Monday, December 03, 2012
This entry is just to say "HI!"
It's been a massively busy several weeks, and I'm not sure how soon it'll die down. But, I thought I'd throw a blog in here so I'm not entirely out of practice.
My friend's wedding was this weekend...it was lovely, met their out of town family, had a good time in the awesome French Quarter of New Orleans, had a really talented jazz trio at the reception, walked back and forth through the Quarter, enjoyed a couple balmy December days just perfect for an outdoor wedding.
I got very little sleep, walked a lot, drove a lot, and ate a lot...ate more than I should've, but way less than I would've done in times past. The turtle soup was divine, the Pasta St Charles was yummy and rich, and all the little pass-around bites were delectable. And that was basically my only real meal yesterday, so I was STARVING by the time it came along around 3:30. Oh, and I'd started on my beer around 3:00 (Covington Bock), sipping slowly. But after only about 3-4 oz, I was seriously buzzing. That happens when you drink on an empty stomach. However, that meant that if I wanted to continue to be in my right mind for the next 3 hours, I needed to eat soon...and ended up eating EVERYTHING that came my way. :) But, I'm not sorry. The food was fantabulous and fancy, very upscale, not things I'll see again any time soon.
And you may be asking how THE dress came out... I had nearly 5" cut off the bottom, and the shoulders taken up about an inch, and it was PER-FECT! I just wish I'd asked friends to purposely get a couple pics of me in it. The jacket was fitting more snugly by Sunday than it was before the weekend started, but everything we did for 3 days involved far more salt than I've been used to lately...plus booze...and I got puffy all over. Long time since that's happened, I nearly forgot what it's like.
So, in light of everything, I'm not going to weigh in until the sodium levels "normalize". That could be another couple days. I'm gauging by how thirsty I am, in relation to how often I have to visit the loo.
Anyway, it's been great, and I have decided that I will keep on keeping on...and just work on not gaining as this month progresses with its various parties and other events. I'm so done with beating myself up. Tracking is still the best thing...can really see what you're doing and remain in control. If I manage to lose even a pound this month, I'll consider it a raging success! :)