This week is crazy. I love it, but it’s crazy. I literally have something to do and someone to meet up with every single day this week. And I am by no means complaining — not at all! — but five straight days of social eating and drinking (more than that, if you count the weekends on either side!) is certainly not the norm for me. And given this morning’s post-Super Bowl weigh-in, it’s not doing me any physical favors either. (Emotional health is on the up and up though!)
Last night was a two-fold social celebration, starting with happy hour with my dear friend Lara! We went to Chef Geoff’s in Tysons, which despite it being a fairly upscale restaurant, had some pretty good happy hour deals!
Check out the size of her beer! Superbeer, indeed. We also got some extremely healthy appetizers to nom on while we caught up — wings & fried pickles. Heh.
Not content to have those kind of nutritional goldmines (ha!) comprise my entire dinner, a couple hours later I went to dinner with Ben, his girlfriend Taylor, my roommate Erin, and my new manfriend Sean (who yes, I’m sure you’ll be hearing about in more detail later. ;)) And where did we go for dinner?
I mean, do you even have to ask? Koi Koi, of course! Just can’t get enough.
For once, we actually ordered an appropriate amount of sushi for the five of us and I didn’t leave completely overstuffed (because you know that if there is sushi in front of me, I am going to eat it — full or not). Still, the sodium from the soy sauce and edamame, paired with Friday’s book club, Monday night’s decadent dinner AND the Super Bowl SnackFest 2012… well, we all knew that this week’s weigh-in wasn’t going to be particularly inspiring.
But! It wasn’t as bad as I was honestly expecting! Huzzah! (It’s the little victories, y’know?) I’m probably holding on to quite a bit of water today, so my goal will be to drink lots of water, flush out my system, and check back in on myself in a couple of days to see if it’s made any difference. Hopefully it will have, and by next week I’ll be another pound or so down! That said, if my social life keeps being as active as it has been (and I sure hope it does!) I’m going to need to figure out some new ways to be social that don’t necessarily include mindless calorie consumption. Maybe I’ll have to instigate an at-home happy hour policy where we cook our own healthy apps, haha!
What are your suggestions for things to do with friends that don’t orbit around eating out?