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Maria7 - Friday Oct 11, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 150.0

 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..Hoping you are doing well today. 

Back to 150 again this morning, so progress again to be back to where I was. 

I have been having a lot of responsibilities going on regarding family and am doing well to maintain where I am at today, so I am okay with that for now.

Hope you are having a good day. 

Every day with our Lord and Saviour Jesus is a good day!

Love, Maria     

Progress as of today: 55 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/12/2019:
it's good for you to know that you can do those responsibilities and help others. that people have relied on you :) wonderful thing, although it may be stressful what you have been doing.

glad yo hear you are maintaining. i love maintaining as well.


Donkey on 10/12/2019:
Are you OK handling these responsibilities? Sometimes they can be very stressful. Do take a little time for yourself, even if it's a 5 minute pause, or using some nice lotion.


grannyannie on 10/13/2019:
Hope your weekend is going well, Maria.


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Maria7 - Thursday Oct 10, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 152.0

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..Hoping you are doing well today. 

Scale weighed me at 152 this morning, so I am up a little. 

I have been indulging in ice cream and cake lately and having a few extra calories here and there, so now I have gained two pounds, naughty me!  Haven't been concentrating on getting to 148.  So, that is 'off the table' for now and I will just concentrate on getting back to 150.

Hope you are having a good day. 

Every day with our Lord and Saviour Jesus is a good day!

Love, Maria     

Progress as of today: 53 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/10/2019:
Nice to see you back! 2 lbs isn't too bad with eating cake and ice cream!


BearCountryGG on 10/10/2019:
You can do it Maria....the weight that went on last comes off the fastest.....


legcramps on 10/10/2019:
Have a good day today


Horn_of_plenty on 10/12/2019:
i have also indulged some days, but, they were between days where my calories were lower, so nothing happened and i have even lost a pound lately due to losing appetite time to time...seems a good time of year for me is the fall in terms of weight.

sometimes, i try to "fit dessert in." - but not often, since i like to volume eat and dessert is generally not a "volume" food as it's more like a dense, rich type of thing....

but, i do indulge in chocolates frequently as they have a smaller serving size than things like cake, so it's easier to fit in small servings of something tasty than a big serving, as i am sure you totally understand. so, in general, when talking about sweets - i prefer individually wrapped things that go by a serving size...so i can even eat them after a meal at work and not at all feel like i messed up the whole day but indulging...more like it keeps me on track than off!


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Maria7 - Friday Sep 27, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 150.0

  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..Wishing you a happy day today. 

Scale weighed me at 150 again this morning. 

I have not given up on 148, it is just that I love sweets and even though I include them in my daily reduced calories, they may be holding back progress....

Hope you are having a good day.  Every day with our Lord and Saviour Jesus is a good day!

Love, Maria    

Progress as of today: 55 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 09/27/2019:
I'm beginning to think the same thing myself...I also add sweets and count them...but I seem stalled tight now too.

Maria7 on 09/27/2019:
Yes, it probably has us stalled. But we with us doing lower calories per day, we have to have something to help with energy and cravings.


Donkey on 09/28/2019:
That is very interesting about sweets may be holding you back, even if you are within your calorie range. That is definitely something to chew on - no pun intended!

You had some very good things in your response to Bear. I made a couple of comments on your comment!


Horn_of_plenty on 09/29/2019:
i guess sometimes sweets have more calories than we think they have, unless it's written on the package....

it's nice though to have some sweets in the diet...i do better that way.



Maria7 - Saturday Sep 14, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 150.0

 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..Wishing you a happy day today. 

Scale weighed me at 150 again this morning. 

I think I want to go a little lower soon, maybe to 148...we will see....

Hope you are having a good day.  Every day with our Lord and Saviour Jesus is a good day!

Love, Maria    

Progress as of today: 55 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 09/14/2019:
You can do it Maria...2 pounds is a good goal!!

Maria7 on 09/15/2019:
I'm gonna try!


Horn_of_plenty on 09/14/2019:
yes, 2 pounds is not too much to ask...in moderation you'll get there.

Maria7 on 09/15/2019:
Yes, a little at a time, no hurry.


grannyannie on 09/15/2019:
You can do it!

Maria7 on 09/15/2019:
Thank you for your vote of confidence...it doesn't seem like much, Annie, but actually doing it is different!


Donkey on 09/15/2019:
Give it a try, see how it feels. Your body will let you know :-) You can do it!

Maria7 on 09/15/2019:
Thank you! I am just taking it a little at a time...seeing how I feel and not overdoing it.



Maria7 - Friday Sep 13, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 150.0

 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..Hoping you are having a nice day today. 

Scale weighed me at 150 this morning.  Fixing to read your posts.  I always enjoy reading them.

Hope you are having a good day.  Every day with our Lord and Saviour Jesus is a good day!

Love, Maria   

Progress as of today: 55 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 09/13/2019:
Good afternoon Maria...great weigh in!

Maria7 on 09/14/2019:
Thank you, BC!


grannyannie on 09/14/2019:
Hope your weekend goes well!

Maria7 on 09/14/2019:
Thank you, Annie and so far, it is. Hope yours is going well, also.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/14/2019:
It's a wonderful Fall day to get up and out ;) congrats on being back at your weight.

Maria7 on 09/14/2019:
Thank you and yes, so true...I was up early this morning pulling weeds from the front flower garden.


Donkey on 09/14/2019:
You are doing well. Those little fluctuations in weight-ins just drive me crazy. It's nice to read that you're handling those so well.

Maria7 on 09/14/2019:
Thank you, Donkey. And that is all they are...little fluctuations...



Maria7 - Thursday Sep 12, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 150.0

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...having a cup of coffee...won't you join me?....I am so happy we are in this journey to healthier weights together here at DD.  After all, our journeys are really all about 'life-style changes'...And little things mean a lot.  We may not realize it but they really do.  Sometimes it is so easy to become heavily focused on big things and ignore little things.  We all do it sometimes. 

I was thinking about how small changes make big differences.  How did a lot of us get to be overweight?  Was it because of overeating by a lot every day?  Was it because of overeating by a little every day?  Well, it all comes down to habits.  Sometimes we consume foods with little to no thought about their calories amounts and some we consume thinking they really make no difference because their calories are so tiny.  Take, for example, a teaspoon of sugar which is only 15 calories.  What is 15 calories you might ask?  Well, offhand it doesn't seem like much to even think about or consider...  But, for instance, say a person likes to have 2 coffees in the mornings and only puts one little teaspoon of sugar in each coffee each morning.  Well...big deal...30 calories of sugar total for 2 coffees...what is that???  I will tell you what 30 calories a day EXTRA over the daily amount of maintain calories is...  30 calories a day X 30 days (1 month app.) equals 900 calories.  1  month of 900 extra calories X 12 months (a year) equals 10,800 calories.  10,800 calories divided by 3500 calories (1 pound) equals a little over 3 pounds gained in one year if those 2 little teaspoons of sugar are consumed daily over the amount of calories consumed for maintenance.  Just sayin'...something to think about...

Hope you are having a good day.  Every day with our Lord and Saviour Jesus is a good day!

Love, Maria   

Progress as of today: 55 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 09/12/2019:
Don't mess with my coffee, Maria!!!!

Just kidding -- believe it or not, your post was so timely, as I was thinking about the very same thing this morning while making MY coffee!

In fact, you were probably posting this at the very same time I was making my cup, thinking about the "hidden" extra calories in every cup.

I can't drink black coffee straight. I have tried it, but it's too hard on the stomach. It would be great if I could. So all I can do is try to be aware of the calories.

I do find that often, I can curb hunger with a cup of coffee. It might be the extra calories in the cream that hold me. Plus the caffeine, of course.

Maria7 on 09/12/2019:
Yes, I know what you mean about drinking drinks instead of eating, to curb hunger. In cases like that, you would probably come out ahead depending on what you were avoiding eating. I do the same thing also.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/12/2019:
Yes,sipping my coffee right now with you!

I was reading a book a few months ago, it was all about the "little things" that if we don't pay attention to, turn into big things that either help or hurt us, but rarely keep things the same. I believe the book was called "The Compound Effect," meaning that over time the little choices compound in either a helpful or hurtful way in our lives and it's up to us to take notice and change a thing or two.

Yes, and also doing LITTLE things each day can help us also..the little things we decide to do more of, like myself waking up on time now and using some of the morning to do some short exercises, keeps my body in motion, which i'm thinking is more healthy than laying in bed listening to the radio - when i can be up riding a stationary bike, moving, watching tv. i'm trying to find ways to be more active in the time i have outside of work, but still taking some time to relax. ;)

Maria7 on 09/12/2019:
You are sooo RIGHT! There are things we can do in moving to make up for extra calories.


grannyannie on 09/12/2019:
I can drink coffee in many ways - black, cappuccino, latte. I was never more than 10 lbs overweight until my late 30's, and the older I get the harder it is to get it off and keep it off.

Have a good day, Maria!

Maria7 on 09/12/2019:
Same for me, Annie...Late 30's started gaining weight...was not overweight until then.


BearCountryGG on 09/12/2019:
Weight just creeps on....and as the years go by.....it's even faster because our metabolism slows down......



Maria7 - Wednesday Sep 11, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 150.0

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 and wishing you a good day.  

Scale weighed me at 151 today so I will not change 'official' weight of 150 above that I have mostly been maintaining.  I am still dealing with sinuses over here along with general achiness all over.  Headache, muscle aches, dizziness, and although my ears are ringing loudly, my sinuses seem to be a little clearer today.  Smile.

Hope you are having a good day.  Every day with our Lord and Saviour Jesus is a good day!

Love, Maria  

Progress as of today: 55 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/11/2019:
wishing you continued progress with both feeling better & maintenance!


BearCountryGG on 09/11/2019:
Hope you get better today!


grannyannie on 09/11/2019:
Feel better soon! Sounds worse than the nasty cold and sinusitis I had!


Donkey on 09/11/2019:
Oh that sounds terrible. I do hope you feel better soon. I wouldn't worry about the pound until you are fully recovered.



Maria7 - Tuesday Sep 10, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 150.0

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 and wishing you a good day.  It is sunny and hot here in SC but typical for this time of year.

I am dealing with sinus pain from allergies that began yesterday after sneezing a lot over the past few days.  Hubby has been dealing with it, too.  Ragweed season no less.

I am struggling to maintain 150 after staying at a motel during Hurricane Dorian and eating snack foods I usually do not allow.  I think sodium is a big player in being up slightly over 150.  After I get back to where I was again, I am going to try for 145. 

Today I have been working some, then resting some.  Tidying our bedroom that had become cluttered.  I also mopped again today, as I did also yesterday, and vacummed to get rid of any pollen that may have come into the house.  I got up a lot of clothing from the biggest closet and took to the nursing home yesterday to be given out.  Still more to do.  Why do most of us keep so much stuff?  If it is going to be stored for years and not used, what good is it?  We are simply cheating ourselves out of space needed for useful things or at the very least, space to help have better peace of mind not looking at so much clutter.  My Hubby advised me to work on it a little along and along, so that is what I am doing and that is better than thinking I have to accomplish it all at one time.

Hope you are having a good day.  Every day with our Lord and Saviour Jesus is a good day!

Love, Maria 

Progress as of today: 55 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 09/10/2019:
Allergies are kicking up here in Michigan too maria.....cooler weather will take care of that soon. I agree...the cleaning of closets can take awhile...it took me several days to clean out my closet....laundry room storage areas are next...and they will take a few days as well......we didn't fill them in 1 day...so it will take a little time to clear them out.

Maria7 on 09/11/2019:
Oh, I am looking forward to cooler weather, Linda. LOVE the fall weather! You are doing so wonderful in finishing clearing out your closets and moving on to the cabinets in your laundry room...that will also be next on my agenda after I finish this closet I have been working on and 2 more. Have a happy day.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/10/2019:
Ragweed is the allergen i do not suffer from, but pollen kills me!

i hope you feel better soon.

all your cleaning is making me want to clean, but motivation is lacking. i think i'll do more major cleaning in the colder months when i'm home more often.

Maria7 on 09/11/2019:
Sounds like a good plan. Hope you have a good day.


Donkey on 09/10/2019:
See my comment to Bear about allergies. For what they are, they certainly do cause a lot of discomfort in one's life. I hope you feel better soon.

Maria7 on 09/11/2019:
Yes, discomfort is the word and I did read your comment about allergies. Hope you are having a good day.



Maria7 - Monday Sep 09, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 150.0

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.

Following Linda's (BC's) example, I have begun working on a packed big closet today, making myself donate clothing that has been stored and not been being worn...

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Hoping you are having a good day.  Remember...every day with the LORD is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

      

Progress as of today: 55 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 09/09/2019:
Well done on keeping your weight stable. Have a great day, Maria!

Maria7 on 09/09/2019:
Thank you, Annie. I hope you have been having a good day, too and enjoyed your company's visit.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/09/2019:
I also want to donate a lot of things, included a few stuffed animals i randomly have.

Maria7 on 09/09/2019:
With it getting near Christmas in a few months, now is a good time to do it. One suggestion...Nursing home residents LOVE stuffed animals, should you decide you might like to go into one and simply give them out. Lots of the residents get no visitors and a little 'animal friend' would make their day.


happy-1 on 09/09/2019:
Wow! Way to rebound from an evacuation!!!

Maria7 on 09/09/2019:
Thank you!


legcramps on 09/09/2019:
Glad you were able to stay safe

Maria7 on 09/09/2019:
Yes, we were also thankful to have a safe place to stay while it came by up the coast.


BearCountryGG on 09/09/2019:
YEAH...for closet cleanouts.....I have no idea how i ever thought I would need some of these things....LOL...OH the treasures and trash that just accuclates...LOL...HAVE FUN!!!!

Maria7 on 09/09/2019:
It is not an easy job, eliminating items you've held on to for years but for sake of space, it is a necessity. Smile.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/09/2019:
great idea, thank you...i'll bring the animals somewhere.

Maria7 on 09/09/2019:
Someone will be very happy. Smile!


Donkey on 09/09/2019:
Please come to my house and de-clutter my closets. And my pantry! I do not know why this is such a huge mental block for me!

Nice maintaining!



Maria7 - Sunday Sep 08, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 150.0

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.

We are happy to be back home after evacuating and no damage from Hurricane Dorian to our home nor anyone else's we know who lives in our area.  Thank you all for your prayers for us and most of all, I thank the Lord for keeping us safe.

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Hoping you are having a good day.  Remember...every day with the LORD is a good day!

 

 

Love, Maria

 

     

Progress as of today: 55 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/08/2019:
I guess it's a good thing you aren't too too close to the coast! glad you are OK!


Donkey on 09/08/2019:
So glad to hear that you are home and that everyone made it through the hurricane. What a blessing indeed.


BearCountryGG on 09/08/2019:
There is no place like home...glad you are there all safe and sound.


happy-1 on 09/09/2019:
Glad you are home safe.



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