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Saturday, December 10, 2011

The Confession

You've heard the old adage, Never ask a woman her age or her weight. 
 Not only is it rude and no ones business.. ....
We will never tell you the truth anyway! 
 But today, I'm gonna 
fess up !

A week ago,
I turned 50!

I'm not sure how that happened.

It wasn't that long ago that I graduated from high school.....was it?
Me and hubs the night of graduation, 1979.
 And NO we were not married yet.
Just madly in love!
ps..I'm not trying to snub the photographer on this pic.
They just snapped the pic before I was ready.

Or Got Married......

Where does time go?  

Fast Forward.............

This was us on our front porch in 1997.  We
were going out to dinner because in the
morning, hubs was leaving for WI to
begin a new job.  The kids and I stayed
behind to pack up and sell the house.
We joined him 3mo later.  

This photo was taken last Christmas.  As you can see, all my good cookin'
has been catching up to me...

Soooo, with the big
in the cross hairs...

  I decided to.....



to shed all those extra pounds.  

At the end of July, I began my weight loss journey.
And by Labor day, when the babies were baptized, I had already lost several pounds!  I was feeling good, and motivated to keep going!

And today.....
though I won't reveal my weight;)....
I can tell you 


that I am 35 pounds lighter!!!

AHHHH.......Can u hear the sigh!

Merry Christmas to me!

I have to tell you, this was a huge accomplishment for me.  I have tried and failed many times.
It wasn't until I just couldn't stand myself anymore, that I could muster up the mind set to make it happen. 

I am in the pool several times a week teaching,  yes teaching, water aerobics, and yet it wasn't until I made the commitment to change my eating habits that the pounds melted off.  

I've had to say goodbye to some of my favorite foods, like....
and my main staple.....Mayonaise!

But it has been soooo worth it.

New Year's is around the corner.  If you, like me, are in need of a weight loss attitude adjustment- 

now is the time

to figure out how you will make it happen.  
Believe me, if I can do it ~

You Can do It!

I may be 
But I'm fit
and I'm ready for the rest of life's journey!

If you have a weight loss story, I'd love to hear from you and perhaps share some weight loss secrets!

Living Simply and Deliberately,



  1. Happy, happy Birthday! I'm turning 50 this month also. You looks fabulous!! Very young and very svelte!! Congrats on the weight loss...what hard work and dedication. I love your picture walk down memory lane.
    Have a wonderful birth month!!

  2. Hi, just stumbled upon your blog whilst looking for a smiley face picture on google images.

    Don't normally read blogs, but all I can say is what a pleasant read! :)

    Leigh Hydes (UK)




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