Hello! WOW! It has been a week since I blogged. I think that is the longest I have ever gone without blogging in my 10 months of blogging. Thanks so much for the comments, e-mails and tweets regarding me being sick. I went to the doctor yesterday and she told me I have a really bad virus. They are not sure what kind of virus it is and ended up testing me for mono. I will find out today or tomorrow if mono is what I have. I still have a pretty high fever and am not feeling great, but I am trying to keep my mind off of it. Since the doctor said that it may be mono, I have been praying and crossing my fingers that it is not mono for a few reasons:
- Mono means I will feel this way for a few weeks. 😦
- Mono means I cannot work out at all for four weeks, at least.
- Not working out for four weeks means I cannot run the half marathon I have trained for for 6 months.
- Mono means I will feel perpetually tired for a few weeks and I have so much to get done for my wedding that is in 9 weeks.
So keep those fingers crossed for me. PLEASE!
So, the idea of filling you guys in on 6 days on my meals is super overwhelming. It would also be super boring to you because:
- I did not eat that much since I was feeling so sick.
- When I did eat it was leftovers from my bridal shower (boy did those come in handy with me being sick) or the same freakin’ oatmeal.
So, I will fill out in on the good stuff that ate before being sick and then give you a few pictures of sick eats. Sound good?! I hope so! So without further ado, here is my catch you up post!
Well, I have had a great weekend last week. Friday after work Adam and I headed to the jewelers to pick out wedding bands. We think we have them pretty much picked out and we both have to have them made from scratch because we are choosy like that 🙂 I will show then to you all when they are done, can’t wait!
As promised Friday afternoon, I got the cupcake I was craving. My friend Jill and I split a red velvet cupcake on the to get out nails done. It was divine and hit the spot. That is a coffee in the background and yes it is mine 🙂
After the cupcake we got our nails done for my upcoming wedding shower that weekend. Um…excuse me princess, but who is the bride?! Jill had two people working on her at once!
After getting our nails done we met up with my friend Ibelis and headed to dinner at Chow Thai Cafe for dinner. I started with a glass of Pinot Nior.
For my meal I got the spicy bamboo shoots stir-fry with tofu and steamed brown rice. It was huge so I ate about half and took the rest home.
After dinner we had one beer before hitting the hay! We all had a Sam Adams Cherry Wheat. We had a road trip planned for early the next day and needed some sort of rest.
We were up with the sun the next day to head out for our road trip to get a gift for Ibelis’s boyfriend. We had about a 2 hour drive to and from our destination. I had a little bagel bar set up for everyone with whole wheat bagels and all the topping options: laughing cow, cream cheese, peanut butter, dark chocolate peanut butter, barney butter, bananas, tomato slices. I also packed us all coffee in to-go mugs. The girls enjoyed their breakfast!
My breakfast was a whole wheat bagel with laughing cow cheese and tomato and a coffee with half and half.
YUM! And…we were off for our road trip! The car ride was full of a lady Gaga sing along and a ton of laughter! Nothing like am early morning drive with your best friends!
While running our secret errand, I snacked on a fiber one bar. May had it in her purse and I was starving!
After running our secret errand we had some lunch. Belle and I split a veggie panini and a turkey avocado wrap. The panini had peppers, parsnips, asparagus and tomatoes. The turkey wrap had lettuce, tomatoes and avocado. Both were delicious and I also had a side of sweet potato fries.
To drink I enjoyed a bud light.
It was a long drive home, so we stopped at dunkins for iced coffees. I got mine with cream and sugar instead of just cream. I never do this, but had a taste for something sweet.
Saturday’s outfit looks like this:
Jean (Gap circa 1998), Gray v-neck T-shirt (American Apparel), Hoodie (Primp).
Once we arrived back on Boston we met Adam and a few friends of for some drinks. It was a beautiful day and a few adult beverages were consumed.
My friend Jill and I split my leftovers from Friday night for dinner when we got home. 🙂 Still yummy and spicy, so delicious!
On Sunday morning Adam and I got up and were super excited about our Wedding Shower!!!! YAY! After 18 months of planning this wedding is really starting to seem real 🙂
Breakfast was a spinach, mushroom and and goat cheese egg white omelet. My camera ate the omelet picture, sorry. On the side I had coffee and fresh fruit.
After breakfast, we got ready for our bridal shower! My bridesmaids did such a fantastic job, I can’t even believe it. I am still in awe of all of their hard work, I feel so grateful to have all of them in my life. I have the best friends anyone could ever hope for!
There were so many people, when I walked it I got so excited and tried to make it a point to chat with everyone and thank them all for coming. Adam and I are very lucky people to have such great family and friends!
The food was delicious. We has ziti, stuffed shells, chicken piccata and salad. Every bit of was wonderful – so know you know why I lived off of the leftovers this week while I was sick.
Adam approved of the food too!
And of course, the dessert was amazing!
You know this girl had to have a cupcake, it matched my dress!
Look at the adorable bride and groom koozies! How cute?! I love these!
Adam and I got lots of amazing gifts. We know some pretty generous people!!!!!
Don’t you love out hats? My mom and dad got them for un in Disney!
I was not too thrilled when Adam started cutting ribbon willy-nilly. There is a superstition that the number of ribbon broken is the number of children you will have.
It was so great to see everyone and celebrate with them! Here we are with the hosts of the day, my beautiful bridesmaids!
I am sure these faces are all familiar to you if you are a regular blog reader, but just in case from left to right: Ibelis, Jill, Bestie May, Adam, Yours truly, Melissa, Lauren, Crystal and Kristie. We are just missing Texas Kara, who lives and TX and couldn’t be with us…obvi! We missed you, Kara!
Here I am with my Mom and Dad. Dad was such a good sport when the embarrassing lingerie that is a shower norm came out. 😉
Here we are with Adam’s sisters ( minus Deb who lives in FL- we missed you!) and sister-in-law! I can’t wait to have 5 sisters in two months. The adorable little girl is Adam’s niece Emily!
Me and my bestie/ maid of honor! She worked so hard to make this shower a success and I am so grateful!
Here I am with the beautiful Stacey! She is such a great friend and is beautiful inside and out! She is also a fantastic runner!
Hug for my almost mother-in-law!
Adam and his momma 🙂
My bridesmaids got us a beautiful wine cabinet and filled it with wine for certain occasions!
First fight, Wedding night, First Home, First Christmas, First dinner party, First anniversary, and First child.
I can’t wait to open the first home one 🙂
How cute are these favors, a mug with a teas bag and chocolates! Loves it!!!
Well, The next morning I work up feeling sick and have felt that way ever since. There are no runs or workouts to write about, no real exciting eats. Here are some of the eats:
Oats with cinnamon, maple syrup and nuts:
Turkey on whole wheat bread with cucumbers, laughing cow and mustard:
Fig and prosciutto pizza:
I basically have been in bed since Tuesday night. This was finals week for me, so it was so hard being sick and having to focus and take finals. But, I am a trooper and got though it. I am still not feeling well today and still have a fever. I came into work to get a few things done, but to be honest- the bed is calling my name. I am hoping that doing this catch up post will get me back on a normal blogging schedule, I am hoping to feel 100% soon and now that school is over, my life will be a lot less hectic!
Eats for today so far were a whole wheat bagel with blueberry jam, peanut butter and 1/2 of a banana. This picture only had 1/2 because the other half was in my mouth. oops!
I had no energy to make coffee this morning so I stopped Starbucks and got a grande coffee with vanilla syrup and half and half.
Dark trouser jeans (J Crew), Blue shirt (Ralph Lauren).
In Other News:
1. I have not forgot about about the Thriv giveaway. The winner is Dan, Dan wrote:
My favorite form of exercise is running (outdoors, of course).
My favorite workout is ladder workout up Mount Wachusett, which starts with a 15 minute warm up at normal training pace, then goes into 1 minute race pace, 1 minute easy, 2 RP, 2 Easy, 3 RP, 3 Easy, 4 RP, 4 Easy, 5 RP, 5 Easy, 4 RP, 4 Easy, 3 RP, 3 Easy, 2 RP, 2 Easy, 1 RP, 1 Easy. Followed by a 10 Minute Cool Down. The best part of the work out is after running uphill for the entire thing, the view is awesome at the top!!!
Congrats, Dan!!! You will love this shirt, I promise!
2. I just got word that even though I was sick, I aced my finals and finished the semester with All A’s!!! I am so thrilled and can’t wait to celebrate once I finish feeling sick!
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