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Chapter 29, Day 8

Thursday, August 02, 2018

Pushing through another day of going for the Gold. It's my 65th birthday today. We will celebrate on Saturday, along with both of my DILs's 8/3 and 8/4 birthdays. I babysit both grands today, so that will make my day a special, sweet one. And busy!

Getting back on track and shedding a little bit of weight already, is my happy birthday gift to my body. It's delighted! It was the one gift it really, really wanted. And it has to be a gift that keeps on giving, adding quality years to my life.

My DIL made by BD special by having granddaughter give me a card, balloons and a small cake from the bakery yesterday afternoon. It is a sponge cake with a light frosting with lemon curd. I had a small slice, eating just the cake and some filling and skipping all frosting. It was a very sweet gesture .... I guess one has to learn to negotiate food.....and I will give myself an A+ on this one practice run, as Saturday will be a big food test for me. The home parties, where people take the time to make their best, and with lots of yummy appetizers, is a much harder challenge for me than when I go out to a restaurant to eat.

Independent Health gave me a Healthy Extras credit card, expiring 7/31 which I used all at the specialty oil and vinegar store. I bought $275 dollars of mostly vinegars and some oils .... I figure I'll be eating lots of salads, why not make them interesting. Frankly, the card wouldn't cover the expensive sneakers my orthotics fit in that I would have rather had, and I wanted to take advantage of the money somewhere. I must say, the Scicilian Lemon White Balsamic Vinegar was delicious on my grilled salmon and it cost me nothing in extra calories. It took it from boring to yummy. So I'll be on a $200 adventure over this 65th year, trying out all different combinations with salads and on fish and chicken.

DAY'S POSITIVES
Early morning rise (for DH, too.....woke him up with my alarm)
DH wished me a happy birthday....right after the alarm went off....so sweet
Took the Gold yesterday. Yay!

CAN DOs
Go after the Gold.
It's why I set my alarm: have to pop in a LS dvd and get my hour in that way instead of a walk, because I have to get downtown to pick up some documents I need to process payroll for them and respond to an insurance audit. All before the grands arrive at 8 a. I'm trying not to make any excuse for myself.

Time to get laced up.....and work for the GOLD

Have an awesome day!

UPDATE
Total Daily Calories: 908
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