Let’s make this simple. An itemized presentation of challenges and strategies and results from this day long bridal celebration two days ago. And why it is that I won. Read on.
Challenge #1: $3 Mimosas at Tabaq. (How gorgeous is this place? We had a bee-YOU-tiful sunny rooftop view).
Strategy #1: Ask for water. Drink 3 classes of water for every Mimosa. I had 2 over 3 hours.
Why I Win #1: Keeping dehydrated while drinking alcohol allowed me to enjoy a bit of bubbly without getting too buzzed, which impairs healthy decision making.
Challenge #2: Brunch Entrees filled with breads, cheeses, sweets, and french fries.
Strategy #2: Stick with my guns. I order an omelet with fruit.
Why I Win #3: It was delish! And I ate slowly due to all the conversations going on. I filled up before I finished my omelet and left it on my plate.
Pause. Go home. I downed a bunch of water and rested up before stop #1 on our evening – Cantina Marina on the SW waterfront. I wasn’t confident I’d have healthy dinner options so instead I ate at home beforehand (a pile of Kale with chicken on top and dressing).
Challenge #4: Many many drinks and shots and fun all around-ness.
Strategy #4: One of my besties is getting married and it’s time to celebrate. Let go, Let be, and Have Fun.
Why I Win #4: I forgot all about my diet, my plans, my obstacles, my strategies. I totally dove into having fun with friends, making the bride giggle lots, dancing, and to be frank, much boozing. It was a blast and any stress I was still holding onto because of the darn blog and my darn dress just melted away.
I’m starting to get really excited about Saturday – the BIG DAY! It’s getting so close I can taste it, and instead of feeling stressed out (you may remember around Day 17 when I was super anxious about sustaining these seemingly impossible-to-stick-to changes), I feel – well, really cool.
Not like, hip-cool. But confident, relaxed, excited, self-efficacious…changed. I made a batch of Snicker Doodles the other night for the Rehearsal Dinner and since I substituted Crisco with Coconut Oil because Crisco is gross and delicious and I’m pretty sure the FDA should take that shit off the shelves, I had to taste test them. I didn’t even want to. Sugar? Meh. I’d rather have a banana.
OK maybe there’s still a little doubt in my head because after reading that last line I just wrote, the thought that popped into my mind is, “Yeah right! How long is that going to last?!”
I guess that’s a question for Coach Rebecca.