I spent the last four days in Chicago for business and had an amazing time! It was nice to see the project I put my heart into for the last several months come into fruition at the conference. It was also so wonderful to catch up with my amazing teammates!  I wish I had more time to see the city, but I’m glad my friend, David, who used to live in Chicago, took us on a short but fun walking tour.

magnolia bakery

Here’s me, David, and Marcus, at Magnolia Bakery, where we picked up some heavenly desserts!

I had banana pudding from Magnolia Bakery with tons of fat last night but I have no regrets about this indulgence. The dessert was out of this world and worth every calorie. You might be tempted to try its cupcakes when you’re at Magnolia Bakery, but please believe me when I said that its banana pudding is 100 times better.

I was able to stay on track food-wise during the trip, with occasional, but minor, exceptions. I ate mostly vegetarian throughout the trip, but it was difficult to resist dairy at times. I’m actually kicking myself for eating three shrimps (from shrimp cocktail) at the House of Blues, especially since they weren’t all that spectacular … eeek. We were served filet mignon with lobster tail (and everyone raved about the dish) one night for dinner but I had tofu instead. I’m actually proud of myself for putting my health before my urge!

It’s nice to be home.

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