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They say it's my birthday!

Friday, March 01, 2013

And I'll party like I want to!

I started it out by sending both kids to school! Yay for feeling better, or at least good enough to go back to school. I am able to get back to normal routine stuff today.

I'm a whole year older. I'm actually starting to feel old, but that too shall pass. I know that in terms of my whole age I'm still right in the middle of it, but when you really can't say mid-30's anymore, then it gets you closer to being almost 40. Today I'm 37.

I will be having my cake today and eating out for lunch tomorrow. I always try to pick something yummy for my birthday and today's cake is a turtle cream pie from the freezer section. I usually get one of those DQ type cakes from the Walmart frozen bakery section (you save about $5 if you get the brand in the stores for the same type of cake). I didn't feel like dealing with Walmart, so I got something from my local grocery store.

Although I will be having a lot of sodium for lunch tomorrow, I will be able to make better choices when I'm simply having seafood at Red Lobster. Perhaps I'll order steamed crab legs? Problem is I like those soaked in butter shrimps... Research will be done today.

In the coming year I will have to get some things done.

I will be hitting my goal weight this year! I'm only 24 pounds away! My scale said 173.8 this morning! With the spring coming, I'll have more opportunity to get outside, both by myself and with the family in the evenings when we get the sunshine back in daylight savings time. If I can get rid of 50 pounds in one year, 24 pounds shouldn't be a problem. I will make it to maintenance!

I need to get serious about looking into furthering my education so I can get a good job to support my family. I can't seem to get even a minimum wage job at the moment. I might have to go to a temp service to work on a part time second shift job to supplement our income, but I will not go another year unemployed and undereducated.

I will figure out a way to "date" my husband more this year. Having kids sometimes puts a wedge between people and it hasn't helped any, but this year will have to get us closer than we have in a while. We're coming upon 10 years married this year and I want to make it special.

I will be making a doctor's appointment. I'm not sick, but there are a few aches to be had. I do have a doctor assigned to me, so I'm fortunate to have the ability to get a checkup. It's getting harder for people to find a doctor, so I'm glad I have had one for a while. I am skinnier than I was when I last saw him and although I'm not having the same issues I had last time I saw him, I have new ones that I think are due to being more active. It has been more than a year since I saw him last, so I'm overdue. I have plenty to say to him about losing weight and the horrible information he gave me.

So I have few goals, but they are major ones. I hope to get them checked off sooner than later!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TANYA602 3/3/2013 4:54PM

    I really wish I was there to celebrate with you! My heart just beams when I think of how far you've come, and how optimistic you are about the changes you've made, and even the changes to come. I do have to laugh though, because you are 11 years younger, and honestly, at 48 I feel younger than I did in my 30s! I just took the Real Age test and apparently am only 42! hahaha
YES, make time to "date" your husband. Your marriage relies on that bond and true friendship. And I hope you did something fun together for your birthday. And I can't wait to be together thru maintenance. At the pace you're going you'll be there in no time. There's that contagious optimism!
Happy Birthday!!!

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TRUCKERWIFE2 3/2/2013 3:09PM

    emoticon You've come so far in the last year! It sounds like you have some great goals for this year and I know you will go far. It seems when you set your mind to do something you get things done! Hope you've had a great birthday. emoticon

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MPLSKEN 3/2/2013 11:54AM


Happy Birthday! Great post, as usual! Hope you have a great birthday weekend and an awesome year ahead!

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PIPSANDMSMAMA79 3/1/2013 11:52PM

    Happy Birthday friend emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon !!! Sounds like you have some great goals! Keep up the great work.

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IMISSOATIE 3/1/2013 10:02PM

    Such an exciting year you have ahead of you! Enjoy all of your birthday treats. Really and truly. They help make your day special and you can indulge because they are just treats, not something you do everyday.

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HOLLYM48 3/1/2013 8:33PM

    Happiest of days to you! You are doing so great and 37 is young! Age is just a number and the healthier you get the younger you will feel each day! I am 47 and still think I am 25!
I hope you enjoy your special day and good luck reaching all your new goals in the next year.!
Go for it- you can do anything you set your mind too!
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FRAN0426 3/1/2013 8:29PM

    emoticon to you. Enjoy the lunch out and the pie too. Best of luck getting to your goals for this year.

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    Happy birthday!!!

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CAMAEL100 3/1/2013 5:48PM

    Happy birthday and best of luck with your goals!

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MNNICE 3/1/2013 5:28PM

    Happy Birthday, and congratulations on setting your goals! Go out and grab them!

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POOKASLUAGH 3/1/2013 5:02PM

    Happy birthday again, and I can't wait to see you hit maintenance!

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CC3833 3/1/2013 4:15PM

    Happy Birthday!!! I like that you are already making plans for the year to come. I especially like the have dates with your hubby! It really is so important. My parents used to take one day a month for just them.

Regarding your education, do you have any ideas of what you would want to do? Do you want to be a full time or part time student? Do you want online classes or classroom style? Payment wise do you need aid? You could either file for finacial aid or there are ways to get grants. Sorry if I'm over stepping here but I had to do a lot of this research a few months back when I considered going back to school... now just waiting on a response from my first choice school... ugh April 15th can't come soon enough!

Hope everything goes well on your bday!!! Happy friday also!!!

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BECKYSRN 3/1/2013 2:24PM

Remember that you're only as old as you feel!!

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HEARTS116 3/1/2013 2:00PM

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy!

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AANGEL3 3/1/2013 1:38PM

    Happy Birthday! emoticon

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ALIHIKES 3/1/2013 12:03PM

    Happy birthday! You have made wonderful achievements over the year, congratulations! I think you are making good plans for the future emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DIANN111 3/1/2013 11:28AM

    Happy Birthday!!! You have already made such major positive changes! You have set some great goals and I just know that this year will be awesome for you!
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