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Thursday, January 03, 2013

Since I began adding some regular foods back into my diet, my weight has creeped up a little bit. It was up 1.4 pounds this week...the good side is that it was down from when I was weighed at the doctor's office last week..

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DANCINCAJUN1 1/4/2013 9:33AM

    it is so hard to keep "sick" weight off ..... got the confidence we'll all be getting teenier this year !! Roc


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    I'm confused. Run that by me again. Have you lost?


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"You Never Do Anything You Don't Want to Do"

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

"You Never Do Anything You Don't Want to Do"
by Shawn McEvoy, Managing Editor,
Each of you must take responsibility for doing the creative best you can with your own life.
Galatians 6:5, The Message
If I try, I can remember my friends from 10th-grade Sunday School. In fact, I'm still tight with two of them. I remember our church, our youth group, and our youth minister. What I don't remember so well are the individual lessons we learned from the Bible each week. As I realize that, I give myself another kick for not having gotten into note-taking and journaling. I'd like to have those things to review now.
What I do recall from one particular class session, however, has always stuck with me. And it wasn't even a quote from the Bible. To show how much I've forgotten, I don't even remember the name of the teacher who said it! He was tall, well-accomplished in business, but still wanting to give of his time to young men. And one day he looked at us and said the following:
"Today's lesson is going to be very short. Look at me, because whatever you remember from today, remember this. Whatever you remember from your time in this youth group, remember this: You never do anything you don't want to do."
That was it. Obviously I still remember it. Why?
I also remember challenging the teacher on that day, most of us scoffing and saying things like, "Yeah, right... I can honestly tell you I do not want to do my homework tonight."
"Yes you do."
"No, I really don't."
"What will happen if you don't?"
"Well, I guess I'd be embarrassed when it was time to turn it in, I'd probably have to lie to my parents when they asked if I'd done it yet, and I wouldn't be prepared for the upcoming quiz."
"So I guess the reason you're going to do your homework is because for the motives you just stated, you DO want to do it."
A dozen high school boys just got handed a logic lesson in responsibility, desire, and motivation. All around the room you could see eyes and minds opening to new possibilities.
This is what we'd been hearing about free will. But now contextualized and personalized.
This is what our parents and teachers had been getting at as they spoke to us about becoming responsible young men.
This would make me own all my actions and reactions. And oddly enough, that was something I could tangibly handle.
The applications were endless.
I'm still not even sure his statement was absolutely true, or biblical. But to be honest, it doesn't matter anymore, because it informed and continues to inform many things in my life that are true and biblical.
Do I want to lay in bed or do I want to get to work? Why or why not? Do I really "want" that sportscar, or can I put it out of my mind to burden me no more since it conflicts with several of my primary wants?
Why am I overweight? Well, my bad. Guess I wanted that, too, when you get down to the nub of it. Certainly didn't do the things I knew would prevent it.
One of the doors that opened to me was in realizing that once I got past "my will be done," I could begin to pray as Jesus did, "Your will be done."
Another was in being able to recognize motivation. Why am I going to conquer this lust or pursue this knowledge or accomplish this hard task for God's Kingdom? Because ultimately, what I want to do is to have my heart's desires be the same as God's. That's where he tells us delight is, and that's the only place where we know what we want is right.
Intersecting Faith & Life: What action or reaction in your own life have you been blaming on other people or circumstances? Write down all the ways you yourself can own up to it.
Further Reading
1 Thessalonians 5:12
Philippians 1:23
We Are Responsible for Others
Check out fantastic resources on Faith, Family, and Fun at!

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CHALLENGER15 1/2/2013 4:08PM

    I used to check daily back when I worked during my break.

Thanks for reminding us.

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DANCINCAJUN1 1/2/2013 3:54PM


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ASOBFALLS 1/2/2013 2:11PM

    Yes, I have been to that link but it has been awhile. I'll check it out again!

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WHO!! took my common sense??

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

I absolutely knew better than to try chili this soon....but silly me did it anyway.......well 3 bites and my abdomen revolted......cramped up real good to tell me NO MORE OF THAT STUFF!!!

It is now in the garbage.....sure won't do that again for at least 4 more months.......Dr. said it could take up to 6 months for my inside to heal...

Think of your weight as you do your utility (electric) bill........get sloppy and it goes it closely and it goes down....


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CHALLENGER15 1/2/2013 4:09PM

    Glad you realized quickly that it wasn't going to work!

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TXMEMAW6 1/2/2013 12:54PM

    Great advise! Thanks. Hope you feel better soon!

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DANCINCAJUN1 1/2/2013 8:35AM

    ouch... sure hope you are feeling much better today... roc

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LABRATIAM 1/2/2013 7:58AM


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MARYBETH4884 1/2/2013 7:37AM

    Be careful what you eat, you don't need your stomach revolting against your brain. Great analogy!

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GAYLLYNNE 1/2/2013 7:08AM

    I do hope you are feeling better. That was a great comparison and I know you will be winning at the losing game!

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MOMFAN 1/2/2013 5:34AM


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SYDLETZIII 1/2/2013 1:03AM

    I reviewed your blogs to see what I missed, I memorize what I read. But could not see why you cannot eat chili. Did you have a medical procedure on any part of your digestive system or have acid reflux?

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DJ4HEALTH 1/2/2013 12:34AM

    Hope you feel better

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Lab Results

Friday, December 28, 2012

hemoglobin is still low at 10.3....should be 12 to 26....recheck in 6 months

Vitamin B 12 is right where it should be at 624.......range is from 211 to 918.......recheck in 6 months

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DIBANANA 12/31/2012 5:12PM

  Glad you are keeping up on your labs. Hope you continue to improve.

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COOP9002 12/29/2012 3:58PM

    Hope it improves soon.

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DESERTDWELLER2 12/29/2012 12:34AM

    Praying it will improve even more in 6 mos. emoticon

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SYDLETZIII 12/28/2012 11:50PM

    emoticon An apple to keep the doctor away

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DANCINCAJUN1 12/28/2012 9:40PM

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"You take the good, You take the bad, and there you have the Facts of Life"

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Had a fairly good report from the doctor this morning.

1...blood pressure is good

2. heart is good------stopped the Cardizam

3. feet are swollen more---increased the diuretic

4. weight was up 2.2 pounds-------see above note

5. don't have to return for 6 months

6 recheck of B 12 and hemoglobin drawn---report to be called in a few days.

All in all not a bad visit....besides the doctor is cute (and married)

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ASOBFALLS 12/27/2012 11:20AM

    emoticon Keep logging those fitness minutes!

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DANCINCAJUN1 12/26/2012 11:04PM

    sounds pretty good .. you should see my DH's specialist ... oh my oh my !! I definitely know what you mean .... LOL .... never had any docs that ever looked that good .... he is an excellent doctor too .... so very very good to DH ... Roc

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KARRENLYNN 12/26/2012 8:53PM

    Keep taking care of yourself, because you're worth it! ;)


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COOP9002 12/26/2012 5:36PM

    Glad your visit to the Doc went well.

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SYDLETZIII 12/26/2012 5:04PM

    Glad you had good health report. B12 and B6 are as important to metabolism and losing weight as drinking water.

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CAT609 12/26/2012 4:29PM

    Good job! Doing well.

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