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Ten years from now

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Looking forward a decade from now,

Where will I be? What will my fitness level be? What would my future self say to my current self for encouragement and support?

This is a task I have been challenged with today, to determine the answers to those questions. I know that I am 18-24 months away from reaching goal weight based on a healthy loss of 1-2 pounds per week, and based on past experiences.

That would mean ten years from now I could look back and say "Wow! You have been within five pounds of your goal for 8 years now. Great job!" emoticon

Where I will be is not as easy to answer. I am retired much earlier than anticipated. I would love to hope and dream that my dear husband will still be alive, yet I am not so sure he would still be here at home. Or, I may be a widow at that point. Where I will be in a geographical sense is difficult to see. Thus I will focus on my "best case scenario" which is to say I will be right where I am today. My FS would say "You did a great job remodeling your home when you retired. It looks fantastic! " emoticon

What will my fitness level be? FS "You are amazing! Look how much stronger you have become! Things that were difficult for your 56 year old body to do, you are now doing with ease and comfort. Great job!" emoticon

Ironically, my 56 year old self actually IS much stronger than my 46 year old self was.

Let us continue living a life of no regrets, treating each day as a precious gift. We never know for sure if it is going to be our last. Love your family and friends, forgive transgressions, and strive for peace, harmony and balance.

Life is much too short to waste even one precious day, hour or moment.

Onward & Downward!

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LAURANCE 3/1/2014 7:43AM

  I do know that I'm in some ways more healthy at 72 than at 52.

But as for ten years from now, that is a total unknown. I find I don't think in terms of looking forward to a future. I can't guess if I'll be alive then, or if ol' Sweetie will be alive.

All I really have is right now.
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TWIDDLYDE 2/27/2014 8:15PM

    Hmmm.....now there is something to ponder.......where will I be in 10 years? When I consider this question it makes me glad to know that God is in control. When I think on the past 3 years I realize that I could never have imagined going through the things I have been through. Yet God was at my side with every step. The fact that we need to have goals and plan is obvious, but the fact that we can trust in a sovereign Lord who loves us brings peace and comfort.

...But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13b - 14

Thanks for writing the thought provoking blog
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WHYNOTJ1 2/27/2014 12:03PM

    We never know where life will take us over time, but it is a wonderful idea to think ahead to what we hope to accomplish, and to take the necessary steps and actions in order to achieve the results we hope for.
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CDHOLMEN 2/27/2014 11:32AM

    Those are great questions. I can't plan that far ahead but I to hope I am looking in the mirror at the person I want to be and have worked so hard to find. Keep up the positive and live your life darling. I'm right here sparking next to you!
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CALLIECURTIS5 2/27/2014 10:38AM

    LOVE this...you are so positive. I also try to be "upbeat". Some have asked"how do you stay so happy?" I say, "It is all GOD...not me." If I didn`t know the LORD, I would be struggling something awful, DH, as well. This is our testimony in a short version. emoticon

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