New year, old troubles

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Dear Carolyn,

I’m not any further into my goal toward becoming a better person than I was this time last year. I’ve got my resolution list all written and taped to my dashboard. But I don’t really believe I’ll accomplish any of them.  Right now, I’m taking your advice and taking it slow. Instead of trying to lose 50 pounds, I’m trying to substitute water for soda and walk 30 minutes a day. Those two things are hard to do. I wish I had more hope that I could do this.

What do you think?



Dear Jerry,

If you do those two things, I promise you that you will see results. You will feel better about yourself for sticking to the plan and you’ll be taking the first steps toward healthy diet and fitness. But you have to get rid of that voice in your head. He’s living there rent-free, telling you bad stuff about yourself. Kick him to the curb. Put on happy music and take your walk.

I’m just say’n