Monday, March 14, 2011

Some Good News Finally!

With some frustration I’ve been bouncing off and on that 300 lb. level I'd achieved for the last three weeks. (Hence no blog.) Finally I got serious about matters last Wednesday (that is, Ash Wednesday!) So at today’s weigh-in with Martha, I was at 296.1 lbs! Now truly below 300 and down 6.1 lbs. for the week! And so Martha was please. And if Martha is pleased, Father Dennis is pleased.
Now the really curious thing about it is that my starting weight was that astounding 362.7 lbs. and, if you figure it out, subtracting the current 296.1 lbs., to date I’ve lost exactly… ahhh… 66.6 lbs!  That’s right 6 – 6 – 6!
On another matter, it looks like my last day at the Institute will be Friday, April 1. (Strangely appropriate, eh?) I plan to spend the following week seeing the sights in St. Louis and environs as well as packing my bags and preparing my car. I have a meeting in Washington, D.C., on April 9 and then will plan to travel home beginning Monday, April 11 – getting home by Palm Sunday to celebrate Holy Week and Easter at St. Joseph’s in Sandpoint, Idaho.
At least that’s the plan!  Keep me in your prayers! Blessings to you all!


  1. Martha's not the only one who's pleased. That's fantastic progress, and I know the way you are going about your weight loss it is sustainable. Congratulations!

  2. That is awesome!!!!!!!!--in the 200's!!!!!!!!! The prayers keep going for you! I can only imagine how great it will be to get back home!

    Diane S.

  3. Fantastic Father! So happy to hear of your success. I've been anxiously awaiting an update. The kids will be thrilled that you will be home for Easter. Looking forward to seeing the new you.

  4. We couldn't be more pleased and proud! What a committment you have made to living healthier and longer. Be safe during your travels and know your St. Joseph family is waiting with open arms. Hope you don't get too sore from all the hugging that is bound to happen once your home!

    All our prayers,

    The Misfits

  5. Are you driving to DC then back? Hope not. Leave the car in St. Louis and fly. We will be so happy to see you when you return. Can't wait to see the "new" physique! Will be around after Easter. God be with you and bless you. We love you.
    Marty & Marilyn

  6. Way to go Father! Look forward to seeing you in a week! Olivia