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Maria7 - Friday Aug 24, 2018
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

 

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Hello, Friends...

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  I visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 at the nursing home today and washed and rolled her hair.

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155 today again and wondering if it is going to stay... 

Today has been sunny and beautiful and was even 59 early this morning...

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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!

BearCountryGG on 08/24/2018:
Beautiful day here today too.....I'm sure your Mom appreciates all of your help.


Horn_of_plenty on 08/25/2018:
I used to do my grandmother's hair a little bit, but never washed it. What a good idea...i should have...then again, it may have been too much for her as she was at a different level of care than your mom :)

i'm sure her hair looks so nice!!!


Donkey on 08/25/2018:
155!!!!


jasmine on 08/25/2018:
Great!



Maria7 - Thursday Aug 23, 2018
(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, Friends... 

Scale is still at 156 this morning...

Today has been very pretty and sunny here and mild in temperature.

Visited an Aunt, who is also a neighbor, and spent some time with her.  She is doing well and is very sweet.

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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 08/23/2018:
Sounds like a nice day!


Donkey on 08/24/2018:
Having family nearby is a real blessing. I am visiting my family in October for a couple of days. *sigh*

Keep maintaining - good job!!!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/24/2018:
We've got the mild temps too...amazing!



Maria7 - Monday Aug 20, 2018
(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, Friends...

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 Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567and I visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 at the nursing home and we changed the sheets and other covers on her bed to fresh ones and then took her out on the porch for some fresh air for a little while.  She got sleepy, so we took her back to her bed where she put on her oxygen.  She has Parkinsons and it has gotten worse even with medicine for it and we do what we can to make sure she is happy and comfortable and has all she needs/wants.  She was cheerful, thank the Lord. 

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Scale is at 156 this morning but I think I had a saltier diet yesterday, so this influences daily weigh-ins. 

Today I cooked a big pot of chicken and rice, with onion in it and also heated a can of out of date (last year's date) little green peas to go with it and reheated candied yams that I made yesterday.  Made for a wonderful lunch for Hubby and me.

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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 08/20/2018:
Sounds like a lovely day.


happy-1 on 08/20/2018:
Hugs. You are good to visit your mom and keep her comfortable. It also sounds like you are excelling at living your own life. She must be so happy to see you and your husband and know you are doing well.


Donkey on 08/21/2018:
Ooo, fresh clean sheets - what a fabulous feeling! What a nice thing for your mom... I'm glad she is not bedridden and can go outside for fresh air.

That chicken and rice made my mouth water. Sounds so yummy!


horn_of_plenty on 08/21/2018:
the lunch sounds VERY tasty and satisfying! i am glad i cooked my chicken burgers yesterday...need more meat in my life these past few days!



Maria7 - Saturday Aug 18, 2018
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

 

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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello, Friends...

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 Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567and I went to the farmers market this morning and bought fresh squash, scupponong grages, tomato, okra, cucumber, and peaches.

Then we visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 at the nursing home and I took down her hair I had washed and rolled yesterday and combed it out. 

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Scale showed weight is 155 this morning...The weight I was at when I first came to DD 18 years ago....Smile!  At that time I had lost 50 pounds before finding this wonderful community of friends at DD, so I guess this means that at least I am maintaining...

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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!

BearCountryGG on 08/18/2018:
It's not easy to maintain......GREAT JOB!!! How do you cook okra...the only time I had it...it was slimy.

Maria7 on 08/18/2018:
We bought this okra to cook in w fresh butterbeans (snip off ends after washing and put in for the last 20 mins of cooking w the beans). Also, okra is good fried (snip off ends, cut up in half inch pieces and put in hot oil in pan and fry til light brown and add sprinkle of salt if desired). I'm making myself hungry for okra as I key. Smile!


BearCountryGG on 08/18/2018:
Okay...sounds good...I'm not sure what went wrong the first time I cooked it....but I never tried again....sounds easy enough.


Donkey on 08/18/2018:
You make maintenance look easy :-) I didn't realize that Mom's hair had to set overnight. I bet that makes having a fresh "do" makes her feel fabulous - I know it works for me with just a trim!

Very nicely done at the Farmer's Market!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/19/2018:
GREAT job maintaining for 18 years!!!!!!!!!!!!! that's gotta feel soooo good! AMAZING, MARIA! that is a wonderful, wonderful accomplishment. My wish is the same as yours, to maintain for life.

also, sounds like you have a great Farmer's Market by you...i was less impressed with the one that is supposed to be awesome but not in NYC that i went to right at Rockefeller Center if you've heard of it. Lots of fruit and veggies of very poor quality. Even baked items were not great. Maybe it's partially due to the farmer's needing to travel at least 2hrs into NYC to bring their stuff...and they get hot/damaged along the ride.



Maria7 - Friday Aug 17, 2018
(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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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello, Friends...

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 Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567and I visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 at the nursing home again today and I washed and rolled her hair.  We had a good visit then we left and went to a different grocery store which was a lot like the one we went to yesterday... 

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Scale showed weight is still 156 this morning...

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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 08/17/2018:
Sounds like you made your Mom happy....


horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2018:
yeah, sounds like you left your mom looking very pretty!


Donkey on 08/18/2018:
What a lovely day! And I marvel at your ability to maintain!



Maria7 - Thursday Aug 16, 2018
(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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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello, Friends...

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 Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567and I just got back from the grocery store.  We are noticing price increases along with smaller packaging in different foods but no matching reduction of price in smaller amounts of packaged food for sale.  Meat prices are ridiculous and apparently meats are being held at their very high prices in hopes of getting top dollar while the colors of the meats darken with age in the open displays in the grocery stores.

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Still doing well with praying and counting calories.  Hubby suggested I stop eating for the day and pray between 5 and 6 pm, asking the Lord to help me not eat anymore for the day (and the Lord does and I thank Him for it), to prevent nite-time snacking (which was causing me to feel miserable the next morning after eating snacks late at nite) and this is helping with the scale showing 156 this morning...

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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!

horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2018:
yes, i have always been aware that the smaller the package size, the more $ it costs. like, those 100 cal packs...always overpriced!


happy-1 on 08/16/2018:
yeah, this is why I’ve started price booking at costco. there’s an app in this somewhere.


happy-1 on 08/16/2018:
Do you read your store circulars and look for ethnic markets on Yelp? Hallal is great quality.


happy-1 on 08/16/2018:
What town are you in?


Donkey on 08/17/2018:
I've noticed a little rise in prices recently, as well... meanwhile, my salary remains the same.


horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2018:
counting calories is my way, too


BearCountryGG on 08/17/2018:
I'm noticing more meat that is looking old too......won't touch that stuff.



Maria7 - Monday Aug 13, 2018
(Prayer and aim for 1700 to 1800 daily 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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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello, Friends...

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 Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567and I visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 at the nursing home again today.  Good visit.  She doing pretty well.  We usually visit her 4 to 6 times a week.   She is 87.  We do what we can to make sure she has all she needs and is comfortable and plenty of iced water and extra ice and snacks.  She almost cleaned her lunch plate when she ate her lunch today.  Smile.

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Otherwise, still praying, still counting calories...Still at 157...

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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!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2018:
seems you are at a pretty good weight yourself, keep on!

Wow, you visit her almost everyday ! How sweet of you!!!

87 and i'm sure really happy when you come! You are so thoughtful of her. How close is the drive? I hope it's very close.


Donkey on 08/14/2018:
That is wonderful that you can visit with your mom so often.


happy-1 on 08/14/2018:
hugs. you are good to your mom and everybody in your life. That’s a major proof that we are a force for change in the world.



Maria7 - Sunday Aug 12, 2018
(Prayer and aim for 1700 to 1800 daily 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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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello, Friends...  Hope you are having a happy Sunday.

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 Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567and I visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 at the nursing home today.  Good visit.  She doing pretty well.  I just don't understand how a lot of families can put their loved ones in nursing homes and then ignore them.  You don't see a lot of visitors, just a few and only sometimes...

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Still praying, still counting calories...Still staying same but not complaining...

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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!

Donkey on 08/12/2018:
I'm glad that you had the opportunity to visit. (((hugs)))

Not sure why I'm saying this, but maybe the weather needs to cool down a bit before the numbers will come down. It seems to me that the body has a harder time "letting go" of the pounds when it's sweltering...


Donkey on 08/12/2018:
^ What I should have added: So keep doing what you're doing! It will pay off!


BearCountryGG on 08/12/2018:
I'm sure your Mom loves having your visits....so nice that you are able to do that.


happy-1 on 08/12/2018:
Hugs. So glad you got to visit!!!!!


horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2018:
yep, my dad would visit his mom weekly there...he was so good to her. and if he couldn't go, i'd try to go in his place many times :)

you are right, many families don't visit...your mom is a lucky one!



Maria7 - Wednesday Aug 08, 2018
(Prayer and 1700 to 1800 daily 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

 

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Hello, Everyone.

 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Still staying busy, working outside in the yards...but not as much in this heat...and it has been very hot here in South Carolina...

Praying and counting calories continues...

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

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

happy-1 on 08/08/2018:
Good job burning calories and creating a happy environment.


happy-1 on 08/08/2018:
Good job burning calories and creating a happy environment.


Donkey on 08/09/2018:
Staying busy and drinking more water - keys to success!


horn_of_plenty on 08/09/2018:
yes, i've heard down south it's been HOT HOT HOT!



Maria7 - Saturday Aug 04, 2018
(Prayer and 1700 to 1800 daily 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

 

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Hello, Everyone.

 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Staying busy, working outside in the yards...pulling weeds, setting out new plants, putting in new mulch... In this heat, a real workout.

Staying on track with prayer to not overeat past allowed calories.

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

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

happy-1 on 08/05/2018:
Good job gardening! What did you plant?


Donkey on 08/05/2018:
Staying busy and active are two good things. Isn't this heat unreal?


Horn_of_plenty on 08/05/2018:
i'm guessing that your planting will look beautiful and a lot for you to be proud of as you did it when you are finished!



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