For me personally in 2010 , I’m afraid that I am focusing on two seemingly contradictory things: growing the Serious Eats community while losing weight. Consider the following New Year’s resolutions I made on the site:
1. No more empty calories. Bad chocolate chip cookies, bad potato chips, and bad ice cream have no place in a serious eater’s life. I’m going to save my calories for seriously delicious things that are worth the calories.
2. I’m going to try not to give in to the “I may never get here again”
rationalization for senseless binging. When it comes to food there is invariably a next time. That extra piece of perfect fried chicken is not necessary. It’s in fact detrimental to my health.
3. Increase my exercise frequency to five days a week. Squash three times a week is not enough exercise for a serious eater like me. Whether it’s weight training or biking or fast-walking I’ve got to pick up the pace.
4. Avoid participating in the Serious Eats at the outset. Carey and I seemed to figure out a system that worked for everyone by the end of her month long search for the best chocolate chip cookie in New York. Now it’s up to me to make sure we implement that system in the taste tests to come.
5. Stay the course on my serious diet. My weight has been creeping up in the last few months. I have no excuses. The trend line is going to change.
To those I want to add the following:
1. I want to have more serious eaters discover the joys of logging on to Serious Eats.
2. Figure out a way to write my reviews without over-indulging.
3. I want to figure out a way to make better use of the technology we have at our disposal at Serious Eats, as the other serious eaters at World HQ have.