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Maria7 - Friday Mar 12, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

 

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Hello to all of you.

154 instead of 153 I had hoped it would be, but at least not 155 as was yesterday.  Still rowing...maybe reach Island 153 tomorrow...

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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 2 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/12/2021:
Your body really likes it in that area.....I'm sure you will get back to 153....you were there recently so that makes it easier.

Maria7 on 03/12/2021:
Yeah, seems I get around 154 to 155 and it likes that weight. Hard to go lower and stay there. I have lost count of how many times I have gone lower and reached my goal weight, only for giant cravings to hit and I would give in and bounce back up to this weight again!


horn_of_plenty on 03/12/2021:
you are the current superstar...or perhaps always the superstar, Maintenance Superwoman!

Maria7 on 03/12/2021:
No, no superstar, HOP. However, I have always admired your maintenance. You have done very well!


Donkey on 03/14/2021:
Look at you :-) Does your company depart soon? As the weather continues to warm up, you will be more active outside. You're doing great.

Maria7 on 03/14/2021:
They were only here for a day but it was a wonderful visit. We all enjoyed each other's company very much!



Maria7 - Thursday Mar 11, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 155.0

 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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

 

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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello to all of you.

Sooooooo....155 this morning.  Had maintain calories yesterday but high sodium diet.  Regardless of knowing the reason for higher number, this prompts getting back into the canoe and rowing again...No maintain today...Rowing towards Island 153 and hope to reach it tomorrow.

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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 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/11/2021:
You can do it...sometimes it just can't be explained...if you had extra sodium though it's probably just water.....

Maria7 on 03/12/2021:
You are right.


Jacky82020 on 03/11/2021:
Hey, I need to hop in the canoe and paddle with you, of perhaps get my own & follow?

Maria7 on 03/12/2021:
You are welcome to ride with me in the canoe. Hop on in!


horn_of_plenty on 03/12/2021:
I'm amazed how you got the weight to just slide off so fast! (with hard work!)

Maria7 on 03/12/2021:
You said it...hard work and it is no joke, ha.


Jacky82020 on 03/12/2021:
Hold that boat, Maria, I’m on my way! I’ll bring a picnic basket.



Maria7 - Wednesday Mar 10, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

 

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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello to all of you.

154 again his morning.  Had maintain calories yesterday.  Just not quite ready to have less to go lower yet.

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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 2 lbs to go!

legcramps on 03/10/2021:
Sounds like you are doing great, Maria, good for you :)

Maria7 on 03/11/2021:
Thank you.


bearcountrygg on 03/10/2021:
Maintaining is good.....Then when you are ready you will have a low cal day.....at least you are in a good range!!

Maria7 on 03/11/2021:
You are so right. And today is that day.


Jacky82020 on 03/10/2021:
Way to go, kiddo. Carry it on as the hippies say in the old movies.


horn_of_plenty on 03/10/2021:
nice job continuing to believe in yourself and your goals....you are proof that whenever you want to lose a few pounds, no matter how many times it is your goal, it remains possibly every single time...you are good at maintaining.

Maria7 on 03/11/2021:
Thank you very much.


Donkey on 03/10/2021:
Very proud of you - well done!

Maria7 on 03/11/2021:
Thank you.


horn_of_plenty on 03/11/2021:
i've been maintaining quite awhile too....maintaining feels WONDERFUL....even if just a few pounds away from goal.

Maria7 on 03/11/2021:
Yes, it does.



Maria7 - Tuesday Mar 09, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

 

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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello to all of you.

Still sitting on 154 this morning.  So, even though had company yesterday, glad I didn't gain any from eating more calories, although I stayed within my maintain calories limit of 1700 calories yesterday.

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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 2 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/09/2021:
Good job!!

Maria7 on 03/10/2021:
Thank you.


Jacky82020 on 03/09/2021:
Way to go, girl!

Maria7 on 03/10/2021:
Thank you.


grannyannie on 03/09/2021:
Great job!

Maria7 on 03/10/2021:
Thank you.


Donkey on 03/10/2021:
Excellent!!! I'm really happy for you!!!

Maria7 on 03/10/2021:
Thank you.


horn_of_plenty on 03/10/2021:
1700 is a great limit / goal...nice job working on yourself and keeping at it...and not giving up on what you find important.



Maria7 - Monday Mar 08, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

 

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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello to all of you.

Scale read 154 this morning.  So, even though I didn't make it to 152, which would be -10, I think -8 in 7 days is pretty good, don't you?

Had an extremely blessed, happy visit with Kinfolk who came down from TN to visit with us today.  Thanking the Lord.

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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 2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/08/2021:
I think that's really great! I mean, quite impressive!!!

Enjoy your time with your company. I will think of you when I drink my morning and evening coffees :-)

Maria7 on 03/09/2021:
Drinking coffee today...have some?


grannyannie on 03/09/2021:
Well done!

Maria7 on 03/09/2021:
Thank you!


bearcountrygg on 03/09/2021:
8 pounds down is fantastic...good job!

Maria7 on 03/09/2021:
Thank you!



Maria7 - Sunday Mar 07, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 155.0

 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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

 

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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello to all of you today. Scale read 155 again this morning.  So, this may be the best I can do with -7 in 6 days.  Was hoping for -10 by tomorrow but that is definitely not gonna happen.  Still happy with what I have achieved and will not quit til reach the -10, even if it takes a little longer.

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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 3 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 03/07/2021:
Have a lovely Sunday!

Maria7 on 03/07/2021:
Thank you. You, too!


horn_of_plenty on 03/08/2021:
you've had a lot of progress, i guess you were very determined!

have a coffee with me!?

Maria7 on 03/08/2021:
Yes, I will have a coffee with you!


Donkey on 03/08/2021:
155 is pretty good! I how you have a good time with visiting family!

Maria7 on 03/08/2021:
Thank you. Was actually 154 today. Yes, had a wonderful time during visit.


Jacky82020 on 03/08/2021:
Hey, you’re on a roll, kiddo! Congrats!

Maria7 on 03/08/2021:
Thank you!


bearcountrygg on 03/08/2021:
155 is great!!!

Maria7 on 03/08/2021:
Thank you!



Maria7 - Saturday Mar 06, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 155.0

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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

 

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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello to all of you today. Scale read 155 this morning...yayyyyy!  -3 more pounds to reach -10 pounds by Monday, in two days. 

It was chilly here this morning at 39 degrees fahrenheit, but is now in the 50s here in SC. 

Hubby and I worked very hard yesterday, doing pressure washing here at home.  We cleaned chicken coops, too.  This, after we went for a walk in the neighborhood yesterday morning.

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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!

grannyannie on 03/06/2021:
Well done!

Maria7 on 03/06/2021:
Thank you!


Donkey on 03/07/2021:
Wow, you are doing great! I hope you are feeling good too. Do your guests arrive this week or next?

Chores are a great way to get in some additional exercise! I'm still a firm believer in having a separate exercise session for exercise-sake, if that makes sense. IDK, it's just the way my brain is wired, I suppose.

Maria7 on 03/07/2021:
They arrive tomorrow. That is good that you have a regular exercise program. I used to but now it had turned into work around the house and other things but I still get a workout in. I used to have a treadmill that I walked on years ago. Hope you have a good day.



Maria7 - Friday Mar 05, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 156.0

 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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

 

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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello to all of you today.  Have a cup of coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567with me?

156 again this morning.  Third day this weight.  I guess it is good for 'stabilizing' after losing 6 pounds in 2 days.  Still not giving up.  Altho, I will admit, some of this is for vanity, a lot of doing this is for health.  Goal is -10 by Monday, so -4 more to go.  If I can lose 6 pounds in 2 days, I should be able to lose 4 more in 3 days.  Then I will be at 152.  So...must do stricter diet today.  Low carb, low cals, move more.  Most of all, PRAYER.

Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567and I went for a walk in the neighborhood this morning.  

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 03/05/2021:
You're doing well. I have to admit vanity always plays some part in my losing weight. But feeling physically good and being healthy is most important.

Maria7 on 03/05/2021:
Thank you. Yes, it is both.


Donkey on 03/06/2021:
I too admit that part of my motivation is vanity, to some degree. Perhaps we are being too hard on ourselves in that regard? If I think I look better, then I feel better mentally - that can't be too bad of thing, can it? If I'm more comfortable "in my own skin" then that's a good thing too.

Keep up the good work!

Maria7 on 03/06/2021:
Good physical and mental health...both are important...Yes. And thank you!



Maria7 - Thursday Mar 04, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 156.0

 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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Hello to you.  How are you today?

 

It is nice here today, mid 60's.  Sunny, like spring has sprung!

 

Hubby and I cleaned our vehicles inside and outside this morning.LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 

After this, I went to the nursing home and visited Mama IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567at her window.  She is doing pretty well.  Thank you for your prayers for her.

 I am at 156 on the scale today.  I had more carbs yesterday.  This is one of those 'not gaining is progress' days with this weigh in this morning.  Might be good, though that I had a little more carbs and a little more calories yesterday.  So, plan is Prayer, lower cals, and lower carbs today.

A friend wants to say hello to you.Islandwavinghappymonkey.gif image by autumn1234567

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 03/04/2021:
Vehicle cleaning here today too.....Glad to hear your Mom is doing well......good job keeping the wt you lost off!!!

Maria7 on 03/04/2021:
Thank you! Yes, I saw her at her window today. She looks good. Quite a job cleaning vehicles inside and outside, isn't it?


grannyannie on 03/04/2021:
Sounds like a lovely day! I'd love for mid 60's! I'd even wash the car. Glad mom is fine.

Maria7 on 03/04/2021:
It has been very lovely here, like springtime. Thank you. Saw her today and she doing okay.


Donkey on 03/05/2021:
I agree that perhaps having the higher carb day - and staying the same weight - might help you "stay tough" with a couple of "less carby" days.

Glad you got to see your momma!

Maria7 on 03/05/2021:
Yes, a stabilizing for 2 or 3 days. Yes, I am happy I got to see her, too and plan to see her today, also. Thank you for your prayers for her. Hope you are having a good day.


horn_of_plenty on 03/05/2021:
maintenance / not gaining is always progression on the way to a goal. i like maintenance too.

Maria7 on 03/05/2021:
I agree with you. As for maintenance, I am really going to have to be on guard about that.


horn_of_plenty on 03/05/2021:
i also find carbs valuable.

Maria7 on 03/05/2021:
Yes, if not overdone, which mine surely were before this current diet.



Maria7 - Wednesday Mar 03, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 156.0

  For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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

 

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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello to all of you today.  Have a cup of coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567with me?

156 this morning.  Prayer, most of all, and lower carbs and calories are working.  Down -6 in 2 days.  Yayyyy!  Sure does require discipline, though.  I 'felt' soooo hungry last nite, being used to watching tv and munching on snacks, but did NOT give in.

Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567and I went for our one mile walk in the neighborhood this morning.  I was able to make it the whole way this time, verus 2 days ago, when I was 6 pounds heavier and only made it halfway.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 03/03/2021:
Please send me that prayer! I sure couldn’t lose 6 pounds in 2 days, Best I ever do is a pound a week, maybe a little more due to the vaccine side effects lately.

Congrats! You’re doing great! YAY!

Maria7 on 03/03/2021:
Thank you. Hope you are having a good day.


Jacky82020 on 03/03/2021:
Oh, yes! Vaccine sides effects & complicated tax forms are a blast! But this too shall pass. A season for everything.


grannyannie on 03/03/2021:
Doing great, Maria!

Maria7 on 03/03/2021:
Thank you.


bearcountrygg on 03/03/2021:
Great loss!

Maria7 on 03/03/2021:
Thank you.


horn_of_plenty on 03/04/2021:
6 lbs in two days! not sure who has lost weight faster, you or Jacky!


Donkey on 03/04/2021:
Those carbs do make a body retain an awful lot of water weight. You're doing great! I'm so glad to hear that walking has become easier now. It's not a good feeling to struggle to walk (a distance). I've so been there - the aches in the knees and hips, maybe even the feet. Keep up the good work!

And yes, prayer helps a lot. When I'm at work, dealing with eating, I feel/hear that call to take a moment and pray first, and then slow down.

Maria7 on 03/04/2021:
Yes, carbs have a lot of water in them. Amen to prayer and slowing down on eating. Sure does help a lot!



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