My Weight Loss Progress

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Fifty is the New Forty

If you hopped over here from the Blog Hop, Welcome! I'd love to see where you came from in your comments, and where you are going next.

I have gotten discouraged, knowing I'll never reach my weight or fitness goal by 50. It's less than two months away now.  Do I change my blog to Fit by Sixty?  It just doesn't have the same ring to it.

There's a country song that expresses the idea that on the internet the guy is all the things he's not in real life. If I could remember an actual line of it, I'd put it here.  Anyway, everyone knows that on the internet you can be whatever and whoever you want.  So I decided on my birthday I will simply erase 10 years and be forty.  At least for the blog.
I'll just lie about my age. Don't all women do that? I've already been doing it for Yahoo, only on there I'm 76 years old! And my husband is 84 and female.  By doing this, we have discovered we rarely get the spam for beautiful women, bigger male parts, or Viagra. Seriously!  We get scam retirement plans, which Yahoo generally throws directly to the Spam box anyway. But I digress.

In December, I will turn 40.  I graduated from high school at age 8 because I am such a genius.  I got married at 9, and had my first baby at 11, about the same time I had my first period. And I have 10 years to get in shape--which I will start on--again-- instead of waiting until I am 40.

If you like the clock, I found it it for sale in blue and yellow.


  1. "I'm so much cooler online!" It's by Brad Paisley and it's hilarious!

    "I work down at the Pizza Pit
    And I drive an old Hyundai.
    Something Something Something
    I'm 5 foot 3 and overweight."

    "When I get home, I kiss my Mom
    And she fixes me a snack.
    I go down to my basement bedroom
    And fire up my mac."

    "Online I'm out in Hollywood,
    I'm 6 foot 2 and I look dang good!
    It turns girls on that I'm mysterious.
    I tell 'em I don't want nothing serious
    'Cause even on a slow day I can have a three-way
    Chat with two women at one time...
    I'm so much cooler online.
    Yeah I'm cooler online!"

    Anyway, you can do this! Keep workin' at it... I have faith in you!

  2. LOL! Oh Lynn - you're a hoot.

    It's not about reaching a certain weight at a specific time per the calendar, it's about trying every day to eat well and to get exercise. It's not about winning, or losing (ha! I made a Pun!) but rather, about being the best steward you can possibly be for the body that God graced you with. Think about Paul's words at the end of his life, "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith."

    We are not called to perfection; rather, we are called to do and be the best we can be, every day, now and forever amen.

    You're going to be fine, Lynn!

  3. Barbara Smith said, ""Remember, goals are stars to steer by, not sticks with which to beat ourselves." and Elder Holland tells us there is not optimal size, only optimal health (or something close to that).

    Hey, regarding an earlier post where you mentioned being bored with some of your workouts. Have you ever gone to ? They have a FANTASTIC assortment of workout videos. You get free shipping if you order $25 of product (on most items), but the best part is you can return a video even after opening it -- so if you try it and don't care for it, you can return it. Plus they have personnel who have used the videos so you can contact them before making a purchase and ask questions. And on the website, they show the breakdown for each video of how much is warm up, cool down, aerobic, floor exercises, intermediate, beginner, advanced, and on and on.

    I love working out to videos because I can do it on my own time, in the privacy of my own home, and can choose whatever workout I am in the mood for that day. (Aerobic Dance, pilates, yoga, weights, kickboxing, whatever.) My favorites are Jazzercise and the Prevention Fitness videos with Chris Freytag.

    I will be 54 next week and I realize I will never have the so called "ideal" body shape. I don't look like I am fit, but I'm in pretty good shape and often surprise people with what I can do. I figure as long as I am trying each day to do my best, (like Angela said) then I am on the right path.

    Exercise and healthy eating gives other benefits, like flexibility and stamina. I have a friend who never exercises because she fears getting hurt -- then she stumbled on a curb and broke her ankle. I have a sister who will be 69 next month and exercises regularly (she's like me -- still heavy, but fit) and she tripped on a crack in the sidewalk, fell completely to the ground, catching herself with her arms and wrists, and yet did not even break a bone.

    Hang in there Lynn! Fitness is not about size. You are an inspiration to many people.

  4. Hang in there. It looks like you have made great progress in claiming health for yourself! Keep up the good work and let those deadlines become guidelines and milestones. Pat yourself on the back. Buy a pretty new scarf to celebrate your PROGRESS...they work no matter how our jean size fluctuate!