Thanks so much Bob for reading my blog and the warm comments. The Lord was watching over us for sure. She was out of it most of the time so someday will read to her most of my notes, but not all, had the ICU crazies too long.
Thanks for you comment on my SparkPage. I know what you mean about yo-yo weight gain. An extra helping of potatoes; a little larger piece of cake for dessert; a miscalculation of the size of a piece of bread; and the pounds just slowly creep back on.
It took me thirty years to gain over 115 pounds I only gained about 4 pounds per year! That means I consumed an extra 38 calories a day to gain that 115 pounds and endanger my health. 38 calories is 1/4 of a cookie a day! Of course I lost some weight here-and-there but it always came back with a little extra to boot!
The only thing that has worked for me is SparkPeople. Mostly, tracking my caloric intake helps the most. Conversing with people that share the same challenges is a bonus.
I am humbled that you find my page motivating. It has taken me two years to shed over 80 pounds. I really have 20 to go and I am slowly, but surely, getting there.
I need to get out and fly my planes more often. I have three planes in various states of build on my bench. I have been flying model planes since I was 14. My best friend and I would go out and fly control line planes. BTW - the guy is still my best friend. I learned how to build planes from my best friend's dad. I have a few ARFs and some RTFs. But mostly I have planes built from kits. I have a couple that I scratch built. I crashed my favorite plane, a Great Planes BLT that is no longer available. Fortunately I bought a spare kit. I mostly build kits from Stevens Aero and Mountain Models. But I have a SIG LT 40 Kadet and Sig Lil Rascal. Sig quality is very high. I have a couple of electric Cubs. Who doesn't like Cubs?
As far as health is concerned stick with SparkPeople and you can't go wrong!
Do you teach at the high school level? I officiate high school football as a way to give back. I lose about $1,000 a year working as an official. We have trouble retaining officials. New officials find that being berated by coaches and booed by fans is not worth it.
There are small Christian schools here that are frugal. We have one here that charges $25,000 a year in tuition that is lavish in the extreme. Of course, I have worked games at inner city public schools that have probation offices in the school!
The game I have today is a big suburban school versus an inner city school. This is going to be a blow-out! I did a game where a winless inner city school that had 21 players when up against the state champions. The score was 86 to 0! Why they schedule games like that is a mystery to me!
Sorry for the ramble. Keep plugging away. You can get there.
Yes you sure would now about funds for Christen Education. You maybe already have this in place for your school if not it has turned out to be a very good source of income. They have activities ongoing for the students, silent auction from 3-6 then live auction for the BIG items. Have been doing it for 8 to 10 years. They serve very affordable meals cafeteria style all the while. Not sure what they made but since I have had experience with fund raisers I would say It surpassed 20,000.00. Adds up fast when everything is donated. Had several tickets for professional sports, overnight stays at fun parks and many meals at local restaurants. Thanks for commenting and have a great week.