Another Year Older…

March 23, 2009 at 9:41 pm 20 comments

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.


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.


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.


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!!


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20 Comments Add your own

  • 1. marafaye  |  March 23, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!! I have the same f6 and love it so much! make sure to turn off the alarms though, they get super annoying!

  • 2. Caroline  |  March 23, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Happy birthday–looks like you celebrated with great food and great gifts:)

  • 3. Lesley  |  March 24, 2009 at 6:34 am

    HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY!!!!! : ) Looks like you had a great time : )

  • 4. Shelby  |  March 24, 2009 at 6:53 am


    Love those Clif Bars =)

  • 5. Kristie  |  March 24, 2009 at 7:10 am

    Happy Belated!! I’m glad you had an awesome one. Everything looks deelish (I can almost TASTE that ice cream cake..) and the gifts are awesome! I really want to get myself a Jillian DVD asap.

  • 6. brandi  |  March 24, 2009 at 7:20 am

    sounds like a great birthday 🙂

  • 7. Mariposa  |  March 24, 2009 at 9:06 am

    i love your presents!!! i would be over the moon if i got what you got!! yay!!

  • 8. Katie  |  March 24, 2009 at 9:55 am

    What a fabulous birthday! I’d love to hear what you think of the Jillian Michaels DVD.

    I have that very same Polar F6 and it’s awesome.

  • 9. Mel  |  March 24, 2009 at 10:52 am

    Wow what a wonderful birthday!

    I love the Polar F6, I’m sure you will too!!

  • 10. Jenn (eating bender)  |  March 24, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Happy Belated Birthday!! It looks like you enjoyed some absolutely delicious food and received some great presents! The Polar HRM is awesome – I hope you like it! I love birthdays! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, too. It meant a lot to me 🙂

  • 11. Shannon (The Daily Balance)  |  March 24, 2009 at 11:51 am


  • 12. gina (fitnessista)  |  March 24, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    happy birthday!
    i have the exact same hrm (it’s pink too) and couldn’t live without it!
    that cake looks glorious!
    have a wonderful day ❤

  • 13. Victoria  |  March 24, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Happy Belated birthday! Ha, it kind of cracked me up to read “it wasn’t like I hated it” about a piece of chocolate cake.

  • 14. dailygoods  |  March 24, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! looks ilke you had a wonderful time and got some AWESOME gifts! let us know how u like your heart rate monitor! your cake looks soooo yummayyy

  • 15. Haleigh  |  March 24, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Sounds like you had a fun birthday, I hope that you enjoyed it!

  • 16. Sweet and Fit  |  March 24, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Happy Late Birthday! I love your polar monitor! I hate the not having enough food in the house, but at least that pear clif bar kept you full – they dont do anything for me, anyhow, I’m glad you had a great night!

  • 17. Erin  |  March 25, 2009 at 11:55 am

    Happy belated birthday! It’s all downhill from here 🙂 Sounds like your night was a blast. I’m excited to see how you like the HRM!

  • 18. Jennifer  |  March 25, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    Happy belated birthday!! Someone in my office was also turning 24 today!!

    You are going to love your new watch. I have one and use it all the time!

  • 19. katecooks  |  March 25, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    ice cream cake is my absolute favorite! good call 🙂

  • 20. biz319  |  March 25, 2009 at 2:20 pm


    Just catching up on my blog reading – nice bday loot too!

    Let me know what you think of that HR monitor – it says how many calories you burn, right??

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