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Try, try again

Locals share their resolution stumbling blocks.


January 4, 2017

By Thomas Garcia

QCS Senior Writer

A new year means resolution time - only this year, instead of asking people what resolutions they are making for the 2017 year, we asked locals what resolution they have had a difficulty living up to.

Name: Georgia Lujan

What is your failed resolution?

Losing weight. Every year I start out doing good for the first three months. I eat right and exercise and even count calories. I slowly begin to progress back to bad habits. I will start slacking off on the exercise and will eat something unhealthy, saying to myself "I'll make it up tomorrow," only I never do. Sometimes life happens, and I don't have time in my schedule to stick to a diet plan.

How can you make your resolution outcome different this year?

To make this stick this year, I have to look at it not as a resolution but as a lifestyle change. I can't think of it as a resolution but as a goal that I must reach to have a better life. This is not something that I can make up later; I need to make this happen now.

Name: Cynthia Benavidez

What Is your failed resolution?

Stop drinking sodas. For the past seven years, I have tried to stop drinking soda. I have failed each year. It probably doesn't help that I have access to soda every day at work.

How can you make your resolution outcome different this year?

I have to be strong and not give in so easily. It is too easy for me to give in and get a cup of that sweet soda. I need to have some willpower and avoid the temptation. I will be drinking lots of water and tea. As long as I keep reminding myself that soda is bad, I may have a chance this year.

Name: Melissa Foster

What Is your failed resolution?

Quitting smoking. I have been trying for five years to put the cigarettes down. It is a horrible habit; I need to stop. A lot of the problem is the mental portion of the addiction.

How can you make your resolution outcome different this year?

This year I have been mentally preparing to stop smoking. If you are not mentally prepared then it is so easy to relapse. I know that there will be stress and other situations that will want to make me smoke. I have to remind myself why I am doing this. That reason being, to live a healthier and longer life.


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