Sunday, July 10, 2011

44 Will Be My Best Year Ever!

I turned 44 yesterday.  I am determined to make this year my best one ever.

I'm going to stay out of the hospital, find a diet that works better for my gastroparesis and try to enjoy life every day instead of worrying about things that may or may not even happen.

I hope to be a better wife to my husband and a better mother to my boys.  Some people start a new outlook at New Years, but for me this birthday seems like a new starting point for me.

I think the fact that my neighbor was murdered at just 60 years old, just when he was opening a new chapter of his life (retirement), made me really realize that I have a responsibility to stop being a "sick person" and really start living my life.

Does anyone want to make a new start with me?


sara said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!

praying for you as you make your new start!

The Bug said...

Happy happy birthday!

I sorta made a new start yesterday myself - restarted Weight Watchers for the zillionth time. I'll be interested to hear how you're doing on your new start - I'll be praying for you!

Sweet Tea said...

Happy Birthday, MiMi!
I'm glad your home to celebrate your birthday
and to "begin again". I need a fresh start too. I want to lose some weight and find a healthier way to eat.

I'll join with you on a new beginning.

Rebecca Jo said...

Happy Belated Birthday lady!!!

& good for you & that attitude! Sometimes when we see tragedy, its a wake up call for us to realize how short life really is & we need to try & make the most out of EVERYDAY!!!!

You're inspiring me as well!!!! I'm SO IN NEED of a new beginning!

bigguysmama said...

Oh, I have plenty of changes to make, but I suck at change, so I doubt I'd make a dent! You GO girl! I'm rooting for you!


BARBIE said...

Happy birthday! Praying this is your best year yet. I turned 45 on July 3rd.

Rubie said...

Hey - I turned 44 in April! I didn't know we were such sisters! That's a very good philosophy Pam. I'm with you. I've been neglecting my diet for a few months and the true tragedy revealed itself this morning on the scale (which I had been avoiding using). I need to find a way to adjust my lifestyle to be healthy (and hence a healthy weight).

Here's to us finding the solutions!!

Rubie's mum. xxx

He & Me + 3 said...

That is awesome Pam. I will startnwithnyou. I turn 40 on the 20 th of July. Time to turn a new leaf.

He & Me + 3 said...

Happy birthday!

Queenie Jeannie said...

Big hugs! And happy, happy birthday!!! I didn't know! I hope this is your bestest year yet and that things will finally be going your way!!


Happy Birthday my friend. I am praying for your new start and agree that birthdays are the best time to start.

Carolina said...

Happy Birthday! 44 is a terrific age to be. I've had a year of experience. And 45 I can highly recommend too. Not sure about 46 yet. Didn't start too well, with hubs being ill, but hey... things can only improve ;-) Hope you find a diet that suits you and that you won't have to spend time at the hospital again. Unless they have a couple of gorgeous doctors of course.
You go girl! (is what Oprah would say me thinks)