A Realistic New Year’s Resolution

My New Year’s resolution is to eat more.

I have no idea whose idea it was to start the New Year with an unrealistic commitment, but this year I’ve decided to set an achievable goal. So, I’m going to eat more.

Sure, there will be times when I’ll fall off the wagon and eat less, but unlike previous years when I promised myself I’d eat less and then ate more, 2015 will be different.

For those of us who frequent Facebook, one of the most annoying things healthy people post is a complete rundown of their exercise regimen.


“Just completed a 12.3 mile run, followed by 250 push-ups and a kale smoothie. Boy, do I feel great!”

“In spite of the 23 feet of snow, I was able to complete today’s marathon, which was all uphill in a war zone.”

I created my own Facebook game for just such comments. Next year, every time someone posts how much they just exercised, I’m going to eat a piece of pie.

I don’t want to sound as if I’m against exercise. I’m not. On the contrary, in 2015, I plan to count the joggers each morning to determine how many donuts I can have when I get to the Krispy Kreme.

My resolution to eat more will also help keep the grocery industry from suffering huge financial losses. Since most folks will set a goal of losing weight, food has the potential to sit idle for weeks on the shelves at the Piggly Wiggly. In addition to sticking with my commitment, I’ll also be keeping the US Economy on an even keel.

I admire people who can set and keep a New Year’s resolution, but let’s face it; most folks have blown it before their hangover leaves.

So, for the handful of people who will vow to lose weight and then keep it off, congratulations in advance.

For the rest who want to join me, let’s commit to, for once, actually succeeding with keeping a New Year’s resolution.

In 2016, I also plan to set a realistic resolution. A heart cath.

©2014 John Moore

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