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Maria7 - Thursday Mar 09, 2006
(Balance and Moderation)
Weight: 162.0

John 3:16 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.

Hello to you! I've been on the go today...didn't get any formal exercise in, but I was moving a lot, so...anyway...hope you've all had a good day today...going to read some entries...

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

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 7.5 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 03/09/2006:
Hello sweetie.. I hope you had you some tuna salad.. heheh I dont put ranch dressing in mine.. the ranch was to dip my radishes and green peppers in.. lol.. I like tuna salad your way as well.. but I was in a hurry this am.. so I just put the mayo and relish in it.. but yes.. I love it too.. :O).. ok have to go.. American Idol is on now llol.. hugssss



Maria7 - Wednesday Mar 08, 2006
(Balance and Moderation)
Weight: 162.0

John 3:16 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.

Hello to you! WOW!!! Thank you all so much for your wonderful comments about the styles of jeans and capris! I enjoyed reading each one! I am finding out more and more about each of you! You're all so interesting!

Well, I did buy another pair of size 14 levi hip-hugger bell-bottoms/flared jeans today...the other pair I bought the other day is navy blue...the ones I got today are mediumish? blue...like regular jeans color. I am TRYING to break away from levi jeans...oh, they are my favorites, but I want to be to where when I go into a store, it's not always ONLY levi jeans I get! I must be trying to get back cool, hehehe! Like for instance, I was in a store the other day and I saw some really 'far-out' (oldie-goldie word I like) jeans...they were regular-blue jean color and they were bell-bottomed, with very colorful embroidery going down the sides...FAR OUT!!! (hehehe!)...and I also saw some white bell-bottomed jeans with some silver decorations on the sides. These were WIDE bell-bottomed jeans...I mean...is there ANY OTHER KIND???? When I was a teenager, I MADE my bell-bottoms a lot...I would sometimes take flared jeans and ADD material at the bottoms to make them EXTRA-WIDE bell-bottomed. I wanted to be COOL! My younger brother and I really thought we were COOL....in his room, he had a shelf on his wall with many different varieties of coffee....and in my room, I painted my closet psychedellic (which at that time meant an abstract of different bright, wild colors)...orange, red, purple swirls, etc. The closet was the main attraction of my bedroom and really meant I was 'COOL'!!!! I'm 2 years older than my brother and he would sometimes come to my room to ask for a drink from my 'ironing-board bar' (another COOL thing I had in my room)...and it was exactly as said, except I think I had a cloth hanging over it to disguise it being an ironing board...and I would ask him whether he wanted scotch or rye or what and he'd answer one of them and it really didn't matter, cause he was getting pepsi mixed with coolaid anyway....(and he drank it, too)....

Have I bored you yet??? Hehehe! Have a great night and remember... Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 7.5 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!


Maria7 - Tuesday Mar 07, 2006
(Balance and Moderation)
Weight: 162.0

John 3:16 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.

Hello everybody! Thank you all for your responses to my question about jeans. It made me feel SO much better to read what y'all wrote...now I don't feel so 'out of style', hehehe...as for me I wore bell bottoms as a teenager and into my twenties, I even remember that after I had my daughter, I was wearing some cool white bell bottoms with decorations on the sides of them near the bottoms,...but then when the 'tapered' jeans came into style, I think I was one of the LAST to give up my bell bottoms...and finally I began wearing them, though I remember at that time thinking that they made people look larger in the hips ( I don't think that now)...so I have a lot of the tapered/straight-legged jeans and just recently bought a pair of stretch size 14 flared/bell bottomed jeans. It really takes some getting used to to wear them, though. I am just starting to wear jeans again...I've been mostly wearing elastic-waisted pants for months now...including capris. Jeans are not as comfortable as elastic waisted capris so usually when I get home, I change into my 'comfy's', hehehe. Thank you all so much again for your answers!

That's another thing...when capris came into style, I thought I would NEVER wear those 'high-water pants'...but I finally, probably one of the last ones to, bought some and started enjoying wearing them. Now I wear them the MOST, hehehe~! Comfy!

Well, I guess this is enough for now...gonna read entries...have a great day and remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 7.5 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 03/07/2006:
HIya sweetie.. :O)..I work at a used car lot.. My husband is the head mechanic there.. and we just live on the other side of the fence.. so great.. saves on that high priced gas... :O)..The boss knew I was a stay at home mom.. and when my youngest started going to school all day, he asked if I wanted to work a few days a week.. so sure.. :O) It's not much.. but it gives me some spending money.. lol..

I love the comfy pants as well.. eheeh.. hugs


vvvzena29 on 03/07/2006:
I still keep a few pairs of bigger stretch jeans just to relax around the house in. I'm short, and it's hard to find pants that fit me. lol Renee


liza36 on 03/08/2006:
I was the same way with capris. I was probably the last one to start wearing them too, but now I love them! So cute and comfy. As for jeans, I rarly wear them because I don't think they are all that comfortable. Probably when I lose some of this weight I may go back to jeans on the weekends. I have to dress up for work during the week.

Have a great day. Glad to see you back at DD!


BigLoser on 03/08/2006:
Hi Maria. LOL you sound like me in the resisting-the-styles department. I also remember still hanging onto my flared jeans when the tapered legs came into style. A friend who was more stylish than me finally staged an "intervention" to make me get with the times. LOL Same thing with capris, except this time it was because of bad memories of being teased about high water pants as a kid. I do own 5 pairs of capris that I love now though, so I did get over it. LOL

You asked me how tall I am... 5'11" (sort of explains the high water pants phobia doesn't it - LOL).

Have a great day.



Maria7 - Monday Mar 06, 2006
(Balance and Moderation)
Weight: 162.0

John 3:16 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.

Hello to you!

Hope you've had a wonderful day today!

Well, I walked about 1 and 1/2 to 2 miles or so today. Calories were 1300-1400, I think and that's if I don't eat anymore today.

I tried on my non-stretch size 14 jeans this morning and THEY FIT! WOW! So, I wore them today. It felt good wearing them again, as they'd lacked about 3 inches of fastening a month or so ago. I have a question to ask: Do y'all wear flared and/or bell bottomed jeans or straight/tapered or a mix?

Work your program!

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

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 7.5 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 03/06/2006:
HIya Maria hun.. way to go on getting into those jeans !!! wo0o0ho0o0o0o... as to answer your question.. I dont have to many pairs of jeans.. because I dont feel comfortable in them.. I like the stretchy ones.. but when I loose my weight.. you betetr belive I will be in jeans again. but I do have flared and a pair os straight legs.. I like the straight legged better.. lol..

I wanted to thank you for coming and commenting :O).. means alot to me.. :O).. and I hope your day was wonderful as well.. hugs sweetie.. God Bless !!


BigLoser on 03/07/2006:
Hi Maria. Congrats on getting back into your jeans! It always feels great when something like that happens.

In answer to your question I mainly wear straight legs but I do own one pair of flares. I'm kinda on the tall side and straight/tapered legs are a little more forgiving in the length than flares/bell-bottoms. Tapered/straight leg pants can end at your ankles and not look too weird - not so for flares or bell-bottoms, so unless I can find them long enough, the flares/bell-bottoms are out for me.

Have a great day. :-)


GG on 03/07/2006:
I wear flared jeans but lately I just wear formed fitting sweats because I find jeans to be so uncomfortable because in the winter they attract the cold and in the summer they make you have swamp booty...if you get what I am saying...ok well they make you sweat profusely! There is about 2 weeks in april and 2 weeks in september that I may consider wearing them but other than that, no sir ree! haha! Well congrats in fitting into your non strech jeans! Thats an amazing accomplishment! You should definately go by the way your clothes fit rather than the number on the scale, cause the number of the scale can drive people crazy!! It used to drive me crazy but I broke up with my scale about 2 months ago...and you know how some say that you can still have friendship with ex's well...YOU CANT! haha! So we are not friends! HAHA!



Maria7 - Sunday Mar 05, 2006
(Balance and Moderation)
Weight: 163.0

John 3:16 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.

Hello to you!

Well, the plateau is gone for now. Hubby and I ate out buffet today and for the first time in a long time, I felt 'in control'...I only ate about 1/2 of what I usually eat. And I've stopped taking popcorn and candy to bed with me and started walking at the gym during weekdays, began last Monday, that is...it's all helping. I put on my largest pants to wear to church this morning and they were loose!!!

Well, have a good day and remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 6.5 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

GG on 03/05/2006:
AWSOME! sounds like your on a roll! KEEP IT UP!!!!


monet0239 on 03/05/2006:
Good for you Maria hun.. keep it up sweetie.. hugs


vvvzena29 on 03/06/2006:
Keep it up, and you'll hit your goal in no time!:-) Oh yeah, you asked, I'm only 5' 2". :-) Renee



Maria7 - Saturday Mar 04, 2006
(Balance and Moderation)
Weight: 164.0

John 3:16 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.

Hello to you! It is a pretty, but chilly morning here in S.C. This sun is shining and the birds have been singing.

Well, the plateau has gone! Not much, but hey!

I'm going to read entries. Hope you all have a very happy, lovely day!

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

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!


Maria7 - Friday Mar 03, 2006
(Balance and Moderation)
Weight: 164.5

John 3:16 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.

Hello to you! Hope you've had a wonderful day today!

I walked another mile at the gym...total for this week is 3 and 3/4 miles there, not counting walking at other places.

I did well, eating-wise today, until late this afternoon when I just 'HAD' to have a honeybun...not a little one, but a LARGE one...it was 560 calories and I had probably all of 500 of the 560...but it was SOOOOOO good!

Anyway, I think I did about the same amount of calories as yesterday...about 1600 or so.

BMI calculator says I'm overweight. Wow...I didn't think after all the work I did to get to original goal that I'd be overweight again. Oh, well....I'm working on it!

No wonder I'm at a plateau, though I'm down a little from where I was..

Have a good night and remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Originally, I weighed 205 and my goal was 150, which I met and surpassed, but found that I felt my best weighing around 155, which for me is a size 12. So, now that I've regained some weight, my goal is 155.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 9.5 lbs to go!

jinne on 03/03/2006:
ty for welcoming me today. I really like coming here and reading that I am not the only one struggling or the only one fighting temtation...lol...have a great day Jinne


jinne on 03/03/2006:
hello again...when you go to write in your diary for the day there are boxes about your journal box that you can put your start weight, your current weight, and your goal wieght. then when you post your diary it will show the scale on the screen. hope that helps..til next time..Jinne



Maria7 - Thursday Mar 02, 2006

Weight: 0.0

John 3:16 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.

Good evening to you! It was another pretty, warm, sunny day here in S.C....in the 70's fahrenheit. I did a little shopping this morning and went to the gym and walked a mile. I've been on a plateau for a few days, but no wonder...I haven't reduced calories much...today was about 1600 calories or so. But I have been faithful in walking at the gym every day this week so far...

This afternoon I spent some time outside on the back deck...I started to grill out, but changed my mind as it got windy.

Anyway, guess I'll go read entries...have a nice night and remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)


Maria7 - Tuesday Feb 28, 2006

Weight: 165.0

John 3:16 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.

Hello everybody! It has been a very warm day today here in South Carolina...with the birds singing in the trees...what a lovely day!

I walked about 1/2 mile today at the gym and worked out about 30 minutes in the back yard, raking leaves. It was so pretty outside, I almost decided to have a cook out on the back deck but decided to do it another day...it got up to about 70 degrees fahrenheit today.

I'm so inspired by the writings of some of the entries here that I've managed to get down a little already. Today I've been 'mostly' good. I stayed away from ice cream, anyway.

Well, going to read some entries...remember Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!) P.S. Above weight is a guess that has been added in April 2006.

Progress as of today: 4.5 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 02/28/2006:
70 degrees.. wow.. awesome for you hun.. :O).. it was in the high 50's for us here in Indiana.. gonna get in the 60's tomorrow.. yay.. and I have to work all day.. figures huh ..lol.. but its gonna get cold again this weekend.. as usual..anyway.. good for you for staying away form the icecream hun.. :O).. keep it up !!.. Hugsss



Maria7 - Saturday Feb 25, 2006

Weight: 0.0

John 3:16 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.

Hello everybody!

It is raining here in S.C. Hope you're all doing well!

The birds were singing in the trees this morning when it began raining. I love to hear them sing! They each have different songs they sing and I think that just makes their music that much more interesting!

I'm up in weight. Junk foods and overeating. No excuses. I don't wear jeans very often anymore, because I couldn't fit into my largest ones and even after I went to the thrift stores and got some larger, then they too, became too snug to wear. So, I've mostly been wearing jogging pants and capri sets (with elasticized waists). I'd like to get down to within a few pounds of where I was when I first got on here years ago. (Mid-150's.) But that means discipline and I've gotten used to not exercising, eating sweets every day, and overeating not only at buffets Hubby takes me out to, but even here at home, too. I could make excuses...they would seem very valid to me, but I won't. So, I'm back on here, hoping for encouragement, I guess and looking for motivation. When you're used to going to bed a lot of nights with a large bag of popcorn and candy to go with it after having eaten sweets during the day, it is a habit that needs correcting.

So....I hope to hear from you...have a good evening and remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Umpqua on 02/25/2006:
Hi Maria, I remember you and I'm glad you've come back here for support! I know how easy it can be to get off track. Red flags go up when I get more than 5 pounds over my goal weight and I have to be very careful or things can spiral out of control easily. I live in a metropolitan area now and restaurants are a huge temptation for me. Not to mention the ease with which I can order any type of food over the phone and have it delivered to my front door. But I always go back to healthy eating and homemade cooking because I know deep down that's what is best for me. I wish you lots of luck as you get back on track and I hope you'll keep checking in with us.


monet0239 on 02/25/2006:
Hello Maria hun... I know allll about sweets.. trust me.. its just terrible isnt it.. they all taste so dang good.. but we all need to rashin them.. for years I have been on all kinds of diets and I have even been in here before.. years ago.. I remember you :O).. but this time.. for some reason its different.. I am the biggest I have ever been.. and I mean BIG.. from the looks of it , like always I am the biggest in here... but thats ok.. I, myself and watching the carbs.. trying to stay under 20 for 2 weeks then 30, untill I loose what I need to loose.. but for sweets.. I have found that the atkins carb icecream is good.. I have tried the fudge ones and they are really great, I was shocked..lol.. I have one at night, after dinner, If I still feel hungery.. but usually I dont, but may want a sweet anyway and that does the trick..

so even though you may not want to watch the carbs.. you can get those.. :O)..

good luck sweetie, and I am here for ya if you would like me to be.. hugs from my heart to yours !!



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