I don’t normally make New Year’s resolutions at all because I know I won’t keep them, but last year I got it in my head that I should cut back on sugar. I figured I’d try cutting out sweets during the week and only have them on the weekend. This was incredibly ambitious given my sweet tooth, and it lasted about a week and a half. Halfway through the first week I actually baked a batch of cookie dough brownies in anticipation of the weekend and let them sit in the freezer until Friday night. I think this was probably a red flag that I wasn’t going to be able to keep it up for long! - Mallory W
Hmm, extreme as I went was to give up all drinks besides water! It lasted three days. Not a good choice to make for someone who wakes up and drinks coffee, has juice about an hour later. Then it is time for lunch, which is usually accompanied with iced tea and dinner ends with a diet coke. ( I should really watch my sugar and wasted calories) Maybe I should try this again this year, but only a few days a week! - Alison L
Because I’m so terrible at sticking to any sort of plan, I made a New Year’s Resolution a few years ago to never make another New Year’s Resolution. It’s held out thus far and I’m seriously happy with not committing to any sort of unrealistic expectation. But kudos to whoever can hold out that long! - Holly S
My most extreme New Years Resolution has to be when I decided to give up soda. That may not sound very extreme, but to me it was like giving up air. I had a serious Pepsi addiction (I even drank it with cereal at breakfast!) and kicking the habit may just be one of the most difficult things I have ever done. Caffeine withdrawal is no fun kids, but it was definitely worth it. I have been soda free for almost five years now! - Ashley G
- Yearly Roundup: December 2012
- Quirky Question: What’s your quirkiest holiday tradition?
- Quirky Question: What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten?