Archive for March 23, 2009

Another Year Older…

Well my 24th birthday is almost over!  It was a great birthday all around and I am so thankful for every warm birthday wish I received from you guys!  I’m exhausted after such a long day so please excuse the rushed post.

We need to do some serious food shopping and I plan to after work tomorrow, so my breakfast consisted of a pear and apple strudel bar, I don’t like replacing meals with bars but I was in a rush this morning so I just grabbed one.  It is extremely filling though and kept me satisfied until lunch.

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These pictures are from my cell phone so excuse the poor quality.

For lunch I had to get really creative, I had a sandwich on an Arnold Sandwich Thin with peanut butter, a sliced up McIntosh apple, and some peak protein granola, strange combo but really really delicious.

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After lunch I came back to a decorated cube and a cake with candles, I didn’t get to take a picture of the whole cake, but even though I don’t eat cake, I felt rude refusing a piece that was there especially for me, so I had a super tiny slice and actually enjoyed it, it’s not something I would eat often or would ever crave, but it wasn’t like I hated it.

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I left work a couple hours early for my birthday and rushed home to get ready to go out to eat and to grab my camera for dinner.  I went out with my family and Andrew to our usual birthday spot, Yesterdays.  My dad and I decided to split a carafe of Zinfandel, I think was my first time having wine this year.

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I was starving so I immediately hit up the salad bar.

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And the rolls were hot out of then oven so I had a couple.

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Last time I went to Yesterday’s I decided I was going to let myself splurge on my birthday, with my very favorite dish, Chicken Parm.  But since I had given up meat I decided to go with the standby, eggplant parm.  It was very good, but honestly I like it better when I make it without any breading, I felt like mostly I was tasting the fried breadcrumbs. 

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I ate 2 pieces and have 2 left for tomorrow’s lunch.  Penne came on the side but I only ate a couple bites and that will also be tomorrow’s lunch.  I apparently didn’t take a picture of that though.  Too much vino maybe?

After dinner my family and I headed home, after digesting for a little while, we broke out the ice cream cake.

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Andrew and I did our usual splitting of cake where he got my chocolate and I got his vanilla.

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What a mess, i didn’t finish all my cake, I was way too full.

So for presents I really did well this year, from my sister I received 2 shirts, and from my parents I got Jillian Michaels’ Burn Fat Boost Metabolism DVD.

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I also got an arm band for my Ipod.

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And the Polar F6 hear rate monitor I wanted!

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In a very pretty pink.

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I can’t wait to get to the gym tomorrow and give it a try.  I also got some unpictured steak knives that we definitely needed in our apartment. 

Between the wine and the excitement of the day I am extremely tired. Thanks again for all your wonderful wishes!  I’m sad my birthday is over but I’m excited to get back into eating my normal healthy meals.  No more using my birthday as an excuse to indulge.  Although I don’t feel guilty about my splurging, it was my birthday and I enjoyed my favorite things but it’s time to get back to normal. 

Hope you all have a great night!!

March 23, 2009 at 9:41 pm 20 comments


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