Half Decade Check In

March 22, 2012

Happy 35th birthday to me!

Yep... I'm midway through a decade... 5 more years to 40.

5 years ago...

I was pregnant with my son "L".
I was at least 80 pounds heavier.
I didn't move my body more than from the couch to the fridge and back.
I wore a size 24.
I couldn't shop in "regular" stores.
I didn't fit in an airplane seat.
I didn't know what it meant to be a mom.
I didn't care about what I put in my mouth.

I'm not pregnant (yes do cheer)!!
I'm at least 80 lbs lighter and getting lighter again by the week.
I ran 4 times last week and 2 times this week so far.  I've run 2, 5ks in the last 2 years.
I wear a size 14 - hoping to get back into my 8s by the time Lily is 1.
I shopped at Nordstroms, LOFT, and Macy's today!
I'm comfortable in an airplane seat.
There isn't a day that goes by where I don't worry about and love my kids.  I agonize daily over doing the right things for my kids.
Today I did splurge on a maple bar and some Ben and Jerry's ice cream, but I rejected some potato salad because I just couldn't handle the 17 grams of fat per 1/2 cup of it, and I only ate a couple of bites of the cake that I was given for free at lunch, because it just wasn't a "10".

So maybe being a half a decade older isn't so bad.  It has certainly made me wiser, made me smaller, and given me 2 beautiful children!

Don't forget to enter my Analon contest - you could win a skillet worth almost $100 dollars! 
Entries accepted until Monday night.

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  1. Your "Today" list is impressive! You deserve a very happy 35th birthday!


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