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Louisvillians resolve to do better, be better in 2013

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WAVE 3's Lori Lyle asked people in the crowd at Lynn's Paradise Cafe about their New Year's resolutions. WAVE 3's Lori Lyle asked people in the crowd at Lynn's Paradise Cafe about their New Year's resolutions.
Doug Ross said his family will try to eat better, do better in school and do more volunteering. Doug Ross said his family will try to eat better, do better in school and do more volunteering.
Cheryl Masden said she would try to keep peace in her home and family in 2013. Cheryl Masden said she would try to keep peace in her home and family in 2013.
Danny West is pledging to have more fun in the new year. Danny West is pledging to have more fun in the new year.
Kevin Dickerson plans to run a full marathon in 2013. Kevin Dickerson plans to run a full marathon in 2013.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The wait list for breakfast can get a little lengthy at Lynn's Paradise Cafe. It's an annual tradition for many families to show up in pajamas and enjoy some of the famous grits and gravy. Perhaps it's not the most popular location to begin a new year's resolution if there's a diet plan involved, but we found no shortage of resolution ideas. 

Cheryl Masden was spending the morning with her daughter, and like many, had family in mind for her resolution. "Just to keep peace, happiness and love in my home and family," Cheryl said. "It's something that can be attainable without money, and it has to be heartfelt, and that's the kinds of things that live on for eternity."

Doug Ross and his children spent breakfast considering some different resolution ideas. He said they'd make a commitment by day's end and that it most likely would include things like trying to eat better and do better in school. He also said they would probably vow to do a better job of volunteering around their neighborhood.

The tried and true resolutions like getting fit and losing weight popped up as well. Kevin Dickerson, who has been running mini marathons, is pledging to run a full marathon. Another Lynn's patron who lost 100 pounds in 2012 is pledging to keep it off.

Danny West is just pledging to have fun in the new year. "People are too sad, too much trouble going on, people getting shot and everything," West said, "so I just want to have more fun."

About half of Americans make resolutions each year and half of them are pretty successful at keeping them.

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