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Showing posts from December 30, 2011

Resolution Joy

Tis’ the season for making resolutions. At least for those of us who welcome (and need!) a reason for making a fresh start, the beginning of a new year is the High Holy Day of Resolution-Making. Again this year, like previous years, I’ve thought about making all the normal, predictable resolutions: ·          Lose ten pounds.   Well, actually more like fifteen pounds, since I’ve been conducting an experiment on myself since Christmas Day: to never say “no” to a Christmas cookie, chocolate, or glass of egg-nog, on the theory that I will get so sick and tired of sweets that I will be ready for and actually welcome salads, skim milk, and raw vegetables in 2012.   (This “binge” theory, by the way, has, as far as I know, absolutely no basis in any scientific research. And it probably horrifies ever y nutritionist, psychologist, or dietician out there.   And come to think of it, it doesn’t really even work: I just end up missing all that stuff even more. But it has made the pas