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Thursday, May 24, 2012


Today is MY day!!! I have been working hard for today and I have to say that I am TOTALLY and COMPLETELY EXCITED. I AM 60. AND it’s all okay. NO, it’s all FABULOUS!! I am Incredibly HAPPY!! And this happiness is NOT because I have wonderful children, fantastic grandchildren, an amazing father, the legacy of an incredibly loving mother, super friends, the best siblings or the greatest Husband I could ever imagine. This Happiness is because of ME.

Six months ago I faced the road to my 60th birthday. I was confident that unless I did something about my weight I would NOT be Happy about seeing my 60th on May 24, 2012. Previous birthdays had proven the reality that milestones were never a problem at a healthy weight but the heavy ones were HEAVY.

A friend convinced me to let her take my blood sugar. Well, there is no turning back. That did it!! I was now Fat, Fifty-Nine and Facing Health Issues. So I hit the ground running.

SparkPeople -Miraculously popped up on my screen with only one Google search for a recommended sugar range and the rest is history – never to be repeated. I began logging, tracking, walking, reading, posting, huddling, teaming, challenging and sharing.

Today – I am more than 60 pounds smaller – I have met my goals for May – running 1 mile – learning to hula hoop – conquer 50 flights of stairs in one day and am a ‘pro’ at Zumba, can knock out 12 miles on the bike with no hesitation, reached my birthday weight goal and am now ready to set new Goals.

OH – and did I say SEXY – well my husband has never known that Sassy & Sexy by Sixty was my Goal. Last week I received the ultimate Birthday Gift. He told me he was watching us in the Zumba class and said that I am the sexiest woman in there. Of course he’d better say that BUT he never ever refers to anyone as sexy. Again – he did not know it was my dream. He just realized and shared it with me – unsolicited. Now THAT is a 60th bday gift.

Thank you SparkPeople – Thank you SparkFriends. YOU have had an incredible impact on my life.

If you are reading this and doubt your ability to reach your dreams, then read it again. YOU CAN DO IT!!! I am doing it and you will too.
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