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MY FLOOD EXPERIENCE BY SPECIAL REQUEST

Friday, June 24, 2011

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.
Irene

  
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DIDMIS 7/1/2011 7:54PM

    Well Sunny, just let me say I sure looked a fright for my beautician Saturday. This Saturday I don't go as she is on vacation probably wet herself.

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SUNNYWBL 7/1/2011 5:01PM

    It must have made a mess of your hair! emoticon emoticon

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LAVENDERLILY 7/1/2011 11:39AM

    We have flash floods here in Las Vegas. How scary! Glad you were safe.Nadine

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CAROLYNVIL 6/28/2011 8:54PM

    so glad you made it home o k .

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HAGIN2010 6/26/2011 11:49PM

    So glad you made it home safely. God was there as you drove home. emoticon

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MOMMA_BEAR_69 6/26/2011 8:04PM

    Praise God for his blessings to you!!! Glad you arrived home safely.

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JILL313 6/26/2011 7:44PM

    God was once again watching out for your safety. . .I'm so glad you got home safe and didn't get sick from being drenched. Take Care and God Bless You,

Hugs,

Jill

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STARTINGINLIMBO 6/26/2011 6:10PM

    Whew!

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LMMIMI 6/26/2011 11:14AM

    Wow, so happy you made it home safe even if a little wet. The power of water is awesome and should be respected. Years ago as a little girl I saw and experienced the results of a flash flood and to this day I will never forget it. emoticon emoticon

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CAROLYN0107 6/26/2011 8:55AM

    I'm glad you made it through the flood ok and that your car didn't stall out.

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GAILRUU 6/26/2011 8:55AM

    Thank goodness you made it safely!

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JUNEBUG150 6/26/2011 12:37AM

    Wow, I'm so glad that you made it safe and sound, I probably would have just stayed at the restaurant a while longer. Glad you didn't get sick from being soaked to the bone! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THEWINNER33 6/26/2011 12:05AM

    I was terrified for you as I read this. I am so glad the Lord was with you and saw you safely home. Hugs, Marcia

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CAZ5346 6/25/2011 11:41PM

    IRENE I AM SO GLAD YOU MADE IT HOME WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS. MY SON TRIED TO GET HOME THROUGH SOME DEEP WATER AND HE HAD A VAN AND IT STALLED ON HIM. SO NOW WHEN IT RAINS I TELL HIM TO TAKE A BOAT LOL



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DIDMIS 6/25/2011 11:28PM

    Goodness, I'm so sorry. I don't know how many of you I answered but I appreciate all of your responses. You were all so kind.
One thing I knew that if the cars were going in front of me I probably would be able to follow them and get home. Only the small ones were stalled.
Thank God I made it home safe an sound.
I was so glad I didn't go to TOPS the next day as it rained again and Ihad 20 miles to drive through traffic.
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GRAMMAP1 6/25/2011 9:17PM

    So glad you arrived safely to your home. It is scary to see the water standing and not know how deep it is. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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YJNANA 6/25/2011 12:04PM

    Seeing so many News Stories of people getting stranded in flooded streets, I was afraid thats what u were going to say.
Glad you made it home safe and sound.
You really have to pay attention to weather in your area don't you.
Just like my niece in Tucson, flash floods. So dangerous.

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HAPPYMOM8 6/25/2011 10:41AM

    I clicked "I Liked this Blog" but I really didn't It sounds
really scary to me. I am so thankful you made it home safely!
Hugs, Pat

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MOM4407 6/25/2011 9:55AM

    WOW I was here and you make it sound so dangerous. I could have come and got you in my kayaks. I am glad you made it home safe. You are my inspiration. I hope when I grow up I will be as strong and independent as you. I am glad you did not drive over any curbs.

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ALICERIEGER 6/24/2011 11:39PM

    Thank you Irene. That sounds like quite an experience. I'm glad you made home without any real problems. You did well, girl!!!!

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DIDMIS 6/24/2011 11:31PM

    I know one thing. You drive slowly in high water.
I have a car not a van so it was more difficult.

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SUSIEPH1 6/24/2011 11:21PM

    Ohh my goodness!! .
What a adventure Irene .. you were so lucky that your car didn't stop in all that water ...
Glad you are safe and dry!!
Hugs Susie emoticon emoticon

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MNNSAIDE 6/24/2011 11:11PM

    I could just picture you all soaking wet!!!

Well so was I a few miles down from you!!!!

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NELLIEC 6/24/2011 11:10PM

    El Paso would get flash floods. One year there was a new housing addition in town and a man drove across a little bridge and accidentally went off the side of the bridge into an area that was usually dry but then was flooding over the bridge. He drowned! His family was devastated, and the next year the new junior high school was named after him.

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MOM2GEO_JR 6/24/2011 11:06PM

    Thsnkd got sharing Irene, and so glad that you made it home even soaking wet. Glad that you didn't get sick.
Marsha


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AFTER SUFFERING COMES THE BLESSING

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

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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 emoticonthey said it had been over two years since I had had an episode emoticon
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 emoticon(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 emoticon
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.
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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.

God bless all

  
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TOASTIE 6/29/2011 9:39AM

    Great question about the pants! Similarly -- why is it that when they fit perfectly standing up, that we can't sit down? Must be the way God made our skin to perfectly stretch and tighten so we can move our arms and legs, but clothing manufacturers can't quite get it right.

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HAPPYMOM8 6/26/2011 1:16PM

    Hi Irene, I am just getting around to responding to blogs- better late than never but better never late!
So glad too that you are over your gout problem and able again to get out and about!
For what it is worth, I just read in my Nutrition Action newsletter an article about gout. Thought of you of course.
It said that scientists tracked 89,000 women for 26 years and the that the risk of gout was 22 percent lower in those who drank one to 3 cups of coffee daily, whether decaf or regular.And 57% lower in those that drank 4 cups daily.
AND coffee drinkers may also reduce their risk of diabetes and Parkinson too.
I know you have had sleep problems so I guess the decaf route would definitely be better for you, that is if you even drink coffee. But tea wasn't linked to gout risk.
just had to share that with you.
Hugs. Pat


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SUSIEPH1 6/24/2011 10:24PM

    Glad your gout is much better Irene. For such a active person as yourself must have been so debilitating.
Glad you enjoyed the church's luncheon..
Very lucky lady picking up a door prize .. You must have felt so excited.
Glad you are Christmas Present hunting early its amazing just how cheaper and easier it is to get what you want, well before Christmas.
I hope that peskie gout has gone forever.. Much love Susie emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TIABITS 6/23/2011 2:06PM

    Glad to hear you are feeling better Irene. I enjoyed your blog & am glad that all is going well for you...you are truly blessed.

Thanks again for your prayers for the ear pain I have been getting after the dental work I had done...going on 4 months now that I have this terrible pain...Something went wrong after the dental procedure & my medical & dental team cannot figure out what it is. I extracted the tooth & still the ear pain persists.
But all our prayers have brought me to a wonderful physiotherapist who is trying all he can to massage & treat my face muscles & ligaments in case its one of these that has been injured or inflamed during the dental treatments. Also my doctor is sending me for a CT scan but the wait list is long & I need to wait till September unless they have a cancellation & no one ahead of me takes it.

So the prayers are working & I am being lead to those that can help me. Thanks again Irene & I am keeping you in my prayers aswell. Take care & take it easy, I know its tough when you feel better but take good care of yourself not to over do it.

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GAILRUU 6/23/2011 7:47AM

    How nice to hear you gout has gotten so much better.
I have some pants that fit fine but when I sit down the legs ride up so my ankles show. They are not tight and it always mystifies me why certain pairs do that. It must have to do with how they are cut.

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HAGIN2010 6/23/2011 1:06AM

    So glad that you are feeling better. Glad you are getting around and won a door prize. Thanks for writing your blog.

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GRAMMAP1 6/23/2011 12:19AM

    I have a good Friend (besides you) that has bouts with Gout. I know it is painful. I agree about illness coming on the weekend when Doctors are not graciously available!

I shopped today for groceries and even in air conditioning I came out sweating and weak. I never thought I could dislike shopping, but I do.

Glad you are better. You have been so successful in your weight loss and then keeping it off. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DIDMIS 6/22/2011 11:22PM

    Monty am I supposed to answer that twice? You guys are ganging up on me. emoticon

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MONTY68 6/22/2011 11:03PM

    Hi Irene

Great blog. I felt so bad for you when you found that you had gout, the pain you went through waiting for Monday and getting your prescription. I am glad you are feeling so much better.
It was good to see that you could go to the meeting, congrats on winning a door prize.
You have done well in keeping your weight down. In answer to your question about baggy pants, I never thought about it but perhaps because one is sitting on the pants is the fact that the baggy part would be hid until one stands up emoticon

Thank you for sharing this.

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MONTY68 6/22/2011 11:01PM

   
Hi Irene

Great blog. I felt so bad for you when you found that you had gout, the pain you went through waiting for Monday and getting your prescription. I am glad you are feeling so much better.
It was good to see that you could go to the meeting, congrats on winning a door prize.
You have done well in keeping your weight down. In answer to your question about baggy pants, I never thought about it but perhaps because one is sitting on the pants is the fact that the baggy part would be hid until one stands up emoticon

Thank you for sharing this.

Monty emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOM4407 6/22/2011 10:03PM

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I am glad you are feeling better.

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JUNEBUG150 6/22/2011 9:29PM

    Sounds like you have a lot of blessings to count! emoticon emoticon Great job on the weight control! In TOPS do they tell you that you are not to lose a certain amount under your goal weight? It seemed to me that my sister said something of that nature. Glad you are feeling better! Hugs and Prayers, Melody

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JILL313 6/22/2011 9:20PM

    So glad you had a good time with your friends at the church's luncheon--and a bonus door prize is great!! I'm so glad your gout is much better and hopefully it won't appear again in a very long time. It's great that you found some nice Christmas gifts as that sure bets shopping at the last minute. You must be so proud of yourself as you are almost at your goal weight--way to Go, Irene. Take care and God Bless You.

Jill

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NELLIEC 6/22/2011 8:56PM

    I am thinking that the thing about the pants is in the "draping." For a straight line, all the pants have to do is fall straight down. When we sit, the pants have to fit around bends, so more cloth is needed.

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BETHV10 6/22/2011 8:14PM

    Glad you are feeling better.

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CAROLYNVIL 6/22/2011 7:32PM

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CAROLYNVIL 6/22/2011 7:31PM

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STARTINGINLIMBO 6/22/2011 5:10PM

    So glad you got that med when you did. Congrats on the door prize, Christmas gifts stashed and the loss in weight!

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LMMIMI 6/22/2011 5:00PM

    Great day in the morning, Irene, is back and going strong. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SMILINGEYES2 6/22/2011 3:44PM

    So glad you were able to get relief for the gout--that is so painful. emoticon weight control. For so many dieting ends when the goal is reached and it is really a lifestyle so maintenance continues. Glad your luncheon meeting was such a success.

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SEATURTLE86 6/22/2011 3:32PM

    It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Plus you won a door prize!!
I am so sorry about your gout flair up. I am glad that you got some relief.
My doctor said that I have it but I am not so sure. She didnt prescribe any medication and my bloodwork only showed high uric acid once. She had just started me out on a low dose of statins and they cause pain in joints too although I dont think they cause a high uric acid. That is what I think cause my pain.

So do you have any advice for me if I do have it? Is there certain foods that can cause flair ups? I do understand that it is unpredicatable. How long do the episodes usually last or is that unpredicatable too?
My father-in-law has it but I havent talked to him to ask questions.

I have no answer to the pants question. LOL One of life's great mysteries I guess.
~Pam

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HOW TO HAVE SPARK FRIENDS

Sunday, June 12, 2011

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 emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Your smiley DIDMIS (Irene)

  
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REDTAG 7/1/2011 8:24AM

    Wow! Well said! Not just spark friends, but all friends! emoticon

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HAPPYMOM8 6/28/2011 8:17PM

    Very wise words indeed! I truly appreciate your friendship and your help as co-leader on Never Too Late To Get Fit? You really do practice what you preach!
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Pat

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YJNANA 6/25/2011 12:08PM

    You are indeed a Good Friend emoticon You make us Think, Laugh, and inspirer us to be our Best and get out and Do.
Your one emoticon Lady. Thanks for being our Friend, and Team mate emoticon

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SEATURTLE86 6/20/2011 3:32PM

    Very nice blog. Wise words...thanks for sharing!
~Pam

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LIZABETT 6/20/2011 1:58PM

    emoticon Irene. It is an honor to be your friend. Wonderful blog...

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FERRETLOVER1 6/18/2011 7:41AM

    You epitomized your own blog!! You are a great SparkFriend! Thanks for being mine.

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KITKATSGRACE 6/17/2011 9:48PM

    This is a great blog! I think sometimes we get so busy in our lives that we forget to truly be a friend. Thank you for sharing!

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LIFE-FAITH 6/14/2011 7:07PM

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LKWQUILTER 6/14/2011 12:35PM

    Thank you Irene. You are certainly a great SP and TOPS friend. (((HUGS))

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MOM4407 6/14/2011 10:09AM

    Irene you are a great Spark Friend. Your wisdom and understand is beyond measure. Thanks for being my friend.


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HAGIN2010 6/13/2011 4:26PM

    Irene, what you say is true. I value your wisdom.

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FLYER99 6/13/2011 3:00PM

    Thank you for this blog. We need reminding of these things from time to time. I know I do. I also want to thank you for your posts on the Joyce Meyer forum. I love reading them everyday. I know I don't say thank you for them every day, believe me I do thank you so much. I hope you get some relief from your pain. I'll be praying for you. Take care and God Bless! Bob.
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PATTYKLAVER 6/13/2011 11:46AM

    emoticon for reminding us of this!

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JUNEBUG150 6/13/2011 11:26AM

    Definitely!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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GLORYB2014 6/13/2011 9:18AM

    You're right on target Irene!
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DEELYNNE1 6/12/2011 9:06PM

    I agree, this is great advice.

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JULIEFRANCES112 6/12/2011 8:50PM

    Great advice! emoticon emoticon

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GMFAY33 6/12/2011 8:44PM

    You are a good friend and model emoticon

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MIRAGE727 6/12/2011 6:26PM

    Outstanding reminders, Irene!
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JAMKNITTER 6/12/2011 5:59PM

    You definitely are a Spark Friend!!! Peace, emoticon, Jude

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LMMIMI 6/12/2011 5:08PM

    Irene, I would say that it pretty good advice. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DOLPHINFAN1334 6/12/2011 5:08PM

    HOPE YOU HAVE HAD A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK AT SPARK!! emoticon

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IT'S NOT OVER WHEN YOU REACH GOAL

Friday, June 03, 2011

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 emoticonfor our weight recorder who reached her emoticon'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 emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonand 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.
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It helps me lose weight.

  
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LIZABETT 6/11/2011 10:52PM

    Great blog, Irene, and congratulations for maintaining for so long. I hope you are getting enough to eat. Breakfast is usually my biggest meal of the day and starts me off right. Keep up the good work and help us all to stay on track! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SUNNYWBL 6/4/2011 6:28PM

    I sounds as though you are saying that you don't eat breakfast or a proper dinner! That can't be true, is it?

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FERRETLOVER1 6/4/2011 8:37AM

    I wish I belonged to your group. When my 5th anniversary as a KOPS came - it was ignored by my group. I finally told them myself and got some lackadasical (sp?) applause for it.

Maintaining your weight once you have reached goal is actually harder than losing in the first place!

Keep on drinking that water - it really helps!

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ALICERIEGER 6/4/2011 8:12AM

    After 2 years of maintaining my weight I find it easier to do the right things but I can't let my guard down or the scale starts creeping up. Feeling good and reasonably energetic makes it well worth it. Irene you are such a good example!

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MNNICE 6/3/2011 11:04PM

    So true -- "maintenance isn't the end of the road - it's the beginning of a NEW one!" And it does have some interesting twists and turns!

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JILL313 6/3/2011 9:13PM

    It's great that you're maintaining below your goal weight! It is wonderful that you not only get support from Spark friends but also from TOPS. It sounds like a great group of supportive friends.

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PLPEEP 6/3/2011 8:13PM

    I have kept my weight off for almost a year now and I fight it every day. And I so agree with every thing you say. I use to be in TOPS years ago and know it is a great organization. I have been in Weight Watchers along with various other ways I lost weight too, but the thing that finally has worked at least to keep my weight off is SparkPeople. i am an expert at losing weight but I have never been able to keep it off until now. And it feels so right this time. Pat

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DIDMIS 6/3/2011 7:59PM

    You are right Chris. I wouldn't worry about going a little below though. TOPS allows 7 below goal.
Thanks for being the first to comment on the blog.

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HAGIN2010 6/3/2011 7:57PM

    Your words are so true Irene. As I just start my journey at maintaining, I can sense this is going to be harder than the losing for me.

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THIS AND THAT

Thursday, May 19, 2011

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.

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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

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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 emoticonLaughing, 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.
Irene


  
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THEWINNER33 5/27/2011 4:57PM

    Sounds like a wonderful visit. I know I would enjoy that pizza. I do love seafood, but must go easy on shrimp due to gout. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Marcia

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DIDMIS 5/27/2011 4:40PM

    Sunny and one other person asked why I eat mainly seafood. I do eat other meats but my favorite is seafood.
I eat seafood because I love it.
I eat seafood because it is usualy lower in calories than other meats.
I eat Salmom because it is filling and helps you to lose weight.
(not canned though, too much sodium)

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SUNNYWBL 5/27/2011 2:58PM

    OK, Irene, fess up and tell us why you eat mostly seafood! emoticon emoticon

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HAPPYMOM8 5/26/2011 10:06AM

    What a fun blog! So glad you had such an enjoyable time with Chris and your other friends too! You are ALL to be commended for your remarkable progress.
Thank you for posting.
Pat

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LAVENDERLILY 5/20/2011 4:18PM

    Thanks, Irene, for sharing!

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LIZABETT 5/20/2011 3:25PM

    Enjoyed your blog, Irene. It's wonderful to share good times with friends. emoticon Last night was our TOPS meeting. Seems I am just under a pound to reach KOPS. I'm still just emoticon along. But I know it is best to do it that way, and after all, I'm not in any big hurry.

You are doing wonderful and such a good emoticon You take care and have a emoticon weekend. emoticon

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MONTY68 5/19/2011 10:59PM

    Hi Irene
I love this blog. It was so nice with your this and that, to share the time you spent with your Spark friends. Even got to know some things about them.
Thank you so much for sharing and I will say that you have helped so many people.

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HAGIN2010 5/19/2011 10:57PM

    Irene,

I don't know if I can be objective with this blog because you gave me so many compliments in it. emoticonI really enjoyed our time together and my time with Becky and Marcy last night. It brought a tear to my eye when I had to leave today. God has blessed me so much by letting me meet you.

Chris

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JILL313 5/19/2011 9:55PM

    It's great that you have Spark friends that you get together with as I've never personally meet any of mine. I'm so glad you all had a good time together and know you will do that again! Why do you only eat seafood?? I like seafood but like a variety of protein sources. Well, obviously it's working well for you and I congratulate you on being under your goal weight!


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STARTINGINLIMBO 5/19/2011 7:02PM

    Sweet:)

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LMMIMI 5/19/2011 5:25PM

    Loved your This and That. Sounds as if you had a great time with your friends, but happy to have you back.

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CAROLYNVIL 5/19/2011 4:06PM

    I am glad you had a good time with your friends.

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THEEXERCISER 5/19/2011 3:42PM

    Hello Irene,

I am so happy to hear that you had a good time with your friends!

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