I began this most recent holiday season with a firm personal commitment to not gain any weight, stay away from cookies, bars, pies, cakes and chocolates, etc. Back at work after the holidays, I just weighed myself this morning and found that I had gained 4 pounds, obviously due to consumption of cookies, bars, pies, cakes and chocolates, etc.

So of course I am now hyper-focused on weight loss and one of my new year resolutions is to lose a certain number of pounds by a certain date. But it strikes me that this is one of my resolutions EVERY year, and each year I seem to be gaining a few pounds. I do my fair share of exercise and generally maintain a moderately healthy diet, and the weight still accumulates.