After that miserable 7.5 miles, we had a wonderful day! I had a birthday lunch with my sister and dad and this really great little sandwich shop, then we went to pick up my birthday cookies. We got enough for all my family and a couple friends. I have a true and desperate love for One Smart Cookie's Iced Cutout cookies. I had decided that since my birthday celebrations would be spread over the course of two days, then the first day would include a cookie and the second day would include cheesecake. Here are the best sugar cookies ever:
So delicious. I got one that said Happy Birthday on it with sugar crystals on top. It was the size of my hand! I have no clue what the calorie content is for one of those cookies, nor do I care, it was worth every calorie.I made the decision before that my goal was to be in the 120's by my birthday, which I had, in fact, I almost forgot, my weekly weigh in yesterday was 128! One pound down! Anyway, so I met my goal, should I gain a couple pounds over my birthday, it's no big deal, I know I'll lose it again and what better time to splurge than my birthday? So then after celebrating with my siblings, my dad and his friend and Mark and I went to dinner at the Hideaway. It was soooooooo good! I love their Chicken Florentine pizza and had been craving it for awhile. After dinner we headed to the comedy club. I drank a fishbowl full of Long Island Iced Tea. I definitely don't have the alcohol tolerance that I used to! Let's just say I wasn't feeling my best this morning, but I truly had a blast last night.
This morning I got up early and went to the gym. Even though I woke up early I was definitely dragging and didn't make it until Body Pump was half over, but at least I got that much in. Many days I would have used being late as an excuse to not go, but I knew another day of celebration was ahead and that I'd feel a lot better if I worked out. So I did half a class of Body Pump and a whole class of Zumba. I intended to go for a short 30 minute run, as well. But I think I did well considering I was suffering from a mild hangover.
Well I just spent 45 fucking minutes finishing this post and I'm sorry but I don't have the patience to do it all again. I ended up having a decent birthday. I had a fattening dinner, saw a spectacular presentation of The Wall, and ate cheesecake. And today I get to do all the shit I do every Sunday, so no new news. I do plan on going for a run here in a little bit, maybe help reverse any damage done. I've got to get ready for Monday and a new week, and I'm really not looking forward to it.