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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!



Maria7 - Tuesday Mar 02, 2021
(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

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. 

I did well with lower carbs and calories yesterday and most of all PRAYER and weigh 159 this morning. 

It is chilly here this morning at 48 degrees fahrenheit, and we have a fire going in the wood stove. 

Had my teeth exrayed, examined, and cleaned this morning.  Got good report on home dental care.  I had not been in a year because of the pandemic.  

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 46 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 03/02/2021:
Hey Maria, you’re doing great!!!! Yay!!!!

Maria7 on 03/03/2021:
Thank you!


grannyannie on 03/02/2021:
Doing well Maria. Have a good day.

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


Donkey on 03/03/2021:
Getting back on track! You can do this!

I need to get to the dentist soon too. Thanks for the reminder!

Maria7 on 03/03/2021:
Thank you and you are welcome.


horn_of_plenty on 03/03/2021:
there's at least 3 of us with dentist appointments, including myself, lately!

glad you saw under 160!

Maria7 on 03/03/2021:
Me, too! Getting there, with the good Lord's help.



Maria7 - Monday Mar 01, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 162.0

 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. 

I am quite annoyed with my 162 weigh in this morning.  Yes, I have overindulged.  Yes, I thought I could get away with it.  No, I didn't.  So I just found out this morning that we have out of state kinfolk coming to visit us a week from today.  I was already feeling ashamed of how I looked in photos taken when they came last month and I had put on a few pounds at that time.  So, today begins a very restricted-calories, much lower-carb diet.  Hubby and I went on a walk around the neighborhood this morning and I was unable to walk our usual mile when we walk.  Only made it for about half a mile.  Doesn't take a lot of extra weight for me to feel the difference.  I am hoping to lose at least 10 pounds in a week because I have been living off of carbs mostly and some of it will definitely be water-weight loss.  I am hoping to accomplish this with much lower calories and most of all PRAYER.  

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 03/01/2021:
Good luck with losing the extra lbs. I've been guilty of that as well.

Maria7 on 03/01/2021:
I gotta do it. For real. Smile!


Jacky82020 on 03/01/2021:
10 pounds in a week! Don’t see how that’s possible. Don’t get all dehydrated and risk fainting. The only ppl I ever knew of who could lose that much in week were extremely obese, like on My 600 Pound Life or similar shows.

Maria7 on 03/01/2021:
:)


bearcountrygg on 03/01/2021:
It might be water weight...but either way...I'm sure they will be visiting a lot more for your company than to evaluate your weight......so just have a good time at their visit...I'm positive that they aren't going to be lugging a scale into your house...LOL....they probably won't even notice.

Maria7 on 03/02/2021:
Yes, definitely a lot of it is water weight. You are right about visiting for company and not for judging. They would never be that way. They are very sweet. Maybe I am just being vain.


Donkey on 03/02/2021:
If you've been eating extra carbs, you could be retaining extra water weight. Carbs hold water. So a week of "detoxing" might do you well.

I can relate to that feeling of carrying extra pounds. It's startling.

Bear is right. Enjoy your company. They want to see you. They won't notice. And maybe you'll be busier, so the temptation to eat more will decrease, perhaps.

Maria7 on 03/02/2021:
Yes, I agree. You are right.


horn_of_plenty on 03/02/2021:
i feel you....try to be kind to yourself! even 5lbs in a week would be amazing, right?

your family will def be happy to see you, not judge you so harshly, indeed as Bear and Donkey say!

Maria7 on 03/02/2021:
Thank you. Smile!



Maria7 - Sunday Feb 14, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 156.0

 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  Romans 10:9

 

Good afternoon....coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Having a cup of coffee...have a cup with me?

Wishing you a very happy Valentine's Day!

Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

 

Every day with the Lord is a GOOD day!

 

Love, Maria 

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

Jacky82020 on 02/14/2021:
Hi, Maria! Have a good day! Hugs.

Maria7 on 02/17/2021:
Thank you!


bearcountrygg on 02/14/2021:
Enjoying a cup with you!

Maria7 on 02/17/2021:
Good!


grannyannie on 02/14/2021:
Hi Maria! Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Maria7 on 02/17/2021:
Thank you!


Horn_of_plenty on 02/14/2021:
yes, it's so nice to even walk a mile in the neighborhood...when i do my extra walking during my commute, lately and most of the time it's an extra mile :)

Happy Valentine's Day to you too, i will totally have an extra cup of coffee with you!

Maria7 on 02/17/2021:
Good!


Donkey on 02/15/2021:
I'm always happy to enjoy a cup of coffee with you!

Maria7 on 02/17/2021:
Good!



Maria7 - Friday Feb 12, 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?

Teepeeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

It is quite chilly here today in the 30's.  Raining all day so far.  Feels 'icy-cold' outside.

 

I have an old friend whose name is Frieda Islandskinnyanimalhullahoopanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567and she is very strong on exercise.  It is her favorite thing to do.  You may remember her from past entries on here years ago.  She was from 'Maria's Travels to Island 140' at the time.  I was thinking about her the other day and have decided that I want to do more exercise, weather permitting.  Hubby and I walked about one mile here in the neighborhood the other day.LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567

 I hope that, weather permitting, we can do more walking together.  It was a pretty day outside when we walked that morning. 

Oh, here is another old friend from that time period of DD entries, around December 2011, who 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 02/12/2021:
One nice thing about walking is that it will warm you up!!

Maria7 on 02/14/2021:
Yes, it sure will.


Jacky82020 on 02/12/2021:
Ha, ha. Love that monkey. I know a friend of his. Will try to post.

Maria7 on 02/14/2021:
Was looking back through prior entries and found him.


grannyannie on 02/13/2021:
Nice you go to walk. I'm a wimp so I'm waiting for it to hit at least the upper 40's.

Maria7 on 02/14/2021:
I want to go today but it is 30s (earlier) and now it is raining.


Donkey on 02/13/2021:
When I'm 80, I want to be one of those ladies you see at the gym, lifting weights.

Maria7 on 02/14/2021:
Any age it is good to get exercise, if possible.



Maria7 - Wednesday Feb 10, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
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 to all of you today. 

Thank you for your continued prayers for my Mama.  IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567I visted her at her window today as I usually do most days.  She is still sick.  She has fallen 2 more times since her original fall about a week or so ago...didn't get hurt, thank the Lord, but it sure didn't help her, with her already being sick.  The nursing home now has her lying on a mattress with 'wings' on the sides to keep her from trying to get out her bed, which is what she was doing when she fell the 3 times.  She hates the mattress.  But she can't walk.  She is very weak and unsteady if she tries to stand, even with assistance, due to Parkinsons Disease.

 Today is another coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567day.  It was 55 degrees fahrenheit earlier and  I worked outside in the flower garden a while.  Put in new mulch and did a few other things in it.  Spring will be here next month.  

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 nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 48 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 02/10/2021:
So sorry to hear your mother fell again. Poor woman. Hugs to you both.

Maria7 on 02/10/2021:
Thank you.


grannyannie on 02/10/2021:
Sorry about your mom. I understand about Parkinsons as my best friend has it. She can only walk short distances with help.

55 degress sounds lovely!

Maria7 on 02/12/2021:
Thank you.


innerpeace on 02/10/2021:
55 degrees - heat wave! Sorry to hear your mom fell, sad situations - I'm happy you still can visit though. Have a great day.

Maria7 on 02/12/2021:
Thank you.


Donkey on 02/11/2021:
That's scary about your mom's falls! Praise be that she didn't get hurt. I'm sorry she doesn't like her new mattress, but that does sound effective. I'm glad that are still able to see her through the window.

Maria7 on 02/12/2021:
Yes, so am I!


horn_of_plenty on 02/11/2021:
Wishing your mama warm thoughts. it's nice it's 55F near you and not as cold as it is here, 20's to low 30's.

Maria7 on 02/12/2021:
Thank you.



Maria7 - Wednesday Feb 03, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
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 to all of you today. 

Thank you for your prayers for my Mama.  IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567She has been quite sick for days.  Top it off, she fell out her bed yesterday.  They said that she is okay, though, thank the Lord.  When I talked with Mama about it over the phone at her window, she wasn't able to tell me how it happened.  The nursing home says she slid out her bed onto the floor.  I saw a couple of bruises on her right arm above her wrist from what I could make out through her window.  Happy she didn't break anything.  I have an Aunt, who recently fell at her nursing home and broke her hip, but she is recovering now, thank the Lord.  

Hoping that when I see Mama at her window today, she will be feeling better.  Again, thank you all for your prayers.  It is cold outside and today is definitely a coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567day.

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 nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 48 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 02/03/2021:
Awwww...your poor Mom.....It sounds like she is taking the problems well...praying for her to feel better soon.

Maria7 on 02/03/2021:
Thank you.


Jacky82020 on 02/03/2021:
So sorry to hear your mom fell, but good she’s doing ok. Hope your aunt has a good recovery.

Maria7 on 02/03/2021:
Thank you.


legcramps on 02/03/2021:
So sorry to hear about your mom, I hope she recovers very quickly and is not in any pain.

Maria7 on 02/10/2021:
Thank you.


grannyannie on 02/03/2021:
Sorry to hear about your mom. Hope she feels better very soon! xx

Maria7 on 02/10/2021:
Thank you.


horn_of_plenty on 02/03/2021:
Thank gosh your mama didn’t break a bone! She must have decently strong bones in her old age to be able to withstand a fall! I hope she does feel better soon xo

Maria7 on 02/10/2021:
Yes, thank the Lord for real she didn't break anything. Hope you are having a good day.


Donkey on 02/04/2021:
Poor mama! I'm so relieved to hear that she did not break anything. So that's good news. I'm so sorry that she has bruises, and I hope she feels in not much pain.

Maria7 on 02/10/2021:
Thank you.


legcramps on 02/09/2021:
Hope your mom is doing alright.

Maria7 on 02/10/2021:
Thank you. Appreciate your prayers for her. She is sick.



Maria7 - Wednesday Feb 03, 2021
(Prayer and counting calories)
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 to all of you today. 

Thank you for your prayers for my Mama.  IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567She has been quite sick for days.  Top it off, she fell out her bed yesterday.  They said that she is okay, though, thank the Lord.  When I talked with Mama about it over the phone at her window, she wasn't able to tell me how it happened.  The nursing home says she slid out her bed onto the floor.  I saw a couple of bruises on her right arm above her wrist from what I could make out through her window.  Happy she didn't break anything.  I have an Aunt, who recently fell at her nursing home and broke her hip, but she is recovering now, thank the Lord.  

Hoping that when I see Mama at her window today, she will be feeling better.  Again, thank you all for your prayers.  It is cold outside and today is definitely a coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567day.

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 nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 48 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!


Maria7 - Friday Jan 29, 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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coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Have some coffee with me.   

 Trying to get back into the canoe and row again...Rowing to island 150. 

Island5.jpg image by autumn1234567

That is my new goal cause it is easier than imagining 140s.  Think I could be content at 150 as long as I don't demand I wear my size 8 vintage 100% cotton Levi jeans that have no stretch in them.  

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

Visited Mama at her window today at her nursing home, as I usually do each day and she has been sick but seemed a little better today.  Thank you for your prayers for her.  

IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567

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Hope you are having a good day.  Every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

 photo IndianWomanWaving.gif

 

 

      

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

Jacky82020 on 01/29/2021:
Oh, I love vintage jeans! Have a few around I can’t fit into. Very nicely embroidered.


Jacky82020 on 01/29/2021:
How is your mom? Did she get the vaccine?


grannyannie on 01/29/2021:
Hope your mom feels better!


bearcountrygg on 01/29/2021:
Praying for your Mom......and I like vintage jeans too....( I got mine when they were in style...LOL)...They just got vintage waiting for me to fit into them again!


Donkey on 01/30/2021:
The stiffness of non-stretch fabrics causes me to have hip/back pain, if they are too strictive, so I have given away my last pair of regular jeans.

I think 150 sounds like a very reasonable goal. You can always restructure your goals after reaching 150. You may find that you are very comfortable there, and as long as you have clothes that you like that fit, then why not?

Continued prayers for your mom. Will she be eligible for the vaccine soon?


horn_of_plenty on 02/01/2021:
Sending my condolences on the passing of your aunt.

On another topic, I just put a pair of pants that I couldn’t button in my goodwill pile bc I don’t think they’ll ever fit right. I also wore them for the last time without closing the button...

I’m glad to hear your mama is doing alright !!


horn_of_plenty on 02/01/2021:
I also do not wear many pants if they don’t have stretch.


horn_of_plenty on 02/01/2021:
I also do not wear many pants if they don’t have stretch.



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