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Monday, May 9, 2011

My 25th Birthday

I cannot believe I am....25 years old! Where in the WORLD did time go!?! I know everyone keeps telling me that I am still young but holy cow...25! I definitely don't feel like I am "young" anymore. I feel like 25 is when you officially become an "adult." I am still young at heart and the more weight I get off my body, the younger I feel!

I am VERY proud to say that I have lost a total of 50 pounds EXACTLY on my 25th birthday. WOW! I know I set this goal way back in December and honestly had MANY doubts that I would ever reach it because of my many attempts of losing weight BUT I DID IT this time! I keep telling myself..."With God ALL things are POSSIBLE!"

I had a WONDERFUL birthday by getting outside with a good friend/neighbor of ours and walking our neighborhood this morning. After we finished, Shawn got home from his physical and we went to lunch at Libby's in Lexington. Before we went to Libby's we were planning to go to McAllister's Deli since I had a birthday coupon. I was looking forward to my favorite wrap, Chicken Caesar Wrap, but they were OUT OF FRUIT! For the second time in 3 weeks! Needless to say...I was NOT a happy camper especially since they don't have any other healthy side options. I am so honest now about my healthy eating that I looked at Shawn and Adam and told them that I was not eating at McAllister's since they cannot get it together and offer fruit. I now realize how IMPORTANT my health is and I will NOT jeopardize it if a restaurant cannot make sure they have healthy items on their menu or in stock. We did end up having a delicious lunch at Libby's which was wonderful! :)

After lunch, I asked Shawn if he would drive me out to pick strawberries...yes...a year before now...I would NOT be asking to go pick fresh strawberries. Since he is such a wonderful husband, he drove me out to Gilbert to pick my own strawberries. Let me tell you...they were the BEST tasting strawberries I have EVER had! If you don't believe me...go pick some yourself! So good!

We then went to Mom and Dad's with my family and ate a delicious home cooked meal by mom. At the end of the day...I was very proud of the changes I have made in my life before my 25th birthday. I am looking forward to an awesome year with even more changes in the future! My cousin Shannon left me the sweetest birthday message on Facebook today which said, "Happy birthday Hope!! You look so great at 25, I can't wait to see what you look like at 26! Love you!" I can't wait to see what I look like at 26 too!

Thank you ALL for making my birthday extra special this year! I am one lucky girl to have the most AMAZING family and friends in my life!!


  1. Aww! I got a shout out :) You're going to make me cry! I'm so glad you had a great birthday!

  2. Those strawberries ARE the best!!! happy bday!

  3. Thank you again Shannon! I loved your comment! :)

    Morgan-they are amazingly delicious! I can't wait to go back and get another bucket full! :)