One of the failures was quitting caffeine. I quit for a few weeks in January, then had a cup of coffee. A few weeks later I started drinking coffee regularly and threw in caffeinated sodas here and there. I even made iced tea a few times. Yum.
The problem is, I have an occasional skipped heart beat and caffeine aggravates that. Sometimes I would be lying in the hammock and the skipped beat would wake me up. At times like that I would think "I really should quit caffeine again." The flu in early January 2013 handled quitting for me. I was so ill I couldn't even drink water, then slept for 23 out of 24 hours waking only to use the restroom
I feel great. the achy joints are gone, I haven't had a skipped beat yet this year, and I'm sleeping better.
This year my resolutions were very simple: lose 5 kilos by March and 5 more kilos by June. I'm taking an aqua aerobics class 3 times a week and sometimes running with the dogs. I feel like I'm finally shedding the cloud that was over me from writing my thesis and the stress of the first year here without an adequate way to communicate.