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Maria7 - Tuesday Jan 14, 2014
(No Junk Foods)
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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Hello, Everybody!

Hope you are having a blessed Tuesday.   

I've had a busy day today, groceries shopping and visiting Mom and applying for local secretary jobs online.  I quit working years ago to take care of Mom and now that she has reasonably adjusted to life in the nursing home, I am going to see if there is a position available for me to go back to work in.  If yes, good and if no, still good.  May the Lord's Will be done is always my prayer because only HE knows what is best.  :-)

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I'm still holding pretty steady weightwise, looking for a lower number tomorrow, while continuing to row to Island 140. nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord. Remember...every day with the Lord is a GOOD day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

selina on 01/14/2014:
Dear Maria: it's great to hear you are doing well! I'm so glad to hear that your Mom is also well. I hope you'll find a good working position soon. Yes, we are still living in tokyo, it's been one and 1/2 years now. This is a 4-year post so we must make the best of it! My husband is enjoying his job and daughter is also having fun at school. So, all is well! This spring, we'll take daughter to California to visit a few universities. She will graduate in 2015 from HS and we need to find her a good university. How's your daughter?


Umpqua on 01/15/2014:
How exciting that you're looking into work! Would it be part time? That's fantastic that your Mom is feeling comfortable at the nursing home now too. Good work maintaining!


OhioRaven on 01/15/2014:
Have a good day Maria.


grannyannie on 01/15/2014:
Good luck on finding a job that you like. Have a fantastic day!


biscottibody59 on 01/15/2014:
Hope you find something you like--have a good evening!



Maria7 - Monday Jan 13, 2014
(No Junk Foods)
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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Hello, Everybody! 

Hope you are having a blessed Monday.   I've been a little under the weather as of this morning...but I'm staying home and resting today and that should help.

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I'm still holding steady weightwise, although with only an average of about 1500 calories a day, I've been expecting a lower number when I weigh...but like I say, 'Not gaining IS progress'.  So onward to Island 140. nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.  Remember...every day with the Lord is a GOOD day! 

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

biscottibody59 on 01/13/2014:
Hope you get to feeling better--have a good week!


allieoop on 01/13/2014:
Love the beautiful pictures & you have lost over 50lbs WOW!!


Umpqua on 01/14/2014:
Maintenance is important and you're doing really well overall. I hope you feel better soon!


Umpqua on 01/14/2014:
P.S. Our weather here was warm and rainy over the weekend and all our snow melted! Now it's starting to get cold again though, crazy temperature swings!


thinkpositive on 01/14/2014:
Hope you feel better.



Maria7 - Sunday Jan 05, 2014
(No Junk Foods)
Weight: 152.8

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  Romans 10:9

 

Good morning....coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Having a cup of coffee...have a cup with me?

Been under the weather since early yesterday morning but slowly getting better.

Scale weighed me at 152.8 this morning.

Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

 

Every day with the Lord is a GOOD day!

 

Love, Maria 

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

Umpqua on 01/06/2014:
It's good to see you posting, Maria. I hope you feel better soon!


biscottibody59 on 01/06/2014:
Take care of yourself--good loss there!

Thanks for your comment--I feel so much better in the 150s and anticipate seeing if it continues when I'm in the 140s too!



Maria7 - Friday Jan 03, 2014
(Count Calories and Move a LOT)
Weight: 158.0

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

 

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

 

Hello to you! ...  coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567And happy new year!  We all have so much to thank the Lord for, including this new year.  May we all serve him our very best this year and encourage others to do the same.  Life is a wonderful gift that God has given to each of us in creating us and He has even offered to each of us the gift of eternal life through His Son, Jesus Christ.  He is my Lord and Saviour and I hope He is yours, too.

  fireplaceanimwchairgif.gif image by autumn1234567

It has been a beautiful, sunny day here in SC.  Highs in the lower 40's, I think.  Cool days like this are good times to have the fireplace going. 

I read some in 1 Chronicles in the Bible this morning.  I am currently working on reading the Bible through the second time.  It is very interesting!

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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Per weight:  On March 1st, 2013, last year, the scale weighed me at 140.0, my goal weight.  What happened since then???

Well...I sort of threw in the towel....went back to my old habit of eating
(feasting) at nite while watching tv or reading.  Not good, I know.

In re-reading some of my past entries, I read that on August 6th of last year, I had gained up to 157.0.  Within 7 days of that,  I weighed 149.8, a difference of over minus -7 in just 7 days.  So...if I could do it then, (and I did) I can do it again.  I've lately gotten past feeling guilty in buying candy at the grocery store. 

Around Christmas, my Sister Sisterstandingtippinghatanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567and I baked Christmas cupcakes, chocolate ones loaded with pecans...oh, sooo good.  She liked hers plain and I liked mine plain and also with chocolate icing on some of them...note I didn't say 'one' of them, I said 'some' of them...  In the meanwhile, she has lost weight while I have gained weight...Happy for her, though.

But it can't be blamed (the weight gain) on Christmas...I was feasting before then...extra treats here and there...oh, how quickly they add up!

So, what can I say?  Well, after at least 2500-3000 calories today, I CAN say that tonite I worked out on the eliptical for 4 minutes...off and on, that is...I stopped and took little breaks and kept going back to it...but instead of going to bed, I sat up longer than usual and ate more food after the mini-workout, so the little workout is nothing to mention when whatever good it may have done was greatly diminished with food afterwards.

Soooo...here I am again.  We'll see how it goes. 

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Springtime is right around the corner! Smile!

 

flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

 

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

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only 18 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 01/04/2014:
Keep at it--it's difficult not to indulge! Hope you get back to the routine that works for you!

Happy 2014!



Maria7 - Sunday Dec 15, 2013
(Count Calories and Move a LOT)
Weight: 152.6

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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Churchsmallgifanim081010.gif image by autumn1234567

 

Good afternoon, Friends at DD. 

Happy Sunday to you! 

Beautiful day here, sunny and cool.

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Re:  Stellastarr

Stellastarr, how could I EVER forget YOU???!   What a special gift, to hear from you in your comment to my yesterday's entry. I was so happy to read it. Since there is no entry from you to reply to, I will do it here as I think a new rule on DD is no one can reply to entries over 10 days old. I know you are probably still over there in Oregon or Washington? The opposite corner from us over here in the southeastern (South Carolina) part of the U.S.   I always LOVED reading your entries. Please let us know how you are doing. How are your Grands? I know you have been on DD off and on for what...about 10 years or more? I hope you are doing well. Big SMILE :-D to you, Friend!

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Re:  Hubby and Mom

 

Hubby is doing well and is on the sofa nearby the chair I'm sitting in, having an afternoon nap.

He and I visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567together at the nursing home after church today.  She appears to be doing semi-okay.

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The scale weighed me at 152.6 this morning.

 

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Re:  Everybody

 

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: 52.4 lbs lost so far, only 12.6 lbs to go!

V on 12/16/2013:
Well hello there Maria :) Looks like you are rowing the boat back to 140 quite nicely! God Bless you and your family, I miss talking to you <3


biscottibody59 on 12/17/2013:
I hope you're having a good week--keep up the good work!

RYC: We got absolutely no snow this go-round, which made everything difficult. The sleet thawed one day and then refroze after a cold front--very treacherous even to walk around in the yard.


thinkpositive on 12/17/2013:
Nice to be back & see that you are doing well.



Maria7 - Saturday Dec 14, 2013
(Count Calories and Move a LOT)
Weight: 153.2

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

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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Good morning, Friends.

Having some coffeecoffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567this morning...have some?

 We are having a rainy day here in South Carolina.  It is about 45 degrees currently here.  Nice.  I LOVE the cooler weather.

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Scale weighs me this morning at 153.2, so up a little from last month....nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

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Soon it will be Christmas, the celebration of our Saviour's birth.  The house is all decorated and very pretty.  Along with a large artificial Christmas tree, we also have a gumdrop tree up (on the coffee table), something from my Grandma's tradition when I was growing up.  She didn't put up a regular Christmas tree, she put up a gumdrop tree, about a foot tall, made of plastic and she kept gumdrops on it during the Christmas season.  That was her only decoration as I can remember.  It must have been a task to keep the gumdrops on it, as we kids who lived next door to her sure loved to eat them!

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Do you have your Christmas shopping done?  We do and we've come in at under $200 for everything, including food for Christmas dinner as well as gifts.  We are working on getting out of debt and Christmas is no exception to set that aside.  The Bible says owe no man but to love him.  It also says the BORROWER is SLAVE to the LENDER.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 51.8 lbs lost so far, only 13.2 lbs to go!

stellastar4 on 12/15/2013:
Hello Maria. It is so great to see you here still doing well and still waving with your native woman alter ego. I am your old friend. Do you remember me? Enjoy your favorite day of the week. I'll be thinking of you and all of your intentions. SS



Maria7 - Saturday Nov 23, 2013
(Count Calories and Move a LOT)
Weight: 151.4

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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Good morning, Friends.  

 Have some coffeecoffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567with me?  It feels a little chilly in this house this morning...weather channel on tv says cold front coming in (I'm GLAD!)...I love this season and the cooler weather that comes with it...altho Hubby preferrs warmer weather since he mostly works outdoors.

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Scale weighs me this morning at 151.4, so down a little more....nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

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The local farmers market already has beautiful Christmas trees for sale...  I like the smell of them although we put up an artificial tree.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 53.6 lbs lost so far, only 11.4 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 11/23/2013:
Well done on the loss. Have a lovely weekend, Maria!


biscottibody59 on 11/23/2013:
I'm sorry to hear of your friend's passing.

Keep up the good work--nice to see your number today!



Maria7 - Friday Nov 22, 2013
(Count Calories and Move a LOT)
Weight: 151.8

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.   Been drinking coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567this morning...have some?

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Thank you for your prayers for my Friend who was on life support.  She passed on.  She was a wonderful, loving, sweet, kind Christian Sister in the Lord.  Please continue to pray for her family, who I know is grieving.

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I'm fixing to get ready to go to a nearby town.  I had some boots resoled at a shoe shop and it is time to go pick them up.

 

 

Scale weighed me at 151.8 this morning. 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: 53.2 lbs lost so far, only 11.8 lbs to go!

liza36 on 11/22/2013:
I'm sorry to hear about your friend. She and her family will be in my prayers.


hollybelle on 12/01/2013:
I was so sorry to hear about your friend's passing. Prayers said for her family and friends peace. <3



Maria7 - Monday Nov 18, 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, Friends. Hope you have been having a nice day. It has been a very warm day here, with high in the upper 70's, I think. 

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Please be praying for a friend who is on life support.   A friend and I visited her today at the hospital.  Her two daughters were there with her.  We prayed for her before we left.

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Scale weighed me at 153.6 this morning, same for 3 days in a row. 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: 51.4 lbs lost so far, only 13.6 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 11/19/2013:
So sorry to hear about your friend. It seems like the older we get the more situations like that happen to people we know or love. Hope your friend and her family have peace. I have a good friend going through chemo now and it's tough. She is very strong believer and has come through so much better than anticipated. Praying for complete recovery. Prayers for your friend. On the health side - looks like you are doing great!


biscottibody59 on 11/21/2013:
I'm sorry to hear of your friend--so good of you to be there. I'm sure her daughters are comforted by that!

Hope your week is going well--good going with the scale--same is good:-)



Maria7 - Sunday Nov 17, 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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Churchsmallgifanim081010.gif image by autumn1234567

 

Hello and happy Sunday to you!

Beautiful day today.

Hubby and I enjoyed a wonderful service at church this morning. Our Pastor preached on Matthew 23: 1-18.   It was an enlightening message.  Our Sunday School Teacher taught us a lesson on humility, very good also.  We have an interactive class and everyone is free to take part in expressing their opinions as the lesson progresses.

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The scale weighed me at 153.6 this morning, so down a little more.

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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!

liza36 on 11/18/2013:
Sounds like a lovely Sunday. Have a good Monday!



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