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Sad news..

Monday, January 27, 2014

On Saturday , January 25. @ 9:55 pm, my oldest brother passed away. Last week was a horror for me. And now I am in a state of being that even I don't understand. I am a direct person as many of you who are reading this know. Yes, I did call him Mr Piggy. But that was my right. Stephen Falley was not only my older brother by 9 years, he was my father when our father suddenly passed away 50 years ago, at 50 years old. Leaving 3 sons and a daughter of 15 years old, My poor Mother was never was the same after her beloved hubby surprised her on her birthday by dying. Anyhow.
Up until Sat he was living about 15 min from me. He has been in South Fl for 7 years. He inherited her condo when she passed away.
I was VERY CLOSE WITH HIM AND WE TRAVELED a lot. He left me and Ray with no will, no power of attorney, nothing. Just lots of junk, collectables and work to do. And now I am sick with a cold.. The details of his death are not important , but he was a person in my life. I just wanted to share this with every one, thanking everyone for the goodies, prayers,love comments etc. Yes, dear team, I am eating now, but I did lose about 6 lbs. thank you everyone. Hugs and love to all, Ps get a will made, do a DNA, don't do to your family as my brother did to me. Ilene emoticon emoticon

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XRAYLADY65 1/30/2014 4:41PM

    I am so sorry for your loss.... hugs and prayers coming your way

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OBREEZES 1/29/2014 3:50PM

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. Losing such a close family member is so painful.


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BEEJAY49 1/28/2014 6:43AM

    You are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless and Hugs!

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NOMIS1 1/28/2014 5:44AM

    My sincere condolences.

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JUST_BREATHE08 1/27/2014 11:48PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. And emoticon Love to you my friend. emoticon emoticon

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BECKYBRN 1/27/2014 8:08PM

    I am so sorry for your loss and you are in my thoughts and prayers. I know it is hard since I lost my sister last September and I am not over it yet. Make sure you take time for yourself. emoticon emoticon

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HDHAWK 1/27/2014 7:56PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your brother. Hugs!

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PEPPYPATTI 1/27/2014 12:24PM

    Oh Ilene! I am so sorry to hear of your loss! You are in my heart, thoughts & prayers!
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    My condolences on the loss of your big brother.

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CHUBRUB3 1/27/2014 10:38AM

    Hugs & love my dear friend.
I am sending you my angels to hug you tight and ease your grief.
Your brother is with you and loves you still.
So sorry,

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MJEFFERSON23 1/27/2014 10:04AM

  My condolences to you and your family, so sorry for your loss.

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BECKYSRN 1/27/2014 9:16AM

    So sorry for your loss.... emoticon

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TORTISE110 1/27/2014 7:06AM

    I am so sorry to hear that you have lost your brother. emoticon

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The Magic Number

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

emoticon emoticon emoticon I have been working with a fellow Lapbander who had the same Dr that I had, I have seen her not know what to drink and what to eat. I have seen her scared of going to an appointment, afraid that the Dr. would yell at her. While this has been going on, she lost quite a bit of weight and is now very lovely.
Even though we live about 25 miles from each other, we have never met. Our only contact is IM on Skype.
The most recent time I looked at her Skype photo, I saw a stunning young women. When I complimented her she appreciated it, but commented that she still is not at her goal.
And that is when I, even after almost 4 years of my weight loss surgery figured out that the goal is right now. It is NOT when the Magic Number comes up on the scale.
It is right now. If she wanted to she could lie about that number. And if her hubby played a trick on her and rolled back the numbers she would be excited.
So now I know that for me the magic numbers are here right now. And my number is # 1.

I revised this, I don't want to be # 1, I want the magic # to be right now for all of us who are searching for it. I want us to know that it is only a stupid # that we have in our heads. Not reality of the truth for us all . This is our lives we are working on. Our life to continue being healthy and live longer. And God is the only one who knows that number.

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LEANJEAN6 11/6/2013 6:53AM

    emoticon --I love the shoes yu sent too-Lynda

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GBSLIM 10/27/2013 11:23AM

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FLAMENM 10/16/2013 11:18PM

    What a great viewpoint. Now is the number.

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MDGARDENGIRL 10/16/2013 10:29PM

    Such wisdom. It's sad that so many just live in misery because of a number.

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CHUBRUB3 10/16/2013 9:09PM

You are #1!!

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An old lady made me think about life.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Last night Ray and I took Cindy out for her walk. One of the old ladies was sitting out side. I waved to her and she yelled out in her squeaky voice "Oh you lost so much weight"
It was then and there that I realized that I look thinner and I looked good enough for someone to notice. I didn't have to TELL anyone I lost this or I lost that. It didn't matter at all.

At that time I thought of the story about the barrel of apples. The 1 about the farmer that always took a slightly bruised apple to eat, but never took the perfect one. With that, she never enjoyed a perfect apple. She always had a bruised one.

And it was that thought that finally made me realize that I was just fine right now. Not when I lose the last 6 lbs that I think I have to lose, to get to my goal. I am at my goal now. emoticon

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PURESTILLWATER 10/7/2013 10:26PM

    Ilene - such a good message and you have lost soo much. You should be very happy with yourself.

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GBSLIM 9/29/2013 1:28PM

    You've come a very long way. emoticon and emoticon

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PHEBESS 9/28/2013 8:27PM

    Good job!!!!!!

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CHUBRUB3 9/28/2013 6:26PM

You are so right Ilene! You are perfect and at goal now.
Congratulations on your journey.
Love and hugs,

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MOTTAMAMALOU 9/28/2013 6:03PM

    You are so right! emoticon

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Happy Anniversary Miss Lapband & Miss Ilene 3 years~

Saturday, February 02, 2013

So here I am 3 years later. 96 lbs lighter, and many sizes smaller. These 3 years have gone by so quickly. I am so glad that Miss Lapband and Miss Ilene met.

Because of Miss Lapband, i went to Sparkpeople.com. Because of Miss Lapband, I have met so many wonderful people. The first 89 lbs lost were quicker than the additional one.
With the friendship on my "Special Team Lapband Rulers" I became who I feel good about.

Yes I have my shortcomings, my moment and my problems but the whole world does.
Miss Lapband and Miss Ilene are together now. Thru thick (then and thin (now). And that's the way it will be. You can also call me Mommagrok emoticon

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NICTWISTER 2/8/2013 10:24PM

    Do you still get fills? How many fills do you think you have had over a 3-year period? You look SOOOOO good.

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LITTLETEAPOT17 2/4/2013 2:32PM

    Love you so much Ilene!! So glad you're in my life--what an inspiration you are to me!! Sisters forever!!!
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GAYLLYNNE 2/3/2013 9:57AM

    You are doing an awesome job!! Hang on, you are an inspiration!!

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MDGARDENGIRL 2/3/2013 9:44AM

    You are such an awesome woman and FRIEND! You are our best cheerleader, leader and taskmaster! You are the BEST!

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PJC19671 2/3/2013 12:08AM

    MommaGrok you ROCK! Congratulations on your lapband anniversary. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHUBRUB3 2/2/2013 10:10PM

    YOU are amazing my friend. So very proud of you.
Hugs and love on a job well done!
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FIFIFRIZZLE 2/2/2013 9:39PM

    Congratulations on rocking that Lapband!

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It all began 3 years ago...

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Three years ago, DH and I went to talk to the Dr. about having the Lapband Surgery. We were there for just a few minutes, and I decided that I was going to do it. emoticon

Then we went into the office to speak about the charge for the Surgery and I filled out the paperwork. And Bing, Bamm, Boom in 8 minutes I had a surgery date. It was the best few minutes of my life. DH is the one in the family that thinks and thinks and thinks about what he is going to do. But me? emoticon

I am impulsive and I make my decision right away. I am not at all sorry for my choice 3 years ago since I have lost 96 lbs total.. I tried to make it 100 lbs but I could not do it for Dec 31, 2012. No complaints from this gal. emoticon

I am loving my team sisters at Lapband Rulers. They call me Momma Grok, this is me. emoticon

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BBAMMOM 1/25/2013 10:30PM

    You rock my friend! I didn't know how quickly you decided to do surgery.
Usually I make very impulsive decisions but not with the band. I had to be in a program for several months before they even talked to me about surgery so it was great thinking time.
Thanks for your inspiration, support and friendship!
Hugs and Aloha,

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SUECHRIS50 1/19/2013 3:01PM

    I really like your attitude!!

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    Wow, it happened that fast? I'm so happy for you. I'm so blessed to have you as a teammate. I plan on learning a lot from you, since you have been so successful.

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FIFIFRIZZLE 1/17/2013 4:50AM

    Congratulations on your anniversary, it sounds like you did absolutely the right thing and are completely happy with your choice.

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ILOVEROSES 1/17/2013 12:06AM

    Congrats Ilene! emoticon emoticon

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SOFEDUPP 1/16/2013 9:54PM

    That is awesome!!!

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TEDDYBEAR662 1/16/2013 9:04PM

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SOFT_VAL67 1/16/2013 7:43PM

    i guess for me the total opposite is true, i went to three different doctors, probably 3 years ago i began going to one doctor and then i find out he is leaving soon and i wonder where will that leave me...so i leave and find a new one, go thru the process with him and get to the surgery date and back out, then i find another doctor and go thru it with her and get to my date and she has to re-schedule, the best thing that ever happened to me
i went back to her for a visit, and told her i wanted lapband and not gastric and she didnt agree so told me to come back to see her in 3 months, and i didnt, because i went home and got out and went for a walk, and seven months later, and ive lost 64 pounds, without surgery and im glad i chose not to do it, i am glad it has worked for you and for everyone who has had it
but for me, the best choice was to make myself really work harder, i had been in the mindset that the surgery would come first and the hard work next
but i decided to do the hard work first and have the surgery later, but once i began losing, i knew the choice had been a good one
im glad i didnt have the surgery
but im not against it
i just think it was best for me, cause 3 different docs and 3 years and nothing
then one day i just woke up and said, time to do it and i did....good luck to everyone emoticon

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PJC19671 1/16/2013 6:58PM

    Momma Grok every day you inspire, encourage and motivate me. I am so happy for you that you have lost all your weight I know it's not easy to do. I am so proud of you. emoticon emoticon

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MDGARDENGIRL 1/16/2013 5:55PM

    You are the QUEEN MOTHER of our team Ilene!! I had to laugh at your impulsiveness which we all know and love about you. Sometimes it's a bad thing, but this time it was PURRRRRRFECT !!! You have lost all your weight and you are actually SKINNY! emoticon

As for your wonderful DH..... well you know how I feel about Ray emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHUBRUB3 1/16/2013 5:43PM

    You are awesome Ilene!
What an inspiration! No looking back my friend only the bright future is ahead.
hugs & love,

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