Wednesday, October 15, 2014
On October 9th I went to a "Walk to Emmaus"
October 12th in the evening I returned home.
294 is what I weighted the day I left.
293,5 the morning after I returned home.
289 is my weight today October 15th.
I can't take the credit for any of this loss.
At the Walk to Emmaus all food was prepared
for us and presented with great joy. Here is
just one example of a day of food.
**Awaken just a day is breaking...
Given coffee/orange juice/donuts/mini muffins
and fresh fruit at our beds.
**After Chapel was breakfast.
Bacon/pancakes/scrambled eggs/fruit/and drinks
**Break time was an assortment of cookies/candy/
**Lunch was a sandwich (grilled cheese/peanut butter)
soup(tomato/chicken) / a choice of 2 desserts and
drinks. There was seconds if anyone wanted more.
**Break time was the same layout as the morning one.
**Supper was a big salad/spaghetti/meatballs/garlic bread/
bowls of croutons, grated mozzarella cheese, parmesan
cheese/choice of 2 desserts and drinks. Seconds if
anyone wasn't full...
**Snack time was just like the other ones.
**At each table that we heard lectures and such
was a bowl of candy. The good stuff.
(I never ate out of this bowl.)
I had the cookies and fudge at two of the breaks the first day.
But that got old fast. My body wasn't used to eating them so
often. I only ate the vegetables and dip from then on. Pretzels
or nuts too. Meals were like a family setting. Bowls and
platters of food passed around. I had to watch the amounts.
Yes I ate...but my plate didn't need side boards to hold the
food on the plate. I had a bit of everything and yes dessert too.
I even drank regular pop.
This was a once in a life time joy to be part of.
So I did enjoy the food...to an extent. I was so proud
as I looked around and saw plates around me heaped
HIGH of food. Some had 2 and 3 pieces of garlic bread
placed at the side of there plate before they even started
eating. I didn't want to gorge myself like quite a few did.
I was lucky that my body had a reaction from the junk
food. Bathroom problems...Praise the Lord they had
meds for that. It was my body telling me it wasn't used
to all the sugar and junk. That made me so much more
aware of what I was eating. I even skipped the snack
after that bathroom episode. My body needed a rest
from food for a bit.
I was also grateful that each building was apart from the
others. There was walking. They were offering rides to
the ladies that needed it. I turned that down. It had
rained 80% of the time I was there. I had a big umbrella.
I needed exercise. 99% of our days were planned for us.
The only exercise I was able to get was that walking.
I just felt lighter this morning when I woke up. After a
nice hot soak in the tub I just had to get on the scale. I
was quite shocked to see the weight loss. Yes I felt lighter
but I just didn't expect such a large loss. 4.5 pounds is
huge. I lost a total of 5 pounds since I left for the
72 hour Walk to Emmaus. Thank you Lord! You are
My goal for November 1 is 285. That is just 3 pounds way.
A very reachable goal. I am so unbelievably happy.
I have been very busy.
Monday I started washing the woodwork in the sanctuary.
I finished 3/4 of it. they were having a big
important meeting and service for the pastors
and there bosses. So I had to clean the bathrooms
and touch up things. I wasn't asked to do this, I
didn't even know about the meeting. I watched
everyone get ready for this meeting as I washed
those walls. I wanted it looking good.
Tuesday I cleaned the apartment. Went to Walmart for a
bit of shopping. Needed more ribbon to make up
a few more indian corn decorations. I made a trip
to the pet store to take photos. 5 adult cats 3 kittens.
I created photo ads to help them get adopted. Here
are 2 of the photos...so you have some idea of what I
do for Purr.
They are beyond cute. Well I also did paperwork.
Today(Wed) Laundry/Grocery shopping ( I am making the
soup for the Soup Ministry this month.) I will be cleaning
the church. And when Bob calls...I will be picking up his
cute butt from work.
Thursday I will finish the washing of the woodwork and sweep the
sanctuary...I will have to sweep all the hallways. At 5:50
Brad and Debbie (pastor and his wife) will be picking me
up for the monthly meeting of pastors. I have to take notes
and present them to the congregation on Sunday morning.
Friday I will be up early and will be taking the fixing for chicken
soup to the church. I am making 8 quarts for our soup
ministry. Two to three people will deliver a meal and a
smile to eight people this month. Different people make
food and it all comes together at Friday noon to be put
together as a meal. Then it is taken to the people. Some
want a visit...which is great. If now a hug and a reminder
that God Loves them is given and on to the next person.
I have never done the delivery part of this ministry. The
ones that have ...enjoy it. I am making the soup at the
church for two reasons. I don't want to carry a pot of that
size to the church. And while it is cooking ...I can clean
the downstairs. The soup will have to cool before we can
package it up. I figure a good 3 hours from start to having
it cool enough. That is just what is needed to clean. I
want to finish the window washing too. Just 10 more.
Its two rooms, they just have a lot of windows.
Saturday is a crazy day. First I will be face painting myself. At
12-4 I will be going to a high school for a big craft event.
Purr WV had been invited and are setting up tables. I
will take photos. Along with face painting I will be
photographing. For a $5 donation I will take a few
photos of people and do one up nicely and email it as
a 4x6 to them. They can share it with family and friends
through emails and Facebook. They can also save it to
their computer and print it. Everything I am doing is
a first for Purr WV. I will have to pack up everything
quickly and get to a store. At 5:30 is a Emmaus potluck
dinner, in the same town. So I have to pick something
up for it. At 6:30 is there monthly gathering. It will be
my first. A lot of the ladies that I was with at the walk
will be there. Should be great fun.
Sunday....Church and presenting the meeting notes.
Fall over exhausted..lol.
A very busy week for me. Bob had his interview this passed Fri.
His third. This coming Friday he is to do a drive along. Since
he used to work for them he is just going to see if he can say
yes and do the paper work. He did this job in the passed he
did a good job. That is why they called asking him to come back.
He will be so tired this coming Friday morning. He will be just
coming off of a 24 hour shift driving the ambulance and going
straight to the drive thru. He will be so tired. He is worried that
he wont get off in time to go to this drive along. Prayers please!
Lord, give him the strength, and clear mind to do well.
I love him so. Amen
I have been so happy lately. Since the Walk to Emmaus I have
felt so drawn to praying. I have such a inner comfort. I so like
this feeling. I feel so much closer to God. I was close before the
walk....but this is different. I feel Blessed.
Love to all
Thanks for reading my blog.
Connie in WV
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