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Maria7 - Friday Aug 22, 2008

Weight: 0.0

And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die.... (John 11:26)

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Hello to you!

I went and got Sister this morning and we went and got Mom and took Mom shopping (Mom had said she wanted to go shopping for a new pocketbook). I bought her a nice white one that she picked out. Then she decided she wanted a new jacket and picked out a pretty white one with a hood and I got her that, too. After we left the store, the three of us went to BK for lunch...we ate inside the vehicle in the parking lot again. After we finished eating, we rode around a while in the pretty countryside. Later, after Sister and I took Mom back home, Sister and I went shopping at a thrift store. I got Sister and her Hubby a jogging outfit each. I found for myself a cute red bandana top for summerwear and a nice tweed orange/brown lined jacket for churchwear.

I took Sister home and I went and bought Hubby a nice new watch with a calendar to surprise him with which he really likes.

For Hubby's and my suppers, I cooked bbq'd chicken and slaw. I'd already bought individual small banana puddings for desert.

Today's food (thank You, Lord) has been...coffee, tea, BK whopper jr, 2 bbq'd chicken breasts without skin, slaw, small banana pudding, scuppernong grapes, and popcorn.

I hope you have had/are having a wonderful day in the Lord!

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

~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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Jen40 on 08/22/2008:
Sounds like a wonderful day. :O)


thinnside40 on 08/22/2008:
RE: Chenille Spread ~ It is Ecru.... I have several in that color and a couple white... one that is butter yellow and currently on my bed, then one that is a avacado green...The ones I have are all different patterns and some are popcorn, some are flat, just none the same.....

So, sounds like your day was a good one with girl time and finds at the thrist store are wonderful!

Have a good evening!


Beth201P on 08/22/2008:
Have a wonderful weekend. ((hugs)) my friend. God Bless


selina on 08/23/2008:
Hi Maria, what a great day you had! Your mom seems to be quite shopper! And you did so well, too! I LOVE the food you cooked for supper, Yummm. Have a wonderful weekend!


hollybelle on 08/23/2008:
Hey, Maria - good day - I loe BBQ cicken YUM, YUM. Question for you - the scuppernog grapes - do you eat the skin. I don't. Too tough for me. I just bite the top, spit out (sorry) the seeds and eat the pulp. Just curious, cause you said they were chewy......the pulp is chewy, too though....just wondering. The bandanna top sounds cute. I love bandanna print. I wear a bandanna when I walk or bike ride, exercise of any kind or work in the yard since I perspire so much. Have used those since my aerobic instructor days....God Bless. hb


Soon2BThin on 08/23/2008:
It sounds like you had an excellent day! Glad to hear your Mom is doing well. I love to shop the thrift stores. Have a good weekend!


hollybelle on 08/24/2008:
Maria - I can't eat the skins sor the seeds! I like the scuppernong grapes, but I also love muskadine grapes. Have you tried them? They are purple and thick skinned, too. There is only one vegetble stand in our two that sells either one and it just happens to be near my house. Both kinds of these grapes come from North Carolina, although I'm sure they are grown throughout the south. The vendor at the stand told me the closest she knows that they are grown to KY is in Knoxville, TN. Our winters are too cold too often for them to be very successful around here. God bless you on this Sunday-My new name next week will be anewhb - so look for me there on Monday!



Maria7 - Thursday Aug 21, 2008

Weight: 0.0

And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die.... (John 11:26)

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Hello to you!!!

It's been another very beautiful, sunny day today!

I've been out running errands most of the day, including buying groceries...I delightfully came across my FAVORITE in a grocery store...SCUPPERNONG GRAPES!!!! Didn't think it would be time for them quite yet...to me when the scuppernong grapes are ready to eat, IT IS FALL!!!!

Came home, washed clothes, did some bookkeeping, got ready and went to a ladies meeting at church and now I am back home again, keying to you!

Sister and I are to go get Mom tomorrow morning and take Mom shopping (Mom's request)...she wants ANOTHER pocketbook...She didn't like the one she had, she doesn't like her new one, she hasn't liked others we've given her...so I guess we will take her again to see if she can find one that is SMALL (but will hold as much as a big tote bag) and one that is colors/materials she likes. She called today to say she'd gotten ready for us to come get her today, only to realize it was Thursday, not Friday.

Yesterday was another busy day...I worked in the yard...also we had church last nite.

I hope you have had/are having a wonderful day in the Lord!

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

~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 08/21/2008:
Cannot say I have ever heard of those grapes...Hubby seems to recollect that he has though....

Have a great time with sis/mom tomorrow..... I am beat by school shopping & concert going. Ready for my cereal before I go to read a magazine to fall asleep by..... Tomorrow is FRIDAY!!!!! Yea.... I am so ready for the weekend.... Kids are staying the night @ Pa & Ma's tomorrow night and going to breakfast Saturday morning @ Old Country Buffet..(shhhh......They don't know it yet).....

Catch ya tomorrow!


selina on 08/22/2008:
WOW to the grapes! Never seen them before, they look delicious! Have a great day with your sis and mom, Maria!


hollybelle on 08/22/2008:
YAY for SCUPPERNOG grapes! I ate some Monday. They are very hard to find around here, only place I know to get them is a small fruit & veg stand that just happens to be at one of the entrances to my neighborhood. I tried them last year and went back for more this year. I tried to get some of the people at work interested in them, but they didn't like them because they were expecting something more like the grapes you get in the grocery store - seedless green or red, black, etc. They are just like something else all together. Enjoy! Have a great weekend.



Maria7 - Tuesday Aug 19, 2008

Weight: 0.0

And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die.... (John 11:26)

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Hello to you!!!

It's been a very beautiful, sunny day today! This morning I went to the dentist and after that, I spent a lot of this afternoon mowing the lawn (front, back, and sides).

Finished that and cooked supper for Hubby and me. We had meatloaf, creamed potatoes, green peas, and homemade biscuits. He had diet pepsi with his supper and I had low-cal sweet tea. Yum. It was real good.

Hubby is real excited and talking a lot here lately about us (Lord willing) going on vacation in a couple of months, during October, our wedding anniversary month...This anniversary, Lord willing, will be nineteen years...

I hope you have had/are having a wonderful day in the Lord!

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

~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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WI3 on 08/19/2008:
WOW congrats on the 19 years! Hope your teeth are feeling ok after your trip to the dentist. Way to go on all that lawn mowing and your dinner sounds YUMMY! Have a wonderful evening!


lafemme_loca on 08/19/2008:
Haha ! True it does grow from the roots and not the ends... however, if you don't cut the split ends off when they start, then they get worse and you have to cut more and more to end the split ends. So, that is what happened. Since I have not been getting normal haircuts, the dry, dead ends just got worse so they had to take about five inches off. :-)


cybermom4 on 08/19/2008:
Definitely go on that vacation! or at least a little get away. While we were away we celebrated our 21st - hubby surprised me with a vase of beautiful flowers which really brightened up our hotel room. Then my son bought us/ and surprised us with a bottle of sparkling cider to add to the celebration. The whole trip we kept saying - wow it's our anniversary and we're on vacation :) -- it was too fun!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/19/2008:
mowing the lawn!!! nice!

awww, your name is sooo pretty like this. i like it better than Maria777! so this is because of a computer problem! yuck! glad you are back!


WI3 on 08/19/2008:
I LOVE those ice cream cones at Micky-D's!


thinnside40 on 08/19/2008:
So you are newlyweds like my hubby & I are @ 16 years right?.... I like to think we are! At least 99% of the time at least.....

Have a good night's sleep!


thinnside40 on 08/19/2008:
Ha Ha...Nope...I got me an axe!......and 2 chop bocks of wood....BUT, they are used fer other purposes than chickens for supper....Seen plenny of that growing up on Saturday afernoons when the hen house was cleaned out and it took the whole day to scawld, pluck, bag & put them in the freezer....Save one fer supper with cast-iron skillet fried taters & onions, greens & biscuits....My favorite to tell you is the liver AND gizzard..... MMMMMMMM MMMMMMM good...Eat yer heart out Colonel Sanders!

I'll keep my hennys in their pen and get me some eggs come early spring.....All 9 of them lived that we got early spring and are grown up now....Pretty little ladies, if I do say so myself.....


selina on 08/20/2008:
Hi Maria! Delicious supper! I wish I could be there to taste it!

I hope you'll have a wonderful vacation/anniversary celebration in October. Congrats! And since we are all (a lot of us) sharing how many years we've been married, here's my report: 20 years last Valentine's Day! We are all newlyweds, aren't we? My parents have been married for nearly 65 years!!!!


Jen40 on 08/20/2008:
Oh that dinner sounds heavenly! Yumm yumm yumm. Congrats on 19 years coming up, Whatever celebration you decide on, I hope you two just enjoy every moment. 20 years here, coming up in Dec.


hollybelle on 08/20/2008:
Hey there - didn't get around to commenting on yours yesterday! Congrats on the upcoming anniversary. Me and mine were married 18 years in June this year! YAY! Hope you get to do something fun for your anniversary.


selina on 08/21/2008:
Hi Maria! Hope all is well with you and hope you haven't been kidnapped by another computer virus! Have a wonderful day!


thinnside40 on 08/21/2008:
I am thinking your computer is on the fritz...... Hope all is well in S.C.



Maria7 - Monday Aug 18, 2008

Weight: 0.0

And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die.... (John 11:26)

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Hello all! It is me, Maria.

I clicked on some autumn decor for webpages this morning that was free to download and what the computer downloaded was a 'code' that took over the other journal and refused to stay deleted and caused lots of journal pages not to load...I spent hours deleting the 'code' over and over and trying other things, too, and it would not stay deleted, and I even went into the computer (again...3rd time)...and didn't figure out how to delete the code that way either (so far)...so other journal is offline while I try to figure out how to delete that code and now here is 3rd journal on DD.

All I have to say is 'Be careful of what you click on...it may look innocent and yet be something that is programed to do other things you would not want it to do.' This is the third time this year that this has happened.

I hope you have had/are having a wonderful day in the Lord!

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

~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 08/18/2008:
Yep!...Done the same thing myself before....Just hard to decide who/what to trust online....

At least your computer isn't "down & overtaken" again.....

Have a good evening!


thinnside40 on 08/18/2008:
Ha Ha....I did jog a bit to try to beat the storm, but I wasn't fast enough....I did have a couple houses in mind to dart into if I REALLY had to or got scared enough.... The "zzzzaaaapppp" of the power line in the last 2 miles was when I made the phone call.....Of course, now it has let up, but VERY DARK out there.....


selina on 08/18/2008:
hi Maria! So sorry another bug got you, behind a pretty fall scene, nonetheless! I'm glad you got around your problem by getting another identity! YAyyy!

I hope the bad weather from Fay is not going your direction... it seems it's going to hit the Gulf Coast, though...

Stay tight and don't let those computer bugs bite! hehe - sorry, couldn't help it!


Jen40 on 08/19/2008:
Aww, I'm sorry the computer turned against you!!! How sad, I hope you're able to correct the problem real soon.


thinnside40 on 08/19/2008:
RE: Apples shipped yer way.......I'm not sure I would trust the U.S.P.S. But, beofre harvest is over with we will have fujis, jonagolds, reds, goldens, galas, pink ladies, granny smith, winesaps, johnnies (not so easy to find anymore) and a few other varieties I cannot remember to choose from....Grapes, Peaches, Nectarines & Pears start coming off the first part of September...How blessed we are!


selina on 08/19/2008:
Yes, I love having guests! Have a great day, Maria!



Maria7 - Thursday Apr 10, 2008

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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Hello to you!

The above photo was actually taken by yours truly at Myrtle Beach a few years ago from the balcony of our oceanfront efficiency apartment...thought I would share it with you...

Please continue to pray for Hubby...he is still real sick...

Hope you've had/are having a wonderful day in the Lord today!

I'm doing better...I went and got Mom and brought her over here to the house and we spent a good visit together...she'd already called a friend of hers that she'd not seen in a couple of months or so and had her to meet us here...(which I didn't know her friend was going to meet us here, which Mom remembered to tell me after we pulled into the driveway and saw her friend's car in the yard, although I knew Mom had said her friend was coming)...we three had a really nice visit...and I took Mom's photo with her friend as they sat in recliner chairs side by side...I had to lift Mom again, over and over, and I pulled something in my back again just like I did last week and pain went from the lower part of my back and down my leg...When later on I'd taken Mom home, my back was still in agony. She's very, very heavy. I try to get her to use her walker to get up from a sitting position but she can't get up that way. And once she sits down, if she's not comfortable, she can't slide over and has to be lifted and moved over. She has to be lifted from a sitting to a standing position. She also has to have other care that includes her being lifted.

Later before I took Mom back home, we stopped and I went in to get her some curlers she wanted for her hair and I got her some hairspray...she was very sad about going back to her room...but I told her I will visit her Sunday afternoon and also I will bring her back over to spend the day again one day next week...but with the pain I am enduring in my back right now from lifting her, I am wondering...HOW???? And having someone here to help me is NOT an option. Those who SHOULD care and help, refuse to help.

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THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION YOU'LL EVER MAKE IN YOUR LIFE!!!

Remember....Jesus loves you, and 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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Love, Maria (smile!)

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Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

thinnsidenotout on 04/10/2008:
I can tell you are down in spirit and physically...I am sorry!....You didn't post your eating,nor any little pictures.. Your pain can be seen & felt....

Prayers are that you AND your husband will be 100% healthy by the time vacation is here.... You need the get-away!!!!

Sweet Dreams!.. ; - )


biscottibody59 on 04/11/2008:
Hope you have a better day today!



Maria7 - Wednesday Apr 09, 2008

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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Hello to you!

Hubby and I are still working on getting to feeling better and counting down the days til we leave...I told him if I'm not better when it's time to leave, I'm not going, which he doesn't accept that. He is VERY EXCITED about us going (I am, too...but how much fun can 2 people with sore throats, chills, sweats, blowing noses, and coughing have together???)

Do you ever feel like screaming??? My Mother called off and on yesterday into last nite, first it was she was wanting me to go get her and bring her home with me...she was very confused and thought that because they had her sitting in her wheelchair in the dining room while they did a time-consuming big clean on her room that she had no home, cause she couldn't go to her bed...then later she was calling cause she wanted me to come and spend time and talk with her...I'd already explained to her that I'd been sick in the bed with a sore throat for 2 days...she prayed for me over the phone...then she was right back to trying to get me to come, saying she "might not make it" if I didn't come...(SCREAM)...I told her I was not able to come and that I also didn't want her to get the sore throat from me, which was ignored...Finally I told her I would try to come later this week, Thursday or Friday if I'm able...but she didn't accept that...she told me "Wednesday!"...which was tomorrow (which is today)...but I said no...but that if I was able it would be Thursday or Friday...

Then today, I've had more to contend with...I very dizzily and weakly barely made it driving a couple miles to the grocery store to get something for Hubby I thought he needed and was out of (later I found out he wasn't out of it)...only to be questioned by someone (a very long-time-ago acquaintance that I've not talked to in many years) who was shopping in there asking me about someone in my family (personal questions)...which I avoided as best I could answering...(SCREAM)...

And I feel a lot of GRIEF...we've lost 6 people we've known and loved in just the past few months...

This may sound funny to some people, but I've starting drinking coffee again against my dr's recommendations...and I don't mean a little, either...more like almost a potful a day...(It's either that are have 1000 cals nitetime food binges every nite...)...SCREAM!!!

Okay...thanks for listening...

Going to read entries now...

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THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION YOU'LL EVER MAKE IN YOUR LIFE!!!

Remember....Jesus loves you, and 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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Love, Maria (smile!)

Web Site Counter

Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Beth201P on 04/09/2008:
Poor thing..(((((((((HUGS)))))))))) Hang in there. I hope you both are feeling better. I am still keeping you in my prayers. I know what you mean. Keep your chin up things will get better.


mmuraro on 04/09/2008:
Scream, dear, you deserve it. I scream in the car sometimes when i need to vent. that way no one hears you or think you're insane. hehe. i am sorry things are tough right now. It must be hard to deal with the situation with your mom, but you seem to be handling it well. when acquaintances ask me thinks that are none of their business, i usually answer in a way that makes them uncomfortable, so they dont ask others again. hahahaha. as for that coffee, is it the caffeine that your doc doesnt want you to have? you could try that. or maybe make them half and half. or herb tea... yum. xoxoxo


thinnsidenotout on 04/09/2008:
Maria : - )~ Um... Why did doc advise you to off coffee?... You are trading one evil for another if you are replacing the food with coffee, just for the sake of something to keep you occupied.... I drink 2 cups of coffee with breakfast and sometimes a cup early afternoon... But I have pretty much given up the diet soda... I never have increased the amount of coffee, to replace the sodas, just water..... Are you getting plenty water? The water in the coffee doesn't count as far as I am concerned... Your Screaming!!!! I know it!....

I do not envy you in the rough time you have been experiencing of those 6 losses... Man, that is enough to drive the most sane person to being totally "off kilter"....

Your mom knows how to get to you apparently... I am glad that you showed strength and stuck to your guns on TELLING her when you COULD maybe be with her... It wasn't easy I know, but you have to do that... It is o.k. to scream!

Psalms 37:5 "Commit thy way unto the Lord: trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass".... In His time is so hard to wait for sometimes, but my prayers are with you in this "season" you are in... I pray for your physical & mental strength and wisdom....

Rest & Healing = A "Whoppin' Good Time" on that vacation!!!!!



Maria7 - Friday Nov 09, 2007

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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Hello to you!

Hope you're having a wonderful day! It is chilly here in S.C...low 60's.

Well, here is another

'Lesson For Today'

Saving Money On Gifts:

With gas prices going up and with it, groceries and other things, consider this: A gift recycling to save money. Maybe you already do it and maybe you don't. I've been cleaning out a closet and in it were lots of gifts that I've not used...so they are just like new and some are still in their original boxes. Some have been stored for a long time. What I've been doing is setting them aside in a 'gift bin' to give for birthday and Christmas presents. A friend told me yesterday that her birthday was this week. No problem...I looked at the gifts in the 'gift bin' and picked out something very nice, unused and still in its original packaging...then I wrapped it in some pretty flowery festive paper (that was also free that had been used to wrap something we received one time)... and I found a 'used' (but you couldn't tell it) festive ribbon to put on top. For her birthday card, I used a new card that was one in a pack of 8 for $1.00 that had a nice picture and also a Bible verse on the front and the inside was blank so I wrote her what I wanted her card to say. The card was probably 13 cents...and that's what I had in her birthday present that I gave her yesterday! I'm getting ready for Christmas presents next. Now I realize we may not want to give EVERYONE recycled gifts, but for lots of folks, I think it's a good money-saving idea.

That's the 'Lesson For Today'.

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THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION YOU'LL EVER MAKE IN YOUR LIFE!!!

Remember....Jesus loves you, and 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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Love, Maria (smile!)

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mylifechanges on 11/09/2007:
Hope you're having a great day! :)


FRITTERS on 11/09/2007:
When you are doing that regifting, I hope you rembember where it came from in the first place - you wouldn't want to give it back to the giver!!!! Happy weekend


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/10/2007:
you are sooo lucky to have weather in the 60's!!! it's 40 here today.


mcwoo40 on 11/10/2007:
Hi,just passing to say hello.Hope you are doing well.I have been doing some christmas wrapping,not the best of jobs, as there are too many to do.Take care,Julie


greengirl on 11/10/2007:
Hi Maria :o) Like Mcwoo I'm just calling by to say hello as I have been missing for awhile. Hope you are doing well. I think that recycling of any kind is worthwhile, but I have to agree with FRITTERS about not giving a gift back to the original giver!!! Have a great weekend :)


hollybelle on 11/11/2007:
Personally, I love the re-gifting idea and have done it before. Also - I have found really great cards for $.50 each at Big Lots and The Dollar Store (don't know if ou have those in your locale) that are just great. Also - when I see something on a great sale that almost anyone would like I buy two or three of them to have on hand - also a great gift is a home-made dinner from me to a friend. I cook once (twice as much) and keep one and give the other away. Thanks for your comments on my diary and sharing your cost-saving tips. I am ALWAYS looking for ways to save money - Fritters has a point about remembering where the gift came from - I usually mark something I don't use with the gift card of a sticky note of who gave it to ensure I don't give back too close to the person who gave it, etc.



Maria7 - Tuesday Sep 18, 2007

Weight: 0.0

hello, everybody!

greengirl on 09/18/2007:
Hey Maria. Hope you are taking care of yourself :o)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/19/2007:
Hello Maria!!!!


hollybelle on 09/20/2007:
Hey there. Are you doing OK? How's your "new plan" of empowering others by not doing it for them going? Been thinking of you.



Maria7 - Saturday Jul 28, 2007

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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Hello to you!

Hope you're having a fantastic Saturday!

Went to the grocery store this morning...got some low-calorie foods that are nutritious and filling...bought a 200 calories frozen dinner (turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green peas...all for only 200 cals)...also bought a box of 6 beef corndogs, frozen kind, 170 cals each...also got some beef bacon at 35 cals a piece...and a big bag of bananas...they are only about 100 cals for a medium banana... This afternoon is a baby shower at church but I've saved some calories for it and a few for tonite...

So far today I've had: Extra large banana, 200, microwaved turkey dinner, 200, watermelon (only 50 cals per cup), 200, one piece of plain toast, 65, and 5 pieces of beef bacon, 175...840 estimated cals thus far...and I figure about 300 at the shower this afternoon and about 2 or 300 cals tonite, which will total around 1400 or 1500 cals for today. It is going on 3 pm here now and the shower starts in a little over an hour.

I found a FANTASTIC place on the web that you may be interested in visiting...not only does it give calorie counts and nutritional information for different foods but it ALSO gives the amount of exercise the particular food equals! Here is the link: http://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-fruits-fresh-banana-edible-portion_f-Y2lkPTM3MDY4JmJpZD0xJmZpZD03MzMyOSZlaWQ9MTcyODk3NDI3JnBvcz0xJnBhcj0ma2V5PWJhbmFuYQ.html

Going to read some entries...have a nice day!

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THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION YOU'LL EVER MAKE IN YOUR LIFE!!!

Remember....Jesus loves you, and 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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Love, Maria (smile!)

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weightlossyoyo on 07/29/2007:
You are doing GREAT as usual, KEEP UP ALL THE GOOD WORK!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/29/2007:
i'm a really big fan of the website also! have fun tonight!


jolt on 07/31/2007:
You are doing great :) keep up the most excellent work. One thing for you is please watched the processed foods. Sometimes they have a lot of aditives in them ect, that although low in calories are not healthy for you in the long run. Calorie King is a great site. Hope you had fun

Hugs N Love

Pat



Maria7 - Saturday May 12, 2007
(Lowfat and Counting Calories)
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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Hello to you beautiful people!

It's a beautiful, sunny, 80's day here and Hubby is off work today! He and I ate out brunch together this morning at Golden Corral buffet...I had a salad, 350, country fried steak (part), 100, eggs and grits, 200, a little hash browns potatoes, 50, and a little fruit, 50. I resisted the sweet deserts! Afternoon snack was an extra-decked-high McD's cone of vanilla soft-serve ice cream...they are usually 150 cals, but mine was stacked so high, I'm going to count it double-cal'd at 300.

So far today, cals est. at 1050 and it's around 2:30pm...I am hoping to maintain for today and tomorrow, since Hubby is home...

Supper will probably be string beans and potatoes, 200...and I may have something else to total from 1200 to 1700 tops. w3h

Update: Supper was string beans and potatoes, 200, 100 cal popcorn, and 1/2 lowfat mayo/relish sandwich, 100. Total estimated for the day: 1450 cals.

m-L 1h

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

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THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION YOU'LL EVER MAKE IN YOUR LIFE!!!

Remember....Jesus loves you, and 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 of 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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Love, Maria (smile!)

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Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

smiley2 on 05/12/2007:
Hi Maria! You are doing well....only 1 pound away from your goal weight! That is great! I wish i could lose that extra pounds so quickly, but like you say, easy does it! Hope you have having a great day! PS That back deck of yours and lounge chairs just sound fabulous!! Enjoy! Welna :)



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