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.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Opus 2015-13: Healthy Insights: Simple Math

Why is it so hard to lose weight?  Because it demands self control and self limitation.  All of the diet advertisements I hear deny that.  They use words like “easy”.  They tell you that denying yourself is not necessary.  They say you can eat the foods you like and never feel hungry. 

They lie. 

Weight loss is a matter of physics and mathematics.  What you put in the hopper has calories.  Your daily activities require calories.  If you put in more than you require, guess what?  You gain weight.  I you put in less than you require, guess what?  You lose weight.  I am sure there are some people with exotic glandular conditions for whom this does not work but I hate to break it to you:  You are not one of them.

There are some phrases that ruin attempts at weight control.  One is “It won’t matter.”  Another is, “Just this once.”  Another is, “It is only a taste.”  It does matter.  It won’t be just once.  Even a taste has calories and they add up.

Why is it so hard to keep weight off?  Because it demands following long term principles rather than short term gratification.

I lost a lot of weight.  It has been creeping up again.  The reason is, drum roll please, I am eating more than I should.  I begin to estimate instead of measure.  I begin to say, “It’s a special day.”  Whatever the reason, I am creeping up in weight because I am creeping down in honest discipline.  That is the bad news.  The good news is that I have not given up.  I am still committed to the battle. 

I am determined to win this one.

homo unius libri


  1. If I give Vincent one saltine cracker or one pack of Corn Nuts during Nutrition, he would be 10 times happier. Happier Vincent makes for a more productive Vincent; 74.6% to be accurate.

    That is how you use math in health.

    Short & Simple

    1. That may be true if you give Vincent a cracker and a Corn Nut but I I were to give a beggar a cracker and a Corn Nut on Monday, on Tuesday he would want two cracker and two Corn Nuts. That is 100% Accurate so I would be 25.4% better off by not giving the beggar the cracker and Corn Nuts and instead give him an application at the local fast food outlet.

      Grace and peace.

    2. It's because I'm black.

      Short & Somewhat craving some Corn Nuts


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