To the editor,

Historically New Year’s resolutions arrived in pre-Christian era with the Babylonians then the Roman Empire. One study stated nearly half of us will make promises to improve ourselves. Statistically the success rate of goals is 8 percent according to psychologist Pauline Wallen PhD. We need to change our mind set with meaningful reasons to lose weight, exercise 30 minutes daily, improve finances with a budget, get a new job, etc.

We all set these goals in hope for success. Finding the motivations to energize ourselves and remove obstacles in changing our habits.

Good luck in accomplishing your New Year resolutions. I hope I succeed in my goal of losing weight.

Sue Gates

Van Wert