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Post Wedding Celebration

Posted Nov 25 2012 8:00am

I wish I could start off my saying, “I have done so amazing with my diet and my pre-christmas goals while here in Iowa this week” but man has this trip been tough. I think what has made it so tough is not knowing what and when we’re going to eat and then not having healthy options.

My eating so far has looked like this…


-Steel cut oatmeal at Potbelly’s in the airport
-Mashed potatoes, a few french fries, and pumpkin pie for lunch at a diner
-Corn and potato soup with saltine crackers


-Coffee and a Nature Valley protein bar
-Hamburger and hot chocolate at the football game
-Samples at Costco
-Large salad with fat free Ranch dressing and 1 slice of buffalo chicken pizza
-2 glasses of wine

Yesterday (Saturday) I wanted a fresh start so Neal and I headed to Subway for a healthy breakfast sandwich.  I ordered a 6 inch egg and cheese sandwich with tomatoes, cucumbers, banana peppers, and jalapenos.

Healthy Subway Breakfast Sandwich

For lunch, we headed over to my FAVORITE place in town, Comeback Cafe.  This place has lots of yummy and healthy wraps and some delicious soups!

Comeback Cafe Grinnell Iowa

For lunch I ordered the Sante Fe wrap which has grilled chicken, black beans, lettuce, tomatoes, and a ranch sauce inside.

Comeback Cafe Grinnell Iowa

Comeback Cafe Sante Fe Wrap

On the side I asked for a cup of potato soup instead of chips.

Comeback Cafe Grinnell Iowa

After lunch we ran back home to prep for our Iowa wedding reception.  It was such a wonderful chance to see all of the friends and family who weren’t able to come out to DC for our wedding.

Party Finger Foods

For the reception I served a variety of finger foods.  As a Texas girl, I had to make some queso for the guests.

Party Finger Foods

I also had some cheese platters and a veggie tray.

Party Finger Foods

And for dessert, Neal served rice crispy treats and a vanilla cake.

Party Finger Foods

During the party I had some chips and queso and a few cheese squares on crackers.  I felt like I was doing ok, but then I had a piece of cake with some ice cream and quite a bit of wine (I love, love, love Riesling!).

I ended the day feeling like man oh man have I eaten a lot of rich and delicious foods!  The truth is, I love all these foods but eating like this every day is going to leave me mad and discouraged when I step on the scale next week.

We’re here in Iowa for a few more days so I still don’t have all that much control over what food options I have, but I can definitely control how much I eat.  My goal for these next 3 days is to eat as many fruits and veggies as I can and to stay away from sweets, for real!

No regrets, just time to move forward!

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