My Weight Loss Adventure Week Eight: New Year

The New Year celebration is seeped in tradition and folklore.  Almost as much as Christmas.  Kissing the one you love as the clock strikes twelve.  Champagne to toast the New Year in, Fire works and noise makers that bring a loud sound of joy as one year passes and another starts.

New Year Eve has always been difficult for me.  I realized early on that The New Years celebration changed nothing.  You wake up of …

My Weight Loss Adventure Week Seven: Christmas

And there were in the same country shepherds, abiding in the fields and keeping watch over their flocks by night, when lo an angel of The Lord came upon them and the glory of The Lord shown round about them and they were sore afraid, but the angel said unto to them “Fear Not!  For behold I bring you good tidings of great joy that shall be for all people.  For unto you is born

My Weight Loss Adventure Week Six: Being Sick

Last week there was no My Weight Loss Adventure.  This is because I was living the adventure with an illness that knocked the stuffing out of me.  In more ways than one.

It first hit my housemate d she did not feel good at all.  It lasted 48 hours and she began to feel better.  As illnesses pass from one person to another in ways only God understands, some ho, some way, that bug leapt …

My Weight Loss Adventure Week Five – The Supermarket

Thanksgiving week proved to be a challenge as there was so much really good food to eat.  The positive points were in getting the meal from an outside source there wasn’t much leftover and also we added extra vegetables so there were more veggies on the plate than starch.

I want to go over a tip I was given when I started to try and lose weight.  Even though I have failed in the past …

My Weight Loss Adventure Week Four

My Weight Loss Adventure – Thanksgiving

It is week four of my journey and I am still unable to get weighed.  This makes the task a little harder as I really don’t know if I’m moving forward or not.  I have done my best to implement the suggestions made by the dietician and I am starting to do better with those.  I have limited all the sugar drinks, including juice, from the diet.  My main …

My Weight Loss Adventure Week Three

Start Now.  Start where you are.  Start with Fear.

Start with pain.  Start with hands shaking.

Start with voice trembling. Start and don’t stop.

Start where you are, with what you have.

Just….Start.

-Zig Ziglar

The Long Weight

Going into week three I have no weight to report.  The county that I live in has gone back into shut down mode because the COVID-19 numbers are rising, and my doctor’s office is no longer seeing …

Harry Houdini Born March 24, 1874

Harry-Houdini_Water-TortureHarry Houdini AKA Erik Weisz was born on March 24, 1874 in Budapest Hungary.  His parents were Mayer Samuel Weiss a rabbinical lawyer and Cecilia Sterner.  Erik was the fourth of seven children.  The family moved to the United States in 1878 and settled in Appleton Wisconsin where his father got work as a Rabbi.

The position of Rabbi would not last long and the family found themselves living in poverty in Milwaukee.  At this …

Johann Sebastian Bach Born March 21, 1685

BachJohann Sebastian Bach was born on March 21, 1685.  Both his mother and father died in less than a year of each other when Bach was ten.  From this point on Bach was raised by his brother Johann Christoph.

At the age of 15 Bach was sent to join a  church choir in Luneburg Germany where he would become a much praised boy soprano.  It was here he would learn both the violin and the …

The Feast Day of Saint Joseph March 19

St_JosephNot very much is known of Saint Joseph or Joseph of Nazareth.  All of the information we have is found in the Gospel of Luke and The Gospel of Matthew.

The Gospel of Matthew tells us in the lineage of Jesus that Joseph’s father’s name was Jacob.  It is believed Joseph was born somewhere around 90 BC in the town of Bethlehem.  Since Joseph was of the lineage of David it is not much of …

Ash Wednesday and Lent

lent-wordcloud_2Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent a time of penance fasting and prayer for Catholics and for some Protestant denominations.

Ash Wednesday is the opening day of Lent on this day some Christians receive ashes on their forehead as a sign of penance.  With the ashes the Priest may say “Remember that you are dust and to dust you shall return” or “Repent and believe in the Gospel”.

The tradition of receiving ashes …