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Maria7 - Friday Jan 05, 2018
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 153.0

 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.  For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.  John 3:16&17

 

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Good morning to you!  It is a very cold morning here in SC.  8 degrees fahrenheit, with wind chill -2.  This is the coldest it has been in a very, very long time here. 

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We've still got snow and ice on the ground from day before yesterday but I am hoping to get out today and go check on Mama at the nursing home and do some other things as well.

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Enjoying my coffee for now...

Still holding on to 153...  Not in a mood to 'push' it for now...  Happy I am where I am for the time being.  Just focusing on not getting any higher.

 

 

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Hope you are having a good day...

Remember, every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 01/05/2018:
Hi Maria! I’ll join you for coffee and it certainly looks to be very cold for you down south! STAY WARM! And thanks for wishing me well…I’m slowly getting better!

I'm also not in a mood to push either...trying to stay moderate and healthy this Winter cold season.


BearCountryGG on 01/05/2018:
I'm having coffee with you too...the temp here is -16...and quite dangerous..........nesting day around here.


horn_of_plenty on 01/05/2018:
Your welcome to replace the popcorn :) just one thing you might. It like me for - bananas are super high in calories and sorta equal to the calories in popcorn :(

A better replacement is strawberries :( or more watery fruits like watermelon) I feel bad :( but that's my honest opinion


horn_of_plenty on 01/05/2018:
However one banana is probably less calories than the popcorn if you stick to one banana you are ok!


happy-1 on 01/05/2018:
mmmm coffee


Donkey on 01/06/2018:
I want to push my weight, but it's fighting back - LOL... Maybe I should consider not pushing and see what happens.



Maria7 - Thursday Jan 04, 2018
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 153.0

 

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

 

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Hello to you!

We DID get snow and ice here in SC yesterday.  We have a good covering of white snow and ice on both decks and on the lawns. 

So I am staying inside with my coffee...coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

I am cooking a big pot of homemade chili today, have some?

 

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Hope you are having a good day...

Remember, every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 01/04/2018:
Perfect chili weather...and big cup of coffee...enjoy!


happy-1 on 01/05/2018:
what kind of chili?

Maria7 on 01/07/2018:
Ground beef with beans.



Maria7 - Wednesday Jan 03, 2018
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 153.0

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

 

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Happy winter morning to you....

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Hope you are staying warm on this very cold day.  In SC this morning, around 7:30 a.m. est, it is 20 degrees  fahrenheit and wind chill 12 and we are expecting SNOW here today...(altho not much)...

Having a nice, warm mug of coffee...coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Have one with me?  I have mine setting beside me on a warmer to keep it very warm to drink.

I am holding steady at 153.  So many temptations to avoid, especially at nite when I love to snack.  But I've been careful and most of all, PRAYING, which has helped a lot.

So happy our DD Webmaster got this site going again.  I thought it was gone, as I'd checked it off and on and then on New Year's Day, wa-la! here it was back!  Thank you, DD Webmaster for all you do, keeping this site going.  We appreciate it!

Hope you all here at DD and readers who may not be posting but are reading, are having a blessed day.

 

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Every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 01/03/2018:
Yes, try to keep your mind and body occupied so you can ignore or move past any cravings...

or also have options...teas, sugar free things, decaf coffees, and seltzers and other lighter options


BearCountryGG on 01/03/2018:
That craving will probably get tiring after awhile...sometimes having some will fix it.


BearCountryGG on 01/03/2018:
That craving will probably get tiring after awhile...sometimes having some will fix it.



Maria7 - Monday Jan 01, 2018
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 153.0

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

 

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Hello to all of you....

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Happy New Year to all of you!

Having a mug of coffee...coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Have one with me?

Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

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Every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 01/01/2018:
Happy New Year Maria!


happy-1 on 01/01/2018:
Hugs! Happy new year


Donkey on 01/01/2018:
Happy New Year, Maria!


horn_of_plenty on 01/02/2018:
Yes I'll have coffee with you - I actually rememebered to bring milk to work - I bet many coworkers will be happy ;) cheers to the site being up and running now :)



Maria7 - Friday Dec 22, 2017
(Counting Calories and limiting carbs...)
Weight: 153.0

 

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

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Hello, Friends.

 

Have a cup of coffee? coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

I have just gotten back weightwise to where I was at last post, after I had a 2 nite popcorn binge that threw me off a couple of pounds since then...Well let me tell you, there is POWER in PRAYER!  And the Lord helped me resist going any further with my carb-binge after I prayed and asked Him to help me after those couple of nites popcorn-binges.  What had happened was I had just gotten a big craving for home-popped popcorn with lots of OIL that I popped the popcorn in and it was 2 heavenly popcorn nites, what can I say???  (Smile!)

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MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 who lives at the nursing home is doing well, thank the Lord.  I spent this morning with her and took her outside a while and helped her out of her wheelchair and onto an outside bench where she preferred to sit.  Looking at Mama sitting on that bench and I was sitting in her wheelchair in front of her, she looked completely well to me, like I was looking at her in a totally different dimension than I am accustomed to looking at Mama in, like looking at her through happy lenses.  She was so happy and carefree and talkative and I took her photo while we sat out there in the nice warm sunshine for a good little while, before I helped her back into her wheelchair when she said she was ready to go back to her room and I wheeled her back to her room.  It was a wonderful visit that she and I had together.  I usually visit her 3 or 4 times a week.

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Hubby,LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 is  home for a 3-day Christmas weekend.  Yayyyy!  We are happy about that.  He and I plan to cook Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve together.  My Brother, who lives nearby will be coming to eat with us on Christmas Day.  Not sure about Mama coming, yet.  Depends on lots of factors with her.   Anyway, Hubby and I plan on roasting a big turkey in the oven and fixing lots of trimmings to go with it.  Brother is supplying dessert...pies and ice cream...  I will probably be 'off-track' again with overeating and eating carbs, like with the popcorn but will get back to where I am now probably sometime within a few days after Christmas (hopefully).  I'm not trying to lose any weight right now, just maintain where I am for the time being.  I've lost 12 pounds from my highest weight this year, so I am going to try to be 'somewhat careful' to hold on to that through this holiday.

 

Have you got all your Christmas shopping done?  We do and I'm glad.  We stayed within our budget.  We are very frugal.  Christmas is all about the Reason for the season, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Saviour, God's greatest gift to the world.  But a lot of people get tied up in materialism.  Nothing wrong with gift-giving, showing love to others...all for that.  Hope you are having a good evening.

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Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 12/22/2017:
You sound like you are very happy, and how nice you spent time with your mom and you and your husband will be able to see your brother. Merry Christmas to you and yours Maria!


Donkey on 12/23/2017:
What a wonderful diary entry! Merry Christmas, Maria!!!

PS Done with the shopping, gotta start wrapping! Gifts are minimal since we're on a budget and downsizing to get ready to move. I prefer it this way.


ddwebmaster on 12/31/2017:
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Maria7 - Thursday Dec 14, 2017

Weight: 153.0

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

 

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Hello to all of you....

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It is chilly again today and I have been having an 'eating' day over here.  Haven't gone over in calories but eating things I usually have not been eating...for example, chocolate milk and corndogs with mustard for dipping them in.  I know better than to give in to processed foods but there you have it...my confession of the day.  Maybe it is because I am home today, relaxing and trying to stay warm that I've been hungry for processed foods.  Had canned corned beef hash with grits and margerine for bk...was so yummy and good...  Time to boil some more eggs and put them in the fridge...have them ready for snacks or bk.  I am gonna allow this 'off-eating' day today as long as I don't go over my maintain-where-I'm-at calories for the day.  How about that? 

 

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Hope you have a blessed day!

Remember...every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 12/14/2017:
Sounds like a plan Maria. I'm having a hungry day too.....we will get over it...this too shall pass.


Donkey on 12/16/2017:
When it's cold, it's hard to stay away from those comfort foods. As long as you keep everything in moderation, it should be OK, so sounds like you've got this. :-)


horn_of_plenty on 12/20/2017:
TAKE CARE, like donkey says enjoy the comfort foods in moderation. everyday can't be a diet day. in moderation. balance this day with other days!



Maria7 - Wednesday Dec 13, 2017

Weight: 153.0

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

 

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Good afternoon, Y'all....

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It is still cold here but we are all warm, thank the Lord.  Hope you all are warm, too.

Weight is still at 153.  Not complaining.  I'm what you call a 'slow-loser'...but I'm gettin' there. 

 

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Hope you have a blessed day!

Remember...every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 12/13/2017:
Slow losers are the BEST losers!


happy-1 on 12/13/2017:
Slow losers avoid extra skin.


bearcountrygg on 12/13/2017:
Slow losers are not gainers!!! That's a good thing!


horn_of_plenty on 12/14/2017:
i agree with all above comments!



Maria7 - Saturday Dec 09, 2017

Weight: 153.0

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

 

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Good afternoon

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Quite a chilly one...but it is warm inside the house here, thank the Lord.

Finally the scale has moved again.  Weight now at 153.

 

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Hope you have a blessed day!

Remember...every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 12/10/2017:
Congrats Maria on moving the scale in the right direction!!!!!


Donkey on 12/10/2017:
WOO-HOO!!!! Well, I guess I was wrong about maintaining a plateau. Hopefully the scale will carry on with momentum.


horn_of_plenty on 12/11/2017:
Nice snowy photo...we are starting up with the seasonal snow here in NYC!



Maria7 - Friday Dec 08, 2017

Weight: 154.0

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

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Hello, Everyone.

Hope you have been having a good day.  It has been cold and rainy here...40's cold, that is, which is cold to us.  Hubby says it is about time to fire up the wood stove again (and give the electric heat a rest).

Well, it appears I am STUCK at 154 (although not complaining)...I've always said that 'Not Gaining IS Progress' and I generally stick with that unless there is a reason not to.  For example, if a person for health reasons really needed to get some weight off, then that saying would not apply unless they felt the best they could do for a while was to hold steady at the weight they were at and not gain, that is.  Sometimes that is the BEST we can currently do.  Just HOLD STEADY!  Don't gain!  Don't worry about losing!  HOLD STEADY!  And then maybe later on, we can reassess our situation and determine if it is best for us to resume our weightloss goal-journey.  Does that make any sense?  Anyway, I've done this many times, myself.  Just simply HELD STEADY, determined NOT to add weight and not concerning myself with losing weight in the meanwhile.  Nothing wrong with taking a break and HOLDING STEADY the best we can.

So...it is the Christmas Season...Merry Christmas!

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 51 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

Donkey on 12/09/2017:
Amen - nothing wrong with holding steady. Lots can be learned, experienced/experimented, and enjoyed by making peace with where one is at.

(I seriously need to be taking my own advice.)

Happy Advent!



Maria7 - Wednesday Nov 22, 2017

Weight: 154.0

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

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Hello, Everyone.

How are all of you this evening? 

Hope you have a happy, blessed Thanksgiving tomorrow.

I thank the Lord for all His many blessings on us.

I am now at 154 as of today.  Finally, I feel like I am making a little progress.

Hope you all have a nice evening.

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 51 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 11/22/2017:
Happy Thanksgiving!


happy-1 on 11/22/2017:
Happy Thanksgiving!


Horn_of_plenty on 11/24/2017:
Yes, I hope your Thanksgiving was happy and tasty!



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