January takes its name from the Roman god Janus who was the god of doors, gates, beginnings and endings. He is often depicted with two faces—one looking ahead and the other looking backwards. It seems to me that this is a fitting metaphor for January itself, for, while we do not completely forget the past, we are now ready to look ahead to the New Year.
With the beginning of the New Year comes much talk about resolutions, which someone has defined as a “to-do list for the first week of January!” I also read somewhere that the most made resolution is “to lose weight,” so to get you jump-started on that plan, there are some good recipes to help get you started.
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