Don't resolve to just "lose weight." That’s too vague. Instead, for example, commit to "lose 10 pounds by March 15 and another 5 pounds by June 1." Or, better yet, resolve to join Weight Watchers or walk 30 minutes a day on the treadmill. Instead of "getting organized," commit to tangible results, such as cleaning out the junk drawer and the basement and keeping them tidy for the remainder of the year.