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Maria7 - Wednesday Feb 13, 2013

Weight: 140.0

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, Friends.

Hope you are having a wonderful day in the Lord.

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It has been a chilly, misting-rain-sort of day today.  Nice.

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This morning, I picked up a friend and she and I went to the next town over and visited another friend of ours, who was in the hospital.  Please remember her in your prayers.  She was to be released later today, I think. 

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After I took my friend home, I took my  Aunt Auntanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567a red rose in a vase with a red ribbon for Valentine's Day, which as you know, is tomorrow, and visited her and my cousin, her Son.  He has recently been released from the hospital also.  Please remember him in prayer.  He seemed to be doing well and also my Aunt, too, thank the Lord.

 

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My Sister Sisterstandingtippinghatanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567hasn't been feeling well, so please continue to remember her in prayer.  Also my Mother IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567and her dear, sweet Roommate and others at their nursing home need prayer as well.  Thank you for all your prayers.

 

Most of all, let us not forget to pray for the unsaved, that they will get saved and live for the Lord Jesus.

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Puddles on 02/13/2013:
hI Maria is that a Kincade painting in your message? There is certainly a lot of people in need for prayers. Have a great day.


OhioRaven on 02/13/2013:
Praying for all the above, Maria. Have a good day.


V on 02/13/2013:
Hello there Maria! Prayers sent my friend :)


IndependentEm93 on 02/13/2013:
Have a great day


Umpqua on 02/14/2013:
You have a lot going on Maria, I'm thinking of you and your family. Happy Valentine's Day!


biscottibody59 on 02/16/2013:
Hope you're enjoying the day!



Maria7 - Monday Feb 11, 2013

Weight: 140.0

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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Good morning, Friends. Having a cup of coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567over here.  Have some?

 

 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567  

It is a rainy morning here in South Carolina.  I thank the Lord for the rain.  I've been sitting by the the window in the dining room at the table (done had breakfast), looking outside at the rain cascading off the rooftop coming down.  I threw out some bread earlier and quickly a bluejay flew down from a tree to get breakfast.  :-D

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HubbyLargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 is doing well.  He worked both days over the weekend.

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I may visit MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 today and see how she and her roommate are doing.  They have both been sick but have been getting better.  Thank you for your prayers for them. 

 

Please remember in prayer cousins and a friend today.   (The Lord knows.)   Also please help me pray for the lost, that they will repent and get right with the Lord while there is still time to do so. 

 

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Hope you have a blessed day in the Lord.  Every day with the Lord is a GOOD day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 02/11/2013:
Thanks for the coffee, Maria. Praying.


Puddles on 02/11/2013:
Have a great day.


grannyannie on 02/11/2013:
Have a lovely day, Maria!


supercheese on 02/11/2013:
Lovely day maria!


thenewMLE on 02/11/2013:
Have a nice week and I will put your intentions in my prayers!


INDEPENDENTEM93 on 02/11/2013:
Have a great day!


V on 02/11/2013:
Hello Maria :) Hope you have a wonderful week!


Bikiniwax85 on 02/11/2013:
Sounds like a nice rainy day. We need some here. Hope you had a good day!


biscottibody59 on 02/12/2013:
The rain sounds lovely--hope you're having a good one today! Enjoy!



Maria7 - Sunday Feb 10, 2013

Weight: 140.0

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 and happy Sunday to you!

Not feeling too good over here this morning. 

I am at home keying this to you.

Hubby is working today.

MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567appeared to be doing better when I saw her day before yesterday.  Thank you for your prayers.

 

I read some in the Bible this morning, which I usually do.  As you read in the Bible, you learn so many things you never knew or may have forgotten.  It is like it comes to life as you read it.  I was reading in Luke chapter 22:3 where it said that satan entered into Judas Iscariot (who betrayed Jesus).  I've read the new testament repeatedly but somehow I must have forgotten it said that (although I knew what Judas Iscariot did).   Also I read about an angel who came to Jesus, (Luke 22:43) strengthening Him as he prayed. 

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Hope you are having a good day. Every day with the Lord IS a good day. Is He your Lord and Saviour? I hope so, because He sure is mine! If He's not your Lord and Saviour, today is the day of salvation and there is NO TIME like today to get right with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Believe on Him, repent of your sins and ask His forgiveness. It is that simple. There is NO other way to be saved but through Jesus. He is the way, the truth, and the life and no one goes to the Father but through Him. I believe we are living in the last days and many will wish one day that they had chosen to believe in Him and live for Him while they were here on earth to make that decision and to do so!

 

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 02/10/2013:
Hi, Maria. Hope you feel better. Luke is one of my favorite books.


grannyannie on 02/10/2013:
Thanks, Maria. Have a lovely day and hope you feel better.


Puddles on 02/10/2013:
Have a good day and take care of yourself.


supercheese on 02/10/2013:
Hope you feel better!!



Maria7 - Thursday Feb 07, 2013

Weight: 140.0

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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Good morning, Friends. Having a cup of coffee over here.coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

It is a chilly, partly sunny, partly overcast morning here in South Carolina.  Looks like we have rain on the way.

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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

HubbyLargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 is working.  He just called on his morning break to say hello.  (LOVE THAT GUY!)

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Thank you for your prayers concerning Sister.Sisterstandingtippinghatanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567She is doing pretty well and she and I had a 'Sister Day' yesterday.  I went and got her and after we had fun visiting her Daughter and Grands (2 beautiful little girls) and taking pictures of us all, Sister and I came over here to the house for a while.  I fixed her some chocolate iced chocolate cake I had baked the day before and she really enjoyed it and I sent some home with her, too. 

 

She and I also visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 and her roommate at the nursing home and I think they are getting better, thank the Lord.

Before taking Sister back home (she lives in the next town over), she and I went to a thrift store and she found a good deal on some clothes (a pair of jeans and 2 tops) and I found a gorgeous Christmas 4 piece (2 pillow shams, a comforter and bedskirt) bed ensemble (material is red poinsettas and brown pinecones against a green background), like-new (washing in the washing machine currently). 

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Remember...Jesus loves you. Do you love Him? Hope you have a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

supercheese on 02/07/2013:
Have a great day maria!


hollybelle on 02/07/2013:
Hey Maria! I don't know why I didn't see your posts before. I would have commented sooner. Catching up with your last few posts - congratulations on maintaining your weight. You have done so well. Glad Mom and her roommate are getting better and pray sisters burden will be lifted soon. Must have been frightening when neighbors house burned. Hope it's turned out OK for them to get rebuilding, etc. Your posts are always so uplifting. God bless and have a good night.


V on 02/07/2013:
So happy to hear that all is well with your family :) It is raining here now! Hope you had an awesome day :)


biscottibody59 on 02/07/2013:
Sounds like good quality time with your sister and family--I hope you have a nice weekend coming up there!


legcramps on 02/08/2013:
Have a good weekend :)



Maria7 - Tuesday Feb 05, 2013

Weight: 140.0

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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Good morning, Friends.  Having a cup of coffee over here...have some?  coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

   It is a chilly, sunny morning here in South Carolina, around 39 degrees fahrenheit at 8:15 a.m.  Supposed to get up to high 60's today according to the tv, but only the Lord knows.

Our neighbor whose home I told you about in the last entry is okay.  She got out in time, thank the Lord.  Thank you for your prayers for her.

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Scale weighed me at 140.0 this morning, my goal weight. nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

HubbyLargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 is working today.  We had a very good weekend together.  He was off Saturday and Sunday.  We went to church Churchsmallgifanim081010.gif image by autumn1234567Sunday and had a wonderful service.

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Please remember my SisterSisterstandingtippinghatanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567in prayer this morning.  I won't go into details in order to protect her privacy but I know she would want me to ask for prayer for her.

 

Also, please remember MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 and her roommate and others at the nursing home, who have been sick and need prayer as well.

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Remember...Jesus loves you.  Do you love Him?  Hope you have a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Puddles on 02/05/2013:
Have a great day Maria.


OhioRaven on 02/05/2013:
Prayers, for your Sister, Mother, her friend, all of the residents of the nursing home, you and all of your family.

God Bless You.


OhioRaven on 02/05/2013:
Good job maintaining your weight :v)


IndependentEm93 on 02/05/2013:
Have a great day!


V on 02/05/2013:
Prayers sent! Congrats on maintaining as well Maria :)



Maria7 - Monday Jan 28, 2013

Weight: 140.0

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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Good morning, Friends.

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It is overcast this morning, chilly and having had my breakfast (scrambled egg with cheese and grits) and having read some in the Bible (in Luke), I am now having my morning coffee...coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

The scale weighed me at 140.0 this morning.

 Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567is at work and I really miss him.  He awoke me early this morning, around 3 a.m. or so, having woken up himself earlier, to tell me that a neighbor's home was on fire.  Our bedroom was lit up with flashing lights coming through the blinds from firetrucks and police vehicles at the nearby home.  Looking out the window, tall flames of fire emanated from the home's rooftop.  As far as I know there was only one person living there and I haven't heard anything but ask you to help me pray that they are all right.  Sitting here at the dining room table and looking outside the window, it appears the home is a total loss, though the basic structure is still standing.  

I remember a few years ago we had a grease fire in our home that got out of control and I had to abandon our home to go outside to breathe and our courageous neighbor (not the same one) next door  who happened to be outside, swiftly and bravely ran inside our home where billowing black smoke was pouring out the front door and put the fire out right before the fire department arrived.  Our home was saved, thank the Lord, but more importantly, WE were okay. 

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We may be getting some warmer weather coming in by tomorrow...but whether we do or don't,  I thank the Lord for each day.

 

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Hope you are having a good day.  Every day with the LORD is a GOOD day!

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 01/28/2013:
How scary for your neighbor, I hope they are OK and I hope all is not lost. You are very lucky with your grease fire. I remember years ago when we lived in an apartment our dryer caught on fire in the basement. It was an old dryer and I had put too many clothes in it and overloaded the electrical. I panicked and thankfully my quick thinking roommate ran down and disconnected the water line from the washer and used it to put out the fire!


OhioRaven on 01/28/2013:
Glad to hear everyone's okay. Luke is my favorite book. Luke 12:24 ha-ha !


V on 01/28/2013:
Oh no :( sorry about your neighbor's home.. I pray that all is well for him/her.. That is a scary story about your experience with the grease fire.. Have a good evening Maria :)


thinnside40 on 01/29/2013:
I want some warmer weather! We are under a loooooong running "burn ban" and this old house doesn't warm well with baseboard....:(



Maria7 - Sunday Jan 27, 2013

Weight: 140.6

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 and happy Sunday to you!

Beautiful day here. We're having plenty of sunshine and the grounds outside look frosty.  The temperature high for today is mid-50's, according to the weather channel on tv.

Hubby is home today, something I am very happy about.  

He and I will probably visit MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567this afternoon, which we usually do together on Sundays. I usually go by myself during the week when he's working.

 

I read chapter 2 of Luke in the Bible this morning. It was about Jesus' birth.  Did you know that a manger (that He was laid in, in swaddling clothes) was a feeding trough for the animals?   We may take for granted the bassinettes and cribs for our babies but a manger was his bassinette.   Hubby sat at the dining room table with me as I read the chapter to us from the Bible.  If you don't read in the Bible every day, I encourage you to do so, even if only a few verses at a time to begin with.  It is full of wisdom for living a victorious life in Jesus and tells about God's wonderful plan of salvation for you and for me, through Jesus, His Son.  

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Hope you are having a good day. Every day with the Lord IS a good day. Is He your Lord and Saviour? I hope so, because He sure is mine!   If He's not your Lord and Saviour, today is the day of salvation and there is NO TIME like today to get right with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Believe on Him, repent of your sins and ask His forgiveness. It is that simple. There is NO other way to be saved but through Jesus. He is the way, the truth, and the life and no one goes to the Father but through Him. I believe we are living in the last days and many will wish one day that they had chosen to believe in Him and live for Him while they were here on earth to make that decision and to do so!

 

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 64.4 lbs lost so far, only 0.6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 01/27/2013:
Hi, Maria. Wow! You're only 1/2 Lb. To your goal !


V on 01/28/2013:
Well hello there Maria :) Hope you had a nice weekend <3


Umpqua on 01/28/2013:
Hi Maria, I hope you had an excellent weekend!



Maria7 - Wednesday Jan 23, 2013

Weight: 140.0

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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Good morning, Friends.

It is a very beautiful, sunny morning here in South Carolina.  The red Camelias are blooming.  The  Narcissus and Daffodils are blooming in the grocery store...I got Mom and her roommate one to share together of the Narcissus and it bloomed out, so now I've brought it home to plant in the yard and maybe it will bloom again next month.  It is quite chilly this morning (thank the Lord for a warm home), in the 20's earlier when I checked with the weather channel on tv.  I am thankful we are not getting the cold some are getting and I pray for those out in the cold, especially the homeless.  We sometimes take for granted all the blessings God has bestowed upon us and don't stop to think of how greatly He has blessed us and GIVE HIM THANKS and PRAISE.  But this is something we each need to do EVERY DAY.

 

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Hope you are doing well this morning.  :-)

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I visited Mom and her roommate yesterday for a while.  I had baked a chocolate iced chocolate cake earlier and took her and her roommate each a piece, along with a banana each.  Her roommate's two sweet daughters were there, visiting their Mom and my Mom, as well.  I am so thankful Mom has such a wonderful roommate and they get along real well and keep each other a lot of company.  Mom's roommate reminds me so much of Mom's Mom, my Grandmother (who helped Mom raise us children after Daddy passed when we were little).  She is so kind and a sweetheart and I just love her!  Her Daughters also love my Mom and do for her as they do for their Mom and I do the same for their Mom, too.  So we all get along as a wonderful happy extended family, as we all work together looking after both our Moms when we visit them.  :-)

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Well...for now it appears I am 'holding' at goalweight, 140.0.  If this is the weight the Lord sees is best for me, then maybe I will stay at (or near) it.  But my Hubby told me that it is not about the  number you weigh, but what your body requires you to weigh to be at your (optimum) best strength and good health.  I agree with him.  So, I will see how I feel at this weight.  So far, so good.  I had 2 doctors and 1 dietician tell me years ago that at 5'8", 140.0 was the weight I  should weigh.  They told me that, when I was at that weight and I carelessly let the 140 get away from me,  by overindulging in high-fat foods and sweets.  When I got up to 160, I realized what I had done and it is so easy to put on weight and not easy to get it off, especially knowing that 3500 calories is 1 pound.  That 3500 calories is a lot of food when you are trying to get back to goalweight.  That meant minus 70,000 calories over a period of time while sustaining plenty of good nourishment and strength and good health doing it, which equals a long period of time. 

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Anyway... I baked a chocolate cake yesterday and I haven't done that in a while, not for us to keep, that is.  I had a couple pieces of it after it was iced and it was good, especially the chocolate icing.  I gave away some of the cake and Hubby took a piece to work with him this morning after he ate some of it last nite but there is still almost half of it smiling at me every time I open the refrigerator door where it is on the top shelf that I first see.  :-D  Still, I've done well this morning.  I've had my usual egg and grits breakfast with coffee and water. 

 

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I hope you ar having a good day today.  EVERY DAY with the LORD is a GOOD DAY!

 

 

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 01/23/2013:
Praise God and bless.you, Maria.


legcramps on 01/23/2013:
I agree with hubby too :)


Umpqua on 01/24/2013:
Excellent work staying at your goal wait Maria. I'm so happy that your Mom is doing well and that she finally got a good roommate, I'm sure that has lifted all of your spirits! Thanks also for sharing about your flowers, I love hearing about them since we're having single digit temps here this week. I did recently order some calla lilies for the spring through a major sale, can't wait to get those in the ground!


mskitty on 01/25/2013:
You've come such a long way, congrats on reaching your goal and keeping it.



Maria7 - Thursday Jan 17, 2013
(Balance)
Weight: 139.0

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! ...

Beautiful, sunny, warm morning here in SC...supposed to change later according to the weather channel on tv...said we may even get sleet tonite or a few snowflakes mixed with rain...  :-)  We've been having beautiful, mostly sunny, warm (high-70's) weather for days now and it has been very enjoyable, like an early springtime...but I guess it is time for some wintery-like weather now...  I enjoy it all!  (And thankful to the Lord for it all.)

I read some in Mark in the Bible this morning.  Jesus was talking in parables and then He would explain what they meant to his disciples.  One of them was about the parable of the sower ( in Mark, chapter 4).  Very interesting.

 I also threw out some bread for the squirrels and birds and saw some squirrels have their breakfast, along with a bluejay that flew down from a tree and sat among them eating bread, too.

 

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Hope you are having a good day.  Every day with the Lord is a GOOD day!

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

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Progress as of today: 66 lbs lost so far, only -1 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 01/17/2013:
Luke 12:24

Have a good one Maria.


supercheese on 01/17/2013:
Have a good one maria!!


Umpqua on 01/17/2013:
My friend in NC said her daffodils came up a couple of weeks ago!! Have a good one :)


V on 01/17/2013:
Your weather sounds alot like ours(minus the snow, LOL) Like you I enjoy all seasons except when it's miserably hot..Hope that you had a wonderful day Maria :)


biscottibody59 on 01/19/2013:
Hope you're having a fine weekend there!



Maria7 - Monday Jan 14, 2013
(Balance)
Weight: 139.6

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, Friends.

Hope you've been having a nice day.

  Daughter hasn't been feeling too well today, said last nite she'd been having sweats and chills so I gave her some Tylenol that she took.   I cooked her a steak a little while ago and she ate that and is now resting in the recliner chair, watching tv in the living room.

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I called Sister Sisterstandingtippinghatanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567who lives in the next town over and she's  not feeling her best, so please remember both of them in prayer.

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It has been a beautiful, warm, sunny day...  I got out for a little while...went to the grocery store and Mcd's...  :-)

   I already have cooked a nice steak and fries with onions and okra, for Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567  for his supper when he comes in from work later this afternoon and made him his breakfast country ham biscuits and put them up in the freezer for him to take a pack of 2 to work each day. 

Soooo  now I'm taking a little break.

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Hope you are having a good day.  Every day with the Lord is a GOOD day.

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 65.4 lbs lost so far, only -0.4 lbs to go!

thenewMLE on 01/14/2013:
Hey Maria! I hope your daughter and sister feel better. We have 2 people out with the stomach flu right now. I told them to stay home and don't get me sick!!! RYC, I like all the almonds, but Blue Diamond makes BOLD flavors that I really like - wasabi and soy, habenaero BBQ, and some other great combination, but roasted and salted were my original favorite. I also like them dipped in dark chocolate, but I have stayed away from them for awhile. Have a great day!!


OhioRaven on 01/14/2013:
Hey, Maria. Have a good day.


V on 01/14/2013:
Sending thoughts out for your sister and daughter..Hope you had a wonderful day Maria :)


Umpqua on 01/15/2013:
I hope your sister and daughter feel better and I hope you're having a good week!


biscottibody59 on 01/15/2013:
I hope the health of your family is looking better today!



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