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Maria7 - Thursday Jan 12, 2012
(Moderation)
Weight: 146.8

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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Good afternoon, Friends.

sunanimatedgif.gif image by autumn1234567

It is a beautiful, chilly (mid-50's F) , sunny day here today.

I was SO HUNGRY last nite and really wanted to give in and wanted to overeat but thankfully, I didn't.  Weight this morning was 146.8.

Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567has finally been diagnosed with a severe, painful infection at the nursing home again and will be taking antibiotic shots for seven days (again)....she has been in an awful lot of pain...please continue to pray for her healing and I thank you for your prayers. 

TMI below...warning...

Yesterday, I went to the nursing home 3 times.  I had to talk to those in charge concerning putting a half sheet over her regular sheet she laid on that hid bm that was on it, under the half sheet.  The head nurse and the social services director said it would be addressed...also Mom's nurse had given her '5' pills to swallow all at one time when I was there the other day (Saturday) and Mom got choked on them and when I said something to the nurse about it, she simply said it was "only five pills" that she gave Mom to swallow at one time and that Mom was used to it...NOT!!!  So I had a meeting with those in charge OVER that nurse about that as well.  My nerves are not at their best.  When I visit Mom, she is usually laying in bed, crying in pain.  Top it off, the head nurse called me after I'd gotten home from the nursing home one of the 3 times yesterday to inform me that an extremely important medicine Mom has to have (the generic doesn't work for her, she's tried it) is NOT covered by her insurance (which is medicare and medicaid) and asked me what do I want to do about it?  I said it WILL be paid for and MAKE SURE she gets it!  Can you believe it??? 

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 Anyway...I've stayed in so far today...it feels pretty chilly here and my nerves are NOT at their best.

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Stay warm...

 

Love you, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 58.2 lbs lost so far, only 6.8 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 01/12/2012:
Well done on resisting the urge to binge! Sorry your mom isn't doing well. Unfortunately we often have to fight to get the best care for our loved ones.


moogy on 01/12/2012:
I am so proud of you for sticking with the diet with all the concerns you have at the moment. I am glad that your mom has you in 'her corner' to get her what she needs. You do love your sweet potato Maria, and such a good way to put a stop to a sweet craving. I hope that today is a better one for you:)


V on 01/12/2012:
Stay warm as well Maria <3


thinkpositive on 01/12/2012:
Good for you to talk to the staff at the nursing home. I can't believe what they try to get away with! They know that you are involved & visit frequently. They should be able to keep her more comfortable. There is no reason for her to be in such pain.Can you consult with her Dr. about pain medication? I'm thinking about you.


Umpqua on 01/13/2012:
Good job not overeating despite everything going on. You are a great daughter for staying on top of the nursing staff there and being persistent, sounds like that's the only way to get them to make changes. I'm sure it's a very draining job for you, stay strong!


liza36 on 01/13/2012:
I'm sorry to hear your mom is in pain. You are a wonderful daughter to keep up with everything. You also did a good job at not overeating. Well done!


biscottibody59 on 01/13/2012:
I know what this is like--and you're doing all you can do! It's just unfortunate that as humans we can always figure out just what little effort we can PRETTY MUCH get away with and not be touched. (I include myself on that.) We don't expect that we will be so close to our parents' care at some point, but just know that I think you're doing as well as you can (and with grace and love). Just remember to leave a little for yourself every day!

Good for you on nixing the diet soda--all credit to you on that. Keep up the good work!



Maria7 - Tuesday Jan 10, 2012
(Moderation)
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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Hello, Friends.

Visited Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567again yesterday, took her a vase of pretty, fresh roses....

..She was happy over them although still in a lot of pain, which she has been very depressed about, understandably...She has been having more than one thing going on painwise with her.  I spent about 3 hours visiting her and doing things to try to cheer her up, including going to the store for one of her friends.  Thank you for your prayers for her.

 

Also, please remember Daughter in your prayers, who hasn't been feeling well, either. 

 

 

 

Brother Joncomputer.gif image by autumn1234567is still with us and still looking for a job.

 

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Scalewise, I'm just maintaining, which 'ain't bad'...

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Hubby and I visited a new church Sunday.  We had a really sweet service...a candlelight service.  We have left our church we were a part of for about 16 years.  I enjoyed being the church pianist there for many years until we recently left.  We are visiting other churches now.

 

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

grannyannie on 01/10/2012:
Have a wonderful day. Hope your mom improves.


liza36 on 01/10/2012:
I'll keep your mom and daughter in my prayers.


Umpqua on 01/10/2012:
I love the flower arrangement. I hope your Mom and daughter will feel better soon, and great job maintaining through everything you have going on!


hollybelle on 01/10/2012:
Hope your mom feels better soon and I will say a special prayer for her caregiver (you). Hope you find a church you are comfortable with and can make new friends in. I visit many churches, myself - for some reason I have not wanted to only go to one. There is one that I go to most, though.


moogy on 01/10/2012:
You certainly have a lot to deal with at the moment Maria. I am so glad that you are looking after yourself. I hope you find a church that you feel at home in:)


biscottibody59 on 01/10/2012:
Are you also trying to find a church to keep up with your piano playing?

Wishing you all the luck in this--I know some of these churches have their own agendas these days (according to a neighbor who finally gave up trying to find one to fit).

Have a good evening!


V on 01/10/2012:
Beautiful Flowers!! :) Hope you have a wonderful evening Maria <3


WII on 01/12/2012:
Sending prayers up!



Maria7 - Thursday Jan 05, 2012
(Moderation)
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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Hello, Friends.

Visited Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567twice again today...she said she is depressed and she doesn't look too good.  She has been in a lot of pain.  Thank you for your prayers for her.

 

It was warm today (high 50's F for the high, I think) and sunny here in S.C.  This morning I wore a jacket and this afternoon it was not needed outside.  I finally got our outside Christmas decorations taken down this afternoon.

 

Brother Joncomputer.gif image by autumn1234567is still staying with us and looking for a job.

 

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Scale weighed me at 146.6 this morning.

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Hubby and I ate supper together at a restaurant this afternoon after he got off work.  We invited Brother to go with us but he wanted to stay home and eat supper here, so Hubby and I went by ourselves.

 

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Hope you are having a good evening.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

moogy on 01/05/2012:
I am sorry that your mother is not doing well. I pray that you will have the strengh and wisdom to cope with the whatever life hold in store for you. I also hope that you find the joy that awaits each of us if we look for it. I am sending you love and prayers.:)


hollybelle on 01/06/2012:
Having your brother with you may give you some support during this time with you Mom. Sorry she is not feeling much better by now. Prayer for her recovery taking place right now.


selina on 01/06/2012:
Hi Maria! Happy New year to you, too!

I hope your mom gets well soon, stay well!


V on 01/06/2012:
Good Morning Maria! As always, saying prayers for you Mom <3


grannyannie on 01/06/2012:
Sorry about your mom, Maria Hope she improves. Have a lovely day.


Umpqua on 01/06/2012:
I hope the doctors can alleviate your Mom's pain soon Maria. I hope you are taking good care of yourself too!


biscottibody59 on 01/06/2012:
Hope your day is going all right! And your mom is on the upswing!


thinkpositive on 01/07/2012:
I hope your mother is feeling better. it must be difficult for you.


moogy on 01/07/2012:
I am sure that you will be enjoying the 70 degree winter. Hope it holds for you for a little while longer:) Give you mom a hug from me and tell her that she is often on my mind:)


moogy on 01/07/2012:
Thank you Maria, your support is much appreciated:)


moogy on 01/08/2012:
Sounds like a wonderful church service Maria, so lovely when you feel the spirit touch your heart with like minded friends:)


selina on 01/10/2012:
Thank you, Maria! It's my left shoulder that is giving me trouble - luckily, I'm right-handed :) Warm hugs!



Maria7 - Wednesday Jan 04, 2012
(Moderation)
Weight: 146.4

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. 

Exhaustion.  Been going back and forth to the nursing home twice a day and finally after going back and forth to her different nurses and finally the head nurse, the doctor prescribed antibiotics and Mom had a chest exray this morning...also blood work has finally been ordered as well.  I told the nurses yesterday that had Mom been home I would have LONG been taken her to the ER and the head nurse told me yesterday that if it was up to her she'd send Mom to the ER but she couldn't cause it was up to her doctor, whom she was having trouble reaching yesterday.  SO I am hoping Mom will be showing much improvement SOON.  Please pray for her healing.

 

It has been another chilly day today (40's F for the high, I think) but sunny here in S.C.

 

Brother Joncomputer.gif image by autumn1234567and I have been visiting our Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567together.

 

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I am still basically maintaining as far as the weight goes, which I'm ok with for now.

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Hubby is working in the COLD and the mornings have been very cold here today and yesterday but we thank the Lord for his job and for taking care of him, as well.

 

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 58.6 lbs lost so far, only 6.4 lbs to go!

NewBeginning on 01/04/2012:
Well done for maintaining your weight! You are so so close to your goal :)


moogy on 01/04/2012:
Hello Maria, that you for your messages, I appreciate your concern and support. I am sorry to come back and find that your mom has been so sick. I am so pleased that she has you to push for proper care for her and also that your brother has gone visiting with you. I have missed you as well and hope that the coming year is a good one for you and all those that you love:)


hollybelle on 01/04/2012:
Sorry to hear mom is sick. Hopefully the antibiotics will help. I know docotrs are slow to prescribe antibiotics these days, but with the nursing home population, I would think they would be especially mindful of how quickly slight infections can take hold. Then again, I didn't go to medical school!


starfish on 01/04/2012:
You're mom is in my thoughts. Good job on maintaining.


V on 01/04/2012:
Hello Maria :) I am so happy that you have your brother there to lean on, I will keep sending out prayers for your Mom! Stay strong!


Umpqua on 01/05/2012:
I hope they get a handle on your Mom's situation soon, thinking of you!


liza36 on 01/05/2012:
Hope your mom improves. Keep us posted.


biscottibody59 on 01/05/2012:
Hope you have a good day--hang in there with it all!


~WI~ on 01/05/2012:
Prayers for your mom!



Maria7 - Tuesday Jan 03, 2012
(Moderation)
Weight: 146.4

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.

 

It has been a chilly day today (40's F for the high, I think) but sunny here in S.C.

 

Brother Joncomputer.gif image by autumn1234567and I visited our Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567twice today at her nursing home.  She's been under the weather for the past few days, and I've been praying for her healing and this afternoon the doctor prescribed antibiotics which we think will help her a lot and I thank the Lord for her healing. 

 

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Scale weighed me at 146.4 yesterday morning, and this morning showed that I am basically maintaining, so no problem with that for now...at least I'm not gaining and my clothes fit well and comfy.

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Hubby has been working a lot of hours lately.  The winter is the most challenging for him, as he works outside a lot.

 

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 58.6 lbs lost so far, only 6.4 lbs to go!

V on 01/03/2012:
Hello there Maria!! Sending out prayers that your Mom gets better :)


Dear Diarist on 01/03/2012:
Well hello again to you! Stella Starr is exactly who I am. You are very very clever and just as sweet as I remember you. I was happy to read that you think your Mom's health is getting ready to take an upturn. I love your graphics and always your Bible passages for the group. I see that you have kept your weight down all of this time? How inspiring. Looking forward to catching up with you. Do you still adore lighthouses?


Dear Diarist on 01/03/2012:
Thank you for the compliment, Maria. I have remembered you also over the years. Are you still singing in church? Happy Happy New Year to you, dear one.


supercheese on 01/04/2012:
Have a great day maria!!


liza36 on 01/04/2012:
Maintaining is just as hard as losing sometimes, so good job on holding steady. Have a great day.


Umpqua on 01/04/2012:
I hope your Mom feels better soon Maria!



Maria7 - Sunday Jan 01, 2012
(Moderation)
Weight: 146.4

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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Churchsmallgifanim081010.gif image by autumn1234567

 

Hello, Friends, and happy new year to you.

Hope you have been having a wonderful day in the Lord today.

At church today, the message was preached from Psalms in the Bible...a beautiful message. The message was saying that we need to ask ourselves if we have done anything to offend God in the past week and that we need to pray and ask God to help us not to do anything to offend Him. And I agree. He created us and gave us life as well as sustains us and blesses us with the gift of eternal life through Jesus, Who shed His Blood and gave His life for the forgiveness of our sins, and our mission should be every day to please Him and become more and more like Him, not just for ourselves but for our reflection to the world that others may come to know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour, as well.

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It has been a beautiful, sunny, warm (around 70F) day today and the red camellia tree is in bloom in the front yard.

 

I visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 twice today at her nursing home.  Please pray for her healing.  She was a little under the weather but I believe she is healed in Jesus' Name and I thank you for your prayers.

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I weighed 146.4 on the scale this morning.

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I'm still rowing toward Island 140.  In the meantime, my clothes are fitting looser and looser.

 

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Hope you are having a good evening.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 58.6 lbs lost so far, only 6.4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 01/01/2012:
Inspiring message today! I love to look at where your arrow is pointing -- oh you are so very close! My motto this year: Less eating, more praying!


V on 01/02/2012:
Good Morning Maria :)


Umpqua on 01/02/2012:
I can't believe you have a tree in bloom, lucky! :) I hope your Mom is feeling better today.


starfish on 01/02/2012:
Happy New Year :-)


liza36 on 01/03/2012:
Happy New Year.



Maria7 - Saturday Dec 31, 2011
(Moderation)
Weight: 146.4

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

Hello, Friends.

Island5.jpg image by autumn1234567

I am still at Island 146 (weighed 146.4 this morning), so down a little more.

 

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 58.6 lbs lost so far, only 6.4 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 12/31/2011:
Happy new year!!


greengirl on 12/31/2011:
Happy New Year Maria :-)


V on 12/31/2011:
Hello Maria!! Happy new year :)


Umpqua on 12/31/2011:
Good going and Happy New Year!!


biscottibody59 on 01/01/2012:
Happy 2012--keep up the great work!



Maria7 - Friday Dec 30, 2011
(Moderation)
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

Hello, Friends.

Island5.jpg image by autumn1234567

I finally got back to this island again, Island 146 (weighed 146.6 this morning).

Islandmonkeyswinging.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

Teepeeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

My little friend was hanging over my teepee from a tree limb this morning.

I went outside of my teepee and told him to come down from there...he came down and was a little angry at first but then he cheered up when I reminded him about you all and he decided he wanted to tell you hello...

Islandwavinghappymonkey.gif image by autumn1234567

Cute, isn't he?

 

This is Jerry...remember him when I was on this island earlier this month?

 

Islandbearexercisingoncycle.gif image by autumn1234567

 

He has offered for me to ride his bicycle again.

 

islandraccoonclappinggif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

Remember Jacob, the raccoon.? He clapped his hands when he saw that I had gotten back here again.

 

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

Love, Maria

 

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

xoxomadison on 12/30/2011:
You're so close to your goal! Good job!:)!


Umpqua on 12/30/2011:
Congrats Maria, you're doing great! :D


grannyannie on 12/30/2011:
Doing great! Have a fabulous new year!


V on 12/30/2011:
:) Congrats Maria!!!



Maria7 - Monday Dec 26, 2011
(Moderation)
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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Hello, Friends.

Hope you've been having a wonderful Christmas season and remembering that Jesus is the Reason for the season.

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Daughter visited us yesterday and gave me a beautiful large picture she had spent days painting to give to me for my Christmas gift from her.   I was very happy to see her.

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It was a beautiful, sunny, cool  day today, I think in the 60's...I was out and about some and no need to wear an outer coat...quite the opposite from this day last year when it snowed the day after Christmas.

 

Brother Joncomputer.gif image by autumn1234567is still visiting us.  It is good to spend some time together, especially when many years passed by without us seeing each other in person.

 

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Scale weighed me at 147.0 this morning, down a little.   I've not given up on reaching 140.0 goal but I am 'okay' with this weight for right now during the holidays...not overeating but certainly not depriving, either.

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Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567is doing okay...Brother and I visited her at her nursing home today.

 

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

Love, Maria and Hubby

 

 

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

hollybelle on 12/27/2011:
Thank you so much for your comments on my recent post. It is so hard. Although we don't think it will be long - dad is in "end of life" care - it's a hard decision to make. As time goes on, I believe we will be lead to the right thing to do all the way around.


thinkpositive on 12/27/2011:
Nice to spend time with your family. It sounds peaceful at your home.


V on 12/27/2011:
Well hello there Maria :) I bet your daughter and brother's visit made the holiday EXTRA special :) have a great day!!


Umpqua on 12/27/2011:
Great job maintaining over the holidays!!


biscottibody59 on 12/28/2011:
Cheers to you--have a lovely new year!


Donkey on 12/28/2011:
A wonderful post to read :-)


~WI~ on 12/28/2011:
Cool! Glad to read you are spending some more time with your brother! YAY! How nice of your daughter to paint for you, that is awesome. Happy New Year!



Maria7 - Thursday Dec 22, 2011
(Moderation)
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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 Houseandcanoeoncreekinmtnsanimgif081010.gif image by autumn1234567

 

Hello, Friends.

Hope you are having a wonderful day in the Lord.

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It is a beautiful, sunny, warm (near 80) day today.

 

Brother Joncomputer.gif image by autumn1234567is still with us.  He and I wrapped a Christmas present for our Sister together this morning.  He is looking for work.

 Christmastreeanimgif2.gif image by autumn1234567

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Scale weighed me at 147.4 this morning.  I'm basically maintaining, it looks like.

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Aunt Auntanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567came the other nite and also an elderly neighbor we invited, who is a recent widow and they had supper with us.    We all enjoyed one another's company.

 

Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567is doing well...I visited her at her nursing home today.

 

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

Love, Maria and Hubby

 

 

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

Umpqua on 12/22/2011:
It sounds like you and your family are doing really well Maria. I wish you a very Merry Christmas!!


hollybelle on 12/24/2011:
Merry Christmas, Maria!


V on 12/25/2011:
Merry Christmas Maria!!



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