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Weightloss and Birthdays


Saturday, January 07, 2012

My birthday was Tuesday. I am 41 years old and loving it! I feel healthier at 41 than I did at 31...probably because at 31 I was a confirmed couch potato!

Every year on my birthday I call all my friends together and we meet at some restaurant here in Atlanta and have a great time talking, catching up, meeting new folks...all OVER FOOD! This year was different...

I had a game night at my house and announced that there would be no cake and ice cream only healthy snacks. I had baked wings for those that had to feel they were eating "regular" but I had hummus, veggies, fruit trays, nuts , wasabi peas, chips and salsa, veggie chili and only water and light lemonade among others.

Other than one friend from college and a few family members...no one showed up. Everybody had other plans...

My feelings aren't hurt. I had a great time and my husband and a dear friend each treated me out to DINNER (no less...but I did the veggie only thing) twice this week. The thing was trying to figure out why folks were ALL busy the year I wanted to be healthy and ditch the restaurant and big fancy cake etc. (I am known to have 20 or more people in a restaurant at a time!)

Alas...everybody isn't ready to take the journey with me.

I am so proud of myself and thankful to Spark People and all of you for encouraging me and showing me the way to stay in the game. I believe that every little bit helps. Every stomach crunch, every walk, every time I say no to extra carbs...

I did not gain one extra pound over the time from Christmas break through my birthday when I normally put on 6 or 7. Now, I am headed towards my short term goal of weighing less than 200 pounds before Spring. I am going to get there too.

This has been my best birthday in a really long time. I am loving life and I am definitely going to lose this weight!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LOSING107 1/16/2012 2:46PM

    Glad you've kept a great attitude about it and happy belated birthday!

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MCBRIDE4205 1/9/2012 4:00PM

    Wow your journey is truly inspiring! I turned "41" on Jan. 6th and I have that one pic that totally sent the message to me that I needed to change my lifestyle. I look forward to reading your blogs in the future, they are really encouraging. emoticon

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BACKATITAMY 1/9/2012 10:49AM

  Sounds like your on your way my friend. So sorry that your friends didn't all jump on board but at least it show's you those who really do care about you cared enough to show up for game night. Happy belated birthday too. Congrats on not gaining since the holidays. Your gonna rock 2012!

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