Well I have been holding out long enough for my birthday post....I fear I may have built it up to be more exciting than it was.
First things first....I turned 27 last Thursday, making me a week older....and this is the WORST week I have had with food in over a decade.
I am talking pizza, Chinese, fast food, Pepsi, CANDY, starchy breads, processed foods...did I mention Candy?
Guess what...you will be SHOCKED...I feel like complete SHIT!....I went to the grocery store tonight and I bought a bunch of produce and I WILL stick to my menu plan I made for the rest of this week/weekend/next week.
I plan on getting back to JUST eating what I bring in my lunch..no running to Arby's (even if it is a salad) or Jimmy John's....I am not leaving work for lunch unless it is to run a non food errand.
I am waisting money AND my time! I am going to start running 2 weeks from Monday...I wanted to start Monday BUT I haven't been released yet ( this accident is a BIGGER pain in my ass than I ever thought possible!)
I will however start back walking next week ( Yeah that's right this girl hasn't been doing shit for exercise OR watching food intake...well I take that back I have been watching it go right in my pie hole....however BONUS- I have been conscious of the calories I have been taking in....I think that in itself is a Non Scale Victory)
I will be making out our menus on Tuesday Nights (Grocery day is Wednesday).
NOWWWW on to what you all have been waiting for my birthday extravaganza!
Thursday night- my actual birthday
I made treats (the cupcakes below) for Saturday night and took some in for the girls at work in my training class, PLUS my trainer brought us all ice cream treats for my birthday....have I mentioned how much I love my job :).
That night my mama took J and I out to eat. We tried out the new restaurant across the river and it was pretty dang good..plus bonus...we may have found our rehearsal dinner venue...woot woot!
When we got home J gave me my present (which I thought I wasn't getting b/c of the wedding).
He got me a pretty vase and yummy smelling potpourri and the grinder attachment ( which also grates cheese)....I laughed because we just registered for this and he was with me...plus I figured he must not want me to lose any more knuckles......a few weeks ago I was grating cheese and can I just say....DO NOT grate cheese when you are tired and its late....definitely have never cut myself that deep...if it hadn't been on my knuckle I would have gone to get stitches! So needles to say the man has his own way of being romantic, but I wouldn't trade him for the world!
Friday....I feel like I canned my night away ......my bff and another close friend came over and helped me prep the veggies ....and thank the good Lord for that because I was already up until midnight WITH their help.....I got 7 more quarts of salsa for this winter thought which makes me super happy :)
Saturday morning I got up super early ( bed at 3am up at 7am) I had to CLEANNNN....my mama came over and helped me prepare....and by prepare I mean she kept me from losing my shit!
Of course while I was working my butt off inside...miss Tikka decided she was hot and needed some pool time.......talk about spoiled dogs!
I am what you would call a type A personality...yeahhhhh perfectionism just doesn't mesh with dinner party....you want everything to be PERFECT....and it rarely is...but it turned out great.
I legit put on7 outfits before I was satisfied ( one of those fat girl days) and when I finally felt comfortable in something...I'll be damned if I didn't spill melted butter on my dress as well as smudge cream cheese on it. SUPER....after enough wine I forgot...and all was well in my world!
We had a great turn out and enough food to feed the 1st Army. (note we had so much food that it nearly collapsed our table....no JOKE!...I about lost it! J saved the day again)
I was able to enjoy some much needed time with my girls ( who I love dearly), got to catch up with some other great friends and just relax!
J's family was also there, and it is weird to call them his family because really they are mine too!
Our nephew is one of my favorite kids on the planet! He is THE funniest kid I know, and I love him dearly...so of course we had to snap a pic eating lemons.....(side note....this picture ALONE is enough to make me want to run 8000000000000 miles tomorrow)
Everything was perfect, and J, I swear is a saint for being able to deal with my bat shit crazy moments!
Sunday was spent RELAXING...I literally washed a few dishes and did A load of laundry, otherwise I ate, slept/watched movies and browsed my new cookbook (from my bestie) and it was AMAZEBALLS!
Tikka was pretty pooped herself....Mommy is going to be in trouble for letting this cat out of the bag ;)....baby girl is not supposed to be on the furniture...do you think I could win this by saying TECHNICALLY she wasn't ON the furniture..she was on me?
By the end of the night both babies were pooped!
I had one of the best birthdays I have ever had and got to spend it with my amazing family and friends! I couldn't feel more blessed!
P.S. It is actually COLD outside here..FINALLY! This girl is SOOOOO Happy for hoodies this weekend!