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Resolution Rewind with Trop50 plus Visa Giveaway

Did you know that statistically, over 40% of the people who set New Years Resolutions abandon them within the first thirty days?  As I mentioned in a a previous post, Resolutions or Goals, I tend to set SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-targeted) goals rather than resolutions.

I also mentioned that one of my goals was a revamp of this site.  As you can see, I’ve accomplished that (with a little help from my friend Greg).  Now that January is almost over, and I thought it would be fun to take a look at goals again.  But before I do, I thought I’d ask, do you know what the top 10 resolutions for 2012 were?  I do…

  1. Lose Weight
  2. Get Organized
  3. Spend Less, Save More
  4. Enjoy Life to the Fullest
  5. Staying Fit and Healthy
  6. Learn Something Exciting (New)
  7. Quit Smoking
  8. Help Others in Their Dreams
  9. Fall in Love
  10. Spend More Time with Family
    I thought it was interesting that more people resolved to lose weight than resolved to spend more time with their families.  Hopefully, all the plus size resolution makers are already spending time with their families, and their families (and a desire for health) is what prompted that goal.

I don’t know.

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In 2012, we (Hubs and I) want to… Be more creative with our kids.  You’ve seen (in the last few days) where creativity can take us, and frankly, we like it.  We get a kick out of doing projects with them, and whether painting or baking, they enjoy it, too.  We want our kids to look back one day and say, “Mom and Dad took time.”


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About Virginia

Hi there! My name is Virginia, and I am the author/owner of That Bald Chick. I am a Christian, wife, mother of three, full time homemaker, homeschooler, and ministry volunteer in addition to being a blogger. In my free time *cough* I enjoy reading, writing, taking walks with my family, and listening to music.


  1. My biggest main resolution for a goal is that I have to keep my blood pressure down & now my blood sugar after being diagnoised with type II diabetes just 2 moths ago, so I walk more and actually orange juice helps lower blood pressure, I love Trop50 its so good & good for you thanks

  2. I can see why people would want to loose weight-but I think it’s sad that the more “important” things like fulfilling dreams, or falling in love aren’t higher up on the priority list.

  3. Deb Hornick Gotham says:

    One goal I set was to try to eat healthier and pay more attention to doing the things I am supposed to in order to get healthy. So far I am doing pretty good but time will tell. Thanks so much for this opportunity!!

  4. I resolve to work out more this year

  5. Then again, if they lose weight they’ll live longer and healthier lives and can spend MORE time with their families.

  6. My resolution is to run a 5k! I will be following this running guide that brings you from not being able to run to running 30 minutes straight from Women’s Health magazine. Just need a lot of patience and good music for the runs!

  7. Shelly Sawicki Lash Neuhouser says:

    My 2012 goal is to lose 20 lb. Each day treadmill for 10 minutes for a week and upping 10 minutes each week.

  8. One of my 2012 Goals is to lower my grocery budget!

  9. One of my resolutions is to have a more positive outlook on life.I’m trying really hard to keep that resolution. 🙂

  10. It wouldn’t let me post my resolution link.

  11. Wouldn’t let me leave my facebook comment link!/thatbaldchick/posts/314925591887206

  12. Wouldn’t let me post my flavor
    peach with white tea..yummy!

  13. My goal is to stay healthy in every way, doing good so far.

  14. My goal was to cut out desserts and not eat fattening foods. So far so good, I’ve stuck to it!

  15. amy pugmire says:

    to lose the rest of the baby weight

  16. Mary Happymommy says:

    I resolved to walk at least 4 times a week and so far I’ve been doing it.

  17. My goal was to get more exercise. I’ve been doing my workout dvd 3 times a week.

  18. My main goal this year (I don’t make resolutions) is to get healthier. I want to eat better, exercise more and lose weight. This is more of a lifestyle change than anything else.

  19. colleen boudreau says:

    My goal was to exercise at least 4 times a week.. and so far so good. 🙂
    holliister at gmail dot com

  20. i want to eat helathier and cut of alot of preservative laced foods! Thanks for a super giveaway!

  21. My goal was to lose weight, and I’m doing okay so far!

  22. darlene bohannon says:

    i was gonna start walking more ,but so far i havent even gotter out of the house,am i bad ?

  23. Audra Weathers says:

    One of my goals was to lose the rest of my pregnancy weight. So far, so good. I’ve been doing our treadmill and recumbent bike daily and my legs are SO sore. It’s slow going, but I am happy that I’ve been working hard for a month now.

  24. My resolution really started before December when I was diagnosed with Metabolic Syndrome and Insulin Resistance. I’m not allowed to eat any carbs. Meat and non-white vegetables and some nuts are IT !!! I’ve been pretty good about it but cave in now and then. Its really a difficult lifestyle for me, but along with the 13 Prescription Meds that I had to start taking it is a necessary one. I hate that I haven’t been able to lose weight and now I know why. Carbs are not my friend. I have no HDL cholesterol to speak of , and I have bloggers butt that really is bloggers gut in my case. I have lost a few pounds, though its never enough !

  25. My resolution/goal for 2012 was to eat out less. My husband and I are doing pretty well. We make menues for the week and when we go grocery shopping we buy what we need!

  26. I resolved to eat better and lose weight and its going well. I lost 5 pounds so far.

  27. soha molina says:

    my goal is to be healthier. I am eating more fruits and veggies.

  28. lose 20 pounds in 2012

  29. Susan Stahley says:

    I made a resolution to start taking better care of myself, both physically and mentally. I have been doing things I enjoy to better my mood mentally and have been exercising and eating better to improve myself physically.

  30. resolved to eat more spinach, doing good, i add some to smoothies every day

  31. My goal is to get into a size 12, doing okay but I could do better

  32. Adrienne gordon says:

    My big goal is make my business succesful.

  33. Richard Morris says:

    I figured out a monthly budget (after bills) and keep track of my spending. if i hit my limit i just do w/o for the remainder of the month

  34. Shannon Baas says:

    To find a job. I did do that.

  35. Kim Ripley says:

    I have been cutting out junk food from my diet and allowing myself to only have it once a week.

  36. Theresa J says:

    My New Years resolution was to eat better and exercise more. So far I am not doing so well. I need to get back on track.

  37. Gina M Maddox says:

    Mine is to lose the last 20 lbs. to reach my goal…so far I am right on track! Thanks for the chance to win!
    gina.m.maddox (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  38. My goal is to be more organized and to get rid of the clutter in my house. Once a week I choose one room and go through it, and throw away stuff.

  39. EMMA L HORTON says:


  40. Margaret Smith says:

    Mine is to eat healthier.
    Thanks so much.

  41. Lose more weight in 2012 and its going great

    kport207 at gmail dot com

  42. Amanda Kinder says:

    I made a resolution to become more organized. Yeah, that isn’t working out so well.

  43. patricia skinner says:

    I want to drink more water on a daily basis. I am slowly working my way up to 4 bottles a day.

  44. Mary Casper says:

    my resolution was to stop smoking oh well maybe next year

  45. Suzanne K says:

    I resolve to eat more fruits and veggies because then I feel better and do end up losing weight

  46. Kim Henrichs says:

    My resolution was to be more diligent in coupon usage and saving money.

  47. My goal was to be more active, and exercise more. I have been doing pretty well, and have taken daily walks.

  48. My new school year resolution is to volunteer more of my time my daughter’s school. So far I’m doing pretty good. I assisted with the class pictures and few other school activities.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

  49. Cynthia C says:

    My goal is to get more exercise and so far I’m doing OK with it.

  50. Stephanie P says:

    I set a goal to work a little less and spend more time with my family and new puppy. It’s going pretty well so far…

  51. Crystal F says:

    My goal was to eat better and I’m actually sticking with it so far this year. Thank you!

  52. My goal has been to slow down and relax more, and for the most part, I’ve been successful.

  53. Jason Crooks says:

    My goal was to get into better shape. Started off slow but getting to the gym almost every day now.

  54. Debbie Denny says:

    I want to eat healthier and drink more water. I have done much better than I expected. I have started snacking veggies and fruit instead of sweets and chips!!

  55. Kyl Neusch says:

    plan to eat heatlhier this year

  56. My goal was more exercise and I’m doing pretty good so far.

  57. Susan Smith says:

    My goal was to exercise more often and I have been walking at night.

  58. jennifer horn says:

    My goal is to make more time for me! I seem to spread myself too thin doing for everyone else, as most moms do, so I’m taking more time to do some things I want. My kids and husband have been great about helping out and picking up the slack when needed.

  59. I’m trying to maintain a weight of 129 and I’m doing okay.

  60. Exercise more and so far so good. Thanks.

  61. My resolution is to drop 10 pounds. I have lost 4 pounds this past month. The main thing I have changed is my exercise amount. I now go everyday for at least 30 minutes.

  62. Barbara Montag says:

    A goal of mine is to eat cleaner & I’m doing it.
    I feel all the better for it!
    Thank you.

  63. resolution was to stress less, but I can’t help it!

  64. Ashley Hatten says:

    my goal was to save more money so far I think I’m doing good! thanks!

  65. Your giveaway is now live!

  66. Nicole Sender says:

    I resolved to finish some of my ongoing projects. I’m still working toward completions; none done yet!

  67. Kathryn C. says:

    Resolved to lose the 20 pounds that somehow found me last year. So far, I’ve lost 5 so I feel like I am doing pretty good.

    katbirdfl (at) gmail (dot) com

  68. Jannie Bryant says:

    Stay on budget so I can take a vacation

  69. Kristy Thiel says:

    my goal is to lose about 15 lbs. I’m 2 lbs in, which is a start!

  70. Heather S says:

    mine is to lose weight and i am trying

  71. Janna Johnson says:

    to loose 80 lbs!
    Thanks for a great contest! Janna Johnson
    janna@feedyourpig on gfc

  72. I quit smoking and wanted to lose 30 pounds. I still havnt had a cigareete since the 1st and I lost 13 pounds!

  73. My 2012 goal is to cook healthier meals for my family. It’s going pretty good so far. I have replaced our normally heavy on the red meat meals down to only a couple times a week, and I’m cooking more chicken and vegetables.

  74. My goal is to lose the 25 lbs that found me last year! I am walking at least 5 days a week and am working very hard on managing my portions!

  75. My biggest goal is to lose weight. It’s going slow, but steady. Would like to lose a bit more each week than I am, but I know I didn’t put it on overnight and it’s not coming off overnight. I am down 15 lbs. since the first f the year, so I can’t complain

  76. I said I was going to get out more this year, but so far money and health issues have kept me from doing so,

  77. I’m trying to tone up this year. I’m starting to see some slight definition in my arms.

  78. debbie johnson says:

    this year i plan to get my floors and walls painted and i know it will take all year with my back. so far i have the kitchen and dininng room floor done. will start on the living room floor saturday.

  79. Im working out and trying to be healthier stuck on a very strict workout schedule and i think its working

  80. Using less %&$^ing profanity. I’m really trying to lessen this. Harm reduction has been a better goal for me, it’s attainable so I try harder.

  81. get organized.
    im putting things in marked bins to keep everything in a certain designated spot..


  82. Loss some weight!

  83. Those are GREAT goals!! My goal this year is PEACE! To find Peace with the scale. To make peace with life circumstances. To have peace. 🙂

  84. Christina Sparks says:

    Starting a savings account by setting aside $25 a paycheck.

  85. My goal was to get toned and eat better and I am still going strong!

    wolverina401 at gmail dot com

  86. Swim 3 times a week. So far, so good.
    Thanks for the contest.

  87. Brittney House says:

    My resolution is to save more money and i’m doing pretty good.

  88. My goal is to cook dinner at home 4 nights a week and so far I’m doing great!


  90. Russell Moore says:

    My goal this year is to lose 20 more lbs. by staying on my diet and exercise regime. So far, so good.

  91. Stephen Viele says:

    My resoultion is to give my baby on the way the best life possible.

  92. My goal is to eat healthier.

  93. My goal was to work out at least 3 times weekly and i am doing it!!
    chacha6581(@) yahoo dot com

  94. Getting out of credit card debt and I’m doing pretty good so far.

  95. Wanda McHenry says:

    My goal was to get more organized and I’m doing just okay with it, I could work a little harder to get it all done.

  96. Our goal was/ is to have a more peaceful 2012. We are spending more quality, unscheduled time together as a family.

  97. cutting down on fast food

  98. Jessica T. says:

    I set a goal to tone up my body, but I’m not doing too well with it right now.

  99. This year I didn’t make any resolutions – so I’m doing great!
    beckytag618 at gmail dot com

  100. I am wanting to lose 10 lbs. I have changed my eating habits and trying to exercise more.

  101. Theron Willis says:

    My resolution is to support my body weight through a hand stand. Right now I can only do a stand using a wall for support. I hope to do so without support in the next two months.

  102. get out of debt, going to take a miracle

  103. i wanted to quit smoking and am trying really hard

  104. Maureen (suburban prep) says:

    I am trying to be good for myself. I am trying to not put myself as the last thing on my list to take care of.
    I am doing ok. I have a tendency to care for others and put myself as the last thing to consider but I know in order to be of any good to others I need to tend to my needs as well.

  105. My goal is to lose 30lbs with exercise and to eat better.

  106. Jessica Cote says:

    To be more involved with my kids!

  107. Linda Lansford says:

    I resolved to lose weight and haven’t

  108. I have a few goals, but one of them is to read 24 books…and I’ve already read 7 books (I keep track on Goodreads) which means on a timeline I’m 5 books ahead of schedule!

  109. Well I don’t really set resolutions…. however, I am going on a diet after valentine’s day!! Does that count? 🙂

  110. my goal was to put down the munchies! considering that I am currently eating pretzels in bed says how close I am to reaching my goal… 🙁

  111. My goal was to lose weight. I started the Couch25K program. So far so good. Slowly but surely!!

  112. Jeffery Gawlikowski says:

    I said I will stay away from pop. I can’t help it. I have one little can a day.

    asnowfreek AT gmail DOT com

  113. still saving for upgrade on living situation….

  114. I have a goal to save enough money for an elliptical trainer. It’s going slow right now.

  115. My resolution was to do more cardio exercise when I work out. I would like to exercise 5 days a week but right now I only go 3 or 4 times a week.
    805chick7 at gmail dot com

  116. my goal is to save more money per month. i re-budgeted and am doing pretty good so far. lets hope i can keep it up!

    danielle b


  117. Sandy Brown says:

    my resolution is to spend more time with my mother. so I took her to a movie, and shopping so far

  118. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    To take betree care of myself

  119. jessica vaughan gengler says:

    my resolution is to eat healthier and exercise. I am doing pretty good right now!

  120. melinda hawkins says:

    well, im trying to lose some weight,but its been hard, darn those cookies!!!

  121. Charisse Snead says:

    start exercising and eating healthier

  122. misty sunrise says:

    my resolution is to lose weight

    itsjustme62613 at

  123. I set a goal to exercise and eat healthy, I’ve been walking every other day and eating more veggies and fruit!

  124. crystle tellerday says:

    to lose weight and im not doing good at all

  125. Hubby and I resolved to walk every day on the way home from work and we’re doing great!

  126. I made a resolution to take better care of myself. I’ve been taking vitamins and eating better. I cut down on my caffeine intake and I have used my exercise bike more so I’m trying to keep on it!

  127. My goal was to lose weight and so far it is not going that well, but I have not given up

  128. I lost 12 pounds in 2011 and want to lose another 12 pounds in 2012!

  129. To be healthier and I am doing great so far.

  130. Lisa Brown says:

    My NYR is to think more positively on a daily basis…and I am failing miserably at it. 🙂

  131. My goal is to lose 30 pounds. I’m working on it by working out five days a week and eating healthier.

  132. My goal was to lose weight by eating better and exercising more. So far I’ve dropped over 10 pounds!!

  133. Shirley Hicks says:

    to take better care of my health and loose those extra far down 30+ pds and counting

  134. Kelly Nicholson says:

    have to add to my woment total…

  135. I want to lose my last 10 pounds!

  136. Rebecca Peters says:

    To lose the baby fat I got from my 3 kids!

  137. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says:

    I ma trying to get healthy so started swimming at the Y
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  138. Susan Ladd says:

    I would like to lose weight this year. I want to thank you for this awesome sweep and hope to win 🙂

  139. Main resolution: lose a crapload of weight. I’m getting there.

  140. I want to exercise at least 3 days a week

  141. Floss every day.

    I’ve been remembering about 3x a week. It’s better than last year, but not quite where I wanted to be.

  142. I wanted to tone up my body…I’ve been working out, but not as much as I’d like to.

  143. Jacob LaFountaine says:

    I need to strengthen my core. It is weak as hell right now

  144. Angela Winesburg says:

    I’ve lost 5 pounds, only 10 more to go!

  145. I’m staying in better touch with my parents by taking the initiative more

  146. my resolution is to lose 20lbs

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  147. My goal is to find more patience and peace. I know it will be a work in progress, but I want to focus on these two things and I seem to be doing pretty ok with it!


  148. My goal is to loose weight and I am trying my best to make it happen.

  149. I decided to spend this year doing a better job of completing projects. Finishing well. So far I’m off to a good start.

  150. A goal I set was to get more sleep. Not doing that well. Always seem to have too much to do.

  151. melissa Resnick says:

    to get to a healthlywieght, its coming along

  152. to maintain my weight

  153. julie hawkins says:

    One goal I have for 2012 is to pay off my credit cards. I am doing well so far, as I have set aside money from every paycheck this year toward payments.

  154. My goal was to lose weight for my wedding in April. So far I’ve lost about 10 pounds! 🙂

  155. Sylvie Warren says:

    My goal is to lose weight. This is my annual New Year’s resolution because of my Thanksgiving thru first week of January weight gain. Hey, I like desserts, fries, pizza, hamburgers and chinese so . . . . its 15 pounds to lose.

  156. Huston Smith says:

    I decided to spend more time with the kids this year and so far so good

  157. Cindy Merrill says:

    My goal is to save enough money to start my vegetable garden this Spring,

  158. tracey byram says:

    My resolution was to stress less but that’s easier said than done.

  159. Our resolution is to destuff our house and get it ready to sell so we can become fulltime RVers. We’re slowly making progress.

  160. My goal is to eat healthier. So far so good. Thanks for the giveaway.

  161. My goal is regular exercise, but I’m not doing very well.

  162. My goal is to be more creative this year!

  163. The goal is to keep losing weight until I get to the desired weight & condition.

  164. One of my resolutions for 2012 was to get at least 7 hours a sleep each night, and aside from a couple all-nighters I had to pull for work, I have stuck with it so far!

  165. I hoped to eat healthier this year…I’m doing okay, but I could be doing better.

  166. carol lewis says:

    Pray more, and stop eating sweet things so much.

  167. mary gardner says:

    to loose weight – i am doing ok with it, not great but ok.

    marygardner49 at aol dot com

  168. My resolution is to eat more fiber and I am doing it by eating breakfast.

  169. My goal is to exercise more regularly and I’m getting better at it!

  170. Trying to be more active AND drink more water!

  171. Kendra Gillilan says:

    we are on the debt free path, almost there and we are sticking to a strict budget

  172. Harriett Daniel says:

    Bee more mindful of spending. I am doing OK with it.

  173. One goal for 2012 is to declutter my living room. I’m about 1/3 done.

  174. Sandra K321 says:

    I am going to lose a few pounds. My main problem is that I eat bigger portions than I should when I eat with my family; during the day I’m fine. So I’m going to have to do portion control for dinner.

  175. melissa miller says:

    to be more organized

  176. I want to lose weight

  177. My goal is to eat healthier in 2012. I’m starting to cut out all of the junk in my life.

  178. I resoved to spend less time on the computer. here I am so I guess I’m not doing so well 🙂

  179. Terry Cross says:

    I vowed to walk on my treadmill at least 5 days a week. Some weeks i don’t make 5 days but i’m not giving up

  180. Gary Eldridge says:

    It was to lose weight and I haven’t lost any. Haven’t gained any either tho

  181. Thanks for the giveaway… successfully stopped drinking ALL carbonated soft drinks starting 01 January 2012, replaced with unsweetened ice tea with lemon as drink of choice !

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  182. Mine was to speak up more at work, and stop letting coworkers walk all over me

  183. spending more one-on-one time with my kids…slight improvement but room to go still. Thanks for the contest!

  184. My resolution is to try new things!

  185. My resolution for 2012 is to get out and walk more and it’s going well so far

  186. Marcy Strahan says:

    I am trying to eat less red meat! DOing pretty good but kinda living on Turkey sandwiches right now.

  187. One goal was to get my dissertation proposal approved this year and a good first draft up and running. I am taking comps now and have approval for a topic, so it’s a start. I’m progressing, woo hoo!

  188. My goal is losing weight, it is not going great.

  189. Teresa Moore says:

    I said I was going to walk daily and well, I have failed miserably. Mostly because I have had a cold that would not go away.

  190. My goal is to work out 5 times a week, and…umm, to be honest, it’s been more like 1 time a week.

  191. to lose some more not doing to bad so far

  192. Sandy Saves says:

    I made a resolution to drink more water everyday and I have been really good about sticking to it!

    sandysaveseveryday AT gmail DOT com

  193. I don’t make resolutions.

  194. Deborah Wallin says:

    Goal is to begin a walking program. Not going well. Hopefully when the weather gets nicer.

  195. shirley pebbles says:

    My resolution is to learn to speak spanish this year. I have downloaded the software but that is it right now.

  196. Thank you! I replied to your email.