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maria7 - Monday Mar 02, 2015
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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.

Well, Hubby's one week vacation ended yesterday.  We enjoyed each other's company during our

STAY-CATION at home. 

Weight is up slightly, over amount posted and will do an update very soon, Lord willing.

 

Hope you have 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 03/02/2015:
Sounds like you enjoyed the staycation and are ready to get back at it!

Have a nice evening!


Umpqua on 03/03/2015:
I'm glad you had a nice staycation and i'm sure you'll get back on track this week!


thinnside40 on 03/04/2015:
Happy Wednesday! Glad your time together was enjoyable.


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maria7 - Tuesday Feb 24, 2015
(Portion Control)
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 morning, my dear Friends.

We are having SNOW here in South Carolina today.  Although I know there are those of you, who are ready for snow to be gone, I must say that we are soooooooo EXCITED over the BEAUTY of it!  Just watching it come down, enjoying it.  We have about an inch of it so far this morning.  We don't get much snow, if any, each year here in S.C., so when we do it is a really BIG DEAL!  YAHOOOOOOOO!  It is wonderful! 

Having a cup of coffee this morningcoffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567...have a cup with me?

fireplaceanimwchairgif.gif image by autumn1234567

.....Hubby is home and he and I are INSIDE where it is warm..  He is on vacation (we are doing a STAYcation this time) this week and we are happily cozy inside our warm home...He and I are just relaxing....  He and I had a big breakfast together...I cooked a pot of grits and also cooked sausage, eggs and toast for us.  We sat at the kitchen table and had our breakfast early.  So now we are working on a meal that I am cooking for our lunch and supper combined....I baked a large pan of fresh homemade biscuits a little while ago and am also cooking a big pot of lima beans to go with STEAKS.....yum, yum!

 

Stay warm...

 

Love, Maria

 

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

Umpqua on 02/24/2015:
I'm glad you're enjoying the snow, we have a bunch we can truck down your way if you need more ;) I hope you and your husband have a wonderful day and great staycation together!!


thinnside40 on 02/24/2015:
Had a cup out on the front porch mid-morning. WE need some snow!!!!


puddles on 02/25/2015:
I always find it unusual to see snow and palm trees. Have a great day Maria and enjoy the snow.


biscottibody59 on 03/01/2015:
Glad to see you're doing so well!

RYC: I'm glad you recovered from that 2012 hitch you mentioned. Amazing what the body can do and not do for us sometimes.

Have a great week!



maria7 - Sunday Feb 22, 2015
(Portion Control)
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, Everyone!

We are having a rainy day today... photo Raining and cat and teddy bear anim gif_zpsuhf1juzw.gif

Have  a cup of coffee?  coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Weightwise, I weigh 164.4 today...so a little more progress.    nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567 

Please be remembering some family/friends in prayer for healing. By Jesus' stripes we are healed.

 

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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!

puddles on 02/22/2015:
Yes Maria it is a little rain again today. Have a great evening and happy that you are doing well.


thinnside40 on 02/23/2015:
Progress is fuel to keep on going... Great job!



maria7 - Friday Feb 20, 2015
(Portion Control)
Weight: 165.0

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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.

It is SUNNY again today here in South Carolina and it has turned VERY COLD today.

coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Having cup of coffee...have a cup with me?

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Well, the weightwise news is I am now at 165.0 this morning, so am down a little more on the scale  (-1.4) from yesterday's entry. Bmi is now 25.1 and I'm still TRYING for 164.1 to reach a normal weight bmi. Prayer is helping a lot. 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 40 lbs lost so far, only 25 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 02/20/2015:
Have a blessed weekend!


nenak on 02/20/2015:
Have a lovely weekend x


liza36 on 02/20/2015:
Sounds like you are doing well. Keep it up!


puddles on 02/20/2015:
Congrats Maria things are turning around. Have a wonderful weekend. Yes our weather is definitely on the cool side in SC.


Umpqua on 02/20/2015:
Yay for another loss, you're crushing it, Maria!



maria7 - Thursday Feb 19, 2015
(Portion Control)
Weight: 166.4

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 morning, Friends.

sunanimatedgif.gif image by autumn1234567

It is a sunny, very cold morning here this morning.  We are currently under a wind chill advisory.

fireplaceanimwchairgif.gif image by autumn1234567.....I am INSIDE where it is warm.

Weight is down a little more this morning...I weigh 166.4....bmi is 25.3, so I am still, according to bmi info online, in the overweight range.  What is helping me the most is PRAYER.  Like, if I eat a little candy, as in one or two of the little mini's, which can be 80 to 100 cals each,  I ask the Lord to help me not to eat anymore for the day and He does.  I buy bananas now and keep them out on the kitchen table as an 'allurement' in the place of sugared treats.  When I 'see' the bananas set out on the table, I think 'eat fruit' instead of 'eat candy'.  Also, I buy canned and/or bottled fruit, like pineapple, cherries, and peaches  (yum!) and eat that in the place of ice cream and other treats and that is helping me refrain from so much sugared foods.

Stay warm...

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 38.6 lbs lost so far, only 26.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 02/19/2015:
Yes Maria it is a good day to stay in - it is so cold. congrats on the loss have a great day.


Umpqua on 02/19/2015:
Good work on the continued loss, Maria!


grannyannie on 02/19/2015:
Have a great day, Maria!


thinnside40 on 02/19/2015:
Good job!


nenak on 02/19/2015:
Have a great day and stay warm x



maria7 - Tuesday Feb 17, 2015
(Portion Control)
Weight: 166.8

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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Good morning, Friends.

sunanimatedgif.gif image by autumn1234567

It is a beautiful, cold (mid-30's F), icy morning here this morning.  Icicles are hanging down from the branches on the trees.  We got some freezing rain last nite and the decks on the front and back are iced over.  Hubby and Daughter went to work this morning and I have stayed INSIDE.

fireplaceanimwchairgif.gif image by autumn1234567.....INSIDE where it is warm, by the fireplace where the fire is going.  NICE.  I cooked a BIG POT of lima beans earlier...Have some?

Weight is down a little more this morning...I weigh 166.8...but it is not down as much as I thought it would be, but still an improvement.  A BIG CONGRATS to those of you who are seeing lower numbers on the scale and also to you are are keeping on working your plan to get to your goal weight, even though you may not be seeing a lower number recently.  It is a JOURNEY.  Hang in there!

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Stay warm...

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 38.2 lbs lost so far, only 26.8 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/17/2015:
Good job on the loss, Maria! Ice can be scary so I hope your husband and daughter are safe today. We're used to the snow up in these parts and most people have 4WD vehicles, but ice is a different story.


puddles on 02/17/2015:
Congrats Maria on the loss. Yes it is cool today. Wishing you a nice warm day inside.


thinnside40 on 02/17/2015:
Being down any is a good thing. Good job!


grannyannie on 02/17/2015:
Good job! Have a lovely day!


biscottibody59 on 02/17/2015:
Good going--you're really working it!

Stay safe and warm. Our weather has been up/down with occasional threats of snow, etc, but we haven't gotten any of the icy stuff yet.

Keep up the good work and thanks for checking in on me!



maria7 - Friday Feb 13, 2015
(Portion Control)
Weight: 166.4

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 morning to you.

It is SUNNY again today here in South Carolina but it has turned COLD today, highs in 40's.  The weather channel on tv is calling for SNOW next Wednesday and I am very EXCITED about it as we have not had any this winter season so far, although I am praying for those up north who are really getting a LOT of snow.

coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Having cup of coffee...have a cup with me?

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Well, the weightwise news is I am now at 167.2 this morning, so am down a little more on the scale  (-0.6) from yesterday's entry. Bmi is now 25.4 instead of 25.5 that it was yesterday and I'm still TRYING for 164.1 to reach a normal weight bmi. 

I felt VORACIOUSLY hungry last nite.  But I did NOT give in to a food binge.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 38.6 lbs lost so far, only 26.4 lbs to go!

puddles on 02/13/2015:
Congrats for not giving in to the eating. Maria I don't want the snow. I am in Myrtle and come here to get away from that. Have a great day.


thinnside40 on 02/13/2015:
Going the direction you want to. Good job!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/14/2015:
Congrats on your loss on the scale! Also, if you think that the 40's are cold....lately we get some days in the teens here in NYC! yeah...10 degrees thru 20 degree days! crazy!


SkinInTheGame on 02/14/2015:
Good job resisting temptations!


nenak on 02/20/2015:
Well done x



maria7 - Thursday Feb 12, 2015
(Portion Control)
Weight: 167.8

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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Good morning, everyone!

It is SUNNY here in South Carolina and a little chilly, but supposed to get up to around 60  degrees fahrenheit later today, according to the weather channel on tv...

coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Having cup of coffee...have a cup?

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Well, the weightwise news is I weigh 167.8 this morning, so am down a little on the scale this morning (-0.8) from my yesterday's entry. Bmi is now 25.5 instead of 25.6 that it was yesterday and in order to be 'officially' normal weight, I have to at least get down to 164.1 because for me at 5 feet 8 inches tall, that is the highest weight I can be and not be overweight.  So, I have -3.7 more to go to reach that goal of being 'normal' weight again instead of overweight and although I did much better with calories yesterday and mainly portion control and resisting the usual nitetime food binge, I could have done better with healthier eating.  BUT...that's a horse of a different color, so to speak...one thing at a time, right?  Like my Grandma taught me as I was growing up, "One thing at a time, and that done well, is a very good rule as many will tell."  So, my 'one thing' today is not overeating by practicing portion control and being mindful of calories.

 

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 37.2 lbs lost so far, only 27.8 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/12/2015:
The "one thing at a time rule" seems to be working well for you. Keep it up!


puddles on 02/12/2015:
Good job Maria Have a great day.


innerpeace on 02/12/2015:
I don't think I've been in the 'normal' range my entire life. When I was in the military and weighed 150 I had to take a tape test to ensure I was within range. I hope you make your normal goal.


innerpeace on 02/12/2015:
Oh and I am so jealous of your weather. I think the high here Sunday is supposed to be 1. Yes, you read that right...one degree! Enjoy your sunshine!


liza36 on 02/12/2015:
I like how you are focusing on one thing - it's a smart strategy. Good luck, I know you can do it!



maria7 - Wednesday Feb 11, 2015
(Portion Control)
Weight: 168.6

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, everyone!

Hope you are doing well this morning. It is SUNNY here in South Carolina and a little chilly, supposed to get up to around 57 degrees fahrenheit later today, according to the weather channel on tv...

coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Having cup of coffee...have a cup?

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Well, the weightwise news is I weigh 168.6 this morning, so am down a little on the scale this morning (-2.8) from my last entry.  Bmi is now 25.6 and I am still officially overweight, though, so no congrats to me...I've still been battling ice cream and cheese and candy...have been doing a little better with the ice cream...also continuing to battle the eat late at night junk food parties while watching tv.

I recently got very discouraged because I gained about 5 pounds in a week last month and took a break from posting entries for a little while and I thank you all for continuing to support me, with your encouraging comments left on my last entry.  I've been coming here and reading a lot off and on while I was 'away'...smile...I have to keep up with you, you know...know how you are doing...  Anyway, I may not be on here every day but I will, Lord willing, when I feel like doing an entry...and I will continue to 'try'... (I'm on the 'I'll try to do it' step, Thin...smile...)...

Hubby is doing well and we are looking forward to him and I having some time together toward the end of this month when he takes off some of his vacation days (no overnite trips planned) from work...mostly we plan on a 'stay-cation' here at home...

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 36.4 lbs lost so far, only 28.6 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/11/2015:
It's good to see a post from you, Maria. Congrats on the loss, and now that you're on a "losing streak" keep it up!

Maria7 on 02/11/2015:
Thank you. I laughed when I read 'losing streak'...hahaha!


puddles on 02/11/2015:
Hi Maria - good to hear from you. Progress is progress you can't knock it down. Enjoy your posts. Wishing you and your husband a nice time on his days off. Have a great day.


innerpeace on 02/11/2015:
Ice cream is the devil!! Great to see you back!


thinnside40 on 02/11/2015:
Don't ever want anyone to feel pressured by what I say to post if they're not ready. Am glad to read an entry from you today though... Fun to look froward to time away with hubby I'm sure.... Good evening!


thinkpositive on 02/11/2015:
Always enjoy your posts. You seem to be going in a good direction. Funny how it'sso easy to get off course but then seems so difficult to get back on track.



maria7 - Friday Jan 30, 2015
(Out of the Boat)
Weight: 171.4

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 morning.   Hope you are having a good day.

I am currently out of the boat and don't know when I will be back in the boat.  I have gained almost 5 pounds in a week...weigh 171.4 this morning.  I am guilty of overeating...  It began with an ice cream BINGE that lasted 3 days.  I  know that I can NOT buy a half-gallon of ice cream and put it in the freezer and leave it alone.  (I already 'knew' that, but now I REALLY know it...)...Hubby and Daughter don't eat much ice cream, so there it was for me to indulge in off and on during the day and the nite.  After I went through the first tub of ice cream, I went back the next day and bought 2 tubs, reasoning that I would get Daughter's and my favorite kind (heavenly hash chocolate) and Hubby's fav (neapolitan)...I also bought ice cream cones, pecans, and cherries (already had chocolate syrup at home)...needless to say, I ate almost all of both of those 2 tubs, too.  So, in my ongoing junk food binge, I bought candy and cookies (my fav is double choc chip)...and went through that as well and went back and got more and more over this past week...I've been on a crazy sweets binge...and NITETIME eating...went back to that as well...partytime every nite...eating sweets...forget counting calories...just enjoying myself...what more can I say?  I fell out of the boat... 

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..I think I haven't weighed this much in over 15 years....I have gained over 30 pounds in a little over 2 years and the doctor had a talk with me about it last year and told me to reduce portion sizes and to exercise regularly...and I have failed at both...

Top it off...I got on the treadmill day before yesterday and it caught on FIRE, with smoke billowing out of it as I was walking on it (no...I was not walking THAT fast!)...so I had to ask neighbor next door to help me get it out of the house and now it has gone bye-bye.  (It was 17 years old and it has been a good one.)

I do not know when I will be back to keying entries on DD but I will be visiting and reading.  I love you all. 

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Hope you have a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

Progress as of today: 33.6 lbs lost so far, only 31.4 lbs to go!

Jezebel on 01/30/2015:
See ya when you're ready. Take good care of yourself.


Umpqua on 01/30/2015:
I really hope you will stay with us Maria. We all have difficult times like this and I also know you are capable of turning things around. I've witnessed your success over the years and you have been a great role model for all of us in that you successfully MAINTAINED your loss for so many years. And many of us (and definitely me) struggle with that maintenance part. Perhaps your treadmill catching fire (I'm glad you didn't get hurt!) is a sign that it's time to move on and change things up a bit with exercise, etc. I hope we will see you back here soon and please take care!


liza36 on 01/30/2015:
Definitely stay in touch - this is a great place for support and accountability. I think we have all experienced periods like this where it's tough to resist those tempting foods like ice cream. You now know that it's hard to keep it in the house. I'm like that with peanut butter and bread, english muffins, anything baked. So I have learned just not to have it around. Keep it up - you will get back in the boat!


thinnside40 on 01/30/2015:
I am sorry you've reached this point which I'm sure has you frustrated.... Sooner back to what you know works to go the opposite direction the better, but that's always easier said than done. Hate to see you have regrets and beat yourself up my friend.. Praying you are able to leave the sugars behind and have some peace.


puddles on 01/30/2015:
I hope you decide to stay I enjoy your post and your spirituality. I first started after an injury and left and then came back again. I had maintained a 134 pds lost for 12 years and with the injury packed the pounds on again. I really did not think I had another recovery in me but this site has kept me going with their support and encouragement. I have a way to go but I know that if I stick around long enough I will get through this with their help. We all have bad days I just had a terrible two days but today but for the grace of God I am back on track. I will miss your posting but please take care of yourself and come back whenever you are ready again Maria


biscottibody59 on 01/31/2015:
I know it's not easy to post an entry like this, but you did it and maybe it can be a catalyst to help you move forward.

I always have good intentions with sweets, cheese and a few other things that eventually prove I can't handle keeping in the house.

Starting again isn't a crime, be good to yourself and "restart" when you're ready.


biscottibody59 on 02/06/2015:
Have a lovely weekend--hope all's well there!



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