So, before you read this post let me remind you that I have been doing the Whole 30 eating plan for 52 days. I did it for the whole month of June, then took 2 weeks off and then have done it perfectly, with not a single cheat or slip-up since July 16th. That means I have had NO grains, NO sugar/sweetener (real or artificial), NO dairy, NO potatoes, NO soy, NO beans and NO alcohol for 52 days.
I'm taking 4 days "off" and then starting again on Monday. I'm thinking about doing it again for 45ish days then taking a break around Halloween and then doing it again until Thanksgiving.
So, with that in mind, let's hear about my sugar and calorie filled birthday.
Michael took today off from work, so he was home this morning. He was so kind and went to Golden Donut to get me donuts,
AND Dunkin Donuts to get me an iced coffee.
My first sip of sugar (it was actually splenda) and cream in 52 days.
Now would be a good time to note that our camera FREAKED out yesterday and we could not get clear pictures no matter what. Everything came out blurry. I've messed around with the settings and hopefully fixed it, but some of today's pictures were just awful.
My favoite donut. A vanilla cream filled.
Not gonna lie.
It was delicious.
Look at that baby.
Since I make my kids take pictures on their birthdays I thought I would subject myself to the same.
We got Elliott a croissant for breakfast. I'm OK with eating 3 pounds of sugar, but I didn't want him to. He still had a whole mouthful during picture taking time.
I went to work today and worked with kids all morning. Then I took a nice lunch break and picked up this baby.
The chicken was awesome, but the fries were meh. I actually found myself wanting some vegetables. What?
I had more kids in the afternoon. Then I came home and it was time for presents!
Elliott is in none of these pictures because he was practicing being a 2 year old and was busy having a fit.
I asked for 6 pound weights. My 5 pound weights are too light but I am scared to move up to 8 pounds. There are no 7 pound weights (at least there aren't at Target) so I will just have to suck it up once I move past 6.
I also got some new lounging, sleeping and exercising shorts.
And this beautiful necklace that I am insisting we return because it was seriously way too expensive and while I love and appreciate it, the fact is that we don't need to be spending our money on a pricey necklace for me.
Spencer made me an awesome card. I like how it says Natalie and not mom.
He explained that the squares are confetti and he put a heart sticker on my chest because he loves me.
Melt my heart.
After presents we went to dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. I got the Cajun Jambalaya Pasta. I ate about 5 bites and was too full for any more.
When we got home I posed with the countdown board whilst demonstrating the fashionable pocket in my new birthday dress. Note how I have no make-up left and flat hair at the end of the day.
We brought dessert home with us to be enjoyed after the children went to bed. I got S'mores cheesecake. I didn't even come close to finishing it. Maybe I'll have it for breakfast.
Michael got Kahlua Coffee Cheesecake.
Then we watched Love Actually. 'Cause that's how we like to roll. Christmas movies in September when it's 110 degrees.
Tomorrow my first born turns 6. How did this happen?