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Maria7 - Sunday Oct 03, 2010
(Trying to get back to goal...)
Weight: 142.6

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!

Hubby and I just got home a little while ago.  We went to church this morning, then we visited friend, an elderly couple, who is grieving over the loss of someone in their family (please pray for them), then after we left their home, we went out to eat BUFFET.   Before we left the restaurant, I fixed Mom a container of candied yams to take to her. 

Hubby and I visited Mom and she was sitting in her wheelchair at a table with her friends in the nursing home dining room where they were having lunch but she said she's lost her appetite and she didn't eat much and didn't touch the candied yams we brought her, either.     She told me she's been losing weight and showed me that her rings on her fingers are very loose.   She said she wasn't allowed to rest in her bed and they bring her lunch to her today and she was made to go to the dining room.    I told her that it will probably do her good to have lunch (? she didn't hardly eat anything) with her friends instead of staying in her room in bed so much where she might feel lonesome.   I ask you to please continue to pray for her that soon she will be well and not suffering. 

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Today's food: 

 Breakfast:  Coffee  w tsp low cal creamer (10) and  splenda (0),  egg, grits, peppermint (190) 200

'Don't forget to eat your veggies!'

Lunch (buffet): mostly veggies salad, mac&cheese, yams, pecans, and a little fried chicken 800

Snack:  3 whole wheat sharp cheddar cheese crackers and coffee 100

Supper:  most of a candied apple coated in peanuts 200

Snack:  most of 2 more (3 were in the pack and all gone now) candied apples with peanut coating 400

Late-nite Snack:  Finally gave in to a whole pack of ww cheese crackers 180

Total est cals:  1880

 

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'Mini-Goals': 

This week through Saturday, Sept. 18th:  145.anything 

Next week through Saturday, Sept. 25th:  143.anything

Following week through Saturday, Oct. 2nd:  142.anything  

Next week after that through Sat., Oct 9th:  141.0

Week after that through Thurs. Oct. 14th:  140.0

 

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  Hope you're having a blessed day!

 Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 62.4 lbs lost so far, only 2.6 lbs to go!

chidogs on 10/03/2010:
Hi Maria, I am going to remember your description of my "fluffy" stomach whenever I am tempted to make the growlies go away. :) I understand about your Mom. Mine was in a facility for 2 1/2 years with alzheimers. It was tough to visit her there. I don't think it is ever easy. Your Mom will bounce back and have good days though. And yes, it is better for them to get out of their rooms and socialize. I am thinking of you. Take care.


moogy on 10/03/2010:
I am really pleased that even though you have the constant worry of your mom you have found a way to cope without turning to food. I am very proud of you. You are having enough of a treat to satisfy yourself but not to go overboard and that is really great. Have a good evening Maria and a well deserved good night's sleep.:)


just42day on 10/03/2010:
Thanks for your kind words of encouragement. Really appreciate them. As always, it sounds like your day has been full and a very giving one. Have a great night! :)


moogy on 10/03/2010:
I have just been downstairs to say good morning to my girls (all the boys are asleep)and the plan is for son in law and the big boys to come up today and get it going!!!YAY!!


hopingforhealth on 10/03/2010:
I hope the next time you visit your mom she is doing a little better. There will be good days and bad days, but I think you are handling things well. I'm very impressed that you aren't letting it affect your foot either!


breakaway on 10/03/2010:
My thoughts are with you maria :( Your mom sounds a little depressed and hopefully she finds something around her to cheer her up a little. My mom was the same way. She would have rather stayed in her bed but they made her get up and go to the dining room anyhow. Just know I'm thinking of you and your family during these sad trying times.


V on 10/03/2010:
Maria I am sending prayers! I admire your strength and your positive energy :) Have a good evening :)


justine on 10/03/2010:
you are so close to accomplishing your goal! this is fantastic and you must be so happy!

I hope you are having a fantastic and blessed day :)


moogy on 10/03/2010:
No, it's 4 pm and still no sign of any action!!! I am being patient!


moogy on 10/03/2010:
I may be reduced to bribery shortly!!


selina on 10/04/2010:
So sorry to hear about your mom, I hope she gets over this difficult phase soon. Stay well!


Umpqua on 10/04/2010:
I'm very sorry to hear your Mom is still having a rough time. I'll keep her in my thoughts and hope she has some comfort and relief soon. And I hope you have a nice calm and stress-free week!



Maria7 - Saturday Oct 02, 2010
(Trying to get back to goal...)
Weight: 142.6

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!

Hubby and I have been 'gone with the wind' today!   He and I had breakfast together at Cracker Barrel, my favorite, and we had supper at Golden Corral, his favorite restaurant.  We did a little Christmas and birthday shopping at the flea market in the next town over.   There was an elderly man there at the flea market who makes wooden items and sells them.  He had made some wooden churches (about a foot long and almost as tall) with nitelights in them and when you plug in the electric cord, the inside of the beautiful wooden church with steeple-cross on top,  lights up inside the church and on opening the front door, you can look inside and see pew seats and a podium in the little church!  LOVELY!  I bought this for my Sister's Christmas present for 20 dollars.  I also found and bought our Daughter's birthday present at the flea market...a very nice looks-almost-like-new guitar.  it needs some new strings, so I figure I'll just go to a music store and buy a whole new set as well as a little cover for one of the tuners that is missing.  The guitar new would have probably sold for well over 100 dollars or more and I got it for 30 dollars.  Our Daughter will be so happy.  Included in the deal was a guitar instructional music book, like new, which my Daughter doesn't need as she is very muscal and already knows how to play the guitar and drums, too, but I will include it in with the guitar for her birthday gift.   I also bought the ingredients to make her a homemade birthday cake as I already asked her what kind would she like and she said pineapple.  I saw a beautiful pedestal glass cake plate with matching glass dome cover for sale for $5 at the flea market and bought that and plan to set her birthday cake in it before I give it to her.     After we left the flea market, we went to a flower festival at the farmers market where we purchased another pumpkin that Hubby picked out...this one was apparently sprayed with acrylic, so hopefully it will prove to be unappealing to the squirrels, unlike the one before it that we bought recently and that is now sitting in the back yard for the animals to help themselves to.  We also visited a friend that is in the hospital.  After we came back to our town, we visited Mom, who was complaining of pain and asked me to go ask her nurse for a specific medicine for the type of infection pain she is having (thankfully she is taking antibiotics for the infection now), which I did ask the nurse and the nurse brought her something for pain relief.  We took her watermelon, banana, and 4 mixed fruit cups that she likes.  She was happy to see us.   Hopefully soon Mom will get well of that infection.  I am trusting in the Lord.  And I thank you for your prayers for Mom! 

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Special prayer request:  Please pray for our neighbors...they are especially in great need of prayer right now...

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Scale showed same weight as yesterday this morning...142.6, which I am happy with.  My clothes are fitting looser and looser!   I wore my shirt tucked into my size 8 jeans very comfortably today with a belt and felt very slim.  At the flea market, I found and bought (for 1 dollar) a beautiful golden-colored metal chain link belt with big colorful rinestones (yellow, red, blue, green, purple, etc...total of 11 rinestones) on it to match my tie-dyed rainbow multi-colored t-shirt and multi-colored rinestones bracelet that I wore today.  I realize I am almost back at goal again and keep weighing at the grocery store when I go there to get a little reaffirming thrill! 

Btw, I want to give a SHOUT OUT! to the DD Retreat LADIES..."HEY GUYS...Hope y'all are having a really wonderful, fantastic retreat!!!" 

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Today's food:

Breakfast at Cracker Barrel: mostly coffee, grits, egg, turkey sausage patty 400

Snack: boston baked beans 110

Snack: 3 whole grain sharp cheddar cheese crackers 90

Snack:  turkey sausage patty 100

Supper at Golden Corral:  veggies/fruits/sunflower seeds/t i dsg salad, ice cream, cake icing 700

Total est. cals today:  1400 

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 'Mini-Goals': 

This week through Saturday, Sept. 18th:  145.anything 

Next week through Saturday, Sept. 25th:  143.anything

Following week through Saturday, Oct. 2nd:  142.anything  

Next week after that through Sat., Oct 9th:  141.0

Week after that through Thurs. Oct. 14th:  140.0

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Hope you're having a blessed day!

Love, Maria

  

Progress as of today: 62.4 lbs lost so far, only 2.6 lbs to go!

breakaway on 10/02/2010:
You people amaze me when you go out to eat and your SO good! I'm jealous! I can't ever go out to eat without ruining what I have accomplished for that week. Very good job! Thanks always for all your wonderful comments to me Maria :D


chidogs on 10/02/2010:
I agree, but thanks for the advice, Maria. I haven't yet reached the point where I don't ruin the health benefit of a salad by drowning it in lovely bleu cheese dressing. Someday, I hope to be strong enough! I admire you even more for controlling yourself at Golden Corral. A buffet!


moogy on 10/02/2010:
Sounds like you had a lovely day - good for you! nice presents. Yes, it is lunchtime, well actually 2.15pm when I typed this. Have a good evening Maria.


nita51 on 10/02/2010:
Thank you,,,Enjoy your weekend!:)


just42day on 10/03/2010:
Sounds like you hit paydirt at the flea markets! How fun. So nice of you to visit your friend in the hospital and I'm sure your face brightened your mom's day as well. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)


hopingforhealth on 10/03/2010:
Wow, it sounds like you had a wonderful day yesterday! What great presents and finds! And I'm glad to hear you felt pretty and stylish while shopping :)

The zuccini fries are an idea I got from V. Just cut the zuccini into strips, spray with pam and sprinkle with whatever seasonings you like. Put on a tray in the oven at 450 (i think... I can't find her original comment telling me about them) for 8 min each side and viola. I cut mine thinner and they weren't very crisp. V said to cut them thicker if you wanted them crisper.


balloonlady on 10/03/2010:
sounds like a really fun day!



Maria7 - Friday Oct 01, 2010
(Trying to get back to goal...)
Weight: 142.6

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! 

It is a cool morning here.  Glad it is getting cooler weather.

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Today's food:

  1  large coffee  with 1 tsp. creamer (10) and 1.5 packet splenda and cinnamon apple pieces 175

homemade vegetable soup 125

BK hamburger 300

BK chocolate ice cream sundae400

tuna salad 400

 

Today's est cals:  1400

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Mini-Goals:

This week through Saturday, Sept. 18th:  145.anything 

Next week through Saturday, Sept. 25th:  143.anything 

Following week through Saturday, Oct. 2nd:  142.anything 

Next week after that through Sat., Oct 9th:  141.0

Week after that through Thurs. Oct. 14th:  140.0

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Hope you're having a blessed day!

Love, Maria

  

Progress as of today: 62.4 lbs lost so far, only 2.6 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 10/01/2010:
I hope you have a great day and weekend, Maria!


biscottibody59 on 10/01/2010:
I'm with you on the coffee--one to two cups is sufficient. I read someone here recently who had coffee as a nightcap and I actually was able to do that once upon a time. I have always added milk or h/h to my coffee--no sweetener/sugar, and I suspect that the milk was the calming effect at that time. And I have a couple of relatives in their late 70s who can drink coffee into the night and sleep fine, but I don't see me being that way.

Enjoy your day!


legcramps on 10/01/2010:
Have a good day!


breakaway on 10/01/2010:
Maria did you get to watch BL? I'm sorry I forgot to let you know! I spaced it out this week :( I hope you were able to catch it online.


chidogs on 10/01/2010:
Have a good one today!


moogy on 10/01/2010:
I hope that today works out well for your Maria and that you are able to continue on your way down to your next goal. You are doing really well. Keep going:)


moogy on 10/01/2010:
Thanks Maria, I was so relieved to see that scale move at last. I was beginning to think I was never going to lose any weight. I appreciate your support.


thinnside40 on 10/01/2010:
:o)


just42day on 10/02/2010:
As always, thanks for your kind comments. Enjoy the beautiful cooler weather. It's envigorating, isn't it? :)


selina on 10/02/2010:
Hi Maria! I hope you are having a lovely saturday!


hopingforhealth on 10/02/2010:
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend Maria!



Maria7 - Thursday Sep 30, 2010
(Trying to get back to goal...)
Weight: 142.8

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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Hello, Friends! 

Rain, Rain, Rain...loving the rain and it cooling off.  We've been getting a LOT of rain and now our roof is LEAKING.  Hubby said call someone to come fix it so that's what I will be doing today, along with lots of other things...

  Reached this week's mini-goal this morning....yayyyy.

Today's food:

  1  coffee  with 1 tsp. creamer (10) and 1.5 packet splenda and 2 no-sugar fruit cups (90)   100

salmon patty 200

homemade vegetable soup  120

whole grain sharp cheddar cheese crackers  180

Subtotal:  600

BK chocolate ice cream sundae 400

homemade vegetable soup 100

sunflower seeds 400

 

Total est cals today:  1500

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Mini-Goals:

This week through Saturday, Sept. 18th:  145.anything 

Next week through Saturday, Sept. 25th:  143.anything 

Following week through Saturday, Oct. 2nd:  142.anything 

Next week after that through Sat., Oct 9th:  141.0

Week after that through Thurs. Oct. 14th:  140.0

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Hope you're having a blessed day!

Love, Maria

  

Progress as of today: 62.2 lbs lost so far, only 2.8 lbs to go!

selina on 09/30/2010:
Oh, no, I hope you'llfix that leak soon! Take care and stay well!


KathyBlue on 09/30/2010:
ahh, but rain has to stop in order to have the roof fixed... :( We had the same thing, it's very annoying... Do you have the sound as well? "blop, blop, blop... bloppp, blop, blop..."


KathyBlue on 09/30/2010:
congrats on reaching the mini-goal, you rock! :)))


Umpqua on 09/30/2010:
Sorry to hear about your roof. We are getting major rain here too, but we need it badly. Great job on your mini goal - you are very very close!!


just42day on 09/30/2010:
Congrats on the mini-goal! that's fabulous! :)


skinnygrlwithin on 09/30/2010:
You are doing just amazing with your mini goals... I;m SO proud of you!! But I am very sorry about your leak...that doesn't sound very fun!!!


chidogs on 09/30/2010:
Good luck on today's plan. And I totally love the picture here. I want to live there!


moogy on 09/30/2010:
Well done Maria, I knew you could reach that mini goal. I am so proud of you and your determination to get back to where you want to be. Have a wonderful day.


skinnygrlwithin on 09/30/2010:
You think so??? I keep looking over my food today and feel like I've consumed FAR too many carbs... tomorrow I will have to make up for that.. but thank you


hopingforhealth on 09/30/2010:
Way to go with that mini goal!Woo-hoo!

Yikes! My ceiling leaks sometimes in the rain and it is no fun. I hope yours gets fixed soon!


V on 09/30/2010:
Maria???? Great Job!!!!!! You will be at 140 before you know it :)


moogy on 09/30/2010:
Thank you for your input Maria. As usual you have a good insight. When I say that my comfort food is always available to me, I meant that I can get it from the shops. I believe that we get addicted to food through programming our minds to reach for food for comfort whenever we feel something knowingly or unknowingly. I also believe that the mind is powerful enough to overcome previous automatic responses. I don't know if I will ever be able to have chocolate (vanilla or any other is fine) ice cream, or chocolate anything in the house without eating all of it. Having said that I am perfectly OK having choc chip cookies, choc chips, baking chocolate and even 70% chocolate in the house all the time, with no problems at all - this is why I think I can overcome just these two foods that trouble me. I am going to give it the best try I can anyway. I might fail, but it won't be because I didn't try. Thanks.


nita51 on 09/30/2010:
Have a Blessed Evening! :) :) :)


just42day on 10/01/2010:
Hope your roof is now fixed and that all is well! :)


selina on 10/01/2010:
Congrats on the mini-goal, Maria!



Maria7 - Wednesday Sep 29, 2010
(Trying to get back to goal...)
Weight: 143.4

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! 

We're having a RAINY day over here today!    A tropical depression is coming up our way that the weather people on tv are saying may become a tropical storm.  Electricity went out and came back on....

The scale showed 143.4 this morning...I'd thought it would be maybe lower...but no.  Oh, well.

Today's food:

  1  coffee  with 1 tsp. creamer (10) and 1.5 packet splenda and 2 no-sugar fruit cups (90)   100

CB Chocolate ice cream sundae w almonds and a cherry 600

CB 1/2 hamburger 200

cup of homemade vegetable soup 50

salmon patty 200

 

Total est cals today:  1150

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Update:  Friend and I ate 'lunch' at Cracker Barrel today after visiting Mom at the nursing home.  Mom didn't appear to be doing as well as yesterday...but was up in her wheelchair, in the dining room with her 2 best friends at the table with her...it appeared she was not eating much of her lunch...I took her 2 salmon patties I cooked (she likes salmon a lot) and a bottle of water...put that in her room on her tray as she requested before Friend and I left.  Friend and I also went to the farmer's market where I bought Hubby a canteloupe that he likes.   I also got Hubby fried chicken and fried potatoes that he likes a lot. 

There is plenty of the vegetable soup left in the fridge for tomorrow.  The tropical depression heading up this way (we have had a lot of rain from it today and it isn't even here yet) has now been upgraded to Tropical Storm Nicole.

 

Mini-Goals:

This week through Saturday, Sept. 18th:  145.anything 

Next week through Saturday, Sept. 25th:  143.anything 

Following week through Saturday, Oct. 2nd:  142.anything

Next week after that through Sat., Oct 9th:  141.0

Week after that through Thurs. Oct. 14th:  140.0

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Hope you're having a blessed day!

Love, Maria

  

Progress as of today: 61.6 lbs lost so far, only 3.4 lbs to go!

breakaway on 09/29/2010:
I sure hope you don't get a tropical storm! Doing good Maria :D Have a great day today!


just42day on 09/29/2010:
Stay dry and safe. You definitely seem on track w/your goal which I'm sure you'll hit soon! :)


KathyBlue on 09/29/2010:
love the image... be careful!


Umpqua on 09/29/2010:
Yay for rain, but I hope you don't get a crazy storm. Have a great day!


selina on 09/29/2010:
I love the rain! Have a great day!


moogy on 09/29/2010:
Well, you still have three days to hit that mini goal for the week. I am sure that if you are strict with yourself you will hit your mark. You are an expert at doing this, so use that knowledge and give it all you have. I am sure you won't let a bit of weather get in your way. Keep your cupboards full of good stuff and healthy snacks. Have a good safe day Maria.


balloonlady on 09/29/2010:
hope you dont get too much of the storm. Hope your mom is doing better tomorrow..


moogy on 09/29/2010:
Thanks Maria, yes it is Spring, I must have been having a 'senior moment', but it is confusing, isn't it? I am glad that your mom was up and socializing, at least. I wish I got to have as many lunches out as you do, it would be lovely. Have a lovely evening Maria.


V on 09/29/2010:
Hi Maria! We didn't get nearly as much rain as expected from the storm seeing as thouth I am on the gulf side :( I was so hoping for more, it is sooooo HUMID here!!! You will be back at your goal weight in no time :)


hopingforhealth on 09/29/2010:
It's raining cats and dogs my way too, but I haven't lost electricity and don't think I will (knocks on wood). I hope yours stays back on!

You have the resistance of a champ; I don't think I could control myself in the house with fried chicken and fried potatoes. Good job!


nita51 on 09/30/2010:
Your food choices for today looked SO healthy. Good for you! Happy to hear that your mom, was in her wheel chair, and enjoying lunch with her friends. Hopefully she'll get stronger, the more her antibiotic takes effect. Take Care.



Maria7 - Tuesday Sep 28, 2010
(Trying to get back to goal...)
Weight: 143.4

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! 

Today has been a gorgeous, cool, sunny day!  I picked up one of my two special Friends and took her out to lunch, then we visited Mom, who said the pain is not as bad as it was (she's been on antibiotics almost 2 days).  She was up in her wheelchair in the dining room and looking better.   Had on her new Cracker Barrel autumn leaves shirt, new brown pants and new shoes (brown bedroom booties).  She looked nice.  I wheeled her outside onto the front porch of the nursing home where we 3 sat with some other people out there.  It was cool like in the 80's (instead of 90's).  We were really enjoying the cool breeze...but only for about 10 minutes... until someone, not a resident, walked up from the parking lot, lit a cigarette and rudely began puffing away.  Then she went to the other end of the porch, I guess to be polite after polluting the air nearby where we sat.   I took Mom back into the nursing home and so much for our being out there to enjoy the fresh, cool breeze.   But I thank you for your prayers for Mom...She appears to be doing better. 

Other news is after we left from visiting Mom and I took Friend back home, I attacked another closet and got it done!  That's 2 done.  Yayyy!  (More to go!)

Today's food:

  1  coffee  with 1 tsp. creamer and 1.5 packet splenda and 1 microwaved egg and 1 diet toast  130

BK hamburger 300

BK chocolate ice cream sundae 400

pecans w syrup drizzled over them 300

1/2 cupful scuppernong grapes 50

fried chicken leg minus most of skin and all of bone 120

Total est cals today:  1300

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Mini-Goals:

This week through Saturday, Sept. 18th:  145.anything 

Next week through Saturday, Sept. 25th:  143.anything 

Following week through Saturday, Oct. 2nd:  142.anything

Next week after that through Sat., Oct 9th:  141.0

Week after that through Thurs. Oct. 14th:  140.0

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Hope you're having a blessed day!

Love, Maria

  

Progress as of today: 61.6 lbs lost so far, only 3.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 09/28/2010:
Hi Maria, I hope you're having a great day!


V on 09/28/2010:
BOOOOO to the inconsiderate person, i am glad your mother looked great and felt better :) Have a great evening :)


moogy on 09/28/2010:
Now, if I ruled the world, I know what I would do with the cigarettes!!!! It sounds like you have had a good day and that makes me happy, I am glad you mom is improving and looking seasonally appropriate!! Thanks for your input to my diary, I was hoping to give up the "counting" it drives me up the wall. I counted today's and all was OK. Maybe I am trying to run before I can walk. I think I will drag the WW books out again and be more precise if there is no movement on the scale by the end of the week. I appreciate your help. What a wonderful woman you are.


hopingforhealth on 09/28/2010:
Great day! One closet down and those antibiotics are kicking in for your mom! I'm so glad to hear that about your mom!


just42day on 09/28/2010:
So glad your mom is doing better. That must be such a relief for you. I know the sense of helplessness when a loved one doesn't feel well. Congrats on your closet accomplishments. Mine are ready for you at any time....


balloonlady on 09/28/2010:
glad your mom is doing better, Smokers can be the worst, other than that, sounds like a lovely day..


selina on 09/29/2010:
So happy to read that your mom is doing better! Yay!


hollybelle on 09/29/2010:
Oh boy - you are just "burning up" those closets - can you come to KY and help me? Ha! I must get something done about our closets, drawers and GARAGE! I have done some drawers and some closet work but so much more is needed. I hang on to too much - nothing like hoarding or anything like that - but too much junk - what is it about me that thinks "well, I MIGHT need that SOMEDAY and wish I had it back" - probably not true but I think it anyway. Gotta purge the junk! Glad Mom is better - don't worry about the scales today and enjoy the rain -hope it doesn't storm, though.



Maria7 - Monday Sep 27, 2010
(Trying to get back to goal...)
Weight: 143.4

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!  Rainy day today..thank the Lord for the rain!

Sitting here, drinking a mug of coffee this morning while keying to you.   Plan to get some more work done here in the house today...

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Today's food:

  1 large coffee  with 2 tsp. creamer and 1.5 packet splenda and homemade pecan/oatmeal pancake w syrup 520

potato chips 150

pecan/oatmeal pancake w syrup and extra pecans 600

2 home-fried chicken legs (listed as drumstick 120 cals each) (240) and cupful of creamed potatoes (200) 440

 

Total est. cals today:  1710    (oh well, I spent most of the day WORKING in the house and I even got 'ONE' closet done!)...(and a nice FRIED CHICKEN and creamed potatoes supper for Hubby (and me) when he came in from work, that I cooked on our new stove in my large cast iron  frying pan!)...

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Mini-Goals:

This week through Saturday, Sept. 18th:  145.anything 

Next week through Saturday, Sept. 25th:  143.anything 

Following week through Saturday, Oct. 2nd:  142.anything

Next week after that through Sat., Oct 9th:  141.0

Week after that through Thurs. Oct. 14th:  140.0

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Hope you're having a blessed day!

Love, Maria

  

Progress as of today: 61.6 lbs lost so far, only 3.4 lbs to go!

selina on 09/27/2010:
I'm loving the rain! Have a great day, Maria!


KathyBlue on 09/27/2010:
Rain would make me mad at this stage, because of the tennis :) No indoors :( Have a nice day, Maria! :)


Umpqua on 09/27/2010:
Umm, homemade pancakes. You're doing great with your mini goals. I hope you have an excellent day!


just42day on 09/27/2010:
Have a great day today! :)


V on 09/27/2010:
enjoy the rain :) we are sure to get some this week with all the storm brewing in the Carribean....We really need it


legcramps on 09/27/2010:
Pecan/Oatmeal pancakes - sounds yummy!


hollybelle on 09/27/2010:
Catching up with you. You'll be back at goal soon. Good job at the buffet yesterday. You do better at that than I would! Glad to hear antibiotics for Mom have been delivered! Maybe she will get rid of the infection and get some relief from the pain she has been suffering. Does she get cellulitism Maria or is it a bed sore? That is so tough to see - you are a wonderful advocate for her in the frustrating nursing home setting. Even if she can't realize it - you know it and we know it and that's important! I had a great weekend. I am missing in action on here on the weekends, but I am a faithful mid-week poster! I wanted to share with you about a 38 year girlfriend(lots younger than me) that I have become acquainted with through our jobs in the last 3 years was baptised Sunday. It was so wonderful. My heart is so happy for her! God is good.


skinnygrlwithin on 09/27/2010:
I'm lovin the rain today as well...except for the fact that getmeback and I have planned a mile and a half run and we are doing it rain or shine


moogy on 09/27/2010:
Those pancakes sounds yummy but deadly, I don't think I had better have the recipe for them!! I hope you have a calm and peaceful day Maria and that things in your life give you joy.


breakaway on 09/27/2010:
I LOVE pancakes..they sound SO good. Have a great day today and great job!!!


hopingforhealth on 09/27/2010:
We're getting lots of rain down my way, but I am accepting it with less grace than you! I hope the rest of your day is going great!


thinnside40 on 09/27/2010:
Re: Vertigo ~ I'm sure that is the dizziness part, but then again she has brain shrinkage that causes her dementia...Just not sure and that is why the ENT tomorrow..She suffered with ear infections every couple months for about 4 years and had an eardrum repair about 6 years ago.... Her GP said she had fluid on the ear 2 Thursdays ago and we have tried Claritin, Sudafed & nothing has helped the symptoms..... Her "nonsense" talk is answering voices that aren't there, calling dad a Dr., police man or psychiatrist.... There was a bittersweet night of praying all night dad said..Each prayer ended with "in Jesus name, Amen"... One was "please, take me to the place they fix brains", so she is still "in there" somewhere...Just hard to watch my dad lose her right before his eyes day in and day out.... He is a wonderful man being so patient and caring for her every necessary need. The Lord is so gracious & merciful beyond our deserve...Counting blessings takes a of of time :o)


skinnygrlwithin on 09/27/2010:
I did get my run in with getmeback and it was pouring out... we definitely got soaked!


nita51 on 09/28/2010:
I'll bet you're really enjoying that new stove!!! The picture of the frying pan, reminds me of the New set of cook ware I purchased. It's called Stone ground!!!! Best money I ever spent! The infomercial got to me. Sure enough NOTHING sticks to it. cleans like magic. Didn't mean to do a commercial LOL Sorry about that. Anyway they are awesome. Love Ya -


hollybelle on 09/28/2010:
Sorry if I seemed nosey, Maria! I am trusting your Mother is healed completely! Have a wonderful day and I'll check in later.


selina on 09/28/2010:
That dinner you cooked in the cast iron skillet sound good! Have a great day!



Maria7 - Sunday Sep 26, 2010
(Trying to get back to goal...)
Weight: 143.0

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!

Hubby and I just got home a little while ago.  We went to church (Sunday School and worship service with preaching) this morning, then out to eat BUFFET (Hubby's fav)...and I was REAL, REAL good.   Before we left the restaurant, I fixed Mom a container of pears and candied yams to take to her. 

Hubby and I visited Mom and she looked real sick.  She's been in her bed for days.  This is from the nursing home making her wait over a month to get a common antibiotic to treat an infection that they waited on the results (days) of 2 different cultures to reveal (the first one was "contaminated by the nurses" the head nurse told me before they did the second one).  So...Mom doesn't look good at all.    I told her she'd been started on antibiotics last nite.  She ate all of the pears and candied yams we took her...about 1.5 cups full.  She didn't want us to leave when we got ready to go after staying a good while with her.  No matter how long I stay, it is never long enough to her.  I always get the GUILT TRIP before I leave. 

I am TIRED today.

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Today's food: 

 Breakfast:  Coffee  w tsp low cal creamer (10) and 1 little pack of splenda (0),  part of an egg, half diet toast (40)  50

'Don't forget to eat your veggies!'

Lunch (buffet): mostly salad, yams, pecans 700

 Supper: Large salad of 3 cups veggies (150) and mixed fruit (50), tuna 160)  sunflower seeds (100) w 2 tbs ti dsg (110) 550

Anti-Stress-Snack:  MnM's chocolate covered peanuts 250

The above Anti-Stress-Snack didn't work well enough, so I had to have another dose of chocolate covered peanuts 250

Total est cals today:  1800    Hubby and I did go walking today after lunch, so maybe that will make up for the extra cals...

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  Hope you're having a blessed day!

 Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 62 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

moogy on 09/26/2010:
You food for the day looks super healthy Maria and you are definitely allow that stress snack, I hope that you get to bed without any other upset. It is hard to say goodbye to someone you love under the best of circumstances, but sick old people really are like children once again, and it's feels cruel. You can only do so much, you are doing all you can and still keep yourself healthy. I hope you have a good night and a good sleep.


selina on 09/26/2010:
Hi Maria! Those yams sound delicious!

So sorry to hear your mom doesn't look good... I hope that with the anitbiotics she started last night she'll come around. Usually antibiotics take effect very quickly in a matter of days, so be hopeful she'll be feeling great soon!

My cat Selina went MIA yesterday from 7.30 am to 11.30 pm and it really stressed me out. I thought that I had lost her, period! She went out the front door when I opened it to pick up the newspaper and went chasing a squirrel or something. Because I was wearing my pajamas, slippers and a bathrobe, I couldn't very well go chasing after her. When I got dressed and went to look for her she wasn't around anymore. Because she has been an outdoors cat in the past week, I thought she would come right back, but she didn't. My daughter and I went looking for her in the neighborhood 2 different times and couldn't find her anywhere. The fact is that our house backs out into a county park, so there are a lot of trees and shrubery where she can hide... I worried about her because she gets hot easily and likes to drink a lot of water in a hot day, and I was afraid she was lost and didn't have access to water, etc... anyway, I was near tears when I went to bed and really missed her because she does sleep next to me every night. She returned after I had already fallen asleep but my husband woke me up to tell me she came back :) She drank lots of water, ate a whole bunch and came to sleep with me, after all!

Tartine : I wonder how he is doing, I haven't heard from the new tenants anymore. However, my husband just left for Europe today and he is going to see them and find out what's going on. I'm thinking of having him shipped to us.... but if he is happy with the lady who used to feed him when we travelled, I think he'll be happier there. He hates being put in a carrier...


hopingforhealth on 09/26/2010:
Way to go with the buffet restraint! I'm sorry to hear it was such an exhausting day with her mother. I'm glad she finally got started on the antibiotics. Hopefully they will kick in soon.

Keep on keepin' on!


skinnygrlwithin on 09/26/2010:
I'm really sorry to hear about your mother... that must be so emotionally draining... but you are spending time with her so try not to feel too bad... you can only do so much.


teensybikini on 09/26/2010:
I agree with skinnygrlwithin. You are really there for your mother and I'm sure she sees that. I hope things go well for her now that she is being treated. Im glad that you dominated the buffet. Way to go! Have a wonderful night after a trying day. Goodnight.



Maria7 - Saturday Sep 25, 2010
(Trying to get back to goal...)
Weight: 143.0

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!

Hubby and I have been 'gone with the wind' today!  I felt much better today than yesterday.  He and I had breakfast together at Cracker Barrel, my favorite, and we had supper at Golden Corral, his favorite restaurant.  We did a little shopping (got Hubby 2 pretty long-sleeve shirts in anticipation of the cooler weather coming in...one in pumpkin-orange color and the other burgundy-red) and we visited Mom, who was still in her bed.  We took her another hamburger that she loves with the meat in little pieces and extra ketcup added to make it easy for her to eat it.  She was happy to see us, though she said she'd still been hurting.  Later, after we got home tonite, I found out through her nurse that Mom will be starting on antibiotics beginning tonite, as the test finally was completed and the results sent to the nurse, who called the doctor.  Thank the Lord!  Now Mom can get well of that terribly painful infection!    And I thank you for your prayers for Mom!  I am so relieved, I could cry, but I won't...I did enough of that yesterday, hehehe! 

Down 0.8...3 more to goal!  I was a naughty girl today...I already bought what was going to be my reward gift for getting back to 140 goal...it's a Cracker Barrel Christmas sweater with a snowman on it!  But!...it was the only one in my size (medium) and I thought if I didn't go ahead and get it, it might get gone!  So I got it! 

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Today's food:

Breakfast at Cracker Barrel:  coffee, grits, egg, a very little of hashbrowns, 1/2 pecan topped pancake w syrup...400

Snack:  potato chips 150

Snack: potato chips again 150

Supper at Golden Corral:  veggies/fruits/sunflower seeds/t i dsg salad, 1/2 corn on cob, 1/2 pc carrot cake 700

Total est. cals today:  1400 

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 'Mini-Goals': 

This week through Saturday, Sept. 18th:  145.anything 

Next week through Saturday, Sept. 25th:  143.anything

Following week through Saturday, Oct. 2nd:  142.anything

Next week after that through Sat., Oct 9th:  141.0

Week after that through Thurs. Oct. 14th:  140.0

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Hope you're having a blessed day!

Love, Maria

  

Progress as of today: 62 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

V on 09/25/2010:
You are getting close!!!! I know you will do it!


moogy on 09/25/2010:
Well done. Maria, we have faith that you will reach your weekly goal - so the sweater is OK, you could always wait until you have to goal to wear it!! I was so pleased to hear that your mom will FINALLY be getting the medication she needs. I can tell that you are feeling relieved at the news, that's great. Have a good night.


teensybikini on 09/25/2010:
I like that you went on and bought your gift. Especially since it is not food related. I'm glad to hear that your mother is getting better. That definitely is a reason to release a boat load of emotions, even if you cry everyday. Good luck reaching you last 3 lbs! How exciting! Anywho have a great night and a good day tomm.


just42day on 09/26/2010:
I'm so glad your mom will be starting her new medication. I hope she finds pain relief immediately! I'm so entertained by your love of the Cracker Barrel. That's so great that you can there so often and enjoy it! That's sweet, too, that you and hubby each get to go to your favorite places. You sound like a perfect pair. I'm very happy for you. :)


nita51 on 09/26/2010:
Praise the Lord! Your mom will surely feel better when the infections goes away. You went to my favorite restaurant (Golden Corral), I live about 5 minutes away from ours. They have a lot of healthy foods, which really helps to keep me grounded. :):) So glad you are happier. Wishing you the best,,,always! xoxo


nita51 on 09/26/2010:
Glad you liked the sparkle on my page,,,,It's a reflection, of the love I feel for all of my DD Angels. Your page ALWAYS brighten my day,,,,so I wanted to give back.......Happy Sunday to You.



Maria7 - Friday Sep 24, 2010
(Trying to get back to goal...)
Weight: 143.8

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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Good morning, Friends.  Another pretty day outside.  Hope you are having a nice day.

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Today's food:

  1 large coffee  with 2 tsp. creamer (20) and 1.5 packet splenda (0) and 1/2 cup scuppernong grapes (50) 70

salad of veggies, fruits, sunflower seeds, t i dsg and bbq'd chicken pcs 430

3 diet toasts plain w low-cal syrup on them 200

Subtotal:  900

cupful scuppernong grapes 100

2 diet toasts w low-cal syrup on them 150

roasted chicken breast minus skin 300

 

Total est cals today:  1450

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Update:  Today I feel exhausted...haven't been sleeping well...very upset and worried about Mom's painful condition...called and asked to speak to her Nurse today, was told she'd call me back (not if last time I asked for a call-back from her is the same)...so I asked to speak to the head nurse, asked about the test result and she said it had not come back yet but she'd call the lab..When I called her back to find out what the lab said, she said Mom DOES have an infection but will have to wait longer for the test (culture) to reveal what antibiotic to put her on.  Mom has been in this pain for about a month or more and finally they find out she has an infection.    I have to be Mom's cheerleader to go back and forth to the nursing home encouraging her and also her spokesperson to the caregivers there, helping her fight her battle in a very SLOW-PACED institution...  My family (not Hubby, of course) are all about THEMSELVES!!!    Want me to do for them, too!    No...I do NOT feel better yet!    I don't even care about food (not much appetite cause of DISTRESS).  I am having to make myself eat because I feel WEAK from not eating enough.   

2nd update:  Visited Mom at the nursing home and took her a BK hamburger (she wanted one) after I fixed the meat in tiny pieces with lots of extra ketchup to make it easy for her to eat.  She was in her bed, her gown on, asleep.  I didn't want to awaken her but she needed to know 1. that I came to see her today. 2. that I brought her a hamburger she likes and put it within her reach. 3. that she DOES have an infection and I told her they will soon be starting her on an antibiotic (I sure didn't tell her it may be DAYS more). and 4. I needed to know how she is today.  She was hugging one of her pillows, asleep and she told me she was still hurting but that they have been giving her something for pain but it only helps a little.  After showing her the hamburger I placed on her tray by her bed, and telling her the above, I kissed her on her face and told her I love her and she did me and I slipped quietly out and she resumed her sleep.

3rd update:  Visited Mom again this evening.  Took her some cold, bottled water to make sure she had plenty if she ran out of the water given her there.  She said she'd been given aspirin for the pain.  Her Roommate was in a wheelchair parked inbetween Mom's bed and hers and had thrown up on herself and Mom told me her Roommate had been calling for her Daughter for 2 hours.  I went and found a CNA and told her Mom's Roommate needed help and explained, after pressing the call button and no one answered nor came.  Found out that was cause no one was in the room where they answer the calls.  Mom's little water pitcher was almost empty and I took it and asked for it to be refilled, and then after it was refilled, I took it back to Mom's room and we waited, the 3 of us on someone to come help Mom's Roommate while her Roommate repeatedly asked me to lift her out of her wheelchair and put her into her bed.  I kept reassuring her that help was on the way and told her I'd asked someone to come help her and they were coming.  On seeing a worker walk by the door in the hall, I called out for help for Mom's roommate and the worker, who was another CNA came and seeing Mom's roommate and hearing me tell her she'd thrown up on herself, went out and later another CNA, the one assigned to their room came and took care of Mom's roomate.  This was all in about 20 minutes or so.  They are very shorthanded at nursing homes and the usual deal is WAIT. 

Mini-Goals:

This week through Saturday, Sept. 18th:  145.anything 

Next week through Saturday, Sept. 25th:  143.anything 

Following week through Saturday, Oct. 2nd:  142.anything

Next week after that through Sat., Oct 9th:  141.0

Week after that through Thurs. Oct. 14th:  140.0

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Hope you're having a blessed day!

Love, Maria

  

Progress as of today: 61.2 lbs lost so far, only 3.8 lbs to go!

balloonlady on 09/24/2010:
Happy Friday...and yes here in oklahoma they deep fry and wrap bacon around anything. I never tried the chocolate cover bacon, but it seems to be popluar for some reason, who knows they also eat deep fried oreos and candy bars, and deep fry soda. all very healthy I am sure....


KathyBlue on 09/24/2010:
yayyy for a pretty day! :) Keep going :)


hollybelle on 09/24/2010:
Have a great day. It's still hot and no rain here in KY. Pray for rain here!


cristianao on 09/24/2010:
you are almost to goal!!! yay!!!!


liza36 on 09/24/2010:
You've set some great goals, which I know you'll reach! Have a great weekend.


selina on 09/24/2010:
Have a great day, Maria!


hopingforhealth on 09/24/2010:
Ugh. I'm sorry you are having such a rotten day. I know it can be a full time job to keep up with all that stuff. Your mother is blessed to have you! Keep your head up. :)


Umpqua on 09/24/2010:
I'm so sorry you're going through this Maria. You know what an awesome daughter you are and you are doing the best you can for your Mom given the tough situation at that nursing home. Please take care of yourself too!


just42day on 09/24/2010:
I'm so sorry for all this stress and for your mom's discomfort. It just isn't fair. Do take care of yourself as stress is a nasty invader of health. I'm thinking of you and family and praying things improve for you all very, very soon.


hollybelle on 09/24/2010:
Just read your update. So sorry for all you are going through on your Mom's behalf. God bless you both!


loveray on 09/24/2010:
i hope you get some rest today!! xoxo


moogy on 09/24/2010:
I am not sure what to say without getting angry. I don't understand how the health care system works over there. I don't know why it's takes so long to get results back. I don't understand why she hasn't been given a general antibiotic until the specific one is found. I mean, I know how it work's over here and it's not the same. I feel like coming over and screaming at them to get their act together, unforgivable behaviour, totally unexeptable. The only thing I can do is offer you my empathy and sympathy, you are obviously beside yourself with frustration, anger and grief. I love you Maria and wish I could help, all I can do is send love.


biscottibody59 on 09/24/2010:
Oh ~*Maria*~ I know exactly what you're going through. Take good care of yourself! Maybe get on the treadmill and blow off some steam once a day?

Have a good evening!


moogy on 09/24/2010:
Just so that you know, my grandchildren who live with me are, Jack aged 12, Dylan aged 11 (the big boys), Laura aged 4 (the princess) and Lily aged 2 (the angel). I hope that helps you unravelling my family.


V on 09/24/2010:
:( Oh Maria I wish you had support from your other family members! I am sending prayers for you and your mom....These people at the home sound dreadful :( I am hoping that you have a bright spot in your day or evening!


selina on 09/25/2010:
So sorry to hear about your mom's situation at the nursing home, Maria. How terrible those people seem to be. I feel so sad when I read your accounts of what goes on in these places... stay well and don't forget to eat.


hopingforhealth on 09/25/2010:
Hey Maria, just saw your other updates. I'm so sorry for your situation with my mother. My first ever job was a concierge at one of those places and it was really emotionally hard on me; sometimes it was extremely difficult to get caregivers to answer calls and help the residents. I'm glad that you were there to help your mother's roommate, and that you are so often there to advocate for your mother, but I know it is hard on you. I will keep you all in my thoughts.



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