12 November 2010

500th post and happy birthday

Yay! Welcome to my 500th post!

I took down a couple of posts 
from last year, so it's actually more....

I have been blogging now for a year and a half!
Been on LoCarb for a year and 8 months.

And I have lost many, many pounds.
Plus alot of weight!
More than I first gave myself credit for.
In fact, so much has changed,
my own friends don't recognize me.
I'm not sure I even know myself just yet!

You have been reading me for very long time.
[Thank you very much!]
That's many posts, and many, many, many
 comments, and emails. Too numerous to count.
Even phone calls. For hours! And visits to bloggers.
50 videos or so. Me singing. Dancing.
Almost every day I post. Sometimes, more!

I don't really even talk to my friends in "real" life
every day. Sometimes, it is days, or weeks before 
we see each other, and spend time together.

With a few notable exceptions in Blogland.
And that's a different story for a different day.

It is here, I re-affirm my "blogging vows"
From last Christmas Day 
when I started blogging again, after 
my "little break" last Autumn.

With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right...
...let us strive on to finish the work we are in... Abraham Lincoln
(but it still applies here!)

I once thought weight loss was like a part-time job,
or position. Now I think my TRUE avocation is not
just weight-loss, but forgiveness.
Everyone, everything, every time.
Starting with me, myself.

☝ And whoever that person is - or was...☝
Her, here in the 2x scrubs, and there on the beach.
The one I left a year and a half ago!
Looks like she needs it!


Oh, yes, and I almost forgot.
Today is my 50th Birthday!

Here's to many more years together-
I couldn't have done it without you!
Thank You!

Hope your day is great!


  1. Happy birthday, Anne, and safe travels!

    And thanks for giving me my word for the day. "Forgiveness...everyone, everything, every time. Starting with me, myself." Words to live by.

  2. Happy birthday! I love the forgiveness passage, too. Forgiving ourselves is job one.

  3. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Thanks you, Anne, for your blog. You never fail to amaze me or amuse me. So smart and beautiful and so much more that you are. Cheers!

  4. Your 50th birthday is even more special because of all the work you have done the past year and a half, not just weight loss but also inner work.
    Congratulations to you for your major achievements.

  5. Fifty never looked so good, Anne !! (Raising our water glasses, everyone ...)

    Here's to the NEXT 50, may they be your best years yet.


    Be glad I don't have your phone number, or you'd be forced to listen to me singing "Happy Birthday" ... and since you DON'T have to listen to me sing, consider that your best birthday gift this morning!

    Cyber hugs, Anne !!

  6. I hope you have an outstanding birthday!!!

  7. H*A*P*P*Y B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Happy birthday and happy 500th post and GRATS on all of your newly discovered awesomeness!!!!

  9. You look great! And I'm not just saying that 'cause it's your birthday ;)

  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You're such a sweet lady. I can't wait to meet you in person. You really do look great. You've come a long way.

    Have a great trip.

  11. Happy, Happy Birthday Anne!! Love the forgiveness stuff...awesome! Have a safe and wonderful trip!

  12. H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y !!!!!

    E N J O Y E N J O Y E N J O Y

  13. Happy birthday!!! So cool you are where you are health-wellnesswise on your big 5 - oh!

    Slapping you a high five, scorpio sister.

  14. Happy, Happy Birthday!

  15. As they say, "You've Come A Long Way Baby!" Congratulations on all your great successes and on 500 posts. Woo-hoo to YOU Anne H. You make the real world and the blog world a better place.
    Happy 50th Birthday!
    xo jj

  16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have the most kick-ass year ever in your hot little new blond self!

  17. Happy, Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a great celebration, Miss Hot 50!!!

  18. Happy Birthday Anne!!! Boy 500 posts I've missed a lot. Think it's time for me to go back and take a look *smile*. I always enjoy your posts so much. Hope you have a WONDERFUL day!!!

  19. Happy Happy Birthday! I am new here [saw you at Tina's] hope you don't mind. You look great and are doing a fabu job!

    Take care and I hope today is everything you want it to be.

    [Are you absolutely sure you are 50? :)]

  20. I'm fifty, too, though I turned it in Feb, so I'm your elder. Speak respectfully to me, you whippersnapper! heh.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY you trippy gal! And keep on posting. Onward to 1000!!!!

    So, what does a low-carber do to celebrate a birthday, like, instead of cake?

  21. Lots of best happy birdy wishes and congrats on 500 posts! I've been reading your blog almost since the beginning, and you are a constant inspiration and never fail to make me smile. Or think. Sometimes both at the same time!

  22. Happy 50th Anne. I just started reading your blog, and I'm hooked.

  23. Happy 50th Birthday you lovely loony lady.
    You light up my life from afar.

    Birthday hugs and kisses to you.


  24. Happy happy Birthday Anne, you look fabulous. I have been following for a long time now as you know, you are an inspiration and a hell of a gal.hey.

  25. HAPPY 50th GIRL~!!!!! You join a neat club.. me being one of them... (50+)


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