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Maria7 - Thursday Jan 21, 2016
(Smart Choices)
Weight: 150.0

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, Everyone.

Still here at Island 150 and although I've regained some of the weight I've recently lost, I am still down from 172.2 that I was at around this time last year.

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So...

I am back on track and headed toward Island 140 again...

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

Remember...every day with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 55 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 01/22/2016:
Well done Maria! I know you'll get there!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/22/2016:
Hi Maria :) and that is a major success to be down around 20lbs from this time last year. I like how you always think in such positive ways about weightloss.



Maria7 - Wednesday Jan 13, 2016
(Smart Choices)
Weight: 150.0

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 morning to you.

I hope you are having a good day.

I've been away for a little while...fell off the wagon...AGAIN.

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New year...beginning anew.

Today...150...Rowing toward Island 140...

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Hope you have a blessed day.

Remember...every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 55 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/13/2016:
Morning Maria! Glad to see you back here, continuing on your journey! It’s been awhile since your last post. Nice to have the old-timers back!! I like how you say you are rowing to Island 140. I like the analogy bc rowing is a repetitive process – similar to what needs to be done continuously in order to be successful losing weight. We must continuously forge ahead, repeating the process to reach our goal weights.


puddles on 01/13/2016:
Hi Maria I am in your neck of the woods for Winter Myrtle Beach. What a beautiful Winter it is turning out to be no rain or very little and clear blue skies. Good to have you back missed you. Have a great day.


H82BFat on 01/13/2016:
Hi Maria!! I fell off the wagon (YEARS ago), too!! But now.... we got this!!


grannyannie on 01/14/2016:
Hi Maria! You'll get back on track. I have faith in you. :)


liza36 on 01/19/2016:
I hear your sister! I'm constantly falling off the wagon. It's all about getting up after falling and keep moving forward. I love the picture you posted!



Maria7 - Thursday Nov 19, 2015
(Smart Choices)
Weight: 144.0

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 morning to you!

I arrived at Island 144 this morning! The scale read 144.

 

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 I think I see Island 143 up ahead!

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Hope you have a blessed day!

Remember...every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 61 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

puddles on 11/19/2015:
congrats Maria Wishing you another great day.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/19/2015:
you've been doing amazing things lately!!!!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/21/2015:
I am looking at your weight chart on the side & you've been such great progress these past several months!


biscottibody59 on 11/25/2015:
Happy Thanksgiving!

Keep up the good work!



Maria7 - Wednesday Nov 18, 2015
(Smart Choices)
Weight: 145.0

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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 photo island 145 baby grand piano room violin beau_zpso7baoomb.jpg

Good morning to you!

I arrived at Island 145 this morning!  The scale read 145.2.  HAPPY DANCE!  5 more to go to be at Island 140 goal weight!  BMI is 22.1.

 

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 Currently have on a pair of my vintage non-stretch 100% cotton Levis jeans, SIZE 8...and they are fitting very comfortably!  Big Smile!

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Hope you have a blessed day!

Remember...every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 60 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

puddles on 11/18/2015:
Good job Maria Congratulation.

Maria7 on 11/18/2015:
Thank you, Fran! :-D


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/18/2015:
congrats on your weight loss progress & jeans that fit comfortably. i'd like to only lose 5 lbs more too. Then, i'm going to be content for a long time I think...



Maria7 - Tuesday Nov 17, 2015
(Smart Choices)
Weight: 146.0

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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Happy Thanksgiving to you....yes, I know it is next week...but thought I'd go ahead and wish you a happy, safe, healthy Thanksgiving as we remember to be thankful to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ for all His many, many blessings on us.

Weight today is 146.0.

 

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I've continued to walk a lot but have begun to lower my calories some and I believe this will help as well as most of all, PRAYER.  I am beginning to fit into my 8's a little better now.  I usually do quite well during the holidays contrary to what one might would imagine, with all the delicious food around!  One year, I actually arrived at Island 140 right after Christmas!  (So...what is the problem of my not 'STAYING' there once I arrive???  BUT...THIS TIME REALLY WILL BE DIFFERENT!  It really is all about making SMART CHOICES...as well as PRAYER most of all...)...

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Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving.  I may be back before Thanksgiving, as I can actually 'see' Island 145 up ahead!

Remember...every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 59 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!


Maria7 - Saturday Nov 07, 2015

Weight: 146.0

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 to you.

I am now at Island 146.

 

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I increased my activity....as in HOURS of walking day after day lately.  No decrease in calories...just an increase in walking.

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Hope you have a blessed day.

Remember...every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 59 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 11/08/2015:
Good job! Have a blessed Sunday.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/08/2015:
Increase in walking will definitely add to a decrease in weight! Nice job, welcome to the new island!


biscottibody59 on 11/14/2015:
Looks good--keep up the good work!



Maria7 - Sunday Nov 01, 2015

Weight: 147.0

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 morning to you.

I am still here at Island 147. 

BMI 22.4.  I don't understand...usually at this weight, I am very comfortably wearing my 100% cotton size 8 Levi jeans... which is part of my goal...and I have been very active, so it is not from not exercising or being active enough.  My measurements are saying I should be wearing my 8's....but I'm not yet, only 10's...  So...IMPROVEMENT...but not 'THERE' yet.

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I think that sometimes we just get tired of working to lose further to goal weight....we just become comfortable...COMPLACENT somewhat...with the work we've done and where we currently are...  It is so easy to lose incentive and become complacent...  Maybe we feel that we've done all we can do for the time being...Anyway, I will say it again as I have for years...that when you are working on getting to your goal weight and the scale seems to be STUCK....just remember...

NOT GAINING 'IS' PROGRESS!

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Hope you have a blessed day.

Remember...every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 58 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 11/03/2015:
I totally understand about the scale not moving and for me, just maintaining and not moving in the other direction is an achievement. I haven't lost to where I want to be but I've also maintained for a long time so I feel like I'm learning doe important lessons about not overdoing it in either direction and these were things I needed to learn! As for your jeans, it's possible you've built muscle if you've been very active and that could impact the way they fit. Our bodies are always changing, what''s important is that you've been able to maintain so keep up the good work!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/04/2015:
....promising to come back and reply later today...running out of time this AM!


biscottibody59 on 11/04/2015:
I agree with you--maintaining while still trying to lose the next few is a triumph!

RYC: The rain is welcome, it just happens to come all at once and sounds like the same for your state.

Glad to see your post--as always!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/05/2015:
Yes agreed on your whole entry as well. Not gaining is progress, for sure! I have been maintaining, for like the first time in a long time, for around 1 month now. Feels good to maintain for a little bit - to step on the scale and not see it go up! So, yeah, complacency it is though. It's hard to keep that momentum. Of course it's good to enjoy the process too. You'll get there, don't stop. And when you reach little goals, reward yourself, even praise yourself mentally for your smaller achievements because they all add up.



Maria7 - Monday Oct 12, 2015
(Smart Choices)
Weight: 147.0

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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 photo TK village water church canoe_zpsfrdikd4x.jpg

 

Good evening to you.

I am still here at Island 147 as scale read 147.0 this morning.  Still happy to be here.

BMI 22.4.  Thought I would already be at Island 146 but not complaining.  Have increased my activity and looking for that Island any day now.

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Sometimes it just takes patience when we are doing all we can and the scale number refuses to go lower.  There 'has' to be a reason...mayble muscle weight gain (which is always good)...maybe we've had some high sodium foods that we are not aware of at the time we consume them...could be a number of reasons...but we just have to 'hang in there' and we WILL see results!

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Hope you have a blessed day.

Remember...every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

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Progress as of today: 58 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 10/13/2015:
Good advice, Maria.


Umpqua on 10/13/2015:
Thanks for the inspiring post, Maria. You are doing great even staying where you are - I feel the same way about the scale because I know we both struggle with maintenance. So as long as I can maintain right now I'm pretty happy and the loss will eventually follow!


biscottibody59 on 10/13/2015:
Great attitude and good to see you're maintaining the 147 too!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/14/2015:
Same here. I'm happy to be maintaining at 120lbs!


grannyannie on 10/15/2015:
You'll get to your island Maria.



Maria7 - Thursday Oct 01, 2015

Weight: 147.0

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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 photo TK village water church canoe_zpsfrdikd4x.jpg

 

Good morning to you.

I am still here at Island 147 this morning.  Happy to be here.

BMI 22.4.

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

 

I am happy for all of your successes, too.  Even though I don't post every day, I usually read here just about every day about you and your journeys and accomplishments.  So happy for you!  :-D

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Hope you have a blessed day.

Remember...every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 58 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 10/01/2015:
You've done really well this year, Maria, keep up the excellent work!


Duaa123. on 10/01/2015:
Congratulation , keep going


puddles on 10/01/2015:
Your doing great Maria.


biscottibody59 on 10/01/2015:
Good job--keep up the good work!

Not carrying that extra "5 bags of potatoes" around must feel really good:-)


hollybelle on 10/03/2015:
Wow, Maria. You have done really well getting to a healthier spot! Happy for your success.


horn_of_plenty on 10/05/2015:
Me too! I don't always comment everyday, but I certainly like to hear from you and all of the DDers! Keep up the great work Maria!



Maria7 - Wednesday Sep 30, 2015

Weight: 147.0

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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 photo TK village water church canoe_zpsfrdikd4x.jpg

 

Good morning to you.

Well, I arrived at Island 147 this morning.

BMI 22.4. 

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I have now lost 25 pounds this year since January when my highest weight was 172.  I am beginning to fit into my 100% cotton size 8 vintage Levis jeans again, which was also my goal.  It seems that when I get on a plateau for a long time, I begin to wonder not only if I will get to Island 140, but it becomes difficult to imagine even going down another pound or two.  But I be careful with calories and make sure I get a lot of activity in!  I usually average about 1300 to 1400 cals a day.

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Hope you have a blessed day.

Remember...every day with the Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

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Progress as of today: 58 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 09/30/2015:
Congratulations! You are doing great!


puddles on 09/30/2015:
Congrats. Plateaus are there for a reason it all works out in the end as long as you remain consistent. Your doing great Maria keep it up.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/30/2015:
Great job Maria! 25 lbs is not an easy challenge and you should be very proud of yourself for being successful at it. And yes, I agree with your way of thinking - it's easier to think in short goals of a lb or two than try to think about getting all the way to 140 right away. It's also how I reach my goals, pound by pound..

Great exercise and calories.



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