Tuesday, September 27, 2011

19 weeks...

...and exactly 16% of the way to my goal.  I was totally expecting a gain this week...because I've really been slacking on my dieting and I didn't really get much working out in this week.  So, I lost .2 lbs.  Good enough for a loss.  But I really need to get back to taking this more seriously.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Isaiah 55:6-9

[the first reading from mass this morning]

Seek the LORD while he may be found,
call him while he is near.
Let the scoundrel forsake his way,
and the wicked his thoughts;
let him turn to the LORD for mercy;
to our God, who is generous in forgiving.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
nor are your ways my ways, says the LORD.
As high as the heavens are above the earth,
so high are my ways above your ways
and my thoughts above your thoughts.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

18 weeks...

...and 15.8% of the way to my goal.  Not a big loss this week.  But still, a loss!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Sirach 27:30 - 28-7

I realize that the Book of Sirach isn't included in most Protestant bibles.  But the Catholic Church long ago included several books of the Apocrypha (Tobit, Judith, 1 Maccabees, 2 Maccabees, Wisdom [of Solomon], Sirach, and Baruch, known as the Septuagint, as well as parts of existing books -- including Psalm 151, parts of the Book of Esther, Daniel:13 [Susanna], and Daniel:14 [Bel and the Dragon]), as part of the Catholic Canon.  It wasn't until 1500 years later that the Protestant Churches reverted to the Jewish Canon as the basis for their bible.

At any rate, this weekend's first reading is from the Book of Sirach.  I believe it's an appropriate message on this day, the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

17 weeks...

...and down another 2.8 lbs.  I didn't get to go to our meeting last week due to work.  So, I made up for my loss two weeks ago...and then some.  Officially 15% of the way to my goal!

Saturday, September 3, 2011