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Maria7 - Saturday Nov 23, 2013
(Count Calories and Move a LOT)
Weight: 151.4

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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Good morning, Friends.  

 Have some coffeecoffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567with me?  It feels a little chilly in this house this morning...weather channel on tv says cold front coming in (I'm GLAD!)...I love this season and the cooler weather that comes with it...altho Hubby preferrs warmer weather since he mostly works outdoors.

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Scale weighs me this morning at 151.4, so down a little more....nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

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The local farmers market already has beautiful Christmas trees for sale...  I like the smell of them although we put up an artificial tree.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 53.6 lbs lost so far, only 11.4 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 11/23/2013:
Well done on the loss. Have a lovely weekend, Maria!


biscottibody59 on 11/23/2013:
I'm sorry to hear of your friend's passing.

Keep up the good work--nice to see your number today!



Maria7 - Friday Nov 22, 2013
(Count Calories and Move a LOT)
Weight: 151.8

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.   Been drinking coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567this morning...have some?

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Thank you for your prayers for my Friend who was on life support.  She passed on.  She was a wonderful, loving, sweet, kind Christian Sister in the Lord.  Please continue to pray for her family, who I know is grieving.

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I'm fixing to get ready to go to a nearby town.  I had some boots resoled at a shoe shop and it is time to go pick them up.

 

 

Scale weighed me at 151.8 this morning. nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 53.2 lbs lost so far, only 11.8 lbs to go!

liza36 on 11/22/2013:
I'm sorry to hear about your friend. She and her family will be in my prayers.


hollybelle on 12/01/2013:
I was so sorry to hear about your friend's passing. Prayers said for her family and friends peace. <3



Maria7 - Monday Nov 18, 2013
(Count Calories and Move a LOT)
Weight: 153.6

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 have been having a nice day. It has been a very warm day here, with high in the upper 70's, I think. 

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Please be praying for a friend who is on life support.   A friend and I visited her today at the hospital.  Her two daughters were there with her.  We prayed for her before we left.

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Scale weighed me at 153.6 this morning, same for 3 days in a row. nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 51.4 lbs lost so far, only 13.6 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 11/19/2013:
So sorry to hear about your friend. It seems like the older we get the more situations like that happen to people we know or love. Hope your friend and her family have peace. I have a good friend going through chemo now and it's tough. She is very strong believer and has come through so much better than anticipated. Praying for complete recovery. Prayers for your friend. On the health side - looks like you are doing great!


biscottibody59 on 11/21/2013:
I'm sorry to hear of your friend--so good of you to be there. I'm sure her daughters are comforted by that!

Hope your week is going well--good going with the scale--same is good:-)



Maria7 - Sunday Nov 17, 2013
(Count Calories and Move a LOT)
Weight: 153.6

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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Churchsmallgifanim081010.gif image by autumn1234567

 

Hello and happy Sunday to you!

Beautiful day today.

Hubby and I enjoyed a wonderful service at church this morning. Our Pastor preached on Matthew 23: 1-18.   It was an enlightening message.  Our Sunday School Teacher taught us a lesson on humility, very good also.  We have an interactive class and everyone is free to take part in expressing their opinions as the lesson progresses.

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The scale weighed me at 153.6 this morning, so down a little more.

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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 the Lord, Jesus Christ. Believe on Him, repent of your sins and ask His forgiveness. It is that simple. We are living in the last days and many will wish one day that they had chosen to live for Him while they were here on earth to do so!

 

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 51.4 lbs lost so far, only 13.6 lbs to go!

liza36 on 11/18/2013:
Sounds like a lovely Sunday. Have a good Monday!



Maria7 - Friday Nov 15, 2013
(Count Calories and Move a LOT)
Weight: 153.8

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

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Hello, Friends.

Have a cup of coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567with me? I just finished a cup.

 

The scale weighed me at 153.8 today....

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

...I'm still rowing the boat.....headed toward 140.0 Goalweight Island...

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Well, I DID find a turkey yesterday!  Nice one, at 59 cents a pound...the deal was if you buy $25 worth of groceries, which I did, you can get it at that price...but most of the $25 groceries I bought was at a good sale price!  :-)  They were items we needed.  :-)  Oh, and I DID get the roasted honey turkey and had a big sandwich of that yesterday...YUM!  Lettuce, low-cal mayo, bread and honey turkey!  :-)

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Christmas is coming up next month...how about that???  Have you begun your Christmas shopping yet?  Today I did a little Christmas shopping.  I bought Mom a beautiful multi-colored necklace and earrings set that was on sale at 40% off that  I think she will like a lot.  I already got her a red fleece robe like one she had years ago that I had given her that she really enjoyed having but she gave it to someone in need at the time.  A month or two ago, having forgotten she'd given it away years ago, she asked me to bring it to her at the  nursing home and I reminded her that she no longer had it to her disappointment.  (But she does now!)  Also I recently got her a pretty pair of booties for Christmas.  Anyway, at least I've got a start on Christmas shopping.

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Hope you are having a blessed evening in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 51.2 lbs lost so far, only 13.8 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 11/16/2013:
Cool that you found a red robe for your mom!

Keep up the good work there, you're doing well! Have a nice evening!



Maria7 - Thursday Nov 14, 2013
(Count Calories and Move a LOT)
Weight: 153.8

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

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Hello, Friends.

Have a mug of cocoa  photo cocoaanimgif_zps33582650.gifwith me? I just finished a mug and am on my second one...but it's okay...I divided the pack of instant cocoa with marshmellows mix into half and got 2 mugs out of it...works well for me.

 

Weight today is about 153.8.

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

...row, row, row your boat, gently down the stream...merrily merrily....

Okay...think I'm fixing to leave soon and go check out some turkeys photo thanksgivingeatbeef_zps29f56b25.gif that may be on sale.  I  know of one store that has them for 47 cents a pound ONLY if you buy $35 worth of food first.  Maybe I can find a store that sells them for that price without having to buy groceries first.  Thing is...'sometimes' those stores get the difference between the regular price and the sale price back in their prices on other things.  You really have to know the going prices of things, especially these days, in order to get a good deal.

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I'm hungry for a honey-turkey sandwich.  Ever eat that?  So good.  At one store in our town, the deli has the most delicious Butterball honey-turkey.  Sometimes I buy some and make sandwiches with it and I think I may do that today while I'm out and about.

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Well...don't let anything get you down.  I almost gave in this week concerning something that happened.  So, think I'll  get out and about today and do some things to distract my mind. 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 51.2 lbs lost so far, only 13.8 lbs to go!

liza36 on 11/14/2013:
Tis the season for turkey. Sounds good!


Umpqua on 11/15/2013:
Looks like you're doing well Maria! You are certainly right about knowing your prices - it 's amazing how much things can vary from store to store. I end up regularly shopping at 3 or 4 different stores for this reason!



Maria7 - Thursday Nov 07, 2013
(Count Calories and Move a LOT)
Weight: 153.6

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

 

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you. John 15: 12-14

 

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Good afternoon, Friends.

It has been a nice day over here in South Carolina.  It was foggy this morning but before long the fog cleared.

 

I had a quarterly meeting at Mom's nursing home this morning.  It went well.  Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567didn't go with me this time, so I went and represented her, which I usually do regardless of whether she goes with me or not.  The meeting was about her care there.  After an update was read on her physical condition, and I was asked if I had any comment regarding her care there, that is when I said more workers need to be hired and  I was told that they are fully staffed, even an additional one.  Well...how is this with so many for each CNA to care for?  9-11 people is a lot for one person to take care of.   But let me hush. 

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Sister Sisterstandingtippinghatanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567and I spent yesterday together, mostly over here at the house and had a wonderful, happy, Sister time together.  I'd stopped and got us burgers for our lunch and we ate them together after we arrived here.  Later, we left and went shopping for a little while and then I took her home.  Before she left, she apparently looked down at the tire on the passenger side and told me what she saw...I got out, walked around and there was a long piece of cable sticking out of the tire.  So, I left, driving on it like that and went to the  nearest place I could find that had 'tire' as part of its name.  Got the tired plugged for $10.  Not bad.

  Came home after stopping to get burgers for Hubby's supper.  He seemed relieved I'd gotten it taken care of (only with the good Lord's help, thank you Jesus) before coming home (I'd called him to let him know).  A little later, he invited me out to supper tonite.  :-) So...now I am looking forward to going out to supper at my favorite place he invited me to...CRACKER BARREL....in a little while. 

Weight today is exactly 153.6.  To that, I am saying my motto, 'Not Gaining IS Progress'.  :-)

 

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Hope you are doing well and having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 51.4 lbs lost so far, only 13.6 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 11/08/2013:
Good to vent that stuff!

Cheers to you getting it done--keep up the good work!


Soon2BThin on 11/08/2013:
It's the same thing where my Mom lives. Thank goodness she doesn't need much extra care yet. Some people there need assistance and some are independent, she is in between. They are always short handed, it seems. Enjoy the Cracker Barrel!



Maria7 - Monday Nov 04, 2013
(Count Calories and Move a LOT)
Weight: 153.6

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 to you! Been a beautiful day and now it is night time here. I stayed home most of the day, cooking and cleaning. I baked Hubby's country ham biscuits that he loves to take to work with him in the mornings, 2 to a pack (we freeze them in sandwich bags and take out a pack each nite for him to take with him to work the next day to reheat in the microwave at work for his breakfast).
I also cooked a pot of homemade chili beans today...yum! They were SO GOOD! To top it off, I baked 2 sweet potatoes.....they had the whole house smelling good and they tasted delicious...both of them...Hubby didn't want any...so I ate both of them PLAIN...

 

They have lots of fiber and even protein (besides carbs), and they are pretty low in calories...a medium-large one is only around 150 calories and worth it, too.  They have vitamin A and vitamin C and also have calcium and iron in them.  :-)  YUM!  they are SO GOOD! 

Weight today is 153.6, same as yesterday.  I had about 1500 calories yesterday. 

Well, hope you have a blessed evening.

 

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 51.4 lbs lost so far, only 13.6 lbs to go!

V on 11/04/2013:
Hello there Maria!! That is a wonderful photo of you and your hubby :) A belated Happy Anniversary to you! I see that you are heading towards the Island so keep up the fantastic job my friend <3


Umpqua on 11/06/2013:
I just scrolled and saw your picture - beautiful and you look the same as you did when you posted an anniversary picture several years ago! A belated happy anniversary, you are doing great!



Maria7 - Sunday Nov 03, 2013
(Count Calories and Move a LOT)
Weight: 153.6

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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Churchsmallgifanim081010.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

 

 

Hello and happy Sunday to you!

Beautiful, cool, sunny, fresh autumn day here, 60's fahrenheit, I think.

Hubby and I enjoyed a wonderful service at church this morning.  Our Pastor preached on Psalms 31:9-24.  It was an encouraging, uplifting message on 'When Things Are Broken' (in life).

Hubby and I visited Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567this afternoon at the nursing home, who appeared to be doing very well.

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The scale weighed me at 153.6 this morning.  This is the size I feel 'not overweight' at (altho it is not at goalweight).  Also, I have discovered today that I have a renewed appreciation for green string beans and salads.  When you are not allowing your appetite to rule you, it is like the layers of SUGAR and FAT leave your taste buds and you awaken to enjoyment of the good things like veggies, much more so that you usually like them.  A RENEWED APPRECIATION...that is what it is...  There I was, eating green string beans...and I realized that I actually really liked them...whereas before I ate them because they were a low-carb, low-calories vegetable...and there I was actually REALLY LIKING them while I was eating them!  And my salad...(I used to NOT LIKE salads at all)...I totally enjoyed it today as well!

 

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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 the Lord, Jesus Christ. Believe on Him, repent of your sins and ask His forgiveness. It is that simple. We are living in the last days and many will wish one day that they had chosen to live for Him while they were here on earth to do so!

 

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 51.4 lbs lost so far, only 13.6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 11/03/2013:
Have a good day, Maria.


Umpqua on 11/04/2013:
It sounds like you had a nice weekend, Maria! That's great about your renewed appreciation for veggies - your taste buds must be changing. Fantastic!



Maria7 - Saturday Nov 02, 2013
(Count Calories and Move a LOT)
Weight: 154.2

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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Hello, Friends.

I have read in the Bible (reading in 1 Samuel currently and reading the Bible through the second time) this morning, and had breakfast (scrambled eggs, cheese, onion mixture) and am drinking another cup of coffeecoffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567...have a cup?

Hope you are having a wonderful day in the Lord.  This is the day that the Lord hath made...we WILL REJOICE and be GLAD in it!  :-D

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 We had a GOOD RAIN last nite. 

 

Daughter may be coming this morning.  She is our gardener.

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I visited my Aunt Auntanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567yesterday. She seemed to be doing real well, thank the Lord.  Thank you for your prayers for her when she was in the hospital a few weeks ago.

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I visited Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567and her Roommate at the nursing home yesterday. They both seemed to be doing well, too, thank the Lord.

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Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567is working today.

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Current weight is 154.2, down -1.6 from yesterday.  (Yayyyyyy!)  :-)

 

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 50.8 lbs lost so far, only 14.2 lbs to go!


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