Today is my 54th birthday, and I am enjoying a day off from work. Yesterday, I treated myself to a trip to the mall and trying on clothes to see how they fit. Honestly, I was a bit surprised to find that I could wear a size 11/12 now! I bought 2 pairs of jeans because I have been wearing the same size 14 jeans everyday for a while now. The bad side is, today I wore the new jeans and they really are a bit too tight still. I am debating whether I will wear them to work or not. Honestly, the size 14's used to fit me the same way, but not anymore! I saw a purse at Macy's that I really liked, and now have been debating all day whether I want to go back down there and buy it for myself. What to do, what to do...?
I updated my weight chart a day early. True, tomorrow is supposed to be my weigh in day, but since I am home today, I thought I could go ahead and weigh in anyway. Work day mornings are sometimes a bit hectic for me. This week I am down another 2.3 lbs, which brings me to a total loss of 56.4 lbs since November 15, 2016. My goal was to be under 200 lbs by my birthday, and I definitely exceeded that goal. Realistically, I have tried not to put date expectations on myself, and I continue to feel that way, but for many, many years I have always had some idea in the back of my mind that I'd like to be under 200 by the next birthday...and this year, I actually accomplished it. It's pretty amazing if I take the time to let it all in and truly appreciate it.
Jim spoiled me pretty good for my birthday. Unfortunately, he couldn't be here, but he hid some presents around the house. He bought me a USB Superdrive for my new Mac Notebook and a Victorian Doll house with furniture. I love doll houses. I always wanted one when I was a girl, but of course, never had anything as extravagant as that. Now I do. My granddaughters are going to want to play with it. He was smart though, and bought more pieces to the dollhouse I bought for the grandkids to play with so they won't be allowed to mess with Grandma's special one.
Last evening, my son, Brandon and his family treated me to dinner at the Red Lobster. I enjoyed shrimp skewers with some coleslaw and green beans. I still have 1/2 the meal in the fridge. It will be something I can enjoy tonight or even tomorrow for lunch at work. Today, they said they were going to drop by in the afternoon too. I received a text happy birthday from my oldest son, Jeremy, and a phone call from Jordan in Hawaii. And yesterday, I heard from my son, Trey on his mission. He is doing well, and that's the best present of all. Even though, I have been home all alone today, I haven't let any depression seep in. I feel loved and blessed and have nothing I should be sad about. In past years, I have let that happen to me, but I am not going to allow any pity parties today. Everything is fine.