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Maria7 - Sunday Jan 09, 2005
(Gaining....)
Weight: 0.0

Happy New Year to everyone (belated greeting).

As for me...I continue to gain weight through stress eating....I think that's what it's called....even if I go work out at the gym, within a day or two, I make up for it through overeating...

Stress....you know...it just makes you want to first stuff yourself for comfort...ice cream, candy...high glycemic carbs...you know the deal...you just want to comfort yourself with the sugar overload from carbs...then...anger....you want to CRUNCH some food...nuts, popcorn...crunchy foods...and you crunch and crunch and crunch until the anger subsides for a while...so that's what I've been doing, I confess and I've been gaining weight doing this....so what do you think? hehehehe!

I do things to distract myself, but I always seem to come back to the comfort and crunchy foods and overeat them...so I've been 'fluffing back up'....(not funny)....

I think I don't speak my mind enough...'Miss Nice'....I think I'm taken for being passive...yep, that's it...'Miss Nice Passive'...WHY DO I DO THIS???????????????????????????????????????????????????????

I believe in being assertive, but I worry over hurting other's feelings...so lots of times I want to say something and I say nothing....though 'they' (interpretation of this 'they' means the ones who I stress-eat concerning) REALLY do not care about how I feel!!!!!!!

So...what do I do???? I say nothing and I stress-eat....high carb, sweet, soft comfort foods AND salty, crunchy foods....now you may say...get some celery and have that for crunchy foods...(it is in the fridge UNTOUCHED)...and get some low calorie comfort foods....nope...doesn't work...only stuff like ice cream, candy, and nuts and popcorn....so...I've been gaining weight.

I need to get my RESOLVE back...MOTIVATED...where is it at???? Where did it go????

Love, Maria


Maria7 - Monday Dec 27, 2004

Weight: 0.0

Today I cooked a large pot of homemade stew...these are the ingredients: (I call it hamburger-vegetable stew.)

1 pound ground beef

1 large onion, diced

1 cup water

Brown the above on medium heat in a large frying pan until done.

Add:

1 can fatfree butterbeans (they are really lima beans.)

1 can whole kernel corn

1 can green peas

1 can tomato/okra/corn

1 can fatfree blackeye peas

2 cans diced tomatoes

1 can green string beans

1/2 cup ketchup

Put the above, including the browned ground beef with onion into a very large cooking pot.

Stir all of this together and on medium heat, bring to a boil and let it boil 2 to 3 minutes or so while stirring frequently.

That's all. If desired, add salt and/or pepper to taste.

Hubby and I have been eating this today and it is really good. I also made us a pan of homemade biscuits and we've had some of those, as well, but overall, this is pretty low calorie, healthy food.

Hope you're all having a good day today and staying warm. The trees here are still loaded with ice and icicles and it looks like 'winter-wonderland' here in South Carolina. Our electric has stayed on, except for blinking off/on a couple of times yesterday, thank the Lord. But we have friends whose electricity went off for a good while yesterday.

Have a good night and remember...Jesus loves you and gave His Life for you so that you can have the gift of eternal life. All we have to do is repent of our sins, ask God to forgive us and ask Jesus to be our Lord and Saviour and live for Him according to His Holy Word, the Bible, and if we are sincere, we have a home in heaven waiting for us and the gift of eternal life through Jesus now! Praise the Lord! I'm so glad to be a Christian! Jesus gives REAL PEACE and JOY and LOVE, such as the world does not have to offer. There is nothing in this world that means more to me than my relationship with my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Love, Maria


Maria7 - Sunday Dec 26, 2004

Weight: 0.0

Hope you're all doing well...We've got an ice storm and the front porch and steps are coated in ice and have icicles hanging from the porch. Large tree limb has fallen next door but neighbors okay. Electricity has blinked off and on twice. The Lord is keeping us safe.


Maria7 - Wednesday Dec 22, 2004
(Current diet is : Did better today...smile!)
Weight: 0.0

WOW! Was I pleasantly surprised to find that 3 of you responded to my entry from last night when I just now got on here and checked. THANKS!!! Runner, Soon To Be Thin, and Biscottibody59. Your encouragement is VERY much appreciated!

I did better today...although I still gave in to the cheapo chocolate temptation...the only 'ONLY' reason I didn't throw them out last night was because my Daughter has been eating a little of them and they're almost the only treat in the house. So...I still had a few of them today...I AM feeling better some...I even thought about trying to go to church tonight, but not that better yet and don't won't to risk exposing someone to any germs...so I'll wait til I'm over this before going back, though I do miss being in church and tonight is Christmas Communion and lots of beautiful Christmas songs and Bible scriptures read.

Hubby is home now and doesn't go back to work until next Wednesday.

Today I had: 2 bowls homemade hamburger/veggie soup, 1 small serve mashed potatoes, 3 cheapo little chocolates, 3/4 small bag of cookies, 2 snack-packs peanut butter/cheese reduced fat crackers, and lots of splenda-sweetened tea and a mug of splenda-sweetened coffee. A total of about 1200 calories.

I'm just not real hungry, I guess. (Or don't have what I'd be hungry to eat, hehehe~~!)

Well, I guess this is all for now. I tried on some of my smaller jeans that I used to wear and my belly said no to them. They were mostly okay in the hips. So, I took it real slow and got on the treadmill and walked slow for about 10 minutes. What a work-out that little walk was~! Took me a long time to get to feeling back where I was before I did that!

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

Love, Maria (smile!)


Maria7 - Tuesday Dec 21, 2004
(Naughty and no exercise!)
Weight: 0.0

Hello to all.... Since there were no comments to last entry, I guess no one reads this, especially since I'm writing at night...oh well.....

I'm still doing the 2nd round of antibiotics...I've also been basically grazing and eating whatever...one thing...if it's not in the house, then that's cool...but someone gave us some cheapo chocolate candies...that usually I'd NEVER touch and I munched out on these today! Naughty!...Someone brought us some homemade veggie/hamburger soup and I ate a couple of bowls of that and I ate 2 or 3 bananas today...some potato chips...I've been drinking tea sweetened with splenda...

Anyway, throat is still sore, voice still hoarse...I'm still feeling icky...but I'm getting better...the fever and chills are gone, thank the Lord. I'm getting stronger, I can tell.

I've been out of church 2 weeks now. For me, that is a very long time! I'm used to being there and playing the piano and singing and also teaching adult Sunday School Class with my Hubby, who is also sick now, but getting better, too, thank the Lord Jesus.

Well...I hope each of you are well and having happy holidays...I think today is the first day of winter...it actually snowed here Sunday night!!! (Didn't stick, just a couple of very short little snow showers.)...The snow was beautiful coming down! A real treat for us here in South Carolina that usually don't get snow and if we do, maybe just a little in January or February...

Have a good night...remember Jesus loves ya (and gave His Life for you)!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Runner on 12/21/2004:
I read your entry! :) Sometimes I just don't have time to comment.

I have been tempted to eat things I normally wouldn't touch, either...like those cheapo candies you mentioned. Isn't it strange how certain foods will entice us simply because they're available and just sitting there?

It's nice to see you thank the Lord for things...I'm a Christian, too, so I enjoy your uplifting entries!


Soon2BThin on 12/21/2004:
Sorry about not commenting here. I guess I'm just lazy sometimes. And I'm sorry you haven't been feeling good lately. Don't worry about the candy, none of us is perfect. I hope you have a great holiday!



Maria7 - Friday Dec 17, 2004

Weight: 0.0

Began second round of antibiotics today...having just finished first round (10 days) yesterday...sinusitis is clearing up, but still dealing with sore throat, stuffiness, headache, and weakness...but not as bad as it was, so I'm improving...hope you're all doing well...My dear Hubby has it now...he won't go to the doctor...only takes tylenol and otc cold meds...he is one that believes in going to bed and piling covers on himself to make himself 'sweat it out'....an old folklore? remedy...whereas I'm one that believes that 'thank the Lord for the antibiotics and when I'm too warm, it's time to cool down and when I'm too cool, it's time to warm up' (thermostat-wise, hehehe!)... so...as far as eating, I'm staying about the same weight-wise and I'm not trying to lose while I'm getting over this...I just eat what I feel like eating and don't worry about it...as for my 'fav', diet pepsi, the taste is GONE for that...I've been drinking water, orange juice, and sweet (yes, sugared kind) tea...I usually have coffee and plain toast and a fruit for breakfast and late afternoon I have lunch-supper together which I've lost my taste for sugared things other than tea, so it's mainly a protein, a veggie and 1 or 2 starches and more tea up until bedtime...but tonight I started getting the taste that I didn't like the sugared tea, so I'm drinking iced water...lots...I may try making some tea with splenda, since I sweeten coffee with splenda and see how that goes...anyway, I'm staying very hydrated.

So...thought I'd say hello to all of you and hope you all stay well and feeling well and have a good night...remember Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)


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!


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