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Maria7 - Thursday Jun 11, 2015

Weight: 156.0

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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 photo island 154 canoe and cabin_zpsa7es5bk5.jpg

Good morning to you.  It is a beautiful morning here, sunny.

I am still here on Island 156 this morning.  Enjoying it, really, as I am down over 15 pounds since January of this year.  :-D

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

....If you read my entry yesterday, it will bring you up to date of what happened before yesterday afternoon.

After I received the food the Welcome Committee gave to me, I decided to go on a picnic around supper time.  I was very hungry and the fresh air was cool outside.  Only thing was...I didn't realize there were others going on a picnic at the same time...who lived in the forest around Island 156 cabin. 

As I walked through the woods, I met a couple of 'island cats' shall we say...???  photo island cats lion couple anim_zpsnaeb5jk1.gif They looked hungry but they let me pass.  I was thinking of returning back to the cabin but I walked on ahead toward a clearing by the water.  I set the basket of food down on the ground and walked a little ways up by the water and bent down and got a handful of it and put it on my face...so cooling and refreshing!  When I returned back to the basket, I found these 2!

 photo island raccoons on basket anim_zpsx1enk2yd.gif

They were just about to help themselves and I ran them off...chased them a good ways away!  Well...when I came back, this is what I found!

 photo island blk bear eating out of picnic basket anim_zpsbazovqvx.gifWho's going to run him off???

So...I decided to go back to the cabin...

I had a little food left at the cabin and I ate that...FISH....and it was good.  Then I decided to go to sleep...but I was awake most of last nite cause there was a hooting sound  photo island owl_zpszvkdbtbh.gifoutside my window all nite long!

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Hope you are having a good day...

Remember...every day with the Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 16 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/11/2015:
Love it Maria. Dangerous island you better be careful. lol Have a great day.

Maria7 on 06/11/2015:
Thanks...you, too! :-D


Umpqua on 06/11/2015:
You've got a diverse population on your island, haha. I bought tuna steaks and am having one tonight, can't wait!


liza36 on 06/11/2015:
Oh my, lots of adventures on the island!



Maria7 - Wednesday Jun 10, 2015

Weight: 156.0

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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Good afternoon to you.

  photo island bear w basket barrel anim_zpsaghcsatl.gif

Someone representing the Welcome Committee of Island 156 came by yesterday.  I was given a basket and a little barrel of foods.  I thought that was nice. 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

....I was happy to get the foods after rowing here to Island 156.  The basket contained fresh fruits and veggies....pineapple, canteloupe, even some apples... photo island basket of fruits anim_zpsq0hlqzat.gifAlso, squash, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, and green string beans.  The barrel contained FISH!  Yes!  Fresh fish!  So today and yesterday I had some of the foods and they were very delicious.  Once a person gets used to eating healthier foods instead of lots of sugared sweets, which has always been my food weakness, the healthy foods begin to taste better and better!

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Hope you are having a good day...

Remember...every day with the Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 16 lbs to go!

puddles on 06/10/2015:
Amen to that Maria. I always look forward to your posting wondering where the story will go. Have a great evening.

Maria7 on 06/10/2015:
Thank you. :-D You have a good evening, too.



Maria7 - Monday Jun 08, 2015

Weight: 156.0

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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 photo island 154 canoe and cabin_zpsa7es5bk5.jpg

Good afternoon to you.

 

Well, I finally arrived at Island 156. 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

....I rented this cabin on Island 156...how do you like it?  I rented it for a week but I can get a transferr to a cabin at Island 155 if I leave early to relocate to Island 155.  In the meantime, I've decided to do some fishing.  Anybody here like to fish?  This island has pineapple and watermelon, as well as potatoes, onions, and other healthy foods, so that suits me just fine.

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Hope you are having a good day...

Remember...every day with the Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 16 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 06/08/2015:
Good job! You can get to your goal!

Maria7 on 06/08/2015:
Thanks! :-D


puddles on 06/08/2015:
Congrats Maria. Love your stories. Yes I love to fish meet you on shore tomorrow morning. lol Have a great evening


Umpqua on 06/09/2015:
Good going, Maria, and I'd love to join in the feast :D


Umpqua on 06/09/2015:
Thanks also for the well wishes on my Dad. He's having his shoulder replaced so it *should* be a straightforward procedure and in and out of the hospital in only a few days. We're hoping recovery will be quick and he'll be back to driving and other regular tasks within a couple of weeks.


liza36 on 06/09/2015:
I know you'll get to your desired island! You're doing great.


biscottibody59 on 06/09/2015:
Excellent--enjoy your afternoon!



Maria7 - Saturday Jun 06, 2015

Weight: 157.0

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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Hello to you.

 

Weight today is 157.0, so no 156 yet....  Current bmi is 23.9. 

I've been busy today, cleaning and cooking...cooking food for today and tomorrow.  Hubby, Daughter, and I plan to have a cookout this afternoon.   We will be grilling out chicken.  I am preparing potato salad and green string beans to go with it.  Tomorrow after church, we will be having beef chuck roast with potatoes and onions baked together and also I am planning on baking a chocolate cake later today for tomorrow, too, to go with the roast. 

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....Looking to be relocating to Island 156 soon....

Make sure to HAVE FUN on your journeys, everyone...it's not all about a number nor a size, etc....but it is about enjoying each day the Lord has given to us!

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Remember...every day with the Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

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

puddles on 06/06/2015:
Yes it is about the journey and not the destination. Have a great day Maria


grannyannie on 06/06/2015:
Have a lovely weekend, Maria! Hang in there.


Umpqua on 06/08/2015:
It sounds like you had a great weekend planned Maria, I hope you enjoyed!


liza36 on 06/08/2015:
Yummy meals planned. Hope you had a nice weekend.



Maria7 - Friday Jun 05, 2015

Weight: 157.0

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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 photo island 157 canoe 1_zpsrekl5tzp.jpg

Good morning to you.

 

Well, this morning, I finally arrived at Island 157.

I lowered my calories a little lower and got more active and that helped some.  Current bmi is 24.0.

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

.... Well, more 'work' to do...Island 156 next....

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Hope you are having a good day... Remember...every day with the LORD is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

grannyannie on 06/05/2015:
Well done, Maria! :)


Umpqua on 06/05/2015:
Yay, congratulations!!


puddles on 06/05/2015:
Good to hear from you Maria. Congrats on the weight loss. Keep it up. Have a great day.


biscottibody59 on 06/05/2015:
Excellent--enjoy your weekend!

You're doing just great:-)



Maria7 - Monday Jun 01, 2015

Weight: 158.0

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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 photo island sunset 415 2_zpsr895jzmj.jpg

Good morning to you.

 

I am still on Island 158.

I've worked at getting to the next island, Island 157, but for some reason I've been in a 'maintain mode', it appears or shall I say...PLATEAU???....   My calories have been really good and I thought I would be lower by now, so I don't understand but I'll just keep working on it...  Current bmi is 24.1. 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

.... Meanwhile, I come here often and read your entries and I am so happy for all of you for your successes.  Keep on keeping on!  :-D 

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

Hope you are having a good day... Remember...every day with the LORD is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

puddles on 06/01/2015:
Keep paddling you will get to the other island. Your doing good. Have a good day.


biscottibody59 on 06/01/2015:
Glad to see you check in--hope you see your next milestone soon!

Maintaining is also good:-)

ps something just made me think of PastaGal for some reason--would be nice to hear from some of the "deep-deep" old members here.

StellaStarr (aka OnceAgain) was here for a minute, but no sightings of late--hope she reads and realizes we STILL don't bite:-)


Umpqua on 06/02/2015:
Maintaining is good, I know it's something we both struggle with!


liza36 on 06/04/2015:
Plateaus are hard to deal with, but keep doing what you are doing, and the scale will show it.



Maria7 - Saturday May 16, 2015

Weight: 158.0

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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 photo island sunset 415 2_zpsr895jzmj.jpg

Good afternoon to you.

 

I have finally 'arrived' at Island 158 today. 

I've still got a LOT of work to do but, Lord willing, I will get to Island 140 eventually.

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

Hope you are having a good day... Remember...every day with the LORD is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

grannyannie on 05/16/2015:
Well done at hitting another mark! Have a good weekend.


Umpqua on 05/18/2015:
Good work, Maria, congratulations!


biscottibody59 on 05/22/2015:
Congrats--enjoy your weekend!



Maria7 - Sunday May 10, 2015

Weight: 159.4

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

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Hello, everyone and HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY!

We are having a rainy day from Sub-Tropical Ana today... photo Raining and cat and teddy bear anim gif_zpsuhf1juzw.gif

Have a cup of coffee? coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hubby, Daughter, and I went to church this morning and left after Sunday School to visit Mom...she was doing much better, thank the Lord.  We took gifts to her and her roommate at the nursing home, which they liked.

After we left, we met with Friends, who are FAMILY to us, (Husband and Wife whom we've known and loved for many years), and the 5 of us had a very delicious, wonderful Mothers' Day lunch together at a very prestigious place.  The food was outstanding but the time all of us spent together was even better!

Weightwise, I weighed 159.4 this morning, so down a little more... nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

I ended today's eating with 1350 cals, so pretty good...

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.  Remember...every day with the Lord is a GOOD DAY!

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 45.6 lbs lost so far, only 19.4 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 05/10/2015:
Great calories, when I eat 1350 it's like a miracle - hasn't happened in a long time! Happy Mother's Day! Sounds like a great day with the family.


Umpqua on 05/11/2015:
I'm glad you had a wonderful family day yesterday, it sounds lovely!


biscottibody59 on 05/11/2015:
What a great Mother's Day out--enjoy your week!



Maria7 - Friday May 08, 2015

Weight: 159.6

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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 photo island red canoe 2015_zpsk8gj30au.jpg

Good afternoon to you.

 

I have finally 'arrived' at Island 159.   Today's weight is 159.6.  I have met my first 'goal', a goal I had many years ago before I regained some weight I'd lost and kept off many years, which at that time wayyyy back in 1998, my first goal was to weigh between 150-160.  It seems odd to be 'reachieving' goals again after having reached the ones that took the most work.

I've still got a LOT of work to do but, Lord willing, I will get to Island 140 eventually.

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

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On another note...we South Carolinians may be in for Subtropical Storm Ana over this weekend.

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

Hope you are having a good day... Remember...every day with the LORD is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 45.4 lbs lost so far, only 19.6 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 05/08/2015:
Hope the impact of the storm is minimal for you all!

Woo-hoo--congrats on the loss! Happy adventures to you on the new island:-)


puddles on 05/08/2015:
Congrats on the lost.


OhioRaven on 05/09/2015:
Good for you!



Maria7 - Thursday May 07, 2015

Weight: 160.4

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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 photo island canoe parked 2015_zpsxtapjnrb.jpg

 

Hello to you! I hope you are doing well.

 

As you can see, I am still here on Island 160. Yes, they 'usually' don't allow someone to stay this long but I found a job here on the island...chopping down trees and stacking wood, etc. So, they made an exception.

My current weight is 160.4 today...I've been doing real well with calories and working out a lot.

I should soon be leaving for Island 159.

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

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On another note...I visited Mom today. IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 She has been under the weather but I think she is getting better now that they know what is wrong and are treating her with very strong antibiotic injections.

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

Hope you are having a good day... Remember...every day with the LORD is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 44.6 lbs lost so far, only 20.4 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 05/07/2015:
Have a lovely day, Maria.

Maria7 on 05/07/2015:
Thank you, Annie. You, too. :-)


puddles on 05/07/2015:
Have a great day Maria.


Umpqua on 05/07/2015:
Well you're being productive and stacking firewood is serious exercise. I'm glad to hear your Mom is feeling better!


onceagain on 05/07/2015:
Nice to see you again Maria. Maybe you will remember me as the diarist "Stellastar "? I have never forgotten you. I am such a mess again that I am not sure that I'll have what it takes this time.



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