(Note: earlier you may have read that I wasn’t posting because my wireless was down, but I seemed to have fixed it. So disregard that!)
Well hello! I’m back & survived the wedding! While I was gone I hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day weekend and I hope you saw Kendra’sguest post she wrote for me! It was a beautiful weekend and it was such an honor to be a bridesmaid and stand next to my best girl friend, Tiffany, as she married her (now) husband Johnny!
Laura, Tiffany, me, & Jennifer -- a beautiful bridal party for a stunning bride!
The happy couple eating some cake
We pulled charms from the cake, an old tradition, and the charm that I got is for true love!
Between the rehearsal luncheon, eating out with college friends in Richmond, and the wedding, I consumed many calories of alcohol and amazing food. I don’t regret one bite or sip — it was an amazing weekend and I loved every second of it!
However, I do feel rather hungover (and not just from the champagne toasts and open bars!). I spent the weekend eating rich foods that sometimes contained lots and lots of cheese, white carbs, and other foods I don’t normally eat. For instance, there was a mashed potato bar where I topped my creation with a bit more cheese and sour cream than broccoli! I certainly wasn’t eating as bad as I used to back in the day, but it was definitely not as clean and wholesome as I’ve been eating lately. It feels like my body is freaking out from the abnormal foods I ate this weekend!
So now I’m recovering, meaning taking vitamins and eating vegetables. I wasn’t hungry when I woke up but was super dehydrated so I’ve been drinking water all day. As I got on the road late this morning I grabbed a smoothie from Starbucks and then ate a sandwich, some cereal, and some fruit over the course of the afternoon. And dinner was comprised of whole grains and vegetables — exactly what my body needed!
Quinoa tossed with Italian dressing, spinach, cabbage, mushrooms, onions, and a carrot.
I love quinoa! A serving is 1/4 cup uncooked — which (as you can see) yields a whole lot of grain! And it is also gluten free! I’ve been researching gluten intolerance/wheat intolerance lately and it seems like cutting it down in my diet might help a lot of my GI issues. I met Christie for coffee on Saturday and we talked about it briefly. I’m definitely going to give it some thought and try out some more gluten free options!
Tomorrow will be an interesting day. If you recall, my mother misplaced my passport and I’m leaving for France in a WEEK! Well, we couldn’t make an appointment for an expedited passport until 14 days before travel and the earliest appointment we could get is tomorrow at 8:30am. We will be waking up well before daylight for the 2.5 hour drive and subsequent metro ride to the office tomorrow morning!