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I apologize for not blogging (or reading many blogs) recently. My brain is filled to capacity with wedding-related thoughts – tasks, questions, worries. I feel like I’m on overload, to the point where I don’t even want to talk about it any more. I can barely make any trivial little decisions because we’re already made so many big ones. I feel like it’s the Friday of finals week in Grad school and all of my exams are going to be one after the other. It’s funny how the atmosphere of a college town changes during finals – no one washes their hair, everyone mopes around in flip flops and sweats and has a glazed over look on their faces.
I used to LOVE talking about the wedding. Now I have to not burst into tears or scream whenever someone asks me about it. I can’t wait to marry my fiance’, I just want these 10 days to go faster and have the day HERE already.
Can any brides relate? Any college students?
Anyway… it’s WIAW! And of course my wedding heavy brain didn’t remember to photograph everything, but some main meals are here.
Breakfast: new favorite green smoothie. Mango, protein powder (super sweet 100-calorie Jillian Michaels brand that I bought because it was cheaper than Designer Whey), oats, chia seeds, almond milk. And coffee. Also had a mini peanut butter cookie Lara Bar.
Lunch: Barbecue quinoa with a crumbled black bean veggie patty. So good, and filling!
Work snackage: TBHITWW & bell peppers
Pre-spin class snack: handful of cashews, small banana, piece of dark chocolate (craving it all day long)
Post-spin/Pre-dinner cocktail: cabernet (wedding planning is stressful, don’t judge!). Usually a good workout helps reduce my stress but last night I needed a little extra help.
Delicious take out salad: salmon, alfalfa sprouts, avocado, roasted red peppers, cucumbers, and cheese courtesy of The Hop House. So good.
Other things that are new (to me) this week:
Blueberry bagel thins (where have these been all my life?!) with reduced fat gouda and egg whites.
Best lunch of the week: original tart frozen yogurt with blueberries and walnuts. Seriously, for lunch.
I’ve also been eating my weight in this since I ordered it from Open Sky:
It was a tough choice between that and Kath‘s Cville Crunch, but I love supporting Susan’s cause. It’s the most cinnamon-y, perfectly sweet and flavorful granola I’ve ever purchased… and it’s still available on Open Sky! Go buy some!
What do you do when going to the gym isn’t enough to help you de-stress?