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10/5/12 3:51 P

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Thank you everyone for inquiring about how I am feeling. I think I'm up to par now (whatever that is).
My friend, t he owner of the home health group told me his nurse could watch me put the ace bandage on and give me some pointers.
She has never offered when I told her I didn't know how and was afraid I would fall.
The report from the doc was good, only he had a report from the nurse saying I refused to put the ace bandage on. I explained to him why. He said he thought I could do it but don't know how to do it. The doc says it costs $100.00 for someone to put it on. Now that is outrageous.
He wants me to use it to keep the swelling down so I don't have to take too many diuretics and have the problem I had when I thought I was going to beat you all to heaven.

I got my hair done this morning, then had lunch with my friends afterwards. Now I am here waiting for the nurse.

Think I'll take a nap while I wait. emoticon

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Hi everyone. It was a little less humid today in Fl. although it was still in the 80's.Went and saw the surgeon today and we decided to have a needle biopsy done on the calcified area that she doesn't like the looks of on my one breast.Compared to 2010 it either has grown or my breast has become less dense. (I wish!) Anyway, she's not overly concerned and neither am I. It'll be done at a hospital in the radiation dept. Probably the week of Oct. 15.I'll let you know when it is scheduled. I've had so many of these done it's old hat!

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Elayne from the west coast of Fl.

"Music is the original mood-altering, non-fattening wonder drug. Ask your doctor if Music is right for you."

Playing my sax is how I connect with God. That gift is from God and I use it to Glorify His name. It's not bout me..it's all about HIM.




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Beautiful chilly day here in Minnesota. Right now I am working on my hair, then on to the stationary bike for about an hour

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9/22/12 1:18 A

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Darlene I feel the same way. The pain in my upper back calf came back last night.
WE SHALL OVERCOME

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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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Irene,
I pray that things will go all right with you. Things like this really take a toll on all of us.
This morning when I got up my back was hurting really bad and last night my left ankle was hurting also. So I think I'm falling apart. If it's not one thing it's another.
Have a Blessed day and thank God your alive.
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Thank you all for liking the posts. I can't get caught up but wrote a blog so you can know what is going on with me. I thought for awhile that God was taking me home. Please forgive me all of you. I haven't even looked at the goodies yet but will get to them when I can and enjoy them.
Friday is busy I will have my hair done Lunch with my friends who are having a trying time and then the nurse comes. I have to do my s.s. lesson. Yes I can make better sense now.
I love you all.
Irene

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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Saturday night I had pain in my calf again. I went to sleep again, Then I woke upon again.
The phone woke me up on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. Someone called me and asked me if i was up and at Am. I said I had just got up and they asked me if I would get get to church on time. I always get up at 8:00. She said would I be able get to church on time. I had to hurry but made it. I made it I made it . I slept almost all day Monday and slept almost all day Sunday.
I did not make it Monday with much sense.
Tomorrow I go to the doctor to see what is going on with me.

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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9/14/12 11:24 P

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I didn't know they have a chat room.

IRENE FROM TEXAS
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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When I go on this team and want to talk the chat room is not there. That is what I mean.
Anyway I have to go to the store and get my lunch and walk on the treadmill later on.
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Darlene, I don't know what you mean what you mean by if we could keep the chat room open.
I think we can keep it open and talk what we want to It is "General Conversations"
If this doesn't answer your question you might ask our team leader "Sweep Lips"

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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I was just wondering if we can keep this chat room open for now on. Cause there is a lot of things I would like to say.
First of all I got my SS check in the bank this past Tuesday and I got to pay off couple of my bills and I'm happy about that. And in about couple of weeks I'll be getting another one and then 5 days from there I get paid. All I can say is everything is coming into place were I can pay things off and have some money left.
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I was supposed to find out my results of the blood clot the 21st of September. emoticon
I called my power of attorney
He said to call the nurse since the doctor isn't here and if she wouldn't give me the results to ask her if I should get another doctor.
I always have to talk to the receptionist first so I told her that and told her I could be dead by then. She said just a minute. She talked to the nurse and they said if it was negative or if I had a blood clot the technician would have reported it right away. My power of attorney is going with me the next time to ask him questions as he is in health care.
So I am not so worried now but hope that pain doesn't come back.

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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How to stay beautiful

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you'll never walk alone.

--Sam Levenson

IRENE FROM TEXAS
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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I am glad you found a doctor you like and you will be taking better care of yourself.

IRENE FROM TEXAS
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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Thank you Irene, Prayer does work as I prayed hard that God would not let anything happen to me! I will have the stress test on Sept 26th when I get back from vacation. Something good came out of it though and I will now see the doctor on a regular basis for the diabetes. I liked him a lot. I understood him and feel like he understood me. So praise God for finding a new doctor.

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Goodmorning all I just wanted to stop by and say hi to all of you. I pray that you have a blessed day.
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You are welcome Irene. So glad to hear your knee is better today. I occasionally will have my right knee give me a bit of a problem, not bad yet but enoughth to know that knee pain is no fun...keep getting better...Patti




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Patti thank you so much for wishing me well. My knee is better today after the shot.
Thank you also for liking the posts I put on here. It is nice to have people read and comment on them.
Irene

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The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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I pray that the study will come back negative for a blood clot and that you will return to complete health, in Jesus name..Amen.

You have so many great posts here. Thanks for sharing...Patti


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8/28/12 10:39 P

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TO ALL;
The doctor gave me an injection in my knee as he said it would be better than the pills as they didn't have a lasting effect.
I came home and took an hour nap, watched America's got Talent, and am back.
He told me to increase my diuretic.
They are going to do a study to see if I have a blood clot.


IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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hello everyone:
Well it happened.
This afternoon after trying to stay off the narcotic I began hurting bad again and have been sleeping a lot today. I took another pill at 9:00.
I had already made an appointment for tomorrow at 10:45. I thought it would be difficult to park at that hour and wondered how far I would have to walk.
Then a friend called and wanted to come over. I said not now as I was so tired and hurting and going to bed. Asked what she was going to do tomorrow. She had something but when she heard my story about the doctor's appointment she said they would take me. Praise the Lord.
Also my computer wasn't working. In fact neither of them worked. Later they both fixed themselves for which I am glad.
I'm sorry I can't answer each of you but I know you understand.
Thanks to all you who mentioned my knee and were so happy for me. I was happy for awhile also.
I did write a blog today about something funny that happened yesterday.
This is my 54th day w/o desserts. My pastor is on his 29th day but is still tempted.
Irene


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The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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8/25/12 6:08 P

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Praise the Lord Gayle. You didn't have a heart attack,
Irene

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I had a major scare this week when i thought that I was having a heart attack. I don't remember the last time i was that scared. It was in the middle of the night and i was going to call the paramedics but for some reason decided against that. I must have fallen back to sleep and was still hurting some when i woke up. My friend encouraged me to go to the clinic and get checked out which i did. I met a very nice doctor who did an EKG which looked fine. He has ordered a stress test for Sept 26th because I am going on vacation next week. They also did some blood work. Aside of feeling a little tired I'm doing fine, thanking God that it was not a heart attack.

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8/24/12 3:46 A

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I have been so busy with business, Mexico, News letters, doctors and social activities. I do post devotionals, post my log in points, do my points if I can, write a blog every once in a while and change my status every day, Make calls, pray for people study for Sunday School so you see why I don't get onto the chat too much. Sorry.
Tonight my knee is hurting worse than it ever has but think it is better now. Tomorrow will be busy also.
I haven't forgotten you.

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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Thanks guys. I'm really dong ok. I've been preparing for this day ever since Mom died. I'm not waiting to see what time my flight leaves tomorrow. My brothers are going to book it for me and then let me know .It'll probably be in the afternoon which means I'll get to my destination around 10 pm.

Elayne from the west coast of Fl.

"Music is the original mood-altering, non-fattening wonder drug. Ask your doctor if Music is right for you."

Playing my sax is how I connect with God. That gift is from God and I use it to Glorify His name. It's not bout me..it's all about HIM.




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Angel Believer, I am so sorry about your dad but he is where he wanted to be. May the Lord give you strength.
Irene

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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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I'm sorry about your dad Anglebeliever. I pray that everything will turn out ok.
God Bless You All.
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Hi Guys,
Just got word this afternoon my dad passed away. I am so glad I got to see him in July for his 93 b-day. You can see his picture with the family on my Spark Page. I'm waiting to hear back from my brothers and them find a flight to Pa.It's been exactly 2 yrs and 2 weeks since my Mom died. Dad's wanted to be with her ever since and now he is. Praise God! He is happy now. He was a wonderful Dad and a great man. He will be missed.

Elayne from the west coast of Fl.

"Music is the original mood-altering, non-fattening wonder drug. Ask your doctor if Music is right for you."

Playing my sax is how I connect with God. That gift is from God and I use it to Glorify His name. It's not bout me..it's all about HIM.




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I had a very good therapy session yesterday and got a lot accomplished. I'm trying to get things straightened out before i leave for vacation in a couple of weeks. There is so much to do! I now have the answer that i needed about getting to where the bus leaves from. My bus leaves in the middle of the night and i wasn't sure that i wanted to leave my car there for two weeks. My other option seemed to be to get a taxi. But my friend said why don't i get an extra set of keys and leave my car so that my friend can pick it up. Problem solved!!

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Thanks, Gayle!

I impetuously took a friend up on her invitation to join her at church tonight. I was able to get away from both my computer and smart phone to concentrate on prayer shawl knitting and conversation with a friend I don't very often get to she (her hubby is on the praise team and she brought her crocheting). I needed this away time to refresh . . . just like a good walk.

This week, I'm wrapping up the final week of two challenges (5% Challenge and SAC3) and it will be nice to take a brief hiatus between challenges.

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Ehagfeld...Come to think about it i have heard of the updated version of the book. I also use biblegateway.com. I love some of the daily devotionals that they offer like Girlfriends in God. Sharon Jaynes is another favorite of mine.

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Find myself praying for strength amidst so much seemingly weakness. Have never heard so many "excuses" as I visit so many SparkPages.

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So true about forgiveness. I copied a poem on forgiveness on devotions a while back. Seems like God is trying to tell us something.

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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Unforgiveness keeps us in bondage and it is like having a noose around our necks - In Matthew, Jesus, the master storyteller tells us that if we don't forgive, God woun't forgive us. It is one of the hardest things for many to do because it involves our emotions. Allow yourself today to release all of that into the atomsphere, reminding ourselves that we receive God's grace, something that we can not earn, but can freely receive. I hope all has a wonderful day!!



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8/15/12 12:35 A

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Gayle, re: Commemorative book: Joyce has done an update on the Battlefield of the Mind. This book is already in the classroom at some college campus(es) and like any good book, needs to be revised regularly to stay on the shelf. While I have a box or two of audio books on tape, I only have CDs and DVDs by Joyce Meyer. I do anything to get books in audio sstyle as I never seem to find enough priority time to read books (other than the bible) on pleasure time. I keep biblegateway.com on one of my tabs nearly all the time as a great resource for research.

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41 days w/o desserts. Why don't we all streak something of our choice to help our journey and keep ourselves accountable to the team?

IRENE FROM TEXAS
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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Ehagfeld...Remind me which commemorative book...I wanting to get her book on forgiveness and her new one about change your thinking that is suppose to come out in September. Most of what i have of her teachings are on cassette tape...that's how long i have been following her!! I missed listening to her while i was in PHP recently because I had to leave during her program. I only have the one DVD that i listened to yesterday.

I felt accomplished yesterday when i cleaned out three drawers in the chest in the dining room. I plan to start to tackle the fourth drawer today but won't be able to get it finished because i need a file box to hold the stuff that is in there. I won't be able to pick that up until i am running around on Thursday after my therapist's appointment. Today i feel hopeful!!

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Gayle, I so want to get her commemorative book and have it in my "cart" awaiting me to click "order." I have that and several like-minded DVDs/CDs that work on the attitude and mouth to aid my walk with Christ. Joyce is one of the most no-nonsense women who speak God's truth is such meaningful way - truly gifted! I enjoy her teachings, as I also enjoy Dr Charles Stanley and a few others that often supplement my Sunday worship.

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Ehagfeld...Thank you SO much for sharing these thoughts on forgiveness from Joyce Meyer. It means a lot that you would take the time to share. I'm listening to a DVD of Joyce right now called Battlefield for the Mind. It has four messages on it and they are really helpful also. I believe that God is working in my life right now on the forgiveness front.

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Today I will be taking donations for Disable Veterans up until the 20th and the truck will be here to pick up the donations emoticon

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Welcome home, SLUDERCATS. The pressure we put on ourselves can be so overwhelming. So glad to understand how anger turned inwards shows itself in depression and how forgiveness is one of the best keys to closing that door.

Hopefully God will guide your heart mind, and body into furthering the willl he has in your life . . . just as I wish that for this entire team. Here's quotes that Joyce Meyer shared with me on her Facebook status lines on the subject of forgiveness. Seems she has a lot to say on the subject, and I probably just touched the surface:

- It's our duty as Christians to forgive. God teaches us that. He did it first!

- Make a decision to pray for those who have hurt you. It is important that we forgive.

- God forgives us and He gives us the grace to forgive others.

- God expects us to give away what we have freely received from Him—including forgiveness.

- You put yourself in prison when you don't forgive.

- We don't buy God's love or forgiveness. He loves you today as much as He does tomorrow and yesterday.

- You can't have real love unless you’re willing to forgive.

- God forgives our sins and remembers them no more, so you can stop remembering what God has forgotten! –Joyce

- Decide to be a blessing to everyone you meet today. Forgive anyone who has hurt you, and leave unresolved circumstances in God’s hands.

- If you forgive others before you go to sleep, freedom from wrong attitudes in your heart will help you start your day right the next day.

- God will give you the grace to be completely whole again, but it begins with being willing to forgive.

- You can't love with unforgiveness in your heart.

- Unforgiveness is like a weight in your spirit. Cast your cares on Christ and stop carrying that weight!

- Even if you’ve made serious mistakes, there’s always a place of forgiveness and a new beginning in Christ. (2 Corinthians 5:17)

- Choose today to start living a lifestyle of forgiveness and refuse to be offended.

- Forgiveness is a decision, not a feeling.

- Unforgiveness always keeps score, but love keeps no record of wrongs. (1 Corinthians 13:5)

- Every day you have the opportunity to be offended. Why not choose to live with a constant attitude of mercy and forgiveness instead.

- If we were perfect, we would not need Jesus. Be quick to forgive, generous in love and always believe the best of everyone.

- You can't be happy if you don't forgive.

- April 20 Program: Do Yourself a Favor…Forgive Q and A
http://www.joycemeyer.org/BroadcastHome.
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- April 17 Program: The Forgiveness Test – Pt 2
http://www.joycemeyer.org/BroadcastHome.
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April 16 Program: The Forgiveness Test – Pt 1
Even though you may still feel hurt and wounded by someone who's hurt you, you can still forgive them and move on with your life. Joyce teaches you how.
http://www.joycemeyer.org/BroadcastHome.
aspx?video=The_Forgiveness_Test_–_Pt_1

- Decide to not take offense; it won't change anything and it certainly won't do you any good! –Joyce, “Do Yourself a Favor…Forgive”

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Slundrcats good to hear from you and glad your are healing. We serve an anazing God and for that reason alone, as you continue this journey, keep your hands and heart with God. One thing I have believed in is seeking help. Blessings to you and than you for stopping here.



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Well, there are way too many posts for me to catch up on and respond to, so i will start over here and go from there. I will be leaving Sept 4th until Sept 19th so will be gone then as well. So I may not really feel like i am back until after i get back from vacation.

I was discharged from PHP (Partial Hospitalization Program) on Friday afternoon. I was in the program for 13 days not counting the weekends. It was very intense, more so than being in-patient I think with 5 1/2 hours of group sessions every day. We were there from 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. We did a lot of work on Anger management, Self-Esteem and Co-dependency with boundaries. I learned that depression is Anger turned inwards. Never thought of it like that before. It was a lot of good information and thank goodness they gave us hand outs, but i still took a lot of notes. The group varied between 7 - 12 people in it. I saw the psychiatrist twice and he added a medicine for anxiety. I sat down with the nurse twice and the therapist once for one on one. The rest of the time it was group therapy.

I really did some work on my father's recent letter that i received that really put me back a few steps. Everyone felt the same way that it was this letter that caused me to go to PHP in the first place. I ended up destroying the letter. Now I am working on a letter that deals with my unfinished emotions, namely anger, that will not be sent and I am working on the forgiveness aspect.

PHP practically took over my life for those two weeks but we did have special meetings at my church every night this past week, which i managed to get too. I did oversleep one morning because I was just so tired but managed to catch up on my sleep yesterday, as i did not wake up until ten in the morning! I did manage to spin the wheel each day but aside of that i have not been on the computer very much.

Well, that about tells you what I have been up too while i have been MIA...I trust that everyone is doing well and i will do my best to catch up with everyone as i can.



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Today is 36 days; emoticon on thinking about healthy stuff

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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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Irene,

You started something - dessert used to be such a special time - we had dessert on Sunday's ( now, I need to think about who was eating up the rest after Sunday dinner emoticon ). I think it is an awesome challenge and I find myself eating more fresh fruit - leaving off of the not good for me, stuff. Congratulations on being a leader and a trend setter.



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Thank you Sweet emoticon 's
My pastor messaged me and said he made 10 days already

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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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I loved what you said, Irene, too many people following me, if I stop ... You really are an inspiration!!



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Thank you my friend.
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WTG Irene .....nice job on the no dessert goal

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Yesterday my computer didn't work right and I got so far behind. It works ok now. which makes it so much easier. Also was in the ear doctor's office for a long time. Got in about 1 1/2 hours after my appointment. LOL.
He is going to do a blood test Friday to see why I have dry ears, dry eyes, dry nostrils and dry skin. My husband had one and they told him not to eat wheat. LOL could it be that simple. There goes one of my other favorite foods.
Am on my 34th day without sweets. Too many people following me I can't quit now as they would all bump into me. I really don't want them anyway.


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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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Cut Wheat Products From Your Diet And You Won't Be Hungry


Dr. William Davis says Wheat rapidly turns into sugar and accelrates aging and chronic illness in most of us. Whole wheat and white bread have essentially the same impact on blood sugar, which is to say you might as well be eating a big spoonful of sugar.

Slices of whole wheat bread increase blood sugar to a higher level than a candy bar does.

If you eliminate wheat from your diet, you're no longer hungry, cut out the appetite stimulant, and consequently you lose weight very quickly. Rye seems to be the best choice.




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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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I went to the store twice walkin and the treadmill for 13 minutes. I watched Joyce today.
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I enjoy catching Dr Oz when I'm not off running somewhere. Today's rerun was a fun one that caused me to want to take notes and I thought I'd share them with you here.

Some of these are common sense tips that many of us already know or use. I personally take only the basic of supplements (daily multivitamin, calcium, and an occasional fish oil) and am trying daily glucosamine on the recommendation of a physical therapist for knee joint mobility and relief. I usually let the supplemental information enter one ear and out the other until I get a substantative reason that may make me reconsider my intake. Adding supplements hasn't happened so far, so I doubt it will happen anytime soon and then I prefer to ask the recommendation of my physician.

Notes from today's show
Turbocharge your Metabolism with these beverages
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1) Morning Belly Blaster Shot: 2 T Tomato juice, 1/2 t horse radish, dash of hot sauce and garnish with squeeze from Lime.
2) Kombucha Wonder Drink made from fermented tea (infused with Oolong [young] tea). Helps your liver. Swap this out with your afternoon beverage.
3) Spicy Red Icy made with a spicy red wine on ice chips. (Cool wine will burn 15 calories to bring to body temperature). Garnish with sprigs of mint (and eat to stave off late night cravings)

Three power pills to turbocharge your metabolism
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1) Fucoxanthin Supplement, 200 mgs per day, $25 in heath food stores and online
2) Sacha Inchi (nut grows in Indies), 600 mg per day, $18 in health food stores
3) L-Arginine, 2,000 mg per day,

More tips to turbocharge your metabolism
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1) Fiery Foods: It's like your digestive system hitting the gym with this great inner workout:
2) Calorie Confusion Plan: Alternate between high caloric (2000) days and low caloris (1200) days.
3) Add a turbo booster topper to control blood sugar spikes and something else: black pepper, dill seeds
4) Spiruline snack (dehydrated blue algea). Comes in bars, cookies, raw, and in chips. (Guest on the show thought they tasted like bananas)

5 ways to boost in 5 minutes
Turbocharge your Metabolism with these beverages
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1) Morning Belly Blaster Shot: 2 T Tomato juice, 1/2 t horse radish, dash of hot sauce and garnish with squeeze from Lime.
2) Kombucha Wonder Drink made from fermented tea (infused with Oolong [young] Tea. Helps your liver. Swap this out with your afternoon beverage.
3) Spicy Red Icy made with a spicy red wine on ice chips. (Cool wine will burn 15 calories to bring to body temperature). Garnish with sprigs of mint (and eat to stave off late night cravings)

Three power pills to turbocharge your metabolism
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
1) Fucoxanthin Supplement, 200 mgs per day, $25 in heath food stores and online
2) Sacha Inchi (nut grows in Indies), 600 mg per day, $18 in health food stores
3) L-Arginine, 2,000 mg per day,

More tips to turbocharge your metabolism
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
1) Fiery Foods: It's like your digestive system hitting the gym with this great inner workout:
2) Calorie Confusion Plan: Alternate between high caloric (2000) days and low caloris (1200) days.
3) Add a turbo booster topper to control blood sugar spikes and something else: black pepper, dill seeds
4) Spiruline snack (dehydrated blue algea). Comes in bars, cookies, raw, and in chips. (Guest thought they tasted like bananas)

Five ways to boost your metabolism in five minutes
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1) Water bands (5 rubber bands). Everytime you drink 16 oz of water, you take one band off your wrist.
2) Spice Swish: 1/2 tsp turmeric, 1/2 tsp ginger, and 1/2 tst cinnamon. Mix and GARGLE only. Stimulates taste receptors.
3) Fidget factor: Non Exercise Activity Thermogenesis. Burn up to 100 calories a day by fidgeting while watching tv or talking on the phone.
4) Pack Emergency power-up snacks: 1) spicy wasabi peas (hot and high fiber) or 2) block fat formation (carob?) NIBS (what chocolate is made from).
5) Super Power Stretch: Bend down like sitting in chair, praying hands, twist to the left side holding for 20 seconds, then twist to right side and hold.

When turbocharging your metabolism, beware of restaurants. They want you to come back with high caloric add-ins: (Bummer)
1) Everything is smothered in butter to make taste good! One restaurant soaks their shrimp in butter over night. Solution -- Ask them not to add butter to your side dish
2) The thicker the sauce, the worse it is for you (half flour and half butter) then add real cream for alfredo sauce. Solution: Ask for au jus (clear juice from the meat without the fat).
3) Balsamic vinegar is great on everything. Bring your own bottle if you have to.
4) Add sugar to pizza and pasta. Second best friend to butter. Makes for a shiny and gooey dish. Ketchup is a lot of high fructose corn syrup and we have come to like our sweet sauces.
5) If it ends in a Y crunchy, ooey, gooey, crispy beware! . . . whereas it it ends in a D it is most likely better for you: steamed, baked, grilled. (skip the fried)

Hope you're all having a great week and enjoying summer!

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I had a great weekend

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I have been out of town. I am sorry for your the loss of your friend. May God give you peace in your time of need as well as his family. Blessings to you.



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IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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I am sorry for your loss Irene. Even though we are "only" friends through Spark, these friendships DO become VERY SPECIAL! I hope you are feeling better each day, as you know , your friend is in a much Better and more Special place. God Bless You! Welcome Back!

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Please accept my apologies. A dear SPARK friend of mine passed away and when I found it out it threw me for a loop. He was a great inspiration and motivator to me. I tend to take my friendships seriously. I cried most of the day and could not sleep that night.
After that I just didn't want to read or chat and neglected you my other friends and I was so far behind I couldn't get caught up. The more I tried to post the more came in. I tended to do the points and the games and easy things. Then other things came up. I probably never will get caught up on all of your e-mails but I am not gone.
Irene


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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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I went to bed really early for me last night and slept so many hours without moving I felt like every bone in my body hurt. I got up for the b/r but couldn't go back to sleep so figured I had gotten my sleep out for the time.
I slept from 10:00 till 5:00 without moving.

This is the day the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.
This will be a great day. This will be the day that I will go 22 days without dessert. Who wants it. It is bad for diabetics and feeds cancer and does so many other horrible things to these bodies which are the temple of God.

I am enjoying my fruits and veggies and protein and carbohydrates in moderation and trying to get in my fiber.

Always get in my water. Have a bottle sitting beside me right now.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday are going to be busy days and Monday is supposed to be my rest day but someone found out I needed some pants hemmed and are going to do it for me and Monday was good for them so I will make the sacrifice. Another lady is coming to get me to take me to her home as I don't know how to get there. I have decided I need to let other people get blessed as they bless me.

Saturday, a day I usually just hang out at home to prepare for Sunday a gentleman, son of good friends of mine and I have known them all for years is coming over and doing some things for me.

I am busier than ever at church and so thankful I can still do things and get around as well as I can. The PT helped me so much and of course God is my refuge as you all know.

My beauty operator called yesterday and has a stress fracture in her foot. She is very heavy but doesn't believe she needs to lose. She is bed bound so I'm going to go to another beauty shop which is right across the street to get my hair done. I don't know if I will like it as it took my regular operator a long time to hit on something that I liked and would stay in. I don't know what she charges either but at least I will save some money on gas.

This has turned out to be a blog. Sorry it is so long.

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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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Glad you received service to respond to your needs, Irene.

Thanks for the reminder! I may be paying for a service I haven't had access to for over two years. I've been meaning to check with OnStar . . . they send me a postcard on one of our vehicles we carried OnStar on regarding our continued service without a phone number (It become primarily a $200 insurance plan). Two years ago, I tried pressing the OnStar button after being stranded (stuck) in a snow blizzard shoulder and the OnStar didn't even work! Fortunately, my smart phone got a hold of a tow service and I returned home (3+ hours drive) to give up on this particular Spring Break vacation.

I go into a little shock every time I pay our cable and smart-phone bill. There has to be a better system out there and believe those no-contract phones at the discount store may suffice one of these years.

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NEWS FOR ALL I called ATT (my wireless phone) as I had changed plans and they had refunded me some money. My complaint was they took off my roll over minutes which is one of the reasons I go with ATT She said they would be added back onto the next bill. I sure don't want to go over and pay 45 cents a minute. So after a long time on the phone and tracking it down that is fixed.

Then I called my on star which is on my Buick and I had been given a year of free service through them and State Farm. It is the safe and sound and they let me know each month if my car needs servicing. It is surprising how the agencies want to do so much that they don't need to do since I don't drive much and my speed is good also (although sometimes I do speed it averages out).

Well they kept bugging me about it expiring and I had called about two weeks
ago and thought I renewed but they had added 3 more free months. So today I renewed anyway as I could get 100 free on star hand free minutes if I did.
I find it does good to call about questions and the longer and louder you squawk the more you will get.

So that was two things I got accomplished this morning and although it took a long time it was well worth it and I did not have to get out in the heat and run around.

This will be my 21st day without dessert and I have no doubt I can do it..
Have a good day all. Now you won't want to know where I am since I write such a long one.
Irene

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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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I'm going to my brothers place to work until Fri. And I'll tell you all about it when I get home.
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I will keep your friend in prayer as she goes through this journey. Wonderful article Ehagfeld - thanks



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Thank you for the link about the soda. My friend who I had invited to TOPS and who went with me tonight is addicted to soda. When she found out tonight I was on a streak with no desserts for a month she said if you can do it I can. She is going on a streak with no soda for a month.
She has no computer so I printed this out for her.
Thank you again.
Irene

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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
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A SparkFriend of mine, ANDYinBC, posted a very resourceful blog on why you might want to consider giving up soda pop. I found it helpful to have a variety of links I can go to for further examination.

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Good for you Darlene on your workout.
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I'll be doing my workout with Leslie Sansone today. I found what I was looking for in my bedroom closet.
Last night I put on the dvd of Joyce and it was really good.
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Irene...Pastor has preached on Psalm 91 several times and I always enjoy it. When i lived in England I used to visit an Abbey for weekend getaways. I loved it there. Every night the nuns would gather in the hallways for Compline and they would sing the 91st Psalm. It was beautiful.

Edgfield...I am praying for you.

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They say confession is good for the soul. Here goes: I munched about a thousand calories last night that I shouldn't have. This is not the first time this has happened. This was not a planned strategy, but the beginning of a return to bad habits that have been self-sabotaging. Fortunately, I'm still in a healthy BMI (just barely), but will take my sorry self down to my Weight Watcher class (Wednesday) and make my first payment since Lifetime membership for the errors of my way in hopes that August will be the month I return to my goal weight before this gets too out of hand. I so want to respect God's body with what the body requires (and no more).

Today, I plan to stay within my key ranges that SparkPeople recommends in preparation of beginning a new SparkTeam challenge on Wednesday. The Joy of the Lord is my strength. May you find strength in him too, as you achieve your goals.

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7/22/12 6:20 P

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Gayle that is one of my most favorite Psalms.
We had wonderful services also.
Irene

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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Hi Irene...Glad that you got some rest yesterday. Lunch with friends is good...I had an invite out today but turned it down this time.

We had good services this morning on the Protection of Psalm 91 in light of what happened in Colorado on Friday morning. It helped!!

Have a great day everyone

Gayle

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7/21/12 5:03 P

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Hi Gayle, I am getting ready for Sunday (resting LOL) Had a nap and had lunch with a friend before.
Have an engagement at 6:00 so it is good I rested today.
Irene

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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Good Afternoon everyone...

Today our weather is breezy and the sun is trying to shine through the overcast clouds. I think that our temps are around 90. If I wasn't cleaning the apartment up it would be a nice afternoon to sit out on the balcony, but duty calls. I think that we may have an inspection sometime next week.

Have a great day everyone,

Gayle

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Hello friends.

It is 100 right now. Kind of hot. LOL

Today was my get beautiful day and then had lunch with the elder from my church, his wife, his son and his grandson and the son paid for my meal. It is not the first time he has done that so I invited him and his wife out next week. She works during the day so it will be evening. He accepted.

They are a fantastic family.

Hope all are well and staying cool. Be sure and drink your water.

Irene

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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I have been listening to some old Joyce Meyer tapes yesterday and today. The one i listened to yesterday was 12 Reasons People Overeat. It was a single message but very practical...all things that we know but I just love her stories and illustrations. Today I have been listening to Me, Myself & I. I am trying to keep myself motivated as things are rough right now.

Gayle

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7/19/12 6:17 P

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Funny God Nudge: Yesterday, my SparkPoints stopped being earned in the early morning even though I was reading the DailySpark (6 pts), creating a blog (3 pts), making posts (15 pts), tracking food (15 pts), etc. I took this as a sign from God to get away from my computer and walked to the grocery store, returning with 24 lbs of strength training groceries. By 11:30 pm, my spark points started working again. WooHoo!

Sometimes God nudges, then there are times he knocks us off our feet. Smile, smile!

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Hi sweet emoticon Have a good night.
Irene

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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I love the nudges that God gives us. Many blessings to you.



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It's great to acknowledge God in our lives in the many ways he has an impact (not just the big stuff). While we often take these little moments for granted -- without a second thought -- we should continue to feel his presence in our lives 24/7. By doing this, we will have so much more to be thankful for than that which catch us in sin when we murmur, grumble, or complain (without being a useful tool for instruction). To God be the glory!

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There are no coincidences!! emoticon

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emoticon God's alarm clock. Interesting.

IRENE FROM TEXAS
The Lord bless you
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The Lord make His face shine upon you
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the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace.
Numbers 6:22-26 (NIV)



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Yesterday morning the fire alarm went off in our apt between 7 and 7:30. I didn't want to go to church but I think God pulled the alarm just for me so I won't miss church. It started out the night before when I called my friend who picks me up for church and told her I didn't feel all that well then in the morning yesterday morning that is when the fire alarm went off and we had to go outside and when the fireman told us to come it and it was safe and I called my friend again and told her to pick me up for church and she did and we still don't know what had happened. Just to let you know that God wanted me to be there. Have a blessed day in the name of the Lord.
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I took squash both yellow and green - used my veggie peeler and made a noodle. I then added a little olive oil, basil, a little salt and white pepper, squeezed some oj and it was delish. What are you eating these days.



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I ordered the Battle Of The Mind book and CD today and at least I read the book before in my old sunday school in Shelton before I moved to Tacoma.
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