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Maria7 - Thursday Jun 24, 2004
(Maintaining Goalweight)
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

Hello to you!

Hope you've had a wonderful, blessed day today!

It has been a nice day here in South Carolina...mostly cloudy and warm.

Still going to the gym, 3 or 4 times a week, increasing miles walked from 5 or 6 miles (or more) a week to 8 to 10 miles (or more) per week, beginning tomorrow (Lord willing). Still working out with weights at gym also.

Counting calories and trying to keep them lowfat. I've gotten pretty good at the counting of calories...I used to keep a food journal...for a long time...but now I've memorized the amounts of calories in what I eat, so everything becomes a number...like the number 1 is for 100 calories and 2 for 200, etc...so when I look at a food I'm going to eat, I instantly size it up with its portion size (if it's unwrapped, like for example, in a restaurant)...and sometimes I count foods together at meals...a bologna sandwich eaten here at home becomes a '1'...and a little peanut butter wafer I like becomes a '2'...today I had a brownie...it became a 4, even though it probably had less than 400 calories in it because it was small, I still went with the top number I guessed it was...I bought it unwrapped, so there was no info...Anyway, I keep a mental 'tally' of the latest number and it helps me not to go over the amount I allot for the day. I may remember that the number after breakfast is a '3'...then after lunch, it has become an '8' because of 500 additional calories added to the 300...then a snack in the afternoon changes the '8' to a '10'...and supper changes the '10' to a number representing how many calories the supper is, which is my total for the day (I usually do not eat after supper). I do my last oral hygiene of the day after supper, so as not to be tempted to go back into the kitchen for a late snack which would mean going over the day's alloted calories. I think...if I eat a late snack, not only will I go over the alloted calories for the day, but I will have to redo the last oral hygiene of the day and that's 2 against 1 (the 1 being the temptation to overeat, hehehe!) I key this hoping this might help someone. (smile!)

Well, hope you all have a good night...remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria


Maria7 - Thursday Jun 17, 2004
(Maintaining Goalweight, (Balance and Exercise))
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

Hello to you!

It's been a beautiful, sunny, warm day here in South Carolina.

Went to the gym this morning. Walked about a mile and a half. Usually do about 5 miles per week. Lord willing, plan to walk more tomorrow. I just tried out Oscar Meyer's fatfree hot dogs, only 40 calories each and no fat...with lite wheat hot dog bun (only 80 calories and very low fat) and had a few WOW mesquite fatfree potato chips for lunch with a banana....YUM!!!...and only 350 calories for all of that! Very filling. Also had ketchup, mustard and lots of onions (very good for you) with the hot dog, so for the hotdog was 150 calories, and the chips and banana, about 250. Also had a diet Sunkist orange cola, 0 cals...yummy! Have you tried Oscar Meyer fatfree bologna??? Only 20 calories each, no fat and delicious! Sometimes I make a sandwich with lite wheat diet bread (40 calories each and low fat) and a little mustard and one fatfree bologna...only 105 calories per sandwich and tastes real good!

I'm still wearing size 10 levi jeans but can get on size 8's and zip and fasten, but not quite loose as I like to wear them, so still doing the 10's.

It is supposed to be about 95 degrees fahrenheit here tomorrow, with heat index of 110!

______________________________________________________________________

Highest weight 1998: 205

Goalweight achieved within a year: 150

Today's weight: 150.0

______________________________________________________________________

Hope you're having a great day. Remember, Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria

davidp1944 on 06/23/2004:
good for you! Your positive attitude is inspiring, as well as your belief in GOD. GOD bless you.



Maria7 - Monday Jun 07, 2004
(Maintaining Goalweight, (lBalance and Exercise))
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

Hello to you!

It's been a beautiful, sunny, warm day here in South Carolina.

Went to the gym this morning. Walked about 2 miles today. Lord willing, plan to do the same tomorrow.

______________________________________________________________________

Highest weight 1998: 205

Goalweight achieved within a year: 150

Today's weight: 150.0

______________________________________________________________________

Hope you're having a great day. Remember, Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria


Maria7 - Sunday Jun 06, 2004
(Maintaining Goalweight, (lowfat and exercise))
Weight: 150.5

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

Hello to you!

I hope you are having a wonderful day today!!! Remember...the joy of the Lord is our strength! Halleluyah!

We had a wonderful church service this morning...our Pastor preached on TRUTH...it was a very enlightening message.

It is sunny and warm here in S.C. today.

We had an outing for our Sunday School class yesterday afternoon...first, some of us visited around our local community and invited people to come to the outing and to Sunday School and church and then we all had a cookout...hamburgers and hotdogs and all the trimmings, even ice cream, cake and lemon pies, etc. (I didn't eat much, but ate a little and it was real good!)...we had live singing and games and prizes, too! We all had a good time in the Lord!

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Weight in 1998: 205

Goalweight achieved within a year: 150

Today's weight: 150.5

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Well, going to read some entries...have a good day and remember.... Jesus loves ya and I do, too! If you haven't asked him to be Lord of your life, today is THE day to do it!!! He shed His blood and gave His Life so that you can have forgiveness of all your sins and eternal life in Him! Repent of your sins, ask His forgiveness and ask Him to be your Lord and Saviour today! It is THE most important decision you will EVER make, because where you will be spending eternity depends on this decision! He is the way, the truth and the life and no one comes to the Father but through Him!...not by doing good deeds (that's good to do, but they won't save your soul), or any other way, only through Jesus Christ.

Love, Maria

mari727 on 06/07/2004:
Just an FYI to your comment to my entry in Spanish--I wasn't writing for everyone to read or understand. I have the right to express how I feel in any language, so if you don't understand what I write, simply dont read it.



Maria7 - Thursday Jun 03, 2004
(Maintaining Goalweight)
Weight: 151.0

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

Hello to you!

Hope you've had a wonderful day today....

Today has been another busy day...My sister and I ran some more errands together...and we ate out breakfast together, too. We went to the gym before we ate breakfast....we did a LOT of walking, probably about 3 or 4 hours of walking or even more while out doing errands.

Today's menu has been:

Breakfast #1: 1 eggbeater (eggwhite) scrambled, no oil 2 diet wheat breads

1 coffee, sweetened with Splenda (tastes very close to sugar and no calories)

Breakfast #2: steak biscuit, hashbrowns, diet caffeinated pepsi, water (lots of water today)

Lunch: none, but did drink 2 more diet pepsis, caffeine free and more water

Supper: Hamburger patty, baked, and ketchup

1 baked fresh summer squash, 1 baked zuchinni

1 cup baked okra

1/4 tomato, 1/4 onion, 1/2 cucumber

Sugarfree cherry Koolaid

1/2 serving apple pie

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Highest weight: 205 in 1998

Goalweight: 150, reached within a year of highest weight

Today's weight: 151.0

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Today has been a beautiful day. I took my Mother to pay her bills and do some shopping this afternoon. She is still walking with her walker, but she was so happy she was able to get out and do things she used to do before she fell and broke her hip in February of this year. She delighted in going to her favorite make-up store and walking in (with her walker and with me holding on to her) to get her favorite makeup, then going to another store and picking out a nice outfit for herself and some jewelry and other things. I took her to get groceries instead of taking a list and getting the groceries for her and delivering them to her, as I have been doing and she had a good time picking out what she wanted in the grocery store, too! I told her to just take her time and I went with her and made sure she was safe up and down the aisles.

Well, hope you have a good night...remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I! If you haven't asked Him to become your Lord and Saviour, today is a good day to do it...'Behold, today is the day of salvation'...the time to be RIGHT with the Lord is NOW! He is coming back for those who belong to Him...Are you ready???

Love, Maria


Maria7 - Tuesday Jun 01, 2004
(Maintaining Goalweight)
Weight: 0.0

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

Hello to you!

Hope you've had a wonderful day today....

Today has been a busy day today...My sister and I ran some errands together...and we ate out lunch together, too. We did a LOT of walking, probably about 3 or 4 hours of walking or even more.

Today's menu has been:

Breakfast: 1 eggbeater (eggwhite) scrambled, no oil 2 diet wheat breads

1 coffee, sweetened with Splenda (1st time I tried that)

Lunch: 1 fried chicken breast and leg, no skin

1 serving candied yams

1 and 1/2 small pieces cornbread

1/2 serving rice

Caffeinated diet pepsi

Supper: 2 baked whiting fish fillets

2 baked fresh summer squash and 1 cup baked okra

Sugarfree cherry Koolaid

I just got back from church practice a little while ago...playing the piano and singing. I love it!

Hubby has tomorrow off from work...so we are planning, Lord willing, to eat out buffet, his favorite. I will be aware of 'flavorings' which are mostly FATS, and eat more salad items than 'fat-flavored' items, hehehe.

Well, hope you have a good night...remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I! If you haven't asked Him to become your Lord and Saviour, today is a good day to do it...'Behold, today is the day of salvation'...the time to be RIGHT with the Lord is NOW!

Love, Maria


Maria7 - Monday May 31, 2004
(Maintaining Goalweight)
Weight: 152.5

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

Hello to you!

Hope you're having a great day... it is sunny and warm here in S.C.

I'm on here, trying to distract myself from feeling sad. Have you ever went out of your way to do something really special and nice for someone, only for the person to want you to do more for them, and when you couldn't do what they wanted on the day they wanted,because of other obligations, though you told them you could 2 days later from when they wanted it done, they turned on you??? Nothing new. Just wanted to vent.

On the dietfront, I'm up a little cause of eating out twice buffet recently...I guess that's the reason...you never know how much fat is used to flavor things at buffet restaurants...I was very surprised when I put in the name of a restaurant Hubby and I go to at the site called 'calorieking' and the results showed an extremely high fat content in almost all of the foods, even the ones you would think were 'safe'...i.e., green string beans, squash, steamed carrots, you get the picture. Have you ever checked out that site??? I think it is www.calorieking.com It shows the nutritional contents of foods and also it has a place where you can put in the name of a restaurant and click on the individual food items and see the fat content as well as other info of different foods they serve. So, I thought I was doing well, avoiding breads, macaroni and cheese, potato items, etc...only to discover that the veggies I had eaten were loaded with fats, which not only is not good because of being fats, but also because of the high amount of calories fats add to foods....as if they had been drenched in fat as they were cooked...so now I know...uh-huh. Still been working out at the gym regularly, and though i'm up a little on the scale, I'm down a little with the tape measure, which I think is more important than what the scale says.

I'm writing this in orange because we have 3 beautiful daylillies that are orange in bloom today. One of them I had moved from the back yard to the front, right beside the front steps, the other day.

It is a breezy day today...we got a little rain earlier, then sunshine again.

Hubby and I grilled out hamburgers on the back deck this afternoon together. They were real good. He had two and I had one. I had lettuce, onion, and tomato on mine and he had onion and tomato on his, as he doesn't like lettuce. He says that is 'rabbit food', hehe. He wanted some french fries, so I fixed him baked 'french fries'.

I am CRAVING chocolate....my comfort food...NOT!!! Instead I'm having sugar-free cherry Koolaid...delicious....with ice.

______________________________________________________________________

Highest weight 1998: 205

Goalweight reached within a year: 150

Todays' weight: 152.5

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I wanted to get a watermelon when I was out earlier, but they are still very high for just the little ones. So, I didn't get one. The Koolaid is really in place of the watermelon, not the CHOCOLATE.

I'm sitting here, keying as I look out the window and watch cars (mainly of neighbors) ocassionally go by on the road in front of our house.

I'd like to hear how your day is going.

Remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I! He may come back today...be ready and WATCHING!!!

Love, Maria


Maria7 - Friday May 28, 2004
(Maintaining Goalweight)
Weight: 152.0


Maria7 - Thursday May 27, 2004
(Maintaining Goalweight)
Weight: 151.0

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

Good afternoon to you! Hope you're having a lovely day! I've been very busy today, cleaning, and just now fed and watered the flowers all around the house outside. It is a sunny, very warm day today, may get up to 95 degrees fahrenheit here, as was said on t.v. ______________________________________________________________________

Highest weight: 205 in 1998

Goalweight achieved: 150 in 1999 (within a year of highest weight)

Today's weight: 151.0

______________________________________________________________________

Went to the gym early this morning and walked almost 2 miles, and, Lord willing, planning to do the same tomorrow morning.

Have a nice day and remember, Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (SMILE!)


Maria7 - Wednesday May 26, 2004
(Maintaining Goalweight)
Weight: 151.5

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

Lovely day here in S.C. Sunny, very warm. I just got back from taking my Mother for her checkup. She is doing pretty well for having had hip surgery 3 months ago. She walks with her walker. Thank the Lord she can walk. The doctor said she can begin trying to walk some with a cane, also. She is happy about that.

Hope you're having a nice day today!

______________________________________________________________________ Highest weight: 205 in 1998

Goalweight achieved: 150 in 1999 (within a year of highest weight)

Today's weight: 151.5

______________________________________________________________________

Yesterday was a good day eating-wise and working-out-wise at the gym. I was still eating some of the soup I made the day before, chicken and vegetable soup. I also had an egg sandwich with egg-beaters (egg white) and diet breads and I also had.....shall I say it...okay...I had M&M's chocolate covered peanuts and a small bag of potato chips, hehehe! But I did a really good workout at the gym, so that's okay sometimes, hehehe!

Think I'll go read some entries....remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I! Have a great day!

Love, Maria (SMILE!!!!


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