this morning. Uped the goal to 1200 for the year.

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