Thursday, July 16, 2015

180 Days+

I've been reading through the archives this afternoon because I have been so discouraged this week. I've been finding lots of little gems that have heartened me, but this one was fun. Speculation about where I would be six months from now, which was about two months ago, so I am a little late. Here's what I wrote:

Well, today's the day: 180 days, six months, whatever you want to call it. That's how long I've been logging my meals and MyFitnessPal and it was then that I really started this thing for real.

I just couldn't wait for this day to come! And now it has and all I can do is really think about the next six months and where I might find myself then. It's exciting! While I don't see this as a race or anything, I want to speculate a little bit on what I might be doing on May 12, 2105 or thereabouts.

• I will be a month away from turning 45.
Yep. I definitely turned 45.

• I would love to see another 50 pounds off my body, which would bring me down to 268. The last time I weighed that was over ten years ago!
Not quite there, even now into July. But it's OK. I will get there. 

• I expect to be able to totally run a 5K distance, maybe under an 18:00 pace? (Wow, to think it!)
Yup! Totally under an 18:00 pace, too.

• I can't even speculate what else. Wow. Another 50 pounds.

I can do it. Whether I do it in six months or not, I can do it.


(and then on to the next 50 after that.)

Pretty soon I should do another set of predictions for the next six months, yes? This is a good reminder of how far I have come in such a short time.

Thanks, May 2015 self!



  1. Running is sooooo not for me, but it seems to really be for you, so good for you for finding exercise you enjoy and want to stick with!

    1. Thanks, Wendy – yes, it always a challenge, but that is part of what I like about it so much. And my body is capable with no physical barriers, so I will do it as long as I can. It really helps me stay on track with my eating, too, and just makes me feel like a superstar. :)