I went to weigh in last night. It was bad news–up 1 3/4 pounds. Since I had been faithful to my way of eating and my rings were tight, I attribute it to water retention. I used the bathroom 3 times during the course of the meeting, so I weighed afterward just out of curiosity, and I had lost 1/2 pound. So it is not as bad as it might be. However, I have allowed some stress in my life to successfully tempt me into emotional eating today. I was baking cookies for the teacher appreciation lunch at my son’s school, and I gave in and tried them. I also tried some store-bought cherry pie that was in our fridge because it had been given to us as a leftover from the fellowship meal on Sunday. I thought I would be sick, but I wasn’t. However, I do feel more fatigued now. I have been on this WOE since the end of January, and I have consistently passed up desserts and resisted tasting them while making them for various other people or functions. So I am not at the point of saying they can’t be in my house. I am at the point of saying, “I cheated. It’s done. Now back to the program.” Hopefully, faithfully returning to the program and adding some exercise this week will get me back on track without too much of a setback.
Onto book updates . . . Finished chapter 4 of The Holiness of God. It is good. I think I will get through the rest of it fairly quickly. I also finished another chapter of Bringing Up Boys by James Dobson. It is really a good book. I started it months ago, and I had to put it down because of manuscripts I had to edit. Then I just didn’t get back to it. But it is really excellent, and I hope to finish it soon too. Perhaps I will take the time to be more coherent in my evaluations of these books in the future, but time doesn’t permit that now.