Wednesday, February 09, 2011

This is a photo taken from the area we will be at in a little over a week. It is in Arkansas, which had over a foot of snow as of yesterday! Wow! Don't cousin said the weather has been very unpredictable, so it will be interesting to see what kind of weather we get while we are there.

It has been hot here in Tanzania. The rains should be coming soon that will cool things down, but in the meantime we have been experiencing nearly daily power cuts. Don's investment in a generator has paid off!

I am thinking about our trip to the States as far as my weight goes. This is the first time I will be traveling to the States with a health issue that is affecting what I am going to be able to eat. Vino gave me permission to eat a few other things, but on the whole I still am under the command to keep my fats low because of the hypercholesterolism.

A friend of ours is setting me up to see a doc while we are in New Orleans, so I will likely get treatment for the thyroid issue then. Till then, I have to watch my fats and salt. It bummed me out when Vino threw that one in. High pressure................Ugh! I expect the pressure to normalize when the thyroid issue is controlled.

I am not sure what kind of goals to set while I am in the States, simply because I know that it is very hard to lose weight on furlough. I also know that I have been slowly coming down since the Crazy Dr. Diet started, losing over 10 pounds this month. That is the most I have lost in quite a while....

Lose weight or maintain? Well, sure I would love to lose some while I am in the States. I certainly can't stand to gain. I will be happy to maintain, but even happier to lose a little more.
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    I hope you have a great trip!! emoticon
    3399 days ago
    3401 days ago
    emoticon 10 POUNDS!!!
    3401 days ago
    emoticon Ten Pounds is something to celebrate...and a great way to celebrate is to continue to be good to your body and listen to your Crazy Dr. Diet Guy!! emoticon

    It seems to me that this trip is the Lord's provision for you to get some medical care that you couldn't get in least not easily. I will be praying for your trip and that all that you need is completely provided.

    Maintain or lose? I don't think either matters: if you do what the docs have advised...your body will do what it is supposed to. So focus on the health and not the weight.

    Many prayers!
    3402 days ago
  • CAROLYN0107
    My post doubled, then when I erased one, it deleted the other. It says you have two comments... but my erased one was the only one there. Anyway, congratulations on losing the ten pounds. Your time is very short before your trip. I think if you keep on the low fat diet plus try to maintain your weight while in the States, that would be good. If you lose more, that will be great. What is important is to eat low fat and exercise. Also, to see a Dr. about your thyroid. Treating the throid might help with weight loss as well. I pray that you will get lots done this last week before traveling.
    3402 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/9/2011 11:31:38 PM
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