Monday, November 7, 2011

I get to be 50 today!!!

It's my birthday today and I get to be 50!! Can you even believe it? I can't! Time sure flies!!

This morning my Hubby asked me if I feel 50 and I said, "You know, I don't! I feel the best I've ever felt in my entire life!!"

This whole weight loss and fitness journey is so much more than just losing weight and getting a skinny body.  For me, this journey has opened doors that I thought would NEVER open.  I feel like I can do it all!! The doors are wide open!! I guess a lot of people feel this way after graduating from high school or college. I never had that feeling that I could do whatever I wanted or that I...could have it all. Never felt good enough or worthy enough to even try.

Today I feel that I can do whatever I want. Well I do have some limitations, so I can't really do all that I want, but I can sure go through the appropriate open doors to things that are unknown to me today. I can walk through and see what there is for me. How exciting is that?

And I don't know what's happened lately, but not only do I have my health and fitness plan in motion and things are working....but because of all of the organizational skills and dedication that I needed to get that part of my life in order, these same skills are helping me get organized and focused for the things I've always wanted to do.

We are having a big birthday party tonight (I got a new camera and I'm hoping that I will (remember) to take pictures and then learn how to get them on my computer...I know....I can't even turn our TV on, but you know what....I'm going to learn to do this) Anyway, I have asked my guests to not bring me gifts (I just hate the Over the Hill gag stuff). Instead of wasting money on that, I asked them to bring things for the Portland Rescue Mission. So I'm hoping we will have a truck load of stuff to Bless them with. How fun is that?

Sorry I got off of my point...not only did I help with this event, but I've also, kept my house cleaned, laundry is done, my legs are shaved........come on ladies, you know when you're really busy that does not get I the only one? Oh and my check book is in order, the bills are paid plus I'm taking two classes right now that have home work and on and on.......And I'm doing all of this in a very timely and calm manner...All because I took the time back in 2010 to focus on my health...and look what I've learned. I am so capable! It's amazing what good health brings!! I'm thinking of the energy I have, clarity of mind, hope for the future.....So exciting!!!

Of course, I'm not taking all the credit for this. I have relied so much on the Lord and His strength through this whole process and I know without Him and my very supportive family and friends, I would not be where I am today. I am soooo grateful!! THANK YOU...THANK YOU...THANK YOU!!!!

So Friends, celebrate with me today, I am almost a my first AARP letter in the mail...It made me laugh! Can't wait for my discounts!!!!

Are you getting so much more from your health and fitness plan?

Keep focused!!


  1. Happy, HAPPY Birthday!! 50!!! Enjoy! I can hear the enthusiasm in your writing. Awesome! I'm 45 now and the thought of 50 sounds not old to me, but so different. 40 didn't hit me as much. I guess life changes so much by the time you're 50 that it's those things that I'm thinking about more - kids away from home, grandbabies, ???
    I hope you have a wonderful celebration! I'm happy for you! And I love the Bless idea! For my I got a ton of gluten-free food -which is still in my freezer. I also got some plants/flowers. Oh and a pedicure which I still need to use.
    I agree w/ the shaving. Me too! ;) Thankfully I'm not very hairy! haha

  2. Happy Birthday Sweet Friend :)

  3. Happy Birthday! I cannot think of a nicer person than you, have a GREAT day!

  4. 50 MUST BE FABULOUS if you are that today!!!!

    Happy Birthday, my friend!! I wish I was there to celebrate with you and bring a bunch of stuff for the Portland Rescue Mission, how cool is that to do? Just a reflection of how awesome and unselfish you are!

    I will celebrate here in Utah and toast my jug of water to your amazing DETERMINATION, STRENGTH, and FAITH.

    You rock!
    Love ya tons girl,

  5. Happy Birthday!

    I totally agree that it's not just about a skinny body and that there is so, so much more to it. I hope you have an amazing birthday, you certainly deserve it.

    BTW, shaving legs, what's that?? :)

  6. Happy late birthday! It's awesome that you don't actually feel like you're 50. My mom's 50 and she says she feels every bit of it and then some.

  7. Happy belated birthday! I love your attitude and know just what you mean in this post...I had that same feeling. That feeling that anything is possible when I hit 100 pounds lost. It really does translate, the skills, to many many other areas in your life. It is truly transformational. Way to 'stay focused' Joy.

  8. Joy, a happy belated birthday!!! You get an AARP card at 50? Sheesh! Sounds good that you're taking care of yourself.