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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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Maria7 - Wednesday Oct 18, 2017

Weight: 160.0

 

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, Everyone.

 

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

I thought I would say hello and do an update. As you can see, my weight is the same as the last time I was here, but during the time I was away, I gained 5 pounds and just got it off as of today!

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 MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 is doing pretty well, thank the Lord.

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HubbyLargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 has gone back to work for a while.  He and I will be celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary this evening after he gets off work, with him taking us out to a candlelight supper.

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Even tho I do not do frequent updates, I still come here to read your diaries.

Are you loving the fall weather?  We, here in S.C. are happy we are getting much cooler weather.

 

Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 45 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 10/18/2017:
Happy Anniversary! Good job regulating your weight!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/18/2017:
I'm glad you are still coming back to DD! Happy anniversary to you & hubby! Yes, I usually have a cup of coffee also each morning & I am also enjoying the fall weather here in NYC!

I'm also happy to hear your mom is doing well and that you lost the 5 lbs fully today.

Lots to celebrate. You'll have to tell us what was on the menu at the restaurant! Rather, I want to know what hubby & you ate!

What job is your hubby doing?


Donkey on 10/19/2017:
Happy anniversary! I'm glad Mom is doing well, as well... Keep up the good work!


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Maria7 - Friday Aug 25, 2017

Weight: 160.0

 

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.

 

Have a cup of coffee? coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

I seemed to have lost my incentive to not gain weight recently,  and I would just mindlessly get something to eat and nevermind the calories or anything and just eat it.  I regained back up to 164.  But I am back to 160 as of today, so I am tying to get back into the 150's...no easy task cause we all know, it is so much easier to put weight back on than to take it off.

So... I wanted to do an update and hopefully I will stay on the right track this time.

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 MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 is still at the nursing home and doing pretty well, thank the Lord.

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Hubby,LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 is helping my Brother to relocate back here to his hometown after living up north for years.  Hubby and I (and Brother) are enjoying our retirements.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 45 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/26/2017:
So nice to hear from you! Don't let the bad times keep you away. That's when you need support the most.

Having said that, well done on getting back on track!


bearcountrygg on 08/26/2017:
good job getting things back in order...you didn't get too far off track at all.


horn_of_plenty on 08/28/2017:
Congrats to all on retirements! :)



Maria7 - Friday Jul 21, 2017

Weight: 161.0

 

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

 

 

 

One step forward, one step back....if I could just leave the chips alone (or the ice cream for that matter)...I know there would be progress!  Big difference in my weight today and this time last year.  How easy it is to gain weight.  If I could get down to 158, just -3 pounds, I would feel so much better knowing I was making progress.  I have to look at getting to goalweight in little increments, not the whole pie.  That makes it feel more 'doable'.  What do ya think?

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 07/21/2017:
One. Day. At. A. Time. It goes on so much faster than it comes off. Things you like in moderation or sticking strictly to serving size sometimes helps and serves the crave. Ya/No?

Maria7 on 07/21/2017:
Ya. Thank you. Especially the serving size.


BearCountryGG on 07/22/2017:
It isn't fair how it works....fun going on....drudgery coming off....makes me mad at myself for ever letting it happen to begin with......but too late to worry about that...let the work begin.


Donkey on 07/22/2017:
I feel your pain. If I had my way, I would eat ice cream or chips every night at 10:30p while watching TV. I did this for a few months and gained 50lbs.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/23/2017:
you know what, your animated woman rowing the boat that you put in your entries is very calming and relaxing to look at! To the point of almost being hypnotizing! It also reminds me of what this DD place is all about for me...comfort and a habit of routinely coming to a place to list my calories as well as my adventures and experiences and a place that is accepting of those things...and a community of people...all here to row our own little boats :)



Maria7 - Thursday Jul 20, 2017

Weight: 161.0

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

 

 

 

A little improvement....

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/20/2017:
A little improvement is MAJOR! Any improvement is a celebration!


BearCountryGG on 07/20/2017:
Improvements mean you are moving in the right direction!


thinnside40 on 07/20/2017:
Yay for improvement!



Maria7 - Tuesday Jul 18, 2017

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

 

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Hello, Everyone!

 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

 

Hope you all have been doing well today.  I baked some healthy sweet potato-raisin muffins today.  They are nutritious and low-cal.

Trying to get back to healthy snacks that are not processed foods.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 07/18/2017:
Those muffins sound delish!


thinnside40 on 07/18/2017:
Great re-start! Less processed is more time consuming, yet more rewarding.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/19/2017:
nice on the muffins they sound really tasty! you could prob also had some lemon rind or orange flavor in? do you ever use any essential oils in edible / the grade for eating i mean?

do you put in egg whites? just asking bc i am ALWAYS interested in food!



Maria7 - Monday Jul 17, 2017

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

 

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Hello, Everyone!

 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

 

Still rowing the boat.  My Mother is losing weight, by skipping  regular meals and eating candy instead.  She is almost to my weight and has lost a lot this year and last year and is very gleeful about it and I am very happy for her.  She is 86.  She is something else! 

As for yours truly, how many times this year have I tried and tried to lose weight and only to fall back into my nite-time-entertainment/comfort eating?  Oh, I'll lose a little while disciplining myself for a few days, only to put it right back on the following week.  I feel stuck. 

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 07/17/2017:
Night time is the worst time for me. Actually I can go all day not eating and then at night catch up. That habit stopped a while back, but it's harder now I'm working out of the home. I do stay away from the pop and snack vending machines in the lunch room though. Take my snacks and meals with me.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/18/2017:
Hi Maria, I am not so sure that your mom’s approach is the healthiest approach !? it sounds like a short term plan to lose weight but at her age, 86, I think it’s sorta “old age” and that the sweets / candy taste better to her than food???? Either way, if YOU are happy then so am I! It’s ok for you to eat at night….why don’t u just plan a late night meal on purpose and instead of thinking that it’s bad, look FORWARD TO A LATE NIGHT MEAL! Or snack!...whatever it is, plan for it. Make the food healthier by including berries or fruit with what you are eating.

If you are stuck….find something innovative to allow you to eat! But plan for it so it doesn’t undo your eating. You can even have a meal and end with fruit…eat instead of forcing yourself not to! Then you can eat and feel better but not gain weight!

If you like to late night eat, don’t make yourself stop! Just plan for it / plan a meal…plan to have an herbal tea or seltzer with it…and fruit or veggies….plan to eat so it’s more organized and less calories!



Maria7 - Sunday Jul 09, 2017

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

 

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Good afternoon.

Happy Sunday to you!

Beautiful, sunny day here.

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Hubby and I went to church this morning, then visited Mama IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567at the nursing home.

 

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Hope you are having a good day. Every day with the Lord IS a good day. Is He your Lord and Saviour? I hope so, cause He sure is mine! If He's not your Lord and Saviour, today is the day of salvation and there is NO TIME like today to get right with our Lord, Jesus Christ. Believe on Him, repent of your sins and ask His forgiveness. It is that simple. We are living in the last days and many will wish one day that they had chosen to live for Him while they were here on earth to do so!

 

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/10/2017:
I'm sure your mama was so so so happy to have you come visit her. It means a lot to our older relatives, who are not able to go out as often as they please and don't have as much excitement as they used to - but she is very very blessed by your visits.

My dad always made sure to visit his mother as often as he could while he has also always been working. He did all he could for his mother. And it sounds like you do, also!



Maria7 - Saturday May 27, 2017

Weight: 161.0

 

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 rowing the boat.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/29/2017:
Just wanted to follow up on the low sodium: My dad cannot have more than 2000mg of sodium a day because of his liver condition, so when my daughter and I spent a day and a half with my folks, I was interested to see how their menus would be. Turns out it's not that bad, once you eliminate all of the processed foods that have sodium in them. This might be my next step in healthy eating!


Horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2017:
Yes, don't stop rowing. As long as you do something, your body and mind continues to benefit!



Maria7 - Friday May 26, 2017

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

 

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Hello, Everyone!

 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

 

Well, here we go again.  This time I am trying to limit sodium.  Maybe that will help.  Goodbye, potato chips (that I love).

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/27/2017:
Just throwing this out there, but maybe this is the weight you're supposed to be at, give or take a couple of pounds in either direct?

I wish you luck with low sodium. My dad has to have NO salt in his diet. I confess that salt is the one thing I have not been able to give up. Sugar was REALLY hard, but then I fell back upon salt. Don't even start with giving up coffee...



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