What up party people! I was going to come back to you yesterday, but I was feeling under the weather. Like immediately after I posted on Sunday, I felt like crap. I felt pressure in my head, and my body was achey. I thought for sure I was coming down with a cold. Yesterday I felt pretty crappy too. I even left my client a bit early. Today I have decided it’s due to a lack of natural vitamin D rather than a cold. It’s been cloudy here for at least a week! It was supposed to be partly cloudy for a couple of hours today, but that never happened. It looks like I’m going to feel tired and rundown for a little bit longer. Boo. Maybe I should invest in a sun lamp?
So… Sunday. It was a blast! A few blends (blogger + friends = blends) got together here in my town. Hooray! We had tasty treats, games, and chatted. It was so fun! So fun that we didn’t even take a group picture. I didn’t even take one single picture. I was having too much fun!
I’ll just borrow a photo from Emily:
Look at all the food! That’s not even all of it! I definitely stuffed my face while I was there. Not even a little bit ashamed.
Can we talk about that almond bark in the middle of the photo in the white dish? Holy crap, that stuff is good! I ate a crap ton of the almond bark, Emily’s buffalo chicken dip (OMG so good!!), some caprese skewers, and my not-so-great cowboy caviar. Go to those links and make those recipes… I’m gonna!
Notice that I didn’t link my cowboy caviar? It was not good. I first had cowboy caviar at a friend’s house for the superbowl last year. It was soooo good. I couldn’t stop eating it. Like crack good. On Sunday I Googled a recipe for it, but apparently it wasn’t the right version. Plus my onion was very strong. I ended up dumping the leftover dip yesterday. I’m just going to have to ask my friend for his recipe!
I definitely want to go to another blend get together. It’s really fun hanging out with people you have only met like once (if ever), but you feel like you know them well anyway because of their blogs or social media. I thought about it after I left on Sunday… I felt completely at ease the whole time I was at Emily’s, but I had really only ever met one of the ladies (Katie) once before. For someone who is outgoing but shy (for real!), the fact that I had so much fun and felt so much at ease was so cool. Cheers to new blends!
If you’re curious, here is who was all there on Sunday besides myself:
- Emily – More Than Just Dessert
- Katie – Katie Looking Forward
- Melissa – A Fit and Spicy Life
- Amanda – Diary of a Semi-Health Nut
Okay, I’m out of here. Before I run though, I do want to share a great post that Lauren wrote about her AdvoCare journey. Lauren is a huge inspiration to me, and I’m excited that I’ve “met” with her on Facebook now. I love what she has said about her AdvoCare journey, and I completely agree. Just check it out! I’m sharing this not because I want you to go spend all of your money on AdvoCare (although that would be fun!), but because I want to show you that I’m not the only one who has found more than just weight loss using this product. Dare I say that it is life-changing? I dare, I dare!
I’m also going to warn you now that I’m going to keep bringing up the group AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge that is beginning on January 5th. I want to get the word out so that whoever wants to join in the fun has the opportunity to hear about it and do so. I did my challenge without a group, but it would have been so much more amazing with one. So there ya go. Email me (email@example.com), Tweet me (@dietqueenshelly), text me, Facebook me, Instagram me (@dietqueenshelly) if you ever have any questions.