The 50×50 Challenge……

50 x 50

In exactly ten months I turn 50.  Fifty, the big five -oh, half a century, yes 50.  While I realize I don’t look a day over 48 3/4, I will be 50 in 10 months. April 28th for those of you who don’t already have it marked on your calendar, although I can’t imagine why you would not.

So yes, I will be 50.

Honestly, being 50 doesn’t bother me in the least, I am secretly enjoying aging as my eccentricities become more and more acceptable with each day.

The age doesn’t bother me, what does bother me is, I am fat.  FAT, FAT, FAT!  There is no other way around it…. I am FAT!

When I was younger I swore I would never allow my families battle with weight affect me, I would be cute and skinny forever…. well, look at me now… I am FAT!

The way I calculate it, I am about 50 pounds overweight.  Yes, there is that number again…. 50.  Do you see a pattern developing here?

I have been thinking about my 50th birthday a lot lately, but more than that I have been thinking about that extra 50 lbs I am carrying around every day, so I have come up with a plan.

I want to lose 5 pounds…. yes, 5 pounds, that is my goal.

Between today and July 28th, my goal is to lose 5 pounds.  The next month, another five and so on and so on and then 10 months from now, on the day I turn 50, I want to be down…..  yes, you did the math FIFTY POUNDS!

I honestly don’t think this is an unreasonable goal, while it sounds massive when you say, I am a big fat ass that is 50 pounds over-weight.  It doesn’t sound as massive to say, I plan to lose 5 pounds over the next 30 days.

I need to go in baby steps here, but I MUST do this, I have no other choice.  This is my one chance not to be fat for the rest of my life, it is now or never.

As I begin this journey, I need your help.  I cannot do this alone, I know that.  While I don’t plan on turning this blog into a fat-ass blog, I will be posting results and status, I need your help holding my feet to the fire.

When I see you, I need some encouragement, OR I need you to tell me that I am still fat and need to work harder.  Whatever you choose, I will accept, I need assistance!

I am a pretty independent guy and don’t like asking others for help…. but I am asking, I need your help.  I need you to help keep me on track so that I can drop this weight and lead a more productive life.  I want to do awesome things and enjoy incredible adventures, right now my weight is holding me back, but more importantly my apathy is holding me back.

Today I embark on the 50×50 challenge.

50 pounds lighter on the day I turn 50.

I am not going on some crazy diet, I am going to work towards eating healthier and exercising more.  I have begun walking or swimming each day after work , I am open to other work-outs so if you have an idea or want to do something together let me know, I am open!

Now I get vulnerable, my starting weight….  232.4.  Five pounds, my goal for the next 3o days is five pounds.

50×50 I ask for your prayers, encouragement and honesty.

12 thoughts on “The 50×50 Challenge……

  1. You’ve got this, Kendall. My weight falls off !noticeably! the more distance I put between myself and BREAD. Park in the far reaches of the parking lots, and walk the dog. It’s ridiculously good for the soul, too. You’ve got this.

  2. ok..since you did .. I will…. 212.5# … May 28 2014 is D day for me! I am not as much concerned with what the scales say…..(although the mirror doesn’t lie) ..even as my eyesight dims, I can see I have a gut! .My goal …my #1 goal…and my 50th birthday present to myself – will be to have a 32″ waist! So…. 334 days…..let the countdown begin!
    We got this!!! pmac

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  8. Your story inspires me Kendall, I recently started my own journey to drop the weight and live a healthier lifestyle. Last year after my birthday I was just tired of being fat so I told myself I was gonna loose weight, I was 260 pounds and my goal was to get to 215 by my next birthday. Well my birthday hits this aug. and I’m at 215, so far….

    This journey has changed my life in ways I never thought, I eat better, I love to exercise now and have made it a major part of my life. I’ve lost 45 pounds and almost wear a 34 pants. When I turn 34 this aug. I want to wear a size 34! So you can see why your words inspire me, I will be keeping an eye on you and look forward to watching your journey unfold.

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