17 January 2011

Paschal Weight Challenge

Today is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day in America. He had a dream, that one day that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." He had a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. He had a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. He had a dream that his four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. He had a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers. Well, beyond his dream, today we even have a black president. Dream accomplished. Today I have a dream too...

...well, more of a challenge. My wife will stop nagging me about my weight, and I, on my own, will lose weight by Pascha, or more specifically, by Palm Sunday: The Feast of the Entry of the Lord in to Jerusalem. I gorged for 3 days to make this easier, weighing myself last night at 240#. Of course this morning, I am back down to 236#. So here I start with the first public logging. Let's see how low I can go!

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