gardenerjoy, congratulations on achieving your goal, and happy 50th birthday!!
What a great goal story; your journey demonstrates all the persistence and commitment that I've seen in your posts in the challenge forum, and I'm so happy for you reading about your successes and the positive ways in which they have impacted your life.
And your monthly exercise challenge thread has had a huge impact on me, so thank you for that! I think I first joined it more than a year ago, and it's has been a big factor in motivating me to get my exercise in (even when I don't feel like it!) so that I can meet my monthly goal. Thank you for continuing to run that group every month for all of us who rely on it!
I hope you have a wonderful day celebrating your goal and your milestone birthday - you deserve it!