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Maria7 - Monday Apr 27, 2009
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 157.0

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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Good afternoon.

My friend (in the hospital) passed last nite.  She was one of the most beautiful people, inside and out, I've ever had the blessing to be friends with.  She was a very optimistic person...not one to let anything get her down, and she really loved her family a lot.  She had pretty little flower gardens she'd planted that she was happy over and would show me when I was over for a visit.  No one else was like her.  She was very special. I thank you, Christians, for your prayers and I ask you to please continue to pray for her family. 

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Today's Food:

Breaky: Coffee w creamer, sugar 25 (25)

Lunch:  chicken corndog w mustard 185, banana 100, splenda tea 0 (310)

Snack: chicken corndog w mustard 185 (495)

Supper: mic'd corn on the cob plain 200, mic'd egg s/w, plain,  w 2 lite wheat breads 160, apple 80, splenda tea 0 (935)

Snack: beef bacon 280, 1 toasted, lite wheat bread plain 40, water 0 (1255)

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PRAYER OF SALVATION

Lord Jesus, I confess that I have sinned against You in the way I have lived my life. I am truly sorry and I want to turn from my selfish ways and follow You. I hand my life over to You, knowing that You have paid the price for my sin by shedding Your Blood and dying on the cross for me. Lord I ask You to forgive me for all my sins and take control of every area of my life. I receive my salvation now according to Your promise: "All who call on the name of the Lord, will be saved." Thank you Jesus.

 

 

Hope you're having a blessed day in the Lord!

 Love, Maria  

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Recent news in DD:

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Progress as of today: 48 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

liza36 on 04/27/2009:
I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. I will keep you and her family in my prayers.


Umpqua on 04/27/2009:
I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. I'll be thinking of you.


WI_HashiHypo on 04/27/2009:
I'm sorry for the loss of your friend.


MoodyMe on 04/27/2009:
((((((Maria)))))))))))) So sorry for the loss of your friend~


selina on 04/28/2009:
So sorry to hear about your loss Maria. Stay well.


starfish on 04/28/2009:
Very sorry to hear this. *hugs*



Maria7 - Sunday Apr 26, 2009
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 157.0

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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Good afternoon.

Hubby and I visited Mom after church today...I wheeled her around outside in the sunshine (she is still at the wound care hospital)...to get some fresh air....I looked at her foot before I wheeled her outside and it is looking better...then after a little while outside, she wanted to go back to her room, so we took her back up to her room and I  put her hair up in curlers, which she was happy about. 

Hubby and I also visited Friend at hospital.  Please Christians, continue to pray for her and her family.

Hubby and I to go back to church in a little while for evening service.

  

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Today's Food:

Breaky: Coffee w creamer, sugar 25, 2 lite wheat toasts w marg. 105, beef bacon 105 (235)

Lunch:  (Buffet)  Grilled steak 100, baked sweet potato 145, 1 hushpuppy 50, veggies 25, salad 300, yeast roll 180, splenda tea 0... 800 (1035)

Supper: 1 lite wheat toast 40, beef bacon 140, 1/2 banana 50, splenda tea 0 (1265)

Snack:  1 homemade biscuit 150, splenda tea 0 (1415)

Late snack: Homemade cornbread 110, 1/2 banana 50, water 0 (1575)

Exercise:  Hubby and I walked about 1 mile in neighborhood.

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PRAYER OF SALVATION

Lord Jesus, I confess that I have sinned against You in the way I have lived my life. I am truly sorry and I want to turn from my selfish ways and follow You. I hand my life over to You, knowing that You have paid the price for my sin by shedding Your Blood and dying on the cross for me. Lord I ask You to forgive me for all my sins and take control of every area of my life. I receive my salvation now according to Your promise: "All who call on the name of the Lord, will be saved." Thank you Jesus.

 

 

Hope you're having a blessed day in the Lord!

 Love, Maria  

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Recent news in DD:

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Progress as of today: 48 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

selina on 04/27/2009:
Hi Maria! Glad to hear your mom is doing better. Wishing the same to your friend. Stay well!


hollybelle on 04/27/2009:
Glad Mom is better. Friend is in my prayers. But look at your menus and success laely! Looks like you are on the "weigh" down!!


thinnside40 on 04/27/2009:
I'm glad to hear your mom is getting better.... and praying that she will be 100% soon......



Maria7 - Saturday Apr 25, 2009
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 157.0

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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Good afternoon!  It is a beautiful day here.  I went to a nearby church that was selling fish plates and bought 2 fish plates for Hubby and me....was real good....had mine for lunch.  His will be for his supper when he comes in from work.

Friend at hospital still not doing well...please Christians, continue to pray for her and her family.

  

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Today's Food:

Breaky: lg. coffee w creamer, sugar 35, 1 lite wheat toast w marg. 65 (100)

Lunch:  (Fish plate) 2 Fried fish 400, slaw 150, beans 150, white bread 70, splenda tea 0 (870)

Supper: fried fish 200, slaw 150, beans 100, white bread (part) 45, part ofa small baked sweet potato 75, splenda tea 0 (1440)

Exercise: Why do I NOT want to exercise?  Cause I feel tired, that is why.  Cause I don't want to, that is why.  Cause I am grieving, that is why.  Cause I don't want to, that is why.  Cause I do enough other days to count for today, that is why.  Cause I don't want to, that is why.

Later...ok, Soonie...I did 30 minutes walking UPHILL on the treadmill.

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PRAYER OF SALVATION

Lord Jesus, I confess that I have sinned against You in the way I have lived my life. I am truly sorry and I want to turn from my selfish ways and follow You. I hand my life over to You, knowing that You have paid the price for my sin by shedding Your Blood and dying on the cross for me. Lord I ask You to forgive me for all my sins and take control of every area of my life. I receive my salvation now according to Your promise: "All who call on the name of the Lord, will be saved." Thank you Jesus.

 

 

Hope you're having a blessed day in the Lord!

 Love, Maria  

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Note:  I do not support any of the ads to the left or at the bottom of this journal.

Recent news in DD:

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Progress as of today: 48 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

Soon2BThin on 04/25/2009:
Maria, there is nothing like a good walk to make us feel better. Then why do we fight it so much?! I like to get it done first thing of the day and the air is so nice outside then too. Soon it will be too hot even in the morning here to walk outside so I'm going to take advantage of it now. I've wasted so much time already. Okay, my back and hips hurt now but I'm going to keep on trying. You're doing so well with the weight anyway. Keep up the good work! Yum, fried fish, the best kind!


selina on 04/26/2009:
Good job on the treadmill work!


nimony on 04/26/2009:
Good for you for doing the exercise in spite of you not wanting to. I hope you felt better, physically and emotionally, afterwards. I usually do. Meal plan looks good. Fish sounds good too. GREAT JOB!



Maria7 - Friday Apr 24, 2009
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
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

 

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Good morning!  

  Yesterday, I visited my Friend at the hospital...Christians, I ask for your continued prayers for her.

Afterward, I visited Mom.  She wasn't feeling too well.  She also seems VERY DEPRESSED.  I haven't been going to sit with her EVERY day this week, as I was doing for weeks before Hubby and I left last weekend for our little beach getaway.  She and I talk on the phone, though, when I don't go (as well as when I do).

Aunt is to come visit today and have supper with Hubby and me. 

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Today's Food:

Breaky: 2 coffees (1 tsp creamer and sugar each) 50, 1 mic'd egg 80, 1 lite wheat toast 40 with 1 tsp margerine 30 (200)

Mid-morn: pack of nekot p/b cookies 240, 1 banana 105, splenda tea 0 (545)

Lunch: Cone of vanilla lowfat ice cream 250 (795)

Supper: beef 150, abt 1 cupful of mixed veggies (zuchinni, yellow squash, potato, onion) baked w a little oil drizzled over them 100, a few pcs. of cucumber and tomato 20, fresh green beans 60,  small baked sweet potato 125, 1/2 cupful yellow rice 100, splenda tea 0 (1350) 

Exercise: walked about 1/2 mile and also, cooked a special supper for Aunt coming to eat with us.

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Evening update:  Friend at hospital not doing so well...please Christians, continue to pray for her and her family.

Visited Mom today...sat with her about 2 hours...her appetite is good.  I took her a pack of blackberries and a banana.  Please Christians, pray for Mom, too.

Aunt came over and ate supper with Hubby and me.  We had a very nice visit together and a nice supper and Hubby and I gave her some 'I love you' gifts...a large scented candle in a clear glass jar, a pretty clear drinking glass decorated with red flowers, and a pair of soft, plush bedroom slipper-socks with straps.  Afterward, Hubby washed the dishes (his idea) and I dried them and put them up.

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PRAYER OF SALVATION

Lord Jesus, I confess that I have sinned against You in the way I have lived my life. I am truly sorry and I want to turn from my selfish ways and follow You. I hand my life over to You, knowing that You have paid the price for my sin by shedding Your Blood and dying on the cross for me. Lord I ask You to forgive me for all my sins and take control of every area of my life. I receive my salvation now according to Your promise: "All who call on the name of the Lord, will be saved." Thank you Jesus.

 

 

Hope you're having a blessed day in the Lord!

 Love, Maria  

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Recent news in DD:

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

CritterMom on 04/24/2009:
Only 18 pounds to go to your goal...woohoooo!

Hope you can find something to cheer your mom up. Does her nursing home have therapy animals come in to visit? I find that the critters make the residents so much happier.


Umpqua on 04/24/2009:
You're doing great with keeping the calories low and moving down on the scale again! Sorry to hear about your friend and your Mom but I hope you have a nice visit with your Aunt and a great weekend.


selina on 04/25/2009:
Hi Maria! Have a good day!


Soon2BThin on 04/25/2009:
Hi, Maria! I'm glad to hear you did get your little weekend getaway. You deserved it. Have a nice weekend!



Maria7 - Thursday Apr 23, 2009
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 158.5

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!  It is a lovely, sunny, COLD (40's fahrenheit) morning.  I even turned on the heat for a few minutes to warm up the house.  I opened the front door to feel how cold it is outside and it is COLD!!!  But, according to weather reports, supposed to get up into the 80's today.   

 

Plan today, Lord willing....Go visit Friend in the hospital (Christians, I ask for your continued prayers for her, please!)...and afterward, go visit Mom and sit with her.  Got a call from Aunt yesterday and she is coming tomorrow to visit and have supper with Hubby and me.  Mom is so used to my visiting EVERY DAY and I feel stressed at her expecting that and getting upset or down if I don't.  I have just about eliminated family and friend relationships through neglect of spending time with them, cause of spending so much time with Mom and none or extremely little with them....not a good thing to do.  It is because I had NO ONE to help me with Mom.  Family had/has their excuses.  So, why do I feel GUILTY to not go sit with Mom tomorrow and to take a day (as I did last week) to spend with my Aunt (her Sister)?

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Today's Food:

Breaky: 2 coffees (1 tsp creamer and sugar each) 50, 1 mic'd egg 80, 1 plain, lite wheat toast 40, splenda tea 0 (170)

Mid-morn: lf bologna s/w w 2 lite wheat breads, mustard 105, splenda tea 0, water 0 (275)

Lunch: cone of lowfat vanilla ice cream 300, black-eyed peas with onions 200, splenda tea 0, water 0 (775)

Snack: lf weiner 40, splenda tea 0 (815)

Supper: Apple 80 (so far) (895)

Snack: lite pim cheese s/w 150, splenda tea 0, water 0 (1045)

Late nite snack: Another apple 80 (1125) 

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PRAYER OF SALVATION

Lord Jesus, I confess that I have sinned against You in the way I have lived my life. I am truly sorry and I want to turn from my selfish ways and follow You. I hand my life over to You, knowing that You have paid the price for my sin by shedding Your Blood and dying on the cross for me. Lord I ask You to forgive me for all my sins and take control of every area of my life. I receive my salvation now according to Your promise: "All who call on the name of the Lord, will be saved." Thank you Jesus.

 

 

Hope you're having a blessed day in the Lord!

 Love, Maria  

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Note:  I do not support any of the ads to the left or at the bottom of this journal.

Recent news in DD:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/03/23/acai.berries.scam/index.html?section=cnn_latest

Progress as of today: 46.5 lbs lost so far, only 18.5 lbs to go!

selina on 04/23/2009:
Thanks for the note, Maria! Weightloss is a lifetime battle... we lose a few battles but we must win the war.. Hope your mom gets well soon.


thinnside40 on 04/23/2009:
I will say "learn from me" as to what self-pressure, expectations, stresses, etc will do to you if you don't take time for yourself... I'm not in a good way right now & it doesn't feel very good t'all.... Even if we sometimes think we can handle it all, we get knocked on our keester to tell us otherwise... In other words..TAKE CARE of YOU too in the process of worrying about everyone else..Not necessarily worrying, but just possibly sometimes caring too much other than for ourselves...

Hope your visit @ supper will be a pleasant time....


thinnside40 on 04/23/2009:
I changed the sugar to butter...Thank you!



Maria7 - Wednesday Apr 22, 2009
(Counting Calories and Exercise)
Weight: 159.0

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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Good morning to you!  It is a lovely, sunny, cool (60's fahrenheit) morning and I had breaky out on the front deck early this morning.  The red rose bush (which is loaded with roses in bloom) in the flower garden near the front steps looks real nice and I'm thinking about getting another one to match it to put on the other side of the steps. 

I got a call from my Sister this morning, who said she'd called and talked with Mom earlier and she said Mom was doing well, so I've decided to have some rest this morning instead of demanding to myself that I run over there to sit with her and I may or may not go visit Mom this afternoon, cause even though I love being in her company, it is so stressful when I leave and she gets upset.  Then I stay upset for hours and don't sleep well at nite...like last nite, it was almost 2 a.m. before I finally went to sleep, I was so stressed out.  So  I am going to get some things done around the house this morning that I've been putting off to do, like clean out one of the closets.  I have too many things I 'like' in it rather than I 'wear' in it.  Thus, it is stuffed and I can't hardly find what I DO wear in it.

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Later...ho-ho-ho....I am in the middle of cleaning out the closet and the winter/fall things I am putting away fit JUST RIGHT...........'BUT'....most of the spring/summer things are about a size too small...(years ago when I bought them, I usually weighed less in the summer than in the winter).....So...I think this is 'cute'to myself...I am including the too small spring/summer clothing in the closet to wear...(right!...)...which most of these clothes I've not worn for years cause they are too tight!!!!!  What motivation, eh?

 

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Today's Food:

Breaky: 2 coffees (1 tsp creamer and sugar each) 50, 1 mic'd egg 80, lite wheat toast w 1 tsp lowcal marg 65 (195)

Mid-morn:  1 hotdog of lf weiner 40 w mustard, onion, and ketchup 20 on lite wheat bread 40, 1/2 candied apple 145 (this was poor planning...I didn't crave the candy-part, I was craving the apple-part and ate the candied part anyway...should have had only apples in fridge), splenda tea 0 (440)

Lunch: Black-eyed peas with onion 250, 1/2 lite pim cheese s/w w 1 lite wheat bread 75, water and splenda tea 0 (765) 

Supper: Grilled out some bbq chicken on the back deck...I had 1 small leg, 1 small thigh minus skin and baked some 'french fries' (the white potatoes you peel and make into strips with onion and a little oil drizzled over them) 500, splenda tea 0 (1265)

Snack:  None

Exercise:  Walked 20 minutes slowly UPHILL on treadmill  -176 cals per this link:

http://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/activity/calculators/walking_uphill/result?calculators=%2Fhealth-fitness%2Factivity%2Fcalculators%2Fwalking_uphill&met=7.0&weightPounds=159&duration=20&activity=&submit.x=99

&submit.y=10

Spent about an hour washing vehicle...lots of tree pollen on it.... -204 cals per this link for 150 lbs person (I am at 159 now): http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-burned-cleaning-a61

 

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PRAYER OF SALVATION

Lord Jesus, I confess that I have sinned against You in the way I have lived my life. I am truly sorry and I want to turn from my selfish ways and follow You. I hand my life over to You, knowing that You have paid the price for my sin by shedding Your Blood and dying on the cross for me. Lord I ask You to forgive me for all my sins and take control of every area of my life. I receive my salvation now according to Your promise: "All who call on the name of the Lord, will be saved." Thank you Jesus.

 

 

Hope you're having a blessed day in the Lord!

 Love, Maria  

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Note:  I do not support any of the ads to the left or at the bottom of this journal.

Recent news in DD:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/03/23/acai.berries.scam/index.html?section=cnn_latest

Progress as of today: 46 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

uni4sept2008 on 04/22/2009:
It is good to hear that your mom is feeling better! And congrats on losing another pound!


starfish on 04/22/2009:
I see you are down a pound! We are back on track! woohoo! Feels good!


kzirkle on 04/22/2009:
Thanks so much!


hollybelle on 04/22/2009:
Hey - thanks for the message. Things here in KY are beautiful today. I have to work tonight :o(


hollybelle on 04/22/2009:
Thanks for the message. Things here in KY are beautiful. I have to work tonight at the Deli or I'd walk the doggies for a long time. Oh, well, I'll walk them tomorrow night. They really love it and so do I.

Diabetes does cause the ulcers like on your Mom's foot and I agree the care your Mom was getting didn't "cause" the ulcer, but as I recall it was awhile before anyone noticed it - I think you were the actually the one that noticed it first, or is my memory failing me? The nursing staff seemed to "say" they made a note of it in her file, but did they prove that to your satisfaction and did they tell you when it was discovered? I think the Dr. might be missing that point....just my two cents. I'm so gald she's doig better now. it must be so stressful when you must leave her and she gets upset....Almost like when a toddler has separation anxiety. It's sad she's not "adjusted" to your coming and going. I wonder, if like a toddler the upset leaves as soon as you are gone and she is OK? I know children are like that - don't know if you have kids, but mine was like that - was yours?? Anyway - I'm trying to do well on the eating but it's about every other day I do OK. At least I'm getting some exercise!


Umpqua on 04/22/2009:
That's a good idea about keeping the smaller clothes in your closet. I have a huge box of pre-pregnancy clothes that I keep in mine and I keep raiding it and am slowly incorporating things back into my wardrobe. It's a great motivator!


thinnside40 on 04/22/2009:
I bought a "peace" rose the other day to put amongst the evergreens in need of being planted..... Hubby & I put down the black weed block and have set the plants in the place we want them... Debating on doing the rubberized bark (colored like, but made from old tires) or the real thing..... decisions decisions decisions.....

Have a great evening!


thinnside40 on 04/22/2009:
THANK YOU MY FRIEND....I updated to let ya know what I foud out...I'll be here sometime tomorrow, just not sure how early....


nimony on 04/23/2009:
Hey there, I am glad to see you are thinking about and taking care of yourself. It was nice of your sister to call your mom and chat with her for awhile, thus giving you a break in the action. Congrats on losing that pound! That's awesome, Maria. I'm hoping getting back in those skinny summer clothes will give you the motivation you need! I'm cheering for you!


selina on 04/23/2009:
hi maria!



Maria7 - Tuesday Apr 21, 2009

Weight: 160.0

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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Visited Mom today.   I spoke with Mom's doctor, who came into Mom's room, and told Mom and me that Mom is doing well and she will be in the hospital until next month.  We are trying to get her into a different nursing home.  I told her doctor how Mom was not taken care of at the nursing home and he said that her care at the nursing home had NOTHING to do with her being in the hospital and that the bone infection in her foot from the foot ulcer came about from Mom having BAD CIRCULATION in her legs...(her doctor in the hospital she was in before this specialized wound-care hospital told me the EXACT same thing).  She and I ate lunch together in her room and I stayed into this afternoon and she didn't want me to leave when I left.  I felt very sad and this is the usual and very, very STRESSFUL.

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After I left, I went to another hospital to visit a friend only to be told she'd been discharged a couple of days after I visited her last week...so I went to her home and instead of finding her doing better, the Lord helped me to be there at the right time to help  her son with helping her get ready for him to take her to go be readmitted to the hospital per her doctor's orders...so, Christians, I ask for your prayers again...for her.

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Other than the above, I've been busy washing clothes again today...now I have more of Mom's to do, too, since I saw her today.

 

Oh ya...I did stop by the local farmers' market on the way to visit my friend at her home and bought a pretty red rosebush...it is still waiting on me to go outside and set it out...

Think I'll go back outside now and set it out among other flowers near the front steps...

 

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Today's Food:

Breaky: coffee 25 (25)

Mid-morn:  lf bologna s/w w mustard on lite wheat bread 100, splenda tea 0 (125)

Lunch: Black-eyed peas with onions 250, cornbread 100, splenda tea 0 (475)

Supper:  About 4 cupsful of fresh veggies (squash, onion, carrot, small white potato, sweet peas, okra) baked w a little oil drizzled over them 400, splenda tea 0 (875)

Snack: 2cupsful canteloupe 100, s/w of lite pim cheese and 2 lite wheat bread 150, splenda tea 0 (1125)

Exercise:  Gardening.

 

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PRAYER OF SALVATION

Lord Jesus, I confess that I have sinned against You in the way I have lived my life. I am truly sorry and I want to turn from my selfish ways and follow You. I hand my life over to You, knowing that You have paid the price for my sin by shedding Your Blood and dying on the cross for me. Lord I ask You to forgive me for all my sins and take control of every area of my life. I receive my salvation now according to Your promise: "All who call on the name of the Lord, will be saved." Thank you Jesus.

 

 

Hope you're having a blessed day in the Lord!

 Love, Maria  

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Note:  I do not support any of the ads to the left or at the bottom of this journal.

Recent news in DD:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/03/23/acai.berries.scam/index.html?section=cnn_latest

Progress as of today: 45 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 04/21/2009:
Glad things are looking up! Good job on the food and cals, etc!


omahagrl on 04/22/2009:
Wonderful news about you mother. I am so ready to begin planting but I do not buy anything until Mothers Day as we may still see some freezing. I did some beautiful day lillies on Sunday..bright yellow with the brown spots. I am going to grab about 6 of them and redo my lily bed this year. We have so much landscaping that we want to do I think I will get plenty of exercise in the yard. Have a wonderful day!



Maria7 - Monday Apr 20, 2009

Weight: 160.0

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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Been sitting outside enjoying the birds singing, having breakfast this morning...toast and

coffee......it is a beautiful morning...sunshine, then rain, then sunshine off/on...

 

Weekend trip to the beach was real nice...Hubby and I had a wonderful time together...we walked for miles...we visited a huge aquarium that you 'glide' through as you watch all sorts of sea creatures...sharks, sea dragons (beautiful!), sea horses, sting rays, octopuses...the water went over your head (but you were shielded by see-through material that was either glass or other) as you glided through a tunnel with water on both sides with the fish and other sea creatures all around you...Hubby and I watched as sharks went over our heads...they swam slowly and serenely with their mouths open enough to reveal their teeth!...Everything was lit up brightly so you could see the sea creatures real well and there were lots of them....including many different kinds of fish.  It was very, very interesting!  Hubby and I also ate at our fav restaurants while at the beach...I had a BIG VEGGIE SALAD every day and sometimes 2, so basically, I maintained in weight, as I DID eat a little more than maintain calories (late-nite eating...uhhhh!!!) but the miles of walking we did offset a gain.  We walked on the piers and watched  people catching fish...blues, whiting, etc.  Most of the fish were sort of small, so we didn't fish.  We went to a couple of flea markets and a mall.  Hubby admired some of the boats for sale at the mall.  I bought Mom a very beautiful watch with multi-colored rinestones against gold-tone (she likes gold-tone and I do, too), also a gold-tone bracelet, a pair of blue pants, 2 tops (one mostly blue and the other multi-colored and her favorite fabric), a pair of gold-tone earrings with red rinestones, lavender (she likes purple) earmuffs (for when I am wheeling her outside and it is breezy), and 3 pairs of white (always white) diabetic socks.  We visited her yesterday afternoon and she was doing well and the nurse changed the bandages on her feet and her foot that she is in the hospital for, looked like it is close to getting well!!!  Thanks, Christians for your prayers!!!  Please keep praying...the sore on her other foot doesn't look quite as good as it did, but it is not bad, either.   She was happy over the gifts we brought her and I called her every day and talked with her while we were at the beach and also she had her sitter that Hubby and I hired to spend time with her while we were away, too.  Hubby bought me a pretty rinestone tennis bracelet at the mall and I bought him 2 shirts (one aqua blue and one bright yellow), a black belt he liked, and a coffee mug.  I'm so glad Hubby and I went on our little weekend trip...after 2 days at the beach, I felt RELAXED.  What a wonderful feeling!  We stayed, as usual, right on the beach, so sometimes, we had the door to the balcony open with the ocean breeze and the sound of the surf coming in.

 

I've been washing Mom's clothes this morning and drying them to take to her.  I also washed clothes last nite.  So, I'm about done with washing clothes.

Hope you're having a lovely day!

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Today's Food:

Breaky: 2 white toast w 1 tbs margerine 190 cals, coffee 25 (215)

Mid-morn:  Abt. 3/4 cupful grits w 1 tsp margerine 200 cals, coffee 25 (440)

Lunch: 1 cupful canteloupe 50 cals and honey nut cheerios 200 and tea sweetened w splenda 0 (690)

Supper:  Turkey-veggie sub 315, baked chips 140, splenda-sweetened tea 0 (1145)

Snack:  Canteloupe 50, s/w of 2 diet wheat bread 80, lite pim cheese 70, splenda-sweetened tea 0 (1345)  (I think I'm done eating for the day...)

 

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PRAYER OF SALVATION

Lord Jesus, I confess that I have sinned against You in the way I have lived my life. I am truly sorry and I want to turn from my selfish ways and follow You. I hand my life over to You, knowing that You have paid the price for my sin by shedding Your Blood and dying on the cross for me. Lord I ask You to forgive me for all my sins and take control of every area of my life. I receive my salvation now according to Your promise: "All who call on the name of the Lord, will be saved." Thank you Jesus.

 

 

Hope you're having a blessed day in the Lord!

 Love, Maria  

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hollybelle on 04/20/2009:
Thanks so much for the encouraging words. You are a good and faithful diary frienid! Now, you are on track today - NO late night eating tonight, Maria! Me either!!! OR....plan B - if I "must" eat late it will be filling and low cal and healthy! I promise.


thinnside40 on 04/20/2009:
The only grits I can find around here to buy are the "instant" ones... Is that the only kind there is? Instant meaning 5 minutes... I have really enjoyed eating them, as I never had before a couple weeks ago...I need to fit in some oatmeal too though..

Glad to hear that you went ahead and took your trip to enjoy time together with hubby..Walking and being alongside the beach sounds so wonderful.....

I've been swishing & tossing some laundry around today too.... Bought Meg a nifty loft bed (craigslist) last Thursday & a solid oak entertainment center (yard sale ~ $90) on Saturday...So been busy tidying & re-arranging things..Meg loves the bed & it gives her so much more room to play.... I bought some beautiful sheer opalescent white material with glittery pink/purple pebbly embellishments to make a entry/privacy curtain, cause the door can't shut all the way (misses by 1/2")...

Have a wonderful evening!


nimony on 04/20/2009:
Hi Maria, I am sooooo glad you took some time away for some rest and relaxation. Sounds like you had a marvelous time. Walks on the beach and breezes of the ocean are so good for clearing the mind and relaxing the body. Sounds like shopping was fun too. Glad to hear your mom's foot is healing and I'm hoping the other one will be just fine. GREAT job maintaining while you were away. Welcome back!


Umpqua on 04/20/2009:
I'm so glad to hear you got your vacation and that it went well! Good for you for eating healthy and getting all that walking in too. The aquarium sounds fun, I bet my boys would love it.

That picture you posted is so beautiful btw. I don't think I mentioned it, but my parents are planning to move to North Carolina (from Oregon) to be "closer" to us her in CT. CT is way too crowded and cold for them, so they are opting for the mountains of NC. I know you're in SC, but it's certainly beautiful down your way, and much warmer than up here!


nimony on 04/20/2009:
Hi Maria, thank you so much for your comments! Nimony is my sister's nickname for me. When she was little (she's 8 years younger), when she said my name, it came out nimony, and it stuck. I'm always looking for bicycling buddies. It is too bad we don't live closer so we could bike together once in awhile. Do I wear my helmet? I never used to, but I do now after the Watermelon Experiment. The neurological society showed us what our heads and brains look like after an accident when not wearing a helmet. The presenter climbed a small ladder, had a watermelon in her hands, dropped it to the ground, and it split open and splattered everywhere. Sorry for the graphic details, but that's the reason I wear my helmet now! I hope you do too now. :)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/21/2009:
hi maria! i've been MIA in stopping by people's entries as of late. wow, your mom is definitely spoiled, in a good way, with everything you bought her. i'm sure she will appreciate it so much. it's nice to see you were on a vacation. by reading this entry, it sounds much different than the last few i had commented on. this entry is very positive and upbeat. i'm glad you are feeling better.

haha, so you thank the christians for their prayers and nobody else!? sheesh. i'm only kidding....but i also wish your mom to have continued healing. it took awhile but it's good to hear she is getting better.


starfish on 04/21/2009:
Hi :-) Sounds like you had a great time on your trip!!!



Maria7 - Tuesday Apr 14, 2009

Weight: 160.0

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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Tired.  What else can I say?  Outing with Aunt was a success although it was all I could do energy-wise to get through it.  We took our time as I wheeled her around at the large farmer's market and bought her the flower she loved best ( a large coral-colored geranium in a hanging basket).  Then took her out to eat lunch at Cracker Barrel, her fav.  Had I at least slept last nite and not been in pain (was at ER over weekend), I could have really enjoyed outing with her much more than I did, which I did enjoy spending time with her.  We both visited Mom at hospital.

Now I'm back home for a quick rest before going to music/singing practice at church (I play piano).  Gotta be there in an hour.  Did I say I'm tired???

Oh ya...Hubby and I are 'gearing up' emotionally for our Lord willing, upcoming long weekend annual springtime vacation at the beach.  (Where's the energy???)  He's even gassed up his truck we'll be riding in.  He and I usually walk for miles and miles and miles when there....did I ask..where's the energy???

Can I admit to you that I feel like crying, I'm so tired???  But of course, this must be a joke, cause I'm too tired to CRY! 

 

 

 

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PRAYER OF SALVATION

Lord Jesus, I confess that I have sinned against You in the way I have lived my life. I am truly sorry and I want to turn from my selfish ways and follow You. I hand my life over to You, knowing that You have paid the price for my sin by shedding Your Blood and dying on the cross for me. Lord I ask You to forgive me for all my sins and take control of every area of my life. I receive my salvation now according to Your promise: "All who call on the name of the Lord, will be saved." Thank you Jesus.

 

 

Hope you're having a blessed day in the Lord!

 Love, Maria  

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Note:  I do not support any of the ads to the left or at the bottom of this journal.

Recent news in DD:

http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/03/23/acai.berries.scam/index.html?section=cnn_latest

Progress as of today: 45 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 04/14/2009:
I'm so happy to hear you're taking the vacation, you need it! I bet once you get some time away with hubby and a little rest you will feel energized and want to walk on those beautiful beaches.

I also wanted to say I know how difficult it is to take care of your own health when you're taking care of the health and well being of others who rely on you. But I think it's important to relax and recharge when we can for our own mental and physical health, so we can be strong and support the ones we love!


hollybelle on 04/15/2009:
Hi Maria - checking in on you. I'm so glad your Moms foot is improving! I haven't been on here in a long time and probably won't post any entries on my diary for awhile, but wanted you to know I'm around and have been thinking about you. Regarding looks from people who think you should delay vacation since Mom is in hospital. Phooey on them. Do not let others opinions worry you - opinions are like belly-buttons - everyone has them! No one know what is rigiht for you other than you. You need time with husband and beach and to take care of you. It isn't like your Mom is being neglected. I'm so glad she's at a wound care facility! I'll go back and read more of the journey that finally got her there, but I'm sure it was a wild ride.

My Dad is having his port for chemotherapy put in tomorrow. His Chemo will start 5/1. He is in pretty good spirits-despite having been "upgraded" on the staging of his colon cancer from stage 2 to stage 3! I sure wish he didn't hve to go through this. But I guess this is the way it is and I can just try to "be there" for my Dad and Mom as much as I can....Belated Happy Easter wishes to you - God Bless.


hollybelle on 04/15/2009:
P.S. about those size 8s - too bad they are too tight - but I have been known to wear the tighter cclothes I have (as long as they didn't cut off my circulation! LOL) as an incentive - but that's not for everyone.


biscottibody59 on 04/15/2009:
Hope you got a little rest there!



Maria7 - Monday Apr 13, 2009

Weight: 160.0

Mom's getting better.  Nurse changed her foot bandage today and I got a good look at the foot ulcer...tmi, but looks much improved!!!  Hubby and I are, Lord willing, leaving Thursday afternoon for our annual springtime weekend at the beach.  He is very happy.  Mom is happy we are hiring someone to sit with her a few hours at the hospital Thurs., Fri., and Sat...  (I plan to spend time visiting her Thursday before the Sitter arrives and a few minutes afterward, to get them acquainted before I leave).  Then we plan to visit her on our way back home Sunday.  I bought Mom a pretty ring for her upcoming birthday, which is Thursday.  It is what she said she wanted...it is a birthstone ring.  Good thing I gave it to her early...it was too small, so I returned it and got a larger size, which fits.  She likes it a lot.

Tomorrow, I am to pick up Aunt (Mom's sister) and take her out for a while.  I am exhausted but this is a promise I made a good while back...before Mom ever went into the hospital...the local farmer's market is having an annual springtime flower festival this weekend and Aunt and I are going tomorrow, since I will be with Hubby  this weekend.  It works out for the better, cause less people to make our way through, thus avoiding the crowds.  I will be wheeling her in Mom's wheelchair...then afterward I am taking her out to lunch.  Then after taking her home, I will be going to visit Mom at the hospital.  Then tomorrow nite is music/singing practice at church.  Did I say I am tired???

Progress as of today: 45 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

poker_paid on 04/13/2009:
That is such a great idea to have someone sit with her. I wish I saw more devoted family members like you at the nursing homes and hospital. ****HUG****


omahagrl on 04/13/2009:
You are a beautiful person!!!


thinnside40 on 04/13/2009:
Just think of the time resting you will get while on your get-away....... You deserve it and I want you to enjoy EVERY minute of it!


selina on 04/14/2009:
SOOOO glad to hear your mom is doing better. Thin is totally right - you deserve the r&r with your hubby. Glad you like the photo - this time around hubby came with us, it was an adventure for the three of us!


selina on 04/14/2009:
taking along DD - I did take my laptop with me during my vacation but was too busy sightseeing...



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