Today is my birthday. I turned 47 years old today. I spent the morning, the same way, and in the same place as I have spent the last 3 birthdays. At the walking track, walking.
I was there at 730am and I walked 70 minutes.
I stopped and took a few pics along the way.
I woke up this morning and washed my face and looking in the mirror, trying to see what 47 looks like, and just hours earlier I was only 46, so I was trying to see if I looked any different.
What do you think a 47 year old woman would get for her birthday?
Cramps, chin acne? that time of the month?
I welcome it, it means I am not as old as I thought, lol.
Considering that a few months ago I had really thought that part of my life was behind me.
But the doctors told me that my blood work showed that I was not in menopause, probably my low vitamin d was contributing factor.
I think I feel pretty good right now.
I felt let down when I came home, ripped my clothes off and got on the scale, the number was NOT what I had hoped it would be.
I am not down any!!!
That really bothers me alot, because i am really beginning to feel like something is wrong that I am not losing any weight.
I am counting calories, eating my veggies, drinking my water, walking.
I know I can add more calorie burn, and I can probably even cut my calories by a 100.
But I really just dont get it.
But I am not going to dwell on it.
I am healthier right now than I was on that birthday 3 years ago and I have worked hard, even thru the pain of a broken foot and alot of emotional upheavals in my life in the last 2 years, I have stuck with it, I havent turned back to living a life of poor eating habits or being sedentary.
I feel pretty good today. I feel like I have made positive changes in my life.
I can remember about 10 years ago, at a much younger age, going to a doctor and being told my cholesterol was reaching the dangerous mark.
He wouldnt put me on cholesterol medicine, he warned me of the dangers of some of those meds and he told me that with better eating and exercise I could reverse that on my own.
Sure I thought, one more doctor telling me how to lose weight.
But I am glad for that moment.
Because today my cholesterol is normal and while I did gain some of the weight back that I lost, I am still 53 pounds less today than I was then.
And I know I shouldnt focus only on the number.
I cant help it though.
I feel I have learned how to eat and how to cook healthy and how to exercise and I am doing pretty much everything right.
I dont smoke.
I rarely ever have a drink.
I walk, lift weights, stair step.
So, all I can do is try harder and I will. I hope next year when this day rolls back around, I will be down some more pounds.
Maybe 50, or 40, or even if its only 20!!!
As long as I am alive and able to get up and go walking and I dont sit on the couch and complain about how old I am and how sick I feel.
Any day above ground is a good day!!!