Friday, July 22, 2011

It's just a number!!

Hi all - I promise to be brief here, for once.  I just want to check in and say I'm doing okay with the food, no bingeing but still not finding abstinence from my trigger stuff, and likely it won't happen today because......

Today's my birthday!!  It's not one that ends in a 5 or worse...a 0 - haha.  The next "0" for me will be in 2 years, and it will be a humdinger!  Actually, I don't mind any birthday, because I'm tickled pink and GRATEFUL to be alive and have the rich and full life I do, with a fantastic family, great friends, a mostly tolerable job, and this wonderful blog community, many of whom actually bother to read what I write!   I'm 58 today, which at one time sounded ancient - now it sounds like late middle age (not really, though I still feel pretty young).  My kids love to tell hubby and me how old and dotty we are now, though I know think they actually believe we're pretty cool old folks, and right they are! 

Anyhoo - no big plans for the day other than surviving this Friday of 102+ degrees (some predictions say could go to 106 - ack!).  Hubby, youngest son and I are going to a new place for dinner that's supposed to be good.  I'm not going crazy, but I know I'm having dessert.  Don't judge - old people such as myself have to keep up our strength.  hahahaha.  Tomorrow some friends are taking me out for breakfast, which won't involve any sugared items though.

I also want to note that when I said in the first paragraph that "I'm still not finding abstinence from my trigger stuff (of sugar and white flour products)", I am fully aware that abstinence isn't to be "found" - it's a tool to be WORKED.  I had about 5 consecutive days about 10 days back, and then had a few cookies at a party - with full knowledge.  No binge, but not abstinence.  Any overeating I get into results from those forays into "just a bite" of something.  Abstinence is on my planner - but not today. 

I'll weigh in Sunday morning and report back.  Earlier in the week I was down a couple pounds - if I can maintain that through until weighing, I'll be delighted.

Finally, thank you Vickie from Baby Steps V who actually remembered my birthday!  You have a great memory, Vickie, and I appreciate it. ;)  Have a great weekend, everyone.


  1. Happy Birthday Leslie!!! I hope you get to do some serious celebrating and enjoying your family and friends! I am with you on the quest for abstinence from your trigger foods. One step at a time and we can do this!

    God Bless...

  2. Happy Birthday!'ve earned it, you old fart.....this from someone who's number starts with 5 as well.

    Work it. It's a process

  3. Happy Birthday, Leslie! I'm right behind you on the 30th and thankfully, mine doesn't end in a 5 or a 0 either this year. I'll be 56.

    Good job on the abstinence from trigger foods. Enjoy your birthday. It only comes around once a year and considering the alternative, I'm going to celebrate for all it's worth!!

  4. Happy, happy birthday! I'm with Sharon on enjoying yourself today. My mom always said she thought the ones ending in 5 were the hardest. My worst so far I think was 41. Anyhoo, I saw it was hot out there; my son is out that way and I sent him an email to keep cool:) Speaking of... maybe I can talk you into driving up to meet me when I come out for his graduation in May if I have a free moment. Just putting the bug in your ear now...

  5. Happy, Happy Birthday Leslie!!! Hope you have a wonderful day! :)

  6. Happy birthday! Hope it's a great one.... enjoy your dinner.

  7. Anonymous22 July, 2011

    Woohoo, you!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :D Welcome to the LATE FIFTIES. The water's fine. It's that next step that seems a little scarey...but we won't discuss those numbers that start with 6.

    And, wahoo! for no binges. :D

    You know, this whole abstinence thing is kind of working for me. I mean a couple of times, i wanted to eat a bite...just a bite...outside of meals and I thought, "Hmmph. Do I really want to put my ticker back to ZERO for this bite?" And I didn't.

    Of course, it's not eating any grain products that is allowing me to have the power to eat resonable meals and keep them within meal times. I finally get that whole "powerless over alcohol" thing. With grains, I was rendered seemingly powerless over cravings. Who knew? Well, you did. :D

    Have fun, birthday girl!


  8. Hsppy Hsppy Birthday! Enjoy that dessert!!!

  9. Anonymous22 July, 2011

    Happy Birthday, Leslie! It's so nice to hear from other women who don't think being 50 something is a tragedy... and who aren't totally dreading the 60somethings!

    Have a WONDERFUL day!

  10. you are very welcome
    have a fab birthday
    and a great weekend.

  11. Have a lovely day!

  12. Happy Birthday Leslie!!!

  13. Sounds like you had a wonderful day... Happy Birthday, Leslie!

  14. Hi Leslie! Happy Birthday! I'm glad you feel young because I always plan to be like that too. FYI, I really enjoy reading your blog.

    :-) Marion

  15. Happy birthday!! Have a great weekend!

  16. Happy Birthday, Leslie and have a wonderful weekend.

  17. Happy Belated Birthday! I believe age is just a number. You are only as old or young as you feel and act. Enjoy!

  18. Anonymous25 July, 2011

    Happy Belated Birthday Leslie!! Hope it was a great one!

  19. Happy Belated Birthday Blessings to you Leslie! I hope you have a great day filled with love, laughter and good times.

    My birthday was Saturday and I am like you, I don't mind getting older! I am grateful to be here and to be alive and living life!