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Update: Good News and Bad News

Posted Aug 11 2011 3:40pm
Good news first:
My journey to a Healthier Me is coming along….slowly…but each pound lost is one step closer to my goal of a Healthier Me. 
Here we go – drum roll please…….. I am down 40 lbs. since I began on June 6th.    For those of you who have been following my Healthier Me Journey I truly appreciate your continued support and prayers.  I have a long way to go, but I know with God all things are possible!  

When one thinks about all the things that are against me in my journey it truly is God who is moving mountains!  I have doctors who say I cannot lose all the weight without weight loss surgery because of all my health issues and because of my health issues I am to do non-weight bearing exercises.  But with all that is against me I am now averaging 2 lbs a week weight loss.   Lord, “In Your strength I CAN crush an army; with my God I can scale ANY wall.”  Psalm 18:29

Nutrisystem continues to be a great tool to assist me with my journey.  I will continue with their food for another month or two then I will make my own food using their principals.  I will continue as a member (which is free) as I use their wonderful helps and tools they provide.    I highly recommend this program for those who are like me who need the extra boost with help with food preparations.  It really has been useful because with my multiple health issues I don’t feel good most of the time so instead of grabbing junk food or eating out because I don’t feel well enough to prepare a meal, I can just grab one of their many already to eat meals.  

Well now for the bad news:
As of 8/23/11 I will lose my state welfare health insurance.  The Social Security Judge has proclaimed me disabled and medically eligible for Social Security Income.  Now what is in question is whether I will be eligible for the medical assistance due to my husband’s income.  According to the regulations most likely- no.  So even though I am proclaimed disabled I may not be eligible for any assistance.  I know, this does not make sense to me either.  

Jim and I are in the process of reviewing some health insurance programs that accept pre-existing conditions.  These are a bit costly so pray the Lord will continue to provide.  His employer does not provide any benefits so it is up to us to provide healthcare.  Thankfully Jim is taken care of through the Veterans Administration.   

Today I made appointments for next week to see the dentist and eye doctor before my insurance runs out.  I also had to discontinue my much needed physical therapy due to health insurance loss.

We ask that you continue to pray for my Journey to a Healthier Me as well as finding and provisions for my healthcare. 
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