It’s time for a whole new #Hashtag

You know what they say… “It’s only weird if it doesn’t work!”  In 2016 I coined my hashtag “#FiftyNotFat” with a goal of not being fat on my birthday – when I turned 50.  That went great!  I lost a metric ton of weight (or about 80 pounds).  I felt good about myself and I got into INCREDIBLE SHAPE!  I would say to myself “Will eating this help me meet my goal?  Nope – didn’t eat it.  I was SUPER focused.  Perhaps even too focused – but I did it!  I was happy.

As I turned 50 – and got busy doing other stuff, had a bunch of stress at work, did all kinds of things differently – I kind of got away from my focus, my workouts, my #keto and my diligence.  I gained back some of the weight (25 pounds, give or take) and got out of shape.  This situation came to a head last night, as I was watching TV uncomfortable in my shorts and just feeling fat.  I realized I was headed back towards my 285 pound self.  I decided – at that moment – to make another commitment to myself.

Last time – people would mention my hashtag, they would say it to me, etc… it was fun.  It worked great.   So – this time, i’m biting off a little more.  #FiftiesNotFat – with a goal of not being fat during my 50s.  I’ve got some work to do to get back below the line – and then some ongoing work to keep it going.  I quite honestly think the key is not going completely obsessed about any one thing.  The 2400 miles in 3 months REALLY wore me out.  It’s hard to do that stuff and have a job and be 50.

Anyway – let’s welcome in the new #FiftiesNotFat hashtag!  I kicked it off with about a 5k run.  Plan to do something tomorrow morning as well!