"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Friday, July 19, 2013

Weigh-In ... Something(s) to Celebrate

Today's Weight:  164.0
Loss/Gain:  - 0.5 lb

Why are we celebrating?  Let me count the ways...

  1. I turned 37 years old this past Tuesday and I'm blessed to be in good health, among other things.
  2. My husband surprised me with a combined Mother's Day & Birthday gift of a Canon dSLR Camera and all kinds of things to go with it.  It's a dream come true for me.  
  3. My birthday was spent having all sorts of fun -- bowling, shopping and dinner at our favorite Thai restaurant -- and I didn't go over my calorie budget for the day.  
  4. For my free Starbucks birthday coffee I chose a "skinny" (non-fat milk, sugar free syrup) iced vanilla latte, because I knew I wanted to save calories for Thai food. 
  5. Last weekend I was conscious of being careful of my calories and did not gain weight over the weekend as a result.  
  6. I bought a running skirt last night and wore it.
  7. I also bought some compression shorts, because my thighs are not made to accommodate short shorts that come under the running skirt.  lol
  8. I ran 3 miles in 31:34 last night!
  9. My daughter informed me yesterday she doesn't mind hearing me talk about health stuff, because it helps her learn what she'll need to do if she ever needs to lose weight in the future.  
  10. Oh, and I also lost half a pound the week of my birthday AND after a large loss.
As I was walking after my run this morning a man passed me and our pleasantries went like this:
Man:  Morning!  How're you?
Me:  Fine and you?
Man:  Can't complain.  

Me either, I thought.  :)


  1. Awesome! So many people go hog wild on their birthdays - I think it's a lovely thing to do to take care of your body and health on an occasion like that!

  2. Happy birthday, fellow 37-year old!

    Glad that you have so many things to be happy about! :-)

  3. Happy birthday! And what a list of things to celebrate!

  4. Happy Birthday!!

    And congrats on the loss. I'm going to mindful this weekend and eat salad. Lots and lots of salad.

  5. I LOVED this post!!!!!! So many things to be thankful for!!!! Love it!
    Your buddy-

  6. Happy Belated Birthday! So much to celebrate. My dslr is a Canon (okay, I have 2 of them!) - I love them!

  7. Happy birthday a bit late Leah! You do have much to be thankful for and I am so happy for you!