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How Are You Doing on Those Resolutions?

Today marks the halfway point of 2009, and if you’re like most of us, the resolutions you made in January have long since fallen by the wayside.

Exercise daily. Hmmm…
That worked for a while, but then exhaustion kicked in and sleep became more important than 5 a.m. workouts.

Eat more healthily. Yes! Yes! No…
Does regularly chowing down on a Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich for dinner count? It's always just one, and it’s better than eating a pint of ice cream.

Stop procrastinating. I’m getting around to that one…

Lose 10 pounds. Yeah, right.
That’s been a resolution since 2003.

We could easily renew our resolutions today -- there’s only half a year to go! Maybe it’ll work!

Instead, this time, it might be better to take a different approach. Laura Lippman, a New York Times Magazine writer, picks a one-word resolution.

Your word could be anything: Run. Bake. Volunteer. Read. Listen. Persevere. Relax. Dance. Remember. Enjoy. Try. Give. Dream. Be. Live. Meditate. Reflect.

With only half a year left, what word sums up your year thus far? And, more importantly, what’s your word for the next several months?

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