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maria7 - Saturday May 27, 2017

Weight: 161.0

 

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, Everyone!

 

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Still rowing the boat.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/29/2017:
Just wanted to follow up on the low sodium: My dad cannot have more than 2000mg of sodium a day because of his liver condition, so when my daughter and I spent a day and a half with my folks, I was interested to see how their menus would be. Turns out it's not that bad, once you eliminate all of the processed foods that have sodium in them. This might be my next step in healthy eating!


Horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2017:
Yes, don't stop rowing. As long as you do something, your body and mind continues to benefit!



maria7 - Friday May 26, 2017

Weight: 162.0

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, Everyone!

 

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Well, here we go again.  This time I am trying to limit sodium.  Maybe that will help.  Goodbye, potato chips (that I love).

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/27/2017:
Just throwing this out there, but maybe this is the weight you're supposed to be at, give or take a couple of pounds in either direct?

I wish you luck with low sodium. My dad has to have NO salt in his diet. I confess that salt is the one thing I have not been able to give up. Sugar was REALLY hard, but then I fell back upon salt. Don't even start with giving up coffee...



maria7 - Tuesday May 23, 2017

Weight: 163.0

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, Everyone!

 

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Well, been off the new diet for a few days...got discouraged cause was maintaining instead of getting closer to goal, even tho had stopped eating before nitetime.

 

Hubby did much better than I did on not eating after 5pm.  It was my idea to discontinue doing that.  As you can see, I've increased weight again...

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 42 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2017:
Maybe not eating after 5pm isn't "your way?" ...as long as you choose a way to lose weight, and stick with your way, it'll work. Perhaps there's a better way for you Maria!....something easier to stick with! I know you'll continue to reach your goal - nice to have you back. And enjoy your day!


Donkey on 05/24/2017:
I agree with Horn! Keep trying - you'll find something that will work.



maria7 - Thursday May 11, 2017
(No eating after 5 p.m. each day)
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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Hello, Everyone!

 

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Still hanging in there!  I was at 165.0 five days ago on Saturday.  This program of only drinks after 5pm is really helping cause it means no nite-time food binging/snacking.

 

Where is everybody at?  GrannieAnnie, Biscottibody59, Thinside40, Greengirl, Hollybelle, Selena, Soon2bethin, Umpqua, Stellastar, and many, many others...where are you?

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Hubby surprised me with a beautiful red glass vase of red roses today for my Mother's Day gift.  I am blessed.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 45 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/12/2017:
Happy Friday Maria!

REALLY GOOD to know you are still hanging in there! This is the only way I know of…consistency is the only way! Yay. You are doing it lady! I am quite positive that it’s a good plan you have of only drinks after 5pm is helping. It’s good to find a method that works for you. I do have a question for you – do you wake up in the middle of the night? Or do you wake up really hungry in the AM?

I ask because if I didn’t eat after 5, only speaking for myself and I do support you!, that I tend to wake up in the middle of the night really hungry. So, I have an opposite plan of yours, and it involves eating closer to bed so that I’m able to sleep the night. My other trick that has had WONDERFUL results is that I stop caffeine in afternoon and not have it after work before gym.

I can sleep so well now at night during the week. Finally, I found a reward to drinking no caffeine after work = GREAT sleep. It took me so long to figure this one out as now at the gym I seek motivation from the music in my iphone and looking in the mirror at myself and seeing my progress. No more do I need caffeine during my during the week workouts. Yay. Sorry if too much info. :- P

I miss the “old regular” DDers also …..so very missed. They were SO valuable to this site. Do you remember Runner (something like that),WorkingIt, and there was another lady that ran a lot and got shin splints…I forget her name.

Happy Mother’s Day weekend to you, Maria. That’s a nice & sweet surprise from your hubby. <3



maria7 - Wednesday May 10, 2017
(No eating after 5 p.m. each day)
Weight: 162.0

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, Everyone!

 

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Hanging in there!

Islandbluehuephoto.jpg image by autumn1234567

 

Hubby and I are still doing good.  We worked a lot in the yards today.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/10/2017:
What time do you eat dinner if you do not eat after 5pm? Do you go to bed early?

I only ask because at one point - when I was much younger - I decided I would stop eating dinner. That was really, really hard.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/11/2017:
glad to hear you and hubby are doing well. i bet you have a huge yard?



maria7 - Tuesday May 09, 2017
(No eating after 5 p.m. each day)
Weight: 162.0

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, Everyone!

 

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Row, Row, Row your boat!

Islandbluehuephoto.jpg image by autumn1234567

 

Hubby doesn't like our new 'rule' of no eating after 5pm but he is sticking with me on it so far.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 43 lbs lost so far, only 14 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/10/2017:
5pm is quite early...another way is to start eating later in morning....and extend the eating window to 7pm? just a suggestion as i don't know your schedule. glad hubby is OK with it for now.

keep up the good work and goals.



maria7 - Monday May 08, 2017
(No eating after 5 p.m. each day)
Weight: 163.0

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, Everyone!  Have a mug of coffee with me?

 

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Still rowing toward new goal weight island of 148...

 

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Hubby, who is on board with me, and I had a little discussion late last nite about how good a sandwich would have been at that time, ha!  But we didn't give in!  No eating after 5 pm.  It's working.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 42 lbs lost so far, only 15 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/09/2017:
Great idea no eating at 5pm and other habits like that bc if you stick to it - it will work of course.

This is a great island you are rowing towards! Is it me, or is this is like the lowest weight you've been in awhile!? congrats to you, Maria.

I'd love a cup of coffee with you (as long as we do it outside of work!) haha.



maria7 - Sunday May 07, 2017
(No eating after 5 p.m. each day)
Weight: 164.0

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, Everyone!

Good to see all of you again.

 

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I am rowing toward goal weight island of 148...a new goal weight...

I've overindulged again as you can see...

Islandbluehuephoto.jpg image by autumn1234567

 

Hubby is on board with me this time as we've gained weight since we have both retired last year...so, no eating after 5 pm, only drinks like coffee, tea, diet sodas, cocoa, juice, or milk is allowed until 7am the following morning.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 41 lbs lost so far, only 16 lbs to go!


maria7 - Wednesday Feb 01, 2017
(Mindful Eating and Reduced Portions)
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

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. John 11:25&26

 

 

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Hello to you.

 

I am now back on Island 158.

Current bmi is 24.1.

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Don't give up!  Keep on keeping on!

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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!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/01/2017:
I just read your comment back to me...very sweet and kind and compassionate you are. I feel the same. It is so sad that some people do not feel that everyone should be saved or trusted or given the same privledges that we are. anyways, i agree with you 100%, so well said!

I'm glad you are back on your "lower" island. i guess it's good when the island sinks? gets lower? or maybe it rises up bc it's lighter? lol...i'm being dumb now.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/01/2017:
Thank you so much for writing me back on that question :-D


Horn_of_plenty on 02/04/2017:
Yes...never give up, keep on going is right! I am so glad i learned this!!


Donkey on 02/05/2017:
Love it! Sometimes it helps just to hear it again. Thank you!



maria7 - Tuesday Jan 31, 2017
(Mindful Eating and Reduced Portions)
Weight: 159.0

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

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”  John 14:6

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.  John 11:25&26

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Good morning, Friends.  

Having a mug of coffee over here...have some?

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It is a beautiful, sunny morning here in SC.....

The above Bible verses are some of my very favorites, which I wanted to share with you today.

In these sometimes troubled times we all live in, it is refreshing and soothing to know that we all have Someone who cares for us and His name is Jesus.

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Still at 159...  Recently, on my journey, I stopped by a little island called 'Sugar Island'.  Instead of pineapples, apples, and oranges, I had pies and candy at this island...Also, there were 'potato chips' hanging on the trees in the place of leaves...I felt I could not resist!  Then I realized that there has to be consequences if I remained there much longer so I've left Sugar Island and am again rowing toward island 158, the next island on the way to Island 140.

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Hope you're having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 46 lbs lost so far, only 19 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/31/2017:
Your writing is hilarious! It's like you are writing a wonderful Children's picture book! I could see it all...potato chips hanging on the trees.

Human beings find temptation hard to resist as i mentioned to JayHawk. It is simply human nature what you went through and we all do.

It's our ability to keep on though, after a setback, that determines the successful ones! You can do it!

As you believe in Jesus many of the churches feel that we should welcome the stranger and care for those without a home that are fleeing their own countries...do you believe this? or do you believe only Christians should be saved? Just asking. If you don't want to answer, i will understand. :-D

Maria7 on 02/01/2017:
HOP: I pray every day for everyone all over the world, for the lost to get saved, the grieving to be comforted, the sick to be healed, the hungry and thirsty to have good food and good water, and for the homeless to have good homes to live in. Read Matthew 25:31-46. Also regarding who should be saved, read the top 2 verses at the head of this page...'whosoever' means everyone. Jesus wants everyone to be saved and so do I.



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