I had the opportunity to take a ton of pictures yesterday, but have not had the opportunity to go through them yet. I will find some to post; I promise.
I survived my day of Bridal Showers, Bachelorette Parties, and High School Reunions. All of these events were done very well and I had a good time at all of them.
At my reunion I had a lot of people asking why I wasn't drinking or eating. I gave the abridged version of events, workouts, and meal plans to way too many people. I did not give into any temptation, but there were a few times I could have used a drink. (We needed name tags! I was struggling to remember names. There were about 480 in my graduating class.) I did get a lot of "Holy crap, look at you" comments. (Yea for me, I'm awesome.)
It was a little different with the Bachelorette party. Many of the Bachelorette's friends are from college. I know her from WAAAAAYYYYY back in elementary school. Her and the Maid of Honor know my whole deal with eating and working out these days. They've seen the transformation. (The Maid of Honor didn't recognize me earlier in the day at the Bridal Shower.) So the other girls didn't have a clue what I was doing and why I wasn't drinking. They just wanted everyone to have a good time and the were kinda pressuring me. I got the whole, "Come on it's a special occasion! Don't you want to celebrate with your friend? Don't you want her to have a good time."
My response to that; dead sober I might add, "Yea, she's having a good time already. She knows why I don't drink. She knows I'm working my ass off. She respects it. She knows I'll make it up to her some day and believe me, I would love to be wasted with all of you nice ladies."
Then I got this comment, "But one night won't hurt."
Oh yes it will. I've learned that the hard way this summer too. There was no use in arguing or pleading my case. I just kept saying no. They had had a few drinks and wanted everyone to have a good time. I understand what they were trying to do, but I had to keep declining.
Anyway, I got a late start today because I had a late night! I will get a chance to go through the pictures and find some cute ones to put up.