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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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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

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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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

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!



maria7 - Thursday Jul 10, 2014
(Paleo Diet)
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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Good afternoon...well, it is afternoon over here, but hope you are having a blessed day. 

Today I weigh 160.4..nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567...So I'm down -4.8 in 10 days cause last Monday I weighed 165.2.

What am I eating on this Paleo diet?  Eggs, cheese, lean meats, sweet potatoes, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, tomatoes, lettuce, nuts, seeds (watch out for nuts and seeds, they are only allowed in moderation because of their high calories content), string beans, asparagus, strawberries, apples, oranges, watermelon, grapes, pineapple, squash, zuchinni, celery, peaches, lima beans, onions, okra...some ice cream (diary)....a lot of food is allowed and you don't have to count calories unless you want to.  Bread, rice, and white pototoes is out, but I confess I have cheated a little with bread.  Needless to say, also out is cookies, cakes, and candy.  I've done well concerning them and before beginning this diet, I was really liking double-chocolate chip cookies, especially, but they had to go when I began this diet 10 days ago.  Still on track for 140 on August 21st, Lord willing.

Hope you are doing well in getting to your goal.  Keep paddling the canoe!

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

Hope you've been having a good day...remember...every day with the Lord is a GOOD day!

 

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I thank You, Heavenly Father, for this beautiful day You have created and for creating us to be a part of it. Thank You for your Son, Jesus, who gave His life for ours, so that through Him, we can have eternal life.

 

Remember...Jesus is the only way to be saved and there is salvation through no other!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

liza36 on 07/10/2014:
Congratulations on your loss! I have several friends on Paleo and they really like it. Good luck with your goals!


SkinInTheGame on 07/13/2014:
Maria7 - I love your posts - I love G-D and pray every night and several times during the day! Your posts are spiritual and inspiring! Thank you for this!


KTbabyweight on 07/16/2014:
Wow sounds like a great plan. Is such quick loss standard on it?



maria7 - Monday Jul 07, 2014
(Paleo Diet)
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.

Pretty weather we are having over here in South Carolina, sunny and not too warm.

 

Today I weigh 161.6..nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567...So I'm down -3.6 in 7 days cause last Monday I weighed 165.2.

Not bad and I'm right on track with my goal of losing 3 pounds a week and arriving at or near 140.0 by August 21st next month.  Why that date?  Cause I figured out that losing at the rate of -3/wk would be at about that date.  If I even get close to that weight, I will consider it a victory, close meaning within 3 pounds of 140.0.  So, I'm going to give myself a little 'wiggle room' but hope I don't need it.

I've done pretty well this past week...had some 'sort of Paleo' cheats (ice cream but counted it as dairy, as some dairy is allowed on the Paleo diet but not the sugar) and still did well.  Also, some cheats not of Paleo, example was one day I was baking biscuits to make country ham biscuits for Hubby and I sampled two of them (the biscuits by themselves).  So, I haven't done the Paleo diet 'perfectly' this past week but still had good results.  Aside of trying to stay on track with the Paleo diet, which was easier sometimes than at other times, my main thing was NOT giving in to nite-time junk food binges. 

 

Hoping you are doing well in getting to (or back to) your goal weight, too!

 

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

Hope you've been having a good day...remember...every day with the Lord is a GOOD day!

 

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I thank You, Heavenly Father, for this beautiful day You have created and for creating us to be a part of it. Thank You for your Son, Jesus, who gave His life for ours, so that through Him, we can have eternal life.

 

Remember...Jesus is the only way to be saved and there is salvation through no other!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

KTbabyweight on 07/09/2014:
Wow - well done. Over 3lbs a week is fantastic!



maria7 - Thursday Jul 03, 2014
(Paleo Diet)
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 to you.

Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Today I weigh 161.2...nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567...still rowing the canoe toward goal island...

 

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

Hope you've been having a good day...remember...every day with the Lord is a GOOD day!

 

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I thank You, Heavenly Father, for this beautiful day You have created and for creating us to be a part of it. Thank You for your Son, Jesus, who gave His life for ours, so that through Him, we can have eternal life.

 

Remember...Jesus is the only way to be saved and there is salvation through no other!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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


maria7 - Wednesday Jul 02, 2014
(Paleo Diet)
Weight: 160.8

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 to you all...well...it is morning here.

Hope you are doing well today.

Today I weigh 160.8...nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567...Paleo diet is going well, day 3...

 

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

Hope you've been having a good day...remember...every day with the Lord is a GOOD day!

 

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I thank You, Heavenly Father, for this beautiful day You have created and for creating us to be a part of it. Thank You for your Son, Jesus, who gave His life for ours, so that through Him, we can have eternal life.

 

Remember...Jesus is the only way to be saved and there is salvation through no other!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 44.2 lbs lost so far, only 20.8 lbs to go!


maria7 - Tuesday Jul 01, 2014
(Paleo Diet)
Weight: 162.2

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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Hello to you all...

Hope you are doing well.

It has been another beautiful, sunny, warm day here in S.C.

 

Today I weigh 162.2....nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567...Paleo diet is going well, day 2...

 

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

Hope you've been having a good day...remember...every day with the Lord is a GOOD day!

 

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I thank You, Heavenly Father, for this beautiful day You have created and for creating us to be a part of it. Thank You for your Son, Jesus, who gave His life for ours, so that through Him, we can have eternal life.

 

Remember...Jesus is the only way to be saved and there is salvation through no other!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 42.8 lbs lost so far, only 22.2 lbs to go!


maria7 - Monday Jun 30, 2014
(Paleo Diet)
Weight: 165.2

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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Hello to you all...

Hope you are doing well.

It has been a beautiful, sunny, warm day here in S.C.

  I have come here to admit that I have fallen off the wagon.

coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Have some coffee?

Now, I know that accountability is a FIRST STEP to getting back on the wagon again.  And that accountability means CONFESSION.  So, here I am...

 

 

Today I weigh 165.2....nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567...I rowed to Island 157 and got out my canoe and decided I'd take a little break.  The island was a pretty comfortable place and it had SO MUCH FOOD!  I soon found myself eating and eating and eating some more and it didn't really matter what I ate, I still wanted more!  The candy, the cakes, the cookies!  Would you believe there was chocolate chip cookies on that island?  Well, I wouldn't have, either, but there were!  Even cracker jacks!  And bags of chips, too, of course.  Well, each day I thought I would leave the island but I guess I was in denial or something, cause I'd continue to stay.  As I said, it was such a COMFORTABLE place and I was ENJOYING eating whatever I fancied, SO MUCH!  So I still got on the scale (I keep one in my canoe) each morning and although I realized I was quickly gaining weight, apparently I didn't care enough to do anything to stop it and reverse it!  Til this morning...when I weighed 165.2.  That is the HIGHEST weight I've weighed in a very long, long time.  How did I let it happen?  AGAIN!  I've been at goal weight over and over (140.0) and each time I get there, instead of maintaining, I immediately start regaining!  SO NOT COOL!  NOT!

So...now I've begun (officially this morning) the PALEO DIET.  I've done my research on it and I think that not only is it doable but very healthy.  It's pretty basic, really and easy.  You don't have to count calories, unless you OCD about them, like me.  You simply stick to non-starchy veggies, lean protein (like roasted meat the size of the palm of your hand), fruits, nuts, seeds, and berries.  A little dairy is allowed and only healthy oils included.  I went to the grocery store this morning...NO EXCUSES ALLOWED ANYMORE!....and got lots of these foods.  Can we say...CAVE MAN DIET...???...  Well being mixed English and American Native, that should suit yours truly pretty well, don't you think?  What?  Give up B-R-E-A-D...????....I have now...some might argue that done right, I could still include that but I don't plan to, not even the seeded breads...nor the whole wheats...A little dairy is included in this diet but only the FULL FAT KIND...Have you ever milked a cow and got 1% milk????  Like I said, this is a very NATURAL way of eating.  Actually I was already eating this way, SEMI, that is, until I fell back into my nighttime food binges on junk foods.  I could have easily been back at my 140.0 weight but I didn't care...ENOUGH.

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567 

Hope you've been having a good day...remember...every day with the Lord is a GOOD day!

 

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I thank You, Heavenly Father, for this beautiful day You have created and for creating us to be a part of it. Thank You for your Son, Jesus, who gave His life for ours, so that through Him, we can have eternal life.

 

Remember...Jesus is the only way to be saved and there is salvation through no other!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 39.8 lbs lost so far, only 25.2 lbs to go!


maria7 - Sunday Jun 08, 2014
(Count Calories and Move)
Weight: 156.6

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

All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. John 6:37

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

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Hello, Friends.

Hope you have been having a blessed Sunday. 

Hubby and I usually go to church on Sunday mornings but today we went instead to the hospital in the next town over, to visit very close friends (family to us)  who were there...I ask you to please pray for them.

 nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Weight is 156.6 today and I'm not doing too well with getting to 140 goal weight because I've taken to indulging in sweets such as ice cream, which is not a good thing.  I have got to quit giving in to buying sweets and only buy fruits instead in the place of sugared treats. 

The weather has been very beautiful here...mostly sunny, warm, and pleasant.  There are lots of  flowers blooming in the yards...lilies of different colors (orange, yellow, and mixtures of colors) and also the gardenia bush is loaded with blooms.  It is near the front porch, so sitting out there,  you can smell the very sweet aroma of the gardenias.  I picked a bunch of them and put them in a large vase on the kitchen table and they make the whole house smell wonderful!

Also, Hollybelle, if you read this, I've got to tell you (knowing how much you love scupponong grapes, as I do) that the scupponong grape vine out in the back yard, after years of being barren, has  now got very tiny little grapes on it!  I just saw them yesterday when I was out back and was looking at it.   

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

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 48.4 lbs lost so far, only 16.6 lbs to go!

SkinInTheGame on 06/09/2014:
Prayers and good wishes that your good friends will soon recover! Have a good week!



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