Inquiring Photographer: Did you live up to your New Year’s resolution?

Inquiring Photographer:  Nine months of the year are almost over, during that time did you live up to your New Year’s resolution? If not, why?

 

Desiree Gonzalez, 40, and her daughter, Miranda

Desiree Gonzalez, 40, and her daughter, Miranda

Desiree Gonzalez

“I always make a resolution to lose weight. I never seem to be able to keep it.  I don’t know why, I think maybe because I am busy with work and other things.”

Miranda, 11, a student at I.S. 364

“My resolution was to get good grades in school.  I kept it by watching less TV and reading more.”

 

 

 

 

Regina Jefferson, 48, works as a Continuous Process Improvement Analyst

Regina Jefferson, 48, works as a Continuous Process Improvement Analyst

“I usually start off the year keeping to my resolution, but after four months or so I fall off the wagon.  My resolution was to lose weight and to quit smoking.  I have tried to maintain a diet and keep to an exercising schedule.  Whenever I get stressed, I tend to eat, especially chocolate sweets, and smoke.”

 

 

Ron Grella, 57, a disabled Marine.

Ron Grella, 57, a disabled Marine.

“I resolved to quit smoking and drinking coffee.  Those are my heaviest addictions and I can’t seem to quit.  I stopped the both of them, cold turkey, for about 12 days.  I even went to a smoking cessation program at the Veterans Hospital in Brooklyn.   Smoking and drinking coffee go hand in hand.  I smoke when I am stressed or upset.”

 

Jose Ayala, 63, a retired corporate event planner for At&T

Jose Ayala, 63, a retired corporate event planner for At&T

“I have never made a New Year’s resolution.  I just don’t believe in that.  Some people live one day at a time.  I like to live one moment at a time.  I deal with things as they come.”