Having A Social Life
Friday, February 22, 2013
Yesterday my best friend got married. It was a wonderful family/close friends ceremony at their home with more like a dinner party atmosphere afterwards. It was fantastic. It was also the first time I've been out in a social aspect since I made the decision to change my lifestyle. We don't go out much to start with but I knew it was going to be hard as my friend and her new spouse eat pretty good but there are alot of processed/refined foods in their cooking. But no way was that going to stop me from being there for the both of them.
I had only one glass of champagne before dinner and water the rest of the time. I was surprised that I didn't have any desire for the pop. I thought for sure with everyone drinking it or beer/alcohol around me it would be so hard to stay away from it, but it never was a thought.
There was ALOT of food. I expected alot of temptation so I tried to eat before I left so I could just avoid eating till I got home. Most of the food I couldn't have, but a vegan friend from my friend's work made a soup with coconut milk, and she supplied the ingredients. I had half a bowl of it (it was amazing! A couple of us asked for the recipe). There was also bread that the groom made - switching out the white flour for stone ground 100% whole wheat, a large veggie platter (which my kids when asked what they wanted to bring home picked, and roasted chicken and roast beef). Of course there was many choices I avoided and alot of finger desserts and cupcakes instead of a wedding cake. I'm not even sure how to track what I ate. So I will write it down here at the end of this blog so I can remind myself that it can be done. I can go out and eat and enjoy with friends and still keep things in moderation.
I had one of the cupcakes. It was rich and chocolatey and though it was amazing, after about 15 minutes I could feel the changes within my body coming on. It was weird cause I've never been that in tune with my body. I felt sort of ill from it. I wasn't sick but it sure didn't sit well and I could feel my blood sugar rise. This morning I'm still feeling it. So I think a kettle bell workout is in order to help get my body feeling better.
Of course, my friend was fussing over me about the foods and worried I wouldn't have a good time cause I would be hungry and wanting to go home. I told her to stop, everything was fine and this is her day so go enjoy. Plus her mom had made sure there was things for me to eat (and I brought my own but left it in the car) - her mom is fantastic, and soooo supportive.
1 glass of champagne
1/2 a bowl of vegan/organic butternut squash soup
1 small piece of fresh bread
6 small pieces of roasted potatoes (potatoes were cut into quarters)
2 brussel sprouts (I hate brussel sprouts)
2 small pieces (probably total 2 or 3 ounces) of roast beef
2 small pieces of roast chicken breast without the skin
3 small Swedish meatballs (used a fork to pick them up rather than the spoon so I got very little sauce)
1 cupcake (chocolate/peanut butter with cream cheese icing)
2 bottles of water