However, when you step over the threshold into the lair of your MIL, Candy Land here you come! There are cookies and cakes on every table, pudding in the fridge, ice cream in the freezer. And around every twist and turn your MIL will sweetly siren, “Have some Colachi!” or, “You just have to try this cheesecake!” SIGH! And you do … after all, when in Rome! Don’t beat yourself up; just throw a set of five-pound weights in the car, do a small amount of resistance training in the morning before Mom gets up, and offer to take her dog for a lot of walks during the day to help burn off those extra calories you’ve accumulated. No worries—just get back on track as soon as you return home!
1. They didn't have a huge wedding. I'm a total girly-girl but when I imagine my wedding, I don't want a big to-do. In fact, I'd prefer a small, intimate gathering of my favorite people in my lake house town. My parents had a small affair, only costing a whopping $500 for everything and they never thought twice about it. It wasn't the best day of their entire life, it was just the beginning of their marriage, which has had many, many even better days.