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My New Goal: 50 by 50

Friday, January 02, 2009

I will turn 50 years old on October 12, 2009. This occurred to me yesterday, and I was struck with this great, great, idea: set a really meaningful goal for myself to reach by that date. So, I sat down and did some calculating and figured that it is approximately 40 weeks until then... here is my goal:

50 lbs by age 50. That works out to approximately 1.3 lbs per week, very doable. So off I go.
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    Wow that is a powerful goal. Attainable, but a challenge. Best of luck as you work toward it. YOU can do IT!
    4350 days ago
    Hi Tina
    Congrats on the big goal! I want to toss in a cautionary note, which is that I think this is possible, but VERY challenging. Most of us here have found that weight loss slows over time. It's easier to lose at the beginning than later on. You know yourself best -- I just don't want you to be disappointed if you don't get there in time. I originally thought I'd lose 70 pounds in a year on SP -- about the same rate. I didn't get there, but am much healthier, happier and fitter than when I started -- having lost about 40 pounds. And I'm good with that!
    I've come to realize over time that it's not the number on the scale that matters, but the progress that we're making and the direction that we're headed!
    4350 days ago
    Yes that is very doable. You can do it!!!
    4350 days ago
    Great goal. Significant but attainable.
    I know you'll make it!
    4350 days ago
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