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
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  • BETHS60
    It sounds like you did well under the circumstances. You made some good choices, and let yourself have some fun, too.

    It's really interesting that you could feel the cupcake taking over your body. That's a good sign.
    2253 days ago
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