The resolution on losing weight reminds me of a story that might hit too close to home for most of us. A woman walked into her bathroom at home. As she did, she saw her husband weighing himself on the bathroom scales, sucking in his stomach. The woman thought to herself, "He thinks that he will weigh less by sucking in his stomach." So, the woman rather sarcastically said to her husband, "That’s not going to help." Her husband said, "Sure it will. It’s the only way I can see the numbers."
The perception of the husband's actions was different than the reality. He was not trying to affect the results of the number, rather he was trying to see his weight. In other words, he was looking for a measurement to confirm the reality of his weight. He knew a few pounds can sneak up and latch on to you during the holidays.