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Thursday, November 10, 2011

He didn't like the casserole

And he didn't like my cake,

He said my biscuits were too hard

Not like his mother used to make.

I didn't perk the coffee right

He didn't like the stew,

I didn't mend his socks

The way his mother used to do.

I pondered for an answer

I was looking for a clue.

Then I turned around and

Smacked him one

Like his mother used to do.
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SUNNYWBL 11/13/2011 12:29AM


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TIABITS 11/12/2011 3:15AM

    emoticon Thanks for that ...I needed a good chuckle.

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HOLLY_ROSE333 11/11/2011 7:02AM

  Thats funny!

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JUNEBUG150 11/10/2011 10:00PM

    The poem made me chuckle and I read it to my DD and she laughed, but then I went down and read your last post. That is so sad, I saw my dad raise his fist to my mom one time in my life and she said to him, "go ahead and make it good because it'll be the last time." He never did do it, I think it was just stress but it was scary at the time as I was a teenager.

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DIDMIS 11/10/2011 8:40PM

    My mother received abuse from my father after working like a horse all day. I would see him slap my mother in front of me and sometimes the others. Then the worse would be when he gave her the silent treatment.

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ANYVAR54 11/10/2011 8:35PM

    NELLIEC, I am sorry that your husband experienced abuse at the hands of his mother. It takes away the joke, and it is so sad that we have to remember ill times. Ravyna

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NELLIEC 11/10/2011 5:23PM

    In a way it is funny, and in a way it is sad. That was my ex. And his mother beat him until he started supporting her!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 11/10/2011 3:26PM

    Oh that is too funny! I love it!

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SA9CHI 11/10/2011 12:29PM

    thanks for the laugh! Terrific sense of humor!!! emoticon

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HAPPYSOUL91 11/10/2011 11:36AM

    emoticon I would have given him more than 1 smack!

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GAILRUU 11/10/2011 11:07AM

    This is funny, but it could have been written about my husband!

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HAPPYMOM8 11/10/2011 9:49AM

    Cute-I just read that one to my DH and he got a chuckle.
He is fairly warned!

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PATTIE441 11/10/2011 9:28AM

    emoticonWay to go Irene! Woo Hoo!

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KATHRYNLP 11/10/2011 7:48AM

    I loved this one too, and Blogged it Nov.3rd. I see this chap is really getting his dues! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUDITHWITHROW 11/10/2011 6:23AM

    Thanks for making me laugh this morning.

For the last 3 Thanksgivings my brother-in-law has commented that my rolls are not like his mother's. She always served those tiny Pepperidge Farm rolls. Mine are freshly melt in your mouth just risen.

My brother-in-laws response to my husband telling him I could not cook this year was..."But what about her rolls!?!" Guess under all those complaints he really liked them...men...smile.

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SUSIEPH1 11/10/2011 5:19AM

    Ha Ha Thats really good Irene !! very funny!!
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WENDYSPARKS 11/10/2011 5:15AM

    Love this!!!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Many of you have asked for my news letters so thought I would write it in a blog and hope you find it. This is a news-letter I just sent out to my supporters.

Hello everyone: Thank you for your continued support for the work in Mexico. God is good and we know He is more powerful than any enemy.

You wonder where the peaceful Mexico went where I used to live and drive all over without fear. We know they need the gospel of Jesus Christ more than they ever had.

The latest news I have read is they are also recruiting children as young as 11 years old on the US side of the border where I live to work for them. Children and young people are arrested expecting a better life but often finding themselves entrapped in something they can't get out of.

Sundays paper had an article about a teacher from the mid west who came to our area as her relatives were here. She tried to teach in Texas but to teach here needed more training so she substituted for awhile. Then she learned of a job of teaching English in Mexico so moved over there to pursue this. In the beginning it wasn't too bad but each year it became worse.

Finally she went to Soriana one night to shop and when she returned to her truck found it was torn apart (no doubt the steering as this happened to a truck I had years ago in a parking lot also). She called friends who came to her aid but when they got there they hear shooting in the parking lot so hid down in the floor of their vehicles for an hour afraid of what was going to happen.

She is now in the US again substitute teaching.

We still hear of shootings, of people being kidnapped, of mass graves. They have not found the brother of the lady from my Spanish Sunday School class who was kidnapped from his own home and many others have never been found.

So sad but God loves Mexico. We need to pray for our country also. I will be going to the bridge (on our side) to meet the pastors Thursday morning to do my mission work.

Irene Davis "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me" Philippians 4:13

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IAM_HIS2 10/25/2011 3:22PM

    Oh, I am very grateful that young girl was not hurt.

There is so much evil in our world--I am glad we have our faith and Jesus to get us through these times. I will start praying more.

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MOM2GEO_JR 10/20/2011 7:27PM

    Thank you Irene for sharing your knowledge and experience with Mexico. I feel honored that you have came into my life on Spark. Without Spark I wouldn't have had the privledge to know you. God Bless you on your Missionary work.
Hugs and prayers to you.

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RAINBOWMF 10/20/2011 3:29PM

    I am glad I came to read this Irene.
Thank you for your works of kindness.
I now you a little better now.

Hugs Mary

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RGEETING 10/20/2011 2:58AM

    Our mission agency has several missionary families in Mexico... some as church planters and some as missionary pilots. We had to pull 3 families out of Durango area due to the terrible violence and threats. One of our other pilots stationed in Chihuahua was arrested and his plane confiscated when he flew into a remote area. It took quite awhile for the powers to be to allow him to be released and even longer to get the plane back.

On the positive note, we have Mexican nationals who are returning to their own home areas to lead their people to Christ...

Thanks for sharing!

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THISISIT-PA 10/19/2011 9:30PM

    I used to vacation in Mexico quite a bit but now I'd be too afraid. It's sad what is happening to their country.

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SWEETLIPS 10/19/2011 6:41PM

    Thank you for sharing this information. I am saddend by the mean soirited and mean acting people, who act out what they feel is what they are supposed to do. When one knows better, often times they do better. I will continue to pray for your safety, and a much needed revival like I pictured the Azua(mispelled) Revival was. I know that God is making changes, and instead of questioning, I do keep reminding myself to accept what God allows. I am comforted that you are in God's arms. Blessings to you.

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CAROLYNVIL 10/19/2011 2:45PM

    my prayers are for you and Mexico and here in the usa.

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MIKEYD6694 10/19/2011 9:38AM

    Irene, you are truly brave & special! The world is lucky to have you! Your Bud, Mike emoticon

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DIDMIS 10/19/2011 3:13AM

    Thank you everyone for your comments and for your information. I have sent out other news letters telling of terrible things that are happening and our pastors in Mexico tell me we don't know 1/2 of what is happening.
I know it is dangerous. I was going to write something here now but felt to not write it as it could be dangerous.

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SUNNYWBL 10/19/2011 12:36AM

    May God keep you safe as you continue your work.

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ANYVAR54 10/18/2011 11:08PM

    Our church supports a missionary who works in the El Paso / Juarez border where it is also very dangerous. This man and his wife are Mexicans, live in TX and travel back and forth across the border at least 3 times a week. He is a pastor and has started a seminary in Juarez to train Mexican men to be pastors. Very dangerous.
But God is the one who brings Peace to His people.

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NDTEACHER1 10/18/2011 10:24PM

    Hi Irene. I heard a missionary from Mexico speak at a conference a year ago. She was of Hispanic descent. She lived in one of the largest cities where beheadings were common and other horrendous things I don't want to mention. She said what was happening was pure evil. I understand that it is not only the poor from Mexico sneaking into the U.S., but terrorists and that was certainly confirmed when an undercover agent was approached by one of the people who thought he contacted a drug cartel operator to help him blow up U.S. and Saudi embassies along with assassination of the Saudi ambassador. Now we hear Mexico is considering offering a 2 year marriage license. Things are moving fast, we must reach people with the truth.

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GAILRUU 10/18/2011 10:18PM

    How sad that drugs have become so powerful and cost the lives of so many. You have my prayers!

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VERITY50 10/18/2011 7:48PM

    May God Bless and protect you and all his missionaries around the world!

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SUSIEPH1 10/18/2011 4:59PM

    Thank you Irene !!
I didn't realise it was so bad in Mexico ..
We don't hear much about it here in Australia.
I always knew you were a wonderful strong woman but I didn't realise what it was that you do ..
God Bless you my friend. and keep you safe ...
Love and Hugs Susie
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BOBBIENORTHERN1 10/18/2011 2:53PM

  Irene, you are doing some awesome work with what you are doing.

If I had the money you would get it.

Maybe I will be able to, just have to wait and see what comes up with money.

Prayer is the only thing that I can do, but, prayer works miracles.

You are so valuable for the kingdom of God.

Thank you so much for having such a warm and passionate heart for Mexico you are a special person.

I pray for the strength and wisdom of our Lord to guide you as His love showers down onto you and all those around you so that there will be many coming to the cross of Jesus because of the love of God just shining through you and your faithfulness. In the name of Jesus

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 10/18/2011 1:57PM

    will remember you in prayer on Thursday

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CAROLYN0107 10/18/2011 12:37PM

    Thanks for your prayer letter Irene. It's so sad what is happening in Mexico. Many years ago I lived in El Paso (for five months) and my friends and I frequently drove over to Mexico to go shopping. We felt quite safe then. Not now. Mexicans as do all men and women need the Lord.
God Bless you in your ministry this Thursday and every day.
From your sister in Africa

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NEW-CAZ 10/18/2011 12:09PM

    I'll keep you in my prayers Irene emoticon

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DADDYS_GIRL6 10/18/2011 11:52AM

    Will you get to attend this banquet again when there are other new TOP achievers or is it an annual event? Sounds like you had a lot of fun! I am so PROUD of you!

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LMMIMI 10/18/2011 11:38AM

    Irene, you are a blessing and a marvel. I pray for your safety.

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JILL313 10/18/2011 11:24AM

    Thanks for sharing this information--we need God more than ever now--and Mexico too. I'm so proud of all the good work on behalf of the almighty you do. Be Blessed and safe.



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NELLJONES 10/18/2011 11:06AM

    My husband and I used to travel in Mexico often, even rode our motorcycles through for a couple of weeks one time. No more. It's sad, but can't take the chance. The ONLY thing most of us can do is pray.

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PANSYLADY2 10/18/2011 10:28AM

    Thanks for sharing. This world is not a safe place in the best of times, but thank GOD, we are citizens of HIS KINGDOM and ambassasors to this world. If we are where God wants us to be, we are safe, no matter what. I pray for you today that God would send His warrior angels to surround and protect you as you go about His business. Amen.

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LKWQUILTER 10/18/2011 10:24AM

    Thanks for sharing Irene and prayers for you and your work for Jesus.

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FIREBALL_V 10/18/2011 10:10AM

    I will keep you in my prayers!

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LRK4CHRIST 10/18/2011 9:56AM

    Thx for sharing! Be blessed!

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Friday, October 07, 2011

Today a girl friend had a b/d so I took her out to eat.
The funny thing is that a man and his mother were sitting at the table next to ours and before my g/f got there we were talking.
The lady said you are so beautiful.
Now when a man tells me that I don't believe him but when a woman tells me that is different especially if she is a stranger.
Well her birthday is tomorrow. I said my birthday is the 26th of October.
The son got up and came and showed me his driver's license. He was also born on October 26th.
Now that was a real coincidence. I talked to him about losing weight.
His mother who was diabetic had already lost weight and they had given her only a short while to live but she is 75 and still going.
He thought he was alright as he had his father's genes. His uncle on his father's side lived to be 98.
I am sure people get tired of me preaching healthy living but I told him he could still have physical problems if he did not take care of himself.
My Profession is Missionary but I am also a missionary for Spark.
I believe we need to take care of the Temple of the Lord.

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TRAVLNWOMAN 11/13/2011 8:23PM

    I love that about being both a missionary for God and a missionary for Spark! It's true! I'm not a missionary but I love God and agree we must take care of His temple.

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ANHELIC 11/10/2011 5:44PM

    Amen to that. I loved what you had written and you are very beautiful. I am trying to stay on track and live longer. I too am diabetic along with an emotional eater. I pray each night that the Holy Spirit will help me make better choices, but unfortunately I still go my own way many times and fail.
God Bless you Irene,
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DADDYS_GIRL6 10/18/2011 11:53AM

    Amen!! Amen and Amen!!

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    AMEN! emoticon

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BACKMOON 10/11/2011 12:02PM

    A deserving compliment Irene! And you planted a seed!

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MARISERV 10/10/2011 5:00PM

    What a lovely compliment emoticon They were there because they needed to hear your message. emoticon

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MOM4407 10/9/2011 7:02PM

    You are a Missionary for good health. Your body is God's Temple and you are beautiful.

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SEDONACAT 10/9/2011 6:22PM

    You so deserved that compliment! Hope you Sunday was restful and joyful.

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MONTY68 10/8/2011 6:18PM

    Hi Irene
A great blog, I find nothing strange about what happened. I believe that opportunities are presented and in your situation was acted upon. A good time to minister about healthy living, now it is up to him to take the info and use it. Congratulations on what you did.

Thank you for sharing

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HAPPYMOM8 10/7/2011 11:33PM

    A compliment well deserved!
Even strangers can recognize your good qualities, outside as well as in!
Hugs, Pst

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SUSIEPH1 10/7/2011 11:00PM

    Well done Irene !!.
Hopefully a convert for Sparkpeople! and yes they are right !! you are beautiful in side and out!!
Love and hugs Susie emoticon

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ANYVAR54 10/7/2011 10:38PM

    So true, Irene. You did well. emoticon

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 10/7/2011 9:27PM

    I replied earlier but don't know where itwent, awesome God moments there, way to go!!

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SWEETLIPS 10/7/2011 9:18PM

    My birthday is 10/29. You know God always does set-ups. Keep preaching, words do plant seeds.

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 10/7/2011 7:29PM

  Irene, this is a God inspired moment and you took advantage of it.

You are so soft and feminine looking and very gentile looking.

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DIDMIS 10/7/2011 7:20PM

    I wish I could answer all individually but got up from my nap and found so many I just can't do it.
I thank each of you from the bottom of my heart though. What beautiful comments you made.

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JILL313 10/7/2011 7:02PM

    You are a very pretty woman and it always nice to get that compliment. I'll sure say you are spreading the Spark--WTG!! It sounds like you all had a great time chatting--it's fun talking to others about their lives. Take Care.



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NDTEACHER1 10/7/2011 6:57PM

    How fun1

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 10/7/2011 6:47PM

    "I believe we need to take care of the Temple of the Lord. "

I believe that too!

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MNNSAIDE 10/7/2011 6:30PM

    A friend to all even strangers - You are blessed my friend.

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LINOVER 10/7/2011 6:20PM

    Keep spreading the Spark, Irene!

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_LINDA 10/7/2011 5:54PM

    That is awesome Irene, and so true! You look fantastic!

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HAGIN2010 10/7/2011 5:54PM

    emoticon Irene.

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NELLJONES 10/7/2011 5:51PM

    Very true. I remember a wonderful man whose parents both lived to nearly 100. Shortly after they died he was diagnosed with cancer....because he had never bothered with screening tests. Living a healthy life if primary, but seeking professional confirmation is also important.

It's nice to have pleasant conversations with total strangers, isn't it? We are all missionaries in that. We all may be the first health book someone will ever read.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 10/7/2011 5:29PM

    Way to go Irene,

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    Spread the spark emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 10/7/2011 4:32PM

    Spark on Miss Irene!

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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Sometime ago I promised someone I would explain this status picture.
Seems I did not do it. emoticon
Well, here goes, When I became desperate to lose weight I joined TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) and also found Spark.
Get on your mark set go.
On February 12th of 2007 was my start day.
I had 52 pounds to lose.
On September 15 2007 I reached my goal of 152.
Don't say you can't do it when you are older. Some are in their 60's and think they are too old to lose weight.
Now TOPS has yearly meetings where TOPS graduate to KOPS (Keep off pounds sensibly) and some become queens.
I graduated to a KOPS and became queen of our chapter and I think I have a ribbon showing of our district also.
Many others lost much more as they had much more to lose.
Some lose 100 or more pounds. emoticon
So a friend of mine helped me choose a dress, paid for it, others helped me with underwear, another with a ring and off I went to our yearly emoticon
It was awesome. So many queens, kings and KOPS and a candle for each KOPS as they circled the big hall.
I have a trophy cabinet with trophies, tiara, ribbons, charms, etc.
Why would I ever want to give that up?
So many memories.
So those who didn't know and asked now you know.
I have a friend on the KOPS team of SPARK who is little princess. She knows how it feels.
Let's go everyone.


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SUNSHINE1954 10/14/2011 11:33PM

    Good testimony to TOPS and Spark. You truly are an inspiration and a great advertisement for TOPS. Keep up the great work. You are an amazing KOPS!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Joanne

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DADDYS_GIRL6 10/14/2011 3:50PM

    Congrats to you Irene! I have to admit your photo makes me smile every time I see it! Imagine what we will feel and look like when we receive our crowns in Heaven!
Thanks for being the inspiration you are to me and so many others!! Hugs!

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CAROLYN0107 10/9/2011 7:22AM

    Irene, you are truly an inspiration on SparkPeople but especially on TOPS. Becoming a KOPS is a really big deal but becoming a QUEEN of TOPS is TOPS!!! I'm so excited to be able to rejoin my TOPS group again in December and for the six months I'll be in the States. BUT I just learned yesterday that through a few circumstances, they just lost their meeting place where they have met for years and years. They had no place to meet last Thursday. So, I have no idea where my TOPS group will be when I get home.

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YJNANA 10/7/2011 11:29AM

    Your a walking testimony to TOPS works.
So glad your a KOP, that is quite the honor to be one and stay one, it takes work. But your one of the strongest ladies I know. You touch so many lives and we are so glad to have you on Sparks.
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HAPPYSOUL91 10/6/2011 4:27PM

    that is a nice story, thx for sharing it with me

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HOLLY_ROSE333 10/6/2011 12:19PM

  WONDERFUL JOB Irene! emoticon

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SWEETLIPS 10/6/2011 8:08AM

    You look beutiful and what a beautiful testimony to living and Celebrating your life. Tuesday on the biggest loser, the elder woman said, don't think you can't do it, get up and move. It may be slow, but I am losing it. What an encouragement you are. emoticon

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CVRONEK 10/6/2011 8:03AM

    What a wonderful story! You make a beautiful Queen, both inside and out! emoticon

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RSSSLHB 10/6/2011 7:29AM

    emoticonjob Irene emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 10/6/2011 3:13AM

    Wonderful Irene, you've come a long way hun.
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SUSIEPH1 10/6/2011 1:54AM

    How Wonderful Irene, and so well deserved my friend!! .
You should be so proud of yourself !! I am so proud of you!!

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PANSYLADY2 10/6/2011 12:03AM

    That sounds like so much fun. Good memories keep us warm and smiling.

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MONTY68 10/5/2011 11:20PM

    Hi Irene
Thank you so much for sharing . You have done a awesome job both in releasing the weight and keeping it off. I am glad you said something about age, I see to many people using that as a excuse for not being successful.
You inspire me and you have been a great motivator for so many people.
I am glad that we became friends and I look forward to your comments and devotions.

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HAPPYMOM8 10/5/2011 11:00PM

    Thanks for sharing your incredible journey, Irene.
And you did it in only 7 months!
You are a great leader in more ways than one.
Hugs, Pat

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ANYVAR54 10/5/2011 10:04PM

    Awesome, Irene. Good that you have kept of your weight for all these years.
You are also a princess of the King of Kings!!!!!!!!!!!!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 10/5/2011 9:57PM

    Awesome Irene, I love your inspiration and gusto, also how it is evident how much God is in your life. I have been reading your blogs, and trust me, you are helping me, last night, I made an effort on my outerself. Even wrote another blog. Thankyou for being such a special God-filled person.

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

There are many benefits to losing weight.

When I lost weight:

My cholesterol was normal (went off of medication)

My blood pressure is very good.

Each year the doctor signed a paper for me to get special medicare shoes,
This year he said "I can't sign this'. You do not have sugar diabetes"
I mentioned the fact that he had told me I would always have it.
He said, "But you do NOT have sugar diabetes".
Praise the Lord. God is good.

Losing those 52 pounds changed my life in many ways.

One thing on the negative side was I had my drivers license renewed today. My face is skinny and I have a turkey neck.

Today (october the 6th) I received my driver's license and it wasn't so bad after all in color. Also it is renewed for six more years so I get to live to at least 89. :)Also there are no restrictions on my license. WooHoo

Well that is better than having chipmunk cheeks and a basketball tummy, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and high blood pressure.

So I'll take the skinny face and turkey neck.

Thanks for listening to my testimonial.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 10/3/2011 4:27PM

    Irene you are such a postive inspiration to all, God bless you my friend

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VERITY50 10/3/2011 2:02PM

    Good for you Irene! I am do for a new DL and looking forward to changing my weight if not my picture!

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YJNANA 10/2/2011 12:48AM

    You are an inspiration and I think you look Great
Isn't it worth it all to be Healthy :)
Love your attitude, Irene, your a kick :)

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IDLETYME 10/1/2011 10:33AM

    I appreciate your sharing your inspirational story with us. Thank you!
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GEEKSMEGGLY 10/1/2011 10:25AM

    You look amazing. Thanks for posting I needed some inspiration right now. emoticon

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NPA4LOSS 10/1/2011 8:29AM

    emoticon You are a wonderful inspiration my friend!

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 10/1/2011 6:13AM

    emoticon Makes me feel better about my own turkey neck!

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MARISERV 10/1/2011 6:08AM

    I am so happy for you. You are my inspiration emoticon

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CAROLYN0107 9/30/2011 6:17PM

    Good blog as usual. Thanks for sharing.

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LKWQUILTER 9/30/2011 4:24PM

    You are looking great!!!

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MARIANTONIA2 9/30/2011 4:03PM

    Congratulations, Irene!

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GLORYB2014 9/30/2011 3:21PM

    I love this blog Irene and I'm so happy you've taken care of yourself and are doing so well!
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CUSH1932 9/29/2011 10:11PM

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emoticon for sharing. It is encouraging to know it is possible to be medicine free which is my goal.


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MOM4407 9/29/2011 7:07AM

    Better emoticon neck than Turkey legs, and belly. You have changed your life and you have shown so many that you did not need to a personal train and chef to change your life. I am so proud of you.

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NDTEACHER1 9/28/2011 9:15PM

    Your blog made me smile. I think you look great!!!

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SUNNYWBL 9/28/2011 6:59PM

    What great news! emoticon emoticon

When you say - sugar diabetes - do you mean Diabetes II or pre-diabetes? emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LILLI56 9/28/2011 6:11PM

    great job. Isn't life grand?

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ANYVAR54 9/28/2011 4:49PM

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You are doing great!!!

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HAGIN2010 9/28/2011 2:26PM

    Glad to hear the absence of health problems. I have a similar problem. I work at a grocery store and they wont give me a new shirt. My shirt looks like a tent on me. I would rather have a shirt be way too big than too small though. emoticon BTW you look great!

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SEWINGMAMACDS 9/28/2011 12:44PM

    You are looking great!

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 9/28/2011 11:55AM

    I think you are beautiful inside and out!

Congratulations on your amazing accomplishment!

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HAPPYSOUL91 9/28/2011 9:53AM

    woo hoo, good for you and by the way...you look lovely!!!!

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NELLJONES 9/28/2011 9:26AM

    I dont know of anyone who likes her driver's license photo, but at least you can see yours as progress!

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SUSIEPH1 9/28/2011 6:48AM

    You are a absolute darling !!
I love your turkey neck and cheek bones and I am so glad you don't have sugar diabetes any more!!
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ANNEMAC5 9/28/2011 6:09AM

    Great news and a motivation to keep off the lbs emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 9/28/2011 3:14AM

    emoticon on a good medical report Irene, and it's all down to you taking care of yourself. I am so pleased to hear such great news.

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NELLIEC 9/28/2011 12:18AM

    Here in WA state they no longer want a person to wear their glasses for driver's license photos, so now I look slimmer in the face, more wrinkled than I am used to, and have that half-blind look of people used to wearing glasses!

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JILL313 9/27/2011 11:45PM

    At least you don't have to "fudge" a little when you put down your weight--to be honest, I only wish what it said on my Driver's License was correct. You're such an inspiring and beautiful lady both inside and out. . .God Bless you.



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MONTY68 9/27/2011 11:42PM

    Hi Irene
That is a great example of the benefits of releasing weight. You did a awesome job and found certain conditions gone. I think that is amazing about the diabetes. I think you are right, I would choose today's picture and better health over any past pictures. I like your description of your old picture.

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LIZABETT 9/27/2011 11:36PM

    Well, we can't have everything, can we? But we can be the best that we can be and that is good enough. emoticon blog, Irene.
You are fabulous...

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DIDMIS 9/27/2011 11:14PM

    Thanks Melody. It looks just like me on my driver's license and thanks for the compliment.

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JUNEBUG150 9/27/2011 11:11PM

    Driver's license pictures never look good anyway emoticon , but you are right it is certainly better than all the negatives (high blood pressure, etc.). BTW, I think your picture you have posted on here is beautiful and I mean that emoticon.

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