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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Only 2 Days of 40-Something Left

Happy Wednesday Bloggers,

It's midweek and 2 days away from my 50th birthday. I am LOVING the responses to the question I posted on Monday "what age are you afraid of and why"? Be sure to check out the comments section on the blog to read some of the great answers!!

I certainly am not afraid of 50, but I was afraid of 40. The gym and Eating Clean helped me overcome my fears so I could tackle 40 and come out on top!

Can you pick me out of the picture above? This pic is a crazy throwback to the '80s when my little bro, Rene (yes, the Rene of "Apricot Chicken Curry a la Rene" from the Eat-Clean Diet Cookbook), was in the navy. My dad even made it into the shot! Just in case you can't figure it out, I'm the tall one on the right. Look at that bad hair! It was taken during my puffier 20-something days.

To my Canadian readers, I am filming a segment for eTalk today. It is focusing on the VIVA network show, Tosca: Flexing at 49 that will be airing in about 2 weeks. We're at the office filming away. I'll let you know when the air date is... and of course I will post the link if it is available.

So for my next age-related question during my countdown week I wanted to ask all of you fabulous men and women what you would do/have done to celebrate your 50th birthday? Then I will tell you what I'm doing... and yes it does involve food!

p.s. Don't forget! The EXTRA segment I filmed while in LA will be airing tomorrow evening. Check here for your local information.


  1. Forget the hair! Check out the glasses! Awesome pic. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Veg Next Door took the words right outta my mouth!

    I think I must have quit celebrating birthdays by 50. I sure don't remember a celebration???

    Now, if I open my eyes, every day is a celebration! I'm alive!

  3. Love the hair and the glasses? Wasn't the 80's fabulous?!

    I'd definetly do something SPA related during the day, then dine in a fancy restaurant and eat and drink whatever I wanted! ;)Can't wait to hear what you end up doing.

  4. Vegas, Vegas, Vegas! Shopping, Sunshine and So Many Great Places to Go! Most of all spend it with the people you love!

  5. Hi Tosca - my DH and I are the same age, and his bday is just one day after mine - we went to Vegas with some friends, one of whom was also turning 50. Fun!

  6. LOL @ the hair & glasses. I have an 80's pick with that hair and big glasses too.

    My husband tells me that he is taking me on a trip to Africa for my 50th birthday. I've always wanted to go and it's so expensive. Something exciting to look forward to along with that number 50.

  7. I want to climb Mount Kilamonjaro on my 50th - 2 years to prepare.

  8. I guess the age I hated worst was 25. At that age all my close friends were married and having children and I was always the odd one out. By my 30th, they were all divorced. Now that I am 42, the kids are grown and, being childless, I am watching some of them have grandchildren that I a can enjoy. 40 held no revelation, I think only people like Oprah can afford things like that, but there has been a falling away of things that don't really makeup! I look forward to 50!

  9. Hi Tosca,

    I'm just beginning my eat clean adventure and I hope to celebrate my 50th birthday being strong, healthy and fit. I have 6 years to go...I know I'll be that person. I believe if you are surrounded by family and friends on your birthday...the rest is icing on the cake! Have a great one!

  10. My daughter is so excited you are celebrating 50 when she is celebrating 6! We are having cleat eating cupcakes with a "healthier" frosting option. She wouldn't let me get away with no frosting :) And we are playing musical chairs and pin the tail on Hannah Montana! Top that ;)


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