He looks so serious and he is so funny." Happy Halloween! I'm dressing up as a missionary this year! I can't wait."
"We went over to a member’s house last night and helped them chop wood. They had non-members over who they are starting to talk about the gospel with so that was really cool. So they had all this wood and I asked them, where did you get all this wood? They just laughed at me. They told me they got it from the mountains. Like I was supposed to know that. I told them at my house you turn the key and.. TA DA Fire! So I'm still trying to get used to Idaho. " Elder Jordy
Only 8 weeks til I can hear his voice...but who's counting.
I find it sad and slightly disturbing when people say, "Wow you look amazing. What is your secret." First it makes me think that I must have looked bad 40 pounds ago. Secondly, I don't like the message this sends to my daughter.
A little background. Three years ago I had to start taking steroids to raise my blood pressure to help with my fainting condition. I gained 30 pounds. It wasn't fun. two years later I developed hypothyroidism. I was put on thyroid meds. The pounds started to melt away. A month later I broke my legand the weight loss continued. Then I started to get sick. I call it unwanted bulimia. It wasn't pretty. I gave up dairy hoping that would help. It didn't. Soon I could only eat toast and crackers. I've had ulcers before, but this was different. I mentioned it to my Dr a couple of times. She prescribed acid reducers. When my weight got down to numbers I hadn't seen since High School, I went in for an exam. Blood tests revealed that I had h-pylori, an intestinal bacterial infection. The treatment was almost as bad as the disease. Seriously, you don't want this infection. I had to have a colonoscopy and endoscopy. The other part of the diagnostic puzzle is that I had become hyperthyroid. My meds have been adjusted, I can eat now and I am beginning to put on some weight. I never thought I would want to gain weight.
I wish instead of being complimented on my boney frame, I had been asked if I was sick. I have watched people I love battle eating disorders. Compliments fuel the beast. It isn't pretty.