Wednesday, June 20, 2007

217.0 to 196.5...

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

216 to 196.5...still looking at the wall...

Monday, June 18, 2007

218.5 to rib at dad's house for Father's Day did help.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Blue is me.
Green is Worm.
Includes trendlines.

217...really need to start excersizing to get to the next level...I hate that.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

218.0 today...had a chance to work out with a great friend and brother at the boxing gym that he goes to regularly. Let me tell you, I have MUCH more respect for boxers after going a few rounds on a heavy bag. I have NEVER worked out that hard and I played high school football for 5 seasons. (no, I'm not a Fifth year senior, played after high school one season) I am hurting today but it feels good.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

219.5...must be XL shirt, jeans, and boots... :) Oh yah, and the scale's probably off.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

216.5 to 194.0...back on track!

Monday, June 11, 2007

219.5...had too much fun eating italian with the Kilpatricks and barbecue with the Gregory's...well worth it!

Friday, June 08, 2007

216 to 195.5...hit the wall.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

After Lunch Weigh-in: 217.5 to 195.0...I only had a Subway tuna (6" on wheat) but have been slamming the water. Still going in my favor. :)'d that happen?

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

219.5 to 195.5...had a bad eating night last night...

Monday, June 04, 2007

Feed what you want to grow...starve what you want to die.

One of the most powerful things I have had passed down to me by a mentor of mine regarding discipling people is that you have to feed those things you want to grow in people and starve what you want to see die in people. For example, suppose you are working with someone that has a hard time refraining from gossiping and you're standing with them while someone comes and tries to provoke them to engaging in a gossip-filled conversation and they tell the other person they're not interested in talking about it because it's wrong. In this case: you feed the good action by telling your friend: "Good job! That was freaking awesome!" Meanwhile, your friend starved the gossip by stopping it in it's tracks. Continue to feed these things when they come up and they'll continue to grow. Starve the bad behavior and it will die.

Tonight when I was waiting in line at the deli at our local Power Ranch Albertson's, I was eavesdropping on a conversation the young, innocent and reserved (about 35) deli clerk was having with a young, scarier looking, edgy couple. The scary couple was showing off their tatoos. The young woman ordering the food showed off her wings on her back and said she's going to be an angel. The man took off his shirt and showed the clerk his tatoos on his back. Didn't get a good look. The young woman said, "Yah, we don't believe in God". The clerk said, "You know, if it wasn't for God, I wouldn't have a marriage today." The young woman was egging the young man on to say that he didn't believe in God. The clerk asked for his name and when it was given, she said pleasantly, "I'm going to be praying for you." When I could get her attention, I said "Great work, Maria. You made my day!" She said sheepishly, "I did?" I nodded my head and put up my arm in the air with a fist in victory.

You see, I'm just praising God for Maria's opportunity to share her faith with and her faithfulness. I felt Jesus pressing in on me to affirm her action.

I encourage you to feed those things that you see in people that Jesus would want to grow and starve (or prune as Pastor Ben talked about on Sunday) those things that Jesus would want to have die.

Be Moved!

217...scale seems to be off. :)