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Maria7 - Monday Sep 30, 2013
(Count Calories and Move)
Weight: 150.6

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

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

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Hello, Friends.

Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567and I are gearing up, Lord willing, to leave on Oct. 17th, for our 24th anniversary celebration long weekend mountain vacation. :-) We didn't go last year, so I am still hoping we get to go this year. (Btw, that's 'me and Hubby' in the carraige...hahaha! We are on our mountain vacation, we just left church...we like to visit church when we are in the mountains... and Hubby's truck is parked and we are taking a carraige ride around town.)  Mom's not been doing the best...was recently in the ER but back at the nursing home again now.  She has been having more than one thing going on.  So it is a 'maybe' we will get to go.  But I am trusting the Lord for her healing.

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Current weight is 150.6 again.  I did well yesterday with about 1200 calories. I have been doing a LOT of walking and other exercise over the past weeks and really expected to be down a little more today.  I guess it is row, row, row the boat to get to goalweight island again.  Maybe I can stay there this time but of course, I always say that, only to throw caution to the wind and eat what I want and when I want after reaching goalweight EVERY TIME!  :-( 

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I'm still down from where I was, though.  I do tend to eat a high-sodium diet and I know that doesn't help a lot at all.

 

How are you all liking this fall weather?  It is so cool here (lows of mid-50's in mornings with highs around 80) that I usually have the heat on for a little while in the mornings.  :-)

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 54.4 lbs lost so far, only 10.6 lbs to go!

V on 09/30/2013:
Hello Maria :) Just keep on rowing, you WILL get back there.. Although fall hasn't arrived here, i sure look forward to it..December and January is when it cools off here unfortunately :( LOL Have a great evening!


Umpqua on 10/01/2013:
I hope you get to go on your trip this year Maria. Thinking of you and your Mom xx


biscottibody59 on 10/01/2013:
I hope everything goes well to be able to make your trip! I hope too that your mother recovers well from what's ailing her--hang in there girl, and take care of yourself too!



Maria7 - Sunday Sep 29, 2013
(Count Calories and Move)
Weight: 150.6

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

 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

 

 If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

Churchsmallgifanim081010.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

 

 

                          Hello and happy Sunday to you on this beautiful fall day!

Hubby and I sat out on front porch, drinking coffee together this morning as we watched squirrels come get their breakfast (bread I'd thrown out for them).  Later, he and I enjoyed this morning's church service.  Our Pastor can really do some outstanding preaching!  He got a lot of AMENS and other excited, happy comments as he preached!  Our sermon was on John 10:1-4.

Hubby and I visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567and her roommate after we ate lunch, good visit.

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Today's weight is 150.6.

 

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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 make it right with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Believe on Him, repent of your sins and ask His forgiveness. It is that simple. He has already paid the price for your salvation and eternal life with His blood and His life on the cross. I believe we are living in the last days and many will wish one day that they had chosen to believe in Him and live for Him while they were here on earth to do so! Jesus loves you very much and He is waiting for you to reach out to Him if you have not done so already.

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Love, Maria

 

 

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Progress as of today: 54.4 lbs lost so far, only 10.6 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 09/30/2013:
Nice to see you're doing well, Maria!



Maria7 - Sunday Sep 01, 2013
(Every Calorie Counts)
Weight: 152.4

 

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

  Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

 

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

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Churchsmallgifanim081010.gif image by autumn1234567

 

Hello and happy Sunday to you on this first day of September!

Beautiful day here. We're currently having a sunny, warm day.

Hubby and I enjoyed this morning's church service.

He and I visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567and her roommate this afternoon, good visit.

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Today's weight is 152.4.

 

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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 make it right with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Believe on Him, repent of your sins and ask His forgiveness. It is that simple. He has already paid the price for your salvation and eternal life with His blood and His life on the cross. I believe we are living in the last days and many will wish one day that they had chosen to believe in Him and live for Him while they were here on earth to do so! Jesus loves you very much and He is waiting for you to reach out to Him if you have not done so already.

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Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 52.6 lbs lost so far, only 12.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 09/03/2013:
Keep up the good work Maria!


V on 09/03/2013:
Hi Maria!! Hope that you had a good weekend :)



Maria7 - Saturday Aug 31, 2013
(Every Calorie Counts)
Weight: 153.6

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

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Hello, Friends.

 

Pretty, sunny, warm day today.

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 Fixing to leave to visit  MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 and take her some nice new art supplies.  She is really enthused with her art work and has been happily drawing pictures for months, taking her time with them and coloring most of them, too with her colored pencils or pastels.  She is really good and quite an artist.  :-)

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I ask you all to pray concerning the current situation in the world.  Always lots to pray about and we need to pray and ask God's will to be done because He always knows what is best.  Also, I ask you to pray for my Uncle.  And let us always pray for the lost to get saved.  Jesus is the only way to eternal salvation and life through Him.

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Weight today is 153.6. 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 51.4 lbs lost so far, only 13.6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/31/2013:
Praying


biscottibody59 on 08/31/2013:
That's good to hear about your Mom--hope all goes well with everything else!

Enjoy your day!


hollybelle on 09/01/2013:
Cool that your Mom likes to do the art! Good "therapy" and to keep the mind sharp - hey, maybe I should take it up, too!



Maria7 - Sunday Aug 18, 2013
(Every Calorie Counts)
Weight: 152.8

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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Churchsmallgifanim081010.gif image by autumn1234567

 

Hello and happy Sunday to you!

Beautiful day here. We're currently having a partly sunny, partly cloudy, warm day.

Weight this morning is same as yesterday, 152.8.  Also yesterday's calories were about 1550.

Hubby and I really enjoyed this morning's church service.

Our Assistant Pastor, who is also one of our very best closest Friends (really like family, a Brother), preached the sermon and did an outstanding job, on 'Can One Make A Difference?' and scripture was Mark 14:12-14.  After church, he and his sweet Wife, who is included in one of our very best closest Friends, (like a Sister and they really are our Brother and Sister in the Lord, which matters more than biological) took Hubby and me out to lunch to the beautiful Country Club on the outskirts of our town.  Although they had already given me a birthday gift last month, they said the lunch was part of my birthday gift.  The food (very nice, big buffet with ALLLL the trimmings) was wonderful.  I had grilled salmon, a veggie salad, some fruit, rice and butterbeans, mac and cheese, and about 1/2 small piece of chocolate cake...YUM!!!!!  But as good as the food was, the fellowship was the best of all!

This coming Saturday afternoon, our church is planning to leave to go on a trip to a nice restaurant in another town to have a big supper together.  :-)  No charge, it is paid for by our Sunday School class.  :-)

I played the music (piano) in church today and really enjoyed doing so!  :-D

Hubby and I may join this church.  We have been attending it for quite some time, having left a church that we were a part of for 15-16 years.  Please help us be praying about it, that we do what the Lord will have us to do.  The Pastor and his sweet Wife are precious, too, as well as everyone else there.  Hubby is more hesitant than I am when it comes to these matters of making commitments.  (Although he wasn't when he asked me almost 24 years ago to marry him quickly after we began courting each other and we were married after only 7 weeks, hahaha!)

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Today's cals are at about 1500.

 

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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 make it right with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Believe on Him, repent of your sins and ask His forgiveness. It is that simple. He has already paid the price for your salvation and eternal life with His blood and His life on the cross. I believe we are living in the last days and many will wish one day that they had chosen to believe in Him and live for Him while they were here on earth to do so! Jesus loves you very much and He is waiting for you to reach out to Him if you have not done so already.

 

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 52.2 lbs lost so far, only 12.8 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/18/2013:
Hope you're having a good Sunday, Maria.


Umpqua on 08/19/2013:
It sounds like you had a great Sunday! I'm also happy to see you've shifted your eating a bit and helping to ward off the nighttime hunger. I hope you have a fantastic day!


biscottibody59 on 08/19/2013:
Sounds like you really enjoyed your day!


selina on 08/21/2013:
Hi Maria, sounds like you are having a great summer!


biscottibody59 on 08/23/2013:
Hope you're doing okay--don't be a stranger!



Maria7 - Saturday Aug 17, 2013
(Every Calorie Counts)
Weight: 152.8

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

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 photo Paintings35_zps5c6ec208.jpg

 

Hello, Friends.

Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567just called from work (he is working til 2 pm) and I reminded him that, Lord willing, 2 months from today, on Oct. 17th, we are to leave for our 24th anniversary celebration long weekend mountain vacation.  :-)  We didn't go last year, so I am hoping we get to go this year.  (Btw, that's 'me and Hubby' in the carraige...hahaha!   We are on our mountain vacation, we just left church...we like to visit church when we are in the mountains... and Hubby's truck is parked and we are taking a carraige ride around town.)

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I did well yesterday with about 1650 calories.  I did a LOT of walking and other exercise and am down a little more today.  Thank you, each one of you for your comments...Biscoitibody,  I did some reading in the forum by you.  Also concerning what you said about BMI, I was inspired to check my BMI and it is 23.2.  What I don't understand is, according to the BMI (and I checked 2 different ones online and they are the same),  I could weigh 164 and be at a normal weight for my tall 5'8" height...but my Doctors told me not to go over 154.0, said anything from 126.0 to 154.0 is okay for me and they recommended 140.0 for my goalweight.  -???-

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Okay...I think I found out something that may have  helped me last nite to not over eat....  I ate supper later than usual and felt full last nite.  Also, Hollybelle...maybe I have been eating out of boredom...I went ahead and last nite spent a long time decorating the dining room for upcoming autumn season...so food was not (much) on my mind...  Umpqua, I had a lot of protein and didn't forget veggies yesterday...so funny...I stopped by the grocery store on the way home from a nearby town and bought some sandwich lettuce...not romaine...can't think of the name but not iceberg lettuce...anyway, for my supper I had a very tall stacked s/w of turkey, tomato and lots of the lettuce piled high...Hubby looked at it and I felt he was doubting I would eat all of that and at the same time I think he was thinking NO WAY would he want all that on a s/w...but I just about totally finished it all!

 

This morning I've started off with 2 coffees and a banana.

 

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I may visit Mom and her Roommate  photo MomampRoommateAugust2013_zpsa6942599.giftoday and take Mom some magazines she loves to read that a Friend gave to me to give to her.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 52.2 lbs lost so far, only 12.8 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/17/2013:
When I'm busy like I have been this week I think less about food until my stomach gives me a cue. I didn't realize you were 5'8". I would guess you could comfortably weigh more than 140, but you know your body better. I've shrunk to 5'4 1/2" and 130 is the best weight for me.


biscottibody59 on 08/17/2013:
My comparable weight to your 140 (BMI-wise) would be around 123. I'd like to see what kind of shape I'm in if I ever get there--healthwise and all--but I don't see it as realistic for me.

You're doing well--keep up the good work!



Maria7 - Friday Aug 16, 2013
(Every Calorie Counts)
Weight: 153.2

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

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. John 6:37

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

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Hello, Friends.

Today is a RAINY COOL  (60's-70's) day in South Carolina...LOVE IT!  Feels like fall weather.

 

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Weight (153.2) is down from yesterday...(less sodium yesterday mostly but still too many cals, see yesterday's page for cals update)...I am really having a struggle with nitetime eating.  Glad it wasn't more last nite.  It sure doesn't make me feel better after having extra calories.  It is like a FAKE-HUNGER at nite.  I eat and realize I am not even hungry.  -?-  This is followed by feeling miserable.  If I can just remember how miserable I feel after I overeat at nite, maybe I can kick it.  No...no maybe about it...I CAN and I WILL!!!!!!!!!!

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Anyway, I am home this morning, washing clothes, and may stay home today...not sure...since it is steady raining.  We will see...I am going to read entries now.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 51.8 lbs lost so far, only 13.2 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/16/2013:
Have a wonderful day, Maria! :)


Umpqua on 08/16/2013:
Sounds like you are doing better overall and good attitude about kicking the nighttime snacking!


hollybelle on 08/16/2013:
Hummmmm....."fake" nighttime hunger - when I get a feeling like that it usually means BOREDOM....could it be that for you?


biscottibody59 on 08/16/2013:
I've been through a similar thing with the nighttime eating and some techniques from the "Overcoming Overeating" book helped me solve it. (I put up some excerpts in the forum awhile ago.) This is quite a few years ago and my food often was instant oats (date walnut full of sugar). I wouldn't buy those now, but at the time I was obsessed. I could also sleep on the fullest of full stomachs back then.

Keep at it! Perhaps writing in a journal at the time could help too. Continue to give yourself permission to eat, but write down your thoughts. Maybe it's something that isn't even obvious. And be nice to yourself--you can do this!

RYC: you can't go wrong with a Bette Davis movie (most of 'em anyway:-)


V on 08/16/2013:
Hey Maria :) No rain here today, hope that you had a fabulous day <3



Maria7 - Thursday Aug 15, 2013
(Every Calorie Counts)
Weight: 154.2

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.

 

Not feeling too good this afternoon...Feel a little feverish....

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 I visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 at the nursing home today (before I felt feverish).  Good visit.

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I did about 1700 cals today...mostly protein and some veggies...altho I did allow a small cone of ice cream.  Thanks for all your comments and suggestions.  My weight  (154.2)  is updated.  Yep...that much in 2 days...odd, huh?  I guess it is because of high sodium and high carb.  Today included some high sodium, too.  But I've done better today than yesterday (cals updated on yesterday's entry) or day before, so that'll have to do for now.

Updated next day:  2200 cals for this day.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 50.8 lbs lost so far, only 14.2 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/15/2013:
Hope you feel better soon, Maria.


V on 08/15/2013:
Hoping for a speedy recovery for you Maria <3


hollybelle on 08/15/2013:
Hope your ill feeling is a fluke and passes quickly. Hang in there. It was a hungry day for me, today.


Umpqua on 08/16/2013:
Good going with the foods yesterday and making some changes with your eating choices. I hope you're feeling better by now!



Maria7 - Wednesday Aug 14, 2013
(Every Calorie Counts)
Weight: 149.8

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

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. John 6:37

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

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Hello, Friends. 

I have not been a good girl today nor last nite....

I gave in to a little nite-time eating last nite...and I was NOT hungry...so I have no excuse.  I updated yesterday's calories to 2200.  Today (so far) is 2400.  You may say this isn't a big deal but it is for me.  Updated cals is 2700, updated next day.

 

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Sooo...I am seeming to lose my resolve already again.  It is a 'habit' thing.  It is just so comfortable to eat at nite.  It relaxes me.  It is soothing.  I've got to get back on the wagon again.  HELP!

  (P.S:  Weight is NOT updated.)

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It has been a COOL FALL-LIKE day here.  :-)  (Low 80's, I think.)  I went to the local farmers market and bought scuppernong grapes, muscadine grapes, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, and okra.  Sounds good, doesn't it?  Shall I also mention that  I stopped by the grocery store on the way home and bought cookies and ice cream????  Not only that, but I bought a half gallon each of my fav kind and Hubby's fav kind.  After he got home from work (I'd told him I'd bought him his fav ice cream), he asked me a little later if I still had the receipt for the ice cream I bought for him?  I said, "Yes, why?"  He said there was a little ice cream missing from his carton.  :-(  I confessed.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 55.2 lbs lost so far, only 9.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/15/2013:
Cottage Cheese is good for me at night.


Umpqua on 08/15/2013:
We all make mistakes, don't give up and stick with us! I will offer my 2 cents, if it's worth that much. Looking at your menus from the past week or so, I think you should eat more during the day and also try to up your veggies to fill you up. If your diet is very spartan during the day, chances are you'll be hungry at night. Maybe try for a bigger breakfast with more protein and less bread? Then you have the day to burn it off. This usually works for me, because I don't like going hungry and I definitely don't like going to be hungry. I hope today is better for you!


Umpqua on 08/15/2013:
That should be going to "bed" hungry!


grannyannie on 08/15/2013:
Evening is hard for me as well. Seems like an hour after dinner I'm thinking about snacking! Hang in there, Maria.


biscottibody59 on 08/15/2013:
Keep up the good work--hope you solve your nighttime hunger! Mine was solved for me with food sensitivity issues and sleep issues in past years. (The sensitivities are all gone, but the habits are still there.) I simply can't sleep on an overly full stomach. Plain complex carbs are my nighttime food of choice--oats or sweet potato are good. Fortunately I like both plain.

Hang in there!



Maria7 - Tuesday Aug 13, 2013
(Every Calorie Counts)
Weight: 149.8

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

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.  John 6:37 

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

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Hello, Friends.  Hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday morning in the Lord.  I threw out some bread for the bluejays and squirrels a little while ago.  They love it!

Having a second cup of coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567this morning...have some coffee with me?

Weight is down a little more.  I am at 149.8 this morning, down over -7 from a week ago, last Tuesday.  It may would have been down even more but I've been allowing bread is the reason it is not, I think.  Anyway, 149.8 today is a far cry from last Tuesday's 157.0, isn't it?  I'm in the 140's....  :-D  Less than 10 lbs. to goal!  Thanks for ALL your encouraging comments!

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I did well again last nite in not giving in to a food binge. As usual, it being nitetime, I felt SO HUNGRY! I ended with about 1250 cals yesterday which was very good.  So, I continue rowing to Island 140.0.

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Okay...Today's food so far:

2 cheese toasts, 2 coffees w creamer and sugar...400 calories

(I was still very hungry from not giving in to a food binge last nite.  I just told myself last nite to hold on until this morning and I would let myself have whatever...within calories-amount-reason... I was hungry for, for breakfast and this was it.)  :-D

Food update:

1 cup scupponong grapes...100 c

1 pk 6 choc cookies and sw tea...250c

2 small apples...150c

Manwich sauce w ground beef and added tomatoes...450c

1 bread...50c

Water...0c

Total today:  1400 calories

Update:  chocolate covered almonds  300 calories

Real Total Today:  1700 calories  (Oooophs!)

I was full after 2 or 3 of the candies and kept eating them...why?????

Next day update:  add 500 more calories (1 bread, cheese, and pack of  6 cheese/wheat crackers) to this for Day Total: 2200 calories

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I plan, Lord willing, to visit my Aunt (Mom's Sister)Auntanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567 today.  She is home now and doing very well.  Thank you so much for your prayers for her when she was recently in the hospital.

Update:  Did visit Aunt about an hour and a half.  She's doing much better.   We had a good visit.  :-)

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 55.2 lbs lost so far, only 9.8 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 08/13/2013:
Excellent work getting into the 140s! I wonder if the reason you're so hungry at night IS because you're allowing the bread? Otherwise you're doing a really low carb diet so the bread may be sending mixed signals to your metabolism. When I've gone low carb I've always counted carbs instead of calories, and while calories also stay low, I've never felt hungry. I hope you have a nice visit with your Aunt today!

Maria7 on 08/13/2013:
Now, that's a thought...I surely had forgotten about how allowing carbs can trigger hunger and sticking with low-carb does the opposite...thanks for reminding me of this...


grannyannie on 08/13/2013:
Well done! You'll get there. Have a great day, Maria.


V on 08/13/2013:
Happy to hear that your Aunt is feeling better Maria :) Have a great evening!


hollybelle on 08/13/2013:
Ah, you are in the 140s now! Wonderful. leave it to Umpqua to track down what might be a carb triggered hunger at night! Wow. You know I began eating eggs or cottage cheese for breakfast most mornings INSTEAD of LF WW Waffles and I don't have nearly the appetite I had at lunch. So I think we're on to something here!



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