I wasn't too happy the year I turned 30 .... it seemed so impossible! How could I be 30? I remember vividly when my own mother turned 30 and I thought that was some very strange and abstract age that only could be reached by extremely ancient (and quite possibly prehistoric) individuals! But somehow I survived and lived to turn .... wait for it .... 40!!! some ten years later. :)
Today the number 30 is one I'm celebrating, because I have now lost a total of 30 pounds.
It's taken forever. I had a complete hiatus from losing weight for the entire Christmas season ... which stretched on and on to encompass all Christmas celebrations around the world. ;) However, the good news is that I never gained back any of the 27 pounds that I lost before Christmas. Maintaining my weight has always been difficult for me, so I consider it a complete victory that I was able to accomplish this, but when January 5th hit and I realized it was a mere month until we leave for vacation, I knew I needed to get back into my exercise routine and see if I could lose some more weight.
I've been on my exercise bike every day since and although I have only lost another 3 pounds, I have lost loads more in inches and am feeling incredibly energetic and strong!
So Hip Hip Hoorah for 30! It's a nice number after all. :)