THANK YOU!  For all the warm birthday wishes yesterday.  I was with you guys. Tony emailed me his blog post and I got all teary eyed reading it at my desk.  The best part?  He tells me he loves me  Not a day goes by where he doesn’t tell me I am beautiful just the way I am, and that he couldn’t imagine his life without me.  I feel the same way, so it’s a win win!

So yesterday morning I get up and do my normal routine.  Fix a cup of coffee, a tall glass of lemon water and I go to the computer.  I see that there are birthday cakes for the letters of GOOGLE and my first thought was “I wonder what famous persons birthday is the same as mine?!”

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Um, that would be me!  That kind of freaked me out just a bit though.  I guess somewhere on Google or gmail I have my birth date – kind of big brotherish though if you ask me!

My co-worker J brought in bagels for my birthday.  I can’t remember the last time I had one – so good!  I had the asiago.  Since I knew I was going to work out at lunch, I adjusted the amount of insulin and ate the bagel.  About 30 minutes before working out I checked my blood sugar – it was 402!  Yikes!  Well, it was my own fault – I get email from other diabetics who think they can’t eat a bagel anymore because they are diabetic.  Had I had an egg on that (protein) or more cream cheese, that would have prevented the huge spike in my sugars.  I took some fast acting insulin and then went to the gym.

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On Tuesday I talked about my 30 day challenge to do 100 flights of stairs on the Stair Master in 20 minutes.  Monday I did 69 floors, Tuesday I did 82 flights.  I instant messaged Erica (Itzy’s Kitchen) and told her that my goal was to hit 86 floors – 1986 was the year I graduated high school.

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I did it!  Holy balls that was hard.  I really really wanted to stop, but you’d be surprised at how fast 20 minutes goes.  I still have no idea how I’ll squeeze in 14 more flights, but hopefully I’ll reach my goal!  It’s funny but every day I’ve done the Stair Master I am literally STARVING when I am done.  I had broccoli soup at work, but I didn’t think that would be enough so I picked up Jimmy Johns.

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Later in the afternoon we had pie – not just any pie but a fruit tart from Mariano’s.  I normally don’t take part in the birthday treats, but being that it was my birthday, I deemed this one “insulin worthy.”

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Yep – this one is for sure insulin worthy!  The crust tastes like a butter short bread crust, there is a vanilla custard on top of that, the fruit and then a sugar glaze over the top.  When I opened my card from the office, my one boss said “don’t forget to take your insulin before eating the pie!”  There was one piece left and I brought it home and Tony and I split that when we got home from dinner.

We went to Slyce in Wauconda.  I figured getting to dinner at 6 on a Wednesday wouldn’t be too crowded.  Wrong!  There were already people waiting 20-30 minutes for a table!  Luckily there were two seats at the bar so we ate at the bar.  I had Peroni on tap – love that beer!  It’s the first restaurant too that handed us a tablet for the wine/beer drinks.  Each wine had a picture of the bottle and a description – too cool.

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We split a giant Caesar salad – we eat had two small plates and there was still some leftover.  We had the meatball, fennel sausage, pepperoni and proscuitto pizza.  The pizza is cooked in a coal fire oven and it is spectacular. 

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The beer and salad were so filling we each only ate 1 1/2 slices.  I ate every bite of that delicious crust.

We came home and I opened my present from Tony – it was the only thing I asked for, so it was easy for him!

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I knew Andrea and Lara had one, but I had no idea how tiny it was!  I can’t wait to see how many steps I take on a day I work at the restaurant.  As soon as I hit publish I am going to try to set it up so I can wear it today.  This is the first time I’ve had to work a double two days in a row – I work tonight, hopefully for the wine and food pairing, Friday night and Saturday night.  Big bucks, no whammies!

Again, thanks for all the birthday wishes, and Tony – thank you for loving me as much as you do!  I love you right back!

Make it a great day!