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Maria7 - Monday Sep 22, 2008

Weight: 153.5

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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Hello to you!!!

Hope you are having a nice first day of autumn!

~Love, Maria~

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THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION YOU WILL EVER MAKE IN YOUR LIFE!!!

Jesus loves you, and He gave His Life for your salvation....and He is the only way to be saved! If you're not saved, TODAY is the DAY to repent of your sins and ask Jesus to be your Lord and Saviour...He's coming back...and it may be today!!! Get saved while you still have time!!! ARE YOU READY???

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. Amen.

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kzirkle on 09/22/2008:
Thank you! And you as well...


anewhb on 09/22/2008:
Thanks for the encouraging words, Maria! I appreciate it. Back on track today. Hope you are doing well in all area! God bless. Holly


thinnside40 on 09/22/2008:
Limited on time today, but did post a bit..... Have a great day Maria!


mcwoo40 on 09/22/2008:
Hello from the uk.Hope you are well I will catch up on diaries soon,Julie


liza36 on 09/22/2008:
Have a great day yourself! Thanks for your constant encouragement!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/22/2008:
have a wonderful day today!


selina on 09/23/2008:
Good morning Maria! It's nice to be back and see that you are back too! I missed you!

Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful words you left for me. I truly appreciate it. Have a great day!


kzirkle on 09/24/2008:
Thanks! :)


biscottibody59 on 09/24/2008:
Have a good day there!



Maria7 - Saturday Sep 20, 2008

Weight: 153.5

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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Hello to you!!!

Hope you are having a nice day!

~Love, Maria~

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THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION YOU WILL EVER MAKE IN YOUR LIFE!!!

Jesus loves you, and He gave His Life for your salvation....and He is the only way to be saved! If you're not saved, TODAY is the DAY to repent of your sins and ask Jesus to be your Lord and Saviour...He's coming back...and it may be today!!! Get saved while you still have time!!! ARE YOU READY???

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. Amen.

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Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/21/2008:
hello to you 2!!! i think it's been awhile since i've seen you on here!


thinnside40 on 09/21/2008:
All is well..... JUst super busy this weekend......

Good Evening!



Maria7 - Monday Sep 08, 2008

Weight: 155.0

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 to you!!!

It is a beautiful, sunny morning here in South Carolina! I am having my morning mug of coffee, have had my morning prayer and devotional and have already walked/jogged over 1/2 mile on incline on the treadmill!

Lots to do today...gotta call about Mom's eye-glasses and see what's the hold up there, cause about a month or so ago I was told she was to get new ones and she hasn't yet and needs them...also more unpacking to do...and I'd like to go for a bike ride if it's not too warm and humid outside...

Tried on a couple of pairs of my old size 8 levi's jeans yesterday...can zip and fasten but too snug or too tight to wear yet...so that means one thing...gotta start exercising more and not overeating....which means DISCIPLINE.....

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

~Love, Maria~

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THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION YOU WILL EVER MAKE IN YOUR LIFE!!!

Jesus loves you, and He gave His Life for your salvation....and He is the only way to be saved! If you're not saved, TODAY is the DAY to repent of your sins and ask Jesus to be your Lord and Saviour...He's coming back...and it may be today!!! Get saved while you still have time!!! ARE YOU READY???

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. Amen.

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selina on 09/08/2008:
Hi Maria! You've already done your treadmill today, yayy! Your size 8 will fit just right in no time! I'm so inspired by you!

The white biulding in the photo is a 19th century chateau which was renovated into a luxurious hotel. Small and beautiful! They also have beautiful grounds and amazing golf facilities. It's just about 10 minutes from my house!


thinnside40 on 09/08/2008:
Here's to discipline & keeping on track to the size 8's!


grumpy on 09/08/2008:
8!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


liza36 on 09/08/2008:
I am glad you are safe and sound, and back in your home. Events like that really do make you think about being prepared.

Good job on the treadmill. Keep it up!


thinnside40 on 09/08/2008:
You can either look under "advanced search" or to the left of the page when you are looking at "active items" there is a "completed items" portion....click and it will check mark it, "search" is under all the choices in that yellow column.


WI3 on 09/08/2008:
Have a good night


omahagrl on 09/08/2008:
So glad you and your family stayed safe throughout the storm and that today was a beautiful day. I am certain you will be wearing those size 8's comfortably very soon!


lafemme_loca on 09/08/2008:
*GIANT HUGS* You can find His strength and He will help you with the self-control. I love that you got some work out time done. Woohoo! *hugs*


selina on 09/10/2008:
Hi Maria! I missed seeing an entry yesterday! Hope all is well with you. Hugs!!!


thinnside40 on 09/11/2008:
Miss You!


greengirl on 09/13/2008:
Hi Maria xx


selina on 09/14/2008:
Hi Maria! I hope all is well, I miss you!


smiley2 on 09/14/2008:
Hey Maria, see you changed your name on here, i am so glad i found you though. So now all your old entries are lost? Thats ****ty :P Anyhow looks like you are doing well, take care and have a good week. Wx


lafemme_loca on 09/17/2008:
Hey maria... I am thinking of you !!! I hope you are doing well. *hugs*



Maria7 - Sunday Sep 07, 2008

Weight: 155.0

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 to you!

Hope you are having a wonderful day in the Lord! Hubby and I went to church, ate lunch out, visited Mom, and are back home resting til time to go to cell group meeting (Bible study at members' home) this evening.

We took Mom some more individual serve microwave things and also some fruit. She ate a little before we left. I'm not feeling my best today, (even left church early) so I didn't push her in her wheelchair outside this afternoon...we visited in her room...I kept my distance from her, too...She said she couldn't see well, so I cleaned hers and also Hubby's glasses while visiting her and told her I will call tomorrow to see about her getting some new eye-glasses...

As for unpacking and putting everything back where it goes, I didn't get it all done yesterday and am not going to try to do it today, so guess that will be something, Lord willing, to do tomorrow. Evacuating our home has shown me how I need to put some work into getting documents, etc. kept together...not in 3 different places...Also does anyone have any suggestions on what to do regarding about 1000 photos (the paper kind)??? Guess I need to get them copied onto a disk...that is better than lugging a suitcase full of them! I don't have a copier, so maybe take digital photos of each of them and download to computer and make cd??? I appreciate advice on this. Actually it would be nice to have all photos AND documents on cds/dvds...???? What do you think? My vehicle was STUFFED with STUFF when we evacuated our home the other day. There MUST be a way to not have to carry so much STUFF!!!

Well, this is all for now. I admit I've been overeating...

Did you know that the difference between eating 500 calories (healthy or not-so-healthy calories) less per day versus eating 500 calories more per day is the difference between losing or gaining a pound a week?....and is the difference between losing or gaining 52 pounds a year?

~Love, Maria~

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THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION YOU WILL EVER MAKE IN YOUR LIFE!!!

Jesus loves you, and He gave His Life for your salvation....and He is the only way to be saved! If you're not saved, TODAY is the DAY to repent of your sins and ask Jesus to be your Lord and Saviour...He's coming back...and it may be today!!! Get saved while you still have time!!! ARE YOU READY???

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. Amen.

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thinnside40 on 09/07/2008:
My dad has a "safe" of a pretty good size.... Waterproof, fireproof, etc for unplanned occasions/natural disasters (emergencies).....Mostly legal documents & money are in it.... He has given me the combination and I hope to never have to use it...... Putting things on CD sounds good..Takes a lot less room.....

Hope you feel 100% better soon.....


anewhb on 09/07/2008:
Good point aboaut the 500 cals - more or less! Regarding the pictures. I need to go through all of ours, but for one thing I find that I really don't care to keep ALL of them. So many are bad shots or of the SAME THINGS which I took, just in case the first one didn't take, etc. so I plan to ditch a bunch of them and only keep the ones that are really good. Also ca give some away to others that may want them. That should pare them down to more manageable number. If you have already done that and still have 1,000 well, better follow othrs suggestions because I am not technologically inclined! LOL! Re over eating - it's been a big week for you - get back on the wagon tomorrow! Me, too!


Jen40 on 09/08/2008:
What pretty fall candles below! I keep something similar on the kitchen table during the fall months, so you reminded me to get them out. :O) I'm so glad ya'll are safe and sound, tho unpacking all that does sound like quite a task!


selina on 09/08/2008:
Hi Maria! Thanks for asking about Selina, the cat. She is doing very well! I wrote a little update on her in my entry today.

I'm so glad that you and yours were unharmed during the storm. What an ordeal to have to evacuate. We keep important documents in a folder which is small enough to grab and go. I think you could scan paper photos for better quality if you are going to save in cds. making photos of photos is more difficult becase the quality would suffer, unless you have very good equipment. a scanner would be much better. I hope you are feeling better and not catching a bug or anything bad - You are so thoughtful for staying away from your mom. The elderly suffer more when they get sick!

I enjoyed very much reading your longuish comment in my entry. Thank you, you made me very happy! It's wonderful to know that I can possiby inspire you - because you have been my inspiration since the very beginning!!! Imagine, losing all the weight that you did! Don't worry, after these very stressful days of hiding from the hurricane, you'll go back to eating more healthily and mindfully. Let's take one day at a time, one pound at a time. That's the only way to go, no rushing, just enjoying the journey. Have a great day Maria!


CutyPie on 09/08/2008:
Hi Maria, thanks for your comments on my entry! Palominos are SO beautiful, you are lucky to have owned him/her. What kind of horse? I knew a Palomino Quarter Horse - he was one of those horses that stays in your heart forever. I loved him, and he loved me, too, which feels so special. Have a great day!



Maria7 - Saturday Sep 06, 2008

Weight: 155.0

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 to you!

Well, thank the Lord, we are back home and safe. I thank the Lord and I thank you Christians for your prayers, too!

Lots to do in unpacking, putting stuff back where it belongs, and getting re-settled. (I'm taking a little break to do this entry.)

Lots of stuff I want/need to do but must take care of the most important things first.

Hope you are having a wonderful, blessed day in the Lord! Don't forget to go to church tomorrow and worship the Lord!

~Love, Maria~

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THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION YOU WILL EVER MAKE IN YOUR LIFE!!!

Jesus loves you, and He gave His Life for your salvation....and He is the only way to be saved! If you're not saved, TODAY is the DAY to repent of your sins and ask Jesus to be your Lord and Saviour...He's coming back...and it may be today!!! Get saved while you still have time!!! ARE YOU READY???

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. Amen.

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selina on 09/06/2008:
Hi Maria! I was thinking of you and I'm so glad you are safe and sound! Take care and stay well! It would really be fun if you could join us for a dinner party......... :)!


lafemme_loca on 09/06/2008:
So glad that you are back safe and sound ! *hugs* I hope your weekend goes really well !


thinnside40 on 09/06/2008:
GOODY GOODY GUMDROP!!!!!!!...... So thankful for your safe keeping!!!!



Maria7 - Thursday Sep 04, 2008

Weight: 155.0

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 to you!

I hope you've been having a wonderful day in the Lord! Thanks to each of you who have written very encouraging comments and also to those of you who have read but for whatever reason didn't comment, thanks for your kind thoughts. Thanks to all you Christians for your prayers...

We are under an official televised 'Hurricane Watch' currently....tomorrow (and especially tomorrow nite and Saturday) is hurricane day...I've done almost all I can do to be prepared...Prayer first (that's always the MOST important preparation)...also have our documents, food, water, flashlights, and other stuff already in vehicle... All that's left to do is to pack our clothes and personal items and put that in vehicle and I will be done...which won't take long to complete...but right now I am taking a little break...

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I went and got Sister real early this morning and we went and got Mom and took her on a shopping outing...it was a real nice outing...we ate out at BK in the parking lot...Mom bought the three of us lunch (but as usual, Mom had no appetite to eat her lunch)...btw, Mom's much less confused nowadays and I surely do thank the good Lord for that as well as all you Christians for your prayers for her...she is still eating very minimally, and has lost much weight...I took her a flashlight in case the lights go out over there where she is during the hurricane (I put it in her pocketbook where she can find it easily) and I took her some foods she can easily eat in an emergency...a loaf of bread, 3 cans with poptop lids of tuna, 2 little containers of chicken and dumplings, a big jar of Dole peaches, fruit, chocolate puddings, 5 bottles of water...and she already had some snacks left from last week in her snack drawer, too...I love my Mom a lot, which I know y'all can tell. They DO serve three meals a day where she resides but I want her to have plenty of food, emergency or not. When I was little she used to design and make my clothes on her sewing machine. Such beautiful little dresses...Mom was a seamstress. She made clothes for other people at home on her sewing machine, too for a while and she also worked in a couple of different sewing factories for a while. She taught me to sew but I only learned the very basics...just barely enough that I made my own dress or two to wear to school. But sewing has never been my 'thing'...I love to WRITE (as I guess you can tell)...I've written books...3 novels...have never tried to have them published...I still have them...maybe I should take them with us as we evacuate our home tomorrow... Anyway, back to the visit today...we took Mom shopping at the thrift store after we three ate lunch at Bk parking lot and Mom got herself a pair of like-new black jeans (she NEVER wears jeans but has decided she wants to start dressing more like Sister and me) and I found her a beautiful autumn-decor sweater (with autumn-colored rooster, hen, sunshine, etc. embroideries against brown/green/beige background) in her size and Sister found her a pair of grey jogging pants with pockets, all of this like-new and Mom got it all for under $10. Sister got her a pair of jeans and Sister found me a pair of size 12 jeans that I got (jeans were only $3.99 each). After we left, we three rode around a little and then Sister and I took Mom back and got her situated and her caregivers brought her a tray and when we left she was eating a little...I think she is accustomed to the food there, even though she says she doesn't like it, at least she will eat that food when she won't eat other food when she is with us...but just so she eats, that is what counts. After we left Mom, Sister and I went to a couple of stores that Sister wanted to go to, and she got herself a new belt, real nice and a few other items. Then I took Sister home and I ran some errands and then came home and fixed Hubby and me barbequed chicken, creamed potatoes and green peas for supper.

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I hope you're having a good evening. I am feeling much better about the hurricane and there is another more powerful one behind it but my trust is in the Lord. He can turn them both back out to sea.

Take good care of yourselves. I thank the Lord for each of you.

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~Love, Maria~

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THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION YOU WILL EVER MAKE IN YOUR LIFE!!!

Jesus loves you, and He gave His Life for your salvation....and He is the only way to be saved! If you're not saved, TODAY is the DAY to repent of your sins and ask Jesus to be your Lord and Saviour...He's coming back...and it may be today!!! Get saved while you still have time!!! ARE YOU READY???

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. Amen.

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LaFemme_Loca on 09/04/2008:
Hey Maria... You and your entire family are in my prayers. I do hope that Hanna and Ike don't give you any trouble. I think that is awesome that you have written three books. That is what I want to do if I could "get me a husband" ;-) and not work full time. I think it is so neat how you spend time with your mom and sister. :-) *hugs* Take care of yourself. Cheers !


selina on 09/05/2008:
Hi Maria! I LOVED reading your entry today! I'm trying to imagine reading your three novels, now! It's wonderful that your mom is less confused nowadays, the more you can enjoy your visits with her! My mom always says that being slimmer is better for one's health when one gets older, so I wouldn't worry about her eating so little habits, unless her doctors tell her otherwise. My mom was always on the heavy side all her life, but she lost weight considerably more recently and is thrilled about that. She says she has more energy as she feels lighter - she is 87 y.o! I suppose it's not too different from our own experience losing weight here in DD! Besides, we don't see too many overweight people at that age.


selina on 09/05/2008:
And, great buys at the store, congrats! I am getting really inspired to go to a thrift shop to buy my new skinny clothes...


anewhb on 09/05/2008:
I am sure hoping Hanna fizzles out before reaching your shores! Keeping an eye on the weather channel and you and yours in prayers. You have done evrything you can do to be prepared. Now the waiting.....Hang in girlfriend!


liza36 on 09/05/2008:
I hope the hurricane passes over without too much damage. You and your family are in my prayers. At least you are prepared and have the Lord on your side, so you will be fine. Take Care!


Jen40 on 09/06/2008:
I didn't know you write!!!! I'ave had articles published locally and have some umfinished manuscripts floating around... yes, you should take your manuscripts with you and if you're wondering whether you should try to get what you have published the answer to that is YES!!! Do you know how to go about doing that? I can give you tips if you want. Anyway, take them with you if you need to leave. I'm praying for you.


anewhb on 09/06/2008:
Writing! You should submit for a publisher to review - you never know ! With all the dribble being published these days - surely you would have a chance! Because yours would NOT be dribble, I know! Just checking in to see how you made out with Hanna. I hope there's not too much water. What we are hearing is high winds, but mostly flooding.....


Umpqua on 09/06/2008:
Maria, I just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you with the weather you've been dealing with. I know the Carolinas got hit hard, and I hope you and your loved ones are safe and your property hasn't sustained too much damage. Please check in with us when you can!



Maria7 - Wednesday Sep 03, 2008

Weight: 155.0

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 to you!

Today is another day of HURRICANE PREPARATION....lots of papers/photos/keepsakes/etc. to go through and decide what goes with us to the room we've rented to stay in during the worst part of the hurricane and what stays here, cause obviously, we can't take everything. I did get some necessary shopping done yesterday but today I've thought of other stuff that I have to go back to get...didn't even get anything to make sandwiches with...

On top of all this, it has now been announced to expect the electrical power be off during the hurricane and probably for a while afterward... How long? I sure don't know... May need to get some ice to put in a cooler...

I am SOOOOO NOT IN THE MOOD for this!!! If you've never been through a hurricane, BE GLAD! And I hope you never do!!! They are SOOOOO NOT FUN!

But my trust is in the Lord to take care of us.

Afternoon update: Did get some things accomplished today in preparing for hurricane. BUT STILL HAVEN'T FINISHED YET. I've had a bad sinus headache while out and about and while getting things done today. I did buy some peanut butter to take to room Friday nite and have already got into it!!! (Errrr-rrr!) I love the taste of peanut butter BUT it is fattening!!! (Or, should I say it is to me, cause once I get started, I eat lots of it!!!) I've felt a little nauseated off/on today also, so have not overeaten.

I have one large water-proof container filled with food and paper items and another large water-proof container filled with important papers, etc. and also have included Mom's most important papers and her Bible in that container, too. Now I have to pack our clothes and include a few extras.

The other day, I talked with the administrator over where Mom lives, who assured me it would be best for Mom to stay where she is than to try to bring her over here with us during the hurricane. I'm not entirely comfortable with that but I have to HAVE FAITH that all will be well. Mom is in a good sturdy brick building that is located within 2 miles of the best hospital in this area and she has lots of nurses attending her, so I think it is best she stay where she is, too.

Sister and I are to go get Mom and take her out for a while tomorrow...don't know where we'll go yet. I'm just hoping the headache is gone when we do.

I hope you're having a good evening.

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~Love, Maria~

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THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION YOU WILL EVER MAKE IN YOUR LIFE!!!

Jesus loves you, and He gave His Life for your salvation....and He is the only way to be saved! If you're not saved, TODAY is the DAY to repent of your sins and ask Jesus to be your Lord and Saviour...He's coming back...and it may be today!!! Get saved while you still have time!!! ARE YOU READY???

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. Amen.

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TheMother on 09/03/2008:
WOW! I cannot imagine (other than what I've seen on TV and read in the papers) how much damage hurricanes can do. I live in NJ and have been very fortunate in escaping most of the past hurricanes wrath. They are calling for some strong winds and rain Friday night into Saturday but that's the extent of what we'll be getting from Hanna. I'm sure you'll weather the storm being as prepared as you are. You're in my thoughts...


Soon2BThin on 09/03/2008:
Well, I sure hope that hurricane misses you. I can't imagine what that would be like. I always think of you when they show bad weather hitting that part of the country. I'll pray that you all will be safe.


thinnside40 on 09/03/2008:
I have been watching the weather channel and see so many disturbances in areas, it is just more prrof that there is an ALMIGHTY in control.... I get to thinking about the second coming and how REvelations is being played out as we have been told...

Try to rest a bit when you can.....


selina on 09/03/2008:
Hi Maria, I will be thinking of you! Stay well and safe...


glycrina on 09/03/2008:
Maria, please stay safe and take care of yourself. powerbars and bottled water!!


LaFemme_Loca on 09/03/2008:
I am praying that Hanna stays away... I have been thinking of you and the ladies in Georgia.... You have my prayers. Stay safe !!! *hugs*


thinnside40 on 09/03/2008:
I am sure that your mom's home has a good "hurricane safety" protocol... I know in this State it is mandetory, even for daycares, etc.... To have earthquake, hurricane, fire, flood, tornado or any other natural disaster evacuation plan....

Try to rest to rid of the H/A... Probably a bit of a "stress" going on too....

Prayers & Thoughts are with you!


thinnside40 on 09/03/2008:
I would probably take anything of utmost importance (legal documents, irreplaceable photos/papers/family history)...Basically anything that I wouldn't feel I could live without or needed to prove something someday only by documentation.... Just think what you are doing now isn't going to be necessary when the trumpet sounds and it will be nothing we couldn't have already prepared for, cause that is what we are suppose to be doing EVERYDAY of our life....One NEVER knows!


selina on 09/04/2008:
Wow! sounds like you are well prepared, although it seems like it's never enough, I imagine. Glad to hear your mom's place is safe and sound. Hope your headache dissipates... have a great day!


anewhb on 09/04/2008:
Been thinking about you and wtching hurricane reports on TV. Fingers crossed AND prayers!


thinnside40 on 09/04/2008:
Hoping your 'ladies day' went well..... and that you are able to get all done that you need to....


omahagrl on 09/04/2008:
I hope that this storm passes without any issues. Stay safe!!!



Maria7 - Tuesday Sep 02, 2008

Weight: 155.0

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 to you!

Today will be spent getting ready for the hurricane that is on the way here. A lot to do. Yesterday Hubby and I rented a room in town to stay in overnite Friday when the worst part of the hurricane comes through...as our home is surrounded by big trees...A big limb fell out of one onto my vehicle last December that I'd just a few minutes before stepped out of and was standing nearby when it happened and it did over $4000 damage to my vehicle...also we've had to have 2 trees taken down this year...Christians, we appreciate your prayers.

Also...re: Daughter...I've spoken of her previously in this journal (Aug. 29th) and in other journal that is currently offline (while I try to figure out how to fix it cause I downloaded some autumn decor that was actually some kind of spyware that took over that journal...I've worked on it off and on and still haven't figured out how to fix it)...Anyway, I have a very sweet Daughter and I love her very much...She works in town here but she resides in another town.

Okay...now to get some preparations done...I will check back in later when taking a break...hope you are having a wonderful day in the Lord!

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I picked up Daughter on her lunch break and brought her over here where she took a quick nap while I cooked her a pepperoni pizza...what she didn't eat, she took back to work with her. After taking her back to work, I went to a few stores in town and bought 2 large candles (pumpkin-scented) in little white country-looking crocks trimmed with black and they have lids to them...also 2 new flashlights with batteries (why buy batteries for the ones we have when you can get flashlights that come with batteries for cheaper than buying just batteries?)...Also bought some fresh fruit, scuppernongs and bananas...etc. Haven't even begun gathering important items together yet to take to room Friday...but got shopping list done...now to make a couple of calls to make sure other things are in order, including Mom's safety where she's at and what their procedures are concerning hurricanes...

I am exhausted (didn't sleep much last nite) and besides getting everything prepared concerning hurricane, still gotta cook supper for Hubby and prepare for tonite's music/singing practice at church...

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~Love, Maria~

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THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION YOU WILL EVER MAKE IN YOUR LIFE!!!

Jesus loves you, and He gave His Life for your salvation....and He is the only way to be saved! If you're not saved, TODAY is the DAY to repent of your sins and ask Jesus to be your Lord and Saviour...He's coming back...and it may be today!!! Get saved while you still have time!!! ARE YOU READY???

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. Amen.

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thinnside40 on 09/02/2008:
Cannot say much more than we will be praying for the storm to disapate & be mild to not cause much or any damage....


selina on 09/02/2008:
Maria, I have never been through a hurricane and can't imagine your aprehension now. It must be so freightening! I hope that all will be fine and it will go away without any damage.... I read your Aug 29 entry about your daughter, how can I have missed it? Maybe it was a late entry... I'm so sorry to hear she is also feeling the pinch of a bad economy. I hope all will straighten up for her soon.

Stores in Coppet: they are cute little stores that cater to the turists who come to the town by boat. The store next to the hotel is a florist - they have the most artistic flower arrangements there - they also cost an arm and a leg! I think you'd enjoy this little town!

Have a great week, hoping that the storm will be chased away....


WI3 on 09/02/2008:
Will keep you and your daughter in my prayers. I hope the storm blows out to water and stays away from landfall. Take care!


grumpy on 09/02/2008:
glad yo got to spend time with your daughter, hope all goes well to you guys.


selina on 09/03/2008:
Thanks, Maria - it is indeed nice to fit into old new clothes! I'm glad you are all prepared for the storm! Stay safe!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/03/2008:
gosh, i hope everything with your computer is better!



Maria7 - Monday Sep 01, 2008

Weight: 155.0

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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FALL IS IN THE AIR!!!

Hello to you!

I hope you're having a wonderful first day of September 2008!

Yesterday was church, eating out lunch buffet-style, and visiting Mom. Calories were okay...around 1700. Calories for Saturday turned out to be around 1700 also, as Hubby and I ate out supper buffet-style.

Today I picked up Daughter on her lunch break and we went through a BK drive-through and got some lunch and then sat at a table in a little park in town and talked a little before she had to go back to work.

Later, I went back to town and looked in one store...had a few things I was going to get (new set of sheets, a pack of new washcloths...both of these very needed...also fall interior decorations of 2 tableclothss with fall leaves decor on them, 2 fall leaves decor hand towels, and a fall leaves decor shower curtain...these decors things were things not needed) but I put them all back, except for a cheap pair of reading glasses I needed...Hubby and I are working on saving money for fall vacation, Lord willing. I've been very lax on spending on others and/or giving others money. Most of them have money to get what they need. They don't want to spend theirs or either they spend theirs and then expect me to compensate. This has gotten OLD with. My phone is OFF THE HOOK as I key!!!

Meanwhile, weather people on tv have been announcing that we, here in South Carolina are to within a few days get a HURRICANE!!!!!!!!...toward the end of this week! Hurricane Hanna is the name of it. The last time we had a hurricane come through here, about 20 huge trees were laid down on top of each other in the backyard, power lines and HUGE TREES were down and strewn across the roads, including public roads, it was something else!!! NOT FUN AT ALL TO GO THROUGH, EITHER!!! I am praying and trusting in the good Lord...hoping He will send it out to sea before it gets here! I ask you Christians to please help me be praying about this also.

Today's est calories: 1700

Visited Friend at her home (who was in the hospital)...she is still recovering at her home...Christians, please continue to pray for her.

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~Love, Maria~

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THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION YOU WILL EVER MAKE IN YOUR LIFE!!!

Jesus loves you, and He gave His Life for your salvation....and He is the only way to be saved! If you're not saved, TODAY is the DAY to repent of your sins and ask Jesus to be your Lord and Saviour...He's coming back...and it may be today!!! Get saved while you still have time!!! ARE YOU READY???

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. Amen.

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anewhb on 09/01/2008:
Hi Maria - looks like you have had two good days. GOOD JOB resisting the ice cream. You will see from my diary I have enjoyed myself, but all OK for now. You have my prayers for sending Hanna back to the sea!~ Boy I think my house mess is bad with the tree accident....can't imagine what a hurrican would do! God bless - let's talk next week.


thinnside40 on 09/01/2008:
Cannot imagine a hurricane...Our winds are scary at times, but something like that shall never be as fierce....

Your entry makes me want to drink a cup of hot cider!... I have 2 gallons left in the freezer from last November......

Have a wonderful evening and YES save that monies for a vacation!


lafemme_loca on 09/01/2008:
Hi Maria... I am with Thin... I can't imagine going through a hurricane. I will be praying for you and your home. I didn't know that you are in S.C. That is one state I would love to visit. I love the south but have never been... I want to see N.C., S.C. and Georgia sometime. As for your fall decorating... It is so nice. I love autumn, my absolute favourite season. I wish that we could actually have a nice autumn, but our climate doesn't really change that much. Oh well. I hope you have a wonderful day. *hugs*


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/01/2008:
sounds like you are doing really well. you never talk about your daughter...it must have been a good time :)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/01/2008:
hehe, i saw what you wrote on Lafemme's entry you never had starbuck's. actually, i consider the coffee too strong tasting...BUT it's everything else that is sooo good there. you know, the treats and other drinks! :)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/01/2008:
don't go to starbuck's, you'll get hooked. it's a waste of $.


cybermom4 on 09/01/2008:
Happy September to You too! Hope the hurricane goes the other way and you all stay safe!


thinnside40 on 09/01/2008:
YES ~ Converstaion with my brother was nice, but heartbraching at the same time... My Sis-in-Law has been having to go to infusion care every day for IV antibiotics...She has severe cellulitis in her legs, due to her what seems to be uncontrollable diabetes... Her blood sugars last week for a fasting test were over 600 (death or a coma for most people)...It is now running in the 300's...he is afraid that she may lose her legs, due to the continual infections and lack of circulation... She only has 1/3 of her pancreas and has been on the strongest narcotics for almost 12 years... The diabetes is something new this last 3 months.... Insulin is not doing much good.... She is only 45 years old..... He is too and recently learned he has polycystic kidney and liver disease compliments of 'Desert Storm'... He is a strong Christian man and you would never know they both have such health issues, cause he is always praising the Lord for his mighty blessings and thankful to just be alive... With my G'ma & those 2, plus my mom on her "self medicating fits" at times... Keeps us hopping, but thankful that we have such a close knit Christian family...

I had a great time shopping and enjoyed every drop of my coffee!!! : o )


selina on 09/02/2008:
Hi Maria! Sounds like you had a great day! This is the first time you mentioned your Daughter! Sounds like she is well and near you! Wonderful! Enjoy the fall weather and let's hope Hanna will stay away from your path! Hugs and smiles to you!



Maria7 - Saturday Aug 30, 2008

Weight: 155.0

...And whosover liveth and believeth in Me shall never die... John 11:26

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Hello to you!

It's a beautiful morning here in South Carolina....Hubby is working BUT he gets off EARLY today...YAYYYY!!!

Today I am at 155! Yayyyy!

I did get some walking done last nite on treadmill on elevation and cals yesterday were around 1300.

Today's plan, Lord willing: Get studying completed for tomorrow, then prepare for Hubby coming home early...depending on the humidity and temperature (been being high humidity and temps up to in the 90's), he and I (if he wants to and feels up to it) might go to the next town over to the flea market and walk around there a while. Then after that, we may either eat out (but may not since we plan to do that after church tomorrow and when we eat out it is usually buffet only), or go get a cup of coffee somewhere and sit and talk some. Yayyyy!

I hope you are having a wonderful day in the Lord! Don't forget to go to church tomorrow and worship Him Who is our Creator and takes care of us every day!!!

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Today's food (thank You, Lord) so far: coffee, 1 plain toast (100)...egg s/w, low-cal tea (250)...lf bologna s/w w 1/2 onion, low-cal tea (300)...Hubby and I ate supper buffet...so total est 1700 for day...

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Afternoon update: We didn't go to the flea market...when Hubby got home (out of the heat), the heat index was close to 100...and the humidity real high, too...so we are at home and Hubby is resting and I am going to be doing some further vacation research online...

I went into a store today and RESISTED my fav triple choc cone of high-fat ice cream at 440 cals...also resisted stopping at McD's and getting ice cream....Yayyy...Out with the old and in with the new habits! Working on lessening WHITE SUGAR a LOT...

Hope you're having a nice afternoon/evening!

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~Love, Maria~

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THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION YOU WILL EVER MAKE IN YOUR LIFE!!!

Jesus loves you, and He gave His Life for your salvation....and He is the only way to be saved! If you're not saved, TODAY is the DAY to repent of your sins and ask Jesus to be your Lord and Saviour...He's coming back...and it may be today!!! Get saved while you still have time!!! ARE YOU READY???

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. Amen.

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thinnside40 on 08/30/2008:
I wish we had flea markets here like that...My Uncle & Aunt go to ones in Tulsa and talk about how fun it is....... I guess I will suffice with the "thrifty" today.....

Have a super good time....

As for my chickies ~ I feed them oyster shell & layer crumbles.... They will begin laying soon, just have to be patient.... They are almost 5 months old and may be jumping the gun a bit in hoping for at least 1 egg before fall....

Again, have a super day!


selina on 08/30/2008:
WOW! I bet it was just water you were holding! Yayyy!

That flea market looks amazing, enjoy!

Horses - I went by the polo club today by bike and they were playing, again. I really like watching them and I found out that they are having a tournament tomorrow the whole day. I shall go there tomorrow sometime to watch, can't wait! Lot's of people, from all over Switzerland!

Have a great weekend! Hugs and smiles to you!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/30/2008:
hi girl! thanks for the inspiration! :)

have a good afternoon with hubby!


lafemme_loca on 08/30/2008:
YAY !!! That is so great 155! I am so excited for you ! Yay about resisting your ice cream !! I am excited for you ! The lowering your need on white sugar is a great idea ! I know it has helped me a ton ! May God richly bless you tomorrow. *hugs*


selina on 08/31/2008:
I stopped using sugar alltogether, not even sugar substitute, and I don't miss it at all! I guess it's just a matter of habit... Good luck! I think you'll like it. Now, I can "taste" the sugar in plain bread, rice, etc


biscottibody59 on 08/31/2008:
Thanks for your thoughts on my mom's passing. And for checking up on me--hope to update soon!

Take care!


mcwoo:) on 08/31/2008:
Well done on the lower number,Don't spend too much at the market.What willpower to resist that ice cream,take care,Julie


thinnside40 on 08/31/2008:
I didn't go "thriftying" yesterday either...Wound up going to town together as a family.... Hope your Sunday was a pleasant one.....



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