Thursday, February 25, 2010

Older, and Wiser!

Older, and wiser!

Today I am officially 34 years old.
How did I get here so fast?
I mean, really, it wasn't that fast.
Wasn't I just 23 yesterday?
I don't like the number "34."

Crazy.
Life passes by so quickly.
This is one of the many reasons why I started this weight loss journey in the first place.
I don't want life to just pass me by.
I want to create memories with my husband.
I want to remember every little thing my twins do as they grow and develop into individuals.
I want to live my life and not watch it go by.
That's what I used to do about 7 weeks ago.
Sure, I'd love to just sit on the couch while eating a whole box of Fiddle Faddle and gobbling up rocky road ice cream as I watch movies all day.
Sure, I'd love to get to bed late and sleep in all day.
I'm sure we'd all love to do that.
That wouldn't be living though, would it?

I grew up in not-so-good circumstances.
From age 9-15 my family and I lived in what you would call "the ghetto."
It was bad.
Every night I used to hear gunshots. My mom would go to work by bus, and she would walk to the bus stop even though she could hear the gunshots. I used to beg her to stay home from work. I didn't play outside or let my little sisters play outside in fear of the people who lived around us. There was a lot of gang crime and drug dealing going on in the streets. One time our neighbors just below us was raided by the police for drugs.
We didn't have many choices back then.
My family and I finally got out of that neighborhood when my very compassionate and kind uncle bought a house in a nice neighborhood and let us live there.
I am so very blessed in my life right now.
I have a husband who drives me crazy at times, but we both still love each other and are still in love with each other.
I have healthy, beautiful, loving, and sweet twins. They are truly my miracles. I didn't know if I was ever going to be a mother in this lifetime, but my Heavenly Father gave us twins!
I have a mom and sisters who love and support me.
I have dear friends who care about me.

I am so blessed.

I'm eating whatever I want today.
It is my birthday, after all.
I am however planning on doing my run/walk program for 30 minutes.
I hope you're having a happy and healthy day!

4 comments:

Mary Joy said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope you have an awesome day and a wonderful year!

anotherFATgirl said...

happy birthdayyy! (:
girl you just lost 10% of your weight and it's your birthday.. you deserve a treat and to LIVE LIFE!

Amberly said...

You are awesome!!! I hope you truly feel special today. It's nice to take a moment to think about our lives... what got us here.... what achievements and successes... as well as failures brought us to where we are. Have a good 34th.
BTW I nominated you for an award on my blog!

LeeLee said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Enjoy your day & yes, you are so Blessed! Have a great day!!!