Saturday, September 14, 2013

Weigh-In Saturday

Starting weight: 301
Last week's weight: 259
Today's weight: 256
Total loss: 45 pounds

Well Happy Birthday to me! This was a nice little present to wake up to this morning! The goal that I set for myself this summer was to lose 41 pounds by this day, but I am thrilled to death with 45.

I always get sort of sentimental and reflective around my birthday, and I don't recall feeling this happy in years. If somebody would have told me back in May that I could feel so great in a little over three months, I'm not sure I would have believed them. So many things have improved already… my energy levels, my knees feel so much better...just my general outlook is so much brighter. I'm finding myself excited about things for the first time in a long time. It's kind of like a foggy veil has been lifted. Before, I was simply existing day to day, and now I really feel like I'm an active participant in my own life. When I started this process, I made a conscious decision that I would try to really appreciate the entire journey. Not just trudge a long until I got to my goal. I'm doing that, and so many of you are helping me along the way.
My perfect little "birthday cake". A petit four from my favorite bakery.
I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend and here's wishing all of us a happy, healthy, exciting year ahead! Thanks for reading.


  1. Happy birthday and congrats on your loss!

  2. Thank you so much! I appreciate it!

  3. Doing the Happy dance over here...and the Happy Birthday dance...any excuse to burn a few more calories! So glad it was wonderful, Julie. You are doing an awesome birthday gift to yourself!!!