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Maria7 - Monday Nov 04, 2013
(Count Calories and Move a LOT)
Weight: 153.6

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 to you! Been a beautiful day and now it is night time here. I stayed home most of the day, cooking and cleaning. I baked Hubby's country ham biscuits that he loves to take to work with him in the mornings, 2 to a pack (we freeze them in sandwich bags and take out a pack each nite for him to take with him to work the next day to reheat in the microwave at work for his breakfast).
I also cooked a pot of homemade chili beans today...yum! They were SO GOOD! To top it off, I baked 2 sweet potatoes.....they had the whole house smelling good and they tasted delicious...both of them...Hubby didn't want any...so I ate both of them PLAIN...

 

They have lots of fiber and even protein (besides carbs), and they are pretty low in calories...a medium-large one is only around 150 calories and worth it, too.  They have vitamin A and vitamin C and also have calcium and iron in them.  :-)  YUM!  they are SO GOOD! 

Weight today is 153.6, same as yesterday.  I had about 1500 calories yesterday. 

Well, hope you have a blessed evening.

 

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 51.4 lbs lost so far, only 13.6 lbs to go!

V on 11/04/2013:
Hello there Maria!! That is a wonderful photo of you and your hubby :) A belated Happy Anniversary to you! I see that you are heading towards the Island so keep up the fantastic job my friend <3


Umpqua on 11/06/2013:
I just scrolled and saw your picture - beautiful and you look the same as you did when you posted an anniversary picture several years ago! A belated happy anniversary, you are doing great!



Maria7 - Sunday Nov 03, 2013
(Count Calories and Move a LOT)
Weight: 153.6

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, cool, sunny, fresh autumn day here, 60's fahrenheit, I think.

Hubby and I enjoyed a wonderful service at church this morning.  Our Pastor preached on Psalms 31:9-24.  It was an encouraging, uplifting message on 'When Things Are Broken' (in life).

Hubby and I visited Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567this afternoon at the nursing home, who appeared to be doing very well.

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The scale weighed me at 153.6 this morning.  This is the size I feel 'not overweight' at (altho it is not at goalweight).  Also, I have discovered today that I have a renewed appreciation for green string beans and salads.  When you are not allowing your appetite to rule you, it is like the layers of SUGAR and FAT leave your taste buds and you awaken to enjoyment of the good things like veggies, much more so that you usually like them.  A RENEWED APPRECIATION...that is what it is...  There I was, eating green string beans...and I realized that I actually really liked them...whereas before I ate them because they were a low-carb, low-calories vegetable...and there I was actually REALLY LIKING them while I was eating them!  And my salad...(I used to NOT LIKE salads at all)...I totally enjoyed it today as well!

 

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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: 51.4 lbs lost so far, only 13.6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 11/03/2013:
Have a good day, Maria.


Umpqua on 11/04/2013:
It sounds like you had a nice weekend, Maria! That's great about your renewed appreciation for veggies - your taste buds must be changing. Fantastic!



Maria7 - Saturday Nov 02, 2013
(Count Calories and Move a LOT)
Weight: 154.2

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.

I have read in the Bible (reading in 1 Samuel currently and reading the Bible through the second time) this morning, and had breakfast (scrambled eggs, cheese, onion mixture) and am drinking another cup of coffeecoffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567...have a cup?

Hope you are having a wonderful day in the Lord.  This is the day that the Lord hath made...we WILL REJOICE and be GLAD in it!  :-D

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 We had a GOOD RAIN last nite. 

 

Daughter may be coming this morning.  She is our gardener.

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I visited my Aunt Auntanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567yesterday. She seemed to be doing real well, thank the Lord.  Thank you for your prayers for her when she was in the hospital a few weeks ago.

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I visited Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567and her Roommate at the nursing home yesterday. They both seemed to be doing well, too, thank the Lord.

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Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567is working today.

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Current weight is 154.2, down -1.6 from yesterday.  (Yayyyyyy!)  :-)

 

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 50.8 lbs lost so far, only 14.2 lbs to go!


Maria7 - Friday Nov 01, 2013
(Count Calories and Move a LOT)
Weight: 155.8

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

 

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

 

 

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Hello, Friends.

Have a cup of coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567with me?  I just finished a cup.

 

Well, here I am rowing merrily down the stream...Remember that song?....

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

...row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream...merrily merrily....

Yeah, that's the way to do it...'MERRILY'.....

  (Christmas is NEXT MONTH, Friends...Let's GET WITH IT!!!  Do we want to not be at our goalweight during the holidays...not to mention the big feast, THANKSGIVING coming up soon!?)

 

I'm at 155.8 today, a -0.6 from yesterday...I'm on my way...to GOALWEIGHT ISLAND.  (Hope I stay at it this time...)

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 49.2 lbs lost so far, only 15.8 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 11/01/2013:
Have a wonderful day, Maria! :)



Maria7 - Thursday Oct 31, 2013
(Count Calories and Move a LOT)
Weight: 156.4

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

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Hello, Friends.

 

Have a cup of coffee? coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567This might be a little lengthy.

First of all, Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567and I had a WONDERFUL, FANTASTIC long weekend in the North Carolina mountains recently, as we celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary, for which we are thankful to the Lord for.  Above is a photo taken of us when we were there almost 2 weeks ago.

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Secondly, yours truly, has gained more weight.  No, it did not come from the vacation unless you count 0.2.  (I left at 156.2 and came back at 156.4, which I weigh today.)  I had 1700 calories a day for 2 of the 4 days and about 2100 calories for each of the other 2 days and we walked a lot and hiked a little, too. 

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Third, I have renewed enthusiasm that I can get back to my goalweight of 140.0, where I was at this past March 1st (HOW DID I LET IT SLIP AWAY??????????). 

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So...I'm back again....with all of you who know me so well.  I've been at 205 at my heaviest (15 years ago) and although I'm far from there, I sure don't want to go there again.

So, onward and forward!  Rowing the boat!  Here we go!

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 48.6 lbs lost so far, only 16.4 lbs to go!

skinnygrlwithin on 11/01/2013:
Can I borrow some of your enthusiasm?? I need a little motivation in my life right now! I'm routing for you, I know you can do this!



Maria7 - Monday Sep 30, 2013
(Count Calories and Move)
Weight: 150.6

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

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 photo Paintings35_zps5c6ec208.jpg

 

Hello, Friends.

Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567and I are gearing up, Lord willing, to leave on Oct. 17th, for our 24th anniversary celebration long weekend mountain vacation. :-) We didn't go last year, so I am still hoping we get to go this year. (Btw, that's 'me and Hubby' in the carraige...hahaha! We are on our mountain vacation, we just left church...we like to visit church when we are in the mountains... and Hubby's truck is parked and we are taking a carraige ride around town.)  Mom's not been doing the best...was recently in the ER but back at the nursing home again now.  She has been having more than one thing going on.  So it is a 'maybe' we will get to go.  But I am trusting the Lord for her healing.

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Current weight is 150.6 again.  I did well yesterday with about 1200 calories. I have been doing a LOT of walking and other exercise over the past weeks and really expected to be down a little more today.  I guess it is row, row, row the boat to get to goalweight island again.  Maybe I can stay there this time but of course, I always say that, only to throw caution to the wind and eat what I want and when I want after reaching goalweight EVERY TIME!  :-( 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

I'm still down from where I was, though.  I do tend to eat a high-sodium diet and I know that doesn't help a lot at all.

 

How are you all liking this fall weather?  It is so cool here (lows of mid-50's in mornings with highs around 80) that I usually have the heat on for a little while in the mornings.  :-)

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 54.4 lbs lost so far, only 10.6 lbs to go!

V on 09/30/2013:
Hello Maria :) Just keep on rowing, you WILL get back there.. Although fall hasn't arrived here, i sure look forward to it..December and January is when it cools off here unfortunately :( LOL Have a great evening!


Umpqua on 10/01/2013:
I hope you get to go on your trip this year Maria. Thinking of you and your Mom xx


biscottibody59 on 10/01/2013:
I hope everything goes well to be able to make your trip! I hope too that your mother recovers well from what's ailing her--hang in there girl, and take care of yourself too!



Maria7 - Sunday Sep 29, 2013
(Count Calories and Move)
Weight: 150.6

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

 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

 

 If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

Churchsmallgifanim081010.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

 

 

                          Hello and happy Sunday to you on this beautiful fall day!

Hubby and I sat out on front porch, drinking coffee together this morning as we watched squirrels come get their breakfast (bread I'd thrown out for them).  Later, he and I enjoyed this morning's church service.  Our Pastor can really do some outstanding preaching!  He got a lot of AMENS and other excited, happy comments as he preached!  Our sermon was on John 10:1-4.

Hubby and I visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567and her roommate after we ate lunch, good visit.

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Today's weight is 150.6.

 

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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 make it right with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Believe on Him, repent of your sins and ask His forgiveness. It is that simple. He has already paid the price for your salvation and eternal life with His blood and His life on the cross. 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! Jesus loves you very much and He is waiting for you to reach out to Him if you have not done so already.

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Love, Maria

 

 

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Progress as of today: 54.4 lbs lost so far, only 10.6 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 09/30/2013:
Nice to see you're doing well, Maria!



Maria7 - Sunday Sep 01, 2013
(Every Calorie Counts)
Weight: 152.4

 

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

  Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

 

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

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Churchsmallgifanim081010.gif image by autumn1234567

 

Hello and happy Sunday to you on this first day of September!

Beautiful day here. We're currently having a sunny, warm day.

Hubby and I enjoyed this morning's church service.

He and I visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567and her roommate this afternoon, good visit.

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Today's weight is 152.4.

 

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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 make it right with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Believe on Him, repent of your sins and ask His forgiveness. It is that simple. He has already paid the price for your salvation and eternal life with His blood and His life on the cross. 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! Jesus loves you very much and He is waiting for you to reach out to Him if you have not done so already.

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Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 52.6 lbs lost so far, only 12.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 09/03/2013:
Keep up the good work Maria!


V on 09/03/2013:
Hi Maria!! Hope that you had a good weekend :)



Maria7 - Saturday Aug 31, 2013
(Every Calorie Counts)
Weight: 153.6

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

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello, Friends.

 

Pretty, sunny, warm day today.

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 Fixing to leave to visit  MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 and take her some nice new art supplies.  She is really enthused with her art work and has been happily drawing pictures for months, taking her time with them and coloring most of them, too with her colored pencils or pastels.  She is really good and quite an artist.  :-)

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I ask you all to pray concerning the current situation in the world.  Always lots to pray about and we need to pray and ask God's will to be done because He always knows what is best.  Also, I ask you to pray for my Uncle.  And let us always pray for the lost to get saved.  Jesus is the only way to eternal salvation and life through Him.

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Weight today is 153.6. 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 51.4 lbs lost so far, only 13.6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/31/2013:
Praying


biscottibody59 on 08/31/2013:
That's good to hear about your Mom--hope all goes well with everything else!

Enjoy your day!


hollybelle on 09/01/2013:
Cool that your Mom likes to do the art! Good "therapy" and to keep the mind sharp - hey, maybe I should take it up, too!



Maria7 - Sunday Aug 18, 2013
(Every Calorie Counts)
Weight: 152.8

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're currently having a partly sunny, partly cloudy, warm day.

Weight this morning is same as yesterday, 152.8.  Also yesterday's calories were about 1550.

Hubby and I really enjoyed this morning's church service.

Our Assistant Pastor, who is also one of our very best closest Friends (really like family, a Brother), preached the sermon and did an outstanding job, on 'Can One Make A Difference?' and scripture was Mark 14:12-14.  After church, he and his sweet Wife, who is included in one of our very best closest Friends, (like a Sister and they really are our Brother and Sister in the Lord, which matters more than biological) took Hubby and me out to lunch to the beautiful Country Club on the outskirts of our town.  Although they had already given me a birthday gift last month, they said the lunch was part of my birthday gift.  The food (very nice, big buffet with ALLLL the trimmings) was wonderful.  I had grilled salmon, a veggie salad, some fruit, rice and butterbeans, mac and cheese, and about 1/2 small piece of chocolate cake...YUM!!!!!  But as good as the food was, the fellowship was the best of all!

This coming Saturday afternoon, our church is planning to leave to go on a trip to a nice restaurant in another town to have a big supper together.  :-)  No charge, it is paid for by our Sunday School class.  :-)

I played the music (piano) in church today and really enjoyed doing so!  :-D

Hubby and I may join this church.  We have been attending it for quite some time, having left a church that we were a part of for 15-16 years.  Please help us be praying about it, that we do what the Lord will have us to do.  The Pastor and his sweet Wife are precious, too, as well as everyone else there.  Hubby is more hesitant than I am when it comes to these matters of making commitments.  (Although he wasn't when he asked me almost 24 years ago to marry him quickly after we began courting each other and we were married after only 7 weeks, hahaha!)

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Today's cals are at about 1500.

 

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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 make it right with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Believe on Him, repent of your sins and ask His forgiveness. It is that simple. He has already paid the price for your salvation and eternal life with His blood and His life on the cross. 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! Jesus loves you very much and He is waiting for you to reach out to Him if you have not done so already.

 

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 52.2 lbs lost so far, only 12.8 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/18/2013:
Hope you're having a good Sunday, Maria.


Umpqua on 08/19/2013:
It sounds like you had a great Sunday! I'm also happy to see you've shifted your eating a bit and helping to ward off the nighttime hunger. I hope you have a fantastic day!


biscottibody59 on 08/19/2013:
Sounds like you really enjoyed your day!


selina on 08/21/2013:
Hi Maria, sounds like you are having a great summer!


biscottibody59 on 08/23/2013:
Hope you're doing okay--don't be a stranger!



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