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Maria7 - Monday Jun 30, 2014
(Paleo Diet)
Weight: 165.2

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 to you all...

Hope you are doing well.

It has been a beautiful, sunny, warm day here in S.C.

  I have come here to admit that I have fallen off the wagon.

coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Have some coffee?

Now, I know that accountability is a FIRST STEP to getting back on the wagon again.  And that accountability means CONFESSION.  So, here I am...

 

 

Today I weigh 165.2....nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567...I rowed to Island 157 and got out my canoe and decided I'd take a little break.  The island was a pretty comfortable place and it had SO MUCH FOOD!  I soon found myself eating and eating and eating some more and it didn't really matter what I ate, I still wanted more!  The candy, the cakes, the cookies!  Would you believe there was chocolate chip cookies on that island?  Well, I wouldn't have, either, but there were!  Even cracker jacks!  And bags of chips, too, of course.  Well, each day I thought I would leave the island but I guess I was in denial or something, cause I'd continue to stay.  As I said, it was such a COMFORTABLE place and I was ENJOYING eating whatever I fancied, SO MUCH!  So I still got on the scale (I keep one in my canoe) each morning and although I realized I was quickly gaining weight, apparently I didn't care enough to do anything to stop it and reverse it!  Til this morning...when I weighed 165.2.  That is the HIGHEST weight I've weighed in a very long, long time.  How did I let it happen?  AGAIN!  I've been at goal weight over and over (140.0) and each time I get there, instead of maintaining, I immediately start regaining!  SO NOT COOL!  NOT!

So...now I've begun (officially this morning) the PALEO DIET.  I've done my research on it and I think that not only is it doable but very healthy.  It's pretty basic, really and easy.  You don't have to count calories, unless you OCD about them, like me.  You simply stick to non-starchy veggies, lean protein (like roasted meat the size of the palm of your hand), fruits, nuts, seeds, and berries.  A little dairy is allowed and only healthy oils included.  I went to the grocery store this morning...NO EXCUSES ALLOWED ANYMORE!....and got lots of these foods.  Can we say...CAVE MAN DIET...???...  Well being mixed English and American Native, that should suit yours truly pretty well, don't you think?  What?  Give up B-R-E-A-D...????....I have now...some might argue that done right, I could still include that but I don't plan to, not even the seeded breads...nor the whole wheats...A little dairy is included in this diet but only the FULL FAT KIND...Have you ever milked a cow and got 1% milk????  Like I said, this is a very NATURAL way of eating.  Actually I was already eating this way, SEMI, that is, until I fell back into my nighttime food binges on junk foods.  I could have easily been back at my 140.0 weight but I didn't care...ENOUGH.

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567 

Hope you've been having a good day...remember...every day with the Lord is a GOOD day!

 

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I thank You, Heavenly Father, for this beautiful day You have created and for creating us to be a part of it. Thank You for your Son, Jesus, who gave His life for ours, so that through Him, we can have eternal life.

 

Remember...Jesus is the only way to be saved and there is salvation through no other!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 39.8 lbs lost so far, only 25.2 lbs to go!


Maria7 - Sunday Jun 08, 2014
(Count Calories and Move)
Weight: 156.6

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

All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. John 6:37

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

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Hello, Friends.

Hope you have been having a blessed Sunday. 

Hubby and I usually go to church on Sunday mornings but today we went instead to the hospital in the next town over, to visit very close friends (family to us)  who were there...I ask you to please pray for them.

 nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Weight is 156.6 today and I'm not doing too well with getting to 140 goal weight because I've taken to indulging in sweets such as ice cream, which is not a good thing.  I have got to quit giving in to buying sweets and only buy fruits instead in the place of sugared treats. 

The weather has been very beautiful here...mostly sunny, warm, and pleasant.  There are lots of  flowers blooming in the yards...lilies of different colors (orange, yellow, and mixtures of colors) and also the gardenia bush is loaded with blooms.  It is near the front porch, so sitting out there,  you can smell the very sweet aroma of the gardenias.  I picked a bunch of them and put them in a large vase on the kitchen table and they make the whole house smell wonderful!

Also, Hollybelle, if you read this, I've got to tell you (knowing how much you love scupponong grapes, as I do) that the scupponong grape vine out in the back yard, after years of being barren, has  now got very tiny little grapes on it!  I just saw them yesterday when I was out back and was looking at it.   

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

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 48.4 lbs lost so far, only 16.6 lbs to go!

SkinInTheGame on 06/09/2014:
Prayers and good wishes that your good friends will soon recover! Have a good week!



Maria7 - Thursday Jun 05, 2014
(Count Calories and Move)
Weight: 156.8

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

All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. John 6:37

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

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Hello, Friends.

Hope you are all doing well.  Thought it about time for an update.

 

 

 

We've been doing well, thank the Lord.  Daughter is back home with us again and we've been enjoying having her with us.

 nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Weight is 156.8 and I'm still rowing to goal weight island

The flowers are blooming and so pretty.  Spring is a very beautiful season.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 48.2 lbs lost so far, only 16.8 lbs to go!


Maria7 - Thursday Apr 17, 2014
(Count Calories)
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

 

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. John 15: 12-14

 

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Good afternoon, Friends.

I hope you are doing well.  Following is an update.

Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567has been in the hospital and she seems to be improving now that she is back at the nursing home again.  She had more than one problem going on but she is on some medicine now that I am hoping is helping her.  I  have been spending a lot of time with her.  The Lord is our healer.

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   Hubby  is doing well...he is working more hours lately, for which we are thankful to the Lord for.

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Weight today is 156.4.

 

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Hope you are doing well and 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!

pixelwings on 04/21/2014:
God bless you and your family. Keep up the good work in your weight loss.


mcwoo40 on 04/25/2014:
Hellooooo :-)



Maria7 - Friday Mar 21, 2014
(Count Calories and Move a Lot)
Weight: 157.2

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 to you!

How have you been today?

It has been another beautiful, sunny, warm day here in S.C. The squirrels were out and about this morning and again I threw out some bread for them and then I stood at the front door watching them having their breakfast while I was drinking coffee.coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567One of those little critters is so brave, he/she actually comes up to the front door, standing up on its hind legs on the banister, peering in through the storm door at me, wanting me to hand it some bread personally, which I usually do, opening the storm door just a little for those little paws to get a grip on the home-cooked bread.  Then he/she just usually sits right there on the banister right by the storm door, eating the bread while watching me drink my coffee as I stand there on the other side of the door, while we have our breakfast together, you might say. 

 

 

Today I weigh 157.2...nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567a little closer to island 140...and still thinking about upping goal weight...

 

This afternoon, Hubby and I worked in the flower beds.  We pulled weeds and grass together, raked leaves, bagged leaves, moved some plants to different locations where they would get more sun, put down some landscaping timbers (we'd been storing them for a while because they were left over from last year's outside work)...and finally we put down red mulch.  It looks pretty good! Along with the daffodils, the forsythia bush is blooming and azaleas are beginning to, also!  Springtime is here!

 

Hope you've been having a good day...remember...every day with the Lord is a GOOD day!

flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

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I thank You, Heavenly Father, for this beautiful day You have created and for creating us to be a part of it. Thank You for your Son, Jesus, who gave His life for ours, so that through Him, we can have eternal life.

 

Remember...Jesus is the only way to be saved and there is salvation through no other!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 47.8 lbs lost so far, only 17.2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 03/24/2014:
I just love hearing about your gardens, Maria. We finally have some patches of yard and garden showing - although snow is predicted this week! I hope you have an excellent week.


nosetwitch on 03/24/2014:
I hope you have a great day too!



Maria7 - Thursday Mar 20, 2014
(Count Calories and Move a Lot)
Weight: 157.6

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 on this first day of spring this year...

Hope you are doing well.

It has been a beautiful, sunny, warm day here in S.C.  The squirrels were out and about this morning and the birds were singing cheerfully!  I threw out some bread for them, which they enjoyed having for their breakfast.  I stood at the door watching them while I was drinking coffee.coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

Today I weigh 157.6....nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Still rowing...and still thinking about upping goal weight...

 

Hope you've been having a good day...remember...every day with the Lord is a GOOD day!

flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

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I thank You, Heavenly Father, for this beautiful day You have created and for creating us to be a part of it. Thank You for your Son, Jesus, who gave His life for ours, so that through Him, we can have eternal life.

 

Remember...Jesus is the only way to be saved and there is salvation through no other!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 47.4 lbs lost so far, only 17.6 lbs to go!

liza36 on 03/21/2014:
Hope you are having a good day!


Umpqua on 03/21/2014:
I sure miss the warm temperatures I got to enjoy out West. And the early spring flowers too. Our snow is melting quickly though so I know we'll get signs of life in a few more weeks. Enjoy your warmth and I hope you have a nice weekend!



Maria7 - Wednesday Mar 19, 2014
(Count Calories and Move a Lot)
Weight: 158.2

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 to you..

Have a cup of coffee?coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

As for weight, have gained, and today I weigh 158.2....nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Still thinking about upping the goal weight number...  Haven't decided yet...

 

Hope you've been having a nice day...Every day with the Lord is a GOOD day!

flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

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I thank You, Lord, for this beautiful day You have created and for creating us to be a part of it. Thank You for your Son, Jesus, who gave His life for ours, so that through Him, we can have eternal life.

 

Remember...Jesus is the only way to be saved and there is salvation through no other!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 46.8 lbs lost so far, only 18.2 lbs to go!


Maria7 - Saturday Mar 08, 2014
(Count Calories and Move a Lot)
Weight: 157.6

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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Good morning to you... I'm taking a break from doing some things (washing clothes, etc.) in the house and thought I'd say hello to all of you!

I've had breakfast...2 scrambled eggs, about 1/2 cup white grits, a very small piece of cheddar cheese, 1/2 banana, and of course...COFFEE!coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

As for weight, today I weigh 157.6....nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567same as yesterday.  Thinking of changing goal weight to a higher number.  Not that I've given up on getting to 140 (and I am 5'8" tall)...but I am not as young as I used to be and it may be better and more realistic to weigh a little more now.  I am thinking about 148-154 range.  But...just thinking about it for now.  Many years ago, 2 doctors and a dietician told me that my ideal weight was 140 for my height and at that time I weighed about 140.  But that was about 10-12 years ago.  One of the doctors also told me that for my height I could weigh up to 154 and not be overweight.  So that is why I am rethinking the goal weight number. 

 

Anyway...today it is sunny, and supposed to get up into the mid to high 60's.  I sort of want to go for a drive, looking for yard sales and I alo sort of want to work in the yards.  Maybe do both.  I've got chicken thawing out for Hubby and me to cook out on the grill after he gets home from work this afternoon...that is if I don't already have it done by the time he gets home.

 

We have Daylight Savings Time beginning tomorrow here in South Carolina and I've already set the clocks forward an hour...so this time tomorrow instead of it being 10:16am as it is here now, it will be 11:16am...wow.

flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

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Hope you are having a blessed day!  I thank You, Lord, for this beautiful day You have created and for creating us to be a part of it.  Thank You for your Son, Jesus, who gave His life for ours, so that through Him, we can have eternal life.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 47.4 lbs lost so far, only 17.6 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 03/08/2014:
Yes, at 62 I'm rethinking my goal weight from before. I felt great at 128 but I just can't maintain that. So I've picked 133 because over here weight is measured in stones and 133 is 9 1/2 stone. Or 132 which is 60kg. Have a great weekend.

Maria7 on 03/08/2014:
So have you already changed your goal weight to a higher number?


grannyannie on 03/08/2014:
Yes, I have it up at 133. But I'm thinking of getting lower than 130 before our next trips as I know I will gain and it's better to be below goal when we go.


Umpqua on 03/10/2014:
I've also revised my goal weight since getting into my 40s - I used to try for 120 and even 115 and that's just not practical for me anymore. You'll find what works right for you, Maria.


nosetwitch on 03/10/2014:
It seems like all the thin girls on this site eat eggs in the morning, I just noticed this pattern, and I think I need to try this. :) Have a great week.



Maria7 - Friday Mar 07, 2014
(Count Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 157.6

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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coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Hello to you...

Been a while since I've updated.  Everyone is doing about the same over this way, which is pretty good, thank the Lord.

Weatherwise, we've had 2 snow/ice periods this year.  They didn't last long, less than 3 days each, I think.  We were very blessed that our electricity stayed on.  There were many people in our state that had power outages.

As for weight, today I weigh 157.6....nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567yeah...what happened to Island 140...well it's been winter time and that is good enough excuse for me...  Being inside more...thinking about food more...We had some warm weather a week or two ago that lasted a few days and Hubby and I worked in the yards, raking and bagging leaves, cleaning out flower beds, etc...the yards look so much better...much improved but still LOTS to be done...Temps supposed to get up into the mid-high 60's and sunny tomorrow...may get some more outside work done...Spring is right around the corner!  The Narcissus is blooming near the porch steps.

flowersyellow.jpg 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: 47.4 lbs lost so far, only 17.6 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 03/08/2014:
Hi Maria, missed you. Seems to be many of us have slipped up and gained. Well, together we can get back to where we should we! Have a great weekend.



Maria7 - Monday Jan 27, 2014
(Count Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 154.8

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 to you...

Hope you are having a blessed Monday.

Well, we here in the south are under a STORM WARNING...not something we are used to.  Up to half a foot of snow and maybe ice included may be on the way for tomorrow and Wednesday, according to the tv and internet weather.  Wow.  But only the Lord knows.  Hubby is outside right now, with a friend, hoping to build something to cover the heat/air pump so it doesn't get iced up as it did years ago when we had an ice storm and at that time, he kept having to go in and out the house to get ice off of it so the fan wouldn't freeze up and we could keep warm.

 

A friend called today and said she heard our area may be without electricity for 2 or 3 days...

 

Currently I'm baking a huge pan of homemade biscuits that should last a while.  I also have some bread for the birds and squirrels to feed to them.

Onward to Island 140....nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567yeah...Island 140...well I've not been getting closer to it...I'm up about a pound and a half since I lasted keyed an entry.  I've no one to blame but myself.  How about 154.8 today?...no, that doesn't sound closer to 140, does it?

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I got a turn down, no interview, on a job I put in for.  At least they let me know.

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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: 50.2 lbs lost so far, only 14.8 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 01/28/2014:
What a crazy winter this has been! I hope all is well down there and that your heat pump holds out - thinking of you.


biscottibody59 on 02/01/2014:
Sorry about the job--hope something else comes along!

Hope you didn't have any electricity interruptions there! We're supposed to have some mix--rain, snow, possibly freezing rain on Sunday, but it'll be above freezing by Mon.



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