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What a difference a year makes...

Thursday, August 30, 2007

those were the words my husband said to me this morning as he wished me a happy 28th birthday. remembering, i'm sure, the tubby woman he woke up next to a year ago. but this morning was so different; i woke up much happier and more confident than i did just one year ago today.

the scale still doesn't say exactly what i'd like it to but it doesn't faze me in the least. losing this weight has changed just about every aspect of my life. i'm comfortable in my own skin, i've stopped tugging on my shirt, i'm walking taller than ever, the headaches that plagued me for so long are now a distant memory, my husband has a new, and improved, wife and sometimes my own parents don't even recognize me!! it's a fabulous feeling that just can't be described but those of you that share this feeling understand and those of you that aren't quite there yet, don't despair. i too, felt like i'd never get to the point where i could wear a size small and that my belly would never be flat again but my body keeps rewarding my efforts. and, trust me, i'm not killing myself by eating rice cakes everyday (although the caramel ones by quaker are delish ;) or working out 7 days a week, 3 hrs a day. the only difference in my life is i know my limits with food and i know my body needs, and actually craves, exercise now. the lessons i've learned from my mom, s/p and the many fitness magazines i now subscribe to (instead of cooking mags) will lead me through the rest of my life. i want this to be the permanent me and i never want to see that round, unhappy face that would reflect back at me every morning. this feels to good to go back...

so, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!! : )~ my new body, and life, is the best birthday gift ever (and it was free)!
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    I know this is an old post of yours but it almost brought me to tears! I am feeling the exact same thinge except it is my 29th B-day and I just started last Monday. Your progress AND YOUR MOM's is truly and inspiration to me. My stomach has NEVER been flat in my entire life so I have that to look forward to. I am beginning to crave exercise too but that scale is not budging. In fact, I have gained 3 lbs. since I started! I am not making the mistake of killikg myself though or I will just quit. Slow and steady wins the race, right? My husband really misses the way I looked when we got married and so do I. I am doing my photo shoot for my 30th birthday! Got any tips for getting the scale moving a little faster?
    4831 days ago
    Happy birthday! Wow, you've made such great progress...such an inspiration. Helps me to realize that one day soon, I would be able to write such words of celebration! Here's to a wonderful 08!
    5082 days ago
    Happy Birthday!! Good fo you...you've made quite an accomplishment with your weight loss. Feels good, doesn't it?
    5082 days ago
    A gift, yes, but by no means FREE. You've done what it takes - worked very hard on the changes that you've made and I'm glad that you found them to be easier and more enjoyable than anything you've done in the past. You've committed yourself fully to this lifestyle and it will, no doubt, be a permanent part of who you are, so this is only the first of many wonderful birthdays to celebrate. A gift, yes, and you have given it not only to yourself, but to every one of us who love and cherish you - congratulations!

    5083 days ago
    Congrats!!! I'm so so happy for you, you are living proof that it can happen.
    5083 days ago
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