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.