New Year - New You

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What are you doing different for 2020?

Let’s not call it a resolution because that shit never sticks and if it were something you wanted to truly change about yourself, you’d have already started yesterday.

So, what are you planning to do differently but probably never will?
 

AssBurns

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I mean I’ve been cracking down on my plan since October, but I’m hoping to see my last 90 days worth of effort start to come to fruition. The goal for next year is to constantly try to step it up.
 

Slim-Whitey

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Mostly just to continue what we've been doing recently

-Keep on modifying my personality in public to be more open and easier to communicate with. Less swearing, lower voice, talk a bit slower etc. Big one in my job right now. Been going well according to those around me, so I'm gonna keep at it. Listening more and talking less is my next little thing.

-Get more into my retirement plan. Up it from a 3% matched contribution to 5%

-Save a total of 30% of our income to various sources. That includes the 5% into the retirement, which allows 25% for other sources. This we've been a little lax on since mid October. I'd like to get back to it by end of January. Don't know an exact savings goal by next January, but if we can stay on this, we'd have nearly 15% down on a nice starter home by then. Wouldn't be bad for a year of hard saving. Might not quite hit our two year goal (starting this past September) of 25% down on a place, we'll see (I know, I know, shame on me @Dukestaco )

-Get working on my Gold Seal. Not many people in my province under 30 have one of these, and I could in theory finish mine this year if I don't flunk any exams.

-Get a jointer into my shop. That'd complete the major milling tool trifecta of jointer/planer/tablesaw. With those I can basically make a good attempt at building just about anything.

-Get the SAS and possibly manual trans swap done on the rodeo by the July 5 car show here in town. This would be done much quicker if we weren't hardasses about saving money. But, one is much more important than the other.

-Do well enough running projects to be offered a piece of the company I work for.
This is a long shot, as usually you need 5-7 years with us to be offered that. Still, its not a bad goal and the other guys are mostly older. They're looking to skip the 250-750,000 range and put me right into million+ stuff once I'm done this school. Hopefully that pans out.

-Get my ass into a gym or onto a cheap treadmill I buy in February from a weight loss failure case to drop a few pounds. 5 years ago I was 170 and cut from stone.
Now I'm 215 and look like chewed bubblegum.

Overall, mostly just continuing what we already started. Looks like alot, but really isn't. Beyond the rodeo, it's really all habit stuff
 
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Chris In Milwaukee

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-Finish this bathroom remodel :p

-Lay off the sweets (been doing a decent job)

-Improve the courses I develop and teach (patient monitoring equipment and related IT stuff)

-Work on the truck suspension

-Get the airplane project finished and flying

Seems like a fair starting point. The “never will” part? Clean the garage.
 

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I managed to drop 10 pounds and lean up some muscle working in the warehouse, which is crazy in itself that I was working manual labor. I think I'm actually going to spring for a gym membership this year and see if I can't keep my weight down. Pre motorcycle accident I was around 170-175 and in fairly good shape, I'm down to 179 (190-195 has been my range for the last 2 years) and I feel better than I have in months physically.

Think I wanna camp more, shoot more, maybe work on my photography skills some. Last year I spent more time fixing the 4runner than actually using it.
 

4runner DOA

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I managed to drop 10 pounds and lean up some muscle working in the warehouse, which is crazy in itself that I was working manual labor. I think I'm actually going to spring for a gym membership this year and see if I can't keep my weight down. Pre motorcycle accident I was around 170-175 and in fairly good shape, I'm down to 179 (190-195 has been my range for the last 2 years) and I feel better than I have in months physically.

Think I wanna camp more, shoot more, maybe work on my photography skills some. Last year I spent more time fixing the 4runner than actually using it.

Scratch that. I'm back in school this year. Classes start in a couple weeks. I'll be wheeling and camping as long as it doesn't interfere with homework.
 
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I guess I should post mine.

Plan better - I have a hard time completing projects and I think it has a lot to do with poor planning and organizing the project into manageable tasks.

finish some older projects. I started building a cabinet wall in the garage and am close to finish but never allocate myself any time. That bbq needs to get done as well.

Drink more water. I drink plenty of water but also drink other crap in between. I could probably eliminate the other crap and go strictly water.

pack lunch more often.

be nicer to @Slim-Whitey

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Also, fuck you @Slim-Whitey
 
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kasnerd

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I'm going to live vicariously through everyone here :beerscheers:

sigh, finish up the zillion projects around the money pit aka "the house"
biggest is diet. target is 150 this year. started at 225, made it to 165, then gained some, now gotta go back down.
 

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Yeah I think I'm gonna try to get myself to start eating better, and not eat out so much. Between shitty food, and spending too much on food, I need to start packing a decent meal for lunch. It's just nice getting out of the office mid-day. I'm almost at 200 lbs now. I need to get back down to 180.
 

Chris In Milwaukee

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Yeah I think I'm gonna try to get myself to start eating better, and not eat out so much. Between shitty food, and spending too much on food, I need to start packing a decent meal for lunch. It's just nice getting out of the office mid-day. I'm almost at 200 lbs now. I need to get back down to 180.
The hard part for me is we have amazing food at work and it only costs $6/meal. Freshman 15 all over again.
 
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Yeah I think I'm gonna try to get myself to start eating better, and not eat out so much. Between shitty food, and spending too much on food, I need to start packing a decent meal for lunch. It's just nice getting out of the office mid-day. I'm almost at 200 lbs now. I need to get back down to 180.

whenever I meal prep I usually grill everything on Sunday. I’ll grill up a tritip, couple chicken breasts one seasoned, one bbq, Sriracha-teriyaki chicken thighs.
the tritip I’ll either make sandwiches with or eat straight up with fresh veggies.
same with the chicken breast. The thighs I’ll make sticky rice that morning or the night before.

i vac pack the meats and freeze them until the night before then I’ll just toss what I’m gonna eat in the fridge.
 

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Eat cleaner. I've already started this fall, but last few weeks I always know are rough. I have an addiction to homemade cookies. Pack lunches more often. Like to cut 10-15 lbs without losing muscle. Increase my cardio. Gym 3-4 times a week.

Sell/ get rid of stuff I don't use. Sold a lot of stuff this year and that felt great. Still have a bit more.
 

Dukestaco

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Mostly just to continue what we've been doing recently

-Keep on modifying my personality in public to be more open and easier to communicate with. Less swearing, lower voice, talk a bit slower etc. Big one in my job right now. Been going well according to those around me, so I'm gonna keep at it. Listening more and talking less is my next little thing.

-Get more into my retirement plan. Up it from a 3% matched contribution to 5%

-Save a total of 30% of our income to various sources. That includes the 5% into the retirement, which allows 25% for other sources. This we've been a little lax on since mid October. I'd like to get back to it by end of January. Don't know an exact savings goal by next January, but if we can stay on this, we'd have nearly 15% down on a nice starter home by then. Wouldn't be bad for a year of hard saving. Might not quite hit our two year goal (starting this past September) of 25% down on a place, we'll see (I know, I know, shame on me @Dukestaco )

-Get working on my Gold Seal. Not many people in my province under 30 have one of these, and I could in theory finish mine this year if I don't flunk any exams.

-Get a jointer into my shop. That'd complete the major milling tool trifecta of jointer/planer/tablesaw. With those I can basically make a good attempt at building just about anything.

-Get the SAS and possibly manual trans swap done on the rodeo by the July 5 car show here in town. This would be done much quicker if we weren't hardasses about saving money. But, one is much more important than the other.

-Do well enough running projects to be offered a piece of the company I work for.
This is a long shot, as usually you need 5-7 years with us to be offered that. Still, its not a bad goal and the other guys are mostly older. They're looking to skip the 250-750,000 range and put me right into million+ stuff once I'm done this school. Hopefully that pans out.

-Get my ass into a gym or onto a cheap treadmill I buy in February from a weight loss failure case to drop a few pounds. 5 years ago I was 170 and cut from stone.
Now I'm 215 and look like chewed bubblegum.

Overall, mostly just continuing what we already started. Looks like alot, but really isn't. Beyond the rodeo, it's really all habit stuff
Not disappointed at all slim. The fact that you realize that you are coming up a little short is good thing. I am sure that you will make it up when you can. Happy New year Slim.

That's allot slim. I was just going to say "eat less salads"
 
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