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Discussion in 'Lighter Life Forum' started by daisydoll, 4 September 2009 Social URL.

  1. daisydoll

    daisydoll Gold Member

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    ..was my 40th birthday!

    i remember waking up and looking at myself in the mirror, feeling a bit fed up with myself!

    i had lost 2 stone for my wedding six weeks before but had put on about 15lbs since ( italian honeymoon mainly to blame, lol!)

    Anyway, for the last 5 years i'd been saying to myself i didn't want to be fat and 40 (i'd said the same at 30 but 3 kids later....)

    and here i was - fat and 40

    and it got worse up til december when i saw something about LL on GMTV.

    my new years resolution (same one i had been making for the last 25 years) was to actually do something about it and not be fat and 40!

    and i did it!

    This morning i looked in the mirror - counted a few more wrinkles and grey hairs but smiled!!!!!!!!!!!

    what a difference a year makes!

    daisy x
     
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  3. LindsayStapleton

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    Happy birthday, and well done! When I wonder what on earth I'm doing, knowing that it really didn't take a long time for you all to become fabulously slim, I manage to get some strength from that!!
     
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  4. RecoveringChocaholic

    RecoveringChocaholic I'm going to be slim

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    Excellent post Daisy
    :553::birthday:
    Have a lovely day
     
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  5. RecoveringChocaholic

    RecoveringChocaholic I'm going to be slim

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    Oh yeah & you don't look over 40
     
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    thin_inside I Can Do This!

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    Happy Birthday Daisy!!

    You have come a long way in a year. Many Congratulations. You do look fabulous.

    Like you, the 'fat and forty' phrase was a trigger for me. I started LL age 40 and was four stone down by the time I turned 41. Here's to being fit and healthy with a good few months of maintenance under my belt when 42 clocks up!

    Your journey continues to be an inspirational one for me. xx
     
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    Hi Daisy,
    "Happy Birthday to you" ...
    You look fab & nowhere near 40 :)
    I never wanted to be fat and 40 either so i joined LL for the 2nd time and got to goal for my 40th. I had a great party & felt brilliant ... just one problem by the time I was 40 and a half I was back to square 1 :doh:
    So am now back on track to be Fab & 42 !! ...and 43, 44, 45 ...(you get the picture ;))

    Have a great day

    yoyo
    xx
     
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    Happy birthday Daisy and well done. I am 38 and don't want to be fat and forty either. I am so glad I have discovered lighter life and hopefully I will get my weight off long before I reach the dreaded 40.
     
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  9. Sean(JSF)

    Sean(JSF) Making it all add up

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    Happy Birthday Daisy

    And you so deserve to smile :)
     
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    Happy Birthday! I had my 39th in August and like you don't want to be fat and 40 so I'm on LL. Day 3 for me so I've got a way to go.
     
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  11. Gemma79

    Gemma79 I will do this!

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    fantastic story and what a way you have come. I am 30 this year, and although by then I hope to be a few stone down, I know that come my 31st I will have lost it all and be maintaining. Here's to you :happy036::birthday::party0016:, well done! x
     
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  12. roundrachel

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    Happy Birthday Daisy! So pleased you're feeling so good.

    I never celebrated my 30th as I felt so bad about myself. Just stayed in and watched a DVD on my own.

    2 and a half years later and I'm half the woman I was. I'm going to have a big party for my 33rd. Better late than never but I think I've got plenty to celebrate!!

    Hope you have an amazing birthday xx
     
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    Happy Birthday Daisy - hope you've had a good day.

    I'm with you on the fat and 40 ... it was my 39th Birthday that prompted me to join LL :)
     
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    Happy Birthday beautiful, hope ur having a lovely birthday xx
     
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    Good for you daisy what a wonderful post

    Happy Birthday x x x :)

    big hugs x x x Sam x x x
     
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    Happy Happy Birthday Daisy! I hope this year brings all the things you want to fruition. I seriously cannot believe you are even near 40!! You look so young :)

    Jez
    xx
     
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    Happy Birthday Daisy - Hope you have had some fuss - you deserve it xx Margaret
     
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    Happy Birthday Daisy, I hope you are out having a fabulous evening
    :birthday:
    You have achieved so much in the past year. I hoope you are really proud of yourself - you should be.
    A year ago I still had 2 and a half stone to lose to get to my current weight.
     
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    Blonde Logic Yes. You can.

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    Happy Birthday hon - you have every reason to be happy - you gave yourself the best pressie ever!!! I felt much the same - I turn 50 in April this year, and there was no way I wanted to be both FAT and FIFTY!!!! Its a great thing - be very proud of yourself! :)
    xxx
     
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    Morticia Happy in my own skin

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    Hope you had a lovely birthday Daisy. Wow, can't believe you're over 40, you look so young.

    I also did a comparison with last year, but when I was on holiday lately. It was a case of, ohh this time last year my feet became all swollen on the flight, ohh this time last year I did not want to be in the photographs, ohh this time last year I had no energy to get up early and make the most of the full holiday day....what a difference a year makes to our lives...:)
     
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    Belated Happy Birthday Daisy!

    Very Inspirational to me as a newbie!
    Thank you! xx :)
     
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