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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.



Maria7 - Sunday Sep 18, 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.  

We had a nice church service this morning and our Pastor (the one who is soon leaving preached a wonderful message on salvation and our looking for the return of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ...which could be at ANY time!  Our Pastor told us to STAY READY! as we look for His return... and that if anyone is not saved or needs to repent of their sins, NOW is the time to do it and not put it off.

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The scale was favorable this morning, with weight at 149.0.  I've been on track pretty well for the past week or two. 

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Hubby and I visited Mama at the nursing home this afternoon.  I took her a small container of some baked apple pieces with cinnamon and a light sprinkling of sugar on them that I made for her this morning before we left for church.

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It has been cool here the past couple of days...NICE.   Lows in the upper 50's, highs in the 70's...sweater-weather, we call it here.

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Hope you are having a nice afternoon.

Love, Maria

 

  

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

hollybelle on 09/18/2011:
Hi, Maria. This is great apple weather. I'll bet those apples you took your Mom were tasty! Have a good week.


grannyannie on 09/18/2011:
You're doing great. Have a lovely day!


greengirl on 09/18/2011:
Thanks for the birthday wishes Maria. I hope you have had a great weekend too :-)


panda22 on 09/18/2011:
What a delicious treat to take your mom :). I agree fall is beautiful! Glad you are having a nice weekend!


moogy on 09/18/2011:
I am glad the weather is cooling down for you Maria. Autumn really is my favourite time of the year. I am ready for Him, I wish He would come soon:)


V on 09/18/2011:
I am sure you had a lovely visit with your Mom :) Have a wonderful evening!!


Umpqua on 09/18/2011:
It sounds like all is well and what a nice treat to bring to your Mom!


liza36 on 09/19/2011:
Your Pastor's message is so true! We must be ready and not procrastinate.

I love this time of year with the cooler weather. I can't wait to wear all my sweaters too. Have a wonderful day.


~WI~ on 09/20/2011:
I agree with the message! So happy to read your mom is doing well and that you are still able to visit with her!


thinkpositive on 09/25/2011:
Sweater weather sounds divine! I'll bet your mom loved the apple dish.



Maria7 - Monday Sep 12, 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.  

Boring below:

I have a headache and I am writing this late at nite.  I have been staying on track.  Scale is barely cooperating to show progress.  I am refraining from nite-time snacking, along with counting calories diligently and getting in a lot of walking.  I am still stressed out regarding people and their choices, but what else is new?  Their choices are exactly that...'THEIRS'...  I think I need to memorize that.

So...I've been reading entries here tonite.  Overall, it looks like you are all staying on track pretty well.   Very good.

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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!

moogy on 09/12/2011:
Would it help to focus on forgiveness at this time when people's choices are really getting to you? I always try and find an excuse for the behaviour that upsets me. I ask "Why would I do that, what would cause me to choose that", sometimes it really helps me not to judge their choices, even when they are very upsetting. And even when the people should know better!! Well done on resisting the night time snacking Maria, particularly to be commended at this difficult time:)


mcwoo40 on 09/13/2011:
Have a good day :-)


thinkpositive on 09/13/2011:
Hey boring is fine! You are right about their choices- they belong to them , they own them. But it can be hard to watch other people make poor choices.


grannyannie on 09/13/2011:
Wise advise. You are responsible only for your own choices, not others. I deal with this as well with grown children, but can't do anything. Hope your day today is a good one.


V on 09/13/2011:
Hey Maria :) Sending lots of love your way to you!! I hope your Mom is doing well...Have a wonderful day!!


Umpqua on 09/13/2011:
I know it's tough Maria, I deal with this all the time with my parents. But people make their own choices, for whatever reason, and we are just left to accept the consequences, however unpleasant. Now it looks like you are making great choices with food and no night time snacking, yay!


Umpqua on 09/13/2011:
P.S. I'm going to paint the deck a sand color, it's a light brown sort of beachy color :) It was previously dark brown, just like our entire house. We're slowly working to brighten and lighten all the colors!


liza36 on 09/13/2011:
Good advice to let people's decisions and choices be theres. We can't change anyone else, but ourselves. I liked Moogy's comment - wise advice.

Good job on the nite time eating. That can be tough, but sounds like you've got a handle on it. The scale will follow suit!


biscottibody59 on 09/13/2011:
Thanks for your sentiments!

Keep going on your path and the walking too:-)


moogy on 09/13/2011:
You still have the hair to be a hippy Maria, it would be an easy transistion to make you over:)


hollybelle on 09/14/2011:
Philippians 4:6-7 Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. (NLT)

I know you know this verse, Maria. Just a good reminder for us. I love the part about "then you will experience God's peace....." Hope your mind becomes more peaceful very soon.


hollybelle on 09/18/2011:
Hi Maria. Hope things are going well. Happy Sunday!



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