My boyfriend has a huge family. I mean we are talking 42 first cousins only on one side. They are all around our age, a little older, a little younger... the usual. Well, we have spent the last 2 years going down there for at least one or two weddings a year. That's manageable. But now, it starts to increase rapidly. Rings keep popping out of nowhere, and one after the other says yes. For the next 10 years, we can probably expect 2 to 3 each year only in the family, which doesn't even include our friends.
I just spent a couple of weeks fixing what the last wedding wrecked for me. I know it's my fault, but every time I go in really motivated, and every time afterwards I super splurged, and wasn't able to stick to my goals at all. I can't find time for exercise, and the food choices...oh boy... You never know what they serve, there is cake, and probably the biggest problem, free drinks. It's often limited to beer and wine, but it's a wedding. I want to enjoy my self. I already often drink Bacardi Limon with water and lemon. Which is better than a gazilion glasses of wine, but still has a ton of calories!!! Of course, It doesn't help that the weddings on his side are always crazy, and they know how to party! Haha...urghs!
When we go down there, it is also always a travel weekend, so food choices are basically never mine. We basically eat whatever is provided by the family that we stay at. Since it's always a bigger crowd then, things are being kept simple like pancakes, sandwiches on white bread with chips etc. You get the point. I mean beggars can't be choosers, and it's already so sweet that they take us in, so that we don't have to take a hotel room. I feel like it would be more than rude to be picky about the food then!
Anyways, I would appreciate some advice here. How do you not wreck yourself at weddings without giving up ALL the fun?
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