Wednesday, July 18, 2012

What I Ate Wednesday- Taste Testing!

This week marks week 6 of the Body Earned program and I kid you not, I wanted to cry at the gym yesterday. Week 6 starts with body part training and yesterday focused on shoulders. By my last set my arms were shaking so bad (but I refused to drop in weight, of course) that I can honestly say it was my  mind that pushed me through those last few reps, not my shoulders! Whew. Anyone else still trucking along and on week 6?




Food yesterday was a little out of the ordinary, well just lunch I guess :)


Breakfast started the day just as it always does, egg white scramble and oats!


Cottage cheese and brown rice cake with a little peanut butter for snack. Typically I have 2 rice cakes, but I didn't know what lunch would entail so I just stuck with 1.


B and I went to lunch at the venue that we are going to host our engagement party at! We had actually never eaten there before, so we tried a bunch of stuff- I only managed to take pictures of 4 things but we actually tried about 7 different appetizers. Everything was beyond amazing and I am SO excited for our party. So excited. 


Although I wasn't particularly hungry after our big taste testing lunch, I had leftover coconut chicken with spinach and a dollop of greek yogurt for a snack.


For dinner I brought back an old favorite, clean eating shepherds pie. Ketchup was added after this picture was taken. Why wouldn't it be?

Before bed I was having a hankering for cottage cheese for some reason, so I had a little of that with 1 tbsp peanut butter. 

If any newly weds have ANY wedding planning advise for me, I will gladly take it! 




13 comments:

  1. I love cottage cheese! All your eats look so good.

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  2. Congrats on the engagement! I just got engaged in February and we are slowly making plans. There are some awesome websites out there for inspiration and sense of community. My biggest piece of advice is to not forget the process is about you two getting married, not anyone else. Stick to your guns when there are things you want/ don't want to be part of your day!

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    1. That is something I can see myself being bad at, but I'm going to try my best! And yes, thank god for pinterest! :)

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  3. I just got married a month and a half ago so I can def give you some tips! The top 3 things I recommend spending extra money on is: your photographer w possibly a second shooter to save you time. You will be run in soo many directions and even tho it is your big day is will whiz by so the last thing you want is to realize you didn't get photos you wanted and at the end of the day you are only left with the photos so you want good ones! Next, a great DJ! You want someone fun and that will keep you wedding guests engaged. Our DJ was awesome! He kept the party moving and everyone dancing all night. Finally, great food. If your guests leave thinking the food was good and the music was great then you know you had an awesome wedding! The only other thing is plan for small emergencies. I got ready in a hotel suite the day of and my hair ended up taking longer than expected so I missed my make-up appointment. I didn't imagine this happening so I brought NO make-up with me to the hotel. That was the only thing that went wrong my whole wedding day so I was happy but at the moment it was huge deal nc you are on a rush of emotion. I def cried and we had to buy me make-up! haha! I hope that helps you! Let me know if you need any help because I live in AZ too and know some great vendors. Congrats! : )

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    1. Wow great advice! Thank you SO much!

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  4. I totally agree with everything Esther said! Having 2 photographers is really nice because they can get different angles to the same shot! Plus they won't miss anything! I got a TON of ideas from Pinterest and my mom pretty much made every single decoration which saved us a lot of money. So if you know someone creative, have them make some stuff!! Also, I have a lot of random stuff leftover that you can definitely have if you want! Make sure you research a lot of venues first. That's the one thing I regret...we booked the first venue we looked at and they ended up having a lot of hidden costs. But other than that, just make sure you enjoy every minute of it! It goes by quickly!!

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  5. I love cottage cheese too and crave it a lot, mmm especially with nut butter :)

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  6. Totally agree with the ladies above-making photography a priority is key! For a lot of event photographers they are working like crazy during the high season of weddings, so a good question to ask when you meet them is what their plan is in the unlikely event that they themselves would not be able to shoot your wedding. You know things happen, people get sick-emergencies occur, so when you decide on a quality photographer, make sure they have a quality back up plan in case of any changes. My husband and I also decided to splurge on a photo booth and it was the best! The company provided an attendant to work the booth and after they sent us a disc with all 700 photos on it. The guests get to take silly pictures and take home the printed copy that comes out of the booth and we got the digital files. I think guests are a bit more comfortable in the booth and they forget that the pics go to the couple as well so they went crazy. My hubby and I were in tears laughing at all the funny things people do in the booth and all the old people kissing!!!! I still look at the pics a year later and its a hilarious account of our guests. Congrats on your engagement- your story made me cry! The waterfall setting is beautiful!

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    1. Aww thank you!! I cried too ;) Photographer is super important... got it! Thank you!

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  7. Well, my sister in law runs the wedding blog The Budget Savvy Bride, which has all kinds of info on planning weddings, check it out!



    http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/

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  8. I used an Excel Spreadsheet for all of my hired vendors. This was an immense help throughout the process to see where the money was going and on the wedding day itself. When it was time to make the payments, I had a handy list with remainders of payments listed. Easy!

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  9. Hi Little B.

    What do you put in your cottage cheese?

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