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Maria7 - Thursday Apr 16, 2015

Weight: 160.0

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.  I landed here on Island 160 this morning.  I didn't realize there was going to be so much rowing to get from Island 161 to Island 160, but there was. 

 

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I rowed and rowed and when I arrived here on Island 160 this morning, I was greeted by Arnold, the Proprietor, who promptly read me my rights as a visitor, not a resident:

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He told me I can stay no longer than a week at the most on this Island 160 because it is a tiny island and most of the residents who live here don't like a lot of 'tourists'...  I told him I am not a tourist, that I am on my way to Island 140 but he just flipped through the pages of his book and named off quite a few people 'passing through' who got stuck on this island and never left.  He said the bad thing is they don't even pay property taxes like the residents do because they don't own property here.  He said all they care to do is maintain their weight at 160 and hang around all over the place, not even doing any work to keep the island cleaned up.  So, he said after many complaints from the island residents, a decision was made for visitors to remain no longer than a week here.  I asked him what should I do if I don't lose weight to leave for Island 159?  That is when he seemed perturbed and sent me to the Island boss's office:

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Willie, the Island Boss asked me what was the problem?  I told him that Arnold had given me a week to stay here and what if I didn't lose to 159 by a week's end?  Willie said that with what they'd been through over the years with that happening with others, the law is that they will immediately set my canoe afloat with me in it  photo island water 2015_zpsuloikpzm.png to fend for myself till I lose to be accepted by Island 159.  He said I will simply have no support as I do here at the island to help me lose from 160 to 159 and I will be on my own in my canoe adrift on the waters.  He said here the residents are delighted to help anyone who is seriously trying to get to Island 159 to lose to that weight by offering them use of their exercise equipments, including bicycles, free of charge.  He said there is NO REASON to not lose a pound in a week!

(Look for update coming soon.)

 

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On another note...today is my Mom's birthday. IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 Happy Birthday, Mom!  I will be leaving in a little while to go to the nursing home where she lives.

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Please remember some Friends, who are family to us in prayer today for healing and others for comfort (a neighbor passed earlier this week and their family is grieving). 

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Also....Good to see the 'missing' back with us again.  You are MISSED when you are not here!

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Hope you are having a good day...  Remember...every day with the LORD is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 45 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/16/2015:
You are quite the story teller Marie. Have a great day.


grannyannie on 04/16/2015:
Well done. 159 before long!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/18/2015:
YES!!!! I want to visit a new Island too!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)


mcwoo40 on 04/20/2015:
Hellooo,nice to hear from you.That picture looks georgous,wish I was there :-)


biscottibody59 on 04/20/2015:
Enjoyed your graphic telling of the island experience--FUN!

Keep up the good work--you're clearly focused--enjoy your week!



Maria7 - Wednesday Apr 15, 2015

Weight: 161.6

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

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Hello, Everyone! 

(Get ready...this is going to be LONG!) 

I REALLY was expecting a lower number this morning..to think that I lay there in bed last nite with my stomach growling and I felt so hungry but I said to myself that it will be a lower number tomorrow on the scale but the scale this morning read '161.6' AGAIN...UGH!...I thought it would at least read 160.something.  I weighed over and over on it and it was still 161.6...what a PLATEAU!  I've been REALLY GOOD with calories, usually 1300-1400 a day.  I make sure to get my workouts in too, most days.  One good thing is that the tape measurement is showing decreases in measurements.  I've gone down 2 inches in my waist, for example, just within a couple of months.

 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Soooooo...here I am rowing toward goal weight island of 140...

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It sure takes a LOT to accomplish a LITTLE.  I've been on this island, 'Island 161' for quite a while.  It is a nice island but most of the residents here languish around the beach in their lounge chairs, drinking sweet tea and eating cookies, I've noticed.  They are most of them overweight but they don't seem to care.  Their choice of eating what they want and not exercising is far more important to them than a scale number or bmi or measurements.  Since they are all the same weight (161), they have formed a sort of 'bonding' in not really wanting to leave the island for a smaller number island because they are afraid they may have to leave their friends behind.  They have been on this island for a LONG TIME!  One of them told me to be happy with where I'm at and just enjoy myself!  Can you believe that????  She said it doesn't even matter if I want to have food binges at nite, that I should just have what I want to eat and don't worry about it, cause that's what she does!  I'm glad I don't listen to her! 

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 43.4 lbs lost so far, only 21.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/15/2015:
I loved your island story. Patience is a virtue. Your doing good Maria the plateau will break and you will start loosing again because you are doing all the right things.


thinnside40 on 04/15/2015:
There is no way I can realistically expect there to be a new lower number every morning..... So many fluctuations Maria... Don't go to hard on yourself please....



Maria7 - Tuesday Apr 14, 2015

Weight: 161.6

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, Friends. Having a cup of coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567over here. Have some?

 

 

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I am apparently on a PLATEAU...weight today is 161.6...so still in the 161's...although looking for the 150's SOON...I have already 'pre-celebrated' getting to 158.anything.... Hubby and I took a  one day road trip this past Saturday.  He and I went to a place called Swan Lake Iris Gardens, which we've visited before but has been quite some time...it was a beautiful day, sunny, in the uppers 60's...a good day to walk around the lake, which we did as we walked holding hands as we usually do...and we enjoyed the beautiful brightly colored azaleas...red, pink peach, the lilac-purple lilies, the many different kinds and colors of swans, the turtles sunning themselves around the water, all of it.    Very interesting about the swans, to me, was a pair that were black with red bills and eyes and I learned from reading the info on the grounds there that they came from Australia.

 

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Yesterday, I visited my Mom at the nursing home and was busy with her, mostly running errands and helping her, etc.  and then after I got back home, I was busy making Hubby his breakfast homemade biscuits with sausage in them (he carries 2 to a pack to work each morning for his breakfast). 

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Sunday, we three (Hubby, Daughter, and I) went to Sunday School and preaching at church and then visited Mom and her roommate at the nursing home and after that, we came home and had a nice lunch together, which I had stayed up late cooking Saturday nite after Hubby and I had gotten home from Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, S.C.  I roasted a large chicken in the oven and made homemade dressing and fixed yellow rice and all I had to do was make slaw and fix creamed corn to go with this after we got home Sunday from church and visiting Mom and her roommate.

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So, today is another day, a cloudy day and we are supposed to get rain, I think, according to weather channel on tv but only the Lord knows.

 

Hope you have a blessed day in the Lord.  Remember...every day with the Lord is a GOOD day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 43.4 lbs lost so far, only 21.6 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 04/14/2015:
Plateaus are maddening aren't they? But it's better than gaining. Lovely photos.


puddles on 04/14/2015:
I have started looking at plateau as the time my body needs to readjust to the previous weight loss. It seems every time I have a plateau the week that it breaks I have an extremely high loss of weight. Our body as a way of telling us things sometimes. Have a great day.


biscottibody59 on 04/15/2015:
Hope your rain was a welcome sight! We had a little and are supposed to get more in the next couple of days.

Enjoy your day!



Maria7 - Friday Apr 10, 2015

Weight: 161.6

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 and hope you are having a blessed day. 

 

 

Weight today is 161.6...current bmi is 24.6...nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567...I am still 'rowing' toward island 140...I'm almost out of the 160's...When I get to 158.anything, I think I shall reward myself with a little treat...it will not be anything expensive, maybe just go out to eat with my Hubby...but it will be a celebration...cause at that weight,  I don't feel 'fat'... (I also don't feel 'slim', either...)...

 

I've been working a LOTTTTT...in the yards this week and yesterday I 'bout overdid it...It was close to 90 degrees fahrenheit here and I was out in the sun raking and bagging leaves and cleaning out the flower beds and I started feeling weak, like I needed to go inside and cool off, which I did after Hubby and I together finished getting part of the work that I was hoping to complete yesterday done.

Today I baked a birthday cake for a Friend, who is really family to us and took it to her...we have been neighbors for many years and they are the BEST neighbors anyone could have.  We love them all very much and are thankful to the Lord that we live close together.

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Please take good care of yourself.  Remember...every day with the LORD is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 43.4 lbs lost so far, only 21.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/10/2015:
Good morning Marie pls send some of that nice SC weather to me. I miss Myrtle Beach right now. Be careful in the heat we get dehydrated real fast. Sound like a nice neighbor that you have that is a blessing. Take care and enjoy your day.


biscottibody59 on 04/12/2015:
You're really kicking up the dust and conquering the old scale--good going!

Enjoy your week!


thinnside40 on 04/13/2015:
Hope this week is getting off to a good start for you!



Maria7 - Thursday Apr 09, 2015
(New Diet)
Weight: 162.6

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, Friends. Having a cup of coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567over here. Have some?

 

 

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It is a sunny morning here in South Carolina supposed to get into the upper 70's fahrenheit, according to weather channel on tv.

Weight is 162.6 today, so up a little.  I've been doing a LOT of work in the yard this week...cleaning out flower beds, raking and bagging leaves, etc.  It is beginning to look much better outside.  Meanwhile, the azaleas are blooming (we have red, peach, and pink of varying shades), the winter pansies are still in full bloom, one of the red rose bushes has a pretty red rose on it near the front steps...the lillies are up and will probably bloom soon, too.  I relocated some of them to other places...they multiply and come up every year.  Hubby and Friend got a nice big wood shed built out back this past Saturday...We got a new wood stove this past winter and we needed the shed to store wood for it.

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I am planning on working in the yards and flower gardens again today, as well as go visit Mom and her roommate.

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Hope you have a blessed day in the Lord. Every day with the Lord is a GOOD day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 42.4 lbs lost so far, only 22.6 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 04/09/2015:
Your gardening plans sound lovely, Maria, enjoy!


puddles on 04/09/2015:
Sounds like a pleasant plan for your day Maria. Enjoy God's nature and have a wonderful day.


museumgirl on 04/09/2015:
have a lovely day!



Maria7 - Friday Apr 03, 2015
(New Diet)
Weight: 162.0

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Today is Good Friday, the day we Christians think about what our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ did for us in giving His life for us on the cross, shedding his precious blood for the forgiveness of our sins so that through Him and only through Him, we have the gift of eternal life.  To get saved and become a Christian, a person repents of their sins, asks Jesus' forgiveness, believes on Jesus and lives for Him according to His Holy Word, the Bible.  I thank Him for saving me, for forgiving me of all my sins and giving me the gift of eternal life through Him.  Thank You, Jesus!  We love You!  We praise You!  We adore You!

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Good morning, Friends. Having a cup of coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567over here. Have some?

I tried online to find a church that is having Good Friday services at noon today that I could attend but didn't find any around this area.  Sometimes local churches have them that I have attended in the past.  I am glad I am a Christian and I hope you are, too.

It is a sunny morning here in South Carolina supposed to get into the mid 80's fahrenheit, according to weather channel on tv.

I weighed 162.0 on the scale this morning, so down a little more.

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I am planning to go visit Mom at the nursing home in a little while. 

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Remember... Every day with the Lord is a GOOD day and Jesus is coming back again...it could even be today...are you ready?

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 04/03/2015:
Have a lovely Easter weekend, Maria!

Maria7 on 04/03/2015:
Thank you.


puddles on 04/03/2015:
Your doing real good on the scale Maria. Wishing you a happy Good Friday Maria


thinnside40 on 04/07/2015:
Great new number!


biscottibody59 on 04/07/2015:
Hope your week is going well so far!



Maria7 - Thursday Apr 02, 2015
(New Diet)
Weight: 163.2

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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 photo springtime beau flowers pic_zpspafxgo5h.jpg

 

Good morning, Friends. Having a cup of coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567over here. Have some?

 

 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

It is a sunny morning here in South Carolina supposed to get into the upper 70's fahrenheit, according to weather channel on tv. 

I weighed 163.2 on the scale this morning, so down a little more.

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I am planning on working in the yards and flower gardens again today.  They are looking better so far. 

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Hope you have a blessed day in the Lord. Every day with the Lord is a GOOD day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 41.8 lbs lost so far, only 23.2 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 04/02/2015:
Well done on the loss.


puddles on 04/02/2015:
Little by little you are going down. Great job Maria. Enjoy your gardening.


biscottibody59 on 04/02/2015:
Excellent progress on the scale! Glad the gardening is going well for you too!


museumgirl on 04/03/2015:
Congrats on the progress! Have a good day,too.



Maria7 - Wednesday Apr 01, 2015
(New Diet)
Weight: 163.4

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

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Good morning, everyone!

Hope you are doing well this morning. It is another beautiful SUNNY day here in South Carolina and supposed to get up to mid 70's degrees fahrenheit again as yesterday, according to the weather channel on tv...

coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Having cup of coffee...have a cup?  I'm drinking mine black today, no sugar, no creamer.  I've already had breakfast...scrambled egg with cheese and turkey sausage.

Weight is down a little more...163.4...

Yesterday was a LOT of work in the flower gardens and yard.  Cleaning out leaves from flower beds, taking up the old discolored red mulch from them and raking up big piles of leaves in the front yard that have fallen this year.  I got a lot done before Hubby came home from work, then after he got home, we worked together and he took off lots of bags of leaves and old mulch to the trash dumpster a couple miles away.

 

I also went to the grocery store yesterday..

Later, I went to check on Mom, after I got a call that she wanted me to come to the nursing home because she was not feeling well and I talked with her nurse and also the head nurse, who didn't think she in great distress...and asked them to give her something to help her, which I waited and didn't leave until they did.  The head nurse said she would order an exray just to make sure Mom ok.  I didn't leave until Mom said she was feeling better and that she wanted to go to sleep.

Came back home, cooked Hubby's and Daughter's suppers and after Hubby came home and ate, Hubby and I worked a long time in the yard together and there is still MUCH to be done.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 41.6 lbs lost so far, only 23.4 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 04/01/2015:
Have a lovely day!


Umpqua on 04/01/2015:
Its sounds like a good day and you're really getting those gardens cleaned up, I'm sure they look beautiful!


puddles on 04/01/2015:
Must be nice to be working in the garden again. Have a great day Maria and congrats on the loss.



Maria7 - Tuesday Mar 31, 2015
(Weigh Down Diet)
Weight: 164.0

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

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Good morning, everyone!

Hope you are doing well this morning. It is SUNNY here in South Carolina and supposed to get up to mid 70's degrees fahrenheit later today, according to the weather channel on tv...

coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Having cup of coffee...have a cup?

 

Plans today are to work in the flower gardens.  I need to clean out leaves, take up the old discolored red mulch, and put fresh new red mulch down.  Also rake the leaves up in the yard that have fallen this year and take them off after putting them in giant leaf bags (this will take some days of work).  (We have lots of trees.)

 

After this, is a need to go to the grocery store... 

Later I want to get my bike  photo Bike w wheels spinning and pedal pedaling_zpsmd0dm9eq.gifout of Hubby's building out back and get the tires aired up so I can begin riding it again.  I am so happy it is springtime and warm and the flowers are blooming and so colorful and pretty to look at and smell the sweet fragrances.  We have our annual Springtime Flower Festival coming up next week at the local Farmers Market not far from here that I am hoping to attend with Hubby.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 41 lbs lost so far, only 24 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 03/31/2015:
Sounds lovely! We are having very weird weather today - alternating with high winds, hail, sleet, sun, rain. Arghh.


puddles on 03/31/2015:
Maria I am back home from Myrtle Beach and I do miss the sunny and warm days. Have a great evening.


thinnside40 on 03/31/2015:
I see that 164.zero!



Maria7 - Monday Mar 30, 2015
(Weigh Down Diet)
Weight: 164.0

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, Friends.

It is a cloudy nice day here in South Carolina and we are to get to the low 60's Fahrenheit this afternoon.  It is currently in the mid 40's with rain almost here. 

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I am at 164.0 on the scale this morning, bmi 24.9, which supposedly puts me back in the 'normal' weight zone. Wow...I am no longer overweight???  My weight is now 'normal' again?  Also, I have a wonderful neighbor/friend that is like family to me and she has been coming over off and on, checking my b/p and it has come down some, so hopefully when I go back to the doctor next week, it will be normal and not high as it was a couple weeks or so ago when I was told I'd have to come back for my bp to be checked again and see the doctor concerning it. 

I was careful yesterday, had about 1300-1400 cals and I've been walking a lot lately.  This morning I am wearing very comfortably another pair of jeans that had been too small to wear for a long time previously.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 41 lbs lost so far, only 24 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/30/2015:
Congrats on the walks and getting into another pair of jeans. Have a great day Maria.


grannyannie on 03/30/2015:
Well done, Maria!



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