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Maria7 - Tuesday Feb 09, 2016
(Smart Choices)
Weight: 146.0

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.

I am now at Island 146.

 

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Row, Row, Row your boat!

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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: 59 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/09/2016:
Congrats!


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Maria7 - Monday Feb 08, 2016
(Smart Choices)
Weight: 147.0

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 morning to you.

I made it back to Island 147.

BMI 22.4.  Measurements with the tape measure also are down. 

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I am doing this!  I am doing this!  I am doing this!

Row, Row, Row your boat!  I am on my way to Island 140.0.

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Remember...Jesus loves you and gave His life for you.  Will you make Him your Lord and Saviour today?

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 58 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/08/2016:
Well done Maria!


puddles on 02/08/2016:
Great news on the measurements Maria. Have a great day.


Awesome50 on 02/08/2016:
That's good news. Good for you!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/09/2016:
Nice job Maria! Be proud of yourself. Weightloss & maintenance is never easy. At least not for me! I enjoy my progress, too.

Everyone here on DD for the most part is doing well right now!


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Maria7 - Saturday Feb 06, 2016
(Smart Choices)
Weight: 148.0

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 evening, everyone!

Hope you are doing well.

coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Having a cup of coffee...have a cup?

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I am still at 148 but I think I'll very soon be at 147.  In August, 2013, I lost 7 pounds in 5 days.  I did it with averaging about 1400 calories or so per day and mostly low carb except for bananas or grapes (which are high carb but also high fiber).  No bread was allowed.  No rice, no potatoes while on this diet and no processed food, so low sodium.  I got a good start with 2 scrambed eggs cooked w cheese and diced onion for breakfasts, then lunch was a fruit and maybe a small serving of low carb vegetable or salad...then supper was a medium sized baked chuck steak or hamburger patty with a cup or 2 of low carb vegetables...  I drank lots of sweet (not too much sugar)tea and coffee, which helped me stay feeling full.  I even cheated one of the days and had a few small cookies.  It worked for me.  I was down from 157 to 150 in 5 days.  It is an extreme diet and not one to stay on long but it worked for me.  And I actually felt good while doing that diet.  Fast forward to now....I am only 8 pounds from goal.  So close.  I lost about 27 pounds last year and at the end of last year, found a few back, but I still ended the year with being down over 20 pounds from January of last year and I've been wearing size 10 comfortably.  So this year, I've been working on losing the rest to get me to 140 goal.  As an incentive, I ordered a pair of jeans that will fit me well at that size (size 8 long,  non-stretch 100% cotton Levis jeans).  They arrived in the mail today and I tried them on.  Although I can get them on, zipped, and fastened and they look good, I know they are a little too snug to wear yet to be comfortable...  So after Hubby returns to work Monday from his week-long 'staycation' here at the house this week, I plan to do that diet again that I did in 2013 and it may be that I get to goal or close to it by the end of next week or the week after....I know I can do this...I've just been lazy...being comfortable in having lost the weight I lost last year and not wanting to 'do the work'  (having less calories each day for a while) to get to goal weight.  But now I have renewed enthusiasm with the arrival of those nice jeans today.  Though they are vintage (very old), they are 'new' with tags still on them and I can tell they've not been worn.

Hubby has done a lot of work this week, as we've both been working in the yards and he has been working with his chain saw and truck, taking off debris from trees we had taken down late last year and keeping when he can for the woodstove.  But he and I have been having a good time, too...spending time together.  I love that man!  It has been so nice having him home with me.  We are both hoping to retire later this year. 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 57 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

puddles on 02/05/2016:
Hi Maria yes it is a little chilly outside. I think you are probably about 70 miles from me and yes it will be close to 50 but the breeze is the killer. Have a great day.


grannyannie on 02/06/2016:
Have a lovely weekend, Maria.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/07/2016:
With hubby at work i'm sure you'll be able to start up your diet plans. I find it easier to eat "my way" when i'm by myself!...

When you did that diet and lost a lot of weight in one week, i'm guessing some of it had to be water weight. So that comes back on once you eat the other foods again that were restricted. but i'm sure you also lost a pound or two in actual weight that week.

You must be proud of yourself to be maintaining so well.

Like you, my hugest obstacle seems to be lowering calories. that is the key as you know to weight loss. It's been a struggle for me, too.

I'm getting better at it though. As i'm learning what it takes to maintain my lower weight.


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Maria7 - Friday Jan 22, 2016
(Smart Choices)
Weight: 149.0

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.  Hope you are all doing well today.

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Today I arrived at Island 149...again..I remember this island that I was on last year!

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

Remember...every day with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 56 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

puddles on 01/22/2016:
Congrats on the 149 island. Have a great day Maria.


grannyannie on 01/22/2016:
Congrats, Maria!


cybermom4 on 01/23/2016:
I'd love to know how you get the little people in your posts!! Very fun!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/24/2016:
Awesome Maria, welcome back to the 140's green island!



Maria7 - Thursday Jan 21, 2016
(Smart Choices)
Weight: 150.0

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.

Still here at Island 150 and although I've regained some of the weight I've recently lost, I am still down from 172.2 that I was at around this time last year.

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So...

I am back on track and headed toward Island 140 again...

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

Remember...every day with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 55 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 01/22/2016:
Well done Maria! I know you'll get there!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/22/2016:
Hi Maria :) and that is a major success to be down around 20lbs from this time last year. I like how you always think in such positive ways about weightloss.



Maria7 - Wednesday Jan 13, 2016
(Smart Choices)
Weight: 150.0

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 morning to you.

I hope you are having a good day.

I've been away for a little while...fell off the wagon...AGAIN.

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New year...beginning anew.

Today...150...Rowing toward Island 140...

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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: 55 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/13/2016:
Morning Maria! Glad to see you back here, continuing on your journey! It’s been awhile since your last post. Nice to have the old-timers back!! I like how you say you are rowing to Island 140. I like the analogy bc rowing is a repetitive process – similar to what needs to be done continuously in order to be successful losing weight. We must continuously forge ahead, repeating the process to reach our goal weights.


puddles on 01/13/2016:
Hi Maria I am in your neck of the woods for Winter Myrtle Beach. What a beautiful Winter it is turning out to be no rain or very little and clear blue skies. Good to have you back missed you. Have a great day.


H82BFat on 01/13/2016:
Hi Maria!! I fell off the wagon (YEARS ago), too!! But now.... we got this!!


grannyannie on 01/14/2016:
Hi Maria! You'll get back on track. I have faith in you. :)


liza36 on 01/19/2016:
I hear your sister! I'm constantly falling off the wagon. It's all about getting up after falling and keep moving forward. I love the picture you posted!



Maria7 - Thursday Nov 19, 2015
(Smart Choices)
Weight: 144.0

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 morning to you!

I arrived at Island 144 this morning! The scale read 144.

 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 I think I see Island 143 up ahead!

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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: 61 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

puddles on 11/19/2015:
congrats Maria Wishing you another great day.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/19/2015:
you've been doing amazing things lately!!!!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/21/2015:
I am looking at your weight chart on the side & you've been such great progress these past several months!


biscottibody59 on 11/25/2015:
Happy Thanksgiving!

Keep up the good work!



Maria7 - Wednesday Nov 18, 2015
(Smart Choices)
Weight: 145.0

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 morning to you!

I arrived at Island 145 this morning!  The scale read 145.2.  HAPPY DANCE!  5 more to go to be at Island 140 goal weight!  BMI is 22.1.

 

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 Currently have on a pair of my vintage non-stretch 100% cotton Levis jeans, SIZE 8...and they are fitting very comfortably!  Big Smile!

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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: 60 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

puddles on 11/18/2015:
Good job Maria Congratulation.

Maria7 on 11/18/2015:
Thank you, Fran! :-D


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/18/2015:
congrats on your weight loss progress & jeans that fit comfortably. i'd like to only lose 5 lbs more too. Then, i'm going to be content for a long time I think...



Maria7 - Tuesday Nov 17, 2015
(Smart Choices)
Weight: 146.0

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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Happy Thanksgiving to you....yes, I know it is next week...but thought I'd go ahead and wish you a happy, safe, healthy Thanksgiving as we remember to be thankful to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ for all His many, many blessings on us.

Weight today is 146.0.

 

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I've continued to walk a lot but have begun to lower my calories some and I believe this will help as well as most of all, PRAYER.  I am beginning to fit into my 8's a little better now.  I usually do quite well during the holidays contrary to what one might would imagine, with all the delicious food around!  One year, I actually arrived at Island 140 right after Christmas!  (So...what is the problem of my not 'STAYING' there once I arrive???  BUT...THIS TIME REALLY WILL BE DIFFERENT!  It really is all about making SMART CHOICES...as well as PRAYER most of all...)...

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Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving.  I may be back before Thanksgiving, as I can actually 'see' Island 145 up ahead!

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

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 59 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!


Maria7 - Saturday Nov 07, 2015

Weight: 146.0

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.

I am now at Island 146.

 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

I increased my activity....as in HOURS of walking day after day lately.  No decrease in calories...just an increase in walking.

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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: 59 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 11/08/2015:
Good job! Have a blessed Sunday.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/08/2015:
Increase in walking will definitely add to a decrease in weight! Nice job, welcome to the new island!


biscottibody59 on 11/14/2015:
Looks good--keep up the good work!



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