I absolutely LOVE birthdays, mine and everyone else's! I love celebrating them, making cakes, and living it up! This year, I am so excited about my birthday for so many reasons.
I don't like to look at many old photos of myself because I'm embarassed, sad, and angry, but I decided to look at the past 5 years of birthdays to do a little LOOK AT ME NOW!
So let's take a little looksie! I tried to find every photo of me with my traditional Pumpkin Pie (birthday cake) but I couldn't find them digitally already on the computer.
24 Years YOUNG: 173 lbs
and looking good in horizontal stripes, something I avoided when overweight!
23 Years: 195 lbs., had been only focused on cardio, since last year at this time I started doing strength training. My arms have really toned up since then!
(Note: Those are NOT my onion rings!)
22 Years: 238 lbs., 2 months into my weight loss journey, down 15 lbs!
21 Years: 230-ish , had just lost 10 lbs. for my sister's wedding, thought I looked great. Did not.
20 Years: 245-ish, College = where I gained so much weight
So there ya have it. I don't have more than 5 years back on the computer, and photos are at my parents house.
This year I feel better than any other birthday. Things are really hard for us right now, so I'm so thankful that I'm healthy and in a great mind-set otherwise.
I'm so thankful to my wonderful husband for his continued support, and especially my parents and sisters who have always been the best.