I hope you will forgive the fact that I am no longer living in Texas. My wife and I are originally from Kingwood, TX (Houston). But we became missionaries to the Czech Republic three years ago and we are living in Prague. But of course, we can't get Texas out of our blood and our memories.
In fact, it is because of the preparation to be missionaries that I gained so much weight. The dinners and lunches out, the busy schedule of working full-time while raising financial support, etc., messed up my workout routine. I gained 25 pounds during that time and maybe an additional 5 pounds when we settled into Prague.
Losing weight here can be a bit more difficult because they don't have "diet" food like Weight Watcher snacks, fat-free mayonnaise, etc, and rarely can you find "natural" food like whole wheat flour, brown rice and all. I'm having to go back to the basics: real fruits and vegetable, recipes without substitutes (e.g., fat-free mayo recipes don't cut it).
Now we are enjoying the cooler weather of Prague, the beautiful countryside and the quiet, pleasant Czech people. Maybe you know some of the Czech communities in Texas. If you know some Czech decendants, ask them to pray for the Czech Republic. It is one of the most atheistic countries in Europe. If you are interested in its spiritual condition, check out our mission's website and video. We would love to see this country won back for Christ.
| current weight: 205.0