New Year Resolutions In July


Half Way There

Aging & Attitude

The Rise & Shine section of the News Journal, informs the reader of the date, the days left in the year and gives a quote.

Today is Tuesday, June 19 the 171st day of 2012 and there are 195 days left in the year.

The quote; “One has two duties – to be worried and not to be worried” by EM Foster a British author (1879-1970)

I worry. We are 171 days into the year and I am nowhere near accomplishing my New Year’s resolutions. Remember, the things we planned to change and have not.

I saw Bubbles at the gym recently. She is not thinner, neither am I.

I have lost and regained the same two pounds many times in the past six months and frequent the gym although, the measurements logged in my journal have not changed. The good news is I am not heavier nor wider.

No, there are not 171 entries in my writing journal even though it was a New Year’s resolution to write every day. There are fifty, well less than forty.

I am moving at a snail’s pace.

How are you doing with those New Year’s Resolutions?

I gave up weeding (number one on the list), but lack a sense of real accomplishment, because I sold the house to do it, literally.

I am eating healthier after attending a Vegan Festival and scared shitless about meat and milk. We eat soymilk, cheese, and margarine. Boca Burgers pass for a real burger. Tofurky has the taste of sausage but the consistency of a hardboiled egg white. The picture shows a recent birthday dinner, cheesy potatoes, kale, and blackened tuna with salsa, quite delicious. Mr. Wonderful raved about the cheesy potatoes made with butternut squash.

It feels like I am taking three steps forward and two steps backwards every day.

However, I am not worried because there are 195 days remaining in 2012 to make those resolutions  happen.

We need a boost, like retail does with a Christmas in July sale.

Why not revisit New Year’s Eve Resolutions in July?

Rather than abandon goals or throw the baby out with the bath water, re-energize, re-organize and re-think strategies.

This is Leap year and there are 366 days in 2012. The 183nd day of the year, halfway to 2013 will be in 13 days or July 2 (for those of you not good in math, trust me).

Rethink failure, join me in celebrating July 2 as “Halfway to Resolution Day”. Forget about fireworks and a big celebration. Sit in a corner, ponder the consequences and let me know.                                                                                           

                                                       ….just saying

(Those exempt from resolution are eligible to comment)

14 thoughts on “New Year Resolutions In July

  1. I was just thinking about how I haven’t accomplished what I think I should. Yes, I reading your post a little late. Getting better with time was not on my to list however. I’m usually early.

    Anyway, your post brought up a good point that I’m going to take advantage of. Redoing my to do list. (I call it this because I don’t make New Year Resolutions. When I feel I need to change something, I just get started doing it. However, so of those things take steps. That’s what the to do list is for.)


  2. I think we should all focus on what you have accomplished rather than what we haven’t. As some one who speaks with you often and see your progress from the outside looking in, I think you’ve done great things with your writing and your blog this year! Accentuate the positive.! Thanks for another thought provoking post…..


  3. Good thoughts, but life just keeps getting in the way of some of my “wanted to” accomplishments. After watching our friends move through some horrific adventures, none wanted…I guess I feel accomplished just living each day.


  4. Claudia – it’s me Christine!! 321 Bonnie is Christine. I logged in using a different account. Somehow they use that
    for me. Gotta change the way I post comments here to fix that. Sorry to confuse you


  5. I gave up New Year’s resolutions years ago! My only resolution is to make it to the next year. Everything is breaking down spreading out, and getting soft. I’ve decided to embrace old age, and I’ve decided that Mother Nature is a bitch and no one prepared me for this phase of my life. I just drink more wine!


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