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Maria7 - Sunday Apr 01, 2012
Weight: 148.4


 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




This is the day that we Christians commemorate as the day that Jesus entered Jerusalem, knowing he would be giving His life and shedding His Blood on the cross for you and for me, to save us from our sins so that we who repent and believe on Him can have eternal life.  WHAT LOVE He has for us!  Blessed be His Name forever.




HubbyLargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 and I went to a wonderful Palm Sunday service this morning at a church we've been visiting lately. 

 Afterwards, we visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 who is in need of prayer and I thank you for your prayers for her.


As for me, the scale weighed me at 148.4 this morning.  This afternoon, I had a good treadmill workout.


Hope you are having a good day in the Lord.

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 56.6 lbs lost so far, only 8.4 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 04/01/2012:
Pretty new graphics, Maria. Happy Easter week.

moogy on 04/01/2012:
So glad you enjoyed Palm Sunday Maria and you got in a good workout! Good for you:)

V on 04/01/2012:
All righty Maria getting in your treadmill workout!! Of course I will keep your Mom in my thoughts and prayers <3

Umpqua on 04/02/2012:
Great work on the treadmill Maria and I'll be thinking of your Mom. I hope you have a great week!

thenewMLE on 04/02/2012:
I'll keep Mom in my prayers. Have a reflective Holy Week.

thinkpositive on 04/05/2012:
I will keep your mother in my prayers.

WII on 04/05/2012:
Saying a prayer for your momma :)

Maria7 - Tuesday Mar 27, 2012
Weight: 148.4

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, Friends...



I hope you are doing well... 

HubbyLargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 is doing okay. 

 MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 is about the same.

As for me...I've been a little extra stressed here lately...Been eating a little more at nite, too, as usual when I am stressed like this and it is showing up on the scale, as I weighed 148.4 this morning.  One of my friends and I took a long country road ride to a town a good distance away today.  I'd planned on leaving the house for a few hours after I was getting very tearful over something someone I helped a lot recently said about me that I found out about and this was not hearsay...so I decided not to hang around the house rehearsing what they said over and over in my mind and crying over it...so my Friend and I rode a long ways to a town I may or may not have rode through before but not really visited the town itself.  It was about an hour or so drive...anyway, we had a good time...we ate out at a small but friendly buffet restaurant with really good food, although not a large buffet, then afterward, we went shopping at some nearby stores in that town.  I found a pretty black with rinestones-trim and big buckle western pocketbook that was 40% off that I hesitantly bought (like I really 'needed' it...)...that was a perfect match to a belt and pair of boots I wear as a set...now the set includes a pocketbook, too.  Will go good with my western jeanswear.  Of course, it is now too warm to wear all that with the very warm weather we've been having (80) but maybe a cool evening when Hubby and I go out to supper I can...  So...I came home after taking my Friend back to her home and after visiting Mama at her nursing home for a while...and there were 2 phone messages from that person mentioned earlier waiting for me to return their call and guess what???  I am SOOOO not doing that tonite!  Such friendly messages wanting me to call them (yes they are totally unaware that I know what they said about me since I went wayyyyyy out of my way to help them...)...and I am so not calling them back tonite!  I have NO DESIRE to call them tomorrow, either!  (And may not!)  Anyway...nothing like a good shopping (and eating out) therapy with a friend, huh????


Hope you are having a good evening.

Love, Maria



Progress as of today: 56.6 lbs lost so far, only 8.4 lbs to go!

moogy on 03/27/2012:
I can hear the saddness in the way you have done your entry today Maria. I think the same thing happened to your last year as well, if I am not mistaken. I think that sometimes people get jealous and can't resist turning on people. I hope that you have a lot of loving supportive friends that you can trust. It makes it easy to drop off the pretend ones:( I am glad that you had a friend to help you feel better for today and hope you find a way of disengaging yourself without causing you further pain. Love you Maria:)

grannyannie on 03/28/2012:
So sorry about your problem. Just remember that the only opinion of yourself that matters is your own! You hang in there, Maria! xx

RYC, haven't been to London yet, leaving tomorrow.

selina on 03/28/2012:
So beautiful, the photo! It's full of sunlight, it'd be perfect as a painting studio...

So sorry to hear about your problems with not so trustworthy friends. I'm glad you were able to get a little respite from it all by getting some time off and treating yourself well. When something like this happens to me, I always try to tell myself that what others think of me/talk about me is none of my business, as I can't control them. What I can control is staying away and avoiding this kind of people and situations in my life. I hope this helps.... Hugs to you Maria!

V on 03/28/2012:
Good Morning Maria :) I am sorry that you are having issues with your friends <3

Umpqua on 03/28/2012:
That picture is awesome, I want my office to look like that! I'm sorry to hear of your troubles, it really stinks when people let us down. I read something recently that really stuck with me, and it's that other people can't make you feel bad, only you can allow yourself to feel bad. We can't control what other people think or say about us, and it's too bad that you had to hear that news, but you can choose not to let it upset you. And I can understand your disappointment in this so-called friend, but you can choose not to let it bring you down. And the positive is that you got to spend a nice day out with your other friend! Take care <3

WII on 03/28/2012:
Hello! Just checking in! WII was here! :)

legcramps on 03/28/2012:
Grr! Some people are just not worth the trouble, Maria.

thenewMLE on 03/28/2012:
Love the photo!! So bright and comforting. I heard the same thing Umpqua did and it really made an impression on me. YOU know you helped out of the kindness of your heart and that mission was successful. Do not let the gossip or untruths of others taint your good heart and actions. But on the other hand, don't subject yourself to hurtful comments and treatment either. Move on and enjoy the company of real friends. Your pocketbook sounds lovely! Find a "cool" (as in temperature) restaurant for you and hubby so that you can try out your new ensemble! Hang in there girl!

biscottibody59 on 03/28/2012:
Hope you had a better day today--some people aren't worth the saline running through their bodies!

thinkpositive on 03/29/2012:
I love the picture of your room. Lovely. Sorry to hear that you've had to deal with hurtful people. I heard once that some people are poison & to just avoid them & move on. Not so easy but who needs negative people in our lives?

Maria7 - Thursday Mar 22, 2012
Weight: 146.4

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




Good morning to you! ...

Beautiful, sunny, warm morning (in the 60's) here in SC...supposed to get up to 80 (F) today according to the weather channel on tv...

I've been mostly maintaining in weight here lately...still wearing same size clothes...

Daughter was over here yesterday and she and I rearranged the study and it looks much prettier in here (I'm sitting at the desk keying this  to you)...  It was good to spend some time with her.  She is so sweet. 

 Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567is doing about the same...please pray for her...  She is confused a lot.


Hubby and I have been very busy lately, doing a lot of flower gardening together.

flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567


Hope you are having a good day.


Love, Maria





Progress as of today: 58.6 lbs lost so far, only 6.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 03/22/2012:
Good to see a post from you, I've been wondering what you were up to and glad you've been busy gardening!!

thenewMLE on 03/22/2012:
I love your beautiful pictures - they are inspirational. I missed you. Glad you are OK.

grannyannie on 03/22/2012:
Nice to see you back! Beautiful photo and your weather sounds heavenly.

biscottibody59 on 03/22/2012:
Thanks for the BD greetings!

Enjoy your day!

liza36 on 03/22/2012:
Glad to hear you are doing well. Take care, and I'll still be praying for your mother.

hollybelle on 03/22/2012:
Was so happy to see your comment to me! Sounds like you are doing OK! Will continue prayer for your mom - sorry she's confused lately. Hard to see, I know it must be. About Bikeathon - I think they are called Bikeathon when it's like for charity and you ride so far for so much money, etc. I think they are called rides or rallies when they are just organized to promote cycling or something - but I kind of like bikeathon in general because it sounds like marathon - hahahahaha! So call it what you will - it's a long darn ride! Yay! I hope I can make it.

V on 03/22/2012:
Well hello there my friend :) I have been wondering how you and the rest of your family have been..As always I will keep your Mom in my prayers <3

thinkpositive on 03/22/2012:
nice to have mother -daughter time.

Selina on 03/23/2012:
Great to know all is well with you! Have a great weekend!

grannyannie on 03/24/2012:
I'm not a city girl, but London is my favourite city to visit. Fascinating, historic, so much to see and do.

V on 03/25/2012:
Hey :) I hope you are having a wonderful weekend <3

selina on 03/25/2012:
Have a great Sunday! We are having a very cloudy and rainy day on this Sun day...

moogy on 03/25/2012:
I am not surprised your daughter is sweet with you as an example. So lovely to spend time with your husband doing the gardening together. I am sorry that your mom is feeling confused, it is so sad to see loved ones going through this difficult time:) I wish I could give you a hug:)

hollybelle on 03/25/2012:
Hi Maria. Thanks for your comments about Dad's birthday. Mom, husband and I all went to lunch today to celebrate his birthday and their anniversary - would have been their 61st anniversary on the 27th. Hope your mom and daughter are doing ok as well as husband and yourself!

Umpqua on 03/26/2012:
I'm glad all is well Maria. As for squirrels in the garden, my only advice is to get a dog and/or cats ;) My dog seems to scare away the larger animals like deer and raccoons while the cats take care of the rodents for us. I hope you had a nice weekend!

thenewMLE on 03/26/2012:
Good Morning! Hope you are doing well. Looking forward to a post soon. Take care!

Maria7 - Wednesday Mar 07, 2012
Weight: 146.4

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! 

Hubby and I took a day to the beach...  It was good to get away a little while...  We walked and walked and walked...and I was 'pretty good' with my calories...okay...he bought me the 2 little bags of high-calorie nuts I always love that he usually gets me when we go there and they are almost all gone now...(Scaled weighed me at 146.4 this morning)...well...we had a good time together and it was good to have it be just us by ourselves for a while, even if it was for only one day... 



Hope you are having a good day.


Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 58.6 lbs lost so far, only 6.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 03/07/2012:
Beautiful photo, so glad you had a nice day at the beach with hubby!!

Tangalyn~ on 03/07/2012:
really love that pic! a nice walk at the beach sounds lovely right now! hope u have a great day!

supercheese on 03/07/2012:
Great picture!!!!

selina on 03/07/2012:
Sounds like your day at the beach was lovely, I like that photo of the two of you, so sweet!

Thanks, Maria. I don't know what kind of cake I'll get him today yet... I think I'll buy one with fresh fruits on top, like they have it at wholefoods.. The big party will be this weekend, and I'm planning to bake him a carrot cake...

liza36 on 03/07/2012:
I love the picture! It's so nice to spend some time together.

V on 03/07/2012:
Well hello there beautiful :) I love the gladiator sandals <3 I am so happy that you and hubby had a relaxing day at the beach :)

biscottibody59 on 03/07/2012:
Awww . . . cute couple!

newme24 on 03/07/2012:
Awesome picture!!

grannyannie on 03/08/2012:
Sounds like a lovely, romantic day!

thenewMLE on 03/08/2012:
Beautiful picture Maria! I hadn't thought of the vaporizor yet because the strange thing is I am not nasal congested! I can breathe clearly through my nose. They put me on the decongestants to hopefully clear the fluid in my ear. The Musinex is also preventative so that any ear fluid that may drain wouldn't go into my chest. I haven't coughed at all and just now had a coughing fit and up came some mucous, so who knows... I'm glad y'all had an alone day! And a beautiful one at that!!

thenewMLE on 03/08/2012:
hahaha!! Thanks - we use NO heat at all!! I'm in New Orleans and we have been using AC since early January. And just because of my age, I can never get it cold enough. We open the windows when it's in the 60's and lower and last year our room was at 55 degrees one night and poor hubby had a hunting wool cap on his balding head and I was still sweating!!!

hollybelle on 03/08/2012:
Awwww, beautiful picture! So envious of your day! SIGH....sweet - you deserve it! About the saddle on my bike - more cushion seems like the answer, but actually it may not be. A more cushion-y seat presents a problem of pressure on softer tissue on long rides, believe it or not. I'll play with the adjustment of the seat and build up my "bum-endurance" with shorter rides and hope for a better outcome!

thinkpositive on 03/08/2012:
Very nice picture. You sound very happy.

WII on 03/10/2012:
Spring is in the air! Glad you had a day all to yourselves! Have a beautiful week!

TinaAnn on 03/11/2012:
I bet those outings are great. You're making me jealous! ;-)

blue_eyed_girl on 03/11/2012:
A day out at the beach? I'm so jealous! Sounds like you had a great time :)

moogy on 03/19/2012:
Just stopping by to say hello and hope that you are doing well:) You made my heart jump with that lovely picture:)

selina on 03/20/2012:
Hi Maria! I hope all is well wth you and your family!

Maria7 - Saturday Mar 03, 2012
Weight: 144.4

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 and happy Saturday to you! 

Lots of pretty yellow daffodils are blooming around our front steps...also the red camelia tree is loaded in blooms and one of the azalea bushes is already lit up in pink azaleas.  The yellow forsythia in the back yard is loaded with florescent-looking little yellow flowers...It is EARLY SPRINGTIME here...

Hubby and I have been out and about today...

We went to a church rummage sale  where I used to go to church when I was a little girl and when my Daddy was still alive here on earth...He and Mom used to go to church and take us kids with them there...I had not been to it since Daddy had gotten killed by a drunk driver when I was nine...the old church is now become the fellowship hall and a new, beautiful sanctuary has been built now in front of it (the old church was beautiful, too)...Hubby and I are still looking for a new church to attend since recently leaving the one we we attended for about 17 years where I played the piano and taught Sunday School and Hubby was Director of Men's Ministries and Sound Director as well...  So...today we've been invited to visit them and we may do it soon...although the church is on the opposite side of town that we live on and it is a good ride to get there...(we have been used to our church we attend being within walking distance)...

So...he and I are back home now, resting a while...  We ate lunch at Cracker Barrel (def not Hubby's fav but is mine) and we plan to do supper at one of his favs tonite (buffet, no less!)....




Hope you are having a good day.  Every day with the Lord IS a good day.


Love, Maria



Progress as of today: 60.6 lbs lost so far, only 4.4 lbs to go!

starfish on 03/03/2012:
The flowers sound beautiful. Have a great day!

V on 03/03/2012:
Beautiful flowers :) I hope you had a wonderful day!!

hollybelle on 03/03/2012:
My church I grew up going to used to have rummage sales. I loved going with my mom who would work them sometimes. Do you think you'll go to servies there? It's hard to change churches so I go to about 2-3. I rotate.

thinkpositive on 03/04/2012:
Rummage sales are part of my church history too. I was in charge of it for many years, fun but tiring project. I would put a picture up on DD but I haven't been successful at posting pictures, not sure why. My crescent floral project was done with orchids, roses, ferns & beargrass- all in white & green. Looks like you enjoy flowers also. Sorry that you left your church after so many years. That must have been heart breaking after putting so much of yourselves into it.

selina on 03/05/2012:
Sounds like a great weekend, cheers to you!

Maria7 - Thursday Mar 01, 2012
Weight: 144.4

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





~Island 144~

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Good morning, Friends.  The scale weighed me at 144.4 this morning and I am still here on Island 144 although I really thought I'd be on Island 143 this morning...but that's okay.  It is 68 degrees F and breezy this morning here and to get up to about 79 today according to the weather online...  But of course, only the Lord knows for sure! 


Hope you are doing well this morning on the first day of March.


Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 60.6 lbs lost so far, only 4.4 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 03/01/2012:
79 degrees! Oh gee - I want to come to SC! I was thinking about you and SC the other day, actually, and I know you and husband go to the beach ever so often....I have been to Myrtle Beach and to Charleston and Folly Beach. Do you have a preference? Where do you guys go to the beach when you go?

hollybelle on 03/01/2012:
P.S. I know you will be on 143 island shortly!

Umpqua on 03/01/2012:
I hope that warm weather comes our way soon! Have a good one :D

getmebackto150 on 03/01/2012:
Weather sounds wonderful:) I'm a little jealous, lol! Keep up the good work and you will see 143 SOON!!!

thinnside40 on 03/01/2012:
Snow yesterday...... Frost n sunshine this morning.....

V on 03/01/2012:
No worries my friend, you will get there :) Although I have yet to see this yapping bird, I am sure it is a mockingbird :( LOL i will be happy to send him your way, that little guy doesn't take breaks..hahahah have a good evening!!

selina on 03/02/2012:
so wonderful to have such great weather ! Me, too! Although I'm missing it all for being so allergic to the outdoors, yuck. Have a great day!

biscottibody59 on 03/02/2012:
Hope you have a good day!

legcramps on 03/02/2012:
Have a great weekend!

Maria7 - Tuesday Feb 28, 2012
Weight: 144.2

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




nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Well, good morning, Friends.  I have rowed to the next island, Island 144, this morning.  (The scale weighed me at 144.2 this morning.)  What a beautiful island this is!  Foggy, sunny morning here and gorgeous!  It took a little time to get here and I'm only 3 islands away from Island 140 now (my goalweight).



Hope you are doing well this morning.


Love, Maria


Progress as of today: 60.8 lbs lost so far, only 4.2 lbs to go!

thenewMLE on 02/28/2012:
CONGRATS!!! I know you have been stuck for a little while so it is always encouraging to see the numbers move!! Go girl go!!!!

Umpqua on 02/28/2012:
Congrats on the scale movement! Love the beautiful spring pictures, I can't wait ;)

V on 02/28/2012:
What a beautiful picture Maria :) Congrats! You are very close to that island I am sure that you can see it from your boat!! So as far as the sf pizza sauce, I try to stay away from products that add sugars..For the most part I try to stick with "cleaner" products that contain 5 or less ingredients(if store bought) This is not always the case with me and I balance it out when I don't but for the most part that is why I make meals from scratch, that way I know exactly what I am eating.. Anyhoo I hope you have a good day <3

TinaAnn on 02/28/2012:

I eat lots of fruit. Mostly oranges and bananas right now but planning on apples and grapefruit today. I like to puree berries in smoothies and stuff. Fresh fruit is my favorite thing.

selina on 02/28/2012:
Congrats, Maria! Woohoo! Keep it up! Selina the Cat is doing well, thank you. She walks around the house, albeit limping and is eating a little more than before. I medicate her and she takes the medication well. Today I'll take her to the vet to take off the bandages and to see if she is ok. The vet said they might put another bandage on her, which I hope they don't because she seems to be itchy on the bandaged paw and twitches a lot. She'll have to wear her ridiculous looking and cumbersome cone for another week, at least...

hollybelle on 02/28/2012:
Yay, Maria! Doing OK. Picture is so restful it just draws me right in!

supercheese on 02/28/2012:
That is a lovely picture!!! Hope you don't stay on that island for too long ;)

thinnside40 on 02/28/2012:
Gooooooooooooood Day!

thinnside40 on 02/28/2012:
Gooooooooooooood Day!

starfish on 02/29/2012:
Thanks Maria :-)

Maria7 - Monday Feb 27, 2012
Weight: 145.4

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



                                                         Food and workout update below:

Good morning, everyone...

Cloudy, rainy morning (in the 40's) here in SC...supposed to get up to 50's (F) today according to the weather channel on tv...

I worked out twice yesterday for all the good it did me and I had very reduced calories and the scale weighed me the same this morning as yesterday...145.4...I had thought I'd be in the '144's' for sure...

I visited Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567yesterday...please pray for her...she was in pain...  I tidied up her side of her room...


Daughter visited a little while last nite and it was good to see her.


Food and workout update:

Walked on treadmill twice yesterday and once today.

Food today so far:

2 scrambled eggs with diced onion, 1/2 diet bread, coffee creamer....280

1 banana and 2 cupfuls of cubed watermelon...200

1.5 cupfuls of mackerel/onion/rice stew...300

1 large plain corn on cob...200

2 cups of sugarfree chocolate pudding...120

Total so far today:  1100 at 3:00 p.m.


flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567


Hope you are having a good day.


Love, Maria





Progress as of today: 59.6 lbs lost so far, only 5.4 lbs to go!

selina on 02/27/2012:
Hi Maria, good job on working out! I did my yoga poses last night while watching the academy awards, haha! So sorry to hear about your mom - I hope this difficult time will soon pass. Great to hear you had a good time with your daughter! Have a great day!

V on 02/27/2012:
Sorry that your mom is in pain :( Sending out thoughts and prayers for her..I hope she feels better today Maria <3

selina on 02/27/2012:
Thanks Maria! Inky is doing great, a bit bored because I don't allow her to jump on Selina (she loves playing with Selina, her favorite thing to do is to jump on top of her and roughhouse ) She is a very self assured cat and doesn't allow the other cats in the neighborhood to bully her. She growls very loudly when a strange cat approaches her. If she can't stop them, she runs away, climbs trees, etc. Sorry for the cat stories, haha. I'm afraid sounding like a cat-lady, but that's too late. Have a great day!

thinnside40 on 02/27/2012:

hollybelle on 02/27/2012:
Great job working out - give the results of those workouts time to show up on the scale and persevere! I had to laught at your question about snow here in KY - heck no - we are warmer than your weather today. It got up to 62 degrees and is sunny today. It is supposed to rain tomorrow afternoon and Wednesday and get a bit cooler - around 45...that is more typical here this time of year. Have a good one and don't get discouraged if you can help it. If you keep doing healthy things you will be rewarded by a loss. :o)

TinaAnn on 02/27/2012:
Great job! I hope your mom gets better.

Maria7 - Sunday Feb 26, 2012
Weight: 145.4

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


Churchsmallgifanim081010.gif image by autumn1234567





Hello and happy Sunday to you! 

Beautiful morning here.  I threw out some bread for the squirrels and bluejays earlier and have been having my morning coffee.  Scale weighed me at 145.4 this morning...

Hubby is working today and I plan to visit Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567this afternoon.



I stayed home ALL DAY yesterday (SisterSisterstandingtippinghatanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567 usually visits Mom on Saturdays and she did yesterday) and I got some needed rest and feel lots better today for it.




Hope you are having a good day.  Every day with the Lord IS a good day.


Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 59.6 lbs lost so far, only 5.4 lbs to go!

V on 02/26/2012:
Happy Sunday Maria :)

selina on 02/26/2012:
Happy Sunday!

selina on 02/26/2012:
No chance to have little selinas Maria - she was spayed a long time ago, as soon as she hit puberty. Now, if I only knew who the owner of the grey cat is, I would send him/her the bill for the doctor's visit last night(almost $400, so far. I must take her back for a follow up and x-rays if she doesn't improve) I wouldn't mind paying the neutering of the grey cat if they paid Selina's doctor's bill, haha.

Umpqua on 02/27/2012:
I'm glad you got caught up on rest this weekend Maria!

Maria7 - Friday Feb 24, 2012
Weight: 146.4

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






(Singing)...Good morning, good morning, good morning...to you!.....

It's a very beautiful, sunny, warm springtime-like morning (in the 70's) here in SC...supposed to get up  close to 80 (F) today according to the weather channel on tv...

I feel GOOD today!   I had picked some beautiful flowers from the red camelia bush and put them in the empty vase (from the red rose that Hubby gave me for Valentine's Day recently) to replace the rose that was gone and this morning I went out back and picked some long stem yellow forsythia to go into the vase behind the camellias...very beautiful with the red bow still on the vase.  The vase in setting in the middle of the kitchen table, very pretty.  It is like spring time here and I sat outside  a while this morning and watched the squirrels and the bluejays eat some bread I had thrown out for them in the yard.


I visited Mom IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567yesterday afternoon for about an hour and she was resting quietly and later she woke up in a good mood and we had a nice visit.  I took her and her roommate each a banana and a sugarfree chocolate pudding. 


Sister Sisterstandingtippinghatanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567and I had a wonderful Sister-Time together yesterday....We shopped at thrift stores and ate out at Cracker Barrel.


Scale weighed me at 146.4 this morning...




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Hope you are having a good day.


Love, Maria



Progress as of today: 58.6 lbs lost so far, only 6.4 lbs to go!

supercheese on 02/24/2012:
looks like someone is in a good mood! Love the red chairs with the yellow flowers. Have a lovey day maria!

selina on 02/24/2012:
So glad to hear you're singing :) I can't believe it's almost spring time! We hardly had any winter this year! Stay well!

Umpqua on 02/24/2012:
I wish we could grow camellias here, they're so pretty. Have a good one!

liza36 on 02/24/2012:
I love sister-time! I got to see my sister in CA last week, and it was a wonderful visit. Have a great weekend.

thinkpositive on 02/24/2012:
Love your pictures. Glad your mother is doing okay.

V on 02/25/2012:
Hello Maria <3

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