I already broke my New Year's resolutions

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Dear Carolyn,

I’ve already broken all of my New Year’s resolutions and it’s only January! I can’t tell you how much this upsets me. Here are the ones I’ve broken:
Don’t eat any sweets
Don’t drink any soda unless it’s diet soda
Walk every day
Keep track of everything I eat
I don’t think these are too hard so what does it say about me that I can’t keep up with them?
Please help. I’m at the end of my rope.


Dear Jay,
Think of the calories you are burning with all this beating up on yourself! The negative energy you are expending on your failures only adds fuel to the fire. Stop right now! What is in the past is over and done with. Start your resolutions right this minute. Today, you will not eat sugary foods or drinks, you will write in your food diary and you will take a walk as soon as you stop the truck.
Let the past go and start with the moment. You can do it; just do it more gently.
Just say’n,