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Note to self...

Monday, November 18, 2013

Okay, so I went out for my birthday dinner with my beloved. We went to a nice Italian place we haven't been to in ages. I opted for a Cesar salad before hand, but forgot to ask for the dressing on the side. When my entree came, I ate only about a third of it and asked for the rest to be boxed. And I only had two tiny pieces of bread with olive oil and pesto... A major win because I live and breathe warm, fresh bread. But then they brought out the birthday dessert, and I went a wee bit nuts. Instead of taking home two thirds, or even a half, I polished it off. And, dear heavens, I'm paying the price!

I'm so full that I can barely breathe. The unaccustomed rich food has now expanded to fill all available space and I'm a little queasy. I should have asked that they only bring me out a half portion, and had them box up the rest for tomorrow. Obviously, I need to rethink my dining out strategies a bit better and realize that when presented with my absolute favorites, I have little self-control.

Ah, well. In any case, I made it through 50. Much farther than I ever really dreamed I'd get. I'm happily married. I have time to write. I have loving, nutty fur-kids. And at least I made a step in the right direction in attempting to reduce the damage of a decadent dinner out. I'm still a work in progress, even if I AM older than dirt. hehehe

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DEBIGENE 11/19/2013 7:34PM

    Well I've even got Carol beat but I'm as young as I feel ... ok maybe not as I feel but maybe as I think I wanna be !!! LOL !!!

CONGRATS on your birthday hon, and like Carol says it's only one day, it happens to all of us, don't let it get you down just get back on track !!! You're only a failure if your a quitter !!!

So glad you enjoyed your special day !!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AWESOMECAROL55 11/19/2013 4:33AM

    Uuhh...if you are older than dirt that makes me a fossil emoticon LOL

One day doesn't ruin your whole program...just get back on it. You know what you need to do! YOU CAN DO IT!

and yes we are blessed in our lives aren't we! Good job!


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