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Maria7 - Friday Apr 29, 2005
(Healthy Balance)
Weight: 152.5

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


Maria7 - Wednesday Apr 13, 2005
(Healthy Balance)
Weight: 0.0

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

Hello to you! I read the book of Jonah today, it is a short book in the Bible, only 4 chapters. Excellent reading. It tells about God's mercy toward sinners who repent of their sins and ask His forgiveness. I hope you have repented of your sins and have eternal life through Jesus Christ. He is the ONLY way to be saved. We can't be saved through our good works that we do. Jesus is the only way to be saved. So, if you don't know Him as your personal Lord and Saviour, why not ask Him into your life today? Today is the day of salvation. Don't waste it by putting off what you need to do today. Jesus is coming back to earth and it may be today! He's coming back for those who belong to Him, but WOE to those who don't!!!! I'm praying for you....remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria

inmorning on 04/13/2005:
I like Jonah too.


cynthia on 04/13/2005:
I haven't read Jonah in awhile ... is that the book that led to the popularity of The Prayer of Jabez? cynthia


Jennifer68 on 04/13/2005:
>>>So, if you don't know Him as your personal Lord and Saviour, why not ask Him into your life today?<<<

(Raising hand) I do! I do! He has blessed me so much in countless ways and I am eternally grateful!! Have a beautiful day and an even better tomorrow! Jen



Maria7 - Tuesday Apr 12, 2005
(Healthy Balance)
Weight: 0.0

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

Hello to you!

Hope you are doing well!

My focus is on being healthy...not a certain size or weight. Today I walked 2 miles at the gym and I tried not to overeat. I know I ate too many snacks, though. Gotta work on that! Have a good night!

Remember Jesus loves ya and so do I! Love, Maria (smile!)


Maria7 - Monday Apr 04, 2005
(Healthy Balance)
Weight: 0.0

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

Cynthia on 04/04/2005:
God bless you. Cynthia



Maria7 - Tuesday Mar 29, 2005
(Healthy Balance)
Weight: 149.0

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

The above 'whosoever' means you! Hope you're having a nice day today! I've been out and about...it's sunny and in the high 70's according to tv weather news. I walked at the gym this morning about 30 minutes, same as yesterday. I worked out with weights at the gym yesterday. It's just a gorgeous day.

Have a nice day and remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!) '...for the joy of the LORD is your strength.'


Maria7 - Monday Mar 28, 2005
(Healthy Balance)
Weight: 148.0

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


Maria7 - Sunday Mar 27, 2005
(Healthy Balance)
Weight: 150.0

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

Happy Easter to you! I hope and pray that Jesus Christ is your Lord and Saviour. If not, today is the day of salvation. Repent of your sins and ask His forgiveness and you can have a new life in Jesus beginning today! Jesus loves you!!! He loves you so much that He took your (and my) place on the cross and shed His Blood and gave His Life so that you and I can have the gift of eternal life! There is nothing this world has to compare...NOTHING!!! So, my Easter prayer today is for all to have a personal relationship with Jesus and know Him as their Lord and Saviour. He loves you! And so do I!

Love, Maria

Cynthia on 03/27/2005:
There is nothing more reassuring than KNOWING you have a personal relationship with Christ. Keep ministering. Cynthia


Runner on 03/27/2005:
Amen! Thanks for being so bold! People need to hear about the love of Jesus, that's for sure!


Jennifer68 on 03/28/2005:
I'm particularly saddened at this time for people who just will not hear this message. Easter is THE best time of year, nothing is more beautiful. I have so much for which to be grateful. Thank you for your Easter post.



Maria7 - Friday Mar 25, 2005
(THE FUN DIET (Have your cake and eat it, too!))
Weight: 156.5

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

Today is Good Friday. It is the day we observe of the day our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ gave His Life to save you and me. Because of Him, we who believe in Him have the gift of eternal life in Him...we have a home waiting for us when we leave this world where we will never suffer again...a home of pure love, peace, joy, and beauty. There is NOTHING in this world that can compare with this. We, who belong to Him (Jesus) have that gift of eternal life NOW...we don't have to wait til we leave this world to have this precious gift, we have it now. We can know peace, joy, love now because we belong to Him. One day, Jesus is going to come back...He is going to return to earth...if you are not ready and waiting and watching for His return, guess what? You will have missed out on the most important thing life has to offer! So, if you are not saved, now is the time to repent of your sins, ask His forgiveness, and believe on Him...Jesus shed His blood and gave His life for your forgiveness....He took YOUR place on the cross because He LOVES YOU! Won't you ask Him to be your Lord and Saviour today?

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 1.5 lbs to go!

Cynthia on 03/26/2005:
God's continued blessings and favor to you and your family Maria. xoxo Cynthia



Maria7 - Thursday Mar 24, 2005
(Healthy Balance)
Weight: 0.0

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

Tomorrow is Good Friday. It is the day we observe as the day our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ gave His Life to save you and me. Because of Him, we who believe in Him have the gift of eternal life in Him...we have a home waiting for us when we leave this world where we will never suffer again...a home of pure love, peace, joy, and beauty. There is NOTHING in this world that can compare with this. We, who belong to Him (Jesus) have that gift of eternal life NOW...we don't have to wait til we leave this world to have this precious gift, we have it now. We can know peace, joy, love now because we belong to Him. One day, Jesus is going to come back...He is going to return to earth...if you are not ready and waiting and watching for His return, guess what? You will have missed out on the most important thing life has to offer! So, if you are not saved, now is the time to repent of your sins, ask His forgiveness, and believe on Him...Jesus shed His blood and gave His life for your forgiveness....He took YOUR place on the cross because He LOVES YOU! Won't you ask Him to be your Lord and Saviour today?

Love, Maria


Maria7 - Wednesday Mar 16, 2005
(Maintaining size 8)
Weight: 0.0

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

Good morning to you! It is a cold, rainy day here in S.C. (40's)

I decided this morning, since I'm not going to be at my personal goal by tomorrow for our spring vacation weekend at the beach that I would have a nice 'brunch' and go get an orange juice and a blueberry muffin for breakfast/lunch....well...guess what????? The only blueberry muffins I could find (looked in 2 stores) were the 600 calories kind and very large. You would think they could at least package them into 2 medium sized muffins, wouldn't you? So, I bought the 630 calories giant blueberry muffin and got a larger bottle of oj than I wanted (a 14 oz. when I only wanted an 8 or 12 oz. one) because that was the 'smallest' I could find for sale...what's up???? I guess they want to sell things as a 2 in 1 so they'll make more money???? It's called you buy more than you want so they make more money???? Then, you're tempted once you buy it to get your money's worth and eat it all, right? So I bought the muffin and juice and came home and ate about half of the muffin and threw out the rest for the birds so I wouldn't be tempted to finish it and drank all the juice, for a total of about 500 calories. Anyway, I guess I should have just fixed something here at the house, cause I saw a very small 150 calorie pack of barbequed potato chips and got that and now I've eaten that, also....total 650cals for breakfast and lunch. So, now I'm brewing some coffee and gonna have some of that with creamer. You win some, you lose some, huh? At least now I've learned how to eat when Hubby and I go out to eat buffet (his fav). It's called get a salad of raw veggies, sprinkle lightly with sunflower seeds or nuts if desired, go light on fatfree dressing, get a deck of cards-sized piece of lean meat, and 2 starches, for example, 1 yeast roll and 1 baked sweet potato. Forget 2nd helpings and deserts, cause they don't fit in size 8's. I used to think I had to get 'my money's worth' when he and I would eat out buffet....wow, was I stuffed! I'd get more than one desert and eat all I could hold! Not counting going back for seconds on dinner! But I've learned better now...and it's just a matter of incorporating some good habits to replace bad habits. That's all it is. Once you get adjusted to it and it does take a while, you will be satisfied with your healthier way of eating when you eat and you won't feel deprived, but it does take a while to get used to it.

Well, Lord willing, Hubby and I leave tomorrow afternoon for our 3 day spring vacation beach weekend. I will try to eat sensibly, but I know I'll not do it the whole time. I know I'll probably make up for when I don't though, cause usually we walk miles and miles and miles when we go. Up and down the beach, the piers, the streets, and in and out of flea markets, stores, buffets, etc. (Hehehe!)

Have a great day and remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Umpqua on 03/16/2005:
I hope you have a wonderful spring vacation! My hubby and I do the same thing on vacation - walk for miles. I actually dropped a couple of pounds on our last trip even though I wasn't overly careful about eating (I didn't pig out though!) I think you're right, once you're used to healthy portion sizes, those are enough to keep you full and satisfied. Good for you for eating half the muffin. I think those monster muffins are part of the "super-size" America trend that is keeping us overweight and inactive. Portion sizes are out of control, but it doesn't mean we have to eat everything put in front of us.


cynthia on 03/16/2005:
Maria, enjoy your vacation. I'm feeling jealous, but I'll get over it. One day I'll have someone who loves me and we'll walk on the beech too! Have fun, be safe, God bless. Cynthia


Jennifer68 on 03/16/2005:
The birds are very happy for the muffin! Lol. Count that as a big success, forget about the chips. You could have eaten BOTH!-- but you didn't :) Have fun on your vacation and think about those of us who are cheering you on!!



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