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Maria7 - Sunday Dec 18, 2011
(Moderation)
Weight: 147.2

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, Friends.

Hope you are having a wonderful day in the Lord.

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It is a beautiful, sunny, cool day today.

 

Brother Joncomputer.gif image by autumn1234567moved back in with us this past Friday and is staying with us a few days through Christmas.

 

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Scale weighed me at 147.2 this morning.

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Aunt Auntanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567is coming tomorrow to spend some time with us and have supper with us. 

 

Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567is doing well...we 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: 57.8 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 12/18/2011:
Nice to have some family time. Have a great day.


Umpqua on 12/18/2011:
I hope you're enjoying your family time, sounds great. Have a good evening!


V on 12/18/2011:
Have a wonderful visit with your family :)


liza36 on 12/19/2011:
Enjoy your company. Glad your mom is doing well.



Maria7 - Wednesday Dec 14, 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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Good evening, Friends.

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I've been busy rowing and I am again back on Island 147.

Islandbluehuephoto.jpg image by autumn1234567

..........I am inside my teepee this evening....

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I stayed on track real well, even getting to Island 146, but then I started having a high sodium diet which made the scale number go up and after this,  I started giving in to nitetime binges again.  Ugh!

 After I rowed my canoe back to Island 147 again, one of the island residents here Islandfatfroglyingongrass.gif image by autumn1234567told me "Don't sweat the small stuff!" after seeing me come back here from Island 146 and watching me set up my teepee here again. 

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Back on the homefront...

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It has been beautiful here in SC today, sunny and mild (high 60's F).

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and I had a little outing today. We ate lunch at Cracker Barrel, my treat.  We had a nice time together.

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Hope you are having a good evening.

 

Love, Maria

 

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

V on 12/14/2011:
NEVER sweat the small stuff my friend!! Have a good evening :)


Umpqua on 12/15/2011:
I'm glad you had a nice lunch with your sister. Have a good one!!


supercheese on 12/15/2011:
Have a great one!!!


liza36 on 12/15/2011:
Exactly - don't sweat the small stuff!


biscottibody59 on 12/15/2011:
Hang in there and keep going the right direction and you'll get there!

ps I was probably at about the same number of cups of coffee as you all those years ago--it's just they were large. I guess maybe we've come to our senses:-)



Maria7 - Sunday Dec 11, 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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Hello, Friends.

Hope you are having a wonderful day in the Lord today.

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  It is a beautiful, sunny, cool morning and birds are singing in the trees outside...so cheerfully...

 

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Scale weighed me at 147.4 this morning.

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

grannyannie on 12/11/2011:
Hi Maria! Hope you are having a good weekend!


V on 12/11/2011:
Hello Maria :) I hope you have a wonderful day!!


biscottibody59 on 12/11/2011:
Hope your day is going well so far!


hollybelle on 12/11/2011:
Make it a good one, Maria.


Umpqua on 12/12/2011:
I hope your weekend was good and wish you an excellent week ahead!



Maria7 - Thursday Dec 08, 2011
(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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'Maria's Travels to Island 140'

Hello, Friends.

 

Islandbluehuephoto.jpg image by autumn1234567

..........Still here....

Teepeeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

I'm so not palling around with certain folks today (Priscilla (below) wanted me to go on another picnic with her today, which I didn't and told her I was going to be busy, so she went by herself.)

 

 

Islandbearhavingpicnic.jpg image by autumn1234567

 

...Anyway,  I met a new friend today...her name is Frieda Islandskinnyanimalhullahoopanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567and she is an exercise buff for sure.  She even offered to loan me her hoola hoop but I thanked her and told her I was planning on getting in a lot of walking today instead.  She is a talker.  She told me that she doesn't stay trim by diet alone, that she exercises with her hoola hoop for half an hour at least 3 times a week (today was one of her 3 days).  I have to admit...she does look pretty trim, doesn't she?

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Back at the homefront:

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  Thank you for continuing to pray for my friends in the hospital...  I visited them both today..

also I visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567at her nursing home.

I visited my Aunt Auntanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567(Mom's only Sister) this morning before I went to the hospital and visited my 2 friends and before I visited Mom (this evening) and took her and my cousins and her caregiver some Christmas gifts.  Aunt seemed to be doing okay but she looked very tired.  We love her very dearly.

 

Last, but not least, LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567Hubby has sneaked and bought me a Christmas present...hum...he was very disappointed when he wanted to wrap it tonite and put it under the tree and I told him we are out of clear tape.  I already have him a present under the tree.  I told him I will buy some tape tomorrow and he told me where he has my gift hidden and forbade me to go near it (I wouldn't).  He is a STRICT believer in Christmas presents are not to be opened until Christmas morning (I'm not...I believe let's have at it NOW...but I respect and will abide by his wishes, as usual).

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

Love, Maria

 

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

thinkpositive on 12/09/2011:
You have a heavy load with your mother & aunt needing so much care. That's a long time to wait when you want to open your gift now!


biscottibody59 on 12/09/2011:
Such fun on the current island--wonder what will turn up when you get to 140??? I guess we'll have to stay tuned.

Good news about your mom--hope it continues! Have a lovely day!


moogy on 12/09/2011:
Lots of good visiting there Maria! I am glad that your mom has realized that she has to behave herself. It must be frustrating but shouting and all that will not help. I think Frieda may be anorexic!! LOL So typical of a man to buy a present and expect that someone else will provide that wrapping neccesities!! LOL Keep rowing Maria:)


~WI~ on 12/09/2011:
Love your island adventures :) have a beautiful weekend!



Maria7 - Wednesday Dec 07, 2011
(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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'Maria's Travels to Island 140'

Good morning, Friends.

 

Islandbluehuephoto.jpg image by autumn1234567

..........Still here....

Teepeeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Got up this morning when I heard someone calling to me from outside the teepee door....When I asked who is was, I was told to go to the office of Island Patrol and see Chief Bernie...

 IslandwolfBOSS.gif image by autumn1234567

 

Shortly after arriving  at his office...I was being asked why did I come here if my intentions were not to at least maintain at 146 or work on getting  in shape to row to Island 145 while here....Didn't I know that if I gained over 146, I'd be evicted from this island???

I explained to Captain Bernie that I went on a picnic yesterday with a friend (Jerry the bear...remember him? Islandbearexercisingoncycle.gif image by autumn1234567 He'd asked me to visit his wife, Priscilla, and encourage her to work on getting down to her goalweight and  so I said I would and when I visited her, she invited me to go on a picnic with her, which I did)...

Islandbearhavingpicnic.jpg image by autumn1234567

 

...(Well, I said no to the pbj s/w she offered me...but how was I to know she had a lot of candy bars in her basket (and I ate 3!)...

So...to make a long story short, Captain Bernie contacted Proprietor Arnie Islandparrotwbook.gif image by autumn1234567of Island 147 and they decided that instead of evicting me, they would have me to go talk to a Strategist...namely known around here as 'Joe'.  IslandGeicotalking.gif image by autumn1234567He is very intelligent and gave me lots of good advice and we came up with a plan to help me to get back on my way again, though it may take a day or 2...and he arranged a 3 day pass for me to stay here if it takes that long to get back to 146 scale number.  Come to find out, it was not so much the 3 candy bars that did it as it was a very high sodium diet I've had the past couple or so days, which should with carefully monitoring sodium intake and keeping it low, and drinking a lot of water, be alleviated within the next 3 days but hopefully a lot sooner.  Joe explained to me that eating a lot of processed high-sodium foods (lots of turkey sausage, etc.) and drinking high-sodium no-calories drinks (diet orange sunkist) with that has likely caused the scale to go higher than 146 currently so I feel better about that cause my calories overall have been pretty good as well as exercise.

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Back at the homefront:

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 Please continue to pray for my friends in the hospital...also MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567...(got a call from the nursing home again today...not good...Anyway...her nurse said they are planning to do another UA (urinary analysis) to see if she has another uti) ... she is staying very upset and confused..And I thank you for your prayers.

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

Love, Maria

 

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

thinkpositive on 12/08/2011:
I like your posts! Fun to read. I hope your mother is okay.


biscottibody59 on 12/08/2011:
Hope you have a good day! Hope you get your mother's stuff sorted out--it's a particular kind of stress! Hang in there girlie!

BTW, you might check the ingredients of the Sunkist (unless it's of no consequence to you). I think it contains caffeine.


Umpqua on 12/08/2011:
Very fun post Maria! The sodium always gets me, so good of you to analyze everything you're taking in and figure out the culprit. My friend recently asked why it is she always feels thirsty after drinking Crystal Light - SODIUM!


liza36 on 12/08/2011:
You'll get back to where you want to be, I know it.



Maria7 - Tuesday Dec 06, 2011
(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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dentistchair.jpg image by autumn1234567

Hello friends...been in the dentist's chair today...all went well...just the semi-annual check-up and cleaning.  :-D

It is 6:30 pm here and I am SO HUNGRY!  Done had 1150 cals today and trying to keep it at that...

Visited Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567at the nursing home today  (I stopped at Walgreens after leaving the dentist's office and bought her and her roommate each a beautiful battery-powered light-up snowman that changes from color to color and took to them) who was totally on the warpath...no sooner did I get a couple of the fires put out (figure of speech only!)  that she started than she'd started another one...ohhhhhhh...

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'Maria's Travels to Island 140'

 

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Anyway...here I am still rowing...I think I'm in a plateau...so fun (NOT!)... 

 

I'm still here on this island.

 

 

Teepeeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

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Back at the homefront...

 

HubbyLargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 and I are home again this evening...he is watching a police show on tv and I am keying this entry to you...

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Thank you for your prayers for my 2 friends (and Mom).  Hopefully they will be all be better soon.

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

Love, Maria

 

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

V on 12/06/2011:
You had quite the day Maria, I hope for a nice relaxing evening for you :)


just42day on 12/06/2011:
More prayers being sent your way. How nice of you to get some xmas decorations for your mom and the other resident. I'm sure they'll both enjoy them and think of you fondly every time they see the colors change. :)


hollybelle on 12/07/2011:
Oh, oh, hope there's not too many fires to put out in the future. Ah, goodness! Praying for mom to stay peaceful and stay put in the facility where she is!


biscottibody59 on 12/07/2011:
Good dental visit--always nice to get it out of the way!

Hope today's a good one for you!


Umpqua on 12/07/2011:
I'm sure you'll break the plateau soon Maria, I know you're persistent. Have a good one!


grannyannie on 12/07/2011:
You could try what I did when I hit a plateau. The ladies here suggested varying my calories and workouts. So I had my usual 1300 cals on one day, 1500 the next, etc. Added some routines to my workouts. Lost my last 4 pounds and hit goal!



Maria7 - Monday Dec 05, 2011
(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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 nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello, Friends. 

Island5.jpg image by autumn1234567

I'm still here on this island. 

Islandmonkeyswinging.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

Teepeeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

This is what I woke up to this morning...a monkey hanging over my teepee from a tree limb.

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 told him about you all and he decided he wanted to tell you hello...

Islandwavinghappymonkey.gif image by autumn1234567

Cute little fella, isn't he?

It's easy to get attached to the little natives here on these islands as you pass through.  Most of them are so friendly and helpful, too.

 

This is Jerry...

 

Islandbearexercisingoncycle.gif image by autumn1234567

 

He has offered for me to ride his bicycle.  He rides it all over the place.  He is the only bear I've seen riding a bicycle here except for yesterday I saw a bear family pedal by in what looked like a golf cart with pedals.

 

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This is Jacob, the raccoon.  He told me when I told him I am on my way to Island 140.0 that when I leave this island for the next one, Island 145, he will be cheering me on and clapping, happy for me.  He encouraged me to eat lots of fresh apples.  Islandapples.jpg image by autumn1234567So...I did have 'one' today.  :-)

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Back at the homefront...

 

HubbyLargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 and I are home this evening...watching SCROOGE on tv...(the old-timey one in color, my fav)...together.  Very enlightening Christmas show.

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Please pray for 2 of my friends who are in the hosptal.  One was recently released to go home, only to return again and the other one is not the same one of the original 2 friends who were in the hospital before...she is another friend.  Thank you for your prayers.  I visited them today.  Didn't go see MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 today but Mom's nurse (J for future ref) told me over the phone that my Sister Sisterstandingtippinghatanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567visited Mom today, so I know Mom is happy.

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

Love, Maria

 

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

V on 12/05/2011:
So happy to hear that your Mom is in better spirits and I love the new additions to the Island!! Prayers being sent for your friends :) Nite Maria :)


hollybelle on 12/05/2011:
Yu are so funny - a monkey over your teepee! Cute - I'd take the bear up on the bike ride. That is so much fun.


biscottibody59 on 12/06/2011:
Keep plugging away--you're doing a fine job!


thinkpositive on 12/06/2011:
Cute posting! I went for a hike a few days ago where there were lots of monkeys. They were looking for some extra food.We're instructed not to feed them however.


liza36 on 12/06/2011:
Hope your friends recover and get well.


grannyannie on 12/06/2011:
You're doing great! You'll get to your island!

The internet connects the whole world. I wouldn't be here if not for the internet as I met my husband on it. I was living in Tennessee....now I'm in gorgeous Scotland!


Umpqua on 12/06/2011:
That's good news on you're Mom, and I'll be thinking of you and your friends. Thanks for checking in on me! :)


moogy on 12/06/2011:
Lovely to hear that your sister visited, and glad that your rowing seems to be going so well!! Good for you Maria:) The children love the raspberry cake, I have never tasted it, I send it downstairs with them as soon as they have finished afternoon tea, acutally, I send everthing down with them. Safer that way!!! LOL



Maria7 - Sunday Dec 04, 2011
(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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Hello, Friends.  (Update below) 

Hope you are having a wonderful day in the Lord today.

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HubbyLargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 is home today.  :-)  It is a beautiful, sunny, cool morning and birds are singing in the trees outside...so cheerfully...

 

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Scale weighed me at 146.8 this morning.

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Re:  'Maria's Travels to Island 140'.....

 

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I arrived at Island 146 this morning.

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There are lots of fruit trees and fresh vegetables on this island.

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So no reason to not have some...Islandapples.jpg image by autumn1234567

 

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Afternoon update:  Hubby and I visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 whom was in her bed, smiling and acting happy, with her new roommate parked in her wheelchair beside her in the aisle between their beds and they were enjoying having lunch together on their trays, which were on their individual roll-tables.  Hubby and I took them each a small container of watermellon and 2 bananas and also we gave 2 bananas to a family friend across the hall.  We stayed about half an hour and came back home.  It is warm here today (70ish F) and Hubby and I had the a/c on in his truck when we were out and about.

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

Love, Maria

 

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

Just42day on 12/04/2011:
I'm doing all the cookie baking for gifts. Thankfully, I'm not into sweets very much. The friend who "gifted" me 12 lbs of p.nut butter loves peanut butter oatmeal cookies I make. Even though I gave her the recipe, she's never made them. She claims mine "taste better" but I know she doesn't want to go to the trouble of baking them herself. She has a busy household w/3 young children so I forgive her...


grannyannie on 12/04/2011:
Love your canoe trip! Not long until you reach your destination! Fruitcake - never liked it. They love it in the UK though. Wedding cakes have tons of dried fruit in it. Ick. LOL.


juztme on 12/04/2011:
:-) hope you have a great day with the hubby


V on 12/04/2011:
WOW Maria, you are doing such an amazing job!! At this rate, you will get to Island at record speed :) have a good day my friend!!


juztme on 12/04/2011:
Lol i know, its a bad scale, doesnt it know its only supposed to go down? :-) Thank you, im keeping faith that it will go back to what it was before the upswing


hollybelle on 12/04/2011:
Yes Maria, it is usually much colder by now in KY - highs usually about 40-45. We are enjoying wonderfully mild weather here. Many years we have had snow by now, but usually later in December for much snow. Sounds like Mom is on better behavior now. Good.


moogy on 12/05/2011:
Great rowing Maria. Glad that your mom was having a good day. I had to have a bit of a laugh at having the ac on when it is 70, for us that is still nice and cool! We are only going for 68 today, I have the angel with me and I think I will have to put the heater on for her as it is chilly here. Have a good evening Maria:)



Maria7 - Saturday Dec 03, 2011
(Moderation)
Weight: 147.2

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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Good morning, Friends.

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

The scale showed this morning that I am still on Island 147.

Islandbluehuephoto.jpg image by autumn1234567

..........I am inside my teepee and I am going to rest some today....

Teepeeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

I stayed on track real well yesterday and walked for hours and hours and kept calories at about 1100 for the day.

Though I'm going to rest a while today, I can't get too comfortable, being only 7 pounds from goal.  One of the island residents here Islandfatfroglyingongrass.gif image by autumn1234567convinced me that I need to take a little break, as I've been over doing it.

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 It is chilly here in SC this morning. 

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and I had a little outing yesterday.  We went shopping at the mall.  She bought me a beautiful set of leopard fleece pj's and matching furry booties for Christmas and she bought our Brother a very nice pair of shoes for his Christmas gift...Then we came back over here...

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And last nite, we stayed up past midnite, talking and wrapping gifts.  We exchanged gifts and she spent the nite with us (though we were both up most of the nite) and I took her back home in the next town over this morning.  She wrapped my gifts and put them under the Christmas tree, warning me not to touch them til Christmas morning, though I was with her when she bought them and know what they are :-D ...she even had me to pick them out, which I did.  I had made a giant gift basket for her and her Hubby and told her she could go ahead and open it cause it had some things she might like to set out (peppermint Christmas-decor electric-lighted house, and another house lit up by a battery-flame candle inside it, etc.) for Christmas, which she did and she loved it.  I also gave her another gift and told her she is to wait til Christmas to open it...she doesn't know what it is...it is a beautiful necklace and earrings set  (here style she likes) that I bought for her when Hubby and I were on our weekend trip to the mountains this past October.

 

 

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 57.8 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

juztme on 12/03/2011:
Hope you have a good saturday :-) Cant wait till i can stay on that island


Just42day on 12/03/2011:
Your pjs sound adorable! Dare you to post a pic (w/you IN them -- not just the pjs....)


grannyannie on 12/03/2011:
Glad you have such a nice day! Your jammies sound cute! :-) Yes, I'll enjoy buying smaller sizes.


V on 12/03/2011:
Hey Maria <3 Yes it has warmed up a little so I am happy about that!! It sounds like you and your Sis had some good quality time together :) Have a great evening!!


selina on 12/03/2011:
Hi Maria! Thank you for dropping me a line, I appreciate it! All is well with me and my daughter but Hubby just had a surgery (last Tue) due to complications from his skiing accident several years ago. He finally had to have a hip replacement due to deterioration of the broken upper leg that never healed properly... I hope this third surgery will fix the problem. We are all sort of under stress, but his healing process is going well.

Thank you Maria, I'm glad to read that all seem to be well with you as you get prepared for the holidays. Hugs to you, Selina


Just42day on 12/04/2011:
Sounds like a lovely time spent with your island resident. Aren't friends the best? RE: my cat. His name is Obie. I adopted him from my brother's household of cats so I didn't name him but his name reflects his color: O.B. = Orange Boy. Cute,huh?



Maria7 - Friday Dec 02, 2011
(Moderation)
Weight: 147.2

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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Good morning, Friends.

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

I rowed yesterday and I've been rowing through the nite and this morning I arrived at Island 147.

Islandbluehuephoto.jpg image by autumn1234567

..........I set up my teepee shortly after I arrived....

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It's a little chilly here on this island but not cold, so I built a campfire. 

Shortly after arriving here on Island 147, I met Proprietor Arnie, a very well-educated Parrot, who is in charge of who comes and goes at this island.Islandparrotwbook.gif image by autumn1234567He asked if I had made a reservation to stay and when I told him no, he said he would allow me to stay in my teepee during my visit here.  I told him thank you.  He is sort of like the Chief Police over the island here.  I told him I am just passing through and don't intend to be here long.  He warned me that if I gain weight, I will quickly be evicted from this island and if I lose from 147, he will expect me to leave for a lower number Island.  I told him I understood and plan to abide by the Island law.  He also said that although some of the native residents here don't do much exercise other than working their mouths to eat, Islandfatmonkeyaftereatintree.gif image by autumn1234567he expected more out of me, a visitor.  So...I will update you soon on Maria's Travels to Island 140.

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 The scale weighed me at 147.2 this morning.  :-

Plan today is treadmill workout and visit Mom...IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567...Hoping for the best concerning that.  Thank you for your prayers for us.

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 57.8 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 12/02/2011:
Awesome job Maria!


grannyannie on 12/02/2011:
You're doing fantastically! You'll soon have rowed your way all the way to 140! Thanks for the comments. We don't have condominiums in Scotland. I live in an 84 year old stone house with a forest behind us and a sea loch in front of us, with mountains or big hills all around. The loch eventually flows into the Atlantic Ocean. :)


Just42day on 12/02/2011:
All sounds great! Hope your mom is doing better. :)


V on 12/02/2011:
:) Love the animated journey Maria, it brought a smile to my face :) have a nice warm evening!!



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