Hi Journal & Friends,
This has been a slow, lazy Saturday. I haven't even done my exercise yet--but I will!
Yesterday, my birthday, was such a nice day. MyGuy was sweet all day. He is an early bird, and when I got up he had surprised me by doing the dishes! Guys... wanna win points big-time?? Surprise your sweetie by doing a chore she does NOT like doing. You will think of it as work...SHE will think of it as ROMANTIC... trust me on this!
I thought it would be funny--and honest and revealing--to take photos of me getting ready to go on our big birthday adventure. So here is the first one, with clippies still in my hair, and before spackle and warpaint on my face, LOL!
And here is the "after"... let's hope you can see a difference... ha ha ha ha!
MyGuy was so cute yesterday. Ever since we've been married (32 years!) he has this thing he does, when we are going out somewhere together. He will peek at what I am wearing, and then see if he can come up with something to wear that is color coordinated. Yesterday he took one look at my melon/peachy colored dress, and said: "Oh no! Orange!! How am I going to match THAT??!!
We finally got going late afternoon, and it was dark by the time I got this photo. We ended up in Eagle Point, which is a little town in Southern Oregon famous for the Butte Creek Mill.
I wanted to play around at the giant super Walmart in Eagle Point, and by the time we were ready to leave, we stopped at their deli to pick up dinner to take home to watch with our movie. What a disappointment, that deli!! There was not one single meat type food that was not deep fried! Not one. I was so hungry, I was tempted, and actually lifted up the hot fried chicken package to read the label, to see if it was within my calorie budget, and if it was "worth it".
Then an amazing thing happened. The deli lady came and was chatting with MyGuy, and he mentioned to her I was on a "lower carb diet". She proceeded to tell us how she had lost 75 pounds doing that, and now she eats whatever she wants, and just walks about 2 miles every day and stays the same.
That slapped me back to reality and reminded me of my goals, and what was really important to me. And it was NOT that fried chicken! What a birthday gift. I am not superwoman... I can be tempted. But I am so grateful for the Deli Angel that pulled me back from making a mistake yesterday!
From Dr Phil's book: "Losing weight is within my control."
My verse for today: "Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."
My quote for today: "My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four; unless there are three other people." --Orson Welles