Gut Check (Literally and metaphorically)

About six months ago, on December 31st, I posted this:

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I usually don?t do stuff like this, at least in conjunction with January 1, but this time I am making a few plans for 2009:
?* For most of this year, if not the entire 365 days, I plan to mega-saturate myself in Romans 12. Maybe memorize it??
?* I?m going to drop 20-25 pounds. Mark my words – by 2010 you?ll be calling me “Slim”.

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Now that we are almost half-way through 2009 I thought I’d give you a quick update:

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•?Just a few days ago I finished memorizing the entire chapter! It was a bit of a challenge to my old brain but it was very rewarding and worthwhile. I have spent a lot of time thinking through it and trying to work it into my soul. Now I will spend these remaining six months digging deep – studying the passage very carefully – learning all I can and seeking to let His word change me. From time to time I will share here a few of the things I’m learning.
?•?I have lost a grand total of seven pounds. I wish it was a lot more but at least it’s better than nothing – and a lot better than gaining weight! Yet to reach my goal of losing 20-25 pounds I need to pick up the pace a bit! I gotta nix the turtle sundaes at Culvers!!

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Please pray for me as I desire these changes for my spiritual and physical health. Thanks! How are you doing?

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Peace,
?Dave

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