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Maria7 - Saturday Apr 14, 2018
(Prayer and counting calories)
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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16&17

 

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Hello to you...

coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hope you are having a good day...

Hubby and I visited my Mother IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567at the nursing home today, which was 10 days since I had seen her. We didn't get close enough to her for her to catch anything from us and we are both some better.  We took her a big goodies bag with her very fav treats, including her fav mag, etc in it. Her bd is Monday and our kinfolks who live in TN sent her phone cards for two months' time on her phone which I put that on her phone, then I cleaned her phone and handed it back to her wrapped in paper towel.  Mama was doing good, smiling and very happy.

After we left the nursing home, Hubby and I went to the flea market in the next town over and I bought a stack of hard back books for a dollar...how-to books, etc.   Also, a dvd movie about Abraham Lincoln for 50c.  It was nice to spend some time with my wonderful Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567today, out walking around, holding hands. 

 

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Hope you are having a good day...

Remember, every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 04/14/2018:
Love it....wonderful day you had!!!!


Horn_of_plenty on 04/15/2018:
Sounds like you and hubby enjoyed the day and that your mom enjoyed having you there for a visit! she must be so glad you visit her so often!


Donkey on 04/15/2018:
I'm glad you had the opportunity to visit with your mom. Sounds like a really lovely day, all the way around.



Maria7 - Friday Apr 13, 2018
(Prayer and counting calories)
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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16&17

 

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Hello to you...

coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hope you are having a good day...

Now Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567has headcold/sore throat, thanks to Yours Truly...And as for me it is two steps forward and one step backward getting over mine.  Today is a 'backward'...  So, I haven't visited my Mother IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567at the nursing home in 9 days...We talk over the phone and she lets me know she wants me to come see her but she is trying to be understanding that I have to be well enough that she won't get sick.

 

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Today's Food: 

Coffee...30

Fried bread and 2 scrambled eggs....670

Banana...100

Hamburger stew from yesterday...200

Banana...100

Today's Total:  1100

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Hope you are having a good day...

Remember, every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 04/13/2018:
I had to stay away from my Mom one time for an extended period because I had pneumonia...( she was alone in her own home)....and since she had never written a check in her life...or filled her own pill boxes...I HAD to go...and she needed groceries...we talked on the phone a lot too...but the time came when I couldn't put it off any longer....so I told her to have her bills on the table...and the ck bk...and her pills and pill boxes.....I put on a mask...did everything quickly...took her to the store...and I stayed in the car......we got it all done that day...but it wasn't easy for either one of us...that was a tough few weeks...but she didn't catch it,luckily.


bearcountrygg on 04/13/2018:
D and I made fried bread once ( just flour and water)...he had been reading about it in westerns....


horn_of_plenty on 04/13/2018:
do you make your own bread often?


happy-1 on 04/13/2018:
Maybe we need to get you a giant bubble... like a human hamster ball?


Donkey on 04/14/2018:
I have been wondering about your mama while you have been sick. I didn't think that you had visited her, but wasn't sure. Hopefully you can visit her sometime this week... but with Hubby sick now, even if you're not sick, would you be carrying "sick germs" with you? (((hugs)))



Maria7 - Thursday Apr 12, 2018
(Prayer and counting calories)
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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16&17

 

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Hello ...

Today is another sunny, warm day here...Highs in upper 70's...

Working on resting and getting well from cold....Seeing improvement, thank the Lord. 

I cooked a pot of hamburger/vegetable stew and made fried bread to go with it today.

Today's Food:

Coffees, 2....60

Banana...100

Egg salad s/w of 2 boiled eggs, 2 breads, 1 tbs mayo, salt, peppr...400

Fruit..(banana and orange)...200

Hamburger-vegetable stew...240

Fried bread...350

Total: 1350

 

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Still rowing...

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Hope you are having a good day...

Remember, every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 04/12/2018:
Mmm fried bread...


Donkey on 04/12/2018:
I"m not sure I've had fried bread before... But I'll certainly take second helpings on the hamburger stew - YUM!

I'm glad you're feeling a little better with each passing day.


horn_of_plenty on 04/13/2018:
egg salad sandwich sounds tasty. lately i'm loving my grains :) and fats.


horn_of_plenty on 04/13/2018:
how do you make fried bread???



Maria7 - Wednesday Apr 11, 2018
(Prayer and counting calories)
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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16&17

 

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Hello ...

Hope you are all doing well and having a good day.

Today's Food:

2 fried turkey sausages...100

1 plain toast...70

Grits...100

Coffee...30

Banana...100

Sandwish Relish, 2 breads...250

Cubed steak...200

Green peas...150

Mashed potatoes...200

Fruit...100

Total:  1300

Beautiful, warm sunny day here.  I walked around outside earlier and the peach trees have small peaches on them.  The apple trees have pretty blossoms on them.  All the azaleas are in bloom and there is a red bud on the rosebush by the front steps.

I am feeling better and happy to finally be getting well from head cold and sore throat.

 

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Still rowing...

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Hope you are having a good day...

Remember, every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 04/11/2018:
Your weather sounds so nice.....I can't wait to get back outside.


happy-1 on 04/11/2018:
South Carolina is beautiful. Azaleas sound wonderful. Lots of southern cooking today!


Donkey on 04/11/2018:
Glad to hear that you are starting to feel better!


horn_of_plenty on 04/12/2018:
sounds pretty by you and you sound really focused...stay that way and you'll have more progress coming your way!



Maria7 - Tuesday Apr 10, 2018
(Prayer and counting calories)
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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16&17

 

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Hello, Friends...

coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Got the coffee going again this morning...have some?  Come on over and I will pour you a cup!

Scale moved again this morning, announcing 153, so I'm good with that.  Still fighting this awful headcold, and still have no nitely cravings, nor sugar cravings...but ready to be well and feeling well again...

 

 

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Today's Food (so far):

2 fried turkey sausages...100

1 plain toast...70

1 envelope grits, plain...100

coffee w a little sugar and creamer...30

Part of a small cheeseburger...300

Fruit...300

Egg salad s/w of 2 boiled eggs 160, 2 breads 140, mayo, salt, pepper 100

Total today:  1300 calories

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Hope you are having a good day...

Remember, every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 04/10/2018:
Congrats on the scale moving down...hope you feel better today!


horn_of_plenty on 04/10/2018:
Congrats on the lower weight...nice job without the nightly urge to eat extra.


happy-1 on 04/10/2018:
Yay!!!!

What creamer are you using? I switched to coconut cream with cinnamon and stevia yesterday. It is pretty decent and supposed to burn fat.


Donkey on 04/10/2018:
Well done! Even if it came about because you're sick.


happy-1 on 04/10/2018:
I can't comment on your newest post... dd quirk?

I've started planning my cheat meals... I write my craving down on that calendar square and then I am picking whatever I most badly want. Last week was ramen, grilled cheese and a brownie!



Maria7 - Monday Apr 09, 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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16&17

 

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Hello to you...

coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Have a cup of coffee with me?  So good on this chilly morning...

Still holding on to 154, the scale announced this morning, so I'm good with that.  With this headcold, I have no nitely cravings, nor sugar cravings...what an advantage.  The disadvantage is feel miserable and in pain, ha.

 

 

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Today's Food:

2 fried turkey sausages...100

1 plain toast...70

1 envelope grits, plain...100

coffee w a little sugar and creamer...30

Banana...100

Egg salad s/w of 2 boiled eggs 160, 2 breads 140, mayo, salt, pepper 100

1 envelope grits, plain...100

2 scrambled eggs...200

Total:  1100 calories  (What can I say?  It's been an 'eggs-cellent' day!)

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Hope you are having a good day...

Remember, every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 51 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 04/09/2018:
YES, SO CHILLY!

I want another cup but i never take 2 at work bc i know that it's too much caffeine for me! :)

several years ago, i'd drink coffee all day which was NO GOOD!


horn_of_plenty on 04/09/2018:
you must be pretty sick to lose your cravings!! get well soon!!

Maria7 on 04/09/2018:
Thank you! :-D


graindart on 04/09/2018:
Don't think I ever get sick enough to lose food cravings.


bearcountrygg on 04/09/2018:
Maybe your taste buds are affected by stuffy nose or sore throat....feel better soon!


trishpiglet3 on 04/09/2018:
I'd love to have a cup of coffee with you but fear I might be a bit too far away for that to be feasible (London, England). Thinking of you and wishing you speedy healing x


Donkey on 04/10/2018:
When I have a cold, I usually crave junk food, because it's very salty or sweet. So it's good to see you using this to your advantage. Still, it's no fun being sick.



Maria7 - Sunday Apr 08, 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

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. John 11:25&26

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello, Friends.

Happy Sunday!

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New number is 154 this morning.  Maybe there 'are' advantages to this springtime cold...I have no desire for sweets, ha.  My calories are averaging around 1350 a day.  I have an appetite but not as much as it was.  So as miserable as this is, the cold, I may as well be thankful for it.

Breakfast:

1 plain toast...70

2 fried turkey link sausages...100

1 packet grits, plain...100

Coffee w a little creamer and sugar...30

Water...0

Lunch:

Small salad....150

1/2 cup Rice and green lima beans mixed...150

1/3 cup mac and cheese 100

1/2 serving banana pudding...250

Sweet tea....100

Snack:

1 banana...100

Supper:

1 cup of green string beans mixed with potatoes...200

Total:  1350

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Still rowing...

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

Love, Maria

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Progress as of today: 51 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 04/08/2018:
Good to hear...I wish the cold made me not want sugar...Good job!

Maria7 on 04/08/2018:
Thankk you, but didn't mean weather in speaking of cold.


Horn_of_plenty on 04/08/2018:
I'm also loving turkey / sausages /turkey hot dogs these days!

Maria7 on 04/08/2018:
They are good, aren't they?


trishpiglet3 on 04/08/2018:
Not wanting sugar when you have a cold may be a good thing because sugar can lower your immunity. I hope you feel better soon though, colds are horrible. Aaaah mac n cheese! My husband (who is from the US) buys that from our local shop that sells American food. I've never tried it as I'm allergic to dairy but it does smell really nice when he makes it.

Maria7 on 04/08/2018:
Didn't know that about sugar. Must be a good thing, then, that I am not craving it (as I usually do). The mac and cheese was good but I just had a very little, mostly the pasta of it. Hope you are having a good day today.


Donkey on 04/08/2018:
I hope you feel better soon, but that doesn't mean that I don't want you to lose your momentum.

Maria7 on 04/09/2018:
Hahahahahaha! LOVE IT! SMILE!


Horn_of_plenty on 04/08/2018:
i love donkey's comment!

Maria7 on 04/09/2018:
I do, too! :-D



Maria7 - Friday Apr 06, 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

 

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Island 150

(which I am not at yet)...

Hello to all of you....

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I am still rowing...but basically staying the same...which I'm not really complaining about...I'm just not making any progress...and I know why...I have a couple of 1900 calories days (or a little more) and then I try to make it up with much lower calories a couple days...which keeps me at about the same weight...which ain't bad...It is just that I'm not getting anywhere doing that and what I am really LACKING is SELF-DISCIPLINE!

Top it off, I have a seasonal springtime COLD (allergies to pollen) but actually that may be helping me since I have less appetite with sneezing and sore throat, ha.  So maybe I can look at the positive side of it and realize this may help me get going again toward goal...

Row, Row, Row your Boat!

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

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

horn_of_plenty on 04/06/2018:
you don't i do not think have to make them up...you can just start again from where you are at now? i hate making it up...been doing that for months now!


graindart on 04/06/2018:
Lately I feel like I'm rowing on a river. When I'm on plan and doing good, I'm rowing UP the river and see very slow progress. When I stumble off plan, I'm rowing DOWN the river with the current and see almost immediate repercussions.


bearcountrygg on 04/06/2018:
Unfortunately it seems it's easier to gain than it is to lose. Definitely not fair.


happy-1 on 04/06/2018:
I'm picturing Clair Underwood and her rowing machine right now... Dunno why.


Donkey on 04/07/2018:
Ugh, my husband just got over having a cold for 2 weeks and now my boss is struggling with allergies. My desk is just outside his office, and I was about ready to tell him to go home, he was driving me nuts with the coughing, sneezing, blowing nose, etc., on Friday. Some days I roll with it, and other days, I'm just on sensory overload and can't handle these types of noises.

Hey - maybe *I'M* the one that should have gone home. Yeah, that's MUCH better ;-)



Maria7 - Saturday Mar 31, 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

 

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. John 11:25&26

 

 

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Hello, Friends.   I wish you a happy Easter tomorrow.

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Still maintaining 155.  Not really motivated to do what needs to be done to go lower right now.  All of you are doing spectacular in your work to get to your weightloss goals, even tho some of you may not think so.  Something that we sometimes fail to realize is that as we become lower in our weight, our calories required to maintain our new lower weights we are at are much lower than they were when we were a lot heavier and we may wonder why we are seeing no continued progress as before when we were heavier?  It is simple.  As we become slimmer, we require fewer calories to maintain our new weights than when we were heavier and if what worked for us to get to the size we are now has stopped working in seeing progress in our weightloss journey, we simply need to lower our daily calories a little lower to begin losing again.  Also in the past, i have found that much excercise over a certain amount each day has actually 'stalled' my weight loss.  How do I know this?  Because more than one time I have been at goal weight and regained and then worked to get back to goal weight again.   I personally found that for me, less exercise and less calories worked best for results.  Also a lower-carb diet off and on as in good bye white foods or high-carb foods.  Just sayin'. 

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Still rowing...

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

Love, Maria

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

Donkey on 03/31/2018:
You have REALLY GOOD advice! (I just don't want to think about eating less calories, LOL...) I'm naturally more active in the summer - I just love being outside and witnessing this beautiful planet we live on. I tend to eat lighter foods too, i.e. less starchy foods, more salads, fruit, etc.

I know we're getting to warmer seasons, eventually... I am going to think about what you said. I could use the remainder of the chilly weather to sleep more, eat less, and see where it takes me.


bearcountrygg on 03/31/2018:
That is a good reminder Maria..ww lowers points as you go ( or at least they used to)...but it's something that is easy to forget about.


happy-1 on 03/31/2018:
Hugs. Love your positive soul.


horn_of_plenty on 04/02/2018:
yes, and the only thing that really helps us continue to burn higher calories is to build muscle through weightlifting. Weightlifting has suddenly become a bit harder for me - i think bc i'm 35 now and not 25, the muscle builds slower...not as easy with slight changes in hormones i think! I used to put on muscle easier than i currently do!



Maria7 - Thursday Mar 29, 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

 

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Houseandcanoeoncreekinmtnsanimgif081010.gif image by autumn1234567 

 

Hello, Friends.  Tomorrow is the day we Christians call Good Friday.  The day we remember that Jesus shed His Blood and gave His Life on the cross for you and for me so that through Him and only through Him, we may have forgiveness for all our sins (when we repent and ask His forgiveness and believe on Him) and eternal life.

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Still rowing...

 

Food today was:

Breakfast:  2 fried turkey link sausages, 2 plain toasts, 2 cups coffee w a little creamer and sugar...300

Lunch:  Canned corn w 1 teaspoon margerine...450

Supper:  Fried pototoes w onions, ketchup and mustard...450

Desert/Snack:  2 little Debbie snack cakes....500

Today's Total:  1700 calories

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Hope you are having a blessed day. 

Love, Maria

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

graindart on 03/29/2018:
I shouldn't be reading this tonight. Now I'm craving Little Debbie snack cakes......but I don't have an extra 500 calories in the budget.


horn_of_plenty on 03/30/2018:
totally bought turkey franks last night that i want to broiL! i'm sure they'll taste great and way better than boiled franks!


Donkey on 03/30/2018:
Praise be!!!! And you are doing very well, too.



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