Yesterday was my birthday but the celebration started three days earlier. I came home Friday to the beautiful flower arrangement above. A dozen roses!
Saturday I did go to Weight Watchers but that was the only health-oriented activity all weekend. We had tickets to a matinee showing of Mamma Mia. It was a wonderful performance, but I’m amazed at the lack of manners from other theater-goers.
A couple showed up 40 minutes into the first act and sat down right in front of us (and they didn’t rush). Then a cell phone belonging to the woman seated next to my husband went off. During the last 20 minutes we had to hear a small child behind us whine about how long it was taking. Maybe the evening performance would have been better?
A wonderful gift was a surprise visit by one of my sons who lives out of state. He was in the house when I came home for lunch yesterday with a card and an invitation for lunch!
A lot of our celebration had to do with food. Maybe some day I can get past that but not yet. It started with lunch at the Grant Grill where we learned they served brunch on the weekends until dinner time.
I had the local catch (grouper) sandwich which came with house-made chips. The chips were extremely salty and neither my husband or I ate more than a couple. My sandwich on the other hand was very tasty. I loved the roasted tomatoes and onions in combination with the grilled sourdough and grouper.
We picked up BBQ pork sandwiches for dinner at a local BBQ. I selected corn pudding for my one side which is very good but definitely not the healthiest choice. I ate half Saturday night and the other half for lunch on Sunday. To top this gluttony off we had cold stone ice cream creations.
Sunday morning we went to breakfast with friends but didn’t overdo it. That night we picked up Mexican food at Rubios so I could use my birthday coupon for a free entree.
Yesterday’s birthday lunch was at Vintana. I didn’t take a single picture as I wanted to be “present” for every moment. It was enjoyable with good service and food.
The celebration ended after a steak dinner at home capped off with my birthday “cake” which was a cupcake from my favorite cupcake shop, Little Cakes. They’ve won Cupcake Wars twice and have about 50 flavors with 8-10 available each day.
I had the Daddy Warbucks flavor and it was awesome! Today it’s back to “less is best” with better choices but no regrets!
Fortunately last week’s attention to diet and exercise showed up on the scale. I had a loss of .4 pounds bringing the weight loss total to:
This might go away Saturday but I will know why as well as how to continue losing.
The first three days of this week were obviously not on plan. I’m looking forward to healthier eating and jumping back on the wagon.
Do you ever decide an occasion or food is worth going off plan?