–noun 1. a formal expression of opinion or intention made, usually after voting, by a formal organization, a legislature, a club, or other group. Compare concurrent resolution, joint resolution.
2. a resolve or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something.
3. the act of resolving or determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc.
4. the mental state or quality of being resolved or resolute; firmness of purpose.
I am NOT a fan of New Year's Resolutions. Most people make them and break them by February 1st. I have made a resolution in years past to NOT make New Year's Resolutions. I have been able to keep that one very well (imagine that!).
This year is different. This year requires some serious life changes. Life & Death? Possibly.
Dee and I both had our blood tested in 2008 and both of us have high cholesterol. We were astounded. Our diet is very low in cholesterol. I use non-fat everything and we only have red meat about once a week. The doctor assured us it is most likely genetic since we both have parents who have struggled with this.
Dee's father suffered a heart attack last month which gave Dee cause to rethink his diet and exercise routine.
My family is at high risk for Diabetes, both Type 1 and Type 2. This gives me reason to keep my weight down for the rest of my life. Any other Ellsworths out there...pay heed...Grandma Annie died from complications of diabetes.
I won't bore you with the details. Let's just say that Dee and Marianne (and hopefully their children) are re-vamping diet and exercise routines in 2009.
It's not a New Year's Resolution...it's a LIFE Resolution!!
P.S. Thank you Nancy for my snow falling! I love it!