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Maria7 - Wednesday Jul 14, 2004
(Maintaining Goalweight)
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

Good morning to you! It is a very warm but gorgeous, sunny day here in S.C! Supposed to get into the upper 90's today, maybe even reach 100 degrees fahrenheit with heat indexes even higher! But this is July-August temperatures...and so we're used to it here!

Today is 'pay bills' day, so I will be leaving soon to go do that...

I have found that eating very small meals with about 2 or 3 hours between them each day is helping to stay on track and maintain goalweight easier than eating 3 larger meals a day and maybe a snack or two....and this way, you can have your snacks, too, if your '3 main meals' are small.

We had a good practice at church last night...Hubby went with me. I play the piano at our church and we have a 'praise team practice' every Tuesday night. Anyway, midweek service is tonight and we are ready to sing!

Well...hope you have a blessed day today...remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (SMILE!)


Maria7 - Saturday Jul 03, 2004
(Maintaining Goalweight)
Weight: 149.5

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

Hello to you!

Hope you are having a wonderful evening. Today has been a good day...(every day is a GOOD day with the Lord!)...and we have gotten some more rain that we needed...so now the flowers are blooming even more beautifully!

Remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I! Tomorrow is Sunday and time to go to church...hope you, too are a Christian and plan to attend your church, but if you're not, remember today is the day of salvation...why don't you invite Jesus Christ to be Lord and Savior of your life now? You'll never regret it...There is JOY in living for Jesus and knowing you belong to Him! He's coming back again and today may be the day!

Love, Maria

stellastaragain on 07/06/2004:
Hello Maria, Do you remember me? I see that you and the Lord are still as tight as ever :) I am back again to start from scratch, really. I will look forward to your "shine" to inspire me as it used to.



Maria7 - Thursday Jul 01, 2004
(Maintaining Goalweight)
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

Hello to you!

Hope you are doing well!

'Tis the season for shelling peas and putting them up. The orange daylillies are so pretty in bloom. Warm, sunny days. Blue skies and birds singing in the trees. Summertime!

Have a good night and remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I! Today is the day of salvation and I pray you know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior...if not, why not ask him to be Lord of your life today? He loves you so much He has already given his life for yours...all you need to do is repent of your sins, ask Him to forgive you and believe in Him and live for Him according to His holy Word, the Bible. I'm praying for you!

Love, Maria


Maria7 - Saturday Jun 26, 2004
(Maintaining Goalweight)
Weight: 149.5

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

Hello to you! It is a beautiful, sunny, warm day here in South Carolina! Hope you are doing well!

On the dietfront, have done about 1750 cals for today.

I had a fresh, cold peach a little while ago...it was delicious! They are so low in calories and pretty good on the glycemic index for a carb. Anyway, I like to put peaches in the refrigerator to chill after I get them home and this one was sooooooooooo ripe and yummy! (SMILE!)

Well, tomorrow is Sunday and time to go to church. I hope you are in church also and a Christian. (Smile!) I love our Lord Jesus Christ and I'm happy to say it anytime, anywhere, as a matter of fact, it is a great honor and privilege to be a child of the King!

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

Love, Maria


Maria7 - Friday Jun 25, 2004
(Maintaining Goalweight)
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

Good evening to you!

I hope you've had a nice day and are having a nice evening!

There is thunder nearby, so this will be a short entry. Did 2 miles (walking) at the gym this morning, for a total of about 7 to 8 miles this week (went 4 days) at gym. This doesn't include lots of other walking done this week not at gym. Also worked out with weights some at gym this week. As for cals, did approximately 1700 today.

Have a good night.

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

Love, Maria (smile!)


Maria7 - Thursday Jun 24, 2004
(Maintaining Goalweight)
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

Hello to you!

Hope you've had a wonderful, blessed day today!

It has been a nice day here in South Carolina...mostly cloudy and warm.

Still going to the gym, 3 or 4 times a week, increasing miles walked from 5 or 6 miles (or more) a week to 8 to 10 miles (or more) per week, beginning tomorrow (Lord willing). Still working out with weights at gym also.

Counting calories and trying to keep them lowfat. I've gotten pretty good at the counting of calories...I used to keep a food journal...for a long time...but now I've memorized the amounts of calories in what I eat, so everything becomes a number...like the number 1 is for 100 calories and 2 for 200, etc...so when I look at a food I'm going to eat, I instantly size it up with its portion size (if it's unwrapped, like for example, in a restaurant)...and sometimes I count foods together at meals...a bologna sandwich eaten here at home becomes a '1'...and a little peanut butter wafer I like becomes a '2'...today I had a brownie...it became a 4, even though it probably had less than 400 calories in it because it was small, I still went with the top number I guessed it was...I bought it unwrapped, so there was no info...Anyway, I keep a mental 'tally' of the latest number and it helps me not to go over the amount I allot for the day. I may remember that the number after breakfast is a '3'...then after lunch, it has become an '8' because of 500 additional calories added to the 300...then a snack in the afternoon changes the '8' to a '10'...and supper changes the '10' to a number representing how many calories the supper is, which is my total for the day (I usually do not eat after supper). I do my last oral hygiene of the day after supper, so as not to be tempted to go back into the kitchen for a late snack which would mean going over the day's alloted calories. I think...if I eat a late snack, not only will I go over the alloted calories for the day, but I will have to redo the last oral hygiene of the day and that's 2 against 1 (the 1 being the temptation to overeat, hehehe!) I key this hoping this might help someone. (smile!)

Well, hope you all have a good night...remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria


Maria7 - Thursday Jun 17, 2004
(Maintaining Goalweight, (Balance and Exercise))
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

Hello to you!

It's been a beautiful, sunny, warm day here in South Carolina.

Went to the gym this morning. Walked about a mile and a half. Usually do about 5 miles per week. Lord willing, plan to walk more tomorrow. I just tried out Oscar Meyer's fatfree hot dogs, only 40 calories each and no fat...with lite wheat hot dog bun (only 80 calories and very low fat) and had a few WOW mesquite fatfree potato chips for lunch with a banana....YUM!!!...and only 350 calories for all of that! Very filling. Also had ketchup, mustard and lots of onions (very good for you) with the hot dog, so for the hotdog was 150 calories, and the chips and banana, about 250. Also had a diet Sunkist orange cola, 0 cals...yummy! Have you tried Oscar Meyer fatfree bologna??? Only 20 calories each, no fat and delicious! Sometimes I make a sandwich with lite wheat diet bread (40 calories each and low fat) and a little mustard and one fatfree bologna...only 105 calories per sandwich and tastes real good!

I'm still wearing size 10 levi jeans but can get on size 8's and zip and fasten, but not quite loose as I like to wear them, so still doing the 10's.

It is supposed to be about 95 degrees fahrenheit here tomorrow, with heat index of 110!

______________________________________________________________________

Highest weight 1998: 205

Goalweight achieved within a year: 150

Today's weight: 150.0

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Hope you're having a great day. Remember, Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria

davidp1944 on 06/23/2004:
good for you! Your positive attitude is inspiring, as well as your belief in GOD. GOD bless you.



Maria7 - Monday Jun 07, 2004
(Maintaining Goalweight, (lBalance and Exercise))
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

Hello to you!

It's been a beautiful, sunny, warm day here in South Carolina.

Went to the gym this morning. Walked about 2 miles today. Lord willing, plan to do the same tomorrow.

______________________________________________________________________

Highest weight 1998: 205

Goalweight achieved within a year: 150

Today's weight: 150.0

______________________________________________________________________

Hope you're having a great day. Remember, Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria


Maria7 - Sunday Jun 06, 2004
(Maintaining Goalweight, (lowfat and exercise))
Weight: 150.5

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

Hello to you!

I hope you are having a wonderful day today!!! Remember...the joy of the Lord is our strength! Halleluyah!

We had a wonderful church service this morning...our Pastor preached on TRUTH...it was a very enlightening message.

It is sunny and warm here in S.C. today.

We had an outing for our Sunday School class yesterday afternoon...first, some of us visited around our local community and invited people to come to the outing and to Sunday School and church and then we all had a cookout...hamburgers and hotdogs and all the trimmings, even ice cream, cake and lemon pies, etc. (I didn't eat much, but ate a little and it was real good!)...we had live singing and games and prizes, too! We all had a good time in the Lord!

______________________________________________________________________

Weight in 1998: 205

Goalweight achieved within a year: 150

Today's weight: 150.5

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Well, going to read some entries...have a good day and remember.... Jesus loves ya and I do, too! If you haven't asked him to be Lord of your life, today is THE day to do it!!! He shed His blood and gave His Life so that you can have forgiveness of all your sins and eternal life in Him! Repent of your sins, ask His forgiveness and ask Him to be your Lord and Saviour today! It is THE most important decision you will EVER make, because where you will be spending eternity depends on this decision! He is the way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father but through Him!...not by doing good deeds (that's good to do, but they won't save your soul), or any other way, only through Jesus Christ.

Love, Maria

mari727 on 06/07/2004:
Just an FYI to your comment to my entry in Spanish--I wasn't writing for everyone to read or understand. I have the right to express how I feel in any language, so if you don't understand what I write, simply dont read it.



Maria7 - Thursday Jun 03, 2004
(Maintaining Goalweight)
Weight: 151.0

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've had a wonderful day today....

Today has been another busy day...My sister and I ran some more errands together...and we ate out breakfast together, too. We went to the gym before we ate breakfast....we did a LOT of walking, probably about 3 or 4 hours of walking or even more while out doing errands.

Today's menu has been:

Breakfast #1: 1 eggbeater (eggwhite) scrambled, no oil 2 diet wheat breads

1 coffee, sweetened with Splenda (tastes very close to sugar and no calories)

Breakfast #2: steak biscuit, hashbrowns, diet caffeinated pepsi, water (lots of water today)

Lunch: none, but did drink 2 more diet pepsis, caffeine free and more water

Supper: Hamburger patty, baked, and ketchup

1 baked fresh summer squash, 1 baked zuchinni

1 cup baked okra

1/4 tomato, 1/4 onion, 1/2 cucumber

Sugarfree cherry Koolaid

1/2 serving apple pie

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Highest weight: 205 in 1998

Goalweight: 150, reached within a year of highest weight

Today's weight: 151.0

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Today has been a beautiful day. I took my Mother to pay her bills and do some shopping this afternoon. She is still walking with her walker, but she was so happy she was able to get out and do things she used to do before she fell and broke her hip in February of this year. She delighted in going to her favorite make-up store and walking in (with her walker and with me holding on to her) to get her favorite makeup, then going to another store and picking out a nice outfit for herself and some jewelry and other things. I took her to get groceries instead of taking a list and getting the groceries for her and delivering them to her, as I have been doing and she had a good time picking out what she wanted in the grocery store, too! I told her to just take her time and I went with her and made sure she was safe up and down the aisles.

Well, hope you have a good night...remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I! If you haven't asked Him to become your Lord and Saviour, today is a good day to do it...'Behold, today is the day of salvation'...the time to be RIGHT with the Lord is NOW! He is coming back for those who belong to Him...Are you ready???

Love, Maria


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