58 Point Birthday and Weigh-in Monday

First of all, thanks for all the birthday wishes!  I had a great weekend – I only wish Tony was feeling a bit better.  😦

Even though Saturday was my birthday,  I didn’t skip my WW meeting.  I am lucky that my leader is totally fun and upbeat – she’s an absolute riot – since January I don’t think there have been less than 100 people at this meeting!  So drum roll please . . .

Two more pounds lost – I am .2 away from hitting 5% lost – woot! 😀

When I got back from my meeting, Tony was so sweet to make me breakfast – I don’t know what he does to eggs (even egg beaters which I asked him to make) but they are always so fluffy and good – this is egg beaters with salsa over a tostada with fresh fruit and vanilla yogurt – thanks honey! 😀

Hannah had to work during the day, so I did my usual stuff – laundry, cleaned our bedroom and grocery shopped – I started getting hungry at the store so I had two chicken fingers from the deli – I guessed them to be 10 points, but that may be too much.  When Hannah got home we decided to go bowling at Pinstripes – best place to go bowling, hands down!

Hannah drove – I have to show you her new sunglasses – are the 70’s back in style?

They don’t accept many reservations, so we had to wait about 20 minutes for a lane.  We decided to have some balls – mozzarella balls! 😀

And their special beer on tap?  Fat Tire – one of my favorite beers.  I had three glasses during the evening – I had no idea each one would be 5 points, but totally worth it.  And Andy, you would have been jealous – only $3 a glass!

I used to be on a bowling league in my early 20’s.  Not only did I play softball and field hockey, but I bowled – just another reason Tony thought I may have been a lesbian!  My average back then was around 220 – Saturday my high score was only 144, and Hannah beat me one game.

go Hannah!

it's almost like I am a professsional - ha!

We decided to split the pear, Gorgonzola, walnut salad and a pepperoni, sausage and pepper flat bread – both were excellent.

After bowling we came home to open presents and then watched JackAss – omg, some parts were so gross, we had to just fast forward it.  We were so full though we didn’t have pie until last night – there is a diner near our house called Around the Clock that makes sugar free pies.  My favorite – a sugar free (mind you, this is not low calorie!) chocolate cream pie.  So good!

Now for the birthday loot!  My PIL, Hannah and Tony pitched in for my new camera lens!!

I took this picture from about 25 feet away – so cool!

Tony and Hannah also bought me a new rice maker – that’s also a steamer 😀


And Hannah got me some cheeses, hot sauce and this great casserole dish – its cast iron enamel, but get this – its from World Market and completely affordable at $14.99 – the lid also has a hole on the top to let steam out.

And my Parents-in-Law also got me this cookbook:

and autographed! 😀

You can check out her website here.  While she learned a lot from her MIL, she was lucky to find an apartment in Tuscany right across the street from the San Lorenzo market – it was there that she would listen to people standing in front of her at the butcher and hear what questions they asked – and also learned the mantra of Italian cooking – use fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables and prepare them very simply.  Can’t wait to try out some of these recipes!

So before bed, my blood sugar was 225.  I took 4 units of fast acting insulin, and went to bed at midnight.  At 3:00 a.m., Tony woke me up because he needed something, and I knew something was REALLY wrong.  My blood sugar was low, so I came in the kitchen and ate a banana.  Tony followed me and I took my blood sugar and it was 30.  Damn.  A 4 point 7-UP, 6 points of Thin Mints and half an apple, I was finally able to go back to bed.  Thank goodness Tony woke me up – but I hope I would have woken up on my own.  So that’s how I ended up at 58 points in my birthday.

It’s all good – I still have 20 flex points left for the week, and I’ll earn activity points too.  My goal this week is to swim 2 times this week and take one exercise class. 😀

Happy Monday!

UPDATED:  Check out the BSI Buttermilk Round-up!

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41 thoughts on “58 Point Birthday and Weigh-in Monday

  1. A great birthday all the way around Biz! Sorry to hear Tony’s still not feeling well. Hoping that changes soon.

  2. Glad you had a great birthday, Biz!! The food looks so yummy! Especially the pizza and salad.

    I LOVE Hannah’s new subglasses!! Totally awesome. 😎

    I hope Tony feels better soon!!

  3. Sounds like you had a great birthday! The gifts from Hannah make me wish World Market 🙂

    Congrats on the 2 lbs, you are back on track doing fantastic!! I also love Hannah’s sunglasses 🙂

  4. Happy Birthday! It sounded & looked like a great one! I’m dreaming of that flatbread pizza! Sooo delicious!
    Insane on the blood sugar numbers. I’m so glad Tony woke you up & you were able to get them under control.

  5. sounds like a great birthday until your blood sugar took a dive!

    Fish balls, cheese balls? lol I think you need to put meatballs on your menu for this week! lol

    congrats on the 2 lb loss! WTG!!

  6. Congrats on the loss and it sure looks like a fabulous birthday!

    Scary on the insulin thing, though. Is that something you think might be a possibility to ever come off of in the future?

  7. Looking at your baby pics it made me think of my son who was a micro-preemie, he weighed 1 lb. 1 oz. when he came into the world 10 years ago. He had that “alien” look for along time. Just wondering if you and your sis were preemies too. Doing good on the weight loss front! Hang in there with everything else.

    • Not really – we were about 3 weeks early – I think we were each around 4 pounds – I was closer to 5 pounds and got to come home before my sister.

  8. Congrats on the loss! Whoop whoop! So excited for you. The celebration looks like fun and all of the food- yum! My favorite parts are the salad and the pie. Great gifties too! I love when I get foodie items for birthdays/special occasions. Also glad you’re ok and that Tony woke you up!!

  9. Happy Birthday!! I hope Tony is feeling better soon.

  10. Congrats on the loss!! You’re doing so great!
    Fat Tire is Jay’s favorite beer, too. We can never find it in Cleveland!

  11. Happy Birthday, sounds like you had a good one and lots of good loot 🙂

  12. You and Hannah always look like you have such a great time together – the bowling (and eats) sounds fun! Sweet gifts – I have that same rice cooker/steamer (it’s what I made my quinoa in yesterday). Sorry about the way your night ended…was that the result of too many “fun” foods? If so, that sucks that you can’t even have a day w/o dealing with the consequences like that! 😦

  13. That is scary about the low blood sugar in the early morning! Good for Tony waking you up, talk about luck.

    I love Fat Tire too. Andy is going to be jealous when he reads this later. That’s a fantastic price for it!

    Looks like you had a great birthday celebration!

  14. You are doing awesome with WW! Looks like you had a fun birthday. I haven’t been bowling in forever. I’ve been itching to go!

  15. Happy Belated Birthday!
    Don’t you just love Weight Watchers? You can enjoy your birthday (that flatbread looks so amazing!) and still loose weight!

  16. Sounds like a lovely birthday weekend! Awesome weight loss too! 🙂

    Lovely sunglasses, Hannah!

    Sorry about your night though! I would only pray that you’d wake up on your own, but am thankful that Tony needed something. Phew!

  17. Sorry Tony isn’t feeling well – hope he is up and at ’em soon, but I am glad he was able to wake you up [scary!] and get you the sweets. Whew.

    You guys take care and behave! 😀 Hope you have a great week.

    Hugs to y’all.

    Oh, and the pie?…my address is Skippy @………..heehee

  18. You got some great gifts and what a great birthday! All except for the low part! That is so scary. That used to happen to me almost every night, waking with an extreme low, but my doctor broke up my lantus to twice a day and now I’m steady. BTW, those funky sunglasses look soooooo super cute on Hannah! I think we’re in an age where EVERYTHING is back in style. It seems like every fashion from every era can be worn with any other fashion from any other era.

  19. Happy Belated Birthday, Biz! Glad you had a nice time! Holy yum, that flatbread (not to mention the Flat Tire) looks great! Our bowling alley’s fare is not nearly that tasty.

    So sorry to hear that Tony’s not feeling back to his old self yet. I hope he’s feeling better soon.

    And 30 at night? Scary!!! Being insulin-dependent sure makes things a lot harder in diabetes management. 😦

  20. 1) Happy belated!!
    2) Pinstripes is pretty awesome, I went there for a wedding rehearsal dinner – it was so much fun!
    3) Sugar free chocolate cream pie?!?!? WHAAAAAT?! hahaha. That’s my favorite kind of pie! 😛

  21. Sounds like a GREAT birthday (well, with the exception of the blood sugar drop!). YAY!!! I’m still sending good healing wishes to Tony too. Feel better soon!

  22. Looks like you had a fun birthday! Congrats on the weight lost!! that is fantastic!

  23. What a great birthday celebration!! That lens is awesome – crazy – and who doesn’t love bowling?! Congrats on the weight loss – you’re doing SO good!

  24. Love Hannah’s glasses!!!! So cute!
    Sounds like a very fun birthday weekend 😉 Congrats on the weight loss, just a bonus to a fabulous birthday!

  25. Hope Tony is going to feel better soon!

    Sounds like you had a good birthday! Love the bowling pics! Glad Tony woke you up when he did…

    Have a good week!

  26. Happy Birthday! Congrats too on the weight loss. That breakfast looks awesome. So glad you got so many nice gifts. I went bowling for my birthday last year too. I love it. So much fun. I hope Tony is doing better.

  27. I am so glad you had a great birthday! I just love bowling but I haven’t done it in while. And your scores are much better than mine! 🙂

  28. happy belated birthday! you must be so excited to play around with your new camera lens and all the kitchen goodies. backtracking – i love hannah’s sunglasses! yes, 70s are BACK this year!!!

  29. Happy belated birthday, looks like you had a great celebration!

  30. Sounds like you had a GREAT birthday.. 🙂

    Oh…and Fat Tire is an AWESOME beer…one of my faves

  31. I used to eat food when I had a low blood sugar, but now I use those glucose tablets. They work pretty fast.

  32. I think after Ryan leaves, I’m going to join WW again. One of my bffs goes to meetings on Saturday mornings and I know I would be more likely to stick with it knowing I had a date with her every week. Glad your B-day was a success!

  33. Happy (late) birthday! Bowling is such good times! Have fun playing with your new camera lens.

  34. I absolutely LOVE Fat Tire, but it can’t be found here in VA. I have to indulge when we visit our family on the west coast only 😦
    Can’t wait to see some of those Tuscan recipes from your new cookbook!

    So bummed to hear about your night. I have a diabetic friend who is also on WW and I can’t imagine how frustrating it must be sometimes for you to manage both points and blood glucose sometimes. It is good that they can build in a safe guard for those with the disease. You’re such a great inspiration for other diabetics who think “dieting” is impossible!

    Happy belated birthday to you 🙂

  35. that may be the coolest bowling ball ever!!!

  36. Happy Bday Biz!!! Awwww your fam knows you soo well, love it!! 😀 Ha and your lez comment- hillllaaarious ;D

  37. Biz! Congrats on your weight loss – that is HUGE!! And I can’t believe your group is that big?! How inspiring to meet with so many people….I bet your leader has so much positive energy.

    So scary about your blood sugar 😦 BUT I am thankful you are okay.

    And I *still* have yet to try Fat Tire – and I am a beer girl! That will be my next purchase. 🙂

  38. Scary 😦 I’m glad he woke you up too. Better safe than sorry. It’s amazing how little insulin you need, I love it 🙂

    Congrats on the loss — awesome job!!! And birthday loot looks awesome! A new lens is on my birthday list, too 🙂

  39. Belated happy birthday, Biz! You did make out on the gifts, didn’t you? All the food looks awesome and it’s your birthday, after all, so not to worry about the points!

  40. I think I missed saying Happy Birthday!! and when you wrote abt Tony thinking you might be a lesbian b/c of all the sports you played I about spit my coffee everywhere! That’s too funny!

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