3 Stooges - Going for the Goal

2011 Goals & Resolutions

To me, there is a big difference between a resolution and a goal. In my mind, a resolution implies that something needs changing, like a bad habit that needs breaking. A goal, on the other hand, aspires to be something greater. I’m a believer that if you put something in writing it serves as a reminder, holds you more accountable, and is an investment in others being able to support you along the way.

So here are some of my 2011 goals and resolutions.

1. A1C <= 6.2. Less would be good.
2. Run (not walk) a 5K.
3. Start cycling with a group again, and get back into organized & scheduled rides.
4. Like everybody else on the planet, drop a few pounds. Goal weight: A stable 165 lbs.
5. Pay off at least two debts.
6. Have an adventure…regularly. Take pictures.

1. Wear my CGMS 24/7/365, and stop taking 2-3 day breaks in between sensor changes. (I could have titled this one “Stop being stupid Martin” but I felt I should be more specific.)
2. Realize that it’s okay (and encouraged!) to spend money on diabetes supplies before other bills.
3. Go to the ophthalmologist and dentist at least once this year.
4. Find excuses to exercise, instead of excuses not to.
5. Remember that any day can be a “No D-Day” if you want it to be.

3 Stooges - Going for the Goal

Go for the goal!


  1. This is a great post, Martin! I especially like goal #6 (we should all do that more often, right?), and resolution #4. I’m striving for that one, too. 🙂

  2. I liked your number 6 goal too, we are trying really hard to do that ourselves here. But I also like number 2 resolution. It IS ok to put yourself first.

    Looking forward to reading more from you this year!

  3. Great post! I like how you broke things down between the 2 kinds. I like #4 on both goals and resolutions

  4. Good luck to you in meeting your goals and achieving your resolutions. It helps to get it written down and formalized I think. (Which is exactly what I need to do!)

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