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Have you ever kept a New Year’s resolution?

Asked at South Wind 12 Theaters, 3433 Iowa St. on January 2, 2014

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“I’ve kept it as long as I’ve remembered it.”

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“No. I always make them, but then I always think, ‘Next month…’”

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“No, because it’s always about weight loss, and by February I’ve got my snacks back.”

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“No, because I’ve never made one.”

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“Not really. I always forget.”

Comments

Leslie Swearingen 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Elston, you have that right. No matter what else is going on in your life how you react to stress is the most important factor. Have you heard someone say about someone that they make them sick? Well, it is true, I know that I react to some people with a bad headache in the back of my head and stomach cramps.

Constant tenstion keeps the body at fight readiness and depletes hormones that regulate the body.

My resolution is to learn how to truly relax and stay relaxed even in a tense situation.

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Elston Gunn 3 months, 2 weeks ago

I quit smoking for 90 days in 2012. I had no choice, I was in jail. The first month was awful. Panic attacks, insomnia, etc. After that my sleep was great, although I was miserable being in jail. I lit up the day I got out and caught a hell of a buzz, almost fell off my chair. I believe smoking is more of a behavioral issue. Nicotine, while addictive, is not in itself harmful. The carcinogens are. And there are people who smoke who live to be 90. They know how to handle stress. Stress will wreak havoc on your body and it kills more people than any disease or bad habit.

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Ron Holzwarth 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Have I ever kept a New Year’s resolution?

Of course I kept every single one of them. For instance, for New Year 1980, I resolved to quit smoking cigarettes. That is a very common New Year's resolution, and I kept that one until about 3:00 AM January 1. That's a whole three hours! All the others also met a similar fate. But I did keep every single one, for a few hours at least.

Over 20 years later, I smoked my last cigarette (so far) on September 29, 2000. But the New Year had nothing to do with that.

Here's something to remember: Everyone quits smoking sooner or later. Some quit before they die, and the rest quit when they die.

"Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times."
- Mark Twain

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Rae Hudspeth 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Yes! I resolve not to make resolutions.

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