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Monday, August 4, 2014

It has been a while since...

It has been a while since my last blog post.

You can see my newest post at http://unknownpossibilitiesawait.weebly.com/blog/it-has-been-nearly-a-year-since

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Time for some History!

Well folks, I am going to slow the frequency of new post on this blog quite a bit. I will probably pop in every once in a while just to keep things going.

This term at Liberty I am taking one on-campus class and 4 online classes. The online classes cram 15 weeks of work into 8 weeks. There are three terms of online classes per semester. Basically, I will be taking three classes over the next eight weeks, and then I will take three classes the next eight weeks. In all, I will be taking a total of five classes.

My on-campus class is Biblical Worldview 102. This class will prove to be quite interesting. While BWVW 101 was mainly just a lecture with a small amount of class input, BWVW 102, from what I understand, will force the class to interact with each other and talk about some hot-button issues.

The four online classes will only be about history! My first online class is HIEU 201, this is basically an in-depth survey of European history through about 1600. It begins with a brief overview of how the early middle eastern peoples impacted the Europeans. This class as an incredible amount of work that goes along with it. This is the cover of the book for this class.


My second online class, HIWD 370, is basically an in-depth overview of the History of the World. It also starts off with the Middle East. Here is the cover of the book for this class.


My third online class is HIEU 202. This class will cover European history after 1600. Here is the cover of the book for this class.


My fourth online class is HIUS 221. This class covers American history from colonial times through the Civil War. Here is the cover of the book for this class.


I have a lot of interest in the American history class due to how my ancestors helped to tame the frontier in Pennsylvania, Indiana, Oklahoma, and Kansas. They even had to deal with brutal Native Americans.

One of my Amish ancestors had to escape from a native village. He then told the military what happened and the military went and used their authority to make the Indians accept a treaty and to give up the other enslaved white people. (Most modern conservative Anabaptists would look at this guy with scorn if this happened today. How dare he ask someone to use deadly force on someone else that had mistreated him and his family.)

Incidentally, if someone tells you the Liberty brainwashes its students and only shows them one side of an argument, you can laugh in their face. I was surprised to discover that the books I am using for my history class are based on the assumption that Macro-Evolution is true. These books were not written for Liberty, they are only being used by Liberty.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

My New Year's Resolutions and Why I gained so much weight back

Some folks find New Year's resolutions to be silliness. I find that they give me a goal to strive for.

I have made a new resolution. Not only am I low carb again. I hope to lose 25 pounds this year. I have also put myself on a push-up regimen, something that I have never been able to do well. I hope to do 313 push-ups on December 31st. (no, you saw that correctly)

There is a reason I gained so much weight back. I had regained 72 pounds of my 100 pounds that I had previously lost between the middle of 2005 and January 2007. Most of that gain had come due to being sedentary after a knee injury at work in 2009. 

Most folks do not realize this, but in the spring of 2009 I tore my Lateral Collateral Ligament in my right knee as I was sweeping up at the end of a day of work. I didn't have the cash to go to the doc and did not want to risk being denied worker's comp and have to pay a huge bill. So, I decided to stay off my knee as much as possible. 

I believe I had a 2nd degree injury.


For six months I was not active other than walking gingerly around at work. At four months I did try to play some volleyball, but I had to quit in the middle of a game because it felt like I was doing damage to the knee, even with a brace on. 

In 2010 my knee was still rather week and I took it easy. Even now my knee bugs me at times. Between late 2009 and early 2011 I had gained 45 pounds and weighed in around 255! In the middle of 2011 I took a golf class through my college and I lost 15 pounds in 8 weeks, but after the class ended I regained that weight plus another 5. 

Last year had a goal to lose 20 pounds. On the morning of 1/1/2013 I weighed in at 263 pounds. I fulfilled my goal a few months after starting at Liberty. Unfortunately, I stopped being low carb and on January 1st I weighed in at 248. 

I have made a new resolution for this. Not only am I low carb again. I hope to lose 25 pounds this year. I have also put myself on a push-up regimen, something that I have never been able to do well. I hope to do 313 push-ups on December 31st. (no, you saw that correctly)

I know I can lose the weight because I have done it before! As for the push-ups, we shall see what happens. If I am only able to do half of my goal, I will be happy!
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