There have been many salads. Lots of Spinning. Even salad spinning. The wedding planning. Well, I must admit, it is one of my strengths.
Sadly, my engagement ring has not been the same equivalent to getting my jaw wired, like I hoped it would be. DANG. Eating is still a struggle, but the good news is that it has been a TON easier since I moved to Charleston. I am so much less stressed that I am not turning to food emotionally like I used to.
My future husband has an amazing metabolism. He is lucky this way. He has no idea about nutrition and eating healthily. NO CLUE. For example:
R&F: "Hi sweets, what did you have for lunch today?"
Crush: "I ate really healthy foods. Fried chicken, creamed spinach and fried green tomatoes."
R&F: "How is any of that healthy?"
Crush: "Chicken, spinach and tomatoes are all healthy!'
Unlike me, Crush never learned how to read a menu for healthy clues (thanks, WeightWatchers!), never sat around a cafeteria lunch table in the 5th grade and talked about who had the lowest fat and calorie meal (thanks, North Shore Girls raised by mothers with rampant eating disorders!) and never saw a nutritionist and an eating therapist to change his eating habits (thanks for real, the wonderful professionals who are helping me!).
And yet, with his COMPLETE lack of food knowledge, Crush still has a WAY better relationship with food than I do. He simply eats when he is hungry and stops when he is full. I wish I could do that consistently.
Having Crush around often really helps me focus on eating better. We have started to eat most of our breakfasts and suppers together and I find that when I am cooking for someone else and not just for myself, I put extra effort into making my meals balanced, yummy and satisfying. Crush wants to eat better and I want to lose weight, so I have been preparing calorie friendly meals full of lean proteins and fresh fruits and veggies. Crush has of course already lost 6 pounds in a few weeks whereas I have lost perhaps a few ounces. All of my yo-yo dieting in the past has slowed my metabolism, but I feel so much better and now fit into most of my wardrobe again, so I will take it.
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I have found that all of the wedding planning has been super easy thus far and these awesome little coincidences keep happening which make me feel like in many ways, everything about this wedding is simply meant to be! In less than 2 weeks, I have my venue, officiant, ceremony musicians, band for the reception, after party DJ, florist, photographer, hair and makeup artists, rehearsal dinner venue and hotel room blocks. When I return to Chicago in a few weeks for a wedding I am working, I will do my save the dates and invitations. I will say, I know the best vendors in Chicago and I have gotten a bird's eye perspective about how they all work, so selecting them was SUPER easy. I am just so happy that they were all available! I keep thinking....if my clients actually listened to me (some do, many don't and then they don't get the best product and services), they too could have their weddings planned quickly! Everyone likes to do things differently, but there is nothing I love more than making a list and crossing it off!
Hope all is well out there and Happy Thursday!