Today, I got my first email from Stop, Challenge, Choose today. In it, I found the following great reminder:
"The #1 reason why people quit is because they look at how far they've got to go. Not how far they've come,"
and, boy, did that hit home. That is a problem for me. I spent a few minutes playing with this little BMI calculator and found that, even when (not if, when) I reach my "goal weight," I would still be considered "overweight" according to this tool. And it's going to take a lot of work to get THERE. So that is discouraging.
However, on the positive side, I did drink water today (and am off to have my second bottlefull right now) and I pretty much stuck to plan (with the exception of 2 yummy peanut butter cookies). I had a lovely dinner of freshly cooked leafy green spinach, my favorite vegetable, and a reasonable serving of Asian Peanut Noodles with Chicken -- Lightened Up from my newest favorite website.
I did loads and loads of laundry this weekend (and the children actually put away their clothes (I think)). My husband, who is just magnificent, sacrificed his entire Saturday morning to clean the office I share with the Chickadees and which was in a state that reduced me to tears and made working really difficult. He also sacrificed his day off today to clean the downstairs playroom and worked with Chickadee #2 to go through her toys to choose the ones she really liked AND he got rid of of the ones she didn't like.
I worked for almost four hours today and cleaned out the fridge and washed the dishes and got dinner together (the main course had been leftover that were frozen, so it was easy).
All in all, it was a productive and good day. And God talked to me today in the form of Michelle Duggar, of all people. We had a difficult time with Chickadee #1 today being disrespectful and there was some yelling involved. Michelle tells it like it is about that. With God's grace, I'll be doing a lot more whispering in the future.