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Maria7 - Thursday Dec 09, 2004

Weight: 0.0

Cough, sneeze, chills, antibiotics...

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

Love, Maria (smile!)

Soon2BThin on 12/09/2004:
Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. I hope you don't feel TOO bad. Keep warm and get lots of rest. Hope you're better real soon.



Maria7 - Wednesday Dec 08, 2004
(Working...)
Weight: 0.0

Helllloooooo.....

Haven't been on here for a few days....coughing, sneezing, chills...antibiotics...

I'm up a couple of the 7 that I was down, but I think it's due to high sodium diet (chicken noodle soups, etc.)

I'm getting better and feeling better than I was...

It's a beautiful day here in S.C.....70's fahrenheit...and sunny...

Anyway, thought I'd update. I got a bag of oranges today and have started on them....the other day I bought 64 ounces orange juice and went through it by the next day...

Have a lovely day...

Remember Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)


Maria7 - Sunday Dec 05, 2004
(Working...)
Weight: 0.0

Happy Sunday to you!

Held onto the 7 in 3 days...did about 1700 yest, included some after Christmas banquet chocolate chip cookies and coffee and still didn't gain this morning...but didn't overdo at the banquet, either....

Today's deal: Breakfast: 1 large mug coffee with creamer and splenda and 1 cup of caffeinated diet pepsi (after all the cookies last night I wasn't hungry)

Lunch: (Buffet)1/2 cup white rice, 1 tbs gravy, about 1 tbs beef, 1/2 fried chicken breast, 1 cup of mixed onions, green bellpeppers, and tomatoes(this was salad), 1/2 cup corn, 1/2 cup dressing, 1/2 cup ice cream, 1/2 cup peaches, about 3 tbs of coconut, 1 caffeinated diet pepsi and 1 glass of sugar-sweetened tea. This was probably about 1000 calories.

Snack: 1 mug coffee sweetened with creamer and splenda, 1 small tangerine, and 12 ounces water.

Supper will be light...maybe a 200 calories grilled cheese sandwich made with 2 diet wheat bread (80 cals), 1 slice cheese (60 cals) and 1 tbs 60 cal margerine and a diet pepsi OR if Hubby and I go out for after-church coffee, supper may be a lettuce and tomato salad with fatfree thousand island dressing and 3 or 4 captain's wafers with coffee, creamer and splenda, still about 200 cals total.

Total 1250 (or so). I've decided that weekend goal is only to NOT GAIN. Not gaining = progress.

Hope you have a wonderful afternoon...remember Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (SMILE!)


Maria7 - Saturday Dec 04, 2004
(Working...)
Weight: 0.0

OK...2 more down since yesterday, so that's 7 down in 3 days...

Last night, I had 2 small tangerines, so that brought yesterday's total to about 1000 cals, more or less.

Today's deal: Bk: 2 poached-done eggs cooked in water, 1 plain brown bread toast, 1 mug coffee with creamer and splenda, 1 caffeinated diet pepsi.

Snack: 1 small tangerine

Lunch: 1 Wendy's Jr. Cheeseburger deluxe with let and tomato, but minus the buns, 1 caffeinated diet pepsi, 10 ounces water.

Snack: 1 mug 35 calorie cocoa with marshmellows included, 1 ounce pecans, 3 small peanut butter and cheese crackers.

So far today about 800 calories...Supper to be up to 700 cals, cause it is a church Christmas Banquet that Hubby and I plan to attend (Lord willing). So, total cals for today may be around 1500.

No exercise...Hubby and I have been out visiting today.

Love ya, Maria....remember, Jesus loves ya!


Maria7 - Friday Dec 03, 2004
(Working...)
Weight: 0.0

OK....after journaling on here last night, I gave in to 300 cals of cookies and candy, so yesterday's total was 1300 instead of 1000....

Still, 2 down on the scale this morning, totaling 5 since 2 days ago, hehehehe! Size 8 levi jeans lack one inch of fitting comfortably in the waist....I tried them on this morning....

So today's deal:

Bk: 1 mug coffee with creamer and splenda

Lunch: 1 poached-done egg cooked in water, 1 piece of plain brown bread toast, no margerine, 1 small tangerine, and 1 diet pepsi with caffeine

Snack: 4 small chocolate chip cookies, totaling 190 cals for them, and another diet pepsi.

Snack: 1 cup diet jello and 3 or 4 tablespoons fatfree cool whip.

Supper: About 30 ounces water, 1 roasted chicken breast without most of the skin, 1 cup green string beans, 1 mug of fat-free cocoa with marshmellows (the 35 cal kind)

Total so far: about 900 cals...that's IF I don't have another mug (or 2) of cocoa and no tangerine. If I do, that will be about 1000 cals. Exercise today was running errands (including getting Hubby naval oranges) and walking this afternoon.

Have a good night!

Love, Maria (Remember...Jesus loves ya!)

Soon2BThin on 12/03/2004:
Wow, that's great, 5 pounds gone in only 2 days!! You're doing so well. Keep up the good work and have a good weekend.



Maria7 - Thursday Dec 02, 2004
(Working...)
Weight: 0.0

Ok....the 3 the scale 'laughed' about yesterday morning are gone today...Measurements are down a little, too.

Today was about 1000 cals. Bk: 3/4 chicken corndog, 1 mug decaf coffee with creamer and splenda

Lun: 1 pk reduced fat cheese/peanut butter crackers, 1 caf diet pepsi

Snk: 4/5 SNICKER BAR

Sup: Grilled double cheese sandwich with brown bread, with margerine 2 mugs 35 cal. with marshmellow hot cocoa

Also: 16 oz water and 1.5 diet pepsi today.

So that's it...about 1000 cals for today. Not good choices...(where's the veggies????)

Stress:

Hubby and I were awakened after 1 a.m. this morning with the phone ringing over and over only to be verbally attacked by an intoxicated person. We let the Lord handle it and turned off the ringers afterwards.

There was another call hours later from someone crying and very, very upset, not related to the earlier calls.

I spent part of this afternoon taking a family member to the ER.

When I got in, there were other calls from other people. Thank the Lord for His help.

Yes, I DID eat a snicker bar today...most of one anyway...and no exercise.

Love, Maria

Soon2BThin on 12/03/2004:
Good for you, Maria! You're doing great! Hey, we all need some candy once in awhile. I hope those phone calls stop for you. Hang in there!



Maria7 - Wednesday Dec 01, 2004
(Gaining....)
Weight: 0.0

A lot of good it did me to throw out the cookies yesterday...There I was last night, up late, eating.....

I fixed a grilled double-cheese sandwich cooked in margerine and that didn't make me feel 'full'...so I was back in the kitchen eating other foods after that...not sugar, though, but it didn't matter to the scale when I got up and weighed this morning...it grinned and said I was up 3 from yesterday! Now I want to blame innocent Hubby, who came to me last night before bed stating that he was hungry but he didn't know what he was hungry for and say that triggered me into the midnight food binge, having really gotten food on my mind, but that would be unfair (and he didn't even eat after supper)...cause it was me who did it, not him, so I have to blame myself.

For inspiration and to see how far I am from them fitting, I tried on a favorite pair of my size 8 levi jeans, 100% cotton (not the stretch kind such as I wear now)...and I can get them on and zipped, but they are tight and not wearable for looks and comfort's sake.

So...today I did Atkins...(not wise since I was hospitalized for doing a severely STRICT-low-calorie-low-carb diet in 1998)...I don't know if I've gotten in 1000 cals today, but I know I got in probably around 2500 to 3000 cals yesterday, so....

Anyway, today, I had only coffee with creamer and splenda for breakfast (who needed breakfast with the midnight binge???)...and a Wendy's burger minus the buns for lunch and a big cabbage salad with a little lite mayo and a roasted chicken breast minus the skin for supper and another coffee with creamer and splenda and 1/2 can diet pepsi and about 32 ounces water. That was it for today. I walked about 2 hours in stores, paying bills, buying groceries, etc....that was the exercise for today.

A couple of hours ago when Hubby and I were having coffee together, I asked him not to mention food to me at night after supper and he said okay.

Now Hubby has come to me tonight and asked...."Is that tangerines you bought that are in the refrigerator????" (He likes navel oranges but I didn't get him any this time cause he got bored with them before and they just sat there in the fridge.) "GRRRRRRR!"

Okay...have a nice night and stay away from the cookies....

Love, Maria (smile!)


Maria7 - Monday Nov 29, 2004
(Maintaining where I'm at ????)
Weight: 0.0

I'm at a place now where I have to repeatedly tell myself:

Not gaining is progress. Not gaining is progress. Not gaining is progress.

Cause I've gained a little over goal and even though I went down from where I was, I'm still over goal...I know...not a big deal...but I really have to watch it...cause I keep reminding myself that I'm wearing a larger size now and remember what size I started from 6 years ago...

I made a batch of homemade chocolate chip and pecan cookies this afternoon and have already eaten half of them...hum. No I do NOT feel better...my tummy objects! ICK!

At Thanksgiving (and I hope you all had a real good Thanksgiving), I made a nutcake and ate MOST of that! Hum.

So, I have confessed.

I'd like to wear some of my old levi jeans that used to fit real well, only if I feel good at that size again...

Oh well. Thought I'd check in and say hello to all of you! HELLOOOOOOOO!!!

Love, Maria (SMILE!)

Later...2nd entry of the day... I think I need to quit sugar and white flour...I usually do very well avoiding both of them...After all, for example the chocolate I craved today...I could have drank a couple of mugs of 25 calorie hot cocoa and as for the pecans, I could have had a few nuts and I'd have done real well today..well now it suppertime and I'm not really hungry, but Hubby is coming in from work and I've fixed us barbequed roasted chicken and green string beans...well...that's better that home-fried potatoes and homemade hotdogs, which was supper last night, hum? Hubby's gained some weight, too...I think he and I need to walk more, but now it's cold outside....hum....

Soon2BThin on 11/29/2004:
Welcome back, Maria! I wondered where you were. I'm sure you're doing just fine, even with the cookies. But, you're right, you really have to watch it. Somehow, I ended up gaining 15 pounds---OVERNIGHT! Haha! No, I think I just stayed off the scale for quite a while so I didn't know it was sneaking up on me. But I'm back to working on it now. I hope things go well for you. Take care.


Runner on 11/29/2004:
Sugar and white flour are definitely temptations for me too, and when I bake, I often eat much more than what I need. So I understand where you're at. Sometimes I have to physically just get out of the kitchen...and tell my husband that I'm NOT baking unless he's around to make sure I don't overeat.

I think walking more is a good idea! Even though you want to simply maintain your weight, go ahead and exercise! It will clear your mind and keep you from the kitchen.


Becca27 on 11/30/2004:
Hi Maria,

It is easy to slip away from our goals by easing up on our restrictions. It sounds like you're catching it quickly, though. Sugar is my biggest weakness. I love it in every shape and size. Last year, h and I fasted from sugar for 3 months. It did a lot for me. I should have included flour with that committment, because I did end up loading up on breads every day. Perhaps in January I will begin a new fast of both. I hope you find some time to walk with hubby. If you dress warm and walk quickly, it won't seem that cold after a few minutes. Have a great day!!



Maria7 - Sunday Nov 21, 2004
(Back on the Wagon)
Weight: 0.0

Howdy, everybody!

Well...how are you doing today?

I'm still working on the 'fat' from stress-eating these past few weeks. I'm 3 down within a week...so that's pretty good. I've been walking more but haven't been back to the gym yet.

Thanksgiving is coming up...after what we went through with our family not showing up last year, we invited our friends for a Thanksgiving supper and they said they'd come...."You can count on us...we'll be there!" one couple said. Another said "We'll bring ham and dressing to go with your turkey and trimmings!" Another said, "We're going to bring desert!" (3 couples.) So....DUHHHHHH!!!...I go and buy a 22 pound turkey and all the trimmings...Hubby had wanted to go out and eat, but I wanted to cook and have company on Thanksgiving, and put up the Christmas tree Thanksgiving night as we usually do (tradition)....Well, I tell our friends about the turkey and trimmings and that we'll be looking for them to come and now it's changed to "We don't know what we're going to do concerning Thanksgiving...it depends on what our family wants to do......" (That was the ham and dressing couple.) "We're going to spend Thanksgiving with my sister but we'll TRY to come if we can..." (That was the one that ASSURED us they'd come if we'd cook and invite them over.) "We're having our family over...." (The desert one.) I'm thinking about taking back the huge turkey and trimmings and getting the money back and Hubby and I going to eat out...what do you think???? I called our friends and said to them...."Since y'all have plans, we've decided we're going to do something different on Thanksgiving..." Well now we're getting the "We're going to TRY to come if we can!" (Nothing definite.) So...what do y'all think???

Love, Maria

yoyo on 11/21/2004:
Hi. I've never commented to you before but this one kind of called out to me. My husband is the kind that never wants to commit to going anywhere..to relatives or whatever, so I NEVER say for sure if we'll be there when invited..but I hate that..its not fair to the inviters or me. So, I say return the food and go out with your husband for a lot less stress..and probably cheaper. Have a happy holiday whatever you end up doing.



Maria7 - Monday Nov 15, 2004
(Grazing and Overeating)
Weight: 0.0

Okay...I'm back again. I was advised to try to be on here daily for encouragement, so here I am....I did a little better today, calorie talking, that is, but not as well as I could have...I gave in to 3 chocolate chip cookies and a bag of popcorn. You may say that's no big deal, but I've REALLY been having lots and lots of junk food snacks for quite a while...comfort food.

Hubby was off work today and he and I walked to our church, about a mile from here, to decorate our Sunday School classroom for Christmas...yes, I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet...anyway, we were offered a ride but declined the offer and walked back also...so, I feel good that we got the exercise in today.

Other foods today were a 'diet bologna sandwich' for breakfast, about 150 cals, and for supper, 2 hotdogs and fries, about 800 cals. Yes, I've been eating fried foods lately, too. Anyway, I was tempted to bake a german chocolate cake this afternoon, but I resisted and didn't do it...I knew I'd eat most of it.

Thanksgiving is next week. I haven't decided if it's going to be stay home and cook or eat out. I'm leaning toward eat out...thus will be the temptation gone to GRAZE FOR DAYS on the Thanksgiving leftovers!

Love, Maria

Runner on 11/15/2004:
Baking is one of my worst downfalls...when I am tempted to bake, it is usually because I want to eat about 1/2 of what I make. So sometimes I really have to resist the temptation and just get out of the kitchen! I know my weaknesses, and homemade brownies are at the top of the list!

By the way, I'm 5'4", but I have a very small frame. (I'm small boned). SO I don't look too skinny at my weight...I think I look rather "normal." I used to weigh 150 pounds, and I just looked too chunky!

Do you eat enough fruits and veggies?


Becca27 on 11/16/2004:
Hi Maria, I'm a grazer, too. I could eat all day. Try to grab healthy veggies and fruit to eat and definitely back off of the hot dogs and french fries. I think that eating only 3 choc. chip cookies shows incredible retraint. They're one of my downfalls. Instead of french fries, bake up some sweet potatoes, or even regular potatoes. For protein, cook up some chicken breasts. Actually, one thing I've done recently is bake whole tky breasts and eat the leftovers for lunches - it's very healthy and a great source of protein. You should be congratulated on resisting the temptation to bake. If you like to bake, try a low-fat recipe or make something and give it to a skinny friend. I hope you have a great day and have a chance to go on another walk.



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