Today was the second “Time Marches On” event since P and I started the plan. One of my clients invited my husband and me to her daughter’s wedding. I knew it was going to be beautiful and very special and was honored to be included on the guest list.
Although I was happy to be included, this is exactly the kind of event that I used to dread. Most of the time there, I knew, would be spent thinking how fat I must look and comparing myself to all the other women there. How sad, that I would have preoccupied myself with that instead of enjoying the evening. I also would have certainly overeaten since there is usually new foods to try and delicious roaming appetizers these days at weddings.
The wedding was wonderful! I did not spend the entire time thinking I was fat. I actually was more interested in picking good low carb choices to eat. All the food looked amazing. And some creative things I had not seen before. The roaming appetizers I ate were dates wrapped with bacon (ate one), small lamb chops (ate one), little grilled cheese sandwiches with small teacups of tomato soup (very cute and very tempting, I actually took one and then ended up giving the little sandwich to my husband. I took two very small sips of the tomato soup but by the time I had done that, I had let it get too cold so I skipped the rest). There were some other beautiful appetizers making the rounds and a huge cheese and fruit table but I skipped those.
The dinner stations were incredible. First I took a look around. Skipped the mashed potato bar and headed for the salad tables. Wonderful selection of veggies. I opted for lettuce, mushrooms, diced cucumbers with a creamy dressing and topped with a small piece of salmon. At the roast beef bar, I had a grilled zucchini.
It’s funny, I enjoyed looking at all the creative food but didn’t really crave any of it! And the choices I made kept me satisfied. The salmon was amazing – cooked to perfection.
We left before the cakes came out, mainly because I was getting pretty tired.
All in all, a successful day.
P.S. No exercise, except for walking around a lot in new high heels that hurt my feet : (