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   Posted 1/23/2009 8:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning everybody, and yes, I got up in the morning, how refreshing.
Today's topic:
Have you set any small goals for your self and what are they???
I am a smoker, so I want to quit smoking.  It use to be a habit, but with all of the chemicals that they put in cigarettes now, I am sure that it is an addiction.  Another thing I need to do is go to the dentist and eye doctor.  I have been putting these things off for a long time.  So these are my goals for the spring.
Please share, no matter how big or how little, they are all important.
Have a great Friday and weekend.
Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 1/23/2009 8:44 AM (GMT -6)   

I try to set daily goals that are doable and if I don't meet all my goals I do not beat myself up........well once in awhile I do. eyes

Today my goals are to help my sister by spending the day with her and staying in the moment.

Also today I will get in my exercise and not lay around feeling sorry for pity parties today.

Good Morning Karen.............I will be off line for a long period of time today.



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   Posted 1/23/2009 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Ah I have so many goals lol, I want to be afraid of GOD more, prey more, find a job be at peace with myself, please my parents, find a wife and get GOD's mercy and approval in this life and the next :)

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   Posted 1/23/2009 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Trying to get more exercise. At the moment, it just involves parking at the far end of the parking lots.
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getting by
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   Posted 1/23/2009 1:32 PM (GMT -6)   
I do the same thing with parking at the far end of the parking lots. Sometimes, I wish I wouldn't have, especially when it is a winter storm. But for the most part, I know that it is helping me.

Hugs, Karen
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fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, depression,allergies

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   Posted 1/23/2009 1:42 PM (GMT -6)   

My current, primary goal before I can meet any of my other goals is to get healthy. I've been in a really rough ulcerative colitis flare for a long time now and it's really wearing me down. I'm anemic and can barely climb a single flight of stairs without being winded and in pain, so exercise has been written out of the equation completely for the moment. I don't have the energy or strength to do anything except get up, go to work, come home, go to bed.
So right now my goal is to get scheduled for Remicade infusions which my insurance company/doctors office are taking FOREVER to approve, but I finally got a call back today after two weeks of waiting and should be able to get going soon. I have really high hopes that this will work for me and I can start my life back up again. If not.. well, it will be extremely disappointing and I'll have to start thinking about having surgery to remove my large intestine, but I'm not quite ready to move that way yet.

After that, well, I guess my goals are to do yoga more, maybe every day, and to eat better and take better care of myself, physically and emotionally. I also want to move on in my life in terms of relationships, and to be more "grown up" and independent. 

I also want to pay off my debt (credit cards and medical bills) or at least get a large chunk of it off my plate because it's way too much unnecessary stress.

Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) since 1999; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use...

Current Meds:
Lexapro 10mg, Azasan 100mg


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   Posted 1/23/2009 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
My immediate goal is to try to get money to buy my medicine.

My next goal is to find a nice roommate who doesn't steal or break things every week.

My long term goal is to get my finances in order.

I think things will be less stressful when I don't have so much debt hanging over my head. I guess we'll find out as the year goes on whether or not that's true. :)

Good luck to all with each of your goals!

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   Posted 1/23/2009 8:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Well my small goals for right now is to just take one day at a time....With the self help books that I'm going to get soon, it's my goal to take in the information and have a better perspective on different aspects of life....How to cope better....And get a little help through words, experiences and assignments to find who I really am inside! This new year for me it's my overall goal to take whatever steps I need to take, to live and breath a different happier life!

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   Posted 1/23/2009 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   

My most important goal this year is to stay healthy so I don't have to go to any drs.  I am finally getting a handle on getting last year's medical bills paid and I don't want to add any more.  I also need to lose some weight for my son's wedding but I have untl Oct.  I already have a dress I want to wear.  I only wore it once and it is perfect for a wedding and will be simple to have taken in after weight loss.  Why should I buy a new dress when I have a beautiful one that no one coming to the wedding has seen. Oh, and I am very proud of myself because I got all of my credit card debt paid off and those cards are locked up and so I will only pay with cash.


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   Posted 1/23/2009 9:39 PM (GMT -6)   
  1. regular, gentle excercise
  2. read my bible more
  3. be more patient
  4. stop self medicating with prescription painkillers/downers
  5. take as little sick leave as possible from work
  6. learn to budget and manage my finances
  7. finish the moodgym
  8. learn to love myself


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