Okay, as promised in my last post, here are the before and after pics of my birthdays for 2014 and 2015.
I’m actually horrified to post the “before” but what the hell…
Here I am on my 45th birthday last year, holding a glass of happy hour varietal blend (what else??) and some gelato (I still remember that gelato, it was chocolate orange…memories…):
I actually untagged myself from that one in my husband’s Facebook album. I was US size 12, hurtling on towards 14. What’s startling about this picture is how LARGE MY FACE IS. OMG.
And here I am on my 46th birthday, exactly one year later, 6 months sober:
To my surprise, I was able to *easily* put on a pair of skinny cargos that I got at Old Navy in 2011. They are size 8 and they have NEVER FIT ME until now. I’m not actually certain that they are still remotely “in style” after all this time in my drawer (but couldn’t be too badly anachronistic as my 16-yo complimented me on them sooo….)
So there ya go. If you don’t believe quitting drinking can change not only your life but your ACTUAL APPEARANCE, then hopefully this is proof.
Thanks again to everyone who sent me well wishes for m’bday. It really meant a lot to me.
Now I’m home, and it’s only 7pm. I’ve had a least 4 people ask me “what are you doing tonight?” and I was like, “Um, turning 46??” I already left the house to go to the gym and then the pizza place, WHAT MORE DO THEY WANT FROM ME???
Fun note about bday party: my husband told me that while he was trying to order four large pizzas for the table, his dad practically knocked him over to get up there and order a pitcher of beer for him and my MIL. My SIL and BIL did the same (only more politely), then announced (after asking me what fun thing I was going to do next which would SURELY INVOLVE A LOT OF ALCOHOL even thought I’ve told my SIL three times that we quit drinking BUT OF COURSE I DIGRESS) that they were off to the liquor store. So they’ll be celebrating my bday tonight, in my honor and absence, probably til it hurts. Hahahahh!!
And now I will leave you with this awesome card I got from my other SIL and BIL: