here's what happened.
danielle and i planned a date night BEFORE 7 happened to my life.
i prayed about it.
i desperately wanted to eat a pub burger.
then i thought.. no i should honor 7.
and blah blah blah.
and then i was like no.
i'm going to get the chicken pot pie and gouda mac n cheese and not even feel bad about it.
and that's exactly what i did.
insert giant smile face here.
danielle is on whole30 and she did a good job, mostly, of sticking with her diet.
she did have the mac n cheese.
and probably two bites in she said "WORTH IT"
and we laughed and laughed.
this night was so good for my soul.
and the other best thing that happened was
after dinner we were trying to figure out what to do next.
we couldn't go to a bar and get a drink and
we couldn't go to starbucks or aroma like we normally would
because we couldn't cheat THAT much in one night, obviously.
so D was like.. "want to go to target?"
i didn't want to suggest that incase she was like no, why am i even friends with this weirdo. who goes to target for fun.
but i should've known.
because we are soul mates.
so to target we went.
such a good night.
okay so i cheated on 7 and i ate some delicious food.
i enjoyed it very much.
knowing this would (probably) be the only time i cheat this month.
i mean, yesterday i made brownies for girlfriends and DIDN'T EVEN EAT ANY.
ALTHOUGH I WANTED TO WITH EVERY OUNCE OF MY BEING.
so, i'm really disciplined.
rolls eyes here.
i also have texas sheet cake waiting for me in my freezer because
thursday nights we have IF:study and the girls bring amazing food and I HAVE TO EAT EGGS AND AVOCADOS INSTEAD.
in all honesty this month has already been so good for us.
(ethan and i)
we now see how much we spend on food out that is just convenient.
how lazy we are with eating nutritious food and just try to snack or eat junk to fill us up.
and then we're still hungry all the time. and losing money.
it has made things easier because i only have 7 foods to worry about.
and when i crave the other foods CHOCOLATE that are not on my list CHOCOLATE
i pray for the empty bellies around the world. and i beg God to make me more like Him.
i feel excited to have more discipline in my life and i ache for the rest of the months that are coming because i know they will do such a work in my character.
i savored the moments i ate that chicken pot pie.
dublin's is the best so it was worth it to make that our cheat place for the month.
i'm thankful for such a friendship with danielle that we can have a date night just the two of us and talk about the tough things and the glorious things and
the beauty of the cross.
i'm blessed have this chick in my life that loves Jesus with a passion that is so true and beautiful to witness. she's my crying friend. i adore that about her.
she cannot talk about Jesus without crying.
as it should be.
she is so passionate it just comes out of her fingertips and her eyes and her
every . single . decision.
it is good to have her in my life as a reminder of how i'm supposed to live.
so she let me cheat and i let her cheat a little bit, too.
because good friends are always a little bit of good mixed with a little bit of bad influence in our lives. right?
and it was planned BEFORE we committed to 7 & whole30.
and that makes it OK.
i feel like shouting like ross "WE WERE ON A BREAK"
wink face. fist bump.