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Maria7 - Friday Oct 08, 2010
(Trying to get back to goal...)
Weight: 144.6

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!

Today, I washed and dried clothes (without wringing them out by hand)...did a little shopping (walked a lot and parked far away from stores for even more walking), visited Mom (who is doing much better and was sitting with her friends in the dining room at the same table) and took her a hamburger.

 

 

Today's food:

 

1 small oatmeal pancake, scrambled egg, coffee w creamer and splenda 350

bk hamburger, bk chocolate ice cream sundae 700

peppermint 25

tuna salad of tuna, lettuce, onion, cherry tomatoes, sunflower seeds, t i dsg 325

Total est cals today:  1400  (and still VERY HUNGRY)

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Hope you're having a blessed day!

Love, Maria

  

Progress as of today: 60.4 lbs lost so far, only 4.6 lbs to go!

moogy on 10/08/2010:
You have got to love modern machines, I bet you really enjoyed doing the washing today!! I was glad to read that your mom was having a good day - that's wonderful. I hope you are able to keep your calories at a level you are happy with this evening. :)


moogy on 10/08/2010:
I'm back, I just read you post. I use a high fibre white bread soaked in whole eggs, beaten. I spray the frypan and cook the slices until browned, then dust with cinnamon or have with maple syrup, or both!!


tangalyn on 10/08/2010:
glad ur mom is doing better, enjoy ur night :-)


chidogs on 10/08/2010:
Nothing makes you appreciate something like a washer/drying until it quits on you! Your menu is great and sounds yummy. And I sympathize with you on the feeling hungry thing. I think I've felt hungry every day for the past week. I'm hoping it will fade a little as I get used to the smaller portions. But you hang in there. And I'm glad your Mom is doing so much better. Bet she enjoyed the burger! :)


just42day on 10/09/2010:
Sounds like your mom has been doing better the past few days. I'm happy for both of you because I know how you worry. I hope the rest of your weekend is a good one. :)



Maria7 - Thursday Oct 07, 2010
(Trying to get back to goal...)
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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Hello, Friends!

I got on the scale this morning and this is what it looked like:    Like...'don't get mad at me!  I didn't do it, you did!'...Well, to that, I say...'Did what???'...I've been walking a lot, lifting weights a lot, getting smaller and clothes fitting looser and I'm up to 145.0 today???  But that is what it read... Hummmmm.....

Update:  Friend and I had lunch together, then after I took her home, I visited Mom, who seemed to be doing quite well, sitting in her wheelchair in the dining room at the nursing home with friends and smiling.

Hubby and I went to a store to order a washer and dryer set this afternoon and found out that in order for them to be delivered and installed for 'free', they were NOT ON SALE but would be the FULL PRICE!  An increase of $124 plus tax!  So...we decided to get them at the ON SALE price and have them at the store load them onto the back of Hubby's truck, which they did and we brought the new washer and dryer set home with us and hired a friend to come help Hubby, which he did, and now we have the set installed in our home and working real well...yayyyy!  (No more wringing out clothes by hand!)

I've been extra good with calories today and am anticipating the scale being at least a little more agreeable tomorrow morning...looking back at my calories over the past week, I had a few days I went slightly over my calories' allowance, but I also had a few days I was under them even more, so at the very least I should have maintained 142.6, not gained up to 145.0!  I also measured with the tape measure this morning which confirms I have not gotten larger.  And I have been lifting weights a LOT...so must be muscle weight gain, which is a good thing, right???

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Today's food:

1 fruit cup and  2 coffees w creamer and splenda 75

turkey, candied yams, dressing, icing 700

peppermint 25

2 diet toasts w 2 lf bologna microwaved, 1 tsp low cal mayo, 1/2 sm onion 150

sunflower seeds 50

Total est cals today:  1000   

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Hope you're having a blessed day!

Love, Maria

  

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

liza36 on 10/07/2010:
It's funny, I had the same conversation with my scale this morning. It's frustrating, but I figure in long run, if I am establishing good habits, like my exercise, then eventually the weight will come off. At least that's what I told myself today so I wouldn't get so upset. Have a good one!


legcramps on 10/07/2010:
Uh-oh! Darn scales...


hollybelle on 10/07/2010:
Keep doing the good things and the scales will take care of you!


chidogs on 10/07/2010:
Don't let it get to you. You have done so good! Slowdowns happen, as I'm sure you know. Just keep up your good plan and you will beat that old scale.


Umpqua on 10/07/2010:
The scale doesn't know what it's talking about ;) Seriously, now that I'm getting closer to goal, I think I'm going to go 5 pounds lower when I reach it. And then keep that as a 5-pound range to account for fluctuations. Because it's just to difficult to keep to one weight! Maybe 140-145 is realistic range for you to maintain? If you feel good and your clothes fit, I'd say that's what matters most!


moogy on 10/07/2010:
I don't know Maria, our bodies are really strange, we are doing all the right things and nothing is showing up on the scale. It is dissapointing. All you can do is have a look at what you have been eating and check that there are no slip ups. I hope it co-operates with you soon.:)


hopingforhealth on 10/07/2010:
I just said this to Moogy, but one thing to think about since you are working out really well is that sometimes that causes a little plateau. Don't forget that muscle weighs more than fat! I have actually gained weight while losing size before while I was exercising a lot. This is especially true with weight training; the muscle comes first and then helps you burn fat. So even though the number might not be changing the way you want it to, your clothes are fitting great and that's awesome!

I have also had periods in my life when I weighed significantly less than friends who looked way skinnier than me and were way healthier than me too, and that was because of the muscle weighing more than fat thing too.

Sorry you had a bad scale day. You've been doing really great with your food and stuff.


moogy on 10/07/2010:
Muscle is definitly a good thing Maria. You are stronger and more muscle means more burnt calories. Well done!!


moogy on 10/07/2010:
Muscle is definitly a good thing Maria. You are stronger and more muscle means more burnt calories. Well done!!


V on 10/07/2010:
Maria the lbs will come off and i am sure really soon :)


V on 10/07/2010:
PS sending lots and lots of love to you :)


just42day on 10/08/2010:
Congrats on the new appliances. I'm sure your scale will be more cooperative shortly as you're doing great! :)


hollybelle on 10/08/2010:
You and I must be at the same point on applicance and house repair. We had roof work a couple years ago and you know about my stove this week - it was my dryer a month ago. I'd love to have new washer and dryer but there are so many choices. Would you mind telling me what brand/model you guys decided upon and where you found it (if it was a chain store)? I get overwhelmed when I look at all of them!



Maria7 - Wednesday Oct 06, 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!

Went to a thrift store in a nearby town today and bought a pair of boot leg brown corduroy jeans name brand for just $2 and some-odd-cents...wow...tried them on there  (size 8), they fit real well, and I got them to go with some new fall Cracker Barrel shirts I got recently.

Also visited Mom at the nursing home and sat and talked with her a while.  Took her some bananas, which she ate one while I was there.  She was not feeling well, she said she was sick and hurting all over (probably arthritis) but the good news is she said she is no longer having that terrible infection pain.  It is GONE!  Thank You, Jesus!  She is WELL of that infection!  And I thank you for your prayers!  She surprised me by remembering vacation details from 4 years ago that I told her about at the time when Hubby and I had returned  from hiking in the North Georgia Mountains.  Why this was on her mind, i don't know...???

Our washing machine has 'kicked the bucket'...It has been 'acting up' off and on (more on) for about a year...Hubby and I ate supper out buffet this afternoon, then went and priced some washer and dryer sets.  We plan, Lord willing, to go tomorrow evening and order a set.  We both agreed that we didn't care for a set with lots of 'bells and whistles' and so decided to get a set that is nice but not extravagant.  The set should be arrive early next week after we order it tomorrow.  Until then, I will be working with the old washer, which will fill up with water, agitate, and then refuse to spin like it is supposed to....that's where I take each piece of clothing and wring out the water by hand.  Hubby said he remembers we got the washer and dryer set not long after we got married (we celebrate our 21st anniversary this month), so they are very old for washers and dryers and it is time we replaced them.   The dryer is in better condition than the washer but it makes unusual noises sometimes so it is going to be replaced, too. 

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Today's food:

2 fruit cups, coffee 100

rice, hamburger onions and gravy, creamed potatoes, green beans 500

3 donut holes 150

boston baked beans 110

large salad, chicken, fish, cheese, pecans, ice cream 990

 

Total est cals: 1850

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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!

moogy on 10/06/2010:
It isn't until something happens to our machines that we appreciate how lucky we are to live in this day and age. It is always nice to get new (or even almost new) things. Well done on the pants. I am glad that your mother has recovered from the infection - that's really good news. Have a good evening Maria.


V on 10/06/2010:
Hi Maria :) WoW 21 years :) That is awesome congrats! Also YAYY to the size 8's fitting comfortable :) You are so close to your goal too my friend! Maybe you should bring your mom a picture of the mountains with you and your hubby in it, that way she will see it every day :)


chidogs on 10/06/2010:
Sounds like you had a very nice visit with your Mom. It is great that she remembered that vacation you had! Must have impressed her. The laundry thing, you are wise to avoid the bells and whistles. One of my favorite quotes is from a movie. "The more they tinker with the plumbing, the easier it is to stop up the drain." So the fancier your machine is, the more likely it will fail! Take care!


Umpqua on 10/07/2010:
First off, great news on your Mom's infection, that's awesome! And 21 years, congratulations! That's also a really long time for a washer and dryer to last, so they've had a good run I would say. Enjoy your new appliances, it's always fun to shop for that type of stuff!


selina on 10/07/2010:
Congrats for the size 8 pants! And for the new washer/drier, for your 21-year wedding anniversary, for your mom not feeling the infection pains! Stay well and have a great day!



Maria7 - Tuesday Oct 05, 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!

The leaking roof got repaired this morning.  After this, a friend and I went out to lunch together and afterward did a little shopping.  This evening, my Aunt, whom I'd called and invited to supper, came over and had supper with Hubby and me and we three had a nice visit together.

Scale is not going downward, but clothes are definitely fitting much looser! 

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Today's food:

Breakfast:  coffee, fruit cup 55

Lunch at CB: fried chicken strips, carrots, chocolate ice cream sundae 800

 

Supper:  rice, hamburger&onion in gravy, beans, creamed potatoes, fruit salad 585

Late nite snack: baked beans, ww cheese crackers 510

total est cals today: 1950

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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!

moogy on 10/05/2010:
That sounds like a lovely day. I hope that you enjoyed yourself. Good news that your clothes are feeling looser, excellent!!


just42day on 10/06/2010:
Sounds like a good day. Glad the roof is repaired. Congrats on the looser fitting clothing! That must feel fabulous! :)


selina on 10/06/2010:
I guess this is the time of the year when we have to do repairs around the house.... stay well! Hugs to you! Congrats on the clothing that fits nicely!


Umpqua on 10/06/2010:
Great news on your clothes fitting looser. And I'm glad you had a nice visit with your aunt. Hope you have a great day today!


hollybelle on 10/06/2010:
I'll take looser clothes! Post comment on your yesterday's dairy, too.


biscottibody59 on 10/06/2010:
Have a good day and keep up the good work!


hopingforhealth on 10/06/2010:
It sounds like you had a nice day with your friends and family. I'm so glad the roof got fixed!


moogy on 10/06/2010:
I am just dropping by because I have usually seen your post by now. It is 1 pm on Thursday here, I hope you are doing well and that we hear from you soon:)



Maria7 - Monday Oct 04, 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!

Went to the funeral today of the young woman I told you about who passed last week.  It was so sad.  Please continue to pray for her family.

Also visited Mom at the nursing home.  She's really doing her very best there.  Told me she is acting like she feels better than she really does.  I told her that is good, that sometimes we have to do that to start feeling better.  She was in the dining room sitting at her usual table but all alone, although there were other people in there nearby to her, and she asked for me to paint her fingernails orange.  I went and got her orange fingernail polish and she decided instead of me painting her nails for her, which I usually do, that she wanted to try to paint her own nails.  I was happily surprised that although it took her quite a while, she didn't give up till she finished painting every one her fingernails...all of them...I didn't even think she was ABLE to do it but she did and it came out good, too! 

I donated the guitar to a thrift store that I bought for my Daughter's upcoming birthday...decided to give her something else, as I found out the guitar, though quite large is actually a child's guitar, not made for an adult.  Also, it needed more to repair it than I thought it would.

So happy to hear that  our fellow DD'ers who went had a wonderful, fun, safe time at the weekend DD retreat!  Beautiful photos, y'all!  

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Today's food:

coffee, bk hamburger, bk chocolate ice cream sundae 700

large veggie salad w fried chicken strips, pecans and a little t i dsg (400) and a little mac and cheese (300)  700

total est cals today: 1400

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Hope you're having a blessed evening or day!

Love, Maria

  

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

chidogs on 10/04/2010:
Maria, that is nice that your Mom wanted to paint her own nails, and did it! And, if she wants to sit alone once in a while, why not. We all need some alone time. At least she was in the social setting. Excellent news. Thanks for your encouragement, I am making myself wait for Wednesday to weigh in. The daily fluctuations just make me depressed.


V on 10/04/2010:
Hi Maria!!! OMG your mom sounds like she is doing great!!! So is orange her fave color or is she preparing for Halloween? Oh Do you have Beals Outlet where you live??? I was shopping today and came across an alligator all decked out as Santa and I thought of you because I know you love all things Christmas!!!! :) You and yours are always in my prayers :) Have a great evening!!!


hopingforhealth on 10/04/2010:
I'm glad that your mother was having a great day today!


V on 10/04/2010:
Yes as hard as it was to waste it I had to toss the rest. I felt like I gained 2 lbs just by eating that little bit of pb and that 1/2 of cracker :( I gotta get out of my head sometimes! I knew you would get a kick out of the gator!!!


breakaway on 10/04/2010:
Your mother sounds to be cheering up a bit :D That's great! And it's great that you take the time to be with her and visit her. They really need that. I missed the pictures...have to go see if I can find them. Take care! See ya tomorrow when I come remind you about the show ;)


nita51 on 10/05/2010:
Your mom must be getting stronger. Hopefully the antibiotics has increased her energy. Orange nails? How cute :) I love to hear good news like that. Have a great Tuesday. Hugs


breakaway on 10/05/2010:
Biggest loser tonight sorry I'm late


hollybelle on 10/06/2010:
Mom painting fingernails - amazing and priceless! God bless.



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.



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