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20 months...20 pounds

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

In 20 months, I turn 50. REALLY??? HOW DID THAT HAPPEN? emoticon I so clearly remember being in 5th grade, I can 'feel' being 16, it's just yesterday I was 21, and then 27 - and then 30 (bad year)...a few blinks and here I am. OK, I have to explain the 30 being bad - It's NOT being 30 that was bad. Our college dog died that year, my grandmother passed away 2 days after I turned 30, and my best friend was diagnosed with esophageal and stomach cancer 4 days after she turned 30. So, 30 was the year I 'grew up'. Since then, I feel like life has just flown by...and I've become someone I don't recognize (or much like) anymore. I want to be ME again. I want to have drive, determination - I want to WANT to exercise and sweat and get breathless as I work out.

SO - I don't want to turn my 1st blog into a novel. As I said, 20 months. SO - SURELY I can lose 20 pounds by the time I turn 50...Can't I???? 1 lousy pound a month. I CAN DO IT.
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    Oh how I hated my 50th birthday! I'm not one to focus on age or appearance, never wearing make-up or coloring my hair. However, on my 50th birthday I received an AARP application in the mail and a phone call from our local funeral home to pre-arrange my funeral. That was 15 years ago, and since then I have been struggling to keep up with the world. We don't have cable TV, cell phones, or, until recently a computer. The younger people at work would ask me what I did every night for entertainment and I would tell them I was so busy cleaning the out-house that I didn't have time to watch TV, talk on the phone, or play games on the computer. They would ask, "What's an out-house?" Of course, you are only 49, so you might not know either!!!
    2028 days ago
    I'm smiling as I read your blog about turning 50 in 20 months. For me that was 10 years ago, so that makes me 60 (and turning 61 in September).

    Everything you said in your blog is doable. The key will be keeping off every pound you lose. That is, and continues to be, my biggest problem.

    Good luck in your journey. You can do it!!!!

    2030 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/2/2012 5:44:31 PM
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