I was asked in a group setting what I (we) think of going topless and/or skinny dipping. I briefly thought to myself “I would never…” and then remembered that I did both.. In the past two years… both either right before or directly after weddings.
Oh, I life I live….
My dog would not let me sleep last night. She wanted to play and bark and be pretty annoying all night. Yes, a.l.l. n.i.g.h.t! If this is what it’s like to have kids, I’m not ready (yet). I can’t imagine being exhausted like this for nights (weeks, MONTHS?!?!?!) on end…
Can I tell you all what my MOH did?!?! Wait, let’s start from the beginning.
Say Yes to the dress casting called me. They wanted to film my bridal appointment. Great news!!!! MY MOH high jacks the casting lady’s information so that “everything is taken care of” (and I’m left completely OUT of the details for the day of taping.)
Friday comes, my MOH and I get dressed, head out to the city, late of course, and none of my bridesmaids are there. WTH?? Camera crew tells us they will record us first and any bridesmaid that come will be filmed later. I’m in my first dress, and low and behold, my MOTHER, the one that lives in FL and has NEVER been wedding dress shopping with me is HERE. Like, in NYC, at my appointment!! ::cue buckets worth of tears::
That’s not all. My oldest friend, and dearest bridesmaid from FL is with her! Someone, please double the buckets because I am crying a river. While the cameras are rolling. Someone, shoot me now. We are all teary eyed and at one point, the camera crew has to stop filming so I can wipe my nose. Yea, that happened.
My MOH flew my mom out, and my bridesmaid Gail also flew out from Florida, her first time in NYC. Just, all around amazing. DAMMIT, I can’t even be mad anymore. I mean, how can I? Apparently all my bridesmaids were in on this little secret, for weeks in advance!
The entire weekend we had bridesmaid time, trying on dresses, partying, exploring time square, eating out… doing everything but sleeping.
I had a great time. I couldn’t ask for a better “Dream Team” of bridesmaids. Even when they don’t let me in on their plans! :D
1. This mimosa I’m drinking courtesy of work.. I know I know, it doesn’t fit with my wedding-body-get-right goals, but it’s making me happy right now and that’s all that matters!
2. My work screensaver that keeps me smiling!
3. The news that a future mama blogger is currently pregnant! @twinkleinoureye I’m SOOOO excited for her like I know her in real life, and we’re friends!!! Speaking of real life friends….
4. All the future mamas that I know and love… @michelelovespell babymorales, babyjohnson … so many baby bumps, not enough time to rub them all!
5. IT’S FRIDAY!!!
6. The soreness I feel from the workout I did yesterday! It’s wonderfully painful. Speaking of wonderful…
7. Last night, including the 3 way cuddling with @idigsthat and my doggie.
These things are making me happy RIGHT NOW.
…and I’m a ball on nerves! My MOH is being very sneaky about who’s actually coming to the filming of say yes to the dress. On top of that, we have a weekend of days filled with wedding related stuff, (bridesmaid dress shopping, venue re-checking, interviews with vendors) and the nights filled with all night partying (Philly and NYC parties go on f.o.r.e.v.e.r.!)
But I’m stubborn, and usually in-the-know, so being left out of the planning part of what’s actually going to happen on the show (whose going to be there, what’s the experience like, will I fall in love with another dress?!?!?!) has been nerve wrecking, and the “oh, don’t worry about. everything’s taken care of” is borderline annoying, but I know it’s for my best interest. Less stress right?? That’s the idea! :)
I really haven’t had a chance to unload these feelings,that I will probably laugh at next week, but I needed to put them out there. That’s what blogging is for!!!
Excited, nervous, annoyed, ready, hopeful, scared, in-awe, grateful, excited.. oh, I said that one lol….that just about sums this moment up!!!
Here’s to living in the moment… Living spree, 2013 style!
My last post, where I said yes to the dress… well…
I’m actually going to be on the show!!! How crazy is that?!?! The appointment was made weeks, maybe even months ago, to try on dresses at Kleinfelds and I filled out the application and sure enough, they want to film me!!! The problem is, I ALREADY HAVE MY DRESS!!! Ekkkk!!! Do I go, just for fun and the opportunity to be on tv? What if I fall in love with another dress (that I clearly can’t afford!!)
This is actually a very hilarious situation to be in. I’m leaving my credit cards at home!!! Knowing me, I’ll fall in love and be stuck with TWO dresses!!!! LOL
A friend of mine does a yearly cleanse and decided to let his friends in on it.
“Fruits and vegetables ONLY for 10 days” he said. “No alcohol, no juice, no carbs, no meat.”
“just fruits and vegetables I GET IT” I basically yelled back at him. It’s only for 10 days. Anyone can do anything for 10 days, right?
I think my cooking has been most creative during this time. I didn’t want to stick with just salads or juicing so the hunt for some delicious options began. First stop was grocery store. After unloading all my newly bought goodies, I didn’t even recognize my fridge!
There was soooo muchhhh green stuff!!! (Don’t mind the yogurt and beer. Those were for the mister!)
Then it was time to start creating some fun meals
fruit bowls for breakfast (while the mister still ate regular foods!!!)
homemade guacamole, curry plantain chips, and carrots
vegetable soup with chucks of avocado.
And a bunch of other cool meals I didn’t snap pictures of. I learned how great spaghetti squash is under some homemade veggie pasta sauce and re-affirmed that I’m not a fan of eggplant no matter what veggies it’s stuffed with.
The first 3 days were the hardest. I craved for that full feeling. No matter how much I ate with this diet, it wasn’t there. The night of day 3 I realized, I wasn’t full, but I wasn’t hungry either. It was a turning point for sure. Day 4 and every day after that I had more energy than I had things to do! I didn’t crave meat. I didn’t miss seasoning my food with salt (as much)..
That weekend, (day 8 and 9) would have been a uneventful if I stayed home!! Instead I choose to go to a car show, almost 1.5 hours away from home! The little bit of fruit I packed didn’t put a dent in my hunger, especially with all the food available at the event! I had to stop at a wawa to get some naked juice to hold me over until dinner. Had I not been close to the end of this diet, I would have broken it!!
I lost weight. A little bit all over. It was a fun diet. I learned how to keep dinner time exciting with just veggies and I’m still using some of those recipes (but adding chicken!!! and turkey!!! and fish!!!)