Friday, June 14, 2013
Several of my Sparkfriends are having birthdays this weekend. One is 40 today. I realized that I have 31 weeks till my 40th birthday. I always see people talking about Fit by 40. I was 228.2 today, and with a 1 lb. loss weekly, I can be in Onederland by my birthday.
When I first found out about my heart problem, 30 seemed impossible. At 28 I was on Oxygen, and weighed 361, and had trouble breathing just cooking my meals. When I finally turned 30, I was diabetic, and I did not even seriously consider that I would ever make it to 40. At 31 I got my first ICD. Finally at 35.5 I discovered low carb, and at 37 Sparkpeople.
Now as 40 approaches I can't imagine not reaching 50. I am not sure if fit is something I will achieve by 40, but being in the 190's would be normal. So my new goal is Normal by 40..lol. I can lose 1 lb a week if I stay on track. I have been close to Onederland before. Something about changing the 1st number on the scale that mentally stalls me. It took me 9 months to get past 300, and its been almost 2 years in the 200's, with 3-4 times of getting near 200. I think it is time to get past that barrier.