Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

week #2

week #2 has begun and so far so good. i am starting to be more relaxed and i certainly am feeling like part of the human race again.

last night ashley was begging for her and i to go out for supper-to her favorite restaurant the texas road house...she loves to go out when it is just me and her so off we went. (a little nervous)

the first challenge of the night was the bread...

...probably one of my favorite breads in the city came in a basket piping hot with a side of this wonderful sweet butter. we were once told by an employee there that one roll with butter is about equivalent to a krispy creme donut...that little fact helped me avoid the bread.

the second challenge of the night was the ordering...

...the drink had to be a water with lemon.

...the salad had to come without the croutons and the cheese with the dressing on the side.

...the meat had to come without being smothered in the cheese.

...the potato...oh how i love those smothered baked sweet potatoes lathered with butter and carmel sauce and toasted marshmallows...had to be replaced with green beans-this is just plain WRONG!!!

the third challenge of the night was to stay on my side of the table...

and i survived. actually enjoyed my dinner. and loved the company.

this is getting easier and i do believe the major reason is that i have accountability all over the place. there is nowhere that i go that someone doesn't know that i am on this diet and that i need help staying focused.

i worked with someone yesterday who had intended to bake pumpkin muffins to bring into work but decided that she would wait until a day that i was off...very sweet!! thank you jd.

i have numerous offers to go out for coffee and NO DESSERT.

i have had a few people comment that they DID go out and buy the duct tape and have started carrying it in their purse just incase.

i have my kids around always asking...can you have this or can you have that.

i have the prayers of a multitude of bloggers.

i thought that picture was absolutely hilarious and although it is doubtful that they make duct tape strong enough to hold me quite like that...the point was taken. i am now a little scared.

thanks for checking in


ps...just a side note because i have 3 brothers and 6 nephews. NO DUCT TAPE allowed at nana's during thanksgiving!!! that day i get a little slack.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the p.s. on this update. Stephen made a project in college all out of duct tape. I will warn the guys to leave it at home. We love you and are praying.
Jim and Judy

November 10, 2009 9:02 AM  
Blogger Wendy said...


When it comes to Thanksgiving Day I vote that you get to eat whatever you want. That includes bread and dessert too! You can just go for a walk after dinner. Hey, why not take up roller blading (that I would like a picture of) - I tried that once and that was the last time. Keep up the good work.

Love, Wendy

November 10, 2009 11:19 AM  

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