Sunday, August 5, 2012

5 months until I turn 50

I plan to get fit and be as healthy as I have ever been. That means quitting smoking. 3 days smoke free thanks to patches so far, this is going to be my hardest challenge, I have been smoking for 30 years ,with only a year in there (while I was pregnant) with no smoking. I have attempted to quit many times, I am hoping this is the one that sticks. It has to be done, I feel like crap in the morning, coughing up a lung. I wheeze when I lie down, I feel like my chest is tight. I have to stop, my Mom died from COPD/Emphysema. As I said, it's only been 3 days so far, but I can already feel the difference. Keep good vibes coming my way, I need all the help I can get.

Part two of my plan is to lose weight. I am doing my best to eat right, exercise (walking for now, looking for a cheap treadmill) I would love to try one of the many programs out there (Nutrisystem etc..) but no way  can I afford to buy food from them and food for my sweetie too. So my plan is to try eating strictly Weight Watchers meals for a month, see how I progress. My local supermarket always has great deals (5/$10) on them and great varieties for everything for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Snacks. Just going to use it to jump start at this point, but who knows, if it works, maybe I'll stick with it. I have eaten them before and they are good.

And lastly, I will be taking better care of my skin, those fine lines are starting to show....EEK!!

So this will be my place to chronicle my progress. To bitch, moan, share my triumphs and my defeats .I know there will be slip up, I will try not to beat myself up over them, just accept them and move on.

I look forward to sharing this with you all and maybe giving someone else the push they need to take this journey with me,. Want to be fit by 40? 50? or whatever age? Come on along and let's do this together. We can do it, especially with support.

Tell me your story, share your good and bad, or just tell me I'm nuts and can't do this, whatever your thought, tell me all about it.

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  1. This is a good idea.I hope it works out for you.

  2. You'll do very well, I am sure. Good luck!
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  3. Since 50 was 14 years ago, I didn't make fit by 50, but I swim 3 times a week and I've lost 15 pounds over the last 2 years. Just find something you really like to do. I love swimming.