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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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  1. Beautiful kitchen! Congrats on the job, does sound like you absolutely love it...and btw, happy birthday!

  2. OMG - holy fun stuff happening for you!

  3. That is one fabulous kitchen! Congratulations :)

  4. Whoo hoo!! Love your good news. Congrats on reaching your goal. That's major. !!! And, a new job and gorgeous KITCHEN? What a great start to the new year for you. Yay!!

  5. Kitchen is gorgeous! Congratulations on all the good things happening for you!! Do I smell another baby in the mix? Just wondering...

  6. Exciting news in many many ways! Congrats on everything!

  7. omg, there's so much going on here!!! Wowzers! congrats on the house, the job, and the weight goal!!!

    And happy b-day....a little late!

  8. beautiful!!! great news from all directions :)

  9. Happy belated birthday!

    Sounds like everythings coming up roses!!

    1. Happpppy Birthday Lee Ann!
      Wow, you look gorgeous! Thanks for your comment on my blog!
      I will get back to blogging next week...I miss it!!!
      I have been working 14-18 hour days so I am wiped out!
      I have to catch up with everything and everybody!!!

  10. Welcome back to Texas!!!! So happy for you!

  11. your kitchen it amazing and I am sure MANY wonderful meals will be cooked there! :)

    congrats on the job - that has to feel good going into this move!!

    I got a little teary-eyed hearing you speak about how you're finally comfortable in your own skin for your birthday...and couldn't help but think that next year for my 31st b-day I'll be at about a year out from my VSG. I hope I am able to say and feel the same way you did!!

  12. Lee Ann, congratulations! What a fun and wonderful update on so many counts! I loved reading this one. Way to go, you!

  13. Congrats on all the amazing things happening in your life!!! :)

  14. You look marvelous. Your new kitchen is stunning too...congratulations on all fronts!

  15. Congrats on the job and house!! The house is gorgeous!!!