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Goals in Life
Sunday, June 27, 2010
As I read The Spark I am informed of the need to find goals both long term and short term goals. I admit I haven't finished the book yet so the answer may well be there and I just haven't gotten there yet, but, it is making me wonder what "goals" could a 60 year old woman have besides losing weight??I am not planning on starting anything in my life over again and it is too late to start something new of major importance except losing the weight. I realize that getting healthier is a goal and I also realize getting in better shape is a goal but according to what I have read so far there should be more to it than that. I have no other goals either short term or long terms other than the weight loss. I have already retired from my careers, my husband is retired from his career and there is not much else to look forward to in my life. My husband does not travel and our children are all grown so my only major goal is to loose the weight and be healthy enough to enjoy the grandchildren when they come to see us. I have taken the challenge to exercise at least 10 min. a day and that is the biggest challenge so far. I have not made much head way in the loss department and I have been trying to log in everything and stay within the caloric guidelines. I do enjoy the site and camaraderie I have with my favorite group but I'm not sure how this site is going to help me go much farther than I am right now.
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I am also still reading the Spark, and have not written out my goals yet. I have a couple floating around in my brain that I can't quite commit to yet. For one, I used to love to hike and haven't done any serious hiking in years. That maybe one that I could take up again after I loose another 20 pounds (which still puts me many pounds from goal.) I signed up to take a yoga class starting tomorrow. Yoga has interested me, but I never thought I would be comfortable in a class. Going to try it anyway.
I think your goals just need to mean something to you. Do you like to travel? Is there someplace you haven't been to because of your weight? Or something as simple as gardening. I don't think our goals need to be life changing in anyway, just something we used to love and don't do anymore, or something we have thought about doing and didn't feel comfortable attempting because of our weight.
Good luck on your journey!
2223 days ago
Comment edited on: 6/28/2010 12:54:32 AM
GOALS OVER 60? How about turning 70 and then 80, and feeling better than you do tonight?
I just joined today and I get what you are saying about 'over 60-now what?' I am still working and have days,(and nights) when I ask myself..what's ahead for me?
I was really thin until I hit 40. Stess and sudden single motherhood and the blues and a newborn all came together and I ate myself 90 extra pounds over the next few years. Here I am, 60 and finally starting to do something about it. FOR ME...YUP, JUST ME...BECAUSE if I stay this weight I know darn well that ill health is for sure ahead. 90 extra pounds causes pain just to carry around-physical and emotional. I want to to lose weight and get healthy so that I can feel better every day and get on with a healthy life.
I hope that you and/or your husband can set some goals together to enjoy your retirement. IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO START SOMETHING NEW. One of my goals, (aside from the weight loss) is to travel to Italy. Why? Not sure. All I know is that it's no longer about fitting into smaller sizes...it's about getting a bigger life.
2224 days ago
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