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Maria7 - Friday Jun 09, 2006

Weight: 155.5

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

Hello to you!!!

It is a gorgeous, sunny, warm day here in South Carolina. Thanks for all the comments about the flower photos in the yards. I planted some of the flowers and others were a surprise from the Lord. I think the wind blows sometimes and you get flowers at places you didn't plant them, but the Lord did...and He knows where to put them! This place was all woods when I moved here years ago...trees, trees, and more trees. But lots of trees (we still have plenty) have been cleared away long ago, and Hurricane Hugo took down about 20 trees in the back yard when it came through....

Today's Menu Plan, estimated calories:

Breakfast: I had a craving for 'fried bread' or 'flapjacks' or 'homemade pancake', as some might call it but I grew up calling it fried bread and so I measured out 1 tbs veggie oil in the frying pan, and then I measured out 1/4 cup self-rising flour in a cup and mixed in just enough water to make it into a mud-consistency paste and poured the batter into the hot frying pan with the oil in it and fried a little piece of fried bread...I put that on a plate and scrambled an egg and fried a 20 cal pc of ff bologna to go with it...then grabbing the syrup and a glass of water, went out on the front porch and sat there listening to the birds singing and smelling the sweet flowers while I had my breakfast...I saved just enough fried bread to go with about 1 tbs syrup...and that was my breakfast, 325 calories.

Snack: 2 cups watermelon, 100.

Lunch: 1 whiting fish and 1 and 1/4 cup okra, oven-baked, and 1 tbs ketchup, 200.

Snack: 1 chocolate fatfree fudgecycle ice cream, 100, and 1 large corn on the cob, microwaved, 200.

Snack: Another fatfree chocolate fudge cycle ice cream, 100.

Supper: 1 whiting fish and 1 tbs ketchup, 135.

Total Cals estimated today: 1160.

Today I'm having Russell Stover chocolate candies cravings....even thought about going to the store in search of some.....WHAT WAS I THINKING????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but I didn't do it....yet....but I can almost 'taste' the chocolate covered orange ones....yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum. (Later.....I didn't give in!)

Have a good day!

Remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 0.5 lbs to go!

smiley2 on 06/09/2006:
Hi there!

I love fried, bread aka flapjacks.....that wonderful oily bread taste with the sweet honey or maple syrup! Oh how i crave that now! Especially with TOM here hehehehe!

I say if you crave something, give in to a small amount of it, otherwise its going to come back and haunt you later. I love chocolate with orange, my favourite is the dark chocolate covered orange rind, the bitter and the sweet is just delectable!

Have a great weekend!

Wx


monet0239 on 06/09/2006:
HEY SWEETIE..i AM AT WORK.. EVERYONE LEFT ME..LOL.. SO i CAME TO READ.. HEHE.. i DONT HAVE ANYTHING ON MY EBAY RIGHT NOW.. BUT MY NAME IS MONET0329 ON THERE.. :).. I DONT ALWAYS SALE ALL THE TIME.. JUST EVERY NOW AND AGAIN..

HEY.. BEAT THAT CRAVING GIRL.. YOU CAN DO IT !!!.. HUGS AND HAVE A GREAT REST OF YOUR DAY :)


Soon2BThin on 06/09/2006:
When I was a kid in Ohio, fried bread, to us, was dipping a slice of bread in egg and frying it, which now I know as french toast. Funny how things are different in different parts of the country. Good job resisting those Russell Stover chocolate cravings. Sounds good though.


monet0239 on 06/09/2006:
Nope.. I dont have a web page.. just sale every noe and again.. :)... add me to your fav sellers.. and you can check every now and again hehe..

have a great night hun. lub ya..


fat_to_fit on 06/09/2006:
WOW! You are just doing SO AMAZING!!

I love those pink flowers!! SO PRETTY!!

You asked how tall I am? I am 4'11 :( Wish I would have atleast made it to the average of 5'2, but no such luck! How tall are you?



Maria7 - Thursday Jun 08, 2006

Weight: 155.5

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

Hello to you!!! Hope y'all enjoy the 4 flower photos below.

Today's Menu Plan: (Estimated calories.)

Breakfast: Grilled barbequed chicken thigh, no-skin, 200, 1 lite wheat bread, 40.

Lunch: 1 fatfree chocolate fudge cycle, 100. (Cause it was easy and I was busy.)

Snack: 1 Nutty Buddy ice cream, 210.

Snack: 1 banana, 100.

Supper: 1 grilled hamburger on bun with chili, ketchup, lettuce, lf mayo, mustard, onion, 300.

Snack: 2 cups watermelon, 100.

Snack: 1 large fresh ear of corn, microwaved, 125.

Late Snack: 1 nutty buddy ice cream, 210, and 1 banana, 100.

Total: 1485 calories.

Have a good day!

Remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 0.5 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 06/08/2006:
Hiya sweetie.. sorry.. today was a work day.. so nope.. no fun there..lolol.. then I went to my mil's with dh while he cut her grass.. then came home and talked to my friend Beth on the phone for an hour.. then a show came on I wanted to watch.. hehhe.. then I went to my low carb forum I am in.. and now.. here I am :).. the flowers are very pretty :).. thanks for sharing.. :)..

glad you had a great day hun.. hugsss..

have a great tomorrow as well.. lub ya


borntocry on 06/09/2006:
Very pretty flowers. Especially the daylily!


smiley2 on 06/09/2006:
Hi there Maria!

Thanks so much for sharing the pictures with us! The flowers are so beautiful, especially the rose, i love roses!! Did you choose and plant all the flowers yourself? You are really lucky to have such an amazing garden and the right soil for the flowers to bloom so beautiful! And now that you know how to post pictures you can even post one of yourself sometime :)

Have a great day and thanks again for going through the trouble!

Wx


Umpqua on 06/09/2006:
Gorgeous flowers Maria, thanks for sharing!!



Maria7 - Thursday Jun 08, 2006

Weight: 155.5

A rose I filmed in our back yard today....Happy Anniversary, Smiley 2...this rose is for you!!!

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 0.5 lbs to go!


Maria7 - Thursday Jun 08, 2006

Weight: 155.5

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 0.5 lbs to go!


Maria7 - Thursday Jun 08, 2006

Weight: 155.5

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!


Maria7 - Thursday Jun 08, 2006

Weight: 155.5

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!


Maria7 - Wednesday Jun 07, 2006

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

Hello to you!!!

It is a beautiful, warm (currently 82 degrees fahrenheit), sunny day here in South Carolina, with the birds singing sweetly in the trees, (we are blessed with lots of cardinals...red birds...and they are my favorite! also birds that sing lots of different beautiful tunes), the flowers in brilliant-colored bloom (orange roses, yellow lantanas, white sweet-smelling gardenias, orange and yellow daylilies, pink and yellow lantanas...these are some blooming in our yard)...and I hope it is a gorgeous day wherever you are, too!

I want to mention that I found this fantastic site that you might be interested to visit: www.calorie-count.com It even has a place where you can enter and keep track of your calories, etc. each day and has the calories in foods and different things like that.

Today's menu: (Estimated calories)

Breakfast: 1 lite wheat toast, 40, 1/2 tsp margerine, 20, 1 poached done egg, 80, 1 banana, 100.

Snack: 2 cups watermelon, 100.

Lunch: 1 large fresh microwaved corn on the cob, 125.

Snack: 1 chocolate fatfree fudge cycle ice cream, 100.

Supper: 2 grilled roasted barbequed chicken thighs, 400, 1 cup microwaved frozen-okra, 50, 1 chocolate fatfree fudge cycle ice cream, 100.

Total for today: 1115 calories.

Exercise: Walking and playing the piano.

Remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 12.5 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 06/07/2006:
hello Maria.. hugs..

glad your having beautiful weather..:).. today I woke up to thunder storms.. then rain.. then sunshine.. and now its getting gloomy again..lol.. Good Ol' Indiana weather..lol..

Cardinals are my fav bird as well.. :).. we have them all down our little road here.. and often in the yard.. :).. I bet your yard is just georgous.. :).. it sure sounds that way.. :)

have a wonderful rest of your day hun.. hugsss

and again.. so glad to have you back!!


monet0239 on 06/07/2006:
Hello darlin.. I didnt work today.. I just work Thursday.. Fri.. and Sat.. and yes.. I have the net :)..so tomorrow is a work day.. :) thats when I catch up on my reading..lol.. Hope you got to grill out tonight.. I love grilling out.. well, dh does it..lol.. so it helps me out with cooking.. but we usually just do it on the weekends.. :)..have a good Church service.. hugs


smiley2 on 06/07/2006:
Hey,

Once again you manage to paint such a beautiful picture in my mind....:) Your garden really sounds amazing.

Thanks for mentioning the website, i always look for places to keep track of what im eating. Also try www.fitday.com, dont know if you know about that one, but its also pretty cool, Monet told me about it.

And oh yea please post a picture of your garden, it would be beautiful to see!

Well have a great day!


oj'sgirl on 06/07/2006:
Oh it sounds so wonderful there. I have been to S.C. several times, Smoky mountains. We like to get there every year for vacation in the fall. It's such beautiful country. Its hot here in Texas, I wish I was there now! Blessings


sweet_tooth on 06/07/2006:
Thanks for your comments and encouragement. I checked out www.calorie-counter. Had a little trouble navigating, since it's a lot of stuff to read. I'll keep at it though.

Be encouraged!


smiley2 on 06/08/2006:
Hi there,

You asked about where i live. I live just outside the city of Cape Town. Its surrounded by a lot of suburbs and i live in one of them near the beach. The climate is very moderate where we are, never minus degrees in winter or snow. Winters will get up to 23 Celcius some days, but mostly in the teens and Summers will get up to 30 degrees Celsius. Not sure what that is in Farenheit, but its pretty warm. If you go higher up into the country you get the snow areas and also the thunder storm areas.



Maria7 - Tuesday Jun 06, 2006

Weight: 157.5

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

Hello to you!!!

I sure have missed you guys!!! The reason I haven't been on here is my computer took a dive off the sofa onto the floor a couple of weeks ago and Windows on it wouldn't work, so I sent off for a restore disk (one didn't come with this computer) and it finally arrived today and here I am!

I know I have a lot of reading to catch up on y'all! Anyway, all's well and I hope all's well with you, too!

A special thanks to those (Monet 0239, Biscottibody 59, and Smiley 2) who wrote to let me know I was missed.

Remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 2.5 lbs to go!

smiley2 on 06/06/2006:
Oh thank goodness you are all right! We were very worried since you updated each day and you arent one of the monthly updaters, so im relieved and happy that you are back!

Im also glad your computer is fixed again, that is my biggest fear, that my laptop would fall off my lap. Sometimes i even sit in the bathroom and use it lol, not in the bath, but you know what i mean hehehehe.

Glad you are back!


Umpqua on 06/06/2006:
Hi Maria, welcome back! I'm glad to hear everything is OK, I've been wondering where you've been. And I'm happy you got the Windows problem fixed.


monet0239 on 06/06/2006:
wO0O0OH0O0O0O AND PRAISE THE GOOD LORD!!.. I was so worried about you.. I prayed that you and your family members were ok.. and of course.. the good Lord comes there and here you are !!.. the sad thing about the enternet.. we find people we care about then.. something like this happens and we worry.. I do anyway.. I am a big huge worry wart..lol..guess I need to practice having Faith more huh.. :)..

anyway.. so glad your back :).. big big huge hugsssssss..

lub ya..:)


monet0239 on 06/06/2006:
Hello again.. :).. me and the kids played in the pool till 9:15 :).. then I came in and made a mock pumpkin pie.. hehe.. it was pretty good.. but the mock Danish is way better.. :).. so I sound like I am from the South hehe.. isn't it funny how we think people "sound" over these computers..lol. or how we can read someone mood.. I can do that well :).. our pool isn't a very big one.. but we all can play in it with plenty of room to swim around and I even do flips under water..lol.. we like to all go around in it the same way and make like a whirl pool.. hehe.. then you cant even stand up in it..lol.. it will knock ya over..lol.. but its all fun :).. it doesn't tale a whole lot to take care of it.. just the cleaners .. a skimmer.. and the filter.. not too bad.. Chris takes care of all the cleaners.. and me and the kids sweep it out so to say..lol..we don't have a deck built around it yet.. but we want to do that .. so that's something to look forward to :)..

I sure am glad your back.. :).. well, I think I will go for the night.. sweet dream and God Bless :)



Maria7 - Monday May 22, 2006

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

Hello to you!!!

Hope you've having a wonderful day today! And everyday is a wonderful day with the Lord!

Today's Menu:

Note: Back down the one I was up yesterday from the SALTY potato chips the day before.

Below cals are estimates:

Breakfast: 1 poached egg, 80, 1 lite wheat toast, no marg, 40.

Lunch: 2 cups baked okra, 100, 1 hash brown, 120.

Snack: 1 lg apple, 100.

Early Supper: 1/2 barbequed chicken breast, 150, and 1 lite wheat bread, 40, 1 small baked plain sweet potato, 150.

Later Supper: 1 s/w of lite pim cheese with 2 lite wheat bread, 200.

Today's Total: Don't know yet.

Remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 12.5 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 05/22/2006:
hello darlin.. looks like we both had bbq chicken tonight for din din :)..oh.. I tried that okra.. I didnt care for it.. or I made it wrong..lol..how do you make it again? glad your down that pound!!.. dern chips anyway heheh..

hugs sweetie


monet0239 on 05/26/2006:
Mariaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa... where are you sweetie.. I miss ya.. hope all is well.. hugssss and God bless:)


monet0239 on 05/28/2006:
:(.. WELL , IT WILL BE A WEEK TOMORROW THAT YOU WERE HERE LAST.. YOU HAVE ME WORRIED..I PRAY YOU ARE OK.. AND YOUR FAMILY.. PLEASE PLEASE GET BACK IN HERE TO EASE MY MIND :(.. HUGS MY FRIEND..


smiley2 on 06/05/2006:
Hi Maria,

Is everything alright? You havent updated in a while. Sometimes people do take sabaticles on here so i dont want to pester you with questions....but please let us know if you are allright, since your departure here was very sudden!



Maria7 - Sunday May 21, 2006

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

Hello to you!!!

Hope you've having a wonderful day today! And everyday is a wonderful day with the Lord!

We had a good worship service at church this morning....I'm eagerly looking forward to going back to church tonite!

Today's Menu: (Note: I'm up one today which I think is temporary due to the SALTY pototo chips yesterday.)

Breakfast: Banana, 2 toast (lite wheat bread with a little lf margerine)...est 300...

Lunch at Golden Corral Buffet: (Estimates) 1/3 cp Creamed potatoes w 2 tbs gravy, 2/3 cp corn, 2/3 cp rice, 1 & 1/2 yeast rolls, 1/2 container honey butter, 1 tbs. mac & chz, 3 tbs baked sweet potato, 1/5 fd chicken leg, chocolate icing off piece of chocolate cake, 1 cup vanilla soft serve ice cream, 1 tbs choc syrup, 1 tbs peanuts....1000 cals...

Snack: 1 banana and icing from a small snack cake....150 cals...

Supper: Barbequed chicken and 1 lite wheat bread....250 cals

Today's Total: Est. 1700 cals

I encourage you to go to a church near you tonite!!! Let's all worship the Lord! If you're not saved....remember...today is the day of salvation and Jesus is coming back! Are you ready???? He said that whoever who comes to Him, he will in no wise cast out. He is the ONLY way to be saved! He is the ONLY way to have eternal life!

So where do you go from here?

If you want to be saved, just follow these steps:

(1) Realize that you're a sinner...that you're not perfect...just like the drunk who doesn't think he has a drinking problem, we so often fool ourselves into believing we're "not that bad". The Bible says, "all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23). It also says "there is no one righteous, not one" (Romans 3:10).

(2) Repent of your sin...make a real commitment to turn 180 degrees around. You've got to want to leave your old, tired life behind. True repentance means not looking back, but looking ahead instead. Peter said "repent and be baptized, every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins" (Acts 2:38). If you're just buying into Christ like buying fire insurance, it's not going to work. You've got to stop going down the wrong road and turn around to have your sins forgiven.

(3) Receive Jesus as your Lord & Saviour...give control of your life to Him. The Bible says: "That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." (Romans 10:9).

The scriptures state that "every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord" (Philippians 2:10,11). Everyone will end up finding out who He is sooner or later. Don't wait till later! To receive Him, pray to Him right now! Let Him know in your own words that you are a sinner, that you repent and that you want Him to be Lord of your life. He's waiting& If you need help pray this prayer: God, I recognize that I have not lived my life for You up until now. I have been living for myself and that is wrong. I need You in my life: I want You in my life. I acknowledge the completed work of Your Son Jesus Christ in shedding His Blood and giving His Life for me on the cross at Calvary, and I long to receive the forgiveness You have made freely available to me through You Son, Jesus. I ask You to come into my life now, Lord. I want You to be my King, my Lord, and my Savior. I ask this in Jesus precious and Holy name. Amen.

If you've done this sincerely, then welcome to the Kingdom of God. You've just received something that no one can take away from you... Eternal salvation from hell, which is separation from God forever. You've just become a part of the family of God! WELCOME!!!

Remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 11.5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

gigi43 on 05/21/2006:
Maria -

I've enjoyed reading your entries and having you comment on mine, but I have to admit that I was a bit discouraged by this entry. Not only am I Jewish - so the "conversion" entry makes me cringe a bit - but I am also not sure that this is the proper forum for such die-hard religious comments. Everyone - especially me - diverts from diet-related topics, but to devote a whole entry to religion seems a bit inappropriate to me. Of course, this is just my opinion and I know I can always skip over your entries if they make me that uncomfortable; but I'd hate to miss out on your journey!

Julie


monet0239 on 05/21/2006:
hugs sweetie.. your Sunday lunches always make me say yummmmmmmmmmmmm... I made my family a desert today... its called dirt pudding.. made with oreos.. vanilla pudding.. whipping cream.. it looks so dang good heheh.. but I didn't have any.. yaya..later tater..


PetuniaPig on 05/22/2006:
Thanks for commenting on my new blog. It's great that you only have 3 more pounds. Keep up the good work!



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