I really put in a good effort going into this week's weigh-in. I'll pretend the bottle of wine I drank on Grammys night, didn't happen ;) I will say, knee deep into the wine, I found a huge craving for cheese and crackers. I took a slice of cheese (80 cals) and broke it into 4 pcs and put it on wheat Ritz. It wasn't overly satisfying, but it did the trick. Anyhoo...the rest of the week was mostly good, with a few human moments thrown in the mix. I was really pleased with a 2 1/2 pound weight loss this week. That's the most I've seen in a given week, in over a month. I needed to see more than a pound, and I'm glad my body reacted.
My friend and I are heading out tonight for a 3 day weekend, in honor of my birthday. It was so cool of her to suggest we do something like this again, this year. We got a spa package, and I'm really looking forward to getting pampered. In real life, I would never pay that much for a massage, but it's somehow justifiable when it's all wrapped up with the cost of the room. She will also be getting her first facial. I'm totally stoked for her. If my back cooperates (it's been a real mother fucker lately-but I do have an appointment at a spine center on Mon), we plan on doing a lot of hiking. It's a good thing, because we know there will be lots of wine, and all sorts of things neither of us would eat. She has been on this weight loss journey with me (really just for toning, I think-she does not have a weight issue), and she looks remarkable. She has worked really hard. This weekend, however, we are going to enjoy things we want to enjoy, while being mindful of the consequences. I'll say this-we have reservations tomorrow night at a restaurant that will be serve King Crab. While the crab isn't bad, the butter I'll be dipping it in, sure will be. I can already see my sloppy self, purple lips and butter smeared on my face. I am who I am ;) I know the hiking will only make so much of a difference. I'm certain I'll have my first gain next weigh-in, I'm just hopeful I don't go totally nuts. Gaining weight is easy...losing that weight takes a lot of time. Anyway, the weather is supposed to be beautiful. Cheers in advance!
I'm not a big horoscope person (shocking to you I know), but I do take note that some of the closest people throughout my life, have a birthday within nine days of mine. Just so you know, we are different signs, though. I was hoping my dear friend Caity was going to have her first baby on my birthday, but she came last Sunday. Now, little Rooney is also added to the list of those I love and get to celebrate with. I can't tell you how happy I am for Caity and Andre. Even writing this, I'm tearing up.
I know this is sloppy writing, but my brain isn't working. I'm not used to writing this from my cubicle (lunch), but I wanted to get this out. I hope today finds you on whatever journey your heart desires. It doesn't have to be your birthday to begin to follow your dreams. Hell....I didn't start until more than halfway through my year. Oh, I also started back on the book after nearly a year off. I'm still counting it under this year, though. Today is the day. It's yours. The great thing about our lives is, they are exactly what we choose to make of it.
This song is for Rooney.