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Maria7 - Saturday Aug 18, 2018
(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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Hello, Friends...

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 Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567and I went to the farmers market this morning and bought fresh squash, scupponong grages, tomato, okra, cucumber, and peaches.

Then we visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 at the nursing home and I took down her hair I had washed and rolled yesterday and combed it out. 

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Scale showed weight is 155 this morning...The weight I was at when I first came to DD 18 years ago....Smile!  At that time I had lost 50 pounds before finding this wonderful community of friends at DD, so I guess this means that at least I am maintaining...

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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 08/18/2018:
It's not easy to maintain......GREAT JOB!!! How do you cook okra...the only time I had it...it was slimy.

Maria7 on 08/18/2018:
We bought this okra to cook in w fresh butterbeans (snip off ends after washing and put in for the last 20 mins of cooking w the beans). Also, okra is good fried (snip off ends, cut up in half inch pieces and put in hot oil in pan and fry til light brown and add sprinkle of salt if desired). I'm making myself hungry for okra as I key. Smile!


BearCountryGG on 08/18/2018:
Okay...sounds good...I'm not sure what went wrong the first time I cooked it....but I never tried again....sounds easy enough.


Donkey on 08/18/2018:
You make maintenance look easy :-) I didn't realize that Mom's hair had to set overnight. I bet that makes having a fresh "do" makes her feel fabulous - I know it works for me with just a trim!

Very nicely done at the Farmer's Market!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/19/2018:
GREAT job maintaining for 18 years!!!!!!!!!!!!! that's gotta feel soooo good! AMAZING, MARIA! that is a wonderful, wonderful accomplishment. My wish is the same as yours, to maintain for life.

also, sounds like you have a great Farmer's Market by you...i was less impressed with the one that is supposed to be awesome but not in NYC that i went to right at Rockefeller Center if you've heard of it. Lots of fruit and veggies of very poor quality. Even baked items were not great. Maybe it's partially due to the farmer's needing to travel at least 2hrs into NYC to bring their stuff...and they get hot/damaged along the ride.


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Maria7 - Friday Aug 17, 2018
(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, Friends...

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 Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567and I visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 at the nursing home again today and I washed and rolled her hair.  We had a good visit then we left and went to a different grocery store which was a lot like the one we went to yesterday... 

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Scale showed weight is still 156 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!

BearCountryGG on 08/17/2018:
Sounds like you made your Mom happy....


horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2018:
yeah, sounds like you left your mom looking very pretty!


Donkey on 08/18/2018:
What a lovely day! And I marvel at your ability to maintain!


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Maria7 - Thursday Aug 16, 2018
(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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Hello, Friends...

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 Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567and I just got back from the grocery store.  We are noticing price increases along with smaller packaging in different foods but no matching reduction of price in smaller amounts of packaged food for sale.  Meat prices are ridiculous and apparently meats are being held at their very high prices in hopes of getting top dollar while the colors of the meats darken with age in the open displays in the grocery stores.

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Still doing well with praying and counting calories.  Hubby suggested I stop eating for the day and pray between 5 and 6 pm, asking the Lord to help me not eat anymore for the day (and the Lord does and I thank Him for it), to prevent nite-time snacking (which was causing me to feel miserable the next morning after eating snacks late at nite) and this is helping with the scale showing 156 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!

horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2018:
yes, i have always been aware that the smaller the package size, the more $ it costs. like, those 100 cal packs...always overpriced!


happy-1 on 08/16/2018:
yeah, this is why I’ve started price booking at costco. there’s an app in this somewhere.


happy-1 on 08/16/2018:
Do you read your store circulars and look for ethnic markets on Yelp? Hallal is great quality.


happy-1 on 08/16/2018:
What town are you in?


Donkey on 08/17/2018:
I've noticed a little rise in prices recently, as well... meanwhile, my salary remains the same.


horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2018:
counting calories is my way, too


BearCountryGG on 08/17/2018:
I'm noticing more meat that is looking old too......won't touch that stuff.


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Maria7 - Monday Aug 13, 2018
(Prayer and aim for 1700 to 1800 daily 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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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello, Friends...

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 Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567and I visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 at the nursing home again today.  Good visit.  She doing pretty well.  We usually visit her 4 to 6 times a week.   She is 87.  We do what we can to make sure she has all she needs and is comfortable and plenty of iced water and extra ice and snacks.  She almost cleaned her lunch plate when she ate her lunch today.  Smile.

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Otherwise, still praying, still counting calories...Still at 157...

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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 7 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2018:
seems you are at a pretty good weight yourself, keep on!

Wow, you visit her almost everyday ! How sweet of you!!!

87 and i'm sure really happy when you come! You are so thoughtful of her. How close is the drive? I hope it's very close.


Donkey on 08/14/2018:
That is wonderful that you can visit with your mom so often.


happy-1 on 08/14/2018:
hugs. you are good to your mom and everybody in your life. That’s a major proof that we are a force for change in the world.


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Maria7 - Sunday Aug 12, 2018
(Prayer and aim for 1700 to 1800 daily 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, Friends...  Hope you are having a happy Sunday.

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 Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567and I visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 at the nursing home today.  Good visit.  She doing pretty well.  I just don't understand how a lot of families can put their loved ones in nursing homes and then ignore them.  You don't see a lot of visitors, just a few and only sometimes...

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Still praying, still counting calories...Still staying same but not complaining...

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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 7 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/12/2018:
I'm glad that you had the opportunity to visit. (((hugs)))

Not sure why I'm saying this, but maybe the weather needs to cool down a bit before the numbers will come down. It seems to me that the body has a harder time "letting go" of the pounds when it's sweltering...


Donkey on 08/12/2018:
^ What I should have added: So keep doing what you're doing! It will pay off!


BearCountryGG on 08/12/2018:
I'm sure your Mom loves having your visits....so nice that you are able to do that.


happy-1 on 08/12/2018:
Hugs. So glad you got to visit!!!!!


horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2018:
yep, my dad would visit his mom weekly there...he was so good to her. and if he couldn't go, i'd try to go in his place many times :)

you are right, many families don't visit...your mom is a lucky one!


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Maria7 - Wednesday Aug 08, 2018
(Prayer and 1700 to 1800 daily 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

 

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Hello, Everyone.

 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Still staying busy, working outside in the yards...but not as much in this heat...and it has been very hot here in South Carolina...

Praying and counting calories continues...

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

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

happy-1 on 08/08/2018:
Good job burning calories and creating a happy environment.


happy-1 on 08/08/2018:
Good job burning calories and creating a happy environment.


Donkey on 08/09/2018:
Staying busy and drinking more water - keys to success!


horn_of_plenty on 08/09/2018:
yes, i've heard down south it's been HOT HOT HOT!



Maria7 - Saturday Aug 04, 2018
(Prayer and 1700 to 1800 daily 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

 

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Hello, Everyone.

 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Staying busy, working outside in the yards...pulling weeds, setting out new plants, putting in new mulch... In this heat, a real workout.

Staying on track with prayer to not overeat past allowed calories.

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

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

happy-1 on 08/05/2018:
Good job gardening! What did you plant?


Donkey on 08/05/2018:
Staying busy and active are two good things. Isn't this heat unreal?


Horn_of_plenty on 08/05/2018:
i'm guessing that your planting will look beautiful and a lot for you to be proud of as you did it when you are finished!



Maria7 - Friday Aug 03, 2018
(Prayer and 1700 to 1800 daily 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

 

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Hello, Everyone.

 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hope you are having a good day.  I am back on track with prayer and counting calories.  I am happy you all are doing so well, too.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

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

BearCountryGG on 08/03/2018:
Happy to hear you are back on track!


Donkey on 08/04/2018:
For the first time in a LONG time, my weight has not fluctuated from last weigh-in to today's weigh-in. I instantly thought of you and how stable your numbers are :-)



Maria7 - Thursday Aug 02, 2018
(Prayer and 1700 to 1800 daily 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

 

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Hello, Everyone.

I thank each of you for your encouraging comments to my post yesterday.  The support here at DD is wonderful.

 

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I am hopefully back on course (prayer and not over 1700 to 1800 calories daily) and rowing again toward island 150.  I see that you are making progress, too, having read posts today.  Happy for you!

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

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

horn_of_plenty on 08/02/2018:
We are all rowing beside you on our journeys of maintenance and loss to our comfortable islands :)


BearCountryGG on 08/02/2018:
We will all get there!!!



Maria7 - Wednesday Aug 01, 2018
(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

 

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Hello, Everyone.

I have been enjoying reading your posts.

 

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I have been overeating again.  Didn't want to post my new higher number but I am doing it anyway.  I know that to maintain, my calories need to not be higher than 1700 to 1800 per day and I have been having 2000 to 2500 calories per day lately.  The only thing that I have found for me that works is to simply pray and ask the Lord to help me not eat anymore for the day after I have had my allowed daily cals and I have not always been doing that lately, thus allowing myself to pig out in front of the tv at nite.  So, there is my confession.  Like some of you have said in your posts, I, too, have no enjoyment in eating lots of doritas and ice cream and donuts.   After having 'one' donut, I am quite happy and that is only 200 calories but I go on to have 3!  Same with ice creams.  Forget doritas.  Once I start on them, I don't seem to realize how much of them I have consumed until I can't eat any more of them.

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So much for island 150...   I seem to have lost my 'resolve' again to discipline myself to get to that goal.   I keep telling myself I am going to 'start anew' but haven't been following through.  So, I am going to try again.  Do what I know works for me...which is PRAYER.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

BearCountryGG on 08/01/2018:
You can do it Maria!!


Donkey on 08/02/2018:
I agree, you can do this!

What is it with eating and tv at night that we find so comforting? I also have that problem with "just one". Maybe it would help to divide 1 into 3 parts. That way you feel like you get 3.


graindart on 08/02/2018:
I have the same problem. The first tastes decent and each subsequent one tastes less and less good, but I don't stop eating until the food is gone or I'm so full that I feel like I'll burst. Chocolate chip cookies and donuts have been my biggest problem lately.

After not posting for a couple weeks, I also really didn't want to post my new weight number yesterday.


happy-1 on 08/02/2018:
I had to put an outdoor timer on the tv so it turns off automatically. It's also helping with the late night snacking. Eating in front of the TV after dinner is actually a sign of sleep deprivation according to the OT. You might be sleeping enough hours but not getting enough REM. she had me set the timer to turn it off at 8 so I get an hour of no screens before bed to get to REM faster.


horn_of_plenty on 08/02/2018:
Sorry to hear of a recent overeating derailment. I have had the same for 1.5 weeks. sometimes it's just hormones. i'm also getting back on track!!!!!!!



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