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 OK...it 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!
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!!!!!