Had the perfect day before leaving for bootcamp…

Started the day off at Weight Watchers. My friend, Lorraine, and I celebrated this morning as I lost 1.4 pounds and she lost 2 pounds. It’s always a better meeting when you are sitting there with some loss…I know it’s not suppose to be about the number, but it does have a lot of influence, unfortunately. However, last week was the first week that I could sit there with a bit of a gain and be ok with it, as I knew I did everything right the whole week, but the night before ww, went to a progressive dinner and drank 64 ounces of water throughout the night in order to stay on track with the food. So I was really proud of myself, and the water really helped, but I was drinking that water from 6-10:30pm, so I know it had to be water weight on the scale. But to truly be ok after a gain that morning was a huge step. Our leader, the people who weigh us in, and the entire group is filled with such special people. I wish everyone could experience a morning with these special people who are so honest and encouraging. We are all in this together, and you can just feel such a camaraderie in that room. They are all so excited for me as I leave on this trip, and I can’t wait to share with them next Saturday morning. I’m sure that I will be sharing so much of what they have all taught me with everyone this week.

Anyway, after WW, I finished up some packing and organizing everything at home for my family while I am away. I also have been blessed with the greatest gifts while being away….. Lorraine set up meals to be delivered to my parents from her along with the church meals ministry, my brother is flying in from California to help with my parents, my husband is incredible and has everything under control with my house and my children…so all of this puts me at ease and allows me to go with a wonderful peace.

This afternoon, to top it off, Lorraine also met me at a nail spa and treated me to a manicure/pedicure, with an extra 10 minute foot rub….absolute heaven! Another very special gift. I am so blessed.

As I packed, my daughter took a few pictures of me in some of my new workout clothes, so that I could have the pictures for this journey. It was a really fun photo shoot, as she is taking photography in school, and she made me feel so great, she really is proud of me.

So, there are lots of butterflies in my stomach, my bags are by the back door, the flight is very early in the morning. I am just praying that this week will just take my breathe away, and I will return with those 2 amazing words….only God! I’m praying that he uses everyone there, including me, to just touch lives in a mighty way. That He will bring me to a new level physically, mentally and spiritually. I just can’t wait to take in all of the wisdom and knowledge they all have to share. I don’t want it to go too fast, I know  that this is another part of this journey that I am walking through, that is so much bigger than I am, or can even imagine. Very nervous, yet very excited…. ready to move forward and watch it all unfold….Can’t wait to share it with everyone!