This morning I drug myself out of bed and headed to the gym. Would have been so easy to stay in that warm bed though as it was gray and rainy out, but I hadn't been since Saturday so I made myself go. Enjoyed a good lesson from Joyce Meyer on using words that build each other up instead of tearing each other down. Especially after sitting through my daughter's counseling appointment yesterday and hearing how mean words have just torn her down I felt it was timely.
Once home I made myself a fruit smoothie and then we got school going. I finally got all my stuff together to finish up the Solar System study! We got through Mercury & Venus today, but I think one planet a day will be enough.
Had a few hours after lunch before we needed to head to Isaac's speech therapy group so I did some email and some school stuff. I took my bible study lesson with me to work on while waiting for him to be done. They hubby came home early and got Maegann to her bible study so I didn't have to go across town 3x in an hour. Nice!
We took Tim to a Mexican restaurant for his birthday dinner and had a good time. I ordered a fajita burrito that was to have a lettuce "salad" but it came out with a white cheese sauce instead. Never did find the green peppers either. Our waiter wasn't very attentive so it would have taken so much time to get things switched around so I just ate half of it and barely touched the rice and beans.
Watched several "Say Yes to the Dress Atlanta" episodes with Maegann once home and while I printed out Solar System papers and now they are in bed so I'm getting my blog finished before watching some "Take Home Chef" before bed.
One sad thing that did happen today was when Maegann brought me out her completed "cast of characters" that she made for her counselor. She was afraid I'd be upset by one thing that was on there that she hadn't told me about. Yep...my fear is now a reality. My weight was an object of teasing for one little boy. I was proud of myself though as I didn't bristle or cry. I just looked at her and told her if it is ever something used to hurt her again she is to say, "She's working on changing that." and just walk away. I told her not be upset or angry because unfortunately I am overweight at this time. I also told her that it is just like the autism though...should not be something used to tease others. I hope this will motivate me to try harder. Wait. I WILL use this to do better in my exercise and food efforts!
Tomorrow: Might go to the gym even though the hubby leaves early. Just feeling like I need to get more time in at that place. Will get school done with the kids and then take Maegann out to her playdate after lunch. Need to get some phone calls made on sensory equipment to order for Isaac and work with him a little on the standardized testing that is coming up next week. (Tue-Thur from 8:30-noon) It's also game night with Jenn so that will be fun too.
Team Emerald interim weigh-in was today and the scale was down 2.4 pounds! Celebrating! This also means I will show a solid 2.4 loss for my first week as a Daisy in the 5% challenge!
WEIGHING & MEASURING CHALLENGE - DAY 27
Another portion controlled day other than the meal out tonight. Feeling good about how much was consumed today.
Everything that the Father has is Mine. That is what I meant when I said that He [the Spirit] will take the things that are Mine and will reveal [declare, disclose, transmit] it to you. John 16:15
Trust in Him. Do you need to claim what is rightfully yours? God's willfor you is that you live in peace with Him, with yourself, and with others. Trust that he wants you to have peace in the midst of your circumstances--whether they are good or bad.
(Trusting God Day by Day by Joyce Meyer)