Along with choosing that wonderful party dress and the dance music for the fabulous party on New Year’s Eve, the next consideration for the new year is what to do about the ten, twenty or more pounds that have hung around and really are not what you want. The diet season is really upon us and it is now time to gather at the gate on January 1st and get ready for some personal development through diet and exercise. Nothing ventured and nothing gained, and once again, nothing tried and nothing accomplished. This is the way that one can succeed at losing weight. It begins with two things: goal setting and effort.