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Maria7 - Saturday Dec 09, 2017

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

 

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Good afternoon

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Quite a chilly one...but it is warm inside the house here, thank the Lord.

Finally the scale has moved again.  Weight now at 153.

 

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Hope you have a blessed day!

Remember...every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

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

bearcountrygg on 12/10/2017:
Congrats Maria on moving the scale in the right direction!!!!!


Donkey on 12/10/2017:
WOO-HOO!!!! Well, I guess I was wrong about maintaining a plateau. Hopefully the scale will carry on with momentum.


horn_of_plenty on 12/11/2017:
Nice snowy photo...we are starting up with the seasonal snow here in NYC!



Maria7 - Friday Dec 08, 2017

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, Everyone.

Hope you have been having a good day.  It has been cold and rainy here...40's cold, that is, which is cold to us.  Hubby says it is about time to fire up the wood stove again (and give the electric heat a rest).

Well, it appears I am STUCK at 154 (although not complaining)...I've always said that 'Not Gaining IS Progress' and I generally stick with that unless there is a reason not to.  For example, if a person for health reasons really needed to get some weight off, then that saying would not apply unless they felt the best they could do for a while was to hold steady at the weight they were at and not gain, that is.  Sometimes that is the BEST we can currently do.  Just HOLD STEADY!  Don't gain!  Don't worry about losing!  HOLD STEADY!  And then maybe later on, we can reassess our situation and determine if it is best for us to resume our weightloss goal-journey.  Does that make any sense?  Anyway, I've done this many times, myself.  Just simply HELD STEADY, determined NOT to add weight and not concerning myself with losing weight in the meanwhile.  Nothing wrong with taking a break and HOLDING STEADY the best we can.

So...it is the Christmas Season...Merry Christmas!

Love, Maria

 

 

 

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

Donkey on 12/09/2017:
Amen - nothing wrong with holding steady. Lots can be learned, experienced/experimented, and enjoyed by making peace with where one is at.

(I seriously need to be taking my own advice.)

Happy Advent!



Maria7 - Wednesday Nov 22, 2017

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, Everyone.

How are all of you this evening? 

Hope you have a happy, blessed Thanksgiving tomorrow.

I thank the Lord for all His many blessings on us.

I am now at 154 as of today.  Finally, I feel like I am making a little progress.

Hope you all have a nice evening.

Love, Maria

 

 

 

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

bearcountrygg on 11/22/2017:
Happy Thanksgiving!


happy-1 on 11/22/2017:
Happy Thanksgiving!


Horn_of_plenty on 11/24/2017:
Yes, I hope your Thanksgiving was happy and tasty!



Maria7 - Tuesday Nov 21, 2017

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, Everyone.

 

Have a cup of coffee with me this morning? coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

It is a chilly November morning here in SC.  Supposed to warm into the 60s fahrenheit today, though.

I am at 155 today, trying to hold steady for the time being, as was last time I was here.

Currently cooking a pot of chicken and rice.  Have some?

I wish you all a happy, blessed Thanksgiving this week!

 Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 11/21/2017:
Nice weather for you! Dinner sounds great! Do you ship?


Donkey on 11/21/2017:
Nothing wrong with holding steady :-)


horn_of_plenty on 11/22/2017:
Yes, having coffee!!!!

We are warming also a bit, maybe 55F...

Maybe add some veggies to your pot of chicken with rice??

Enjoy your day, congrats on holding steady!



Maria7 - Thursday Nov 09, 2017

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

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. John 11:25&26

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Hello, Friends.

Today we have been getting rain here in SC.....

Hope you are having a good day.

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155 today...  So, -10 from my highest this year, so far. 

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Hope you're having a blessed day.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 11/09/2017:
Congrats on that 10 pound loss!


Donkey on 11/10/2017:
Well done! 10 pounds -- that's huge!

My very favorite Gospel is Matthew with Luke as a very close 2nd. Matthew 11:28-30 has gotten me through a lot of tough times.


horn_of_plenty on 11/14/2017:
You should be really proud of yourself!!!!! Good going to you, for keeping your goals and maintaining your progress!!!!!! and ten lbs is a lot! very good!



Maria7 - Wednesday Nov 08, 2017

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

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. John 11:25&26

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Good morning, Friends.

Having a mug of coffee over here...have some?

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Looks like we may get rain here in SC.....

The above Bible verses are some of my very favorites, which I wanted to share with you today.

In these sometimes troubled times we all live in, it is refreshing and comforting to know that we all have Someone who cares for and loves us, a real Friend whom we can call on anytime, and His name is Jesus.

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156 today...  Happy to finally be at this weight but continuing to work on goal at the same time.  Having reached a high weight of 165 earlier this year I am down 9 from that.  Current bmi 23.8.  More work to do! 

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Hope you're having a blessed day.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 11/08/2017:
Have a GREAT day Maria! Love your colorful and blessed posts!



Maria7 - Monday Nov 06, 2017

Weight: 157.0

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, Everyone.

 

Still at 157 today.  Tomorrow may be 156.  I am thinking, 'Am I actually doing this, actually sticking with this now???'  And the scale so far is saying yes. 

Good bye to my nite-time food binging.  Good bye, potato chips.  You tasted good but not THAT good.  Good bye ice cream.  You tasted good, too, but not THAT good.

You wanna know what losing weight feels like?  Go into a grocery store and pick up something that weighs one pound.  Do you want to wear that amount in weight?  Pick up something that weighs 5 pounds...say, a bag of potatoes.  Pick it up and put it down.  Heavy, isn't it?  Do you want to carry that around all the time on your body?  Pick up a 10 pounds bag of potatoes in the produce dept...heavy, huh?  Wanna wear that all the time?

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Something to think about...

Progress as of today: 48 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Donkey on 11/06/2017:
That's a good idea about going to the grocery store. And you're very right, if you think about some of these foods -- they aren't all THAT great.


BearCountryGG on 11/06/2017:
Good visuals.....that does put things in perspective doesn't it?


horn_of_plenty on 11/06/2017:
Yes! Awesome perspective with picking up equivalent weight !!!!



Maria7 - Saturday Nov 04, 2017

Weight: 157.0

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, Everyone.

 

New number today is 157.  Felt good to stand on the scale and see that number.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 48 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 11/04/2017:
Looks like a GREAT number! Congrats!


Donkey on 11/05/2017:
Way to go!!! The last 10 pounds can be the most stubborn - don't give up, you got this!!


Horn_of_plenty on 11/06/2017:
Congrats on this new low # !! That's awesome...and taking a glance at your weight chart, it seems this is your lowest number perhaps the entire year! What a rockstar!



Maria7 - Friday Nov 03, 2017

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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Hello, Everyone.

 

Still hanging in there at 158.

I just have to discipline myself to not give in to 'treats' in the evenings....

 

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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 10 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 11/03/2017:
Keep up the good work and try for some less treats ! Maybe seltzer or Herbal tea instead ?


Donkey on 11/04/2017:
Maybe this is where you're meant to be. ???


BearCountryGG on 11/04/2017:
We all have the treat problem...evenings are my worst time too.



Maria7 - Saturday Oct 21, 2017

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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Hello, Everyone.

 

I couldn't let this opportunity slip by without saying that as of today I am at 158!

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I've really 'worked it' this week to achieve this.  Mainly low-carb and counting calories.  This is the second time I've been this low this year.  Recently I lost 5 pounds so add two more and that is 7.  But I'm not 'on a roll'....It is too easy to think we're on the right track and get sidelined again.  To get over-confident.  So constantly on guard.  For stressors/triggers...for cravings...for bad habits to reemerge...  You know the deal....

 

Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

Donkey on 10/21/2017:
Oh boy, I sure do know the drill, but congratulations anyway and keep up the good work!!!!


BearCountryGG on 10/21/2017:
Yup.....I know the drill too....and forgot the drill...and now I'm doing it all over again. You are doing SUPER!!!!


horn_of_plenty on 10/23/2017:
I eat based on how clothes fit, the scale, and how i feel. Lately,it seems i am able to indulge much more than ever before bc i have a good amount of muscle and can do a good amount of exercise...it's true, we always have to pay attention to what we are eating and calories or our "gains" at losing will just slip away again. We're on a roll when we focus, as you say!

Congrats on being back to your all-time low for the year :) You deserve it bc you worked towards it!!!!!!!



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