Snack Girl Turns 49

September 2, 2018   112 Comments

Yes, today is my birthday and I really am 49. Can you still be a girl at 49?

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I named myself Snack Girl a while ago and I think it would be hard to change. Snack Woman is just strange so I guess I will keep calling myself a “girl” as I push 50.

A few things about 49:

  • I am invisible but I am assertive enough to make up for it.
  • I really have stopped caring what most people think of me.
  • I can’t find my hairbrush and it may be lost forever.

The truth is that I don’t care about age. Things that you think are important such as the numbers of spins on the earth and the number of pounds on the scale – just aren’t.

My house would qualify as a mess (though the Legos are no longer on the floor), my neck is approaching chicken, and I haven’t won any parenting awards lately (where can I apply) but I DON’T CARE.

What do I care about? - My kids being safe, healthy, and loved. Also, I care that they do chores – lots of them because I am busy. For example, I bought my children alarm clocks so they can wake themselves up and now they make their own breakfasts and lunches before school. I drink coffee and read my newspaper.

(Go ahead, flame me, I DON’T CARE)

I care that I am healthy and that my husband still likes me most of the time. I think it is important that we resolve the latest argument before we start the next one.

Finally, I care about you. My readers have been with me for a while now and I think about the fitness ideas, recipes, and products that you will find value in learning about.

All day long, I am struck by insights that may be valuable to someone out there that reads what I have to say – and I write myself a note. Most ideas don’t make it on the blog, and many things I share don’t help, but I keep trying.

So, if you are still reading this. Please share something you would like me to research or create. I am here for you and I do care.

My birthday wish is a whole bunch of comments with things you are curious about. I can’t promise I will get to all of them – but I will try!

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Wishing you a very happy birthday! Here’s to a happy & healthy year ahead :)

Happy Birthday! Life is a great journey of seeking what’s truly valuable — enjoy!

To research: how much water is too much water to consume each day?

Maybe you already know. I don’t.
Love your recipes! Thanks for your work!

Happy Birthday!!

Bravo for attempting and mostly succeeding, like many of us, to live your best life. Curious about how invisible feels-seems like you are very insvisible on line.

Para Bens!

Happy Birthday!

Awe.... to be 49 again! Actually, I love every birthday, each one a blessing! Happy birthday and many joys and good health in the next year.

My question is concerning fats. If you do not consume enough, can that cause hair loss?


Wishing you a very Happy Birthday from a 57 year old girl....

Happy Birthday!

I’m curious how you figure out what is for dinner every night. Meal planning is such a chore!

Hope it’s the happiest one yet! Have a great day! 👯🎉💐🎈

Happy 49th birthday twin. Today I reach level 55 and I am with you about where my caring energy goes & does not go. Enjoy!!🎂🎂

Happy Birthay. Hope your day is special and the year ahead is filled with your favorite things!

Wishing you a Happy Birthday. May you have many more.

Very happy and healthy birthday, Snack Girl! I agree with De Keimach - also with you about where you expend your energy. Wishing you all the best, always! You are there for us and I think I'm not alone saying, "Thank you!" My thoughts about research - well, it's actually a topic. As a member of WW, I have been reading for a while about ditching "diets" and eating intuitively (or demand feeding, if you will). I want to know if that can really work for compulsive dieters/emotional eaters. I mean, I can't believe we were created without being able to eat and regulate our weight/health by following a list of foods.... Thanks. Again, all the best to you and your family - enjoy the day!!

Happiest of Birthdays ever, Lisa! 49 is a great, young age and you wear it well!

As one who always looks forward to your blog the most out of all my emails, I would count that as one measure of success! You have given me many enjoyable reads and much shareable information. Wishing you another wonderful year.

have a great and happy birthday. i follow you religiously. you are truly inspirational. i'm 68 and always look forward to what you have to say. thanks for all you do and write.

Happy Birthday !
May you be blessed with many more!
Thank you for being grounded.

Happy 49th Birthday from this 52 year old!

Is there a way to streamline meal planning? It takes SO long! Such a time consuming job!

Attitude gets so much better as we age, I’m 66. Little things don’t matter anymore, laugh more, love more, and flat out enjoy life. Snack girl?.. how about snack babe? Or snack goddess? Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday and I love reading you because you are so normal and just like me! I wonder why WW changed to Freestyle without giving members the choice to do the other program if it worked ?

Happy Birthday! I'm 43 in January; I totally get it!

I'd love for you to look into a lower carb, higher protein way of eating and moderate fitness lifestyle, because this seems to work so much better for me as I age, if I can stick to it!

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