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Maria7 - Saturday Oct 13, 2018
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

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

 

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Hello, Friends...

Glad to read that you are all doing well.

We are finally getting some much-desired, cooler fall weather after the passing of our second big storm this season, Hurricane Michael, which we stayed home this go round, didn't evacuate as in Hurricane Florence recently.  My Hubby's storage building is destroyed and we have a little exterior home-damage, but nothing serious, thank the Lord.  Thanking the Lord for keeping us safe through the storm.

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Hope you have been having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 51 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/14/2018:
I'm glad to hear that you survived the winds of Michael. For a long time, they kept saying Level 2 hurricane, and then at the last minute - when it was too late to evacuate - it upgraded quickly to Level 4! Yikes!

I *am* sorry to hear that you suffered some property loss. Will you rebuild the storage building?


Horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2018:
Yes, sorry to hear that the storms have damaged your properties!

I hope you a fast recovery and glad that for the most part you guys are safe and uninjured.


happy-1 on 10/14/2018:
Glad you are ok!!! Sounds like a big project to clean up. Expensive?


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Maria7 - Saturday Oct 06, 2018
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

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

 

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Hello, Friends...

 Scale read 154.0 this morning...yayyyyy.

I have a new hobby.  We are raising chickens from biddies and just finished a 2 week project of building a large chicken house.  We are raising them for fresh eggs altho they won't start laying until late winter/early spring of next year and we have 8 lovely ladies.  It is much more work than I ever imagined, ha. 

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Hope you have been having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 51 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 10/06/2018:
Chickens climb like crazy! Tiny dinosaurs


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Maria7 - Wednesday Oct 03, 2018
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

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

 

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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello, Friends...

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 Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567and I visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 at the nursing home today and took her some new tops bought at J C Penneys to wear, which she liked, and also we took her favorite snacks to her as well. She is doing well for her 87 years, thank the Lord.  We visit her frequently each week and enjoy her company and love her very, very much.  She is a Sweetheart. 

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Scale is at 155 this morning (finally!).    This is what I weighed when I joined DD almost 18 years ago.

Hubby bought a pumpkin for me at our local farmers market this afternoon.  It looks so 'Octobery' on the front porch, so glad that fall has finally arrived!

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 10/03/2018:
Mom i am sure has enjoyed your visit and company so so so much!

and Congrats on 18 years of "maintenance" ....with ups and downs but overall Maintenance!

i love to eat pumpkin...Spanish pumpkin is sold in stores by us - it's called Calabaza.

Maria7 on 10/03/2018:
Thank you.


BearCountryGG on 10/03/2018:
Looks like things are going very well for you Maria...….scales look great!!

Maria7 on 10/03/2018:
Thank you.


graindart on 10/03/2018:
Have always purchased pumpkins for carving with the daughters. Had a roasted pumpkin dish on the cruise this year and wondered why I didn't buy them to eat. Bought one along with a butternut squash. Opened both up and realized why I don't buy pumpkins for eating. The squash was mostly edible with a little amount of seeds. The pumpkin had much less edible with a larger quantity of seeds. I suppose if you like toasting the seeds, the pumpkin would be ok. Since I don't, I'll be sticking with various types of squash instead.

Good job on getting back to 155....

Maria7 on 10/03/2018:
Thank you.



Maria7 - Thursday Sep 27, 2018
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

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

 

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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello, Friends...

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Loving this beautiful fall weather.  Our local farmers market is having a fall festival next week's weekend and we are hoping to go to it.  Bought some fresh veggies there today and yesterday...

Still at 156 this morning.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 09/27/2018:
it's always fun to walk around a good Farmer's Market! I'm enjoying fall temps too!


BearCountryGG on 09/27/2018:
Good job staying where you are!


Donkey on 09/28/2018:
This might be your magic number...


happy-1 on 10/01/2018:
Good job maintaining!


happy-1 on 10/01/2018:
And thanks for reminders of all the things that are more important than guy drama. I just re-read some of your logs. Your focus on priorities is awesome.



Maria7 - Sunday Sep 16, 2018
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

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

 

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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello, Friends...

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We are back after having evacuated our home due to Hurricane Florence.  The slow-moving storm is still 'sitting' on us here in SC, but has weakened now.  We are so happy to be back home.  We thank you all for your prayers for us.

Scale says 156 this morning.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

graindart on 09/16/2018:
Glad you and the family are safe and back home now.

Maria7 on 09/16/2018:
Thank you.


Donkey on 09/16/2018:
I'm glad you're OK. Good job maintaining throughout what must have been a very stressful situation. Is your mom OK too?

Maria7 on 09/16/2018:
Yes she is, thank you.


BearCountryGG on 09/16/2018:
I'm relieved to hear that you are back home...you have been in my thoughts and prayers ever since that started......good maintaining during a rough time!

Maria7 on 09/16/2018:
Thank you.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/17/2018:
How long were you evacuated for and where did you stay?

glad you are back home!

Maria7 on 09/18/2018:
Just a few days...a motel...thank you.


happy-1 on 09/17/2018:
Glad you are home again! Hugs! How much damage are you facing? How is your mom?

Maria7 on 09/18/2018:
Many small limbs and trees debris but no real damage, thank the Lord. She's good, thank you.


happy-1 on 09/19/2018:
Hugs! Good to hear!



Maria7 - Thursday Sep 13, 2018
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

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

 

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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello, Friends...

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How are you today?  As for us here in SC, we are awaiting Hurricane Florence today...We are supposed to get wind and maybe a flood...

My trust is in the Lord for His protection over all who are encountering this weather...

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 09/13/2018:
I've been thinking about you for days Maria......Hope you stay safe!


horn_of_plenty on 09/13/2018:
it sounds like you are a little inland, right? i am also hoping you aren't hit terribly...i'll keep fingers crossed. check in with us!


happy-1 on 09/13/2018:
hugs. check in with us!


Donkey on 09/14/2018:
So glad to hear from you. I continue to pray...



Maria7 - Saturday Sep 08, 2018
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

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

 

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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello, Friends...

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How are you today?  As for us here in SC, we are currently under a state of emergency declared by our governor, in anticipation of a hurricane's projected path aimed our way... Please pray it turns back out to sea...Hurricane Florence...

My size 12's 100% cotton jeans are still fitting but if I gain weight, they won't be...  Prayer really works!  I try to stay within a certain limit of daily calories and then after 5pm, pray not to eat anymore and the Lord helps me.

Clothes really tell it all...the scale is good for a gauge...but clothes are the test...What good is it to weigh a certain number and you barely can wear your clothes?  Much better to wear your clothes comfortably and that takes precedence over the scale number.  So I am going by both currently.

There is a lot to be said for salads as long as one doesn't put a lot of dressing on them...You may not be a big salad eater but surely there is something of fresh veggies you like..if not, don't forget canned veggies...The other day I mixed a can of tomatoes with a can of corn and heated that and it was delicious...Didn't add any seasoning nor oil, didn't need any..

My downfall has always been sweet treats like ice cream, cookies, and the like.  Buy single serves ice creams, even if you pay more than a tub of ice cream.  You can have what you want to eat but just reduced amounts.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 09/09/2018:
Praying that you don't see that hurricane.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/09/2018:
I do agree that clothes tell even better than the scale!

yes how i agree with veggies being a savior! and that smaller packaging with foods for smaller serving sizes is a big help, too! i do this too! for sure!


Donkey on 09/09/2018:
You are so correct about using other ways to monitor one's progress. I've decided to use my wedding ring as a monitor on water retention. If the weigh-in is high, put on my ring and see if it's tight. If it's tight, chances are I'm holding on to water and not anything else.

And you have the correct perspective. What good is a number if your clothes don't fit? (or if you're miserable, if you're unhealthy, etc.)

I hope you don't get hit too hard with the storms. (((hugs)))


Horn_of_plenty on 09/13/2018:
praying for you with the storms, i hear they are coming really soon to your area. are you near the coast? i know even if you aren't, the rain could affect you badly.



Maria7 - Friday Aug 24, 2018
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

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

 

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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello, Friends...

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  I visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 at the nursing home today and washed and rolled her hair.

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155 today again and wondering if it is going to stay... 

Today has been sunny and beautiful and was even 59 early this morning...

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 08/24/2018:
Beautiful day here today too.....I'm sure your Mom appreciates all of your help.


Horn_of_plenty on 08/25/2018:
I used to do my grandmother's hair a little bit, but never washed it. What a good idea...i should have...then again, it may have been too much for her as she was at a different level of care than your mom :)

i'm sure her hair looks so nice!!!


Donkey on 08/25/2018:
155!!!!


jasmine on 08/25/2018:
Great!



Maria7 - Thursday Aug 23, 2018
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

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

 

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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello, Friends... 

Scale is still at 156 this morning...

Today has been very pretty and sunny here and mild in temperature.

Visited an Aunt, who is also a neighbor, and spent some time with her.  She is doing well and is very sweet.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 08/23/2018:
Sounds like a nice day!


Donkey on 08/24/2018:
Having family nearby is a real blessing. I am visiting my family in October for a couple of days. *sigh*

Keep maintaining - good job!!!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/24/2018:
We've got the mild temps too...amazing!



Maria7 - Monday Aug 20, 2018
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

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

 

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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello, Friends...

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 Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567and I visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 at the nursing home and we changed the sheets and other covers on her bed to fresh ones and then took her out on the porch for some fresh air for a little while.  She got sleepy, so we took her back to her bed where she put on her oxygen.  She has Parkinsons and it has gotten worse even with medicine for it and we do what we can to make sure she is happy and comfortable and has all she needs/wants.  She was cheerful, thank the Lord. 

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Scale is at 156 this morning but I think I had a saltier diet yesterday, so this influences daily weigh-ins. 

Today I cooked a big pot of chicken and rice, with onion in it and also heated a can of out of date (last year's date) little green peas to go with it and reheated candied yams that I made yesterday.  Made for a wonderful lunch for Hubby and me.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 08/20/2018:
Sounds like a lovely day.


happy-1 on 08/20/2018:
Hugs. You are good to visit your mom and keep her comfortable. It also sounds like you are excelling at living your own life. She must be so happy to see you and your husband and know you are doing well.


Donkey on 08/21/2018:
Ooo, fresh clean sheets - what a fabulous feeling! What a nice thing for your mom... I'm glad she is not bedridden and can go outside for fresh air.

That chicken and rice made my mouth water. Sounds so yummy!


horn_of_plenty on 08/21/2018:
the lunch sounds VERY tasty and satisfying! i am glad i cooked my chicken burgers yesterday...need more meat in my life these past few days!



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