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Two Months Until I turn 50!

Posted on: July 9, 2015

The Push to get this 15lb Weight Gain is Now On!  

 I have Just two months from today to get myself back into shape 

after this menopausal weight gain…

I took before pics, this morning and I can clearly see the midsection gain and loss of my curves, 

which explains my current struggle in styling outfits.  


I will not be revealing the before pics by themselves, 

so hold on for the next 6o days when I do the reveal…

I am loving this as I am finally really motivated!  


Today, I went bowling yet again, as my son’s competition is next weekend 

and he is getting use to his new performance ball.

Today we  met up with his homeschooling group and an extra group lesson 

with his private coach, which helped him tremendously.

Another practice bowling day set for Thursday and then a private lesson on Friday.  

It’s a good thing we all like bowling and are enjoying this crazy week of so much of it!  


Upon my arrival to the bowling alley, I was met outside by an employee on a break who shouted, 

“I had shoes like that back in 19… I’m not gonna say when!  It would Shock You!”   

I laughed and said, “Yes, like all things they are back on trend!”  

Wearing my thrifted black and colbalt top paired with two pieces from of the very lightweight sweater,

which even has pockets…. and my linen jogger capris..   

I found this necklace at Walmart on clearance for just $3 and the purse is from Amazon , here

Dear Readers,  I could really use accountability for the 2 month countdown to lose this darn weight, so please chime in with a comment to cheer me on and help keep me motivated!!!!

 I’ll be putting more details out about my plan and course of action along the way. 

First Up is the Addition of Warm Lemon Water First thing in the Morning,

Why , you ask, Read this article for the benefits.  


I am so grateful that I’ve found the motivation that has seemed to allude me, despite my strong desire to get rid of the 15lbs  I’ve gained. 

I am grateful for having my niece this week and the fun we are all having going bowling and our one day we made it to the beach.

I am grateful for phone calls from my daughter who is back in Boston for graduate school. 

I am grateful for my friendships with the homeschooling mom’s and seeing them today, but also knowing I get to see them again for a Parent’s Night Out, Thursday!  


11 Responses to "Two Months Until I turn 50!"

I like the blue outfit! I turn 50 in 18 days, and I can’t believe it! It sounds weird to say that as my age. I’ve recently gained some weight, and it’s all through my hips, thighs, legs, and bottom. Pants and skirts don’t fit anymore, and since I’m pear-shaped, I’m small on top and not proportioned.

Yes, this is definitely due to our age… It is unreal to think of myself as 50, but there it is, so embracing it! Here’s hoping that this weight gain and body changes can be reveresed, lol!

You can do it, Tracey! One of my favorite scriptures is “I can do all things with Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13). I have also read that eating yogurt, along with engaging in other healthy eating practices, helps one lose weight faster. Maybe look into that? Best wishes!

The 17 Day diet recommended 2 servings if yogurt a day. I am doing that! Thank you for the encouragement!

I recently turned 51. I swear at the halfway point between 50 & 51 I woke up one morning 10 pounds heavier and all in my middle. I’ve been trying half heartedly to drop it but after reading today’s post I’ve been inspired. I’m doing this with you!

Lisa, I swear mine came on very fast as well…Let’s do this!!!!!

Lisa, I swear I gained mine rather quickly too… this is definitely a common thing for our age group, but I will not use that excuse to not address it and get back to feeling like myself. Let’s do this!

I think you look great today! I’ve been trying to focus on what I have instead of what I want (not that it’s bad to have a goal and good health is always fabulous)….but I think we need to be happy in our lives! I love that you always include gratitude in your posts…it’s such a positive emotion! jodie
ps…that purse is wonderful!!

Focusing on getting back what this menopause had done to me is more productive to me than accepting it as permanent. I am not miserable, but am struggling to dress this new shape and not feeling like me… Gratitude ihas been a part of most of my life. I am glad others enjoy that part of my blog.

The ten best years in the life of a woman are between 29 and 30. Thus, you turn 39. So no worries!

LoL! Women get better as we age.. 40 is Awesome and 50 is only better!

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