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“Try not. Do or do not, there is no try.” ~Yoda

December 18 – Try
What do you want to try next year? Is there something you wanted to try in 2010? What happened when you did / didn’t go for it? (Author:
Kaileen Elise) [The #reverb10 project.]

Disclaimer: You people have to remember you are dealing with someone who has a Rebel Alliance logo in the back window of her car. I am physically incapable of disregarding a blatant Star Wars reference.

At this risk of *skip* sound *skip* sound *skip* sounding like a *skip* broken rec *skip* record… I must resume Operation Skinny Bitch in 2011. Considering aforementioned conquest never really got off the ground anyway… and, yeah, I’m aware that was a year and a half ago. I’m in a better place for success now. Simply put: I love myself despite the weight.

I desperately miss being healthy & athletic, that’s all. And… there is enough of a family medical history concern to warrant getting my heart, the organ pumping in my chest, not the sappy part of my soul, back into tip-top shape. I already made this pledge on
Reverb10: Day One – Word. It will be done. I must believe or I will fail.

2010 wasn’t about trying new things for me. It was about survival and adaptation. I survived. I adapted. Curve balls thwarted. OH WAIT! I *did* try
online dating for about two seconds in 2010. Dumbest. Decision. Ever.

Going forward there are a myriad of things I want to do in my life and this year I did finally make a bucket list life list:

Life List (Part One)
Life List (Part Two)

I think that gives me plenty of other things to strive for in 2011 and beyond.

“No more training do you require. Already know you, that which you need.” ~Yoda


  1. Re: weight. Mine fluctuates quite a bit - or at least used to. I've made considerable changes to how I eat but I still indulge when I feel the need. I've accepted that my natural weight (ie: what I can comfortably maintain) is a big higher than I'd like but I'm not willing to live a life of deprivation just to shave another 10lbs off. That realization and acceptance has made a big difference for me.

  2. Great lists Beth. I have to say, I wish I could imagine myself doing half of the awesome stuff you have planned for yourself in the future. I won't even old it against you that you're a Cowboys fan.

  3. @Brad ~ I know what I need to do. Motivation is the problem.

    @Jason ~ Watch out now Carolina boy! ;)

  4. I am with you on this "try" - here's to a happy and healthy 2011!

  5. LMAO! I had that damn saying running through my head and had no idea it was yoda so I disn't use it! I wondered where the hell my husband got it (should've known)!! Anyways, great post and love the Operation Skinny Bitch. I'm wokring on a Bucket/Life List but haven't published it. I'm working on the 40 before 40 first - I have my hads full enough.

  6. This was a little bit of brilliance that made my day. Fun, good insight, laughter. Thanks!

  7. Shannon ~ Oh Lawdie... I'm too close to 40 to try and fit in 40 before then. Unless, of course, I make a list of crap I've already done. ;)

    Jean ~ I love making a day brighter! Thank you for letting me know.

  8. Kaileen ~ Somehow I missed your comment in the mix. Thanks for stopping by and for the stellar prompt.

  9. I can't believe I missed your Yoda post. Being a fellow Starwars fan/dork/nerd and all.

    But maybe it's a good thing I didn't see it before I saw your sleep post.

    You know, now that you're sleeping properly, that alone will take you part way to your weight-loss goal. I didn't lose an ounce after I had my babies until the little bastages (to quote Brad) were sleeping through the night.

    Find something you love to do and just do it.

    Hugs and best wishes.



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