Ah… duh…

*said via IM to Jenn*

PK:  There is a question on the form for my insurance “have you ever had a hysterectomy”
PK:  one of the answers is “not sure”
PK:  Seriously… wouldn’t you know if they took your uterus out?

Biggest Loser – Families

I said I wasn’t going to watch this season given this article about what some contestants go through to lose weight on/after the show and that the first season winner gained all of his weight back.

In watching the intros of the couples, I started crying.  There is one father/daughter couple.  They are about my dad and I’s size.

I thought about my dad.  He died in 2004.  I thought that if my dad were still alive, we could have gone on that show…

We would have won.  My dad was hyper-competitive.  I inherited my competitiveness from him.  He was also a major charmer and would have convinced anyone to vote for anyone but us.

He died of complications of morbid obesity.  He had a massive heart attack.

I am NOT going to be dead at 54.

New Page…

I’ve added a new page, Stewardship of the Earth, which is a little bit about my green efforts and links to other resources.

When you have some time, I would encourage you to check it out as well as visit your local farmer’s market.  Eat locally when you can.  Eat seasonally when you can.

Jen – you can have your spinach year round 😉   Hehehe.  I doubt that will be on the list of things on which God will judge people.

I know it isn’t feasible all the time for everyone, but I believe every little bit does make a difference.

Oh, for those that might be concerned… I am not turning into a hippy.  No need to send Cartman after me.

No smoke for you!

The complete smoking ban is the latest in a series of increased restrictions on campus smoking, which began in 1989 with a ban on indoor smoking. Designated or outside smoking areas were established on campus in the 1990s, and enforcement of the designated areas has been stepped up in recent years.

But those designated spots will disappear effective Sept. 1, replaced by a more vigilant group of smoke patrol employees who will guide faculty, staff, patients and visitors to the closest areas where they can smoke – essentially the sidewalks on 21st Avenue or Blakemore Avenue, said Ken Browning, director of VMC Plant Services.

“Vigilant group of smoke patrol employees…”

Isn’t anyone else bothered by that? Next they will say “no ice cream for you.”

I gained Smith and Wesson

If you’ve known me for a while, you know I lost alot of weight.  I blogged about it alot at The Scratching Post.  One of the earlier posts being where I announced I had lost 20lbs – or the equivalent of my kitties.

I’ve known for some time that my weight had been creeping back up… especially when I had to go buy new pants at the beginning of the summer.  Today, I’m reminded of it because the arms of this shirt are too tight and it hurts.

Last night, I finally got onto the scale to see what the damage actually was… and it was much worse than I imagined.  While I’m not back to my absolute heaviest, I am almost back to where I started when I began working with Alison at the Center for Human Nutrition (the weight loss part now closed).  I nearly had a panic attack.

I did cry.

But it is also something that I know exactly how I got here.  Exactly.  Just this past week, there was enough candy to put someone into a sugar coma.  Doughnuts, muffins, pizza, cake.  I was lying to myself that the one piece of fruit and one veggie were doing me some good, particularly when chased with a 400 calorie dessert.

After I did that, I went downstairs and threw out the remaining doughnuts and muffins.  I’m donating the candy to the dish somewhere on this floor.  This weekend, I am going to seriously plan out what I will eat this upcoming week.  I changed my bus route so I will have 15-20 minutes every morning to walk.  I am so winded after walking just that short amount of time.

But it’s new today.

They are synchronized…

1)  This is why most white people shouldn’t dance

2)  This is why the Church of Christ prohibit dancing

3)  This is a really good example of why the World thinks Christians are lame

But, you know… even after saying all of that… it’s clear they practiced and worked hard on it.  I know I shouldn’t judge it because maybe they are really trying to praise God and because I happen to think it’s lame doesn’t diminish their worship.


Sharon asks, I answer

Sharon Cobb asked about Ephesians 5:22-23 over at Kat’s blog. This is much better understood when you expand the passage to include 25-32.

Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife even as Christ is the head of the church, his body, and is himself its Savior. Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit in everything to their husbands.

Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish. In the same way husbands should love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ does the church, because we are members of his body. “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church. However, let each one of you love his wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

ESV Version

Over the years, I’ve heard a lot of sermons on these verses. I’ve bristled at what the preachers said. I have fought the teaching. Now I embrace these truths. Read More