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Maria7 - Saturday Mar 14, 2015
(Weigh Down Diet)
Weight: 166.4

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

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Hello to you.

 

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

It is a rainy day here in South Carolina...

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

The weightwise news is I am now at 166.4 this morning...a little improvement...

 

Hubby took me back to the doctor Thursday, after having taken me to urgent care Monday nite, for my ear...and lo and behold my b/p was up both times...so now I have to go back to the doctor in 3 weeks to see if it is still up and if it is, for the doctor to let me know what he thinks is best to do for it...

In the meantime, I've decided to take ACTION...which means PRAYING to the Lord, asking for his help to get it back to normal and keep it there with his help and not have to go on b/p meds...also...get my weight down, which the doctor said might help...but he also said sometimes it is genetics causing it...wow...most, if not about all of my family have high b/p or either are on meds for it...also I plan to exercise...Hubby and I walked about 2 hours today...and I need to get my sodium intake under control, which has been high, lately, as I've been eating very salty foods a lot. I read online also that to lower b/p, limit or get rid of alcohol intake, which I do not drink alcohol, so that doesn't need to be addressed. Also reduce stress level. So...Lord willing, there's a plan, with His help.

 

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 38.6 lbs lost so far, only 26.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/14/2015:
Congrats on the progress but sorry to hear that your BP is up. Yes salt is bad for BP - I never use salt but of course there is salt in some of the things I use so I find I never need to add. I cut out the salt when I was pregnant and never went back to it since I was retaining a lot of water. Adjusting your diet would go a long way in helping to reduce your BP. Good luck Maria


grannyannie on 03/15/2015:
Good luck to you, Maria! You do want to get that BP down. Health is the number one goal!



Maria7 - Monday Mar 09, 2015
(Weigh Down Diet)
Weight: 165.4

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

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  Hello to you.

It is a pretty day here in South Carolina and we are to get  into the 70's Fahrenheit this afternoon and it is already warm outside in the 60's.  Springtime is right around the corner and flowers (yellow daffodills are already blooming near the front steps) will be blooming...

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

The weightwise news is I am now at 168.4 this morning, which I somehow gained 4 after getting down to 164.4 recently.  The good news is I got up to 172.2 and  had to fight to get out of the 170's and get back into the 160's.  Sweets again...need I say more?

 

Anyway, I don't do an entry every day, but most days I do read here at DD...so don't think I haven't been 'here'...smile...

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

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Progress as of today: 39.6 lbs lost so far, only 25.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 03/09/2015:
Yes we did have a beautiful day and more to come. Love the picture.


thinnside40 on 03/09/2015:
My mom loved her sweets too Maria.... She wasn't a meal eater, but a pie, ice cream, panera breads, etc... Eat up! Dad was polar opposite...


Umpqua on 03/10/2015:
What a beautiful picture! Good for you for turning things around and getting the sweets under control. I hope you have a nice week!



Maria7 - Monday Mar 02, 2015
(Portion Control)
Weight: 0.0

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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Good afternoon, Friends.

Well, Hubby's one week vacation ended yesterday.  We enjoyed each other's company during our

STAY-CATION at home. 

Weight is up slightly, and will do an update very soon, Lord willing.

 

Hope you have a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

biscottibody59 on 03/02/2015:
Sounds like you enjoyed the staycation and are ready to get back at it!

Have a nice evening!


Umpqua on 03/03/2015:
I'm glad you had a nice staycation and i'm sure you'll get back on track this week!


thinnside40 on 03/04/2015:
Happy Wednesday! Glad your time together was enjoyable.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/06/2015:
That is a very pretty photo up there....wish I was there now!


thinkpositive on 03/09/2015:
Always good to see you here. Glad you had a nice vacation.


puddles on 03/09/2015:
Staycation can wonderful. Happy to hear you enjoyed. Have a great evening.



Maria7 - Tuesday Feb 24, 2015
(Portion Control)
Weight: 164.4

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

 

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Good morning, my dear Friends.

We are having SNOW here in South Carolina today.  Although I know there are those of you, who are ready for snow to be gone, I must say that we are soooooooo EXCITED over the BEAUTY of it!  Just watching it come down, enjoying it.  We have about an inch of it so far this morning.  We don't get much snow, if any, each year here in S.C., so when we do it is a really BIG DEAL!  YAHOOOOOOOO!  It is wonderful! 

Having a cup of coffee this morningcoffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567...have a cup with me?

fireplaceanimwchairgif.gif image by autumn1234567

.....Hubby is home and he and I are INSIDE where it is warm..  He is on vacation (we are doing a STAYcation this time) this week and we are happily cozy inside our warm home...He and I are just relaxing....  He and I had a big breakfast together...I cooked a pot of grits and also cooked sausage, eggs and toast for us.  We sat at the kitchen table and had our breakfast early.  So now we are working on a meal that I am cooking for our lunch and supper combined....I baked a large pan of fresh homemade biscuits a little while ago and am also cooking a big pot of lima beans to go with STEAKS.....yum, yum!

 

Stay warm...

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 40.6 lbs lost so far, only 24.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/24/2015:
I'm glad you're enjoying the snow, we have a bunch we can truck down your way if you need more ;) I hope you and your husband have a wonderful day and great staycation together!!


thinnside40 on 02/24/2015:
Had a cup out on the front porch mid-morning. WE need some snow!!!!


puddles on 02/25/2015:
I always find it unusual to see snow and palm trees. Have a great day Maria and enjoy the snow.


biscottibody59 on 03/01/2015:
Glad to see you're doing so well!

RYC: I'm glad you recovered from that 2012 hitch you mentioned. Amazing what the body can do and not do for us sometimes.

Have a great week!



Maria7 - Sunday Feb 22, 2015
(Portion Control)
Weight: 164.4

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

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Hello, Everyone!

We are having a rainy day today... photo Raining and cat and teddy bear anim gif_zpsuhf1juzw.gif

Have  a cup of coffee?  coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Weightwise, I weigh 164.4 today...so a little more progress.    nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567 

Please be remembering some family/friends in prayer for healing. By Jesus' stripes we are healed.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 40.6 lbs lost so far, only 24.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 02/22/2015:
Yes Maria it is a little rain again today. Have a great evening and happy that you are doing well.


thinnside40 on 02/23/2015:
Progress is fuel to keep on going... Great job!



Maria7 - Friday Feb 20, 2015
(Portion Control)
Weight: 165.0

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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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Good morning to you.

It is SUNNY again today here in South Carolina and it has turned VERY COLD today.

coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Having cup of coffee...have a cup with me?

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Well, the weightwise news is I am now at 165.0 this morning, so am down a little more on the scale  (-1.4) from yesterday's entry. Bmi is now 25.1 and I'm still TRYING for 164.1 to reach a normal weight bmi. Prayer is helping a lot. 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 40 lbs lost so far, only 25 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/20/2015:
Have a blessed weekend!


nenak on 02/20/2015:
Have a lovely weekend x


liza36 on 02/20/2015:
Sounds like you are doing well. Keep it up!


puddles on 02/20/2015:
Congrats Maria things are turning around. Have a wonderful weekend. Yes our weather is definitely on the cool side in SC.


Umpqua on 02/20/2015:
Yay for another loss, you're crushing it, Maria!



Maria7 - Thursday Feb 19, 2015
(Portion Control)
Weight: 166.4

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

 

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Good morning, Friends.

sunanimatedgif.gif image by autumn1234567

It is a sunny, very cold morning here this morning.  We are currently under a wind chill advisory.

fireplaceanimwchairgif.gif image by autumn1234567.....I am INSIDE where it is warm.

Weight is down a little more this morning...I weigh 166.4....bmi is 25.3, so I am still, according to bmi info online, in the overweight range.  What is helping me the most is PRAYER.  Like, if I eat a little candy, as in one or two of the little mini's, which can be 80 to 100 cals each,  I ask the Lord to help me not to eat anymore for the day and He does.  I buy bananas now and keep them out on the kitchen table as an 'allurement' in the place of sugared treats.  When I 'see' the bananas set out on the table, I think 'eat fruit' instead of 'eat candy'.  Also, I buy canned and/or bottled fruit, like pineapple, cherries, and peaches  (yum!) and eat that in the place of ice cream and other treats and that is helping me refrain from so much sugared foods.

Stay warm...

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 38.6 lbs lost so far, only 26.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 02/19/2015:
Yes Maria it is a good day to stay in - it is so cold. congrats on the loss have a great day.


Umpqua on 02/19/2015:
Good work on the continued loss, Maria!


grannyannie on 02/19/2015:
Have a great day, Maria!


thinnside40 on 02/19/2015:
Good job!


nenak on 02/19/2015:
Have a great day and stay warm x



Maria7 - Tuesday Feb 17, 2015
(Portion Control)
Weight: 166.8

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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Good morning, Friends.

sunanimatedgif.gif image by autumn1234567

It is a beautiful, cold (mid-30's F), icy morning here this morning.  Icicles are hanging down from the branches on the trees.  We got some freezing rain last nite and the decks on the front and back are iced over.  Hubby and Daughter went to work this morning and I have stayed INSIDE.

fireplaceanimwchairgif.gif image by autumn1234567.....INSIDE where it is warm, by the fireplace where the fire is going.  NICE.  I cooked a BIG POT of lima beans earlier...Have some?

Weight is down a little more this morning...I weigh 166.8...but it is not down as much as I thought it would be, but still an improvement.  A BIG CONGRATS to those of you who are seeing lower numbers on the scale and also to you are are keeping on working your plan to get to your goal weight, even though you may not be seeing a lower number recently.  It is a JOURNEY.  Hang in there!

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Stay warm...

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 38.2 lbs lost so far, only 26.8 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/17/2015:
Good job on the loss, Maria! Ice can be scary so I hope your husband and daughter are safe today. We're used to the snow up in these parts and most people have 4WD vehicles, but ice is a different story.


puddles on 02/17/2015:
Congrats Maria on the loss. Yes it is cool today. Wishing you a nice warm day inside.


thinnside40 on 02/17/2015:
Being down any is a good thing. Good job!


grannyannie on 02/17/2015:
Good job! Have a lovely day!


biscottibody59 on 02/17/2015:
Good going--you're really working it!

Stay safe and warm. Our weather has been up/down with occasional threats of snow, etc, but we haven't gotten any of the icy stuff yet.

Keep up the good work and thanks for checking in on me!



Maria7 - Friday Feb 13, 2015
(Weigh Down Diet)
Weight: 166.4

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

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Good morning to you.

It is SUNNY again today here in South Carolina but it has turned COLD today, highs in 40's.  The weather channel on tv is calling for SNOW next Wednesday and I am very EXCITED about it as we have not had any this winter season so far, although I am praying for those up north who are really getting a LOT of snow.

coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Having cup of coffee...have a cup with me?

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Well, the weightwise news is I am now at 167.2 this morning, so am down a little more on the scale  (-0.6) from yesterday's entry. Bmi is now 25.4 instead of 25.5 that it was yesterday and I'm still TRYING for 164.1 to reach a normal weight bmi. 

I felt VORACIOUSLY hungry last nite.  But I did NOT give in to a food binge.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

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Progress as of today: 38.6 lbs lost so far, only 26.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 02/13/2015:
Congrats for not giving in to the eating. Maria I don't want the snow. I am in Myrtle and come here to get away from that. Have a great day.


thinnside40 on 02/13/2015:
Going the direction you want to. Good job!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/14/2015:
Congrats on your loss on the scale! Also, if you think that the 40's are cold....lately we get some days in the teens here in NYC! yeah...10 degrees thru 20 degree days! crazy!


SkinInTheGame on 02/14/2015:
Good job resisting temptations!


nenak on 02/20/2015:
Well done x



Maria7 - Thursday Feb 12, 2015
(Portion Control)
Weight: 167.8

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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Good morning, everyone!

It is SUNNY here in South Carolina and a little chilly, but supposed to get up to around 60  degrees fahrenheit later today, according to the weather channel on tv...

coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Having cup of coffee...have a cup?

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Well, the weightwise news is I weigh 167.8 this morning, so am down a little on the scale this morning (-0.8) from my yesterday's entry. Bmi is now 25.5 instead of 25.6 that it was yesterday and in order to be 'officially' normal weight, I have to at least get down to 164.1 because for me at 5 feet 8 inches tall, that is the highest weight I can be and not be overweight.  So, I have -3.7 more to go to reach that goal of being 'normal' weight again instead of overweight and although I did much better with calories yesterday and mainly portion control and resisting the usual nitetime food binge, I could have done better with healthier eating.  BUT...that's a horse of a different color, so to speak...one thing at a time, right?  Like my Grandma taught me as I was growing up, "One thing at a time, and that done well, is a very good rule as many will tell."  So, my 'one thing' today is not overeating by practicing portion control and being mindful of calories.

 

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 37.2 lbs lost so far, only 27.8 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/12/2015:
The "one thing at a time rule" seems to be working well for you. Keep it up!


puddles on 02/12/2015:
Good job Maria Have a great day.


innerpeace on 02/12/2015:
I don't think I've been in the 'normal' range my entire life. When I was in the military and weighed 150 I had to take a tape test to ensure I was within range. I hope you make your normal goal.


innerpeace on 02/12/2015:
Oh and I am so jealous of your weather. I think the high here Sunday is supposed to be 1. Yes, you read that right...one degree! Enjoy your sunshine!


liza36 on 02/12/2015:
I like how you are focusing on one thing - it's a smart strategy. Good luck, I know you can do it!



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