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LeslieDean last won the day on November 3 2017

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About LeslieDean

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  • Birthday 10/15/1956

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    Tulsa, OK
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How I Found the Truth

  • How I found the Truth
    Was at the end of my rope in my 2nd marriage--honestly felt suicidal. Remembered my grandmother visiting years ago from CA and that she would talk to my Mom about the Truth. My Mom died at 53 but had mentioned to me that if there was a right religion JW had to be it. My Mom had died and JW's came to my door. I had a house full of company and invited them in. Later they would remark that they "knew" I was a sheep because I invited them in and visited with them and got them cold beverages to drink and made them feel so hospitable in the midst of all my turmoil. If anyone knows Phyllis Bittner, originally from Bartlesville, OK and now residing somewhere close to San Diego tell her I am in the Truth now.Thanks for our time together and planting that seed. Anyway, I read the Truth Book and quickly stopped my study due to my unhappiness with my first marriage. I was a nurse and took care of my present husband who was in for ETOH tx. Began a relationship with him, divorced, remarried and began a life that was always drama filled due to the alcholosim. Left Oklahoma and moved to LA. Had an unbelievable life style change, went from living in the Salvation Army shelter because I was to afraid to tell my family my husband was still drinking and lying to constantly make things appear better to my husband getting sober and starting his own business and even having a yacht slipped at Marina Del Rey and living in a 6000 sq ft home owned by the wealthest family in CA (Otis Chandler)--lots of things I am not able to talk about transpired, I made a cold call to JW's from the yellow pages and Gwen Logan was sent to study with me--6 months later I was baptized.

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    Cooking. Decorating, Mowing now since I got a Cub Cadet Zero Turn mower!
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    Enjoy all our publications---especially fond of the Insight Books for easy research Like legal thrillers (John Grisham) like David Baldacci
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    love country and western and I won't apologize for it

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  1. LeslieDean

    Today is Election Day in US

    For the last few years I say i voted early and cast my vote on 5-11-1997. The year I was baptized. But I love Neil’s response about ambassadors so I will now have a new response.
  2. Modesty helped Barzillai to make a reasonable decision. He did not turn down David’s invitation because he felt inadequate to shoulder responsibility or because he wanted to enjoy a quiet life in retirement. He simply recognized and accepted his changing circumstances and his limitations. He did not want to take on more than he reasonably could. youth, over confidence and plenty of False energy have led me to over extend many commitments once made in good faith. I too have learned that just because eagerness is there it must have that added quality of energy and endurance to see it through. So hard to balance these so as not to disappointment others and yourself. I’ve always likened it to a ‘classroom mom’ phenomenon. AlwYs signing up, volunteering for everything that comes along and not focusing on what is truly important and necessary. Me, the one known for hospitality, entertains and taking a lead in organizing and planning now has to unwillingly cut back. I have to actively remind myself that my circumstances have changed. Now need to make sure it is my meetings, service, personal study that comes first and not the hospitality and icing on the cake activities. Leave if for the younger sisters or volunteer to assist to act as a planner. Son, we will all have that youth and unlimited energy again.
  3. This scripture really draws up a lot of questions for me. It says” ‘by faith’ Moses, when grown up”—-does this mean that since his fleshly mother raised him knowing Jehovah since his infancy that it was in his heart already to CHOOSE to follow this course of life? I have one son who has always enjoyed the ‘finer things of life’. His personality is outgoing-he has never met a stranger. From the time of his being a very small child he has had friends who have had money. He was ad avid reader and is extremely intelligent book wise. He has also made poor decisions because he has let having good times control his course in life. I’m very worried that since he did not know Jehovah since he was a senior in high school when I started to study, that he will not have an opportunity do so. He claims to be an atheist. He shuts me down or gets up and leaves the room if I even casually mention anything that pertains to Jehovah. The guilt of this ways heavy on my mind. It is easy to tell others that ‘you can’t help it’, ‘you yourself did not know Jehovah then’, ‘’how can you teach something you didn’t know’, but when it is yourself for some reason these things bring me no comfort. I love my son. But I know if he was not mine he would be someone I would not care to be around. His self centeredness is very unapelling and hurtful to my daughterinlaw. I have in fact told her so. I am sorry he is this way. How can his other brother be very generous. They were both raised the same way. Anyway this scripture points out the difference in the attitudes I see in people.
  4. As I lay in bed reading this mornings daily text, I am making a concentrated effort to spend more time focusing on all one scripture has to offer. I looked at the first word throw and wondered why this word was chosen. it seemed obvious to require much more than a passing thought. But I looked up the definition of throw and it was: Word forms: throws, throwing, threw, thrown. 1. transitive verb. When you throw an object that you are holding, you move your hand or arm quickly and let go of the object, so that it moves through the air. what stood out was QUICKLY. besides cast off, which I normally thought was the key aspect of this scripture, I now think quickly is the key. Or both together. We don’t want to hang on to what is holding us down, but quickly get rid of it. I need to intensely pray at the start of a problem instead of trying to ignore it hoping it will go away. I tend to do this with so many things in my life. I want to pretend things are great when really they are crumpling down around me. I need to practice as a pitcher does and learn to throw my burdens on Jehovah. I love you Vernalee. I tend to thing this is our 5 minutes at the start of every day together! Thanks for your consistency in posting these.
  5. I appreciate more and more how many ways there actually are that “BtheG” holds people in a viselike grip. Fear, unscriptural practices, politics, tickeling of the ears. But yet Jehovah can still draw people out of these contrary practices. His statement of ‘ Get out of her my people’ shows there are still some of Jehovah’s children, our brothers and sisters, who need help getting out of this viselike grip. Although I was never involved in church the world and it’s ways held a viselike grip on me. Still have to fight it. Easy to trick ourselfs into thinking we have succeeded and let our guard down. Constantly need to hold on to Jehovah’s hand.
  6. Most favorite thought!? Win hearts and not arguments. I need to remember that especially with my husband!
  7. LeslieDean

    Keto, IF and OMAD...

    Funny. Not funny. Not funny when it is you. But funny when you are in the all clear. Going for a colonoscopy and EGD Wednesday so clear liquid diet starting tomorrow and Tuesday and will do the ‘Golytely’ prep and mag citrate starting Tuesday evening. No MWM for me this week!
  8. LeslieDean

    Keto, IF and OMAD...

    In the mean time, if you need something quick, due to discomfort and can’t wait to get in a good routine, drink a bottle of Magnesium citrate. It is suppose to taste like a carnonated beverage if you drink the fruit punch red one, but it does not. Don’t plan on going anywhere afterwards! Just drink it down fast over ice and in a short time you will hate me!
  9. Courage i always liked to think about Mark Twain’s definition of courage. It is the resistance to fear, not the absence of fear. Remember the cowardly lion in Wizard of Oz? I like to think about his Weasley attitude and his voice over when thinking about this example. A certain man tells about the man who bragged that he had cut off the tail of a man-eating lion with his pocket knife. Asked why he hadn’t cut off the lion’s head, the man replied: “Someone had already done that.” This shows the amount of courage we have is totally different than what another May possess. Courage is a quality that can be developed and does not come instinctively. Although there are acts of heroism that may spring up instinctively courage sees the dangers and chooses to to endure it.
  10. LeslieDean

    Presidential Alert

    Because she is my ‘Busy little Bea’!
  11. LeslieDean

    The coolest hairstyle ever

    Ahhhh. Does he have dreads?
  12. LeslieDean

    Any good Keto recipes?

    The pickle juice did not work well for me at all. I wished it had. A resident I work with told me to drink a bottle of seltzer water with Quinine before bed or at any time really and it would continue to work at night. I did a 12 ounce bottle. Was not sure I could choke the stuff down. Success! This was the first night I was not plagued with severe intermittent cramps all night. After a used the 6 pack I forgot to buy more since I just wanted to see if it might work. That very night, CRAMPS in feet, leg, toes and fingers. Have you ever gotten them in your side, rib cage? I didn’t even know you could get them there. I drink the 8 oz bottle now and NO cramps!
  13. LeslieDean

    Any good Keto recipes?

    The explanation that cemented my understanding was one of the doctors on a short you tube video with the following illustration. exogeneous ketones a waste of money/no purpose. to explain: a woman sees a physician with the purpose of fulfilling her desire to become pregnant. She gives a urine test which rests negative. Then the doctor injects her with a pregnancy hormone that will be excreted with her next good. Test comes out positive. You/she KNOWS there is no way she is pregnant. But the pregnancy hormone is thus excreted in her urine. BAM. I understood after that one example.
  14. LeslieDean

    Keto, IF and OMAD...

    I have lost somewhere around 35 lbs. Marjority of that was the first 3 months. It has not been difficult at all! I researched all I could find, watched the Magic Pill on Netflix, and keep up with all the excellent videos on you tube. I find th FB support groups to be a tremendous way of support. I still eat a carb loaded diet occasionally but I have never gained any weight back. I IF, OMAD, and have fasted 1 x only for an extended fast of 36 hrs. What I love is with such a variety of information I can correct myself WHEN I consciously choose to do something not in the keto WOE. I no longer have have the mentality of ‘oops, I’ll start again tomorrow or will restart on Monday!’ No wonder I never was good at traditional diets with that attitude. Monday was always a week away. I start AT THAT TIME. With my 12 hr noc work schedule it sometimes gets dicey over times I choose to eat but still, I eat when I am hungry. If that means eating at 0730 after getting off at 0700, so be it. I am able to go home and sleep well after that. Sometimes I get up and eat when I get to work, making for no IF window so to speak of. I know there is always the possibility of regaining weight but I truly feel at this point that I am in control. NEVER experienced that feeling at all. i still wonder about fruit. It seems they all should be good for you. But I am learning to rethink my options and choices. I guess an occasional banana is good for you. But berries are a better choice. I look at recipes and try to think how I could make them LC or KETO friendly. Sometimes they work, others times I scratch my head and wonder. But I am able to wear my size 6 skirts and 8 zipper dresses that I have held on to for years. Yes, I finally did it....and I FEEL so much better!

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