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Maria7 - Thursday Aug 26, 2021

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

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

 

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Hello to you. 

Scale is at 149 again this morning.  I have been mostly maintaining this weight and it is good for me, I think.  Bp is good...lost weight with Covid 19.  Eating a much healthier diet as appetite has not come fully back yet and the foods I am able to eat are very plain, simple foods, which is a good thing.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

Progress as of today: 56 lbs lost so far, only -1 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/26/2021:
So nice to hear that you are recovering...what long hard time this has been for you guys. That was a hard way to lose weight but in it's own way it may just gotten you into a wt area that you will love......hope your taste buds comeback so that you can fully appreciate eating but in the meantime...I would take advantage of that too...so glad to have you back Maria.


Donkey on 08/27/2021:
Thank you for updating us. I was wondering if you were still on the upswing to recovery. I hope that you are able to rest as much as you need, in order to heal. You and your husband continue to be in my prayers and well-wishes.


Jacky82020 on 08/27/2021:
Nice to see you, Maria!

Hope you’re getting back to normal.


Horn_of_plenty on 08/28/2021:
so so glad you are feeling better; i guess take the weight loss that came with the sickness right!? but thank gosh you are better. :)



Maria7 - Sunday Aug 15, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
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

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

 

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Hello to you. 

Although not been doing many posts lately, due to Hubby and me recovering from Covid, I have read your posts when able to and happy you  are all doing well.  We are getting better, thank the Lord.  We thank you for your prayers.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

Progress as of today: 56 lbs lost so far, only -1 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/16/2021:
I'm so happy to hear that you are getting better....please keep us updated.


Jacky82020 on 08/16/2021:
Great hearing you’re doing better!


Donkey on 08/16/2021:
I'm so glad to know that you are feeling better. Thank you for checking in. (((hugs)))


horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2021:
so glad to hear this positive news!!!



Maria7 - Saturday Jul 31, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
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

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

 

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Hello to you. 

149 this morning. 

So, we are just taking one day at a time over here and looking forward to better days.  Thank you for your prayers.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

Progress as of today: 56 lbs lost so far, only -1 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 07/31/2021:
Continuing to pray for you both...Thank you for the update...I think about you many times a day ((HUGS)).


Donkey on 08/01/2021:
^I echo what Bear has said. I think of you both, during the day, wondering how you're doing. I'm hoping that each day gets a little better -- or at least not worse.


Horn_of_plenty on 08/01/2021:
yes, keep resting and doing what you need to do in order to feel back to your old self! who knows, maybe after this, you will have a renewed goal for your weight, too :)

feel better :)


KathyBlue on 08/03/2021:
Maria, I've been thinking about you both and keep you in my prayers. Better days will come soon, take care, rest and make sure to drink enough water to keep hydrated. Feed and hydrate the body so it has the necessary fuel to fight the bad things off efficiently.


happy-1 on 08/06/2021:
Hugs. Wish I was there to help.


bearcountrygg on 08/06/2021:
I think about both of you daily...hope everything is okay with you......I continue praying for your recovery.....((HUGS))



Maria7 - Friday Jul 30, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
Weight: 150.0

    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 you. 

150 this morning. 

So, with Hubby definitely worse and me not much better, we went to our family doctor yesterday (I drove us although he usually does our driving).  The doctor checked each of us an saiid he is not going to put us in the hospital.  So, he prescribed an array of medicines.  We are both extremely weak, neither of us can hardly walk nor eat nor drink.  Everything tastes very nasty.

So, I had been tending our chickens (and cats) which took considerable energy changing out their heavy containes of waters, dumping them out, cleaning them and refilling them and toting the very heavy things (4 chicken coops) and Hubby not able to help me at all.  I barely have been able to do it.  So,I put an ad on Craigslist and found someone to come get them and I gave them all away to a good home.  I'm too weak to tend them and Hubby is living on the sofa and barely able to make it to the bathroom and back.  We still have the 2 cats.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

Progress as of today: 55 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 07/30/2021:
So sorry you and the husband are feeling poorly. Did you both test positive for covid? Are you vaccinated? These breakthrough cases in vaccinated ppl are big news. The new variant is 50X more transmissible & has 1000X the viral load. But they’re saying vaccinated ppl aren’t dying. Just getting sick. Awful!


bearcountrygg on 07/30/2021:
I'm so sorry to hear that.....Hopefully the new meds will give you guys some relief. I don't blame you for giving away the chickens....You can always get more when you are feeling better if you want to. Keeping you in my prayers, and hoping that you both recover soon.


Donkey on 07/31/2021:
I'm glad to hear that you are not in the hospital... I hope that can be avoided, but if not, then that's OK too.

I agree with you to get rid of the chickens right now. I can't even begin to imagine how difficult it must have been to tend to them. Bear is right - you can get new chickens when times get better. I know that you both love fresh eggs :-)

Continued prayers coming your way (((hugs)))


Horn_of_plenty on 07/31/2021:
awwww; with nobody to take care of the chickens, it's prob good you gave them away so you can rest.

you can always buy more (if you even want to) when you are better.

just make sure to drink liquids and take the medicines. feel better....i know some people have way worse reactions to the virus than others.


innerpeace on 08/05/2021:
Oh my, poor thing. I hope you feel better soon. Been there - I know that fatigue is just so bad. Though not what you wanted, I'm glad you were able to get rid of your chickens so quickly. Maybe you can get some more when you feel better. Prayers for quick healing.


happy-1 on 08/06/2021:
I'm so sorry you had to give up your chickens... It was good of you to put them first. I hope you feel better soon.



Maria7 - Wednesday Jul 28, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
Weight: 151.0

   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 you. 

I'm at 151 this morning.  No victory when you're this sick.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

Progress as of today: 54 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 07/28/2021:
Thank you for your update, I look for your posts everyday Maria....I'm sure it was nice to see those numbers but feeling so sick changes the way you look at them. Keep trying to drink liquids and possibly some juice, soups, or broths if you feel able. You don't want to get too weak.....I worry about you.......and the prayers for you guys continue......looking forward to the day when you are both feeling better.


Jacky82020 on 07/28/2021:
Hope you’re feeling better soon.


happy-1 on 07/29/2021:
((((((((Hugs))))))))) I am catching up on posts. I will pray for both of you. Feel better.


Donkey on 07/29/2021:
Thank you for taking the energy to keep us updated. Sending healing prayers your way!!!


horn_of_plenty on 07/29/2021:
it's still a victory...but i'm glad you are checking in with us!

Are you feeling better????



Maria7 - Tuesday Jul 27, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
Weight: 152.0

  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

 

........................................................

 

 

 

Hello to you. 

I'm at 152 this morning.

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So,  I never would have thought I'd be getting to goal weight from symptoms of Covid.  No appetite at all.  An aversion to foods and drinks.  A big struggle to get anything down.  Everything tastes nasty.  Hubby and I thank you for your continued prayers for our healing.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

Progress as of today: 53 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 07/27/2021:
That is a hard way to lose it......Try to keep working on sipping the liquids....hydration is essential.....Praying that you both start feeling better quickly. Thank you for posting updates...I think of you often and told D about you guys.....he also wishes you the best.

Maria7 on 07/27/2021:
Thank you!


Donkey on 07/28/2021:
Are you still spiking a fever? (((hugs))) Continued prayers coming your way. I hope today (Wednesday) feels a little better than yesterday.



Maria7 - Monday Jul 26, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
Weight: 153.0

 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 you. 

I'm at 153 this morn.  Today is my birthday.  

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I thank you all for your ongoing prayers for us each day.  Not sure how we got Covid. We ALWAYS wear our KN95s.  Always.  But you go into stores here and most customers  are NOT wearing masks, nor social distancing, not even store workers.  We were wearing N95s (a much tighter fit and probably are effective than KN95s) but with the heat here in SC, we swtiched over about a month or 2 ago to the KN95s that have a little extra room in them to breathe. 

So,  our appetites are gone with the wind.  Our current symtoms are:  LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567Hubby:  Severe cough, sore throat, weakness, no appetite (ate nothing yesterday, couldn't even drink coffee that he usually loves), extreme tiredness (this past week has spent most of the time sleeping), severe aches and pains all over.  As for me, my symptoms are:  Fever, Chills, Dry cough, shortness of breath off and on (Hubby was up with me past midnite last nite as I had another shortness of breath episode), sore throat, no appetite (but forced myself to get down 2 dry toasts yesterday), no taste for anything liquid...any liquids taste alien and nasty, even water and it was hard to even get down 1 little bottle of water off and on yesterday), extreme tiredness,weakness, and severe aches and pains all over. 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/26/2021:
Happy Birthday!!!!!!! And thank you for YOUR gift of checking in today and letting us know how you are doing. (((hugs)))

Your symptoms sound very much like what my daughter had, except that she did not have the cough, and amazingly, she maintained a "healthy" appetite, and by that I mean, she was eating a lot. But the exhaustion was just unbelievable. Sore throat on fire, wanted a lot of herbal teas.

I guess that's one way to lose weight, but I am glad that you tried to get down some toast. Not eating at all is concerning. Having difficulty staying hydrated is also very concerning. I continue to pray for both of you; I'm very worried.

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
Thank you. Doctor said if we get worse, go to ER and said we may have to have IV bag of immunoglobulin. I asked her about Ivermectin and she said they don't do that, only the IV bag. But she seemed confident that we are getting through this as well as can be expected and even said she believes the worse is behind us. I'm running a fever but Hubby is not. We are under quarantine through Wednesday cause this started Sunday 18th. We live like we are quarantined (don't go church, etc.) anyway, so this quarantine is not a big deal for us. Smile


bearcountrygg on 07/26/2021:
Happy Birthday Maria although I'm sure you don't feel like celebrating......Prayers are with you both.......It's good to hear that your doctor thinks you are past the worst of it....although I'm positive you guys are really tired of feeling bad. If you have any straws in the house they might help you both get more fluids in...you really need them right now...food isn't as important for a few days...but water especially is....or even if you have any tumblers or water Bottles with a sipper top may also help.....

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
Yes, we do have straws. I had not thought of this. This will help get water down past tasting part. Thank you very much! I will do this! Have a blessed day!


Jacky82020 on 07/26/2021:
That’s awful! Are you saying both you & your husband tested positive & have symptoms?

I’m going back from the KN95 to N95. You are right, harder to breathe with, in my case because they fit better. Ordered 20 blue ones from Amazon for $30. Last time I paid $40 for ten white ones. Nice price drop!


KathyBlue on 07/26/2021:
Happy birthday, Maria, a fellow Leo !!! That's awful with the covid, and both of your symptoms sound terrible and dangerous.. Please try to drink at least, with all the heat, you must not stay dehydrated! Water intake will also help fighting that off... I keep both of you in my prayers. Actually, the masks can't be 100% effective I guess, because we go shopping etc. and the virus may come by the products we buy that were touched by some infected person... It's very difficult, if not Mission Impossible, to keep these fully under control.



Maria7 - Sunday Jul 25, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
Weight: 154.0

 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

 

........................................................

 

 

 

Hello to you. 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567 

I'm at 154 this morning.  Not much appetite with these bad colds Hubby and I have.  We almost went to the ER at 2 am this morning.  He has horrible cough and I was sick and running fever.  But instead, I took a tylenol and went back to bed and he went back to sleep on the sofa.  Please pray for us.

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UPDATE:  Hubby and I went to Urgent Care.  We both got Covid 19.  Thank you for you love and prayers.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

Progress as of today: 51 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/25/2021:
Oh my, Maria!!! This cold is taking a LOT out of you and D!!!! I wish I knew why these ER situations always pop up at 2am in the morning, right? It always, ALWAYS seems that way with my husband... Oh and that last time that I really hurt my back and passed out getting up to use the bathroom. So it has happened to me too... I'm glad you both were able to avoid the ER though. (((hugs)))

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
Hugs back to you and hope you have a good day!


bearcountrygg on 07/25/2021:
Praying for you...hopefully today there is improvement......Lots of liquids might help, hydration is important.

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
No appetite and hard to even get water down but working on it. Have a good day!


Horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2021:
Coughs do not sound good. I guess make sure you do not need further treatment and I hope you both are feeling better. You don't want to mess with fevers and coughs in the world of Covid!

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
Found out we both got Covid at the Urgent Care. Hope you have a good day today.


Donkey on 07/25/2021:
I'm glad then that you went to Urgent Care when you did!!! Please rest up and do whatever you need to do to get over this - whatever it takes. Praying hard for you both!!!!

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
Thank you very much!


bearcountrygg on 07/25/2021:
Oh...I suspected that by your description .....Praying for you both.....

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
At least we do have medicines to help us with symptoms. I'll be glad when fever and shortness of breath is gone for me and when bad cough for Hubby is gone.


bearcountrygg on 07/25/2021:
Please keep us posted...

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
Okay, I sure will!


Horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2021:
OH MY. i hope you do not have strong cases...please be safe and go to get help if your situations get worse. i wonder how you both caught it. i'm so sorry to hear this!!

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
The Doctor told us if it gets worse to go to the emergency room. She said that might mean getting a IV bag of immunoglobulin.



Maria7 - Friday Jul 23, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
Weight: 155.0

  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

 

........................................................

 

 

 

Hello to you. 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567 

I'm at 155 this morning.  Happy about that.  Eating good. 

Hubby and I are still working on getting over this summer cold we have.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/24/2021:
Yay! Sounds like things are even-ing out. If you have congestion - especially sinus congestion - you may be eating less because you can't taste food 100%.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/24/2021:
i'm with donkey...hopefully you aren't in the mood to eat as much! that's the only thing i'm ever thankful for when sick!

FEEL BETTER!


bearcountrygg on 07/24/2021:
Hope you get over that cold pretty soon....good weigh in!



Maria7 - Wednesday Jul 21, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
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

 

........................................................

 

 

 

Hello to you.  

I'm still enjoying reading your posts, altho not posting much yet.

Hubby and I are 'under the weather'.  Summer colds, we think.  We haven't gone to the doctor and are taking care of each other here at home, with our good Lord's help.

I just wanted to say hello to each of you and wish you a happy day and tell you that I love you.

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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!

bearcountrygg on 07/21/2021:
Summer colds are rough.....Hope it isn't too hot there for you. I'm happy that you came by...I've been thinking of you and missing your posts.

Maria7 on 07/21/2021:
Thank you. I miss your posts when you be taking a little break from posting, too! Smile! Take care and have a good day.


Donkey on 07/21/2021:
Ugh I do not miss those summer colds. I've been doing OK on the allergies this year, so far. Those colds are more inconvenience than anything.

Maria7 on 07/23/2021:
Glad you are doing okay with allergies this year. Looks like they sure got us good this time. Smile!


Donkey on 07/21/2021:
I miss you, and I hope you and Hubby feel better soon!

Maria7 on 07/23/2021:
I miss you, too. Thanks. We are slowly getting better. Smile!


horn_of_plenty on 07/22/2021:
Hello Maria!!! We love you and your posts (when you want to!) too!

So sorry you and hubby are feeling a little down lately. maybe due to being stressed out a little. i'm sure you'll be on the mend soon!

Maria7 on 07/23/2021:
Thanks. I love you, too and wish you a happy day.


happy-1 on 07/29/2021:
Feel better!



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