Breakfast: Fiber One 90 calorie chewy bar
Mid-morning snack: mini Reese's cup and a mini Hershey's bar
Lunch: steak topped with grilled onion and mushrooms with corn and golden-crusted brussels sprouts
Dinner: romaine and spinach salad with feta cheese and grape tomatoes
Dessert: yogurt and a handful of chips and dip
We planned to have our steak dinner on Friday, but it kept getting put off until today, so those steaks had been marinating since Thursday night, people. Can you say juicy? Our lunch was quite delicious. Today was the first time Braylen and I had tried brussels sprouts since we were kids, so that was an experience. I'd also never cooked them before. It was very easy though, and although they were bitter, just like we knew they would be, it was actually really good! My favorite part though, aside from the steak, was the onion/mushroom topping for the steak. Delicioso! (I've been watching too much Dora lately, thanks to my dear friend Lisa and new BFF Mary Alice)
Anyways, this morning we actually got our butts out of bed early enough to check out Church Number Three's Sunday school. The class was really nice and the group leader was super friendly and had a really neat story about his daughter's adoption. I even really liked the lesson, which was an even bigger selling point! But then we went to the actual service. And let me say... I did like the service layout. I liked the praise team (even though I only knew a couple of the songs sang today) and the church is definitely geared towards newcomers, so we were welcomed by all and even received a welcome gift bag (thus the mini candy bars noted as a mid-morning snack) with a church mug and miniature bag of coffee. The pastor spotted us before Sunday school and personally escorted us to the class appropriate to our age group, so that was another huge selling point (especially in a church so stinkin' huge) and he was extremely nice. But here's the downside, for me... He only "preached" during the actual service for about 35 minutes, at most, and the "preaching" was basically just reading scripture and inviting people to be saved. Now, I'm not saying I don't think there's a time for invitationals, and I definitely have no problem with reading scripture... I was just hoping he'd add a little bit of a message in the midst of the scripture reading, ya know? We want to go back next week and see if it was just a fluke or if that's just what this church is about. I really hope that it was due to the fact that they just returned from a trip to Israel and he didn't have time to prepare a full sermon (although, I would think a trip like that would inspire sermons a-plenty, but what do I know?). We shall see! Not giving up on this particular church yet, because it was really a great group of people!
When we got home, we cooked and ate lunch and then proceeded to take a 3 hour nap (or, at least, I did). ha. Oopsie! Now I'm feeling refreshed, and I'm hoping this will give me motivation to work on my paper, which I haven't had a chance to do since Thursday! Although, I also really need to clean the kitchen from lunch today.... Decisions, decisions...
Um, who wants to pick up my ring for me in Lawton and bring it to me? Thanks!
When we had our get-together on Thursday after Beki's recital, Braylen bought me a 12-pack of Diet DP. I fear this may have been a mistake, but I'm learning a valuable lesson from it! I've noticed that it is not, in any way, quenching my thirst. Many of you are probably slapping your forehead and saying "Duhhhh!", but I really never thought of it before. I kind of grew up with soda as my water, and it never occurred to me that the reason why I drank so many sodas was because I was looking for it to make me stop being so thirsty. I am noticing that it just doesn't work though. I can drink a 12 oz. can of Diet DP easily in 10-30 minutes (I mean, I could drink it faster, but if I'm going at a leisurely pace), whereas it takes me all morning, afternoon, and sometimes into the evening to drink a full 28 oz. water bottle of just water. Granted, it's obviously a bigger container, but I guarantee I drink the soda faster than the water. I love water (or I've grown to love water, anyway) so I really need to get back to just drinking sodas every once in a while. I don't wanna add on all that water weight I lost (although, that would give me a great number on the scale! ha).
Speaking of the scale... I have a feeling we won't be friends in the morning. Sigh... Oh well. Next week is a brand new week and Husband and I have decided to get back to the heart of this diet and start out fresh! I'm really kind of excited!
And now that I've rambled as much as I possibly can, I should probably go eat dinner so I can get started on writing that darn paper.
PS, this is part of the scripture we looked at in Sunday school... Love it! I know it's long, but I thought it was worth sharing with you, and I hope you have the time to read through it. It's my prayer for you and I this week!
14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18 may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. 20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
Ephesians 3: 14-21