Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Opus 2013-21: Healthy Insights: Weight Loss Aid

My recent illness has given me a new insight into something that might help us all loose weight and keep it off.  For me it has been painful swallowing and difficulty in swallowing.  It is amazing how you think twice about eating when pain overcomes the pleasure principle.  And it is all natural.

I am currently working on a diet of 2,500 calories a day.  If I count right it works well for my height and bone structure.  If I can walk regularly it is even better.  I find that for the last four days when swallowing was painful, I had no trouble staying well below my limit.  I came close one day but the others were a piece of cake, if you will excuse the metaphor (or is it a simile?).

This could take two forms of approach.  A pill that induces a sore larynx when you approach a benchmark would work.  If the pain lasted long enough a person might develop some new habits and a more healthy diet.

Another way would be to install some kind of sensor that counted calories and monitored weight.  When your weight went above your limit, the pain was turned on and turned off when you got control again.

Some people claim that the devil made them do it.  Why not claim that the pain made you not do it.  Pain is a great teacher because it is up close, personal and hard to ignore.

homo unius libri


  1. I've got a healthier (maybe) and cheaper way-have your wife count your calories and slap you up alongside your head if you go over! Hey, no need to thank me! ;-)

  2. She tried and still tries. The problem is that I am so stubborn that I find ways to eat even more when she isn't looking. That kind of pain doesn't seem to work for me. But thank you.

    Grace and peace.


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