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Maria7 - Tuesday Sep 10, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

Hello to you and wishing you a good day.  It is sunny and hot here in SC but typical for this time of year.

I am dealing with sinus pain from allergies that began yesterday after sneezing a lot over the past few days.  Hubby has been dealing with it, too.  Ragweed season no less.

I am struggling to maintain 150 after staying at a motel during Hurricane Dorian and eating snack foods I usually do not allow.  I think sodium is a big player in being up slightly over 150.  After I get back to where I was again, I am going to try for 145. 

Today I have been working some, then resting some.  Tidying our bedroom that had become cluttered.  I also mopped again today, as I did also yesterday, and vacummed to get rid of any pollen that may have come into the house.  I got up a lot of clothing from the biggest closet and took to the nursing home yesterday to be given out.  Still more to do.  Why do most of us keep so much stuff?  If it is going to be stored for years and not used, what good is it?  We are simply cheating ourselves out of space needed for useful things or at the very least, space to help have better peace of mind not looking at so much clutter.  My Hubby advised me to work on it a little along and along, so that is what I am doing and that is better than thinking I have to accomplish it all at one time.

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

Love, Maria 

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

BearCountryGG on 09/10/2019:
Allergies are kicking up here in Michigan too maria.....cooler weather will take care of that soon. I agree...the cleaning of closets can take awhile...it took me several days to clean out my closet....laundry room storage areas are next...and they will take a few days as well......we didn't fill them in 1 day...so it will take a little time to clear them out.

Maria7 on 09/11/2019:
Oh, I am looking forward to cooler weather, Linda. LOVE the fall weather! You are doing so wonderful in finishing clearing out your closets and moving on to the cabinets in your laundry room...that will also be next on my agenda after I finish this closet I have been working on and 2 more. Have a happy day.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/10/2019:
Ragweed is the allergen i do not suffer from, but pollen kills me!

i hope you feel better soon.

all your cleaning is making me want to clean, but motivation is lacking. i think i'll do more major cleaning in the colder months when i'm home more often.

Maria7 on 09/11/2019:
Sounds like a good plan. Hope you have a good day.


Donkey on 09/10/2019:
See my comment to Bear about allergies. For what they are, they certainly do cause a lot of discomfort in one's life. I hope you feel better soon.

Maria7 on 09/11/2019:
Yes, discomfort is the word and I did read your comment about allergies. Hope you are having a good day.



Maria7 - Monday Sep 09, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

 

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Hello to you.

Following Linda's (BC's) example, I have begun working on a packed big closet today, making myself donate clothing that has been stored and not been being worn...

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Hoping you are having a good day.  Remember...every day with the LORD is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

      

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

grannyannie on 09/09/2019:
Well done on keeping your weight stable. Have a great day, Maria!

Maria7 on 09/09/2019:
Thank you, Annie. I hope you have been having a good day, too and enjoyed your company's visit.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/09/2019:
I also want to donate a lot of things, included a few stuffed animals i randomly have.

Maria7 on 09/09/2019:
With it getting near Christmas in a few months, now is a good time to do it. One suggestion...Nursing home residents LOVE stuffed animals, should you decide you might like to go into one and simply give them out. Lots of the residents get no visitors and a little 'animal friend' would make their day.


happy-1 on 09/09/2019:
Wow! Way to rebound from an evacuation!!!

Maria7 on 09/09/2019:
Thank you!


legcramps on 09/09/2019:
Glad you were able to stay safe

Maria7 on 09/09/2019:
Yes, we were also thankful to have a safe place to stay while it came by up the coast.


BearCountryGG on 09/09/2019:
YEAH...for closet cleanouts.....I have no idea how i ever thought I would need some of these things....LOL...OH the treasures and trash that just accuclates...LOL...HAVE FUN!!!!

Maria7 on 09/09/2019:
It is not an easy job, eliminating items you've held on to for years but for sake of space, it is a necessity. Smile.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/09/2019:
great idea, thank you...i'll bring the animals somewhere.

Maria7 on 09/09/2019:
Someone will be very happy. Smile!


Donkey on 09/09/2019:
Please come to my house and de-clutter my closets. And my pantry! I do not know why this is such a huge mental block for me!

Nice maintaining!



Maria7 - Sunday Sep 08, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

 

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Hello to you.

We are happy to be back home after evacuating and no damage from Hurricane Dorian to our home nor anyone else's we know who lives in our area.  Thank you all for your prayers for us and most of all, I thank the Lord for keeping us safe.

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Hoping you are having a good day.  Remember...every day with the LORD is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

     

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

Horn_of_plenty on 09/08/2019:
I guess it's a good thing you aren't too too close to the coast! glad you are OK!


Donkey on 09/08/2019:
So glad to hear that you are home and that everyone made it through the hurricane. What a blessing indeed.


BearCountryGG on 09/08/2019:
There is no place like home...glad you are there all safe and sound.


happy-1 on 09/09/2019:
Glad you are home safe.



Maria7 - Thursday Sep 05, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

 

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Hello to you.

We evacuated from Hurricane Dorian and are staying at a motel.

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Hoping you are having a good day.  Remember...every day with the LORD is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

    

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

Horn_of_plenty on 09/05/2019:
Stay safe! i heard it will really rock the Carolinas. i hope it's not very destructive.


legcramps on 09/05/2019:
Stay safe, sending prayers your way.


happy-1 on 09/05/2019:
Hugs! Stay safe. Eat, hydrate, work on fitness after you are safely home and recovering. Use Hotwire and Priceline for discounts!


Donkey on 09/06/2019:
I've been thinking about you a lot. I'm glad you decided to evacuate. Better safe than the alternative... Is Mama OK?



Maria7 - Monday Sep 02, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

 

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Hello to you.

Scale read 150 again today...not complaining.  

Although Hurricane Dorian has been downgraded from a cat 5 to a cat 4, with sustained winds decreased from 185 to 150, it appears to be still headed our way and our Governor has ordered evacuations of counties that will be most affected by it as it comes up the coast of SC.  Hubby and I are considering evacuating as well, altho we are not directly on the coast, as we are not too far from it.  

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Hoping you are having a good day.  Remember...every day with the LORD is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

   

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

Donkey on 09/02/2019:
Praying for you! May God grant you discernment in this trying time...


grannyannie on 09/03/2019:
Stay safe, Maria!!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/03/2019:
keep us updated, hoping the storm doesn't affect you.


legcramps on 09/03/2019:
Praying for your safety!


happy-1 on 09/03/2019:
Hugs



Maria7 - Sunday Sep 01, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

 

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Hello to you and hope you are having a blessed day.

Scale read 150 again today...Still maintaining.  

We, here in SC, just got an announcement today from our Governor that Hurricane Dorian, which is on course to come up our way, is now a Category 5 Hurricane with winds 185 miles per hour. 

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Hoping you are having a good day.  Remember...every day with the LORD is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

  

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

BearCountryGG on 09/01/2019:
Praying for your safety Maria...and theat it turns and heads back out into the water.


happy-1 on 09/01/2019:
Prayers and hugs. Stay safe.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/02/2019:
yes, we are hearing on the news it's quite a powerful type 5 hurricane. wishing you are safe.


happy-1 on 09/02/2019:
What do you do for safety in something like this?


Donkey on 09/02/2019:
I'm very worried for all the people in the Bahamas. It's like the hurricane decided to just park itself at the island, maybe for a vacay stay, before moving on. At least it's back down to 4, and I'm glad to hear that the US Coast Guard is on its way to lend assistance.

Hopefully, it won't hit our coast too hard, if it's spending all of its energy in the Bahamas...



Maria7 - Saturday Aug 31, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

 

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Hello to you and hope you are having a blessed day.

Weight today is 150 again...  Glad of that.  I think I could easily stand to lose 5 more pounds but am satisfied with this progress.  Happy I am holding to goal. 

It has been very warm today in the lower 90's.  Hurricane Dorian has changed course from what weather people thought it would be and looks like we will surely be getting some of it as it heads up this way.  No plans, so far, to evacuate as we did in Hurricane Florence.  So much more comfortable to stay home, altho we are under almost 100 feet tall trees.  No worries so far.  Thank you for your prayers for everyone who may be affected by the storm.  God is in control.

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Please take good care of yourself.  Remember...every day with the LORD is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

  

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

happy-1 on 08/31/2019:
Hugs. Don’t watch Crawl!!!!


Donkey on 08/31/2019:
I hope Dorian doesn't land too hard. (((hugs)))



Maria7 - Friday Aug 30, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
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 

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Houseandcanoeoncreekinmtnsanimgif081010.gif image by autumn1234567 

Hello to all of you. 

Scale weighed me at exactly 150.0 this morning.  So doing well at maintaining and considering going lower.  My energy level has been lacking a little however, so will not attempt to go lower yet.  Still, happy at this lower weight and smaller size.

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Hoping 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: 55 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 08/30/2019:
My energy level dropped today too....just resting around here now.


Horn_of_plenty on 08/31/2019:
sometimes that's a reason my calories go up...energy levels. certainly the changes in what we eat affect our energy levels, amongst other variables like sleep / stress!


Donkey on 08/31/2019:
Well done! Very smart to give yourself time to adjust and readjust.

I concur with Horn, that I eat more when my energy levels are lower, BUT sometimes it's not calories that I need but something else - sleep, water, sunshine, etc.



Maria7 - Thursday Aug 29, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
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 

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Houseandcanoeoncreekinmtnsanimgif081010.gif image by autumn1234567 

Good morning to you and hoping you are having a pleasant morning. 

Yours truly is doing well today.  Weighed on the scale.  Happy with holding at 150 today. 

I have been busy this morning...roasted some chicken and fresh veggies in the oven...squash, potatoes, onion, and okra...  Also baked 2 apple pies (put one of them into the freezer to have for another time)...

We need to all be praying for Florida as Hurricane Dorian approaches them this weekend...may be a 2 or a 3 by the time it gets to them, if it doesn't change course and come up this way...  We may get some rain off of it here in SC, as we are in the 'cone' so far.

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Hoping 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: 55 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 08/29/2019:
I roasted chicken here yesterday too....so many things that can be done with it.....for days! Hoping and praying that you will not get rained on too much....hurricane season is pretty scary.

Maria7 on 08/29/2019:
I made enough to put up a plate for one of us in the freezer. Nice to not have to cook every day. Yes, I hope we don't get too much rain from it, too. Sometimes we get flooded from those tropical weather systems. Can't wash clothes, have to take quick showers, etc. during those times or the septic tank will start presenting its contents up through the house drains...not a pleasant sight and not a pleasant smell and what a mess (literally) to clean up.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/29/2019:
roasted veggies sound so tasty. as do the pies! what a great idea to bake them and then set them for later ;)

keep us updated on the weather front. wishing you the best.

Maria7 on 08/30/2019:
Thank you, HOP.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/30/2019:
Have a coffee with me today!?

Maria7 on 08/30/2019:
Yes, would love to!



Maria7 - Wednesday Aug 28, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
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 

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coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567 

Hello to you. 

 Have been reading your posts most days over the past ten days when I have not been posting.  Even though most of you are dealing with life-challenges, I have noticed that overall, everyone is doing quite well in their determination and work to get to their goals.  As for yours truly, I have been doing well maintaining daily calories at around 1600 to 1700 a day average.  I do not limit myself on anything I really want to eat (except sodium) as long as I stay under 1700 calories a day.  I would like to lose another five to ten pounds after I am feeling established at this weight in being comfortable and still feeling strong at this new weight.  I have found that at this weight I do not seem quite as energetic as I was at a higher weight.  So, I am giving myself some adjustment time before attempting to go lower.  A loss of nine pounds in 2 and a half months is easy for a lot of folks but not for this girl.  So, I will simply be happy with 'holding steady' for the time being.

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Hoping 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: 55 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 08/28/2019:
It's a self-fulfilling dynamic... The more I post the better I do. It's one of the anchors in a day that helps me pull myself forward. The occupational therapist just had me set aside a chunk of time for it.

Maria7 on 08/29/2019:
Yes, good therapy here, knowing you are loved and cared about and we all enjoy reading each other's posts, too. Have a blessed day.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/29/2019:
i also like to "get to know" and establish myself at a weight that i reach before going lower. i also need adjustment periods just like you do. that sounds normal and a better approach that will cause a lasting weightloss and not just a roller coaster of ups and downs.

Maria7 on 08/29/2019:
Thank you. I didn't know I wasn't the only one that felt this way about it but glad to know someone else feels the same way.


Donkey on 08/29/2019:
I applaud your approach, to pause before you proceed. It will help avoid crazy up-down swings, which can lead to discouragement and false results. We truly do need to respect our physical selves.

Maria7 on 08/29/2019:
Yes, 'cause if we don't, then how can we enjoy arriving at goal? Better to be feeling stronger, even if it means weighing more than what we feel is ideal for us than to lose to a goal that is not sustainable for our energy levels.


legcramps on 08/29/2019:
Great job Maria

Maria7 on 08/29/2019:
Thank you very much! Have a blessed day!



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