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Maria7 - Thursday Apr 17, 2014
(Count Calories)
Weight: 156.4

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. John 15: 12-14

 

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Good afternoon, Friends.

I hope you are doing well.  Following is an update.

Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567has been in the hospital and she seems to be improving now that she is back at the nursing home again.  She had more than one problem going on but she is on some medicine now that I am hoping is helping her.  I  have been spending a lot of time with her.  The Lord is our healer.

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   Hubby  is doing well...he is working more hours lately, for which we are thankful to the Lord for.

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Weight today is 156.4.

 

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Hope you are doing well and having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 48.6 lbs lost so far, only 16.4 lbs to go!

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Maria7 - Friday Mar 21, 2014
(Count Calories and Move a Lot)
Weight: 157.2

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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Hello to you!

How have you been today?

It has been another beautiful, sunny, warm day here in S.C. The squirrels were out and about this morning and again I threw out some bread for them and then I stood at the front door watching them having their breakfast while I was drinking coffee.coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567One of those little critters is so brave, he/she actually comes up to the front door, standing up on its hind legs on the banister, peering in through the storm door at me, wanting me to hand it some bread personally, which I usually do, opening the storm door just a little for those little paws to get a grip on the home-cooked bread.  Then he/she just usually sits right there on the banister right by the storm door, eating the bread while watching me drink my coffee as I stand there on the other side of the door, while we have our breakfast together, you might say. 

 

 

Today I weigh 157.2...nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567a little closer to island 140...and still thinking about upping goal weight...

 

This afternoon, Hubby and I worked in the flower beds.  We pulled weeds and grass together, raked leaves, bagged leaves, moved some plants to different locations where they would get more sun, put down some landscaping timbers (we'd been storing them for a while because they were left over from last year's outside work)...and finally we put down red mulch.  It looks pretty good! Along with the daffodils, the forsythia bush is blooming and azaleas are beginning to, also!  Springtime is here!

 

Hope you've been having a good day...remember...every day with the Lord is a GOOD day!

flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

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I thank You, Heavenly Father, for this beautiful day You have created and for creating us to be a part of it. Thank You for your Son, Jesus, who gave His life for ours, so that through Him, we can have eternal life.

 

Remember...Jesus is the only way to be saved and there is salvation through no other!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 47.8 lbs lost so far, only 17.2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 03/24/2014:
I just love hearing about your gardens, Maria. We finally have some patches of yard and garden showing - although snow is predicted this week! I hope you have an excellent week.


nosetwitch on 03/24/2014:
I hope you have a great day too!



Maria7 - Thursday Mar 20, 2014
(Count Calories and Move a Lot)
Weight: 157.6

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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Hello to you on this first day of spring this year...

Hope you are doing well.

It has been a beautiful, sunny, warm day here in S.C.  The squirrels were out and about this morning and the birds were singing cheerfully!  I threw out some bread for them, which they enjoyed having for their breakfast.  I stood at the door watching them while I was drinking coffee.coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

Today I weigh 157.6....nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Still rowing...and still thinking about upping goal weight...

 

Hope you've been having a good day...remember...every day with the Lord is a GOOD day!

flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

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I thank You, Heavenly Father, for this beautiful day You have created and for creating us to be a part of it. Thank You for your Son, Jesus, who gave His life for ours, so that through Him, we can have eternal life.

 

Remember...Jesus is the only way to be saved and there is salvation through no other!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 47.4 lbs lost so far, only 17.6 lbs to go!

liza36 on 03/21/2014:
Hope you are having a good day!


Umpqua on 03/21/2014:
I sure miss the warm temperatures I got to enjoy out West. And the early spring flowers too. Our snow is melting quickly though so I know we'll get signs of life in a few more weeks. Enjoy your warmth and I hope you have a nice weekend!



Maria7 - Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
(Count Calories and Move a Lot)
Weight: 158.2

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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Hello to you..

Have a cup of coffee?coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

As for weight, have gained, and today I weigh 158.2....nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Still thinking about upping the goal weight number...  Haven't decided yet...

 

Hope you've been having a nice day...Every day with the Lord is a GOOD day!

flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

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I thank You, Lord, for this beautiful day You have created and for creating us to be a part of it. Thank You for your Son, Jesus, who gave His life for ours, so that through Him, we can have eternal life.

 

Remember...Jesus is the only way to be saved and there is salvation through no other!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 46.8 lbs lost so far, only 18.2 lbs to go!


Maria7 - Saturday Mar 08, 2014
(Count Calories and Move a Lot)
Weight: 157.6

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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Good morning to you... I'm taking a break from doing some things (washing clothes, etc.) in the house and thought I'd say hello to all of you!

I've had breakfast...2 scrambled eggs, about 1/2 cup white grits, a very small piece of cheddar cheese, 1/2 banana, and of course...COFFEE!coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

As for weight, today I weigh 157.6....nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567same as yesterday.  Thinking of changing goal weight to a higher number.  Not that I've given up on getting to 140 (and I am 5'8" tall)...but I am not as young as I used to be and it may be better and more realistic to weigh a little more now.  I am thinking about 148-154 range.  But...just thinking about it for now.  Many years ago, 2 doctors and a dietician told me that my ideal weight was 140 for my height and at that time I weighed about 140.  But that was about 10-12 years ago.  One of the doctors also told me that for my height I could weigh up to 154 and not be overweight.  So that is why I am rethinking the goal weight number. 

 

Anyway...today it is sunny, and supposed to get up into the mid to high 60's.  I sort of want to go for a drive, looking for yard sales and I alo sort of want to work in the yards.  Maybe do both.  I've got chicken thawing out for Hubby and me to cook out on the grill after he gets home from work this afternoon...that is if I don't already have it done by the time he gets home.

 

We have Daylight Savings Time beginning tomorrow here in South Carolina and I've already set the clocks forward an hour...so this time tomorrow instead of it being 10:16am as it is here now, it will be 11:16am...wow.

flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

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Hope you are having a blessed day!  I thank You, Lord, for this beautiful day You have created and for creating us to be a part of it.  Thank You for your Son, Jesus, who gave His life for ours, so that through Him, we can have eternal life.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 47.4 lbs lost so far, only 17.6 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 03/08/2014:
Yes, at 62 I'm rethinking my goal weight from before. I felt great at 128 but I just can't maintain that. So I've picked 133 because over here weight is measured in stones and 133 is 9 1/2 stone. Or 132 which is 60kg. Have a great weekend.

Maria7 on 03/08/2014:
So have you already changed your goal weight to a higher number?


grannyannie on 03/08/2014:
Yes, I have it up at 133. But I'm thinking of getting lower than 130 before our next trips as I know I will gain and it's better to be below goal when we go.


Umpqua on 03/10/2014:
I've also revised my goal weight since getting into my 40s - I used to try for 120 and even 115 and that's just not practical for me anymore. You'll find what works right for you, Maria.


nosetwitch on 03/10/2014:
It seems like all the thin girls on this site eat eggs in the morning, I just noticed this pattern, and I think I need to try this. :) Have a great week.



Maria7 - Friday Mar 07, 2014
(Count Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 157.6

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Hello to you...

Been a while since I've updated.  Everyone is doing about the same over this way, which is pretty good, thank the Lord.

Weatherwise, we've had 2 snow/ice periods this year.  They didn't last long, less than 3 days each, I think.  We were very blessed that our electricity stayed on.  There were many people in our state that had power outages.

As for weight, today I weigh 157.6....nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567yeah...what happened to Island 140...well it's been winter time and that is good enough excuse for me...  Being inside more...thinking about food more...We had some warm weather a week or two ago that lasted a few days and Hubby and I worked in the yards, raking and bagging leaves, cleaning out flower beds, etc...the yards look so much better...much improved but still LOTS to be done...Temps supposed to get up into the mid-high 60's and sunny tomorrow...may get some more outside work done...Spring is right around the corner!  The Narcissus is blooming near the porch steps.

flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord. Remember...every day with the Lord is a GOOD day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 47.4 lbs lost so far, only 17.6 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 03/08/2014:
Hi Maria, missed you. Seems to be many of us have slipped up and gained. Well, together we can get back to where we should we! Have a great weekend.



Maria7 - Monday Jan 27, 2014
(Count Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 154.8

God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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Good afternoon to you...

Hope you are having a blessed Monday.

Well, we here in the south are under a STORM WARNING...not something we are used to.  Up to half a foot of snow and maybe ice included may be on the way for tomorrow and Wednesday, according to the tv and internet weather.  Wow.  But only the Lord knows.  Hubby is outside right now, with a friend, hoping to build something to cover the heat/air pump so it doesn't get iced up as it did years ago when we had an ice storm and at that time, he kept having to go in and out the house to get ice off of it so the fan wouldn't freeze up and we could keep warm.

 

A friend called today and said she heard our area may be without electricity for 2 or 3 days...

 

Currently I'm baking a huge pan of homemade biscuits that should last a while.  I also have some bread for the birds and squirrels to feed to them.

Onward to Island 140....nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567yeah...Island 140...well I've not been getting closer to it...I'm up about a pound and a half since I lasted keyed an entry.  I've no one to blame but myself.  How about 154.8 today?...no, that doesn't sound closer to 140, does it?

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I got a turn down, no interview, on a job I put in for.  At least they let me know.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord. Remember...every day with the Lord is a GOOD day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 50.2 lbs lost so far, only 14.8 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 01/28/2014:
What a crazy winter this has been! I hope all is well down there and that your heat pump holds out - thinking of you.


biscottibody59 on 02/01/2014:
Sorry about the job--hope something else comes along!

Hope you didn't have any electricity interruptions there! We're supposed to have some mix--rain, snow, possibly freezing rain on Sunday, but it'll be above freezing by Mon.



Maria7 - Saturday Jan 18, 2014
(Count Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 153.2

God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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Good afternoon to you... 

Hope you are having a blessed Saturday.

The scale weighed me at 153.2 this morning.  I looked at my calories for past 2 weeks and doing a little figuring, I have averaged around 1400 per day and still weighing about the same.  BUT...working out on the eliptical more frequently has helped reduce measurements and I can tell it in wearing my clothes...so I guess the real progress is shown in a tape measure or by the way our clothes fit.

Onward to Island 140....nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

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I've gotten emails from positions I've applied for (work) saying my application/resume is being considered...but no interview so far.  I guess there are a lot of people applying for the same jobs.  What probably doesn't help a lot is that I've been out of work a good while, having taken care of Mom before she went into the nursing home.  BUT...I'm very EXPERIENCED!  I'll make someone a GOOD SECRETARY.  I usually do a lot more than is required.  My last secretarial job, I kept the building cleaned, including mopping...even cooked homemade biscuits, etc and took for anyone that wanted them for their breakfasts which included the office staff as well as the manufacturers in the building behind us.  I enjoyed having my own office.  I took care of a lot of things that were bookkeeping.  So...it is a wait and see...but like I said, I'm happy either way.  Whether I go back to work or not is fine with me (and Hubby) and may the Lord's will be done. 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord. Remember...every day with the Lord is a GOOD day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 51.8 lbs lost so far, only 13.2 lbs to go!

allieoop on 01/18/2014:
Hang in there job hunting is tuff everywhere. just keep putting yourself out there it will pay off. You have such a great attitude.


Umpqua on 01/19/2014:
That's good news that your clothes are fitting better! I'm sure you will get some calls on your resume soon. I hope you're having a nice weekend!


biscottibody59 on 01/19/2014:
Good job on the loss--the exercise can really make a difference!



Maria7 - Tuesday Jan 14, 2014
(No Junk Foods)
Weight: 152.8

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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Hello, Everybody!

Hope you are having a blessed Tuesday.   

I've had a busy day today, groceries shopping and visiting Mom and applying for local secretary jobs online.  I quit working years ago to take care of Mom and now that she has reasonably adjusted to life in the nursing home, I am going to see if there is a position available for me to go back to work in.  If yes, good and if no, still good.  May the Lord's Will be done is always my prayer because only HE knows what is best.  :-)

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I'm still holding pretty steady weightwise, looking for a lower number tomorrow, while continuing to row to Island 140. nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord. Remember...every day with the Lord is a GOOD day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 52.2 lbs lost so far, only 12.8 lbs to go!

selina on 01/14/2014:
Dear Maria: it's great to hear you are doing well! I'm so glad to hear that your Mom is also well. I hope you'll find a good working position soon. Yes, we are still living in tokyo, it's been one and 1/2 years now. This is a 4-year post so we must make the best of it! My husband is enjoying his job and daughter is also having fun at school. So, all is well! This spring, we'll take daughter to California to visit a few universities. She will graduate in 2015 from HS and we need to find her a good university. How's your daughter?


Umpqua on 01/15/2014:
How exciting that you're looking into work! Would it be part time? That's fantastic that your Mom is feeling comfortable at the nursing home now too. Good work maintaining!


OhioRaven on 01/15/2014:
Have a good day Maria.


grannyannie on 01/15/2014:
Good luck on finding a job that you like. Have a fantastic day!


biscottibody59 on 01/15/2014:
Hope you find something you like--have a good evening!



Maria7 - Monday Jan 13, 2014
(No Junk Foods)
Weight: 152.8

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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Hello, Everybody! 

Hope you are having a blessed Monday.   I've been a little under the weather as of this morning...but I'm staying home and resting today and that should help.

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I'm still holding steady weightwise, although with only an average of about 1500 calories a day, I've been expecting a lower number when I weigh...but like I say, 'Not gaining IS progress'.  So onward to Island 140. nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.  Remember...every day with the Lord is a GOOD day! 

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 52.2 lbs lost so far, only 12.8 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 01/13/2014:
Hope you get to feeling better--have a good week!


allieoop on 01/13/2014:
Love the beautiful pictures & you have lost over 50lbs WOW!!


Umpqua on 01/14/2014:
Maintenance is important and you're doing really well overall. I hope you feel better soon!


Umpqua on 01/14/2014:
P.S. Our weather here was warm and rainy over the weekend and all our snow melted! Now it's starting to get cold again though, crazy temperature swings!


thinkpositive on 01/14/2014:
Hope you feel better.



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