Finding the Inner and Outer Strength to Keep Moving…

... When you've been stuck in traffic for over an hour and just don't feel like cooking and everyone's complaining that they're hungry, you hear the siren song of delivery pizza.When you've been going nonstop since you woke up at the crack of dawn and you don't stop till the end of the day and you can't bear the thought of dragging out the resistance bands and exercise mat.When you have a million reasons to take short cuts in the kitchen or skip the work out altogether, that's when … [Read more...]

I worked out and it didn’t kill me…

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... I've made it half through the second month and true to my word I've been exercising regularly.Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday are my walk days and I walk at a local park for a mile or pretty darn close to it. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are my work out days where I do a 15 minute stair exercise routine after work and do planks, squats, and horrible things to my arms with hand weights.Sunday I rest because even God took a day off.I know I said I was only going to step on … [Read more...]

Fear Hell…

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... To quote Fr. Longenecker, fear hell.Today is the option memorial of Our Lady of Fatima.Quoting the good Father again,It is sobering to remember that the visions of Fatima are not just the wishful thinking of three peasant children or the fanciful imaginations of ignorant children.The visions have been approved by the Church, validated by five popes and given credence by millions.Therefore we ought to take them seriously.Hell is real and should be rightly feared. … [Read more...]

Not the results I hoped for…

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... Week 4 Diet Update.I am happy to report that I am in a phenomenally shitty mood after weighing myself for the first time in a month. Not only have I not lost any weight, some how I managed to gain another pound. It's like my ass is a fat magnet.Current weight : 286 lbsCurrent mood : MurderousProjected outcome : high probability of stabbingsThings I've Learned- just making healthier dietary changes is not going to be effective unless I exercise regularly - I … [Read more...]

Happy Mother’s Day…

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... Happy Mother's Day to you all.To the mothers who've buried children, miscarried, or due to infertility, can only nurse the desire of motherhood in their hearts. To the children whose mothers are no longer with them, either through death or estrangement. To the post-abortive mothers.Blessed are those who have doting children to pick them flowers and make them cards. Blessed are the children who enjoy happy relationships with their mothers.Whether today is a cause of joy or … [Read more...]

Standard Penances For Everything?

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... Have you ever been to confession and poured out your heart and soul all over the floor of the confessional only to receive a halfhearted, almost perfunctory absolution like 3 Hail Mary's?I have such a hard time with this. If we have different types of sins, venial and mortal, shouldn't we have different types of penances to reflect the nature of the sin? I don't get how some priests can give the exact same penance for all sins regardless of their seriousness.Just speaking my … [Read more...]

Got a new toy…

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... Let's talk about apps.I few weeks ago I broke down and purchased an iPhone. I really just wanted the My Fitness Pal app - which I'm happy to report, I've logged in for 29 consecutive days today. It's been exactly 4 weeks free of processed foods, soda, and dining out/fast food. I'm anxious to see if it's had any effect on my weight.I digress. I'll save the reveal for the weekly diet post later.This post is about apps.Catholic AppsHave you wanted a subscription to … [Read more...]

Please don’t ask me about demographics…

... Free real estate advice because I am a giver!If you are moving to an area and you're not familiar with the neighborhoods and schools, please don't ask your realtor what the demographic is.Sure you'll get some agents who will tell you this neighborhood is predominately this ethnicity or that, but they'd be violating a whole slew of laws by doing so. Do you really want someone helping you who just proved they're unethical?Neighborhoods fluctuate over time. Some areas will get … [Read more...]

The Math of Weight Loss…

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... I know I promised not to turn this into a diet blog, but it just so happened this week I'd been too busy to sit down and write anything else. So you get two diet posts in a row following last week's theme.Things I've Learned- What the difference between being satisfied, full, and stuffed feels like. - That one pound of weight lost relieves 4 pounds of pressure off the knees. - You sleep better after getting exercise and fresh air, even just a little. - Planks are hard. Like … [Read more...]


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