Lunchtime Poll

LTP: 4/18

Happy Monday! It’s the beginning of another week, and we’ve got tons in store for you, including introducing two new regular columnists, Nico and Golda.  We’ve seen Nico before, but today marks the start of what will be a regular column on self-advocacy, and Golda is brilliant, funny, bookish AND clever, and she’ll be writing about our wonderful bodies and health at every size.  I’m sure you’ll all welcome them with the same enthusiasm we have.

In the meantime, today’s poll is also about new beginnings.  For those of you that made New Year’s resolutions, how have you done at sticking to them?

By [E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

10 replies on “LTP: 4/18”

My New Year’s Resolution was to work on my sex appeal, by which I really meant: be comfortable being physically attractive, showing my shape, and receiving positive attention from men, moving with more confidence, etc. thereby enabling me to return eye contact, smile at men, get my flirt on, and I dunno, maybe date this year. I’m still a work in progress, but it’s going well. My social life is picking up, and I got asked on a date last week!

I don’t think I made a resolution, but I have been weaning myself off cigarettes a little at a time. I was scared to make it a resolution because if I try to quit smoking officially it doesn’t go well. I’m trying to trick myself into doing it. I’m down to an average of 6/day now (4 on a really good day, 7 on a really bad day.)

I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions this year, but I did make a resolution to lose 20 pounds this term (6 pounds down!) when I saw I was at a much higher weight than I’m comfortable with.

If Golda’s taking suggestions, I’d love to see articles on losing weight and weight maintenance for women with PCOS.

Welcome new writers!

I don’t remember if I made a new year’s resolution. That’s probably a bad sign. I’m doing a lot better at the resolution I made for 2010, though. That involves being a lot nicer to someone I had not been especially nice to, even if he did deserve it. I’m making progress!

Yay, welcome new writers! Both of those topics sound really great.

I’ve done somewhat well at keeping my resolutions – I love making them and look forward to it every year. I always resolve to floss more and almost never do. I resolved to keep up with working out on a regular basis since it’s so easy for me to let that slide when school gets really busy, and I’m proud of myself for doing so well with that; and I resolved to do more pleasure reading, and I’m achieving that by combining it with my previous resolution and bringing a fun book to read while on the bike at the gym. And some of my others are still works in progress. :)

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