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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

It’s been awhile since I’ve written a blog. In fact I’ve been so busy I’ve barely had time to keep tracking my nutrition, water and fitness. But I have. I am currently at the new goal weight (160lbs) the Doctor wants me at. I’ve been there for some time but I haven’t put it on my page until today. That means I have lost a total of 185lbs. That is still amazing to me but I shouldn’t be surprised… “With God all things are possible”.

I had a chance to speak at a Tohono O’odham health workshop this past week. It was great to share my faith, my journey in my temple restoration and SparkPeople. The session went well and there were a lot of questions concerning the process. All in all it was a good experience.

Well a week after I did my Grand Canyon hike I started working our summer camps. All is going well and we are preparing to start our last camp this weekend. It’s been a very busy time for us but we are almost finished with the camping season. (This camp is for the 1st – 3rd graders.)

A Prayer request: Keep my wife in prayer as they found that she has early stage 1 breast cancer. They will be doing the surgery July 30th.

Maintaining my goal weight one day at a time,
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    I'm praying for your wife's successful surgery and speedy recovery to health. Please keep us updated.

    Yvonne emoticon to both of you.
    2101 days ago
  • NSNS0609
    Prayers for your wife and Congratulations on your weight loss!
    2101 days ago
    We at Wynne Chapel are praying for you all. I am also praying.

    Way to go on meeting your goal.

    Can't wait to see the new you at our next ladies retreat..

    thank you for posting. Please keep everyone up to date on how Debbie is doing.

    God bless you and Debbie. in God's Love

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    2102 days ago
    emoticon and prayers coming your way man! You are a support to all of us so it is our time to be there for you now~
    2102 days ago
    Prayers submitted and accepted at the Throne. And an extra request for the surgeons hands and your wife's spiritual and physical strength. Also, a request for tour sake. In ALL things, God is good.
    2102 days ago
    Many positive thoughts to you and your wife! emoticon

    Also, emoticon on the weight loss and achieving your goal of hiking the Grand Canyon! I am hoping to do a rim to rim hike next year.

    When you have some time, I'd be interested in hearing about the Tohono O’odham health workshop you spoke at. Sounds interesting!
    2103 days ago
  • UNICORN212
    Steve - I am sorry to hear of the diagnosis, but at least it is stage 1. I have an idea of what you are going through. My husband just had his second clear PET scan, he completed chemo for lymphoma last October. It is not an easy thing to go through - for either of you. The strides she has made in her health will help her get through this.

    I am sending hugs and prayers to both of you!
    2103 days ago
    I'm keeping your wife and you and your family in my prayers!
    Keep up the great work with your health and fitness. Thanks so much for the kind words on my pic. It certainly has been baby steps, but that's OK, it truly is a way of life now!
    2105 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/19/2012 7:19:42 PM
    Sounds like you are making SUPER use of your summer and YES, will certainly keep your wife in my thoughts and prayers!

    2105 days ago
    My thoughts and prayers for your wife....

    2106 days ago
    I'll be pray for your wife! emoticon
    You are my inspiration! emoticon
    2106 days ago
    Prayers from a cancer survivor....

    Take care of yourself and your family. Congrats on your journey!
    2106 days ago
    Oh my! First order of business . . . definitely have your wife in my prayers. Believe me, breast cancer is a passion of mine (Mom has breast cancer and has been a survivor for one year now). Positive attitude! And prayers for the Drs. and others caring for her, too that He guides them to the best treatment plan for your wife. So sorry to hear of this challenge. But it is not insurmountable.

    Congrats on your achievement of reaching 185 lbs. lost! That's fantastic. Wishing you continued success and continued health. Glad you posted.

    God bless both you and your wife.

    2106 days ago
    Steve, best wishes to your wife and her speedy recovery - how fortunate to have caught it so early. Besides you, your loved ones, and your faith I hope she can find additional support from the SP teams focused on BC survivors. They have insights for her we cannot begin to grasp. Your strength of character has been growing and maturing through the challenges you have already faced to prepare you for this moment. it will be awful, but you WILL get through it.

    I would have loved to hear your presentation - you are a role model to so many of us.
    2106 days ago
    How awesome you are! I will keep you & your wife in my thoughts & prayers!
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    2106 days ago
    Yea you!!! Prayers for wife!
    2106 days ago
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