FAMILY FROM OUR WEDDING

Friday, November 2, 2007

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION.. WEDDING THOUGHTS AND AND A GOOGLE ROMP

We stayed home last night.. since I had had a late lunch curtesy of my wonderful boss and friend who not only took me out to a late lunch but bought me a beautiful pair of silver earings plus a mini carmel cake (cupcake size) ( I took it home had 2 bites gave the rest to steve) ( the old me would have never told Steve about it and eaten right then and there during work hours) I had a Chopped salad with BBQ chicken for lunch yesterday .. it came with a tarty vinegarette dressing and BBQ sauce I had the sauce and dressing on the side.. this salad was loaded with bacon, cheese, pecans, grape tomatoes , sauted onions, crutons .. I ate under the salad meaning I had mostly lettuce and some chicken .. a couple of the pecans . a couple bites of bacon ( that makes me very sick because of the fat content so I usually stay away from that) I tasted a couple crutons they were HORRIBLE I mean dripping with grease and cheese. in the old days I would have snorted that.. even Steve said in the old days I would have snorted up that carmel cake cupcake with out a thought in the world.. I took home over half the salad.. and dumped it in the trash.. just can not eat like that .. any more.. it makes me ill. which I guess is a good thing.. I did indulge in two mini muffin size sweet corn and cheese warm muffins.. i can not resist those at the place.. they are yummyarific.. since I had such a late lunch I had cereal for dinner.. Here is a NONO for me again.. I can not eat WW cinnamon crunch cereal for some reason I am just too friendly with it and can not stop eating it .. with the Kashi cereals.. heart to heart, kashi go lean crunch, Kashi Vive.. I am great.. for some reason I have no self control with the WW cereal.. so thats out of the grocery basket from now on..
Tonight we are going to http://www.salvatorespizzeria.com/ its my new favorite Italian place.. not upscale at all.. very family friendly and the best Italian food I have had... Steve and I order two salads.. with dressing on the side ( house vinegarette) and then we share and entree.. so even though its naughty its not bad... Now in the old days I would have my own entree eat it all by myself.. and half a loaf of garlic bread... now I have a couple bites of garlic bread.. and share an entree and have a small salad .. and I am still satisfied. I like that... I like eating eating this way because I deem it more normal than how I used to eat. Now after the wedding going to Salvatores will be a treat every so often.. We are going tonight for my Bday.. and they are also catering part of our Friday night meal for the wedding...
FOOOD.. so .. wanna hear part of the menu for the weekend of the wedding.. Trust me .. not one of our guests will leave Alabama hungry... Friday night Steve is hosting a casual dinner in the Hospitality room.. I guess about 90 people will show up.. we are having either.. lamb or prime rib... chicken wings.. both spicey and a sweeter version, 2 italian salads, pasta salad, chicken salad, potato salad, sushi, eggplant-spinach-mushroom parmiagiana , cheese tray, fruit tray, rolls and a challah bread ( traditional jewish sweet egg bread served on the jewish sabbath ( friday night) ) then lots of desserts.. Saturday there will be a luncheon in the hospitality room.. catered by my moms friends.. just deli style stuff I think... then Saturday night..we have a cocktail dinner party at a very nice private club (dress up affair) overlooking the city... then Sunday is the wedding at our synagogue with brunch and dancing to follow at a country club. Since we are older than the average newly weds we decided to have a swing , jazz big band style band. instead of the usual DJ or motown ( which we like too) stuff.. then we pass out LOL.. then that evening we all meet at my moms for a a light dinner.. ( bagels, cream cheese, lox, white fish , eggs.. fruit... stuff like that) It will be an eating and celebrating extravaganza LOL.. I still am in awe that it is just 3 weeks away.. and yes friends.. I am a smart woman .. I do have a wedding dress to fit into.. so my treats will be limited to a bite of the not so healthy stuff and sticking more with the fruit and veggies and cheese tray stuff.. ( it will not be your typical cheese tray.. it will be the hard stuff.. so u only need a little of it) if I eat.. ( those things wont upset my stomach ( I get an upset stomach when I am nervous) I am working on the plan now.. I have worked far to hard to let everything go for this one weekend.. so am starting to pick and choose what I want to try .. rather than have no plan and not have a sense of control.. honestly I think I will be too busy t0 have a chance to eat.. so i want to plan my meals accordingly that weekend.. so there wont be an oppourtunity to binge.. ... I think by planning.. each of us always has a better chance at success.. and not falling into old habits.. which is so easy to do..

Some interesting sites I just discovered..
http://www.obesityinamerica.org/ info on obesity .. very informative

http://www.obesitylaw.com/ did you know there is such a thing as obesity law??

http://obesity1.tempdomainname.com/subs/advocacy/ never heard of this group either...

Do you think obesity advocacy groups are a good thing.. or do you think they hinder a health hazard or risks??? just curious...
For those who are large and do not care .. and consider themselves in good shape.. BRAVO.. and I guess these groups are important to them...

Hmm this is interesting.. http://www.bodypositive.com/ about being body Positive...
Alrighty thats it for Friday..
Wish me well
Wish you well too..
Have a rockin' weekend...

9 comments:

Bethany said...

Happy (late) Birthday!!

Too Fat To Fly... said...

Awww, Happy Birthday, Honi...

All the very best lovely :-D

xx

Lora said...

Wow- sounds like a fun filled wedding weekend!

Once Upon A Dieter said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!

And that eggplant-mushroom parmigiana thing would be my undoing. Italian just calls my name. It's like the food version of Gerard Butler. Dang.

How exciting to have the wedding so close. And nerve-wracking, too.

I'm not a person who's easily unnerved, and I was fine all the day of my wedding until I got to the altar. Then, bam. My lower lip started trembling so bad my husband squeezed my hand and said, 'It's all right, sweetheart." I've never had that happen before! I think it was just being STARED AT and the emotion all together.

So, blessings on all the last minute arrangements and preparations.

BTW, I support obesity advocacy groups because I think for some people, losing it is so hard, or they are handling life fine without weight loss efforts. I don't want them discriminated against because they are happy as is. And I don't want to be picked on, seen as lesser than,e tc, because I have an obesity issue. While I'm striving to lose it, I still value as a human being. And those who aren't striving to lose it, have value as human beings.

So, I can understand the fervor behind advocacy. I still believe the obesity problem in the US (and other countries) bodes ill for the national budgets. It's a crisis. And it's certainly not good for ME.

Ah, complicated issue.

The PRincess

Scale Junkie said...

I'm so proud of you for only having a few bites of that cupcake!

The wedding food sounds divine! Italian food, Jewish food...I'm in heaven! My Mom was Italian and she always cooked us Italian foods, I also grew up eating Jewish food at my best friends house. Yeah, I've got my food groups covered! Yummmy!

Ann(ie) said...

Happy Birthday, sugar. My fellow Scorp!! =) Your wedding food sounds to die for. It's going to be such a beautiful celebration of life and love!

Lady T said...

good choices. yeah...the full fat heavy sweets makes me feel sluggish and not good...kinda like how i feel right now (pizza last nite- only one slice, but still)

the menu sounds incredible! thats a lot of food. and you guys are eating a lot! lol! its good to have a plan, but dont forget to enjoy yourself! its your wedding afterall! sample some of everything. eat lite during other non celebratory meals. you can not ruin all your success in a couple meals, so lighten up!

cant believe its sooo close! SQEEE!!!

Michelle said...

Happy B-Day!
I think obesity is and has been a huge issue that needs to be addressed and if it requires advocacy groups and lobbyist then so be it. I have seen a couple of organizations though that just seem like they make too many excuses for the problem and don't ask for any individual responsibility. As hard as it is, it is up to each of us every time we eat to make the hardest choices about food. Sometimes we succeed and sometimes we don't.
I love the body positive sight! I think that is the best tool we have to help make those tough eating choices. If we have pride in the healthy choice, then it becomes easier each time. Positive thoughts breed positive actions.

Critter said...

Happy Birthday Honi!!! I am so excited for you!!! Your wedding sounds like it is going to be such a celebration and you deserve it.