Well, well, well! It seems I have 3 reasons to celebrate this weekend:
- I’m alive!
- I’m healthy!
- I’m passing the 3-year mark of maintenance: my goaliversary, if you will (Not to be confused with my bloggiversary or my fitiversary. Hey, what can I say? I like celebrations!)
Wow. I can’t believe it’s been that long already. In fact, while I knew I reached goal in October, I couldn’t remember which year. Good thing I have this blog so I could go back through old blog entries to check.
2009: 1st Goaliversary. No official mention because I was gallivanting across the countryside, but I did recognize it at the end of the year.
2010: 2nd Goaliversary. I was between trips, but I did stop for a moment of observance.
2011: 3rd Goaliversary. And here we are!
How shall we celebrate? I suppose I could have 3 cupcakes, but then I’d be all roly-poly and icky feeling. On the other hand, that would probably pass quickly…nah, better not. I’m sure that would somehow be wrong.
I’ve decided to celebrate by giving myself 3 treats for the next 3 days. Today was a practice run:
Treat 1 – I woke up at 5:00 a.m. (normal alarm time) on a day when I didn’t have to get up early. Usually when that happens, I stay up; today I went back to bed and slept until 7:00 a.m. Go me!
1) it was enjoyed with friends,
2) it was tasty, and
3) it was f-r-e-e! A gift from Panera on my myPanera account!
Treat 3 – A 3-mile walk in the sunshine!
I’m not sure how else I’ll celebrate, but you can bet I’ll keep my eyes peeled for opportunities. Sadly, there will be no more 550-calorie treats (not even f-r-e-e ones), unless they’re a real meal. I suspect I’ll survive, especially if one of my treats is a nice long bubble bath.
This is not just my celebration, you know. I believe in the strength of my commitment, but I know that it’s stronger because of YOU. YOU helped me get here, with your generous, insightful comments, both here and in my mailbox. While I often feel they’re undeserved, that doesn’t mean I’m not humbled by and appreciative of them. Thus, it’s only fair that YOU should celebrate, too! Um, Dutch treat, of course.
Will you commit to giving yourself at least 3 treats this weekend? What will they be?
Oops! I was reminded today that I was supposed to be campaigning for SHAPE Magazine’s blogger awards (weight loss category), so consider this a reminder. Click HERE if you’d like to vote for me, but I suggest you click HERE to check out all the blogs nominated first.