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Maria7 - Wednesday Sep 08, 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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Happy morning to you.   We were at about 73 F degrees early this morning and Hubby and I had our usual coffee, devotional, and prayer out on the front porch.  A little humid, but mild.  Enjoyed the much cooler mornings we had a couple of days ago but that is coming again with FALL on the way!  SMILE.

I am concentrating on what I call 'clean eating' as well as moderation, mindfulness, and awareness of calories intake each day,  now that I am at goal weight.  Like Bear was talking about in her entry today, when maintaining, it is good to know what works for you and what doesn't so you have peace of mind and yet do not feel deprived of anything at the same time.  I believe she has achieved that with her entry today.  Go, Girl!!!  Smile.  As for myself, I reached goalweight through experiencing severe symptoms of Covid 19 and hope and pray that Hubby (who also lost weight during our sickness) and I never go through that again, with our good Lord's help.  BUT!  Now that I am the weight I had wanted to be, I may as well hold on to where I am and enjoy the benefit of it.  My bp is now very good, when before, I was sort of borderline sometimes of it being a little high off and on.  So this is a really big relief.  My concentration now, Loved Ones, is not on getting to goal but on FIRMING UP and becoming STRONGER through exercises that are not strenuous for me as I am still recovering but am so much better now.  So, I am daily doing simple exercises that are helping me to get stronger...not using any bikes or machines, etc...more like simple exercises I recall that I did in gym class in school, ha!  And I am seeing a difference in my strength and am happy about this!

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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 09/08/2021:
I love your post Maria.......I so agree with everything you are saying. Health is such a good goal to maintain now....Your plans and outlook are so good.....I'm glad to hear that you are doing better with the healing....we were all so worried about you and your husband. Gentle exercise sounds good to me too and it is what I've been doing as well. GREAT GOALS......

Maria7 on 09/09/2021:
Thank you very much!


Jacky82020 on 09/08/2021:
Yay! You go, girl!

Maria7 on 09/09/2021:
Thank you!


Horn_of_plenty on 09/08/2021:
I'm glad you are doing well enough to start some exercises and strengthen yourself. it's true, it can take so long for people to fully recover from Covid.

nice job being at goal. strengthening up can help you maintain there!

i am in a full circle with you and bear that the idea of maintenance is to be content with it; including food choices and lifestyle that come with it.

Maria7 on 09/09/2021:
Thank you!


Donkey on 09/09/2021:
Have you seen the commercial where they show an old man lifting a heavy weight in a particular way, day after day. It shows his neighbors reactions to his training. At the end of the commercial, it shows that he was training so that he could lift his wife's wheelchair out of the car trunk (or something like that). Your entry made me think of that commercial -- functional fitness with optimal nutrition. LOVE IT. And love where you're at, right now. (((hugs)))

Maria7 on 09/09/2021:
Love this analogy! Thank you!



Maria7 - Sunday Sep 05, 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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Happy Sunday to you. 

I was happy to see 149 on the scale again this morning.  Doing my best to maintain.  Since my appetite is still not all the way back, it has been pretty easy to maintain.  Just basically eat mainly the same foods and amounts, counting calories each day is working for me.  Grits with cheese and iced orange juice diluted with water and hot black coffee in the mornings.  Small amount of boiled or baked meat with lots of veggies at lunch.  Simple.  Then after this, off and on during the afternoon, a few nuts, raisins, a few extra small cheese crackers, watching amounts and calories, so no real 'supper'.  I may or may not have a small amount of lite ice cream, vanilla is only flavor tolerated right now, ha.  I stay full with this ongoing menu and it agrees with me.  Also, sometimes I am still drinking Pedialyte, which contains lots of vitamins and minerals.  Making sure I drink a lot of water, too.

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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 09/05/2021:
It sounds like you have found the right path for eating...and covering all of the nutrition bases.......It is nice to hear that right now you are doing well.......Good Job Maria!!

Maria7 on 09/08/2021:
Thank you.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/05/2021:
your diet sounds good for maintenance and glad to hear you've improved lots and continue to maintain :)

good idea with iced orange juice and a little diluted. great idea. i was craving juice this AM but i do not buy juice. lol, i only have low cal beer, fruit beer, and wine. knowing i was tired already,i stayed away from the drinks...luckily i killed the craving for pure juice iwth some clementines that def need eating as i bought them a few weeks back and kept eating fresher fruit like plums instead of the clementines. so now, i will not buy more fruit until i finish the clementines! :) haha.

keep up the great work!

Maria7 on 09/08/2021:
Thanks!


Donkey on 09/05/2021:
I agree with the others - this sounds like a well-rounded, balanced, lighter meal plan, and it seems to be helping you heal.

I do not buy/drink juice for myself, BUT my daughter likes it, and when she had COVID, it helped her a lot to stay hydrated. And I admit that in the winter, when the upper respiratory colds start happening, juice is very refreshing. My favorites are orange (with pulp, when I'm sick) and tomato (V8 is fine too, sick or healthy). In fact, tomato juice is very comforting to drink on those rare occasions that I take a plane. Helps settle my stomach just fine, and the vitamins A & C help fight off infections :-)

Maria7 on 09/08/2021:
Thanks!


Jacky82020 on 09/06/2021:
Sounds like you’re doing much better! Yay! Carry it on.

Maria7 on 09/08/2021:
Thank you.


Jacky82020 on 09/08/2021:
Thumbs up emoji!



Maria7 - Tuesday Aug 31, 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. 

Still getting better, both Hubby and me, thank the Lord.  Thanks again for your prayers.  We are eating better and feeling better.

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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!

KathyBlue on 09/01/2021:
Oh, I'm so happy to read you guys are getting better! Keep up the good work and stay hydrated! :)

Maria7 on 09/02/2021:
Thank you.


Donkey on 09/01/2021:
(((hugs))) thank you for checking in. I'm so glad to hear that both of you are continuing to heal.

Maria7 on 09/02/2021:
Thank you.


bearcountrygg on 09/01/2021:
You guys have had an awfully long bout of this....((HUGS))...

Maria7 on 09/02/2021:
Hugs back to you, too. Thank you for your prayers.


horn_of_plenty on 09/01/2021:
it's so GREAT to hear you are both improving more!!!!!! way to go!

Maria7 on 09/02/2021:
Thank you.



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 - 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

 

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

 

 

 

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.



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