Thursday, September 11, 2008

40 By 40...Goal Achieved

Saturday is my 40th Birthday. I was born Friday the 13th in September of 1968. So people have asked me how does it feel to be middle-aged? Are you ready for a Mid-Life Crisis? Wrinkles? Menopause? Your Biological Clock Stopping Ticking?(that person really doesn't know me...LOL) I suppose I am ready for all of those things.

I am not someone that is dreading my 40's. I am actually thinking this is going to be one of the best decades of my life! My children will become adults. My life will become more mine and less theirs and my father in laws. I am looking forward to friendships with my children. I am looking forward to more freedom. I am looking forward to making my husband go places he really doesn't want to go but will because I am going. I want to go on mission trips. I want to see things! I want to enjoy ourselves just the two of us.

OK...Enough of my ramblings. I am sure you will all get to hear more about my dreams and goals later. I would like to show you a goal I met recently. This first picture has been posted before when I first started MY PROJECT in April. I went to a Bon Jovi Concert with some friends. When I got this wonderful picture I really realized that I am a big fat cow. I decided to join Weight Watchers. For those of you that don't know me or can't guess...I am in the purple.

One of my goals was to lose 40 pounds by my 40th birthday. I achieved that goal Wednesday at weigh in. Alot of you have been very supportive and I hadn't posted an update in a long time. I still have 20 more pounds in my total weight-loss goal. For now I am enjoying this goal. I am having potato salad this weekend. (I hear you Robin...I am going to use light mayo.) My husband wanted me to show you the difference so here I am tonight sitting in my dining room, 40.6 pounds lighter.


Happy Birthday to Me! The hard work has been worth it!Have a great weekend everyone!!! I plan on it!

16 comments:

heartreflections said...

Wow! Way to go! That is absolutely incredible! And, very hard work! I am truly impressed!

Stonefox (otherwise known as Heidi) said...

Happy Birthday Theresa! And Congratulations! You GO GIRL!!!

Brad and Ali said...

WOW!! You look great! Happy Birthday keep up the good work!

Roger Garrett said...

wow impressive and happy Bday, I am only a few years behind you

Heidi said...

Look at me 2 years older UGH!! But guess what, 40's is awesome.

YOU LOOK INCREDIBLE!!!!

40/40 you did it MISS T....

Can't be there to share this big day with ya, but if you look down and I'll look up and we'll wave LOVE YOU

Cindy Beall said...

Gorgeous! You look wonderful. So proud of you!

deleise said...

Yea for you!! Happy birthday, friend!

Robin Meadows said...

Ahhh.....go ahead a celebrate with the real mayo, if you want! :)

Here's what I know about you...you will NEVER gain that 40 again!!

I'm stinkin' proud of you!!

Oh, and you are NOT middle aged...because I'M still young!! :)

mandy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
:)

I LOVED reading this. Really! You are a beautiful woman.

You know, I heard WW is donating a pound of food for every pound lost this year - their "Lose for Good" campaign. HOW COOL IS THAT?!

Vikki said...

CONGRATS and Happy Birthday!!!!! I totally agree with you about 40. When I turn 40, my son will be 19 and my life will just be beginning!

My friend Yvonne just posted a wonderful fat-free brownie recipe, if you want to check it out go to : http://yvonneparks.blogspot.com

Susan said...

Way to go! I am so proud of you!

superstarr said...

Hot Mama!! That is so awesome-- you look GREAT!!

Sarah Markley said...

i never came by to say

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

WHOO HOOO!

Good for you. You look great by the way! I wish I could give you a hug! =)

Natalie @ I AM (not) said...

AWESOME!!!!

Anonymous said...

Theresa, the differences in the pictures for some reason made me tear up maybe because I know what you have gone through. You are an inspiration. Keep going to that goal because I know you want it.Dirk

Hope said...

Dahling, you look mahvalous! You really do. Congratulations on the lost of weight and the gain of one more year of wisdom under your belt (but not visible under your belt :)) What a way to start the year off and it will be a good one!