Monday, September 26, 2011

Thank you to all my peeps!

Good morning dear ones!

Thank you for all the birthday wishes. I had a nice day out with my sisters and my lunch at the cheesecake factory was fabulous! I had the lunch portion of the Cobb salad and I asked for a takeout container before I started eating and I put half of it in the container & ate the other half. I did have a piece of coconut chocolate cheesecake. I only ate 1/2 of it at the restaurant and I took the rest home and finished it in the evening. It was pretty much what I ate for the entire day except I did have 2 slices of Trader Joe's whole wheat sprouted bread toasted and a small banana. I did have a taste of each of my sisters ccheesecake's too. My one sister had a turtle cheesecake & my other sister had a Hershey's chocolate one that was nothing shore of a slice of heaven!! I think I had 3 bites of that one! So the scale only said I did a tiny bit of damage...only 1/2# so that's will be gone tomorrow. Oh and on a side note, can I just tell you, our waiter Jose was one hot little tamale! He looked like Mario Lopez and he was adorable and super attentive to us.My sisters made sure he knew it was my birthday and he brought my cheesecake out with Happy Birthday to You written around the plate and a candle in it and some of the workers sang happy bday (which wasn't necessary....I'm not into that whole singing to me on my bday thing) but it was sweet of him to do that. Needless to say, he got a great tip too! But no birthday kiss.....sheesh! What gives!??  My sisters were calling me a cougar. hahahaha!

Anyways, I want you to know that I do truly appreciate you all taking the time to post birthday wishes. I was a little disappointed that my 2 best friends never sent a card or even called me. Made me sad because I don't forget their bdays. It warmed my heart to read your comments this morning, so thank you so much!!!! My hubby bought me a $50 gift certificate to my favorite day spa and he bought me a dozen of red roses that are lovely. He's been very good to me and I am grateful to have someone who loves me like he does. We have had our problems over the years and were on the brink of separation in December of last year. Its a long story, but we have reconciled and I am thankful that we were both willing to work things out. We will be celebrating our 18th anniversary in about 2 weeks. We watched our wedding video over the weekend and it was so neat to watch that day again. Gosh, I was a young pup but I was pretty skinny. (weren't we all?!) My hubby hasn't changed much over the years. Hes still thin like he was back then but a little less hair and its gray now. We also watched a video of the kids when they were little. They watched it with us too. Made me realize how fast they grow. They were such precious little girls when they were little and they are growing up to be beautiful young ladies. I am blessed indeed!

                                    My sisters   Chris & Rose (my bestest buddies)

                                    My Chocolate Coconut Cheesecake~ YUMMY!!!

So on the weight loss front, I'm back on the straight & narrow. I have been trying to eat only when I am physically hungry (tummy growling) and I have been trying to eat 1/2 portions. I did this about 10 yrs ago through a christian weight loss program called weigh down workshop and I lost about 35# in 6 months. I never felt deprived because you can eat whatever you are hungry for. You just learn to turn your focus away from the food & back on God. I feel like I need a "spiritual tune up" so I am incorporating this with my WW and I feel like its a good fit for me at this time.

Thank you all for being such dear friends even though we have never met in person, I feel like I have known you all my life!! I am grateful for each one of you!!! Have a fantastic week!!!!!



  1. I am so happy that you had a wonderful birthday! I hate to admit it, but I used to forget birthdays of people that I truly loved too. Your friends may be extra busy...or like me and just dense!
    You are doing great in rethinking your strategy. Little changes really will add up.
    Did you join the fitness place?

  2. OH...and your sissy's are beautiful!!! Just like you!

  3. My dearest friend, I am so glad you had such a great b-day with your sisters. I am sorry to hear about your friends forgetting but that sounds like my sister and brother they forget mine all the time. The cheese cake looks wonderful and to bad the waiter did not plant one on you for your birthday....cougar or not it would of made your day right? I am trying to get onto the straight and narrow as well. I am gonna try the FT for a couple of weeks just to get me focused and then I will see which way to go. Thanks for always being such a good cyber friend.

  4. Sounds like a fun day ms.cougar!!! It's funny, but those handsome guys that once would give us a second look, now think of us as their mothers! Glad you had a great day and some nice treats to boot! Wish I was there to give youa birthday hug...and who am I steal a bite of that cheesecake!!!

  5. Well a happy birthday you did have huh? Sounds like that guy knew what he was doing cause he got a big tip. Miss Cougar. Your sisters are very pretty and so is that cheesecake. YUM.
    Sorry about your friends but I bet they didn't mean it.
    Have a great day :-)

  6. Sounds like it was a great day for you, minus the absent friends! I am also horrible at remembering birthdays, if not for Facebook I'd forget them all. I was lucky to notice it was yours and I had to wish you an early happy birthday so I wouldn't forget. :)

  7. I'm glad you had a nice bday trip. Good plan on boxing up half of the food from the jump, I will have to try that next time I go out.

  8. I love the way they did the desert plate by writing your birthday greeting in chocolate! So glad you had a fun day! Hopefully your plan of eating only when you are physically hungry will shake things up for you. That's what I'm trying to do now, find little things to change up to trick my body into giving up a few more pounds!

  9. Hey Cougar ;) ;)! Sounds like you had so much fun with your sisters. I thought about you yesterday at the mall when I passed by The Cheesecake Factory, & wondered if you went...also thought of that pumpkin cheesecake. Yours looked yummy. I love chocolate & coconut. Happy belated birthday friend!