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Maria7 - Thursday Aug 26, 2004
(Balance)
Weight: 147.0

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

Hello to you! Hope you're having a blessed day today! Mine has been BUSY....I did some grocery shopping for my Mom, took out her trash, and checked her mail, also did some laundry here and now cooking supper....Y'alllllllllcome!!!! (Heheehe!) We're having barbequed roasted chicken, rice, butter beans. and homemade cornbread...yum, yum!

It's been a pretty, sunny, warm (mid-80's fahrenheit, I think) day here today, but now it looks like we may have some tropical rain coming in from the ocean...oh, well...it'll help the flowers bloom prettier than they already are (and they are doing quite well with the recent rains we've had from tropical systems) and clean the air and give it a fresh nice smell.

Well...guess I'll go read some entries...remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Soon2BThin on 08/26/2004:
I remember the first thing I knitted back when I was a teenager---a sweater for my boyfriend and it turned out HUGE!! I still would rather crochet than knit, I think knitting is harder. Your supper sounds good. Since DH is gone I haven't been cooking at all. I just grab a can of soup or frozen diet dinner. Enjoy the rain!


legcramps on 08/27/2004:
Have a great weekend!



Maria7 - Saturday Aug 21, 2004
(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

Good evening to you! Hope you have had a blessed day today! I've had a very busy day. One thing I've discovered...eat too many sweets/and or/carbs and size 8 levi jeans get too snug to wear and feel comfortable in! I've got to discipline myself with the sweets...I crave them...but I do be very careful about daily calorie counts...I try to keep it around 1700 (more or less) each day....Just like just now...I didn't have to do it...but I ate M&M's chocolate covered peanuts and I was NOT hungry for them...I did it out of HABIT!!!! (ERR-r-r---r!!!)...You'd think that I'd stop eating them when I realized I wasn't hungry for them, (which was within the first 2 or 3) but I just had an attitude of "Oh, well...I've already opened the little bag, may as well finish them...."...now does this make sense to you?

Today was a Mom/Daughter day and a shopping day...First, I picked up my Mom and we went to a big yard sale...I told her to get whatever she wanted and I would pay for it...she was like a little kid in a candy store, hehehe...she is doing so much better now (after having fallen and broken her hip in February earlier this year and having gone through surgery and rehab hospital)... she is walking mostly with her cane and sometimes with her walker and she loves getting out of her apartment for a while...she and I are getting to be more like buddies than Mother/Daughter relationship. Anyway, she picked out a green/brown/orange large afghan that the lady having the yard sale had knitted/crocheted??? herself for only $2.00 and then she (Mom) got real excited over some pretty pink fingernail polish, so I got her that, too, then she picked out a small lamp, some pictures, 2 pocketbooks, some cards to send friends and family, and about 5 sets of earrings...I also got her a nightstand for her bedroom...Then we went by a place and got us quarter pounder hamburgers ....yum, but the tomatoes were nonexistant and I think they were in the picture that advertised the hamburgers!!!...and went back to her apartment and ate lunch together...

Later...I went to the grocery store and got items for tomorrow's Sunday School breakfast...we have breakfast in our Sunday School class each time...so I came home and made...'sausage in the blankets'...40 of them...with buttermilk biscuits and beef sausage links...to take tomorrow morning to class that my Hubby and I teach.

Anyway, my supper tonight was the same as last night...cause my sweet Daughter bought us each (Hubby, I, and her) a medium pizza from a local pizza parlor that delivers last night...and I ate about 1/3 of my pizza last night and was stuffed and didn't sleep well WHATSOEVER...then tonight, I only had about half as much and felt AWFUL again after eating the high-fat that I'm NOT used to eating...anyway...I should have left it at that, but not...because of the M&M's I ate that I shouldn't have...oh well...Soonie, I know how you feel sometimes...(hehehhe!)... I may or may not have stayed within my day's allotted cals...need to look up the pizza at Calorie King.com and then I'll know...

(Update: A little later...I checked Calorie King.com and the calories for the 2 pieces of pizza I had for supper tonight were only about 420...so my today's calorie total is under 1700, actually around 1550 cals max, I think...the fat in the pizza was pretty low, too, and I ate 3 or 4 celery stalks with the pizza to get in some extra fiber and lower the glycemic index.)

Well...it's getting late and I sure have rambled on for a while...have a good night, all, and remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (SMILE!)


Maria7 - Sunday Aug 15, 2004
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Weight: 0.0

For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways. Psalms 91:11

The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them. Psalms 34:7

I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust. Psalms 91:2

Good afternoon! Hope you're having a blessed day today! The Lord kept us safe from the hurricane! Praise the Lord! Yes, He did! The hurricane came and passed by, its outer rain and storm bands didn't even get us! The Lord kept us safe! He protected us! Thank You, Jesus! Also, thank you fellow Christians for your prayers!

Hubby and I just got back a little while ago from church and eating out afterward. We went to Hubby's favorite buffet restaurant to eat. I had a fried chicken leg, 1/3 fried chicken breast, 1 serving (about 1/2 cup) candied yams with raisins, 2 small hushpuppies (equals about 1/4 cup cornbread), 1 serving cabbage (about 1/2 cup) and about 1/4 cup banana pudding and chocolate pudding, 1/4 cup ice cream, and a diet pepsi....about 700 calories for this meal, but I only had 100 calories for breakfast which was 2 plain 40-calorie-each diet bread toasts, coffee sweetened with splenda, and a diet pepsi. My 'snack' right now is another coffee sweetened with splenda. So, 800 calories thus far and still up to 900 calories to go to stay within daily 1700 calories.

So...how is your day going? I've been sneezing a lot this afternoon (got out in the rain again)and it is RAINY today and DREARY but thank the Lord for the rain! It is keeping the usually sweltering August temperatures down to more like a little cooler (80's) September temperatures. (SMILE!)

Well...just wanted to let you all know we're okay...have a blessed day and remember...Jesus loves ya!!!...and so do I!

Love, Maria (SMILE!)


Maria7 - Saturday Aug 14, 2004
(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

Good morning to you!

Well...Today is HURRICANE DAY for us here in eastern South Carolina...We are under a 'Hurricane Warning' and Hurricane Charley is expected to make landfall around noon today...I'm over at my Mother's as I key this. Been up since around 4:00 a.m., got ready and came over here. I hope this hurricane doesn't be as bad as Hurricane Hugo was in 1989. Anyway, we ask you fellow Christians to please remember us in your prayers today.

Hope each of you has a blessed day...

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

Love, Maria (smile!)

Soon2BThin on 08/14/2004:
Hi, Maria! That must be pretty scary from what I've seen on the weather channel. I hope it won't be as bad by the time it gets to you. Tell us all about it real soon so we know you're okay. I hope you have a nice weekend anyway.



Maria7 - Friday Aug 13, 2004
(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

Good morning to you! Hope you're having a nice day today!

It has been very rainy and stormy here in South Carolina over the past few days...Hurricance Alex passed by, bringing us FLOODING rains, and right now we have Tropical Storm Bonnie (now called Tropical Depression Bonnie) sitting on South Carolina since yesterday and a tornado came close by here where we live yesterday afternoon, I was home but the Lord protected us and the huge oak trees were just bowing over and whirling in the wind and leaves blowing everywhere up in the air and some limbs from the trees were left laying in ours and our neighbor's yards....but it passed quickly and didn't last but a few minutes...anyway, I'm glad it didn't come straight through here...the tv report says there were 23 tornadoes yesterday...from Florida through South Carolina...but there were ALSO reports of tornadoes in North Carolina, too. But anyway, thank the Lord, He kept us safe. So, now we have Hurricane Charley coming up from Florida, predicted to come up through Georgia from Florida and then straight through....yep...South Carolina...us! Supposed to be here by tomorrow morning and we're not even done with Bonnie yet! But...as usual, I'm trusting the Lord for His protection.

Next...I got on the scale this morning and it says 148.0. Hubby and I are still walking when we can...in between the rain and storms...and we actually got rained on when we were out walking a few days ago...I think my Hubby enjoyed it! I remember when I was a little girl I used to LOVE to walk barefooted through the mud puddles after a good rain...did any of you ever do that, too? (hehehe!!!) Anyway...I'm being mostly mindful of calories and try to eat low carbs first if going to eat a high carb (this lowers the high carb glycemic index eating them together this way), BUT I still eat a candy bar just about every day! YUM!!!! I love sweets!...3 Musketeers, Snickers, M&M chocolate covered peanuts....YUM! Sometimes I have 2 candy bars in a day...BUT...I count the calories of the candy in with my alloted calories for the day.

______________________________________________________________________

Higest weight 1998: 205.0

Goalweight reached within a year: 150.0

Today's weight: 148.0

Height: 5'8"

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Well, going to read some entries... Remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I! Have a great day in the Lord!

Love, Maria (SMILE!)

feeleebubs on 08/13/2004:
Wow, you guys are getting some seriously cruddy weather. I live near Chicago and we are constantly complaining about our weather up here, but the one thing we don't deal with is hurricanes. Stay safe!



Maria7 - Saturday Jul 31, 2004

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

Mark 1:15 (Jesus says) "...The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel."

Good morning to you! It's another lovely, sunny, warm day here in South Carolina...looks like we may be in for some more tropical rain this afternoon...There are a few 'rainy-looking' clouds approaching from the direction of the ocean...I like rain as well as sunshine...rain cleans the air and waters everything...and usually after a good rain, the next morning, the skies are so beautiful!

______________________________________________________________________ Highest weight 1998: 205

Goalweight achieved within 1 year: 150

Today's weight: 148

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I've gone down another size...I'm wearing size 8 levi jeans now, as well as size 8 in other jeans, too. (Was wearing size 20 and 22 in jeans at highest weight.) Height is 5'8".

I'm still loosely counting calories (try not go over 1700 cals per day) and Hubby and I are still walking in the evenings.

One of my favorite snacks is a whole bag of popcorn, 94% fatfree Healthypop, buttered flavor, less than 250 cals per bag and the bag is big! I still eat sweets just about every day, too. I also eat lots of fruits and veggies and lean meat...and diet wheat bread for sandwiches...I like 20 calorie fatfree Oscar Myer bologna. You CAN eat and be full and not be overweight...just make the right choices and discipline yourself. I try not to eat late at night. Yes, that means going to bed feeling hungry a lot of nights, but you tell yourself you can have whatever it is (within reason) that you're craving in the morning and that usually suffices. Also, drinking a large glass of water when you are having cravings helps delay that feeling...or brushing your teeth when you feel like overindulging.

Well, I hope you have a wonderful afternoon...remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria(SMILE!!!!)

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


Maria7 - Friday Jul 30, 2004

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

Good afternoon to you! It's been beautiful, mostly sunny with gorgeous brilliant blue skies and white cottony-looking puffs of clouds today, warm but not too warm.

Today, my Mother and I went to Cracker Barrel and had lunch together. We each ordered grilled sirloin steak, and Mama ordered mashed potatoes, green beans, and macaroni and cheese with hers...I ordered baby carrots, tossed salad, and hashbrowns with mine (I ate less than half the hashbrowns)..and she ordered sweet tea and I ordered diet coke and we each ordered apple pie (I ate about half of mine...all the apples and half the crust),with a little vanilla ice cream for desert...YUM!!! It was GOOD! That was my first time eating at the Cracker Barrel...pretty good food.

Then after that, we went shopping...at the thrift store! All of the ladie's blouses were on sale for only $1.00 each! We each chose 3 and Mama found a nice pocketbook, like new, for $1.00 also. So, I brought the clothes home and am washing and drying them before we wear them and also am spraying the inside and outside of her pocketbook with lysol spray.

So, hope you have a nice afternoon.

Remember...if you haven't already, Jesus tells us in Mark 1:15, "...The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel."

Love, Maria


Maria7 - Thursday Jul 29, 2004

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

Good morning to you! Hope you're having a lovely day in the Lord!

We South Carolinians have been having some tropical rain! We got around 4 inches of rain yesterday, according to the weather channel on tv in the area where we live. Water in the roads, ditches overflowing onto the roads, electricity went off, we had candlelight singing (which was nice) at church last night for those who came.

Well...going to read some entries...looks like we're in for more rain today...SMILE! (We needed rain and thanks to the Lord for sending it!)

Remember...if you haven't already, Jesus tells us in Mark 1:15, "...The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel."

Love, Maria

MichelleP on 07/29/2004:
Hi Thank you for your wonderful posting today. John 3:16 is my favorite.

My mother-in-law just moved to Murrells Inlet S.C. she loves it there. I am hopefull that I will be able to go visit at Christmas time, it will give me a strong reason to work hard at walking again!

Have a wonderful and blessed Friday!



Maria7 - Wednesday Jul 28, 2004

Weight: 148.0


Maria7 - Wednesday Jul 28, 2004
(Maintaining Goalweight)
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

Good morning to you! What a beautiful morning this is! It's not too warm, but just nice...and sunny!

Lots of chores to do today, but thought I'd stop in and say "Hey!"

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

Every day is a GOOD day with the LORD!

Love, Maria (SMILE!)


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