Good Morning! Hope everyone is doing well this morning! All is well in the Tigerden. I have been experimenting in the kitchen this week and made some vegan chocolate chip cookies. They were pretty good! I will probably continue to seek out the perfect recipe...because the times I will allow myself to indulge in such a treat will be few so I want it to be REALLY worth it!
As far as the diet goes, I have kind of plateaued at about 10 pounds...a little frustrating, but I feel really good and eventually I really hope to get back into some regular exercise and kick start it back up again. I have to admit that I was a little skeptical when I began this diet. While I know several people who have done it, they all had health issues. I really just wanted to lose weight, which is why it took me so long to jump on board. I mean give up cheese and milk and EVERYTHING! Well, it hasn't been that hard and I have lost weight. But I also realized this week that I have not had a single headache since I began this diet. Not one. Not even my monthly hormonal headache. NOTHING! I have done nothing else other than change my eating habits and for the first time in forever I didn't even have a twinge of discomfort! That speaks volumes to me and I definitely plan to just make this a lifestyle...with a little grace, of course!
As for this week, I haven't done a single small thing. To be perfectly honest, I'm not sure I have even read a small thing. I really must get back on track next month. Hopefully school will be winding down soon and our schedule will calm down a bit and I can get my life organized. Hey, it's possible!
Yesterday, I sent Tigerfan and F.B. off to Texas for one final hunt before their licenses expire. Hopefully this time it won't rain the whole time! B.B. is spending the day with one of his buddies so I am hanging out with Dancer and Tigercub, doing as little school as possible and trying to convince myself I really don't want those peanut M&M's that I know are hiding in the cabinet over the fridge.
Last night I indulged myself in watching the train wreck that is the Real Housewives of New York. This season is just painful. You will really feel so much better about where you are if you watch it just one time! I really actually feel for those poor women. They need Jesus! Really, earlier this week I had a little miniature pity party about not having friends and not having family close by. Then I watch that show and I just think, thank God I have Jesus! I am so thankful for that. Really. I am so grateful to have a savior that forgives me for the times I am too quick to speak and too quick to anger. I am so glad that He doesn't hold grudges against me even when I deserve it and forgives me even when I don't. I am so glad I have a hope that this world and its trials are temporary and that I have an eternity to just sing praises to an Almighty God. I hope so much that all of you have that hope today. He loves you and desires to have a relationship with you. If you don't know Him, I hope you will seek Him out...He will meet you where you are!
Hope everyone has a great weekend and I look forward to visiting around. Don't forget to go to Home Sanctuary to check out more Coffee Talk.