Well, Eli doesn't seem to be giving any more thought to the Quiz Bowl stuff now, so I'm glad about that! A few people commented that sometimes when things like that happen, something better may be in store for him--so I hope that's the case with this. Eli's a sensitive kid (in a good way--he has a lot of empathy for others), and I just want him to be happy and feel good about himself.
He was nervous to go to church today because his Sunday school class was going to be standing in front of the congregation to sing and recite some Bible verses. I went to church so that I could watch, and he did great! I think he felt good about himself for doing it, even though he was embarrassed to go in front of all those people.
It's been pretty cold here the past couple of days! Michigan weather is so odd.
It was 80 degrees a couple of days ago, and now it's topped out in the high-50's. I really do LOVE this jeans-and-sweatshirt weather, though. I wore jeans and a sweater today!
Speaking of jeans, I really regret donating all the jeans that were too big on me in April. At that point, I wasn't even trying to lose weight, but I was having no problem maintaining my weight in the low-120's. Most of my jeans were way too big, so I donated them, thinking that I'd have no problem keeping my weight in the 120's. I don't know why I thought this summer would be any different from every other summer when I gain weight, but I didn't plan for summer weight gain.
And now that it's cool enough to wear jeans, the ones I have are too small. I went to the thrift store last week to get jeans that are a size up, and I only ended up buying one pair, which is what I wore today. I may need to go buy a few more, because my weight isn't really moving much (at least not nearly as quickly as it was last year). I'm sure this is due to the fact that I've been doing more than one high calorie day each week--not on purpose, but I've had a lot of social things going on lately that involve food/drinks.
I would like to get my high calorie days down to ONE per week, so that I can drop the summer weight; but, I honestly don't mind if it takes a while. That whole realization about the summer weight gain has changed my attitude toward it quite a bit, and I don't resent it anymore. Each fall, I used to beat myself up about having gained weight yet again over the summer, but this fall is different. I've been viewing it just as part of a cycle that my body has been following for several years now.
My friend sent me this quote that she's been living by, and she's very happy with her lifestyle right now (even though her weight is up a little from what she used to maintain):
There have been times where I've been tempted to do a short fad diet to drop a quick 10 pounds. But I know that to keep it off, I'd have to maintain that regimen... and I'm not willing to do that. I'd rather do it the slow way and still be able to enjoy life.
Wow, I wasn't even planning to write about that today, but it all came spewing out. Haha! I hope everyone had a great weekend. It went by way too fast for me!