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Maria7 - Friday Sep 02, 2011
(Moderation)
Weight: 148.2

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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Hello, Everyone.

I am currently pretty discouraged...(look out...pity party about to begin below)...

I am dealing with some different things going on...all very depressing things...I won't begin to mention them but I'm trying my very best...

In the meantime I am eating late at nite, even though I DO NOT BE HUNGRY...how crazy is that???  Naturally my weight has not been going down but up...I think I got used to an old habit of comforting my anxieties with food and now even though I do NOT be hungry, I'm still doing it...

Anyway...I don't know why I am choosing to sabatoge all the hard work I've done...

It is going to make it that much more difficult to get back on track and stay on track...

Yes, I've regained weight this year and although I'm still wearing size 8's, it won't be long I'll be out of them at this rate...

I just seem to not feel able to STOP what I am doing with mindless eating...

HELP!

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Hope you are doing well.

Love, Maria

 

  

Progress as of today: 56.8 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 09/02/2011:
Sorry you are going through a hard time, Maria! Now you know what you are doing - would it help if, when you feel the anxiety eating coming on to pray or meditate - I find I give in to anxiety eating when there is no answer to the situation I am anxious about - sometimes that is just a fact - there is no answer/solution - all we can do is pray and trust God. Hoping you feel better and get a handle on the emotional eating very soon! You have worked so hard and deserve your healthy body!


selina on 09/03/2011:
Aww, Maria, I'm sorry you are going through a rough time. I do, however, have great faith in you and I know that you'll overcome this hurdle. Stay well!


thinkpositive on 09/03/2011:
Remember how hard you worked to lose the weight & do all you can to get back on track. What else helps besides eating? Just get rid of the foods that you are eating mindlessly & replacee with your most favorite healthy foods. - Just an idea.


Em17 on 09/03/2011:
Have a great weekend =)!


greengirl on 09/03/2011:
I'm sorry that you are going through an anxious time. Sometimes it is hard not to eat when you need comfort. Stay strong Maria.


missdetermined on 09/04/2011:
Anxiety really stinks :( I think what you need are some relaxing, soothing options that won't add to your waistline. Take a long hot bath, go for a walk or a drive, treat yourself to a new book or exercise item, write, talk to someone (like me!) about it, take some deep breaths, or find a way to keep your mind busy (I like to make jewelry, crochet, or watch a happy movie when I'm sad or anxious). Feel better!


biscottibody59 on 09/04/2011:
Hang in there! The excess food always seems to win!


Umpqua on 09/05/2011:
I'm sorry you're going through a rough time Maria. You've identified the problem - comfort eating, and you know what is making you so anxious that you're turning back to food to console yourself. And I think you know what you need to do - confront the problem head on and work through it. I know that's not easy but I also know you are strong and determined and you will find a way to get through this. Whatever is bothering you, it's not worth sabotaging all the hard work you've put into your health. I've had to tell myself this time and time again!



Maria7 - Saturday Aug 27, 2011
(Balance)
Weight: 148.0

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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Hello, Friends!

I thank the Lord for sparing us from Hurricane Irene, here in SC.  One of my friends and I did get caught up in a fierce windstorm yesterday, though, however.  We were over in another town and suddenly the skies got dark, and up ahead of us (I was driving) we saw what appeared to be a spireling, swirling duststorm (we didn't see a funnel) that we quickly were caught up in the  midst of.  Very heavy rain was blowing sideways in sheets and I struggled to keep us in our lane on the highway while contemplating pulling off the road and wondering if we were going to witness a tree or an electric pole falling at any second.  We finally made it to a store about a mile or two away and by then most of the scenario had lessened somewhat and we hurried inside a store to take refuge (Cracker Barrel, no less!).  We were soaked from the rain we encountered as we left our parked vehicle and made our way as safely and quickly as we could to inside the store, while at the same time, relieved we were safe!  Later, after we left the store, on our way back home, we stopped and treated ourselves to donuts!

 I bought a pretty 2-piece lined skirt and matching top suit at a thrift store yesterday (we'd gone thrift-store shopping) that I plan to wear to church tomorrow morning.  It is gold-colored and has fringe on the bottom of the skirt and on the bottoms of the short sleeves...looks very Native-American-style.   Today, we were shopping again and I found some nice knee-high moccassin-boots with lots of fringe on them, a good match to my fringe jacket and in almost the same identical shade of bright-brown.  I don't always dress the Native-American 'look', though (but still get asked if I'm Native American regardless).  Sometimes I like to dress with my size 8 Levis jeans on and matching top and with boots worn with jean-legs over them.  I love fur and have a fur (fake-fur) jacket I wear in the fall/winter with matching hat, pocketbook, gloves, and earmuffs.  I also like leather (only the real leather, not fake) and wear a leather jacket, gloves, etc. in the fall/winter sometimes.   I guess we each have our own 'styles' of dress we prefer.  I am not one to wear shorts in the spring/summer but I do wear below the knee capris with sandels (as you've probably noticed in my photo earlier this year).

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Hope you're having a good day.

Love, Maria

 

  

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

rockingrobyn on 08/27/2011:
I'm glad we don't have that here in ca.I just have to worry about earthquakes here


V on 08/27/2011:
Hey Maria :) I am so happy to hear that all is well with you!!! And it sounds like a very successful shopping trip as well :) Sending lots of love to you, Mom and the rest of the family :) I am enjoying this time with mine!!! Yep I am still on vacay for another week...


graindart on 08/28/2011:
My daughters like wearing capris, but the youngest always had a tough time pronouncing them. Up until about the age of 5 they were known as "ca-pretties".


greengirl on 08/28/2011:
I'm sure you look fabulous whichever style you go for Maria, particularly with your beautiful long hair. I'm glad you escaped the storm and are safe. I hope all my DD friends will be safe from Irene. It looks a real bad one !!! Hope your mum is keeping well??


mcwoo40 on 08/28/2011:
Helloo Maria,hope life is treating you well :-)


Em17 on 08/28/2011:
Have a great week coming up =)


rockingrobyn on 08/28/2011:
i hope your having a nice weekend/yES I'm liking my new chair.I'm trying to clean my computer area some.Need to get off computer so i can get some exercise


moogy on 08/28/2011:
I am glad that you got to hole up in a safe place and one with plenty of food if neccessary!!! I am sure you will look fabulous with your long hair in that outfit. Look after yourself Maria:)


hollybelle on 08/28/2011:
I was just to your diary to see if you all had bad weather due to Irene! Glad you weren't badly impacted. Love to shop at consignment stores and thrift stores. I wish I could figure out what style I am! Ha!


biscottibody59 on 08/29/2011:
Have a good week--glad you made it through the storm in one piece!


Umpqua on 08/29/2011:
Your new clothes sound wonderful and I'm glad to hear all is well with you!


selina on 08/29/2011:
Hi Maria! I'm glad you didn't get hurt in the storm you got caught at. Yikes! I'd have eaten a dozen donuts after a scare like that! Love to you!


liza36 on 08/29/2011:
It's always fun to find great treasures at the thrift store.

It's a good thing you weren't impacted any more than you were by the hurricane.


selina on 09/01/2011:
Hi Maria!



Maria7 - Friday Aug 19, 2011
(Moderation)
Weight: 148.2

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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Hello, Friends!

Down a little more today.

 

Visited my Aunt (Mom's Sister) again today, after visiting Mom at the nursing home.

 

 

I walked on my Aunt's treadmill some today, while visiting her.

 

 

Hope you're having a good evening.

Love, Maria

 

  

Progress as of today: 56.8 lbs lost so far, only 8.2 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 08/19/2011:
That's a good idea - walking on the treadmill and visiting! I like that. The riding today was FUN. I'd like to do it again.


greengirl on 08/20/2011:
Hi Maria. I love to see the pictures on your posts ! They make me smile. Keep up the good work, slow and steady wins the race !


selina on 08/22/2011:
Hi Maria, thank you for stopping by my diary :) I'm sorry I haven't been posting much at all nor have I been posting comments... With my daughter's summer vacation, traveling, receiving guests and everything else, I don't seem to have time to post here... Once school starts again, I'll be back for sure! Glad to see that you are doing well! Enjoy the rest of your summer! Big hugs to you!


V on 08/23/2011:
Hey Maria!!! i have been so busy with the fam but i just wanted to say hello and i hope your family weathers the storm headed your way!!! Have a good one!!


liza36 on 08/25/2011:
Sounds like you are doing good things!



Maria7 - Wednesday Aug 17, 2011
(Moderation)
Weight: 148.4

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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Hello, Friends!

It has been a pretty, sunny, warm day here in S.C.

 

I've been spending some time with my Aunt (Mom's Sister) for a couple of days, helping her some.

 

 

My weight has come down a little.  I'm being very careful, avoiding the nite-time munchies.

 

 

Hope you're having a good evening.

Love, Maria

 

  

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

moogy on 08/17/2011:
I am glad those pesky munchies are not overcoming your sensible brain. I am sure your aunt appreciated you kind company.:) Well done on the weight loss, just goes to show what a little bit of avoidance can do.:)


rockingrobyn on 08/17/2011:
WOW!You're so close to your goal.Keep up the good work.i think all your arty graphics are so cute


hollybelle on 08/18/2011:
Yay! Keep it up. Haave a nice time with Auntie. Keeping busy helps avoid over-eating, too!


V on 08/18/2011:
Great Job Maria!!! Have a good one! I hope your mom is doing well :)



Maria7 - Thursday Aug 11, 2011
(Moderation)
Weight: 149.4

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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Hello, Friends!

It is a lovely, warm, breezy morning here in SC.  The birds are singing in the trees and squirrels are scampering across the lawn.  I'm sitting out on the front porch, drinking coffee, and keying to you.

My weight has gone up.

Gotta quit giving in to nite-time snacking. 

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Hope you're having a good day.

Love, Maria

 

  

Progress as of today: 55.6 lbs lost so far, only 9.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 08/11/2011:
Good to see you Maria! You know maintenance is a constant struggle, but you also know what you need to do!


liza36 on 08/11/2011:
Nice to see you post! I agree with Umpqua, and I hear from my gals at Weight Watchers who have met their goal that maintenance is sometimes harder than weight loss. I know you can do it - you've done it before!


hollybelle on 08/11/2011:
Good to hear from you! Stop that night-time snacking right now! Seriously - I have tried to eat earlier and no eating after 7:00, but I don't eat dinner until 8:00 or 8:30 sometime, so how can I? I just try to keep it healthy. You can knock those pounds out soon. You know what to do. Keep it positive and let us hear from ya! Have you had any scuppernong grapes this year?


greengirl on 08/11/2011:
hey Maria, nice to see you have posted. I hope you are well and your mother is doing well?? Take care of yourself :-)


rockingrobyn on 08/11/2011:
your doing so good.I saw john 3;16.That's a great verse.I'm christian myself


V on 08/11/2011:
Well Hello there my friend :) I hope all is well with you, Mom and Hubby :)


thinkpositive on 08/12/2011:
Hope you can cut down on the late night snacking. Sounds silly but try brushing your teeth about 7 pm. :)


Soon2BThin on 08/12/2011:
Hello, Maria! Glad to hear you're doing well.


hollybelle on 08/13/2011:
I have only had one batch of scuppernongs. I am like you - I don't like the ones at the grocery store. I like the amber colored soft ones and pick them one by one from the road side produce stand. But I went again today and they didn't have any - no muscadines, either. I was sad. Maybe they will get some more in next week. There is only the one stand that sells them here.


biscottibody59 on 08/13/2011:
Enjoy your evening--good for you getting back after the gains!


rockingrobyn on 08/13/2011:
yes i agree with you about the girl winner.I wasn't sure about the men


panda22 on 08/14/2011:
Hope you are enjoying yours as well =) You will get that number back down, hang in there and wishing you a nice healthy week!


moogy on 08/15/2011:
It always was the night time snacking that undid your hard work during the day wasn't it Maria? Same with me I am afraid. You sound happy and I am glad for that. Thank you for stopping by and saying hello:)


moogy on 08/16/2011:
Thank you for the advice Maria. My flowers are all in pinks, purples, whites and a lemon and white. I love them. Makes me smile just to go out there for a little trimming of dead heads, watering etc. I am even looking forward to the heat hitting the pot I have the tomato seeds in so I will have fresh tomatoes to pick for salads during the summer. Look after yourself:)



Maria7 - Tuesday Jul 26, 2011
(Moderation)
Weight: 148.0

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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Hello, Friends!

Today is my birthday.  I thank the Lord for it.  God is good.  I visited Mom at the nursing home for hours today, who was in bed (she's been sick) and cleaned out her closet (an HOURS job).  The CNA's there at the nursing home tend to grab whatever is in front in her closet to put on her each day and Mom said she's been wearing the same sets of clothing over and over as the front of her closet is the only part that has been getting rotated.  When I took out clothes from the middle and back of her closet and showed them to her, she exclaimed gleefully that she felt like she was shopping today as she had forgotten she had a lot of those clothes that have not been being put on her.  So, I rotated her clothing to put what she's been wearing a lot in the middle of her closet (clothing for cooler weather in the back) and beautiful clothes, including Cracker Barrel shirts matched up with pants to make sets of them in the front.  She was so happy! 

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I came home and cooked supper for Hubby and me.  He washed the dishes after we ate.  He already took me out to eat for my birthday present before today, my choice.  

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Our Daughter came by for a few minutes, so we got to see her.

A very happy birthday!

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Hope you're having a good evening!

Love, Maria

 

  

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

moogy on 07/26/2011:
You are a wonderful blessing to your mother. So lovely to be able to return the love and care she gave you as a child. When I had a big vegie garden I had about ten different types of vegies and used the companion planting method and rarely lost any due to insects, except for the cauliflowers the white moths loved those. I hate to use pesticides. Have a lovely day Maria:)


V on 07/26/2011:
Happy Birthday my friend..You are a beautiful person inside and out :) I wish you many more years of happiness and joy...Have a wonderful day :)


Umpqua on 07/26/2011:
Happy Birthday Maria! It sounds like you had a wonderful day spent with the people you love :-)


panda22 on 07/27/2011:
Happy Birthday!!!, belated now, sorry! ....what an extremely nice day you had, and well deserved :). I love what you did when you visited your mom, that must have meant so much to her, you are such a great daughter! Thank you for the comment =). I am so glad to be back posting here again, definitely missed it!...... Hope you have a great day and rest of your 'birthday week' ;)....ps my twin cousins share the same birthday as you, i thought that was really cool lol


hollybelle on 07/27/2011:
Happy belated Birthday, Maria! Many hapy returns of the day! How nice that your mom was happy about her clothes. So glad she has you to do that for her!


thinkpositive on 07/27/2011:
Happy Birthday. Your mother is so blessed to have your support.


liza36 on 07/27/2011:
Happy Birthday!! I'm glad it was a good day. I really appreciate your comments yesterday. It's wonderful to have such a supportive community here!


mcwoo40 on 07/27/2011:
Sorry i missed your birthday Maria,i'm sure you had a great day with lots of goodies!!!!


Em17 on 07/27/2011:
Happy belated birthday =). When I look in my closte I wish I had a shopping spree =). Have a good day


biscottibody59 on 07/28/2011:
Happy Belated Birthday to you--sounds like you celebrated well:-)


greengirl on 08/01/2011:
Belated birthday wishes and a hug winging their way to you for here in England :-) You are a wonderful daughter Maria. I hope you have a fabulous day xxx


moogy on 08/06/2011:
Thank you for the kind wishes Maria. You wouldn't like to come and cook me some chicken soup would you?



Maria7 - Friday Jul 22, 2011
(Moderation)
Weight: 147.4

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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Hello, Friends!

I hope you are doing well.   I'm doing pretty good, still visiting Mom at the nursing home most days, sitting with her and making sure all is well with her and she has whatever she needs.

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Hubby is doing okay, too.  (We're going on 22 years anniversary in October.) 

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It is reported that it got up to 100 degrees fahrenheit today here...yes, a little warm but this is typical for this time of year...very warm and humid... 

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Hope you're having a good evening!

Love, Maria

 

  

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

V on 07/23/2011:
Have a good one!!!


greengirl on 07/23/2011:
Hi Maria, nice to see that things are pretty good with you :-) Have a lovely weekend !


moogy on 07/23/2011:
Sounds like life is going with the flow with you Maria. It is good to keep it low key when the weather is so hot. Stay cool lovely lady:)


biscottibody59 on 07/25/2011:
Stay cool girlie--we're supposed to get even more of a blast if the forecast for early August holds out!

Enjoy your week!


selina on 07/25/2011:
Thank you, Maria!

Glad to hear you are well despite these awful hot weather.


thinkpositive on 07/25/2011:
Always nice to read your entries. Take care.


liza36 on 07/26/2011:
Glad to hear you are doing well, and your mother is too. Stay cool - it's awfully hot!



Maria7 - Wednesday Jul 13, 2011
(Moderation)
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

 

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Hello, Friends!

Got on the scale this morning and it read 146.8.  Down another pound, yayyyy!   

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Hubby  is at work.  He works outside mostly.  We are having typical July 90's degrees weather and VERY HUMID.  Please pray for him that he will not get over heated and that he will stay well hydrated.

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The missing neighbor's cat that I've been taking care of for months, was back on our front porch this morning lying contentedly in one of the chairs, stretched out, when I peeped out the window after I got up, after he had several days' rondevous with a lovely young cat across the road.  All I've got to say is he can take himself right next door to where he belongs (He's not our cat!) and don't be expecting McDonald's here anymore!   I had called and called him when he was missing, so worried about him, and walked around our house, looking for him, even looking under the decks and looking up and down the road in front of our house for him and I didn't know he was ignoring me the whole time I was calling him until I just happened to see him across the road in front of another neighbor's home acting like he was in gagaland love with a black beauty, following her around and when I called him very loudly over and over, he ignored me.  When I told Hubby, his reply was that the cat would be back over here again in a day or 2....well make that several days and sure enough Hubby was right on.  So...the cat can just take himself right next door to his owners and face their many dogs he is terrified of and let them take care of him as it should be.  I started feeding him months ago cause I felt sorry for him when he looked poorly and he was hanging around here.  (I know.)  I've already even been talking to Hubby about us hiring someone to come over and feed him when we hopefully take our little fall vacation this year.  (I know...we shouldn't have to do that!)  So...just wanted you all to know he's FINE.    Any comments about this are welcome.

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Hope you're having a good day!

Love, Maria

 

  

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

hollybelle on 07/13/2011:
Awwww, kitty, kitty! HOpe this finds you doing well - looks like you certainly are with another loss! YAY!


Umpqua on 07/13/2011:
I'm glad the kitty is OK, and you are doing great with another loss! I hope your hubby is OK with the heat today, ugh. Have a good one!


greengirl on 07/13/2011:
So glad the cat is back. He must have been doing a little courting :-)


thinkpositive on 07/13/2011:
And that's a cat for you! So independent. Great job with weight loss!


moogy on 07/13/2011:
As I suspected, they do take care of themselves. Obviously the cat over the road was more enticing than you and even food!! LOL At least you don't have to worry now and I am glad for that. Good job on the weight loss Maria, you have been being a very good girl this week:)


moogy on 07/14/2011:
Thank you for stopping by. I hope that you enjoy your day as well and that you manage to stay cool.:)


biscottibody59 on 07/16/2011:
Hope you have a good weekend!

Thanks for your thoughtful comments--it's been a slow recovery IMO--though I have not clue really, since I've never had anything quite like this!


just42day on 07/16/2011:
Yeah on the return of the cat and another loss for you!


mcwoo40 on 07/17/2011:
Just passing to say hello,your doing well my friend :))


just42day on 07/17/2011:
Yes, July is a nasty, hot month! The good news is the month half way over!


V on 07/17/2011:
Great job maria!!! You are doing fantastic!!


moogy on 07/17/2011:
Hi Maria, Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you enjoyed your weekend. I hope you kept cool during this horrible weather.:)


selina on 07/20/2011:
Hi Maria! I enjoyed reading your account on the cats :) so sweet! Stay well!



Maria7 - Monday Jul 11, 2011
(Moderation)
Weight: 147.8

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!

No, autumn is not here yet, but it is fixing to look like it in my house after I do my autumn decorating!  Yes, I know it's still summer here but when you're in the mood to decorate, why not go ahead and do it?  Besides, I've had the spring/summer decor out since very early this year...   

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Anyway, hope you're all doing good.  Hubby  is at work.  He's doing well.  My Aunt had a birthday recently and I visited her and took her a gift and hugged her and told her I love her.  She is Mom's only Sister.  (Mom is the baby.)  She lives at her home with her Son.  

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The neighbor's cat, whom we feed and take care of has disappeared since day before yesterday and I have looked and looked for him and called him and he is GONE.  I hope that wherever he is, he is being well taken care of and is loved and happy.  He is such a sweetheart.

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Got on the scale this morning and it read 147.8.  

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Hope you're having a good day!

Love, Maria

 

  

Progress as of today: 57.2 lbs lost so far, only 7.8 lbs to go!

V on 07/11/2011:
Have a good day my friend :) I hope the cat comes back..


greengirl on 07/11/2011:
I love your Autumnal theme :-) How are you these days Maria?? I hope the cat turns up safe and well. Have a good day :-)


hollybelle on 07/11/2011:
Aw, kitty "runned" away??? Maybe he'll be back...nice to see your post.


Umpqua on 07/11/2011:
It sounds like you're doing great! I hope the kitty is OK.


Umpqua on 07/11/2011:
It sounds like you're doing great! I hope the kitty is OK.


thinkpositive on 07/11/2011:
Sad when a pet disappears. We lost a dog & he turned up around 12 miles away 4 months later.Hope your cat returns soon.


moogy on 07/11/2011:
Cats always seem to find someone to care for them, I always think that a cat allows the family they live with to care for them. Rather like having cooks and a clean up crew. If they don't like the family they find another. We knew a cat for whom three families were caring and thought that they owned!! Aparrently the cat just shared herself around!!! Thank you for the welcome back;)


biscottibody59 on 07/12/2011:
Hope you're having a good day there! Good going on the weigh-in!

ps thanks for your concern, I'm feeling a little better every day--very close to 100%, but I can't quite claim that today!


hollybelle on 07/12/2011:
Yes! I thought of you when I posted about Miss SC. I wondered if you had heard her story. She's a very pretty girl! I think she has a good chance at Miss America!


V on 07/12/2011:
Have a good one my friend :)



Maria7 - Monday Jul 04, 2011
(Moderation)
Weight: 148.4

For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

 

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Hello, Friends!

I've been reading some here off and on although I haven't posted a new entry in a while.  I'm still doing okay.  Still very involved in church, playing the piano, singing and occasionally giving a Bible message.  Still visiting Mom at the nursing home most days, sitting with her and making sure all is well with her and she has whatever she needs.  My very handsome, sweet Hubby is still doing okay, too.  (We're going on 22 years anniversary in October.)  He and I had a cookout on the back deck today and we grilled out hamburgers and we took Mom and her roommate plates each of a hamburger, fries, and a piece of apple pie when we visited them today (after permission from their nurse for them to have the food).  Her roommate hardly ever gets any visitors, so we have 'adopted' her.

I just can't understand why the majority of nursing home residents get no visitors, not even on special holidays....  Are people really that into only themselves?  There they were, the residents, lining the hallways at they sat in their wheelchairs, with hope in their eyes that someone would come to visit them, and hoping for a kind word or a smile when someone would pass by them.  I did speak to them and tried to cheer them up talking to them a little, but most of them seemed depressed.  There were very few of them with visitors, I think only 2.

It is reported that it got up to 103 degrees fahrenheit today here...yes, a little warm but now I hear thunder nearby and it appears rain may very soon be on the way...

As for weight, not overeating continues to be a struggle and although I'm up a little more than last time I posted, I'm not overly concerned with that right now...I guess cause I'm still wearing size 8, which was my real goal and at one time I was over 200 pounds.  (205, wore size 20-22.)  So...what is 148.4 to be concerned about?  Hehehe!  No, it is NOT 140.0, my goalweight...but it is also not 205.0, either.  I could do better with my eating but I am enjoying eating and thanking the Lord for His many blessings which include food and I am very active and try to not obsess over not being at exactly 140.0 while staying on guard to try not to leave the 148 number, hahaha!   

Hubby and I recently lost a very close friend, a neighbor, who was like a Daddy to us both for many years.  We visit his widow often and take her plates of food (supper) usually when we visit her.  Please remember her in prayer as she is really having a time adjusting to his sudden passing.

Also, our longtime Pastor at church announced he will be leaving in a few months.   He is very loved and no one could ever take his place.  Please pray for him and for our church. 

 

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Hope you're having a good evening!

Love, Maria

 

  

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

V on 07/04/2011:
I have missed you so much Maria!! :) Happy to hear that all si well with MoM!! I am hoping that you will like the pastor that replaces the current just as much :) Sorry to hear about your close friend... Sending lots of love your way, i bid you a good evening :)


thinkpositive on 07/05/2011:
So nice of you to visit with other residents when you visit with your mother. Sad that they don't have visitors. Your weight loss is quite a story. Congratulations on such success.


Umpqua on 07/05/2011:
It sounds like all is going well for you, although I'm sorry to hear about your friend and pastor. I hope you have a great week!


hollybelle on 07/05/2011:
Welcome back and thanks for posting and letting us know how you are. I missed you! I was thinking about you the other day because the little produce stand that has the scuppernongs in August is setting up right now and will probably be open for business the end of this week! I can't wait for those grapes! I know you enjoy them, too. It is sad that the nursing home residents don't have visitors - people ARE that into themselves....it's sad. You mom is very blessed to have you visiting and knowing she is still important to you. It's sweet you have adopted her roommate, too. Blessings just multiply! It's hard to lose a pastor. It always takes me a long time to get used to a new one! I am sorry to hear of the loss of your friend/neighbor. Post again soon - it sounds like you are doing ok food-wise. Our weight is ging to vary some. My new goal is just to keep it within a few pounds - at least when I get back to my goal weight-that is! LOL


biscottibody59 on 07/05/2011:
Wow, you're doing well maintaining! Sorry to hear about your neighbor--so nice of you all to step up and help his wife. Sometimes common courtesy isn't too common these days.

As for the families of the nursing home residents. We just aren't geared in this country to deal with aging in any way and some children when confronted with a parent who isn't behaving how they remember, actually think of their parent as dead ("She's not the mother I remember." for example) in order to cope with their feelings. Therefore they can excuse themselves from visiting EVER--it sounds cruel, but it's a common reaction. Not the only reason, but I guess it works for some people--in another context it works for someone in my family--I don't get it. AT ALL.


KathyBlue on 07/06/2011:
Good to hear from you, girl! :)


V on 07/06/2011:
:)


mcwoo40 on 07/08/2011:
Hi Maria,thanks for your words of support.Keep us posted on your progress.it's been sunshine and showers here :( I finish next sat for a week so the weather better buck up,take care


moogy on 07/10/2011:
Sounds like you are going to have to go through some grieving Maria. Losing someone who you loved and your pastor will be difficult but I know that you will trust the Lord to give you the strength to cope with the changes that life throws at us. It is lovely to come back in time to catch a post from you. I am glad that you are enjoying life and no stressing too much about the numbers. I know what you mean about the sadness in the nursing homes, I hope I go before I get to that stage! I am glad that your mom is doing well and it is so lovely of you to adopt her roommate, I bet she feels very fortunate. Congratulations on your anniversary, treasure each moment Maria:)


selina on 07/11/2011:
Hey Maria! Good to see you here! Have a great summer!



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