Sunday Update: Birthday

Birthday cake for PoulWednesday I was 61.  It was a nice day to have a birthday.  I worked.  I saw the move Nice Guys with Keri and Kevin.  I ate at Applebees.  I had cupcakes.  The next day my friend Gigi sent me gluten free cupcakes that were ridiculously delicious.  I had several of those.  I had bread this week.  I drank some diet Mountain Dew too.  It was a week of eating whatever I wanted.  My birthday and all.

Today I feel kinda yucky.  Well .. I feel tired, and gouty.  I knew it was coming.  All that sugar was bound to catch up to me.  You see, the choices we make come with consequences.  Sugar has a very definite reaction on me.  It tires me out.  Bread does too.  The diet Mountain Dew makes my gout worse.  So by having that first cupcake, it kicked off a chain reaction.  Just like dominoes – you push the first one, and all the rest of them fall over.

Nothing to worry about — I just get up and get back in the saddle and ride.  That’s the beauty of making your own choices — at any given point you can decide to make better choices.  That moment is right now.


  1. Sara Broers on June 5, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Life is all about choices and I have to say- I think you make awesome choices! Now, go eat another cupcake, if it makes you happy. Why does life have to be so complex, right?

  2. deb on June 19, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    Thanks Sara!