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Maria7 - Monday Jul 19, 2010
(Goalweight Maintenance)
Weight: 140.0

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

 

 

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 Hello to you!

Just got in from getting a few groceries. 

 

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 I plan to do some walking  a little later this afternoon. 

Food today:

Scrambled egg with cheese, 1 regular bread 300

Scrambled egg with cheese, 1 reg bread again 300

banana 100

sloppy joe (ground beef cooked and fat drained off and  with tomato sauce and flavorings added) without bun 300

homemade slaw (cabbage w a little lite mayo) 100

cheese 50

 chocolate covered peanuts 500 (regret buying them!!!)

another banana (I bought a bag of bananas, about 12, on sale...)

3 regular bread and more cheese....550  (shouldn't have bought the hunk of extra sharp cheddar cheese today, all 800 calories of it! Should have known I'd give in and not ration it properly! )

Total:  Approximately 2300 (So worried about other people.  Worried about Mom.  Worried about some people who aren't worried about me.  People who show they DON'T care.  My close friend said she and her Hubby didn't come by nor bring Hubby and me any food or anything over the weekend (to show their compassion and that they care, what we Christians do) after our Uncle passed Friday morning, cause they didn't know what to bring, didn't know where to take it, and her Hubby was busy working ......and followed that by saying they also went out of town one morning over the weekend, shopping at different places and eating out at a restaurant....Why do I try to comfort myself by overeating?????)

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Visited Mom a while today...they had her up a little while in her wheelchair...

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Hope you're having a blessed day!

Love,

Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

selina on 07/19/2010:
Hi Maria, here's the recipe for the veggie omelet: Stir fry until wilted in a tablespoon olive oil: 1/2 yellow bell pepper cubed 1/2 onion diced a handfull raw spinach leaves

Add to the cooked veggies: 3 eggs whole beaten with 2 tbsp water salt, pepper

Stir quickly once and leave it until omelet is set. Roll omelet or scramble, as you wish. Serves 2 Enjoy!

Sometimes I add shredded cheddar cheese to the egg mixture. Also, you can add tomatoes to the veggie mixture but take seeds out.

I hope you'll have a great day!


biscottibody59 on 07/19/2010:
Sounds like a good day--stay cool!


hollybelle on 07/19/2010:
Sorry to hear about your Uncle's passing. But thrilled he was saved before he went! Hope your Mom can gain a little bit of energy. Sounds like the nursing home is doing OK by her these days. Is it a new one? I know there were so many issues at one time. God bless you and your husband and your family through the coming days!


KathyBlue on 07/19/2010:
soo interesting food names! Sloopy Joe - what's this?


hollybelle on 07/19/2010:
Yes, it's hot and HUMID here in KY, too. We have had so much rain this year we have mold and mildew and leaf spot on roses everywhere and yet the grass is still drying up! I want to put out some plants (hydrangaes) tonight, but worory that the weather is so harsh that they may not make it until next year. Oh well, I'll have to take extra care of them. I got a bargain on them - $6.00 apiece! I thought your Mom may be in new place and I'm sorry I missed that. I have been on and off this site. SO GLAD she is better taken care of and happier, though! God bless you all!


selina on 07/19/2010:
I forgot to add fresh mushrooms in the recipe above - that's one of the ingredients that I always use in my omelet! Hugs to you!


V on 07/19/2010:
Hi maria! :)


sweetpea1977 on 07/19/2010:
I'm sorry you are going through such an emotional time right now. Please know I am keeping you all in my thoughts.


moogy on 07/19/2010:
Thanks for your words of encouragement. I appreciated them.:)


selina on 07/20/2010:
You are welcome, Maria!

So sorry to hear about the things and people that have been worrying you recently - I hope this phase will pass soon.


just42day on 07/20/2010:
Sorry you're feeling hurt by friends. It's understandable. I also get disappointed when people don't respond as I hoped they would. Makes me appreciate others even more. I hope your day gets better. You're taking such good care of your mom. I'm sure she really appreciates it. I know I've tried to be "better" to my mom as the years go on. It seems to take so little to make her happy. I just tell her she raised me right..... Have a really good day. My thoughts are with you.


biscottibody59 on 07/20/2010:
I'm sorry to hear about the pesky people in your life--unfortunate, but you can't make people love or care about you if they don't--especially if they're running in a completely different groove than you are--drugs, alcohol or whatever.

As for the friend--these relationships change, whether it's aging or changes in their family/work life--again there's not much you can do if people pull away from you. Keep embracing the relationships that matter--protect yourself, keep your momentum going. And last but not least, don't do what I did and allow the toxicity of family relationships to profoundly affect your health!

I know you're a prayerful person, but you may also incorporate a little breathing exercise that goes something like this: Close your eyes and inhale (and say to yourself whichever word you choose) PEACE :: exhale STRIFE . . . choose your own word or words for this exercise--something positive on the inhale/something negative on the exhale.

Hope your day today is much better!

PS I've done the same thing with groceries--we're only human!



Maria7 - Sunday Jul 18, 2010
(Goalweight Maintenance)
Weight: 140.0

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

 

 

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 Hello to you!

 

 

 

Hubby and I went to church this morning, then to our Uncle's funeral this afternoon.

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 Today's food:  2/3 chicken breast 200, steak 100, sweet potatoes suffle 200, 2 prunes 50, fruit 100,  2 cups veggies 100, thousand island dressing 100, cheese 100, ice cream 50, 1/2 cup creamed potatoes 150, coconut icing 150, and 1 bag chips 300.   Total approximately 1600.

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Later, we visited Mom, who was still in bed, at the nursing home.

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  Hope you're having a nice day!

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

selina on 07/19/2010:
Good morning Maria, I hope you'll have a great day today!


Umpqua on 07/19/2010:
I hope this is a better week than last for you, and that your Mom gets to feeling better soon!



Maria7 - Saturday Jul 17, 2010
(Goalweight Maintenance)
Weight: 140.0

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

 

 

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 Hello to you!

Hubby and I visited Mom, who is still in the bed, has been for DAYS....said she is too weak to allow the CNA to put her into her wheelchair.  (She also said she is happy in her bed!)  We took her some more bananas (she loves them) and Hubby took her water container up the hall to get it refilled with ice water and brought it back to her.  He also helped her with her towel so she wouldn't spill any of her lunch when it was brought to her on her gown.  I thought that was SO SWEET!  (Yes, I'm very blessed!)  (****Evening update:  Hubby and I visited Mom a second time tonite.  She'd had supper and wanted more tea, which I went and got for her.  She asked a question concerning Hubby's Uncle, who stayed at same nursing home as she, and I told her that our Uncle passed yesterday.****)

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 I plan to do some walking on the treadmill a little later this afternoon. 

Food today was:

Cheese  biscuit, one and a half bananas, steak onions and gravy, rice, green peas, small pack chips, candy, ice cream.  total approx 2000.

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Thoughts........

I just want to say that getting to goalweight doesn't mean the FIGHT is over.  As you can see from my above menu of foods I've eaten today, the TEMPTATION is STILL THERE to OVEREAT AND to EAT THE WRONG FOODS!  YES!  EVEN AFTER REACHING GOAL!!!!!  So, realize that it is a continuing struggle to STAY at goalweight, after you're there!  I've been at GOALWEIGHT before and let it slip away and REGAINED!!!!!  It is SO EASY to get into a frame of mind that it won't hurt to have a little extra (which adds up fast).  I see now why and how easy it was to regain after being at goalweight before.  Stress, giving in to former bad habits, plain ole temptation...the weird thing is...it's NOT all about HUNGER!!!  Former bad habits of eating for recreation, just out of boredom try to resurface.  Former bad habits of eating for comfort try to tempt you.  And then, there is just plain ole CRAVINGS to deal with!!!!!  But there is ONE THING I DO KNOW....it is just as easy to stay this size 8 as to regain and stay another size and not get larger and larger.  So you may as well get to the size you want to be and realize that to stay ANY size, there is always a fight to not get larger!!!!!

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Hope you're having a blessed day!

Love,

Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

selina on 07/18/2010:
Keep up the good fight - your "thoughts" resonate with our own thoughts and struggles and I appreciate your writing it down, black on white. I mean, RED on white. ;)

Have a great Sunday!


nita51 on 07/18/2010:
Have a Blessed Sunday :) :) :)


Umpqua on 07/18/2010:
I like your thoughts at the bottom Maria, so true that we can never give up this fight. It's a lifelong struggle and a very important one. I hope you have a peaceful and relaxed Sunday!


biscottibody59 on 07/18/2010:
Here's hoping you have a great day!

Yes, I do remember Minnie Pearl--she was one of a kind!


just42day on 07/18/2010:
thanks for all your words of wisdom. We all need reminders and motivation. Thanks for providing both!



Maria7 - Friday Jul 16, 2010
(Goalweight Maintenance)
Weight: 140.0

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

 

 

 

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Hello to you!

 

Got a call early that our Uncle passed this morning.  We thank you for your prayers for him.  A Preacher that visited him yesterday informed Hubby and me yesterday's afternoon, that our Uncle got saved the day before when the Preacher had visited and talked with him about Jesus.   According to 1 Corinthians, chapter 15 (if you look it up, please read the whole chapter) in the Bible, our Uncle now has a new spiritual body (verse 44...it is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.  There is a natural body and there is a spiritual body...)  that is whole and well and is with the Lord and our Christian loved ones that have gone to heaven. 

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I have stayed home today, not feeling too well, taking aspirin and tylenol and doing extra house cleaning off and on...  Just in case anyone comes by...

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I called and talked with Mom's CNA at her nursing home earlier, who informed me that Mom stayed in bed again today....

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 I did manage to do some walking on the treadmill.  5 minutes the first time and 15 minutes the second time...better than nothing.

Food today was:

2 bananas, tuna, 2 regular breads, baked hamburger patti, a little ketchup and mustard,  4 or 5 baked french fries, 5 little pieces of candy, chocolate fudgecicle ice cream.  Total:  approximately 1300.

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Hope you're having a blessed day!

Love,

Maria

Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 07/16/2010:
Your uncle is safe then, it is comforting for you to know. God saved his soul. 20 min walking is a good start yes, no worries. Get better! xoxo have a nice weekend


biscottibody59 on 07/16/2010:
Sorry to hear about your uncle. Glad you got in some activity--if nothing else it sometimes serves to distract us.

Have a peaceful evening there!


Moody3 on 07/16/2010:
I am sorry about your Uncles passing, but so happy that he was saved!! I know how much peace that must bring you and your husband in this difficult time~God bless

I admire that with everything going on, you got on your treadmill~=)


Umpqua on 07/16/2010:
I'm very sorry to hear about your husband's uncle. I hope you are feeling better over the weekend.


selina on 07/17/2010:
My condolences, Maria. I'm glad you feel at peace with his passing. Hugs!


selina on 07/17/2010:
And, thank you so much for the calorie burning counting link. I appreciate it!


nita51 on 07/17/2010:
Why aren't you feeling well? Is it a cold or just under the weather? Anyway I don't like to hear that you are ill. :( :( :( Hope you get better. I too have had to rely of Tylenol as well. Anyway let's just keep each other in prayer, because prayer changes things. Love You & God Bless



Maria7 - Thursday Jul 15, 2010
(Goalweight Maintenance)
Weight: 140.0

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

 

 

 

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Hello to you!

 

I visited Mom who wasn't doing too well this morning.  She was in her bed feeling too weak to let the CNA put her in her wheelchair and wheel her to the dining room to eat breakfast with the other residents at the nursing home. 

Later, after I got home from visiting Mom, I fixed an early supper for Hubby and me. Hubby came in from work (he works in the heat) and after we'd eaten, we went to visit our Uncle again, who'd been moved from the hospital to a hospice center earlier today before we visited him.  Please continue to pray for him (and Mom).  While the nurse came in to do some care for him, Hubby and I walked out into the hall and we were shown a dining room for the patient's families where donations are given of snacks and coffee for them to have for free.  I had a snack pack of Lance cheese crackers.  We were also shown a little chapel there.  It is very pretty, with a few pew seats and stained glass window.  There is a podium with a big Bible on it, opened.  When we went back to our Uncle's room, someone that works there came in with a beautiful green afgan and announced that a group that crochets afgans and donates them to new patients at the hospice center had sent it.  It was placed over our Uncle to help keep him warm.  Before we left, the worker came in and said that a church had cooked supper for the patient's families and it was in the dining room and it was lasagne and garlic bread and offered for us of the family (there were 2 others visiting our Uncle besides Hubby and me) to come and eat for free.  I'd already had supper and the pack of crackers and Hubby was full from supper, so we didn't eat any of the lasagne but it sure sounded good.  There really are CARING people in this world.  That was 3 examples of people giving and showing they care.  Of course, I know you all care, too and we thank you for your prayers and support. :-) 

After we left from visiting our Uncle, Hubby and I went back to the nursing home and visited Mom again, who seemed to be feeling a little better but still in the bed.  Her CNA had gotten her into her wheelchair and taken her and given her a shower and that had perked Mom up some.   I made sure Mom had extra food within her reach that she likes before we left, as she didn't like her supper that was brought to her on a tray and hadn't eaten much of it.   She was smiling while we were there and that gave me peace of mind that she is doing better.

Calories today were about 1300.  That is good and part of it was a 110 calories chocolate fudgecicle ice cream and 200 calories of candy, which I feel I needed.  :-)

Have a blessed evening...

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Moody3 on 07/15/2010:
Sounds like a very busy day, as well as emotional~Your family is very blessed to have you and your husband~So caring~

I hope you have a relaxing evening Maria~Keeping you in my prayers~


selina on 07/16/2010:
Maria, I'm glad your mom was in better spirits when you left... and your uncle is being taken care by kind and caring people. I hope you'll have a good day, today!


selina on 07/16/2010:
I paint all size paintings, but at them moment I'm working on a small commission piece, 11" x 15" landscape.

I love daylilies, too! Flowers are so special because they are transient... enjoy while you can!


selina on 07/16/2010:
and, the movers are coming in mid august. We'll eventually get to DC area in the beginning of September, just in time for our daughter's school.


Umpqua on 07/16/2010:
It's so wonderful when people are kind and giving just because - not with any other motive. I doesn't happen often, but when it does it gives me such a boost. I'm glad to hear your Mom is feeling better and it sounds like you deserved those little treats (good choices for those too!)


geevee on 07/16/2010:
You pay tax on food? What state do you live in? NOT taxing food is sacrosanct in Florida.

My Latin market even had bananas last week at 25/lb.


geevee on 07/16/2010:
At this time in your life, you need to budget some goodies into your daily allowence. Yes indeedy!

The hospice and nursing home sound lovely, and filled with wonderful people. You are so fortunate. It must be a relief not to have that to worry about.

I will remember your mother and uncle in my prayers.



Maria7 - Wednesday Jul 14, 2010
(Goalweight Maintenance)
Weight: 140.0

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

 

 

 

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Hello to you!

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'Cat War'

This morning, I called for the black wild cat in the back (where he usually is at) and he didn't show up, so I opened the front door and looked out to see the neighbor's cat on the front porch.  He looked hungry, so I gave him some food.  He was so happy and had just begun eating it when from behind him, here came the black wild cat....I gave the wild cat some food, too, to feed him as well as to distract him from attacking the neighbor's cat and taking his food but as soon as the neighbor's cat saw the other cat, he took off running home quickly.   So the black cat ate his own food, then nonchalantly went over to where the neighbor's cat's food was and ate that, too.

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 Free Lunch

 A friend (her treat) and I went out to lunch today.  Hubby also got a free lunch at work today provided by his employer.

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Please Pray

 

 Hubby's Uncle (real sweet person)  is in the hospital.  Hubby and I ask for your prayers for our Uncle.

 

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 Hope you're having a nice day!

 Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

just42day on 07/14/2010:
My prayers are out for your husband's uncle and family. Take care. I'm thinking of you.


Moody3 on 07/14/2010:
Your entries always put a smile on my face~love your illustrations!!

Sent a prayer your way~God bles


selina on 07/15/2010:
Those cats are a riot, ha! ! I hope you enjoyed your lunch and the company of your friend!


selina on 07/15/2010:
And I hope your husband's uncle gets well soon, with the love and support of his family!


Umpqua on 07/15/2010:
I hope hubby's uncle gets well soon, I'll be thinking of you and your family.



Maria7 - Monday Jul 12, 2010
(Goalweight Maintenance)
Weight: 140.0

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

 

 

 

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Hello to you!

I got up this morning and on looking out a front window, there was the neighbor's cat perched on the front porch banister looking me in the eyes.  He looked so happy to see me (a friend that gives him extra food) and he'd been absent for a few days while the big, wild, black male cat was visiting here.  The two of them do not get along.  They each have territory disputes.  The neighbor's cat (long-haired gray/white) thinks that because he lives next door (usually unless he is visiting over here) that this is his territory, too, since he gets food over here, too.  The black cat  thinks that any territory is potentially his if it means a free meal to a homeless, hungry cat.  My Hubby calls the neighbor's cat 'Mr. Wonderful' cause the cat is very particular over what he eats.  My Hubby likes Mr. Wonderful (and he doesn't take to many animals) and he even feeds Mr. Wonderful sometimes.  Mr. Wonderful likes 'people food' and won't eat much bagged cat food.  We offer him the cat food and sometimes, he ignores it while looking at us like..."Now, REALLY!  Would you eat that?  I think not!  Give me some of the good stuff, what you eat!!!"  (hehehe!)  We've spoiled him, giving him some of the meats we eat.  The black wild cat is not particular at all.  He just doesn't want you to get too close to him....just keep away a few feet.  Toss him something...anything...and he's eating it gratefully and happily.

Today's menu (so far):

Breakfast: Cheddar cheese toast  200

speghetti with meatballs and slaw 650

chocolate covered peanuts 450

up to 400 cals more today tbd...

Hope you're having a nice day!

Love,

Maria

Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

selina on 07/12/2010:
Thank you much for the warm welcome back, Maria, I appreciate it! Your cats are so cute. Mr Wonderful sounds, well, wonderful! I enjoyed reading your entry ;) I hope yourmom is well and so is your hubby and daughter.

We are moving back to the Washington DC area where we lived almost 14 years ago. We go back to the US on vacation every year but we haven't lived there for so long - it's going to be fun to be back. And, yes, we'll be taking the cats back with us :)

painting: sounds like you have an artistic gene in you. My suggestion is, JUST DO IT and don't look back! It's almost like this weight loss thing, ha! If you have specific questions, I'll be happy to answer! Stay well and Hugs to you!


selina on 07/12/2010:
Starter kit for painting: if you are thinking of watercolors, my suggestion is to get the best quality paper, brushes and paints you can afford. The reason is that the better quality paper makes your work look nicer and more professional. I use Arches paper, Kolinsky brushes and Winsor & Newton paints and I am very happy with them. A good place to look for art supplies online is at Cheap Joe's. Good luck!


Umpqua on 07/12/2010:
That's so nice of you and your hubby to feed both those cats. I hope you have a great day!


selina on 07/12/2010:
I'm allergic to oil paints' fumes, so I use special water soluble oil colors - no turpentine. I use Van Gogh H2Oil and am fairly happy with it. I also use acrylics - I use many brands but mostly Winsor & Newton just because they have an enourmous variety of colors and the quality is good. I also like Lefranc & Bourgeois for watercolors and acrylics. You have to try them and choose what suits you best :)


selina on 07/13/2010:
You are welcome, Maria! It's my pleasure, feel free to ask anything about art, I'll try to answer the best way I can.



Maria7 - Sunday Jul 11, 2010
(Goalweight Maintenance)
Weight: 140.0

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

 

 

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 Hello to you!

 

Hubby and I went to church this morning, then came back home to eat dinner ( lunch) that  I had prepared this morning before leaving.  We are resting a little while before going visiting later this afternoon.

 

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 Today's menu:

 

 beef bacon,  plain lite  toast 200

  baked skinless chicken leg and thigh, mashed potatoes with onion, green peas 1000

 chocolate-covered peanuts 200

more skinless baked chicken 200

stewed apples 100

 Total: 1700

 

 Hope you're having a nice day!

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 07/11/2010:
Thanks for reminding me that getting there is a fight and staying there, too. I think I have just wanted to eat whatever I want and expect weight to stay lower and it JUST doesn't work that way, does it! Intellectually I KNOW that, but emotionally, I guess I keep hoping! Ha-ha! God bless - have a great Sunday afternoon and evening.


nita51 on 07/11/2010:
I didn't get to post yesterday,, had so much to do, but thank you for the encouragement. Sorry about your Dad as well. Yes, Maria, I've had a wonderful father, for all my life, what a blessing! He's in Heaven now, which, brings me much comfort. You are a great wife, my step mother, also cooks her dinner, before leaving for Church in the morning, that takes a lot of work and effort, hope hubby appreciates you. You sound like a real sweetheart. Hugs!


selina on 07/12/2010:
Hi Maria! It's wonderful to see you here! I never logged on DD anymore - just felt like I could do on my own, but it does not seem to be the case... :(

So HAPPY to see that you are at your goal weight! Congrats!


hollybelle on 07/12/2010:
THANK YOU! My own words are hard to ignore, huh! Your words are true! It is a choice - I just have to want to be healthy and a "better" size more than I want to continue "eating freely". I like how you said that - not overeating or anything with a negative connotation particularly -"eating freely". I CAN do this! Thank you, again for your thoughtfulness and good comments!



Maria7 - Saturday Jul 10, 2010
(Goalweight Maintenance)
Weight: 140.0

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

 

 

 

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Hello to you!

 

 

 Hubby and I have been out and about today and just got in a little while ago.  While we were gone, we got a little Christmas shopping done.    Usually, we're late doing Christmas shopping, so thought we'd get an early start.

 

I also found a little 'piggy' bracelet today that I bought and have on as I key to you.  It is to remind myself not to overeat.    It is just as challenging to STAY at goal as to GET to goalweight.  Each of the little 15 piggies on the bracelet is smiling happily!  My goalweight of 140.0 may be up or down each day, as it doesn't be the exact same every day just so you know when you see the 140.0 on my entries.  It feels good to be size 8 again and wear my 'skinny jeans'.  I am a little tall, 5'8" so I think size 8 is good for me and don't care to go any lower.

My menu today was:

1/2 apple 50

egg and cheese biscuit  300

veggies, fruit, sunflower seeds, etc. salad 450 

small piece cheese pizza 150

more sunflower seeds 250

cheddar cheese 150

This is only 1350 calories and I may or may not have a little snack before bedtime.  Then again, I may just look at my little piggies bracelet and call it a day on the eating! :-)

I hope you're having a nice day!

Love,

Maria 

Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

just42day on 07/10/2010:
Your bracelet sounds adorable! That's great that you got some Christmas shopping down already! I usually start in Oct w/the goal to be done by T'sgiving. Meet that goal @ 75% of the time. I have 2 cats: 1 is a little gray shorthair tabby and the other is a large orange & white long hair. That's great that you occasionally feed the neighbor's cats. Be careful; my brother started doing that he now has 15 cats!


tangalyn on 07/10/2010:
thank u for ur tip on the 'skinny jeans', i think ill do that.. im sure thats very encouraging when u can actually be sure u r getting closer to wearing them :) hope u r enjoying ur day!



Maria7 - Friday Jul 09, 2010
(Goalweight Maintenance)
Weight: 140.0

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

 

 

 

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Hello to you!

 

 

Been washing clothes today  and doing other housework.   Also visited Mom and a friend that helped me with the birthday party yesterday.

The 'heatwave' here in the south continues.  Temps around 100.  Had planned a cookout on the back deck this afternoon, but decided instead in favor of cooking sloppy joes  in the kitchen.  Peeled some potatoes and fried them to go with it and had a little slaw with no mayo.  That was supper.  (Dinner  to lots of folks but we southerners call lunch dinner and dinner supper...???).

Calories today were right at about 1700.  That is my maintain calories if I don't do much walking (and I didn't do a lot today of walking...:-(...)  Today I'm still up a little over goalweight but can't expect to be straight on it every day...in maintaining, some days may be a little less and some more...  Funny, but somehow, I must have thought that once I got to goalweight, I'd stay that EXACT weight every day!!!  :-D... (NOT!)

Hope you're having a nice day!

Love,

Maria 

Progress as of today: 65 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 07/09/2010:
Hi, Maria. I was so glad to see a post from you. I haven't been on much lately. Congratulations on reaching your goal. How wonderful. It renews my hope that I will do it, too. I read your points on how to do it. Wonderful strategy and good reminders. Read about your visits to you Mom - hope she is doing well, also. You are such a good daughter! God bless you.



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