Thanks for the birthday wishes - my birthday was pretty great. Dinner was absolutely delicious. The steak was perfect, the broccoli cooked just right, and the wine was phenomenal. We were not going to get dessert but the waitress heard it was my birthday so she brought over a plate with a truffle and a chocolate covered strawberry which was perfect since I ate the strawberry and my fiance ate the truffle which was the perfect amount. They wrote in chocolate on the plate "Happy Birthday".
I am up .2 today but honestly, I expected worse. Sure its still quite high but considering I ate a steak, 2 glasses of wine, and a glass of champagne less than 24 hrs ago, its not so bad. I guess when you put things in proportion like that, it could be much much worse. I also did not drink enough water at all and woke up dehydrated and still feel very dehydrated today.
The meal was worth it even though I dont like what the scale says. It felt good to go out and celebrate my birthday and enjoy myself and all that the year has brought me. Thats much better than feeling guilty and its no problem to get right back on track. This should be it for a while of meals out, so I should see that scale back down next week.