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Mid-Life Success? March 1, 2015 - April 1, 2016

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

emoticon There are exactly 401 days until Friday, April 1, 2016: a Friday 1 year 1 month and 7 days from today. That day is momentous for me as I will be turning 50. It is even more important than ever because all my life, I have been heavy/overweight/obese. As a young person, I always said, "surely I can be skinny by the time I am 50, right?" So here it is... exactly 401 days until that day. And here I am, at the heaviest I have EVER been in my entire life, feeling miserable and like a failure to myself. So my birthday present to myself is: by the time I turn 50 I want to be able to be so much closer to being able to shop for clothes in a "regular sized" store. I have never been able to do this. I recall at age 7 having to shop in Sears in the boys (!) pants section to fit into jeans. When I was sixteen, I had to shop at SixteenPlus. Since then, Lane Bryant, Fashion Bug Plus, the Avenue... all have been my home. Now, I am not looking to become 120 lbs. My first big goal is to get under 200 lbs --- say 195. My final goal may be in the 150 range. This means losing over 100+ lbs. This is a frightening prospect... mostly because of all my previous failures. But, I also know that for my health, I have to get healthy. So here it is: I am officially in the planning stage with a start date of no later than March 1, 2015. Who is on board with me?
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  • GINGERMONKEY21
    emoticon I always loved the quote "Don't look back, you're not going that way." I try to remember this when I think about the pounds I've gained back after losing 121 pounds & gaining 50+ back. We haven't failed at anything because we are all here still trying & that says a lot of how strong & successful we really are. Enjoy all the small achievements-because all those small things add up to the big changes & many times no one but you will ever notice those changes. I kept a list of mine -it helped a ton. Believe in yourself--you are so worth it. emoticon
    2190 days ago
  • PERIWINKLEPQ62
    I am 52 and just so miserable. I feel like all the hormonal issues I'm having just counteract everything I try to do. I am with you though and wish to have someone to be able to connect with!
    2192 days ago
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