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maria7 - Saturday May 16, 2015

Weight: 158.0

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 to you.

 

I have finally 'arrived' at Island 158 today. 

I've still got a LOT of work to do but, Lord willing, I will get to Island 140 eventually.

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Hope you are having a good day... Remember...every day with the LORD is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only 18 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 05/16/2015:
Well done at hitting another mark! Have a good weekend.


Umpqua on 05/18/2015:
Good work, Maria, congratulations!


biscottibody59 on 05/22/2015:
Congrats--enjoy your weekend!



maria7 - Sunday May 10, 2015

Weight: 159.4

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

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

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

 

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Hello, everyone and HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY!

We are having a rainy day from Sub-Tropical Ana today... photo Raining and cat and teddy bear anim gif_zpsuhf1juzw.gif

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

Hubby, Daughter, and I went to church this morning and left after Sunday School to visit Mom...she was doing much better, thank the Lord.  We took gifts to her and her roommate at the nursing home, which they liked.

After we left, we met with Friends, who are FAMILY to us, (Husband and Wife whom we've known and loved for many years), and the 5 of us had a very delicious, wonderful Mothers' Day lunch together at a very prestigious place.  The food was outstanding but the time all of us spent together was even better!

Weightwise, I weighed 159.4 this morning, so down a little more... nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

I ended today's eating with 1350 cals, so pretty good...

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.  Remember...every day with the Lord is a GOOD DAY!

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 45.6 lbs lost so far, only 19.4 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 05/10/2015:
Great calories, when I eat 1350 it's like a miracle - hasn't happened in a long time! Happy Mother's Day! Sounds like a great day with the family.


Umpqua on 05/11/2015:
I'm glad you had a wonderful family day yesterday, it sounds lovely!


biscottibody59 on 05/11/2015:
What a great Mother's Day out--enjoy your week!



maria7 - Friday May 08, 2015

Weight: 159.6

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 to you.

 

I have finally 'arrived' at Island 159.   Today's weight is 159.6.  I have met my first 'goal', a goal I had many years ago before I regained some weight I'd lost and kept off many years, which at that time wayyyy back in 1998, my first goal was to weigh between 150-160.  It seems odd to be 'reachieving' goals again after having reached the ones that took the most work.

I've still got a LOT of work to do but, Lord willing, I will get to Island 140 eventually.

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On another note...we South Carolinians may be in for Subtropical Storm Ana over this weekend.

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

Hope you are having a good day... Remember...every day with the LORD is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 45.4 lbs lost so far, only 19.6 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 05/08/2015:
Hope the impact of the storm is minimal for you all!

Woo-hoo--congrats on the loss! Happy adventures to you on the new island:-)


puddles on 05/08/2015:
Congrats on the lost.


OhioRaven on 05/09/2015:
Good for you!



maria7 - Thursday May 07, 2015

Weight: 160.4

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! I hope you are doing well.

 

As you can see, I am still here on Island 160. Yes, they 'usually' don't allow someone to stay this long but I found a job here on the island...chopping down trees and stacking wood, etc. So, they made an exception.

My current weight is 160.4 today...I've been doing real well with calories and working out a lot.

I should soon be leaving for Island 159.

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On another note...I visited Mom today. IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 She has been under the weather but I think she is getting better now that they know what is wrong and are treating her with very strong antibiotic injections.

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

Hope you are having a good day... Remember...every day with the LORD is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 44.6 lbs lost so far, only 20.4 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 05/07/2015:
Have a lovely day, Maria.

Maria7 on 05/07/2015:
Thank you, Annie. You, too. :-)


puddles on 05/07/2015:
Have a great day Maria.


Umpqua on 05/07/2015:
Well you're being productive and stacking firewood is serious exercise. I'm glad to hear your Mom is feeling better!


onceagain on 05/07/2015:
Nice to see you again Maria. Maybe you will remember me as the diarist "Stellastar "? I have never forgotten you. I am such a mess again that I am not sure that I'll have what it takes this time.



maria7 - Thursday Apr 16, 2015

Weight: 160.0

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 morning to you.  I landed here on Island 160 this morning.  I didn't realize there was going to be so much rowing to get from Island 161 to Island 160, but there was. 

 

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I rowed and rowed and when I arrived here on Island 160 this morning, I was greeted by Arnold, the Proprietor, who promptly read me my rights as a visitor, not a resident:

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He told me I can stay no longer than a week at the most on this Island 160 because it is a tiny island and most of the residents who live here don't like a lot of 'tourists'...  I told him I am not a tourist, that I am on my way to Island 140 but he just flipped through the pages of his book and named off quite a few people 'passing through' who got stuck on this island and never left.  He said the bad thing is they don't even pay property taxes like the residents do because they don't own property here.  He said all they care to do is maintain their weight at 160 and hang around all over the place, not even doing any work to keep the island cleaned up.  So, he said after many complaints from the island residents, a decision was made for visitors to remain no longer than a week here.  I asked him what should I do if I don't lose weight to leave for Island 159?  That is when he seemed perturbed and sent me to the Island boss's office:

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Willie, the Island Boss asked me what was the problem?  I told him that Arnold had given me a week to stay here and what if I didn't lose to 159 by a week's end?  Willie said that with what they'd been through over the years with that happening with others, the law is that they will immediately set my canoe afloat with me in it  photo island water 2015_zpsuloikpzm.png to fend for myself till I lose to be accepted by Island 159.  He said I will simply have no support as I do here at the island to help me lose from 160 to 159 and I will be on my own in my canoe adrift on the waters.  He said here the residents are delighted to help anyone who is seriously trying to get to Island 159 to lose to that weight by offering them use of their exercise equipments, including bicycles, free of charge.  He said there is NO REASON to not lose a pound in a week!

(Look for update coming soon.)

 

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On another note...today is my Mom's birthday. IndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 Happy Birthday, Mom!  I will be leaving in a little while to go to the nursing home where she lives.

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Please remember some Friends, who are family to us in prayer today for healing and others for comfort (a neighbor passed earlier this week and their family is grieving). 

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Also....Good to see the 'missing' back with us again.  You are MISSED when you are not here!

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

Hope you are having a good day...  Remember...every day with the LORD is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 45 lbs lost so far, only 20 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/16/2015:
You are quite the story teller Marie. Have a great day.


grannyannie on 04/16/2015:
Well done. 159 before long!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/18/2015:
YES!!!! I want to visit a new Island too!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)


mcwoo40 on 04/20/2015:
Hellooo,nice to hear from you.That picture looks georgous,wish I was there :-)


biscottibody59 on 04/20/2015:
Enjoyed your graphic telling of the island experience--FUN!

Keep up the good work--you're clearly focused--enjoy your week!



maria7 - Wednesday Apr 15, 2015

Weight: 161.6

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

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; and he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3: 19-21

Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. Acts 4:12

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

 

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Hello, Everyone! 

(Get ready...this is going to be LONG!) 

I REALLY was expecting a lower number this morning..to think that I lay there in bed last nite with my stomach growling and I felt so hungry but I said to myself that it will be a lower number tomorrow on the scale but the scale this morning read '161.6' AGAIN...UGH!...I thought it would at least read 160.something.  I weighed over and over on it and it was still 161.6...what a PLATEAU!  I've been REALLY GOOD with calories, usually 1300-1400 a day.  I make sure to get my workouts in too, most days.  One good thing is that the tape measurement is showing decreases in measurements.  I've gone down 2 inches in my waist, for example, just within a couple of months.

 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Soooooo...here I am rowing toward goal weight island of 140...

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It sure takes a LOT to accomplish a LITTLE.  I've been on this island, 'Island 161' for quite a while.  It is a nice island but most of the residents here languish around the beach in their lounge chairs, drinking sweet tea and eating cookies, I've noticed.  They are most of them overweight but they don't seem to care.  Their choice of eating what they want and not exercising is far more important to them than a scale number or bmi or measurements.  Since they are all the same weight (161), they have formed a sort of 'bonding' in not really wanting to leave the island for a smaller number island because they are afraid they may have to leave their friends behind.  They have been on this island for a LONG TIME!  One of them told me to be happy with where I'm at and just enjoy myself!  Can you believe that????  She said it doesn't even matter if I want to have food binges at nite, that I should just have what I want to eat and don't worry about it, cause that's what she does!  I'm glad I don't listen to her! 

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 43.4 lbs lost so far, only 21.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/15/2015:
I loved your island story. Patience is a virtue. Your doing good Maria the plateau will break and you will start loosing again because you are doing all the right things.


thinnside40 on 04/15/2015:
There is no way I can realistically expect there to be a new lower number every morning..... So many fluctuations Maria... Don't go to hard on yourself please....



maria7 - Tuesday Apr 14, 2015

Weight: 161.6

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 morning, Friends. Having a cup of coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567over here. Have some?

 

 

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I am apparently on a PLATEAU...weight today is 161.6...so still in the 161's...although looking for the 150's SOON...I have already 'pre-celebrated' getting to 158.anything.... Hubby and I took a  one day road trip this past Saturday.  He and I went to a place called Swan Lake Iris Gardens, which we've visited before but has been quite some time...it was a beautiful day, sunny, in the uppers 60's...a good day to walk around the lake, which we did as we walked holding hands as we usually do...and we enjoyed the beautiful brightly colored azaleas...red, pink peach, the lilac-purple lilies, the many different kinds and colors of swans, the turtles sunning themselves around the water, all of it.    Very interesting about the swans, to me, was a pair that were black with red bills and eyes and I learned from reading the info on the grounds there that they came from Australia.

 

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Yesterday, I visited my Mom at the nursing home and was busy with her, mostly running errands and helping her, etc.  and then after I got back home, I was busy making Hubby his breakfast homemade biscuits with sausage in them (he carries 2 to a pack to work each morning for his breakfast). 

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Sunday, we three (Hubby, Daughter, and I) went to Sunday School and preaching at church and then visited Mom and her roommate at the nursing home and after that, we came home and had a nice lunch together, which I had stayed up late cooking Saturday nite after Hubby and I had gotten home from Swan Lake Iris Gardens, Sumter, S.C.  I roasted a large chicken in the oven and made homemade dressing and fixed yellow rice and all I had to do was make slaw and fix creamed corn to go with this after we got home Sunday from church and visiting Mom and her roommate.

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So, today is another day, a cloudy day and we are supposed to get rain, I think, according to weather channel on tv but only the Lord knows.

 

Hope you have a blessed day in the Lord.  Remember...every day with the Lord is a GOOD day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 43.4 lbs lost so far, only 21.6 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 04/14/2015:
Plateaus are maddening aren't they? But it's better than gaining. Lovely photos.


puddles on 04/14/2015:
I have started looking at plateau as the time my body needs to readjust to the previous weight loss. It seems every time I have a plateau the week that it breaks I have an extremely high loss of weight. Our body as a way of telling us things sometimes. Have a great day.


biscottibody59 on 04/15/2015:
Hope your rain was a welcome sight! We had a little and are supposed to get more in the next couple of days.

Enjoy your day!



maria7 - Friday Apr 10, 2015

Weight: 161.6

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 and hope you are having a blessed day. 

 

 

Weight today is 161.6...current bmi is 24.6...nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567...I am still 'rowing' toward island 140...I'm almost out of the 160's...When I get to 158.anything, I think I shall reward myself with a little treat...it will not be anything expensive, maybe just go out to eat with my Hubby...but it will be a celebration...cause at that weight,  I don't feel 'fat'... (I also don't feel 'slim', either...)...

 

I've been working a LOTTTTT...in the yards this week and yesterday I 'bout overdid it...It was close to 90 degrees fahrenheit here and I was out in the sun raking and bagging leaves and cleaning out the flower beds and I started feeling weak, like I needed to go inside and cool off, which I did after Hubby and I together finished getting part of the work that I was hoping to complete yesterday done.

Today I baked a birthday cake for a Friend, who is really family to us and took it to her...we have been neighbors for many years and they are the BEST neighbors anyone could have.  We love them all very much and are thankful to the Lord that we live close together.

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Please take good care of yourself.  Remember...every day with the LORD is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 43.4 lbs lost so far, only 21.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 04/10/2015:
Good morning Marie pls send some of that nice SC weather to me. I miss Myrtle Beach right now. Be careful in the heat we get dehydrated real fast. Sound like a nice neighbor that you have that is a blessing. Take care and enjoy your day.


biscottibody59 on 04/12/2015:
You're really kicking up the dust and conquering the old scale--good going!

Enjoy your week!


thinnside40 on 04/13/2015:
Hope this week is getting off to a good start for you!



maria7 - Thursday Apr 09, 2015
(New Diet)
Weight: 162.6

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 morning, Friends. Having a cup of coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567over here. Have some?

 

 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

It is a sunny morning here in South Carolina supposed to get into the upper 70's fahrenheit, according to weather channel on tv.

Weight is 162.6 today, so up a little.  I've been doing a LOT of work in the yard this week...cleaning out flower beds, raking and bagging leaves, etc.  It is beginning to look much better outside.  Meanwhile, the azaleas are blooming (we have red, peach, and pink of varying shades), the winter pansies are still in full bloom, one of the red rose bushes has a pretty red rose on it near the front steps...the lillies are up and will probably bloom soon, too.  I relocated some of them to other places...they multiply and come up every year.  Hubby and Friend got a nice big wood shed built out back this past Saturday...We got a new wood stove this past winter and we needed the shed to store wood for it.

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I am planning on working in the yards and flower gardens again today, as well as go visit Mom and her roommate.

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Hope you have a blessed day in the Lord. Every day with the Lord is a GOOD day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 42.4 lbs lost so far, only 22.6 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 04/09/2015:
Your gardening plans sound lovely, Maria, enjoy!


puddles on 04/09/2015:
Sounds like a pleasant plan for your day Maria. Enjoy God's nature and have a wonderful day.


museumgirl on 04/09/2015:
have a lovely day!



maria7 - Friday Apr 03, 2015
(New Diet)
Weight: 162.0

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Today is Good Friday, the day we Christians think about what our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ did for us in giving His life for us on the cross, shedding his precious blood for the forgiveness of our sins so that through Him and only through Him, we have the gift of eternal life.  To get saved and become a Christian, a person repents of their sins, asks Jesus' forgiveness, believes on Jesus and lives for Him according to His Holy Word, the Bible.  I thank Him for saving me, for forgiving me of all my sins and giving me the gift of eternal life through Him.  Thank You, Jesus!  We love You!  We praise You!  We adore You!

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Good morning, Friends. Having a cup of coffee coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567over here. Have some?

I tried online to find a church that is having Good Friday services at noon today that I could attend but didn't find any around this area.  Sometimes local churches have them that I have attended in the past.  I am glad I am a Christian and I hope you are, too.

It is a sunny morning here in South Carolina supposed to get into the mid 80's fahrenheit, according to weather channel on tv.

I weighed 162.0 on the scale this morning, so down a little more.

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I am planning to go visit Mom at the nursing home in a little while. 

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Remember... Every day with the Lord is a GOOD day and Jesus is coming back again...it could even be today...are you ready?

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only 22 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 04/03/2015:
Have a lovely Easter weekend, Maria!

Maria7 on 04/03/2015:
Thank you.


puddles on 04/03/2015:
Your doing real good on the scale Maria. Wishing you a happy Good Friday Maria


thinnside40 on 04/07/2015:
Great new number!


biscottibody59 on 04/07/2015:
Hope your week is going well so far!



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