Making an October resolution

For a decade now, I’ve been counting Weight Watcher points—which means a limited number of French Fries and chocolate candy. And, for a year or so, I’ve been counting carbohydrates because I’m pre-diabetic—which means no orange juice for breakfast.

Now, I’m giving up diet soft drinks and artificial sweetener in my tea—because the latest research shows a link between artificial sweeteners and diabetes—and also because I know artificial sweeteners just aren’t good for me.

That doesn’t mean I’m happy about this latest attempt at self-improvement. I’m not. I feel as if I’m being punished. I feel as if I’m being deprived.

But I am determined. I am Resolute. I can do this.