Yesterday was my birthday! I'm 23 now. I told myself that calories shouldn't count on birthdays and I'm not going to stress over that. It was a good day.
I started out with lounging on the couch watching Gossip Girl on Netflix followed by a visit from my dad with some cold hard birthday cash. He told me to treat myself to lunch. I changed into some real clothes and made my way into Christiansburg and did a Target trip. I know it's not just me when I say this - Target sucks the money out of me. I can just wander the isles and pick up this and that and end up with 50 dollars worth of stuff. Thankfully I exercised a little more self control and only spend about 20.
Lunch was at a new place in town, Sakura. It's one of those fast food Japanese places and it was so. freaking. good! I got the chicken and steak combo and added broccoli (gotta get those greens in somehow!) I ate and ate and ate and still ended with what looked like a full plate of food. Great portions (well, not really for weight loss haha). I took my leftovers with me for an afternoon snack.
My next and final stop was Starbucks. Working at Sbux, you get a free pound of coffee a week. It's a pretty sweet deal! I'm all stocked up so this week I got coffee for the bf's friend Stephen. Since it was my birthday, I treated myself to a birthday cake pop! Believe it or not, this was my first cake pop! Very yummy. I also got a captain crunch frappuccino, but it wasn't made right and tasted kind of off.
When I got home, I did some more vegging out watching GG and then showered and got ready for a night out! My boyfriend came down from Charlottesville and we went out for dinner and drinks with my sister and two friends Amanda and Kristina. We went to our favorite local place, Sharkey's. Sharley's has the best happy hour deals on drinks - 2 dollar doubles! - and their food is pretty legit too. I got the No-Name Burger made with a veggie burger. I'm not a vegetarian by any means, but that burger has so many flavorful toppings that a big beef patty overshadows the other tastes. It has pickled jalapenos, cream cheese, chipotle sauce, lettuce, and tomato. Most delicious!
I drank quite a lot. I love happy hour and pretty much anything mixed with rum. My friends also ordered me some drinks. I tried to be responsible though and cut myself off before I could get too crazy. It was a great night! A great birthday altogether. And today I'm back on the diet train. Choo choo!