I hate making New Year's resolutions because I never keep them, but this year, I'm really going to try to keep this resolution. I want to lose 30 pounds.

I think I can do it because I've lost weight before when I put my mind to it. Another top resolution people make for the new year is to stop smoking. This is probably the hardest addiction to beat. Some say it's worse than getting off heroin or crack cocaine.

The only way I quit smoking years ago was because I got pregnant with my first child and it was easy because everything ( including cigarette smoke) made me sick!


Trying to Stop Smoking photo by Getting Images

Here are some of the other top resolutions people will make for 2012.

  • Spend more time with family and friends
  • Enjoy life more (people are too stressed out)
  • Pick up a new hobby, like learning to play a musical instrument or take up painting, scuba diving or collecting baseball cards
  • Quit drinking (Naw)
  • Get out of debt
  • Help others
  • Get organized