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Started this Week. Day 4. 137 kilos But goal is for 80-90 Kilos by 50 (49 this year)


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I've always been a yo-yo dieter and not quite reached my fitness goals throughout my 48 years. I've been unhealthy for most of my life and never thought that I would be here right now 48, fat and unfit.  I was always the last to be chosen to join the team and had anxiety during team and individual sports in PE (Physical Education) but I never thought that I would be in this situation.


I woke up last week January 2015 it was if I had woken up from a nightmare.  It occurred to me that I'm 48 now and 49 this year, MY GOD I'm going to be 50 next year. NEXT YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  The penny dropped, I got into panic mode, what am I going to do what am I going to do????  I know anyone reading this in their 50's or in their 60's are probably thinking, get a hold of yourself crazy person.  But I've never been 50 before, I laughed at 25, teased 35 and even made fun of 45 I was like HAH! you are not going to get the best of me yet. I've got YEARS to live and to be young. I ate and drank and partied through my adult life on pies, fast foods, alcohol, ham, beef, scrambled eggs, sausage rolls, fizzy drinks you name it, I ate it or attempted to eat it.  


2015 is the year that I will reach my goal.  I have to do it for me.  My mother died at 54 from heart problems due to weight related issues.  She died suddenly leaving myself and my sisters motherless.  I really miss her, she was beautiful and had so much more to give, she worked all her life and hadn't lived to enjoy retirement or her grandchildren.  


I just want to be happy to not feel that I am waiting for my life to begin "when I lose weight" or one day I'll get there. The day is now it has begun. I've spent all my life doing things to please others so I stopped trying.  


I'm looking forward to the feeling of being thin again, but I fear worse the feeling of being 50 if I'm the same weight or worse.  

I don't even want to contemplate how terribly that I would feel. 


I'm sharing this with myself and hopefully others in my situation who have decided to just do it.


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Hi Finn

Good for you. You will do it. I too have declared that I will run 5kms (and lose weight along the way) so now I must do it. Keep updating us on your journey. It really does help you stay accountable. I wake up and think crikey, must schedule my run so I can post my progress. Yes there are times I want to give up but then I would feel I have disappointed everyone who has taken the time to cheer me on. I say watch out 50 - you won't recognise Finn!!!

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Good Morning Finn!

Warmest of Greetings and welcome to Zenlabs forums - a space filled with incredibly supportive individuals on similar life paths - making choices that strengthen our mind and body - emotionally, physically and mentally/spiritually!   


I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother - sounds as if she has impacted your life in many, many ways and still is today. What a blessing. <3


I laughed after reading, "I know anyone reading this in their 50's or in their 60's are probably thinking, get a hold of yourself crazy person."  I immediately thought, "she was/IS (I'm) crazy for not!" and "Good for her!! We are now SANE for getting out there and DOING IT! <it=choosing to get fit>   :)  :D 


Agent is right!  50 (or above) won't recognize us! LOL


Please keep us posted on your progress! And if are seeking a fun way to remain self/other-accountable, you started off in the PERFECT forum: Accountability 2015!  

Can't wait to hear more from you!!!  YeeHAW! Cheers!!

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Hey Finn,


Welcome on here and I love your post. There are a lot of us over 50 here and we are not old at all. I feel like life has just begun. I will be 50 something in a few weeks and I can run circles around people half my age.


Make small goals and achieve them. Instead of saying, I'm going to run 2 miles today, instead say, I am going walk/run 10,000 steps. Same with your weight. I don't say I need to lose 30lbs., I say I want to lose 5lbs., which I did last week. Be healthy is first!!


You can do it. So proud of you. These forums are great for motivation. Ask any questions we are all here to help you get there.


Hugs to you. Love love reading your post!

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End of Week 1, beginning of Week 2. :rolleyes:  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :rolleyes:


So proud of myself Week 1 of the Sofa to 13.1K app.  Happy to say that during the whole week, I didn't stop during the running sections. Though I wanted to, my mind wanted to, my body wanted to, my legs and definitely me shins and calves wanted to. Yaye for me. X

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