The last few days have been ridiculously, wonderfully chaotic. I lost focus - yep, I did. Today is supposed to be a baseline day, but it is going to be a carbdown day because I have a lot of water to dump. Next Sunday, I will be starting a plan with my daughters that is based on the same type of science as the Wendy Chant plan - keep the body guessing. I do much better with the moral support of others. This is not a competition, it is a support system. I will explain much more about the plan once I begin. Until then, I am going to keep the carbs low, do better with the workouts (haven't worked out since last Wednesday).
Type: Walk/jog (shoot, forgot my weights again)
Route: Deadend and back
Time: 26 minutes
Average heart rate: hrm is hinkey again today
Max heart rate:hrm is hinkey again today
Up 2 pounds from last Monday - this is what happens when I lose focus.
The election is just over a week away. Whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, whether you feel like neither candidate is worthy of the office, whether you feel like sitting this one out, please remember that this election is about more than electing a president. There are issues on the ballot that need to be looked at closely. Please do your research because the ads don't tell the whole story. Read the proposals carefully. Look at your core beliefs. Pray - a lot. And then . . . please vote!
Word of the day:
Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time
Jesus was teaching in a synagogue on the sabbath.
And a woman was there who for eighteen years
had been crippled by a spirit;
she was bent over, completely incapable of standing erect.
When Jesus saw her, he called to her and said,
“Woman, you are set free of your infirmity.”
He laid his hands on her,
and she at once stood up straight and glorified God.
But the leader of the synagogue,
indignant that Jesus had cured on the sabbath,
said to the crowd in reply,
“There are six days when work should be done.
Come on those days to be cured, not on the sabbath day.”
The Lord said to him in reply, “Hypocrites!
Does not each one of you on the sabbath
untie his ox or his ass from the manger
and lead it out for watering?
This daughter of Abraham,
whom Satan has bound for eighteen years now,
ought she not to have been set free on the sabbath day
from this bondage?”
When he said this, all his adversaries were humiliated;
and the whole crowd rejoiced at all the splendid deeds done by him.
Thoughts from the cornfield:
Sometimes we can get so bound up in rules, that we forget why they are there. Sometimes we have to look at how we define things. What constitutes work? There is never really time off from doing God's will - and depending on how we approach that, it can be either work or a joy. I often wonder what Jesus was feeling when he freed people from their burdens. I can only imagine that there had to be joy in that - not only freeing them from physical burdens, but - more importantly - freeing them from the burdens of the soul. I would think that God would smile at such joy - especially on the Sabbath.
God bless our troops!
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