Fit & Fab & Fifty Two!

Today is my 52nd birthday! I am so incredibly grateful to be celebrating my birthday and feeling FABULOUS!  I mean it.  I feel so healthy and on my way to being really fit!

This week was a major milestone for me:  I dropped from the BMI rating of "OBESE" to "Overweight".  That may not sound like much if you've never been morbidly obese or simply obese, but let me tell you... this is a health goal I have worked on for 15 months.  I'm teared up just blogging about this because being overweight still isn't ideal for my health, but it is a far cry from when I was morbidly (as in DEATH!) obese.  I expect to be out of "overweight" BMI ranges this summer, so - friends - my life is, indeed, blessed & good! : )

I want to share the comparison photos with you below.  The one on the right was of me celebrating my birthday while visiting my son in Austin, TX last year.  I had lost 20 lbs. then and thought I was looking pretty good! I was definitely healthier than I had been the year before.  The photo on the left was taken on Memorial Day (two days ago).  I've given myself a huge birthday present... I am *me* again.  I'm not at my goal, but I can look in the mirror and be happy with who I see looking back at me. 

I'm thrilled to be celebrating my birthday with all of you.  You're my support system and a darn good one! Thank you for all the great birthday wishes - I appreciate every single one of them!

Here's to a great, healthy, fantabulous year ahead for us all!

Your 52 year old fit & faboo friend,
Healthy Loser Gal / Jan


Cole Walter Mellon June 2, 2010 at 12:15 PM  

Happy birthday, sunshine! Have a great one.

Debra June 2, 2010 at 12:28 PM  

Happy birthday my friend. I hope the year ahead is EVERYTHING you want it to be because you certainly deserve it! Hugs and lot of love!

Tracey June 2, 2010 at 1:02 PM  

I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Sheila June 2, 2010 at 3:34 PM  

Happy Birthday, my dear! Enjoy!

Unknown June 2, 2010 at 3:53 PM  

Happy Birthday Jan! I hope you have a wonderful day. You are looking awesome. Blessings!

KCLAnderson (Karen) June 2, 2010 at 6:12 PM  

Happiest of birthdays!! Your post reminds me of when I went from obese to "just fat" as I liked to say at the time :-) Congrats to you!

Anonymous June 2, 2010 at 7:29 PM  

Happy Birthday!

HealthyLoserGal June 2, 2010 at 11:04 PM  

Thanks so much, friends! I have had the best birthday I can remember in a very long time... made all the better by your birthday wishes! :)

Alice Jones Webb June 3, 2010 at 10:35 AM  

Happy Birthday!!! And congratulations on losing that icky little title. You are looking great!

Weight Watcher Wannabe June 4, 2010 at 5:44 PM  

Happy Birthday to you... You look great!!!!

Unknown June 6, 2010 at 7:54 PM  

HAPPY Birthday, you look wonderful! Be blessed dear!

Mary June 6, 2010 at 9:31 PM  

Happy belated birthday!! Hope you had a wonderful celebration.

You are loooking fabulous!!!

Kat June 8, 2010 at 4:11 AM  

I hope you had a wonderful birthday! You are looking great! So happy for you Jan@! xoxo

Taking It One Step At A Time June 8, 2010 at 2:05 PM  

Happy Birthday! You look wonderful. Thank you for the encouragement that you are.

Annah June 9, 2010 at 1:58 PM  

You are looking great! Keep up the good work :) And Happy BDAY

Wendy June 15, 2010 at 9:15 PM  

Happy (belated) Birthday! You look fabulous. Glad you feel fabulous too!

Anonymous June 20, 2010 at 1:00 PM  

You look marvelous darling. You are an inspiration!