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Friday, February 10, 2012

The Birthday Binge

It's my birthday today.  It has been an awesome birthday.  I took the day off of work and spent time with the wonder hubby.  We didn't do anything major, just hung around the house and kicked back which is a fantastic day if you ask me.  What we decided to do to celebrate was to throw the diet out the window for one day.  We planned the day's meals out ahead of time and I woke up ready to get my grub on. 

First I went to Spangles and picked us up some Bacon Breakfast Bowls....

Bacon, scrambled eggs, tater tots, and all of it smothered in gravy.  How can this be wrong?
Before I sat down to try this delectable bowl of greasy goodness, I decided to go and weigh myself.  I was happy to see that I have dropped four more pounds this week.  Woo Hoo!  So I was all like...

So I skipped away from the scale and rocked every bite of the bacon bowl.  I did some surfing of the interwebs while wonder hubby and corgi snored away.  After an hour or so they awoke and we started our glorious day of slacking.  Soon lunch time came.  We ordered Denny's.

Garlic bread with my chicken strips!?  What a pleasant surprise!  I love America!
I was surprised that I was able to eat it all without feeling sick.  Well I did give half of the garlic bread to the corgi, she appreciated it.  The afternoon progressed, we listened to records, played retro video games, and I facebooked like always.  After I brought the kiddo home from school, he and I both had chocolate milks.  Not long after that it was time the head out for the birthday/anniversary dinner (the in-laws wedding anniversary is today too).  This year we went to Old Chicago, we had three appetizers...

Italian Nachos, Fried Mac & Cheese, Fried Pickle and Cheesy Garlic Bread
 Then came the main meal..

Momma's favorite, hamburger and onion!

 I was only able to eat half of it.  I was getting stuffed and I knew that there was this gloriousness waiting for me at home....

Yes......oh yes
I cut of a hunk of that baby and paired it up with some Moose Tracks ice cream.

Happy birthday to me!
For the first time in my entire life, I was not able to finish a piece of birthday cake.  As I type this now I have horrible acid reflux, I am so full and bloated and I have the gas of a rhino (sorry, perhaps that is TMI).  I feel like this.....

Han, mah bukee, keel-ee caleya ku kah. Wanta dah moole-rah?
I was faithful with my calorie tracking during the entire binge.  Here is what My Fitness Pal said at the end of my day.

I normally am disappointed if I go over by 30!
My total calorie intake for the day was 4223, that is 2813 over my allotted calories for the day.  My lunch was more than a whole day's worth of calories!  Normally, when I publish my diary, the program tells me how much I will weigh in five weeks if every day were the same as the day I published.  This is the first time it said I will weigh more.  In fact, it said if every day were like to day I would be right back where I started.

What hit me the most, is that before, this days food intake was not too out of the ordinary.  Always fried food, always high fat food, and rarely anything organic.  No wonder I am in the situation I am in now!  I am amazed I haven't had a heart attack yet!  I had no idea how badly I was doing before, but now I see it as plain as day.  I am so glad wonder hubby and I have made the changes in our lifestyle.  The future looks so much brighter now.

That is it for the binge, back to being a good girl tomorrow.


  1. Yeah I have seen the same in my lifestyle changes too. Like how I used to drink 1% milk and now I am drinking skim but I have been doing that forever. Drinking diet pop and cutting out cooking with salt, baking everything instead of frying it unless it is steak but more often than not that goes on the Foreman grill. Whole wheat bread instead of white. Lot's of little changes that can add up over a long period of time. I also stop eating when I feel myself getting full. Now if I would just drink more water. I will get there.

  2. Marti, what "diary" is this? Is it an app on your phone, or an online tool? And, is it free or is there a cost (how much)?

    I need to make some changes too, but I'd like to start with finding out what my "diet" really is...

  3. Hey Tonya. It is a free program called My Fitness Pal. You can find it at There is also a app for smart phones which links up to the website. It is a wonderful tool and I highly recommend it!