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Maria7 - Thursday Oct 09, 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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No, Hubby and I haven't left on vacation yet...but plan to, Lord willing, very soon.

Hello to you!

Hope you are doing well.

I got on the scale this morning and it read 153.5. So...not gaining is progress...I can wear size 8, 10, or 12 currently. My size 8 levis jeans (my goal was to fit in them and wear them comfortably) I can wear for a while at home but too snug to wear away from home. (I am modest.)

I did get the pair of size 10 jeans (waist 30) through Ebay...really like them! Plan on wearing them on vacation for sure! (They are red leather levis jeans! Yes!)

Planning on getting Mom tomorrow and taking her a couple of places.

It has been a nice, relaxing, rainy day today...

Lots could be said as to why I've not been here at DD but I won't go into much detail...and NO it has nothing to do with any of you. You all have been wonderful. I will say this, just to vent....When you get close to someone and trust them and then for NO apparent reason they totally turn on you, it takes time to get back to where you were before they did that. I tried talking with the person to no avail. This has happened before with this same person...I foolishly thought it wouldn't happen again...I have problems with letting my guard down and totally trusting people, even people who have turned on me in the past...I am easy to allow myself to be gullible...Maybe one day I will learn....?

Well, this said, I hope you have a good nite/morning.

~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 10/09/2008:
Bless you Maria.... I can relate and have been keeping that guard up this time 'round with a certain person like you mention.... You can figure who it may be.... Since not walking together anymore or not occasionally even, due to totally different schedules and kid's activities just hasn't been possible.... Has really made things much smoother..... Some frineds are better to be kept @ arm's length and others closer than a brother/sister...Just hard to know when to choose which is which and with whom.....

You will be able to relax and enjoy your time with hubby... I will pray that will happen soon!


selina on 10/10/2008:
hi Maria, what a wonderful surprise! SO HAPPY you are back posting! Missed you bunches! Your weight also looks great! So sorry to hear about your not so ideal friendship.... I hope you'll have a great vacation soon!


skinnyjeans on 10/10/2008:
Have a wonderful day...you are doing great! Sorry your friend let you down...but keep your chin up. :)


mcwoo40 on 10/13/2008:
Maria,just passing to say hello,enjoy your holiday and write soon,Julie


selina on 10/17/2008:
Hi Maria! I imagine you are on vacation and having a great time!



Maria7 - Tuesday Sep 30, 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!

Above is a photo of one of Hubby's and my, Lord willing, upcoming soon vacation destinations. We like to do a lot of hiking (not camping) when we go on vacations. I know...you'd never guess it from the amount of exercise I do here at home!

Speaking of exercise, I REALLY did a lot yesterday...over a mile at the gym, also worked out with weights, then mowed some of the grass here at home and pulled some wild grass out the flower beds. I am feeling it today but still plan on at least a mile on treadmill here at home today. Was rewarded on scale this morning...back to where I was a few days ago...yayyyy!

Hope you are having a nice day!

Btw, re: yesterday's entry...watch is still working! I knew it would be! There is POWER in the NAME of JESUS!!!

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Afternoon Update: Did over a mile on treadmill...getting ready to leave for music and singing practice at church...Calories good for today...(about 1500)...

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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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biscottibody59 on 09/30/2008:
Have a good day!


thinnside40 on 09/30/2008:
Good Day to You!..... Congrats on the lower number too!!!!!!!!


lafemme_loca on 09/30/2008:
:-) *GIANT HUGS* (-: May God richly bless you this evening !!! And throughout tomorrow !!! :-)


thinnside40 on 09/30/2008:
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!

Looks like another good day uner yer belt! One belt that will be cinched tighter, cause ya have some great healthy days behind ya.... : o )


grumpy on 09/30/2008:
Hey Maria, my car uses gasoline and battery. when i am driving i use both depending on how much i am accelerating, etc and it ends up being super economic. google Toyota Prius and you will find. The car is more expensive, but you save a lot on gas, so it pays the difference in a year. :)


selina on 09/30/2008:
Hi Maria! Wow! Congrats on the lower number and exercises! I am so happy for you! Also, I love the photo you took, it's FANTASTIC! It makes me wander throught the path with my eyes and I can just imagine what comes around the curve... you must be so excited about going on vacation!

Flower - I asked my friend the same question, and she said she did buy it at the florist... can you make arrangements like that? I take classes on fresh flower arrangement once a month.

Have a great day!


greengirl on 10/01/2008:
Hi Maria, your vacation destination looks really pretty. My daughter and I went to Scotland this summer, and managed to get some pretty walks in. If I get the chance I will put up one of my photos so you can see where we were, near Loch Lomond :)


thinnside40 on 10/02/2008:
Hope you are busy packing and getting ready for that trip...... If we don't hear from ya beforehand..... HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!


anewhb on 10/09/2008:
Hey Maria - wondering where you are - hoping you are on vacation and having a great time. Beautiful pic above. God bless. Holly



Maria7 - Monday Sep 29, 2008

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

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Hello to you!

It is a beautiful cool, (68 degrees fahrenheit) sunny morning here in South Carolina! I hope you are having a nice day!

Watching calories has not been at its best but I am back on track as of yesterday. I've 'got' to be back on track now, as I ordered those pretty jeans I mentioned in my last entry and I want them to fit! They are a waist size 30 which equals a size 10. I am excited about their arrival!

Yesterday Hubby and I went to church, then after church, we ate out buffet (I was real good), visited Mom, his Brother, and our Friend, who is back in the hospital (the one that was in the hospital a few weeks back)...Christians, I ask you to please pray for them.

Saturday I went and got Mom and took her to the Farmer's market where I bought her anything she wanted, which was a little pumpkin and some red grapes. (I washed the grapes before she ate a few of them.) We had a wonderful time together, just her and me, and she said she felt like I'd taken her to the fair. There were pretty orange pumpkins there, and lots of flowers and pretty veggies as well that we took our time looking at. There were a lot of people there but not overcrowded and I wheeled her around from one end of the market to the other (our local market is real large). She and I sang songs together to our favorite island music in the vehicle as we were riding after we left and we rode around a while. She wanted a sweet tea and a bottle of water and I got her that. We had a real happy time together.

Hubby and I are getting more and more excited as we look forward to, Lord willing, leaving on vacation soon. I think this will be the longest vacation he and I will have ever taken together. We are planning, Lord willing, on going to the mountains, which will be our second trip to the mountains, for half of the vacation and to the beach for the other half, which will be a l-o-n-g drive from one to the other. That is, unless we decide to spend all the vacation in the mountains. Hubby said we will decide after we get to the mountains which one. (I vote beach so far!)

Well, I 'did' walk 1 and 1/3 miles last week...I know..not much to you seasoned athletes...but a LOT for me! I may go to the gym today and get a good work out done. Right now I am washing clothes as I key and have a little more housework to do first before I leave, that is if I don't decide to just walk on the treadmill...I might mow the grass today, too.

Hope you are having a wonderful, happy day in the Lord!

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Afternoon update: Went to the gym and did over a mile on the treadmill there, including some on incline and worked out with weights, too. Considering mowing the grass later...

Food today so far: Breaky: Coffee 25 Brunch: Salad with lettuce, tomato, onion, sunflower seeds, red grapes, canteloupe, a little ti dsg, and 8 wheat thins...700 cals est...low-sugar sweet tea 50...775 cals est as of 1:30 pm.

Exercising comfort zone: I sat on a bench on the public square for a little while...lots of traffic goes around the square.

My watch quit working that I'd just bought a new battery for last week...took it to the jeweler while I was up town who told me the battery was fine, said it was the watch had quit working...I asked her to put another battery in anyway...she said she tried that and the watch still not working...so I went to a different jeweler on the other side of the public square and was told the same thing. As I sat on the public square bench, I said "In Jesus Name, work!" to the watch and tapped the watch against the cement bench I was sitting on 3 different times and guess what???????????????? My watch starting back working and still is working fine!!! Thank You, Jesus! THERE IS POWER IN JESUS' NAME!!!!!

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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 09/29/2008:
Sounds like a nice busy weekend..... Weather here has turned back to the high 80's of a day... Have to dress warm in the a.m. when the temps are in the low 30's upon rising, but change into cooler attire as the day progresses...

Have a super Monday!


greengirl on 09/29/2008:
Hi Maria, sounds like you had a great day with your mom on Saturday :) Your trip sounds wonderful, I would be spoilt for choice as I love the mountains and the beach!! By the way, if it was 68degrees here we would be saying it was a hot day, not cool. Lol!! Have a good week :)


thinnside40 on 09/29/2008:
Whatsoever you ask in MY name saith the Lord!....... YEA!!!!!!!!!!


thinnside40 on 09/29/2008:
"going to the fair ?".... Probably not.... Meg will be going with her class from school on Thur.... It is just too expensive... $9 a head just to get in and the rides are ridiculous prices.... Haven't went for the last 3 years... WE do something else with the kids like go to a hay maze that has a petting zoo, get a pumpkin each and just have a good day... That will be coming up within the next couple weeks......


selina on 09/30/2008:
Enjoy your cool days and beautiful fall weather. Good job on the exercising, Maria! You must be so excited about the vacation coming up! That watch story was something!



Maria7 - Thursday Sep 25, 2008

Weight: 154.5

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!

It is a rainy and windy day here in S.C. A tropical rain and wind system from over the ocean has come inland. But I'm cozy inside with my morning mug of coffee.

I plan on getting on the treadmill again today, did a 'whole mile' yesterday...yayyy! A lot of you are sure inspiring me!

Hope you are having a blessed day!

Evening update: Did 1/3rd mile on treadmill today...not much but will have to do...made Hubby's homemade country ham biscuits and put them in sandwich packs of 2 in the freezer for him to carry a pack a morning with him for his breaky...fixed egg salad s/w's for ladies church meeting tonite...went to ladies church meeting and only had about 400 cals so did better than I usually do...for a total of about 1900 cals for today (I think)...

Now considering bidding on a pair of jeans on ebay again (someone else has REALLLLLLLY upped the bids I bidded earlier by bidding higher!!!) that may be too small for me if I win them...errrrr!!!...I've already bought 2 pairs that are wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy tooo small...but I am thinking optimistically tonite and therefore may go for these beautiful jeans I found!

Hope you're having a nice evening/morning! Smile!

~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 09/25/2008:
Ohhh... I love rainy and windy days, especially with a nice cup of coffee in my hands... Have a great day! Don't miss looking below for the explanation of Nordic walking poles...Hugs and smiles to you.


thinnside40 on 09/25/2008:
Coffee and treadmilling sound terrific!....

Good Day!


anewhb on 09/25/2008:
Our KY weather is great, Maria. I hope SC weather evens out soon. Good job on the treadmill and that sweater you found with the animal print collar sounds like something I'd like.


grumpy on 09/25/2008:
hey maria, enjoy the rain, can be nice for a relaxing afternoon. xo


thinnside40 on 09/25/2008:
Spinach~ I bought a bunch of red leaf & head lettuce to mix with it at first... Honestly in my adult life I had to learn to like brocolli, cauliflower, cabbage and a few other things now that I couldn't live without......

If the listing has all the measurements for length & waist that sure does make it easier to decide...

Good Evening!

BTW ~ A little treadmill IS better than none!..... =)


biscottibody59 on 09/27/2008:
Have a good weekend! Good going on the treadmill!


greengirl on 09/27/2008:
Hi Maria, I'm back here again and happy to see your cheery page. Now you have made me want a coffee, but I will be sure to sweeten it with low cal sweeteners instead of sugar. Have a great weekend :)


selina on 09/29/2008:
I hope you had a great weekend!



Maria7 - Wednesday Sep 24, 2008

Weight: 154.5

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!

Today has been a beautiful sunny, cool (what, cool??? yes!) day here in S.C. After walking a mile on incline on the treadmill, I went and got Sister and she and I went shopping at the thrift store in the next town over. She was looking for a beautiful dress to wear to church...I found a gorgeous one that was green with cream-colored lace trim which she got...I bought her a beautiful cream crocheted cape to match with it for the cooler weather that has come in... She was very happy over them! I also bought her a pretty t-shirt. For myself I found a nice brown sweater with a fake-fur leopard collar (2 dollars) and a matching brown like-new pocketbook (2 dollars). After we left the thrift store, we went and got Mom (who'd had a doctor appointment earlier where she resides) and took her to KFC and I bought her what she wanted...sweet tea, strawberry shortcake, and a bottle of water. Sister had bought Mom a very beautiful 100% silk scarf with the price tags still on it at the thrift store earlier and a pretty fabric picture of cats and a sunflower that Sister gave Mom. Sister put the fabric picture up on Mom's wall by Mom's bed for Mom to enjoy looking at. After we three rode around a little and talked some, Sister and I took Mom back home. Then I took Sister back to her home and I came home myself and got ready and Hubby, who'd already gotten home from work, and I went to church together tonite.

So we are back home now and here I am keying to you. Hope you've had/are having a nice day/nite/morning.

~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 09/24/2008:
Sounds like a very nice full day with your sis & mom....

Good Night's sleep to you!


Jen40 on 09/24/2008:
Sounds like a wonderful day!!!


selina on 09/25/2008:
Hi Maria! I'm so glad you had a wonderful time with your sister and mom. Good job on the treadmill!


omahagrl on 09/25/2008:
Days like this always make me know what is truly important in life. It is not money or how skinny I am or what material things I have but being able to spend the time with loved ones. I love your entry as it makes me want to call my sister and do some thrift shopping. have a wonderful day!


selina on 09/25/2008:
Hi Maria! Thank you! Hope you are having a great day!

Nordic walking poles are just like skiing poles that you use for walking. Because you push yourself forward with the poles while you walk, you can go much faster and without hurting your knees. They are great when you go uphill, you can go really fast. I also run using the poles, it's really nice and gives you stability. Here in Switzerland, just about every other person walking for fitness use the poles and they usually look good/fit. I looked for the poles at an REI store in the USA, but they were too expensive, about $100, and they had only 2 pairs available!!! I guess there is not much demand, there. I bought them here in Switzerland (where everything is much more expensive, usually) but they cost me only about 15-20 dolars a pair, on sale. I bought 2 pairs, just for fun - just in case anybody wanted to come walking with me...



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!!!!



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