Thank you all for your kind comments and feedback on my early wedding plans. I’m really glad that you all like the deep purple color! It was also interesting to hear everyone’s perspectives on wedding size. The responses were varied, from big to small and everywhere in between, from small ceremony to huge reception, to just the two of you I fully intend to reach out to all of you who offered your help, so watch out! We will probably end up with a medium-sized guest list that hovers between 150 to 200 people because my dad’s side of the family is huge – it’s unavoidable when you want everyone to come! But the fact that it’s in Scottsdale when most of my family is from the Midwest is an interesting issue, too. We’ll see!
Happy Friday! Another week gone by already? I can’t believe I’ve been at my internship for 6 weeks now. It seems like I started just yesterday.
As many of you know, I am a big creature of habit. So it’s probably not hard to guess that I’ve been enjoying delicious parfaits all week long. Same ingredients as in my last post: Stonyfield plain yogurt, Kashi Go Lean, blueberries, and a lot of cinnamon and almond butter!
The only bad news is that I might not be able to keep it up much longer. I’ve been experimenting with what kinds of food work for my stomach and what don’t, and my tummy troubles have returned with a vengeance this week I suppose it’s going to be a lifelong practice of figuring out what doesn’t make it hurt…but I hope that I can get a good grasp on it soon. It’s hard to have a social life when you’re walking with a hunch and wanting to rest at 3:00 pm.
Fortunately, this lunch combination seems to be just what the “Dr.” ordered. The Dr. McDougall’s line of soups are SO good! I’ve mentioned them before, but the split pea combined with Kashi crackers is particularly amazing. My co-worker (Hi Sydney!) always comments on how delicious it smells when I walk past her cube!
Another fabulous option: Trio bars. I’ve reviewed these in the past and you really can’t go wrong with any of the flavors. You can buy them in bulk at Costco and for a great afternoon snack. This is the “tropical” version with dried fruit, cashews, pumpkin seeds and almonds.
And the final thing that makes the tummy troubles a little easier to bear: dinner with the fiance Bobby had a “birthday coupon” to Noodles & Co. (even though his birthday isn’t until September 13) so we had a meal on them last night. I had another form of a “trio” here! I started out with the mixed green salad with tomato, cucumber and sesame soy dressing.
For the main course, I went with the Japanese Udon Noodles served with shrimp. The noodles are really chewy and dense (just how I like ‘em!) and the soy sauce combined with stir-fry veggies such as carrots and broccoli makes this dish pretty awesome. I was a big fan.
After dinner, I hunch walked my way home – I’m not exaggerating, it’s really not a pretty sight – and relaxed so that my stomach felt better. It’s a weird feeling because I’m always still hungry when I have pain (if not more so!), but the only way to make it go away is by laying in a certain position for a certain period of time. I’m telling you, my body is crazy.
My friend and co-worker Renee sent me these links the other day and I thought they were hilarious. Check out these crazy food blogs: Insanewiches and Fancy Fast Food.
There are a ton of great giveaways going on, too, but since I have to eat and run to work, I will have to save those for another time. I feel like a broken record, but I’m still so behind on email and blog reading. If you’ve sent me something recently, please know that I will respond I’ve got to figure out an organizational system a la Caitlin to get myself back on track.