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Ok this is probable the most personal post I have ever written on this blog. After walking the color run this last weekend, I have realized I really need to lose some weight. My thyroid is finally under control and I have no excuse. Yes I know I am very busy but I need to get healthy again and do it as a lifestyle change not a fad diet. I am very self conscience about my weight as I used to be an anorexic before I had my oldest (I still fight thinking I am much bigger than I am). When I found out I was pregnant with him, I changed my habits to make sure he was healthy. But now I know I am overweight/obese even though all my blood work is healthy. I know I need to get into better shape for my family. I know also that I have never shared a photo of myself on my blog but tonight I will now I am going to share my Color Run photo, with the Lord's help this will be my before photo. For my very few readers out there please help encourage me thru this journey as I know it will be tough. But I pray that by this time next year I will have lost at least 15 pounds which will bring me back under 200lbs. My goal is to be back to a weight higher than I was when I got pregnant with my oldest but lighter than I was before my pregnancy with my youngest which will put me at a healthy weight for my height and bone structure. I have hidden health issues that will not make this easy but I am going to work thru it. I can only do this with God's grace and mercy. So please remember to keep me in prayer while I do this change. So my changes will probable be a new post style I will be posting along with my normal book and rant posts.
"What is Reformed Theology?" by R.C. Sproul is about understanding the basics of reformed theology. Even though this book says it is about understanding the basics but it is really in depth not a milk type book at all. This was very meaty book with quotes and history from past reformers also with a lot of scripture. My favorite section was on understanding faith alone. Not only does it explain reformed theology but it also it breaks down and explains the acronym TULIP. Well wrote book that makes some hard things in theology easier to understand.
I was given this book from Baker Books for free and was not required to give a positive review.
"Morgue, A Life In Death" by Dr. Vincent DiMaio & Ron Franscell is book about being a forensic pathologist and the details in cases that a normal person may miss. The authors bring up still famous deaths we know about today and others that are not so well known. This book is not for people with a weak stomach as it is very graphic on the details found during an autopsy. I will admit that does not bother me as I am always intrigued by how a mortician or forensic pathologists can figure out how someone died by an autopsy. It is a field of study that I am always eager to learn more about. This book did not disappoint in my thirst for unique knowledge. I think one of the sections that I liked the most was his chapter on when they dug up Lee Harvey Oswald's body to verify it was him that was dead in the grave. Also another section I really liked was the authors thoughts on Van Gogh's death of suicide as I am fan of Van Gogh's art. If you are intrigued by …
"Catch A Star" by Tamika Catchings is the life story of Tamika a professional basketball player who was born partial deaf that overcame that to become a top of her field basketball player. Her story is very interesting all the hard work she did to get to where her career. Her story of working so hard and to overcome the teasing/bullying from her youth to the basketball giant she became. This book was so inspiring to me. To have her even a little of her ambition the early 90's to grow up to be a professional basketball player was powerful. See when I was on a basketball team in junior high none of the girls I knew even thought about being a professional in basketball so to know she did was amazing. Her father played in the NBA but she never used to that rest on her own talent and hard work is what brought her to where she is today. She kept focused even when God put speed bumps in her life. I highly recommend this book for a very encouraging and uplifting book to…