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Maria7 - Wednesday Apr 13, 2011
(Back On Track)
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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Hello, Friends...

 

 

Well...I was about to resign myself to rowing toward goal-island during the week days, then losing ground over the weekends and having to start the cycle all over again the following weekdays...BUT...yesterday I was really under the weather and didn't eat much and this morning I saw a big difference and that encouraged me to do excellent today with calories and walking on the treadmill twice...I had gotten discouraged as my 8's were getting snug (as in not comfy-snug) but now, since I was under the weather yesterday and didn't eat much, that actually gave me a BOOST in the right direction...so I think I can...I think I can...I think I can (and it's a good feeling when your confidence is up)...

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Got up early this morning and went and got Daughter and took her to the ER...She's gonna be okay (after 2 shots, medicine and prescriptions filled)...Saturday she'd stepped on a nail and her foot was really swollen when I took her to the hospital today...Also sat with Mom some this afternoon (she's doing okay and excited about her upcoming birthday party Friday)...then Hubby and I went to church tonite and I played the piano and we all sang songs and with the Lord's help, I taught a lesson on heaven to the congregation...then after church service tonite, Hubby and I stayed and got songs arranged for the next 4 church services, including our upcoming Palm Sunday service (this coming Sunday) and Easter service (the following Sunday)...

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Hope you are having a good evening.

Love, Maria 

 

 

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

V on 04/13/2011:
Oh no!!I am glad she had immediate attention...To answer your question I pretty much keep the same grocery list and cook all my meals for the entire week...I have a kitchen scale to weigh and portion in individual containers...SO there is no seconds for me and if I am still hungry, I eat a little of my healthy snacks that I have or drink a cup of low sodium ff chicken broth....I guess I should consider myself lucky that I never had a problem with binging on foods, but my gains came from unhealthy choices and wine consumption(empty calories) I allow myself a night out for dinner here and there but I keep it on the healthy side...My motivation is the grueling workouts I get in that burns 650 per cardio class but I don't give a green light to eat as I please because I have so much more work to do to become a bodybuilder on a competitive level(my next goal) I hope this helps you Maria :) Have a good one!


moogy on 04/14/2011:
I am so glad that your daughter is fine. Tetunus is something to avoid at all costs. It sounds as if you had a lovely Sunday doing the Lord's work. Keep on rowing Maria sounds like you have got your oars working in the right way now. Excellent!!


hollybelle on 04/14/2011:
Holy moley on the nail in the foot! So dangerous. Good move going to the ER. It's hard to remember to get those teatnus boosters! We are so lucky in this country to have access to wonderful healthcare. Thank you for your support on my recent emotional posts! Better days are ahead.


Umpqua on 04/14/2011:
I'm glad your daughter is OK, that's scary! I'm also glad you are feeling better and things are moving in the right direction again. I hope today is a good one for you!


biscottibody59 on 04/14/2011:
Hope you have a good day!


chidogs on 04/14/2011:
I am also glad your daughter is ok. That is very scary. We stepped on a lot of nails when I was a kid, everyone went barefooot all summer long, so it happened. Sorry you didn't feel well, but at least it had a good side and got you motivated! Good for you. Take care.


legcramps on 04/14/2011:
So glad your daughter is going to be okay :)


starfish on 04/14/2011:
:-)


greengirl on 04/14/2011:
Hi Maria. Just calling by to say I hope you are well. Oh dear it sounds as if your daughter had a painful time but lucky you are there for her. Have a great day :-)


biscottibody59 on 04/17/2011:
Are you okay--after all the storms?



Maria7 - Tuesday Apr 12, 2011
(Back On Track)
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

 

 ........................................................

 

Hello, Friends...

Definitely been under the weather today (but getting better). 

Not hard to sail in the RIGHT direction when you're not feeling well...But I'm getting better...

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Hope you are having a good day.

Love, Maria 

 

 

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

mysterywoman100 on 04/12/2011:
You are an inspiration for me. Evening snacking has always been a problem for me so I am trying to just say no snacks of any kind after supper. I know if I eat a little it will end up being alot.


legcramps on 04/12/2011:
Feel better soon :)


Umpqua on 04/12/2011:
I hope you and hubby are on the mend!


moogy on 04/12/2011:
Yes, it is hard to eat healthily when you don't feel well. I hope you can stick to some good soup. Get well soon Maria.:)


V on 04/12/2011:
I hope you get better soon Maria!! Have a good day :)


hopingforhealth on 04/12/2011:
Ugh, sorry you are under the weather. Feel better soon!


starfish on 04/13/2011:
Hi! I hope you feel better soon.



Maria7 - Sunday Apr 10, 2011
(Back On Track)
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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  Good afternoon to you.

 

Hubby and I went to church this morning.

This afternoon, Hubby and I visited Mom at the nursing home and I videod her and Hubby and then a worker brought in her lunch and put it on the tray in front of Mom, who was in her bed.  Mom looked very pretty, was dressed up with a pretty blue shirt with music notes on it and had makeup on.

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I had some extra snacks last nite which amounted in going over about 700 calories over maintain calories.  It seems the weekend is the hardest to resist and stay on track.

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 Some people came to church today who haven't been there in a long time.  Also some new visitors.  

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There is NO TIME to get right with the Lord like TODAY.  There are so many people who are lost.  Some of them don't realize that unless they get saved, they are going to be facing eternity lost and without GOD.  I pray for them that they will get saved while there is still time to do so (today).

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Hope you're having a good day.  (Every day with the Lord is a good day.)

 Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

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

~Moody~ on 04/10/2011:
Sounds like a wonderful day in Maria's world!!


tangalyn on 04/10/2011:
hope ur havin a good day :)


Umpqua on 04/10/2011:
I'm glad your Mom had a good day and I hope yours is going great!


nemogirl on 04/10/2011:
It's great that you care about other people so much! I'm glad you had a great day!


mcwoo40 on 04/11/2011:
Hiya Maria,thats my worse time to keep on track,weekends.I just try and keep busy,once if sit down i never want to get up,Soon as you watch the tv they are putting adverts for all the bad foods that can trigger binges off,not fair.Bye for now Jules


biscottibody59 on 04/11/2011:
Have a good week!


V on 04/11/2011:
Just stopping by to say hello :) Keep at it Maria! You are doing fine :)



Maria7 - Friday Apr 08, 2011
(Back On Track)
Weight: 147.4

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

 

 ........................................................

 

Hello, Friends...

Hope you are having a good morning. 

Well, here I am still sailing along and my boat is still going in the RIGHT direction.  I hope to keep it going in the right direction.  Although the MUNCHIE MONSTERS knocked on the door last nite, I didn't let them in.

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Hope you are having a good day.

Love, Maria 

 

 

Progress as of today: 57.6 lbs lost so far, only 7.4 lbs to go!

V on 04/08/2011:
Hello Maria :) I am so happy you didn't let the munchie monster in!!! Great Job!!! have a wonderful day :)


KathyBlue on 04/08/2011:
I like the muchie monster term :))) Have a good weekend :)


Umpqua on 04/08/2011:
Great job Maria!!


biscottibody59 on 04/08/2011:
Looks good--have a good day!


starfish on 04/08/2011:
keep up the great work!!!


moogy on 04/08/2011:
Keep slamming the door Maria. Or should that be hatch??? Have a wonderful healthy weekend friend:)


nemogirl on 04/09/2011:
nice work!



Maria7 - Thursday Apr 07, 2011
(Back On Track)
Weight: 148.6

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

 

 ........................................................

 

Hello, Friends...

Hope you have been having a good morning. 

Well, here I am still sailing along and my boat is now going in the RIGHT direction again.  Now to keep it going that way.  I resisted a snacking binge last nite (I did allow a 100-calories bag of lf popcorn) and I felt very, very hungry and couldn't get to sleep until way after midnite as my tummy kept telling me HOW HUNGRY it was and I kept IGNORING the complaint! 

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I took Mama to the farmers market yesterday and bought her a flower (hanging basket of red verbena) that we decided to give to the staff who take care of her at the nursing home and I also got her some bananas.    We had a nice time together.

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Evening update:  Here I am...HUNGRY...not giving in!  It's almost 9 pm and the MUNCHIES MONSTERS are here! 

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Hope you are having a good evening.

Love, Maria 

 

 

Progress as of today: 56.4 lbs lost so far, only 8.6 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 04/07/2011:
Good job reversing your boat :) I LOVE verbena, that must be so pretty. Have a good one!


liza36 on 04/07/2011:
It's so hard to ignore a grumbling stomach at night. Good job on resisting. Have a great day.


loveray on 04/07/2011:
good job resisting, hope that you have a wonderful day!


~Moody~ on 04/07/2011:
I wanna sail on that boat! You did an excellent job resisting last night, that takes supreme will!!

Sounds like you and Mom had a beautiful day together, always makes me smile when I read of your outtings with her!


V on 04/07/2011:
Wonderful job Maria and "anchors away" back to feeling comfortable about food! Love you :)


loveray on 04/07/2011:
thank you, Maria! i couldnt have made this journey without you! xo



Maria7 - Tuesday Apr 05, 2011
(Getting Back On Track)
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

 

 ........................................................

 

Hello, Friends...

Hope you have been having a good day and progressing toward your healthy goal weight. 

Well, here I am still sailing along...(in the wrong direction)...trying to not overeat each day and admittedly, I have failed miserably.  I have been continuing to gain weight and I KNOW what the problem is.  I've fallen back into nite-time snacking/binging.  I do SPLENDIDLY during the day...counting calories and keeping them low enough to enjoy a low-cal supper at nite and even walking on the treadmill.  But then comes nitefall...and temptation to snack sets in...CRAVINGS...It's like I'm asking myself, "What am I hungry for?  Oh, a little of this and that won't add much..."  So I have a little of this and that and then guess what?  I don't 'feel full enough'...So I have a little of this, that and the other until I finally feel somewhat full enough but by then I've gone overboard on calories and instead of progressing in getting back to my goal weight, I'm GAINING.    I eat a lot at nite, trying to destress.  I eat cause I'm hungry.  I eat cause I have cravings.  I eat cause I'm bored.  I eat cause I feel worried.  I am a food addict.  I comfort my anxieties with food.  Then after I gain more weight from all this eating at nite, I feel anxious about that and comfort that anxiety with eating more food, what a cycle...    I must stop this!!!  I WILL!  Healthy eating from now on!  BACK ON TRACK!!!  UGH! 

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Hope you're having a good evening.

Love, Maria 

 

 

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

moogy on 04/05/2011:
It sounds as if you need to do something at night to occupy your hands. Reading, sewing, writing, the list is endless. Perhaps one of them would help you. Perhaps this would be the best time to do your bible study for the day. I hope any of these ideas help.:)


waydesmommy on 04/06/2011:
You CAN and WILL do what you need to do to get to your weight loss goal. Tell your self that and then make it happen. Get rid of all junk food. Replace it with fruits and veggies...and bubble gum..5 cal per piece bubble gum at that. You know you can not loose any weight by over eating, so next time think about it before you indulge, ask yourself if that food is more important than your health. I know it's too easy for the food to be more important, but if you really want to drop the weight you have to stop letting it be. Find comfort in something else. Maybe a video game or something above like moogy suggested. Stay active. Go for walks or anything you can think of. Turn on some music and just dance in the privacy of your room/living room. Do whatever you can think of to quit that snacking. You are digging yourself deeper into a hole and it's going to be a rough climb out if you don't start doing something about it now. You CAN and WILL do this. You ARE strong! You ARE worth it!


V on 04/06/2011:
Maybe until you get this under control, it might be a good idea to rid yourself of whatever it is that you are binging on...I am sorry that you are having a tough go at it, but I am certain that you WILL tackle this :) Love you!


Umpqua on 04/06/2011:
Sorry you're having a tough time but you recognize the problem and that's important. I agree that maybe you should keep trigger foods out of the house until you feel stronger. Also, maybe you need to up your calories a bit during the day? If you're gardening a lot and walking the treadmill you might need more calories and then you'll be less tempted to snack. Stay strong Maria!


biscottibody59 on 04/06/2011:
I still think you might get something out of "Overcoming Overeating," the book excerpts are in the forum. You may be able to get it from the library just to see if it's for you. Or visit the website.

I just know it helped me with the nighttime eating once upon a time.

I know you're a writer, but not sure if you keep a journal--that's worth a try as well. Just writing down how you're feeling when you feel like comfort eating (or bored eating for that matter). If it's just something you're mulling over that you have no control over--well, that's a tough one. I hope you get it sorted out.

Enjoy your Wednesday!



Maria7 - Sunday Apr 03, 2011
(Lots of Vegetables and Lots of Walking)
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

 

........................................................

  Good afternoon to you.

We went to church this morning, and our Pastor preached another outstanding message on FAITH.  Our faith in God helps us every day.  I don't know how people make it who don't have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  Who do they turn to?  After church service, 

Hubby and I went to a restaurant and had lunch together.  Then Hubby and I visited Mom at the nursing home after lunch.  We took her some bananas and a bag of prunes. She'd just finished eating part of her lunch that had been brought to her on a tray and was resting in her bed.

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I am looking forward to our evening church service today.  We will be beginning another revival that will last 3 nites.  I hope we have an outstanding attendance and people get saved at the services.    There is NO TIME to get right with the Lord like TODAY.  There are so many people who are lost.  Some of them don't realize that unless they get saved, they are going to be facing eternity lost and without GOD.  I pray for them that they will get saved while there is still time to do so (today).

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Hope you're having a good day.  (Every day with the Lord is a good day.)

 Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

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

tangalyn on 04/03/2011:
hello :) hope u enjoyed ur church service and r having a great night


loveray on 04/03/2011:
hope you had a great weekend!


biscottibody59 on 04/04/2011:
Hope today's a good one for ya'!


greengirl on 04/05/2011:
Just calling by to say Hi Maria. Hope you enjoyed your evening service :-)


mcwoo40 on 04/05/2011:
Just passing to say hello,hope things are fine your end :)



Maria7 - Friday Apr 01, 2011
(Lots of Salads and Lots of Walking)
Weight: 147.6

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

 

 ........................................................

 

Hello, Friends...

I'm having my morning coffee...would you like to have a cup with me?

 

Well, here I am sailing along...trying to not overeat each day (and so far, so good).  I'm at a good weight where I am now, just not at 'goal weight'.  Clothes still fit fine, although slightly snugger, but still comfortable.  If I stayed at the weight I am at now, it would be good.  At one time, my goalweight was 148.0.  At other times, years ago, my goalweight was higher than that.  When I was at my highest weight (205), my first original goal weight was 150-160 tops.  Also, there have been times years ago that my goal weight was 156, size 12.  At the weight I now am at, I have MORE ENERGY than when I was at 140.0 goal weight recently. 

 

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I've invited a friend out to lunch today, my treat and she accepted.  When she and I went out to lunch the other day, her treat, I had a big salad.   

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Also today or tomorrow (or both), I want to do some shopping for my Mom's upcoming birthday.  I'm giving her a birthday party and I want to buy her something very special that I know she will love to wear at her party, something extra special (probably a glittery outfit with matching jewelry) that she will be happy wearing at her party while with her friends and family.  So I'll have to give her that birthday present early before the party.  I will still give her a nice gift at her party also (maybe a matching handbag).  I'm sending out invitation and have been calling her special friends that she doesn't see very often and inviting them to come to her party. 

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We've been getting a LOT of rain this week and this morning the sun is shining brightly and it is supposed (according to tv weather channel) to be warm, around mid-60's today!  Guess I'll be wearing my shades when I go pick up my friend to go out to lunch.    

 

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Hope you're having a good day.

Love, Maria 

 

 

Progress as of today: 57.4 lbs lost so far, only 7.6 lbs to go!

loveray on 04/01/2011:
morning!! i would love to share a cup of joe with you:) hope you have a wonderful friday and looking forward to some sun this weekend!


Umpqua on 04/01/2011:
I hope you have a great day with your friend, sounds fun! Maybe you should consider revising your goal if you are feeling good and energetic at your current rate. Or you could come up with a goal range of 5 to 10 pounds, that's what I'm going to do. Have a good one!


biscottibody59 on 04/01/2011:
Sounds like a good day--keep up the good work!



Maria7 - Wednesday Mar 30, 2011
(Seefood Diet)
Weight: 147.6

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

 

 ........................................................

 

Hello, Friends...

Have a cup of coffee with me?

 

Well, some improvement overnite as you can see...147.6 this morning and since I've had a high sodium diet over the past few days, I am hoping to see further improvement this week as I stay vigilant to avoid nitetime food binges and try to not overdo sodium.

Would you like to see the island I was on when I was at goalweight, 140.0?  Here it is below:

And there am I in my boat, passing other boats just arriving, leaving the island in the distance, sailing away.

 

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A friend called yesterday and invited me to come get her and we go out and have lunch at a restaurant today.  From looking at the radar report on tv, it looks like we have heavy rain and thunderstorms coming in on us around lunchtime if not before.  I'm not one that likes to get out in rain, much less thunderstorms, but I'm not one to let it stop me, either. 

 

 

 

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Hope you're having a good day.

Love, Maria 

 

 

Progress as of today: 57.4 lbs lost so far, only 7.6 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 03/30/2011:
The scale is already moving for you, great! I hope you have a nice lunch and drive safely in the rain and storms.


liza36 on 03/30/2011:
I got a kick out of your "Seefood Diet". I can relate!

Enjoy your lunch out - stay dry!


tangalyn on 03/30/2011:
hope u have a good day


lifestylechange on 03/30/2011:
Beautiful entry:) You are doing great, have a great day!


loveray on 03/30/2011:
:) yea i have been 4 times since i received my yoga teaching licsence. i pretty much get to have free resort vacations because i teach while im there - its great!! mexico gets a bad rap a lot of times, but i love it and its gorgeous. hope you have a great day!


greengirl on 03/30/2011:
Hey Maria, great to *see* you again. I love your pretty posts, always so optimistic. Have a lovely lunch with your friend :-)


V on 03/30/2011:
Great job Maria!!! That's the spirit!! You never let this get you down!! Love it!!!


selina on 03/31/2011:
Great job, Maria! Enjoy your day with your friend!


hopingforhealth on 03/31/2011:
I hope you had a wonderful lunch despite the storminess. :)


belly on 03/31/2011:
Hi Maria! It's been awhile since I've been on, but still thinking of you and grateful for your kind words. Have a Blessed day!



Maria7 - Tuesday Mar 29, 2011
(Diet?...What Diet?)
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

 

 ........................................................

 

 'Home Sweet Home'

Hello, Friends...

Yep, I'm up even a little more.  So much for 'staying at goal'.  I've given in to too many nite-time food binges.  It's mainly about trying to comfort my anxieties with food again.   (As you can see, I'm back out on the water again, as they don't let you stay on 'Island 140' when you weigh 148.4.)

.............

Hubby is doing well and working a lot.

  He and I are hoping to take a daytrip to the beach sometime next month. 

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Today has been a pretty, sunny, warm (around 60ish F) day here in SC.

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'Mom's Nursing Home'

  I visited Mom at the nursing home this afternoon and we talked about her birthday party I am planning to give her week after next.    Mom is doing pretty well and was up a little while in her wheelchair in the dining room today, although she mostly stays in her bed.  I visit her frequently and sit and talk with her when I visit her.  She has decided she wants a yellow cake with chocolate icing for her birthday party, along with chocolate/vanilla/strawberry ice cream. 

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Hope you're having a good day.

Love, Maria 

 

 

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

V on 03/29/2011:
Hi Maria!!! I have missed you :) So good to hear from you and that your mom is doing well :) I am sure you will make her birthday extra special! I am sorry that you are struggling with the binges, I am sure you can turn it all around!!! Love you!!


V on 03/29/2011:
Starbucks is 5 blocks from my house :) LOL Yes I am doing pretty well with keeping the workouts challenging and keeping my intake on the cleaner side...I am determined to keep this off for good so whatever it takes, I am all over it!!


hopingforhealth on 03/29/2011:
It's ok. It's so hard to maintain when you aren't posting (or at least I'd assume.... I'm not near maintaining weight yet, but I know that when I don't post, I don't do as well). Don't be too hard on yourself. I know you can drop the extra. :)


moogy on 03/29/2011:
Lovely to see a post from you. I am so sorry that you have rowed away from the island and are anchored a little way off. It is good that you are back to share your determination to row back to the beach. Love you! I have missed you:)


Umpqua on 03/29/2011:
Good to see an entry from you! Your Mom's birthday plans sound great :) Maintenance is the hardest part, I'm trying to come to grips with that. I know you can turn this around, you are so determined!


loveray on 03/29/2011:
glad you are back!! we missed you. i understand that you have been super stressed and i know you will be back on track in no time!! at least we are some of the blessed few who have an OVER abundance of food in our lives, right?! ;) xo


nita51 on 03/30/2011:
Nice hearing from you,,,Have a good Wednesday! :)


liza36 on 03/30/2011:
While I have never been at a point of maintenance, I know it must be just as hard, maybe even harder, to maintain than to lose. I have every confidence that you'll get back to where you want to be.

Sounds like very nice plans for your mother's birthday.



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