Flynnie et Denis.
Denis et Tristan being good.
A bizzou from the Great Queen Maureen.
"To die is gain; to live is Christ."
I'm a Christian for Obama. Homosexuality and abortion were common in Jesus's day, yet he never said a word about them. He said he was especially present in the poor. He fought the rich and powerful. Most Christians vote for them.
And, while we're at it, let's show some Christian love for the Muslims. Hamdullah!
"Gratitude is the mother of all virtues." G.K. Chesterton
"Let us pray for the day when social justice does not depend on the color of the epidermis." Pedro Arupe, M.D., S.J.
"I am the son of a black man from Kenya and a white woman from Kansas. I was raised with the help of a white grandfather who survived a Depression to serve in Patton's army during World War II and a white grandmother who worked on a bomber assembly line at Fort Leavenworth while he was overseas. I've gone to some of the best schools in America and lived in one of the world's poorest nations." President Barack Obama
And then I got into Memphis. And some began to say that threats, or talk about the threats that were out. What would happen to me from some of our sick white brothers?
Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn't matter with me now. Because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people will get to the promised land. And I'm happy, tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord.
From Dr. King's last speech, hours before his death.
Mary Ann Hoberman
A whale is stout about the middle,
He is stout about the ends,
& so is all his family
& so are all his friends.
He's pleased that he's enormous,
He's happy he weighs tons,
& so are all his daughters
& so are all his sons.
He eats when he is hungry
Each kind of food he wants,
& so do all his uncles
& so do all his aunts.
He doesn't mind his blubber,
He doesn't mind his creases,
& neither do his nephews
& neither do his nieces.
You may find him chubby,
You may find him fat,
But he would disagree with you:
He likes himself like that.
Not carrying the burden of this weight. Not becoming diabetic. Being comfortable in coach. Running a 10K again. I want to play baseball again with my grandson. I want to enjoy many happy years with My Lovely Wife, my 3 daughters and their husbands, and my 4 grandkids. I want my grandson in France to not ask, in his 4 year old voice, whilst pounding on my belly, "Poppy Flynn, why do you get up in the night and eat cake?"
Low carb, keeping track of intake and exercise, staying hooked up to God who loves me so! (Me!!!) Thanking God for My Genius Wife, The Beloved, and my Dazzling Daughters, and my Joyous Grandchildren who love me so, too! Wanting to prove wrong those who have told me, "You don't have the discipline to succeed!"
Sheree and Jimmy are skinny and fit.
They play baseball.
I watch it.
It's been 20 years since I played.
Oh, how I did love it so!
Move to the left,
Glove to the ground. Wow, did my throw
Make that sound
When it hit
The first base mitt?
Sheree and Jimmy
Are skinny and fit.
I wonder what they think of me
When they see
My extra chins
And sad eyes
And a soul
One misty, moisty morning,
Before the sun broke through,
I met a man who said to me,
"I was once like you."
I had a belly burstin' fat,
A coat I could not button.
Lungs that clutched and gasped for air
And the fixed mind of a glutton.
Mind bent on pies and buttery cakes
Heart full of cries and muttery aches
Until they drove me to my knees
And I begged God to please, Please, PLEASE
Assume the throne of my clogged heart!
Replace the food that I do worship,
With worthier fare and a fresh start.
| current weight: 313.0
Here I am, hoping that just writing down the food I consume will be a start. Waddling to the future, which is getting shorter, Flynne
671 days ago
I can't believe I thought I was fat when I weighed 176! And 232! And 276! Oh tht I had said, "Whoaaa! Slow down!" When my doctor, who has a great sense of humor, left a message on my phone that my labs were "great - the best in years!" (and they were-she was amazed. Here comes her joke.) "Your diet is really paying off!!" She knows I've done nothing to diet. So when she said that, beverages were jetted out through noses, tables were pounded, and laughter was hearty from all who heard. So, instead of relyiing on my virtually indestructible body to produce miracle win after miracle win, I'll try living low carb - again. One of my buddies was diagnosed with Type II diabetes. He refused the medication, ate nothing but protein and the odd green vegetable, and was no longer diabetic in three months. He also drank his CC and Coke Zero - lots of 'em - every night and lost 30 pounds. Every time he sees me, he says, "It's time for you to start! All those cookies and cakes aren't doing you any favors!" So I'll give it a go.
1750 days ago
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Thanks to all who commented when I abandoned Sparkly Living and was incommunicado. My stupid reaction to job stress sent me to the old comfort of food with oh so predictable results. I particularly hope that G.R., twice the man, and others who are no longer reachable have achieved their goals and are happy. If anyone can fill me in on what happened to them, I'd be so grateful!
1979 days ago
have a great and healthy Easter!
2275 days ago
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, lets get an early start on losing weight in 2010 and begin now.
2396 days ago