Happy Monday Everyone!!! It's a very good day. :)
I've had a really great weekend! Saturday night we didn't get to go to our first choice restaurant. Nor the second choice. Not even the third or fourth choice. It was Prom Night in Wichita! There were kids lined up outside every nice restaurant in big frufru dresses and tuxedos with stretch limos out in the parking lots. No way were we getting in. So we went to Jason's Deli. No problem with overeating or picking something bad for me. Spinach Veggie Wrap was all I had to see and I was sold. Didn't really fill me up much but I guess that's how it is on a diet, huh?
Sunday was a fun day. I won't go into the long background of this but we've recently started going to a new church after pretty much not going since we moved here two years ago. We've visited a few but they just didn't feel quite right. So we've been going to this new church for a few weeks now (actually Benny has been going on Wednesday night ever since we moved here) and I'm really loving it. The people are awesome, the pastor is a good speaker, and the singing really makes me happy too. I love singing in church and it's a good sign that we'll probably stick around when the singing makes me happy. I talked to their Music Director last Wednesday night and found out when their choir practice is held. I went to choir practice on Sunday evening and enjoyed that very much. They were so nice and seemed happy to have me there. And then following that was a Southern Gospel concert by Terry Hall. The kids enjoyed the concert, the babies had fun in the nursery, and I was very happy.
A few weeks ago when they announced during the morning service that they would be having a Southern Gospel concert I let out a little whoop! Later on...
Katie: Mama, you do not listen to Western Christian - what were you whooping for?
Mama: It's not Western Christian, it's Southern Gospel.
Katie: What's that?
Mama: It's what our every day church music was in Texas.
Honest, we went to a sweet little church with an aging congregation (not necessarily a good thing for growth) and we sang old style church hymns. It's still my favorite music, and this guy Sunday night sang plenty of the songs that we sang all the time at our church in Texas. Leaving a congregation that I loved so much is part of what has made it hard to find a new church here.
Soooo.... enough Church Chat. :)
Let's get on to this week's Weight Loss Challenge!!
I finally got hooked up with www.diabetescontrolforlife.com and I'm really happy with it. There was some kind of problem with my original registration - not their web site. So I made a new user ID and that took care of all the problems.
I got SO MANY nice suggestions in last week's post and links to various web sites with nutritional guides and articles about weight loss and heart health and lots of other great information about eating right. I was going to make a chart of all the sites and their features but I decided I'll just focus on the ones that I found to suit the scope of my needs the best. There were just two. Diabetes Control for Life and Spark People.
When I thought Diabetes Control for Life wasn't going to work I signed up with Spark People. I REALLY like Spark People but their diet plan and menu suggestions weren't designed for people with diabetes. So I was very relieved to finally get Diabetes Control for Life working. Then I realized, Wow, they're nearly the same. And I don't officially HAVE diabetes - I have pre-diabetes. I'm still in a physical condition where losing weight and managing my food choices will, at the very least, delay diabetes if not prevent it all together. SO - either choice is good, but if you have diabetes or are at risk for diabetes, I recomment Diabetes Control for Life. Both sites are good and both are different. Spark People has very sunny bright colors and motivational language on their site! Diabetes Control for Life has very subdued and tranquil colors along with good articles regarding health. Like I said, they're both great. And if you don't care about having a diet menu provided for you that has adjustable calorie levels and a flexible food menu, there are TONS of other sites out there to try. One of my runner-up favorites was www.thedailyplate.com. I wasn't thrilled with the food journal but at a different time in my life it might have been just perfect!
Weight Loss Challenge (April 16 - June 15, 2007)
Beginning Weight: 213.5
Today's Weight: 209.0
Total Pounds Lost: 4.5
Pounds to go in short term goal: 15.5
Days remaining for short term goal: 46
Other participants in the Weight Loss Challenge are:
Please visit their blogs and give 'em a WAY TO GO! :)
Yep - I've been knitting. A bit of secret'ish knitting. And I did finish sock #1 for my Hogwarts Sock Pal - oh this sock is SO SOFT! People, I really have to dye up some of this merino/silk blend and share the squishy sock love. It's absolutely divine. Virtually undescribeable. Is that really a word? heh The chemo cap is waiting quietly as you would expect - lobbing big fat guilt balls at me every time I look its way. It's next. Really really it is. And then I must finish that vest for Dulaan which is cold and weak and poor I don't know how it manages to pitch big sloppy splatty guilt balls at me for leaving it to sit rather than finishing up its button band like a good knitter would.
We got our Sockapalooza 4 matchups today! YAY!!!! WOOHOO!!! Oh no. My pal doesn't have a blog. *snap*
Have a wonderful week! :)