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Having a party-Tanzania Style
Saturday, June 07, 2008      4 comments

I went to an Engagement party yesterday. There are not any huge party facilities or big expenses expected when you are a missionary in Tanzania. We love the simplicity of it all. Our friends got the idea of what to do for their party from us.... Read more
Tanzania 4
Friday, June 06, 2008      5 comments

We have a public transport system here called, "Dala-dalas". It came from the old days when taking the buses cost what they called a "dala". These buses are really just vans that normally seat 10 people in other places, but in Africa will car... Read more
Tanzania 3
Thursday, June 05, 2008      6 comments

There is a typical greeting given to those who are older. It is considered rude to not reply. The children say it all the time, and sometimes it sounds like a chorus, "Shikamoo". It took a long time for me to remember the answer to "Shikamoo"... Read more
Tanzania
Wednesday, June 04, 2008      8 comments

Thoughts of what people would like to know about the country we live in: 1. It is a Democratic Republic. That means we have a President that is elected. His name is Kikwete. 2. It is on the coast of East Africa. The Indian Ocean is the ... Read more
Another day in Tanzania
Tuesday, June 03, 2008      5 comments

Someone commented that I should say more about life in Tanzania. There are special challenges to deal with when you are trying to lose weight and definate advantages too. First, let me say that I love living in Africa. It is an amazing pr... Read more
Body Image Challenge 2
Monday, June 02, 2008      6 comments

Thought about yesterday and decided to look at myself again. Not just what I see in the mirror, but my accomplishments. 1. Lost a whopping 70 plus pounds. 2. Have taught myself a new language- Swahili and am good enough to communicat... Read more
Body image challenge
Sunday, June 01, 2008      6 comments

Simply put, I want to keep my eyes on the prize of good health, not the scale or mirror. It is about time to stop feeling the pressure of society to conform to an image in a magazine that isn't real. I will appreciate where I am now and not th... Read more
Nurturing myself and others
Saturday, May 31, 2008      4 comments

The ladies retreat was wonderful. I felt really nurtured and got to nurture others. The retreat was at this cool and serene lodge. My room was really close to one of the creeks. It was really soothing. I had a whole hour by myself, which I ... Read more
Goals for today.........
Friday, May 30, 2008      3 comments

This is new. Trying to get a shorter look at what's ahead. The ladies retreat is today. I will not go unprepared mentally. 1. I will enjoy myself. No self doubt is allowed to creep in and ruin the fun. 2. I will eat mindfully. No o... Read more
Gained weight?
Wednesday, May 28, 2008      9 comments

It has to be water weight, but still.............I do not like to see the scale needle move the wrong direction. There are times like this I tell myself, but no one wants them when they come. It could drop off by the end of the day-or not. ... Read more
Lost the battle with the pecans
Tuesday, May 27, 2008      1 comments

Worked out yesterday. Made day 6 of my streak. I will have to take today off. My joints are complaining- BIG TIME. Wondering if stretching can count towards the streak? That I can do. Made one error in judgement Saturday. There were... Read more
Streaking-Day 5 of exercising...
Sunday, May 25, 2008      2 comments

You know how it is. Seems like those in any sort of ministry position cannot really take claim to resting on Sunday. I did manage to take a nap- felt good. I have been streaking. I normally do not do 5 days of consecutive workouts. My b... Read more
I ate the cookie and didn't die!
Saturday, May 24, 2008      7 comments

This is how it works. I was at the BBQ and armed with a plan. I ate very carefully all day. I even preplanned my strategy for what to eat by looking at the nutritional information. The first thing I did to help the BBQ not be a diet di... Read more
Thanking God in all things
Friday, May 23, 2008      5 comments

This has been a rollercoaster of a week: Lost 2 pounds emoticon Lost a friend to cancer ... Read more
The freedom from Emotional Eating
Thursday, May 22, 2008      4 comments

Yesterday.........I learned that this group of friends I have are very special. I learned that there is real pain when you have friends. I learned that I can go on after my friend dies. It was a hard day for me, but this group of friends ... Read more

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