Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Happy Birthday to ME!

Things that make this the BEST and most UNUSUAL birthday I've ever had:

1. No birthday cake - I used to LOVE birthday cake... lived for the icing. This year for the first time IN MY LIFE... didn't want one, didn't get one.
2. I can't count the birthday wishes I've received today - from both online friends and friends I see all the time. It has been overwhelming!
3. I got actual GIFTS for my birthday. I never get anything, so wasn't expecting anything. But this year, I actually had GIFT CARDS given to me for new clothes!
4. I had FUN this year - not just today, but for almost an entire WEEK beforehand! Lots of fun!
5. I did not use my birthday as an excuse to have a food free-for-all. I have still set my limits, and feel good about how well I've done today.
6. This is the first time in over 5 years that I set a weight-related goal for my birthday and actually succeeded!

There is probably more, but I'm so tired I can't hold my eyes open! Tomorrow is a new day, and the start of my 33rd year of life! And for once, I can say I am ready to LIVE!

15 comments:

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

YAY for a birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Double Yay for no birthday cake because you didn't want any!

Erin said...

Happy birthday and congratulations on meeting your birthday goals. Your posts show such a great attitude about weight loss, I really enjoy reading them. Keep up the good work.

Fat[free]Me said...

Happy Birthday!

Emmett said...

Happy Birthday!! Wow no birthday cake, I don't know if I could do that. Great job, avoiding the temptations!

Gigi said...

Happy Birthday and congrats on staying in such a great frame of mind.

whenilookinthemirror said...

Good for you! A truly happy birthday!

fatty McButter Pants said...

Big Happy B Day!

You sound so great and grateful....your attitude is great.

Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit said...

Glad you had a great bday. Here's to many, many more.

Jules said...

I'm so glad you had an amazing BD! You deserved it... the whole week! I'm proud of you for sticking with your goals and accomplishing them. :) Happy birthday! :)

Shelley said...

Happy Birthday, Hollie - glad it is so wonderful - you deserve it!!!

Carlos said...

missed it by a day but happy birthday anyway! great job staying op!

purple_moonflower123 said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! (Although, I'm a day late, I hope that you had a great day!)

Lyn said...

Happy (late) Birthday!! It sounds like a wonderful day and a great transformation!

bbubblyb said...

Happy Birthday Hollie!!!! Sorry I'm late, sounds like you had a good one though.

jo said...

Happy belated birthday--sounds like you had a very rich birthday!