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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!

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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!

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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...

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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.



maria7 - Thursday Jan 26, 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

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!

 

 

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Slowly making progress...

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/26/2017:
Slow progress is the best and lasting progress!

Cheers to keeping at it, not giving in and throwing out the towel...

real progress and maintenance only works with dedication and commitment to this diet (eating right) and exercise lifestyle :-D


Donkey on 01/26/2017:
Slow and steady wins the race -- but don't you wish sometimes it was a sprint?



maria7 - Saturday Jan 21, 2017
(Mindful Eating and Reduced Portions)
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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coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Hello to you...

Well, it has taken 3 weeks to get down -2 this year...

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I put my goal weight back to the one I usually have for goal weight...  Not sure I will keep it at 140, however.  As a person gets older, sometimes their goals change and that can be a good thing but for now I guess I am going to be 'rowing' for the next 20 islands....

Hope you all are having a good day.

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

puddles on 01/21/2017:
Hi Maria I know what you mean by as we get older we have to change goals and that is a good thing. I am heading your way in about a week please make sure the weather is good for me.... lol Have a great evening Maria and good luck on your rowing.


grannyannie on 01/22/2017:
Agree with Fran. Goals need to change at our age. We just need to be a healthy weight.


Horn_of_plenty on 01/23/2017:
Losing 3 lbs in two weeks is quite excellent, congrats to you.

There's always time for you to adjust and modify your goals. I have done this too. I am in maintenance. No longer looking to loose weight but to maintain mostly. It feels nice and i'm getting more used to it.



maria7 - Friday Jan 06, 2017
(Smart Choices)
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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coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Hello to you...

We are currently under a winter storm watch.  May get a little snow and/or ice tomorrow....

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.........This morning, I've had grits w gravy, turkey sausage and oj for bk....

Snack has been 2 blueberry muffins (med size) that  I baked...

Drinking water now....

Thank you to each of you for your suggestions...

Hope you all have a good day. 

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 44 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/06/2017:
sounds like good eating to me! how do you bake the muffins? is it a healthy recipe?

yep, we got a few storms here also. so far it's been really minor, thankfully!


grannyannie on 01/07/2017:
Hope the storm isn't bad.


Donkey on 01/07/2017:
I hope the storms are not bad. We're in a really bad cold snap here. Anything outside is brutal, so no walking for me :-(



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