On My Birthday....

After all these years, I've finally decided to be kind to myself. At 41 I'm doing things I've never done before and feel better than I ever have. I have a fantastick Husband and beautiful Daughter who love me on both good days and bad. And while my circle of friends is not that big, the ones I have are quality

Slowly I'm coming to terms with the fact that my WLS journey will be long and slow -- unlike many others'. I am slowly realizing the fact I may never get any smaller than a 14/16 but that to be truly healthy and fit is what is important. Hell, from where I was, it's still amazing -- I'm just 5 inches away from a "healthy" size waist!

After sharing the LiveSTRONG pics with some friends, I realize what I see is still not what they see. To be told that they see muscle tone and have an athletic build are good things and I need to recognize that. It doesn't mean that I can't keep moving forward, but I need to appreciate what I've accomplished this far, instead of beating myself over what I am physically not.

So that's my birthday present to me. :o) If you didn't take a peek at the birthday circus I found in my office this morning, see the previous post.

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  1. I hear you so clearly - we're coming up on my 1 year anniversary from surgery, and I am so dissapointed in the numbers right now... and have a hard time seeing how far I've come. It's hard to even recognize it sometimes! If you figure out how to see yourself differently - pass the secret on to me too!

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  2. Ack! Happy Birthday, D! I got so caught up in Obama fever, I forgot. :( I hope you had a great day!

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