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The Waiting Room
She strolled into the room sporting a significant lateral lisp and a pronounced southern drawl. She was wearing a Piggly Wiggly sweatshirt, carrying a Big Mack in one hand, a 20 oz. Mountain Dew in the other. She plopped herself into a chair ne... Read more
It's Never Simple Is It?
Well, it's never simple is it? It was determined yesterday that there was indeed a broken bone in my wife Becky's wrist, a fractured radius, which, if you happened to have read my blog yesterday, occurred when she was struck by a car in the park... Read more
Very Interesting Day
The day started out like most any other day except for the fact that I am in the middle of a head cold. Even so, I got up this morning, did my cardio workout and then left here to do a job for a friend. I had agreed to fabricate and install a ... Read more
Busy Making Music and Losing Weight
This is yet another busy weekend. I had a two hour rehearsal last night, (this is for a festival choir I am singing with outside my regular church work) I am getting ready to leave for another two hour rehearsal this morning the concert is tomo... Read more
I Need More Iron
I am having success. The pounds are dropping off, slowly but surely at the rate of about a half pound every two or three days. Iíve not been hungry nor have I really craved anything. The one issue I am having, though, is getting enough iron i... Read more
Tracking Vitamins & Minerals
Iíve been tracking my nutrition for several weeks now and I have discovered that, while I am coming in fairly well within my goals, as far as calories, carbs, fat and protean are concerned, I am falling way short on my intake of vitamins and min... Read more
Loose a Pound, Gain a Pound...
Dieting is an interesting thing. My wife and I have been on a low carbohydrate diet for the past two weeks. We havenít had anything white like bread, rice, pasta or potatoes. I have lost some weight but have hit one of those plateaus. For th... Read more
We're Making Progress - Bill & Becky part III
Hereís an update on my progress. About four weeks ago my wife, Becky, discovered that her blood pressure was running abnormally high, at least for her. Our parish nurse checked and the pressure was 140/110. The next Sunday it had gone down a b... Read more
Waste Not, Want Not
Iíve been on this kick lately, well actually Iíve been on this kick for quite a long time, in which I hate to let things go to waste in the kitchen, particularly, food and more specifically that which many consider to be waste from food preparat... Read more
A Day in the Life of Bill
This was one of those days for me that make it really difficult to stay on track. Tuesdays are always long days away from home. A bit of explanation: I am the traditional worship arts pastor at my church. Tuesday morning I have a meeting wit... Read more
Lemon & Basil Chicken
Does anybody else go to a restaurant and just love something you eat there and then try to figure out whatís in it so you can go home and try to copy what they have done? I do it all the time. Sometimes, Becky looks across the table at me and ... Read more
Super Bowl Snacks
We all had high hopes for a great Super Bowl day today but it all fell a little flat. Iím sure Denver fans are disappointed and that Seattle fans are happy but it just wasnít the kind of game that was exciting to watch since the score was so lo... Read more
Staying On Target While Traveling
Iíve been out of town since Friday morning. Becky and I took a quick trip over to Atlanta to meet up with friends. I was a bit concerned that we would not be able to maintain our dietary goals while on the road but we did.
On the way over... Read more
A few days ago, my pastor, who is an avid duck hunter, brought me a zip lock bag full of wild duck breasts. Iíve never cooked any wild duck before and was a bit apprehensive as to the outcome. One piece of advice that I gleaned from the intern... Read more
Don't Throw the Broccoli Stems Away
The temperature here in Birmingham is rising significantly and the snow and Ice are melting away. For the past two days we have had guests in our home who were stranded by the icy roads. First, a friend and his daughter who were here Tuesday n... Read more