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Maria7 - Monday May 04, 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 to you!

Today has been a very busy day...cleaning house...cleaning the oven and stovetop, the kitchen window, cleaning pictures our neighbor-friend gave us and hanging them and rearanging other pictures, washing clothes, visiting Mom here in town at her new home (nursing home) .... (she's doing well and they are giving her very good care and she even has her nice doctor back that she had when she was living in her apartment, before she went into the first nursing home), and I did a little shopping (don't tell...I bought a $6 NEW..(I usually buy USED at the thrift stores) white pocketbook for wearing to church with white dress shoes)...also bought Hubby a new manicure (sp?) set, since I broke the one he had when I was using it...

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Today's Food:

Breaky: Plain, wheat toast,40, mic'd egg 80, and coffee w 1 tsp sugar and 1 tsp creamer 25 (145) 

Lunch: 1 banana 100, pkg. nekot (peanut butter) cookies 240, tea w splenda 0, water 0 (485)

Snack: small baked potato (in strips) w onion, 150, splenda-sweetened tea 0 (635)

Supper:  Speghetti & meatballs (beef) 200, 5 fatfree saltines 60, apple 80, splenda tea 0 (975)

Snack?: 2 sugarfree gum20 (995)

Snack: 1 pk. nekot (peanut butter) cookies 240, water 0 (1235)

Snack: 1/2 chicken salad s/w on white bread, 100, water 0 (1335)

Snack: lowfat popcorn 100, 1/2 chicken salad s/w on white bread 100, banana 100, water 0 (1635)

Exercise: Housework.

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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 05/05/2009:
Good job on the housework!


nenak on 05/05/2009:
youve never stopped glad to hear you mums sorted, thats one less thing to worry about! keep up the good work



Maria7 - Sunday May 03, 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 to you! It is a pretty, sunny Sunday here in South Carolina!

After church, I visited Mom, who was sitting in her wheelchair at a table in the dining room, waiting on lunch to be served in about 20 minutes.  It would have been better had I not come to visit her today but since I promised her I would yesterday, I did.  Upon seeing me, when I sat down at the table with her (she was not alone), she insisted I ride her around in her wheelchair, something I was definitely not up to.  She likes to go outside and so I did as she asked and in getting her out of the building and fighting the big, very heavy, front door, and after wheeling her around in the parking lot and then she wanted us to sit in the rocking chairs on the front porch again, which we did, and then struggling to get her back inside and fighting the huge door while I pulled her wheelchair backwards and uphill while holding the huge, heavy door open at the same time, I finally got what I undoubtedly was asking for:  A very PAINFUL pulled muscle in my back, going all the way down my leg into my foot.  Upon my telling her I was going to take her back to the dining room as they were calling time for lunch, and that after I got her there, I was going to go home and take some tylenol and rest cause I was in pain and reminding her that yesterday I'd told her I wasn't going to stay long today, she, like a little child, insisted I not leave til she finished her lunch (and then wheel her to her bed).  She said she didn't feel safe and secure unless I was there with her and I told her Jesus is always with her and she is never alone, but she was like a little child, not wanting me to leave.  In a lot of pain, I stayed til she ate her lunch and then wheeled her back to her bed and told her I could not lift her, so she managed to get into her bed by herself and I made sure she had her bottle of fresh, cold water and her kleenex nearby and something she liked on her tv (which hangs from high up near the ceiling and there is no remote control) and  hugged her goodbye, told her I loved her and now I am home after having visited her a little over an hour and I have taken tylenol for the pain again, as I did yesterday.

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So....why are we (some of us, that is, certainly not all of us) so COMPLACENT in getting to our goals?  I remember that last year I made a 'plan' and didn't abide by it.  So discouraging to make a plan and GAIN WEIGHT, isn't it?  Well, I'm going to say this and you may very much disagree with me but I am going to say that no doubt, we who have struggled for a long time to get to goal and haven't, are NO DOUBT, HAPPY with where we are!!!  YES WE ARE!!!!  I don't care what you say...we undoubedly are.  Might as well look at the number you are today if you've been stuck there a year or so and say to yourself...I AM HAPPY WHERE I'M AT!  Cause if we TRULY weren't, then we'd be having the right amount of calories and doing the right things to get to our goals.....NO EXCUSES!!!

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Today's Food:

Breaky: Plain, white toast,70 and coffee w 1 tsp sugar and 1 tsp creamer 25 (95) 

Lunch: large corn on the cob, mic'd, no butter, only a little salt 200, banana 100, pkg. nekot (peanut butter) cookies 240, tea w splenda 0, water 0 (635)

Snack: small baked potato (in strips) w onion 150, 1 pc. white bread 70, water 0 (855)

Supper: Brownie (at home group Bible study) 500, splenda tea 0 (1355)

Snack at nite:  5 pcs. white bread 350 (oooogh), water 0 (1705)

Exercise: Wheeling Mom around in her wheelchair.

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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 05/04/2009:
Thank you! You did pretty good too!


thinnside40 on 05/04/2009:
Have a good day and try to rest to heal yourself....


liza36 on 05/04/2009:
I hope your back is feeling better. Your comment about being complacent has me thinking. Am I really ok with my weight, since it hasn't moved in some time? I tell myself, No, but I haven't done the work needed to change it. I better get on the ball, because I certainly don't want to be complacent! Thanks for the nudge.



Maria7 - Saturday May 02, 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 morning to you. 

Plan today, Lord willing, is visit Mom and finish getting her side of the room decorated for her with family photos, calendar, etc. and take her more clothes.  I finished washing her clothes last nite.  This morning I've been washing more clothes (not hers).

Also, to finish studying the Sunday School lesson for tomorrow morning and study for home Bible study (where we meet in a designated home of a Christian brother and/or sister about once a month instead of the usual Sunday nite church service) tomorrow nite.

A ham (Hubby bought) is thawing out to bake for Hubby's supper (I don't eat pork) and I'll probably bake some rice in with the ham when it is close to being done.

 

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Today's Food:

Breaky: Plain, wheat toast,40 and coffee w 1 tsp sugar and 1 tsp creamer, apple 80(145)

Snack:  4 nekot cookies (peanut butter) 160, water 0 (305) 

Lunch: lima beans 160, tomatoes 25, pineapple in juice 70, pkg. of 6 nekot cookies 240, water 0 (800)

Supper: apple 80, mac and cheese 100, lima beans 160, tomatoes 25, pineapple in juice 70, water 0 (1235)

Snack: 3 pcs. white bread 210, water 0 (1445)

Exercise: Wheeling Mom around, decorating her half of the room, walking back and forth from the large parking lot, toting her things.

Afternoon update:  Visited Mom (who is doing real well) about 3 hours or so today...wheeled her outside and we sat in the shade on the porch in rocking chairs in the nice sunny, breezy, warm weather a while...then I encouraged her to eat lunch in the dining room with other residents, which she objected to cause her back hurt her but when I told her I'd take her lunch to her room if she needed me to, she decided to eat with the others.  Hubby's Uncle is a resident, too and I introduced Mom and him.  They rode the school bus together when growing up...also Hubby's Mom included (she passed last year).  Mom's room looks pretty good now that there are family photos out and other decorations she likes.  Her clothes are clean and hanging in her closet.  After hours of visiting, I finally bent over to hug her good bye (she was in the bed for her nap) and she didn't turn me loose when I raised back up and now I have a STRAINED, painful back muscle to match the other pulled muscle I went to the doctor about the other day.  Came home and took tylenol.

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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!

biscottibody59 on 05/03/2009:
Glad your efforts to find a more appropriate place for your mother have paid off!



Maria7 - Friday May 01, 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.

God made a way!!!!  His Word lets us know that nothing is too hard for the Lord!  Mom is now residing in a very nice nursing home here in town!!!!!  And!!!...it has a wound care specialist nurse, too!  And Mom's feet are much, much improved and looking about well!!! Thanks, Christians, for your prayers!  And most of all, thank You, Jesus!!!

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Today's Food:

Breaky: Plain, white toast,70 and water 0, (70)

Lunch (KFC): about 1/2 chicken potpie 350, mac n cheese 150, strawberry parfait 230, water 0 (800)

Supper: other half of chicken potpie 350, mac n cheese 150, water 0 (1300)

Exercise:  Moving some of Mom's things to her new home.

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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!

thinnside40 on 05/01/2009:
HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


nenak on 05/02/2009:
great news!!!


selina on 05/02/2009:
hello to you!


selina on 05/02/2009:
Thanks Maria, the cats are doing just fine... So happy to hear about your mum!



Maria7 - Tuesday Apr 28, 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 is home today and after he took me to the doctor (pulled muscle), we visited Mom a couple of hours...took her a pack of fresh strawberries, a corn dog, 2 baked sweet potatoes, a pretty box of kleenexes, and some fingernail polish remover.  I trimmed her fingernails and cleaned them out (something she wanted done) while we were there.  Took her photo while there...she had on a pretty pink outfit and was in a good mood.  She took Hubby's and my photo, too.  Was surprised when the hospital's case manager announced to us before we saw Mom that Mom is being discharged Thursday...day after tomorrow...what a stressor to hear that, especially when her doctor told me the other day that Mom would be there until the latter part of next month.  Was told he doesn't know what is going on...???????.......   I am thankful Mom is doing so well, but her foot is NOT WELL YET and none of the nursing homes I've tried to get her into have a bed available for her....So, she may have to go back to the nursing home where she was neglected cause she has to have 24 hour round the clock care, including lifting her.  Also, I am in GRIEF over my Friend passing Sunday nite...I have cried and cried.

I am nauseated today since I got up this morning.  Now Hubby just came and announced we have to go buy a SECOND battery for the lawnmower (bought one last year and purchased the mower the year before) and wants me to ride with him.  I feel SO DEPRESSED.

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Today's Food:

Breaky: Coffee w creamer, sugar 25, cinnamon roll (reward food) 300 (325)

Lunch:  salad 300, beef 50, corn on the cob 100, pc of cheese pizza 150, splenda tea 0 (825)

Snack: 1/2 packMM peanuts 125 (had no business and no desire to eat candy but that was the lowest cal food in a store I could find that Hubby and I were walking around in), water 0 (950)

Supper: 1/2 pack MM peanuts 125, 1 pk roasted almonds 325 (okay...again in a store and not much to choose from...imagine...a store where you buy a lawn mower battery)...water 0 (1500)

Snack: 1/2 lite pim cheese s/w w 1 lite wheat bread 75, water 0 (1575)

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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!

MoodyMe on 04/28/2009:
Sounds like you had another busy day~Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers..God bless...


selina on 04/29/2009:
Nice salad for lunch! Sorry for the many concerning issues in your life at this moment... stay well! Thanks for asking about Selina: she was doing better, she has her lamp shade thing around her neck to keep her from licking her wound, which never heals if she does that. I thought she was improving, but now she has figured out how to use the edge of her stiff "lamp shade" to scratch her wound! So, the wound is bleeding again! must think of something else....


thinnside40 on 04/29/2009:
Sorry to hear of your friend's passing, but rejoicing with you in her eternal destination....

Pulled muscle ~ Ouch..... I know how that feels!

Your Mom ~ I will pray the Dr. get their heads together to give you a 100% solid answer on her discharge date.... Do they know that you are looking for a different facitily before she is let out of the hospital?...That might help them to decide and buy you a bit more time.....Given the neglect of the one nursing home being the reason she is there in the first place

Praying you can get some peaceful rest to not allow you to get yourself physically ill....


nenak on 04/30/2009:
sending my positive thoughts your way



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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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!

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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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: 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:

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

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:

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

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!



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