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Maria7 - Tuesday Aug 06, 2013

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

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, Friends.  coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Drinking a mug of black coffee over here...have some?

Well, I'm up even more now (157.0) on the scale.  I guess having 3500 calories yesterday (mainly last nite) didn't help any...

 nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

Okay...

2 large scrambled eggs (160c) with cheese (100c) in oil (100c) and though I'm drinking black coffee now (10c?), I had coffee with the usual sugar and creamer (30c) earlier... so we're looking so far today at....400 calories.

 

1 cupful scuponong grapes photo Scuppernonggrapessmaller_zpsc6f522c5.jpg ...(100c)...total so far today...500 calories.

I'm still recovering from carb overload last nite, to put it mildly...you know...that 'foggy' feeling....when you know you had too much sugar in your system?  But at least today I can say that so far, I am trying....

1 large baked hamburger patty,  onion, ketchup and mustard...(400c)

Lots of cold water...(0c)

Total for day so far....900 calories.

2 cups full of green string beans (100c)...

Today's calories total...1000 calories.

I think I'm done for the day...yes, a little low calories total, but I had 3500 calories yesterday.  :-)

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I visited Mom and her Roommate  photo MomampRoommateAugust2013_zpsa6942599.gifat the nursing home about 1.5 hours this afternoon, nice visit. 

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Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567is continuing to feel better,  as he has been recovering  from a summer cold he had.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

OhioRaven on 08/06/2013:
Nice picture, Maria.


biscottibody59 on 08/06/2013:
I wish you well in getting back after your goal! Glad to hear your mom is doing so well too:-)

RYC: thanks--I could be doing better, but holding my own (to some extent) also has its merits.

ps in case you missed my comment back to you (in my diary) here's the forum entry explaining that entries older than 10 days old WON'T allow comments:

http://www.dietdiaries.com/forum-readmessage.cfm?messageID=6012&category=DD%20website%20what%27s%20new&categoryID=2011


hollybelle on 08/06/2013:
Well, I caught up with your posts from yesterday and today. ALl I can say is I had lost my INCENTIVE, too - thought it would never reappear - but guess what - it HAS! We have been down the road so many times and thank goodness for this site and our friends here! You can do this - just keep working on it a little at a time. I began in June, but didn't get going really until after 4th of July and I am getting back into my smaller (but not smallest) clothes already! It is August and I am jealous as you get your scuppernongs before I do here! I go almost every day to look for them at the fruit and vegetable stand! I CAN'T wait for them to appear!


V on 08/06/2013:
Happy to hear that you are having a blessed day <3 RYC yes it has been raining on and off all day here and it is very humid :( Hope it isn't the case for you..Good evening friend :)


grannyannie on 08/07/2013:
Nice to see you, Maria! :)



Maria7 - Monday Aug 05, 2013
(Every Calorie Counts)
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

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

 

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 nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello, Friends.

I recently got to goalweight AGAIN (140.0) only to regain back up AGAIN to where I started at (155.0) when I first came here to Diet Diaries in December 2000.  At that time, I had lost 50 pounds two years before, in 1998, having gained up to 205 as my highest weight before that, and was working on getting to 140 goalweight, which I did within a few months after coming to DD.  Well, I have now lost count  of how many rollercoaster times I've gotten to goalweight and then allowed it to get away, including this recent (March 1st of this year) time.  I am still 50 pounds less than my highest weight but I take little consolation in that. 

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

So, I have LOST MY INCENTIVE as recently, I averaged 1245 calories per day for 11 days and did lots of extra walking and this only got me down -4 pounds, which I felt was not worth it.  I really did.  And I gave up!  So, I regained that weight and more.  I can't wear my 'skinnyjeans' and refuse to wear my fatjeans, so I wear what I call 'old woman elastic waisted pants'....  Doesn't do much for the morale...But still this is no incentive, either.  I know I need to 'get with it'...but I don't care.  I eat mindlessly and even when not hungry.  It is like if I think of food, I just mindlessly go get something to eat and nevermind the calories or anything and just eat it. 

So...I'm back here again...for inspiration...although getting me inspired again will surely take some doing!

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 MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 is still at the nursing home and has improved to where she got back into her favorite hobby, drawing pretty pictures.

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Hubby,LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 who had a summer cold is much better now.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

V on 08/05/2013:
Welcome back Maria :) I missed ya! So good to hear you Mom and hubby are doing well.. I am sure you will row right back to 140 Island soon <3 Have a good evening :)


Umpqua on 08/06/2013:
It's good to see a post from you! I've appreciated your comments but the DD wouldn't let me comment back on your older entries. I'm glad everyone is doing well and I know you will get back on track. You always do!



Maria7 - Friday Mar 01, 2013

Weight: 140.0

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

 

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

 

Good morning to you! ...

Beautiful, sunny, cool morning here in SC.

I read some in Acts in the Bible this morning. 

I also threw out some bread for the squirrels and birds and saw some squirrels have their breakfast.

Scale weighed me at 140.0 this morning, which is my goal weight.

Hubby reminded me that he will be working a little late today, before he left for work this morning.  He is supposed to have tomorrow off but we shall see....  If so, we plan, Lord willing on going out to lunch together.  :-D

Springtime is right around the corner!  Smile!

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063013 Update:  Hey everyone...been reading entries this afternoon.  Aunt 
(Mom's Sister) Auntanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567 is in hospital...please pray a special prayer for her.  She is very near and dear to us.  An Aunt (one of Daddy's Sisters) passed recently.  She was near and dear to us, also.  Hope you are all doing well.

070813 Update:  Hello again...been reading entries tonite.  My Aunt (in the hospital) is improving.  Thank you for your prayers!

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

 

Hope you are having a good day. Every day with the Lord is a GOOD day!

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 03/01/2013:
Have a lovely weekend, Maria!


OhioRaven on 03/01/2013:
Thank you for sharing the scriptures. Keeping Mom and them in prayers. God bless you guys.


Puddles on 03/01/2013:
Have a good weekend and hope you get to go for lunch with hubby.


Supercheese on 03/01/2013:
Have a great weekend maria!


V on 03/01/2013:
Hey Maria :) Sunny and very cool day but it was a good, hope yours was the same!


sailingeagle on 03/04/2013:
What a beautiful page! Thank you for sharing Scripture and the pretty picture!! :)



Maria7 - Thursday Feb 28, 2013
(Every Calorie Counts)
Weight: 140.0

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Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!


Maria7 - Tuesday Feb 26, 2013

Weight: 140.0

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, Friends.

Hope you are having a wonderful day in the Lord.

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It has been a chilly, rainy day today. Nice. 

 

I visited our Daughter today.  She hasn't been feeling well.  Please remember her in prayer.

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I visited my Aunt Auntanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567also.  She seemed to be doing real well, thank the Lord.  Her Son, my Cousin looked like he was doing very well (recently in the hospital).  Please pray for my Aunt's Caregiver...she hasn't been feeling well.  Thank you for your prayers.

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I came back home and cooked supper... cubed steak with rice, gravy and onions, and green beans.  I also got some clothes washed.

 

Later I visited Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567and her Roommate at the nursing home.  They both seemed to be doing well, too, thank the Lord.

 

 

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

V on 02/26/2013:
Have a great evening Maria :)


Puddles on 02/26/2013:
I hope you have also had a great day.


Umpqua on 02/27/2013:
Thanks for checking in on me, Maria, I am feeling better today> I hope you have a good one!


lolla on 02/28/2013:
Praying everybody feels much better soon!!!



Maria7 - Sunday Feb 24, 2013

Weight: 140.0

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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Churchsmallgifanim081010.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

Hello and happy Sunday to you!

Beautiful day here. We're currently having partly sunny and partly cloudy-looking outside and the temperature around 9 a.m. EST is about mid 40's fahrenheit.

Hubby and I are looking forward to attending this morning's church service.

MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567has been doing better but please remember her Roommate, who hasn't been feeling well, in prayer.  We plan to visit them this afternoon.

 

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Hope you are having a good day. Every day with the Lord IS a good day. Is He your Lord and Saviour? I hope so, cause He sure is mine! If He's not your Lord and Saviour, today is the day of salvation and there is NO TIME like today to make it right with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Believe on Him, repent of your sins and ask His forgiveness. It is that simple.  He has already paid the price for your salvation and eternal life with His blood and His life on the cross.  I believe we are living in the last days and many will wish one day that they had chosen to believe in Him and live for Him while they were here on earth to do so!  Jesus loves you very much and He is waiting for you to reach out to Him if you have not done so already.

 

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Puddles on 02/24/2013:
Have a great day Maria


getmebackto150 on 02/24/2013:
Have a great day:)


biscottibody59 on 02/24/2013:
Have a good day there!

RYC: Thanks, but it's just become a routine in the last 10 years or so, like anything else I guess.


V on 02/25/2013:
Hello Maria :) Hope that you had a wonderful weekend!


Umpqua on 02/25/2013:
Thanks for your kind words, I hope you had a nice weekend!



Maria7 - Saturday Feb 23, 2013

Weight: 140.0

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

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

 

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Good morning, Friends.

We are getting some good rain over this way.  It is a good soaking rain that began yesterday and I thank the Lord for it.  :-D

Having a cup of coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567over here while looking out the window at the rain coming down, which is heavy rain off and on.  I saw a lovely, red-breasted robin a little earlier and  threw out some bread for the birds and squirrels, which is about totally gone now, hehe.  I see birds flying about in the treetops, as I am looking out the window now.  They are easy to see with the tree leaves gone for the winter...but SOON it will be SPRINGTIME, hehehe!  And the pretty green leaves will be back on the trees again.  :-D  Even though it is raining, the birds are happily singing.  I love to hear them sing!  :-D

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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

I visited  MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 at the nursing home yesterday and she appeared to be in good spirit, with a gorgeous smile on her beautiful face.  Her Roommate, however was not feeling well and I ask you to please pray for her. 

 

 Today my Sister Sisterstandingtippinghatanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567plans to visit and spend time with our Mother, so I don't plan to visit Mom today, so Sister can have some special private Daughter-Mother time with our Mom. 

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 I have plenty to do here at home.  I plan, Lord willing, to go through closets, cabinets, and drawers, cleaning them out and setting aside things to sell. 

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HubbyLargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 is working today.

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Hope you have a blessed day in the Lord.  Remember...every day with the Lord is a GOOD day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 02/23/2013:
Praying for Mom's friend. Enjoy the birds and squirrels.


biscottibody59 on 02/23/2013:
Sounds like another good day all-around--enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Puddles on 02/23/2013:
Enjoy your comments and your postings. Starts my day on the right foot. Thank you and have a wonderful day Maria. We are blessed.


V on 02/23/2013:
No rain so far and would LOVE to keep it that way :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!!



Maria7 - Friday Feb 22, 2013

Weight: 140.0

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

Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am: that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me:  for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.  John 17:24

 

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Good morning, Friends. 

Having a cup of coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567over here while looking out the window at the rain coming down.  We're getting a good soaking rain.  That will make the flowers bloom beautifully, which have already been coming up over here.  So exciting!  :-D

 

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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Think I'll go visit MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 at the nursing home in a little while after I tidy up the house.  I didn't visit her yesterday but I did, thank the Lord, sell all the things I took with me to sell when I left the house...(that I mentioned in my yesterday's entry)...and got a fair price for them all, too.  :-D  Think I'll soon go through the closets and find more to sell...  Also, I have dishes that have not been being used much... 

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HubbyLargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 and I picked up a friend yesterday evening and we three went to the Memorial Service for our friend who recently went to be with the Lord.  All the Ministers at the service did an exemplary job, as well as a close neighbor, who read a touching poem about our friend.  Our friend was a very special, caring, loving, generous, Christian person.  You don't find too many people like that these days...  A one-of-a-kind person you may as well say...one who wouldn't think twice to help a friend in need...and I must add...help for free (cause in today's society, even some friends have prices for their help)...

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Hope you have a blessed day in the Lord. Every day with the Lord is a GOOD day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Puddles on 02/22/2013:
Wishing you also a great day.


biscottibody59 on 02/22/2013:
You're as steady as a rock there--keep on keepin' on!


OhioRaven on 02/22/2013:
God Bless you, Maria.


V on 02/22/2013:
RYC that is great that you are doing your workouts consistently as well..LOL Maria if you haven't figured it out yet, working out is a part of my every day routine, no exceptions and not stopping :) Hope that you have a wonderful evening <3



Maria7 - Thursday Feb 21, 2013

Weight: 140.0

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 morning, Friends. Having a cup of coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567over here. Have some?

 

 

 

It is a sunny, nice morning here in South Carolina.  Earlier I sat by the the window in the dining room at the table and had breakfast and read in the Bible. 

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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Now I've been getting up some things to take to a local flea market to hopefully sell this  morning.  Nothing I need to keep.  Things that haven't been being used.

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HubbyLargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 just called on his break at work to say hello.

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I may visit MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 later today.  We had a good visit day before yesterday.  She and her roommate seemed to be doing some better.

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Hope you have a blessed day in the Lord. Every day with the Lord is a GOOD day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 02/21/2013:
Enjoy your afternoon:-)


Puddles on 02/21/2013:
Have a great day Maria. Yes a sunny day makes everything better.


V on 02/21/2013:
Hope you had a wonderful day Maria :)



Maria7 - Wednesday Feb 20, 2013

Weight: 140.0

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

 

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.  Greater love hath  no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.  John 15: 12-14

 

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Good morning, Friends. 

It is a bright, sunny morning here in South Carolina, with the birds singing happily in the trees over here.  You would think it is already springtime, hehehe!  I threw out some bread and lots of squirrels came to breakfast a little while ago...usually the bluejays get to the breakfast first.  There was one bluejay that came and perched nearby the window that I was looking out of.  It looked so beautiful. 

  As usual, having a cup of coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567over here. 

I've been reading in John in the Bible this morning and put one of the scriptures I read up above the picture again.  In chapter 15, Jesus is telling us to abide in Him, to obey his commandments, to love one another and to bear much fruit in Him.  He says if we abide in Him, He will abide in us and we will bring forth much fruit.  He reminds us of His wonderful love He has for each of us, in that He gave His life for us so that we may have the gift of eternal life through Him.  What a blessed Lord and Savior He is!  And I thank Him!  :-D

 

Thank you for your prayers for our Daughter whom I visited again yesterday and she was MUCH BETTER.

 

I also visited Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567and her roommate yesterday and they are doing better, as well.  Thanks again for your prayers for all.  Jesus tells us in verse 7 of John 15, 'If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you'.

 

I have another prayer request.  We got a call yesterday that another friend's husband has passed.  Both of them dear, sweet friends.  This is two friends who lost their husbands, unexpectedly, within the past 3 and a half months.  Please remember them in prayer.

 

Also, I talked with Sister Sisterstandingtippinghatanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567yesterday and she sounded stronger and said she is doing much better.  :-D

 

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Hope you are doing well and having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Puddles on 02/20/2013:
Our prayers will help. I enjoyed your picture that is the Monet bridge in his gardens. I have been there. Brings back good memories. Thank you Marie. Have a great day.


IndependentEm93 on 02/20/2013:
Have a great day!


supercheese on 02/20/2013:
Prayers are being sent. Miss carolina weather so much! Have a great day maria!


V on 02/20/2013:
Happy to hear your daughter is doing better :)



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