How’s That New Year’s Resolution Working Out?

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, never have. I did, however make an Old Year’s Resolution back around Thanksgiving. It was to make it through the holidays without gaining any weight and still enjoy myself.

Putting on my pants this morning I realized I achieved my goal and, in fact, appear to have lost weight. I haven’t actually weighed myself, but I believe the ease with which I fit into a pair of pants I don’t think would have been all that comfortable a month or so ago is proof enough.

The real point I’m making here is, if you need to do something you don’t need to wait around for some (let’s face it) arbitrary day in the Earth’s revolution around the Sun to commence. I’m pretty convinced New Year’s Resolutions are designed to fail. Not a good model, IMO.

About Rick Ladd

I retired nearly 13 years ago, though I've continued to work during most of the time since then. I'm hoping to return to work on the RS-25 rocket engine program (formerly the SSME) which will power our return to the moon. Mostly I'm just cruising, making the most of what time I have remaining. Although my time is nearly up, I still care deeply about the kind of world I'll be leaving to those who follow me and, to that end, I am devoted to seeing the forces of repression and authoritarianism are at least held at bay, if not crushed out of existence. I write about things that interest me and, as an eclectic soul, my interests run the gamut from science to spirituality, governance to economics, art and engineering. I'm hopeful one day my children will read what I've left behind. View all posts by Rick Ladd

2 responses to “How’s That New Year’s Resolution Working Out?

  • Vencil

    and the average person will consume 10,000 calories during thanksgiving to start it off. That’s 5 days worth of food in one day! and parts of the world have to eat dirt!


    • Rick Ladd

      Hell! That’s even more than five days worth of food for most people. I’m not exactly sure what I did. Maybe I’m finally slipping into my dotage and nothing (not even food) is exciting anymore. Well . . . maybe napping.


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