Hi ladies! This week, as we all have been in anticipation (and some of us maybe apprehension?) of was Thanksgiving. I, for one, did exceptionally well. I had one small plate of food, no seconds and no dessert. Well, not at the noon dinner anyway. I was saving up for a piece of the birthday cake I made for the Prince. And it was a doozy of a cake too. More on that later.
The first surprise for me, has been that even though I have not exercised like I should in the past two weeks, I have still lost weight. My pants are still getting baggier, and I am looking thinner! That has been a surprise, because I thought the minute I slowed down I would balloon back up. Not the case, and I am thankful.
However- I am NOT using this as an excuse to suddenly quit with the fitness stuff. I just see it as a nice perk. I think I have trained myself to know what is and is not acceptable in the eating department, and I also have trained my body to work off weight by boosting my metabolism these past weeks. I am surprised but thankful!
Here comes the second surprise. As some of you may know, the Prince is turning 40 on Tuesday. Yes, I said 40! But that does not mean I am his age. We are actually just a tad over eight years apart. (He's December 1968, I'm February 1977.) Anyhoona, some of our dear friends from out of town were going to be in for the holiday, and I decided (sort of last minute) that I would plan a surprise party for the Prince while we were all together. He had NO IDEA. I surprised him good! And it was a sweet time. He was really touched.
So, we had lunch AND dinner with our friends. After dinner the Prince went to get petrol (gas to you Americans) and I had time to set up the cake and gifts. When he came in and saw everything, he was SHOCKED to say the least. I was so glad I had managed to keep things from him without lying. Here are some pics of the cake:
The dirt and bones side is the "old" side.
The doll is the Prince sliding down "The Hill".
The signs say "Welcome to The Hill, only 39+ may cross over", "Watch Your Step, it's all down hill from here", and a tombstone that says "Here Lies the Prince's Youth".
I had one small piece. And when I say small, I mean like two inches square. Of course, I'm not a sweets person anyway. If it were a bag of chips I would've had a much harder time. :0)