They say -- whomever they are -- that you should announce your goals that way social pressure will force you to work toward them. Here goes. I will lose 15 pounds no later than May 30, 2014. I will finish my play no later than 1 March 2014. I will be in the best shape of my life no later than 30 Sep 2014. I will enjoy several hundred cookies no later than 29 Sep 2014 (might as well put a goal in I will actually achieve).