If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. Anne Bradstreet

And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them. Ether 12:27

Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season therof, are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart; Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul. And it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto man; for unto this end were they made to be used, with judgment, not to excess, neither by extortion. D&C 59:18-20

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Sunday -- Weekly Update

What a glorious day Easter Sunday is.  The Atonement in Gethsemane and on the cross, followed by the resurrection -- can we truly ever understand what Jesus Christ did for us?

I'm very happy with my continued progress.  I've not only fully recovered from the trip, but have hit 3 consecutive new lows.  My scale weighs by the .2 lbs, so the new lows are tiny successes, but successes nonetheless.  It's the downward trajectory that's important, not how long it takes me to get there.

I'm 4.6 lbs from reaching my last "low" on October 1, 2010, which was also the low I hit in Feb/Mar 2010.  My next previous low was 182 on May 10, 2009.  I'll be very glad to break that 182 barrier.

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