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    Laurie's All In got a reaction from Pandora Black in 30 Day Time Machine   
    DAY 15 - Half way home
    Breakfast: Hashbrowns and 2 eggs in coconut oil
    Lunch: 1:30....leftover turkey tomato sauce w/green olives
    Dinner: Cheeseburger Skillet
    Snacks:  Justin's Almond Butter pre-workout.... post workout: 4 almonds (yuck) a bit later meat stick. I just don't want solid food after a hard workout. I miss my protein shakes. 
    Before lunch time appointment other meat stick to hold me over util lunch. Nuts in the afternoon. 
    Exercise: 25 minute walk with daughter and dog before school. I was struggling to keep up and drenched in sweat afterward. 
    80 minute MTB ride up Rooney Valley trail...multiple stops until I got to the new stuff, loved the new stuff, struggled a bit with the finish but despite going over my set turn-around time I did it. Came back down same trail. Definitely not how I would normally bomb down a hill but I can see me doing so one of these days. 
    Sleep: Slept soundly until about 2 then it was drifting in and out for the rest of the morning finally getting up at 5.  Noticed lately a weird thing: my hands falling asleep while I'm sleeping. Keep trying different positions. 
    Bowels: After breakfast and walk - total liquid diarrhea. Nothing rest of day.  Morning: loose bits 
    NSV:  Decided to reach out to my friends about my frustrations and got a ton of support back. I cried which is something I've been trying not to do so much, but it was good crying. 
    Was pissed at my health issues and said F it, and went and rode a trail that I know I don't really have the fitness for. I almost cried a couple of times how hard it was how many stops I had to make. Then I got to the new stuff and it leveled out some and I kinda enjoyed it. I hit my turn around time but I could see the top and I went for it.  I made it back down and to my appointment on time....glad I did it.  Noticing that it's almost 2 and I'm not desperately trying to figure out how to take a nap, like I would most days. 
    Thoughts & Feelings:  Met with Integrative Health doctor again today. Hashed out things out. She and the Endo just don't agree on the definition of Hashimoto's but came to understand that everyone was in agreement that I have the antibodies but my thyroid is functioning in normal range. So moving on to symptoms. I'm frustrated because her recommendations are all mostly things I'm already doing. But there's a couple of new options that I'm gonna try before going back and saying she needs to step it up.  So scheduled appointment to meet with Eastern Medicine person and 1:1 Therapeutic Yoga. Will give these a try and see. Continuing with Whole 30 and then she recommends an anti-inflammatory Mediterranean diet ... which can't be that different than Whole 30 which is all about being anti inflammatory. Also a few vitamin/supplement recommendations to try.  I'm going in on this and going to hope something works but I'm not going to wait months for something to happen before going back and saying "what else you got?"
    Order some blue screen glasses to use in the evenings to see if that helps with my sleep. 
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    Laurie's All In reacted to cinco_mouser in 30 Day Time Machine   
    That really sucks about the physicians giving you the run around. Is it possible to see a different endocrinologist?
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    Laurie's All In reacted to cinco_mouser in cinco_mouser's log Apr29 - May31   
    Day 16: I am 48% complete with this thing, y'all
    Last night, my cat, who normally just wants to sleep, decided he wanted in and out. And in and out. And in. And then...out. I am really tired and more than a little grumpy, as the sleep has been lovely thus far. 
    Breakfast: scrambled eggs; black coffee
    Lunch: Leftover sausage, leftover pancetta, salad
    Dinner: grilled fish, grilled squash; fizzy water
    Movement: packing at the house, a run on Green Mountain, walking to 12k steps 
     
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    Laurie's All In reacted to Pandora Black in 30 Day Time Machine   
    I’m sorry about your doctor. I feel your pain!
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    Laurie's All In reacted to cinco_mouser in 30 Day Time Machine   
    I empathize deeply with your frustration about Dr's and their, often complete, disregard for your health and well-being. I have to fight aggressively to have Dr's hear me and address my issues. 
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    Laurie's All In got a reaction from cinco_mouser in cinco_mouser's log Apr29 - May31   
    Just checking in since you missed a couple of days - hope your just enjoying your weekend. 
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    Laurie's All In got a reaction from cinco_mouser in 30 Day Time Machine   
    DAY 11
    Breakfast: Hash browns and 2 eggs
    Lunch: Steak Salad w/ Balsamic Dressing
    Dinner: Sheet Pan Jambalaya  
    Snacks:  Grapes, a few nuts
    Exercise: High Ropes Obstacle Course
    Sleep:  Went to bed about 9, up at 1 came downstairs for a bit and read, was nodding off so I went bad to bed were I slept fitfully until getting up at 5. 
    Bowels: (Sorry, yes I think I need to start tracking this for myself. Just feel free to move along.) Seemed better yesterday, not the constant sort of diarrhea like throughout the day. Waking on Day 12, the BIG diarrhea dump. 
    NSV:  No cravings.  
    Survived a High Ropes Obstacle Course - that was EXHAUSTING and I didn't get all anxious before going that I wasn't going to have enough energy to do it. 
    Thoughts & Feelings:  At out for lunch for the first time that I kinda had to wing it (I did look at the menu online before going) but I was able to remove the offending items and I think I was compliant. The steak was Ah-MAZE-ing....so I wouldn't swear that it was compliant but dang it was good. 
    Really appreciated my Mother's Day gift of the ropes course. It was fun in the beginning but got a bit stressful and scary as I got tired. But it distracted me from the reasons I usually don't enjoy the day. Then my daughter was full on teenager in the afternoon and put a heavy damper on dinner and the evening. Oh well, can't win them all. But man parenting sucks. 
    I've decided that I really like this online journal and think it might be something worth continuing after Whole 30. I enjoy the few minutes each morning to review the day before get things out. 
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    Laurie's All In reacted to Elizabeth33 in 30 Day Time Machine   
    That’s great you are connecting with people. I love chiropractic and wouldn’t be able to handle my pain with out it. Well done on all the NSV and staying compliant. 
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    Laurie's All In reacted to Carissa B in Starting again after a year and a half   
    I first did Whole30 in October 2017 and had some pretty great weight loss success and definitely noticed a difference in my body but, I wasn’t  fully committed. I don’t do the last step very well of Introducing foods back in and really accessing my body, I made myself treats and didn’t break the cycle of being “rewarded”  by food. I also over ate and didn’t try to control my portion sizes as much. Now that’s it’s been a little over a year and a half my life is very different, I gained so much weight and I’m at my heaviest, but that’s not the only reason why I’m doing the Whole30. I’m doing it because with being my heaviest that I’ve ever been I am having a lot more health issues. Major acid reflux, heartburn, irregular bowl movements, skin abrasions that won’t heal, migraines, acne, a chronic rotator cuff Injury that flares up daily, etc. and I am so tired of it all. I have become a slave to my own body. 
    So here I am, looking through different eyes than I ever have before. I also have changed my life quite a bit, I quit my job and started living full time in our RV to travel the country! I am a hairdresser so I have an amazing career that I can travel around with and so does my boyfriend.
    Anyway, TODAY IS THE DAY! The FIRST day of my whole 30. My mindset already feels different just from Shopping for Whole30 and throwing away all the other food. I know this time is different because I’m ready to change my life. 
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    Laurie's All In reacted to Pandora Black in 30 Day Time Machine   
    I feel you on Mother’s Day. I don’t have custody of my kids and my own mom and I are estranged. It’s a rough day for me too. Hugs to you.
     
    Glad you had a good night’s sleep.
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    Laurie's All In got a reaction from Pandora Black in 30 Day Time Machine   
    DAY 11
    Breakfast: Hash browns and Eggs
    Lunch: Costco Power food salad with rotisserie chicken, avocado and homemade ranch
    Dinner: Chicken Salad
    Snacks:  Grapes, a few nuts,  an apple 
    Exercise: none
    Sleep:   To sleep at 10, woke about 3 to go to the bathroom, asleep again until 6:30!!!!!   I was so tired in the afternoon I spent an hour reading and napping. 
    NSV:  I stayed strong without much effort at a gathering of friends where there were all manner of foods I couldn't eat. I ate my chicken salad that I brought to share, had a few grapes, drank my water.  I even stayed strong when the desserts came out, caramel brownies with ice cream!  I even stayed strong with Paleo raspberry bars that were technically compliant but I stayed off that slippery slope. 
    A great nights sleep!
    Brain fog/Confusion seems better. I was trying to learn a new card game, Eucher, last night that everyone else knew and I was super confused but I felt more like the rules than me. 
    Thoughts & Feelings:  It is so helpful to be surrounded by healthy people. No one last night batted an eye at my diet, several had done it before, some were still mostly Paleo.  Super thankful for that. 
    I have long not been a fan of Mother's Day. My own mom is MIA. I used to send my dad cards for Mother's Day because he always did double duty for me. But this is my first Mother's Day without my Dad. I have yet to ever make it a day about me, and the fact that I'm a mom.  Expecting it to be an emotional day. 
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    Laurie's All In reacted to MAYHEM in MAYHEM's Whole30 Log (Apr29 - May29 2019)   
    @Laurie's All In and @cinco_mouser -- you two have both shown me really consistent kindness when I've been going through a very difficult time. You cannot know how much I appreciate it.  And Laurie, I just want to tell you that I am so sorry for your loss. All my love and good thoughts to you. <3 
    DAY TWELVE
    Breakfast: Salsa chicken on cauliflower rice, plus roasted cabbage, last handful of nuts
    Lunch: Salsa chicken on cauliflower rice, plus roasted cabbage
    Dinner: Chicken soup with an egg
    Snacks: Lara bar, Epic bar, half an apple, some deli turkey 
    Exercise: 3 miles run and some light weight training
    Thoughts/Reflections: I went to see a movie today at a theater that lets you order food and drinks, and I’ve been so burnt out I gave myself permission to have two drinks (max), but I ended up not having any of them, because I didn't want any. So I ended up ending Day Twelve compliant! 
     
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    Laurie's All In got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in 30 Day Time Machine   
    Chipotle, Tokyo Joes, and Zoe's Kitchen are the only places that I know I'm safe.  And @cinco_mouser I wish I could just not go out, and if it was just a friend or getting together, yea I would totally be having people over but between tonight's event for the team and meeting with our financial advisor (I thought we'd just meet in his office!) I don't really have control. Although I'm about to cancel on going to tonight's thing. I don't think I'm in the right frame of mind. 
    A girl on our team just posted on our women's FB page about intuitive eating over fad diets in this article from Outside Magazine which it mentions Whole 30, and her and another girl got on this whole trip about bashing Whole 30.....less than 2 weeks after I posted on their explaining about my diagnosis and why I was doing Whole 30 and asking for their support ....specifically saying I don't expect anyone to do this with me. It's race season, you need your sugar and carbs.  So I'm not in a great place at the moment, as I got sufficiently triggered.  Thankfully I had a lot more response and support to my post than these two women but still. It's a crappy weather day, I'm on Day 8, and I'm annoyed. 
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    Laurie's All In got a reaction from MAYHEM in 30 Day Time Machine   
    DAY 10
    Breakfast: Sweet Potato, Chicken Apple Sausage, Apple Hash
    Lunch: Turkey Bacon Apple Wraps with Lemon Herb Mayo
    Dinner: Steak with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon
    Snacks:  Grapes, a few nuts,  an RX bar, bacon, some apple .... too much snacking
    Exercise: Weight Lifting at the Gym
    Sleep:   My old regular 9:30 to bed, up at 1 immediately tilting at windmills anxiety, about 1:30 I took an Ativan and finally got back to sleep. Woke about 5:30....I was really hoping my sleep issues had be helped but nope!
    NSV:  No cravings.  
    Thoughts & Feelings:  Yesterday I woke with a rib out of place. I went to the gym remembering as I got there that they have this hydro massagers, and I thought great, I'll try that to see if it can pop my back into place. Nope, it more shifted it and I felt it in my breast bone instead. Chiropractor got him in that morning and was able to talk to him about the Hashimoto's and what he could do for me with regards to that as well, which was good. Got my back put back but it was sore for the rest of the days as the muscles were adjusting. I'll go back and see him again next week. It'd been over a year since I'd seen him before yesterday. 
    2 weeks and 4 phone calls to the Integrative Health Clinic that the doctors recommendations are still done but stuck in their system and I still don't have them. Felt like I've lost 2 weeks of doing things that may have been able to help me but can't. Last night while fuming about this I did remember the supervisors name so I'll call Monday and ask to talk to her since nothing else has worked yet. Next I guess I drive over there in sit in their office until I get it. 
    Spent yesterday afternoon taking my daughter over to see her BFF (they call each other Partners in Crime), and me to see all of her family - close friends of ours. Their kids attend where the shooting was this week. It was great to put my arms around her, and her parents - her older brother is not really the hugging type, but it felt good to put eyes on him and talk to him.  Definitely a tough time, they were/are closely involved with what went on.  Tonight we're going back over with the rest of our circle of friends, Framily, for a potluck sort of gathering just to be close and connect.  (I'll eat before and am taking a side that I can eat)
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    Laurie's All In got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in 30 Day Time Machine   
    DAY 9- 30% done!
    Breakfast: Sweet Potato, Chicken Apple Sausage, Apple Hash
    Lunch: Chipotle Whole 30 Bowl
    Dinner: Hash browns and 2 eggs w/ 1/2 and Avocado
    Snacks:  Probably more than few grapes, a few nuts,  some a Go-Go Squeeze and a Tuna pouch after workout, an RX bar because lunch was running late
    Exercise: Climbing Gym, boy, has it been a while!
    Sleep:   9:30-3, laid around until 5. 
    NSV: - The climbing gym for the first time in a long time. Helps that I went in the morning rather than evening when I'm usually too tired. 
    It was a pissy, stressful, crappy day and I didn't go nuts. Other than maybe a few too many grapes. 
    A ate an RX bar and I was more than a little afraid that I would be drooling from the sweet goodness, and yes it was good but I didn't feel like it was awakening my "sugar dragon"
    I had no dinner planned, didn't even try to figure it out until I was already hungry but still was able to come up with a quick easy compliant meal. 
    Thoughts & Feelings:  A NSFail today was I bailed on my bike event last night. I was not in the right frame of mind to go out to eat at a tap house that I know to have great food (Colorado Plus for Cinco's sake), and then go to this women's bike event that every year as some A-mazing treats, and alcohol, and more than that it has bike teams and people getting excited about racing and riding and I'm struggling just to get on my bike. 
    A friend of mine who's doing this W30 thing with me works at the climbing gym, but she was working from home when I was there so I swung by her house after and we chatted for a long time and it was great. She's cheating (with alcohol like I knew she would - but I don't care) but she was roasting up her sweet potatoes while I was there. Felt really relaxed and laughed and connected....I needed that!
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    Laurie's All In got a reaction from MAYHEM in 30 Day Time Machine   
    DAY 10
    Breakfast: Sweet Potato, Chicken Apple Sausage, Apple Hash
    Lunch: Turkey Bacon Apple Wraps with Lemon Herb Mayo
    Dinner: Steak with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Bacon
    Snacks:  Grapes, a few nuts,  an RX bar, bacon, some apple .... too much snacking
    Exercise: Weight Lifting at the Gym
    Sleep:   My old regular 9:30 to bed, up at 1 immediately tilting at windmills anxiety, about 1:30 I took an Ativan and finally got back to sleep. Woke about 5:30....I was really hoping my sleep issues had be helped but nope!
    NSV:  No cravings.  
    Thoughts & Feelings:  Yesterday I woke with a rib out of place. I went to the gym remembering as I got there that they have this hydro massagers, and I thought great, I'll try that to see if it can pop my back into place. Nope, it more shifted it and I felt it in my breast bone instead. Chiropractor got him in that morning and was able to talk to him about the Hashimoto's and what he could do for me with regards to that as well, which was good. Got my back put back but it was sore for the rest of the days as the muscles were adjusting. I'll go back and see him again next week. It'd been over a year since I'd seen him before yesterday. 
    2 weeks and 4 phone calls to the Integrative Health Clinic that the doctors recommendations are still done but stuck in their system and I still don't have them. Felt like I've lost 2 weeks of doing things that may have been able to help me but can't. Last night while fuming about this I did remember the supervisors name so I'll call Monday and ask to talk to her since nothing else has worked yet. Next I guess I drive over there in sit in their office until I get it. 
    Spent yesterday afternoon taking my daughter over to see her BFF (they call each other Partners in Crime), and me to see all of her family - close friends of ours. Their kids attend where the shooting was this week. It was great to put my arms around her, and her parents - her older brother is not really the hugging type, but it felt good to put eyes on him and talk to him.  Definitely a tough time, they were/are closely involved with what went on.  Tonight we're going back over with the rest of our circle of friends, Framily, for a potluck sort of gathering just to be close and connect.  (I'll eat before and am taking a side that I can eat)
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    Laurie's All In got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in 30 Day Time Machine   
    I wish, but she was doing it anyway so I figured I'd rather it be in the open where I can see it and be aware in case something like what did happen came up.  I'd take the phone away completely, but she needs her computer for school and I can't imagine her not having a phone in case of a school shooting and I can't get a hold of her. I haven't yet found the right answer and none of this even existed when I was a kid, so I'm totally flying blind. 
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    Laurie's All In got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in 30 Day Time Machine   
    Anyone else notice that compliant bacon cooks much quicker?? Almost burned mine in close to half the time my regular stuff would cook in the oven. The fire department may or may not have come when the smoke alarm went off - but I didn't hear it because I was outside.  Cute fireman asked when I told him what happened "But is the Bacon okay?" 
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    Laurie's All In got a reaction from MAYHEM in MAYHEM's Whole30 Log (Apr29 - May29 2019)   
    I agree with Cinco completely. Family first. I just lost my dad less than 2 months ago and I'd do anything to have any kind of dinner with him again. 
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    Laurie's All In got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in 30 Day Time Machine   
    Two near slips:
    1) yesterday I go to fill up my iced tea before leaving lunch. I must not have been paying attention and accidentally got the sweet tea. GROSS!!! If I hadn't been in the middle of the restaurant I would have spit it on the floor. I then just threw away my cup. No I'm not starting over. I'm not worried about the added sugar of one sip of something I can't stand anyway. 
    2) had to ride the bike trainer today, which I haven't done in at least a couple of weeks. I keep some Honey Stinger gels by my bike and about popped one in my mouth without even thinking! I moved them over next to my husbands bike so he can eat them. I know at some point I'd just have one out of habit!
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    Laurie's All In got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in 30 Day Time Machine   
    DAY 7 - One week done!
    Breakfast: Simply Potatoes Hash browns, 2 eggs, fried up in coconut oil
    Lunch: Zoe's Kitchen - Shrimp Kabob, Fried Potato Salad, Roasted Veggies all off their Whole 30 approved menu!
    Dinner: Chicken Satay Salad...not very good. 
    Snacks:  A few grapes, a few nuts, some leftover Mexican Twice Baked Potato filling after workout. 
    Exercise: 70 minute bike ride through the fog.  See NSV
    Sleep: STRESS! I knew it was going to be a bad night, so I took an Ativan. I finally feel asleep about 10:30-11 and woke up at 4. Thank you Ativan for filling in the middle gap. See NSV
    NSV: - My bike ride was not miserable!  My rides for some time now have just felt like someone turned up the gravity. I'm not sore, I'm not out of breath. They are just HARD. Yesterdays right felt normal. My fitness is in the toilet but it wasn't the slog that it's been.  I can build back up fitness as long as someone keeps the gravity turned down. 
    My bike shoes seem to fit better like my feet aren't as swollen, or they are just getting used to them not that I'm getting to ride outside a little more regularly.
    My bra felt like it fit. I live in sports bras/workout clothes and with the weight gain my regular bras just haven't felt right and I've been to the point that I refuse to spend any money on bigger clothes. Guess that means at some point I'll just be naked but since I rode outside yesterday early, I took a shower and after the shower I put real clothes on, including a real bra and it didn't just bug all day like it has it has been.  Weight loss? Of course from my boobs first but what they hell, I'll take it. 
    I DID NOT DRINK OR STRESS EAT!  Yesterday was a doozie!  Great day until 2 pm when my husband texts me about a school shooting where we have friends whose kids go there, including my friend that I just had a 2 hour lunch with. I got to be the one to tell her when I texted her to keep me updated and she responded with something else entirely so I knew she didn't know, so I called her and broke the news,  but he's okay: I'd forgotten her kid was on a school trip to Yellowstone, thank god!  I also texted our good friends who both kids go there including my daughters BFF.  I go to pick up my own kid, and she hasn't heard so I haven't told her until after I got confirmation that her best friend and brother are okay.  BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!  Next I'm looking at my kids phone, a video she made for a class when a SnapChat comes in from a boy she's been talking to. TLDR: he's asking her to send nude pics, tears and drama ensues. 
    Thoughts & Feelings: It's so good not to have crap in the house.  I would have done some serious damage to Ben & Jerry last night.  I'm a bit worried for today, I feel like I'm on a drama hangover right now and that can be worse than the actual drama. I'm making myself accountable here, then I'm going to go get on the bike trainer to keep up my daily workout goal (and cause it's raining outside), then grocery shopping and MAYBE lunch with some girlfriends...they are going somewhere where the only compliant thing I can  probably get is a glass of iced tea. We'll see where my strength reserves are. 
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    Laurie's All In reacted to Pandora Black in cinco_mouser's log Apr29 - May31   
    Oh I draw the line at preparing non compliant food. Everything I make is compliant if my roommate wants something non compliant he can make it himself.
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    Laurie's All In reacted to Elizabeth33 in cinco_mouser's log Apr29 - May31   
    I am so impressed with all of you who have families you need to prepare food for or have things in the fridge for. I live with my brother who doesn't eat like me but he takes care of himself so i don't need to worry about that. In 2013 when I did my 1st one he volunteered to move his cupboard foods into a cabinet we had and has kept it there ever since. The fridge most is my domain because fresh foods take up more space. I am very lucky he is fine with his small space 
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    Laurie's All In reacted to Pandora Black in cinco_mouser's log Apr29 - May31   
    I have a fridge full of soda, and a freezer full of ice cream, and a bread bin full of delicious breads. None of it is mine, if I had my way there’d only be compliant food in the house. It’s a daily struggle to avoid it!
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    Laurie's All In got a reaction from Elizabeth33 in cinco_mouser's log Apr29 - May31   
    Naan. Dang!! And desserts? You are a STRONG woman!
    Have a great time tonight!  I don't know if they have fizzy water there but the bar should have club soda with a lime or splash of cranberry juice.