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
....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...??? 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!
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!
Who'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 outside my window all nite long!
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.
....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...Also, 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!
....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.
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.
....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!
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.
.... 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
Hope you are having a good day... Remember...every day with the LORD is a good day!
Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only 18 lbs to go!
Maria7 - Sunday May 10, 2015
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
We are having a rainy day from Sub-Tropical Ana today...
Have a cup of coffee?
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...
I ended today's eating with 1350 cals, so pretty good...
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.
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.