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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!


Maria7 - Saturday Jun 10, 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!!!

Getting ready to leave to go do some errands for my Mama. She has a few groceries she wants to send for. Plan to also pick up some more fruits at the grocery store today....watermelon being one of them...at 50 cals per cup, that is a good snack replacement for the 300 calories or so candy bars I used to eat....and more filling....and it is real sweet and fresh and good to eat. I might get a canteloupe and a few bananas, too. Y'all know I LOVE sweets, hehehe!

Today's Menu Plan, estimated calories:

Breakfast: 2 lite wheat breads, 1 barbequed grilled roasted chicken thigh, no skin, 300.

Snack: 1 banana, 100.

Snack: 1 cup red seedless grapes, 50, 2 cups canteloupe, 100.

Snack: 1 nutty buddy ice cream, 210.

Snack: 1 more nutty buddy ice cream, 210 (glad I only bought 2

Today's Cals: 970 or so, banking some for Sunday.

My goal is to hang on to my goalweight (that I just accomplished today, btw) and still be at 155 (or below) Monday...but tomorrow is eating out buffet with Hubby after church and tomorrow nite after church is a birthday party....and btw, y'all know I love sweets!!! So...I will try and we will see....

I finally found out how to reduce the picture sizes I put on here...check out the flower below this entry that I just put on here today...Thanks Biscottibody 59, for the advice..I kept on til I figured out how to do it...this computer has a different program than my other one had.

Hubby and I walked to the end of the road and back (about 1 mile round trip) for exercise.

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!

fat_to_fit on 06/10/2006:
It is so GREAT to see you so positive!!! Have fun today!!


jolt on 06/10/2006:
Great job Maria!

Keep up the awesome work!

Hugs

Pat


fat_to_fit on 06/10/2006:
SO lucky to be that tall!!

I have been keeping a good food journal so I will post it under my journal if you want to stop by to see it :)

Thank you for your support and your comments!! It is SO nice to know I am surrounded by others who are so AMAZING!


borntocry on 06/10/2006:
Hi Maria,

Mmm... watermelon. That sounds so good. I think I will get some tomorrow. What a great idea!

Thanks for the comment you left me, and for saying you would pray for me. That means a lot to me!


monet0239 on 06/10/2006:
Hello sweetie.. :).. sorry I didn't get here till late.. but mu family was still on the road from Kentucky and I didn't want to hold up the phone line in case something happened.. they got home at 10:30.. then I had to hear all about it :)..

parchment paper is what they wrap meat up for the freezer.. its not wax paper. I have some of that..lol.. I have looked at both dollar stores here in town and they don't have it.. so I will look at wal-mart next.. or Krogers where I buy groceries.. :)..

you flowers are beautiful :).. and its much better that you have re-sized them :)..

Have a great church service tomorrow.. and a good lunch.. eat something yummy for me.. hehe..

hugsss


smiley2 on 06/11/2006:
Hi Maria,

Thanks for posting another flower pick, they are so beautiful! Congrats on reaching your goal weight today, what an accomplishment! Now you are going to enter the maintenance fase, which can be difficult sometimes, but just keep at it like you have been doing and you wont have any problems. And we are all here for you if you have problems of course :)

Have a great Sunday

Wx


PetuniaPig on 06/11/2006:
Thanks for your encouragement!



Maria7 - Friday Jun 09, 2006

Weight: 155.5

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!!!

It is a gorgeous, sunny, warm day here in South Carolina. Thanks for all the comments about the flower photos in the yards. I planted some of the flowers and others were a surprise from the Lord. I think the wind blows sometimes and you get flowers at places you didn't plant them, but the Lord did...and He knows where to put them! This place was all woods when I moved here years ago...trees, trees, and more trees. But lots of trees (we still have plenty) have been cleared away long ago, and Hurricane Hugo took down about 20 trees in the back yard when it came through....

Today's Menu Plan, estimated calories:

Breakfast: I had a craving for 'fried bread' or 'flapjacks' or 'homemade pancake', as some might call it but I grew up calling it fried bread and so I measured out 1 tbs veggie oil in the frying pan, and then I measured out 1/4 cup self-rising flour in a cup and mixed in just enough water to make it into a mud-consistency paste and poured the batter into the hot frying pan with the oil in it and fried a little piece of fried bread...I put that on a plate and scrambled an egg and fried a 20 cal pc of ff bologna to go with it...then grabbing the syrup and a glass of water, went out on the front porch and sat there listening to the birds singing and smelling the sweet flowers while I had my breakfast...I saved just enough fried bread to go with about 1 tbs syrup...and that was my breakfast, 325 calories.

Snack: 2 cups watermelon, 100.

Lunch: 1 whiting fish and 1 and 1/4 cup okra, oven-baked, and 1 tbs ketchup, 200.

Snack: 1 chocolate fatfree fudgecycle ice cream, 100, and 1 large corn on the cob, microwaved, 200.

Snack: Another fatfree chocolate fudge cycle ice cream, 100.

Supper: 1 whiting fish and 1 tbs ketchup, 135.

Total Cals estimated today: 1160.

Today I'm having Russell Stover chocolate candies cravings....even thought about going to the store in search of some.....WHAT WAS I THINKING????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but I didn't do it....yet....but I can almost 'taste' the chocolate covered orange ones....yum, yum, yum, yum, yum, yum. (Later.....I didn't give in!)

Have a good day!

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

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 0.5 lbs to go!

smiley2 on 06/09/2006:
Hi there!

I love fried, bread aka flapjacks.....that wonderful oily bread taste with the sweet honey or maple syrup! Oh how i crave that now! Especially with TOM here hehehehe!

I say if you crave something, give in to a small amount of it, otherwise its going to come back and haunt you later. I love chocolate with orange, my favourite is the dark chocolate covered orange rind, the bitter and the sweet is just delectable!

Have a great weekend!

Wx


monet0239 on 06/09/2006:
HEY SWEETIE..i AM AT WORK.. EVERYONE LEFT ME..LOL.. SO i CAME TO READ.. HEHE.. i DONT HAVE ANYTHING ON MY EBAY RIGHT NOW.. BUT MY NAME IS MONET0329 ON THERE.. :).. I DONT ALWAYS SALE ALL THE TIME.. JUST EVERY NOW AND AGAIN..

HEY.. BEAT THAT CRAVING GIRL.. YOU CAN DO IT !!!.. HUGS AND HAVE A GREAT REST OF YOUR DAY :)


Soon2BThin on 06/09/2006:
When I was a kid in Ohio, fried bread, to us, was dipping a slice of bread in egg and frying it, which now I know as french toast. Funny how things are different in different parts of the country. Good job resisting those Russell Stover chocolate cravings. Sounds good though.


monet0239 on 06/09/2006:
Nope.. I dont have a web page.. just sale every noe and again.. :)... add me to your fav sellers.. and you can check every now and again hehe..

have a great night hun. lub ya..


fat_to_fit on 06/09/2006:
WOW! You are just doing SO AMAZING!!

I love those pink flowers!! SO PRETTY!!

You asked how tall I am? I am 4'11 :( Wish I would have atleast made it to the average of 5'2, but no such luck! How tall are you?



Maria7 - Thursday Jun 08, 2006

Weight: 155.5

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!!! Hope y'all enjoy the 4 flower photos below.

Today's Menu Plan: (Estimated calories.)

Breakfast: Grilled barbequed chicken thigh, no-skin, 200, 1 lite wheat bread, 40.

Lunch: 1 fatfree chocolate fudge cycle, 100. (Cause it was easy and I was busy.)

Snack: 1 Nutty Buddy ice cream, 210.

Snack: 1 banana, 100.

Supper: 1 grilled hamburger on bun with chili, ketchup, lettuce, lf mayo, mustard, onion, 300.

Snack: 2 cups watermelon, 100.

Snack: 1 large fresh ear of corn, microwaved, 125.

Late Snack: 1 nutty buddy ice cream, 210, and 1 banana, 100.

Total: 1485 calories.

Have a good day!

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

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 0.5 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 06/08/2006:
Hiya sweetie.. sorry.. today was a work day.. so nope.. no fun there..lolol.. then I went to my mil's with dh while he cut her grass.. then came home and talked to my friend Beth on the phone for an hour.. then a show came on I wanted to watch.. hehhe.. then I went to my low carb forum I am in.. and now.. here I am :).. the flowers are very pretty :).. thanks for sharing.. :)..

glad you had a great day hun.. hugsss..

have a great tomorrow as well.. lub ya


borntocry on 06/09/2006:
Very pretty flowers. Especially the daylily!


smiley2 on 06/09/2006:
Hi there Maria!

Thanks so much for sharing the pictures with us! The flowers are so beautiful, especially the rose, i love roses!! Did you choose and plant all the flowers yourself? You are really lucky to have such an amazing garden and the right soil for the flowers to bloom so beautiful! And now that you know how to post pictures you can even post one of yourself sometime :)

Have a great day and thanks again for going through the trouble!

Wx


Umpqua on 06/09/2006:
Gorgeous flowers Maria, thanks for sharing!!



Maria7 - Thursday Jun 08, 2006

Weight: 155.5

A rose I filmed in our back yard today....Happy Anniversary, Smiley 2...this rose is for you!!!

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 0.5 lbs to go!


Maria7 - Thursday Jun 08, 2006

Weight: 155.5

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 0.5 lbs to go!


Maria7 - Thursday Jun 08, 2006

Weight: 155.5

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!


Maria7 - Thursday Jun 08, 2006

Weight: 155.5

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!


Maria7 - Wednesday Jun 07, 2006

Weight: 157.0

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 is a beautiful, warm (currently 82 degrees fahrenheit), sunny day here in South Carolina, with the birds singing sweetly in the trees, (we are blessed with lots of cardinals...red birds...and they are my favorite! also birds that sing lots of different beautiful tunes), the flowers in brilliant-colored bloom (orange roses, yellow lantanas, white sweet-smelling gardenias, orange and yellow daylilies, pink and yellow lantanas...these are some blooming in our yard)...and I hope it is a gorgeous day wherever you are, too!

I want to mention that I found this fantastic site that you might be interested to visit: www.calorie-count.com It even has a place where you can enter and keep track of your calories, etc. each day and has the calories in foods and different things like that.

Today's menu: (Estimated calories)

Breakfast: 1 lite wheat toast, 40, 1/2 tsp margerine, 20, 1 poached done egg, 80, 1 banana, 100.

Snack: 2 cups watermelon, 100.

Lunch: 1 large fresh microwaved corn on the cob, 125.

Snack: 1 chocolate fatfree fudge cycle ice cream, 100.

Supper: 2 grilled roasted barbequed chicken thighs, 400, 1 cup microwaved frozen-okra, 50, 1 chocolate fatfree fudge cycle ice cream, 100.

Total for today: 1115 calories.

Exercise: Walking and playing the piano.

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

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 12.5 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 06/07/2006:
hello Maria.. hugs..

glad your having beautiful weather..:).. today I woke up to thunder storms.. then rain.. then sunshine.. and now its getting gloomy again..lol.. Good Ol' Indiana weather..lol..

Cardinals are my fav bird as well.. :).. we have them all down our little road here.. and often in the yard.. :).. I bet your yard is just georgous.. :).. it sure sounds that way.. :)

have a wonderful rest of your day hun.. hugsss

and again.. so glad to have you back!!


monet0239 on 06/07/2006:
Hello darlin.. I didnt work today.. I just work Thursday.. Fri.. and Sat.. and yes.. I have the net :)..so tomorrow is a work day.. :) thats when I catch up on my reading..lol.. Hope you got to grill out tonight.. I love grilling out.. well, dh does it..lol.. so it helps me out with cooking.. but we usually just do it on the weekends.. :)..have a good Church service.. hugs


smiley2 on 06/07/2006:
Hey,

Once again you manage to paint such a beautiful picture in my mind....:) Your garden really sounds amazing.

Thanks for mentioning the website, i always look for places to keep track of what im eating. Also try www.fitday.com, dont know if you know about that one, but its also pretty cool, Monet told me about it.

And oh yea please post a picture of your garden, it would be beautiful to see!

Well have a great day!


oj'sgirl on 06/07/2006:
Oh it sounds so wonderful there. I have been to S.C. several times, Smoky mountains. We like to get there every year for vacation in the fall. It's such beautiful country. Its hot here in Texas, I wish I was there now! Blessings


sweet_tooth on 06/07/2006:
Thanks for your comments and encouragement. I checked out www.calorie-counter. Had a little trouble navigating, since it's a lot of stuff to read. I'll keep at it though.

Be encouraged!


smiley2 on 06/08/2006:
Hi there,

You asked about where i live. I live just outside the city of Cape Town. Its surrounded by a lot of suburbs and i live in one of them near the beach. The climate is very moderate where we are, never minus degrees in winter or snow. Winters will get up to 23 Celcius some days, but mostly in the teens and Summers will get up to 30 degrees Celsius. Not sure what that is in Farenheit, but its pretty warm. If you go higher up into the country you get the snow areas and also the thunder storm areas.



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