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Maria7 - Monday Oct 31, 2011
(Moderation)
Weight: 146.6

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

 

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Hello, Friends.  Hope all is well with you.  As for me...I feel LOST.  I am really grieving over my Brother, who has been staying with us but has now left and is moving back to another country he was living in before he came here.  It had been years since we'd seen each other.  While he was here, he was looking for work and day after day, I took him around looking for work, including lots of places in neighboring towns, and no work was found...not to mention the many applications he put in for work over the internet, which he said were in the thousands of job applications.  Please pray for him.  Now he is on his way back to the country he was living in before coming back to his hometown here in this country and he said he will again be looking for work there in the other country.  I got used to him being here and now he is gone.    I've cried and cried. 

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  Scale weighed in at 146.6 this morning and I'm drinking cocoa tonite, not much appetite, missing my Brother.

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Visited Mom at the nursing home this afternoon, who was in bed again and not feeling well at all. 

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Hope you've been having a good day.

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 58.4 lbs lost so far, only 6.6 lbs to go!

V on 10/31/2011:
Sorry you are having such a tough day :( Sending lots of thoughts. prayer and love to you and your family..


biscottibody59 on 10/31/2011:
I didn't know you had quit caffeine for that long. I hope to do as well--thanks for your kind words:-) It helps to know how it went for you.

Sounds pretty rough for you without your brother. I hope you feel better day by day.


greengirl on 11/01/2011:
Poor Maria. I hope your brother can find a job soon. My middle child has been in a similar position for a while and it is soul destroying for him. Hope your mom is feeling better soon and you also feel more like yourself :-(


Soon2BThin on 11/01/2011:
Thanks for the welcome back. I'm sorry to hear you are so sad. Hope your brother finds work and your Mom feels better.


legcramps on 11/01/2011:
Thinking about you today.


Umpqua on 11/04/2011:
Sorry your brother couldn't find work here, it's such a tough economy right now. I'm thinking of you and your family Maria!


~WI~ on 11/04/2011:
awwwwww :( Praying for you



Maria7 - Sunday Oct 30, 2011
(Moderation)
Weight: 146.4

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

 

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Hello, Friends.

Our Brother  who was staying with us for a little over a month moved out this morning.  I am SO SAD.      He is my Brother and he is such a sweet, wonderful person to spend time with.  I already miss him!  It had been years since we had seen each other (he lived very, very far away and said he was going back there to reside again). 

Scale weighed in at 146.4 this morning.  

Visited Mom at the nursing home this afternoon, who was in bed and not feeling her best.

 

 

Hope you've been having a good day.

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 58.6 lbs lost so far, only 6.4 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 10/30/2011:
Sorry to hear you're bummed out about the company going away.

RYC: It's the Esselstyn (Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease book) way of eating. You can check out the other diary I started here last year for more info--ModerationKills--in case you need more info. Of course oil and nuts are plant-based:-)


V on 10/31/2011:
Have a good day Maria :)


liza36 on 10/31/2011:
Nice to have your brother there. Is he moving close by you? Have a good one.



Maria7 - Saturday Oct 29, 2011
(Moderation)
Weight: 147.2

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

 

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Hello, Friends.

Am having to redo pictures and it is taking a long time as the website that was hosting the pictures I had stored on it has been down a long time...so I found another site and am rebuilding pictures there.  It is a rainy day here in South Carolina.  We are having family visiting with us for a little over a month now and so I haven't been online much due to spending time with family.  I am doing so-so with staying on track although not at goal but being on the go a lot, clothes are fitting well. 

 

 

Hope you're having a good day.

Love, Maria (and Hubby)

 

Progress as of today: 57.8 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 10/29/2011:
Better to spend time with family. Sometimes I think I spend too much time on the laptop, etc.


V on 10/29/2011:
Hey there Maria and hubby :) Enjoy your time with the family!!



Maria7 - Tuesday Oct 25, 2011
(Moderation)
Weight: 147.2

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

 

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Hello, Friends.

Thought I'd do an update.  Scale read 147.2 this morning (up a little).  I weigh about the same as this time last year, but slightly less, I think, so I'm okay with it although I'm not at 140.0 goalweight.  I am doing well to hold on to where I am currently, not adding weight. 

I've been coming back here and reading entries off and on but just not commenting.  Been real busy with family for the past month.

Pictures I have on here are currently not working....photo hosting is down...hopefully either that site I use will soon be back up or either I will start using another photo hosting site. 

 

Hope you're having a good day.

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 57.8 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

V on 10/25/2011:
Have a wonderful evening Maria!!


hollybelle on 10/26/2011:
Great to see your post. Post pics when you can!


biscottibody59 on 10/26/2011:
Good to see you're doing well! Take care:-)


liza36 on 10/26/2011:
Hope you are well, have a great day.


~WI~ on 10/27/2011:
It was wonderful to hear from you! You are doing great and I know that weight will come off!


Umpqua on 10/27/2011:
Good job Maria, I hope you get your photos back soon!



Maria7 - Thursday Oct 06, 2011
(Moderation)
Weight: 146.2

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

 

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Hello, Friends.

Scale read 146.2 this morning.  Slow and steady wins the race.

 

Hope you're having a good day.

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 58.8 lbs lost so far, only 6.2 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/07/2011:
Have a lovely day!


liza36 on 10/07/2011:
Nice job staying on track, and the scale is rewarding you! Have a great weekend.


Umpqua on 10/07/2011:
Good going Maria!


greengirl on 10/08/2011:
Keep up the good work Maria. I hope you and your family have a lovely weekend :-)


biscottibody59 on 10/08/2011:
Good going--have a good afternoon!


thinkpositive on 10/09/2011:
Agreeing with the slow & steady idea. Glad it's working out for you.


~WI~ on 10/10/2011:
Congratulations..you always do so well :)


moogy on 10/10/2011:
Nice to read that you are winning the race:)


shams on 10/20/2011:
keeep it going and have a nice day



Maria7 - Wednesday Oct 05, 2011
(Moderation)
Weight: 146.6

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

 

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Hello, Friends.

Scale read 146.6 this morning.  No problem staying on track lately.

 

Hope you're having a nice day.

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 58.4 lbs lost so far, only 6.6 lbs to go!

V on 10/05/2011:
Wonderful Maria :) Have a good evening!


Umpqua on 10/05/2011:
It looks like you've found your mojo!


thinkpositive on 10/05/2011:
Staying on track is great.


greengirl on 10/06/2011:
Well done Maria. You are doing great :-)



Maria7 - Tuesday Oct 04, 2011
(Moderation)
Weight: 147.2

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

 

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Hello, Friends!

Scale read 147.2 this morning, yayyy.  Was able to wear a pair of red-colored size 8 non-stretch cotton jeans today that I haven't worn in quite a while because they fit like a size 6 although they are an 8.  That is a nice reward for staying on track!

 

Hope you're having a nice day!

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 57.8 lbs lost so far, only 7.2 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 10/04/2011:
Woo Hoo for red jeans!


V on 10/04/2011:
Way to go Maria!! Nice :)


Umpqua on 10/05/2011:
Go Maria!!



Maria7 - Sunday Oct 02, 2011
(Balance)
Weight: 148.4

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

 

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Hello, Everyone.  

Hubby and I visited a different church (in town) this morning and we had a wonderful worship service.

   

The scale was favorable this morning, with weight at 147.4.  I've been on track pretty well lately.

 

 

Mama was doing well at the nursing home this afternoon.  She was in her bed and she looked so pretty with her makeup on and her hair fixed nicely.  She had on a pretty yellow Cracker Barrel shirt we bought her earlier this year.

 

It has been cool here the past couple of days...NICE.    Lows in the 40's, highs in the upper 60's, quite a change from the very warm weather we've been having.

 

 

Hope you are having a good evening.

Love, Maria

 

  

Progress as of today: 56.6 lbs lost so far, only 8.4 lbs to go!

moogy on 10/02/2011:
I am glad the weather has cooled down for you and imagine that your home is now decorated in it's Autumn colours. Good job with keeping on track. Thank you for your support, I thought I had really blown it but managed to stay well under the danger line:)


thinkpositive on 10/03/2011:
Your weather sounds perfect. It must be nice to see that your mother is well taken care of.


V on 10/03/2011:
Good news about the scale being in your favor :) Yes finally a break from all of the warm weather is nice indeed :) Happy to hear that your Mom is looking well, did you paint her nails for her? I know how much she likes that :) I hope you continue to post, I missed you :)


Umpqua on 10/03/2011:
You are kicking butt Maria!


greengirl on 10/03/2011:
Well done on the favourable weigh-in Maria :-) and I'm happy to hear your mother is doing well. You are a good daughter :-)



Maria7 - Friday Sep 30, 2011
(Balance)
Weight: 148.4

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

 

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Work it, work it, work it.  That's what I'm doing.

It's working, too.  This morning I'm down to 148.4, the scale announced.  Yayyyy!  Size 8's are fitting well again!    I just gotta stick to it!  AND I WILL!!!

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Hope you are having a nice evening.

Love, Maria

 

  

Progress as of today: 56.6 lbs lost so far, only 8.4 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 09/30/2011:
Good, Maria! Glad to hear it!


moogy on 09/30/2011:
Good for you Maria, sure and steady, more comfortable is better:)


V on 10/01/2011:
Hi Maria!!



Maria7 - Wednesday Sep 28, 2011
(Moderation)
Weight: 149.4

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

 

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Hello, Everyone. Yep, I've been busy washing clothes but not only that, this animated washer and dryer motion picture above is how I have been feeling lately. 

When you reach a point that you are seriously going to soon have to give up being the size you are and move to larger clothes because MOST of your clothes (size 8) are a struggle to wear comfortably, it is time to make some changes.  I will not give in this time.  It is time for ACTION.  That action is not in eating.  That action is self-control.  I truly believe I can eat and BE FULL and not keep gaining weight.  I believe I can get back down to 140-143.  I am so disgusted with my allowing myself to give in to comfort-eating...which I have been doing, even though NOT HUNGRY.  How craze is that???  Disgusting...that is the word.  I am BARELY holding on to 149 and barely still wearing size 8, which I plan to stay at size 8 and not move to a larger size.  I CAN do this and I will.  It doesn't matter how much I want to comfort-eat.  That is a NO-DEAL now!

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Hope you are having a nice evening.

Love, Maria

 

  

Progress as of today: 55.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 09/28/2011:
That's right, Maria! No wearing bigger size - think of your clothes and find that inspiration! You can do it!


Umpqua on 09/28/2011:
You WILL do this Maria, you are posting here and staying accountable! I was up 2 pounds over the high end of my maintenance range Monday and that's my signal that it's time to rein things in (I ate way too much cake over the weekend). I don't usually post my fluxes as long as I'm in my 5-pound range but I will update on Friday if I'm still over. So I think as long as we're staying accountable we will win this battle!


moogy on 09/28/2011:
Keep wearing the uncomfortable clothes Maria, they will be incentive to watch what you eat. You can do this Maria, I suspect that you found it too easy on that island and need to come back and join in the fight with us. We are all here to help and ready and willing to support you all the way.:)


V on 09/28/2011:
Hey Maria!! This can and will be done! I am sure the thought of buying bigger clothes is motivation !! I believe in you :)


thinkpositive on 09/28/2011:
Sounds like you have a great plan & that you will lose the weight & feel more comfortable in your clothes.



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