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The Ups and Downs of Life

Friday, May 14, 2010

When I lived in Mexico I would often find scorpions in my shower and the tarantulas always looked for me out of doors and would get under my chair when we had outside services. Also one time I felt something in my instep and thought it was a leaf. It was a tarantula.
One time after I moved back up to the border my husband and I went down into Mexico where we were building churches and preaching.
We got a motel room in the best (?) one in town. Well it started raining cockroaches. All of a sudden I woke up. Something was crawling on my arm. It was a big cockroach or waterbug as some call them. I woke my husband and he killed it and told me to go back to sleep.
Then I saw One on the ceiling and he had to get that one also. Then I began to see them all over and saw they were coming in under the door to get out of the rain.
He said, turn the light off and just go back to sleep. I said you didn't have one crawling on you.
They feel creepy.
I would not turn the light off and watched as they multiplied before my eyes. LOL
It was 3:00 a.m. I said let's go home. We had finished what we went to do anyway and the rain had died down. I said I am not going to sleep anyway and I will drive the over 100 miles home and go to bed in my own bed.
I won as he saw he wasn't going to sleep either.
We have ups and downs in every aspect of our lives and eating healthy and exercising is no exception so we need to get back to home base and start over.
Don't let the cockroaches and tarantulas, chocolate and ice cream get the best of you.
Irene

  
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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 5/16/2010 7:59PM

    This blog completed freaked me out! Awful, awful situation! We stayed in Oaxaca for about a month and my memory was just flooded with all of MY exerperiences with bugs in that part of the world. Shudder! When it's me versus a scopion I GUARANTEE you that I will win. No matter what!

~Melissa

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YJNANA 5/15/2010 1:56AM

    Oh Irene, i am itchy just thinking of bugs.
We had CR in Calif. I know how aweful those things can be. If I saw that many I would be sleeping in the car. But even the car has holes to climb into...............yuck.
I think I am loving WA. we have so much rain, the bugs don't stand a chance LOL. I would hve drove home too.
Now I hope I don't Dream about bugs tonight, dang.
I have had horribe nightmares about bugs before.

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DIDMIS 5/15/2010 1:30AM

    The scorpions are the worst as they can really do a lot of damage when the sting.
Thanks for all of your comments. emoticon

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DDCLEADER 5/14/2010 9:38PM

    LOL
Irene Dori and I can relate to that the first trip to Harlingen for Dori we walked into the hotel room and there was a plumbing issue so we went back to the office and they gave us a new room. When we walked in the was a cock roach on te floor. I was exhausted it was like 11:30 or 12 at night but Dori insisted that she would not stay there so we went to Motel 6. It was new back then.


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MONTY68 5/14/2010 9:25PM

    Hi Irene,
What an interesting blog and of course the hairs went up on my arm. But what a great point you make and it is called choices, As you chose that night , not to subject yourself the the roaches, we also have the ability when our roaches try to control us. We can give in with no hope, or we can stand up and walk away, knowing it is no longer acceptable to us.
Irene , thank you so much for sharing.

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GGKIDS7 5/14/2010 9:06PM

    We went to Mississippi to DH's brother's funeral years ago and the cockroaches had a path up the wall. They were terrible and they sprayed them constantly but just too damp and can not get rid of them. I was afraid there would be some in my luggage when I got home. I hate them, too and also hate mice.
emoticonGuess get a cat??

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JODIRICHARDS 5/14/2010 7:47PM

    Don't you love overseas living! I had a mouse crawl into my bed once. Good point, sometimes getting back home is little pressing the restart button. Never to late and usually the best option!

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MNNSAIDE 5/14/2010 6:33PM

    I HAVE A PHOBIA OF ROCHES....Hence I have a good Exterminator - but they can be anywhere - with weather change.

I can't even look or touch a plactic one!

One time I was afraid to walk into one of my rooms and hence was 3 hours late to work. My boss and staff laughed and believed me since they new.

I can remember the first time I saw one in Brownsville, Texas in 1972 when we moved to TEXAS......

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VERITY50 5/14/2010 4:17PM

    Very sage advice. It is funny how all of us in cold weather states long for heat, but forget about the things that heat naturally makes more plentiful. Like bugs and other wild things! emoticon We must learn to give thanks in all things, for this is the will of God.

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NELLIEC 5/14/2010 3:45PM

    I can't say that I am overly fond of cockroaches either. When I lived in El Paso, they were pretty pervasive. One time, at night, when I looked outside the back door, the ground was crawling with them -- hundreds of them. ICK!

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ASP715 5/14/2010 3:10PM

    Well said. But OMG!!! I am petrified of cockroaches and tarantulas, so with that said, I don't think I'll be going to Mexico (unless it's Cozumel or Cancun) anytime soon!

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Mother's day Sad and Happy both.

Sunday, May 09, 2010


I have CRIED so much today. My pastor's wife asked me to pray for her last Sunday as she said she is going down fast (she had diabetes real bad and on dialysis, bad eye sight and they wanted to amputate her feet) but she wanted to go and see her mom and family in New York while she could. I wondered if she would return.
She passed away in New York. She was a great example of what a wife and mother should be and I loved her greatly.
God granted her her wish to see her family one last time.
On the UPSIDE
Sunday School was great. We didn't know about the pastor's wife yet. I asked everyone to tell who their favorite mother of the Bible was and they said Hanna.
And of course Samuel was mentioned and how God used him.
Then we heard about our pastor's wife. I couldn't quit crying as I had known her before they became our pastors and I have been her prayer partner all of that time.
I know she is with Jesus and is well and strong but I will miss her.
Then in the Service the youth pastor preached and he preached on Hanna and Samuel.
I have some good friends who just had a baby. They named him Samuel and God showed me in the service that my friends name is Iliana. Another Ana (as it is in Spanish) and they named their baby Samuel. They never even thought of her being Ana as I called today to ask. They said no, they never even thought of that.
Another thing God spoke to me this morning was that MY MOTHER also gave her first born (me) to be a missionary. I only saw my family once a year for about 3 days but she never complained. I didn't have a phone back then so all I could do was send letters by snail mail. My mother was a great lady and lived to be 99 1/2
After service a family in the church who adopted me into their family and would do anything for me invited me out to eat with them.
So as you see this has been a very sad day in one way and a happy day in another way.
God bless all of you and Happy mother's day.
Irene
SOMETHING I LEARNED LATER. Two hours after my pastors wife went to be with Jesus the pastor's grandmother decided to join her. The grandmother was 95.
Irene

  
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LINM15 5/12/2010 10:11PM

  Irene, your weight loss is inspiring! I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your dear partner/friend. I'm all teary eyed emoticon and I was thrilled to know your Mother's day didn't turn out to be all depressing. It's amazing how God knows us all individually and how He comforts us and is always mindful of our very needs. It takes an incredible person to be a missionary, so I salute you. Now did you know there is still something important you can do for your late friend?. A year from now, you can help her by " having her sealed to her husband and to her family so they can all be united for "time and eternity"(not just for the time being). I'm a convert to the LDS, the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. If you'd like to know more about it, shoot me an email and I will gladly give you the link, as long as it doesn't go against SparkPeople's rules. You'll be in our prayers, Irene. I emoticon emoticon. you're only about 5.5 away from your goals, emoticon

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HAPPYBASKET 5/10/2010 10:23PM

    Dear Irene, What a stressful Mothers Day for you but so enlightening for all of us who have read about your losses. I know you understand Gods Ways. Mothers day is a mixed blessing for me also.We only had a Daughter & then a Son. Then at the age of 44 our son died from Cancer so I do miss him & will forever but I am not angry. I am just so grateful that he is with God all of his Grandmothers & 'Grandfathers & in not more pain. Our Daughters 3 Boys are Jewells & 2 of them out of College now & still remember to Call Grandma for all occasions. I just thank God for thei wonderful upbringing. & this year our sons daughter ( our only grandaughter) who also has graduated from College & she called me & we had a wonderful visit. So I too had the sad & the glad. Life is strange, isn't it?

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 5/10/2010 6:26PM

    Irene,

I'm so sorry for the loss of your dear friend. I pray that God will send another special person into your life to help fill the void that is left. At least you are blessed to see God's handiwork and know that it is His will that took place. That makes such a difference.

~Melissa emoticon

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CAROLYNVIL 5/10/2010 1:32PM

    thank you so much for sharing. so sorry for the loss of your friend.Life is good and bad , your friend is in a place of no more suffering. praise be. carolyn

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CHARHUNT1 5/10/2010 12:17PM

    Irene: Thank you for sharing from your heart. What a precious blessing to have been a "sister" to the pastor's wife. I know that you are a blessing to him at this time also.
God bless you as you continue to serve Him.
Char

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DIDMIS 5/10/2010 10:52AM

    Again I say thank you dear friends. I lost my mother when she was 99 1/2 but you are never ready to let your mother go. Pat, our pastor's wife, had so very ill for so long but now she is dancing in heaven, pain free and with perfect health.

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JESUSBRINGSJOY 5/10/2010 10:37AM

    Thank you for sharing both your grief and your consolation from the Lord with us. Mother's Day is a happy and sad day all mixed together.

Kimberly

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MARLIZG 5/10/2010 10:34AM

    i also lost my mother & i will never get over it but there are days when she is right here with me--when i find a penny, i look up & say "thanks mom". when my dad died, my poodle (which he called a hound) died also...so he had company...same with this woman & the grandmother & they are in a better place...God bless!

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NOSKINNYMINNIE 5/10/2010 9:48AM

    Irene, ...your blog does make one sad and gives us insight to the wonders of God's plan for all of us here on earth. Thanks for sharing the ups and downs of your MOTHER'S DAY! Ethel emoticon

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SUNSHINEGB 5/10/2010 7:08AM

    Dear Irene, I'm so sorry for your loss but know that she is no longer in pain and is Home.
I'm happy that you spent part of your day with your adoptive family who love you!
Thanks for sharing with us.
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Gloria

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CAROLYN0107 5/10/2010 12:50AM

    Thanks for sharing Irene. I'm sorry you lost your Pastor's wife, friend, prayer partner but glad she's with the Lord. God put you into a family yesterday for Mother's day.
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SUNNYWBL 5/10/2010 12:44AM

    Mysterious are the way's of the Lord!

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DIDMIS 5/9/2010 11:53PM

    Thank you Everyone. I found out later that the pastor's grandmother passed away two hours after his wife did. She was 95.
Irene

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NELLIEBLUE 5/9/2010 11:36PM

    Thanks for sharing the good and the bad that is what life is, it's always God way of seeing how we handle both.




God Bless. emoticon emoticon

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MARYB73 5/9/2010 11:24PM

    Irene, thank you for sharing. Your friend is at peace and has no more pain.
Mary B

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HAPPYMOM8 5/9/2010 11:18PM

    Thank you Irene for sharing your both sad and happy day. We are blessed to have you as a friend .Pat

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GRAMMAP1 5/9/2010 10:15PM

    Dry those tears Irene, and think of your friend at home with Jesus. I am sorry for your loss. May God comfort you. So glad you had Family to spend the day with. My day was great because I was with Family. Keep serving your Lord and some day we will also be with Him. emoticon

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LMSTRAW 5/9/2010 10:07PM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm happy you have the family who adopted you to spend the day with. My prayers and with you and her family and loved ones.
Linda

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MARIANTONIA2 5/9/2010 9:20PM

    Irene
I'm sorry that you have lost such a strong and wonderful friend. But God has sent for her, and she is in a better place. How nice the second part of your blog about the birth of a new baby. I can understand how you feel. My thoughts and my prayers are with you.

Marian emoticon

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MOM1014 5/9/2010 8:37PM

    Irene I know you can't help feeling sad, but remember the dear lady apparently knew what she wanted and God gave her her last wish and that is happy.
Glad the rest of your day was uplifting.
Hugs,
Lee

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SGRENNEK 5/9/2010 8:07PM

    Great blog! Mother's Day was hard for me this year after losing the baby, but our pastor preached on Hannah and Samuel as well and it was a blessing from the Lord!

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GGKIDS7 5/9/2010 7:35PM

    Thank you for sharing, Irene. It was sad but apparently the lady knew that it was time and wanting to see her family, that is wonderful. It is so hard to lose a friend, but you have such great memories.
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Marlene

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MONTY68 5/9/2010 6:00PM

    Irene
A very beautiful blog and well written. I love the way that you describe and bring others into your writing.
Thank you for sharing

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SASSI140 5/9/2010 5:28PM

    While some of it sounds sad, and some sounds happy, it all sounds beautiful.God Bless you today & always. Happy Mother's Day! emoticon

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NO WAY IN TODAY

Thursday, May 06, 2010


Fooled you didn't I?
I do know how to spell but wanted to see if you could. emoticon
No weigh in today. I called in to be excused from TOPS as I was not feeling too good. Nothing you want to hear about on here though. emoticon
This morning I could not get my Internet Explorer to work. No way! It was shut down. So used my laptop some. I don't know how many e-mails I have in my in box but will you forgive me for not showing my face much today?
Decided to blog instead and did do my spark points. Did my status update, huddled and my log in points.
This morning I did go to the gym for 1/2 hour only because I wasn't up to any more, ate out, went to the pharmacy and then home for a nap.
Hope to feel better tomorrow and hope my pc works. That will make things better. I do get my hair done tomorrow though as my beautician will be out of town Saturday.
Take care.
Irene

  
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THEEXERCISER 5/11/2010 11:19AM

    I hope you are doing well I miss hearing from you.

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MUJU71 5/8/2010 2:26AM

    Too funny, Irene!

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GIRLINBRAZIL 5/7/2010 7:11PM

    Heard already from your status that you are out and about and have that hair done! Glad to hear you are feeling perkier!

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CAROLYNVIL 5/7/2010 3:59PM

    Hope you get your computer running well,sounds like you found the problem. hope you get to feeling better. carolyn

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SUNSHINEGB 5/7/2010 6:51AM

    Hi Irene, reading down the posts here, I see you got your computer going okay again.
So I just hope you are feeling much better today. Don't worry about catching up with email, everyone understands. My computer slowed down something fierce this week but seems to be okay again. Sometimes it is just on the Sparks site.

Get your hair done today and be well my friend. Give your body a bit of a rest.

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CAROLYN0107 5/7/2010 2:53AM

    Sorry you've not been feeling well. I hope you're ok today, Friday. I'm glad you figured out what was wrong with your computer.
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GRAMMAP1 5/6/2010 11:23PM

    I know what you are talking about, Irene. My computer has been so temperamental recently. My Son, Tom advised me what to do, but I don't think it worked. I hope you get to feeling better and I am glad you have an alternative in your lap top. Would be nice if one of my Sons or Grandsons would do a tune up for Mother's Day. tsk tsk! emoticon emoticon

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DIDMIS 5/6/2010 10:26PM

    It is easy to get stressed out trying to get your computer to work but I finally fixed it. I found something had been installed the 30th of April and when I restored it to its original state it worked.
Irene

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 5/6/2010 10:22PM

    Ahhh. My life depends on my computer. They are invaluable when they are working properly, but can quickly be very frustrating when things don't go just right. I hope you are feeling better soon. Rest and recuperation may be just what the doctor ordered.

~Melissa emoticon

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HAPPYMOM8 5/6/2010 10:04PM

    So sorry you are not feeling your perky self today! Sure hope tomorrow brings a happier day. It looks to me like you more than did your computer "duties" on the laptop.
I was gone all day and am just now getting started.
Hugs-Feel better tomorrow! Pat

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DIDMIS 5/6/2010 8:26PM

    Thank you everyone.

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MONTY68 5/6/2010 7:26PM

    Irene
Just know that you are surrounded by loving friends that understand,
Feel better and when you are able to we will see your smiling face

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DOINFINE 5/6/2010 7:20PM

    Praying you get back to your usual, smiling self...and that your computer will co-operate with you. emoticon

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MNNSAIDE 5/6/2010 6:41PM

    Hope you feel better and your internet gets up to running.

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VIOLENCE IN MEXICO

Saturday, May 01, 2010


Long ago I promised you a blog about the violence in Mexico. I was hoping it would die down so I would have good news to report.
It is so sad but there are killings every day.
Streets are closed in places.
Highways are closed in places and some people have had to fly instead of take a bus or drive.
Carjacking.
They are no respecter of persons.
Juarez seems to be the worst.
Then down by where I live and where the church is built and 50 miles down the road where I used to live when I first came to Mexico is very bad also.
It is drug wars, policeman are shot along with the bad guys.
Drugs are being confiscated more and more on the US side of the border.
Things are not good.
PLEASE PRAY FOR MEXICO AND THE US.
May God bless America. North America includes Canada, the US and Mexico, then we have Central America and South America.
Pray for all.
Our country needs prayer as never before.
God bless you.
Irene emoticon

  
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REDBUD1 5/14/2010 11:04PM

    Thank you for this account of what's happening. We hear the part the press is allowed to report. Have heard some real frightening stories about church trips being canceled to Big Bend because it is just to dangerous. All of Texas is hearing about El Paso; scary stuff. emoticon

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 5/6/2010 10:16PM

    My prayers are with those of you in the middle of such terrible turmoil. That is something that does not get near enough attention. Human life is so special and can be snuffed out in a mere instant. God bless you in your vital ministry Irene.

~Melissa
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PAMAPPLE 5/5/2010 11:52PM

    I'm so sorry to hear of all of the violence happening in Mexico. I just prayed for your safety and that God would use you as an instrument of His love to witness to the people in the areas that you live and minister in. God Bless You as you spread the good news to a lost and ungodly people. May you find encouragement and blessings. emoticon emoticon

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LYN-EDWY 5/3/2010 1:39PM

  My thoughts and prayers also for the Mexican people....for all people caught up in these tragic circumstances.


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DIDMIS 5/2/2010 8:47PM

    Juarez is now called the murder city of the world. Sorry Nellie. Thanks everyone for your prayers. Happy Basket what a beautiful prayer.
Irene

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HAPPYBASKET 5/2/2010 7:24PM

    Our Dear Father in Heaven. We are so sad that the people in the word today, can not get along. Even among families. What has happened to the people that only think of violence. The families, homes, communities, countries & the whole world are not living by your way. Can they not learn, that this will only constantly cause heartache for so many. Open our eyes & hearts that we may do what is right & this violence ends. Please Lord, hear all of these prayers. emoticon

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NELLIEBLUE 5/2/2010 6:02PM

    God bless you and protect you and those you love. I will pray that God open their eyes to see what they are doing to those poor people in Mexico.


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HAPPYMOM8 5/2/2010 12:35PM

    If the Drug users in the USA did't give them a market there might not be a problem. I feel so badly for the innocent people who are suffering. When are people going to grow up and "love their neighbors as themselves"?

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LAVENDERLILY 5/2/2010 12:27PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you in your work and our neighbors, the people of Mexico.

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DDCLEADER 5/2/2010 7:56AM

    Our country and the people there in need our prayers to change the direction that this violence is taking us. We as a nation/country need to return to a Christian mind set not that of turning further away from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I pray for out country our leaders our military our police our border patrol and the medical personnel. Along with the citizens of this country along with Mexico.


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SUNSHINEGB 5/2/2010 6:49AM

    I join many in keeping Mexico in our prayers.

And I love the photo of the youngster you've put on here Irene!

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DIDMIS 5/1/2010 11:19PM

    Isn't that a cute little boy getting ready to eat his supper at the Children's day in Reynosa?
Thanks everyone for your comments.

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GRAMMAP1 5/1/2010 11:15PM

    It certainly isn't the way God planned it to be. I am so sorry and will continue to pray concerning this evil. God is able. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUNNYWBL 5/1/2010 10:33PM

    The happenings that you reported are being reported here,too! My prayers are joined by many others.

They say that the main reason there is so much violence there is because so many people here in the states spend so much money for drugs that the big drug supplier groups in Mexico are in a battle to see who gets to make the big profits!
I'm not sure there enough prayers in the world to stop the greed driven violence.... I so hope I'm wrong!

Sunny

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NELLIEC 5/1/2010 10:31PM

    I feel sad about Mexico. I grew up in El Paso, and visited Juarez numerous times as well as other places more south in Mexico.

I will be praying!!!

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CAROLYNVIL 5/1/2010 10:19PM

    you are so right , I think the whole world needs our prayer's now. carolyn

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I DID IT AGAIN

Thursday, April 29, 2010


I hope this is a good pic. It is taken on Children's day in Mexico at the church God sent me the funds to build)
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So I did it again. Last night I went out and got another Avalanche and although I ordered the small one it was huge with good soft vanilla ice cream and chopped Reese's Peanut Butter cups in it.
Someone told me "Just think the calcium is so good for your bones and there is good protein in the peanut butter" Then I thought and yes, chocolate is good for me. WOW.
But no one could tell me what the sugar was good for and I just read a Spark article about sugar and how much I should have. No wonder I felt sickish when I finished.
I looked at that thing and told myself "This is what made you fat in the first place".
One of my teams have a challenge for 21 days. You choose your own challenge and I said I WILL NOT GO OUT AND GET AN AVALANCHE and I will lose 2 pounds. I hope I can do the last as I am on my last pounds and it is difficult to do but I am going to do my best. Tonight I had liver, green beans and salad with no dressing and couldn't finish it.
As I had said on my Status this afternoon I had to weigh in and I did not gain nor did I lose. I am happy with that but next week will be another story.

  
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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 5/6/2010 10:04PM

    Ohhh. That Avalanche sounded SO good! I absolutely LOVE chocolate and peanut butter together. In fact, during my last pregnancy I craved orange pop and Reese's peanut butter cups. No wonder I was so exhausted all the time with all that sugar! I don't miss the sugar roller coasters though and I REALLY don't miss that extra 100 pounds! You CAN do your challenge. Those two pounds will be just a memory three weeks from now. God BLESS you Irene.

~Melissa
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SUNSHINEGB 5/1/2010 3:08PM

    Lovely photo of you and the children, Irene!

You didn't gain so that's the great thing here dear friend. I'm like you, only with chocolate ~ I cannot stop at one bite, I have to eat and eat and eat it. All the sugar & fat in it makes me feel sick too!

Why do we do it???

Your 21 day challenge sounds good, you'll make it Irene, takes a bit of time to give up a habit.

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CAROLYN0107 4/30/2010 11:26PM

    Irene, what I think is good is that you don't have ice cream in your house. I would not be able to stop from eating at least a large bowl every day if I had it in my house. I must admit, I would love to try an Avalanche. But I can see where it could get addicting. And it seems like it's at night when you want it. If you get an ice cream attack in the evening, get a simple soft serve cone or something a little less caloric. I am a milkman's daughter and was RAISED on Ice Cream. Living in Africa though, it is hard to get.

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MNNSAIDE 4/30/2010 11:13PM

    Irene - I too thought you had fallen by your title!

Ice Cream - not unless I can have some!!!
But I can't (not yet) I'm Lactose Intolerant

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GRAMMAP1 4/30/2010 10:35PM

    I was concerned that you fell in the shower again from your title. But the ice Cream bit; I don't struggle with. I am allergic to milk products and chocolate. Groan. Rarely, I say, OK, I will accept the consequences.

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DIDMIS 4/30/2010 9:40PM

    PRETTYBABY7 Of course you can copy it. And thank you for the comment along with everyone elses.
Just don't tell me a little ice cream won't hurt as I cant stop with a little. That is why I don't have ice cream in my house.
Even the sugar free. It has too much fat.
Irene

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NYGRANMOM 4/30/2010 9:28PM

    prettybaby8 oh how nice it is to read this blog at this time for me. I will make myself a promise. Your pictures are great. you have the best attitude. may I copy it? emoticon

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HAPPYMOM8 4/30/2010 7:09PM

    Loved that picture of you and the children! You are doing great Irene. I think you deserved the good for you calcium, chocolate, and protein. Just not every day. Once in a while won't kill you/1 Hugs, Pat

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NELLIEC 4/29/2010 11:57PM

    Yes, that sugar can be terrible. The trick will be when your challenge is over is to figure out a way of making your own teeeennyyy little version of it, so you can have the taste, but not that much sugar or calories!

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MONTY68 4/29/2010 11:35PM

    Irene
At least you are choosing a good flavor of ice cream, My mouth is watering again, good thing things are closed here. Certainly are some valid and healthy reasons to choose that. emoticon, But there is that menace sugar, do they happen to carry the lower sugar variety.
OK, When does that 21 day start? Alright class !!!! We will now start Our affirmation I WILL NOT GO OUT AND GET AN AVALANCHE !!!!!!!!. It will be written 50 times a day for the next 21 days!!!! In addition we will write I WILL NOT GO OUT AND GET AN AVALANCHE on the new mirror and each time we look in the mirror we will say the affirmation out loud emoticon
Great picture of you and the kids.


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LMSTRAW 4/29/2010 11:25PM

    I'm not much of an ice cream person, but after reading this, I'm lusting afte an Avalanche, the sugar would make me sick, but it sure sounds good!
Linda
The pic is great, it's wonderful work that you do!


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DIDMIS 4/29/2010 11:16PM

    Rejoice I am like you if I get started I can't stop.
Carolyn you are blessed to be able to do so. Thank you girls.
Irene

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CAROLYNVIL 4/29/2010 11:13PM

    Good for you.we all get a taste for ice cream ,I had some yesterday. I just had about a cup. which is good for me as I love ice cream. I'm glad you stayed the same. carolyn

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REJOICEALWAYS8 4/29/2010 11:10PM

    You can do it. Breaking the habit of sugar can be hard but it is so worth it. For me, as long as I don't have the first bite, I'm good. I'm not good enough at control to stop at a one or two bites....good for you to for taking care of yourself!

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