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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:

  1. YAY for a birthday! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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

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  2. 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.

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

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

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  5. Good for you! A truly happy birthday!

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  6. Big Happy B Day!

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

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

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  8. 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! :)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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