By the time I'm 40 years old...

United States
August 11, 2007 11:19am CST
By the time I'm 40 years old, I'd like to be one of those hip (and very skinny) moms who looks really great wearing a pair of jeans and prancing around town in her new sports car. I want to be twenty to thirty pounds lighter. So, that definitely means, I'll have to start on the weight loss efforts now. No more chocolate for me! And, I'll have to make enough money to buy a sports car! I guess the sports car could be optional for me, but certainly the weight loss is not. So, what about you? What would you like to do in the next five or ten years? What would you like to accomplish by your next milestone birthday? Please share.
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@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
11 Aug 07
Well, I have a little over three years until I turn thirty! So I guess that's the milestone birthday I should be thinking about. I think by then I would like to be taking some college courses, whether it's in the evening after work or online. I'd also like to feel more comfortable with social interactions, more like I am an adult. =p I'd also like to be healthier by then, though I'm not really sure how to accomplish that yet.
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• United States
12 Aug 07
Well, when I turned thirty I got pregnant. And, before then I thought that was impossible. Never say never, right? Sometimes a happy seed grows in a barren field. Never lose hope. Be well my friend and blessings upon you.
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
11 Aug 07
By the time I'm 40 I don't see me being much different then I am now at 32. I've never wanted kids and don't foresee that changing in the next five years. My only hope is that I become more womanly- as most take me for a teenager still most of the time :)
11 Aug 07
now that is a problem i would like when im 32!
• United States
12 Aug 07
Wow! You have one heck of a problem! Honestly, I had the same problem you are facing until I got pregnant with my daughter. I was the youngest 29 year old you've ever seen. It was totally creepy! Nobody took me seriously, especially in sales or business. But, the second I delivered my daughter, I grew up, both in the way I looked and felt. Actually, I think the change was more psychological. When I was pregnant, I felt such a surge of power like I could drop kick a man across the street. I think the feelings were coming from the baby (or my guardian angel), cause they left after she was born. But, I really grew up a lot. My attitude changed completely. I stopped letting people push me around and became a tough as nails person. Basically, I got a spine! As far as you not wanting kids. If you don't want to do it, then don't. I know a lot of people will try to convince you to go ahead, but it's a total full time job and unless you have an understanding spouse who likes to babysit a lot, you are going to end up doing a lot of mommy duty. And, some women just don't adapt well! Like that blonde chick Linette from Desperate Housewives. She was a total psycho stay at home mommy until she went back to work. Some kids are so energetic that they will drive you nuts. If you're not used to being around them, you'll be in for a real shocker. Mommyhood is not for everyone. Don't let anyone fool you into thinking it is. You have to be ready, before you go down that path.
• Atlantic City, New Jersey
13 Aug 07
Exactly my point- Im a realist- and I know that becoming a parent is a FULL time job that I am not willing to give my all too :)
11 Aug 07
Honey, i just know you are, and will be stunningly beautiful when you hit 40. do it for yourself and not a man! By the time i hit 30 i expect to be running a chain of kinky lingerie/cafe's and to be driving in that car you mentioned giving men the fingers at the traffic lights. i'll let you know in a few years!
• Atlantic City, New Jersey
11 Aug 07
hahahaha, good answer- I'll ride with ya giving the finger ;)
@DanaMark (807)
• United States
16 Aug 07
Since I am already past 40, I can't answer what I want to do by then. Approaching 60, I guess I am now on a "maintenance" program - maintaining my health as long as possible. Fortunately I don't need to lose 30 pounds, although 10 wouldn't hurt. It gets hard and harder to lose weight the older I get. So if you really want to lose weight, I would recommend doing it now. I'm also past the age of sports cars. I used to like them, but now it is nice just sliding out of my Jeep and putting my feet "down" to the ground rather than sliding out of a low-riding sports car like I used to have and having to pull myself up to stand up. Oh my, I'm sounding like I'm getting old. lol.
@carlaabt (3506)
• United States
14 Aug 07
I guess my milestone will be 30. I'll be 25 in two weeks, so I don't have time to get anything done by then! lol So...by the time I'm 30, I would like to have at least one more child. I'd like to be out of debt, except maybe my house. I'd like to lose about 25 lbs, too. I don't want a sports car, but I want a mini van, (hey I want to have 2 or 3 kids under 7!) and I want it to be completely paid for. I also want to still be staying home full time with my children.
@maddysmommy (16236)
• United States
14 Aug 07
Totally agree with you there on the weight thing :) I hope to have our own home by then (which is in 4 years time).
@nicolec (2673)
• United States
13 Aug 07
You can do it! I have amazing faith in you. Me...well I wouldn't mind settling down and having a family. Although, since there are no men prospects at the time, I'm not sure that's going to happen. But I can dream, right? I'll pass on the sports car though, not really my style. But I bet you'd look great in it with the top down cruisin' all over town as one hot momma!
• Pakistan
12 Aug 07
by the time i m in 40's i like to look smart and i'd like to have alll the luxuries of life in my life and offcourse my successful children
@cutepenguin (6457)
• Canada
12 Aug 07
I'd like to have bought a house and gotten out of debt.
@raychill (6530)
• United States
12 Aug 07
Personally if my mom, or dad for that matter, had a sports car at 40 I would have made fun of them. I think sports cars are lame! ha ha. I'm 25. For me 25 has been a big deal. to me, I feel like you should know who you are and what you're looking for out of life by 25. I know everyone older says the same thing "i'm such and such an age and I still don't know what I want to do" and blah blah but it's a big deal to me. So I guess my next milestone is 30. I guess I'd like to just have a better job, maybe one I actually like and has a better future than the one I've been at for the past 5 years and I'd like to be a little happier. I'm not gonna say be married or have a serious boyfriend or anything because I think the best goals should always be with just yourself!
@vippean (30)
• United States
12 Aug 07
Well I'm going to be 43 this month and still looking to be hip and slim in a great looking pair of jeans, and my wish is to be driving a sporty mini cooper. right now its extra baggage and a beat-up tracker. I don't think I can giving up the chocolate.
@globell45 (143)
• United States
12 Aug 07
Wouldn't we all like that? The reality is that the older we get the harder it is to lose weight. We lose hair, teeth, sanity, spouses, and our boobs, but no weight. I jsut want to get my sugar under control and I will be happy.