Wednesday, November 17, 2010

You Can't Always Get What You Want

This week I celebrated a BIG birthday. It came. It went. I’m forty.

No big whoop.

I wish I could tell you that I put on those skinny jeans and painted the town red.

I didn’t.

You see, things don’t always turn out like you plan. And unfortunately my dreams of zipping up those jeans and posting some pictures of my rockin’ 40-year-old denim covered fanny here on this blog just didn’t come true.

Who cares, though. Right? I’m healthier at 40 than I was at 25. I weigh 50 pounds less today than I did fifteen years ago. I have more energy, eat healthier, make better choices and most importantly, I wake up every morning feeling happy about who I am.


Would losing another 5-10 pounds make me a better person or make my life more complete? Would it magically solve all my problems? Would it suddenly turn me into a “naturally thin person” who will never have to worry about her weight ever again? Nope, Nope, and Nope.

But – Can I tell you a secret? I still REALLY want to get back into those mother flipping jeans again though.

And -- I will be 40 for an entire year, right? So there’s time. There’s still plenty of time…


Helen said...

Happy Birthday Mimi!

There is no deadline - just keep on trucking girl!

Heather said...

Thank you for your transparency. I think we can all relate to times when our plan didn't go as planned. You are totally right about that 5-10 lbs making a difference in the large scheme of things. I fill encouraged thanks to you and Happy Birthday!!!!

redfrau said...

Happy birthday! Like you, I'm loving myself more in my 40s than I ever did in my 20s or 30s... Much less angst!

Lidian said...

Happy happy birthday, Mimi!

House Revivals said...

Hi! Thanks for your comments on my vintage elves. I'm looking around at some of the early WW recipes -- Maybe the idea with all the aspic, was to make you not want to eat?

Μάρσι said...

Happy Birthday Mimi! Welcome to the club of 40!!! :D

Bringing Pretty Back said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!
Girl i hear ya- those jeans.
Have a pretty day!

heidi said...

you are flippin' adorable! you can do it -- and if you can't, well, we're still friends. and that's cool. happy birthday! i am not far behind you. at all.

Ally said...

Girl, you look hawt! Good for you for feeling healthy, eating healthy and remember 40 is the new 30 :)

PS You look super thin to me!

Averyl said...

"I weigh 50 pounds less today than I did fifteen years ago."

WOW! That's terrific! Especially since you have made lifetime changes that make you healthier and happier!

The jeans are next!