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Maria7 - Sunday Jan 06, 2013
(Balance)
Weight: 137.2

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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Churchsmallgifanim081010.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

 

 

Hello and happy Sunday to you!

Beautiful day here.  We're currently getting a little light rain and the temperature around 9 a.m. EST is about mid 40's fahrenheit. 

Hubby and I are doing well, thank the Lord.   Thank you for thinking about us.  It means a lot to know you are thought about.  You all are wonderful friends and we treasure your friendship, including our dear, beloved DD Webmaster here, too.

MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567is doing real well these days.  They put her on a daily antibiotic and her mind is now very clear and she has returned to doing things she used to enjoy years ago, such as sketching pictures (which she is real good at) and reading magazine articles, etc. Thank you for your prayers for all of us.

 

The Lord blessed me to find a like-new condition eliptical trainer at a thrift shop at a good price with all the bells and whistles including a built in fan and different programs.  I'm very happy over it and it is actually fun to work out with and I'm taking it easy as I get used to it.  I also have my treadmill that still works, even after 14 years.

 

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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, cause 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.  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 do so!

 

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 67.8 lbs lost so far, only -2.8 lbs to go!

IndependentEm93 on 01/06/2013:
I'm glad your mom is doing better!


grannyannie on 01/06/2013:
Great to hear your mom is doing so well. Got a good deal on the elliptical. Well done! Have a beautiful week.


biscottibody59 on 01/06/2013:
That's remarkable about your mom--bet it's a little load off of you to know she's enjoying life again!

Enjoy your elliptical and your day!


V on 01/06/2013:
So good to hear that your Mom is doing well :) Enjoy your elliptical, what an awesome deal on it. Have a wonderful evening!


Umpqua on 01/07/2013:
Excellent news on your Mom Maria, and great deal on the elliptical. My girlfriend is letting me have hers for an extended loan, so I'll be trying to figure out how to use it - I'm kind of clueless with exercise machines. I hope you have a great week!


liza36 on 01/07/2013:
So glad you hear you, hubby and mom are doing well. How great to add an elliptical to your exercise. Enjoy it!


selina on 01/08/2013:
Hi Maria!


thenewMLE on 01/09/2013:
Happy New Year!! It is such good news to hear your Mom is doing better! I'm glad you found an elliptical and I hope you get a lot of use from it, but I just can't do it... I was sure it was because I was so out of shape when I tried it, but after losing most of the weight, I still could not do it longer than 3 minutes - and I am NOT exaggerating! Have a great day!



Maria7 - Monday Dec 31, 2012
(Balance)
Weight: 137.4

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.   I've been away for a while.  How are you?

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I hope you all had a blessed Christmas. 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.  Every day with the Lord is a GOOD DAY! 

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 67.6 lbs lost so far, only -2.6 lbs to go!

V on 01/01/2013:
Welcome back Maria!! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season :)


OhioRaven on 01/01/2013:
Hi, Maria


biscottibody59 on 01/01/2013:
Wow--your weight is really down--I hope all's well with you! Happy New Year!


greengirl on 01/01/2013:
Hi Maria, Happy New Year, I hope things are good with you ? xx



Maria7 - Tuesday Oct 09, 2012
(Balance)
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.  It has been another chilly, chilly day here in SC but I thank the Lord for it.

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One of my friends and I had breakfast together this morning at a local restaurant.  She and I visited Mom and her sweet roommate afterwards, who seemed to be doing about the same.

 

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Please pray for Hubby.  He woke up not feeling too good early this morning (coughing a lot).  He works outside mostly and we have recently had a much cooler temperature change.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

V on 10/09/2012:
Prayers being sent for you hubby! I hope you have a good evening Maria :)


Soon2BThin on 10/09/2012:
Hi, Maria! Glad to see you are doing well. I hope your hubby doesn't come down with a cold. Have you gotten your flu shots yet? How is your Mom? It's still warm here today--88 right now but dry, only 11% humidity. It will only get to 78 on Friday though. We're all looking forward to that here. I'm having a good diet day so far and hope you are too. Take care and thanks for the comment to me.


biscottibody59 on 10/09/2012:
Hope you hubby isn't down for long--and he can get some good rest!

Keep up the good work!

ps thanks for your support as always:-)


grannyannie on 10/10/2012:
Hope you hubby feels better soon. You're still doing well.

RYC thanks!


thenewMLE on 10/10/2012:
I hope hubby feels better soon. Sounds like you had a pleasant breakfast outing with your friend. How's your Mom? Have a great day!


LifeInATeaCup on 10/10/2012:
Thank you! And I hope your hubby feels better soon, probably just needs a good rest :)


inmorning on 10/10/2012:
Prayer said for hubby. I don't believe wives nag, they encourage, so be sure and encourage him to take care of himself when you are not around to do so.


V on 11/09/2012:
Just stopping by to say hello :)



Maria7 - Monday Oct 08, 2012
(Balance)
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 nice Monday.  It is a rainy Monday here and I thank the Lord for it.

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Scale weighed me at 138.0 this morning.

 

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It is chilly here also...around mid 50's for high today, according to the weather channel on tv.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

grannyannie on 10/08/2012:
You're doing great on the weight! Have a lovely week.


biscottibody59 on 10/08/2012:
You're really doing well with the maintenance there--keep up the good work!

Enjoy your week!


liza36 on 10/08/2012:
It's super chilly here, it really feels like Fall. Have a great day.


V on 10/08/2012:
Hello there Maria! You are ding such a great job maintaining..Have a wonderful evening :)



Maria7 - Friday Oct 05, 2012
(Balance)
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 nice Friday. 

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Scale weighed me at 138.6 this morning.

 

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Nice day here, some sunshine and mild, around 80.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

grannyannie on 10/05/2012:
Wow! 138! Well done, Maria!


liza36 on 10/05/2012:
Fantastic!! Enjoy your weekend.


inmorning on 10/05/2012:
You have a great day!


V on 10/05/2012:
Hello there Maria! Have a wonderful weekend :)



Maria7 - Wednesday Oct 03, 2012
(Balance)
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.  This is written in the evening...it has been a nice day here, highs in 80's and it has been mostly cloudy and we got rain last nite. 

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Scale weighed me at 139.2 this morning.

 

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How are you liking this fall season?

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

V on 10/03/2012:
Well hello there Maria :) We have yet had fall like weather but I am hoping it will come soon..Great job on keeping the balance steady! have a wonderful evening!


inmorning on 10/04/2012:
Hope you have a great day as well.


liza36 on 10/04/2012:
Wow, nice read on the scale!

It doesn't really feel like fall yet. We've had lots of rain but still high temps in the 80's, so it feels like a humid summer day. I'm very ready for the colors to change and cooler temperatures.


thenewMLE on 10/04/2012:
Not quite feeling Fall yet, but the relief from the 90's and 100's is welcomed! congrats on hitting the 130's! Have a great day!


grannyannie on 10/04/2012:
Below 140, well done, Maria!

RYC: thanks. My usual MWF workout.


TheMother on 10/04/2012:
You are doing fabulous Maria!!!! You must be feeling great!!!! Glad you're enjoying the warm weather. Here in central FL, we hit a high of 92 yesterday. Today was a little lower - upper 80s to 90 but the humidity was so high, I was drenched cutting the lawn and working outside even though it was only for two hours. We are now having a thunderstorm which hopefully will drop it somewhat. Have a nice day.


selina on 10/04/2012:
Congrats, Maria, for your being so focused! I love the fall weather, too!


grannyannie on 10/05/2012:
RYC thanks! Getting in my 8 hour/week workouts! Don't want to get frail and osteoporosis at my age!



Maria7 - Friday Sep 14, 2012
(Balance)
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. 

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Scale weighed me at 140.0 exactly this morning again.

 

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It has been a beautiful, sunny day today with high around the mid-80's.  I heard someone on tv say that next Saturday is the first day of fall...yayyy...my fav season!

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

V on 09/14/2012:
Yayyy for fall..have you started decorating for the occasion yet? Hope you have a wonderful weekend Maria <3


biscottibody59 on 09/14/2012:
We're getting a taste of Fall right now--it is soooo welcome!

RYC: Yes, this is completely free of animal-based food including milk, chicken, eggs, etc. Also great on doing some more walking--it's good for many things--I think all good:-)


selina on 09/14/2012:
Thanks, maria


grannyannie on 09/15/2012:
Awesome! Have a lovely weekend, Maria!


TheMother on 09/18/2012:
Congrats on reaching your goal. You must be feeling quite proud. RYC: flea market. It was a huge place with a lot of vendors. Since this is located in central FL, it was quite hot inside and also quite crowded since we went on a Saturday. To help with the heat, they had large dusty and dirty fans blowing air mist out as you went down each aisle. My hair was frizzing like crazy from this yucky mist. We only stayed about an hour and left. I had gone to this flea market about a year ago and wanted to go again to see if anything had changed during that time. It hasn't so I think I'm going to cross this flea market off my list once and for all. Have a good day.



Maria7 - Thursday Sep 13, 2012
(Balance)
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.  I am at GOALWEIGHT today!

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Scale weighed me at 140.0 this morning. nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567  I weighed 3 times and it was 140.0 EXACTLY each time!

 

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'Don't Take Anything For Granted'

I have been at 140.0 goalweight at times before and let it slowly slip away.  I've been told by 2 doctors and a dietician that for my height, 5'8", 140.0 is the weight I need to stay at.  I was told this when I weighed 140.0 years ago.  But, what did I do?  I put higher priority on eating what I desired and how much I wanted of it instead of changing my way of eating and sticking with it.  It is SO EASY to put on weight and SO HARD to get it off.  Of course, I know you know this. 

Today's Weight (Goalweight):  140.0

Height:  5'8"

Current BMI:  21.3

Current Size:  8

Highest Weight:  205.0

Highest BMI:  31.2

Highest Size:  20 and 22

So...I plan to maintain now (with the good Lord's help) and having let it slip away more than one time before, I realize it is just as difficult to maintain goalweight (if not more so) than to get to it.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

supercheese on 09/13/2012:
That is amazing results!!


hollybelle on 09/13/2012:
Great news, Maria! It may be easier to stay at a certain weight than to lose down to it. But our weight will always fluxuate a little. I am comfortable at a higher weight than I used to be, but I don't want to go up at all. I wish I could stay at 150 but I have to take it slow because of my obsessive tendencies and how unhappy it makes me to focus so much on the scales. you do so well. Stay healthy my friend.


grannyannie on 09/13/2012:
Congrat, Maria!! Well done!


inmorning on 09/13/2012:
Congrats. I think you have a healthy attitude about maintaining.


V on 09/13/2012:
Hard work, dedication ='s SUCCESS! I am so proud of you Maria! YIPEEEEEE :)


selina on 09/14/2012:
well done!


Umpqua on 09/14/2012:
Congrats on reaching goal Maria, I'm proud of you! And I know how hard maintenance is, such a struggle. Stay with us here - I think that's half the battle!



Maria7 - Wednesday Sep 12, 2012
(Balance)
Weight: 140.4

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.  Beautiful morning here, real cool outside, upper 50's, I think.  (Smile!) 

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Scale weighed me at 140.4 this morning. nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567 

 

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I'm fixing to get ready and go visit Mom at the nursing home.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 64.6 lbs lost so far, only 0.4 lbs to go!

supercheese on 09/12/2012:
Have a great day!


grannyannie on 09/12/2012:
Enjoy the visit with your mom! Have a great day.


Umpqua on 09/12/2012:
Yep, they're built-in ovens and the new ones will be REALLY built in since hubby is building a new wall around them basically. I hope you have a nice visit with your Mom!


inmorning on 09/12/2012:
Have a great day.


biscottibody59 on 09/12/2012:
Have a good one! Good going on the continuing loss!


V on 09/12/2012:
I hope you have a nice visit with your Mom <3 Continued success to 140 island! Yayyy


liza36 on 09/13/2012:
You've really done a great job at getting back to 140. It's an inspiration to me to know that consistent work gets you results. Have a good one.



Maria7 - Monday Sep 10, 2012
(Balance)
Weight: 140.8

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. 

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Scale weighed me at 140.8 this morning. nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Wow...I'm on Island 140!

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 64.2 lbs lost so far, only 0.8 lbs to go!

V on 09/10/2012:
Big Congrats to YOU Maria!! Awesome job my friend :)


biscottibody59 on 09/10/2012:
Good going!


thenewmle on 09/10/2012:
You're so close to goal!!! Congrats! Keep up the great work! But I need to know-what have you changed to drop .5 -1 pound a day? Did you add or change your exercise or change your foods? That's fantastic progress!


grannyannie on 09/11/2012:
Nearly there! Well done Maria!!


inmorning on 09/11/2012:
Have fun on your island. :-)


Umpqua on 09/11/2012:
Looks like you are kicking some booty Maria, congratulations!! :)


selina on 09/11/2012:
wow! 140 is amazing!


thinkpositive on 09/12/2012:
Nice job!



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