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Another year older, another year healthier

Thursday, August 20, 2015

I turn 32 tomorrow. I'm SERIOUSLY dreading having to admit that. My age hits me really hard, and I'm not sure why. It started when I turned 25, and each year gets tougher and tougher. I know I am MUCH healthier than I have ever been and can experience much more than I did before, but every morning I look at the wrinkles forming under my eyes, I start to freak out a bit.

During year 2 of my journey, I got a bit comfortable in where I was in my journey and started enjoying celebrations a lot more than I had in year one. This resulted in a 9 lb. loss over the entire year. A loss is a loss, but after losing 111 lbs. in year one, it was definitely a significant slow down. I usually swing within a 10 lb range when I start to relax, and after a Vegas vacation in January of this year, I was at the very tippity top of that 10 lb. swing pretty much wiping out a whole years worth of hard work. As when I started this journey after coming home from Vegas in February 2013, I got back to work.

I started eating low carb for the first time, and I haven't looked back. I'm obviously not losing at the pace I was in year 1, but in year 3 I have lost that 10 I was up and an additional 20 putting me at 140 lbs lost. I really like the low carb eating and have found it's not quite as hard for me as I thought it would be. I don't have the cravings I did before and even though tomorrow is my dreaded birthday, I really have no desire to indulge in cake, ice cream, cookies, etc to celebrate. My idea of celebrating would be a nice quiet evening at home with someone else making dinner :)

What I want to do more consistently before my next bday? - Blog and more strength training.
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    emoticon though its belated. I'm sorry to hear that you were dreading it but I hope you enjoyed it nonetheless. emoticon on all you've accomplished!! I can't wait to celebrate with you when you reach goal!! emoticon emoticon
    2049 days ago
    I hope you ended up having an awesome birthday!!! My in-laws brought a mini birthday cake to our house tonight for my son (even though it wasn't his birthday), and I was at a baby shower earlier today with a FABULOUS looking cake, and I didn't eat any in both instances. I really truly just felt I was so much better off avoiding it than even just having a bite. And you know what? After everyone finished eating their cake, we were all back to where we were before the cake came out. So I didn't really miss out on anything. Hope you ended up getting out of making dinner! And by the way, don't worry about getting another year older - think of it as a privilege that you get to enjoy another year and in an even healthier body than last year! You will totally rock 32!!! (P.S. All that being said, I turn 34 in November and I'm totally dreading that too! HA!) :)
    2051 days ago
    Birthdays are hard for me lately too. This year will be my very last year in the 20s..I am terrified of turning husband says we will go on a trip to make it more fun..I'll probably end up in tears anyways haha but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
    2061 days ago
    Ahhh birthdays and age. It's all relative. My 93 yr old aunt think I'm young and at 57 I know there are a lot more years behind me than ahead of me. But for her, she would change places in a minute!
    2061 days ago
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