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maria7 - Saturday Nov 22, 2014
(Counting Calories Mostly)
Weight: 161.2

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, Friends.

coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Taking a break from working in the house and drinking a mug of coffee...have some?

Well, today my weight is still 161.2, so I guess, not gaining IS progress.  I did have a little extra last nite, a piece of cheese toast.  I gotta do better.  I'm down -7 and don't need to let myself slow down now!

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Hope you have a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 43.8 lbs lost so far, only 21.2 lbs to go!

puddles on 11/22/2014:
Take a break enjoy your coffee. I have called it off now for today did enough. Have a great evening.

Maria7 on 11/22/2014:
Big smile! :-) Thank you very much!


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maria7 - Thursday Nov 20, 2014
(Counting Calories Mostly)
Weight: 161.2

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, Friends.

 

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Well...merrily we row along...toward the island of goal weight...Islandwavinghappymonkey.gif image by autumn1234567

Islandbluehuephoto.jpg image by autumn1234567

Today I weigh 161.2, which means -7 pounds now.  Was at 168.2 a little over 3 weeks ago.  So...-21.2 to go to reach goal weight island.  I'm believing the 150's are right around the corner.  It is slow-going, it feels, at times.  But, it is not easy to get rid of each pound, which equals -3500 calories each.  It is either eat less or move more, or both.  It is all about energy expenditure.  3500 (calories in one pound) x 7 pounds = -24,500 calories so far, so I must be doing something right, altho I'd like it to be more...but I have had a few little sweet cheats, so what can I expect?....

 

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Well...the question of today is:  Is it worth it, to give in and overeat today?

 

I haven't been getting in a lot of exercise these past few days.  I've been working in the house, though, straightening up closets, decorating the inside of the house, etc.

 

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Well, keep up the good work of getting to your goal weight island!

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 43.8 lbs lost so far, only 21.2 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 11/21/2014:
That's great progress--keep on going! Glad you're back posting:-)


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maria7 - Sunday Nov 16, 2014
(Counting Calories and Moving More)
Weight: 161.8

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 and happy Sunday to you!

Beautiful day today, chilly outside.

Weight this morning is 161.8. So, down -6.4 from about 2 1/2 weeks ago.

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Fixing to get ready to go to church. Have a blessed day! :-)

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Hope you are having a good day. Every day with the Lord IS a good day. Is He your Lord and Saviour? I hope so, cause He sure is mine! If He's not your Lord and Saviour, today is the day of salvation and there is NO TIME like today to get right with the Lord, Jesus Christ. Believe on Him, repent of your sins and ask His forgiveness. It is that simple. We are living in the last days and many will wish one day that they had chosen to live for Him while they were here on earth to do so!

 

Love, Maria

Progress as of today: 43.2 lbs lost so far, only 21.8 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 11/18/2014:
I swear I left you a comment on this entry--hmm.

Anyway, hope you're having a good week--keep up the good work girlie!


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maria7 - Saturday Nov 15, 2014
(Old Fashioned Common Sense Diet)
Weight: 163.4

Hello to you. I'm keying on a different device tonite. Thought I'd do an update. Today the scale weighed me at 163.4. Even though I'm down almost -5 from 168.2 last month, I'm only down -1 from last entry...not much...sure takes a lot to get rid of 3500 calories of fat storage, doesn't it? I've walked a lot more and stopped my nitetime junkfood binges....and I'm only down -1 in the past 8 days... Oh, well...The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step....

Have a good evening...and remember...Jesus loves you. And so do I. Love, Maria. :-)

Progress as of today: 41.6 lbs lost so far, only 23.4 lbs to go!

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maria7 - Friday Nov 07, 2014
(Old Fashioned Common Sense Diet)
Weight: 164.4

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, Friends.

 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Well...merrily we row along...toward the island of goal weight...Islandwavinghappymonkey.gif image by autumn1234567

Islandbluehuephoto.jpg image by autumn1234567

Maybe find a wild turkey while we're at it after we get to our goal weight islands...???

 

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Well...the question of today is:  What are you doing  DIFFERENTLY today to help you get to your goal weight island???

 

As for me, I walked for HOURS this morning.  Not fast walking, either.

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On another topic, Hubby and I received a beautiful Christmas card in the mail today, first one of the celebrated new unfolding season of meditating on thankfulness to the Lord for His many blessings as well as giving Him thanks and praise and rejoicing over  our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ's birthday!  One of our dear friends for many years sent the card to us.  What a happy surprise!  Also, yesterday our wonderful very loved friends who live next door to us greeted me with a very gorgeous boxed Thomas Kincaid Christmas Tree ornament, which depicted a copy of one of my favorite paintings on it that he painted!  This is our first Christmas gift that someone has given us, of the season!

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Well, keep up the good work of getting to your goal weight island! 

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria  

 

 

Progress as of today: 40.6 lbs lost so far, only 24.4 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 11/07/2014:
Good on the walking--gotta do it when you can!


puddles on 11/07/2014:
I love the kincaid paintings he his wonderful at making light shine through. Have a great evening



maria7 - Thursday Nov 06, 2014

Weight: 164.4

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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Good afternoon, Friends. 

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Hope you are doing well. 

Been a while since I was on here.  I fell off the wagon again.  Eating at nite has been my downfall, as usual.  I got up to 168.2 recently, but this morning, I am back down to 164.4.  So, I figured today was a good time to do an update, since this morning's weigh-in put me at about the same weight I was the last time I did an entry. 

Wow, it sure is easy to lose ground, isn't it?  Just give in a little and then you give in a LOT.

Then whatever progress you've made quickly vanishes!  Before you know it, you can get an attitude that you are POWERLESS over over-eating.

So, I'm BACK again.  Gonna try to stay on track (AGAIN).

Take care. 

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 40.6 lbs lost so far, only 24.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 11/06/2014:
Good to hear from you and welcome back Maria


nosetwitch on 11/06/2014:
I hear you and I'm in the same boat. It's amazing how easy it is to gain it all back. The important thing is that we're at it again and not losing hope!



maria7 - Monday Sep 29, 2014
(Doctor's Advice Diet)
Weight: 164.6

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, Friends.

 

Current weight is 164.6, up '14' pounds from this time last year, when I was at 150.6...WOW.

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I went to the Doctor the other day...got some advice concerning my weight being up '30' pounds from 2 years ago, according to the Doctor's scale, which is higher than mine...(one thing to be up 14 in a year but another to be up 30 in 2 years, eh???)...He said EXERCISE...I found out that yard work doesn't count (much)...cause I said that I work in the yards....also he said REDUCE PORTION SIZES...(that's really a good one, that I liked best)...he warned of eating much bread and the like...you know...starches, I think...and concerning SWEETS, he said only once or twice a month to have sweets.  That was a biggie, given I love and crave them every day.  So, that was a week ago and I'm already down about 1.5 pounds but don't feel very successful cause easily could have been lower had I said no to ice cream and other goodies over the weekend.  WHERE is my motivation????

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On another note, how is your weather?  We have  been having pleasantly cool mornings, 60's (fahrenheit) and highs mostly 70's to low 80's here lately.

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Hubby's LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567and my SILVER 25th anniversary is coming up soon...and we are hoping to celebrate it in the mountains of NC, Lord willing, next month, but whether we do or we don't, we are thankful to the Lord for 25 years together and for all the Lord's many, many blessing on us.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 40.4 lbs lost so far, only 24.6 lbs to go!

puddles on 09/29/2014:
Good to hear from you Maria and that all is going well. The weight will come off you did it before. Have a great day.


biscottibody59 on 09/30/2014:
A reality check can be good:-) I hope you'll keep going and get to your goal!

Congrats on your and your husband's 25 years--here's to 25 more!!!

Keep posting!



maria7 - Monday Sep 08, 2014
(Out of the Boat)
Weight: 166.0

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 and hope you are having a blessed day.  We are having a much needed RAINY day here and thanking the Lord for it.

 

I want to say THANK YOU to those of you who have commented to my recent entries, especially the last one...I NEEDED to hear what you said.  Thank you very much.

Today I do not know what I weigh but a few days ago I weighed 166.0...nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567...my energy is NOT what it was...according to my past doctors and dietician's standards and recommendations, I am overweight by 26 pounds....as they told me to STAY at 140.0...which is what I weighed when I saw them...this was years ago...since then I have regained weight, lost back to 140, back and forth...but this time has been VERY DIFFERENT...I can't seem to get back to 140...

 

I have had to take on additional responsibilities 
(NO CHOICE ABOUT IT)
 and I stay tired most of the time because it involves getting up very early and not getting enough sleep and having to be on the go most every day.  This is in ADDITION to what all I was already doing, which I felt OVERWHELMED with.  Please pray for me...I am so exhausted and apparently it doesn't matter.  So at nite, I try to relax and combat anxieties with fattening food.  I almost NEVER exercise anymore, except for a short walk here and there...as I am too tired from taking care of everybody 
(family) all the time.

 

Also, another one of my best friends recently passed...please pray for her Husband.

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Please take good care of yourself.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 39 lbs lost so far, only 26 lbs to go!

puddles on 09/08/2014:
Sorry to hear thing are getting out of hand. Will keep you in prayers. Take care of yourself. You cannot help other if you do not take care of yourself first.


OhioRaven on 09/08/2014:
Praying


biscottibody59 on 09/09/2014:
I don't know what to tell you, but you know I don't think it's worth ruining your health over. Some people will just have to accept that you can't do so much. Either negotiate to do less or let them go. They won't like it, but you have to take good care of you!

Hope you get some good rest in any case!


thinkpositive on 09/10/2014:
It seems like something needs to be changed in your life so that you can concentrate on your health and achieve a sense of well being.



maria7 - Thursday Aug 28, 2014
(Out of the Boat)
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 all, hope you are doing well.

Today I do not know what I weigh...nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567...I haven't weighed in DAYS... so unlike me....

Do you ever feel tired of TRYING to lose weight????....

Do you ever say, oh well, it makes no difference what I eat nor how much?????...

Well, that has been me for quite a while here lately...

I've gained some weight this year and each time I lose it, I gain it right back...

Then...I think...I'll get back on track and I try to quickly lose 5, which I can do in 2 or 3 days usually, but then I don't hold on to it long and I give in and toss in the towel when the weight number goes back up on the scale from having had a few exta sweets....(can we say UNDISCIPLINED?)...(or should I say I've been combating anxiety with food?)...

So...finally, about a week or two ago (maybe more),  I just QUIT WEIGHING...(how smart is that?)...

I sat in a restaurant recently and across from me at another table was a very heavy woman who was eating breakfast.  She had what I would call a large food buffet spread in front of her on the table.  There clearly were no brakes on her part as she seemed to eat nonstop.  She kept her head and eyes bent downward onto her food as she consumed many, many calories.  I couldn't tell if she was enjoying them or not.  She seemed intent on the task of finishing it all, which, she did a good job of.   Her companion, a male, who sat across from her, looked to be of average weight.  It didn't seem to matter to him about her being so extremely overweight and eating everything she wanted.  Our waitress came and got our orders...(Hubby's and mine)...I ordered a fried egg, small serve grits, no butter, turkey bacon, plain toast, small orange juice, water, and a small pecan pancake with syrup.  An easy 800 calories for breakfast.  I thought to myself...am I really going to let myself continue to balloon up to a weight I once was over 15 years ago? (205).  Long story short...I know I've got to get a  handle on this...and probably the first step will be to WEIGH in the morning to see where I'm actually at.

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Hope you are having a good day.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 42 lbs lost so far, only 23 lbs to go!

puddles on 08/28/2014:
Hi - Your story could be anyone of us. I can certainly relate to this. Thank you for sharing. Have a good day.


puddles on 08/28/2014:
How south are you.


Soon2BThin on 08/30/2014:
Girl, I know the feeling, of not wanting to do the diet thing anymore. Sometimes, at 65 years of age, I feel like I've been doing this for 100 years and I DON'T WANT TO DO IT ANYMORE!! BUT...it's not just about the weight. My friend, you must thing of your body, your arteries. When I get down like this and I just want to eat everything my little heart desires, I remember what I went through with that quadruple by-pass surgery and I NEVER want to go through that again!! That stops me in my tracks, I'll tell ya. I may not be doing great but I haven't given up! Please, I don't want to lecture but this could happen to you, believe it! And I don't want to see that happen to you. I think you're doing great!


thinkpositive on 09/01/2014:
Hmmm... Your post could have been mine. I keep looking for a new trick to get myself motivated. Well , I just have to be more disciplined - simple as that. i know what to do but keep going back to bad habits. Thanks for posting!



maria7 - Thursday Aug 21, 2014
(Mindful Eating)
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

Hello to you! I am keying to you on a different device and haven't learned how to include pics yet but want you to know I didn't do well for long on the Paleo diet because I kept reaching for ice cream, telling myself it was allowed for diary...I did lose weight, about 5 pounds or so, before finding it back. It wasn't only ice cream but I ate a glazed donut and that set off a donut binge that lasted for days after I had the first one. So currently I am in a mindful eating mode... Trying to refrain from junk foods and doing quite well over these past few days....I totally quit with the donuts and have quit buying ice cream to keep in the house, also. My snacks are fruits instead of donuts or ice cream when I crave sweets and that is working so far...Also, I had to stop with the high caloried almonds and sunflower seeds I was snacking on...instead I have a small bag of 100 cals popcorn when I want to snack on something salty and crunchy...even though it is a high carb food, as also are fruits...I think that what we are each searching for on this site is a way to weigh a healthy weight for our heights while being comfortable and feeling satisfied with what we eat, right?

Currently, I don't know my weight...But I am going to put in 163.0 because I think that number is very close to the actual number.

Have a blessed day. Love you all, Maria

Progress as of today: 42 lbs lost so far, only 23 lbs to go!

puddles on 08/21/2014:
Good to hear from you Maria. I try to stay away from snacking because I cannot control myself - I do not have a stop button when it comes to snacks. Have a great day.


biscottibody59 on 08/26/2014:
Hi there--hope you're having a good week!



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