Wednesday, January 23, 2013
If your weight-loss program or drive to achieve some other goal has hit a wall, don't give up: Here are six surprising ways to get back on track, as suggested by South Metro experts.
It's two thirds of the way through January, and the numbers on the scale have hardly moved, or worse, they're creeping up. The smoker in your life is still puffing away at Pall Malls and the one with the drinking problem is three sheets to the wind—on a Tuesday. And even though you're painfully aware that road construction season will soon be underway, don't despair. There's still time to set things right. 1. It's not you. It's your New Year's Resolution itself. It's true: Most people fail, even if their New Year's Resolution is based on their most earnest and ardent wish. "Usually within the first month about 75 percent have fallen off the wagon," said C. Alan Steed, a psychologist from Allina's Medical Clinic in Eagan. Why? Steed says…
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Have you resolved to have a family movie night each week? Take more time for yourself? Share your 2013 resolutions in the comments section below.
I make new resolutions every year. There's something about Jan. 1 that makes me want to start some things fresh. And usually I'm able to stick to about half of them—like giving up watermelon for the month of February or taking a nap once a week. (Wink) Try as I might, I haven't been able to convince myself that a gym is a great place to be three times a week—however, I'll give it another shot in 2013. Patch wants to know what resolutions you've made for the new year. Have you vowed to have a family movie night each week? Take a family vacation to Yellowstone National Park? Make a standing date with your partner? Or maybe you've decided to count to three before yelling at your clumsy nine-year-old for breaking yet another glass dish. Tell …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
It's the beginning of the 2013 and a time when many are thinking about goals and resolutions for the year. What are some of yours?
Whether focused on family, career, volunteer service or personal health, there is a whole range of topics from which people can make New Year's Resolutions. Of course, we all know that it's easier to keep those resolutions if there are others to hold us accountable. So, Apple Valley/Rosemount residents, if you're serious about losing weight/getting in shape/putting your financial house in order/etc., tell us about resolutions n the comments below. Perhaps, if your friends and neighbors are aware of your desire to take control of your life, that 11 p.m. snack won't seem so irresistible a month from now. So? How do you plan to change things up, starting today? Share your goals for the new year in comments. Around the Web:
Monday, January 2, 2012
Do you believe in New Year's resolutions? If so, do they work for you?
It's that time of year again...to analyze the things in your life you want to change and jot them down as your New Year's resolutions. I'm wondering if you decided to make any and what they are?
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
See if you caught these five pieces that were most popular among our readers.
We're in to a new month, but it's not too late to look back at a few stories that seemed to draw some attention from readers during January. Did you catch these pieces of content last month?
Saturday, January 1, 2011
These folks often are in Apple Valley news, but this time, they're telling you their hopes and goals for 2011.
Apple Valley Patch took a break from the usual line of questioning to ask these familiar faces to write responses to the age-old question: What's your New Year's resolution? Here are some of the goals, hopes, advice and stories they volunteered. Apple Valley High School Principal Steve Degenaar "Our state budget problems will be resolved, higher ACT and MCA test scores at AVHS and two athletic state championships in 2011!" Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland "You know that I love Apple Valley and it's always on my heart and mind, so this year's resolution is that I want all of our residents to continue to plant, grow and prosper in the City of Apple Valley in 2011! I resolve to partner with our business community to help create new ideas and …