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Happy Birthday to ME! ;)

Started off my birthday with a quick and CHILLY 40 degree 3 mile run with a new little running partner 😉 +5

we are dog-sitting this sweet little Golden Retriever, Cinder, for a family that just moved here until they can find a house. I think I actually ran with her instead of she went running with me!! 😉


post run shake on the go while taking G to school – 4


mid morning Zone snack – 5  I love this sweet & salty one!



Birthday lunch at SaltGrass Steak House with my mom & sister who came to spend the day with me. 😉 

yummy appetizer – I had 2 of these Range Rattlers & onion strings with ranch


a couple small pieces of the crust on their beer bread – yum!


I wasn’t too crazy about their tortilla soup – so I just ate the chicken out of it


I ordered the sirloin steak cooked medium with green beans – I didn’t know it came topped with butter and onion strings :/ – I ate half of it all and took the rest to go


we all three shared cake and ice cream – although we didn’t even make a dent into that cake!!  took it to go for later. 😉


the three of us 😉

with my mom 😉


later we stopped by a new Cake Ball bakery to try some – I had Key Lime first and it was the best one! Also tried birthday cake, buttered pecan, and cookies and cream. They are sooo rich!


When my  hubby got home from being out of town all day he took me out to dinner – I decided on Rudy’s BBQ – I got the lean brisket, pickles, onions, had a few bites of the new potatoes we got to try, and a slice of white bread. I had a back to my roots moment and went all country girl by turning some of my brisket into a brisket sandwich with bbq sauce on that slice of white bread. Its how I grew up eating it but now its one of only two times I will eat a piece of white bread. 😉


oh yeah- that is my leftover chocolate cake with redi-whip and a Coke Zero on my bed. My hubby and I shared the rest of the cake in bed. Had another killer headache coming on so I hit the sack!




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About Carman

36 year old military wife of 18 years and stay at home mom to 4 incredible kids (3 girls ages 17, 11, 11 and our son is 6). After my 4th, and final baby, I decided I wanted to be more active, healthier, happier, and to be an example to my kids. I joined Weight Watchers and started using the Points Plus program to learn portion control, moderation, and develop healthier habits. I also used the dietSNAPS app to track my meals and it was such a life changer for me to literally *see* what I was putting in my body! Cyndi, Lexy and I created this blog to be accountability partners and that has been a huge key to this journey! I love to cook and I love converting my favorite recipes into a healthier version for my family to enjoy! I love the after effects of exercising :) I love challenging myself to fitness goals to change things up and in doing so I have run numerous 5K/10K's, several half marathons, one full 26.2 marathon, and a Tough Mudder. I love circuit training, weight training, and running sprints. My goal is to inspire others to take their health seriously, and to show how small changes can lead to big results.

5 thoughts on “Happy Birthday to ME! ;)

  1. Cyndi

    Chilly 40 degrees…ha! Love the scarf 😉 What a fun birthday, those cake balls look amazing. Put that on the list for next time I come down!


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