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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 !!



Maria7 - Tuesday Jan 24, 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!

I finally started back walking and working out at the gym. I picked up a friend this morning and she and I walked 3/4 mile together at the gym and did some workouts with the weight machines there.

Another friend brought some homemade vegetable soup and I had some for dinner and for supper. Took my Mother half of it and she had some for her dinner also.

Later, had speghetti with bread...then a candy bar and 2 bananas...top it all off with a large bag of microwave popcorn for bedtime snack. Oh, well.

Hope you all have a good night tonight...remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I! Love, Maria


Maria7 - Monday Jan 23, 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!

It has been a very rainy day here in S.C. Thank the Lord for it.

I did some grocery shopping and visited my Mother this afternoon.

Cooked Hubby's favorite, fried chicken, for supper tonight, with rice and gravy and collard greens.

Anyway, thought I'd say hello!

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


Maria7 - Friday Jan 20, 2006

Weight: 169.0

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!

Long time, no write! But I do come here and read...

We've not had much of a winter here in South Carolina thus far...more like an early spring with temps mostly in the 60's and even 70's sometimes for the highs.

I'm up some in weight, but feeling great, so I thank the Lord!

I bought a canteloupe today and halved it with my Mother...also 2 bananas for us, too. Fruit is good for you...so much better than SUGAR, the sucrose kind, that is. I usually feel good when I eat fruit but usually do not with sugared things like pastries and candy. I got Hubby a navel orange, which he had for a snack tonight.

Anyway, Hubby is laying here beside me, sleeping as I key this. He and I still teach a Sunday School class together and we enjoy this very much!

Well, this is all for now...take care and have a good night and remember...Jesus loves you and so do I! Love, Maria (smile!)

P.S. Above weight is a guess that was added in April, 2006.

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

Soon2BThin on 01/21/2006:
Yes, we did go to Maui last year at this time for the first time. I weigh about the same this year too. I was so sure I would lose a lot of weight this year and feel great. I don't know what happened! Good to hear from you. Take care.



Maria7 - Saturday Dec 24, 2005

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.

Merry Christmas to you! Remember the reason for the season! God loves you so much He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus, to take your place on the cross and give His life for yours, so that when you repent (or repented) of your sins and ask His forgiveness and believe in and live for Him, you have eternal life. This is God's gift to you...salvation through His precious Son, Jesus Christ.

I hope you and yours have a very happy, safe, blessed Christmas. There's no greater blessing than to be a Christian, knowing that you belong to Jesus Christ.

If you are not a Christian, I hope you become one today.

Love, Maria (smile!) Remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!


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