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Monday, October 6, 2008 - Week 2 - Day 5

I had a teeny carb up last night, but since today is a carb down day, I should be okay. I'm really not supposed to do that until after week 3, but it's good to know exactly what to do after those times. Having a plan in place forestalls the mindless bingeing that goes along with an all or nothing frame of mind. I had a pack of M&M peanuts (interesting, there were 2 packs there - wonder where the other one went.) Before I ate them I planned exactly what was going to happen. I often wonder if normal people have to have conversations with themselves about what they are going to eat and what is going to be the result afterwards. Compulsive overeaters are a different breed. Their thought processes are different. My husband has no clue as to why I do what I do regarding food, but put me in the middle of an OA meeting and every single person in the room will get it. My husband eats to live - nothing else makes sense to him. So when I look for support in this regard I do not go to Harold - God love him.
Kristi called me yesterday about the possibility of working 1 or 2 days a week at the school after I retire. That had been the initial plan, but I didn't think it would be fair to whomever would be taking my position when I leave. However, Kristi is thinking that we would wait until the next school year to hire someone and I could split the position with another sub until the end of this school year. I was surprised to find myself excited about that. I have really been looking forward to retirement - but one or two days a week? That could be the best of both worlds. I do like my job, but I am finding that the new technology is moving faster than I am. But I can do the day-to-day stuff like processing books and running the rest of the media center. Yes, I think that would be great.

Daily stats:
Type:Walk/jog with weights
Route: Deadend/back
(Harold said no one is hunting on the deadend)
Time: 30
Average heart rate:: 118
Maximum heart rate: 131
Down 5.2 from last Monday (whoo hoo!)

Word of the day:
Monday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time
Lk 10:25-37
There was a scholar of the law who stood up to test Jesus and said,
“Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”
Jesus said to him, “What is written in the law?
How do you read it?”
He said in reply,
“You shall love the Lord, your God,
with all your heart,
with all your being,
with all your strength,
and with all your mind,
and your neighbor as yourself.”
He replied to him, “You have answered correctly;
do this and you will live.”

But because he wished to justify himself, he said to Jesus,
“And who is my neighbor?”
Jesus replied,
“A man fell victim to robbers
as he went down from Jerusalem to Jericho.
They stripped and beat him and went off leaving him half-dead.
A priest happened to be going down that road,
but when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side.

Likewise a Levite came to the place,
and when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side.
But a Samaritan traveler who came upon him
was moved with compassion at the sight.
He approached the victim,
poured oil and wine over his wounds and bandaged them.
Then he lifted him up on his own animal,
took him to an inn, and cared for him.
The next day he took out two silver coins
and gave them to the innkeeper with the instruction,
‘Take care of him.
If you spend more than what I have given you,
I shall repay you on my way back.’
Which of these three, in your opinion,
was neighbor to the robbers’ victim?”
He answered, “The one who treated him with mercy.”
Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.”

Thoughts from the cornfield:
I often think of this passage when I worry about some of my favorite unbaptized people. These are people who behave as Christians, who treat other people well, who are better examples of Christian living than many Christians. I believe that these people are also claimed by Christ and he finds them and holds them in his care and uses them in this world to spread his message. If a Samaritan can be neighbor to a Jew, all things are possible with God.

God bless the troops!

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