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Friday, September 03, 2010

emoticonYesterday I weighed in as many of you already know. I lost 2.25 pounds and am just 1/4 pound from my goal weight. I'm so happy. Now I must reach it and get a little below so I have a safety net.
I did not eat good for me at noon but I will tonight and try to be good the rest of the week.

SECOND GOOD REPORT I went to the bridge on the American side and met the pastor's wifes sister at a restaurant. I was able to pray with her for several situations and give her what I had for her.
Everything was tranquil and I was back closer to home in a few minutes.
We worry about going to Mexico!!!!!!!!!!!!
They had a shoot out a few days ago in Roma Texas just about 50 miles from me and where I lived when first coming to the area.
God is good. I felt safe and cared for although I went alone.
Thank everyone for your prayers and kind words.

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BORN2BE 9/6/2010 11:41AM

    Always an inspiration to all of us. Way to go on the terrific weight loss. Stay safe with travels friend.

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LILLYPILLY24 9/5/2010 1:29AM

    Congratulations on being so, so close to goal!

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JENGRAMMER 9/4/2010 7:17PM


CONGRATS - what a wonderful accomplishment. We'll see that you get a crown on the team line on Monday. Have a great weekend.


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HAPPYMOM8 9/4/2010 5:21PM

    emoticon news on both counts! emoticon and best wishes, Pat

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NELLIEC 9/4/2010 1:15PM

    Your progress is wonderful.

I'm glad to hear that you are safe.

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LAVENDERLILY 9/4/2010 12:54PM

    Great news! So close to your goal! A safe and successful meeting! I still worry about your making these trips alone. emoticon Be careful!

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SUNSHINEGB 9/4/2010 12:09PM

    Congratulations on your weight loss Irene, I still think you deserve another crown! emoticon
I'm happy you had a safe trip but I do wish you wouldn't go alone!
Gloria x o

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PAMAPPLE 9/4/2010 10:52AM

    Congrats, Irene, on your weight loss and being so close to your goal! The no ice cream streak must have helped! Praise Jesus that you followed your heart and went to the side of the bridge to meet the pastor's wife. God bless you for your prayers and offerings of gifts to help out those in need. You are a true servant of Christ who I am so glad I got to know through SP. Stay safe, healthy and happy. Blessings~Pam emoticon

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DIDMIS 9/4/2010 10:16AM

    emoticon emoticon's for your lovely comments and for just being a friend.

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YJNANA 9/4/2010 10:13AM

    Irene, what a cool gift, for being the Best Loser :)

Congrat's I know you will do it.


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WENDYSPARKS 9/4/2010 9:52AM

    Stay safe Irene!!! emoticon

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    Wow, AMAZING!!!! So close to goal!!

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CAROLYN0107 9/4/2010 12:56AM

    Thanks for the good report. You'll soon be a KOP again! emoticon
I'm glad you were able to make the contact and pray with the Pastor's wife' sister.

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LADYLEE13 9/4/2010 12:36AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss, 4 ozs to go, that is nothing, you will make it below your goal by next week.
I knew you would be safe going to the border, GOD IS WITH YOU,, but you were still very brave going on your own.
Keep up the good work, and take good care of yourself
Love Lee
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JODIRICHARDS 9/3/2010 11:45PM

    Sounds great, keeping pursuing the goal of healthy living both physically and spiritually blessing so many! emoticon

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MONTY68 9/3/2010 11:14PM

    Hi Irene
You really have done a fantastic job in reaching your goal and I say that because 1/4 pound or 4 oz is at the weight, You will have an adjustment to settle in on your weight and what it should be.
I am glad that you were able to do your thing with your friend and that you felt safe.
Perhaps there will be a day that all people can live with out the fear of violence. We can always pray and hope for peace.

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CHARDANU 9/3/2010 10:51PM

    IRENE: I knew you'd do it! And you'll lose those 4 oz. easy! Congrats.
As for Mexico, I think what everyone's worried about is whether or not you could depend on the police in the event something happened. The media says that the Mexican police are in cahoots with the criminals. But what do I know? I'm just happy that you're happy again. And as for crazy Texas, wasn't that Mexico at one time? LOL.

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DIDMIS 9/3/2010 10:01PM

    Yes, Marcy and remember I chose a gift for being the biggest (best) loser. That beautiful cross.

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CAROLYNVIL 9/3/2010 9:49PM

    emoticon emoticon on your lost weight . still praying for mexico.

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MNNSAIDE 9/3/2010 9:33PM

    And Irene received a Certificate for being the Biggest Looser!

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OMI2GC1 9/3/2010 9:31PM

  You are such a true. and dedicated Christian. I so enjoy reading your Blogs.
We have to have Faith each day to get us through. Without our Faith we would be lost.

Have a great night's rest. You have done your Good Deed for the day.

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Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Yesterday was able to get through and talk to the pastors wifes sister. Everyone was allright except there was a lot of movement close to their home the night before.

We decided she would meet me and I would give here what I wanted to go to Mexico but told her to have the pastors wife call me first.

The pastor's wife called this morning and I found out her adult son is living in Mission much of the week and working here. He will come by my house for what I need to send.

For the time being all of my friends have all but ordered me to stay on this side of the border and no one wants to go with me.

I am happy to announce that they have now moved into the new parsonage. There is much to be done but it will be done little by little as we can.

Thank you everyone for praying. God is good all the time. If I had someone to go with me I would not be afraid to go but for now God has me grounded. :)

My stress is letting up which should be good for every aspect of my life.

My life since 1962 has been dedicated to God first and then to Mexico.


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MEXGAL1 9/4/2010 1:56PM

    I live in a part of Mexico which is totally safe...not much crime at all. of course the border towns are having trouble with the drug wars and there are some drug gangs in Guadalajara which is about 45 minutes from our village here in Ajijic. but I think it is just as safe, if not safer here as in any big city in the USA like LA or New York or even Philadelphia. The press just likes to make a huge deal out of the crime associated with the drug cartels.
Nice that you love Mexico.
My husband and I have lived here now for 5.5 years and love the people here.
Hope you are having a nice holiday week end.

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WENDYSPARKS 9/4/2010 9:51AM

    God Bless You Irene!!! emoticon

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DIDMIS 9/3/2010 9:48AM

    I will give you an update this afternoon. Don't feel to do it before but "All is Well".

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HISOWN1 9/3/2010 9:36AM


please stay safe and heed the warnings - you can still do sooooo much by sending things and staying safe -
love you

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CAROLYN0107 9/2/2010 2:40AM

    Thanks for the Good News about Mexico!

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MOM4407 9/1/2010 8:05PM

    You are a wonderful person. See you Thurs.

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MOM4407 9/1/2010 8:05PM

    You are a wonderful person. See you Thurs.

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HAPPYMOM8 9/1/2010 6:57PM

    I am so glad you are feeling better now. God will let you know when it is safe to go back. I am so glad you have someone to help you with your mission work. I pray for his safety too!

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MONTY68 9/1/2010 6:38PM

    Hi Irene
It has to be a great relief to you with the news you received. With you having someone to take things you have and get it there, there is no reason that I can think of that would require to you go. I can remember a minister up north telling me that when there is an area that is considered dangerous, that it is not a wise thing to go into it. He felt that those decisions to go ahead was from human choice and certainly not a "go ahead " from God.
I am glad for now, you are listening to your friends.

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LAVENDERLILY 9/1/2010 5:40PM

    Dear Irene,
Since you are doing God's work, I am confident that He will guide you. Your efforts are so inspiring. God Bless and Keep you Safe.
With love,

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    You are an amazing lady! God be with you, protect you, guide you and bless you!


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DIDMIS 9/1/2010 2:38PM

    Thank you again everyone. God bless you.

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SUNSHINEGB 9/1/2010 2:14PM

    Irene, I'm so happy to hear the good news and to think they have moved into the new parsonage too! That should be such a relief for you to hear and a worry taken off your shoulders dear friend!
I'd heed the advice of your friends who really know the situation in Mexico and go only when it's safe. You are still needed here on earth so don't tempt fate my dear!!
Stay well, be happy!

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PAMAPPLE 9/1/2010 12:19PM

    Irene, pray and let the lord speak to you about a decision. May God grant you peace and guidance. emoticon--Pam

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GEORGIAGIRL24 9/1/2010 12:01PM

    You take care of yourself, Ms. Irene. Pray and let God guide your steps. It is wise to know when He wants you to stay put and when He wants you to move. Being dedicated to helping others is a high calling. Just make sure you keep yourself safe!! I'll pray for you and the situation that's going on in Mexico. God bless you for your giving heart.


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PLAYBLUES22 9/1/2010 11:56AM

    Sweetie, I hope that you are doing fine. I hope that your stress level gets even better and I know that God will continue to smile on you in every area of your life

Ronnie emoticon

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DIDMIS 9/1/2010 11:51AM

    I would love to go to Alaska. Of course I don't think it is dangerous like Mexico is right now.

Thank you Grace for your comment on my blog and on my pic. A fellow sparkee who lives close to me saw the pic and told me I should post it.

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RONNIEHUEY 9/1/2010 11:46AM

    Don't let others fears keep you from doing what you want to do! Go to Mexico if that's your dream.Mine is visiting Alaska.Next summer I' m taking my friend's ashes to be buried with her father in Sitka.It will be a sad but happy adventure. emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 9/1/2010 11:42AM

    So glad to hear you are letting go of the stress and I think staying this side of the border right now is a wise decision too.

(I've been meaning to tell you your pic in your background is very lovely...I like your hairdo!)

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I was finally able to get through to the pastor's mother in law today. I talked with one of the girls, sister of the pastor's wife, who came to meet me the last time at the border on our side.
The Lord willing, she will meet me Friday.
She said there were a lot of trucks going down their street last night. You know trucks that weren't usually there.
I am glad they caught one of the drug lords but usually that calls for more violence.
For now all of the church family is allright.
God bless all for your prayers and concern.
I haven't cried as much today.
I have laid it before God as He is the only one who can do anything.

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WENDYSPARKS 9/4/2010 9:50AM

    God Bless You Irene!! I wish and pray that all that violence will stop.

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DIDMIS 9/3/2010 6:46PM

    Thanks all. I am going to post a blog about what I did today when I get a little more caught up on my e-mails.

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LAVENDERLILY 9/3/2010 6:33PM

    I am so happy that the news is a little better. It seems that all of the border areas are facing similar problems and violence. This morning the paper had articles about Arizona's plight. Our prayers are truly needed!

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HAPPYMOM8 9/1/2010 8:43AM

    Good news! Give her our love! Pat

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CAROLYN0107 9/1/2010 12:02AM

    Thanks for this update!

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DADDYS_GIRL6 8/31/2010 9:40PM

    Praise the Lord, He heard and answered that part of our prayers! He will answer more too! Hugs to you Dear Irene!

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PAMAPPLE 8/31/2010 9:24PM

    I'm so glad the church family was unharmed! Praying for the violence to subside! May God Bless You and keep you safe.--Pam emoticon

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NELLIEC 8/31/2010 9:09PM

    I am continuing to pray and especially for protection for those just on the sidelines!

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MOM4407 8/31/2010 8:45PM

    God has a plan and we are all apart of it. Everyone even the Drug Lord need prayer. I am going to start praying for them.

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GRACEISENUF 8/31/2010 8:37PM

    I am so glad you heard from her Irene. The Lord has not only seen every tear...he is storing them up, that is how precious you are to him.

Love your Sis In Christ,


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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

First of all you might thing this is a funny blog to put on a weight loss site but you know I believe every aspect of our lives has something to do with our weight loss.
The stress of everyday life.
The loss of a loved one.
The disappointments that come our way.
Then there are the:
Good friends
and God who sees us through all.

My tears just rolled tonight as I read the last two or three days news papers.
These were people from central and south America.
They found the bodies in one room in a house some piled on top of the others.
One who was badly wounded but able to escape told the authorities which gang it was that did that. I fear for this man's life.
Another incident: AT LEAST SIX PEOPLE ARE REPORTEDLY DEAD AFTER AN APPARENT SHOOTOUT ALONG THE HIGHWAY BETWEEN MONTERREY AND REYNOSA. I used to live in Monterrey and travelled that highway alone a lot but it is so much different now.
Reynosa is where I am building the church and parsonage and I tried to call the pastor's mother in law today as the pastor has no phone but the phone was out of commission. It breaks my heart. I have lost contact with them for now. I hope they call soon.
Another headline: REYNOSA SEES WIDESPREAD BLOCKADES, VEHICLES DETONATED. Actually this was supposed to have happened at a bridge straight out my street and into Mexico.
Reynosa is 8 miles from where I live.
Then there were two officials: Mexican mayors killed .
These were mayors of two towns close together.
Another headline: NEVER-ENDING VIOLENCE. Attacks target police, media in Mexico
U. S. pulls diplomat's children from Monterrey.
There are car explosions, so many things.
I could never tell all and besides that they say a lot of things are happening that we never hear about.
We have been warned not to go to Mexico as they cannot guarantee our safety.


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DIDMIS 9/2/2010 12:34AM

    Yes Sunny you expressed it so well. Thanks.

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SUNNYWBL 9/2/2010 12:32AM

    Words are never adequate to express the evil that some are visiting on all the innocents and others, too.......................

oo heartbreaking to comprehend.... words fail

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CAROLYN0107 9/1/2010 1:42AM

    I hear some about Mexico even here in Africa. I'm sure we hear much less than you do. I pray that you can make contact again with your friends there.

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KAYDE53 8/31/2010 8:20PM

    It must be sad for you to see a place where you lived & worked in such sad disarray. But the Lord has His Hand on it all, and He knows how it will all come out, we do not. I feel so bad for the innocent people who are caught up in this violence; it must be so scary to live in these conditions. I did see where they caught one of the big ring leaders in one of the drug cartels; he was American, shame on him. I am praying for this situation, and the people and for you, dear sister. emoticon

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KAYDE53 8/31/2010 8:20PM

    It must be sad for you to see a place where you lived & worked in such sad disarray. But the Lord has His Hand on it all, and He knows how it will all come out, we do not. I feel so bad for the innocent people who are caught up in this violence; it must be so scary to live in these conditions. I did see where they caught one of the big ring leaders in one of the drug cartels; he was American, shame on him. I am praying for this situation, and the people and for you, dear sister. emoticon

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SALSMITH 8/31/2010 5:18PM

Irene - I know your heart is heavy. Our friends that live in El Paso, told of the bodies that are being found and of things that are going on! Such violence. It is so sad that the world has gotten to this point. I know God is in control and we don't always understand His plans, but they are the Right plans. Will keep you and the pastor and his family in our prayers. Please stay safe my friend. Love, Hugs and God's blessings.


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HAPPYMOM8 8/31/2010 4:32PM

    Sad -Sad -situation! Our prayers go out to the leaders of Mexico who are trying to do something about the horrible problem!
It makes me so angry to think that we have people here in our country contributing to their misery by buying illegal drugs!

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CAROLYNVIL 8/31/2010 4:21PM

    One cannot help but be upset over the events in Mexico and the border towns.I will keep Mexico and the border towns in my prayers hoping there will be an end to this violence soon.

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NELLIEC 8/31/2010 3:11PM

    I am praying for Mexico and for along the border!

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DIDMIS 8/31/2010 2:30PM

    You all have been such an encouragement to me. God bless you. We are to carry one another's burdens and we do on Spark.

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LAVENDERLILY 8/31/2010 2:27PM

    Dear Irene,
I can't tell you how heavy my heart is when I hear what is going on in Mexico. Just know that prayers and blessings are being sent to them and to you.

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CHARHUNT1 8/31/2010 12:48PM

    Irene: I know your heart is so heavy right now. When will this stop? Our country is in such a mess and we have to pray for God to heal our land. He is faithful - He hears our prayers - and answers. We don't always understand the answers, but He knows what is best.
Lifting up your heavy heart, my friend.

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DADDYS_GIRL6 8/31/2010 11:00AM

    Dear Irene,
From our human points of view you have every reason to cry and for your routines to be upset! Remember the Lord knows it all and He cares even more than you. He has a plan and isn't affected nor disturbed by all that is happening. He is saddened that men turn their hearts away from Him but is always there with arms open wide to all that will come to Him for salvation or a shoulder to cry on! Do take your burdens to Jesus! He will comfort your heart!

Am praying for you and Dear Folks in Mexico and on the Texas border!

Keep looking up! Jesus is returning soon! May we all be ready!

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SUNSHINEGB 8/31/2010 10:52AM

    I cannot fathom living under such conditions Irene, I'm glad you let us know how it really is! I hope you hear from your friends today, it is a worry.
My stepdaughter is going to Mexico for a holiday the end of September, I hope she changes her mind!
Prayers going out for you and for the good people in Mexico!

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PASTORWILEY62 8/31/2010 10:15AM

    You have alot of support here and much out pouring of the heart. I pray the Lord be with you and keep you. I traveled with another Pastor to Panama she is from there i was not prepared to see what i saw .Men with machine guns on every corner. I stuck out like a sore thumb with my long blond hair. The Lord was with me and its as though i had a covering like no one ever saw me. Her family was very protective of me and had to usher me to safety from a city once and some one was killed in the very alley i stood just an hour later. I pray the same covering over you . You are a very courageous lady and God bless you for all that you do what a inspiration you are.

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    Irene, the things going on in Mexico and on this side of the border are very scary. I go to school at UTB and park in a lot that backs up against the border. Last semester a stray bullet from across the border went through a classroom window. No one was hurt but they shut the campus down for a day. I have heard a lot of people who live in Matamoros and other border towns who have been caught up in or witnessed violence. My heart goes out to the people who have to live in fear on a daily basis due to this violence. I will keep the pastor and his family in my prayers. I hope you hear good news from them soon.

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GRACEISENUF 8/31/2010 9:46AM

    I have been reading these headlines on the internet and I always think of you Irene and your love for the people of Mexico. I am sad along with you at the recent carnage.

God is still in control and he will make it right. We must hold onto the hope we have in Christ Jesus. Love and hugs to you my friend.
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DIDMIS 8/31/2010 9:37AM

    Thank you for your love, concern and prayers all.
I tried to contact the pastor's family today but the phone is still not working.

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OMI2GC1 8/31/2010 9:14AM

  Irene, thank you for writing this, and I know that it has to be so hard on you not being able to be in contact with the ones you know. It is so sad what is going on, I will keep them all in prayer, and you my dear for all the work and devotion that you do.
May God be with them, and you in your devoted work.

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CHARDANU 8/31/2010 8:48AM

    IRENE: Your blog is timely and I appreciate it; I'll tell you why. I have a sister-in-law who travels all over North America by herself in a small RV. She has been going to Mexico the last couple of years spending 3 months on the coast. Last year, some young college kids camping at the same site as her were robbed at gunpoint. For whatever reason, she wasn't bothered.
But this past Friday night, the show Dateline did a story on a family - the husband is Mexican, the wife American - who lived for 16 years in a beautiful place in Mexico, where many USA, Canadian and European expatriates live. It looked to be safe and tranquil. Then all of a sudden as they were returning to their ranch from taking their kids to school, they were attacked and the husband was kidnapped. The story went on about what they did to him, what they've done to others, the police corruption and how most of these extortion/kidnappings/murders are kept secret so that the tourism will not be hurt.
My sister-in-law's computer has been down so I haven't been able to contact her, but I told my husband the family ought to all ban together and threaten that we will never speak to her again if she goes back there. It is too dangerous for her, and for all of us, there would be nothing we could do to help her. As for the not speaking to her part, that would be to let her understand that she cannot just throw it off nonchalantly & go ahead and go; and that we're serious.
I am going to copy and paste your blog as an added piece of information to help drive home the point.
As for your heart, IRENE, I will add your grief, concern and ponderment over what to do to my prayers today. I'm fasting this day because we have mission concerns too - and I'd be glad to join with you in prayer and supplication to the Lord. It comes to me for you to do what Hezekiah did and lay whatever you have on paper concerning this, before the Lord as you call on Him. Will you do that? Whether it's building plans, maps, letters, anything and everything that has to do with it and lay it before the Lord and lay hands on it all as you pray. God will speak to your heart and give you a word, I know He will.
God bless.

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MONTY68 8/31/2010 1:31AM

It is these kind of events that don't always hit the news in other parts of our country. It is such a tragedy. I can not imagine living under those conditions and the idea that nothing seems to be done to stop it.
I know this info has come in the past, with your friends urging you not to go to Mexico and this seems to be getting worse.
My thoughts and prayers are always with you and each day I think we should be concerned for world peace.
Thank you for sharing this information

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BEEBEE75 8/31/2010 1:22AM

    I agree totally with you-----everything in our lives affect our weight and everything about us. The stories coming out of Mexico are very sad indeed. How can you not be affected. And not just Mexico but all over the world, horrible things happening. "The last days, critical times hard to deal with us. But I also believe that God promised better times, very soon.

Take care.kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk

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Saturday, August 28, 2010

The weight is coming off.
You are looking emoticon
Clothes are fittig looser.
But you don't want to buy new clothes yet as you will just have to turn around and buy again pretty soon.
What to do?
I've told you before my pants literally fell off of me as I crossed the street in front of my house. They were emoticon
Those pants were retired.
Now a big event is coming up!
I'm going north and will be speaking in several churches so need at least two new outfits.
So off I go to shop at the insistance of a girl friend. emoticon of course with a jacket.
I tried one on I liked really well. My girl friend tried to steer me away from it but didn't tell me why right away. She found another she liked (I ended up buying both)
Then she told me! You need to go be fitted for a bra.
Look where the darts are. Yea I looked. The girls (as some call them) were a long way below the darts where they should be.
So off we went to fit me for a bra. I had worn the same size forever. I was amazed at the size they came up with and I looked so much better.
Girls when you lose weight be sure you buy a new Bra.
Then I lost more weight even while being on a four week trip. I reached my goal soon after returning.
The NEXT BIG EVENT WAS WHEN I WAS TO BE CROWNED QUEEN. Another girl friend bought my beautiful dress but looked at me and said you need to be fit for a bra. LOL. Those little bitty things aren't cheap either but since she bought the dress and shoes I at least could buy that litttle bitty thing so off I go with her best friend and get fit again. Different size again.
Don't forget the underwear men and women. Do you want wrinkles under your clothing. Find something nice and smooth. Throw away whatever might be so big it is liable to fall off of you.
Give away your larger outer clothes. If you don't you are screaming, "I'M SAVING THIS BECAUSE I AM GOING TO GAIN MY WEIGHT BACK."
I used to do that all of the time and sure enough I gained it back and some more also.
Someone out there who hasn't found SPARKS needs those clothes.
You sure don't want them. emoticon

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BESTSUSIEYET 8/31/2010 9:26PM

    Good underwear is FUN -- and I like wearing undies that fit! I looked at some of the old stuff before I gave it to Goodwill, and the difference in 'before' undies and 'after' undies!! Good advise!!!

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DADDYS_GIRL6 8/31/2010 3:26PM

    Dear Irene,
Thanks so much for keeping us straight and telling us how it is! :) You are our Spark Resident Comedian! Thank you so much for this blog!
Hope you look real sharp in your new clothes!!
Blessings and Smiles,

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JENGRAMMER 8/30/2010 9:24AM

    Irene, my friend, When a friend has to tell you you need a new bra, you know you are 'over the hill'. Just kidding.

Your blog kept me glued to the end. Wish I had been there with you. It must have been a very interesting shopping trip with a very classy lady.


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ANIHAKA 8/30/2010 1:28AM

    Although those little bitty things aren't cheap it's because you're worth it that you must get them. Apart from that it must be totally gratifying watching your clothes getting too big for the body. Best of luck for the week. emoticon emoticon

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HEILAS 8/29/2010 11:29PM

    Wonderful blog. You are absolutely right, no good having a lovely dress if whats underneath does not do it justice.

Have an awesome day.

God Bless.

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DIDMIS 8/29/2010 11:07PM

    You spoke of wearing a suit of armor. I always call it my halter and take it off as soon as possible.
Happy basket, I don't like trying on clothes either. What a difference than when I was younger. LOL
Have a good time with your bra fitting.

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WANDAC2013 8/29/2010 10:47PM

    Great blog! Congrats on your success!!

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PAMAPPLE 8/29/2010 10:38PM

    Irene, another interesting and well-written blog. I've lost over 5 pounds but not enough to need smaller clothes or underwear! My pants fit better, though!

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HAPPYBASKET 8/29/2010 10:21PM

    Irene, Like someone already said, "You are a Hoot". I really had a laugh with your blog. I hate trying clothes on let alone being fitted for a bra but I must do this & soon. I am told that Penny's does a good job of that. Anyone with other ideas. I can not wear underwire This is going to be a jovial job, Wish me luck.
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KAYDE53 8/29/2010 9:42PM

    Good advice..nothing worse that a poor fitting bra!! Although last time I was fitted for one, they fitted me a little snugger than I like. I don't like the girls moving & shaking either, but I don't like to feel like I'm in a suit of armor or a vice grip. emoticon

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DIDMIS 8/29/2010 7:30PM

    Becky ask Victoria's secret. I have all I want without adding a water bag to it. LOL I like underwire but they say they aren't good for you. I have a problem. Will tell you Thursday LOL instead of here for everyone to know. I wrote on your blog. I will have to take the skillet for me if I do like i did at noon again but I WILL NOT.

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MOM4407 8/29/2010 6:36PM

    There are just too many chooses for bras. Underwire, no wire, sports, and the colors. I took my daughter and then when I got the bra it had a plastic bag filled with water. What is this?

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CHARHUNT1 8/29/2010 4:17PM

    Irene: My friend you are a hoot! So funny and right to the point.
There are so many changes that our bodies go through that both men and women need to address them all.
Glasses, teeth, outer wear, under wear, shoes, etc etc.
The better the fit the trimmer we look.
Love your blog, lady.

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DIDMIS 8/29/2010 3:54PM

    Just got home from church and eating. Thanks for your comments on my blog. Char you are so right. I thought later of how I had to have my glasses adjusted. I don't have dentures so don't worry about that.

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CHARDANU 8/29/2010 3:25PM

    IRENE: Your blog is cute and funny, and it's VERY practical! There is even an intimate thing that happens to your body after weightloss that only married folks will find out - something you don't read about on these diet sites!
Other things that change in size are hat sizes, shoe size, even dentures and eyeglasses will have to be altered, depending on the amount you lose. Think about it...every part of your body will shrink. EVERY part! Hmmm...something to think about, eh? And it's all good.

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LAVENDERLILY 8/29/2010 1:59PM

Hi Irene,
My bra size hasn't changed with my weight loss.(I never had much to begin with!).However, my jeans are way too big and almost fall off! A new wardrobe is in order, but I think I will wait until I meet my goal and just tighten my belt in the meantime.
I always get a smile from your blogs. It makes my day.

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DONANDMARY77 8/29/2010 1:54PM

    Too Funny! Thanks....
God bless,

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HOPEFUL67 8/29/2010 11:29AM

    Guess I'm not doing something right - haven't gotten to the point where my clothes are to big. emoticon
Still have a rack of clothes in closet that are to small emoticon
better get off my rump and do exercises.

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HAPPYMOM8 8/29/2010 10:46AM

    Great advice here! My daughters are the ones who point out things like that to me which I am grateful! I need all the help I can get!
Thanks for posting, Pat

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LIS193 8/29/2010 9:51AM

    So true! Without a good foundation nothing fits right. Thanks for reminding us :)

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DIDMIS 8/29/2010 9:05AM

    Hey, thanks. I found some more comments on my blog today.
Made me feel good to start this Sunday out.

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MUJU71 8/29/2010 7:36AM

    Thanks for the laugh, Irene!

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NINALEE35 8/29/2010 7:04AM

    This was hilarious but so true! I really enjoyed. Thanks for writing. Also -- I wish I was where I could hear you speak. I'll bet you are terrific!

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CAROLYN0107 8/29/2010 6:39AM

    LOL! No fitters here on the equator, nor undergarments in larger sizes that are available for purchase. I keep a variety if sizes in the attic, ready to get to when I change.

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JODIRICHARDS 8/29/2010 2:36AM

    Great advice, if only I had a place to get a good bra fitting much less to buy a new one. I've had a tailor make new clothes for me but I think they place the breasts much high than we do, but that makes sense when you think how tall our bodies are in comparison. Now to just figure out how to communicate it so they understand. I had taken a shirt that I like as an example hoping that would help, but that detail didn't catch their eye and I am working with one of the best tailors in town. Much rather have this challenge than squeezing into something or needing extra material.

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MONTY68 8/28/2010 11:56PM

per your email,, I have read your blog, I want it quite funny, you have a great sense of humor. But on your serious note, everything needs replaced including undergarments. I will tell you size 48 undies don't feel good with 34 waist.
I gave every thing I owned away, except 1 pair of 48 inch jeans and xxxx shirt, to show others what they can do with their lives.
Keeping anything larger than we need is permission to need them later.

Great blog, thank you for sharing

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DIDMIS 8/28/2010 11:08PM

    Thanks to all of you who comment. Some say they read which is allright but I like to read your comments also.

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SUNSHINEGB 8/28/2010 10:59PM

    emoticonIrene, once again you cracked me up! emoticon
Now that I own a pair of "hanging baskets", I'll be sure to be fitted with a proper size bra! emoticon

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 8/28/2010 9:47PM

    emoticon. Let's hear it for the "Girls"

I have been taking care of all that recently. Victoria Secrets, o-la-la emoticon

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OMI2GC1 8/28/2010 9:31PM

  Thanks for sharing this. It is so true, not just what shows, but everything has to be replaced. Thanks for the laugh, I needed that.
God Bless

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SONGOFJOY27 8/28/2010 9:16PM

    Thanks for your words of wisdom! I'm noticing that my undergarments are fitting quite differently these days ... and I've still got a long way to go before I reach my goal. I'm certainly thinking about new undies soon!

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QUEEN56 8/28/2010 7:40PM

    You are right on target with this--I found that just exercising regularly can change your size in "foundation garments."

Timely advice, thank you!!!

(And CONGRATULATIONS!! You have some wonderful friends who really look out for you, and isn't it good to be the Queen!)


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GRACEISENUF 8/28/2010 7:38PM

    This blog is a winner, chucked full of some seriously good advice, thanks!

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MOM4407 8/28/2010 7:26PM

    You are so right. A new pretty bra really makes the difference in the way you look and the way you feel.

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