Another year older.....

Hey you guys, It's been a while hasn't it.
Glad to be back.
Today was my 37th birthday.
I went for a long hike, did some laundry and am about to eat a piece of Red velvet cake.
I was born physically 37 years ago.
I was reborn in every way that really matters two years ago May 4th.
I don't think you are truly living until you are living your life deliberately.
For years I coasted along.
allowing circumstances to dictate my actions...
instead of actions dictating my circumstances.

I drifted along emotionally, spiritually, and mentally.
Allowing others to push my emotional buttons...or waiting for life to clear a path for me.

When that was never going to occur.
To make life happen.
I had to clear a path for myself.
My friend amber has said that I I focus like a laser beam...and I do.
I need to find balance.
And I will.
On May 18th, the two year anniversary of my first weigh in.
I am better.
I feel better physically and mentally.
I gave myself a week off from thinking and doing.
Tomorrow it's on like Donkey Kong.
I want to be 135 by May 18th.
And then maintain.
I will get there.
I am 145 right now.
So....Watch me re-light my pilot.
I am an arrow..
a ninja..
Charlie sheen and chuck Norris all rolled into one.
I am just glad I am here..and also, I have started working on my slide show for my two year post.
I just hope when the time comes I will be able to upload it.
Good luck huh. lololol.
it's hard enough to upload photos half the time.
if anyone has any tips, let me know.
So...till tomorrow..
Chris out.


E. Jane said...

Chris--what an amazing metamorphasis you have had! You have emerged from a coccoon that was spun by others, probably to serve their own purposes. But the real you was inside all the time, waiting for just the right moment to emerge authentic and strong. Now you're spinning and creating your own life and reality, and you are beautiful! You have found the real Chris--never let her go!

MrsFatass said...

Happy Birthday! For both of your born-days.

Helen said...

Happy Birthday. It's true Chris, you are a WINNER!

Ms. Chunky Chick said...

Happy Belated Birthday Chris! Along your journey you seem to be anti aging. You don't look a day over 30 and your spirit and strength have long been an inspiration for me! I am trying to live my life deliberately. And everyday I am paving my own path to greatness. Lots of love :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

Doing a bit of purposeful living each day is a good thing. :)


Amber said...

Happy Birthday Chris.
You have made some amazing changes in the last two years. But I'm glad you are still my good friend.

SO proud of you!!

You go girl!!

Anonymous said...

Another March birthday buddy - love it!

And loved this post! :D

Hanlie said...

Hope you had a fabulous day!

I'll be cheering you on!

Crissy Rae said...

Happy belated birthday! Such a great post to read. You sound resolved and dedicated to your cause and I am sure you will meet your May 18 goal.

You go girl!

pinkvision said...

Many happy returns on your birthday! You look absolutely fabulous and I totally admire your dedication & example. Here's a chemistry simile for you: you've taken all your carbon atoms from slippery ol' slidey & fragile graphite, and fashioned 'em into pure brilliant diamond. Same but better. Have a wonderful day!

'Yellow Rose' Jasmine said...

Hope you had a great one! So good to see you cruisin' on down the road enjoying life to the fullest. You have not only renewed yourself, but taken many others along to begin their own journeys as well and we thank you.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a couple of great birthdays!!!

Retta said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Chris. Hope is was fabulous!!

Putz said...

when you said you wanted to be 135 by may 18th i thought maybe you were talking 20 and 70 and that you intended to live longer than most of us, by now i see you are talking about your weight

InWeighOverMyHead said...

happy belated bday!

Joy said...

Happy Birthday!!

You are doing such an amazing job with everything. Truly inspirational!!! I know you will achieve anything you put your mind to!! You've got this!!

Keep focused

MB said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I hope this is the best year of your life! Thank you for inspiring me in so many ways. Rock on!