It's definitely time for an update, but I have a good reason for the delay. Unfortunately I caught I stomach flu last weekend and was vomiting, nauseous, and lay in bed for about 2 days with no energy. I went to the doctor though and got some meds and I have made a full recovery. It was so bad the day I went to the doctor I had to sit down and rest during the 100m walk from the doctor's office to the pharmacy to pick up my presciption! Anyways.. I am alive and well.
So lots has been going on with the diet study and I have been jumping in and helping out as much as possible. The picture below is me in the field collecting stool samples (not me) of the subject and doing breath tests, questionnaires etc etc.
This picture below is a different day out in the field doing HIV, BP and diabetes screening. We went to the most amazing community way out in the countryside. I got to drive the 4x4 out here and there were a few hills I wasn't sure if I would get up! It was so beautiful with a mountain right behind all the huts that I decided to hike up!! Two ladies joined me but they only made it half way and then I ran the rest of the way and took pictures from the top. It took 40 minutes to get to the top and the view was amazing!! This picture below is one of the ladies who lives in the community we were doing the screening at. She really wanted her picture taken. All of the community members love it when you ask for their picture so I don't feel shy about bringing out my camera anymore. Lots of the women put clay on their faces to protect them from the sun.
My battery is dying so I am going to end this here. I hope it makes sense I was typing fast!!