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Maria7 - Sunday Feb 14, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 156.0

 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  Romans 10:9

 

Good afternoon....coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Having a cup of coffee...have a cup with me?

Wishing you a very happy Valentine's Day!

Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

 

Every day with the Lord is a GOOD day!

 

Love, Maria 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 02/14/2021:
Hi, Maria! Have a good day! Hugs.

Maria7 on 02/17/2021:
Thank you!


bearcountrygg on 02/14/2021:
Enjoying a cup with you!

Maria7 on 02/17/2021:
Good!


grannyannie on 02/14/2021:
Hi Maria! Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Maria7 on 02/17/2021:
Thank you!


Horn_of_plenty on 02/14/2021:
yes, it's so nice to even walk a mile in the neighborhood...when i do my extra walking during my commute, lately and most of the time it's an extra mile :)

Happy Valentine's Day to you too, i will totally have an extra cup of coffee with you!

Maria7 on 02/17/2021:
Good!


Donkey on 02/15/2021:
I'm always happy to enjoy a cup of coffee with you!

Maria7 on 02/17/2021:
Good!



Maria7 - Friday Feb 12, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 156.0

 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 to you.  How are you today?

Teepeeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

It is quite chilly here today in the 30's.  Raining all day so far.  Feels 'icy-cold' outside.

 

I have an old friend whose name is Frieda Islandskinnyanimalhullahoopanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567and she is very strong on exercise.  It is her favorite thing to do.  You may remember her from past entries on here years ago.  She was from 'Maria's Travels to Island 140' at the time.  I was thinking about her the other day and have decided that I want to do more exercise, weather permitting.  Hubby and I walked about one mile here in the neighborhood the other day.LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567

 I hope that, weather permitting, we can do more walking together.  It was a pretty day outside when we walked that morning. 

Oh, here is another old friend from that time period of DD entries, around December 2011, who wants to say hello to you.  Islandwavinghappymonkey.gif image by autumn1234567

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 02/12/2021:
One nice thing about walking is that it will warm you up!!

Maria7 on 02/14/2021:
Yes, it sure will.


Jacky82020 on 02/12/2021:
Ha, ha. Love that monkey. I know a friend of his. Will try to post.

Maria7 on 02/14/2021:
Was looking back through prior entries and found him.


grannyannie on 02/13/2021:
Nice you go to walk. I'm a wimp so I'm waiting for it to hit at least the upper 40's.

Maria7 on 02/14/2021:
I want to go today but it is 30s (earlier) and now it is raining.


Donkey on 02/13/2021:
When I'm 80, I want to be one of those ladies you see at the gym, lifting weights.

Maria7 on 02/14/2021:
Any age it is good to get exercise, if possible.



Maria7 - Wednesday Feb 10, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 157.0

 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

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

 

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Hello to all of you today. 

Thank you for your continued prayers for my Mama.  IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567I visted her at her window today as I usually do most days.  She is still sick.  She has fallen 2 more times since her original fall about a week or so ago...didn't get hurt, thank the Lord, but it sure didn't help her, with her already being sick.  The nursing home now has her lying on a mattress with 'wings' on the sides to keep her from trying to get out her bed, which is what she was doing when she fell the 3 times.  She hates the mattress.  But she can't walk.  She is very weak and unsteady if she tries to stand, even with assistance, due to Parkinsons Disease.

 Today is another coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567day.  It was 55 degrees fahrenheit earlier and  I worked outside in the flower garden a while.  Put in new mulch and did a few other things in it.  Spring will be here next month.  

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 48 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 02/10/2021:
So sorry to hear your mother fell again. Poor woman. Hugs to you both.

Maria7 on 02/10/2021:
Thank you.


grannyannie on 02/10/2021:
Sorry about your mom. I understand about Parkinsons as my best friend has it. She can only walk short distances with help.

55 degress sounds lovely!

Maria7 on 02/12/2021:
Thank you.


innerpeace on 02/10/2021:
55 degrees - heat wave! Sorry to hear your mom fell, sad situations - I'm happy you still can visit though. Have a great day.

Maria7 on 02/12/2021:
Thank you.


Donkey on 02/11/2021:
That's scary about your mom's falls! Praise be that she didn't get hurt. I'm sorry she doesn't like her new mattress, but that does sound effective. I'm glad that are still able to see her through the window.

Maria7 on 02/12/2021:
Yes, so am I!


horn_of_plenty on 02/11/2021:
Wishing your mama warm thoughts. it's nice it's 55F near you and not as cold as it is here, 20's to low 30's.

Maria7 on 02/12/2021:
Thank you.



Maria7 - Wednesday Feb 03, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 157.0

 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

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

 

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Hello to all of you today. 

Thank you for your prayers for my Mama.  IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567She has been quite sick for days.  Top it off, she fell out her bed yesterday.  They said that she is okay, though, thank the Lord.  When I talked with Mama about it over the phone at her window, she wasn't able to tell me how it happened.  The nursing home says she slid out her bed onto the floor.  I saw a couple of bruises on her right arm above her wrist from what I could make out through her window.  Happy she didn't break anything.  I have an Aunt, who recently fell at her nursing home and broke her hip, but she is recovering now, thank the Lord.  

Hoping that when I see Mama at her window today, she will be feeling better.  Again, thank you all for your prayers.  It is cold outside and today is definitely a coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567day.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 48 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 02/03/2021:
Awwww...your poor Mom.....It sounds like she is taking the problems well...praying for her to feel better soon.

Maria7 on 02/03/2021:
Thank you.


Jacky82020 on 02/03/2021:
So sorry to hear your mom fell, but good she’s doing ok. Hope your aunt has a good recovery.

Maria7 on 02/03/2021:
Thank you.


legcramps on 02/03/2021:
So sorry to hear about your mom, I hope she recovers very quickly and is not in any pain.

Maria7 on 02/10/2021:
Thank you.


grannyannie on 02/03/2021:
Sorry to hear about your mom. Hope she feels better very soon! xx

Maria7 on 02/10/2021:
Thank you.


horn_of_plenty on 02/03/2021:
Thank gosh your mama didn’t break a bone! She must have decently strong bones in her old age to be able to withstand a fall! I hope she does feel better soon xo

Maria7 on 02/10/2021:
Yes, thank the Lord for real she didn't break anything. Hope you are having a good day.


Donkey on 02/04/2021:
Poor mama! I'm so relieved to hear that she did not break anything. So that's good news. I'm so sorry that she has bruises, and I hope she feels in not much pain.

Maria7 on 02/10/2021:
Thank you.


legcramps on 02/09/2021:
Hope your mom is doing alright.

Maria7 on 02/10/2021:
Thank you. Appreciate your prayers for her. She is sick.



Maria7 - Wednesday Feb 03, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 157.0

 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

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

 

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Hello to all of you today. 

Thank you for your prayers for my Mama.  IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567She has been quite sick for days.  Top it off, she fell out her bed yesterday.  They said that she is okay, though, thank the Lord.  When I talked with Mama about it over the phone at her window, she wasn't able to tell me how it happened.  The nursing home says she slid out her bed onto the floor.  I saw a couple of bruises on her right arm above her wrist from what I could make out through her window.  Happy she didn't break anything.  I have an Aunt, who recently fell at her nursing home and broke her hip, but she is recovering now, thank the Lord.  

Hoping that when I see Mama at her window today, she will be feeling better.  Again, thank you all for your prayers.  It is cold outside and today is definitely a coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567day.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 48 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!


Maria7 - Friday Jan 29, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 156.0

 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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coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Have some coffee with me.   

 Trying to get back into the canoe and row again...Rowing to island 150. 

Island5.jpg image by autumn1234567

That is my new goal cause it is easier than imagining 140s.  Think I could be content at 150 as long as I don't demand I wear my size 8 vintage 100% cotton Levi jeans that have no stretch in them.  

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

Visited Mama at her window today at her nursing home, as I usually do each day and she has been sick but seemed a little better today.  Thank you for your prayers for her.  

IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567

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Hope you are having a good day.  Every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

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Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 01/29/2021:
Oh, I love vintage jeans! Have a few around I can’t fit into. Very nicely embroidered.


Jacky82020 on 01/29/2021:
How is your mom? Did she get the vaccine?


grannyannie on 01/29/2021:
Hope your mom feels better!


bearcountrygg on 01/29/2021:
Praying for your Mom......and I like vintage jeans too....( I got mine when they were in style...LOL)...They just got vintage waiting for me to fit into them again!


Donkey on 01/30/2021:
The stiffness of non-stretch fabrics causes me to have hip/back pain, if they are too strictive, so I have given away my last pair of regular jeans.

I think 150 sounds like a very reasonable goal. You can always restructure your goals after reaching 150. You may find that you are very comfortable there, and as long as you have clothes that you like that fit, then why not?

Continued prayers for your mom. Will she be eligible for the vaccine soon?


horn_of_plenty on 02/01/2021:
Sending my condolences on the passing of your aunt.

On another topic, I just put a pair of pants that I couldn’t button in my goodwill pile bc I don’t think they’ll ever fit right. I also wore them for the last time without closing the button...

I’m glad to hear your mama is doing alright !!


horn_of_plenty on 02/01/2021:
I also do not wear many pants if they don’t have stretch.


horn_of_plenty on 02/01/2021:
I also do not wear many pants if they don’t have stretch.



Maria7 - Wednesday Jan 20, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 158.0

  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

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

 

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Hello to all of you today. 

Thank you for your prayers for my Aunt.  Please pray for her immediate family who took excellent, loving care of her in their home for years.  She passed last week.  She was Mama's life-long best friend as well as Sister in law and with Mama being so fragile and I can only see her through her window for 10 months now at her nursing home, I dare not tell her.  They have been keeping the residents on lockdown in their rooms for quite some time at Mama's nursing home, because of Covid 19 outbreak among the employees there, so Mama has to stay on her side of the room in her bed after she had been accustomed to my putting her in her wheelchair and taking her to the lobby to see the birds in the birdcage of the fish in the aquarium or out on the veranda for fresh air until March of last year.  It hurts that I can't even see her in person in her room and give her a hug. 

As for weight, which is 158, someone took a photo of me recently and sent it to me by email at my request and I had no idea that I had let myself get as large as I currently am.  Must eliminate nite-time eating immediately and reduce all snacks.  Couldn't even button size 12 dress pants that I wore to my Aunt's funeral but could zip them up, so wore them like that with a long top.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 01/20/2021:
So sorry to hear about your dear aunt. May she Rest In Peace among angels.

Maria7 on 01/21/2021:
Thank you.


bearcountrygg on 01/20/2021:
Sending condolances on the passing of your aunt....I agree, best not to tell Mom.

Maria7 on 01/21/2021:
Thank you. Yeah, best not to tell Mama...I know it would terribly upset her and her stuck in half a room in her bed for 10 months with no inside visitors allowed. Thank you for your prayers for Mama.


grannyannie on 01/20/2021:
Sorry for your loss. Agree it's best not to tell your mom.

Maria7 on 01/21/2021:
Thank you, Annie.


innerpeace on 01/20/2021:
Sorry to hear about your aunt. It must be really hard to not be able to visit with your mom as you want. Hopefully things will change and you can resume visits soon.

Maria7 on 01/21/2021:
It is very hard. But they are having a Covid 19 outbreak at Mama's nursing home currently and just within the past week, 5 employees sent home with it for 10 days and another resident sent to a different nursing home that treats Covid patients. Thank you for your prayers for Mama and the others there. Take care.


Donkey on 01/21/2021:
Oh Maria, I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt. (((hugs))(

It's sad to think that even simple joys of birdwatching or fish watching (great idea - very relaxing and intresting!) must be put on hold for now and the foreseeable future :-(

I need an unflattering picture to kick my butt.

Maria7 on 01/21/2021:
Mama is so fragile. Can't tell her. It would hurt her bad.


legcramps on 01/21/2021:
[hugs] so sorry to hear about your aunt. Wishing you peace during this difficult time.

Maria7 on 01/21/2021:
Thank you so much. Very appreciated.


KathyBlue on 01/28/2021:
So sorry about your aunt, Maria. These are very stressful and sad times for everyone, and so many people I know are losing their beloved ones. I honestly fear all unexpected messages and phone calls, thinking about the worst when I see them coming. Hugs and much love to you, from all the way across the ocean.

Maria7 on 01/28/2021:
Yes, Kathy, very stressful and sad times as you have said. Hugs to you, too, Kathy from this side of the ocean. Thank you for your comment very much. Take care.


coffee&calories on 01/28/2021:
I just read about your aunt, Maria. It made me so sad to hear this, and how special she was to your mom. My heart breaks for your mom too, being in the nursing home during Covid. Take care of yourself, I know how taxing it can be on everyone involved. My daddy had dementia and was in a care home for 9 months. xoxo

Maria7 on 01/29/2021:
Thank you for your comment. It means a lot to me. Sorry that your Dad suffered with dementia, too. I know you miss him a lot. Take care.



Maria7 - Sunday Jan 10, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 158.0

  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

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

 

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Hello to all of you today.  Back to 158 this morning...Let me say this:  Dorita chips are not my friends.  They call out to me after I have unwisely bought them and I start on a big bag and do not stop til they are 'all gone'....It is just so relaxing to eat them while watching tv....Ice cream is not my friend, either...Candy is not my friend...I only have myself to blame...

Please pray for my Aunt who is in ICU in hospital.  She is 89 years old and a very sweet person.  She married my Mother's Brother after Mama introduced them when she, being Mama's best friend in school, and Mama were teenagers and Mama's Brother was a little older, being in the Navy.... and Mama and she remained best friends all these years and are only about 6 months apart in age.  Mama is doing pretty well at the nursing home meanwhile, thank the Lord.  Thank you for your prayers for her, also. 

I have got to get a grip on overeating as well as eating unwisely.  There are healthy foods to munch on that are not processed foods.  I could have eaten some baked sweet potato 'fries'...fresh ones...They are delicious, but no, I just get whatever is at hand and easiest to eat at the moment...Not smart at all.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Donkey on 01/10/2021:
I'm sorry to hear about your aunt. What a sweet story about her and you mom as they were besties growing up. Awwww...

Keep trying is my advice, but maybe you need a timeout. I mean to say, if your heart and head aren't on the same page right now, maybe you need to wait until you're ready again. It will come, we both know that. I'm saying right now might not be the time.

Ugh, does that make ANY sense?

Maria7 on 01/10/2021:
Yes, it makes a LOT of sense and I thank you.


Jacky82020 on 01/10/2021:
Wishing the best your Aunt Yep, those chips etc are difficult to set aside

Maria7 on 01/10/2021:
Thank you.


bearcountrygg on 01/10/2021:
Cute story about how Your Mom set her friend up with her brother...a fun way to make your friend your relative...i love that! Hope she gets better quickly and good to hear that your Mom is doing well.

Maria7 on 01/11/2021:
Thank you. Yes, and not only that but Mama's Mama and her best Friend married each other's Brothers! :-)


legcramps on 01/11/2021:
Have a good week :)

Maria7 on 01/11/2021:
Thank you and I hope you have a good week, also. :)


Horn_of_plenty on 01/11/2021:
let me tell you, i like Puffed Cheetos, the puffy ones...and i still like the taste, but, I am sorta turned off from buying them again: I looked at the ingredients and was sad to see MSG in them. That's not a great ingredient. You'd think they'd find a healthier alternative. When i see this, knowing it's not the healthiest thing for me, and artificial i believe, it makes me not want to by the chips. Check the ingredients in your Doritos. hopefully they don't have MSG. if they do, it may put you off, too.

I pray for your Aunt.



Maria7 - Thursday Jan 07, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 156.0

 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 

 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  2 Chronicles 7:14

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:9 

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  Hope you are all having a blessed day. 

Still at 156 this morning.  Not doing any particular diet but trying to eat less.

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Keep praying.

                                                                                                 Love, Maria 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 01/07/2021:
Eating less will do it! That’s what I do. Emphasis on vegetables. Difficult because I like bread and chocolates

Maria7 on 01/07/2021:
Yes, veggies! I bought a cabbage recently and plan to cook it soon. Fresh sweet potatoes are good, too.


Jacky82020 on 01/07/2021:
I always eat cabbage! Stir fry it with onions and a little Pam Love sweet potatoes. Very nutritious

Maria7 on 01/07/2021:
Haven't tried cooking it with onions. Sounds delicious! I love onions. Thanks for the idea.


Jacky82020 on 01/07/2021:
Try it! Really good!


grannyannie on 01/08/2021:
Eating less is a good plan for everybody!


Donkey on 01/08/2021:
Doing well, Maria!!! Consistency is key!


Donkey on 01/08/2021:
Inspiring!


Horn_of_plenty on 01/09/2021:
maintaining is over half the battle. it's gaining that sux.


Horn_of_plenty on 01/09/2021:
like d says, consistency is key indeed.



Maria7 - Wednesday Jan 06, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 156.0

 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

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

 

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Hello to all of you today.  Scale at 156 this morning...yayyyy!

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 Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567and I got out for a little while today, was nice.

MamaIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 seemed to be doing better today when I saw and talked with her through her window at the nursing home..thank you for your prayers and thoughts for her. 

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So much to pray for these days, which includes our country, as well as everyone else in the whole world, too.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 01/06/2021:
Glad you saw your Mom & she’s doing better! Yay!

Maria7 on 01/07/2021:
Thank you. I'm glad, too!


Horn_of_plenty on 01/06/2021:
yes, keep spending some time outside! i am trying to do even a little bit outside and since it's been rather warm for January i've been LOVING it.

so glad your mom is doing ok!

Maria7 on 01/07/2021:
Thank you! Yes, good to spend time outside.


grannyannie on 01/07/2021:
Happy your mom is doing better.

Maria7 on 01/07/2021:
Thank you!


Donkey on 01/07/2021:
Congratulations on your weigh-in! This brought me a little happiness in an otherwise very dark day. Woo hoo!

And I'm glad your mom is feeling better. May she continue to feel better.

Maria7 on 01/07/2021:
Thank you! I'm glad she's better, tooo!



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