Monday, January 19, 2009

Birthday

I had an awesome Birthday this year.
On the night of my birthday, my Dad and Mom and my sister and brother-in-law and their kids came down to Salt Lake. I picked up Kenzie, Emily and Dennis and we all met at PF Changs.
Actually Kenzie, Sammi, and me are all celebrating birthdays this month so when we sang happy birthday we sang to all of us.
It was so nice to have so many of my family there! I wish I would remember to take pictures!
The next day Kenzie spent with her Daddy and he treated her to a massage at Zen Message. She probably was very appreciative of the treat after giving her bed to Amy and Mike and spending the night on the floor. (The spare bedroom has not recovered from Christmas, yet.)
Amy's Family and Emily and I went to Walking With The Dinosaurs. We sat in the Coca-Cola Suite where they fed us pizza and popcorn and cookies. We saw huge lifelike dinosaur replicas that were walking, roaring, fighting, eating each other, protecting their young,... it was the COOLEST show and I got to see it with those I love!
This is going to be a great year! SPARKLES!!!
Oh and I got the coolest birthday card from my folks. The message was one I needed to hear and remember...

Daughter,
If I were
your age again,
I'd spend a lot less time
examining what's wrong about me,
and a lot more time enjoying what's right
about me.

Because, you know what?
You're already perfect enough.

So, live life on your own terms.
Be who you are
and love what you love.
Reserve the right
to be wrong.

If things take an occasional turn
you hadn't planned on,
don't be tempted to call it a mistake.
Just call it life,
and tuck the experience
in your back pocket for safe-keeping.

Pretty soon you can
take it out,
share it with someone else,
and call it wisdom.
I'm not kidding.
That's how it works.

So, hey--enjoy the life you're in.
Be as happy as you can.
And feel how deeply and completely you are loved.
Always loved.

Dad and Mom

4 comments:

Trish said...

I think you may have screwed up commenting on your blog. ;)

Your meal plan looks great.

Christy said...

I did screw it up!!! I can't get it back for the Meal Plan post. I have it fixed for the next time I post.

Amber said...

O happy late birthday!!!!

That's so cool you're family celebrated your birthday with you.

That card was so sweet.

Jamie Lynn said...

The card mom and dad got you made me cry. It is so true. It reminds me of what Bob on the biggest looser always says "believe in yourself and trust the process." Missing you tons and I can not wait to see you guys.

The big plunge...

Starting Weight 193.8
Week 1 194.2 - +.4
W- 2 190.2 - -4.0
W- 3 186.4 - -3.8
W- 4 186.2 - -0.2
W- 5 184.0 - -2.2
W- 6 184.5 - +0.5
W- 7 185.0 - -0.5
W- 8 183.2 - -1.8
W- 9 180.0 - -3.2
W- 10 183.2 - +3.2
W- 11 179.0 - -4.2
W- 12 177.1 - -1.9
W- 13 175.1 - -2.0
W- 14 171.6 - -3.5
W- 15 169.9 - -1.7
W- 16 168.4 - -1.5
W- 17 165.4 - -3.0
W- 18 161.9 - -3.5
W- 19 165.4 - +3.0
W- 20 163.0 - -2.4
W- 21 165.8 - +2.8
W- 22 162.0 - -3.8
W- 23 159.8 - +0.4
W- 24 158.0 - -2.7
W-k 25 156.4 - -1.6
W- 26 154.3 - -2.1
W- 27 153.9 - -0.4
W- 28 152.0 - -1.9
August 30, 2009
W- 29 149.9 - -2.1
W- 30 147.7 - -2.2
W- 31 147.1 - -0.6
W- 32 149.5 - +2.4
W- 33 151.3 - +1.8
W- 34 150.2 - -1.1
W- 35 150.8 - +0.6
W- 36 150.3 - -0.5
W- 37 149.1 - -1.2
W- 38 149.8 - +0.7
W- 39 150.1 +0.3
W- 40 156.3 +6.2
W- 41 153.3 -3.0
W- 42 152.6 -0.7
W- 43 152.6 -0.0
W- 44 150.7 -1.9
W- 45 152.4 +1.7
W- 46 153.0 +0.6
W- 47 152.3 +0.7
W- 48 150.1 -2.2

W- 49 147.5 -2.6
W- 50 146.3 -1.2
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W- 53 151.0 +2.0
W- 54 149.3 -1.7
W- 55 144.9 -4.4
W- 56 144.1 -0.8
W- 57 140.0 lbs. Goal!!!!