Wednesday, February 6, 2013

From XXL Down to XL

Maybe I should be honest with myself and just consider the entire month of February as my birthday month. I will be having dinner with my dad's side of the family to celebrate my birthday at the end of this month, so it only makes sense to extend this celebration until then, right? Okay, it's settled then. I am celebrating a birthday month!

Some pretty awesome presents from some pretty awesome people!

Last night, my husband and I met a couple of my best friends since high school out for dinner for my birthday month. We ate at TGIFriday's, an old time favorite restaurant of mine. I had a lot of fun catching up with them and I can't wait until the next time we can all get together again!

Last night for dinner, I ordered a side salad and the petite steak meal with tomato and mozzarella salad and a side of broccoli.

Since my friends told the waitress it was my birthday, I was sung a birthday song and was given a free sundae, too! I went a little over calories last night, but it was totally worth it. Besides, I'll just be making up for it in the gym tonight! This journey isn't about deprivation, it's about moderation and a whole lot of give and take. I took in some extra calories last night so I'll burn off some extra calories tonight. Balance, balance, balance!

Speaking of my journey, I was completely thrilled to buy my first XL shirt from Old Navy this week! I have had to buy XXL shirts from that store for the past five years; I repeat, FIVE YEARS! It was an amazing feeling to be back down to an XL!

Between work and the birthday dinner, I was away from home for nearly 13 hours yesterday. My dogs really missed me, so we ended the night with a cuddle fest on the couch.

The perfect way to end any night if you ask me!


  1. Happy, happy Brithday month! I think our view of no deprivation and all moderation is great. Congrats on the smaller size at old Navy. Must feel grea!

  2. Way to go on the smaller size!! What an awesome feeling!! Keep it up girl!!!

  3. I had the same thing happen to me today. My first medium in years!! I know the excitement. Also following you on Instagram now =)