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Maria7 - Sunday Jan 27, 2013

Weight: 140.6

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 and happy Sunday to you!

Beautiful day here. We're having plenty of sunshine and the grounds outside look frosty.  The temperature high for today is mid-50's, according to the weather channel on tv.

Hubby is home today, something I am very happy about.  

He and I will probably visit MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567this afternoon, which we usually do together on Sundays. I usually go by myself during the week when he's working.

 

I read chapter 2 of Luke in the Bible this morning. It was about Jesus' birth.  Did you know that a manger (that He was laid in, in swaddling clothes) was a feeding trough for the animals?   We may take for granted the bassinettes and cribs for our babies but a manger was his bassinette.   Hubby sat at the dining room table with me as I read the chapter to us from the Bible.  If you don't read in the Bible every day, I encourage you to do so, even if only a few verses at a time to begin with.  It is full of wisdom for living a victorious life in Jesus and tells about God's wonderful plan of salvation for you and for me, through Jesus, His Son.  

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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, because 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 our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Believe on Him, repent of your sins and ask His forgiveness. It is that simple. There is NO other way to be saved but through Jesus. He is the way, the truth, and the life and no one goes to the Father but through Him. I believe we are living in the last days and many will wish one day that they had chosen to believe in Him and live for Him while they were here on earth to make that decision and to do so!

 

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 64.4 lbs lost so far, only 0.6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 01/27/2013:
Hi, Maria. Wow! You're only 1/2 Lb. To your goal !


V on 01/28/2013:
Well hello there Maria :) Hope you had a nice weekend <3


Umpqua on 01/28/2013:
Hi Maria, I hope you had an excellent weekend!



Maria7 - Wednesday Jan 23, 2013

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.

It is a very beautiful, sunny morning here in South Carolina.  The red Camelias are blooming.  The  Narcissus and Daffodils are blooming in the grocery store...I got Mom and her roommate one to share together of the Narcissus and it bloomed out, so now I've brought it home to plant in the yard and maybe it will bloom again next month.  It is quite chilly this morning (thank the Lord for a warm home), in the 20's earlier when I checked with the weather channel on tv.  I am thankful we are not getting the cold some are getting and I pray for those out in the cold, especially the homeless.  We sometimes take for granted all the blessings God has bestowed upon us and don't stop to think of how greatly He has blessed us and GIVE HIM THANKS and PRAISE.  But this is something we each need to do EVERY DAY.

 

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Hope you are doing well this morning.  :-)

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I visited Mom and her roommate yesterday for a while.  I had baked a chocolate iced chocolate cake earlier and took her and her roommate each a piece, along with a banana each.  Her roommate's two sweet daughters were there, visiting their Mom and my Mom, as well.  I am so thankful Mom has such a wonderful roommate and they get along real well and keep each other a lot of company.  Mom's roommate reminds me so much of Mom's Mom, my Grandmother (who helped Mom raise us children after Daddy passed when we were little).  She is so kind and a sweetheart and I just love her!  Her Daughters also love my Mom and do for her as they do for their Mom and I do the same for their Mom, too.  So we all get along as a wonderful happy extended family, as we all work together looking after both our Moms when we visit them.  :-)

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Well...for now it appears I am 'holding' at goalweight, 140.0.  If this is the weight the Lord sees is best for me, then maybe I will stay at (or near) it.  But my Hubby told me that it is not about the  number you weigh, but what your body requires you to weigh to be at your (optimum) best strength and good health.  I agree with him.  So, I will see how I feel at this weight.  So far, so good.  I had 2 doctors and 1 dietician tell me years ago that at 5'8", 140.0 was the weight I  should weigh.  They told me that, when I was at that weight and I carelessly let the 140 get away from me,  by overindulging in high-fat foods and sweets.  When I got up to 160, I realized what I had done and it is so easy to put on weight and not easy to get it off, especially knowing that 3500 calories is 1 pound.  That 3500 calories is a lot of food when you are trying to get back to goalweight.  That meant minus 70,000 calories over a period of time while sustaining plenty of good nourishment and strength and good health doing it, which equals a long period of time. 

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Anyway... I baked a chocolate cake yesterday and I haven't done that in a while, not for us to keep, that is.  I had a couple pieces of it after it was iced and it was good, especially the chocolate icing.  I gave away some of the cake and Hubby took a piece to work with him this morning after he ate some of it last nite but there is still almost half of it smiling at me every time I open the refrigerator door where it is on the top shelf that I first see.  :-D  Still, I've done well this morning.  I've had my usual egg and grits breakfast with coffee and water. 

 

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I hope you ar having a good day today.  EVERY DAY with the LORD is a GOOD DAY!

 

 

 

Love, Maria

 

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

OhioRaven on 01/23/2013:
Praise God and bless.you, Maria.


legcramps on 01/23/2013:
I agree with hubby too :)


Umpqua on 01/24/2013:
Excellent work staying at your goal wait Maria. I'm so happy that your Mom is doing well and that she finally got a good roommate, I'm sure that has lifted all of your spirits! Thanks also for sharing about your flowers, I love hearing about them since we're having single digit temps here this week. I did recently order some calla lilies for the spring through a major sale, can't wait to get those in the ground!


mskitty on 01/25/2013:
You've come such a long way, congrats on reaching your goal and keeping it.



Maria7 - Thursday Jan 17, 2013
(Balance)
Weight: 139.0

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

 

 

Good morning to you! ...

Beautiful, sunny, warm morning here in SC...supposed to change later according to the weather channel on tv...said we may even get sleet tonite or a few snowflakes mixed with rain...  :-)  We've been having beautiful, mostly sunny, warm (high-70's) weather for days now and it has been very enjoyable, like an early springtime...but I guess it is time for some wintery-like weather now...  I enjoy it all!  (And thankful to the Lord for it all.)

I read some in Mark in the Bible this morning.  Jesus was talking in parables and then He would explain what they meant to his disciples.  One of them was about the parable of the sower ( in Mark, chapter 4).  Very interesting.

 I also threw out some bread for the squirrels and birds and saw some squirrels have their breakfast, along with a bluejay that flew down from a tree and sat among them eating bread, too.

 

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

 

Hope you are having a good day.  Every day with the Lord is a GOOD day!

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

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Progress as of today: 66 lbs lost so far, only -1 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 01/17/2013:
Luke 12:24

Have a good one Maria.


supercheese on 01/17/2013:
Have a good one maria!!


Umpqua on 01/17/2013:
My friend in NC said her daffodils came up a couple of weeks ago!! Have a good one :)


V on 01/17/2013:
Your weather sounds alot like ours(minus the snow, LOL) Like you I enjoy all seasons except when it's miserably hot..Hope that you had a wonderful day Maria :)


biscottibody59 on 01/19/2013:
Hope you're having a fine weekend there!



Maria7 - Monday Jan 14, 2013
(Balance)
Weight: 139.6

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, Friends.

Hope you've been having a nice day.

  Daughter hasn't been feeling too well today, said last nite she'd been having sweats and chills so I gave her some Tylenol that she took.   I cooked her a steak a little while ago and she ate that and is now resting in the recliner chair, watching tv in the living room.

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I called Sister Sisterstandingtippinghatanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567who lives in the next town over and she's  not feeling her best, so please remember both of them in prayer.

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It has been a beautiful, warm, sunny day...  I got out for a little while...went to the grocery store and Mcd's...  :-)

   I already have cooked a nice steak and fries with onions and okra, for Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567  for his supper when he comes in from work later this afternoon and made him his breakfast country ham biscuits and put them up in the freezer for him to take a pack of 2 to work each day. 

Soooo  now I'm taking a little break.

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Hope you are having a good day.  Every day with the Lord is a GOOD day.

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 65.4 lbs lost so far, only -0.4 lbs to go!

thenewMLE on 01/14/2013:
Hey Maria! I hope your daughter and sister feel better. We have 2 people out with the stomach flu right now. I told them to stay home and don't get me sick!!! RYC, I like all the almonds, but Blue Diamond makes BOLD flavors that I really like - wasabi and soy, habenaero BBQ, and some other great combination, but roasted and salted were my original favorite. I also like them dipped in dark chocolate, but I have stayed away from them for awhile. Have a great day!!


OhioRaven on 01/14/2013:
Hey, Maria. Have a good day.


V on 01/14/2013:
Sending thoughts out for your sister and daughter..Hope you had a wonderful day Maria :)


Umpqua on 01/15/2013:
I hope your sister and daughter feel better and I hope you're having a good week!


biscottibody59 on 01/15/2013:
I hope the health of your family is looking better today!



Maria7 - Sunday Jan 13, 2013
(Balance)
Weight: 138.2

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 and happy Sunday to you!

Beautiful day here. We're having plenty of sunshine and it is around mid-70's currently at about 2pm.

Hubby is working today, something he doesn't usually have to do on Sundays.  I miss him being off today.  

He and I will probably visit MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567this afternoon, which we usually do together on Sundays.  I usually go by myself during the week when he's working.  She is still doing real well, thank the Lord.

 

I read chapter 26 of Matthew in the Bible this morning.  It was about Jesus being betrayed by Judas, one of the disciples.  It was also about Jesus praying to our Heavenly Father, knowing that He was about to give His life on the cross, shedding His blood for you and me, so that we can have eternal life through Him. 

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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 our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Believe on Him, repent of your sins and ask His forgiveness. It is that simple.  There is NO other way to be saved but through Jesus.  He is the way, the truth, and the life and no one goes to the Father but through Him.   I believe we are living in the last days and many will wish one day that they had chosen to believe in Him and live for Him while they were here on earth to do so!

 

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 66.8 lbs lost so far, only -1.8 lbs to go!

thenewmle on 01/13/2013:
Happy Sunday Maria!


thenewmle on 01/13/2013:
Happy Sunday Maria!


OhioRaven on 01/13/2013:
According to your chart you've done super. Keep up the good work.


Umpqua on 01/14/2013:
I hope you have an excellent week Maria!


legcramps on 01/14/2013:
Have a good day :)


liza36 on 01/14/2013:
Have a good week. Glad to hear your mom is doing well.



Maria7 - Friday Jan 11, 2013
(Balance)
Weight: 138.0

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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Hello, Friends. 

I hope you have been having a good day.  We are having beautiful weather here in S.C...sunny and warm.   I threw some bread out this morning into the front yard after a squirrel (there are many here as we have a lot of trees which include some oaks) perched itself on the front porch banister looking at me through the dining room window as I sat nearby at the dining room table, studying in the Bible about Jesus coming back to earth in Matthew chapter 13 and what Jesus said is going to happen when He does. ( I love to study about prophecy and Jesus talked in parables a lot of times but would then interpret what they meant and it is all so very interesting as well as true!)  Anyway, after I threw out some bread and went back into the dining room, I looked out the window and saw a squirrel sitting under the camellia bush, eating some bread.  We also have bluejays here and they like to come down out of the trees to get some breakfast with the cute little squirrels when we throw out bread for them. 

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I got groceries today...interesting trip.  Canned goods were buy one, get one free and the going price had been raised up from $1.00 per can (corn, peas, green beans) to $1.45 per can.  I thought...okay, around 73 cents a can.  Glad I got some a few days ago when they were on sale for 59 cents per can.  I got some good deals on steaks that were on sale...  We don't go for the fancy expensive kind...we just get what looks good and is on sale usually and enjoy eating them.  I got Hubby his favorite, strawberry flavored ice cream, a pint...and also got him a can of peaches that he likes and I got Daughter (she is living with us now) her Yorkie chocolate-mint patties candy she loves.  I had already cooked supper before I left the house...hamburger stew and rice.  

Later I visited Mom at the nursing home.  She appeared to be doing well.  We had a good visit and one of the Daughters of her roommate was there visiting her Mother as well, so the four of us had a really nice visit together.  

It has been a really  nice day. 

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 67 lbs lost so far, only -2 lbs to go!

IndependentEm93 on 01/11/2013:
Have a great day!


hollybelle on 01/11/2013:
You shop like I do. What is on sale that I like and can make something of. Knowing the regular price of things can prevent falling for a "deal" like those canned goods. I rarely am brand loyal. I buy store brands on most things and usually those are cheaper than brand names with coupons, unless the brand name is also on a good sale. Glad to hear you had such a nice day. Good job stayng in your goal weight range!


Just42day on 01/12/2013:
thanks for your note! So glad to hear that your mother is doing well! :)


V on 01/12/2013:
It is pretty warm here as well, record highs in fact..Supposed to be 80 again today.. Hope you have a wonderful weekend Maria :)


biscottibody59 on 01/12/2013:
Hope you have a nice Sunday!



Maria7 - Sunday Jan 06, 2013
(Balance)
Weight: 137.2

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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Churchsmallgifanim081010.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

 

 

Hello and happy Sunday to you!

Beautiful day here.  We're currently getting a little light rain and the temperature around 9 a.m. EST is about mid 40's fahrenheit. 

Hubby and I are doing well, thank the Lord.   Thank you for thinking about us.  It means a lot to know you are thought about.  You all are wonderful friends and we treasure your friendship, including our dear, beloved DD Webmaster here, too.

MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567is doing real well these days.  They put her on a daily antibiotic and her mind is now very clear and she has returned to doing things she used to enjoy years ago, such as sketching pictures (which she is real good at) and reading magazine articles, etc. Thank you for your prayers for all of us.

 

The Lord blessed me to find a like-new condition eliptical trainer at a thrift shop at a good price with all the bells and whistles including a built in fan and different programs.  I'm very happy over it and it is actually fun to work out with and I'm taking it easy as I get used to it.  I also have my treadmill that still works, even after 14 years.

 

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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 our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Believe on Him, repent of your sins and ask His forgiveness. It is that simple.  I believe we are living in the last days and many will wish one day that they had chosen to believe in Him and live for Him while they were here on earth to do so!

 

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 67.8 lbs lost so far, only -2.8 lbs to go!

IndependentEm93 on 01/06/2013:
I'm glad your mom is doing better!


grannyannie on 01/06/2013:
Great to hear your mom is doing so well. Got a good deal on the elliptical. Well done! Have a beautiful week.


biscottibody59 on 01/06/2013:
That's remarkable about your mom--bet it's a little load off of you to know she's enjoying life again!

Enjoy your elliptical and your day!


V on 01/06/2013:
So good to hear that your Mom is doing well :) Enjoy your elliptical, what an awesome deal on it. Have a wonderful evening!


Umpqua on 01/07/2013:
Excellent news on your Mom Maria, and great deal on the elliptical. My girlfriend is letting me have hers for an extended loan, so I'll be trying to figure out how to use it - I'm kind of clueless with exercise machines. I hope you have a great week!


liza36 on 01/07/2013:
So glad you hear you, hubby and mom are doing well. How great to add an elliptical to your exercise. Enjoy it!


selina on 01/08/2013:
Hi Maria!


thenewMLE on 01/09/2013:
Happy New Year!! It is such good news to hear your Mom is doing better! I'm glad you found an elliptical and I hope you get a lot of use from it, but I just can't do it... I was sure it was because I was so out of shape when I tried it, but after losing most of the weight, I still could not do it longer than 3 minutes - and I am NOT exaggerating! Have a great day!



Maria7 - Monday Dec 31, 2012
(Balance)
Weight: 137.4

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, Friends.   I've been away for a while.  How are you?

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I hope you all had a blessed Christmas. 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.  Every day with the Lord is a GOOD DAY! 

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 67.6 lbs lost so far, only -2.6 lbs to go!

V on 01/01/2013:
Welcome back Maria!! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season :)


OhioRaven on 01/01/2013:
Hi, Maria


biscottibody59 on 01/01/2013:
Wow--your weight is really down--I hope all's well with you! Happy New Year!


greengirl on 01/01/2013:
Hi Maria, Happy New Year, I hope things are good with you ? xx



Maria7 - Tuesday Oct 09, 2012
(Balance)
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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Hello, Friends.  It has been another chilly, chilly day here in SC but I thank the Lord for it.

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One of my friends and I had breakfast together this morning at a local restaurant.  She and I visited Mom and her sweet roommate afterwards, who seemed to be doing about the same.

 

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Please pray for Hubby.  He woke up not feeling too good early this morning (coughing a lot).  He works outside mostly and we have recently had a much cooler temperature change.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

V on 10/09/2012:
Prayers being sent for you hubby! I hope you have a good evening Maria :)


Soon2BThin on 10/09/2012:
Hi, Maria! Glad to see you are doing well. I hope your hubby doesn't come down with a cold. Have you gotten your flu shots yet? How is your Mom? It's still warm here today--88 right now but dry, only 11% humidity. It will only get to 78 on Friday though. We're all looking forward to that here. I'm having a good diet day so far and hope you are too. Take care and thanks for the comment to me.


biscottibody59 on 10/09/2012:
Hope you hubby isn't down for long--and he can get some good rest!

Keep up the good work!

ps thanks for your support as always:-)


grannyannie on 10/10/2012:
Hope you hubby feels better soon. You're still doing well.

RYC thanks!


thenewMLE on 10/10/2012:
I hope hubby feels better soon. Sounds like you had a pleasant breakfast outing with your friend. How's your Mom? Have a great day!


LifeInATeaCup on 10/10/2012:
Thank you! And I hope your hubby feels better soon, probably just needs a good rest :)


inmorning on 10/10/2012:
Prayer said for hubby. I don't believe wives nag, they encourage, so be sure and encourage him to take care of himself when you are not around to do so.


V on 11/09/2012:
Just stopping by to say hello :)



Maria7 - Monday Oct 08, 2012
(Balance)
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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Hello, Friends. Hope you are having a nice Monday.  It is a rainy Monday here and I thank the Lord for it.

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Scale weighed me at 138.0 this morning.

 

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It is chilly here also...around mid 50's for high today, according to the weather channel on tv.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

grannyannie on 10/08/2012:
You're doing great on the weight! Have a lovely week.


biscottibody59 on 10/08/2012:
You're really doing well with the maintenance there--keep up the good work!

Enjoy your week!


liza36 on 10/08/2012:
It's super chilly here, it really feels like Fall. Have a great day.


V on 10/08/2012:
Hello there Maria! You are ding such a great job maintaining..Have a wonderful evening :)



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