Because when you've started eating salads with every lunch and dinner and you have run out of lettuce and need to run into the grocery store to buy some lettuce, you might find out you're the instant winner of a 2nd generation iPod shuffle. (See how small it is!)
Well, I haven't been able to post anything since that one cry of "I'm in!" We are fine. Our Easter was enjoyable. We hosted the "Sunrise" service. There were over 50 people, mostly from the Harrises' church. The choir from their church sang and the men from our church (Dad, Sam, Omar, Pablo, Nito and Luis Riquelmes) sang. Dad preached a good sermon. Liliana and I cleaned the church on Saturday and prepared the breakfast. Carolina went to B.A. with Tobias to visit her grandmother. Alicia and Jorge came. They are on vacation in Brazil this week. Antolin Velasquez has been having nightmares again and sleeps late in the morning. In the evening we had a movie on the resurrection based on a novel by John MacArthur. There were 8 of us. Juan Efren Vera came in the morning and evening. It has been a long time since he last visited.
Sam takes his ACT this Saturday morning. Dad called Jose Nuñez to ask if Sam could stay there overnight Friday. Please pray for him.
We had an interesting Easter. We had a brunch at church in the morning, to which I took my very slavic looking Easter eggs. :) I was quite proud of them. I picked up these plastic sleeves for eggs at a Russian store we were at. And once the eggs are cooked you just slip them on and dip them back in hot water.
Matt came over for lunch which consisted of borscht and Matt's world-renown chicken. It was quite good!
Our church didn't have an evening service, so we went with Jody, Pearl and Matt to another church that was having a play/cantata thing. It was quite interesting, and moving (it's hard not to be moved when you get to see someone being "crucified"...yes, with cross and loin cloth and all. I bet no one else saw that Sunday! :D)
We then ate dinner at Jody and Pearl's house.
Well, after my first week of Weight Watchers, I've lost 4.4 pounds. :) It is my first week, so I'm not expecting to lose that much every week. I do feel better about how I'm eating, though. And I've yet to start exercising! Hopefully, I'll have enough energy this week to do some walking.
Just saying hi. I shipped my stupid heart monitor back yesterday!!! Despite it being Monday, it was a pretty good day. :) Although I still have red marks where the electrode pads used to be. : b My department started a two-month contest yesterday to see who can lose the most weight (figured on percentage lost). Donna wanted to go to Weight Watchers, but since she didn't want to go alone, she offered to pay my membership if I would go with her. So last night was our first meeting, and we went for a walk before-hand. We'll go walking every day after work, too. Let me know if you'd like me to share any tips from the book I got. It's actually pretty helpful. There's a plan called the Core Plan where you can eat all you want from a certain list of healthy foods. The other is the plan where you add points of what you eat. I don't think that'll work for me. We saw "Meet the Robinsons" in 3D on Saturday. I love 3D movies--they're too cool! Of course, all the other adults in the theatre had kids with them. Matt, Chris and I didn't, but we're used to that by now. Ok, I'll go back to work now. Chau!