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A/N: Here's a oldie from my archives...sadly...still relevant today!
HAPPY NEW's to smaller waists and larger wallets!

T’was the day after New Year’s
and all through the house

Came the sound of snoring from my partied-out spouse

But I in my nitegown went to the closet to dress

When I looked in the mirror. Boy, I sure was a MESS!

I pulled out a jacket, tried it on in disgust

“I’ve GOT to start dieting, it’s really a MUST!”

“These pants are too tight, but they fit yesterday

I REALLY must diet, starting today!”

As the coffee was perking, I grabbed a sweet roll

Then put a dollop of butter on the last donut hole

I REALLY MUST DIET, I kept telling myself

Then I noticed leftover cookies all alone on the shelf!

Okay, TOMORROW I’ll start, I mean it, you’ll see

(Unless company comes over bringing goodies for me)

So I’ll wait till NEXT MONTH when temptation is gone

And besides, there are plenty of clothes I haven’t tried on!!!

Copyright ©2000 Beatrice Boyle

(All rights reserved)

Grandma Bea

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The following comments are for "Resolutions"
by Beatrice Boyle

Bea, Those midnight cookies...know the feeling...this is our year hahaha. Teresa

( Posted by: sunshineangel [Member] On: January 3, 2010 )

Where's the chocolate?
Ha! Theresa, I say that same thing EVERY year!

I've decided in my old age, the hell with dieting...where's the chocolate!!!


( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: January 3, 2010 )

I remember this
and it always raises a smile. resolution-wise I did hear a good one this year: "my New Year's resolution is that I'm not going to drink any more... of course, I'm not going to drink any less either."

happy New Year, Grandma.

( Posted by: AuldMiseryGuts [Member] On: January 6, 2010 )

It really is about stages, first one must come up to consciousness that we are heavier than we were just a year ago- two: We must get over the belief (delusion) that we still look good, usually having no clothes that fit does the trick. Three: Pick a start date for the diet - always the following Monday. Four: Let three Mondays go past -as you eat that hot fudge sundae let the guilt flood through you. Five: Tell everyone you will go on a diet - here-to-for you have kept it a secret. Six: Really get ready by fixin' to get ready. Set up everything so that you can be on a diet - eat or throw out all the fattening stuff in the kitchen - set up a exercise program you will do as soon as the diet starts - research diets on the Internet. And seven: realize that you are not 19 anymore- you weren't really going to go on a diet - have a snack and go take a nap.
Great fun this - thank you!

( Posted by: jonpenny [Member] On: January 6, 2010 )

Shannon...I'll drink to that!!!


( Posted by: Beatrice Boyle [Member] On: January 6, 2010 )

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