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Maria7 - Thursday Mar 19, 2009

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

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Good morning to you.

It is a pretty, sunny morning here today.  Already almost 60 degrees fahrenheit, supposed to get up to 75 degrees according to what weather report says, but only the Lord knows for sure.

I've been staying on track this week...last nite I wanted to have a food binge and it was difficult to not give in...I kept thinking 'low-cal...low-cal' and first I had some green beans and a cup of black decaf coffee for 50 calories, followed by walking on the treadmill to make up for it.  That didn't help much.  I was still VERY HUNGRY, cause I had 3 extremely stressful, upsetting phone calls yesterday and this, topped off with the stress that has gone on during this week was a trigger...but recognizing it was a trigger did NOTHING to alleviate the CRAVING to have a food binge.  So, finally, I had an apple late last nite and that took care of the craving!  So now I know what worked and maybe it will again.

I'm drinking my black  coffee again this morning.  Yesterday's calories were est. 1430..with exercise 30 mins gardening (mostly raking leaves) and 12 mins walking uphill on treadmill.

For breakfast this morning, I've had:

1 plain diet wheat toast...40 cals

2 beef bacon...70 cals

1 scrambled egg...80 cals

1/8th measured cup grits...65 cals (cooks out to abt 1/2 cup w water)

pat of lf margerine...30 cals

black coffee...0 cals

low sugar tea...15 cals

total est for breakfast:  300 cals

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Today's food and exercise plan, Lord willing:

Plan for lunch is a baked sweet potato and low sugar tea at 220 cals

Afternoon snack plan is an apple and black decaf coffee...80 cals

Plan for supper (will be eating at the ladies' supper at church tonite) is I am taking a very, very, large tray of raw veggies (carrots, cucumber, onion, cherry tomatoes, and celery sticks) to put on the table with the other goodies and I plan to eat at least half of my food in raw veggies and the other half in other foods there.  I am also taking a very large pitcher of low sugar sweet tea.  I plan to put no more on my plate than 700 cals at the supper.  If I put 2 est cupsful of raw veggies on my plate (total 100 cals), that will take up half the plate and the other half can be 600 cals...so I am thinking half non-sweet food (300) and half sweet desert (300).  If I do all of this, my total est cals for today will be 1300.  BUT if it is 1400, I will still consider I did okay.

Also, plan to walk 20 mins uphill on the treadmill today and may work outside again as did yesterday, cause it is so nice outside.

 

 

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.

 

 

Hope you're having a blessed day in the Lord!

 Love, Maria  

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Note:  I do not support any of the ads to the left or at the bottom of this journal.

Progress as of today: 48 lbs lost so far, only 17 lbs to go!

starfish on 03/19/2009:
looks like you are doing great. Thanks for the comment :-)


thinnside40 on 03/19/2009:
Have a wonderful Thursday!... You have a ladies' dinner & I have music practice.... This week is suppose to be 1.5 hours and not 3.25.... I stepped my foots down! 10:00 p.m. is too late to try to make "perfect" music for Sunday service..... No such thing as perfect & God is pleased with our best with the talents He has given us...

TTFN!.... I did post an entry for today...FINALLY! huh?


selina on 03/20/2009:
1400 cals is great! You are doing wonderfully! Have a great weekend! I thought I left a comment here for you earlier but i don't see it now, weird, huh? maybe my mind is playing tricks on me, hehe



Maria7 - Wednesday Mar 18, 2009

Weight: 157.5

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

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Good morning to you.

I thank you for all your comments to yesterday's entry.  It is sad, but the nursing home Mom is in is the ONLY one we could find that would take her.  The others within about 20 miles or so that she and I tried to get to accept her were either full or refused Mom cause Mom has other conditions (tmi) that they either were not equipped to handle or refused to.  Hubby tells me that it is best that  Mom stay where she is, cause if she moves to another nursing home, there will likely still be problems and not only that, he feels that if I keep complaining about her care (or lack of), she may end up having to leave and go to one a hundred miles away or more, which he says that not only would it be a long ways to go visit her, but that there would still be problems at another one.  So...I've decided to keep a VERY, VERY CLOSE check on her and try my best to work with her caregivers there instead of complaining so much about her care... unless her care does not improve.

I'm drinking my black  coffee again this morning.  Yesterday's calories were est. 1250..

For breakfast, I've had:

1 plain diet wheat toast...40 cals

2 beef bacon...70 cals

1 scrambled egg...80 cals

1/8th measured cup grits...65 cals (cooks out to abt 1/2 cup w water)

pat of lf margerine...30 cals

black coffee...0 cals

low sugar tea...15 cals

total est for breakfast:  300 cals

Later:  Snack: pineapple w juice...70 cals (370 cals total so far est)

 

Afternoon update:  today's cals so far are est 1300; exercise was gardening (mostly raking).

Picking up on earlier menu, today's cals were:

Lunch: s/w of 2 diet wheat bread 80, lite pimento cheese 40, low sugar tea 15 (505)

Snack: apple 80 (585)

Supper: low sugar tea 15, baked chicken 270, broccoli w cheese 230, baked sweet potato 200 (1300)

Snack: green beans 50 and black decaf coffee 0 (1350)

Nitetime late snack:  apple 80 (1430)

Today's est total cals: 1430

Okay...I did  12 mins walking uphill on the treadmill and 30 mins or so gardening today, too for exercise.

 

 

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.

 

 

Hope you're having a blessed day in the Lord!

 Love, Maria  

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Note:  I do not support any of the ads to the left or at the bottom of this journal.

Progress as of today: 47.5 lbs lost so far, only 17.5 lbs to go!


Maria7 - Tuesday Mar 17, 2009

Weight: 158.5

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

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Hello to you...warning...tmi below:....I'm just about hyperventilating (see above photo)..

Today started out with only 2 or 3 hours sleep last nite (actually early this morning) cause even though I only drank DECAF coffee last nite, it kept me awake.  Top it off with an early morning phone call from my very DISTRESSED MOM, who announced to me that  she'd been taken to the foot doctor earlier and her foot doctor told her this morning that her foot is not healing because she hasn't been wearing the diabetic shoes he prescribed for her last month....????????  (WHAT?!)  After a few calls to the nurses at the nursing home, which I was told they knew NOTHING about Mom being prescribed diabetic shoes at her last month's visit, then making a call to the foot doctor's office and being told by his nurse that the doctor relayed the message to me through her, that the nursing home caregiver who took Mom to the doctor last month DID receive the prescription for the shoes and and she'd told the doctor that Mom didn't need the prescription cause she already had diabetic shoes (NOT!) and had been refusing to wear them (GRRRRR~~~!!!)...and then followed by my calling and talking to the nursing home assistant director, who informed me she is NEW and would get back with me, (???)...Hubby (who was off today from work) and I rode over to the nursing home to see about Mom....(note: I'd already filed a COMPLAINT last month because of the NO CARE  Mom was receiving for the horrible decubitus ulcer in her foot and her tennis shoes being stuck on her feet w no bandage over the wound and no socks on, either!!!  (GRRRRR~~~!!!)

All I've got to say is:  If you have a loved one in the nursing home, PLEASE NEVER ASSUME they are always okay!!!!  Visit them OFTEN.  KNOW what is going on with them!  Do whatever you have to do to speak up for them to make sure they are taken care of the best they can be taken care of.

Long story short...Prescription was never found in the nursing notes in Mom's chart and NOTHING referring to it, either, and Mom's nurse called Mom's foot doctor and it was confirmed the prescription was given to Mom's caregiver who took her to the foot doctor last month!  Not only that, but it appears that even the caregiver's name who took Mom is also MISSING from Mom's chart!!!!  (GRRRRR~~~!!!)  All this time, the ulcer on Mom's foot has deteriorated severely!!!  I AM SO ANGRY!!!  Mom's nurse said the social worker,who is the only person that orders diabetic shoes prescriptions to be filled at the nursing home, is on vacation this week and will be back next week and Mom will have to wait for the shoes to be ordered by the social worker after she returns.  Meanwhile, Mom is to only have a bandage and a sock on over her foot and not be wearing her tennis shoes, except if she goes outside, for protection, like when I take her out and that when Mom returns to the facility, her tennis shoes are to be taken off.   Hubby and I also talked in person with the assistant nursing director, who, being new, doesn't know us, doesn't know what's going on, even though we did tell her the situation.  All this time, Mom could have been wearing her diabetic shoes and her foot could have been well by now or at least very close to it.  Thing is, it hasn't been long it was almost completely well but now, because of not having the prescribed diabetic shoes as well as her caregivers not taking proper care of her foot ulcer,  it has gotten in very bad condition.

When we got back home this afternoon, I got a distressing call from another family member...another extremely stressful situation.....

I'm drinking black  coffee now...wasn't planning on having ANY today after being awake most of last nite because of it...

Today's calories were est. 1250..

I have a headache and feel like crying....

Fixing to leave for music/singing practice at church...

 

 

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.

 

 

Hope you're having or have had a blessed day in the Lord!

 Love, Maria  

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Note:  I do not support any of the ads to the left or at the bottom of this journal.

Progress as of today: 46.5 lbs lost so far, only 18.5 lbs to go!

CritterMom on 03/17/2009:
How horrible! It breaks my heart when I hear things like this. Nursing homes need to be held to a higher standard, and the people who work there need to be held accountable for how they run the place.

I do hope you can get things straightened out, and that your mom recovers quickly.


thinnside40 on 03/17/2009:
Praying that music practice allowed you some happy moments.....

Your mom's care is pitiful at best and for that I'm sorry!.....I cannot imagine the thoughts that must go through your head. I have a hard time when "excuses" are made and especially to protect "each other" like I'm sure happens in facilities such as where your mom is..... Unexcuseable!.... A lot of people would write a letter to their editore or gather someone in the media to enlighten such circumstances, as I'm sure your mom is just one of very many people not properly cared for......

Drink some tea, instead of coffee maybe..... I like my coffee too, but one night of poor sleep is a cure all fro a very long time for me......

Night Night!


hollybelle on 03/18/2009:
Maria - thanks for the encouraging words - sorry to hear abouat your Mom's foot (again!!). What will it take to get those nursing home folks to wise-up? Have you talked to the administrator? Is there any chance of moving her to another home? I know it's so hard sometimes to get them in somewhere that is close to family, etc....just wondering...I loved Thin's idea about the letter to the editor and I wonder if you can report to a state agency would could investigate and hold them accountable. I'll bet they may receive some state funds??? (Maybe??)

Also - I wanted to agree with you - I don't like the ads on this site for othe diet stuff! No place on here. I really hadn't noticed until you said something. I was just coming on and reading the diaries. I am REALLY against this. It makes me feel exploited. Captive audience - so to speak - and that stuff wasn't on here when most of us joined.



Maria7 - Monday Mar 16, 2009

Weight: 159.0

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! It is another rainy day here in South Carolina and  the flowers are blossoming so pretty.

Hubby is home from work today and he has been busy loading and hauling off small limbs debris from the trees we had taken down a few days ago.  He has already found a friend to give the oak wood to after he has finished loading and hauling off the debris.

I'm still drinking black  coffee today...was tempted to add creamer but didn't...

Yesterday's calories were okay at est. 1300...

  

Today's cals est 1350, walked uphill 20 mins on treadmill.

Been reading online about OA...You know how that many times I've given in to stress-related food binges?  I don't want to go back there again (although that has become a pattern).  I've been back on track a few days and want to stay on track.  Right, Hollybelle?  Right!

'Once we become abstinent, the preoccupation with food diminishes and in many cases leaves us entirely. We then find that, to deal with our inner turmoil, we have to have a new way of thinking, of acting on life rather than reacting to it - in essence, a new way of living.'
http://www.oaregion8.org    (under tab 'about oa', click on 'what is OA', then go to down to 6th par under 'Our Invitation to you')

My thoughts on above statement:   I guess they are saying abstinent from binging or overeating.  As for 'preoccupation with food', ...check mark!....As for 'acting instead of reacting'...that is something I'd tried to work on a long time, unsuccessfully.

Here is another link for info on OA:

https://www.oa.org/new-to-oa/about-oa/

No, I'm not a spokesperson for OA...I am only this evening reading some of the online info on it and thought I'd share it with you.

As in other 12 steps programs, it points to the Lord, Who is the ANSWER!!!

 

 

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.

 

 

Hope you're having or have had a blessed day in the Lord!

 Love, Maria  

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Note:  I do not support any of the ads to the left or at the bottom of this journal.

Progress as of today: 46 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 03/16/2009:
1300!!! WOW - very nice job! Keep at it NEVER give up. Hold on to success. It helps me so much to stop and remembr for a second how good having a successful day feels! Then 2 in a row then 3......it makes any slips I may have seem so much less important. Love your rainy day graphics. It's supposed to warm up here this week so I hope to be riding my bike some. I am planning a bike trip to Ohio early next month so I need to train a little bit!


starfish on 03/16/2009:
That rain pic looks so peaceful :-) Keep up the good work. And have a wonderful day!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/16/2009:
why was yesterday only ok....you did GREAT!


selina on 03/17/2009:
Sounds like you are having a great day! Enjoy the rain!



Maria7 - Sunday Mar 15, 2009

Weight: 159.5

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

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Happy Sunday to you!!!  There is a song that says Jesus is our Lighthouse!  Part of the song goes like this and I sing it sometimes in our little nearby country church:

'The Lighthouse'

There's a Lighthouse...on the hillside...That overlooks life's sea...

And when I'm tossed, It sends out Its light...

Light, that I...might see...

And the Light that shines in darkness, Lord,

Will safely see me 'oer...

If it wasn't for the Lighthouse...

This ship would sail no more!!!

That's just part of the song and it is very true...Where would we be without Jesus???  LOST.

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.

 

 

Hubby and I just got back from worshipping the Lord at church, then eating out buffet, and then visiting Mom.

Yes, it is still raining here, third day in a row.  Thank the Lord for the rain.  When Hubby and I got home a few mins ago, I noticed that one of the azalea bushes that is  close to the front deck is in FULL BLOOM!!! 

It is LOADED w beautiful pink blossoms!!!

Anyway, here I am, drinking black  coffee again...no creamer, no sugar...

  

Evening update:  1300 est cals today.

Hope you're having or have had a blessed day in the Lord!

 Love, Maria  

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Note:  I do not support any of the ads to the left or at the bottom of this entry.

Progress as of today: 45.5 lbs lost so far, only 19.5 lbs to go!

Beth201P on 03/15/2009:
Thank you so much for sharing that. I did not make it to church today. I missed it. Trying to get things done here. I know I really should have gone, but I know my mom needed help around the house today. Well have a Blessed week my friend.


thinnside40 on 03/15/2009:
We are practicing that song for Easter Sunday....... I had it going through my head this morning when the pastor said the word "lighthouse" too....... Beautiful!

Have a good night's sleep..... I plan to...I'm super tired....Potluck tonight and cooked all afternoon after getting home from a.m. service.....



Maria7 - Saturday Mar 14, 2009

Weight: 160.0

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!  RAIN CONTINUES.  Been drinking lots of BLACK    coffee today... esp after last nite's food binge..yest ended w about 2600 cals!  No breakfast today except black coffee. 

Hollybelle suggested I re-read some of my old journals to help me overcome my late nite food binge episodes, so I did last nite (albeit AFTER the binge)...so this is what I read in my journals...11 years ago, in early 1998, I decided to get down from 205, size 22 (didn't exercise, so wore larger clothes than someone that weight who exercises) to my goalweight at that time of 150-160, size 10-12.

  I accomplished that goal by the end of 1998 (was down to 155, which was -50) and then decided on a new goalweight of 150 even and accomplished that the next year in 1999.  I did extremely well with keeping to that goal (150) til 2001 when I decided to go lower and by 2002, I was at 132, size 6.  (Too small for 5'8".)  So I regained weight up to 140 and did not do real well with keeping it there even though my doctors and dietician advised me to hold my weight at 140.  At 140, I was size 8 comfortably, wearing non-stretch jeans.  I felt really good about being that weight/size.  I still have my size 8's jeans that I wore very comfortably while I was at 140.  (I gave away the 6's.)  BUT I gave in to high-fat foods like cheeseburgers and sweets in spite of my dietician's warnings that I'd put weight back on!!!  (WHY DID I DO THAT???)  So in 2003, I was up to 166.  But, I got down to 150ish by August that year (8 months to lose 16).  I mostly kept to 150 until 2005 (lots of stress) when I added 20 to make weight 170.  It took me all of 2006 to get that 20 gone and back to 150 and I lost 10 pounds in the first 3 months of 2006 and it took me the rest of 2006 (9 months) to lose the other 10, but I did.   So in 2007, I was back to 150 goalweight.  Then in 2008, I found 10 back and was at 160 and worked to get most of the 10 gone and had accomplished it in Jan. 2009, this year, (was at 150) and now it is March 2009 and I'm right back again at 160!!!

BUT!!!  I'm not giving up.  Nope.  NOT!

Evening update:  1100 est. cals today and 30 mins walking on incline on treadmill.

  

Hope you're having or have had a nice day.

 Love, Maria  

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Note:  I do not support any of the ads on this site.

Progress as of today: 45 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

Beth201P on 03/14/2009:
Thanks for the comment. The photo I took was in CA. Have a great rest of the weekend. Hang in there. I know I have had my share of binges.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/14/2009:
you've ALWAYS been so good in maintaining your weight. you are still only 10 lbs away from 150..not bad at all! keep up the good work you do and you will get there sweetie pie!


thinnside40 on 03/14/2009:
AWESOME DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


selina on 03/15/2009:
I hope you are having a great day!



Maria7 - Friday Mar 13, 2009

Weight: 160.0

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!  RAIN IS ON THE WAY!!!  According to weather statements, looks like we

are in for DAYS of rain and cooler weather...it's only in the high-40's as I key this morning while having my morning coffee. 

So, instead of the a/c, which was on the other day, we are having the heat going this morning cause it is CHILLY!!!

Okay...time to 'chill out'...not get stressed over last nite's 700 cals mini-food binge...which was, btw, 2 packs of 100 cal lowfat popcorn and a very large crunchy cone of high-fat choc/van w nuts ice cream.  I overdid it, plain and simple.  Hadn't counted on us eating out buffet for supper and had bought the ice cream earlier in the day for my 'planned' nitetime snack (was going to fix barbequed chicken and potatoes for supper) and I was going to have green beans w mine and so ice cream would have made total be 1500 for the day...but since we ate supper at buffet, my cals totaled est 1600 after that with NO nitetime snack included!  Well, I wasn't about to just let the ice cream 'set' in the freezer, was I?

 

Evening update:  2 upsetting phone calls this afternoon from 2 different people (family) and afterward, I turned to food like an addict.

Cals est today 2600, no exercise (because of the rain, my old wreck injuries flared up today).

 

Hope you're having or have had a nice day.

 Love, Maria

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Note:  I do not support any of the ads on this site.

Progress as of today: 45 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 03/13/2009:
Hey Maria - You know what I did the other day that helped me stay on track? I went to my OLD diary entries - back when I was doing really well and read and read them over and over and tried to connect with that mindset that I had when I was doing well. It helped. Thanks for the good wishes on the retreat - I hope it's good. I have a lot on my mind and need to center myself. Fingers crossed!


thinnside40 on 03/13/2009:
Whoops ~ I know Ihave to start finding something else to turn to instead of food when I get an "upset"... Now that the daylight hours are longer & weather is sunny for th emost part, I have noticed a change in my outlook..... I stacked 2 cords of wood today, raked & picked up trash around the school fence line..... Finally came to eat supper @ 8:30 p.m. (hubby got here late too).... I am pooped out and ready for a super good night's sleep...Eating today was good again & I did have 3 cake mix cookies... I wore them off!!!!.... When the weather turns more sunlight than cold/wet, I cansee your forecast being hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm turning to biking ( I remember the tire story from last year)..... or something to take your mind off of eating sweets. etc..... Have faith you CAN & WILL make it!!!!!!!!!


omahagrl on 03/14/2009:
Here is to better days. I am with you on the night binges but that is also when I spend the most time at home. When I shop today I am not getting any snack foods. Veggies and Fruit and maybe the 100 calorie kettle corn. Sorry to hear your day was upsetting...Just know that you are a great person and no one can change that!



Maria7 - Thursday Mar 12, 2009

Weight: 159.5

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

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Well, hello to you!  This is my second entry today.  The first one somehow disappeared and I couldn't get it back, even by pressing the forward link or the back link.  Oh, well.  I will pay more attention this time, hehehe!

Went and got Mom this morning, who was somewhat confused today.  Took her shopping at the dollar store where everything is only a dollar an item, wheeling her around in her wheelchair.  She got her some dark reddish lipstick and bought each of us identical leopard-print headbands.  The headbands each have 7 citrine/topaz (yellow/light brownish) rhinestones on them on one side.  I'd bought her a nice radio/cassette player a few days ago at the flea market to replace the radio I bought her for part of her Christmas presents, which she said had fallen on the floor (it was broken), and it (the newer one) had also quit working, she said, so I bought her some more batteries for it today and some extra ones for when these run out.  I put the new batteries in it later when I took her back to her room and it worked well.  We got tea at BK (and I got her a bottle of water, too) to go w sandwiches, grapes, and pineapple I brought from home for our lunches.  Our visit was about 3 hours and I got my exercise by wheeling her around in her wheelchair (instead of walking on the treadmill).

After taking Mom back to her room and getting her situated, I visited a friend's Mom, who is in the hospital, as well as visited my friend, who was there w her Mom.  She is really going through a lot and I ask you Christians to please pray for them for healing, as well as another friend, too.

When I got back home, Hubby had not been long gotten home from work and since he wasn't keen on my fixing barbequed chicken with potatoes for supper, we went and ate out buffet.  I'd not eaten much during the day, and I mostly ate salad and fried pollock fish (cooked lightly, not heavy-oily tasting).

Cals for today are est 1600.

Evening update:  Cals for today 'were' 1600 but I just had a nite-time food mini-binge, so add 700 to the above number for a total est cals for today of 2300.

 

Hope you're having or have had a nice day in the Lord!

 Love, Maria

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Beth201P on 03/12/2009:
Wow...sounds like you had a great day. Yes that counts as exercise. I just wanted to stop in and say hi. I will keep your friends and their loved ones in my prayers. You keep up the great work. XOXOXO Beth :)


thinnside40 on 03/12/2009:
Everytime I thought about just typing a few words & menu today (Thursday), something else came up..... Just one of those days.... I own several wind up clocks that I brought out of hibernation yesterday and got all "wound up" and ... After painting last year, I liked the bare walls for a change, but realized how much I missed their calming tick tick tick.... Well...... It backfired on me this morning in that the autistic boy was having a difficult time with the noise (calming to me, but made him say "their in my head and I can't get them out".."It's driving me nuts").... Very rough day as everything from there went "off".... I did some baking for the kid's after school snacks to relax me and then we had a 3.5 hour music pratice tonight (that can't happen anymore 10:00 p.m. is WAY TOO LATE to be heading home)....... Like I said "just one of those days"...Eating has been great and on my feet busy most of the day again..... Shall try to make an entry tomorrow, not sure when as I called on some firewood and it will be delivered in the morning sometime...Havent' told hubby yet, cause I want to suprise him.... He is working 16-18 hour days and has been concerned about our shortage of wood during this cold time (could go on til May-June)......

Time for my nighnigh!!!!!! I have 30 minutes left of Thursday!


hollybelle on 03/13/2009:
Sounds like a good visit with your Mom - will be thinking about your friend and her Mom!

OK, Maria - if you ae going to eat at night - make it healthy! What's up with 700 calories late at night? (Probably the same thing that was up with me and the birthday cake yesterday - if you read my diary you'll see!!) LOL -really now, I'm calling you on this - do the very best you can - switch that nightime mindset and think about the rewards of your goals rather than the sacrifices. Can you stay busier at night so that you don't have time to snack? You can do it - get reolved about it this weekend!



Maria7 - Wednesday Mar 11, 2009
(test)
Weight: 160.0

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!

It is another pretty, sunny, warm day today...supposed to be in the mid 80's.

I have the window raised up and am listening to lots of birds whistling their musical songs outside as I drink my coffee

 

Plan is get on the treadmill again today, as I have 2 days in a row.  Walked 20 mins yesterday and day before.  Calories were a little higher yesterday than I'd planned...est 2000.  I just 'had' to have a 'mini-binge' last nite...ice cream and popcorn.  I reasoned to myself before giving in that at least it would only be a 550 cal binge instead of a 1200 cal binge...some 'reasoning', huh?  And the 'reasoning' worked...I was SO HUNGRY after coming back home from practice.  It would have been nice had I kept to the 1450 before I left the house, though.  So, today, I will try to keep cals low in anticipation of giving in to a mini-binge tonite.

Evening update: 20 mins uphill (incline) on treadmill today and est cals 1500.  No nitetime binge (yayyyy!).

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Hope you're having a nice day.

 Love, Maria

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test: watercolors, cat, palm tree, Bible, Christian, piano, day lilies, flowers.  Gardening.  Garden, vegetables.  ipod, software, computer, sweet potatoes, farm, detergent, air freshener, carpet, mop, broom.

thinnside40 on 03/11/2009:
Orville's Mini packs of kettle & lite butter (50/50 in same box) are my favorite popcorn for the nutritional calculations... Even has less salt..... I still yet have to try out my new micro popper... I am a plain popcorn person and I mean "plain" on no butter,salt, etc....

Have a terrific Wednesday..... You outa come to WA... We are sitting in 16 degree temps this morning in our area....Real feel of 1 degree I understand (haven't went outside to verify it-not going to either)....


thinnside40 on 03/11/2009:
""""""""Do you have your wood stove going?"""""""

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


hollybelle on 03/12/2009:
Hey there! Thanks for the encouraging words/praise for my consistency. Being consistent is hard for me and I have been doing very well lately. I am going to a ladies retreat tomorrow night with one of my best friends (her church - ladies I've mostly never met) - I hope the food is bad - isn't that awful that I I think that...so I won't be tempted!!

Anyway - your apetite might be up a little because you are exercising - but don't let that stop you - it will even out. You need some calories for energy at first and then you can taper back off. You can do it, my dear - you have a proven track record of that so I now it.


hollybelle on 03/12/2009:
P.S. It was 77 degrees here Tuesday and high yesterday was 44!! Today a little milder - supposed to be about 48. I'll take anything above 39, though!! When are you coming to KY again? You should come with husband to see the horses and Red River Gorge!



Maria7 - Tuesday Mar 10, 2009
(test)
Weight: 160.0

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!

It is a pretty, sunny, warm day today...supposed to get up near 80 degrees fahrenheit this afternoon.

 I went to the grocery store a little while ago and got a few groceries...grapes, pineapple, ground turkey, sweet potatoes, etc.  I also weighed while I was there...

Why did I do that???

I did walk on the treadmill 20 minutes yesterday, albeit very slowly...

And as you can see from weight being up, I've been having food binges nightly again...I do SO WELL during the day!!!!!!!.....only  to GIVE IN AT NITE!!!!!  WHYYYYYYYY?????  Well, since you asked, I'll tell you why.  When I get extremely stressed out (happens very frequently), I just 'throw in the towel' and comfort myself by binging on food!  That's why.  That is not a good excuse but that is the truth.

Afternoon update:  Fixing to leave for music/singing practice at church...today I've had 1450 cals (est) and walked 20 mins uphill (incline) on treadmill.  Now...if I can just make myself NOT GIVE IN when I get back home tonite!

Next day update:  Had a mini-binge when got home...so est cals for today were 2000.

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Hope you're having a nice day.

 Love, Maria

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test: watercolors, cat, palm tree, Bible, Christian, piano, day lilies, flowers.  Gardening.  Garden, vegetables.  ipod, software, computer, sweet potatoes, farm, detergent, air freshener, carpet, mop, broom.

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thinnside40 on 03/10/2009:
Mine isn't stress @ night....It is just my quiet/down time...Even with doing so much around the house, I get so relaxed when I do sit down that I go into a weirdness of conplacency & comfort in knowing I've done so well and can start the next day fresh I think....Very sad!...For me to think that way I mean...... I STILL haven't reached goal to get THAT COMFORTABLE!.....

Best get back to work before my brain shuts off and goes into la la land mode (can't do that for another few hours)....

Good Afternoon!


thinnside40 on 03/10/2009:
If I want something later...I'm making popcorn!.... I remember seeing popcorn on your agenda before.. You still ike it?



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