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Share Your New Year’s Resolutions on Cranberry Patch

What are you resolving to do in 2013? Plus, editor Jessica Sinichak declares that in the New Year she wants to…

Every year on Jan. 1, millions of people (seriously, 40 to 45 percent of American adults) list all the improvements they want to make in the New Year.

At Cranberry Patch, we’re at no different—certainly not your editor.

At the start of the New Year, I always make the resolution to eat healthier and to exercise more. That pretty much ends as soon as I’m offered a slice of someone’s birthday cake. How can you say no to that?

I’m hoping to change things this year by publicly declaring my resolutions to Patch readers. Will you join me?

OK, here is goes. Again, I pledge to eat healthier (I’m enjoying my last donut of 2012 while I write this) and exercise more.  

This is a difficult thing for a news editor, but I’m going to try to stress less in 2013. In 2012, I really enjoyed taking yoga, which is a fabulous way to relax the mind. For more tips on how to de-stress in the New Year, click here.

Also on the agenda is getting together with my sister to take my Grandma Bruni to eat at Jimmy Wan’s or House of Chen. After years of cooking, and eating, pasta and other Italian foods, Chinese food is newly discovered delight for her. Maybe I can even talk her into trying sushi. Please leave any other restaurant suggestions in the comment section below.

I’m also resolving (at his request) to take an interest in one of my husband’s many, many outdoor activities. He likes skiing, fishing and hunting. I like reading, shopping and generally staying indoors. Sigh.

So, what are your New Year’s resolutions?

Please share them in the comment section below. The hope is that by shouting them out on Patch, we’ll be less likely to break them.

And for goodness sake, if you spot me with a donut in my hand in 2013, please come up and yell at me.

Stephanie Howells Barone January 01, 2013 at 12:35 PM
Be less controlling , better attitude, more organized, budgeting better, lose 40 pounds, make my home more like a home stricter rules ,family dinners, home work time and find a church that helps me to get closer to my higher power and more understanding of why Joe was taken away from us..
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Roy Wagner January 01, 2013 at 05:42 PM
I resolve to lose the ten pounds I gained in 2012. If that goes well, then perhaps twenty more pounds. I will probably try nutrisystem for a month or two to get a handle on portion control. Somewhere along the way I've adopted the caloric intake of an nfl linebacker. I will also dust off the mountain bike, which provided zero health benefits sitting in the garage last summer. I would also like to take up three expensive hobbies in my spare time. They would be CAD, CNC machining and injection molding. Design the mold, make the mold, create the object. These arise from my lack of success in finding an American company that will do it for me, even when their websites claim to do custom work. Success with this resolution will ultimately benefit local historical societies.
Jessica January 02, 2013 at 08:54 PM
Stephanie - Check out Victory Family Church on Rt. 19 by the Cranberry YMCA. There are a lot of people who have suffered a loss of a loved one that have created some incredible support groups to provide exactly what you are looking for... comfort and understanding.

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