So, it will be a busy day, but wanted to get things underway with a post of this morning’s weigh-in after 7 full days. The numbers don’t lie…15.2 pounds in 7 days and honestly, I feel really good. I will post more later, but right now, I wanted to get this up.
Ok…the day is almost over for me, and it has been a doosie! Went and got a great deal at Harbor Freight with a Super Coupon so I got 24 AA Batteries for free. Then I had to do a stop at Michael’s to get craft supplies to make the banner we need to create for my son’s 1st Communion.
I’ve been doing A LOT of thinking today too since seeing the scale this morning. I mean, 15 POUNDS in 7 DAYS! Obviously, I don’t know how much I will lose, but it makes me start to think how much more can come off in the next 39 days. I also started to think about what I am gaining from this experience. It has made me really think about how much food I normally would eat during the day, and somehow, because it is Lent, these same opportunities are there, but I just pass them up. It’s truly amazing to me, and I know it is God working with me to complete this Lenten mission.
Another thing I realize I am gaining is $$$. I’m not making anything on this, but passively, I am saving a decent amount. I mean, since this started, I ate the one noted meal (my Saturday date night with my wife) and it was a $13.49 salad. Also, I’m not drinking coffee in the morning. Just taking into account the water, K-cup, Splenda, and creamer, I realize that over the course of Lent, I will save literally right at $50, just in morning coffee expenses.
I know it may sound silly, but this experience is really making me look at and think of things in a whole different way. Again, I feel that is God working through me to show me a path. I can’t wait to see what the next 39 days are like.