Sunday, January 11, 2009

It's My Birthday and I'll Eat If I Want To.....

As my birthday drew closer I had in my head that I wouldn't worry too much about what I ate, after all, it was my day! I did have some yummy cake on Friday that my friend got especially for me! It was good but I found myself holding back and not eating as much as I would have a few months ago. Then came today, I got on the scale this AM and was so excited that I lost 3 pounds this week!! So, then I decided that pigging out just because it was my birthday was just not a good idea. I had my normal shake for breakfast and then had lunch at the in laws. We had ribs (I had 4 small), 1 small scoop of mashed potatoes, lots of carrots and asparagus, and salad. My mother in law had made a HUGE chocolate cake for father in law (it was his bday too) and I restrained myself. I picked a little bit from little guy's plate next to me but did not have my own slice. Hooray! I am so proud of myself and excited that I think I can still safely get on the scale in the morning. Birthdays aren't about food anyway. Sure cake is a huge symbol of most birthdays but I happy that for me, this year, it's about more. It's about a new year, a healthier year, a year in which I make myself a priority.


  1. Yay! I'm so impressed. I know how hard it is for me to resist homebaked choc goodies full of sugar & fat... Here's to your healthiest year yet!