I always found it easiest to get a nasty bout of the flu a week or so before final weigh in.
By the time it runs it course and you are back at work you have easily shed 10 pounds without ever getting out of bed.
In terms of my own resolutions...
I haven't really made any. It is fully my intent to find 1 job this year. I'm done working 3 part-times simultaneously. I'm done trying to juggle the paycheck and bills each week. I'm done having to pass up opportunities because I can't "afford" to give up that time from work.
This year, I will start a job that offers growth potential and benefits (mainly insurance and a dr. visit or two). I will find gainful employment in an area that is at least tangentially connected to an area I have a degree in, and I will use it as a catalyst for continued growth throughout the remainder of the year.
I don't care if it is retail, manufacturing, sales, teaching, whatever, so long as it pays enough that I can support myself and my son with a few extra bucks for fun and time a plenty to spend together.
I'll keep you all posted as it happens.