With my 40th birthday quickly approaching on Saturday (EEK! I’ve only got two more days to still say I’m “in my 30’s”!), I have been looking through hundreds upon hundreds (no exaggerating) of pictures this week. I’ve been pulling out ones from significant moments in my life that my family is using to put together a slideshow for the party they’ve giving me this weekend. As I’ve been reminiscing, so many of the photos have made me smile, laugh, and even brought tears to my eyes as I’ve been reminded of the people and events that have meant so much to me over the years. I have been blessed greatly to be so surrounded throughout my life by people that I love, and who I know, without a doubt, love me!
I’ve mentioned in previous posts that I’ve been heavy pretty much my entire life, and looking through the pictures put that right back in front of me. The last picture of me at a normal size for my age was when I was 15 months old. The next photo I found was of me at 28 months old, and I looked like a totally different child. Rather than starting to lose the baby face and thinning out like most toddlers do, I was rounder and a significantly overweight toddler. Each photo afterwards showed that trend continuing as I grew up, and it goes on right through the photos taken in the spring of last year before I started this journey towards a healthy weight.
Today, however, things have changed and I stand on the edge of crossing into totally new territory. I am currently wearing (and quickly shrinking out of) the size I wore as a senior in high school. What that means, is that once I cross into the next size down, I will officially be smaller than I was when I graduated high school (waaaayyy back in 1990), and will be the smallest I’ve been in my entire adult life! I am excited to experience life in my 40’s being the healthiest and most fit I’ve ever been!