"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Piece of Peace: My Routine Saturday Post

I'm starting to notice a pattern here. I post only on Saturdays. Saturdays are my tiny pieces of peace in my busy weeks. I like to catch up on my favorite TV shows and favorite blogs. Laundry is not all the peaceful, but it's a necessity.

I'm sore and tired today from working at my Company's Employee Club's Ladies Shrimp Boil last night. This is my first year on the board and my first event as organizer. I now can see just how much planning and sweat goes into an Employee Club event...something you can't possibly know or understand by just being an attendee. Overall, it was fun. And the ladies seemed to have a great time eating, drinking, visiting, and playing Bunko. I thought the size of the building was going to be an issue because the response this year was overwhelming. Thankfully, the building ended up working, and we had enough room. With so many people, however, the air conditioner couldn't keep up, and the temperature was a warm 79 or 80 degrees most of the evening. There were a few complaints about the heat, but once Bunko commenced and door prizes started being handed out, no one seemed to mind. I know now what areas were successful and what areas need to be focused on more next year. It's unfortunate that some seem to not have a functioning self-edit button. While some were kind and appreciative with their comments, even staying to help clean up; some were not only unappreciative but were equally negative and rude. Being a people-pleaser makes me want to work even harder next year so that there are no rude comments and that not one person will have even one thing to complain about. But in reality, I realize that when organizing a function for 100+ people, not to mention that these 100+ people are women, having zero complaints will be almost positively impossible. I will never be able to please everyone, but this chicky will get it her best shot.

I'm about to finish up Week 2 of Nutrition Boot Camp in Cracking the Fat-Loss Code. I'm pleased with the plan so far, and I'm looking forward to Week 3. I've lost 9 pounds since starting the plan. I have noticed an increase in my energy level. And I feel really good!!! My only complaint of the plan so far is the variety. I found myself getting bored with the food choices this past week, but I think part of that is my fault. I failed to have enough food on hand, and I know I need to do some research for next week's menu items. It's all about planning ahead. Today was the first day since beginning the plan that fruit is on my menu. I enjoyed my strawberries, grapes, and cottage cheese breakfast. Today is my first Carb Up day, so Keith is taking me out to our favorite Mexican restaurant. I am looking forward to having a few chips and dip.

I had an exciting appointment this week, and I think a door may have cracked opened. I wish I could say more, but at this point, I can't! Just say a prayer for us that the door opens even wider.

Happy Saturday.


  1. Well, now I'm wildly curious about your appointment! Hope it brings about some very great news! I need to hear some very great news ASAP!!!

    I'm sure your event was great and you did the best job possible, take the complaints with a grain of salt (and a margarita, if the food plan allows!). I'm liking to hear the updates on this plan!!

    Have a fabulous week!

  2. Okay, so I am in super duper suspense! If you feel the need to let the cat out of the bag you can tell me. *wink, wink* :) I'm going to pray that door opens REAL WIDE!

    Kudo's to you for planning the event! I've found that serving on board can often be a thankless job. I must be a glutton for punishment thought, because I keep signing up :) Like Deni said, take the complaints with a grain of salt.

    Now, YEA, YEA, YEA!!!! I'm so proud of you for sticking to your nutrution plan and losing those lb's...wonderful sweet friend, just wonderful.

    Have a great week and know that I send you love and prayers.