Aka.. The Birthday Post.
First, though, I have to say that I managed to rebound from all the emotional eating this week. It was hard trying to not shove food in my mouth the last few days, but it paid off. I weighed 195 again today, and actually, I was .1 lbs heavier last Sunday. I feel really good about that. Really, really good. I'm going to blow it all this evening, though, with the Brownie Sundae Cheesecake I got from Cheesecake Factory. It's calling me from the fridge right now, but I'm trying to ignore it until after dinner. We'll see what happens.
Overall, it's been a fantastic birthday. I'm overwhelmed by all the well wishes. I usually don't try to make a big deal out of my birthday, but this year I kind of did. I made sure I announced it on the podcast and, well, basically threatened the listeners to call in with birthday wishes. And they responded. Boy did they ever. I know I haven't seen the end of birthday wishes yet. I know for a fact that I have at least one more birthday card coming. My friend Tanya NEVER misses anyone's birthday. EVER. I wish I was as reliable as she is. I suck at all things birthday related. If I acknowledge 15% of the birthdays that come, I think I'm doing good. I have good intentions, but my head is usually so far up my ass that by the time I'm ready to send well wishes, I've missed my opportunity.
My big present this year was having three new ceiling lights installed in three rooms upstairs. I also got a new exterior light. I was supposed to get a new garbage disposal, but when we found out how much it was going to cost to have a new circuit installed for it, that was the end of that. I think, instead, having the driveway re-sealed is going to be the substitute gift. It's funny... Ken has given up asking me what I want for my birthday (because the answer is always "nothing") and started using my birthday as an excuse to do home improvement things. One year, I got a new side door for the house. I've also received a new ceiling light in the dining room, a new outside light, a new outlet on the outside of the house, I got the ice maker in the freezer hooked up..... You get the idea.
I need a nap now.