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Maria7 - Saturday Aug 25, 2012
(Balance)
Weight: 145.8

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, Friends.    Hope you have been having a nice day.  It has been a beautiful day here, with the sun shining and it has been cool, like in the early fall.

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Scale weighed me at 145.8 this morning.    nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

HubbyLargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 worked today but is now home for the weekend.  Yayyy!

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I picked up SisterSisterstandingtippinghatanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567this morning and she and I spent a little time together...we went to a couple of yard sales.

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

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 59.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/26/2012:
Agree that maintenance is the hardest!!


V on 08/26/2012:
Big congrats on your loss Maria :)



Maria7 - Friday Aug 24, 2012
(Balance)
Weight: 146.6

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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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Good afternoon, Friends.  The scale weighed me at 146.6 this morning.

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Daughterhas been under the weather yesterday and today and very discouraged about her job situation, having been unemployed for quite some time after working a good-paying job for about 12 years and her unemployment has been run out a good while ago.  Thank you for your prayers for her.

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Hope you are doing well.

 

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 58.4 lbs lost so far, only 6.6 lbs to go!

V on 08/24/2012:
RYC you guys are def in the clear, thank goodness, now that it has hit land, it has def weakened and the path now shows that the eye is staying out in the gulf until it passes us.. Hope you have a great weekend Maria :)


selina on 08/25/2012:
I hope your daughter feels better soon. I hope she'll find a good job, soon, too!


TheMother on 08/25/2012:
I hope your daughter finds work soon. I know how discouraging that can be having been there three years ago. I wish her well.



Maria7 - Thursday Aug 23, 2012
(Balance)
Weight: 147.4

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

 

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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Good afternoon, Friends.  The scale weighed me at 147.4 this morning.

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Daughteris trying to find a job online and so this will be a short entry.

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Hope you are doing well.

 

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 57.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

liza36 on 08/23/2012:
Good luck goes out to your daughter. Hope she finds a job she likes.


biscottibody59 on 08/23/2012:
Good going--hope the rest of your day goes the way you like it!


grannyannie on 08/23/2012:
Good luck to your daughter. Have a great day!


V on 08/23/2012:
Good luck to your daughter!!


selina on 08/23/2012:
Thank you, Maria! I hope your daughter will find the perfect job for her!


thinnside40 on 08/23/2012:
Hope you both found some success in your day today... :)


thinkpositive on 08/24/2012:
So hard for the young people to find a job these days.I hope she is successful.



Maria7 - Wednesday Aug 22, 2012
(Balance)
Weight: 147.0

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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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Good afternoon, Friends.  The scale weighed me at 147.0 this morning.

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I took Daughteraround today looking for a job...she has been unemployed for quite some time.  She and I also visited Mom, who was very happy to see her while we were out.  We got back home and Daughter cleaned out a cabinet that I had been putting off and it looks really nice!  She and I are enjoying each others' company.

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Hope you are doing well on this fine day in August.

 

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 58 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/22/2012:
Lovely picture! Glad your mom is happy.

RYC: yes, my parents were very happy.


V on 08/22/2012:
RYC I certanily hope for just winds and rain for both of us :) Hope you had a great day Maria!


selina on 08/22/2012:
Hi Maria! So glad to hear you are well and enjoying the company of your daughter!



Maria7 - Tuesday Aug 21, 2012
(Balance)
Weight: 147.4

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

 

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Good morning, Friends. 

Re:  Picture above...Along our journey here on earth of crossing one bridge after another, which some are interlinked in one way or another...are we in a HURRY to just simply get across?  Or do we take the time to admire the scenery along the way?  There are many things we can miss along the way if we run through our days in a hurry.  Remember that although we 'think' we will be MUCH HAPPIER once we arrive at our destination, that is NOT ALWAYS SO.  So maybe today, we should go a little slower and appreciate the beauty God has put around us.  That is my thought for today.

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Daughter moved back in last nite.  We are happy to have her home and we all spending some family time together.

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Scale weighed me at 147.4 this morning.

 

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Hope you are doing well.

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 57.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/21/2012:
Another lovely photo! Enjoy your day.


thenewMLE on 08/21/2012:
Good Morning Maria! Love the thoughts and the pictures. Glad to see you back!


hollybelle on 08/21/2012:
And what lovely thoughts, too, Maria~


thinnside40 on 08/21/2012:
Have a good afternoon/evening!


V on 08/21/2012:
How nice that you get to spend more time with your daughter :) I am sure you are thrilled! Have a good day Maria :)


biscottibody59 on 08/21/2012:
I hope you all have a great time with the family thing! Good going on the loss:-)



Maria7 - Monday Aug 20, 2012
(Balance)
Weight: 147.8

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, everyone...

Re:  the picture above...have you ever thought that life is like a series of bridges we cross over...we cross over one bridge (with the Lord's help) and then not long after there is another bridge to cross over...ever heard the old saying...'I'll cross that bridge when I get to it'...???...The good thing is...some bridges are WONDERFUL to cross and others...well...we may feel at the time that they are not so wonderful...but then again, being a Christian, I thank the Lord that He is always there to help...I think about the picture entitled 'Footprints' and the message written on it, too, telling us that there are times in which He CARRIES us...  Truly, what would we do without Him?  That is my thought for today and I am giving the Lord the praise, glory, and the thanks!

 

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Recently, Hubby and I were at the local farmers market and we bought a purple Crepe Myrtle and set it out and it, along with the other flowers have been getting a lot of rain lately.  Even my fav, the Orange Daylillies (hollow-centered) have begun blooming again (usually bloom May and part of June), a special treat!

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Scale weighed me today at 147.8, same as it did yesterday.

 

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

 

Hope you are having a good day in the Lord. Every day with the Lord IS a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 57.2 lbs lost so far, only 7.8 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/20/2012:
Gorgeous photo! Yes, life is series of bridges. To cross or not to cross....

RYC we've only been married 12 years.


V on 08/20/2012:
That is a beautiful photo Maria, hey I bet you are looking forward to your favorite seasons coming up! I am sure you are already planning your fall decor..Have a wonderful day :)


nunnermack on 08/20/2012:
BEAUTIFUL photo



Maria7 - Sunday Aug 19, 2012
(Balance)
Weight: 147.8

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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Churchsmallgifanim081010.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

 

 

Hello and happy Sunday to you!

Beautiful day here.   We got some more rain today. 

Hubby is doing well and is off for the weekend...yayyyy.

He and I visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567together at the nursing home, who appears to be doing better. Thank you for your prayers.

 

The scale weighed me at 147.8 this morning.

 

Thank you, each and every one for your comments....well...I'm fixing to reply!

 

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Hope you are having a good day. Every day with the Lord IS a good day. Is He your Lord and Saviour? I hope so, cause He sure is mine! If He's not your Lord and Saviour, today is the day of salvation and there is NO TIME like today to get right with the Lord, Jesus Christ. Believe on Him, repent of your sins and ask His forgiveness. It is that simple. We are living in the last days and many will wish one day that they had chosen to live for Him while they were here on earth to do so!

 

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 57.2 lbs lost so far, only 7.8 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/19/2012:
Missed you Maria! Hope all is well with you and your family.


hollybelle on 08/19/2012:
HI Maria!


grannyannie on 08/19/2012:
Everything's fine in Scotland. Yea, I'm still trying to get back to goal weight which I was at before our trip to the US in May!


V on 08/19/2012:
Hi Maria!! I am so happy to hear that your Mom is doing well <3 You have def been missed here! We have been getting rain here almost every day here..It still is really hot though.. Have a wonderful week :)


hollybelle on 08/19/2012:
You are SO right, Maria. I am GLAD to have a dishwasher. I'm sorry that didn't come though on my post. I don't take for granted that I am blessed with many conveniences. I haven't always had a dishwasher and I still prefer to do my pots and pans and certain things by hand. I am thankful for the fact that we live comfortably and that I have a job, still!


liza36 on 08/20/2012:
Glad to know your mom is doing better! Have a great day.


biscottibody59 on 08/20/2012:
Nice to see an update and that you're holding steady--woo-hoo! Good to know you're all doing pretty well there too.

RYC: glad you got a kick out of that stuff:-)



Maria7 - Wednesday Aug 08, 2012

Weight: 140.0

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.  I hope you are all doing real well.  Although I haven't done an entry in a while, I still have come here off and on, reading.  I am doing much better and thank you for your prayers.

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

I am still rowing toward goal.  This morning I weighed 148.4.   I've been doing a lot of extra walking and find this helps a LOT.

 

Hubby  LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567is doing well.  He and I are looking forward to our Lord-willing, upcoming 23rd anniversary in October and hopefully a long weekend vacation to the North Carolina mountains.

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 MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567is doing about the same...please keep her in your prayers...she has another Doctor Specialist appointment later this month to try to determine the cause of her pain and hopefully help her to not be hurting anymore.  In the meanwhile, her regular Doctor who takes care of her at the nursing home, has increased her daily pain medication.

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

glycrina on 08/08/2012:
Glad you are doing well. Good to see you are still checking in!


hollybelle on 08/08/2012:
Hey there! Meant to message you on Saturday - I got the first Scuppernongs at the Produce Stand Saturday. They were great!


grannyannie on 08/08/2012:
Have a great time in the mountains! I love NC.


grannyannie on 08/08/2012:
Thanks. Sometimes I ride alone and sometimes with my hubby. Yesterday and today I rode alone.


Umpqua on 08/08/2012:
It's good to see a post from you and your upcoming trip to the mountains sounds wonderful!


V on 08/08/2012:
Welcome back! I missed ya <3 The past few weeks have been rain free for the most part.It is just so hot here and i can't wait for August to be gone! LOL Have a good one Maria


liza36 on 08/09/2012:
I've been thinking about you and so was glad to see you post. Nice job on all the walking. I'll keep you mom in my prayers.


biscottibody59 on 08/12/2012:
Good going on your walking--hope you're having a good day there!


thinkpositive on 08/16/2012:
It must be frustrating to not be able to know what is causing your mother's pain. take care,



Maria7 - Tuesday Jul 17, 2012
(Balance)
Weight: 148.2

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, everyone...

Pretty, sunny, warm day here in SC...

 

Hubby has been doing pretty well.  July and August are usually our warmest months here in SC and he works outside mostly but the Lord has been protecting him.

Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567is still doing about the same.  Although I didn't see her today, I talked with her over the phone and she seemed to be doing okay.  Thank you for your prayers for her, too.

I've been under the weather lately and ask you to please be remembering me in prayer as well as Mom.

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Weight today was 148.2

 

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

 

Hope you are having a good day in the Lord.  Every day with the Lord IS a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 56.8 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 07/17/2012:
Hi Maria! Sorry your haven't been feeling well. I pray you will be better. Thanks for kind words about future SIL. It is wonderful that he is a christian. That is so important in marriage. They attend church most every Sun and a bible study group on Tue nights. They read bible based books on life and marriage and appear to want to put God in charge of their household. Doesn't get any better-and at the risk of sounding like an old fogy - in this day and age! He was raised catholic and began attending Baptist church with a friend in college and was actually baptized into the baptist church in Sept of 2010-we were invited.


V on 07/17/2012:
Hi Maria :) I hope that you feel better soon, you and your Mom are always in my thoughts and prayers <3


moogy on 07/17/2012:
Hello Maria, I really hope that life gets easier for you. It seems as if you have been struggling with one thing or another for several months now. I am glad that your mom sounded well today and yes I will remember you in my prayers:)


Umpqua on 07/18/2012:
Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well, I hope you are feeling better soon! RE my flowers, they are actually putting on a great show right now. I have a bunch of recent pictures but I haven't had time to update my blog haha. Right now I have asiatic lilies and daylilies in bloom as well as coneflower, black-eyed susans and bee balm. And a few assorted other things too!


supercheese on 07/18/2012:
feel better soon maria!


selina on 07/18/2012:
Get well soon Maria! Glad to hear your hubby is doing well and your mom is doing ok. Stay well and cheers to you!


LeakingLife on 07/18/2012:
I hope you're feeling better by now!

Keep taking good care of yourself, maybe let your husband take up the slack or let you know to let things slide while you tend to yourself! Hang in there!


liza36 on 07/19/2012:
I'm sorry you've been under the weather...adding you to my prayers!


moogy on 07/19/2012:
Thanks for the hair tip Maria. We always put lots of conditioner on the girls hair (on the bottom) and leave it in. I have had so much practice lately I am becoming a real whizz at it:) I had to remind them that I used to brush their mommy's hair, they thought that was funny:)


biscottibody59 on 08/03/2012:
Where are you? Hope you got over what was ailing you earlier!



Maria7 - Friday Jun 29, 2012
(Balance)
Weight: 149.4

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

 

 

 

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Hello all...been a while since I've done an entry here.  Thanks for all your sweet comments.   Good to know I'm thought about even when I'm away.

We are having a heatwave here in SC.   Hubby works out in the heat mostly.   But he is used to it and knows to stay hydrated and take care of himself (with the good Lord's help, of course).

 

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Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 is still having a lot of pain.  When one thing lets up a little, another thing acts up with her, it seems.   Sometimes it is more than one thing with her being in pain.  I do the best I can for her and it is extremely stressful, cause I nor apparently they at the nursing home can 'fix her'.  A recent test she had done did not reveal anything.  She always wants me to stay at her side and not leave her.    I do the best I can do, being so limited and I PRAY.

 

Weight this morning was 149.4.

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

 

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

 

 

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 55.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 06/29/2012:
I'll keep your mother in my prayers. It's must be frustrating to not be able to help her other than to be there for her.


hollybelle on 06/29/2012:
Hi Maria! Yes, we are indeed having HOT weather here in KY, too. 102 today and index as much as 106. I don't remember ever seeing anything like it, although the weather report says it's near record temps for this early in the year. I am hoping it lets up. We are in drought, too. Last summer was SO MILD. It was wonderful. And our winter was very mild, as well. The grass stayed bright green all summer and all winter! Unbelievable. I really got spoiled! This year the grass is hard and crunchy and everything is parched. So glad to see a post from you. Sorry your mom is still feeling so poorly. Keep the faith, dear one. Love, Holly


Umpqua on 06/29/2012:
So good to see a post from you Maria. I won't complain about our 90 degrees here, that's balmy compared to your weather down South. I'm sorry your Mom is still struggling, I'll be thinking of you both xo


grannyannie on 06/29/2012:
Hope your mom can get relief from pain. Everybody is complaining about the heat but I'm complaining about the 60ish and rainy weather! Although I wouldn't trade places with anyone getting 90's and up.


thenewMLE on 06/29/2012:
I was thinking about you yesterday and hoping everything was OK. Sorry your Mom is still in pain. And yes, the heat is unbelievable! We hit 102 with heat indexes of 114 on Tuesday I think it was. It broke a record by 3 degrees!! take care and keep strong with your faith!


V on 06/29/2012:
Welcome back Maria! I missed you..You and your Mom are always in my thoughts <3


moogy on 07/01/2012:
I am glad to see a post from you. You and your mom are often in my mind. I am so sorry that she is in pain, sometimes the elderly seem to feel pain more strongly than they normally would have. I think it has a lot to do with their lack of personal control and being afraid of what is going to happen next:( You can only do so much to help her and you certainly are caring for her as much as you can. Give your cares to the Lord and be at peace, it is at times of our exteme need that our faith really shows. Fear not Maria, grace and wisdom will be your support at this time:)


LeakingLife on 07/02/2012:
Good to see you're hanging in there! No, I don't know the whereabouts of either Kyrin or muggy (muggs/muggg), or pastagal for that matter. Sure do wish they and the others would pop in from time to time.

aka biscottibody59


selina on 07/02/2012:
great to hear from you Maria! I hope things get better for you and your mom, soon. The heat is awful here, too. Stay well and stay hydrated!


liza36 on 07/02/2012:
Good to hear from you. Always thinking about you and your mom. I sure hope your mom feels better, and you are so terrific to care for her and visit as you do. Have a good week.


moogy on 07/09/2012:
Hello Maria, just stopping by to see how you and your family are doing. I am thinking that you are still struggling with life. If so I am sending you love:)


hollybelle on 07/10/2012:
Hey Maria - just wanted to say hello. The market on the corner near my house opened this week and I already picked up peaches and thought of you because soon it will be scuppernong time! Do you have any there yet?


V on 07/10/2012:
Hi Maria :)


LeakingLife on 07/11/2012:
Good to hear from you:-)


selina on 07/13/2012:
Stay well and stay hydrated Maria. I hope you mom can get some relief soon.


greengirl on 07/15/2012:
Hi Maria, I hope things are good with you and your mother is getting some respite for her pain :-) x


hollybelle on 07/15/2012:
I think the elliptical is pretty easy on the knees. You'd want to take it easy at first and put it on an easy (low resistance) setting and see how it does, but I have knee problems from time to time and it's OK for me. It kind of makes my knees uncomfortable after about 20 minutes, but not bad pain and it stops as soon as I get off the machine. If you try one - let me know what you think....


V on 07/15/2012:
Hello Maria :) I hope you had a wonderful weekend!


LeakingLIfe on 07/15/2012:
Have a good week girlie!:-)



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