I have the answer - Chinese New Year!
It looks like it is on 9 Feb this year http://www.chinapage.com/newyear.html
so no need to worry about pigging out Jan. 1 or the Super Bowl. All resolutions can start on or about 10 Feb.
To alter a phrase - you can have your ribs (as well as brisket, chicken, wursts, etc.) and eat them too.