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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Big 35

What a birthday I've had today.

First and foremost, I turned 35 and feel better than EVER!

I used to feel like my life was slipping away as a fat girl (especially on birthdays).  Finally, I feel GOOD on my birthday instead of hating how I look and feel.  I feel SO MUCH BETTER.  I think I had no clue how tired and ran down I felt before.

I even met my weight loss goal yesterday.

141 people!  I am officially "normal" on the BMI chart that I still HATE SO MUCH.  Normal!  I love normal.

(but oh, wouldn't the 130's be so nice? ------i know, i know, the skinny voice is hard to shut up.)

But there is more news.

We put an offer in on a house in Texas and it was accepted!  It is a beautiful house with a gorgeous kitchen.  

But that's not all.  There is more news on my 35th Valentine Birthday.

I have a JOB!  The hospital I interviewed at last week while in Texas called me today and made a good offer, so I accepted.  I'll be working in acute care (I'm an occupational therapist) which means I work in rehab.  Most of the patients I'll be working with will have orthopedic injuries like from car wrecks, gunshot wounds, freak accidents, that kind of thing.  OMG, I LOVE IT.  The comedies, the tragedies, the STORIES.  Just when you think you've seen it all, like someone surviving gliding their glider into a cliff wall (can't predict the wind sometimes) something even MORE ABSURD happens.  It's so fun getting to know these people, some are some real characters.  They make you laugh, sometimes they make you cry.  It's NEVER boring.  But, I will get some boring knee and hip replacements from time to time which is good because at least we can predict what will happen---and those people are great too.  Most wish they'd done surgery sooner----kind of like us WLS patients.

Believe it or not, I have even more news coming soon.  But that's gonna have to wait a few more weeks.  I can only announce so many exciting things in one day.

Here's some pics of the kitchen.  The only photos I took.  The top photo is the left side and the bottom photo is the right.  So, you have to use your imagination to piece the two together.  Why didn't I just back my ass up and turn the camera sideways?  I have no idea.  Sorry.  My younger son was sick that day and even puked about three steps into the doorway of this house!  Tile floors, thankfully.  His way of calling dibs?  

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Thursday, February 9, 2012


One of the best things about being smaller is that shopping is EASY. And painless.

Here is the new top I got, a size medium. Yes, I know I need a cami underneath, thank you. :) I knew I had one at home, in burgundy just like my bra! Forgive my ugly mom jeans that are at least a size too big, these aren't the jeans I'll wear this top with. ;) And at home I have a fabulous necklace and bracelet to go with.

Aaaaand, while I was in TX house hunting a few days ago, the hospital I'd applied to called me on a Monday and wanted to interview me the following day. I had nothing professional in my suitcase. After I agreed to the interview and hung up the phone, I started to panic, knowing I'd have to run out and find something quick.

But that was silly. I went into The mall and bought the first pair of trousers I tried on. In 8P. (sorry no pic of those). In and out in less than ten minutes. Anybody who has EVER had weight issues knows what a miracle that felt like.

And how crazy is THIS?! I can't wait to get home in a couple days so I can weigh myself. Omg. The world just might end.

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