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Maria7 - Thursday Jan 07, 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 my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  2 Chronicles 7:14

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:9 

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  Hope you are all having a blessed day. 

Still at 156 this morning.  Not doing any particular diet but trying to eat less.

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Keep praying.

                                                                                                 Love, Maria 

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

Jacky82020 on 01/07/2021:
Eating less will do it! That’s what I do. Emphasis on vegetables. Difficult because I like bread and chocolates

Maria7 on 01/07/2021:
Yes, veggies! I bought a cabbage recently and plan to cook it soon. Fresh sweet potatoes are good, too.


Jacky82020 on 01/07/2021:
I always eat cabbage! Stir fry it with onions and a little Pam Love sweet potatoes. Very nutritious

Maria7 on 01/07/2021:
Haven't tried cooking it with onions. Sounds delicious! I love onions. Thanks for the idea.


Jacky82020 on 01/07/2021:
Try it! Really good!


grannyannie on 01/08/2021:
Eating less is a good plan for everybody!


Donkey on 01/08/2021:
Doing well, Maria!!! Consistency is key!


Donkey on 01/08/2021:
Inspiring!


Horn_of_plenty on 01/09/2021:
maintaining is over half the battle. it's gaining that sux.


Horn_of_plenty on 01/09/2021:
like d says, consistency is key indeed.



Maria7 - Wednesday Jan 06, 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.  Scale at 156 this morning...yayyyy!

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 Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567and I got out for a little while today, was nice.

MamaIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 seemed to be doing better today when I saw and talked with her through her window at the nursing home..thank you for your prayers and thoughts for her. 

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So much to pray for these days, which includes our country, as well as everyone else in the whole world, too.

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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 01/06/2021:
Glad you saw your Mom & she’s doing better! Yay!

Maria7 on 01/07/2021:
Thank you. I'm glad, too!


Horn_of_plenty on 01/06/2021:
yes, keep spending some time outside! i am trying to do even a little bit outside and since it's been rather warm for January i've been LOVING it.

so glad your mom is doing ok!

Maria7 on 01/07/2021:
Thank you! Yes, good to spend time outside.


grannyannie on 01/07/2021:
Happy your mom is doing better.

Maria7 on 01/07/2021:
Thank you!


Donkey on 01/07/2021:
Congratulations on your weigh-in! This brought me a little happiness in an otherwise very dark day. Woo hoo!

And I'm glad your mom is feeling better. May she continue to feel better.

Maria7 on 01/07/2021:
Thank you! I'm glad she's better, tooo!



Maria7 - Tuesday Jan 05, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 158.0

 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, Friends...How are you doing today?  I hope you are having a good day.

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 Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567and I are doing okay.  He finds lots of things to keep busy doing outside.

MamaIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 at the nursing home...I am asking for your prayers for her...She was not feeling well this morning. 

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Weight is 158 this morning, so 'maintaining' but I think will be lower tomorrow, cause been eating less sweets.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/05/2021:
being outside is best.

Maria7 on 01/05/2021:
Yes...fresh air!


Donkey on 01/06/2021:
I hope your mama feels better soon.

Glad to hear that your husband is staying busy.

Keep working away at the weight. It will come down, just takes persistence and discipline.

Maria7 on 01/06/2021:
Yes, lots of persistence and discipline!


legcramps on 01/06/2021:
Thinking of mama...hope she feels better soon!

Maria7 on 01/06/2021:
Thank you and she was today. Smile!



Maria7 - Friday Jan 01, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 158.0

  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 my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  2 Chronicles 7:14

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:9 

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 Happy new year to you...

  Hope you are all having a blessed day.  I left early and visited Mama at her window this morning and she was doing well.

I have gained 7 pounds in a year, was 151 and today 158, which is not bad but could be a little lower.  So, I have a new goal weight, one that is easier to accomplish and it is 150.  If I get to this weight, I will be very happy to maintain it.  Meanwhile, I am happy I do not weigh more than I do because I have eaten a lot of snacks over the past year and have not been very disciplined with my diet.  My current bmi is 24.  I am 5 feet 8 inches tall.  If I get to 150, my bmi will be 22.8.  My original goal 23 years ago when I weighed 205 was to weigh between 150 to 160 pounds.  When I attained that, I wanted to go a little lower and made it 155 and attained that.  Then 150 and attained that.  I never was quite satisfied but I think I will be this time with 150.  I know I will and if I cannot fit into my very old size 8 100% cotton Levis jeans that do not stretch at 150, so be it. 

Keep smiling!

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                                                                                                 Love, Maria 

Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 01/01/2021:
24 BMI is NOT overweight! You’re doing good.

Maria7 on 01/01/2021:
Thank you!


grannyannie on 01/01/2021:
You're doing great. I didn't realize you used to weigh 205.

Glad you got to see your mama.

Maria7 on 01/01/2021:
Thank you. Yes, 205. Been a long time ago. Yes, I was happy to see Mama, too. I go almost every day to see her at her window.


innerpeace on 01/01/2021:
Happy New Year! I'm glad you could visit your mother.

Maria7 on 01/01/2021:
Thank you! I am, too!


bearcountrygg on 01/01/2021:
You are doing a great job of keeping it off Maria! Glad you can see your Mom.

Maria7 on 01/01/2021:
Thank you! Me, too!


horn_of_plenty on 01/01/2021:
7 pound gain is fixable for sure ! Not too bad an amount to work thru towards your goal! That’s right, be thankful it’s not more ! As long as I’m within up to 5 pounds, I feel ok about getting back to where I was...after that i realize it’s going to take larger changes.

Maria7 on 01/02/2021:
Thank you for your comment. I've just got to be more disciplined.


Donkey on 01/02/2021:
Ohhh, I did not realize that you are tall! How nice to be 5'8"! I gained weight this year as well. I chalk it up to COVID stress eating, because I have managed to remain active.

Now we have goals to work on together! :-)

Maria7 on 01/02/2021:
So SWEET of you to say that we have goals to work on together...Thank you very much! Yes, I am tall. Yes, I think stress-eating definitely did it. Glad we didn't gain more!


Horn_of_plenty on 01/02/2021:
like donkey, i'm another shortie....being tall has its advantages!



Maria7 - Wednesday Dec 30, 2020
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 158.0

 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

                                                                fireplaceanimwchairgif.gif image by autumn1234567

                                                                               

                                                 Wishing you all an early happy new year!!! 

                                                 It is cold here in SC this morning, low 30's.

                       Found out yesterday that a former neighbor, very young, passed yesterday.  They                      moved away a few years ago and we have not been in touch.  Please pray for her family.

                                I visited Mama at her window yesterday and she is doing well.

               Hubby and I just tended the animals outside earlier this morning...we have 2 cats, 8 hens and 3 roosters.  Very cold outside to be cleaning and refilling their water containers.  We have not been getting as many eggs with this cold weather...whereas we'd been getting 6 to 8 a day, now it is usually only 2 or 3.

                                        Hope you all have a good day and stay warm. 

                                                                      Love, Maria

                                                                                      

Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 12/30/2020:
Glad you got to visit your mama!

Hope you have a good 2021 as well.

Same temp here - about 33.

Maria7 on 12/30/2020:
Yes, she is doing better this week, thank the Lord. Sounds like it is cold over your way, too. Hope you have a nice day, Annie.


Jacky82020 on 12/30/2020:
Nice graphics. Sorry about the neighbor.

Maria7 on 12/30/2020:
Thank you. Hope you have a good day.


bearcountrygg on 12/30/2020:
So nice that you could visit with your Mom....and sad news about your neighbor. So the girls are on strike eh? Can you put heaters in chicken coops.....when we have a young pup in the winter we heat their house.

Maria7 on 12/31/2020:
Don't think it would make any difference with egg production. I understand this is typical for wintertime with hens. Thanks for suggestion, though.


Horn_of_plenty on 12/30/2020:
did the neighbor pass from Covid or something else entirely? so sorry.

oh interesting about the eggs...seems everything is slower in the cold months. it's been so cold by you! same here, usually quite cold in the 30s most days here.

Happy New Year!

Maria7 on 12/31/2020:
I haven't heard yet what happened. Yes, it does seem that everything is slower in the cold months. Happy New Year to you, too!


Donkey on 12/31/2020:
I'm so sorry to hear about your neighbor :-(

But I'm glad you still get to see your mom. COVID has hit the assisted living place my mother in law lives. We are very concerned for her. I'm glad the facility let us know, though. I'm sure they are doing their best, just as with your mom's home, too, to protect the residents. (((hugs)))

Maria7 on 12/31/2020:
Yes, Covid has been found in 12 employees and 2 residents where Mama is. She is in a 'small' nursing home, only about 88 or so residents. Hope your MIL stays safe and everyone else, too, including my Mama. (((hugs)))


legcramps on 12/31/2020:
I am so sorry to hear about your neighbor :( (hugs)

Maria7 on 12/31/2020:
Hugs to you, too. Hope you are having a good day.



Maria7 - Saturday Dec 26, 2020
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 158.0

  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 my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  2 Chronicles 7:14

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:9 

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 Hello to you...

  Wishing you all a happy day!  It is cold here this morning, 23 degrees Farenheit but sunny.  To warm to mid 40's.

Hope you are having a good day. 

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                                                                                                 Love, Maria 

Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 12/26/2020:
Enjoy the holidays, Maria!

Maria7 on 12/26/2020:
Thank you, Annie. And thanks again for posting those very beautiful photos of the ships, sub, and gorgeous sailboat (especially loved that one!).


Donkey on 12/26/2020:
Good morning! I loved your Christmas Day post! And see - you're already starting to work on your scale number. Comin' down!

Maria7 on 12/26/2020:
You made me smile! Thank you very much!!! Hope you have a good day and enjoy your party later today.


bearcountrygg on 12/26/2020:
Very chilly here too....and snowing. It should get easier to lose again for all of us.....we can do this!

Maria7 on 12/26/2020:
I bet the snow is beautiful! Yes, one day at a time....I just have not been making myself stick to dieting during these holidays.


bearcountrygg on 12/26/2020:
Me neither Maria.....I figure I will get serious again on Monday.....


Horn_of_plenty on 12/26/2020:
Merry Christmas to you! I'm glad Mama is still enjoying your visits at her window and that you are enjoying having Hubby home with you! all good things for now! I'm sure you can jump on your health mission and lose the few pounds you gained...thankfully it's not much!

Wow it's so cold by you! it was around 27F this morning, but i'm in NYC! wow, frigid temps down south!



Maria7 - Friday Dec 25, 2020
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 159.0

 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

                                                                fireplaceanimwchairgif.gif image by autumn1234567

                                                                               Merry Christmas!

                               Wishing you all a very happy Christmas!  And a happy new year!!! 

It has been a while since I have posted and I have been reading a lot of your posts and decided that today would be a good day to do a post!  I see that you all have been doing WONDERFUL!!!  As for this girl, she fell off the diet wagon again, no surprise.  Smile!  Almost a couple months ago, and three pounds lighter, I had begun a new diet to get to a new goal weight by Christmas Day, which, as you can tell, I didn't succeed.  Smile!  So, time to get the canoe rowing again!

                                                                                              nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

I visited Mama at her window today at her nursing home.  She is doing about the same.  I am happy that she is not in the hospital as she was on Christmas Day last year.   I visit her at her window most days.  It was very cold today here in South Carolina, in the low 30's F when I stood outside her window telling her Merry Christmas and I love you.

Hubby is doing well.  He is retired for the third and last time.  We enjoy spending time together. 

                                                  Hope you all have a good evening. 

                                                                      Love, Maria

                                                                                      

Progress as of today: 46 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 12/25/2020:
Merry Christmas to you Maria.....Glad to hear that your Mom is doing okay...you are the light of her life I am sure.....Retirement is great isn't it?

Maria7 on 12/25/2020:
Yes, LOVE retirement! It is wonderful! Finally get to have him home with me! Smile!



Maria7 - Thursday Nov 26, 2020
(Prayer and counting calories)
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 my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  2 Chronicles 7:14

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:9 

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 Hello to you...

  Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving!  So many things to be thankful to the Lord for.  Number one with me is knowing that I am saved, that I belong to Jesus Christ and through what He did for me and everyone else who believes in Him, in shedding His blood and dying on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins, I and other believers have the gift of eternal life.  To me, this is the greatest blessing of all.

Hope you are having a good day. 

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                                                                                              Love, Maria 

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 11/26/2020:
Happy Thanksgiving, Maria! Have a great day & stay safe.

Maria7 on 11/27/2020:
Thank you, Jacky.


Horn_of_plenty on 11/26/2020:
Happy Thanksgiving, we all have many things to be thankful for!

Maria7 on 11/27/2020:
Thank you, HOP and yes, we do!


grannyannie on 11/26/2020:
Happy Thanksgiving Maria!

Maria7 on 11/27/2020:
Thank you, Annie.


Donkey on 11/26/2020:
Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day!

Maria7 on 11/27/2020:
Thank you!


grannyannie on 11/27/2020:
Thanks! Same to you!

Maria7 on 11/27/2020:
:-)


Donkey on 11/28/2020:
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! A lot to be said about having peace and quiet and appreciating one's blessings!

Maria7 on 11/30/2020:
Amen!


Horn_of_plenty on 12/02/2020:
Hoping you are doing well, Maria!!!!! Stay warm and healthy!



Maria7 - Wednesday Nov 25, 2020
(Prayer and counting calories)
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 my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  2 Chronicles 7:14

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:9 

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 Hello to you...

  Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow! 

153 today...So okay with that.  Actually, thankful to the Lord for being alive.  Lots of people take things for granted but we shouldn't.  We think we will be happy if things are a certain way instead of thanking God for each and every day.

Hope you are having a good day. 

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                                                                                              Love, Maria 

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 11/25/2020:
Hi Maria. Nice to see you. xx

Maria7 on 11/26/2020:
Always nice to see you, too, Annie.


Horn_of_plenty on 11/25/2020:
You are right, so, let us be thankful for all the little things that we usually overlook this Thanksgiving!

Maria7 on 11/26/2020:
Amen!



Maria7 - Saturday Nov 14, 2020
(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 my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.  2 Chronicles 7:14

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:9 

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 Hello to you...

  So...I fell off the diet wagon again...weight is 154.0 this morning.  It was actually a little more than this the other day but I waited for it to come back down a little before posting again.  What happened was the usual...dieting with reduced calories...then cravings kick in...then I give in to sweets....always happens...

Hope you are having a good day. 

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                                                                                              Love, Maria 

Progress as of today: 51 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 11/15/2020:
I can easily relate to falling off the diet wagon! We'll both get back on it.


Horn_of_plenty on 11/15/2020:
well, you didn't completely fall off bc you are still relatively close to the weight you'd rather be...i think a few weeks of doing more of the right thing and you'll be back!!! :) try to stay on track so you can enjoy that pumpkin pie at thanksgiving...speaking of pumpkin pie, i think i need to make another one of my pumpkin desserts...but after i finish up my sauteed pumpkin that i bought yesterday, LOL...or, maybe i'll just have both !?!?


Jacky82020 on 11/15/2020:
That happens to all of us, Maria. Bummer, but we can and do overcome on another day



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