Today is my birthday. The Ides of March but the weather is really nice here (14C or mid fifties F). Warm, sunny and the snow is almost gone. I don’t feel much older but then I thought I was already this age last November until my DH corrected me—I had added a year by mistake. I also did the same “added a year” when I was 42. That entire year I told people I was 43 and on my next birthday, I got to stay the same. Can I give you a secret. Age is a state of mind. The body may start to show some strange changes as you age but the saddest is when I see someone who is mentally old. I like to think I am not even close to that happening. Have fun and laugh and you don't age.
Here is my Horoscope for today: Your sensitivity will be tested this year. Concentrate on keeping things in perspective and maintaining balance by using moderation in all aspects of life. Change is upon you and, to make it favorable, you must move slowly towards your goals.Too much, too fast will lead to setbacks and failure.
I think it has something to do with my band. I can read almost anything into my horoscope! As to my age, to challenge all you math enthusiasts out there, I have instituted a new numbering system for birthdays. A while back a friend mentioned that once you turn 50, you should be able to start the count backwards, sort of like in the movie Benjamin Buttons. So 51=49, 52=48, 53=47… Thus I am declaring I am now 44 (you figure out the math—answer below). I'm not sure if this is really a good thing—it is almost like a countdown to death—like you only have 44 more years left on this planet—but I will be one thin chick with my lapband. Age 44 was one of the best years of my life and one of the few years I could say I was happy with my weight (about 155 lbs). It was also the year I changed careers and trained in computer support which led me to a great job.
We will probably go out to dinner tonight so I will have to find a good "band friendly" restaurant. Sunday dinner with my daughter was nice. She brought steak but I ended up cooking some chicken for me. I was also able to eat asparagus, broccoli and a few roasted potatoes. So yummy—I really have missed veges. The chew, chew, chew, slowly seems to be the trick with the band. Duh! I think I read that in a few of your blogs. They also brought a Blizzard cake from Dairy Queen as her BF thought I would be able to eat ice cream easily—what a nice guy. I was able to eat a small piece. Funny how ice cream can slide right through the band. I have one small piece left for today.
Answer: Today I am 56 years young!