It’s challenging to keep a New Year’s resolution. Most don’t even make it to February. But we found six people who want to beat the odds. Mary Jo Dircks and Katharine Barr are cousins who want to continue to lose weight and live healthier and more active lives; Brittany Hall is preparing for her professional bodybuilding debut in May. Jason Bryan is learning Hebrew before a trip to Israel. Missy Montgomery is creating a family cookbook, and Stephanie Schempp is going to buy one plant every month. We’ll check in with the six resolution makers occasionally in 2019 and check on their progress. Mary Jo Dircks: To continue losing weight Regardless of whether a New Year’s resolution is made, a new year is a natural time to pause and reflect. It was a year ago that Mary Jo Dircks of Apple Valley found herself doing just that for a number of reasons — including the number on the scale. “I am 56 years old,” says Dircks. “I have been heavy … [Read more...] about Six local folks set goals for 2019. We follow their journeys.