Don't just vow to lose 10 or 20 pounds this year. Go for hundreds. Help dump at least 550 pounds of excess weight from the City Council by getting rid of Tony Cardenas, Jose Huizar and Herb Wesson, and replacing them with Rudy Martinez, David Barron, and Althea Shaw.
And remember: this is not a particularly daunting task. Cardenas, Huizar and Wesson squeaked into office by narrow margins. As the table I posted months ago shows, Cardenas won by just 1,178 votes; Huizar, by just 2,096 votes; and Wesson, by just 4,809 votes -- and he didn't even have an opponent last time. These men are beatable.
So how about you pitch in and send, say, $25 each to Martinez, Barron and Shaw? Heck, you could even volunteer to walk door to door, handing out flyers, which also counts as exercise. Here are links to their websites: