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Another Year…. Another Chance #Giveaway

Note: The following giveaway is open to US/Canadian residents only.

When I was 22 years old, I wrote a poem on New Year’s Day. Having just exited a 4-year relationship, and sorely needing to lose about 15 pounds of “comfort” weight, I made a promise that instead of making a resolution, I would simply give myself another chance.

Last year, I decided to share the poem with you and published it just before the New Year. And today, I can still picture myself, sitting on my bed in my parent’s home, huddled over my notepad as I put my feelings into words. After much thought, I’ve decided it is worth an encore post.

Here We Are… Another Year… Another Chance. 

Another chance to say I love you.
Another chance to forgive and move on.
Another chance to lose five pounds.
Another chance to learn to love yourself just the way you are.
Another chance to try something new.
Another chance to try for a baby.
Another chance to swallow your pride.
Another chance to phone a friend.
Another chance to tuck them in bed.
Another chance to let her go.

Another chance to believe.

Another chance to eat dessert first.
Another chance to give to the poor.
Another chance to smile at a stranger.
Another chance to mend a broken heart.
Another chance to set a goal.

Another chance to walk away from the situation.

Another chance to say what’s on your mind.
Another chance to do something that scares you.
Another chance to see a movie on opening night.
Another chance to ask for help.
Another chance to block his phone number.
Another chance to hold someone’s hand.
Another chance to window shop in a neighbourhood you can’t afford.

Another chance to wish upon a star.

Another chance to admit you were wrong.
Another chance to hug your parents.
Another chance to paint your fingernails electric blue.
Another chance to book that overdue vacation.
Another chance to live your life without regret.
Another chance to pay it forward.

Another chance to be the very best person you can be.

Happy New Year all!

This season, I’ve teamed up with @SassyModernMom and our friends at American Express to help you with your New Year’s resolutions, or as I see it, “Another Chance”. One lucky reader will win a $250 American Express Gift Card. Put it towards a new gym membership, or perhaps use it all on that new handbag you deserve. Maybe you’ll purchase nonperishable goods for families in need, or splurge on a new look (you gotta wash that man right out of your hair, girl!). Will you book a day at a local spa – or pay it forward to a kind person you know?

(And if you want to spend it on fine cheeses and preserves, I am totally with you.)

To enter, simply fill the form below with your qualifying entries. Good luck everybody!

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311 Responses to “Another Year…. Another Chance #Giveaway”

  1. michelle
    December 30, 2013 at 3:29 pm #

    go to sleep on time so i can wake up refreshed for kiddies (who wake up before me :))

  2. cl
    December 30, 2013 at 3:55 pm #

    to take in parenting advice but not beat myself up if i’m not the perfect mom to my new baby. also to try to be in better shape post-baby than before!

  3. Thomas K
    December 30, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    Get fit and have fun!

  4. Cathie c
    December 30, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    I’m going to look for the silver lining in every dark cloud. Or smile trying!

  5. Stephanie
    December 30, 2013 at 4:02 pm #

    To stop eating cookies

  6. Choo Choo
    December 30, 2013 at 4:03 pm #

    To be the best mom I can be for my new baby, and to have a positive attitude toward everything!

  7. Sue
    December 30, 2013 at 5:05 pm #

    I am going to eat better and get my family eating better as well

  8. suzi
    December 30, 2013 at 5:55 pm #

    To lose the last 20 pounds I want to lose!

  9. elaing8
    December 30, 2013 at 5:59 pm #

    I don’t make resolution, but if I did I’d want to get in shape. :)
    Happy New Year!

  10. Lindsay C
    December 30, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    To work on making myself happy instead of focusing on everyone else.

  11. Francine
    December 30, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

    to put 2013 behind (it wasn’t a good year)

  12. Judy C (Judy Cowan)
    December 30, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

    My resolutions are to lose a few pounds and to get my family to eat healthier. Happy New Year!

  13. Jenny L
    December 30, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    To find a new career path and to lose 10 lbs

  14. Chandra Christine O'Connor
    December 30, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

    to try and stick to clean eating so I have a day left to stuff my face silly hehe

  15. Juliee Fitze
    December 30, 2013 at 7:41 pm #

    To lose some of this extra weight

  16. Jessie Coffey
    December 30, 2013 at 7:42 pm #

    To be less cranky when my toddler chooses to start the day at 4 am.

  17. Vesper
    December 30, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    Aim to become a calmer person, and do more hiking

  18. Hope D
    December 30, 2013 at 8:16 pm #

    To laugh more and learn to play the guitar

  19. Jennifer L.
    December 30, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    To earn more money.

  20. Flora M
    December 30, 2013 at 8:39 pm #

    I resolve to spend less time in front of the computer and more time organizing my clutter (basement and bedroom are the worst offenders). Spending time with the grandkids is a given already :)
    Love the poem – glad you republished it this year for your “new” readers :)

  21. Anne McIntyre
    December 30, 2013 at 8:39 pm #

    To be a better me. We had a great year in 2013, and I just want to keep it up !

  22. Marlene Unruh
    December 30, 2013 at 8:40 pm #

    control my sugars better

  23. lisa chamberlain
    December 30, 2013 at 8:41 pm #

    to quit smoking again and this time for good

  24. Darlene Schuller
    December 30, 2013 at 8:42 pm #

    I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. I live day to day and make necessary changes as I need to … or feel I should. This past year in February, I gave up a 41 year nail biting habit, quite proud of myself for that one. I just never felt a person should set a goal 1 day a year to change something..

  25. Tammy mitolo
    December 30, 2013 at 8:43 pm #

    I’m going to try to stop being so shy.

  26. Debbie
    December 30, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    To be more patient!

  27. Debbie S.
    December 30, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    I have a few again this year, getting in shape is my main goal, I won’t let myself fail this one! Next to believe in me, give myself room to grow! Spend more time with hubby, maybe even a vacation for us! Last but not least to work on my book, if I can’t write it myself, then find someone to write it for me!

  28. Judy O.
    December 30, 2013 at 8:46 pm #

    I need to take better care of myself…that includes what goes into and what I don’t do/do with my body.

  29. Sharlene
    December 30, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    To find balance, physically, spiritually, emotionally. Period.

  30. tanyab79
    December 30, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    back to healthy eating and weight loss

  31. Radhika Khan
    December 30, 2013 at 8:52 pm #

    To actually do the things I say I will do

  32. ivy pluchinsky
    December 30, 2013 at 8:53 pm #

    to be kinder, to pay it forward more, to smile often, to kiss and hug often, to say i love you more often

  33. Sausan
    December 30, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

    I lose weight in a healthy way

  34. Thania
    December 30, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

    In the new year, I want to adopt a child, so winning $250 would definitely be useful!

  35. Roma
    December 30, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    I started on my resolution 2 years ago…to be a better me. So far I have lost 40lbs, fallen in love with a man that treats me and my sons very well and generally find happiness in the every day. I want to continue on that same idea as I have another 20lbs to lose, I want to be kinder to those I meet and encourage others to be better as well. Fitness equipment would sure come in handy.

  36. michelle
    December 30, 2013 at 9:00 pm #

    To pay off some debts and feel financially better

  37. Amy
    December 30, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    To get back into my healthy routines… everything got kind of hectic when I bought my house and moved and what not

  38. Brenda Penton
    December 30, 2013 at 9:03 pm #

    To lose the 10 pounds I gained over the holidays and to follow a stricter skin regimen.

  39. Suzanne G
    December 30, 2013 at 9:04 pm #

    To eat healthier by cutting back on sugar and exercising at least 4 times per week

  40. Debbie W
    December 30, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

    Mine is to purge….meaning clean up 20 years worth of junk.

  41. lori b
    December 30, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

    lose weight and be more organized

  42. Charity H
    December 30, 2013 at 9:11 pm #

    To Live Healthier (get to the gym more) and to Eat Cleanier and Healthier.

  43. Linda Kish
    December 30, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    It’s not a resolution, it’s a goal…to remain heart healthy.

  44. Julia
    December 30, 2013 at 9:21 pm #

    I am resolving to spend the year doing more things that put a smile on my face.

  45. beth
    December 30, 2013 at 9:22 pm #

    To get myself & my family outside more often- get active and have fun !

  46. Carole Dube
    December 30, 2013 at 9:26 pm #

    I would love to loose 20lbs.

  47. Marla
    December 30, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

    To get healthy, read more, drink more water and eat more kale :)

  48. Terri O'Donnell
    December 30, 2013 at 9:30 pm #

    My resolution is to put my family first more than I did last year

  49. Lee-Ann Sleegers
    December 30, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    Going screens free 1 night a week for family game time.

  50. Rhonda W G.
    December 30, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    Simply to drink more water and less diet soda!

  51. Bev
    December 30, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    My 2014 resolution is to participate in a marathon. I haven’t done so in 10 years!

  52. Erin McSweeney
    December 30, 2013 at 9:39 pm #

    To start making healthy delicious meals and regular excerise so my body can feel as young as my head.

  53. Elysia Galway
    December 30, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    Quit smoking!

  54. Jenn Erin
    December 30, 2013 at 9:42 pm #

    I hope to be more healthy by eating more organic veggies and food, and less processed foods!

  55. Paula H
    December 30, 2013 at 9:44 pm #

    My resolution next year is to limit my carb intake to 30grams a day!

  56. Kristine Ewald
    December 30, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

    Have a baby and lose all the weight :)

  57. Joanne Saunders
    December 30, 2013 at 9:46 pm #

    Just to be a little happier

  58. Jessica Heath
    December 30, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

    To help as many people as I can.

  59. Ilona M.
    December 30, 2013 at 9:48 pm #

    Be more patient with my little kids.

  60. Anne Taylor
    December 30, 2013 at 9:49 pm #

    love myself more

  61. ginette4
    December 30, 2013 at 9:50 pm #

    To get and stay organized and to not put off till tomorrow what I must do today!

  62. Michael Hurst
    December 30, 2013 at 9:54 pm #

    to get outside in the outdoors for more exercise

  63. sally e
    December 30, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

    To eat healthier and get my diabetes in check.

  64. Kate Rivard
    December 30, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

    To enjoy every second with the one i love and appreciate every little things!

  65. Kendall Porter
    December 30, 2013 at 10:06 pm #

    Spend more time with my family

  66. Jenniffier
    December 30, 2013 at 10:22 pm #

    I am going to keep it simple and choose happiness… it has been working well for me so I am going to keep going with it.

  67. Ian Barrett
    December 30, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    To laugh more and eat more chocolate!

  68. MANUEL VIZCAYA
    December 30, 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    my New Year’s resolution for 2014 is to eat healthier

  69. Kelly K
    December 30, 2013 at 10:24 pm #

    My only resolution is to learn to accept myself.

  70. Wendy hutton
    December 30, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

    never make a resolution

  71. Julie
    December 30, 2013 at 10:25 pm #

    I am going to want less and give more! Make changes to enjoy life more and simplify everything!

  72. Florence C
    December 30, 2013 at 10:30 pm #

    I love to lose some weight. I do eat healthy food but I am a chip addict. I need to give those up. I will not buy chips in the New Year and hopefully no one else brings them into the house.

  73. Sean M
    December 30, 2013 at 10:32 pm #

    I don’t make resolutions

  74. Katharine W
    December 30, 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    Spend more time as a family.

  75. Melissa E
    December 30, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

    To make time to relax!

  76. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
    December 30, 2013 at 10:50 pm #

    to maintain my weight

  77. Tina L.
    December 30, 2013 at 10:52 pm #

    To eat healthier and to get more sleep

  78. Caryn s
    December 30, 2013 at 10:59 pm #

    I want to be healthier and to love myself more!

  79. Janice Lynds
    December 30, 2013 at 11:07 pm #

    get rid of or donate the stuff I no longer use in my house to get rid of the clutter

  80. Marcy
    December 30, 2013 at 11:09 pm #

    My New Years wish is to be more charitable to others.

  81. Heidi C.
    December 30, 2013 at 11:09 pm #

    I want to eat more healthily in 2014!

  82. Ira
    December 30, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

    Spend more time with my kids.

  83. laurie tilkin
    December 30, 2013 at 11:28 pm #

    My resolution is to quit smoking

  84. veRONIca
    December 30, 2013 at 11:33 pm #

    Find a job in my field of study :)

  85. Leanne M
    December 30, 2013 at 11:53 pm #

    Lose weight and pay off debt.

  86. Megan Smith
    December 31, 2013 at 12:02 am #

    My resolution is to be more “girly” and NOT wear my hair in a ponytail everyday.

  87. Kelly Bouma
    December 31, 2013 at 12:18 am #

    to enjoy life every day

  88. Jennifer B
    December 31, 2013 at 12:29 am #

    to get through the year is my goal. I am struggling with my teen and it’s just been a mess. I seriously just want to get through it. That’s my goal

  89. Doris Calvert
    December 31, 2013 at 12:31 am #

    I stopped making them because I never keep them, I try to be kind to people every day, I give back and I am trust worthy and honest and I work at that every day!

  90. Toby
    December 31, 2013 at 12:32 am #

    To maintain a healthy weight.

  91. Jeannie
    December 31, 2013 at 12:32 am #

    My new year resolution is to spend more time with my parents and family.

  92. Jane Mehai
    December 31, 2013 at 1:11 am #

    I would love to spread my positivity to the world!

  93. Alexiel
    December 31, 2013 at 1:21 am #

    I really want to go out of my way to try different things and get out of my comfort zone.

  94. antony bosch
    December 31, 2013 at 1:28 am #

    I want to eat healthier and stop wasting money on all the little things

  95. Cyrille
    December 31, 2013 at 1:40 am #

    Try to sleep early and of course the usual workout

  96. melia whyte
    December 31, 2013 at 2:04 am #

    to connect with my loved ones more

  97. STACEY DEMPSEY
    December 31, 2013 at 2:12 am #

    I don’t really make resolutions more like goals. This year I want to get more sleep as I tend to not do that and I would really love to save more money .

  98. Andrea Amy
    December 31, 2013 at 2:24 am #

    I don’t believe in New Years Resolutions. I just hope that 2014 is a better year, cause 2013 kicked me a lot.

  99. Teresa Claire
    December 31, 2013 at 3:10 am #

    I don’t actually have a New Year’s Resolution…more like small ‘smart’ goals that I learned while taking a CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) class. Beautiful poem, Lena :)

  100. Kris L
    December 31, 2013 at 5:03 am #

    TO get outdoors and do more fishing in 2014!!

  101. Janet W.
    December 31, 2013 at 5:27 am #

    My resolution is to play more tennis with my family in 2014!

  102. Janet W.
    December 31, 2013 at 5:29 am #

    Commented on non-giveaway post as Janet W.

    http://www.listentolena.com/2013/12/life-hacks-disney-cars-diecast-garage.html#comment-340965

  103. Elizabeth nicolso
    December 31, 2013 at 5:52 am #

    Get more rest

  104. Patricia Mann
    December 31, 2013 at 5:54 am #

    My new years resolution is to always forget to be grateful for all that I have

  105. Doreen Lamoureux
    December 31, 2013 at 6:27 am #

    Continue to be kind, loving, positive and continue to do my daily meditations, yoga and eat healthy.

  106. Soozle
    December 31, 2013 at 7:19 am #

    My resolution is to try to cut out junk food from my diet and eat cleaner!

  107. Marissa
    December 31, 2013 at 8:14 am #

    To laugh more and eat healthy.

  108. Lindsay T
    December 31, 2013 at 9:28 am #

    Continue to use coupons and price match to save money

  109. Lynda Cook
    December 31, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    I don’t make any, when I do they last maybe a week, so I just don’t, I just take one day at a time now and am just happy with my health and family

  110. st(k)g
    December 31, 2013 at 10:20 am #

    More patient and more organized.

  111. Emma Bartlett
    December 31, 2013 at 10:22 am #

    To take on new challenges, fitness, health, being a mom to 2 and embrace them all! Also to spend more play time with my kids! Family time is so important and I don’t want to miss an opportunity!

  112. Carrie
    December 31, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    To eat healthier

  113. Carol M (Lushka S)
    December 31, 2013 at 10:51 am #

    My only resolution is to travel more.

  114. Victoria Ess
    December 31, 2013 at 11:22 am #

    To eat healthier and exercise more regularly.

  115. Tamara
    December 31, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    To get more sleep and eat more veggies :)

  116. loriag
    December 31, 2013 at 12:12 pm #

    For 2014 I want to loose 17lbs, and read the Bible through in the year.

  117. Katrina Brady
    December 31, 2013 at 12:22 pm #

    I’m going to stop counting calories and instead eat healthier

  118. Donna Allen
    December 31, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    Eat healthier and quit smoking

  119. Rosie
    December 31, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    nothing unusual – to get more exercise!

  120. SweetPanda
    December 31, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    I want to lose 15 to 20 lbs. I want to be able to exercise more each week and try to cut off eating junk food

  121. rayray cartucci
    December 31, 2013 at 2:02 pm #

    I want to start running again…get in shape and I want to start saving money for my son’s future

  122. Danielle
    December 31, 2013 at 3:16 pm #

    My resolution is to make more time for exercise and not listen to all the excuses I make for myself not to do it.

  123. Athena
    December 31, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

    To get fit

  124. Chantelle Alvey
    December 31, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    To be happier and be more aware of the present

  125. Robyn L
    December 31, 2013 at 5:20 pm #

    I resolve to get fit for our 25th anniversary in 2014

  126. stephanie
    December 31, 2013 at 5:27 pm #

    i need to lose weight

  127. Colleen Boudreau
    December 31, 2013 at 6:04 pm #

    To lose 25lbs.

  128. J. REDbourne
    December 31, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

    Will give it to a friend in school that needs some financial help… she is a wonderful women and would use it wisely.

  129. kathy whitney
    December 31, 2013 at 9:27 pm #

    i hope my job gets easier!

  130. Rebecca
    January 1, 2014 at 12:20 am #

    To be more patient w the kids

  131. Lorraine Wiebe
    January 1, 2014 at 2:38 am #

    To lose some weight and to quit smoking

  132. Leigh-Ann Murphy
    January 1, 2014 at 4:51 am #

    To start using my dusty gym membership and shed these final pounds from a journey I started years ago!

  133. Janet W.
    January 1, 2014 at 6:46 am #

    Commented on non-giveaway post as Janet W.

    http://www.listentolena.com/2013/12/three-toys-under-my-tree.html#comment-341843

  134. Jody D
    January 1, 2014 at 9:54 am #

    Try to get back to Calgary 2 or more times to see my Dad.

  135. Amanda Sakovitz
    January 1, 2014 at 11:57 am #

    find a hobby or passion

  136. Christina B.
    January 1, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    Drink more water! I failed last year, I need to try more this year!

  137. francine
    January 1, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    to take better care of myself because honestly I always put myself last and haven’t even had a decent night sleep in almost 5 years (my oldest turns 5 in April)

  138. Christina
    January 1, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

    Eat breakfast everyday (I know…it’s terrible that I skip it!), and really work hard towards saving money for our future!

    http://www.CountryUrbanLife.com

  139. Thomas Murphy
    January 1, 2014 at 2:22 pm #

    Mine is to lost some weight.

  140. Susan Christy
    January 1, 2014 at 4:59 pm #

    To be more active and sociable – I spend too much time on the sofa.

  141. Lisa Neutel
    January 1, 2014 at 5:54 pm #

    Personal goal is to take a vacation with my family somewhere warm like Florida
    Financial goal is to save $5000 towards owning my home

  142. Crystal Wonitoy
    January 1, 2014 at 6:23 pm #

    To get all the little details in our home finished – painting baseboards, closet organizers, etc.

  143. meredith
    January 1, 2014 at 7:25 pm #

    I resolve to be more organized

  144. Nataly Carbonell
    January 1, 2014 at 8:04 pm #

    I want to start saving for my dream vacation! :D

  145. Happy Chinadoll
    January 1, 2014 at 8:20 pm #

    Loose weight, spend more time with my girls, and make plenty of happy memories

  146. J9
    January 1, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

    To relax a little- not let everything bother me. Once I do that I can become a better (and healthier) me!

  147. Stephanie LaPlante
    January 1, 2014 at 8:30 pm #

    My New Year’s resolution for 2014 is to remember to take my daily vitamins.

  148. angie
    January 1, 2014 at 8:36 pm #

    to become organized and spend more time with family

  149. Lori Bazan
    January 1, 2014 at 9:35 pm #

    Lose 20 pounds!

  150. Nicole W.
    January 1, 2014 at 11:37 pm #

    I have a couple resolutions this year – first and foremost, to finish my master’s thesis. I would also like to spend less time watching TV and more time reading! Thanks for the amazing giveaway, and thanks for sharing your poem! :)

  151. Jo-Anne Pfoh
    January 2, 2014 at 3:37 am #

    start and finish one project at a time instead of having 10 on the go and finishing nothing

  152. Janet W.
    January 2, 2014 at 6:11 am #

    Commented on non-giveaway post as Janet W.

    http://www.listentolena.com/2013/12/we-are-collectors-disney-planes-by-mattel.html#comment-342616

  153. Michelle B
    January 2, 2014 at 6:44 am #

    To eat more healthier food!

  154. Carol Denny
    January 2, 2014 at 9:45 am #

    Try to get fit and eat better

  155. 409cope
    January 2, 2014 at 9:58 am #

    I plan to get a grip on my closets!

  156. Amanda Neilson
    January 2, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    For the first time in a long time, I have a new resolution. For the past few years, my resolution has been to quit smoking. Proud to say, that I am a week away from being 8 months smoke free! So now, my resolution is to lose the weight that has accumulated from quitting smoking and holiday baking lol!

  157. lisa bolduc
    January 2, 2014 at 10:35 am #

    i am going to be a first time mom in about a month, so my resolution is to be a great mom

  158. Julie Bolduc
    January 2, 2014 at 11:09 am #

    Mine would have to be to eat carrots lol n lose some if my fluffiness

  159. Barb dodge
    January 2, 2014 at 11:17 am #

    Mine is to be more positive. Weed out the negative and love all who love me:)

  160. Sunshine G
    January 2, 2014 at 11:43 am #

    To see more of our friends and spend less time just passing like ships in the night with my husband !

  161. nicolthepickle
    January 2, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

    Mine is to be more patient.

  162. angela m
    January 2, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

    My resolution is to save money

  163. jan
    January 2, 2014 at 12:37 pm #

    to purchase no potato chips :)

  164. Angela
    January 2, 2014 at 2:22 pm #

    My new years resolution is to lose weight and keep my sanity (what little I have left!) during my final year of nursing school!

  165. Lisa
    January 2, 2014 at 2:43 pm #

    My resolution is to live in the moment more and think less about the future or past :)

  166. Jenny
    January 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm #

    save more money

  167. Halifax
    January 2, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

    I don’t have resolutions but make all efforts to eat healthy this year

  168. Myanca R.
    January 2, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

    To lose five pounds :)

  169. rebthecatsitter
    January 2, 2014 at 7:35 pm #

    So boring I know…to lose weight!

  170. tammy shelton
    January 2, 2014 at 8:42 pm #

    My resolution is to not make resolutions…. and it works.

  171. Xing
    January 2, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

    My new year’s resolution is to be able to jog with my dog more.

  172. Aimée Robison
    January 2, 2014 at 9:35 pm #

    My New Year’s resolution is to lose weight,and eat healthier.

  173. Cassie Fancy
    January 2, 2014 at 10:11 pm #

    To try to save money , and spend wisely

  174. jen s.
    January 2, 2014 at 10:45 pm #

    do more walking and strengthen my arms

  175. Donnas
    January 2, 2014 at 10:50 pm #

    to eat better and become healthier.

  176. Grace A
    January 2, 2014 at 10:54 pm #

    To be happier for others and myself

  177. MV
    January 2, 2014 at 11:58 pm #

    eat more healthier

  178. Tanis
    January 3, 2014 at 1:12 am #

    Lose my baby weight after having a newborn in November!

  179. sarah sar
    January 3, 2014 at 1:34 am #

    My NY resolution is to cut out junk food. I really need to start eating healthy!

  180. E Kay
    January 3, 2014 at 4:20 am #

    Learn how to be happy

  181. Lisa H
    January 3, 2014 at 6:20 am #

    My NY resolution is to stay more on top of things and be better organized..

  182. wild orchid
    January 3, 2014 at 8:43 am #

    I have made a goal to track everything I eat.

    Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  183. Bcteagirl
    January 3, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    Join more social groups, go back to the gym.

  184. Lori Lewis
    January 3, 2014 at 10:34 am #

    My resolution for 2014 is to enjoy more time with my family & be less stressed about stuff – life is too short for that!

  185. kerry
    January 3, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    My new years resolution is to try to read at least one book a month.
    With the distractions from the internet, I’ve noticed I haven’t read a book
    in at least 2 years!

  186. mongupp
    January 3, 2014 at 10:50 am #

    Be kind , especially to mean people

  187. Tricha
    January 3, 2014 at 11:17 am #

    My new year’s resolution is to become healthier and find a job.

  188. Varun
    January 3, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

    To not stop playing video games :)

  189. Jenness M
    January 3, 2014 at 12:43 pm #

    To run a half marathon in 2014!

  190. Steph Bkn
    January 3, 2014 at 1:01 pm #

    The goal is to get healthy and maintain the healthy lifestyle, we’re doing it as a family & increasing our activity, a family that does it together succeeds together :)

  191. Tamra H
    January 3, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

    I want to eat out less, saving $ and calories!

  192. Carla B
    January 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm #

    To spend more time with people – and less time with computers!

  193. Joan G
    January 3, 2014 at 7:42 pm #

    Eat a lot more salads and not stay up so late.

  194. mike k
    January 3, 2014 at 7:54 pm #

    my resolution is to live a healthier lifestyle by eating right

  195. Courtnie
    January 3, 2014 at 9:16 pm #

    My New Year’s Resolution is to be less stressed.

  196. Barbara Montag
    January 3, 2014 at 9:47 pm #

    Get back on my regular cardio and strength training workouts – thank you.

  197. Stephanie Gossett
    January 4, 2014 at 12:22 am #

    My resolution is to spend more time with my daughters. I want them to feel like they are my number 1 priority! Thank you for this chance!

    ninigossett at gmail dot com

  198. Janet W.
    January 4, 2014 at 7:28 am #

    Commented on non-giveaway post as Janet W.

    http://www.listentolena.com/2014/01/2014-new-beginnings-and-hats.html#comment-344322

  199. Joan Brown
    January 4, 2014 at 9:04 am #

    To eat healthy, I’ve just learned I’m glutton intolerant so I need to change the way I eat.

  200. crystal d
    January 4, 2014 at 9:41 am #

    I just want to stay calm and remember that everything happens for a reason.

  201. Marianne
    January 4, 2014 at 9:51 am #

    Go to the dentist… (I go 1x a year in January — after not going for 10 — I’ve made this my resolution for the past few years with success).

  202. Holly
    January 4, 2014 at 1:41 pm #

    To spend more time with my family that lives a bit further away.

  203. Lily
    January 4, 2014 at 2:43 pm #

    Eat an apple a day for heart and overall health. Old adage, but doable goal for a better me.

  204. jen
    January 4, 2014 at 3:39 pm #

    To start running (which I hate) and complete even just a 10 k by the end of the year.

  205. Deb H
    January 4, 2014 at 4:03 pm #

    To create more balance in my life!

  206. Ashley C
    January 4, 2014 at 7:49 pm #

    To build more strength and flexibility in my personal yoga practice!

    demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

  207. Clifford
    January 4, 2014 at 7:50 pm #

    To go the gym at least 3 times per week and to lose the last 22 pounds this year.

  208. Tierra G
    January 4, 2014 at 9:13 pm #

    To exercise…my right to do whatever I want!

  209. Mims W
    January 4, 2014 at 11:12 pm #

    to spend as much time as i possibly can with my little girl before my mat leave is up in 4 months

  210. Keri
    January 5, 2014 at 1:09 am #

    I never tend to keep resolutions… so this year I am taking a different stance… I have multiple well about a hundred resolutions… as I really want to keep one this year, so I made a long list of things I would like… In hopes that I succeed at atleast one, if not more! A few from my list are, never go to bed with dirty dishes in the sink, drink atleast 8 glasses of water a day, pay off my car, plant a flower bed out front the house (I live for my backyard but tend to forget the front). Shed several unwanted pounds, eat 6 small ‘meals’ each day… the list goes on! Fingers crossed I can be successful at something this year!

  211. Janet W.
    January 5, 2014 at 7:43 am #

    Commented on non-giveaway post as Janet W.

    http://www.listentolena.com/2013/12/three-clicks-to-a-new-couch.html#comment-345122

  212. Andrea
    January 5, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    My resolution is to pay off all of my debt and not create any more in 2014.

  213. Mary I
    January 5, 2014 at 4:43 pm #

    To get healthier

  214. Angela Cash
    January 5, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

    My resolution for 2014 is to get rid of the clutter in my home. I have too many possessions that I never use so I plan to organize and minimize.

  215. Fiona Mullins
    January 5, 2014 at 8:54 pm #

    Take better care of my body!

  216. Jennifer Marie
    January 5, 2014 at 9:14 pm #

    I want to eat less fast food.

  217. Donna S
    January 5, 2014 at 9:53 pm #

    Another Year…. Another Chance #Giveaway My resolution for 2014 is to stop sweating the small stuff…take it as it comes

  218. Jen
    January 5, 2014 at 10:07 pm #

    Reduce my debt and remember to just live and enjoy life.

  219. Lisa E
    January 5, 2014 at 10:28 pm #

    My resolution is to lose alittle bit of weight

  220. NT
    January 5, 2014 at 10:58 pm #

    Getting myself and the whole family to eat healthier.

  221. Rene
    January 6, 2014 at 6:51 am #

    Play more and yell less. Simple, but not really.

  222. Louly K.
    January 6, 2014 at 12:15 pm #

    I’m really trying to get more organized.

  223. tammigirl
    January 6, 2014 at 12:46 pm #

    My plan for 2014 is to work on our home. To make it a more warm and welcoming place where people love to come in and spend time together.

  224. Katie
    January 6, 2014 at 12:48 pm #

    My resolution this year is to eat more whole, more clean.

  225. Kat E.
    January 6, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    My New Year’s resolution for 2014 is to get to bed earlier! Sounds small, but I think I underestimated the powers of a good nights sleep :)

  226. Cathie
    January 6, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

    To be gentler with myself.

  227. Angela Mitchell
    January 6, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

    I want to get out for more walks and hikes this year.

  228. Jenna D
    January 6, 2014 at 6:57 pm #

    I would like to go completely vegetarian.

  229. Darrah Bailey
    January 6, 2014 at 7:12 pm #

    Mine is actually to start driving <3

  230. Birdie Skolfield
    January 6, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

    I resolve to be a more patient mom

  231. Kevin E
    January 7, 2014 at 6:15 am #

    To help out more in the community

  232. Allie
    January 7, 2014 at 9:59 am #

    To be more active.

  233. Tammy S
    January 7, 2014 at 10:07 am #

    My goal is to get moving everyday. Go for walks, ride the bike whatever I can do just to get going.

  234. Kayla J
    January 7, 2014 at 12:37 pm #

    My news years resolution is to eat healthier!!

  235. Beth W
    January 7, 2014 at 1:47 pm #

    To become more organized in the home.

  236. melissaandkeith miller
    January 7, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    to continue my education

  237. Deb Dorrington
    January 7, 2014 at 4:47 pm #

    My New Years resolution is to pay off all my credit cards, I want a zero balance on my cards by the end of the year!!

  238. Elisabeth
    January 7, 2014 at 6:38 pm #

    I might seem small but mine is to stop biting my lip!

  239. mo
    January 7, 2014 at 6:51 pm #

    patience is a virtue, need more of it…..thats my goal

  240. Julie G.
    January 7, 2014 at 9:33 pm #

    Eat more fruits and veggies this year.

  241. Pat B
    January 7, 2014 at 10:19 pm #

    It took me awhile to come up with one I would follow through with, but me and a friend are joining the local gym together!

  242. julia g
    January 8, 2014 at 3:49 am #

    I will try not to put off anything that takes less than five minutes to complete.

  243. Jenny
    January 8, 2014 at 7:58 am #

    spend more time with my family

  244. Erin W
    January 8, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

    I’m resolving to start running again, and no booze for all of January!

  245. Nicole B
    January 8, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

    I resolve to eat healthier this year

  246. Serena Debolt
    January 8, 2014 at 6:53 pm #

    My resolution is to make small steps in acheiving goals – its easier to see your progress that way

  247. Tooth Fairy
    January 8, 2014 at 11:15 pm #

    I am going to stay slimmer, keep walking and try to get organized and do some more decluttering. ☺

  248. Teresa K
    January 9, 2014 at 12:03 am #

    Another chance… nice !!! for me, another chance to lose 5 lbs.

  249. Wai K
    January 9, 2014 at 12:04 am #

    To learn something new each month.

  250. cynthia
    January 9, 2014 at 12:25 am #

    I’m going to eat healthy, and get fit!

  251. April
    January 9, 2014 at 12:31 am #

    I want to quit smoking n 2014.

  252. Jennifer C aka JusticeSadie
    January 9, 2014 at 12:34 pm #

    To take control of my Health and Finances

  253. Janice k
    January 9, 2014 at 6:47 pm #

    Use my iPhone less…sent from my iPhone.

  254. Tyler
    January 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm #

    To enjoy everyday in my life. The Good and The Bad.

  255. Tammy S
    January 10, 2014 at 3:12 pm #

    I commented on the Weekend Brunch: French Toast Kabobs post.

  256. KittyPride
    January 10, 2014 at 10:01 pm #

    Be more in the moment

  257. Teresa K
    January 10, 2014 at 10:33 pm #

    We should all give ourselves another chance ! :)

  258. Laurie Cockburn
    January 11, 2014 at 12:13 am #

    My New Year resolution is to get more sleep during the week. I’m getting too old, mornings are getting harder and harder. I need more then 5-6 hours a night. I’m aiming for 7 hours

  259. A.J. Carano
    January 11, 2014 at 12:52 am #

    Try my best to stop drinking pop/soda.

  260. Tracy
    January 11, 2014 at 1:04 am #

    to do yoga twice a week

  261. E. Diane Macauley
    January 11, 2014 at 3:47 am #

    My goals for this year are to be the best wife and mother I can be for my family and to also grow my student base for hoop dance/fit lessons/jam group.

  262. Janet W.
    January 11, 2014 at 7:33 am #

    Commented on non-giveaway post as Janet W.

    http://www.listentolena.com/2014/01/weekend-brunch-french-toast-kabobs.html#comment-350179

  263. Mary
    January 11, 2014 at 9:01 am #

    My resolution is simply stated but harder to totally commit to but I will try – Look at life’s challenges with the glass half full, not half empty.

  264. John A
    January 11, 2014 at 12:12 pm #

    get out more, relax and try to do the things that mean something

  265. Leslie Scott
    January 11, 2014 at 12:14 pm #

    I have a list of things I want to accomplish this year!

    Break a bad habit
    - Going to bed with makeup on

    Learn a new skill
    - Crocheting

    Do a good deed
    - Volunteer somewhere for a day, like Toy Mountain at Christmas

    Visit a new place
    - PEI vacation with Ryan

    Read a difficult book
    - Still looking for the right one to read

    Write something important
    - A children’s book I’ve wanted to write for the past couple of year

    Try a new food
    - Looking for suggestions!

    Do something good for someone who can not thank you
    - Still deciding between a few things

    Take an important risk
    - This may mean a move in our near future

  266. dh
    January 11, 2014 at 12:17 pm #

    To be more present with family. Disengage from social media.

  267. Catharine
    January 11, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

    Lose that lingering 10 pounds.

  268. Amirah
    January 11, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

    I would like to eat healthier and open an Etsy shop.

  269. Carole B.
    January 11, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

    I don’t take any resolution.

  270. Colleen C
    January 11, 2014 at 10:31 pm #

    Seize those opportunities that land on my lap and run with them – I’ve already been interviewed on TV (even though I wanted to back out).

  271. Kam
    January 12, 2014 at 3:40 am #

    To be a calmer person, no matter what situation I am facing.

  272. Janet W.
    January 12, 2014 at 7:37 am #

    Commented on non-giveaway post as Janet W.

    http://www.listentolena.com/2014/01/its-a-wakeupwithturkey-twitter-party.html#comment-350984

  273. Teresa Thompson
    January 12, 2014 at 12:53 pm #

    To get toned up.

  274. kelly mcgrew
    January 12, 2014 at 3:45 pm #

    to start going to church.

  275. Shawn
    January 12, 2014 at 6:29 pm #

    buy less take out and loose some weight.

  276. Pearl
    January 12, 2014 at 7:59 pm #

    Be a better person…whatever form that takes.

  277. Tammy S
    January 12, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    I commented on your #ThrowbackThursday #tbt: The Special Occasion post.

  278. Mena Fouda
    January 12, 2014 at 10:23 pm #

    My resolution is to finally get the stories that are swimming in my head, written down on paper! :)

  279. Cathy C
    January 13, 2014 at 10:35 am #

    My New Years Resolution is get organized! and to learn about blogging and about maintaining my blog.

  280. Joy
    January 13, 2014 at 2:07 pm #

    to be happier and to relax more/worry less!

  281. @sweetkeet
    January 13, 2014 at 3:50 pm #

    I would probably treat myself to a day at the spa. After five days without hydro, and an all-around horrible holiday this year due to illness (from not having heat!), I need something NICE.

  282. l p
    January 13, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

    no resolutions – fewer disappointments. thanks

  283. Sandra VanHoey
    January 13, 2014 at 6:18 pm #

    I didn’t make a resolution but I do want to cut down on my sugar intake

  284. latanya
    January 13, 2014 at 9:52 pm #

    visit my family more often

  285. Tammy S
    January 13, 2014 at 10:01 pm #

    I commented on your It’s a ROAR! T-REX Cafe in Orlando, Floridapost.

  286. Brooke Takhar
    January 13, 2014 at 11:33 pm #

    More patience and less snark.

  287. noelle
    January 14, 2014 at 1:32 am #

    My resolution is to get in shape and make new friends!

  288. elaine bolduc
    January 14, 2014 at 1:48 am #

    once again I will try to eat healthier

  289. Janet W.
    January 14, 2014 at 6:34 am #

    Commented on non-giveaway post as Janet W.

    http://www.listentolena.com/2014/01/its-a-roar-t-rex-cafe-in-orlando-florida.html#comment-352437

  290. dawn
    January 14, 2014 at 6:40 am #

    To be a better me

  291. Gwen Donley-Dickieson
    January 14, 2014 at 8:33 am #

    My resolution is to be a better me in all i do

  292. Jennifer Hiles
    January 14, 2014 at 1:07 pm #

    To drink more water and eat less refined sugar.

  293. Becky Richied
    January 14, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

    My resolution is to remain positive and cancer free, by taking good care of myself and eating right…sometimes I slip but I am on a mission :)

  294. Janet W.
    January 15, 2014 at 6:25 am #

    Commented on non-giveaway post as Janet W.

    http://www.listentolena.com/2014/01/new-year-new-car-nissanmicra-twitter-party.html#comment-353284

  295. Rick Cote
    January 15, 2014 at 9:05 am #

    to be healthier

  296. cheryl
    January 15, 2014 at 9:11 am #

    less time on my phone and more time present

  297. Heather Dominie-Smith
    January 15, 2014 at 9:17 am #

    Love the poem, it’s very motivating…just what I need to continue with getting on a healthy lifestyle journey! :-)

  298. Sandra
    January 15, 2014 at 9:19 am #

    To spend more time with my family and create memories and new traditions.

  299. Tara E
    January 15, 2014 at 9:55 am #

    get in shape a little more, lose 5lbs, and be the best mommy/wife/friend I can be!

  300. Becky Bridger
    January 15, 2014 at 11:49 am #

    Pay off my debt! Or at least a good chunk of it!

  301. Christel
    January 15, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    To be the best mom possible!

  302. Lisa L
    January 15, 2014 at 3:30 pm #

    Mine was to eat healthier

  303. Natalie
    January 15, 2014 at 3:59 pm #

    I’ve resolved to find a meaningful job I can love myself for doing

  304. Karine
    January 15, 2014 at 7:29 pm #

    Stop smoking

  305. Ashley Tucker
    January 15, 2014 at 8:25 pm #

    Get healthy!

  306. trixx
    January 15, 2014 at 8:50 pm #

    My resolution was to exercise more..so far so good!

  307. Catherine K (@cathyincanada)
    January 15, 2014 at 9:16 pm #

    If I made them – it would be to work on my blog at least twice a week.

  308. Michelle Armstrong
    January 15, 2014 at 11:09 pm #

    I’m going to try not to yell at my kids when I get stressed out. Expecting our 3 rd child so my patience is thinning. Lol

  309. Josie T.
    January 15, 2014 at 11:56 pm #

    To pay off all of my debt!

  310. Peter T.
    January 15, 2014 at 11:59 pm #

    To stress less and enjoy life more.

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