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20% of respondents say they resolve to get more exercise and lose weight while 11% want to change eating habits.  54% say they do not make a New Year's resolution.  The results - from a New Year's Eve poll we put up on DiscoverMooseJaw.com last week. 

Experts say if you want to be successful at making changes you need to believe in yourself and track your progress. 

Here's proof.  An old friend of mine just celebrated 6 years sobriety on New Year's Day.  He used to drink every day.  He was sick and tired of being tired all the time.  He says he feels great these days. 

Another acquaintance of mine proudly proclaimed that, as of New Year's Day, he was "5 years cigarette free".  This is a guy who used to smoke two packs a day.   

So, you see, if you really want to make a change, you can - you've got to know it's possible and if you track your progress chances are you'll enjoy the process. 

They say, "Nobody's perfect", but we can always strive to be better. 

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