TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY!!!!
It's a good thing calories don't count on your birthday because let me tell you something...I consumed a LOT of them today! Yeah...3 pieces of pizza with garlic butter and some chocolate cake (and peanut butter balls, and peanut brittle and gingerbread snaps) later...I feel like I could not go back for one more bite even if I wanted to! And my dad is making us breakfast tomorrow (GROAN). Let the eating begin. ;) My brother got a chocolate cake with buttercream frosting from someone at work and we ended up making that my birthday cake at the last minute (because, since I don't NORMALLY consume sugar anymore, they thought...what's the point of making a cake? So cute) and I have to say, it's not as good as I remember. I know I know, enjoy it! But I remember LOVING buttercream frosting (and choc cake is my absolute FAVORITE)- tonight it made me sick. Not to mention it was just too sweet and too much- I wanted to have another piece of pizza to get rid of the sugary taste in my mouth. ? I'm changing! Since when has sugar EVER been too much for me? Wow- that has never happened. Did I mention we also did lunch after they (my fam) picked me up from the airport (italian) and I pigged out there too...can we say BIRTHDAY BLISS???
The other good news is that this morning, at 4 am, before I started getting ready to leave CA to come home and see my family, I weighed in. 138.2! I finally broke the marker! Can I tell you that it was the best birthday surprise I could have ever given myself? I would like to thank all of you who gave me tips on my 2 day breakdown last post. Thanks to you, I was able to have this little surprise on my birthday. After reading everyone's thoughts and discussing on the phone with several friends, I decided that I wasn't eating enough and decided to eat a little more. Next thing you know, up the calories and drop the #'s on the scale. NICE. I don't think it's going to stay like that for long though...esp after tonight *chuckle*...
I am so happy to be home with my family. I love them more than anything! My nephew is so precious, he has 4 front teeth and walks now (13 mos) and he remembers me from my last trip home (Sept). It really means a lot to me when this precious little angel smiles at me. When he smiles BECAUSE of me. It makes my heart soar. Plus my family goes so far out of their way to make this day special for me and I am just so grateful that they are my family and they love me. I truly feel the love today and it has been AWESOME.
So, it is Christmas Eve night. I don't know when I will surface again to post- hopefully soon. I really do have intentions of working out and still eating healthy while I'm home- despite today (it's my birthday people!). I can say that I've honestly honestly tried to change my lifestyle over the last few months and I don't desire to just "let go" until the New Year. This is me! This is who I am now- or who I want to be.
I am so excited to be here; I hope you have a Merry Merry Christmas too with your loved ones. I hope you feel the joy and peace in your hearts that I feel right now being with my family. I hope you and your family remember the reason for the season and give thanks to God for his miraculous Son and the gift he has given to all of us.
I love you all-