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Music – “What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?” from Ella Wishes You A Swinging Christmas by Ella Fitzgerald. Released: 2002.
Admit it. We’ve all had good intentions on December 31st, every year. “I vow to quit smoking, be kinder to people, spend more time with my family, be happier, etc., etc., etc.” Yet, it seems that so many of us (myself included!) have aspirations for the New Year, around food.
Some of the more common “resolutions” include weight loss, exercise, restricting alcoholic beverages, cutting back on coffee and chocolate, eating healthy, and so forth. Some swear they will become vegetarians or vegans, start a “paleo” diet, go “gluten free” or lower their cholesterol. Yet, how many really succeed?
According to Statistic Brain Research Institute (www.statisticbrain.com), about 45% of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions. 38% do not (the rest can’t make up their minds) 38% of these resolutions are weight related. Approximately 8% are successful in achieving their goal(s). A whopping 46% are still keeping their New Years resolutions after 6 months! So, in the spirit of the New Year, make your resolutions, keep them or break them, but have fun! Have a safe and healthy 2016!