Friday, September 10, 2010

It’s My Birthday and I’ll Blog if I Want To.

Today I turn 31. I expect this will be a year of great change and wonderful achievements and I can’t wait for it to all happen. To commemorate the glorious day of my birth I thought I would spend some time making myself goals for the upcoming year.  [As a side note, this is a tremendously Virgo-esque type of activity; I fit my astrological sign so well!]  First, I thought of making weight goals but since I am a lifelong fat girl, I have no real idea as to what a good goal weight should be. Seriously, according to BMI I should weigh 130 lbs. to be normal; the closest I ever got to that was 135 lbs. and I was a stinking size 4. I refuse to believe that a size used by runway models is the “normal weight” I should shoot for.  Since I could not derive a number weight I think should be my goal, I have decided to instead list 10 (because it’s a great number) NSVs I plan to accomplish this year. Here they are, in no particular order:

  1. I will pay down my credit card debt with the money I save on food. 
  2. I will walk a half marathon at the same pace as my friends (heck, I will walk a half marathon).
  3. I will wear heels out on the town for a whole night without thinking my feet hurt. 
  4. I will fit into booths at restaurants and desks at school.
  5. I will shop for clothes at J.Crew and Anthropologie (because the world needs one more preppy person).
  6. I will go to a yoga class and be able to keep up with the super skinny/flexible instructor. 
  7. I will put myself out there and network at a professional conference with confidence.
  8. I will flirt shamelessly with a man at a bar, have him buy me a drink, and then ditch him without regret. 
  9. I will post a picture on Facebook that I am willing - no excited - to tag myself in.
  10. I will dance in public without fear of others watching. Maybe I will even dance in the rain.
Happy birthday to me and happy Friday to everyone else!







  1. Happy birthday! Those are great goals--I know you can do it!

  2. Happy Birthday!!! Those are awesome goals!

  3. Happy Birthday!!! As a fellow lifelong fatty, I had no clue whatsoever to make my final goal. I finally based it on BMI - for me, 164 is the highest weight I can be with a "normal" BMI.

  4. Happy happy Birthday to you!! Here is an award for the day after!

  5. Happy Belated birthday... Love the goals..

  6. happy birthday-this goal gig is the biggest think I have learned to set them and actually keep them. Good luck with yours!! and thanks for commenting over at my place.


  7. Thanks everyone for the birthday wishes, you sure do know how to make a gal feel special.