The big thing on the agenda today was attending a bridal show in Columbia with Catherine, another bridesmaid Justine, and Catherine’s friend Kristen. I started off the day at home with a kick-ass omelette:
One egg, a couple of egg whites, onion, green and red bell peppers, and a sprinkling of cheddar cheese. Awe-some.
At the bridal expo, we weren’t looking for anything in particular, but at the same time we wanted to look for everything. Kristen had gone to this event last year before she got married, so she knew there were lots of killer catering and cake samples to choose from. We picked up lots of good info, registered for some door prizes (which Catherine didn’t win) and other drawings (which we hope Catherine wins), and indeed had some good eats!
First off, I sampled some good ol’ Carolina shrimp and grits:
Then the girls had a few other things I passed on, including more shrimp and grits, pulled pork, and fried green tomato sandwiches. We had a tiny chunk of strawberry cake with cream cheese icing that made me say very naughty things embarrassingly loud. It was probably the best cake I’ve ever had, and I scarfed my sample in two bites without even stopping to take a picture. Pretty much my favorite cookie is white chocolate macadamia nut, so I snatched one at a booth a little while later.
Every time I grabbed a freebie, be it a food or drink item or something else of relative value, I’d talk to the vendor or take a brochure or card, even if I didn’t care about what they were pushing. I’m such a sap, I would’ve felt bad just grabbing freebies without showing interest in their goods or services! Anyone else like that? The next thing I had was some pretty damned strong champagne punch with either a carrot or spice cake petit four.
That petit four was insaaaayyyyyne, and the champagne punch was, as I said it, damned strong. That one small cup of punch gave me a little buzz! Finally the last thing I sampled was some white cake with strawberry icing.
It was nice and light, but you could tell they had just taken it out of a cooler – the strawberries were icy, and I HATE biting into icy things. It makes my teeth itch. The cake was pretty good, though! All in all, I think Catherine got some good info, and we got some good samples!
For dinner, I had baked chicken and steamed green beans, with a side of Brooks. Also, Mom made one of my favorite things tonight for herself and Dad, fried potato slices, so I sampled some.
I FINALLY got around to doing a Wii workout using the EA Active program. This program is normally a butt-kicker, but tonight took it to a whole ‘nother level. I haven’t really worked out since I’ve started on my endocrinologist’s diet, and I got my ass handed to me.
That’s my chubby avatar on the left, and Mom’s tall and slender one on the right. Sigh. So yeah, we did the short “Legs ‘n’ Lungs” sequence, and it KICKED MY ASS for 22 minutes. Not only on a “my muscles are really weak” level, but on an “I am still taking in too few calories to be working out like this” level. Aside from today’s out-of-the-ordinary Bridal Expo calories, I only take in 800-900 calories a day. The Wii said I burned almost 200 doing this workout. Yikes! I kept feeling like I was going to faint, so I had to stop and put my head between my legs every so often. Stupid or not, I kept going, and I feel really good now! I’d like to keep doing it, so hopefully I can report back tomorrow that I indeed have!
It’s already later than I’d hoped to go to bed tonight, so I’m signing off and passing out. Night, guys!!