Wow! How'd I turn 50?!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Wednesday was my 50th Birthday! The age doesn't bother me except that I can't quite do all I'd like to do; I tire easier. The thing that does bother me is that I wanted to be at my goal weight by now -- instead I'm still hanging around the spot I've been since March. I seem to be stuck in the 170's! It's not a bad spot; I feel much healthier and can wear size 14s. But I don't want to stay here!

So how did I respond?! I bought a bunch of junk and ate myself to death! UGH!! I want to remember how badly my stomach feels right now. I don't want to feel this anymore! I need to get back to salads and fruits and lay off the junk!

What's my conclusion?! I don't want to stay here! I don't want to give up!! I'm going to focus on my daily activity. I'm going to measure my foods. I'm going to plan my meals. I'm not giving up or giving in!! I can do this!!

Edit: Forgot to add that I got a new job! I wasn't really planning on going back to work so soon, but it was too good of an offer to refuse. I'm working parttime at an attorney's office with my workout buddy. It's a trial thing for right now but I think it's working out well. That just adds to my time constraints. I'll figure it all out!
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    Happy 50th! I can't remember if I knew this or not! Welcome to the 50's. It seems to be a good decade for me so far... Enjoy it!
    3780 days ago
    Hi Sandy!!!
    Sorry I missed your b-day! I hope you had a happy day in spite of the junk food fest. I am sure you will figure out how to get where you want to be with your energy levels and all. Congrats on the new job - I hope you are enjoying it.
    3780 days ago
    Happy Belated 50th Birthday! You 're farther than I was on my 50th (12/29/06).
    In fact, this weight loss journey is the birthday gift I gave to my self for my 50th birthday! And I never want to go back to weighing what I weighed before (256). I've experienced several plateaus and I was allowing myself too many calories. After being in the 170's from July through September this year, the scale has finally budged. I've added three strength training sessions to my fitness routine and I'm calorie cycling, high calories (1550) one day and then two days of low calories (1200). I'm trying it anyway and it seems to be working. I went high calories yesterday so today and tomorrow, I have to be mindful and plan. The exercise is something I look at as appointments with my self. I schedule them on my calendar like a doctor's appointment and I just show up, I continue to keep these appointments. Wishing you much success and happiness in the year ahead!!!!!
    3789 days ago
    Happy Birthday! I found out my 50's are a great place to be. You don't worry so much about what other people think and get a handle on what really matters. You won't see this until you've been in your 50's for a while, but when it hits you'll know it! Don't give up just because you fell off the program for a day. We've all done it. (I had to throw away a bag of candy corn from yesterday that just "accidentally" jumped into my cart at the store!) You've got great things ahead of you --grab 'em and run!
    3794 days ago
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    Wheeee, Sandy!!! Congratulations on both the job and the birthday! 50 is POWERFUL, woman, as you'll realise more and more! :) You no longer have to give a crap what anyone else thinks, and you have the right to tell them so. :)

    Yep. Should be fun! :) Enjoy the new job and the extra confidence of this birthday! :)

    3794 days ago
    Hey Sandy -- Happy Birthday!!! emoticon emoticon

    It's OK to be stuck for a while -- your body & mind sometimes need a chance to settle.

    The great thing about life w/BDS is that we have tons of opportunities to practice "start over" skills -- actually, that concept sort of cracks me up. I never used to think of my pig-outs where i "punish" myself with the extra helpings as an "opportunity"... go figure, eh?

    I've found the same with the tiring easier - it's like someone turned a switch and now I NEED 7.5 hours of sleep instead of 6.5 or 7 - oh well... life goes on and so does our journey to fitness...

    I ran across a great quote the other day: "Success is a plateau on which we get to take a breath..." whew...

    Enjoy your success - you're healthier at 50 than before, eh?

    your DH just turned 50 too? Hope he wasn't too hard on you when it was your turn
    3794 days ago
    Me I am holding at 45 HUGH GIGGLES.
    3795 days ago
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