Saturday, January 29, 2011

An Attempt at Soul Winning!!

Tonight, Brother Sacker and I attended a special "class" on Winning and Keeping Souls taught by none other than Brother Baglin!!  Wonderful class, by the way, for those of you who did not/could not attend!!  After prayer service, Brother Sacker and I went to Panera Bread.  It was actually just a few minutes past 9:00 pm...which is their closing time.  We were really on our way to Applebee's for a late salad, but I suggested calling Panera to see if they were still open and could make soup and salads for us to go.  They said yes, they could do that for us...aren't they wonderful over at Panera Bread?!  So, while we are at the cash register, I just happened to mention that we were just coming from family prayer at our church, which is why we were eating so late.  The cashier asked us what church do we go to and we told him Tulsa Lighthouse Church and he asked where the church is located.  We explained exactly where our church is.  So...Brother Sacker walked down to where they were making our salads and I thought to my self...hey, invite this guy to church...soul winning, you know!!  So, I told this guy that we have the best church in Tulsa and invited him to church.  To which he replied..."I have spent more minutes in a church than I ever wanted.  I am NOT a Christian.  I do NOT believe there is a God, that there was a man called Jesus who walked on the earth, I do NOT believe there is a Heaven and I do NOT believe there is a hell!"  Well...okay then, buddy!!  So, I asked him where he thought he would go when he dies.  To which he replied..."I believe in reincarnation!"  Well...that left me almost speechless!!  Almost, but not quite!!  So, I told him, well, if you ever change your mind, come see us!!  Of course, he replied that THAT would NEVER happen!!  Well...the thing is...God can change that man's mind in a heartbeat!!  So, I am just going to keep inviting him to church every time I'm in the Panera Bread at 71st and Lewis.  And, I'm just going to keep on telling anyone who will listen to me about the greatest church and the greatest God!  'Nuf said...good night!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

The Perils of a Black Slip and Black Skirt, Weird Thing at Subway and I'm Down 8.4 Pounds!!

Last week Brother Sacker called and said that ProMatic (our mechanics in Glenpool) finally had my car ready!!  Whoo Hoo...they had it for two weeks.  And, that he was on his way to pick me up to go get my car...uh oh...I'm not dressed, yet!  So, I very quickly pulled on a black skirt, slip, a shirt and shoes, etc. and ran out to get in the car.  We waited at ProMatic for about 20 minutes while they did some "last minute" stuff and then they said I could just go to the garage and get my car; which I did.  I sat down in my seat and noticed that I could see my I start pulling my black skirt down.  And, I pulled it down some more.  And, I pulled it down some more.  I almost had my skirt completely pulled off when I finally figured out that I had worn my black slip OVER my black skirt, instead of UNDER my black skirt!!  Thank goodness there were only men at ProMatic and of course they would never know the difference!!  Once I got home, I remedied the situation amidst Brother Sacker's (and, yes, mine, too!) laughter.  I told my friend Pat Castleman that it must be my age showing, but she said, nope...I was starting a new trend to save wear and tear on our skirts and dresses!!  Thanks, Pat!!
A few days ago, on my way home from shopping (yea...imagine that!!), I stopped at the Subway in the Tulsa Hills shopping area.  As I walked in, I noticed the Subway employee coming down the hall from the bathroom and said a silent prayer that said employee had washed his/her hands after using the bathroom.  For those of you that don't know it...I have a germ phobia.  The reason I refer to the employee as he/she...I honestly could NOT tell the gender of this young person!  Not by the clothes...jeans and t-shirt.  (another great reason girls should dress like girls not boys!!)  Not by the voice.   Absolutely NO clue as to gender! older gentleman walks up and stands a few feet away from me while I'm ordering.  I ordered a black forest ham SALAD...very specifically said a SALAD.   So, the first words out of this kid's mouth you want lettuce?!  I heard the gentleman next to me stifle a laugh, turned to look at him and he just laughed and shrugged his shoulders!  So, I said yes...I'd love for my salad to be made with lettuce and to also throw some spinach in there, also.  Next thing this kid asks me is if I want spinach!  Again, the gentleman stifles a laugh and shrugs his shoulders.  I just looked at this kid and said yes...I'd love spinach.  So, now my salad container has spinach and lettuce in it and the kid moves the "bowl" down the line for my veggies.  I stated again that I wanted black forest ham and the kid just looks at me like "yeah?"  So, I start telling the kid what veggies I wanted and throw in that I would like some ham on it, also!  By now, the older gentleman next to me cannot possibly stifle his laughter...he is laughing out loud!!  Because I still have NO HAM on my salad with HAM!!!  Finally, since this kid is obviously NOT getting the fact that I want ham on my salad...I asked him/her if they were EVER going to put ham on my salad.  The reply was that yes, but that isn't how he/she makes a salad; he/she only puts the ham on AFTER the dressing is put on!!  So, I said (very sweetly, of course!!) well...since this is MY ham salad, since I am the one paying for it and eating it...I want the ham on the salad before the dressing is put on it.  I'm told again that this is not how he/she makes their salad.  Of course, the older gentleman next to me is almost beside himself with laughter and I am now laughing, also!  So, I said (very sweetly, of course!!) okay...listen...this is NOT your salad; this is MY salad...again; I'm paying for it, I'm eating it (hopefully sometime SOON!) and I'd be more than happy to jump back there and make the salad the way I want it made or he/she can make the salad the way I, the paying customer, want it made!  I'm looking around for hidden cameras because by now I'm thinking that this kid cannot possibly be for real!!  So...we have a stand-off for about six seconds, then he/she very dramatically rolls his/her eyes, sighs heavily and goes back to the meat section, and cuts the ham and throws (yes, literally throws) the ham on my salad.  While the ham is being cut, he/she states (not asks) that I don't want no cheese, do I.  Pardon the horrible grammer...I never use double negatives in a sentence!!  I said no, I didn't want ANY cheese.  Then he/she states (again...doesn't ask!!) that I don't want no croutons, do I.  Again with the double negatives?  I'm wondering where this kid went to school!!  So, no I do not want ANY croutons!  And, to save him/her time, I say that I don't want ANY crackers, either!!  So, of course, he/she asks me if I don't want no crackers!  The double negatives are killing me!!  By this time...the older gentleman and I are both laughing and the kid behind the counter is staring at us like we are both crazy!!  But, I finally did get my salad with ham on it and was delicious!!  As I was walking away I heard the gentleman place his order for...a black forest ham salad...perhaps he is a glutton for punishment?!!
Brother Sacker and I both weighed in at Weight Watchers tonight...I have lost 8.4 pounds and he has lost 17 pounds!!  Whoo Hoo for the Sackers!!  Till next time...

Friday, January 21, 2011

So...I lied!!

I lied that I wasn't going to turn this into a weight loss blog...I think I will, after all!!  But, it IS my blog, so I can do whatever I want to do!!  Notice that I did NOT say a (and, pardon my language here!) dieting blog.  Weight Watchers is a new way of life for Brother Sacker and me.  We will always need to eat healthy.  I want to hike again.  I want to be able to walk up my driveway (which is a HILL!) and not be out of breath.  I want to be able to do a LOT of things that I struggle to do right now. 

I have lost six (6) pounds as of this morning!!  Whoo Hoo!!  This WW PointsPlus plan is really working for me.  And, Applebee's has brought back their Weight Watchers meals...Yippee!!  They are fabulous! 

Have a fabulously wonderful weekend!!

Happy Birthday to my friend, Denise Gibson.  You have impacted my life in more wonderful ways than you know.  I love you.  I miss you.  Hope to see you (and my favorite Louisiana pastor!!) real soon!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Still a Loser today!

I lost another two (2) pounds...yippee for me!  I am getting used to using the online e-tools for Weight Watchers.  I can keep track of what I eat every day, my weight loss, my favorite foods and they even have a calculator for food points.  Tonight I had a Greek Salad, Lo Fat Chicken Noodle Soup and one piece of a whole grain baguette at Panera Bread and it was only a 20 point meal!  Better really filled me up!  I love the new system...I can eat fruits and veggies (as long as they aren't a starch, like my fave corn and baked potatoes!!) and they are zero...yep...0 points!!  Lovin it big time!!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Yippee...I'm a Loser!!

OK...I'm still not willing to announce to the world how much I weighed two days ago.  However, I will announce to the world that I have lost four (4) pounds!!  I may post before, during and after pictures...just not sure yet.  So, one small step at a time and I'll get down to my first goal, which is to lose 5% of my total weight.  I'm on my way!!

Brother Sacker just informed me that he downloaded bunches of pictures onto my computer.  So, yes I will be putting pictures on my blog!!

Friday, January 14, 2011

I really don't want to look "thicker" than I am; so...

I found these tee shirts that aren't really full tee shirts!  Check them out at:
They really are great because they are still modest, but without all that bulk underneath our shirts!!
That's really all I have to say for now.  Not much going on, except I went to Pier 1 today and found the ice tea/water goblets that I have been looking for...and at only $2.50 per goblet!  They are plain, but still very pretty.  I love them. 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Well...we finally did it tonight!! And, thanks to my friend, on!

Brother Sacker and I finally joined Weight Watchers tonight!  We had to put it off several times due to Brother Sacker's work schedule, but tonight we put his work from home work on the back burner and went to our first meeting.  It was quite interesting, as Weight Watchers has undergone a major change to the points system.  It is now called PointsPlus and includes lot of changes to how points are figured up and new power foods, etc.  So...I don't really want to turn this blog into a weight loss blog, but I will be doing a lot of posts here about my new weight loss journey...sorry if you get bored reading it, but it's my diary!!   And, personally, I can use all the encouragement I can get from all y'all!!  I don't think I have the nerve yet to post my starting weight...let's just say I'm fat and leave it at that!!  But, not fat for long!!  I'm feeling really good about WW and losing this weight.

Thanks to my friend, Pat Castleman, for turning me on to Words with Friends...we keep two games at a time going...that way she can feel wonderful when she beats the socks off me in one game and I can feel terrific when I beat the socks off her in one all evens out!!