Preparation

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Sometimes I wonder what the heck I am going to do with myself when the wedding is over.  My weekends have pretty much consumed by planning, and we’re still 63 days away!

 

I prepped all the materials for the hotel guest Welcome Bags today. We’re having a ‘working’ bridal shower next weekend so I have to make sure I’ve got all the materials for the programs, favors, gift bags, etc.  It’s kind of fun to see the theme really coming together….

 

But before all that, we went to Buffalo Wild Wings this afternoon.

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That place is great for football-watching, but BAD for healthy eating.  I started things off with a Sam Adam’s Winter Lager.

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And Future Husband, his best man, and I split some potato wedges…. I had about 15 (arg!).  I just can’t turn down potato wedges.

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I tried to order a healthy entree, but it was virtually impossible.  I went with a VeggieBurger with a side salad.

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The VeggieBurger was flavorless and gross.  The bun was white and wayyyy too large for the burger.  I ended up folding over the top piece of the bun and tossing the bottom half.

 

The side salad was even worse…. iceberg lettuce! Bletch!  I picked at 1/3 of the salad.

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After watching the game (go CANES! It was an awesome game that went into OT), I ran some wedding-related errands.

 

First, I stopped off at M&Ms World to purchase bulk yellow M&Ms for the wedding favors.

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I ended up buying $105 worth of M&Ms! That’s 10 pounds…. or nearly 5,000 M&Ms!! It was a heavy, heavy bag!

 

I came home and prepped the Welcome Bags (picture coming tomorrow) and ate a snack.  I had a cracker, some cottage cheese, and a carrot.

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And for dinner, I had rotisserie chicken drizzled with Anne’s BBQ sauce, roasted  Brussel sprouts, and roasted yellow squash.

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On the side, I had some WW toast.

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The roasted veggies were great…. I didn’t put any butter or EVOO on it and they were wonderful dry. 

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It was a random dinner, but it was delish!

 

Tonight’s plans include vegetating on the couch.  Sorry I’m so boring lately! šŸ™‚ Tomorrow AM, I’m meeting Meghann and Gina for a nice run, so I better get my beauty and exercise sleep in!

 

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{ 19 comments }

 

  • VeggieGirl November 1, 2008, 5:00 pm

    Sooo exciting that the wedding is getting closer and closer!!

    Ahh, so sorry about the veggie burger – bummer.

    M&M'S!!!! šŸ˜€

    Have fun with Meghann and Gina in the morning!!

  • Erica November 1, 2008, 5:18 pm

    Enjoy EVERY minute of the wedding! The planning will seem so worthwhile on that day! Have fun on the run tomorrow!

  • Justine November 1, 2008, 5:25 pm

    Ugh…I just got home from a wedding and ate WAAAAAY too many M&Ms! They're so easy to just keep picking at when they're sitting on the table! Theirs had their names & dates on them…did you get some like that??
    Oh, and there's an M&M world?! Never seen one of those before!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) November 1, 2008, 5:33 pm

    justine – no ours are just yellow regular M&Ms…. getting your name put on them is CRAAAZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZY expensive!

  • Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) November 1, 2008, 5:44 pm

    That's a ton of M&Ms!!!! Mmm!

    Have fun tomorrow, weee it's my birthday then!

  • Meg November 1, 2008, 5:46 pm

    Sorry lunch wasn't so good! WOW…that's a lot of m&m's!

  • Jen November 1, 2008, 6:08 pm

    Busy, busy, busy!! It will be so worth it!! Have a great run!

  • Balance, Joy and Delicias! November 1, 2008, 6:53 pm

    $105 in M&Ms? such a big fan of it! When are you going to finish all of them? hahahha……..

  • Sharney November 1, 2008, 7:26 pm

    Hi Cailtin,
    I hear you- Buffalo Wild Wings definitely doesn't have very many tasty "healthy" options. I also agree that that veggie burger and salad looked pretty lame šŸ™
    I hate when I eat out and wind up feeling not satisfied. It feels like a total waste of calories that could've been used for something that actually tasted good.

    Yay for the m&m's!! I can't believe your wedding is almost here!! You must be totally excited!

    Have lots of fun with Meghann & Gina running tomorrow. I wish I lived closer šŸ™ That would be SO fun!

    PS-Thanks for the support on my 12 mile run. It took a long time, but I feel so proud that I was able to accomplish it!

  • just me November 1, 2008, 7:32 pm

    wedding planning will pay off! how exciting!!! and that's crazyyyyy how much m&m's you bought! šŸ™‚

    have a good run w/ the girls tomorrow!

  • Girl on Top November 1, 2008, 8:05 pm

    What kind of cracker is that?

    I love potato wedges too!!!

  • eatingbender November 1, 2008, 8:28 pm

    Wow, LOVE all those M&Ms!! I like the gigantic one, too :o)

    Mm…nothin' like Annie's BBQ sauce! It's seriously the best.

    I hope you have an amazing run tomorrow – can't wait to hear all about it!

  • ChickPea November 1, 2008, 10:15 pm

    I have to completely agree on “Womanizer” being a great workout song…oddly enough, it motivates me every time I hear it!

  • therunningaddict November 2, 2008, 3:28 am

    I couldn't turn down potato wedges either! And wow, that's a ton of M&Ms!
    Enjoy your run tomorrow

  • Oh She Glows November 2, 2008, 6:48 am

    My wedding was August 31st 2008- it was a crazy busy summer for me- I was completing my Master’s degree, working full time, AND trying to plan a wedding in less than 8 months! It was a wild and wicked summer to say the least. The only advice I can give you is not to stress about the minute details- on the actual day it will be the least thing you will ever think about! Your favours sound really nice, I can’t wait to see a pic!

    For my wedding favours, I BAKED over 600 ginger cookies and wrapped and tagged them for guests. It was tons of work but it added a really nice touch to the day.

    Have a great Sunday!

  • Zesty Cook November 2, 2008, 7:55 am

    Thats too bad about your disappointing lunch. Hope you have a good run!

    zesty

  • jasmine November 2, 2008, 8:44 am

    hey there….this is the pastry chef in me coming out – do u have a very cool dry/dark place that you are storing your M&Ms? $105 worth of M&Ms is a lot! =)

  • jess November 2, 2008, 9:37 am

    Aw, sorry the lunch was a disappointment but dinner looks delectable. I think it’s so awesome that you’re doing a lot of the wedding preparation yourself- very commendable! I’m an art/crafts/working with my hands gal as well so perhaps that’s an idea for my (distant!) future also. Everything’s going to be So gorgeous!! (especially you). have fun on your run!

  • Caitlin (see bride run) November 2, 2008, 10:11 am

    sharon – did you have a mid-run snack?

    oh she glows – thanks for the wedding advice! don't worry, ill be blogging up until the morning of the wedding, and meghann has agreed to do a guest post recapping the wedding (since she's coming!). šŸ™‚

    jasmine – hahah thanks! yes, melty M&Ms would be very very BAD! i will definitely be storing them someone dark and cool.

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