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Maria7 - Friday Aug 16, 2013
(Every Calorie Counts)
Weight: 153.2

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

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. John 6:37

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

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Hello, Friends.

Today is a RAINY COOL  (60's-70's) day in South Carolina...LOVE IT!  Feels like fall weather.

 

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Weight (153.2) is down from yesterday...(less sodium yesterday mostly but still too many cals, see yesterday's page for cals update)...I am really having a struggle with nitetime eating.  Glad it wasn't more last nite.  It sure doesn't make me feel better after having extra calories.  It is like a FAKE-HUNGER at nite.  I eat and realize I am not even hungry.  -?-  This is followed by feeling miserable.  If I can just remember how miserable I feel after I overeat at nite, maybe I can kick it.  No...no maybe about it...I CAN and I WILL!!!!!!!!!!

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Anyway, I am home this morning, washing clothes, and may stay home today...not sure...since it is steady raining.  We will see...I am going to read entries now.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 51.8 lbs lost so far, only 13.2 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/16/2013:
Have a wonderful day, Maria! :)


Umpqua on 08/16/2013:
Sounds like you are doing better overall and good attitude about kicking the nighttime snacking!


hollybelle on 08/16/2013:
Hummmmm....."fake" nighttime hunger - when I get a feeling like that it usually means BOREDOM....could it be that for you?


biscottibody59 on 08/16/2013:
I've been through a similar thing with the nighttime eating and some techniques from the "Overcoming Overeating" book helped me solve it. (I put up some excerpts in the forum awhile ago.) This is quite a few years ago and my food often was instant oats (date walnut full of sugar). I wouldn't buy those now, but at the time I was obsessed. I could also sleep on the fullest of full stomachs back then.

Keep at it! Perhaps writing in a journal at the time could help too. Continue to give yourself permission to eat, but write down your thoughts. Maybe it's something that isn't even obvious. And be nice to yourself--you can do this!

RYC: you can't go wrong with a Bette Davis movie (most of 'em anyway:-)


V on 08/16/2013:
Hey Maria :) No rain here today, hope that you had a fabulous day <3



Maria7 - Thursday Aug 15, 2013
(Every Calorie Counts)
Weight: 154.2

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

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Hello, Friends.

 

Not feeling too good this afternoon...Feel a little feverish....

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 I visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 at the nursing home today (before I felt feverish).  Good visit.

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I did about 1700 cals today...mostly protein and some veggies...altho I did allow a small cone of ice cream.  Thanks for all your comments and suggestions.  My weight  (154.2)  is updated.  Yep...that much in 2 days...odd, huh?  I guess it is because of high sodium and high carb.  Today included some high sodium, too.  But I've done better today than yesterday (cals updated on yesterday's entry) or day before, so that'll have to do for now.

Updated next day:  2200 cals for this day.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 50.8 lbs lost so far, only 14.2 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/15/2013:
Hope you feel better soon, Maria.


V on 08/15/2013:
Hoping for a speedy recovery for you Maria <3


hollybelle on 08/15/2013:
Hope your ill feeling is a fluke and passes quickly. Hang in there. It was a hungry day for me, today.


Umpqua on 08/16/2013:
Good going with the foods yesterday and making some changes with your eating choices. I hope you're feeling better by now!



Maria7 - Wednesday Aug 14, 2013
(Every Calorie Counts)
Weight: 149.8

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

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. John 6:37

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

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Hello, Friends. 

I have not been a good girl today nor last nite....

I gave in to a little nite-time eating last nite...and I was NOT hungry...so I have no excuse.  I updated yesterday's calories to 2200.  Today (so far) is 2400.  You may say this isn't a big deal but it is for me.  Updated cals is 2700, updated next day.

 

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Sooo...I am seeming to lose my resolve already again.  It is a 'habit' thing.  It is just so comfortable to eat at nite.  It relaxes me.  It is soothing.  I've got to get back on the wagon again.  HELP!

  (P.S:  Weight is NOT updated.)

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It has been a COOL FALL-LIKE day here.  :-)  (Low 80's, I think.)  I went to the local farmers market and bought scuppernong grapes, muscadine grapes, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, and okra.  Sounds good, doesn't it?  Shall I also mention that  I stopped by the grocery store on the way home and bought cookies and ice cream????  Not only that, but I bought a half gallon each of my fav kind and Hubby's fav kind.  After he got home from work (I'd told him I'd bought him his fav ice cream), he asked me a little later if I still had the receipt for the ice cream I bought for him?  I said, "Yes, why?"  He said there was a little ice cream missing from his carton.  :-(  I confessed.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 55.2 lbs lost so far, only 9.8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/15/2013:
Cottage Cheese is good for me at night.


Umpqua on 08/15/2013:
We all make mistakes, don't give up and stick with us! I will offer my 2 cents, if it's worth that much. Looking at your menus from the past week or so, I think you should eat more during the day and also try to up your veggies to fill you up. If your diet is very spartan during the day, chances are you'll be hungry at night. Maybe try for a bigger breakfast with more protein and less bread? Then you have the day to burn it off. This usually works for me, because I don't like going hungry and I definitely don't like going to be hungry. I hope today is better for you!


Umpqua on 08/15/2013:
That should be going to "bed" hungry!


grannyannie on 08/15/2013:
Evening is hard for me as well. Seems like an hour after dinner I'm thinking about snacking! Hang in there, Maria.


biscottibody59 on 08/15/2013:
Keep up the good work--hope you solve your nighttime hunger! Mine was solved for me with food sensitivity issues and sleep issues in past years. (The sensitivities are all gone, but the habits are still there.) I simply can't sleep on an overly full stomach. Plain complex carbs are my nighttime food of choice--oats or sweet potato are good. Fortunately I like both plain.

Hang in there!



Maria7 - Tuesday Aug 13, 2013
(Every Calorie Counts)
Weight: 149.8

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

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.  John 6:37 

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

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Hello, Friends.  Hope you are having a wonderful Tuesday morning in the Lord.  I threw out some bread for the bluejays and squirrels a little while ago.  They love it!

Having a second cup of coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567this morning...have some coffee with me?

Weight is down a little more.  I am at 149.8 this morning, down over -7 from a week ago, last Tuesday.  It may would have been down even more but I've been allowing bread is the reason it is not, I think.  Anyway, 149.8 today is a far cry from last Tuesday's 157.0, isn't it?  I'm in the 140's....  :-D  Less than 10 lbs. to goal!  Thanks for ALL your encouraging comments!

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I did well again last nite in not giving in to a food binge. As usual, it being nitetime, I felt SO HUNGRY! I ended with about 1250 cals yesterday which was very good.  So, I continue rowing to Island 140.0.

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Okay...Today's food so far:

2 cheese toasts, 2 coffees w creamer and sugar...400 calories

(I was still very hungry from not giving in to a food binge last nite.  I just told myself last nite to hold on until this morning and I would let myself have whatever...within calories-amount-reason... I was hungry for, for breakfast and this was it.)  :-D

Food update:

1 cup scupponong grapes...100 c

1 pk 6 choc cookies and sw tea...250c

2 small apples...150c

Manwich sauce w ground beef and added tomatoes...450c

1 bread...50c

Water...0c

Total today:  1400 calories

Update:  chocolate covered almonds  300 calories

Real Total Today:  1700 calories  (Oooophs!)

I was full after 2 or 3 of the candies and kept eating them...why?????

Next day update:  add 500 more calories (1 bread, cheese, and pack of  6 cheese/wheat crackers) to this for Day Total: 2200 calories

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I plan, Lord willing, to visit my Aunt (Mom's Sister)Auntanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567 today.  She is home now and doing very well.  Thank you so much for your prayers for her when she was recently in the hospital.

Update:  Did visit Aunt about an hour and a half.  She's doing much better.   We had a good visit.  :-)

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 55.2 lbs lost so far, only 9.8 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 08/13/2013:
Excellent work getting into the 140s! I wonder if the reason you're so hungry at night IS because you're allowing the bread? Otherwise you're doing a really low carb diet so the bread may be sending mixed signals to your metabolism. When I've gone low carb I've always counted carbs instead of calories, and while calories also stay low, I've never felt hungry. I hope you have a nice visit with your Aunt today!

Maria7 on 08/13/2013:
Now, that's a thought...I surely had forgotten about how allowing carbs can trigger hunger and sticking with low-carb does the opposite...thanks for reminding me of this...


grannyannie on 08/13/2013:
Well done! You'll get there. Have a great day, Maria.


V on 08/13/2013:
Happy to hear that your Aunt is feeling better Maria :) Have a great evening!


hollybelle on 08/13/2013:
Ah, you are in the 140s now! Wonderful. leave it to Umpqua to track down what might be a carb triggered hunger at night! Wow. You know I began eating eggs or cottage cheese for breakfast most mornings INSTEAD of LF WW Waffles and I don't have nearly the appetite I had at lunch. So I think we're on to something here!



Maria7 - Monday Aug 12, 2013
(Every Calorie Counts)
Weight: 150.0

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

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

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Hello, Friends. 

Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567just called and said he got it okayed for us to take a little vacation in the fall (to celebrate our upcoming 24th anniversary in October)...Lord willing, we hope to go to the mountains of North Carolina and enjoy seeing the beautiful colorful autumn leaves on the trees...  We hope to stay for a long weekend.

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I did well last nite in not giving in to a food binge.   As usual, it being nitetime, I felt SO HUNGRY!  I ended with about 1450 cals yesterday which was very good for a weekend, and I had the same amount Saturday as well.  Thanks Hollybelle, for your encouraging comment last nite after my last entry of the day.  I did read it later on right before I finally went to bed (hungry).

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Okay...Today's food so far:

1 cheese toast, 1/2 banana, 2 coffees w creamer and sugar...300

Baked chuck steak w 3 bread, sw tea...600

Omelet of 2 eggs, cheese, and onion in a little oil w salt, pepper...350

Total today:  1250 calories and I'm DONE!  :-D  Hoping for 140's tomorrow!

UPdate:...O, Dear...the Nitetime Food Cravings are here already and it's barely past 6:30pm!  I feel VERY HUNGRY!  And not for a SNACK!

Update again:  Okay it is past 7:30 pm and so far, so good but I could really eat a LOT of food right now, I am SO HUNGRY.

Update again:  I am SO going to bed early!  Nite-nite!

 

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I've been busy this  morning cleaning house, washing clothes, and baking ham biscuits for Hubby to carry to work for his breakfasts. Also cooked supper for tonite (which I've already been into my part).   Also, I finally changed the bedspread and curtains decor in our bedroom from blue to green (more like August).  The blue had been for springtime.  The green will take us into autumn and then I can change that to a set of autumn-colored curtains (golds, burgundies, yellows and oranges) with matching bedspread.  After that, is Christmas decorating and I already a couple or so months ago found a very beautiful Christmas spread in a thrift store that cost very little that I bought and brought home and cleaned and stored it and only need to find some matching curtains for it now.  :-)

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Visited Mom and her Roommate  photo MomampRoommateAugust2013_zpsa6942599.gifabout hour or more this afternoon.   Good visit.  Please pray for Mom.  Her ankles are very swollen.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 55 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 08/12/2013:
Good job not binging last night Maria! Your upcoming vacation sounds fantastic too - we're hoping to get in one more camping trip before the weather gets too cold. I hope you have a great day!


hollybelle on 08/12/2013:
Happy almost 24th anniversary! What an acomplishment! We are going on 24 - next JUNE! LOL! Your trip sounds wonderful. We stayed in a cabin on a ladies property near Cashiers, NC about 3-4 years ago that was wonderful. I am happy I came on DDs last night and made a helpful comment! I know you can do this!


hollybelle on 08/12/2013:
P.S. STILL no scuppernongs here! GRRRRR!


V on 08/12/2013:
Great job on not binging last night!! I am so happy that Holly was able to motivate you to stay on track..My chores are done for today(well at least the important ones, LOL) Have a great evening Maria :)


OhioRaven on 08/12/2013:
I've only been to Pilot Mountain in North Carolina. It was beautiful there.


OArecovery on 08/13/2013:
Well done on staving off the binge- that is really awesome! I know how hard that can be! Your upcoming trip sounds super exciting! Will keep your mom in my thoughts. Have a lovely day :)



Maria7 - Sunday Aug 11, 2013
(Every Calorie Counts)
Weight: 150.0

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 and happy Sunday to you!

Beautiful day here.   We're currently having a sunny, warm day.

Weight is down a little more this morning, weight 150.0 even today, down from 157.0 even this past Tuesday.

Hubby and I enjoyed this morning's church service.

He and I visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567and her roommate this afternoon, good visit.

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Today's food:  (Thank You, Lord)

1/2 ban, coffee w creamer and sugar, 1 cheese toast...250c

2 peppermint candies...40c

Salad w lots of veggies, t.i. dsg, rice, beans, baked peach and apple pieces, sweet tea....500c

p/b s/w, 1 banana, coffee w creamer and sugar...360c

Canned green string beans and another coffee w creamer and sugar...100c

(I really wanted popcorn but that is high-sodium, high-carb and even though I have the 100c a bag kind, it is currently not being 'allowed'...so I mic'd the string beans and had them instead, for a snack.)

1 pk of 6 choc cookies and water...200c

Total estimated calories today:  1450 cals

It is past 9:30 p.m. and I am feeling my 'nite-time food craving' that has caused me to gain up to 17 pounds over goalweight recently, kicking in.  I could very EASILY give in and have at least 1000 cals, but I won't.  I don't have any 'trigger' foods around (like ice cream or cake) but there is still flour, oil, and syrup in the kitchen that I could make pancakes with syrup.  I sometimes get these salt/sugar cravings.  Usually at nitetime.  I'll eat something sweet, then I'll eat something salty and keep repeating until I feel STUFFED and MISERABLE.  That is surely not going to happen tonite.  I won't delude myself into thinking I can have a little something (that in itself would be a trigger to throwing in the towel and having a food binge)...  Anyway, for whatever reason, I felt I should include these feelings in my entry for today.  Have a good nite.  :-) 

 

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Hope you are having a good day. Every day with the Lord IS a good day. Is He your Lord and Saviour? I hope so, cause He sure is mine! If He's not your Lord and Saviour, today is the day of salvation and there is NO TIME like today to make it right with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Believe on Him, repent of your sins and ask His forgiveness. It is that simple. He has already paid the price for your salvation and eternal life with His blood and His life on the cross. I believe we are living in the last days and many will wish one day that they had chosen to believe in Him and live for Him while they were here on earth to do so! Jesus loves you very much and He is waiting for you to reach out to Him if you have not done so already.

 

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 55 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/11/2013:
Happy Sunday, Maria.


hollybelle on 08/11/2013:
Watch out for the cravings! You can do it. I had a day like that yesterday. I overate a little, but kept it to a minimum level, just eating a bit more than normal and having a couple of treats. Hang in there. You have lost 7 lbs quickly.



Maria7 - Saturday Aug 10, 2013
(Every Calorie Counts)
Weight: 150.4

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

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Good morning, Friends.

Have a cup of coffee? coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567I am having my usual morning coffee.  Also I've already had my daily prayer time and had my Bible study this morning and will shortly be leaving out to go to town for a while.  I had about 1700 calories yesterday (usual daily maintain calories for me) and sure enough, I am still at 150.4 this morning, just as I was yesterday morning, which I am happy about because I am still down -6.6 from this past Tuesday.  :-D

 

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HubbyLargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 just called. He is working today and he advised me to not stay out in the heat for long as we are having a really warm day today here in SC., typical for August.

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Update:  Food today so far:

Coffee w creamer and sugar, cheese, and chocolate....(300c)

Sweet tea, 2 fried eggs in oil, and 1 bread...(350c)

Good, cold water...(0c)

1 banana...(100c)

Baked okra...(100c)

Baked chuck steak..(400c)

Pack of 6 choc cookies...(200c)

More water...lots...(0c)

Total today:  1450 calories

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Hope you have a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 54.6 lbs lost so far, only 10.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/10/2013:
Good maintenance, Maria. Good advice from your husband.


hollybelle on 08/11/2013:
Good day, Maria! You are on your way!



Maria7 - Friday Aug 09, 2013
(Every Calorie Counts)
Weight: 150.4

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

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

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Good morning, Friends.

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I'm rowing my canoe to Island 140...I am down to 150.4 now, down -6.6 in 3 days...I've been doing some extra walking but not overdoing it as I have in the past...and eating pretty well, too...and I am feeling SO MUCH BETTER now...I'm not BLOATED, like I was 3 days ago...I feel PHYSICALLY BETTER and my clothing is fitting me better, also...

I CAN DO THIS!  (Thanks for each and every one of your comments...thanks for your support...it means a LOT!)

 

Food today so far....

2 large scrambled eggs (160c) with cheese and onion (100c) in oil (100c) and, I had coffee with the usual sugar and creamer (40c) earlier....Total: 400 calories.

Food plan for the rest of today:

1 banana...(100c)...total for today...500 calories.  Check.

Homemade sweet tea (100c)...600 calories for day.  Check.

Baked chicken strips, coated with flour and baked in a little oil, baked okra, also tomato and cucumber pieces, and sweat tea...(500c)...1100 calories for day.  Check.

Lots of cold water...(0c)  Check.

Will try to have for my snacks, homemade low-sugar sweet tea...(100c)  Check.

(I may or may not have a little cookies and coffee snack tonite...if so, will update.)

Yes, cookies and another banana, too...(500c).  Check.

Total calories for day:  1200  Uncheck

Actual total calories today:  1700 calories  Check.  Not happy with 1700 number but I did a lot of walking today, so may or may not see a lower number tomorrow...either way...if I don't, it won't hurt to 'stabilize' for a day or 2 before dropping more right now, right????

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Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567just called and he is sounding so much better.

Thank you for your prayers.

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I visited Mom and her roommate photo MomampRoommateAugust2013_zpsa6942599.gif this afternoon.  I decorated Mom's big mirror frame over the dresser at the foot of her bed, for upcoming autumn with pretty sparkly autumn red, burgundy, orange, and yellow silk leaves and a colorful smiling scarecrow sitting in the middle on the top of the large mirror.  Mom was happy with it and her roommate liked it, too.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 54.6 lbs lost so far, only 10.4 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/09/2013:
Have a blessed day, Maria.


skinnygrlwithin on 08/09/2013:
Your menu for the day looks good... can I ask what exercise you're doing? Just walking?? I have been having trouble losing these 20 pounds for quite some time now.


hollybelle on 08/09/2013:
Ah, if you have 3 days (out from) under your belt) you are ON YOUR WAY! It's enough to make you feel better and then you adjust and go down again! Keep it up! You are doing it!


V on 08/09/2013:
You are doing such a great job Maria I am so proud of YOU :) Have a wonderful weekend friend!


greengirl on 08/10/2013:
Hi Maria, It's lovely to be back on here and seeing my old friends names still in the list. Hope you are having a great weekend and thanks for your supportive comments as always x



Maria7 - Thursday Aug 08, 2013
(Every Calorie Counts)
Weight: 152.6

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

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

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Hello, Friends. 

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Well...I'm still paddling my boat as you all can see...I am down to 152.6 now, not bad for 2 days work...?...Of course I'd had LOTS of CARB overload when I began at 157.0 two days ago and so I know the decrease in a high-carb diet is helping.  Also helping is the encouragement and support I have from you all!  Thank you!

 

Food today so far....

2 large scrambled eggs (160c) with cheese and onion (100c) in oil (100c) and, I had coffee with the usual sugar and creamer (40c) earlier....Total: 400 calories. 

1 banana...(100c)...total so far today...500 calories.

Homemade sweet tea (100c)...600 calories for day.

1 baked chuck steak (YUM!), baked okra, and sweat tea...(500c)...1100 calories for day.

Lots of cold water...(0c)

I may or may not have a little snack tonite...if so, will update.

Update:  More sweet tea...(100c)

Total calories for day:  1200

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I visited Daughter  this afternoon.   Good visit. 

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Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567is working outside in the heat and doesn't sound too good over the phone...please remember him in prayer.

Thank you for your prayers.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 52.4 lbs lost so far, only 12.6 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/08/2013:
Praying


grannyannie on 08/08/2013:
Good job on the loss. Have a great day, Maria.


Umpqua on 08/08/2013:
Great work cutting down on the carbs, those can be tough to quit. I hope you have a nice visit with your Mom if you go!


OArecovery on 08/08/2013:
Well done on reducing the carbs! Enjoy the day!


OArecovery on 08/08/2013:
Well done on reducing the carbs! Enjoy the day!


V on 08/09/2013:
Awesome job Maria!!


hollybelle on 08/10/2013:
Good job, Maria - lower carbs is a good thing. Energy level will probably improve. I know that it does for me, when I cut down on starchy carbs!!



Maria7 - Wednesday Aug 07, 2013

Weight: 153.6

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

  Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;  and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:  Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.  Acts 3: 19-21 

Neither is there salvation in any other:  for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.  Acts 4:12

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Good morning, Friends.

Have a cup of coffee? coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567By holding steady yesterday (1000 calories),  I am now down -3.4 today, weight 153.6.  I just must make myself stick with the regimen.  The regimen being no junk food.  Limited white food, especially bread and popcorn.  Limited fried food.  Limited calories.  I recenly (last month) held steady for 11 days, averaging 1245 calories per day and lost -3.8 pounds and then threw in the towel.  I was doing a LOT of extra walking and apparently gaining muscle weight, so I was discouraged when I weighed...and also I stayed hungry a LOT from all that extra activity, so that did not work for me at all.  This time I will forget the extra activity and just stay active, as I usually do and maybe add a little more to that, but not a lot like I did last month. 

 

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HubbyLargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 just called.  He is having a good morning.

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Today's food:

2 large eggs with cheese, scrambled in oil and 1 mug coffee w creamer and sugar...(400c)

Scuponong grapes....(125c)

Salad (tomato, lettuce, cucumber) w thousand island dressing....(225c)

Large baked hamburger patty w ketchup & mustard....(350c)

Mixture of cucumber/onion/tomato pieces...(50c)

   Cookies and coffee...450

(I did a LOT of walking today and I think this increased my hunger.)

Today's Total Calories:  1600  :-D

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 51.4 lbs lost so far, only 13.6 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 08/07/2013:
Good work yesterday and good plan! Just be sure not to go too low on your calories, especially if you're walking and doing other activities. I hope you have a good one!


skinnygrlwithin on 08/07/2013:
I know sticking to low calories is definitely really hard to keep control of. I agree with umpqua to be careful not to go too low so you don't ruin all your hard work by throwing your body into starvation mode. Keep up the good work though and I'm sure you'll see the results you're looking for. Anything that's worth it takes some time.


grannyannie on 08/07/2013:
Agree the calories are too low. Maybe try 1200?

Have a great day, Maria!


V on 08/07/2013:
1600 cal for the day is not bad Maria in fact sometimes zig zagging the calorie intake will boost the metabolism..I am always hungry on my heavier workout days so I ramp up my intake with a few extra healthy calories..It's true it takes fuel to burn calories..

RYC summer has been unusually wet along with the heat, so far BRUTAL.. Just thankful that we haven't had any hurricanes.. Have a good evening friend :)


hollybelle on 08/07/2013:
It helps me to stay reasonable with it all when I just take a practical attitude about it. Just good old plans and follow through. Keep working at it and paddling that boat to island 140!! That was a good image for you for a long time. Is it still working or do you need to think of another one? There was something serene about that one.



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