Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Still breathin...

Yup, I am still alive, it has just been a crazy few days. I started a new Masters Class which is going to eat my lunch (theology of holiness-makes my brain hurt just thinking about it) and so I really haven't had the chance to write much, but all is well.

We started offering Bible Studies on Wednesday and Sunday so that students can come on their off night to dig deeper into the word. It was actually more to quiet the criticism from parents who can't get past the idea of "not" having church on a certain night, but it really has gone well so far. In fact, one of the parents who has opposed most of what we have done since we have been here has asked if she could be a part of the Bible Study so that is a praise in and of itself.

Went to the doctor for my annual physical today and all looks good and for the first time in a long time I am able to be weighed on the old school scales. According to the doctor's scales I was 344 which is great considering that last year when I went for my physical I was up around 370. There is still a long way to go, but I'll take it! My cholesterol also looks good, but they want me to up my good cholesterol because the ratio is a bit off I guess between good and bad, but the bad was not high so another good report there. BUT they did remind me that I need to make sure and hit the gym 3 days a week, which I try to do, but isn't always easy. The only concern was that my iron levels were a bit low and I guess I am borderline anemic...Whatever that means, but they said that would explain why I've been so tired recently. So we'll get that figured out and then maybe it will be easier to get into the gym 3 or more days a week.

But that is pretty much all that is going on...My mom is walking again which is a HUGE praise, many of you know she has been wheelchair bound since helping us move down here a year and a half ago. I am so glad about that as I was afraid she wasn't going to be able to walk again...She won't run a marathon anytime soon, but she is walking!

I'll try to get a youth ministry post on here later this week, but just thought I'd give a quick personal update this time.

Until next time...
-Matt

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good job!

Eric and Kendra said...

That is a great weight loss Matt! I'd love to hear what you're doing, and I know Eric would as well!

Matt said...

honestly I have just cut back on what I eat and how much. I still eat what I want most of the time, just smaller portions and I started eating smaller meals more often (breakfast,snack, lunch, snack, dinner,snack) supposedly it boosts metabolism. The biggest thing though was I just started making myself workout some. So being active has really helped