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Maria7 - Tuesday Sep 14, 2004
(Maintaining Goalweight (Balance))
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 evening to you...hope you are doing well...today has been 'chicken soup day' here...drinking the broth from 3 large cans of chicken noodle soup off/on today...allergies...

We've been being blessed with lots of tropical rain here lately...looks like two additional systems are getting closer, too, (Ivan and Jeanne) but the Lord has protected us from the others and I know He will protect us from these and any and all others, too.

Anyway, thanks to the Lord for the rain, the air outside is now cool instead of hot and the cool breezes are nice, too. Autumn is due to arrive in a few more days...my favorite time of the year! Our colorful autumn here is usually in early November...when the trees look like natural Christmas trees with all the pretty colorful leaves on them...red, gold, burgundy, yellow, brown, and in-between shades and variations of these and other colors, too...

Well...hope you have a good night...remember...

Jesus loves you!!!!!

...and so do I!

Love, Maria, (Smile!)


Maria7 - Wednesday Sep 08, 2004
(Maintaining Goalweight (Balance))
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 evening to you! The Lord has kept us safe through all these hurricanes and tropical storms...we've had one after another within this past month. Thank you, fellow Christians, for all your prayers!

This month is the month autumn begins and I love the changing colors of the leaves on the trees and the cool, crisp air outside!

Well...how are you doing today????? Think I'll go read some entries....remember....

Jesus loves ya!!!

....and so do I!

Love, Maria (SMILE!!!)


Maria7 - Saturday Sep 04, 2004
(Maintaining Goalweight (Balance))
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

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Highest Weight 1998: 205.0

Goalweight attained within 1 year: 150.0

Today's weight: 149.0

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Remember...

Jesus loves ya!!!

...and so do I!

Love, Maria (SMILE!!!)

cinygirl2004 on 09/05/2004:
Thats great , I weigh more then your starting weight ,,but my goal weight is the same .. I am very happy for you:) I hope I will get there too:) (((hugs)))



Maria7 - Saturday Aug 28, 2004
(Balance)
Weight: 147.0

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've tried and tried to get on here and finally after signing on and off many times, I ran scandisk and I think everything is okay again with this computer. Seems I'd deleted some valuable files or at least they were valuable to this computer working properly.

Well, looks like we have another tropical system coming into South Carolina by the name of 'Tropical Storm Gaston'. I think this makes 4 or 5 this season...MORE RAIN and maybe wind, too. So...Hubby and I grilled out hamburgers for supper and after eating and cleaning everything up, I put on a very big pot of chicken gumbo...or chicken goolosh, as some people call it...really it's just chicken and rice with a lot of extra things cooked in with it...I added onion, creamed corn, green peas, and salt, pepper, and margerine...So this will probably be Sunday dinner and supper...cause who wants to go eat out in a tropical storm anyway??? (We usually eat out on Sundays after church.) I had a little bowl of it tonight after it finally got done. (Ya'll come!) Just kidding...who would want to come to lunch during a tropical storm??? Okay....the tropical storm would, hehehehe! I think I'm getting sleeeeeepy, can you tell????? Or is it just that I've been trying to get on here so long???? (Hours.)

I had a real big chocolate craving today and I ate (off and on this afternoon and tonight) 4 (yes, 4!) small chocolate moonpies (180 calories each)...mind you, the calories fit into my daily budget for calories, but I know it isn't good to eat so much sweets...I had done real well earlier in the week...I think I went 3 days without a candy bar (but I had fruit!)...and I felt so much better...more energetic, too...then, Thursday I got back into eating sugared sweets again...what's a girl to do????? (hum.) I bought fruits, thinking I'd substitute them for candy bars, etc, but I find myself eating BOTH!

Well...it's getting late and so have a blessed night and remember...

Jesus loves ya!!!!

...and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)P.S. Don't forget to go to church and worship the Lord tomorrow! Love ya!

legcramps on 08/30/2004:
Great job! Keep it up!



Maria7 - Friday Aug 27, 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

Good evening to you! Hope you're having a lovely, blessed day! Looks like we are in for a possible tropical storm tomorrow...more rain...oh, well...thank the Lord for it. There is currently a tropical depression off the coast of South Carolina and weather analysts say they think it will become a tropical storm by tomorrow and move inland....we only live 90 miles or so from the ocean...hehehe!

I went for a walk (alone, but the Lord was with me) in our neighborhood today. There are loose dogs in this neighborhood and once I got started, I thought, here I am walking and Hubby is at work and not here to walk with me and there may be some territorial dogs that are loose to contend with...so I just walked so far and back home because most of the dogs are further up the road where I was walking. It was a pretty, warm day today, sunny and feels Septemberish (?).

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

Love, Maria (smile!)


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
(Balance)
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"

______________________________________________________________________

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!



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