Happy Birthday to me!!

Jan 30, 2009

So, yesterday was my 40 th Birthday.  I am not sure how I feel about that number, but I can tell you that I feel better over all about myself.  Last year on my 39 th birthday is when I decided to lose 40 lbs by my 40th b-day.  Sounds like a reasonable goal, right? I couldn't do it.   Well, not until I had bariatric surgery.  I feel so much better than I did last year at this time.  Last year I was in physical therapy for my back and was laid up for almost 3 week with pain..............I no longer have back pain with my weight loss.  Last year my doctor put me on a second blood pressure medication for my uncontrolled hypertension ........I am no longer hypertensive and am off all b/p meds.  Last year I was pre-diabetic with a high blood sugar level and high insulin level, certainly headed for diabetes........this year blood sugar is normal and I am no longer considered pre-diabetic.  Last year I had such horrible reflux that I often took 6-10 tums per day on top of my prescription acid blocker and would wake up at night vomiting due to the acid in my throat...........I no longer have reflux and no longer take medication  for it.    Last year I snored and used multiple over the counter remedies to stop the snoring, my husband even wore earplugs.........I no longer snore!   Last year I bought new  bikes for me and my  daughter  so we could ride together and never rode it because I was too afraid to ride due to my weight......this year I plan on riding with her and can now run a mile on my treadmill and plan a 5 k in the spring!  There are many other changes of the past 5 1/2 months that include pride in my appearance again and confidence not to mention the health benefits.  So another year older does not have to mean another year getting "old."  I plan to enjoy my 40's since my 30's plaged me with health issues and certainly self esteem issues due to my obesity.   So, happy birthday to me!!     

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