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Maria7 - Thursday Feb 16, 2012
(Moderation)
Weight: 145.0

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

 

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Menu update below:

 

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Good morning, Friends.

I'm still here on Island 145 this morning...scale weighed me at 145.0 this morning, same as yesterday...wooohooo!...you know how it is when you get to a lower number....you wonder if it is going to 'stick'...and it has!

Do you remember Joe when I was on Island 147?  He gave me some good advice about watching out for extra sodium...well, tomorrow makes 2 weeks since I've given up soda pops (as in diet pepsi and diet orange sunkist)...and popcorn.  This has made a BIG DIFFERENCE for sodium reduction.  As for sweets, I eat fruits mostly when I have sugar cravings.  AND...I try to keep my calories under 1700...yesterday my calories were 1600. 

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This is Jerry...do you remember him?

 

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He had offered for me to ride his bicycle when I was on Island 147.  Well...I have a mountain bike (beautiful and in good condition that I bought at a yard sale  for only $5 during our last year's vacation in the mountains of NC) that is stored in Hubby's storage building that just needs the tires aired and I'm hoping that soon Hubby will get it done so I can start riding it and I recently bought a bicycle helmet (never had one growing up and no problems but it doesn't hurt to be extra safe)...at a thrift store (Goodwill) for only $3.

 

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This is Jacob, the raccoon who says 'RIGHT ON!'

He encouraged me to eat lots of fresh apples when I was on Island 147.  Islandapples.jpg image by autumn1234567So...although I haven't been having any apples lately, I've been eating bananas and watermelon.

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Back at the homefront...

 

HubbyLargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 is doing well.  We both got upset stomachs after eating at the expensive buffet restaurant Tuesday nite for Valentines' Day supper and we've decided we don't want to go back to that restaurant anytime soon to put it mildly.  He was up a good deal of the nite with nausea but he is better now.

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I went to see MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 yesterday, who was very angry with me, saying that 'they' had said I had told them to make sure to get her up, dressed and out of her (familiar, comfortable) bed and she was sitting in her wheelchair in the hallway very mad with me.  I told her I did no such thing but she said there were 2 or 3 of them that told her the same thing (while I was wondering why I'd even come).  I wheeled her to her room where she and I could spend some time together and I gave her a banana and a fruit-jello (low  fat and low calories).  I put the same (in a bag) on her roommate's bed, who was not in the room.  I spent about an hour and a half with her and she cheered up some when I painted her fingernails red, which she loves and put lipstick on her and at her request, some pretty earrings in her ears to match the cracker barrel shirt I'd given her the day before that she had on yesterday.

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Today's Menu Plan:

 

Breakfast:  1 cheddar cheese toast made w 1 diet bread and about 1 oz. cheese 130...1 plain diet bread toast with grape jam 130...2 coffees with ff creamer and splenda 20...total for breakfast 300...(300 subtotal)

 

Lunch:  Banana 100 and 1/2 s/w of 1 diet bread 40 and 1 tbs Smart Balance chunky pb 90 and 1/2 cupful of low-cal G2 tropical punch gatorade mixed half and half with water 20...total for lunch 250... (550 subtotal)

 

Supper:  Buffet Restaurant (not the same one we ate at on Valentine's Day):  Salad with fresh veggies and pecans and a little dsg 250...unsweet tea w splenda or splenda-substitute 0...1/2 cupful rice 100...1/2 cupful lima beans 100...1/3 of a pc of fd chicken 100...1/2 cupful of mac and cheese 150...half of a very small pc of cake 150...total for supper 850...(1400 total for day)

 

Total:  1400 calories

 

 

 

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 60 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/16/2012:
Nice visit with you mum, glad she didn't stay angry. You're doing great on the weight and calories!


selina on 02/16/2012:
Thank you Maria! I hope so, I can't wait to see that scale moving downward!

Great visit with your mom, good thing she enjoyed the finger nail polishing and beautification session, how sweet. I spoke with my mom, too, yesterday over skype. It's not the same as visiting personally, but it works when one is so far away...

I have been eating too salty foods I guess (olives, salty cod fish) so I saw my weight go up this morning. Must drink lots of water today. Have a great day!


supercheese on 02/16/2012:
So, is island 147 really an island or just when you were at 147 LOL. I too have been eating too much salty food and now that TOM is coming, i fear the worst (when my salty and sweetness come out). I believe this is my LAST DAY for diet soda (hopefully)


Umpqua on 02/16/2012:
Great job Maria and yay for giving up soda!!


V on 02/16/2012:
I remember all the friends from the island :) Congrats Maria, splendid job <3


thenewmle on 02/16/2012:
Yeah for 145!!! Giving up the sodas really does make a sodium difference! I gave them up 5 weeks ago and that's when the weight was just melting off! I wish I had something else that was a sure drop... I'm getting bored with 164 but I have to admit I feel really good. I guess I should be excited that I'm not moving in the WRONG direction!!! Have a great evening!



Maria7 - Wednesday Feb 15, 2012
(Moderation)
Weight: 145.0

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

 

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Hello, everyone...

Pretty, sunny, morning  (in the 50's, I think) here in SC...supposed to get up into the 60's (F) today according to the weather channel on tv...

Scale weighed me at 145.0 this morning...woo-hoo...getting closer to goal...only 5.0 away!!!

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Hubby surprised me Monday afternoon by presenting me with a beautiful red fragrant rose in a vase with a pretty red ribbon wrapped around it for Valentine's Day.   I surprised him by taking him out to his favorite (though expensive) buffet restaurant last nite for Valentine's Day supper in another town nearby. 

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I visited my Aunt (Mom's only and older sister) Auntanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567yesterday and took her a Valentine's Day gift of a beautifully wrapped gorgeous Cracker Barrel shirt and a red balloon with 'kisses and hugs' written on it and she was VERY HAPPY over it.  I also sang her a special Valentine's Day song from me to her on her piano while I played it.  She had her caregiver to take photos of me singing it to her and had me to sing it to her over and over, which I happily did.  It was something I made up that went like this:

'Happy Valentine's Day...to my beautiful Aunt...

And I love you so much!  Oh yes, I do...

Happy Valentine's Day...to my beautiful Aunt...

Have a happy day!...I love you!'

It was just a little simple tune and song but she loved it so much and I sang it with her sitting right beside me to where I could look at her when I sang the words to her. 

She is a sweetheart...she gave me a beautiful tin of Whitman's chocolates and also another gift that apparently she'd decided to part with which was another of her most precious treasured collection in her kitchen, her green ceramic cookie jar (she's already given me the set of mugs and holder and also the teapot and creamer and sugar for past gifts...)...She has always adored her green ceramic collection that she has had for many, many years...it is her fav.....She still has her green cannister set, which she said she wants me to eventually have...  Her favorite color is green.  I spent about an hour with her and we had a wonderful, happy visit.

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After visiting my Aunt, I visited Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567a good while yesterday afternoon and she gave me a big red Valentine box of Russel Stover Chocolates (someone apparently had given her...I think one of her new roommate's Daughters)...  I gave her a beautifully wrapped gorgeous Cracker Barrel shirt and a red balloon that said 'kisses and hugs' on it....  She loved them.  Her new roommate was not in the room as she was out spending time with her Daughter(s), I think, so I put her Valentine's Day gift on her bed (a shirt for her also, wrapped pretty), and an identical balloon like Mom's and Aunt's that I tied to her serving tray table beside her bed for her to find when she would get back to the room.  I spent about an hour and a half with Mom and we had a happy time together and I sang to her, too.

 

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 60 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

thenewMLE on 02/15/2012:
Maria, it's so touching about your visit with your aunt and your Mom. Your green ceramic collection is so much more than just a cookie jar! And your gift of song to her is something that money just can't buy! I hope you enjoyed your rose and hubby and dinner - sounds like a fabulous Valentine's day. As much of a sugarholic as I am, I have had to give it up and I am sugarbusting, but I still enjoy baking and eating desserts. I made that dessert sugarfree and white flour free! It was wonderful and not overly sweet. Since I have given up sugar 5 weeks ago, my tastes have adjusted and I can enjoy very lightly sweetened things now! The top is a ganache made with 60% cacao from Ghiradelli so it is a bittersweet chocolate that I lightly sweetened with Torani SF chocolate syrup. But it hit my need for sweet! Have a nice day!


Umpqua on 02/15/2012:
What a wonderful gift to your aunt! My hubby and I were just talking about our most memorable wedding gift, which was my cousin playing her guitar and singing us a John Lennon song, right at our reception! And how wonderful that your aunt is slowly parting with her ceramic collection, you must be very proud to be the new owner. Have a good one!


selina on 02/15/2012:
Lovely entry, Maria! So glad to hear you had a wonderful Valentine's day! Congrats on the weight loss!


grannyannie on 02/15/2012:
What lovely visits you had and a nice rose and dinner with hubby! Way to go down to 145!!


WII on 02/15/2012:
Glad your mom is doing better and has a nice roommate for company! Congratulations on the weight loss!


supercheese on 02/15/2012:
great entry about valentines day!! congrats on 145!! YAY!!


moogy on 02/15/2012:
Wonderful entry Maria, sounds like you are getting lots of love in lots of different ways:) Only right considering all the love you show to others:) Glad your weather is mild, actually glad mine is as well, 80 degrees is mild for this time of year for us:)


V on 02/15/2012:
Well hello there Maria :) I am so happy that you had a good Vday! Congrats!! You will be on the island soon <3


hollybelle on 02/15/2012:
What a sweet and sentimental way to celebrate Valentine's Day - what precious memories you are making. Way to go on your loss.



Maria7 - Sunday Feb 12, 2012
(Moderation)
Weight: 145.8

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 everyone,

I am now in the 145's!  The scale weighed me at 145.8 this morning.  Big Smile!

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Hubby and I just got back from spending about an hour and a half with MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 at the nursing home.  Mom was doing well.  Had on her makeup and jewelry my Sister Sisterstandingtippinghatanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567gave her when she visited her yesterday.  Mom told me that Sister (who has lost a lot of weight recently and is working on getting to her goalweight) left me some candy (quite a lot) and I got it and brought it home...Sister means well...she knows I love chocolate but I am feeling in control of my eating again and only indulge within my alloted calories each day.  Mom's roommate was doing well and one of her 2 Daughters came to visit her while Hubby and I were visiting Mom.  While there, I cleaned Mom's side of the room and brought home some items that were cluttering it.  She still has plenty of her things in there and especially her prized photos of family and friends gracing her long windowsill.

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I talked with Brother Joncomputer.gif image by autumn1234567over the phone this morning...he sounded very, very happy over his new job, which he has already been working at a few days. 

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Hubby is doing good, too.   While he is taking a Sunday afternoon nap, I am back here in the study, keying this to you. 

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Hope you are having a good afternoon.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

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Progress as of today: 59.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/12/2012:
Well done on getting down to 145!

RYC thanks. My birthday is the 26th.


moogy on 02/12/2012:
I am glad that you sound better Maria and that everyone you love is doing well as well. Mom must have been feeling well to have her make up and jewellery on!! Lovely. I love that picture, perfect for a lady's morning room, to do the correspondence in:) Have a good week lovely lady:)


V on 02/12/2012:
Congrats!! Have a good evening Maria <3


selina on 02/13/2012:
Congrats! Lots, lots, and lots of great news! So happy for you Maria!


supercheese on 02/13/2012:
Congrats!!! 145 was a big deal for me too!! You're almost at your goal! :)


Umpqua on 02/13/2012:
Excellent work on the loss Maria! And yay for spring flowers :)


hollybelle on 02/13/2012:
Sounds like a successful Sunday, Maria. Glad things are looking good for Mom and Brother. Have a good night. I hate to get candy as a gift, too. Like you said - people mean well, I think, but.....


grumpy on 02/14/2012:
Glad you're mom was all dressed up and doing well. Enjoy your chocolate in moderation. :)



Maria7 - Saturday Feb 11, 2012
(Moderation)
Weight: 146.2

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, everyone...

Pretty, sunny, chilly morning here in SC...

Scale weighed me at 146.2 this  morning...getting closer to goal...

Supposed according to weather channel on tv to turn cold over this weekend...with high only in the medium to high-40's tomorrow....(but only the Lord knows for sure)...  but it IS winter and SPRINGTIMEflowersdancinganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567 is right around the corner! flowerssmilingredfloweranimgif.gif image by autumn1234567  (Time for gardening, Umpqua!)

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 Hubby is working today but he is supposed to be off tomorrow.  He and I 'may' have next Saturday togethercatwithredroseanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567 if his schedule doesn't change (he is supposed to be off that day).   I cooked a good supper for him and me last nite...we had rice and beef stew, italian green beans, macaroni and cheese, and for desert, a piece (in moderation) of german chocolate ice box cake.  Yum! Yum!

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I visited Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567a good while yesterday and together we worked on some greeting cards to send to 2 of my Aunts...(Mom's Sister and Sister in law)...Mom wrote what she could and did well on the first one and could only manage a little on the second one, so I helped her with the second one and then I addressed the envelopes of them both and mailed them at the post office after I left the nursing home on my way home.  Mom and her new roommate are getting along real well.  Her new roommate is real sweet and has 2 Daughters who dote over her and do everything they can to make their Mom happy.  So sweet!  :-D  It is a big comfort to me to know that they visit their Mom (and thereful mine as well, who is her roommate, hehehe) often.

 

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 58.8 lbs lost so far, only 6.2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/11/2012:
Your dinner sounds wonderful, and I'm glad your Mom is getting on well with her new roommate. I noticed yesterday that my very first clump of crocus is up. It's only an inch or so of growth but that still points to an earlier spring than average for us up here ;) Have a good one!


grannyannie on 02/11/2012:
Glad your mom is doing well! Have a great weekend.

RYC: it's the grandparents of the kids I was going to babysit who showed up. My grandparents would be 110-120 years old by now. :-D


V on 02/11/2012:
Awww I am so happy to hear that your Mom has a compatible roommate <3 Yeah it is pretty chilly here but I can't complain, this winter has been pretty mild :) Have a good evening!!


hollybelle on 02/12/2012:
Maria - it got down to 12 degrees here last night. High of only 28 - after a very mild winter so far-I guess it's decided to finish up with a bang! The poor little buds that were confused and thinking it's spring are all frozen, but it's early enough they will come back. Your dinner sounds great! I hope this roommate will stay with your mom awhile - sounds like she and her family are keepers! God Bless!


selina on 02/12/2012:
Yummy dinner, Maria! We are having a very cold weekend, too! So happy to hear your mom is doing great!



Maria7 - Thursday Feb 09, 2012
(Moderation)
Weight: 145.0

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

 

 

 

Hello everyone,

I am SO DRAGGING...  I got up this morning, prayed and read the Bible...ate a little breaky, then I decided I needed to clear out the 2 back clothes closets and make them more accessible and have the spring-summer wear in one and the fall-winter clothing in the other one.  I worked for a couple of hours on them...I know I made progress as I have a big pile of clothes to give away stacked up in the living room...may take them to the nursing home as they usually need donated clothing there.  Question:  Why, oh why, would someone want to hang on to clothes that don't fit?  Example...couple years ago while on vacation in the mountains, I bought a nice pair of size 6 jeans, thinking I would eventually soon be able to fit into them (NOT!)...well they are now part of the give-away pile.  Some things I've kept for years that family has given to me, thinking I might regret it if I got rid of those clothes (that I didn't wear)...they are part of the give away pile...Some things I had that were really nice but I probably wore than maybe at the most, 'once' a year?...part of the give away pile...Clothes that were maybe's became part of the give away pile...They are all on hangers, so will make it easy to distribute them.  The Lord doesn't bless me for me not to share with others the beautiful clothes He blesses me with.  So...That's what I've been up to today.

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When Hubby called from work on his lunch break, I asked him about us going out to supper this afternoon and he agreed.  I sure don't feel like cooking supper after dealing with all those clothes!   

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Where is Dear Diarist?  (aka Stella Starr...)  I miss her!

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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Progress as of today: 60 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/09/2012:
Enjoy your dinner out! I've given away some clothes and am now sorry I did. I was sure I'd never get down to that size again, but I have. I had a really nicely cut pair of jeans, a pair of navy and a pair of beige dress trousers. I've got more big clothes to get rid of, so I should do that soon. My favourite pair of capris with all the zipped pockets on them are huge on me, as in I can put them on and take them off w/o unzipping or unbuttoning.


Umpqua on 02/09/2012:
Closet cleaning is serious business. Good for you for getting all that work done. I hope you have a nice time out with the hubby!


moogy on 02/09/2012:
I think sometimes clothes have an association with a memory and become like a photo and therefore hard to get rid of:) I was so glad to read that your mom's new roommate seems to have a daughter like you, what a blessing! I hope that your mom and she get on well together, it would be lovely if you knew someone else was doing a little 'caring' for your mom:)


V on 02/09/2012:
Hello there Maria :) Good job on getting a little spring cleaning in early, I am sure the donated clothes will come in handy, what a wonderful gesture! Have a nice evening out with your hubby :)


hollybelle on 02/10/2012:
I wish you'd come and help me on my clothes closet! Most of my clothes fit and I wear most of them, but only a time or two a season and some I don't really like anymore but I hold on to them. I used to clear clothes out 2 times a year. I don't know why I changed! Have a good weekend, Maria!



Maria7 - Wednesday Feb 08, 2012
(Moderation)
Weight: 146.8

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

 

 

 

 

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Hello everyone,

Scale weighs me at 146.8 this morning...

Brother Joncomputer.gif image by autumn1234567called yesterday...  He left the nite before on a train and he had changed over to riding on a bus traveling toward his new job.  Please keep him in prayer.

 

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May or may not visit Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567this afternoon.  I'm feeling so 'out of it'...headache, can't get warm enough, aches and pains....still taking antibiotics....

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Hubby is doing well.  He and I have our house back to ourselves again and are getting used to it being only us together here again. 

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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!

hollybelle on 02/08/2012:
Safe travels to brother. Hope you are not getting sick! God bless and heal you!


grannyannie on 02/08/2012:
Hope your brother likes his new job and home. Hope you feel better soon. Take it easy.


supercheese on 02/08/2012:
Hope you have a good day. Almost at your goal! :)


Umpqua on 02/08/2012:
I'm sorry you're still not feeling well, I think the antibiotics do a number on our systems. Hopefully they'll get you back to good health though! Safe travels to you're brother!


moogy on 02/08/2012:
If I was there, you wouldn't be leaving your bed young lady!!! You need to look after yourself Maria, I bet your husband wants you to stay at home. There that's two of us telling you to stay in the warm:) Hugs:)


V on 02/08/2012:
Good evening Maria :) I am hoping that you are feeling alot better now <3


selina on 02/09/2012:
I hope you'll feel better soon, Maria. Keep us posted about your brother - he seems to be a wonderful sibling for you. How long did he stay with you and your husband? Enjoy your time alone with your hubby :)



Maria7 - Monday Feb 06, 2012
(Moderation)
Weight: 146.6

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

 

 

 

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Hello everyone,

Scale weighs me at 146.6 this morning...so there are benefits to taking antibiotics...it's called 'loss of appetite'...ha, ha.  I am working on getting better and thank you for all the encouragement and prayers.

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Brother Joncomputer.gif image by autumn1234567is leaving on a train tonite.  His suitcases are packed and he is ready to go.  It will be quite an adjustment to get used to his not living with us.  But he has a new job to go to and he is happy.  He likes living in far away places and it doesn't bother him to relocate and live in an area he's never lived in before. 

 

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Brother is going to visit Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567this afternoon and say his goodbye to her and I sent a note by him explaining that I will see her soon as I am staying home and resting and that will give the two of them some special time together.

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Hubby has been taking good care of me when he's home.  We are taking Brother to the train station
(in another town)  tonite to see him off.

 

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

WII on 02/06/2012:
Glad you are on the mend. Your brother sounds an awful lot like one of my brothers. Doesn't mind going to new places or even places where they don't speak English much! Have a good day and a safe trip to and from the station!


Umpqua on 02/06/2012:
I'm glad you are getting better and I'm sure your brother is excited for his new adventure! My yard is frozen over at the moment, so nothing is happening in the gardens. I poked around last week once the snow had melted and nothing is up yet, not even a hint of crocus poking through. March is the month when everything comes out here, usually toward the end of the month. It may be earlier this year due to the mild winter we've had, I'm keeping my fingers crossed!


grannyannie on 02/06/2012:
Glad you're getting better. I know you'll miss your brother but it's good he's happy about his new adventure.


moogy on 02/06/2012:
I am glad that your husband is taking care of your and that you are letting him!!! It will be a sad day for you but I am sure that you know that your brother will be happy wherever he is. He sounds like one of those people who enjoy new places and new people. Look after yourself and give yourself time to recover fully:)


moogy on 02/06/2012:
I tried to get photo's of the parrots for you to look at through google. The addresses where huge. If you google, king parrot, rainbow lorikeet, gallah and cockatoo you will get to see what I see every day


selina on 02/06/2012:
Thank you Maria! So glad to hear you are doing much better. I had been taking antibiotics, too. (throat infection) but it's all done now, last one was yesterday...

Glad to hear your brother is excited about moving - he sounds like me a little. I have been moving so much in my life and I got used to it, sort of. I don't mind it at all moving places I have never been too. It is an adventure. Stay well!


V on 02/06/2012:
Oh i am so happy that you are doing better Maria <3


hollybelle on 02/07/2012:
Soooo sorry you are feeling bad Maria. Hope you are better soon. Neat your brother is traveling by train. I have always wanted to go on a long train trip - overnight. It seems romantic - who knows? Please continue to take care of yourself. Praying you will be healthy again soon. God bless.


legcramps on 02/07/2012:
Sorry you aren't feeling well; hope the antibiotics do their job soon!


Umpqua on 02/07/2012:
I hope you are continuing to heal Maria!



Maria7 - Sunday Feb 05, 2012
(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 everyone,

I've been under the weather lately and Hubby and Brother took me to the er Friday. So...I'm asking for prayer for me today... I am taking antibiotics and I was severely dehydrated, too, so they gave me iv fluid at the hospital.

Weight is the same as last time I keyed an entry (scale weighed me at 147.4 this morning).

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Brother Joncomputer.gif image by autumn1234567is still very excited about his new job... He will be leaving for the long trip there tomorrow.

 

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Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567seems okay currently.

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Hubby is doing good, too.

 

This is short and sweet...I'll try to key more when I am feeling better.

 

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Take care.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Hubby and I visited Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567after we ate out at a buffet restaurant for lunch.  She was in distress and it took a long time to get someone to come see about her.  We didn't leave until someone did come, though.

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This is short and sweet...I'll try to key more when I am feeling better.

 

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Take care.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

moogy on 02/05/2012:
I am sorry to hear you have not been well. It sounds as if you haven't been looking after yourself. Not suprising as you are a carer of many and often that happens with people who look after others:( I hope that you feel well soon and that you get your strength back:)


grannyannie on 02/05/2012:
Oh,dear. I hope you get better soon!


selina on 02/05/2012:
Feel better soon, Maria. IV at hospital sounds serious! Take care of yourself!


Umpqua on 02/05/2012:
I'm thinking of you and hoping you feel better soon Maria. Please take care of yourself!!


V on 02/06/2012:
Take care of yourself Maria <3 Sending some prayers for you :)


biscottibody59 on 02/06/2012:
Hope things are better today!


WII on 02/06/2012:
Oh my goodness! Feel better soon!!!



Maria7 - Thursday Feb 02, 2012
(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 everyone,

Thanks for taking the time to read this journal and for your comments.

Yes...weight is up a little (scale weighed me at 147.4 this morning) but I'm so-so okay with it at the moment.  I can still wear my size 8's comfy, so that is good.  BMI is 22.4.

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Brother Joncomputer.gif image by autumn1234567is very excited about his new job...  He is to be starting it next Wednesday.  He will be leaving here Monday and I will surely miss him.  We've gotten quite pleasantly used to him living with us.  He is a very sweet guy that thinks nothing of getting up each day and grabbing the vacumn cleaner and going to work vacumning or any other work that needs to be done.  He is a joy to talk to.  How I will surely miss him very much when he leaves next Monday to go up north to his new job.

 

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Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567got a new roommate at the nursing home.  I met her today and I believe she is a very sweet person.  I hope the two of them get along real well together. 

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 Hubby came home from work today and announced he may be off next Saturday (woo-hoo!  I feel a husband-kidnapping coming on!  We'll be 'gone with the wind' if he does!).

 

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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!

V on 02/02/2012:
I hope your kidnapping take you to an exciting place ;) Have a good evening Maria :)


V on 02/02/2012:
I am sure it will still be a nice getaway, you deserve it :)


V on 02/02/2012:
I heard from her on Tuesday..I am pretty sure she is doing well..I usually hear from her daughter is she isn't.. I hope we hear from her soon :)


Umpqua on 02/03/2012:
Sounds good, I hope you have a nice weekend with your brother before he departs. And I hope you and your hubby can have a nice get-away next weekend!!


selina on 02/03/2012:
Enjoy the company of your brother while it lasts! Have a great weekend with your hubby!


grannyannie on 02/03/2012:
Have a good weekend with your brother and hubby!


hollybelle on 02/03/2012:
Yay for husband-napping! Have a great weekend!


moogy on 02/03/2012:
So happy to come back and hear that things are going well in your life:) A little husband kidnapping is never a bad thing, just be careful when you bundle him into the car!!LOL Have a lovely weekend:)


moogy on 02/03/2012:
So happy to come back and hear that things are going well in your life:) A little husband kidnapping is never a bad thing, just be careful when you bundle him into the car!!LOL Have a lovely weekend:)



Maria7 - Tuesday Jan 31, 2012
(Moderation)
Weight: 146.4

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

 

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                                                 First, hello, dear Friends. 

Second...warning...this is another one of those 'crybaby' entries...emotional...who, me???

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Brother...

Brother Joncomputer.gif image by autumn1234567found a job...only about 800 miles or so away...he will be leaving early next week and I will again be ALONE during the daytime til Hubby comes home from work in the evenings...I think I have forgotten what that feels like...I will GREATLY miss my Brother...it had been many years since he and I had spent any time together with his living in another country and now he is going away again...I am blessed for the time we've had together..He got a position as a COUNSELOR...a rehabilitation counselor...wayyyyyy up north from here...PLEASE pray for him...I love my Brother (only one I have) very much.

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Mom...

 

Still visitng Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567just about every day at the nursing home...that is another story within itself that I will refrain from indulging in at this time...just please keep praying for her as well...

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Daughter...

 

 

Also, please remember Daughter in your prayers...  I don't see her often as she stays very busy.  I think back to when she was four or five years old and I think...who would have known then that they (your kids) grow up and move away and you don't see them much?????  How much more I would have CHERISHED our time together then if I had known then what I know now???  She is a sweet person and maybe I will see her soon...

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Hubby...

 

 

Last but not least is Hubby who is my encourager...  He always has uplifting things to say to help me when I need to hear them the most.  He's a patient man (mostly) and I am very blessed to have him for my Husband.

 

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Thank you for your comments. 

Especially I notice that even when I am not here, you are sweet and faithful to send a comment to me....thanks!

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

grannyannie on 02/01/2012:
I understand well about not seeing grown kids often enough - siblings as well. Have a good day!


V on 02/01/2012:
Good Morning Maria :) I hope you have a good day!!


selina on 02/01/2012:
Hi Maria, Glad to hear you had a wonderful opportunity to spend some meaningful time with your brother and enjoyed it. Congrats to his finding a great new job! Have a great day!

Inky is doing great: she is a very independent cat and doesn't like hanging out around me so much, unlike Selina who is always following me around the house and being lovely. They have totally different personalities. Inky only comes to me when she is hungry, haha! I like her personally, too, but I prefer Selina...


selina on 02/01/2012:
Daughter is doing well, too. Thank you!


Umpqua on 02/01/2012:
That's great news on your brother's job. I hope he likes his new location! Take care and I hope you have a nice day!


mcwoo40 on 02/01/2012:
Have a good day Maria :-)


WII on 02/01/2012:
I'm so happy for your brother that he has a job, I know he's been looking for so long! Sorry that it also comes with distance. Don't forget to take care of yourself!


liza36 on 02/01/2012:
It's been so nice you've been able to spend so much time with your brother. I have 4 siblings, only one lives nearby, and I don't see his family as much as I'd like. Everyone is so busy. I hope your mother is well. Take care!


hollybelle on 02/01/2012:
Emotions showing through, Maria - I know just what you mean about daughter - mine is 20 and even though she still lives at home, and I am glad about that I know there will come a time we will see her less and less - it's happening now, even. Best wishes to brother in his new position. Hope mom is holding her own and you take care of Maria - first! Love to you and husband.


selina on 02/02/2012:
Hi Maria, I posted a photo of both selina and inky on my post. Cheers to you!


biscottibody59 on 02/02/2012:
Nice that you have such a good relationship with your brother. Have a good one!



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