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Maria7 - Saturday Nov 20, 2010
(Small Changes Make Big Successes)
Weight: 144.8

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




Hello, Friends!

It is another chilly but sunny morning here in S.C. and I had a light breakfast of an egg and grits (no margerine) and have been drinking coffee with stevia.

Weighed in this morning at.....




Here is something I wrote years ago when I was much heavier (Started off at 205, size 20 and 22):

'I do not like my size.  i do not feel proud of my appearance at all.  I want to be slim again.  Later, I wrote:   'Had a depressing day.  Tried on clothes 3 times at the mall.  They either made me look fat in the hips or were too tight.  I couldn't even fit into (XX) .'  A few days after that, I wrote:  'Food is the hardest addiction to overcome because you still have to eat, only not for any reason than what is required to nourish the body PLUS NOTHING!  Don't eat for fun!  When you're bored, do other things.  Don't eat for comfort!  PRAY!  Don't eat when angry!  Do something constructive!  Food was meant for one thing!  Body Nourishment!  If your body is nourished, do not take in much food!  Exercise!  A lot!  Whenever and however long (you) can do it!  Do not give up.' 


Think I'll go Christmas shopping today.  Also thinking of going to the farmer's market and get some more fresh green string beans.  I like to take the ends off, then boil them til tender, then take some out of the water and sprinkle with a little salt and eat them that way, no oil nor other seasonings.  They are very nutritious and low in calories!


Hope you're having a blessed day!

Love, Maria


Progress as of today: 60.2 lbs lost so far, only 4.8 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 11/20/2010:
Ya' know I made myself a cup of chicken broth--I don't do the canned chicken noodle--too sensitive to MSG! And my stuffed up nose cleared--even though I couldn't taste it--always lose my sense of taste during the course of a cold. So thanks--your reminder was great!

Have a good one!

Umpqua on 11/20/2010:
Congrats on the loss Maria! And I really like what you wrote. I do think we can enjoy the tastes and textures of food as well, but we have to be mindful that the primary purpose is to nourish us. Hope you have a great day!

tangalyn on 11/20/2010:
great post today.. very motivating :) love the pics too! have a great day :D

OpenMyWings on 11/20/2010:
Oh, how I would love to snuggle up in that chair with a good book :)

hollybelle on 11/20/2010:
Maria! Oh those words! I LOVE IT!!!!! It's good to look back - do you know the date of that post? When you wrote it could you imagine where you are today? Awesome! God bless!

lifestylechange on 11/20/2010:
Have a great day!!!

hopingforhealth on 11/20/2010:
Maybe I do need to switch it up. I ordered a new exercise game, so hopefully when it comes it will help! Thanks for the encouragement.

Enjoy the christmas shopping. :)

V on 11/20/2010:
Awesome post today Maria! I am gonna have to say Amen!! glad you appreciated my warped sense of humor today ;)

moogy on 11/21/2010:
It was so interesting to read you entry from so long ago. It just shows how far you have come, not only in size but also in the way you now recognose and control your eating behaviour. I am so impressed and inspired by your journey Maria.

Maria7 - Friday Nov 19, 2010
(Small Changes Make Big Successes)
Weight: 145.8

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




Hello, Friends!

It is another chilly but sunny morning here in S.C.   I thank the Lord, it is warm in this house.  Threw some bread out for the birds a little while ago.

Drinking a mug of coffee sweetened with Stevia this morning...pretty good...

Yesterday's weigh in was 145.8, up a little, had extra sodium the day before, so still doing good... yayyyy!   


Went to a church-ladies' outing at a local restaurant last nite here in town and wore my size 8 non-stretch jeans.  Felt good about that.  I ordered salad bar and nothing else to eat.  Was asked why didn't I order more than that?  Well, I was FULL even before finishing eating my salad plateful of salad so didn't quite finish it all....didn't need any meat, sides, bread, or desert...On my little plate, I had a mixture of lettuce, bell pepper, cucumber, tomato, grated cheese, sunflower seeds, peaches, cantaloupe, grapes, t.i. dressing, and a few whole wheat captains wafers....very yummy!  We all had a wonderful time together.  Real good fellowship.  Wonderful Christian friends!   


Update:  Went to some stores in the next town over this afternoon and must have walked about 3 or 4 hours in them...good exercise pushing a buggy!  Christmas music was playing, including my very, very fav, Bing Crosby, and I quickly got into Christmas shopping mode!  Got a little done...so much to look at...so many decisions to make...had a good time and went by myself.  I found and bought a beautiful to-wear-to-church suit (lined skirt w matching lined jacket) in size 8......  SIZE 10 WAS TOO BIG!!!  As in the size 10 fit was a baggy skirt and a jacket 3 inches too big in the waist.   Also, I found out that I no longer wear size Medium tops...only Small now.    Medium is too large and I had to take in the waist of a size Medium shirt I bought recently (couldn't take it back cause I'd already washed it).   The new size 8 suit I bought today is ruby red (my birthstone color).  Got matching earrings to go with it.  While shopping, I also found Daughter a nice watch, the kind she likes, for Christmas and got that to be part of her Christmas gifts.   Got some other things, too.  Was fun shopping and might pick up where I left off tomorrow, Lord willing...


Food today:  1000 calories est. 



Hope you're having a blessed day!

Love, Maria


Progress as of today: 59.2 lbs lost so far, only 5.8 lbs to go!

V on 11/19/2010:
Love you Maria! Have a wonderful weekend!

KathyBlue on 11/19/2010:
yayyy for the jeans! :)

biscottibody59 on 11/19/2010:
Hope you have another good day--keep up the good work! The 8s must feel great:-)

chidogs on 11/19/2010:
I admire your strength at the salad bar! I can even sabotage salads when at a buffet! So for now I just stay away. Glad you enjoyed your friends. You've got that cozy chair by the fireplace pic up again. I so love that. I'm looking for the perfect book to read so I can plop down in that lovely chair. :) Take care.

Umpqua on 11/19/2010:
I'm glad you had a fun and successful dinner and that's great that you like Stevia in your coffee. I use it every morning. Hope you have a great day!

just42day on 11/19/2010:
Glad you had such a nice ladies-lunch AND that you did so well with your food! You're doing great. Yep, it's chilly here today, too. Ran some errands in a lightweight jacket; should have worn winter coat 'cuz the wind was a blowing. Won't make that mistake twice!

moogy on 11/19/2010:
Enjoying friends and feeling good about the food. Good for you Maria.

2luvself on 11/19/2010:
I need a chair like that, glad to hear about the good lunch/get together you had.

hopingforhealth on 11/19/2010:
Oooh, good for you Maria. I hope you are loving all those new tiny sizes!

Your picture makes me wish I have a big roaring fire in my little apartment. I guess I'll settle for a blanket!

Maria7 - Wednesday Nov 17, 2010
(Small Changes Make Big Successes)
Weight: 145.2

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





Hello, Friends!

 I've been a good girl and still wearing my comfy non-stretch size 8's jeans!    It alllll about CHOICE!!!  Do I choose to eat this extra food that will show up on the scale weigh and prevent me from being the size I want to be or do I choose to be a smaller size and have a good weigh-in and not eat this extra food?   I know that for some of us, nitetime temptation to overeat or binge on food is the worst time to say no to ourselves.  Somehow, the scale seems farrr removed at that time!  We want to comfort ourselves and we may feel that WE DESERVE IT!  We may deserve to be comforted but not in overeating...not in doing something that is going to cause us to feel defeated and in need of MORE (food) comfort!  Come on, now!  We can do this!  It's all about CHOICE!  It's all about COMMITMENT!  It's all about CARING (about ourselves for a change instead of ALWAYS others and not us at all).  Do you want to be happy with your size and weight?  Do you desire to enough to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT????   


Update:  I was a good girl today...lots of fruits and veggies...about 1400 calories (if that)...wanted something more to eat tonite...NOT!...(think size 8, think size 8, think they fit comfy, think they fit comfy, think not gonna mess that up, think not worth messing that up)...


Hope you're having a nice day!

Love, Maria


Progress as of today: 59.8 lbs lost so far, only 5.2 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 11/17/2010:
have a great day!

just42day on 11/17/2010:
Glad all is well on the Maria front! Have a great day! :)

V on 11/17/2010:
Amen! Love to you maria!

V on 11/17/2010:
Beautiful song by the way ;) thanks for the serenade!

selina on 11/17/2010:
Good choices, Maria!

OpenMyWings on 11/17/2010:
Have a wonderful and blessed day!

Umpqua on 11/17/2010:
Preach it, Maria! Hope you have a good one!

chidogs on 11/17/2010:
Inspiring message Maria. Thanks for the will power boost! Take care.

moogy on 11/17/2010:
Well said Maria. Have a good day:)

moogy on 11/17/2010:
I am making chocolate bark and nut brittle for some girls at church who have been particularly kind this year. Plus I purchased the giant raw prawns I will need to make the families Christmas Eve Pork and Prawn Spring Rolls (Egg Rolls), I keep them in the freezer because the price sky rockets on them this time of year. Seafood is a huge part of Christmas in Australia. I have also now got all the wrapping paper and decorations for the pressies that I will need. Slowly but surely, ticking everything off.

moogy on 11/17/2010:
I think it is a great idea to have a treasure trove from which to choose presents. I am glad that you remembered that you had them - wouldn't it have been dissapointing to buy new pressies when you already had them at home??? LOL

hopingforhealth on 11/17/2010:
Wow lady! Love those jeans! What an achievement!

V on 11/17/2010:
Yes Maria i still have the same jar I bought 3 weeks ago!!! :) I am at the end of that one and I allowed myself to buy another on Sunday since I have been on my best behavior! ;)

moogy on 11/17/2010:
I do put a tree up, at the beginning of December, although I gave the huge one my husband and I used to have to my daughter. I purchased myself a little fibre optic tree, so I don't have to worry about lights, just decorations for the tree and I also decorate the stair well and MY front door (the door that leads to the stairs).

moogy on 11/17/2010:
I know what you mean, it is always fun to do the decorating - but I hate having to take everything down, such a pain. Hence, my downsizing isn't just because I live in a smaller abode, it is also due to laziness, I take everything down before New Year.

hollybelle on 11/18/2010:
YAY Maria! Choice and hunger. When hungry make good food choices and all will be well - right?

Sofia on 11/18/2010:
Size 8 is super impressive! Keep it up, you're doing great!

nita51 on 11/18/2010:
Love your post today. Very encouraging words. Take Care. xoxo

Maria7 - Tuesday Nov 16, 2010
(Small Changes Make Big Successes)
Weight: 145.2

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





Hello, Friends!

Been a busy, rainy day here today.  Went to another town twice for my Mom, regarding her eye glasses.   Sat with her about 2 hours and spent some time with her at her nursing home...She was doing pretty well...

Also, I got my teeth exrayed and cleaned today during my semi-annual dental cleaning visit...got a real good report!   

Yesterday was a 'get extra things done in the house' day and I didn't go anywhere!  Stayed home and enjoyed it! 


Hope you're having a nice day!

Love, Maria


Progress as of today: 59.8 lbs lost so far, only 5.2 lbs to go!

moogy on 11/16/2010:
It is nice to read that all is smiley and thumbs up in your world Maria. I hope that it continues to be that way for you, you deserve it:)

V on 11/16/2010:
it is always a good day when mom is doing well :) Enjoy your rainy evening! it just started sprinkling here as well

Umpqua on 11/16/2010:
Good news on your Mom and your dental report. Hope you have a nice evening!

just42day on 11/16/2010:
Glad your mother is doing well. As always, I'm sure your visit brightened her day! :)

OpenMyWings on 11/16/2010:
What a beautiful way to start your post! :) God's blessings

V on 11/16/2010:
Thank you Maria :)

moogy on 11/16/2010:
It is nice that you have good memories of your grandma. The princess has no trouble getting to sleep, we read a few books and then she is out to it. I can sometimes even get up for a bit. It is in the middle of the night all the actions happens.

Maria7 - Sunday Nov 14, 2010
(Small Changes Make Big Successes)
Weight: 145.2

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




Hello Friends!

Hubby and I went to church, then visited Mom (who is doing well and was at a table in the dining room with friends) at her nursing home, then came home.  We had lunch at church as we were having a special occassion 'Old Fashioned Day' there.  I baked two 4-layer cakes, chocolate (on yellow), and pineapple, which we took.


I'm down a little more today.  Didn't expect it cause sampled a little cake last nite while baking cakes (I baked Hubby and me cupcake-sized samples but his 'cupcakes' were about twice the size of my cupcakes, more like large muffin-sized).  Anyway, I am down -0.2 today, so now weigh 145.2 and only 5.2 more to go to 140.0 goal. 


  Hope you're having a nice day!

 Love, Maria



Progress as of today: 59.8 lbs lost so far, only 5.2 lbs to go!

V on 11/14/2010:
nice when you can sneak a sweet snack in and still lose weight! 140 here we come!!!! Have a great evening Maria :)

moogy on 11/14/2010:
Well done Maria. You have really been in the zone this week. I hope that next week is as successful for you.

V on 11/14/2010:
Where am I going you ask??? Chicago to see my family for Christmas!!! :) I am so excited to see them all :)

Umpqua on 11/14/2010:
Great job on the scale movement! And I'm glad your Mom is up and about with friends.

selina on 11/15/2010:
Great news, Maria! Have a great day!

hollybelle on 11/15/2010:
Those cakes sound wonderful - I love layer cakes - they aren't much more trouble than sheet cakes, are they? They cook so fast and cool quickly, too. Was the pineapple one layer, too? What kind of icing on that? I have a recipe for a coconut icing that is EASY that would be good on a pineapple cake if you are interested....About the appliances - We did visit the Home Depot yesterday and ordered a new washer and dryer. Mine are still working, but are 21-22 years old. They may go at any time. I am going to donate them so I am glad someone will get some more use out of them for a little while at least.

chidogs on 11/15/2010:
That is great news on the loss despite the cake, Maria! Go you! Take care and have a great day.

legcramps on 11/15/2010:
Good job! Have another great day today :)

Maria7 - Saturday Nov 13, 2010
(Small Changes Make Big Successes)
Weight: 145.4

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!

Hubby and I have been 'gone with the wind' today!


I had another good weigh in this morning!  Down -0.6 from yesterday!    Getting closer to 140.0!  Yayyyy!


Hope you're having a blessed day!

Love, Maria


Progress as of today: 59.6 lbs lost so far, only 5.4 lbs to go!

moogy on 11/13/2010:
Well done Maria. Did you read what I wrote about our latitutes from yesterday?

V on 11/13/2010:
Love ya Maria!!!!

Umpqua on 11/14/2010:
Hi Maria, I hope you have a great day today!

hollybelle on 11/14/2010:
You didn't miss anything about a dishwasher the other day. Someone else had bought one and since about all the large appliances in our house are 15-21 years old I am taking opinions from anyone who has recently purchased anything. The washer and dryer will be the first ones replaced. Home dDepot is having a great sale,but we just paid $150+ to have dryer fixed. I am thinking that we could donate old ones and at least someone could get some use out of them, especially here in the winter/Chritmas season, you never know....You look like you are getting back on track - keep up the good work and have a blessed Sunday!

hopingforhealth on 11/14/2010:
Good weigh in! Slow and steady wins the race :)

I hope you had fun with shopping and lunch yesterday!

chidogs on 11/14/2010:
Great news, keep on going down! You will get there for sure. Have a great day.

Maria7 - Friday Nov 12, 2010
(Small Changes Make Big Successes)
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





Re: Above gif:  'Who's hiding behind the vegetables and fruit inside the barn?'

Hello, Friends!

I was a really, really good (toooo good, really) girl yesterday (not enough cals) and was rewarded this morning with a -0.8 on the scale!  146.0 now, just 6 from 140.0 goal!



My friend, we'll call her Corrine from here on out and I'll try to come up with my other friends some fake names to distinguish them from one another if I mention them on here, called me yesterday and invited me out to lunch, her treat today and I accepted, so guess we'll be doing lunch and a little shopping afterward.  I always enjoy being in her company.  She is an uplifting, encouraging friend and likes to joke a lot.    


Hope you're having a nice day.   

Love, Maria



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

nita51 on 11/12/2010:
Hello Dear Lady,,,,,,your chicken pic REALLY made me laugh OUT LOUD! Hope all is well. Miss you :( congrats on your loss! You're almost there! YEA!

legcramps on 11/12/2010:
Have a wonderful day today!

liza36 on 11/12/2010:
Have a great day enjoying your friends company. Congrats on the loss too!

SELINA on 11/12/2010:
Enjoy your day, Maria!

moogy on 11/12/2010:
Congratulations on the loss. Looks like the turkey is nervous Maria. I am glad you had such a good day. That's great!!

moogy on 11/12/2010:
When are you expecting it to start cooling down in your neck of the woods Maria?

nita51 on 11/12/2010:
Thanks for feedback on BF's hair. I just can't handle the mop look. LOL Have a great weekend. Love Ya

chidogs on 11/12/2010:
Very cute pic, and I'm glad someone identified it as I couldn't! Sounds like you did great, congrats on the loss *applause*. Have a nice lunch with your friend. It is nice to get out and about now and then.

moogy on 11/12/2010:
Well I am glad your nights are cool, at least you get a good night's sleep. I slept with the overhead fan on last night, the first of many in the next few months I suspect.

moogy on 11/12/2010:
I was intrigued that you had mild winter's as well as we do, so I did a bit of hunting. We live on almost the same latitutes, albeit different hemispheres which would explain the similar weather. You live (South Carolina) 33 degrees 49N and I live 33 degrees 53S. So there, warm to hot humid summers, and mild winters, ours are usually dry, we get most of our rain mostly in the summer, usually.

just42day on 11/13/2010:
Hope you enjoyed your day with your friend. She sounds like she's fun to be around! Never can have too many friends like that! :)

Maria7 - Thursday Nov 11, 2010
(Small Changes Make Big Successes)
Weight: 146.8

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





  'Mom's Nursing Home'

Hello, Friends!

This morning, I attended a very highly stressful care-planning meeting with the board of directors at Mom's nursing home.  There were some things that Mom and I both talked with them about concerning her care or rather LACK of good care, including what happened on Oct. 31st (see my journal here at that time for more info).  All I can say is all of them listened well as we sat around a huge oval table in a private room with Mom in her wheelchair at one end and I in a huge black padded swivel chair right beside her.  We have these meetings about once every quarter of the year.  I'm hoping there will be a lot of improvement in her daily care as there were other things Mom and I talked with them about that were not included in my journal here that need immediate attention and improvement.  Her health is suffering because of lack of proper care.


So far today, I've been pretty good with calories.  Hope the 'trend' continues cause I usually do not do well with a lot of extra stress on top of the usual stress and give in easily to nitetime food binges.  I went by the grocery store and was very, very careful to allow no trigger foods nor indulgences of sweets, either.  So far, so good.  


Hope you're having a nice day.   

Love, Maria



Progress as of today: 58.2 lbs lost so far, only 6.8 lbs to go!

just42day on 11/11/2010:
I hope your meeting results in the necessary changes! Sounds like you did a great job w/your food shopping by avoiding the trigger foods & sweets. If they're not in the house, they're harder to eat. Hope the rest of your day is a great one! :)

loveray on 11/11/2010:
im so sorry to hear about all of the stress going on in your life. im sending lots of healing thoughts and love to you and your mom during this time:)

hollybelle on 11/11/2010:
Maybe you had a little stress eating the last couple of days in anticipation of the meeting??? I do that. I have to really be aware when there is stuff coming up (like now in my job) that stresses me. One thing that works - when I am conscience enough to do it LOL is tell myself - yes it is stressful, but I have gotten though things like this before and I will this time, tooo and I recognize that this is likely why I am tending to "crave" things and wanting to eat when I am NOT hungry and that if I am true to my healthy habits I will not have two stresses instead of one! Hang in there, friend, and good daughter!

V on 11/11/2010:
Oh Maria :( I hope that you keep it together! We have a goal to meet :)

poker_paid on 11/11/2010:
If you have real concerns about your mother's health, you can submit a complaint to the state about the care our mother is receiving. They will investigate whether the facility is properly staffed and issues that concern her health. I worked at a facility where they had fruit flies, family complained, and they had to implement a plan to get rid of them and a follow up was done. Nobody wants flies circling their family member. Don't be afraid to complain if the situation doesn't improve. I hope they took your concerns seriously and work on them. Wishing you all the best!

selina on 11/12/2010:
So sorry to hear you re going through so much stress in your life. I agree with Hollybell - sometimes the anticipation to a stressful situation plays an enormous role in my overeating patterns. Her suggestions are terrific!

selina on 11/12/2010:
Hi Maria, I loaded some photos for you! Thanks for asking ;)

Maria7 - Wednesday Nov 10, 2010
(Small Changes Make Big Successes)
Weight: 146.8

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





Hello, Friends!

Weight is updated as of yesterday's weigh in. 

I 'fell off the wagon' over the past few days due to buying a couple of my favorite trigger foods and not rationing them properly.  One was a jar of Smart Balance with lots of omega 3, no hydrogenated oil peanut butter and the other was a small bar of fruitcake with nuts in it.  I ate ALLLLLL of the peanut butter  and most of the fruitcake.   So, I've been a naughty girl but I'm back on track today!

Thank you to you who have checked on me.  Though I haven't written in the past few days, I've come back and read here at DD.  Love you! 


Hope you're having a nice day!

Love, Maria


Progress as of today: 58.2 lbs lost so far, only 6.8 lbs to go!

skinnygrlwithin on 11/10/2010:
YAY YOU ARE BACK!!! Don't worry I was MIA for a little while as well...we all have our slip ups but the important thing is you came back...that's all that matters... I have some very exciting news that you missed during your absence....I PASSED THE BAR!!!!!!!!!! So glad to see you have rejoined us!

chidogs on 11/10/2010:
Glad to see you. I was missing a day or so myself so getting back on track as well. Hey, that wasn't as bad a slip up as I've done before. A day or two sticking to the right stuff and any fallout will be long gone! At least it was Smart Balance pb and not....well....Skippy or something. :) Take care.

moogy on 11/10/2010:
I was so glad to see your comment on my page. We were worried about you. I was wondering about that peanut butter purchase when you made it. I remembered you telling me it was the one thing you couldn't keep in the house. Oh well, onward and downward, again!! I am glad you are back. Have a good evening Maria.

hopingforhealth on 11/10/2010:
I'm glad you are back! Thanks for checking in even if you weren't on track. I'm just glad to know you are doing all right. It looks like you didn't have too much of a bump from falling off the wagon. It'll be gone in no time!

V on 11/10/2010:
YAyyyy!!! i was so glad to see your name :) i guess we have to abort project peanutbutter until you find a happy medium! Let's get to 140 together Maria! Ya with me??

moogy on 11/10/2010:
Sydney is classed as sub-tropical so we get high humidity as well. Plus we live a good hours drive from the city which is on the harbour, our temperatures can be 10 -15 degrees higher inland. We are in a valley just to top things off. I am lucky to live on the second story of our home and catch all the breezes that are around, plus I am very grateful for my air conditioner.

just42day on 11/11/2010:
Good to see your post today. I'm sure you'll be back on track right away as you always do a good job of pulling yourself back in. Plus, your extra foods really didn't seem to be in horrible quantities so a mini-slip probably won't do serious damage. Hope all else is well! :)

Maria7 - Thursday Nov 04, 2010
(Small Changes Make Big Successes)
Weight: 145.2

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





Hello, Friends!

Another rainy, chilly day here in S.C.    Love it! 

Yesterday's estimated calories were 1500.  This morning the scales shows I am down a little....okay -0.2 but it all counts, right?

I'm currently having some breakfast...coffee, 2 turkey sausage patties, and grits...yum!

Update:  Friend and I went out to lunch today.  I was good with calories.

Est cals today:  1500


Hope you're having a nice day!

Love, Maria


Progress as of today: 59.8 lbs lost so far, only 5.2 lbs to go!

selina on 11/04/2010:
We are probably in the same weather pattern! Covered bridges of Madison County - I loved that book, so romantic! Yes, .2 does count! Congrats! Have a great day!

just42day on 11/04/2010:
A "little" down still counts as being down! Congrats! :)

Umpqua on 11/04/2010:
It's raining here too. Have a good one today!

chidogs on 11/04/2010:
Oh that picture is awesome. I would so like to be there! Good news on the loss, big or small they all count!

V on 11/04/2010:
How pretty!!!!!! Okay between you, Selina and Umpqua I am officially homesick :( I really miss the change of seasons...One more month to go and it's off to Chicago :)

V on 11/04/2010:
Forgot to ask how's "project peanutbutter" going???

moogy on 11/04/2010:
Absolutely, it all counts. I am loving your rainy picture. I hope you are having a good day Maria. I expect I will catch up with you later.

starfish on 11/04/2010:
good for you :-)

hopingforhealth on 11/04/2010:
It's pouring here too. I hope you have a lovely day.

nita51 on 11/05/2010:
Hi Maria, Hope all is well with you. I too love the rain, but we never get much of it. :( Take Care & Blessing to You & Yours...:) BEATIFUL PICTURE!!!

just42day on 11/05/2010:
You continue to do great! Yeah! :)

hopingforhealth on 11/05/2010:
Hey Maria. Thanks so much for the support last night. I think it feels worse because the market in my field (and most fields) is such that I can't walk. But it helps to have you guys understand and empathize. I will snap out of the funk and adjust eventually.

biscottibody59 on 11/06/2010:
Hope you have a good weekend!

moogy on 11/06/2010:
I haven't seen a post from you for a couple of days and I am just checking in with you to make sure you are doing OK. Love You.

selina on 11/08/2010:
Hope you had a great weekend Maria!

V on 11/08/2010:
I too am checking in to see if all is well Maria, i hope so :) Looks like Selina Moogy and Biscotti had the same idea :)

hopingforhealth on 11/09/2010:
Hey Maria! Looks like some others had the same idea; just checking in to see how you are doing :)

moogy on 11/09/2010:
OK, it's been a few days now. I am getting worried about you. Please just pop by and let us know that you are alright:)

hollybelle on 11/10/2010:
You doing OK? Miss you...

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