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Bridesmaid at 80

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Can you imagine? I would rather be the bride. My best friend is getting married the 5th of December and she informed me by e-mail, no less, that I was to be the bridesmaid and her step daughter who is her age (since she married her last husband who was much much older than she) is to be her matron of honor.
Do miracles never cease. We should never let age keep us from living. We must enjoy life and I say I will never be any younger than I am today so might as well. What the heck.
Just thought I would let you all know the latest in my life.
Irene emoticon

  
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SLIMMERKIWI 10/1/2009 5:14AM

    You 80?..........you don't look it!

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DDCLEADER 9/24/2009 6:31AM

    I think she made a great choice Irene

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ROADTOFREEDOM 9/23/2009 6:47PM

    That is a great story!

Marie

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MNNSAIDE 9/23/2009 6:08PM

    That's neat Irene!!!

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HISOWN1 9/23/2009 5:12PM

    WOW that is awesome - and you have reached your goal so dress shopping should be wonderful - just like you!
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LADYBUGRUNNER 9/23/2009 5:03PM

    That's too cute IRENE!!!

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NANCYRUBIO 9/23/2009 5:03PM

    How exciting for you. You never know what the day holds for each of us. We all make our own magic. Keep up the good work.

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Picture on last blog

Sunday, September 20, 2009


Marcy you asked the story of the pic. In February of 2007 I started going to TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) and lost 55 pounds in nine months which put me at my goal weight. Because of the weight loss I became queen of our chapter and district and also graduated to a KOP (Keep off Pounds Sensibly). Three of us from our chapter went to our district convention in Northern Texas where we had the ceremonies. So many beautiful queens and a lot of slim KOPS. It was a great fun time.
We had to dress in white. Actually my dress is ecru which is kind of an off white and the crown says TOPS.
Some people say you can't lose weight when you are older, I say I will never be younger than I am today.
Irene

  
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FREEDOMSTAR 9/21/2009 4:39PM

    Irene- 55pounds was my life changing number too
Cheers to good health
John emoticon

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MNNSAIDE 9/20/2009 6:52PM

    Thank Irene for the Explanation!!!!

You are our Queen!

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JIBBIE49 9/20/2009 6:22PM

    Irene, you loved lovely. TOPS CLUB is a great organization. BUT you did fantastic to get to your goal, since many people come there for years and NEVER get to goal weight. But I have known KOPS who have kept their status for YEARS and that is so wonderful to see.

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USMAWIFE 9/20/2009 6:04PM

    Congrats. That is awesome

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Temptation

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Tonight, the 19th of September, I didn't want anything I had in my freezer or fridge. I was really burned out on chicken breast and wanted PIZZA. I thought about it more than once and thought of dressing and going out to get one. What should I do? I knew it wasn't good as I knew I would eat all of a small one instead of a slice or two. After all who can eat one slice of Pizza?
I didn't even want the fudge bar I found at DQ with only 50 calories. I was in a dilema. I was hungry but I did not want tuna, or soup or, or, or.
So I ended up eating guess what? A bowl of cereal instead of Pizza. I will get over it as I had not had Pizza for maybe two years.
I will not let myself destroy my body again. I will not. I love the way I feel and look now.
Irene

  
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DRUSILLA56 10/31/2009 7:14PM

    JUST LEAVE THE BAD FOODS ALONE IRENE, IT'S NOT WORTH IT. LOL
I SHOULD KNOW AFTER ALL MY DIET- BACK-SLIDING WAYS. LOL.
BUT YOU DO WORK OUT ALOT NOW, SO???
JUST DON'T EAT THAT PIZZA AND SIT DOWN OR GO TO BED. LOL

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DIDMIS 10/31/2009 5:52PM

    Dan, who wants to split a personal size pizza????? And I do realize it has too many calories for one but not enough pizza.
Irene

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FREEDOMSTAR 9/21/2009 4:37PM

    Irene- good Job on swapping the cereal for pizza
I think the cheese and oil and dough would have weighted you down
Have you ever tried Kashi "Go Lean" cereal?

Cheers !
John emoticon

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MNNSAIDE 9/20/2009 10:46AM

    Way to go my friend....you sounded like me cuz I have given in to my bowl of cereal too. We are just hungry and want to find the easy way - what taste really good!!

It's hard when the food is limited and the same old same old.

By the way - love that picture! What is the history?

Marcy

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DDCLEADER 9/20/2009 8:40AM

    Way to go Irene maybe you ca have lunch and split a personal size if they still make them with a friend. That way it is not to much and yet you will not deprive yourself either.
I have found it is not what I eat but the portions that get to me.
Thank you for sharing
Dan

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LADYBUGRUNNER 9/20/2009 2:19AM

    Good for you!!! WooHoo, talk about will power!!!
That's GREAT that you can be strong around PIZZA!!

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HOME AGAIN

Monday, June 29, 2009

There is no place like home even in deep south Texas where the normal temperature for this time of year is 100. Thank God for air conditioning.
I arrived home tired and with much to do but am taking it one day at a time, doing the essential things first.
The services were good where I spoke, the people kind and generous, the convention was the best I had been in in ages and the 40 year church dedication was super.
I did have an accident as I was visiting my very ill sister in law in an area I am not used to driving in and when I looked off to the side to see the street I hit a car from behind. Even the officer was nice to me, the car repair place was very helpful as was the car rental place.
We can persevere in anything if we make up our mind to do so. I had just finished my last service in Kansas City that morning, had the accident, rented a car and the next day drove to Oklahoma to the anniversary and other services. Finished up just in time to drive back to Kansas City and the next day picked up my car and drove to Oklahoma again to visit friends and do one more service then on home.
Now if I could do that I can take off the pounds I gained while I was gone and have already lost some of them.
We can, we can, we can do what we make up our minds to do. Come on men and women. Put your mind to do it and you will see the pounds coming off. I know not all need to lose weight, but have other issues we resolve to solve each day.
God bless all
Irene

  
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HUZZAH39 9/9/2009 7:30PM

    God has Blessed you as an encourager and I am so thankful to read inspiring messages such as yours. Keep running this race!
Keep giving God all the glory! emoticon emoticon

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LADYBUGRUNNER 8/25/2009 4:21PM

    Yes we can!!! Great blog Irene! Glad you were okay when you had your accident. Awe, I hope your sister gets better!

WooHoo, that's great that you went to the gym!!

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DIDMIS 8/25/2009 3:03PM

    Thank you ladies for your comments to my blog post. Just got back from the gym and also had my car serviced today.
Irene

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YJNANA 8/25/2009 12:46PM

    Your a brave lady, driving alone. I am such a sissy :) But I do when I have too. Your 80 thats amazing. My DH's Grannie lived to be 94, nothing stopped her, and she lived a full life. You sound very independent and that is good that your living your Bestlife now and have gotten so small and Healthy, the Best is yet to come.
Keep working out, the muscle is an amazing thing and will serve us for many years and keep us strong and moblie. I want to lead the way, not be the last in the door :) Your an inspiration and glad you decided to Change your ways and think about your Health. Keep on, Keeping on girlfriend :)
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MNNSAIDE 6/29/2009 3:04PM

    Awesome post Irene - you have so much Energy - and I know we can
we just have to keep trying and Walk with the Lord!!!

Glad your back! sorry about the heat!

Marcy

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Trip/and yes I'm going to drive/and yes alone

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Hi to everyone out there fighting the battle, knowing the victory is yours.
What a change losing weight made in my life. It is so exciting to buy my clothes from the regular misses or petite sizes now instead of having to order from the women's catalogues. I say order as I did not have the stamina to shop. Still working on that.
Soon I will leave for a over 3,000 mile round trip to Oklahoma, Missouri and Kansas and back. I will be attending a convention in my home church in Missouri, attend a 40 year church anniversary in Oklahoma, preach in several churches and visit family and friends.
As you notice in my title I already answered your questions, which are "Are you going to drive", (how else would I go emoticon) and are you going alone (I have no one to go with me but the Lord).
People think because I am 80 I am over the hill. Well, might be their hill but not mine. I am just beginning to live as this new me.
Irene

  
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JOYCEOSBORN 5/26/2009 11:07PM

    Wow! That's a long trip to make all alone! I have to hand it to you - you have a lot of courage! I'll be praying for you.

We're getting ready to leave the valley for a long trip too. We're going to Colorado to spend the summer in our RV - fishing and hiking. I'll be driving our little car all the way, and my husband will be driving the truck with our 5th wheel camper, but at least I have my husband to share the road with and to chat with when we stop for a rest. I'll se you in the fall!

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