The alumni party was a blast!! I ate (and drank) just the right amount. It feels good – I need to savor this feeling.
The husband and I got there early and we walked around Lake Norman for about 40 minutes. Que romantico!
Posing on the bridge
I packed a bag of veggies and strawberries to munch on on the way up to help tide my hunger. I also packed an emergency LaraBar but never ended up needing it.
The food was absolutely delicious – but very fried! Most of the appetizers were egg roll-style too! I’m glad I was able to fill up on some veggies.
I had half of each of these: crab cake (right), shrimp cigar (front), lobster-mango egg roll (middle), goat cheese round (back).
I can’t really drink more than 1.5-2 glasses of wine without feeling icky all night and the next morning. One of my most effective strategies is to skip the first round of drinks. It’s SO much easier to postpone your drink than it is to watch everyone else continue drinking when yours is gone. So the whole first round I just say “I’m not quite ready to order” to the bartender to buy some time. Then I order a club soda, then when others are on round II and III, I get a glass of wine and savor it. It was perfect timing tonight!
Club Soda around 7:30 pm
And a glass of wine around 8
That I sipped for about 45 minutes –
Goat cheese #2 (Shared this one, I think!)
Another lollipop and crab cake –
Another lollipop (these were so good!)
Cigar (shrimp, basil, jalopeno)
Lobster roll (shared this one)
Not the healthiest dinner, but I didn’t really overdo it either! GO ME!! We had planned to get salads afterwards if we were still hungry, but I ended up being pretty satisfied. Special events are always my biggest challenge, so anytime I get through one eating a moderate amount I try to remember how I feel afterwards (not stuffed and sickly) and recall that at the next event. Every time it gets a little easier.
I’m a little hungry now that we’re home after a long drive, but it’s 11:30 and I’d rather sleep then worry about a snack so I’m hitting the sack.