Birthday = Treat day

It started when our office manager, Michelle, brought in this yummy cake to work this morning. She’s taking a cake decorating class and her homework for class last night was this Over the Rainbow cake…It was so good, I didn’t even get a photo before we started digging in. I wish I had the creativity and the patience for a hobby like this!

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I had a slice at my desk. I’m not even really a cake fan, but this one was so good- homemade buttercream icing…yum!

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I started my day teaching “Meal Planning and Label Reading” for our diabetes class. Then, we had our customer service wrap-up meeting to summarize our week’s efforts and talk about next steps. I feel like we’ve really made progress this week, and I look forward to continuing. Dana was kind enough to order lunch from a great little lunch place, I think it’s called the Lunchbox…I had walnut chicken salad in pita with lettuce and tomato. Delicious.

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And, on the way home….a tall latte…I’ve had so many early mornings this week that I’m slightly sleep deprived…I was really needing an energy boost at 5:00.

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We met Anthony’s mom for his birthday dinner at his restaurant of choice, Altruda’s …an amazing Italian place…We had a family-style salad…

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And, I chose simple but perfect spaghetti with marinara…and a glass of Cabernet…one of my favorite meals. I ate less than half because I knew we still had Anthony’s b-day dessert planned.

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After dinner, we visited Anthony’s dad and step-mom Peggy for dessert…Anthony’s request  – caramel pie. I had a small slice.

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So, I have definitely had a “less than healthy” day of eating overall. And, you know, I don’t feel bad about it or guilty…tomorrow will be back to a more normal, healthy routine. I totally believe that little splurges are an important part of a long-term healthy way of eating.

I hope Anthony’s had a fun birthday! I think we’re both looking forward to our whitewater rafting trip and our Bed and Breakfast weekend…it will be nice to get away together.

I am heading to bed…gotta catch up on some sleep. See you tomorrow.

Goodnight!

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3 responses to “Birthday = Treat day

  1. Oh wow great splurges! I love I when cake is really good – I’m not a huge fan either, but when they’re good, they are awesome… congrats on Anthony’s birthday!

  2. I completely believe that a few indulgences here and there are very important. I had one myself last night! Back on the wagon for me 🙂 All your eats look great and fun! A great Italian meal and a glass of wine is my favs too 🙂 have a great weekend!

  3. What a pretty cake! Michelle did a great job!

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