Wednesday the 22nd I decided to go to a town 6 miles from me for lunch. All was well.
I had heard thunder earlier but hadn't seen rain in so long I didn't expect any.
Arriving at the restaurant and getting inside things changed.
It started pouring. Not many people came in but those who did were soaked.
The lights went out but they got them on soon. Probably a generator.
The lights went off and came back on several times.
I had been there a long time so decided to leave. I got to the door and saw it was still raining hard but not as bad and since my car was parked in front of the door I decided to leave. I had no umbrella so was soaked. My clothes were soaked, my hair was soaked but I made it to the car.
Now to figure out how to get home.
This town floods. The streets become rivers. I decided to go down another street thinking it would be better but no.
Every intersection was filled with water. People did drive carefully.
I drove a few blocks and turned West thinking this street would be better. No Way!
Now the whole street was flooded not just the intersection.
The street lights were out, homes and businesses were powerless.
Traffic cops were directing traffic at some intersecions, at others they just had a stop sign up so people would give the right of way.
Two men were wading in the water up to their waists.
So I kept going. All was going well.
Then I got to my town and the rain had stopped. It had gone through already.
When I arrived home the street where I live was already nearly clear. It always fills up clear across the street but just a little water remained.
Hurry Irene, get into the house.
Get those wet clothes off. Dry that hair.
No harm done.
Didn't get sick
All is well.
As most of you know I had gout and it is like walking on a boil. My doctor was out of town and although the pharmacy tried to help me they said it had been over two years since I had had an episode
They knew this because they did not have a gout medication for me in their records and they are deleted after two years.
EVERYTHING HAPPENS ON THE WEEK END! And besides my doctor was out of town so I had to be a shut in with no shoes. Monday night he finally called his office and called in a prescription for me.
THE DAY AFTER I FINISHED MY MEDICATION
I felt much better.
Now it was time to get out so went to a Christian women's meeting with a luncheon and style show followed by a really upbeat inspirational speaker.
The two ladies I invited attended. One had not been there before and she really liked it and plans to go back. She is the lady pastor that I have lunch with now and then.
We had such nice ladies at our table.
AND GUESS WHAT?
I won a (door prize)
I don't do that often.
The clothing was from a gently used shop and they had some items for sale. After the meeting was over I bought 3 inexpensive gifts which will go in my Christmas gift stash.
No doubt I ate good for me as I lost weight and my pants are
My goal weight is 152 and I weighed 147.4 this morning after drinking a bottle of water.
CAN SOMEONE ANSWER A QUESTION?
Why do your pants look baggy when you are standing and you sit down and they fit just right?
NOW I DECIDED TO GO TO THE STORE.
I guess I shopped until I dropped as I was sooooo tired afterwards.
But now I do have some fruit
My housecleaner just came and it is so good she is going to clean and not me. I did do some cleaning and picking up though.
To have friends you must be a friend.
Open your page to your team members.
Pray for those who ask for prayer.
Answer any question which is asked that you can answer.
Ask questions and someone on one of your teams will be able to help you.
If you have a local team plan get togethers. (Our local team has had several and it is such fun and we have become good friends)
Always speak kindly to one another
Don't put anyone down.
Encourage, motivate instead of criticizing.
Many of my friends really are encouragers and motivators.
I try to do the same.
Be a friend to yourself.
Treat yourself as you would like for others to treat you.
Recognize that some have problems you don't have and need extra help.
Give out plenty of
Your smiley DIDMIS (Irene)
The first part of September of 2010 I reached my goal and have not gone over it since.
Some people keep their goal for years.
Just last night we had a for our weight recorder who reached her 's of being a KOP. She is so precious and always encourages everyone.
We had the most healthy food we had had in a get together. We had and other healthy snack food.
I took WASA crispbread with laughing cow cheese. If you haven't tried it try it. It is delicious.
We gave her cards, little gifts ad I gave her little medal on a ribbon which said winner.
We may lose but we are not losers, we are WINNERS.
I have a difficult time sometimes as I retain water so I have to cut back on the eating to compensate.
I don't starve though. I eat one good meal at noon and snack at night.
Also am very careful to get plenty of water which helps with the weight loss.
Fresh salmon is filling and keeps you satisfied a long time so I have it often. I love sea food.
So though the scale goes up and down when it comes time to weigh in I am still below goal. We have to work at it.
IT ISN'T ALWAYS EASY BUT WE CAME TOO FAR TO BACK DOWN NOW.
I will say adieu and go get a bottle of water.
Need to have my
It helps me lose weight.
Don't let anyone walk through your mind with dirty feet." Great advice!
This was sent to me and I hope Mary doesn't mind me posting it here on this blog. I love it.
Chris from one of the teams I belong to was here to visit from Monday till today. He just left. He has done a great job of losing weight. The first thing I said to him when I saw him was "You are skinny". I hope a compliment for a person who weighed 300 pounds before starting a healty lifestyle with very healthy eating and lots of exercise.
He called me his mom number 2. I think I have been able to help him in a number of ways throughout our friendship and this is my desire and my calling. To help people. After all I am a missionary.
There was no way I could even tempt him to eat unhealthy and of course didn't want to as he has done so well. If he can do it
Last night we met with two other ladies from CHANGE IS GOOD and we three also belong to THE RGV TEAM and also belong to the same TOPS chapter.
So Chris, Marcy, Becky and I had a wonderful visit. Becky has already posted pictures on some teams. I don't know how to find them or would post them here. I'm not good with pictures. I just can't find them. LOL
We had such a good time and spent a lot of Laughing, talking, eating, taking pictures, etc.
So Chris is gone now and I will continue with my healthy lifestyle and he with his. He will call later to let me know he arrived safe
Becky already tattle taled on at least one team saying "I can't believe Irene ate a whole pizza". This is a place where I love their pizzas but had not had one in years. Becky forgot (?) to say it was a small pizza with very thin crust and was shrimp and garlic. Yummy. I am still under my goal weight. My friends can't believe I live almost completely on seafood. We did go to Chick-fi-la at noon though and had the grilled chicken with water. I ate half of the bread. Chris had a small fruit cup and all of the bread which of course he needed.
So this is what I have been doing in the past few days. Take care and see you soon.