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My 2011 New Year’s Resolutions

2010 recap: I did a single resolution last year and was able to accomplish most of it. My resolution focused on my weight. Over the last several years or so I had gained a lot weight and really gave up on eating healthy. I was at 220 pounds. For my 5’7″ height I was borderline obese. I had no energy and struggled to keep up with my nine year old son, when he played soccer. I needed to make some major changes in my life. During the 2010 year I lost 35 pounds (I’ve blogged about how I did this in a prior post). My goal was 50 pounds which would bring me to 170 pounds. I haven’t been at that weight in over 15 years. So it was pretty ambitious goal. I knew very little about weight loss and made a lot of mistakes during the year. But I feel so much better about myself after losing what I did. People notice the changes. I’ve had to start buying a whole new wardrobe to replace the clothes I have now. I’ll continue this resolution in 2011 till I meet my goal.

This year I am planning 6 New Years Resolutions. All much smaller goals but equally ambitious as last year. Here they are:

  1. Continue last years resolution. 170 pounds is not impossible. I’m much better informed now. Much more comfortable at the gym now. I know how to cook and eat the foods to accomplish this. I’m excited to try some of the food from Tim Ferriss’s book.
  2. Pay off the last of my debt. I don’t have much left. This will free up a lot of monthly income and make it seem like I was given a monster raise.
  3. Get my NABCEP certification. Solar is an interest of mine and I hope to do something in the industry someday.
  4. Help others with minimalism. Many people have asked for assistance. It is time to teach the things I have been taught by so many people.
  5. Assist others with weight loss. I have learned so much in the last year and really want to help others do the same.
  6. The most important resolution for the year is all about my son. I want to create some amazing memories this year for him. I’m not sure exactly what we will do, but age 10 for him will be memorable.

If I am able to complete even half of my goals for the year, it will be a pretty amazing year. I want to make my resolutions public for a few reasons.

  • First I am a big believer in people helping other people. I have never completed amazing things in my life without the help or support of others.
  • Second I think if I display my progress, I am more likely to push myself to not disappoint others.

I will create a new page on my blog to track the progress, get feedback and suggestions form others.

Good luck with your resolutions!

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