I turned 53 yesterday; where does the time go? 53!!! Wow.
I started celebrating a few days ago. My friend Nancy and I went for a walk to the local car show, then did some shopping. It was fun going into regular stores; I don't need plus size any more. Nancy had RNY surgery 9 years ago so knows what I've been going through and is very supportive. We're almost the same size now, too.
Here are a few photos of Nancy and I at the car show:
|Nancy and Betty Boop|
|Nancy and "gangster" car.|
|Me and pretty car|
|Me and blue car|
|Me with my favorite car|
|Nancy with antique car|
Yesterday was my actual birthday, and my parents took me out to dinner. I chose Swiss Chalet because my tummy can handle moist chicken, and Swiss Chalet posts their stats online so I could see the calories/protein/carb content before ordering and make healthy choices. I chose the quarter chicken, dark meat because I process dark better than white now, and a side garden salad with super low cal raspberry vinaigrette. I gave my Dad my bread roll and half of my salad, which made him happy. He and Mom both had the chicken dinner with fries, and although I wanted fries, I was able to resist temptation and was more than happy with my chicken and salad. I also ordered my first diet coke in over 6 months, but only had a few sips of it.
|Mom and Dad at Swiss Chalet. They are wearing matching shirts, lol,|
|My first sip of diet coke in over 6 months...delish!|
|Al at Whitefish Island|
|Me at Whitefish Island|
I made my own birthday "cake" by cutting a mini seedless watermelon into a cake shape, then "icing" it with low calorie cool whip. I decorated with berries. It was a very small watermelon so I only used a few berries. I had planned on using blueberries and raspberries but we were out so I used strawberries. It tasted wonderful.
|My watermelon "cake"|
|My 53rd birthday|
|Me with my cake|
|Me and Mom|
|Lucy, me and Dad|
|All that was left of my "cake"|
It was a nice birthday!