I had some indulgent dreams of eating this beautiful paleo pumpkin pie Chris made last night (to give it plenty of time to set and get that great texture) for breakfast:
It's mostly eggs, nuts and pumpkin!!! But, more logical heads prevailed since it also has honey and maple syrup. I'll probably eat a slice in the afternoon, when I'd normally have something a little sweet like fruit or chocolate.
I made a better decision and had cottage cheese with organic wild blueberries:
It was as much a treat as pie, actually! Not very sweet, but delicious. Over 12g of protein to start the day. Lunch is a beef burger leftover from the other day with onions and sweet potatoes.
Not sure about dinner. Chris wanted to take me out to sushi or something, whatever I wanted. But I don't think I will be able to. My weight is still up from my indulgent weekend, and in my heart of hearts, I just don't feel like I should indulge anymore this week!!
It definitely has something to do with my birthday. I turn 32 today. I'm another year older. It's a reminder that this body is temporary and I have to take care of it.
I want many more years in this world.
Today is usually TV night for all our friends. You know, we get together and watch Survivor and people usually drink and there are snacks and things. And, usually, when TV night falls on someone's birthday, there is cake and other celebrations.
So I told my friends I'm not going to go to TV night tonight. I don't want to risk the temptation of drinking or overeating. Not today. I just want a healthy day to start this 32nd year of my life. I want to set a good tone for this year.
So, I'm going to eat well, eat normally, get my work done, feel good about who I am and what I'm doing, and spend a quiet night at home with my husband and my animals.
I also have a therapy appointment today.
My birthday? It's a weird one for me. It's not so much about celebrating as about making sure I am healthy, happy, and ready for the year to come.
Presents from Chris: a GoT graphic novel and a Zuni wolf fetish:
Alright! My coffee is almost finished and I'm about to head out to school.
Namaste, my friends. <3