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Thursday August 9, 2012


Thursday, August 09, 2012

Today is my last day of work until August 27th. I am so excited to have a nice long vacation coming up. It's also the last day that I will be in my 40's. I'm not excited about having a big birthday tomorrow. Everyone wants to celebrate with me, but I'm not the birthday celebrating kind, at least not for myself. I love to celebrate other people's birthdays, but don't like to have the attention on myself.

154 hours (6 days 10 hours) until our cruise ship sails. 5 days until we get on the plane and head west.

Today will be a busy day at work as I get ready for my vacation. I don't think I've ever taken off 17 days in a row! Today is also my WI day at Weight Watchers. I am excited to weigh in this week, as I have done well with food, journalling and everything else I am supposed to do on this life journey. All in all it's been a good week for me, I've been good to myself. I've treated myself well, (although it's been busy and stressful), but I have held strong and focused. I am proud of the choices that I made this week, (even the one that had me eating 19 points of ice cream one day, that's 6 mini nutty buddies -- after having a biopsy -- done a little bit of stress????), and even though I won't be weighing in for 2 weeks after today, I will continue to stay focused and honest with myself about what I am eating, drinking and the exercise I am doing. - Note to self - take paper journal on cruise along with ww booklet so I can journal on the cruise as ww online and sparkpeople journalling will not be available....

Ah back to reality and now....food for today has been journalled, and although I usually go overboard on Thursdays since it's WI day, I am staying strong today. Tomorrow will be a splurge day complete with cake so I need to stay true to myself today.

Time to do some exercise before work.
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PANFRIEDTROUT 8/9/2012 7:06PM

    it's kinda funny .... i actually enjoy birthdays now that i'm past my 40's & i have to seriously disagree with the poster who wrote that it's "just another day"

anyway ~ i'm happy for you going on your cruise and i'll bet you have a fabulous time!

great that you're taking a paper journal to log what you're eating ..... that shows a continued determination to be healthy.

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SHERYL_B 8/9/2012 8:22AM

    I don't like celebrating my birthday either. I just don't think having that much attention. After all, it is just another day.

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CATHYJR73 8/9/2012 8:05AM

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remember it truly is just a number that you are only as old as you feel so kick up your heels on your vacation and enjoy who you are and where you are taking your life with your new found health!! emoticon emoticon Have a great trip.

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SAFARIBABE 8/9/2012 6:52AM

    Happy Early Birthday! As for being 50....a) it's just a number and you KNOW that! b) There is SO much life ahead of you!! c) You're getting fitter so you can enjoy every minute of it!! A friend of mine climbed Mt Kilimanjaro for the first (and probably last LOL) time for his 50th (though I think it was a few months after his actual birthday). Start setting some goals to accomplish for the coming year. Celebrate everything you have accomplished in your life so far and look forward to all the stuff you still want to do, the DO IT! This is a GREAT time! Enjoy it!!

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REGILIEH 8/9/2012 6:30AM

    Happy Birthday!!!

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