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Maria7 - Friday Jul 31, 2015

Weight: 152.0

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.

Well, I arrived on Island 152 this morning.

Weight today is 152.  BMI 23.1.

I had a big workout yesterday, working in the yard. 

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I have now lost 20 pounds this year since January when my highest weight was 172.  Getting closer to goal but enjoying the journey!  Happy for all of you as you row along on your jouneys to your goal weights, too!

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Hope you have a blessed day.

Remember...every day with the Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 53 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/31/2015:
Very important to enjoy our individual journey Maria. I am happy to have you along for the ride Maria. Have a great day and congrats on your progress you are doing very well.

Maria7 on 07/31/2015:
Thank you, Fran. Hope you have a nice day, too. :-D


biscottibody59 on 07/31/2015:
Glad to see you here and I have to say you're doing a great job! Keep up the good work!

Stay cool!


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Maria7 - Thursday Jul 30, 2015

Weight: 153.0

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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 photo island 150s 24_zpshvupmybu.jpg

Good morning to you.

 

Early this morning, I arrived (finally) at Island 153.  BMI is 23.3.

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

I rowed and rowed and rowed and wondered if I would EVER get to 153.  What a LOT of work!  I didn't let myself get discouraged, though.  It was not easy to even imagine the scale reading 153 as time went by and I was very careful with calories.  What helped me get to Island 153 the most lately was simply saying NO to sugar-treats and yes to fruit in the place of white sugar.  That and more carefully watching my daily calories, which sometimes leaned toward maintaining rather than losing.  Also drinking more water and tea and eating less food helped.  I can now go into a grocery store and not even feel a temptation when I see candy on the shelves.  Nor cake, nor cookies.  No desire for them.  Ice cream still beckons but, except for 1 time recently, I have ignored its call, also.  So for me the battle is SUGAR, followed by CHEESE.  I also cannot have lima beans if I want to see progress.  I am writing this for my own reminder as well as hopefully a help to anyone else.

Good to see everyone here but missing Thin and Stellastarr...where are you?

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....Hope you are having a blessed day!

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Remember...every day with our wonderful Lord and Saviour Jesus is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

puddles on 07/30/2015:
Good morning Maria Congratulation. You have worked hard. I have found the same thing about sugar. Since eliminating the sugars in my eating habits I find that I am not attracted to some of the foods I felt a slave to. I have also found that my appetite is less since I eliminated the sugars also. Cheese is still a problem for me also. I just love it so much but find I can now limit myself better. We do have many of the same habits in common. Keep up the great work Marie and wishing you a great day.


Umpqua on 07/31/2015:
Congratulations on your loss/breaking the plateau Maria! I know how difficult it can be and you've done a great job with cutting out the sugar. RYC, my Dad is doing extremely well and is almost back to full mobility after his surgery. Mom is not so great but Dad is strong enough to take care of her so they're in pretty good shape now.


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Maria7 - Friday Jul 10, 2015

Weight: 154.0

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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 photo Island 150s 18_zpsmv7rk4uh.jpg

Good morning to you.

 

Still here at Island 154.

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

....Hope you are having a blessed day!

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Remember...every day with our wonderful Lord and Saviour Jesus is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 51 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 07/10/2015:
Have a healthy day, Maria and a lovely weekend.

Maria7 on 07/10/2015:
Thank you, Annie. You, too. :-)


puddles on 07/10/2015:
Enjoy your 154 island. Hope you have a great weekend and it is about the journey Maria


Umpqua on 07/12/2015:
I hope all is well with you, Maria!


biscottibody59 on 07/13/2015:
Have a lovely week--the heat has set in here--hope you're staying cool there!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/13/2015:
hope your day is lovely!


biscottibody59 on 07/17/2015:
Hope you're doing all right!



Maria7 - Monday Jun 29, 2015

Weight: 154.0

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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 photo Island 150s 18_zpsmv7rk4uh.jpg

Hello to you.

 

Arrived at Island 154 today.

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

....Have been reading here at DD off and on when I am not doing entries.  Happy for your progresses you are making toward your goal weights.

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Hope you are having a good day...

Remember...every day with our wonderful Lord and Saviour Jesus is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 51 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/29/2015:
Congrats Maria


Umpqua on 06/30/2015:
Good going, Maria, keep up the great work!


biscottibody59 on 06/30/2015:
Woo-hoo! More steady progress--keep going:-)


hollybelle on 07/01/2015:
Good deal Maria!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/05/2015:
I hope you had a Happy 4th yesterday! It's always nice to see the regulars keeping regular on here! It's a long-standing group we have here. Amazing we can support each other, thru all of these YEARS!...I wish I remember what year I started here. I changed my screen name once and I think the entries are deleted :(



Maria7 - Wednesday Jun 24, 2015

Weight: 155.0

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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 photo island 153 truck and canoe_zpsk05krypj.jpg

Hello everyone.

 

Yes...I'm still here at Island 155.  Calories have been good, averaging about 1200 to 1400 calories per day over past couple of weeks. 

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....Still busy caregiving others and still a little under the weather this week...

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Hope you are having a good day...

Remember...every day with our wonderful Lord and Saviour Jesus is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 06/24/2015:
Have a lovely day, Maria!


puddles on 06/24/2015:
Take care and have a good day Maria


Umpqua on 06/24/2015:
I'm hoping you feel better and get some time for yourself soon, Maria. Take care!


horn_of_plenty on 06/24/2015:
Those are great calories, have a lovely night Maria and stay happy :)


Mistyrose on 06/25/2015:
Your calories are in a good range


hollybelle on 06/25/2015:
You are on a good island - keep paddleing!



Maria7 - Friday Jun 19, 2015

Weight: 155.0

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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 photo island 153 truck and canoe_zpsk05krypj.jpg

Hello to you.

 

Still here at Island 155.

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

....Been busy caregiving others and a little under the weather this week...

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Hope you are having a good day...

Remember...every day with our wonderful Lord and Saviour Jesus is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 06/19/2015:
Feel better!


hollybelle on 06/21/2015:
Happy Lord's Day Maria!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/22/2015:
are you enjoying island 155? :)


biscottibody59 on 06/22/2015:
Take care of yourself--hope you're feeling better by now!


Mistyrose on 06/23/2015:
Look after you and do something fun this week.



Maria7 - Friday Jun 12, 2015

Weight: 155.0

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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 photo island 153 truck and canoe_zpsk05krypj.jpg

Good morning to you.

 

Well, I arrived at Island 155 this morning.

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

....I like this island.  :-D

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Hope you are having a good day...

Remember...every day with the Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/12/2015:
Congrats Maria - new island. Have a great day.


Umpqua on 06/12/2015:
Awesome work, Maria!


biscottibody59 on 06/12/2015:
Excellent progress--you're really focused there--keep up the good work!


horn_of_plenty on 06/15/2015:
Enjoy that island :) I love islands, and even your photo looks like a beautiful one :)


hollybelle on 06/16/2015:
Hey, Maria! you sure are on a good island! Nice to see you on here!



Maria7 - Thursday Jun 11, 2015

Weight: 156.0

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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 photo island 154 canoe and cabin_zpsa7es5bk5.jpg

Good morning to you.  It is a beautiful morning here, sunny.

I am still here on Island 156 this morning.  Enjoying it, really, as I am down over 15 pounds since January of this year.  :-D

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

....If you read my entry yesterday, it will bring you up to date of what happened before yesterday afternoon.

After I received the food the Welcome Committee gave to me, I decided to go on a picnic around supper time.  I was very hungry and the fresh air was cool outside.  Only thing was...I didn't realize there were others going on a picnic at the same time...who lived in the forest around Island 156 cabin. 

As I walked through the woods, I met a couple of 'island cats' shall we say...???  photo island cats lion couple anim_zpsnaeb5jk1.gif They looked hungry but they let me pass.  I was thinking of returning back to the cabin but I walked on ahead toward a clearing by the water.  I set the basket of food down on the ground and walked a little ways up by the water and bent down and got a handful of it and put it on my face...so cooling and refreshing!  When I returned back to the basket, I found these 2!

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They were just about to help themselves and I ran them off...chased them a good ways away!  Well...when I came back, this is what I found!

 photo island blk bear eating out of picnic basket anim_zpsbazovqvx.gifWho's going to run him off???

So...I decided to go back to the cabin...

I had a little food left at the cabin and I ate that...FISH....and it was good.  Then I decided to go to sleep...but I was awake most of last nite cause there was a hooting sound  photo island owl_zpszvkdbtbh.gifoutside my window all nite long!

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Hope you are having a good day...

Remember...every day with the Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 16 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/11/2015:
Love it Maria. Dangerous island you better be careful. lol Have a great day.

Maria7 on 06/11/2015:
Thanks...you, too! :-D


Umpqua on 06/11/2015:
You've got a diverse population on your island, haha. I bought tuna steaks and am having one tonight, can't wait!


liza36 on 06/11/2015:
Oh my, lots of adventures on the island!



Maria7 - Wednesday Jun 10, 2015

Weight: 156.0

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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 photo island 154 canoe and cabin_zpsa7es5bk5.jpg

Good afternoon to you.

  photo island bear w basket barrel anim_zpsaghcsatl.gif

Someone representing the Welcome Committee of Island 156 came by yesterday.  I was given a basket and a little barrel of foods.  I thought that was nice. 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

....I was happy to get the foods after rowing here to Island 156.  The basket contained fresh fruits and veggies....pineapple, canteloupe, even some apples... photo island basket of fruits anim_zpsq0hlqzat.gifAlso, squash, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, and green string beans.  The barrel contained FISH!  Yes!  Fresh fish!  So today and yesterday I had some of the foods and they were very delicious.  Once a person gets used to eating healthier foods instead of lots of sugared sweets, which has always been my food weakness, the healthy foods begin to taste better and better!

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Hope you are having a good day...

Remember...every day with the Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 16 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/10/2015:
Amen to that Maria. I always look forward to your posting wondering where the story will go. Have a great evening.

Maria7 on 06/10/2015:
Thank you. :-D You have a good evening, too.



Maria7 - Monday Jun 08, 2015

Weight: 156.0

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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 photo island 154 canoe and cabin_zpsa7es5bk5.jpg

Good afternoon to you.

 

Well, I finally arrived at Island 156. 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

....I rented this cabin on Island 156...how do you like it?  I rented it for a week but I can get a transferr to a cabin at Island 155 if I leave early to relocate to Island 155.  In the meantime, I've decided to do some fishing.  Anybody here like to fish?  This island has pineapple and watermelon, as well as potatoes, onions, and other healthy foods, so that suits me just fine.

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Hope you are having a good day...

Remember...every day with the Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 16 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 06/08/2015:
Good job! You can get to your goal!

Maria7 on 06/08/2015:
Thanks! :-D


puddles on 06/08/2015:
Congrats Maria. Love your stories. Yes I love to fish meet you on shore tomorrow morning. lol Have a great evening


Umpqua on 06/09/2015:
Good going, Maria, and I'd love to join in the feast :D


Umpqua on 06/09/2015:
Thanks also for the well wishes on my Dad. He's having his shoulder replaced so it *should* be a straightforward procedure and in and out of the hospital in only a few days. We're hoping recovery will be quick and he'll be back to driving and other regular tasks within a couple of weeks.


liza36 on 06/09/2015:
I know you'll get to your desired island! You're doing great.


biscottibody59 on 06/09/2015:
Excellent--enjoy your afternoon!



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