54 at 54 Weekly Update

Went to the doctor today to consult for an endoscopy I have to have done next week (yet another one of the wonderful benefits of drinking….acid reflux and heartburn enough to alarm the primary care doctor) and, of course, they weighed me.

Son of a bitch if I’m not down by 6 pounds!!!!!

That might not seem like a lot if you’re under 40 but anyone who’s over 40 or has been through menopause knows how hard it is to take off any weight when your metabolism has slowed to a snail’s pace.  Not only that but my blood pressure was lower than it’s been in years!!!  110/60!!!!

Wow!  This healthy lifestyle shit must work!  Who knew?

I did.  I just had to get out of my own way long enough to begin the journey.

Quiet determination.

So…last week.  Well, I ate some crap I shouldn’t have (damn chocolate and kettle cooked potato chips – not together mind you) but I didn’t lose my mind AND I got up every morning (so freaking EARLY) and worked out so you know…it’s all good.  Plus, Downton Abbey is really a great show and there are lots of seasons!!!  Yay!

Here are this week’s stats…

80,542 steps and 33.64 miles for the week which equates to an average of 11,506 steps per day and 4.81 miles.

I’ve also made a few changes to the overall plan.

I take one day a week off from exercise.

I don’t track my calories on the weekends (I don’t lose my mind but I don’t track.)

I have one treat day.  Usually Fridays but this week my husband’s birthday is Saturday so that will be my treat day.  Again, nothing crazy but if I have a small piece of cake I’m not going to spend the rest of the weekend beating myself up.

Quiet determination.



542 33.64 11,506 4.81


20 thoughts on “54 at 54 Weekly Update

  1. I love how your plan is evolving without pain.
    The endoscopy is ok. I’ve had a few.

    Reflux sucks. Have you been tested for celiac disease? It seems that was what caused a lot of my GI issues. Who knew?!

  2. Hey Sherry, friggin awesome. chipping away works doesnt it, it BET you look fabulous!!
    ps. what you wrote on my blog today really cheered me up.. thank you so much, i will get there.
    hugs to you lady!!!!!

  3. SIX POUNDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I literally got up from the computer and did a happy dance.

    I AM SOOOOOOOOOO HAPPY AND PROUD OF AND FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Wow, did you just give me a lift on my snowy first day of Spring. (more snow. enough said.)

    Exercise stats are damn impressive, and clearly the eating is not that out of control because…. 6 POUNDS!

    I like the idea of an off-day, I employ that tactic myself, and find it’s great for a mental recharge.

    This update is my favorite post of the week, thanks as always for sharing!

    1. I love the visual of you doing the happy dance for me! It makes me smile BIG!!!

      So sorry you guys are still getting SNOW. Spring is coming…swear to God.


  4. I can’t believe how far you walked. I’ve been trying to aim for even 7000 steps a day but stupid desk job makes it impossible. You sound so proud and you should be.

    1. Desk jobs can make it tough – I have one too. And I’m usually there 10 hours a day. I have a new treadmill that I’m getting up at the ass crack of dawn to walk on. Then I try to get up and at least walk to the ladies room at least once an hour (which isn’t hard for me since I pee a lot).

      Every little step helps.

      Thanks for the lovely comment!

  5. Congratulations!! Heck yeah!! 6 pounds rocks!!! …especially after 40!! Woot woot!
    Keep it up Sherry! You are inspiring in all that you do….. no booze…..lose weight….. Gee…I think you should help me find a man….. Woot Woot!!
    Love ya!

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