Friday, May 13, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me Y'all!

That’s right, today I turn 27 years old. I’m still young and all but this aging thing is a strange feeling. People who I remember being born are graduating high school, my face is not as smooth as a baby’s bottom anymore and I NEVER thought I would miss being in college. I guess that’s part of shifting into adulthood. I am happy to have a few more years of my 20s…I don’t think I’m quite ready for 30…I need a little more time. Yesterday, I was lucky enough to have my desk decorated for my birthday. The celebration was a combined one with another coworker so they had the party a day early. I put some pictures below.

I really appreciate the effort that went in to make my birthday special! Thanks to everyone who has given me and will give me birthday wishes! You all are the best! For the past couple of years, I have used my birthday week as an opportunity to pretty much eat what I want. I have practiced a LITTLE BIT of restraint a couple days this week but not much. I’m going to TRY and not go too overboard this weekend but we will see. Even though I’ve done this before and gotten right back on track, I can REALLY tell a difference this year in weight gain. I fully intend to be strict next Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday before I go to the beach and then get right back on when I’m back but it made me really nervous last night, looking at my belly. I guess that in the past, since I hadn’t lost as much weight, it didn’t make as much of a visual impact. I felt EXTREMELY fluffy last night. That is exactly why I didn’t weigh this morning. I want to give myself a few days of normalcy before I see where I’m at. Even though I can’t possibly fit in all the foods I want in one week, I do a pretty good job and I have stuffed myself with fried chicken, fried green tomatoes (twice), shrimp and grits, steak roll ups and pasta salad, party food like Oreos and chips and dip and tonight…I’m probably either going to go with giant hamburgers or wings. It’s been great but it’s also been a reminder of how quickly my stomach can stretch and I could lose it. Seeing my bloated face and belly in the mirror confirmed my motive though…plus…I’ve felt icky and reflux-y all week…I feel like my body is trying to tell me not to screw up. No worries though, I will feel like I’m starving on Monday but I’ll be alright!

I have another busy weekend in store. I’d like to give a shout out to my cousin Katie…she’s graduating from high school tomorrow and we are going to go see her! Congrats Katie! Sunday, I will have all my usual errands and then my mom is going to make my official birthday dinner. I’m so excited…I’ve already put in a special request for chocolate cake! Ugh, I’m so bad…I think I’ve already grown one of my former chins back…good news though…I’m still exercising like a fiend so…all is not lost! I hope everyone has a great weekend! Bye!

“Honey, time marches on and eventually you realize it is marchin' across your face.” Truvy-Steel Magnolias


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I hope it's fantastic and I hope you're getting to eat a lot of awesome food! You deserve a diet break for all of your awesomeness!

    Also, OF COURSE I love the quote!!!

  2. Thanks...but I took more than a diet break at Jimmy John's just now. :)


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