Sunday, December 20, 2009

New Year's resolutions

I've got my mind on those red cowgirl boots I saw. So, I've decided that having tackled the growing of my nails, SUCCESSFULLY (a picture to follow on Monday when I get a manicure)
that in 2010 I shall, drum roll here please.........................................tackle the matter of my Traditionally Built Body.

True, the pictures of my grandmother, great grandmother and assorted great aunts all show traditionally built women, I suspect that I don't have to resign myself to this look.
If, in fact, it is genetic I still will benefit from a healthier diet. And, if I can look myself in the eyes, in the mirror, two months down the road and tell myself that I have FAITHFULLY followed a healthy eating plan with no weight loss, I will still buy my red boots.
I will file that purchase under the 19 Summers plan.

I will be using my Temporal Tapping method to #1. Stop drinking Diet sodas. Whew, this is going to be a biggy too. And, #2. repeating to myself that "Every decision I make about food counts. I need a healthier, slimmer body.
We"ll see how this goes.

Normally, I'm not very good about New's Year Resolutions. I've made them and seldom thought twice about them by February. This time, maybe it's getting older, maybe it's seeing how quickly good friends lives can change when a partner becomes ill or dies. I'm just very aware of how short and sweet life really is.

My #3 Resolution, because believe it or not this really isn't ALL ABOUT ME, is to get involved, with a local teen group and start creating some art journals. Maybe it will be the Girls and Boys Club or maybe something local with the middle school or library. I'm certainly going to put it out there into the universe and see what I have to do to make it a reality.

So, you might be wondering why so many posts today. Why a discussion about New Year's resolutions. I'll be on vacation over the Christmas celebration and New Year's Eve. You are going to have to stop back and reread this if you are missing me. :)

Here's it is, slightly early but well meant............HAPPY NEW YEAR DEAR FRIENDS

I want to thank all of you for taking the time out of your busy lives to stop by and read what's happening in my world and what's on my mind. I appreciate you all very much. This year I have made so many new blogging friends it just makes me SMILE to think about it.

:)Bea Remember, I'll never stop saying this, CREATE, IT'S GOOD FOR YOUR SOUL.


  1. Well, I still think you should buy those red boots now . . .

  2. LOL I need a friend like you living next door! We would be on the road to the Shoebox right now. :)Bea

  3. The red boots are perfect for the holidays! Why wait? Are you not perfect now? Yes, yes you are!
    No girl should be deprived the perfect shoes. Especially if they have been very good.
    Plus, if you lose weight, they'll still fit!

    Unless you wanted to be buried in them...I'm just sayin'

    Love, love, love, Lisa

  4. well, if you need a goal...but I'd buy them and then NOT WEAR THEM until you did the two month thing. If you are a bad dieter you can GIVE them away to one of those deserving girls at the club!!! Boy, would that be inspirational.

    Anyway, have a lovely holiday, be well and rested.

  5. Your new year's plan sounds smart and not outrageous. No matter how far flung, no matter how many resolutions are left by the side--I still contend that it is good to reflect and make plans. Seems like there are remnants of resolutions that stick. Like every other change in our lives, many of them happen slowly. Maybe it's the process of continuing to make the same resolution that is part of what makes an idea salient. This year was the realization of many goals I've had for 12 years.

    Now, I have some big thinking to do about the next 10 years....hoping you realize your dreams this year.


  6. LOLOL Lisa, your comment helped me clean my computer screen! Coffee sprayed all over it. lolol still laughing. I am PRACTICALLY PERFECT, my dear. And, I'll make sure to make a note for the bulletin board that says I'm to leave the house, in the body bag, in those red boots. lololol :)Bea

  7. Thanks Mim, it seems like a good idea. But, I would be like Murphy or that dog in the commercial that keeps thinking of a SAFE place for his bone. I would worry about those boots and end up wearing them just beacause, you know! lolol

  8. Oh, thank you D, what you say is so true. I have to admit though, over the years I have found that the dreams and goals that have come true are the ones that I have put out to the universe, OUTLOUD and with true intent. Saying it outloud sent the ripples of intent out. All I had to do was follow through. I think I see a book with your name on it, don't I? lolol :)Bea

  9. Good for you Bea. I would like to think I could join you but the mind as well as the body is weak. When I was in plays and musicals on stage I was vain enough to slim for each part!! Now I don't have that push. Hmmm, except for trying to live longer. I have had really rotten indigestion and heartburn lately so that could be the push I need.

    I shall miss you over the holiday but do have a brilliant time. Love and hugs for the New Year too. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  10. Thank you sugarplum for the hugs and kisses. That heartburn isn't a pleasant thing, I've had that too. If I lived closer I would come over and push you. You are lucky there is that large body of water between us. :)Bea

  11. And Happy New Year to you, too!

    About the Diet Coke - I've been drinking half apple juice, half fizzy mineral water for years. Diet Coke is addictive. Last time I had a Coke (there was nothing else at a gathering) I could not sleep for 24 hours - that's how powerful that stuff is.

    Congratulations on your nails and all your good thoughts for New Year's.

    Beautiful photos.

  12. Hey, Wolynski I'm so glad you stopped by. A Happy New Year to you too. I have so enjoyed reading your blog. Food for thought.........hmmmmm less calories, too. :)Bea

  13. Love that you haven;t waited for the New Year to start your resolutions. The fingernails are beautiful! I hope you and yours have a wonderful Holiday and a very Happy New Year!

  14. congrats on the nails...I am so impressed! good for you.