home
forums directory search about DD
Sign-in or Join for Free!
Recent Diary Entries
daoduangnoi 8:00P
Horn_Of_Plenty 1:38P
Puddles 9:00A
museumgirl 7:21A
Jezebel 12/19
Twister 12/18
starfish 12/18
SkinInTheGame 12/17
nosetwitch 12/17
thinkpositive 12/17
biscottibody59 12/12
SkinnyGrlWithin 12/08
Duaa123. 12/04
heart2me 11/30
tgshare 11/30
Maria7 11/27
gfryer 11/27
OhioRaven 11/24
Vase 11/21
Liza36 11/21
LOLLA 11/20
Michgal 11/15
crategrl 11/06
Soon2BThin 11/05
Grumpy 11/05

Recent Forum Topics
*** Webmaster Shoutout *** - 4:39P 9-Dec

Lori's Hummus (No Added Fat/Oil) - 10:33A 22-Nov

French Onion Soup - 8:39A 4-Nov

Too Much Exercise can Halt Weight Loss - 6:17P 7-Jul

DD Maintenance - 10:52A 24-Feb

Server Hiccup - 10:24A 31-Jan

view Maria7 bio page
Maria7 - Tuesday Sep 18, 2007

Weight: 0.0

hello, everybody!

greengirl on 09/18/2007:
Hey Maria. Hope you are taking care of yourself :o)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/19/2007:
Hello Maria!!!!


hollybelle on 09/20/2007:
Hey there. Are you doing OK? How's your "new plan" of empowering others by not doing it for them going? Been thinking of you.



Maria7 - Saturday Jul 28, 2007

Weight: 156.0

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

..................................................................................................................................

..................................................................................................................................

Hello to you!

Hope you're having a fantastic Saturday!

Went to the grocery store this morning...got some low-calorie foods that are nutritious and filling...bought a 200 calories frozen dinner (turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, green peas...all for only 200 cals)...also bought a box of 6 beef corndogs, frozen kind, 170 cals each...also got some beef bacon at 35 cals a piece...and a big bag of bananas...they are only about 100 cals for a medium banana... This afternoon is a baby shower at church but I've saved some calories for it and a few for tonite...

So far today I've had: Extra large banana, 200, microwaved turkey dinner, 200, watermelon (only 50 cals per cup), 200, one piece of plain toast, 65, and 5 pieces of beef bacon, 175...840 estimated cals thus far...and I figure about 300 at the shower this afternoon and about 2 or 300 cals tonite, which will total around 1400 or 1500 cals for today. It is going on 3 pm here now and the shower starts in a little over an hour.

I found a FANTASTIC place on the web that you may be interested in visiting...not only does it give calorie counts and nutritional information for different foods but it ALSO gives the amount of exercise the particular food equals! Here is the link: http://www.calorieking.com/foods/calories-in-fruits-fresh-banana-edible-portion_f-Y2lkPTM3MDY4JmJpZD0xJmZpZD03MzMyOSZlaWQ9MTcyODk3NDI3JnBvcz0xJnBhcj0ma2V5PWJhbmFuYQ.html

Going to read some entries...have a nice day!

..................................................................................................................

THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION YOU'LL EVER MAKE IN YOUR LIFE!!!

Remember....Jesus loves you, and gave His Life for your salvation....and He is the only way to be saved! If you're not saved, TODAY is the DAY to repent of your sins and ask Jesus to be your Lord and Saviour...He's coming back...and it may be today!!! Get saved while you still have time!!! ARE YOU READY???

PRAYER OF SALVATION

Lord Jesus, I confess that I have sinned against You in the way I have lived my life. I am truly sorry and I want to turn from my selfish ways and follow You. I hand my life over to You, knowing that you have paid the price for my sin by shedding Your Blood and dying on the cross for me. Lord I ask you to forgive me for all my sins and take control of every area of my life. I receive my salvation now according to Your promise: "All who call on the name of the Lord, will be saved."

Thank you Jesus. Amen.

...................................................................................

Love, Maria (smile!)

Web Site Counter

weightlossyoyo on 07/29/2007:
You are doing GREAT as usual, KEEP UP ALL THE GOOD WORK!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/29/2007:
i'm a really big fan of the website also! have fun tonight!


jolt on 07/31/2007:
You are doing great :) keep up the most excellent work. One thing for you is please watched the processed foods. Sometimes they have a lot of aditives in them ect, that although low in calories are not healthy for you in the long run. Calorie King is a great site. Hope you had fun

Hugs N Love

Pat



Maria7 - Saturday May 12, 2007
(Lowfat and Counting Calories)
Weight: 156.0

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

........................................................................

Hello to you beautiful people!

It's a beautiful, sunny, 80's day here and Hubby is off work today! He and I ate out brunch together this morning at Golden Corral buffet...I had a salad, 350, country fried steak (part), 100, eggs and grits, 200, a little hash browns potatoes, 50, and a little fruit, 50. I resisted the sweet deserts! Afternoon snack was an extra-decked-high McD's cone of vanilla soft-serve ice cream...they are usually 150 cals, but mine was stacked so high, I'm going to count it double-cal'd at 300.

So far today, cals est. at 1050 and it's around 2:30pm...I am hoping to maintain for today and tomorrow, since Hubby is home...

Supper will probably be string beans and potatoes, 200...and I may have something else to total from 1200 to 1700 tops. w3h

Update: Supper was string beans and potatoes, 200, 100 cal popcorn, and 1/2 lowfat mayo/relish sandwich, 100. Total estimated for the day: 1450 cals.

m-L 1h

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

..................................................................................................................

THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION YOU'LL EVER MAKE IN YOUR LIFE!!!

Remember....Jesus loves you, and gave His Life for your salvation....and He is the only way to be saved! If you're not saved, TODAY is the DAY to repent of your sins and ask Jesus to be your Lord and Saviour...He's coming back...and it may be today!!! Get saved while you still have time!!! ARE YOU READY???

PRAYER OF SALVATION

Lord Jesus, I confess that I have sinned against You in the way I have lived my life. I am truly sorry and I want to turn from my selfish ways and follow You. I hand my life over to You, knowing that you have paid the price for my sin by shedding Your Blood and dying on the cross for me. Lord I ask you to forgive me of all my sins and take control of every area of my life. I receive my salvation now according to Your promise: "All who call on the name of the Lord, will be saved."

Thank you Jesus. Amen.

...................................................................................

Love, Maria (smile!)

Web Site Counter

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

smiley2 on 05/12/2007:
Hi Maria! You are doing well....only 1 pound away from your goal weight! That is great! I wish i could lose that extra pounds so quickly, but like you say, easy does it! Hope you have having a great day! PS That back deck of yours and lounge chairs just sound fabulous!! Enjoy! Welna :)



Maria7 - Saturday Dec 23, 2006
(Maintaining Goalweight)
Weight: 150.5

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

Hello to you!

150.5...Still banking cals for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day...

Hope you've been having a wonderful day!

Today has been VERY STRESSFUL...I'm supposed to go do anything I'm asked to do STAT any time I'm called...I also managed to cook most of Christmas Eve's and Christmas Day's food today...It is late now and I just now got another phone call...guess I have to RUN again...I am so tired til I am not sleeping much at all at nites...but it apparently doesn't matter...I know...I NEED to be ASSERTIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But when I am and I DO BE ASSERTIVE, I'm told it's MY FAULT, by the person (s), that I should ignore them when they call...ERRRRRRRRR!!!!!

THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION YOU'LL EVER MAKE IN YOUR LIFE!!!

Remember....Jesus loves you, and gave His Life for your salvation....and He is the only way to be saved! If you're not saved, TODAY is the DAY to repent of your sins and ask Jesus to be your Lord and Saviour...He's coming back...and it may be today!!! Get saved while you still have time!!! ARE YOU READY???

PRAYER OF SALVATION

Lord Jesus, I confess that I have sinned against You in the way I have lived my life. I am truly sorry and I want to turn from my selfish ways and follow You. I hand my life over to You, knowing that you have paid the price for my sin by shedding Your Blood and dying on the cross for me. Lord I ask you to forgive me of all my sins and take control of every area of my life. I receive my salvation now according to Your promise: "All who call on the name of the Lord, will be saved."

Thank you Jesus. Amen.

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 54.5 lbs lost so far, only -4.5 lbs to go!


Maria7 - Sunday Dec 10, 2006
(Maintaining Goalweight)
Weight: 0.0

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

monet0239 on 12/10/2006:
hey sweetie.. I dont know if you just left this as your entry.. or your keying as I key.. :).. how is mom doing? better I hope.. please give her a secret hug for me.. :).. thanks..

I hope your taking care of yourself while being with mom at the hospital..stress will make you sick :(.. have a good day Maria.. love yaa hugs


WorkingIt on 12/11/2006:
You must be typing right now. I hope your mom is better today. So sorry to hear she was unwell ***HUG***



Maria7 - Tuesday Nov 07, 2006

Weight: 155.0

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

Hello to you! Can we say RAIN today in S.C.????? Most of the day! But, thank the good Lord for it! Rain clears and cleans the air and waters everything...keeps the dust down, etc.

Today was another very busy day...after prayer this morning, I began with cleaning house and washing Hubby's and my clothes, as well as Mom's....I also made up 3 pans of homemade biscuits and put them into the freezer to be taken out tomorrow about 1 hour before church and bake them in the oven and take them to church for our annual Thanksgiving supper at church! Really looking forward to that! I also decorated 18 little cake squares (each about the size of a large cupcake) to take for one of the deserts at church. Looks like little red flowers with green leaves on white icing on each of the cake squares...that's in the freezer also, to be thawed out tomorrow so will be ready to take tomorrow nite...I also fixed Daughter's lunch when she came by on her lunch break...She showed me her arm, which is slowly healing from her fall and gash in it which resulted in 12 stitches in it...her's is her left arm, same as her Grandma's is left arm, too...both of them fell days apart and injured their left arms!!!!! But Mom broke hers....later after Hubby came home and ate, we went and visited Mom who is still in the hospital...she'd asked me to bring her a fried egg sandwich, which I did, cause she said she didn't eat much at lunch, just the chocolate pudding...She is still in the bed and refusing physical therapy...said she hurts too much to get up and walk other than with the assistance of nurses to the bathroom...After we left from there, we drove about 15 miles to get a vacumn cleaner belt....Then we went back to the mall again and picked up my ring again...it is beautiful! Then Hubby and I walked a little in the mall....on the way back home, we listened to Christmas music already playing on the radio! Of course I LOVE Christmas music...I don't mind listening to it in the summertime, even!

Food today: 2 toast w marg, 1 fried egg, 1 baked fish, 2 cups baked okra, 1 McD's cheeseburger (small one), and 1 McD's walnut and fruit salad.

Well, going to read some entries...thanks for reading...thanks for your encouragements!!!!!!!!!

Remember....Jesus loves you, and gave His life for your salvation....and he is the only way to be saved! Will you ask Him to be your Lord and Saviour today?

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

smiley2 on 11/08/2006:
Here we have to listen to Christmas carols in the summer since we get Christmas in summer lol! I have had dreams of snow and carols for Christmas....hope i can experience it one day....Enjoy your church Thankssgiving celebrations...sounds like fun :) And the food you made sounds so yummy, please post me a cupcake!!


monet0239 on 11/08/2006:
hey sweetie.. :).. I do hope mom and DD's are gets all betetr soon :)..

I love the Christmas music as well.. :).. have you har the Clay Akins cd? I love his voice on the christmas songs.. my fav. is.. Mary did you know.. so pretty.. :)..

have a great Thanksgiving at Church :).. My friend Beth isnt working Sundays any more.. so she and I were talking this am about going to her Uncles church.. :).. so keep on praying for us :).. hugs


Moody on 11/08/2006:
Sounds like you had a very busy day as usual!! I don't know how you do it all!

I'm so glad you got your ring and now it's where it should be..on your finger. Do you find yourself admiring it all the time? Sounds beautiful!

Have a wonderful day..


WorkingIt on 11/08/2006:
I am glad that someone enjoys listening to Christmas music before Thanksgiving LOL. Have a great day!



Maria7 - Monday Nov 06, 2006

Weight: 155.0

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

Hello to you! It was sunny, warm (high in 60's) day here in S.C. today!

Hubby had the day off, so I surprised him by taking him out to Shoney's breakfast buffet...then we went and got a tire put on Hubby's truck...then we went and did a little shopping for my Mom, who is still in the hospital recovering from a a fall that occurred on Oct. 29th and resulted in a broken arm and a lot of bruising...then we went and visited her. When we went in, she was sitting up in the loungechair, but with her head bent over, holding it up with her good hand. She wanted to get back into bed and said she'd been sitting up 3 hours and needed assistance to get into her bed, but I encouraged her to try to get out of the chair which was by her bed and onto the bed by herself as it was about even...which she did with me standing by her with my hand on her back and assuring her she could do it and she did! We visited her a while, then left and went to get Hubby's rear-view mirror reglued that had fallen off his windshield last nite...then we went to Mom's apartment and cleaned it real good for 90-day inspection that is coming up in a couple of days. Then after this, Hubby suggested we go ahead and eat out for supper tonite instead of tomorrow nite as was planned when we would again pick up my ring...so we did...buffet...but I was GOOD!!! Total for today about 1500 cals!

Well, going to read some entries...

Remember....Jesus loves you, and gave His life for your salvation....and he is the only way to be saved! Will you ask Him to be your Lord and Saviour today?

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 11/06/2006:
great calories! you have been so busy with home and family things! You are really calm and in control! I envy your ability to do it all!


weightlossyoyo on 11/06/2006:
You did great with your calories, it is really hard to go to a buffet and do good.


Scruffy on 11/06/2006:
Scruff was here


hollybelle on 11/07/2006:
Good day for you! Thanks for your comments on my diary. I did enjoy the coconut cake. I didn't do too badly for the day, I guess. Needed to exercise more. Hang in there. I know you have alot going on. Praying for healing and peace for all.


WorkingIt on 11/07/2006:
Congrats on the great day!



Maria7 - Monday Jun 12, 2006

Weight: 155.0

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

Hello to you!!! I've been busy this morning...took my Mom to the local farmers' market and she got watermelon, canteloupe, colored butterbeans, and cucumbers. She did a lot of walking there. I bought her some boiled peanuts. Then we stopped by a Merita store, where you get breads, etc. for reduced prices on the way back and she sent for her some rolls and me a cinnamon bun. I visited her a little while at her apartment after I took her back home and then I came back home. It is very, very warm in the high 80's fahrenheit right now and there is a tropical storm nearby...we may get some rain/and or/storms from it soon...maybe even today, as we are under a severe thunderstorm watch now...only the Lord knows...

Hope you're having a wonderful Monday.

Today's Menu Plan, estimates:

Breakfast: 1/2 banana, 50.

Lunch: 2 cinnamon rolls, 410, 1/2 banana, 50.

Snack: 1 Nutty Buddy ice cream, 210.

Snack: 1 fatfree low cal bologna and 2 lite wheat bread, mustard, 100.

Snack: 1 cup canteloupe, 50, 1 banana, 100, cheddar cheese, 150.

Supper: 1 baked hamburger, ketchup, mustard,200, 1 corn on the cob, 200.

Snack: 2 fat free chocolate fudge cycle ice creams, 200.

Late Snack: popcorn, 200, chicken weiner, 100.

It is not easy to think about eating more to maintain, cause I'm not used to doing that.

Exercise Plan: Walking at the farmer's market and on the treadmill here at home and playing the piano.

Remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 14.5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

LosingItNow on 06/12/2006:
What a beautiful day. I love farmers markets. A great way to get good produce and help your local community. Have a wonderful day!


Soon2BThin on 06/12/2006:
Sounds like you had a very busy morning. And you're doing great! Maintaining already!! Thanks for your comments. Have a great rest-of-the-day!


smiley2 on 06/12/2006:
Hi there,

Yea i saw the Hurricane coverage on Sky News, it seems its the beginning of the season and they already named the first one Hurricane Alberto. I just pray that it loses it momentum before reaching the coast.

Your eating is great and varied like always. Dont force yourself to eat if you dont feel like it. Carry on with this way of eating and see if you actually still lose a lot of weight, if not you can keep on with it. If you are still losing but dont feel like eating you can perhaps take supplemental energy drinks. They are caloric but dont fill you up that much.

Have a great day.

Wx


monet0239 on 06/12/2006:
Sounds like another lovely day with your mama.. :).. thats always graet!!... your Nutty Buddy ice cream is yummmmmm.. did you get them form DQ? I love those.lol..

have a good evening hun.. hugsss


Umpqua on 06/12/2006:
Your foods for the day sound delicious. To answer your question, I basically put whatever I have around in my turkey soup! I like to roast whole turkeys and turkey breasts in the winter months and I freeze the legs, wings and assorted scraps and bones. I had a large collection of frozen stuff so I used that as the base and added onions, garlic, fresh peppers, scallions and some fresh dill that I had, as well as other herbs. I also added a couple of ancho peppers since I like some kick in my foods. I added some spiral pasta and let the whole thing simmer in the crockpot for a day. I've frozen it into small portions and it reheats nicely!


LilyV on 06/13/2006:
Dear Maria I'm not in the Ukraine but in the UK - England. Not as interesting as the Ukraine I would imagine. Well done on the diet - how did you get your weight to 4 decimal places! Bye for now Lil



Maria7 - Sunday Jun 11, 2006

Weight: 155.0

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

Hello to you!!!

Hope you're having a wonderful Sunday.

Today's Menu Plan, estimates:

Breakfast: 1 egg, 3/4 tbs oil, 1 lite wheat toast plain, 1 banana, 300.

Lunch Buffet at Golden Corral Restuarant with Hubby: 3/4 baked sweet potato, 1 yeast roll, 1/2 container honey butter, 1/4 small piece cheese pizza, 1 very small salad, 1/2 cup vanilla soft serve ice cream, 1 tbs choc icing, 1 very small hushpuppy, approx. 700 calories.

Snack: 2 very small pieces of Russell Stover chocolate candy(yes I got a small 4-pc. box for 99 cents at Walgreens), 130.

Snack: 2 cups watermelon, 100. See 'Who Would've THUNK it????' below.

Supper: 1 small cheese pizza, 410.

Snack: Will be refreshments at birthday party at church, but I will try to just mainly 'sample' them, if ya know what I mean, hehe. (Back from church now...I had 2 tiny fried chicken legs (from wings), a few tiny pieces of fruit, a few peanuts and potato chips, and about 1/3 pimento cheese sandwich, about 350 calories.

Late Snack: Fatfree chocolate fudge cycle, 100.

As always, LOTS of water!

Who Would've THUNK it???? I actually enjoyed the watermelon this afternoon, which has become a big part of what I eat regularly now, MORE than ANY of the above!!! Watermelon is sweet, high in fiber, low in cals and fat, VERY FILLING, and I like it! I enjoyed it more than the ice cream, the chocolates, the sweet potato, the honey-buttered hot yeast roll, etc. I also feel very good eating it, cause I know it's not fattening, and I can only eat just so much of it (usually about 2 cups) and I'm full.

Total Cals for today: 2040 ...(estimated)....I banked some cals yesterday (Only had estimated 970 total yesterday) for today.

Note: I was very 'business-like' with eating at the buffet restuarant today. Each time I tasted something, I silently asked myself how it tasted and if I REALLY wanted to eat it....I realized I wanted to eat for COMFORT, not for the taste of the food, so I wouldn't allow myself to do that. I also realized that because so many people were around me eating in what seemed 'wild abandon' (hehehe!!!) that I felt like I was 'SUPPOSED' to eat a lot. I tasted a few things but the flavor was bland, so I didn't eat but a tiny amount of a few things I didn't write in lunch, (steak, fried chicken, carrot cake, corn, mashed potatoes and gravy), but I did include the small calorie count for them in the lunch calories.

I have been at goalweight before. I was at 205 in 1998. I lost about 50 lbs in a year. After that, I got down to 150 which was my goalweight and mostly stayed at 150 goalweight for approximately 6 years, up until last fall/winter of 2005, give or take a few on either side. I even got down as low as 132 one time, which was much too low for me at my height, 5'8" and medium build...so I regained. I thought about making 150 my goalweight this time, but I decided that 155 and size 12 was fine. Anyway, I was Maria7 on here before if you want to check that journal out. I started that journal here in December, 2000. I lost my password one day and couldn't get on DD and wasn't sucessful in making contact with the one over DD at that time, so I became Maria 777 that you know now.

Have a good day!

Remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 14.5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

smiley2 on 06/11/2006:
Hi there Maria,

Thanks for the comment. Yea i spoke to a psychologist a while back, are actually still seeing him once every few months (it gets too expensive lol!). Well anyway he also spoke about false guilt now that i remember it, but i cant recall why i do have this. Tell me if this makes sense to you: Im feeling guilty and are taking the blame for living because of mistakes that my parents made? Its like i have this constant battle in my head. The one little voice says: "Well your parents did what they could at the time, and they love you dearly, they just want the best for you, like they always have." The other voice which is see as the evil one usually sounds like this: "You need to make your own decicions, you dont have to listen to what they want, its about what you want." Well in the end i feel guilty and i feel like a bad person and that is taking its toll emotionally and spiritually on me. Hubby and me played tennis today and i became totally numb, i couldnt play anymore, and it wasnt because of tiredness etc, i was just numb. Anyway, dont want to go on too much about this, thanks for listening. You said you are talking from personal experience, you also feel guilty about your parents or regarding them? I guess by hearing about other people in the same situation like me i will understand myself better.

Oh and thanks for the info on your previous nickname, i will look that up sometime, its quite interesting. And you have come a heck of a long way with your weight loss journey! Hope the goodies at the church was not too tempting :)

Have a nice nite

Wx


monet0239 on 06/11/2006:
Hiya darlin :).. I do so remember you as Maria 7..:).. I was mommyoftwo.. :)..

good for you for taking the time to evaluate your food today.. I know all about eating for comfort.. and eating because it taste good.. lol.. now I eat to be healthy :)..

I however do not like watermelon.. wish I did.. but I never have,, not even as a kid.. I tried it again a few years ago.. bleeck..lol.. but I am glad you like it.. I don't care for any melon....

ok I am off to beddy by.. or may just watch some tv.. everyone is gone.. they went to the drive in... I dont care for the movie..xmen.. so I am doing laundry..lol..

hugs my friend..



Maria7 - Saturday Jun 10, 2006

Weight: 155.0

Progress as of today: 14.5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!


[ Previous Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 Next Page ]