Wednesday, 5 January 2011


Thirteen years ago on January 1st I made a resolution to give up smoking and I did.

Two years ago on January 1st I made a resolution to lose weight, I lost 14lbs by December.

Last January 1st I made a resolution to lose more weight, I lost another 14lbs by December.

January 1st 2011 I made a resolution to lose more weight and go to the gym.  I'm eating healthily again and I went back to the gym yesterday.  I'll keep you posted on the weight loss.

You get the picture?    I make a resolution I stick with it.


A Daft Scots Lass said...

You're determined and that is admirable!

Quilly said...

When you make a resolution you don't do what most of us do and make a wish, you set a goal and follow through. Good job!

Beach Bum aka Captain Barbossa said...

Started back up with the gym in September, running 2 miles on the treadmill three days a week but my weight loss so far is not what I wanted.

Thanks for posting this, you given me reason to keep going.

Grandpa said...

Those are great achievements!

Sticking to resolutions is one of the most difficult thing to do. It takes extraordinary will power.Well done!

And good luck with the weight loss.

I'm quite determined too to get out of this rut, and there are many temptations to drag me the other way

Valerie said...

An admirable trait. Good luck with the weight loss. I'm pretty focussed with challenges but I seldom make

mrsnesbitt said...

Great stuff Pearl - I am back at Slimming World tonight as it has been cancelled for a month due to the bad weather. Interestingly enough my thought for the day was about resolutions....

How to Make your Resolutions Last

Instead of changing many different things at once,
make a small change and when you're comfortable with that change, move on to the next small change.

Notice small improvements and bask in your inner appreciation. Your confidence will increase.

If there's one or two slip ups, cut yourself some slack.
Stay positive and get back on track. Also, have resolutions reminders. Then you'll be less likely to stray from them!

Akelamalu said...

Yes I am, thanks Scots Lass :)

That's it exactly Quilly :)

Yes do keep going Beach Bum, you will get your rewards eventually.

I hope you are resolute too in getting out of that rut Grandpa. Thanks for the encouragement.

If I make up my mind to do something I usually succeed Valerie - some call be stubborn! ;)

Great advice Denise and good luck with Slimming World. x

g-man said...

You are the anomalie Akelamalu!!

Sandi McBride said...

I believe you are going to be 30 years younger by the end of the year! I know that resolution keeping must be your strong suit!

Finding Pam said...

I am still struggling with the exercise thing. I know that once I get on board I will feel so much better. Getting there is the part I can't stand.

Thanks for inspiring us to continue to try to do better. It gets harder the older I get, but I am determined to feel better in 2011.

Ron said...

*thunderous applause*

I sooooo admire you for your determination to make resolutions and stick with them! Not many people can. So, I know you'll succeed in the weight loss!

You GO, m'dear!

Have a wonderful day!


Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

whoa, good for you!!!!

smiles, bee

Dumdad said...

You are obviously a very determined person. My resolution is to give up making resolutions: I'm doing quite well so far!

(I did give up cigarettes forever in 1984, an achievement I'm still proud of; I was a real addict).

A Lady's Life said...

Oh Gosh! Wish I could be like you lol
I always break down lol

Anonymous said...

WOOT!!! Congrats to you my friend. I'm so happy for you and glad that this is going your way. Excellent. I'm proud of you. I have to tell you something as well. I'm on the quitting smoking thing this year. it's not easy but I'm doing it with the help of Chantix. And It's working so far....Yes I have smoked and it says for the first week that's okay because my stop date is this coming Monday...but I've only had two packs of smokes since Sunday...and one of them is still 3/4 full...WOOT!! I'm getting there :) This is in an inspiration for me :) So a big Mahalo to you :)

Deb said...

WOW ~ you go girl !! Very proud of you and to say you are determined is an understatement! Pass some of that willpower this way, please !

Cloudia said...

You are a great friend and exemplar, Ake

Aloha from Hawaii, Sis

Comfort Spiral



Maggie May said...

Well done.
That is my aim/resolution too. To lose more weight.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Linda said...

Bravo, bravo! You are definitely one determined and resolute woman! Good at ya!

Travis Cody said...

If you're going to make one, then you might as well do the work required to fulfill it. Otherwise, why bother to make one?

Good on ya!

Akelamalu said...

I'm sure there are other people to stick to their resolutions G-man ;)

30 years younger Sandi? I WISH!!! LOL

I know that feeling Pam but you are right - once you get there it's easier to keep going. :)

Keepin the resolution is made easier by the fact that I NEED to lose weight because of being diabetic and I don't want to die from related illnesses Ron ;)

Thanks Bee x

Giving up smoking is a REAL achievement Dumdad and something to be very proud of, I am too.

Keep trying Lady's Life, don't give up. x

Good Luck with giving up smoking Thom and well done for trying. If you REALLY WANT to give up you will!

If I could share it with you I would Deb x

Why thankyou Cloudia x

Good luck with it Maggie!

I am determined for sure Linda x

Exactly Trav! :)

Casdok said...

Well done you! Happy new year 8)

Flowerpot said...

You go for it Ak - so proud of you! xx

Spiky Zora Jones said...

Akelamalu: I'm back. woo hoo.

sweetie, please make a resolution that I lose 5 pound...been trying since Thanksgiving day.


I'm glad you stick to it, sweetie. I should take you as an push me to get to my goal.

have a fab day. xxx

snowelf said...

I love you!!! You are just awesome!!


Julia Smith said...

That's cause you're awesome.

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Casdok and Happy New Year to you too.

Cheers Flowerpot x

The last 5lb is always the hardest to lose I know Spiky. I'm sure you'll do it but I doubt you really need to lose it, you look fabulous!

I love you too Snowelf, thankyou. x

Aw thanks Julia you're too kind. xx

secret agent woman said...

Yay for you! That's quite impressive.

CrystalChick said...

Great job! I'm sure you'll do great with the new resolutions.
I was able to quit smoking many years ago without any trouble but losing weight has always been more difficult for me. But the new blender we got has been wonderful for fruit and veggie drinks so that's a start.