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Maria7 - Thursday Jan 27, 2005
(Watching calories & staying active)
Weight: 0.0

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die... John 11:25, 26

Hello to you all!

It is COLD here in S.C....(40's) but I guess it is even colder up north, so I'm glad it's not colder....

Walked at the gym again today, didn't work out with weights this time...been VERY careful with calories, also...scales have had 'friendly' readings over the past 3 weeks, (down 8) and down 9 for this month so far....working on it...today I didn't feel as hungry as I usually feel....Sister gave me a large piece of lemon iced-lemon cake she baked and I had what would equal about 150 calories of it, (about 1/4th of a regular-sized piece) and I was very satisfied with that, having gotten a good 'taste' of it and out the rest of it went to avoid any possibility of temptation later. She also got me a Snicker candy bar today (one of my favs) saying she'd noticed I've lost weight and she wants to refatten me some (NOT!!!). She walked with me today also, she has lost about 35 pounds and is being careful of how much she eats, herself...but I was considerate to her...we were out and about yesterday and I bought her (and me) each a chicken breast for our supper and that was all...even though the 'taters' were loudly calling for me to get them, too...(but I didn't!). I've been working on getting back to my original goal (150) and after I do, I may be working on getting back into my size 8 levi jeans, which I can do now, but not 'comfortably' and to me it doesn't count if it is real snug-fitting! (Uncomfortably, that is!)

Well, this is all for now...stay warm, all of you, and remember, Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)


Maria7 - Wednesday Jan 26, 2005
(Watching calories & staying active)
Weight: 0.0

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die... John 11:25, 26

Good evening to you! Hope you've had a wonderful day! Today it was just like SPRINGTIME!!! It got up to about 65 or so and the weather was sunny and warm and I was out and about with short sleeves on!

Well...gonna read some entries...have a good night and remember...Jesus loves you!!!...and I do, too!

Love, Maria (Smile!)


Maria7 - Monday Jan 24, 2005
(Watching calories & staying active)
Weight: 0.0

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die... John 11:25, 26

Hello to you all!

Soonie, don't forget to include Stellastar on your list of 'oldie-goldies' that we miss....btw, it is good to see Garlic back on here...she is truly an inspiration....

It has been COLD here today, not as cold as yesterday, however...anyway...tv says 65 degrees on Wed...springtime early, hehehe!

I saw yellow daffodils and pink tulips in the grocery store the other day...they were so pretty!

Have a good evening and remember...Jesus loves you (and gave His life for your salvation)...and I love ya, too!

Love, Maria (smile!)


Maria7 - Sunday Jan 23, 2005
(Watching calories & staying active)
Weight: 0.0

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die... John 11:25, 26

Hello to you! I hope you're having a good day in the Lord today 'cause if you've got the Lord in your life,then EVERY day is a good day!

It is sunny and COLD (20's and 30's) here today...I had thought we might get ice, but instead we got sunshine! I threw out some bread for the birds...we have bluejays and cardinals here.

I am still hurting from that fall, but not quite as bad...Hubby and I went to church this morning and I taught our Sunday School class and we had much class participation and thoughts presented and it was a wonderful class...we all enjoy it so much...then I played the piano and sung in the worship part of service and we left afterwards.

As for weight...I'm still holding on to Thursday's number, remembering 'Not Gaining Is Progress'...so I'm currently maintaining where I'm at and I'm okay with it for now.

Well, going to read entries...take care and remember...Jesus loves ya and gave His Life and shed His Blood for you so that you could have the gift of eternal life through Him when you repent of your sins, ask His forgiveness, and believe in Him...and if we believe in Him, we will LIVE for Him! According to God's Holy Word, the Bible!........and I love ya, too!

Love, Maria (smile!)


Maria7 - Saturday Jan 22, 2005
(Watching calories & staying active)
Weight: 0.0

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die... John 11:25, 26

Good evening to you! Thanks for your comments, Soon2BThin and SaneJane. Well, night before last, Baby came back home...I was soooo glad. Then yesterday, another thing happened. I had a fall (no I'm not old!!!!). I was going UP some steps, slipped and fell...long story short, after 5 hours doctor and hospital...I think I'll be all right...I believe the Lord had His angels watching out for me. Yes, I AM in pain and hope it's less in the morning so I can be in church to teach our Sunday School class AND play the piano....we'll see...I'm just trusting the Lord as always and may His Will be done.

Well, it's supposed to get VERY cold tonight and tomorrow...I think we might possibly get some ICE here..., calling for rain, though...but low supposed to be 28 fahrenheit in the morning with wind chill (supposed to be very windy) much lower...so I guess it's how the rain is timed with the temperature, so wait and see...the tv says north of here SNOW...LOTS of SNOW....stay warm, everyone!

Well, I'm going to read some entries....remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (Smile!)


Maria7 - Friday Jan 21, 2005
(Working....)
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 all of you! Good news! Baby came back last night! Thank you, Jesus, and also, thanks to each of you that prayed, for your prayers! I had the back porch light on, hoping that if she was lost, she'd see it and come back. I'd called her off and on and finally, I decided I'd call her one more time last night and it was about 8:30 pm eastern standard time...I called out, "Babyyyyyyyyy!!!!!" a time or two and I heard something running through the woods at a very fast rate of speed...I'd never heard her run that fast before and I wondered if it was her headed in the direction of the back deck...But I just stood there and saw a familiar gray 'flash' run up the steps, onto the deck, straight to me...it was Baby! She seemed to be okay and VERY hungry...I fixed her some warm cream mixed with a little water (in case of dehydration) and opened a can of salmon (I usually feed her dry catfood that comes in a bag but I wanted to make sure she was okay and feed her the best I had to give her) and put some of that in the bowl with the cream and she 'wolfed' most of it down, she let me pet her a while, then she was ready to go out and when I tried to talk her into staying in, she insisted I let her back out, so I got a box and put an old sheet in it and set it on the back deck and beside that I set beside the box her bowl that still had some salmon left in it...I really didn't want to put her back out, but she has 'panic attacks' if I keep her in past her 'comfort level' (she doesn't like coming inside as her wild mother that abandoned her trained her to be afraid and she's only comfortable living in the woods). So, I was sooooooo relieved she's okay and I thank you for your prayers!

Well, it is sunny and cold (30's) today, supposed to get up into the 40's or maybe up to 50, according to the tv.

A special thank you to Umpqua and Stringbean for your encouraging comments about Baby.

Hope you all have a wonderful day and remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile)

Soon2BThin on 01/21/2005:
I'm so glad you found Baby and she is safe. I hadn't read your earlier entry so didn't know about her. But I went back and read it and now I'm all caught up. It sounds like you're doing well with the weightloss. Have a good weekend.


SaneJane on 01/22/2005:
I'm so happy that you got your cat back! Lint, one of my four cats went for a little walk about in the fall for 10 days. She came back with so many burrs stuck in her long hair. She's one to leave for a few days on "mousing expeditions", but I admit I was a little worried after a few days. God does watch over lost cats! She's staying pretty close to hame these days because it's -40C out there!



Maria7 - Thursday Jan 20, 2005
(Working....)
Weight: 0.0

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die... John 11:25, 26

Good evening to you! Hope you are having a blessed day!

I am now back to where I was weightwise Dec. 4th...when I was 'down 7'....then I stress-ate back up and now I'm back down to that weight again....I started to put the number in but I've decided to wait a little while longer....

Anyway today's news is I haven't seen 'my' cat for 2 days now...Actually she lives in the woods behind our home and comes 2 or 3 times a day for feeding and petting...but I've taken care of her for over a year now...a wild cat was her mother and abandoned her when she was a few months old...Her name is 'Baby'..Hubby and I named her and Hubby tamed her but she sort of became 'my' cat since I've been the one who takes care of her and pets her. I was actually brave enough to go into the woods behind our place hunting for her today...I thought I'd heard her way back there crying...so I braved possible spiders and snakes to try to find her...no go. It also looked like 3 'vultures' circling over the woods but I couldn't go but so far into the woods looking for her because of the thick brush....I really love her, so I ask all Christians to please pray for her, that I will find her and that she's okay.

This is all for now...remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria

stringbean on 01/20/2005:
I hope your cat comes back soon!

SB


Umpqua on 01/20/2005:
My thoughts are with you and your cat. We've had below freezing temps in the single digits here for the last few days. A few of the many stray cats here in the city like to camp out in our garage, so I left a blanket and some food and water for the past few days. I can't really afford to "adopt" these cats, but I couldn't very well turn my back on them during times like these. It was really uplifting to see them hanging around the garage today when I went out there. I hope you find your cat soon!



Maria7 - Sunday Jan 16, 2005
(Maintaining today.....smile!....)
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

Thank you for your comment, Umpqua!

Well, I hoped that the 1700 cals yesterday would mean a 'maintain' today and it did! So, today is another maintain day...I figure weekends should be maintain days (eat more, hehehe!)

Today's food has been:

Breakfast: 1 plain brown bread toast, 1 banana, 1 decaf coffee with creamer only, and 1 caffeinated diet pepsi.

Lunch (buffet): (Approximate measures) 1 cup rice, 2 tbs. gravy, 1/4 cup beef, 1/2 cup candied sweet potatoes, 1 cup peaches, 3/4 cup vanilla ice cream, 1/2 cup fried chicken minus skin, 1/2 cup diced bell peppers and 1/2 cup diced tomatoes. 1 diet pepsi.

Snack: Decaf coffee with creamer only.

Total so far: About 1400 calories.

Supper: Lite pimento cheese sandwich with brown bread, 1 banana, 1 caffeinated diet pepsi.

Total for day: Aiming for around 1700 calories.

Exercise: Playing the piano in church and singing with our praise team for about 1/2 hour each of two services.

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

Love, Maria (smile!)

Umpqua on 01/17/2005:
There are different approaches to pilates, but it mainly focuses on strength training and toning. You focus on keeping "your core" firm - deriving strength from the stomach area to allow your limbs to do the exercises. I really like it - I never got into aerobics with all the jumping around. Pilates incorporates a lot of basic yoga positions as well, it's great for improving your flexibility.

My favorite tapes/DVDs are from Jennifer Kries. You can get more info on her here: http://jenniferkries.com



Maria7 - Saturday Jan 15, 2005
(On the wagon.....)
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

Got up this morning and scale read 'down 2'....wow...but I 'felt' it last night...have you ever done that?????... 'Felt' it before you saw confirmation on the scale the next day???? Weird, huh???

Anyway, today has been an 'ok' eating-wise day..although I DID go to BK and got Hubby and me a Whopper and small fries for him and small onion rings for me...but my total calories were 1700 (give or take) today which is mostly a 'maintain' for me...I've not given in to any snacks tonight, though popcorn and a candy bar are in the kitchen....

Hubby and I plan, Lord willing, to eat out buffet after church tomorrow, so I don't need a snack anyway, hehehe....

Hope you've had a great day today...it is COLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! here in S.C....finally has changed from the 70's to high of about 50 or so...but tonight I think it's around 30 or so (fahrenheit)....COLD!!!

Have a good night and remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (Smile!)

Umpqua on 01/16/2005:
I know what you mean about "feeling" the loss before actually seeing it on the scale. I can pretty much guess what the scale will say based on what I've eaten but also just on how my body feels on a particular morning. If my weight is down I do think I feel lighter all around. Congrats on your loss and good for you for showing restraint at BK! That place is my favorite of all the fast food joints, and I used to go there a minimum of once a week when I was at my peak weight. Even now I would have had to order my own meal, I don't think sharing would have been enough for me.



Maria7 - Friday Jan 14, 2005
(It must have been salt....)
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

Okay....down 1 again...it must have been salt as for the 'up 2' yesterday on the scale, even though I was 'naughty', eating lots of fast food the day before and also yesterday...cause this morning, the scale read down 1...so I've been 'good' today...

This has been my menu: Breakfast: 1/2 cup coffee with creamer, 1 banana

Lunch: 1 poached-done egg, 1 brown bread toast plain, 1 diet pepsi

Snack: 1 20-calorie fatfree Oscar Meyer bologna, 1 teaspoon lowfat mayo, with 2 pieces brown bread, also 1/2 apple, 1 diet pepsi.

Snack: 2 cookies, 210 calories for both, 1 diet pepsi.

Supper: 3 baked chicken legs minus skin, 3/4 cup rice, 1 tablespoon chicken grease on the rice, and 3/4 cup green peas, 1 diet pepsi.

Water: 1 large glass water.

Total: about 1300 calories. Exercise: WENT TO THE GYM...yes, I did!!!, hehehe!!!...walked and worked out about 20 minutes.

That's not counting house-cleaning and running errands today.

Have a good night and remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!) Thanks to Feeleebubs and Runner for your comments!

SaneJane on 01/15/2005:
You went to the gym! Good for you! I work out at home, myself. Everyday, everyday! Hey, did you know that Leslie Sansone has a walk away the lbs tape with Christian music? It's supposed to be pretty inspiring. Take care! Remember, your body is a temple!



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