What a great weekend in San Francisco!
Steve, Mom and Me
And the Golden Gate Bridge
The wedding was fun, beautiful and perfect.
The weather was absolutely perfect. 68 & slight winds. Not a cloud in the sky the whole time we were there.
My brother was the officiant. He's an "I can marry you" minister. It was great seeing him work. Remember the bacheloret wedding between Tricia & Ryan? He was the guy who married them. He's got a reality show coming out in May called "Hitched or Ditched" on the CW.
The Bride & Groom looked absolutely beautiful. Both were radiant and so happy.
Lisa (my niece, the bride) had talked to the caterer about my food restrictions. Turned out most of what they picked was ok for me to eat! Steve & I were thrilled. We passed on the cupcakes and opted for sparkling water with lime instead of alcohol. Not a big deal.
I think I was on the dance floor for most of the night. My 9 year old niece has been taking hip-hop dance lessons and did not want to quit dancing. She said to me "I'm tired but the dance just has to get out of me! I can't stop!"
She kept having dance-offs with people and would win.
Great times. Full of memories to last forever.
We packed a cooler & 2 bags of food to go. We weren't sure if we'd be close to a grocery store and we didn't want to be tempted.
Well.... We gave into temptation. A couple of times.
Next door to our hotel was a gluten free pizza place! We gave in. The crust was 100% grain free. Made with bean flours, yeast, vinegar & garlic. We substituted the tomato sauce with pesto & cilantro. Most expensive pizza I've ever had. $26.50 for a 12" pie. But Mom treated.
We split the pizza in half & took our leftovers with us to the pre-wedding party on Friday night. Pasta was being served & we didn't want to feel left out. So pizza it was.
Our other splurge: Hash browns. Wrong for so many reasons. Fried, made from white potatoes and well just wrong. Oh and we had avocados. Forbidden fruit on anti-candida but tasted so good. yum.
Back to reality on Monday.
Scale said I was up 2 pounds. Not surprised. We hit a buffet on sunday night & I ate my weight in shrimp.
New short term goal: 199 by Memorial day. That's about 1 pound a week, 5 pounds a month. Very very do-able.
Weather is warming up. Time to get the bike out & get it tuned. It's a 5 speed beach cruiser and is great for hitting the neighborhood. Reno is very hilly so it's not that great for distance riding.
one more thing
This guy has lost 100 pounds. I love his blog. Go congratulate him.