It is 12:24 on March 13th which means my birthday is officially over. It has been a good day. I am thankful for my family and friends and all that they do. What did I do? Let's see.
Last night: Made from scratch coconut cake with brothers and their wives. Received a totally unexpected gift of hand crocheted fingerless gloves, in purple. I totally wanted some, thank you Mandy. Received a call from my dad wishing me happy birthday!
This morning: Breakfast with my brother at First Watch. I Love that place!
Work: Received a card, balloon, and mini cake from my boss/friend. The card was signed by all of my co-workers. The preschool classes I work in sang happy birthday and one gave me a card signed by the kids and they had decorated a crown for me to wear.
Lunch: Took myself to Chipotle. I love them. Then on the way back to work stopped and got suncatchers for the kids (and me) to paint in the extended day program.
Dinner: Did the drive thru at In-and-Out for dinner. On the way out of the parking lot got a call from my sister so I pulled over. (don't like to drive and chat.) We talked for an hour and a half; would have been longer if my phone hadn't died. Went home with my cold dinner but my brother saved me by offering to deep fry my fries to heat them up while I nuked my burger. Still made for a good dinner.
Evening: I had to watch the season finally of The Bachelor. It was 3 hours long! I missed the first half hour but I got the gist of what happened. While watching I finished painting the suncatchers I bought for myself that I didn't get to at work. After The Bachelor I popped in a movie I rented Sunday but didn't get to Monte Carlo. It is a teenage romance movie, I love those. I enjoyed another piece of my delicious birthday cake (though it was better fresh.) And now here I am off to bed.
I knew going in that to celebrate I would probably do it with food. I am feel a little weird about that. I mean how many calories did I eat just because it was my birthday? That isn't really healthy. Sure I have an excuse but I didn't need to eat out three times in one day. Though I guess other people celebrate by drinking lots and lots of alcohol so is that worse? Is it better? Who knows. Not that I will remember this in 364 days but I want to try and not base my whole birthday on food next year. There has to be something better. Hmmm...
Tomorrow I am going to start exercising again. I have put it off for two days but I finally weighed myself before I started blogging. My current weight is 278 which means I have gained 6 lbs in two and a half weeks. That is a lot of weight. I definitely have noticed in my pants. My fat pants are feeling tight. My goal still remains to be 240 lbs on May 31st when i fly out to see my sister. That is eleven weeks to loose 38 lbs. That comes out to just about 3.5 lbs a week. Will I make it? Maybe not but hey, why not try.
My first baby goal is to exercise every other day for two weeks. Then we will go from there. ...Ok I can't lie to you. I bought a new exercise video. Well really it is a new video by The Firm which I already have video's from. This is their newest set and is a little different so I won't have a 16" step to use while working out. I don't know that it will make it easier but it couldn't hurt. The video's are only 20 min long and then they have a four week cycle that you follow to mix up what you are doing. I have been looking at it for awhile and Sunday night, using the birthday excuse, I bought it. So for the next two weeks I am going to use the current firm video's I have and by then I would have my new dvd's and I will switch. I will then be able to do two four week cycle's before I leave.
I know what you are thinking. Ok, really I know what I am thinking. I am really great at making plans. I could make plans all day long. But the truth is pudding, where the rubber meets the road, or whatever other cliche you like best. I know that I suck at follow through but if I stop planning then I have no chance at success. Plus I really need to fit in my pants so that is pretty big motivation. I am not buying bigger pants!