Thursday, 2 December 2010

A Week of Firsts, and Seconds

First no. 1) I turned 39 on Monday, for the first time! I also turned 34, for the second time as, for the last few years, I have been counting backwards in birthday years and will continue to do so for as long as I can get away with it.

First no. 2) I went to the gym yesterday for the first time in YEARS. Literally years. I think the last time I went was in 2003. The reflection in the gym mirror suggests I need a new sports bra. I then went back again today for the second time, despite the fact that I had two excuses not to go: 1) my trainers had rubbed so I couldn't wear them and hubby had to hunt in the cupboard under the stairs for another pair; 2) it had snowed. But we all know that since we can see the gym/health club from our house, inclement weather is no excuse not to get there!

First no. 3) I saw a new low on the scales yesterday

14st 9lbs - 205bs - BMI 34.1
(a total loss so far of 57lbs; 37lbs to go!)

Yee haw! At this rate, with continued visits to the gym perhaps I'll be able to get to Onderland before my one year bandiversary (20th January.)

But not if I keep eating delights such as the birthday cake which hubby made for me!


  1. Happy birthday, gorgeous cake!
    Well done on getting to the gym, we're snowed in here so haven't been since Sunday.

  2. Happy belated birthday and congrats on the new low!

  3. Happy birthday!

    (that cake looks divine!)

  4. Happy Birthday!

    And congrats on tackling the gym, and on the new low, too!

  5. Happy birthday! I'm going backwards too. Also I once celebrated my birthday in another country so that one doesn't count in the States. Cake looks yum! Good job hitting the gym!

  6. Happy belated birthday. The cake looks great. And welcome back from your short hiatus.

  7. Happy birthday!! I turned 39 in October - I'm trying to really enjoy this last year of my 30's.

  8. Happy birthday!! the view is find after 40 :) don't sweat it!..well except at the gym.

    Way to go you!!!

  9. change that find to fine :)

  10. Wow -- YUMMY CAKE!! And, happy birthday!! I have 30s envy! :) That is fantastic about the gym, too. Way to go!

    Also, on the mirror pic. . the key is to take like 900 pictures and only post the best one! Now my secret is out! :)

  11. Happy Birthday :o) What a great week of first's (and second's)