Good Afternoon Everyone :) How is your Thursday going so far? Well, if youre friends with me on any social media - you know that today is my birthday :) I am turning 32 today - yikes, so old :) Here are a few pictures of me as a tiny baby...excuse the poor quality - I could have scanned them in, but that would have meant hooking my scanner up to my husband's computer, and who has time for that?
I was born in Madrid, Spain. My parents were not military, so I was not an Army Brat - which is hilarious to me, because now my daughter is :) My Dad just happened to take a job over there, and I was born after they moved. We lived there until I was 1, and then moved to Chicago. The picture directly above, of me playing in the sand, is a funny story my Mom likes to tell me. When they moved from Spain, they lived in downtown Chicago until the house in the western suburb was built...this picture was the last day at the local park, and all my Mom's friends told her to let me down and play, apparently I never played in the dirt...which isnt surprising because I do not like getting dirty today - funny how I had those qualities, even as a baby :) Because I was born in Spain, we grew up eating all sorts of different ethnic food, but my all time fave is still Spanish tapas...I havent found a local place since I moved to my current location, and it's killing me...maybe I should look in Nashville...I love tapas - theyre my fave :)
- Anywho, this is a great birthday today, mainly because it is quite nice to ring in a new year not lamenting about the fact that I am overweight, or unhappy with my appearance. I still have a road ahead of me, but I am happy with my progress! I am celebrating this year almost 60 pounds lighter, which is just still amazing to me :) I am so happy that I woke up and got healthy! I ran for 10 minutes and 10 seconds this morning (10/10 is the date today) and marveled at the fact that I have come so far in my running journey :)
It would have been a 9 min mile :)
I will be posting on this one year challenge on Monday, so stay tuned :)
Ok, that's all I have for today - here is a Birthday Before/After that I already posted on IG and Facebook:
The Left was the end of September 2012...the right is today :) Im damn proud of my progress :)