Happy Birthday to Me!

After a long day of skiing, it was time to kick back and celebrate my 28th birthday.

Three years ago, I definitely was in the throes of a quarter-life crisis. I was NOT OKAY turning 25. I had just left my job, I was single, I was unhappy with how I looked and just overall, not a happy girl. I ended up moving home for a few months and then moving into NYC a few months later, where I eventually turned my life around.

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From my 25th birthday.

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From my 26th birthday–the weekend before I finally decided to get my weight loss act in gear.

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From my 27th birthday.

This weekend, I’m spending my weekend being active and I’m surrounded by a bunch of healthy living bloggers with healthy attitudes.


And who take pictures of each other taking pictures. (Hi Leslie!)

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And eat lots of veggies.

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Leslie, Lauren and I decided to supervise the cooking. With 17 people in this house, there’s definitely such a thing as too many cooks in the kitchen. (Ashley was actually cooking but pretended to supervise with us.)

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With all this food, I decided to go for a bit of each: shrimp pasta, made by Melissa, baked ziti with sausage, roasted veggies and Caesar salad.


It was maybe a little too much fun for Leslie.

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And then there was birthday cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Photo of me via Meghann!)


And ice cream.

It was quite the fabulous birthday. Thanks to everyone here for making it such a special day, to everyone who commented/tweeted/wished me a happy birthday on Facebook, and of course to my parents.

(There will be more celebrating next week, of course!)


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