Friday, October 30, 2009

Well as you know my birthday was a real surprise to me Sunday a.m. in my Sunday School class as we were going to celebrate the October birthdays and I took cards for the other 3 birthdays but no one said happy birthday or gave me a card or anything. I did receive a couple of phone calls on my birthday from S S class members wishing me a happy birthday and one was clear from Colombia as she had gone to visit her parents there. Oh well, I said it is better to give than to receive and if they didn't want to do anything in the class I would find my joy in giving to them as I have done for years of teaching now.

Then you knew I withdrew from TOPS as our chapter was a disaster and very stressful for me, the weight recorder, who tried to hold things together. I was determined after the 26th to eat right and lose the weight I had gained after becoming a KOP.
Well, the 27th and 28th I did real well but then a pot luck rolled around the 29th. As you know I was worried about the dressing and although I don't like turkey I decided I would eat it without the dressing and would have no dessert.
Surprise there was no dressing so did not have to worry about that.
Now another surprise. They were not just honoring their pastors on Pastor's appreciation but they also were honoring me on my birthday. Did I get a surprise. What my own Sunday School class did not do for me my friends church where I go to special occasions did.
Now, the real surprise, they brought in a huge Dairy Queen Ice Cream cake as they know I like ice cream. I had never tasted one and it was delicious. They tried to get me to take the left overs home but I would not do so. That is one thing I did right. LOL
Then they had a basket for me with cards and gifts. They were so nice and kind.
So today I am trying to get back on the wagon but seems it gets higher all the time. I did go to the gym and I am so happy I have more energy and can walk better now and don't have a fear of falling.
Thanks everyone. You have been super. So many goodies and kind words. You are good friends. May your weight continue to disappear.
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  • KYANN402
    What a wonderful surprise! I smile reading your blog.
    4133 days ago
    Irene, so happy you were remembered in a special way! Yes, our birthdays are special no matter what age we are.

    As far as the dressing goes at the pot luck, many of us tend to worry so much in advance, I think, I personally, have worried over things so much in advance, and wasted my time concentrating on it, I have wasted precious moments instead of enjoying life as it comes. I do believe that worrying, in addition to my job, caused my emotional/stress eating. I am trying to take one day at a time now and enjoy life more.

    I'm happy you were finally able to taste the pleasure of the ice cream cake, but did not take home the leftovers! You did good!

    You are a special lady! God bless you and may you have many more special moments in life!

    Hugs, Betty
    4134 days ago
    So glad that you had such a nice birthday after all.Good job on resisting taking the leftover ice cream cake.

    Am really sorry to hear you withdrew from TOPS but with things the way they were in your chapter,it was the best thing to do.You didn't need all that stress.
    4134 days ago
    The pic was taken at a wedding in Mexico. The pastor's son got married recently and of course I had to go. Thanks for your comments on my blog.
    4134 days ago
    Is that where the new photo with the beautiful flowers came from? A lovely photo, bye the way.

    Those DQ cakes ARE very good! You did the best thing by not taking the leftovers home. A very smart choice! emoticon

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    4134 days ago
    Ice cream for your birthday doesn't seem like much of an indulgence. I'm glad so many people worked to be sure you were remembered. emoticon
    4134 days ago
    Irene, I am so glad that your church friends made your day special. You deserve it. Ice Cream Cakes-well I try to forget about them, but it's hard to do! So make this a very good year and Sparks will keep you on track with your food and exercise. God bless you. Love,Jane emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4134 days ago
    Irene I think you know how I feel about you

    4134 days ago
  • GLORYB83
    Oh Irene, I am so happy things turned out beautiful for you at the pot luck! You are blessed with good friends, good people around you.
    And you did so well with the eating ~ I'm sure some ice cream cake did not hurt your diet. Isn't it a delicious cake?? Yummy!!

    God bless you dear lady and may you enjoy many, many more happy years!

    emoticon emoticon Gloria
    4134 days ago
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