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Maria7 - Saturday May 29, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
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 ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Mama IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 is still in the hospital but did not get the feeding tube put in as there were problems.  She is not doing well and is seeing relatives whom have passed...her Mother, Sister, my Daddy...She told me today that she saw Daddy (they were the lovebirds during their marriage when he was alive on earth before he was killed in a car wreck when I was little) and she said, "I saw your Daddy. ...Isn't he tall!?" to me.  (Daddy was 6'2".)  Thanks for your continued prayers for her.  I am with her every day.

On the weightfront, I still weigh 155.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/29/2021:
I know how difficult this is for you.....I've been there as well...she sounds like she is at peace and hopefully comfortable. Praying for your Mom and you Maria. I'm glad you are able to spend some time with her now.

Maria7 on 05/30/2021:
Thank you.


Donkey on 05/30/2021:
My continued prayers for your momma. I'm sorry that the feeding tube didn't work out. It is SO GOOD that you are able to be with her. (((hugs)))

Maria7 on 05/30/2021:
Thank you.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2021:
I'm really sorry that your mom is not doing well, though, perhaps it is best for her to not suffer in the way of a tube, hopefully they can give her pain / relax medication...i'm sorry

Maria7 on 05/30/2021:
Thank you.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2021:
i'm also glad that you are with her!

Maria7 on 05/30/2021:
Me, too! SMILE.


innerpeace on 06/01/2021:
I hope you are doing ok. I know seeing your mom in this situation is very difficult. I will pray she gets better and for you...strength.

Maria7 on 06/03/2021:
Thank you.


happy-1 on 06/01/2021:
My mom saw family when she was on hospice. Big hugs. This is impossible and you have to do it anyway. I’m so glad you got to hug her.

Maria7 on 06/03/2021:
You said it. That's what it feels like. Thank you.



Maria7 - Thursday May 27, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
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 ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Mama IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 is still in the hospital but not eating much, as usual, and has lost a LOT of weight recently...so tomorrow she is to have a feeding tube put in.  Her Parkinson's Disease has progressed to where it is affecting her swallowing, making it easy to choke when she swallows food.  So, she has simply been rejecting food and losing a lot of weight and has gotten very frail and weak.  Thank you for your continued prayers for her.  I've been with her every day at the hospital and have spent a couple nights in room with her, also.  At least I get to hug her and it had been over a year since I had last hugged her, because of the pandemic and the nursing home rules.  Guess it will be back to the window visits, talking through the glass on phones, when she is discharged back to the nursing home.  Anyway, please pray all goes well with the feeding tube operation tomorrow for her and no problems.  Thank you all.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/27/2021:
(((hugs))) I'm so sorry your mom is having difficulties. I hope the feeding tube helps her. I was wondering if you've been able to be with her in the hospital, and I'm so glad that you are allowed.

Please keep us updated. My prayers remain with your mom, and I think of you often throughout the day.


happy-1 on 05/28/2021:
Oh… to hug your mom… Oh honey…


bearcountrygg on 05/28/2021:
((((HUGS)))) I continue to pray for your Mom and you and that she is comfortable. I am happy to hear that you were able to spend some time together after such a long time at a distance. It is so hard to watch our parents get sick and then sicker.....Just know that you have been a wonderful and caring daughter and that your Mama knows that well and appreciates it.


horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2021:
I'm sorry to hear about your mom. the same process happened with my grandma, she had dementia and she rejected the food and got the feeding tube also.

I'm glad you will get to hug her. she will be very glad to be with you.



Maria7 - Tuesday May 25, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
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 ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Mama IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 is in the hospital with pneumonia and other illnesses.  Thank you for your continued prayers for her.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/25/2021:
Praying for your Mom Maria....hoping that she feels better soon.


Jacky82020 on 05/25/2021:
Wishing the very best for your mother,


horn_of_plenty on 05/25/2021:
i'm very sorry to hear about your mom...wishing warm thoughts for her and you :)


Donkey on 05/26/2021:
(((hugs))) Praying for your mom.... I hope that the hospital is able to keep her comfortable.


innerpeace on 05/27/2021:
Prayers for your sweet mom.


happy-1 on 05/27/2021:
Hugs. Prayers for your mom... I hope she is comfortable and secure. My mom always felt really "safe" in the hospital.



Maria7 - Sunday May 16, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
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 ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Hello to you.  coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Have some coffee with me? 

 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

The scale read 155 again this morning. 

Sooo...I am telling myself that as long as I can hold on to 155 currently, it is okay, given the stress I am dealing with (Mama been under the weather and Daughter, too)...So, this is where I am right now.  Rowing will have to happen another day.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord. 

 Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 05/16/2021:
Hope your mom and daughter feel better soon! And your day goes well!


bearcountrygg on 05/16/2021:
Hopefully your Mom and daughter feel better soon.


Donkey on 05/16/2021:
I'm sorry to hear about your mama and daughter. I hope they both feel better soon.


horn_of_plenty on 05/17/2021:
wishing those two feel better soon. sorry to hear your daughter isn't feeling well either.


horn_of_plenty on 05/17/2021:
nice maintenance !!!



Maria7 - Friday May 14, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
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 ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Hello to you.  coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Have some coffee with me? 

 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

The scale read 155 again this morning. 

Still here at home.  Just not ready to start rowing to the islands yet.  Got to be committed, of which I am not very much presently.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord. 

 Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/14/2021:
Same here.

Maria7 on 05/16/2021:
Hope you are having a good day.


Donkey on 05/15/2021:
I think I'm in the same canoe. You're right -- the commitment has GOT to be there, or it doesn't work. Now, I'm a firm believer in the "fake it until you make it" approach. But that usually works once you're in an established mode. It doesn't do so well for just starting off.

Sometimes it's just fine to maintain until you're truly 100% ready and committed to start losing again. Nothing wrong with that whatsoever! :-)

Maria7 on 05/16/2021:
You are right. Got to get started and then 'hang in there'...but just not happening right now. Smile!



Maria7 - Thursday May 13, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
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 ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Hello to you.  coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Have some coffee with me? 

 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

The scale read 155 again this morning. 

Still here at home.  Not ready to resume traveling to the islands yet.  Baked chocolate walnut muffins and indulged.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord. 

 Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/13/2021:
The struggle is real!!!

Maria7 on 05/14/2021:
You said it.


Donkey on 05/13/2021:
^ Oh yes, Bear is so right about about that!

Maria7 on 05/14/2021:
Amen.


Donkey on 05/13/2021:
Ya know... I think that's been my major problem lately. I'm just not in the right mindset to really buckle down and drop these last 10 pounds.

Maria7 on 05/14/2021:
Gotta be in 'the right mindset' to do this. Forget it, otherwise. We'd only be fooling ourselves.


happy-1 on 05/13/2021:
Chocolate walnut muffins? OMG.

Maria7 on 05/14/2021:
I know...BUT...I refrained from putting icing on them...

Maria7 on 05/14/2021:
I know...BUT...I refrained from putting icing on them...


happy-1 on 05/13/2021:
Chocolate walnut muffins? OMG.

Maria7 on 05/14/2021:
No icing on them...


horn_of_plenty on 05/14/2021:
I hope you are enjoying family from out of state with you! and yes, i'm drinking a coffee now with you!

chocolate walnut muffins sound nice.

i found microwavable frozen veggie muffins. they have some veggie in them, zucchini?, but you'd never know. light, 100 cal dbl choco muffins to enjoy at work warmed up!

Maria7 on 05/14/2021:
I didn't put icing on them this time and they are not real big muffins...



Maria7 - Wednesday May 12, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
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 ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Hello to you.  coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Have some coffee with me? 

 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

The scale read 155 this morning.   

Island5.jpg image by autumn1234567

We had company (Family) from out of state, so I left the islands and came back home.  

I have been reading your journals and see that you are all doing well.   

So happy for you!

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord. 

 Love, Maria

 


Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/12/2021:
I'm having an eating day.......not happy about it really but seem to be doing that anyway...it happens...and i have to say..I never feel good after...yet...here I am...doing that again!

Maria7 on 05/13/2021:
I, too, have been having eating days. You are not alone.


Jacky82020 on 05/12/2021:
Hi Maria, how’s your mom doing?

Maria7 on 05/13/2021:
She is about the same. Thank you for asking. Hope you and your family are doing well.


Donkey on 05/13/2021:
155 is very good after a family visit. I know it's higher than you'd like but still quite manageable.

I too hope your mama is doing well.

Maria7 on 05/13/2021:
Thank you. Yes, it is higher than I would like but I have eaten more lately. Mama is about the same. Thank you for thinking about her. I hope you and your family are doing well.



Maria7 - Thursday Apr 29, 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

 

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Hello to you.  

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Well, after rowing almost all day long yesterday, I finally landed here on Island 152 this morning.  

Island5.jpg image by autumn1234567

Had about 1100 calories yesterday.  Still doing IF. 

Today's  calories are about the same as yesterday.  Being a 'good girl' currently and keeping my mind on rowing this canoe to Island 151 next.  But if I don't make it to Island 151 tomorrow, as long as I am holding at 152 again, I will be happy.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

Progress as of today: 53 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 04/29/2021:
Good work Maria...you are doing great.


horn_of_plenty on 04/30/2021:
After you reach goal, try to keep moderate for longer so any weight lost doesn't come back too quickly....

very proud of you.


horn_of_plenty on 04/30/2021:
what i meant above is that some of the weight, like 25% you lost, may just be water weight, so please keep on a bit longer so that you stay at your goal ....it may bounce back a hair after you eat a higher cal day...but you have done AWESOME


Donkey on 04/30/2021:
You're doing great! I really admire your tenacity. IF is NOT easy at the beginning. I'm not sure it ever gets easy, but maybe it gets "easier".

I love Horn's advice!


Jacky82020 on 04/30/2021:
Yep, whatever HOP says is all good!


Horn_of_plenty on 05/02/2021:
look how great your weight chart looks! A decline over 6 months!


Horn_of_plenty on 05/02/2021:
look how great your weight chart looks! A decline over 6 months!



Maria7 - Wednesday Apr 28, 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

 

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Hello to you.  

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

The scale read 153 again this morning.  So, I am still here at this island.  

Island5.jpg image by autumn1234567

Had about 1500 calories yesterday.  I let myself get detoured by a small cupcake of 300 calories...I was rowing toward Island 152 and stopped to cool off a while at a tiny island along the way and ended up having a small free cupcake they were offering.  I will do better today.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 04/28/2021:
153 is GREAT.....Keep rowing!!

Maria7 on 04/28/2021:
Been rowing all day. Tired. Smile. And, thank you.


Donkey on 04/29/2021:
Well.... these things happen. I agree with Bear: 153 is great. AND you had only 1 cupcake. The difficulty comes when we start having 2-3 on a regular basis.

It's OK, and remember, you don't have to have a cupcake today. Let's see how it goes.

Maria7 on 04/29/2021:
Yeah, you are right. I don't have to have a cupcake every day...but I do 'some' days. SMILE!


legcramps on 04/29/2021:
Everything in moderation! You're doing great!

Maria7 on 04/29/2021:
Thank you and you are right. Moderation.


horn_of_plenty on 04/29/2021:
you are extremely driven and inspired to reach every single island!

Maria7 on 04/29/2021:
Doing my best! Not easy, though.



Maria7 - Tuesday Apr 27, 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

 

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Hello to you.  coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Have some coffee with me? 

I'm sitting out on the back deck writing this and it is sunny and very warm out here. 

 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

The scale read 153 this morning.  So, I am back at this island.  Had to row past alligators to get here, dodging them.  They came towards my canoe from all sides!  There were also rapids I had to navigate...but finally made it here to Island 153..

Island5.jpg image by autumn1234567

Had about 1250 calories yesterday.  Intermittent fasting is not easy but is helping.  Didn't eat anymore after I had that many calories and actually went over by about 50 calories of what I was allowing for the day.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 04/27/2021:
Hoping you and yours are doing great!

Maria7 on 04/28/2021:
Thank you and I hope you and yours are, also.


bearcountrygg on 04/27/2021:
Good job Maria.....

Maria7 on 04/28/2021:
Thank you.


coffee&calories on 04/27/2021:
I love how you just cut yourself off when you’ve hit your limit. I tell myself to do that, but since I’m the cook and feed everyone, it feels impossible to not nibble while I’m preparing the family’s food. Great job!

Maria7 on 04/28/2021:
It is not easy but it can be done.


horn_of_plenty on 04/27/2021:
Having my second coffee with you as i write this...

the scale is working as you make these hard decisions and navigate those choppy waters! :)

i cannot do the intermittent bc i feel very sick when my blood sugar drops.

it's good you can do it, it is very hard, the IF. Nicely done - i know some people are successful with it.

Maria7 on 04/28/2021:
I do not intend to keep this IF up for very much longer. 17 hours this time as of this morning. I am doing it again today, though. I do not think it is the healthiest way to lose weight but it works for me if I do it for a few days and quit with it for a good while. Smile.



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