Saturday, September 14, 2013      3 comments

With the Summer 5% challenge coming to an end, I’ve been thinking a lot about the past 3 months and evaluating where I am in this weight loss journey. For the month of July, I was in the US at our daughters’ houses. While I did not throw all... Read more
A Fantastic Week!!
Saturday, August 24, 2013      3 comments

250 pastors from Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Mexico, came together to celebrate their common roots! It was a wonderful time, but quite a logistical challenge! Airport and bus arrivals changed quite freq... Read more
Made it to Managua
Monday, August 19, 2013      3 comments

After two long days of traveling, we...my husband, our team leader and a Honduran pastor, made it to Managua this afternoon. We left home at 9 am yesterday, stopped for lunch (yup, I was right about the half avocado!) and got to the church wh... Read more
On the road...again...without freggies.
Sunday, August 18, 2013      5 comments

This week in the 5% challenge we are challenged to eat and count our freggies. Normally this is not a problem for me at all, as I get between 7 and 9 almost every day. However, in just a few minutes, we're hitting the road again, heading to N... Read more
Vacation report
Thursday, August 08, 2013      5 comments

This morning, after having been in the US for a month, with all the celebrations and high fat/sugar food involved, with fear and trembling, I stepped on the scales. My goal was simply not to gain weight while there! Goal was accomplished!!! ... Read more
Mission "Issues"
Wednesday, August 07, 2013      5 comments

A few days ago, I mentioned on our 5% Challenge board that my husband and I were going to talk to our sending church about the possibility about leaving our current mission. So, I thought I'd write a bit about the circumstances that are leading... Read more
5% Challenge Assignment #6
Thursday, July 25, 2013      2 comments

List YOUR reasons/excuses on why YOUR diets and exercise plans have not been well executed in the past. OK that might be too long a list, so give 3 or 4 reasons and for each write a strategy that will keep you on track for 8 weeks. 1. The... Read more
5% Challenge Assignment #3
Thursday, July 25, 2013      1 comments

Reasons I want to lose weight: 1. Due to chronic pain issues, I need to lose weight to be kind to my joints, my muscles, and the rest of my body. Lower weight will result in less pain. 2. I want to lose weight so that at my next annual ... Read more
5% Challenge Assignment #1
Wednesday, July 24, 2013      2 comments

I'm a few days behind on getting started with the 5% Weight Loss Challenge Assignments. Hopefully, I'll be caught up in a day or two Here is Assignment #1. I will exercise daily for the 56 days of the challenge, making special effort to esta... Read more
"God alone knows when we shall see each other again"
Thursday, July 18, 2013      2 comments

"then we shall leave it in His hands" (Fiddler on the Roof) Since dropping our son off at college years ago, this quote has been used in our family a lot! We are all comfortable with the knowledge that God has called us to be a missionary fam... Read more
Mindful vacationing
Sunday, July 07, 2013      4 comments

My husband and I traveled to the US from Honduras on Friday, and as expected eating healthfully has been a challenge! Of course, travel days are always difficult as airport food leaves much to be desired. We left home at 6 am and arrived at ou... Read more
To sign up for the next 5% challenge or not, that is the question
Monday, July 01, 2013      8 comments

I'm aware that the deadline to sign for the summer 5% challenge is coming very soon. I'm having trouble deciding if I should sign up for this round. While I enjoy the challenges, the accountability and the friendship and would miss being part ... Read more
End of my two "found" weeks!
Sunday, June 09, 2013      2 comments

Today is the day I should've been traveling back from Guatemala....and I promised to let you know how I spent my "found" time! Turns out the paper work for our new visa was, in fact, ready by the day we were supposed to travel. Our lawyer... Read more
My biggest mental challenge
Monday, June 03, 2013      2 comments

Last week, on the Starfish 5% Challenge, we were asked to describe our biggest mental challenge on our weight loss journey. I’ve done a lot of thinking about that question since then. My biggest mental challenge is to keep deciding to make the... Read more
Surprise change of plans!
Monday, May 27, 2013      6 comments

The Business as Mission Consultation is scheduled to begin this evening. But, it is going to begin without my presence. Yesterday morning we headed to El Salvador and arrived at the border around 2:00 pm. We are in the process of changing our... Read more

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