Monday, October 1, 2007

Monday never looked so good...

Yay! I'm back! This past weekend has been so wild that it's actually nice to come into work and get back into my routine. I need routine.

We left out Thursday night and made it as far south as Montgomery. We slept in and lazed around a little Friday morning and headed into Auburn (which is a great town) and then went to our meeting. It went really well. I think that they liked us and I really liked them. Send me your email and I'll send out a mass email with all the details, okay? Even if I already have your addy, give it to me again because I can be a real ditz and you might miss out. I'm sure you're all just dying to receive your very own personal email from yours truly. :o)

We woke up at the butt crack of dawn on Saturday morning to make it to Atlanta by 9:30. (and we lost an hour going over the state line so we really woke up BEFORE the butt crack of dawn) The class was on Spiritual Maturity and Prayer and I really enjoyed the tools that she gave us. One of the books is a daily devotional and Jeremy and I have started using it every night before bed. It's really neat and it kinda spurns you to certain thoughts vs telling you what to think. Very cool. :o)

Sunday after church we took our kids to the Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville. I think everyone had a lot of fun and it was nice to get to spend the extra time with our "kids". When we first took on the Youth Ministry one of our girls was so shy and never would let you take her picture. When we got home last night and was scrolling through the digital camera we realized that this same girl voluntarily took a picture with me. Jeremy told me to pose next to a yellow submarine (because I like the Beatles...) and Hannah just decides to pose next to me. We have other pictures of her smiling and having a really good time. It really touches my heart. :o) My sweet hub also pulled out our photo album and had me look at some pictures taken in January, just before WW, and said, "Can you not see the huge difference in you now and then?" It was definitely a boost - especially after the non-OP weekend that I just had. Needless to say with all the running around I didn't make the best choices and the scale is back up to 190. But I know that most of that's just water retention and TOM so it'll be back down in no time. (I predict a big improvement by Wednesday).

I think I'm going low carb (not quite Atkins because I don't like the high fat) just for a few weeks and then switching back to something less restrictive. I guess I just want a few weeks of quick gratification. I can't seem to settle on anything before going somewhere and throwing everything out the window. Maybe I can stay in town for the next few weeks and stay OP! (Although the Fiddler's Convention is this weekend. I'm just gonna have to have some will power against those funnel cakes!) :o)

Well, I have tax returns to assemble so I really should stop rambling. I hope you all have wonderful OP days!! :o)


Amanda said...

I'm glad you're back and had a GREAT time!!!

When I was younger, I loved my youth group and the leaders we had. I have such great memories of that time in my life. So you should know how much that means to those kids and all the memories they are building. :)

Anonymous said...

Glad you're back and had a great time! Put me on that mass emial list, mmmK?

Randi said...

I don't know what this is about but I want in!
Also, what a sweet hubby, showing you the before and after pic's so cute.
Not to kick your butt too hard, but I don't like this bouncing around you're doing sweety! I think you better find a plan and stick to it (seriously, not only kinda) for 4 weeks. Even a great plan takes a bit for your body to get used to. You can see a gain simply by switching plans. Instead of Atkins if you're already doing WW I'd just switch to core for awhile. Or just do regular WW but drop some of your bread. Quick pounds lost are quick to come back!

WeightBGone said...

Glad you are back and had a great time.

It sounds like you and dh are doing a wonderful job with your youth group. I'm sure the kids appreciate having both of you as their leader. I know you are making a positive difference in their life.

Your hubby was so sweet to point out the difference in your pics. What a great support system you have and thats so important.

Take care and have a great week. :)

Ro said...

So glad your back and had a good time....
Hope your week is OP ....and the Atkins works for you.

Candace said...

Hi Mandy, glad you had a good weekend. Randi's right, It's time to focus.

We do have a different Thanksgiving in Canada. It is timed for the northern harvest season, I believe. Anyhoo, we don't have 'indians' as that would be politically incorrect. We will drive by 2 1st Nations reserves on the way to the in-laws this weekend, though.

I love October - my favourite time of year. I love living on the East Coast - the colours of fall are my annual re-charge.

Swizzlepop said...

Sounds like you had a great time!

Funnel cake, DROOL!!! I wanted one so bad during our last trip to PA but it was so quick that we just didn't have time. Next time we go during the summer I am getting one and I don't care how many points it has. :)