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the continuing struggle

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

It has been difficult to get "caught up" in sleep, and so lacking it I have skimped on the exercise. However, this morning I got up at 5:30 even though I didn't bed down till midnight and had much on my mind in prayer.After breakfast and Bible (Isaiah) I put in my Danilo Montero cd that Jhon gave me as a belated b'day present (he'd intended to give it to me before I left last year, but forgot, so he gave it to me before I left THIS time) and played that over the Denise Austin workout dvd. Then I did my strength, then had a shower, and I felt so much better for having accomplished all that!
And today is a special day for me, my REbirthday - I met the Lord Jesus Christ on Fri Mar 13, 1971, a senior in HS, high on 1/4 tab mesc...and He's been my motivation, my purpose, my reason,my delight ever since. I want to do something special today to celebrate all He's been and done in my life. I might write a letter to each of my kids - "one generation shall praise His works to another and declare His mighty deeds".
And hopefully today will mark the change to reestablished cardio and strength workouts and good eating habits. And water, mustn't forget the water.

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INFUSION413 3/13/2007 4:25PM

    Amen!! God bless you!! Congratulations on your most excellent rebirthday anniversary!! I rejoice with you!! :)

I know what you mean about the "sleep" stuff. God has been showing me how that is really and idol in my life. Just like food, sleep is one of those weaknesses not easily overcome, because one still has to eat and sleep to live. But, in submitting to God and surrendering, we will learn to master it without it mastering us. Praise God we have the victory!! God bless you!

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Getting back into a different routine

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Well, I've resumed my exercise regimen,but the eating will be a little more difficult. So often in Peru we wouldn't have dinner until very late, after a night of ministry. And of course the fare was different. I missed the copious veggies and fruits such as we keep around here, although I did not want for food. Chicken, rice, potatoes (there are over 300 varieties of this humble tuber which was first cultivated in Peru) There is a very tasty cold potato dish served with a creamy and slightly cheesey sauce. But there are probably exponentially as many ways to prepare potatoes as there are varieties. And you know how here you usually get a choice of starch - stuffing, rice, or potato. In Peru, rice is a given. And sometimes you get potato with it.
Alpaca was tasty, even had it on pizza. Guinea pig was easier to eat this time due to hunger and having time to get over the initial horror from being a pet owner from my last visit to Peru. But there's not much meat on 'em.
Well, I have to wait about 3 months to return, and then I'll be able to stay longer. Perhaps I'll have reached goal by then.


The advantages of snow

Thursday, February 15, 2007

I'm enjoying another paid day off from school, and will use it to fine-tune my packing...Yesterday it gave me some extra cardio. Last week I was terribly behind - this week I may actuall manage to exceed, as I'll probably have to shovel again before going to work tonight. I'll need to fill my goal for cardio in these next 2 days, becuase the flight will have me kinda stationary! However, since we arrive in the morning, and I'm sure I'll go to the interent, I'll get some walking in once we've arrived and are settled. I am SO looking forward to being with my loved ones in Peru again! SO looking forward to introducing them to Al.


"At this time next week..."

Monday, February 12, 2007

I am so excited about the trip, I have to pray, "Lord, keep me in the present" - don't want to get ahead of Him. BUT, I don't think it hurts to imagine what I'll be doing a week from now...let's see, we may be en route to Santa Teresa near Machu Picchu, by train. I THINK we're staying the night there prior to going on a daytrip to MP the following day. Not clear on details.
Wonder if I can see the painting of the Last Supper in Cuzco which features Cuy (guinea pig) as part of the meal.



Saturday, February 10, 2007

Despite not doing my strength and not getting in all my cardio, I managed to get back down to 195 by the end of the week! Maybe the cold has me burning more calories to maintain body heat, I dunno...and it helped that for a few days I was fairly in range on the intake. Okay, so, I probably won't be at 190 when I leave for Peru next Friday. Maybe tromping around Cuzco and Machu Picchu will help. I'm sure I won't have the easy access to food like there is on the homefront. Certainly not the chocolate! (You can GET it, but it just isn't as good as it is here! Same with the cheese) Anyway, at least they'll see me at 30 pounds less than when I was last with them.
I find myself thinking "Next week at this time I'll be doing thus-n-such". Let's see, it's about 9 pm, now - we'll be at the reception service at Voz de la Transformacion. Wonder who all will be there from other churches? Of course, there are some who have gone ahead to Cuzco who won't be there that night - we'll see them Sunday afternoon. Ooooo, I'm giddy with excitement. This is one time I'm so glad to be me!


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