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Maria7 - Sunday Nov 01, 2020
(Prayer and counting calories)
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 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 

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

 Hello to you. 

So....How is your day today?  I was quite happy with 153 on the scale this morning.

Today's calories to be approximately 1200 calories again and almost a repeat of yesterday in waht eaten:  grits, one egg, one turkey sausage patty 300c...candy 350 (kitkat again)...beef roast w medley of white potatoes, onion, sweet potatoes, broccoli, corn, a very little white rice and 1/2 biscuit 550.  Always...most important is prayer.

Hope you are having a good day. 

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                                                                    Love, Maria 

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 11/01/2020:
Mmm....love grits but never get any.

Have a lovely day, Maria!

Maria7 on 11/01/2020:
My Mama loves grits, too. We grew up eating eggs and grits a lot.


Jacky82020 on 11/01/2020:
Love grits too! So do my pet parrots.

Maria7 on 11/02/2020:
Grits are so good...a comfort food.


Horn_of_plenty on 11/01/2020:
oh, do you ever make the "slow grits" that take 20 min to make stovetop?

i watched the movie "My Cousin Vinny" and there's a big mention about grits in the movie, two times it comes up..!!

Maria7 on 11/02/2020:
Yes, sometimes. But I prefer the 5 minute ones that you cook on the stovetop. Quicker to make.


legcramps on 11/02/2020:
Have a great day today!

Maria7 on 11/02/2020:
Thank you and I hope you do, too.


Jacky82020 on 11/02/2020:
Vinny is one of my all time faves! That woman, Marisa Tomei (sp?) was terrific in The King of Staten Island



Maria7 - Saturday Oct 31, 2020
(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 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 

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

 Hello to you. 

So....How is your day today?  It is quite chilly here, with 42 degrees (F) this morning...First day of the season that we fired the woodstove up.  Nice and toasty in here!  Got a beef roast and veggies (sweet potatoes, onion, and white potatoes) roasting in the oven..

Update:  Approximately 1200 calories today:  grits, one egg, one turkey sausage patty, and orange juice (with pulp) 400c...candy 350 (was craving kitkat)...beef roast w medley of white potatoes, onion, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and corn and a little white rice 450.  Most important is prayer.

Hope you are having a good day. 

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

                                                                    Love, Maria 

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/31/2020:
Oh yum, that dinner sounds great.

Temp is in the low 50's here, but it's raining and wind is howling. We're getting gusts up to 60mph and lots of spindrifts on the loch.

Maria7 on 10/31/2020:
Sounds similar to what we went through the other day when we got some wind from the remnants of a hurricane passing through. We had lots of tree limbs down that Hubby got up.


Jacky82020 on 10/31/2020:
Down to 42 here. Brought all the plants on the deck inside. I have quite the amaryllis collection. Buy many half price or less after the holidays. They grew beautifully outdoors in Southern California. I dug up many and hauled them across the country.

Maria7 on 10/31/2020:
I love the red amaryllis...so beautiful. I am hoping our roses are going to be okay outside. We have a lot of them in bloom.


grannyannie on 10/31/2020:
High winds and rain are a typical winter in my area of Scotland. Very occasional snow which melts by the next day. Other areas of Scotland get a lot of snow, but not us.

Maria7 on 10/31/2020:
We do not get much snow, if any, either and like you, ours melts by the next day, too. I like watching it come down when we do get any.


Jacky82020 on 10/31/2020:
The roses should do fine. I see them all over NWPA blooming beautifully during their season. We get lots of snow.

Maria7 on 10/31/2020:
We may go a year or two or more with no snow....so when we do get any, it is a big deal here. It is then usually gone by the next day.


Donkey on 11/01/2020:
It was supposed to be "warmer" here, but the winds were so wild that it felt a lot cooler. Today (Nov. 1st) IS cooler and it's still quite windy. Can you imagine the Illinois prairie winds before settlers came to the state?

Your roast dinner sounds so yummy! My folks used to have a wood-burning stove in their Wisconsin home. It really did keep the lower level warm!

Maria7 on 11/01/2020:
Thank you! I know you enjoyed their wood-burning stove. We really appreciate ours and it is fun building a fire each morning. Smile!


Donkey on 11/01/2020:
PS You're doing great with your calories!

Maria7 on 11/01/2020:
Thank you very much!



Maria7 - Friday Oct 30, 2020
(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 

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

 Hello to you. 

So....scale announced 156 this morning and today began the 'official' diet to get to 140 by Friday (8 weeks from today) Christmas day.  Approximately 1200 calories today...grits and 2 scrambled eggs 250, 1/2 BK Whopper and small fries 700, broccoli 50, unsalted cashews 200.  That's it for today and I am full.  Walked for hours.  Prayed not to eat anymore today, too.

Hope you are having a good day. 

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

                                                                    Love, Maria 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/30/2020:
I have never had a good honeybun. or really any honeybun that i remember! probably a more southern thing!

Below, in your entry, those are a HECK OF A LOT of requirements to get to 140! there should hopefully be some nice things to look forward to...and some breaks from time to time. :)

that whopper fries combo...it's calling my name. i think i'm going to buy fries tomorrow for halloween...OR, i can eat all the food that's in my fridge (wayyyy better idea!?) and maybe buy some discounted candy? or should i wait until november to get the candy??

Maria7 on 10/31/2020:
If you can find discounted candy, that would be nice.


Donkey on 10/31/2020:
My scale is up today as well, but you have inspired me to tackle the numbers in November!!!

Maria7 on 10/31/2020:
Good!



Maria7 - Thursday Oct 29, 2020
(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 

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

 Hello to you. 

So....the ice cream is gone...Hubby had the last of it last nite after I had the next to the last of it.   Goodbye, fattening friend (not friend, that is)...

The honeybuns are still around and I will have to simply 'deal with them' and resist them because I have to keep them to take some to Mama, as she loves them.  So I will just have to discipline myself concerning them.  Tomorrow is '8' weeks until Christmas.  If I were to lose 2 pounds per week for the 8 weeks, I could be at 140 on Christmas Day (my biggest goal that I have achieved before and was told by 2 different specialists that it was the right weight for me to be at that time...altho that was about 20 years ago...).  How hard would that be to get back to 140 again?  As long as I have 'something' to eat and stay active and stay around 1200 to 1300 calories per day, I think this might be achievable.  3 meals of 300 calories each and 3 snacks of 100 calories each (or 2 of 150 calories each or one of 300 calories) would be 1200 calories per day.  The meals will have to be low sodium, because high sodium makes me bloated and looks on the scale like I weigh more than I actually do, which discourages me to stay the course) which means no high-sodium frozen dinners at the grocery stores.  Which means I would have to make up the meals from homemade and freeze them til reheated to eat, or else cook low sodium meals each day.  Also, the meals would need to lean toward lower carb with very limited bread, if any, allowed.  Less starch.  Flour is not a friend to me for losing weight.  That is the main thing I have to avoid is bread. Prayer is most important of all. Stopping eating at about 5 or 6 pm each day and praying to not eat any more for the day is essential to me.   If I do these things, I 'might' have success!

Hope you are having a good day. 

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

                                                                                 Love, Maria 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 10/29/2020:
I never could lose 2 pds a week, maybe 1 at best. But I know others who do. I think my metabolism is naturally on the slow side. Good luck!

Maria7 on 10/29/2020:
Yes, usually I, too, am doing well to lose 1 pound a week, but will see how it goes.


legcramps on 10/29/2020:
Ah, bread. The culprit behind so many issues LOL. Good luck with your goals!

Maria7 on 10/29/2020:
Thank you! And I LOVE bread!


Jacky82020 on 10/29/2020:
Used to have a wonderful double loaf bread machine, Smelled so yummy baking!

Maria7 on 10/30/2020:
Sounds wonderful!


grannyannie on 10/30/2020:
Yes, carbs are the enemy of us all! I have a bread machine and used to be make beautiful loaves of whole grain seeded bread and hubby would have toast every morning. Then discovered he has celiacs so more bread. He hates gluten free bread.

Maria7 on 10/30/2020:
Oh, wow! Whole grain seeded bread! YUM!!!!!!


Donkey on 10/30/2020:
Unfortunately, carb control seems to be the healthy way to go. And I feel - this is just my opinion, BUT - that this becomes harder in the winter time. So I try to lean towards "healthier" carbs like sweet potatoes, squashes, beans, which are all great, but at the end of the day, they are still carbs. Still, better those than eating 4 slices of bread.

Yes, some foods in our pantries we just have to learn to live with. I hear ya.

Maria7 on 10/30/2020:
That is an outstanding idea...to have healthier carbs like sweet potatoes, squashes, etc...yes, so much better than bread, which bread can be bloating. Thank you.



Maria7 - Monday Oct 26, 2020
(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 

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

 Hello to you.  I am still weighing 156.0 as of this morning.  I have 'excuses' as to why I can't seem to go lower right now.  My latest excuse to myself for indulging my desires for sweets is that I don't think it is a good idea to diet right now with the pandemic going on.  Might want to have a few extra calories.  Ha ha.

I visited Mama at her window this morning at her nursing home, and we talked over phones to each other as we looked at each other through the glass window with her propped up in her bed nearby but not real close to the window.  I took her the usual bag of food that I take to her that she likes best and also I had gone to stores (wore 2 masks inside them) and bought her some personal items that she had told me yesterday that she needed and I had them in the bag for her as well, and that was set on her bed by her Nurse and opened for her and each item was taken out and was shown to her.  I also bought her a pretty Christmasy (they are already selling Christmas items in stores as you all know) little round ball that has a light inside it, that runs on batteries and it changes from one color to another one, repeatedly.  She loved it and told me that it made her "happy' to watch it as she was looking at it set in front of her.  Also I had bought her a little plastic snowman with the hat on, that sings a Christmas song and it also lights up with a continual changing colors light in it, too.  Put a smile on her face.  I love my Mama!

I came home and Hubby had washed my car.  Smile.  I love my Hubby!

Hope you all have a good day. 

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

                                                                                 Love, Maria 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 10/26/2020:
My PCP always used to say a few extra pounds were good in case of illness.


grannyannie on 10/26/2020:
Good you visit your mama but it's a shame you can't hug her.

It's very hard to behave during the pandemic!


legcramps on 10/26/2020:
That's so nice that you brought your mother some gifts and that they made her smile. It must be lonely for her.


Donkey on 10/27/2020:
I think you're doing great! :-)


Horn_of_plenty on 10/27/2020:
awww that is so nice!!! I know that residents in nursing homes don't usually get enough stimulation so i'm sure the lights and song will be so good for her ! so thoughtful of you to bring those gifts. my grandmother had some favorite music and my dad brought her a CD to listen to back when she was in the nursing home.

That's so nice of hubby to wash your car :) I have a fast and easy car wash station at the gas station by me. It soaps and suds and washes all for $5....now that it's getting cold, i'm not sure i will want to use it! it's fun for the nice weather, though!



Maria7 - Friday Oct 23, 2020
(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 

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

 Hello to you.  I am still sitting at 156.0 this morning.  Could have been less but I gave in to 2 scrambled eggs with cheese and bread last nite.  I felt hungry...that's my excuse.

Hope you all have a good day. 

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

                                                                  Love, Maria 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/24/2020:
Doesn't sound bad. I eat cheese everyday - full fat but a small amount.

Have a lovely day, Maria!

Maria7 on 10/24/2020:
I eat the full fat kind, too. It is SO good! I like extra sharp Kraft chunk cheese. What kind do you like?


Donkey on 10/24/2020:
The later small meal probably showed up on the scale the next morning, so I don't think your weigh-in was entirely accurate.

Also, if you are hungry - truly hungry - in the later night, then I do think you should eat something. I've been there myself. I ask myself, "Am I truly hungry that I would eat carrot sticks or a hard boiled egg?" If the answer is "No I want chips", then I'm not hungry. If carrot sticks sound DELICIOUS, then I'm hungry. And if I can't fall asleep because of that, I'll eat.

Husband usually has a late night snack - which drives me nuts because he NEEDS to lose a LOT of weight - but I think that having something in his tummy helps him sleep better, which is very difficult for him because of his constant back pain.

I bet you're actually more at 154.

Maria7 on 10/24/2020:
Thank you. Yes, makes sense. I probably am at 154...I have been having a very high-sodium diet lately, too. Thanks for the encouragement.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/25/2020:
well, yes, that sounds like a good meal to eat and satisfying! i'm glad you ate something nutritious, like donkey said!

Maria7 on 10/26/2020:
Thank you.


legcramps on 10/26/2020:
I think it's good that you had something to eat...and it was still a good choice in my opinion!

Maria7 on 10/26/2020:
Thank you.



Maria7 - Sunday Oct 18, 2020
(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 

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

 Hello to you.  I do come here and read your posts most days, even if I don't do a post for the day.  Looks like all of you are doing quite well.   Happy for you!

Today is Hubby's and my 31st wedding anniversary.  So thankful to the Lord.    My Hubby is wonderful!  I am blessed. 

I visited Mama at her window today, as I usually do most every day.  She is doing pretty well and thank you for your prayers for her. 

I have within the past few days, regained some weight I had lost, due to heavy nite-time snacking.  So, I am trying to get that turned back around and get back to where I was recently at 152.  I so enjoy eating at night while watching tv but the next morning, the scale is not agreeable.  Smile.  So, time to change that bad habit...again...and not give in anymore.  I was totally thrilled with my recent '152' and only to throw it away for nite-time snacking...called 'NOT SMART'!!!!!  There is something called 'Eating Smart' and then there is something called 'NOT SMART'...and I've got to reverse course and get back to where I was with the 152 recently....it was not my goal weight, but I was happy that I was getting closer to goal...So, a little ice cream here and a honey bun there and some extra cashew nuts here and a little chocolate candy there and within a 'VERY FEW' days...there on the scale, is the 'unreward'!!!!

Hope you all have a good day. 

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

                                                              Love, Maria 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/18/2020:
Night time snacking is tough to quit doing!

Maria7 on 10/18/2020:
I always let night time snacking draw me back in again...nevermind the consequences..I throw away my newfound joy about having reached a certain weight on the scale, for what amounts to maybe 30 minutes total of eating lots of sweets at night...I've got to do better than this.


Jacky82020 on 10/18/2020:
I wish I could give up nite time eating, but I can’t. I’ve read good studies that say ppl who eat same number of calories as nite eaters lose more weight. I try to starve all day to compensate for nocturnal eating.

Maria7 on 10/21/2020:
Old habits are hard to break but it can be done. I'm not 'there' yet, but working on it. Smile.


Donkey on 10/18/2020:
Oh that late night eating!!! And it doesn't even have to be that "late"! This is something that I struggle with A LOT. Having decaf coffee was helping for a while, but it's not a solution, frankly. I guess, go to bed right after dinner, LOL. However, I love to eat and watch TV in bed, so I guess that wouldn't stop me. Something comforting in this, and now that the days are getting shorter and colder, the struggle seems to be more intense.

Maria7 on 10/21/2020:
It is an ongoing battle, struggling to not give in to nite-time eating. Snacking is so comforting!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2020:
Happy 31st to you and Hubby! that's a wonderful achievement!

haha, well, at least your snacks were of the BEST taking kinds and that you enjoyed them before cutting back a bit :)

good to hear from you!

i have been eating sorta poorly lately...just not into the veggies. I will turn that around though, soon.

Maria7 on 10/21/2020:
Thank you, HOP! Maybe you could try fixing veggies a different way than what you are used to...just an idea...


legcramps on 10/21/2020:
Happy Wedding Anniversary and congrats to you both!

Maria7 on 10/21/2020:
Thank you very much and wishing you a happy day.


Jacky82020 on 10/21/2020:
Happy Anniversary! Many more to come.

Maria7 on 10/21/2020:
Thank you, Jacky! Hope you are having a happy day.



Maria7 - Monday Oct 05, 2020
(Prayer and counting calories)
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 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 

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

 Hello to you.

152 on scale on scale again this morning...YAY!!!...

It is a beautiful, sunny morning here in SC.  To be in the 70's again today.  Nice. 

I have been a busy bee this morning, cooking and cleaning the house and doing laundry.  For breakfast, I cooked sausage, egg, grits and plain toast for Hubby and an egg, wheat toast, and grits for me and I had orange juice to drink and we sat at our kitchen table eating and listening to the radio together, as we usually do.  We have it set on a talk show channel that discusses the latest news and the ones talking have lots of comments.  Pretty interesting...sometimes, that is. 

My goal today is to finish getting the house cleaned and go visit Mama at her window at the nursing home.

Hope you all have a good day. 

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

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 53 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

legcramps on 10/05/2020:
Good morning Maria!

Maria7 on 10/05/2020:
Good morning! Hope you are having a good day.


grannyannie on 10/05/2020:
Oh, that breakfast sounds yummy! I love grits.

Maria7 on 10/05/2020:
I love grits, too. Eat them almost every morning.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/05/2020:
the grits sound amazing!!!! :) i have never had real southern grits!

Maria7 on 10/06/2020:
I buy the kind that cooks in 5 minutes in the pot but you can also get the kind that comes in packs in a box and microwave them, too. They are better if you eat something with them, whether butter or margerine, eggs, or sausage. They are sort of a breakfast comfort food but nutritious and delicious!


Donkey on 10/06/2020:
Good job! Breakfast with husband sounds like a lovely ritual.

Maria7 on 10/06/2020:
Thank you. We really enjoy it.


happy-1 on 10/11/2020:
Aw, what a nice vignette of happiness during uncertain times. Love your strong, positive outlook.



Maria7 - Sunday Oct 04, 2020
(Prayer and counting calories)
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 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 

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

 Hello to you.

Saw the '152' on the scale this morning...YAY!!!...

Just got back home a little while ago from taking Mama her bag of food treats and other items that I usually take to her almost daily, and visiting and talking with her over phone on the other side of her glass window where we can see each other from her being in her bed.  She's not feeling too well, but making the best of it.  Thank you for your prayers for her. 

It is a nice, cool, autumn day here in SC.  My favorite season.  Leaves are falling but we don't get our 'natural Christmas trees' as I call them, when leaves change colors on the trees, until November, next month.

Have a blessed day. 

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

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 53 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/04/2020:
Well done. Hope your mama feels better soon.

Maria7 on 10/04/2020:
Thank you, Annie. I hope you are having a good day.


Donkey on 10/04/2020:
I'm glad that you are back to visiting your mom regularly. I'm sure your visits help your mom feel better. I would find them to be a great comfort to me, if I were feeling poorly.

Maria7 on 10/04/2020:
Yes, I have been visiting her almost daily, regularly, outside at her window during this pandemic, just as I did inside her room before the pandemic. The only thing that changed was not being allowed inside the nursing home for almost 7 months now. Glad you are doing well.


thinkpositive on 10/05/2020:
Hope you can visit with your mother in person soon.

Maria7 on 10/05/2020:
Thank you, but not looking like it anytime soon here in SC.


Coffee&Calories on 10/05/2020:
Is your mom in a nursing home? If so, I understand how heart wrenching that is. My dad had to be in one as well. I am so happy you can visit her. It means the world to her for sure.

Maria7 on 10/05/2020:
Yes, she is. Yes, it means a lot to both of us to at least see each other through her window that is nearby her bed and talk to each other on the phone while looking at each other. Smile.



Maria7 - Saturday Oct 03, 2020
(Prayer and counting calories)
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 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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 Hello to you.

Okay with 153.  Have been eating ice cream almost daily, though.  Smile.

Happy Fall, Y'all!  We are  beginning to get some cool mornings here in SC...in the 50's, that is and highs in 70's and 80's.  Nice.

Have a blessed day. 

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Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 10/03/2020:
Maria :)

Maria7 on 10/04/2020:
:)


Horn_of_plenty on 10/03/2020:
Finally, i have been having a sweet tooth and craving either plain ice cream or cheesecake....hope to have one or the other ...or maybe make a cheesecake.

then again, i have frozen streudel in my freezer. that sounds good for tomorrow possibly! :)

Maria7 on 10/04/2020:
Yes! Sounds delicious!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/03/2020:
it's def nice to maintain / indulge a little bit.

Maria7 on 10/04/2020:
:-)


coffee&calories on 10/04/2020:
I have dessert everyday too :)

Maria7 on 10/04/2020:
Gotta have something sweet!


grannyannie on 10/04/2020:
Hi Maria! Missed you!

Maria7 on 10/04/2020:
I missed you, too, Annie. I do read here a lot, even though I may not be posting, I keep up with Y'all. Smile!


grannyannie on 10/04/2020:
You should be whatever weight you are comfy at.

Maria7 on 10/04/2020:
I agree. :-)


Donkey on 10/04/2020:
I have to say, if you are comfortable in your body and in your clothes, AND you can have ice cream every day, it's worth it. Stay here. Be happy. Enjoy the ice cream. That's what I would do.

Maria7 on 10/04/2020:
Thanks. Good advice! :-)



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