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Today I Turn 47 and I still haven't decided what I went to be when I grow up!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Turning 47 - feels like I am staring straight down the barrel at 50.

Where do I want to be in 3 years? I do believe if I am to be where I want to be in 3 years, I surely need to start NOW.

Three short years. Can I accomplish my goal weight and maintain it? Yes, I can. I have made so much progress already here and I haven't even been here at Spark for 4 months yet.

Hmmm, 4 months. I only have NINE 4 month segments before I turn 50. Guess I better start looking at each month, and plan on progress at the end of each month. I now have 8 months to reach my goal weight that I set for April 2013.

I am feeling pretty good about myself, my clothes are fitting looser, I even fit into the next size smaller in most clothes. Not bad for 4 months, but I better get a move on if I want to attain that goal!

And the scale, forgetaboudit. The thing is up, down. I get on it sometimes then look to see who's sitting on my back making it register a higher weight that I expected! Whatever. I lost some in inches, my clothes are fitting better, and my self-esteem is through the roof!

April is not so far away, and that means the new me is on the way too. Feeling terrific about it.

I thank all my SparkFriends for your support and kind words of encouragement. You have really made a big difference in my life, not just as far as food intake, exercise and weight-ins are concerned, but also you have motivated me in my personal and spiritual life as well. I am grateful for all of you!

And, now, since it's my birthday, I'm going to get ready for a fabulous lunch at a fancy restaurant with a friend!

Then I will be spending time with my daughter.

And my sister is cooking me a seafood dinner at her house.

Yup, today is going to be a great day!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
GEORGIAGIRL26 8/14/2012 7:49PM

    Happy Belated Birthday Denise.
I hope that you had a good one sister.
Have a great night my friend.
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LILY_SPARK 8/14/2012 12:40PM

    Happy Birthday! I'm looking at 41 in autumn and feeling a bit similar. Not that it's one of those decade years but now "I'm in my 40s." Oops. Wasn't that supposed to mean something? Dang!

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ROCKMAN6797 8/14/2012 12:24PM

    Happy Belated Birthday Denise!
And congrats on the positive attitude, it will serve you well!


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OCTOBERBORN 8/14/2012 9:31AM

    Happy Belated Birthday! Hope it was a good one!

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GONE-BIKING 8/13/2012 10:50PM

    I know exactly what you mean by looking down the barrel at 50. I just turned 49 last month--I still can't believe it. It sounds like you had a fabulous birthday planned. I hope all went well. It believe it's good to have a long-term goal in mind, but make sure you celebrate your success along the way. I believe healthy living should be done one day at a time.

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1STATEOFDENIAL 8/13/2012 2:36PM

    Just as a reminder - this is a journey for the rest of your life. If you don't meet a goal within a timeframe, the date you've set is arbitrary. Whether you meet it or not, that's not the end of the journey. Focus on making changes you can stick with, not pushing yourself to meet a certain date from which you'll go back to old habits. It's okay to work towards meeting a goal by a certain date, as long as that is not the 'end' date where you'll be done with living healthy.

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JUST_BREATHE08 8/13/2012 2:27PM

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ANNE1123 8/13/2012 1:56PM

    emoticon emoticon Sounds like today is going to be great! Have a good birthday!!

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    have a good one xxx emoticon

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I love how your planning stuff to begin looking. I am turning 40 in April and have no clue what I want to be either. Keep reaching for your goals.

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JESSICAWALKS 8/13/2012 10:07AM

    Happy birthday to you! Enjoy every minute!

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TRACYKHOLM45 8/13/2012 10:00AM

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy the day and forget about growing up,lol.
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CHANGING-VICKI 8/13/2012 9:17AM

  HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!! My son is 37 today too.
Enjoy your day and make the most of it. Years fly by too fast as it is. emoticon

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KINEPS 8/13/2012 9:03AM

    Have a wonderful emoticon day . . . . you only turn 47 once - lol!!! Sounds like you have a good plan set in place before the big 5 - 0!! You are so right about the scale -- you can't let the numbers tell you how you feel!! Your looser clothes and self-esteem say it all!!!

Have an amazing day!!


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LISAMG1220 8/13/2012 8:49AM

    Happy Birthday!! Sounds like you are going to have a wonderful day. Amen on the scale comment! Forgetaboutit.....Love it!! :)

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ANDREWS_MOM 8/13/2012 8:37AM

    Happy Birthday!!
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Sounds like you have a wonderful day planned!! Enjoy celebrating with your family & friends! emoticon
Congrats on all of your progress & best wishes for continued success!

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LTMURPHY7 8/13/2012 8:34AM


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Sounds like a great day

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