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maria7 - Monday Mar 30, 2015
(Weigh Down Diet)
Weight: 164.0

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 cloudy nice day here in South Carolina and we are to get to the low 60's Fahrenheit this afternoon.  It is currently in the mid 40's with rain almost here. 

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I am at 164.0 on the scale this morning, bmi 24.9, which supposedly puts me back in the 'normal' weight zone. Wow...I am no longer overweight???  My weight is now 'normal' again?  Also, I have a wonderful neighbor/friend that is like family to me and she has been coming over off and on, checking my b/p and it has come down some, so hopefully when I go back to the doctor next week, it will be normal and not high as it was a couple weeks or so ago when I was told I'd have to come back for my bp to be checked again and see the doctor concerning it. 

I was careful yesterday, had about 1300-1400 cals and I've been walking a lot lately.  This morning I am wearing very comfortably another pair of jeans that had been too small to wear for a long time previously.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 41 lbs lost so far, only 24 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/30/2015:
Congrats on the walks and getting into another pair of jeans. Have a great day Maria.


grannyannie on 03/30/2015:
Well done, Maria!


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maria7 - Sunday Mar 29, 2015
(Weigh Down Diet)
Weight: 164.6

 

 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 the day that we Christians commemorate as the day that Jesus entered Jerusalem, knowing he would be giving His life and shedding His Blood on the cross for you and for me, to save us from our sins so that we who repent and believe on Him can have eternal life.  WHAT LOVE He has for us!  Blessed be His Name forever.

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HubbyLargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 and Daughter and I went to church this morning. It was a wonderful service and good fellowship with our Brothers and Sisters in the Lord there. 

 Afterwards, we three ate at a buffet restaurant together and then visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 who was sleepy so we didn't stay long. We made sure she had what she needed before we left the nursing home...

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The scale weighed me at 164.6 this morning. 

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Hope you are having a good day in the Lord.

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 40.4 lbs lost so far, only 24.6 lbs to go!

belly on 03/29/2015:
Hi Maria,

Your post is so uplifting, I loved it! Thank you and hope you have a great day!


grannyannie on 03/30/2015:
Have a lovely week, Maria.


Umpqua on 03/30/2015:
It sounds like you had a beautiful family day, Maria!


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maria7 - Wednesday Mar 25, 2015
(Weigh Down Diet)
Weight: 164.6

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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  Good morning, Friends.

It is a cloudy nice day here in South Carolina and we are to get  to about 70 Fahrenheit this afternoon and it is currently in the 50's. Springtime is here!   The flowers are blooming and the birds are singing in the trees!

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The weightwise news is I am back to 164.6 on the scale this morning.  I was careful yesterday, had about 1450 cals and walked a lot.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 40.4 lbs lost so far, only 24.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/25/2015:
Yes we are having a nice day again Maria. I so enjoy South Carolina not looking forward to leaving. You are doing good don't let the scale get to you. Have a nice day


thinnside40 on 03/25/2015:
My second night/day going to bed early/getting up earlier than usual..... I want to stay in bed ALL DAY LONG though... Not tired, just super heavy rain and seems the cozy thing to do... I won't though. Will get some housework done I reckon. Enjoy your sunshine.... Congrats on the discipline!!!!


grannyannie on 03/25/2015:
Lovely weather! Have a great day.


Umpqua on 03/25/2015:
Good work, Maria and I hope you enjoy your lovely weather!


biscottibody59 on 03/26/2015:
Glad you got something out of those videos. I had put them up in another post awhile ago along with some others.

Hope you're having a good day/evening!


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maria7 - Tuesday Mar 24, 2015
(Weigh Down Diet)
Weight: 165.8

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

It is a beautiful, sunny morning here in SC...a good day to work in the flower gardens...

Please pray for a Brother in the Lord/part of our family who has gone to the hospital. He is our Assistant Pastor at church. Please pray for healing for Him.

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Lots of flowers are beginning to bloom here. Hubby just recently bought me a beautiful pink hanging flower that is in full bloom by the front door steps and the winter pansies are still in full bloom as well.

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Weight is up a little...I weigh 165.8 this morning....I've been good but I haven't been 'perfect'...Having reached a high of 172.2 earlier this year, this is still an improvement thus far....

I am still working on getting blood pressure down...eating less salty foods...trying to lose weight...not letting what negative things I hear stress me out...gotta go to the doctor in couple weeks or so to have bp checked again and take it from there if need be but I am believing it will be fine and Hubby is, too...

 

Hope you've been having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 39.2 lbs lost so far, only 25.8 lbs to go!

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maria7 - Friday Mar 20, 2015
(Weigh Down Diet)
Weight: 164.6

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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Good afternoon, Friends.

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It has been a pretty, sunny, warm afternoon.

 

Weight is down a little...I weigh 164.6....bmi info says:  Your BMI is 25, indicating your weight is in the Overweight category for adults of your height.  I have to weigh no more than 164.0 to get down to 'normal' weight it says...

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Hope you've been having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 40.4 lbs lost so far, only 24.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/20/2015:
Congrats Marie Have a great evening

Maria7 on 03/20/2015:
Thanks. Hope you have a wonderful evening, too. :-)


grannyannie on 03/21/2015:
Well done, Maria. :)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/21/2015:
don't worry too much about the number, rather than eating right and getting in some exercise. if you can increase your veggies and exercise, the weight will come off :)


SkinInTheGame on 03/22/2015:
I watched Pocahontas tonight and thought of you!


thinkpositive on 03/22/2015:
Good job!


biscottibody59 on 03/22/2015:
Enjoy your day! Keep up the good work too:-)

ps thanks for the BD greeting:-)


Umpqua on 03/23/2015:
You're doing great, Maria, keep it up!


liza36 on 03/23/2015:
You are so close! Keep it up.


thinnside40 on 03/23/2015:
Getting there.... Good job!



maria7 - Thursday Mar 19, 2015
(Weigh Down Diet)
Weight: 165.4

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 afternon, Friends.

We are having a RAINY day here in SC today and chilly...50's Fahrenheit.

Well...today has been a good 'eating' day...I have eaten well but not gone overboard today...and I think that when I weigh tomorrow I may be down another pound at least.  Hubby made the remark to me that he knows "You haven't really been trying" (to lose weight...)...  And he, of course is very right..My effort has been mainly in the exercise (walking) department....so today, I've put more effort in my not going overboard eating...I had a good breakfast and a good supper and that is it for food for today.

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Hoping you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 39.6 lbs lost so far, only 25.4 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 03/19/2015:
Have a wonderful day Maria.

Maria7 on 03/19/2015:
Thank you.


biscottibody59 on 03/19/2015:
Sounds good--losing consistently! Cheers!

BTW, I'll put up a couple of short links on BP on my next entry--tomorrow I hope.

Have a great evening!


puddles on 03/19/2015:
Congrats on the good eating day. Wishing you a nice evening.


thinnside40 on 03/20/2015:
Hang in there!!!!



maria7 - Tuesday Mar 17, 2015
(Weigh Down Diet)
Weight: 165.4

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.

Another very beautiful morning here in S.C....sunny...birds singing lovely songs in the trees...supposed to get up into the 80's today.

Well...scale has finally moved and showing improvement, down -1...I weigh 165.4 this morning.  Although I believe it should be actually lower, I'll take it.  Sure takes a LOT of work to be down just one.

Still walking every day.

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Every day with the Lord is a GOOD DAY!

 

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 39.6 lbs lost so far, only 25.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 03/17/2015:
Congratulations, Maria! You're losing very consistently, so that's good. RE your previous question, I don't have any DIY experience with wood floors. We hired a company to refinish the ones in our rental house and they came out great - they were in pretty bad condition prior to that. The ones in our current house could use refinishing but they're not terrible and I think the project is to big to do ourselves. I do have a buffer/polisher and recently cleaned them with that and it works pretty well. Are you thinking of installing wood?


grannyannie on 03/17/2015:
Well done, Maria! Have an amazing day!


puddles on 03/17/2015:
Congrats Maria and have a great day.


SkinInTheGame on 03/18/2015:
Love your blessings! Congrats on your loss!


thinkpositive on 03/18/2015:
Love your positive attitude!



maria7 - Monday Mar 16, 2015
(Weigh Down Diet)
Weight: 166.4

This is the day the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.  Psalm 118:24

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Hello to you.

It is a sunny, warm, beautiful day here in South Carolina...

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The weightwise news is I am stilll at 166.4 this morning...but since I've been walking every day since I got the news last week my b/p was up the second time and I will have to go back in 3 weeks concerning it, my clothing is def fitting looser and a pair of jeans I've not been able to wear for probably over a year, I tried on the morning and...THEY FIT!....

 

 

 

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 38.6 lbs lost so far, only 26.4 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 03/16/2015:
Good!


grannyannie on 03/17/2015:
Loose clothing is great!


SkinInTheGame on 03/17/2015:
Congrats! You are doing great! Have a blessed day!



maria7 - Saturday Mar 14, 2015
(Weigh Down Diet)
Weight: 166.4

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 to you.

 

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

It is a rainy day here in South Carolina...

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

The weightwise news is I am now at 166.4 this morning...a little improvement...

 

Hubby took me back to the doctor Thursday, after having taken me to urgent care Monday nite, for my ear...and lo and behold my b/p was up both times...so now I have to go back to the doctor in 3 weeks to see if it is still up and if it is, for the doctor to let me know what he thinks is best to do for it...

In the meantime, I've decided to take ACTION...which means PRAYING to the Lord, asking for his help to get it back to normal and keep it there with his help and not have to go on b/p meds...also...get my weight down, which the doctor said might help...but he also said sometimes it is genetics causing it...wow...most, if not about all of my family have high b/p or either are on meds for it...also I plan to exercise...Hubby and I walked about 2 hours today...and I need to get my sodium intake under control, which has been high, lately, as I've been eating very salty foods a lot. I read online also that to lower b/p, limit or get rid of alcohol intake, which I do not drink alcohol, so that doesn't need to be addressed. Also reduce stress level. So...Lord willing, there's a plan, with His help.

 

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 38.6 lbs lost so far, only 26.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/14/2015:
Congrats on the progress but sorry to hear that your BP is up. Yes salt is bad for BP - I never use salt but of course there is salt in some of the things I use so I find I never need to add. I cut out the salt when I was pregnant and never went back to it since I was retaining a lot of water. Adjusting your diet would go a long way in helping to reduce your BP. Good luck Maria


grannyannie on 03/15/2015:
Good luck to you, Maria! You do want to get that BP down. Health is the number one goal!



maria7 - Monday Mar 09, 2015
(Weigh Down Diet)
Weight: 165.4

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 to you.

It is a pretty day here in South Carolina and we are to get  into the 70's Fahrenheit this afternoon and it is already warm outside in the 60's.  Springtime is right around the corner and flowers (yellow daffodills are already blooming near the front steps) will be blooming...

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The weightwise news is I am now at 168.4 this morning, which I somehow gained 4 after getting down to 164.4 recently.  The good news is I got up to 172.2 and  had to fight to get out of the 170's and get back into the 160's.  Sweets again...need I say more?

 

Anyway, I don't do an entry every day, but most days I do read here at DD...so don't think I haven't been 'here'...smile...

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

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Progress as of today: 39.6 lbs lost so far, only 25.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/09/2015:
Yes we did have a beautiful day and more to come. Love the picture.


thinnside40 on 03/09/2015:
My mom loved her sweets too Maria.... She wasn't a meal eater, but a pie, ice cream, panera breads, etc... Eat up! Dad was polar opposite...


Umpqua on 03/10/2015:
What a beautiful picture! Good for you for turning things around and getting the sweets under control. I hope you have a nice week!



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