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Maria7 - Thursday Sep 05, 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 evacuated from Hurricane Dorian and are staying at a motel.

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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 09/05/2019:
Stay safe! i heard it will really rock the Carolinas. i hope it's not very destructive.


legcramps on 09/05/2019:
Stay safe, sending prayers your way.


happy-1 on 09/05/2019:
Hugs! Stay safe. Eat, hydrate, work on fitness after you are safely home and recovering. Use Hotwire and Priceline for discounts!


Donkey on 09/06/2019:
I've been thinking about you a lot. I'm glad you decided to evacuate. Better safe than the alternative... Is Mama OK?



Maria7 - Monday Sep 02, 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.

Scale read 150 again today...not complaining.  

Although Hurricane Dorian has been downgraded from a cat 5 to a cat 4, with sustained winds decreased from 185 to 150, it appears to be still headed our way and our Governor has ordered evacuations of counties that will be most affected by it as it comes up the coast of SC.  Hubby and I are considering evacuating as well, altho we are not directly on the coast, as we are not too far from it.  

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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!

Donkey on 09/02/2019:
Praying for you! May God grant you discernment in this trying time...


grannyannie on 09/03/2019:
Stay safe, Maria!!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/03/2019:
keep us updated, hoping the storm doesn't affect you.


legcramps on 09/03/2019:
Praying for your safety!


happy-1 on 09/03/2019:
Hugs



Maria7 - Sunday Sep 01, 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 and hope you are having a blessed day.

Scale read 150 again today...Still maintaining.  

We, here in SC, just got an announcement today from our Governor that Hurricane Dorian, which is on course to come up our way, is now a Category 5 Hurricane with winds 185 miles per hour. 

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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!

BearCountryGG on 09/01/2019:
Praying for your safety Maria...and theat it turns and heads back out into the water.


happy-1 on 09/01/2019:
Prayers and hugs. Stay safe.


Horn_of_plenty on 09/02/2019:
yes, we are hearing on the news it's quite a powerful type 5 hurricane. wishing you are safe.


happy-1 on 09/02/2019:
What do you do for safety in something like this?


Donkey on 09/02/2019:
I'm very worried for all the people in the Bahamas. It's like the hurricane decided to just park itself at the island, maybe for a vacay stay, before moving on. At least it's back down to 4, and I'm glad to hear that the US Coast Guard is on its way to lend assistance.

Hopefully, it won't hit our coast too hard, if it's spending all of its energy in the Bahamas...



Maria7 - Saturday Aug 31, 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 and hope you are having a blessed day.

Weight today is 150 again...  Glad of that.  I think I could easily stand to lose 5 more pounds but am satisfied with this progress.  Happy I am holding to goal. 

It has been very warm today in the lower 90's.  Hurricane Dorian has changed course from what weather people thought it would be and looks like we will surely be getting some of it as it heads up this way.  No plans, so far, to evacuate as we did in Hurricane Florence.  So much more comfortable to stay home, altho we are under almost 100 feet tall trees.  No worries so far.  Thank you for your prayers for everyone who may be affected by the storm.  God is in control.

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Please take good care of yourself.  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!

happy-1 on 08/31/2019:
Hugs. Don’t watch Crawl!!!!


Donkey on 08/31/2019:
I hope Dorian doesn't land too hard. (((hugs)))



Maria7 - Friday Aug 30, 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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Houseandcanoeoncreekinmtnsanimgif081010.gif image by autumn1234567 

Hello to all of you. 

Scale weighed me at exactly 150.0 this morning.  So doing well at maintaining and considering going lower.  My energy level has been lacking a little however, so will not attempt to go lower yet.  Still, happy at this lower weight and smaller size.

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Hoping you are having a good day...Every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

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

BearCountryGG on 08/30/2019:
My energy level dropped today too....just resting around here now.


Horn_of_plenty on 08/31/2019:
sometimes that's a reason my calories go up...energy levels. certainly the changes in what we eat affect our energy levels, amongst other variables like sleep / stress!


Donkey on 08/31/2019:
Well done! Very smart to give yourself time to adjust and readjust.

I concur with Horn, that I eat more when my energy levels are lower, BUT sometimes it's not calories that I need but something else - sleep, water, sunshine, etc.



Maria7 - Thursday Aug 29, 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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Houseandcanoeoncreekinmtnsanimgif081010.gif image by autumn1234567 

Good morning to you and hoping you are having a pleasant morning. 

Yours truly is doing well today.  Weighed on the scale.  Happy with holding at 150 today. 

I have been busy this morning...roasted some chicken and fresh veggies in the oven...squash, potatoes, onion, and okra...  Also baked 2 apple pies (put one of them into the freezer to have for another time)...

We need to all be praying for Florida as Hurricane Dorian approaches them this weekend...may be a 2 or a 3 by the time it gets to them, if it doesn't change course and come up this way...  We may get some rain off of it here in SC, as we are in the 'cone' so far.

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Hoping you are having a good day...Every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

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

BearCountryGG on 08/29/2019:
I roasted chicken here yesterday too....so many things that can be done with it.....for days! Hoping and praying that you will not get rained on too much....hurricane season is pretty scary.

Maria7 on 08/29/2019:
I made enough to put up a plate for one of us in the freezer. Nice to not have to cook every day. Yes, I hope we don't get too much rain from it, too. Sometimes we get flooded from those tropical weather systems. Can't wash clothes, have to take quick showers, etc. during those times or the septic tank will start presenting its contents up through the house drains...not a pleasant sight and not a pleasant smell and what a mess (literally) to clean up.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/29/2019:
roasted veggies sound so tasty. as do the pies! what a great idea to bake them and then set them for later ;)

keep us updated on the weather front. wishing you the best.

Maria7 on 08/30/2019:
Thank you, HOP.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/30/2019:
Have a coffee with me today!?

Maria7 on 08/30/2019:
Yes, would love to!



Maria7 - Wednesday Aug 28, 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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coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567 

Hello to you. 

 Have been reading your posts most days over the past ten days when I have not been posting.  Even though most of you are dealing with life-challenges, I have noticed that overall, everyone is doing quite well in their determination and work to get to their goals.  As for yours truly, I have been doing well maintaining daily calories at around 1600 to 1700 a day average.  I do not limit myself on anything I really want to eat (except sodium) as long as I stay under 1700 calories a day.  I would like to lose another five to ten pounds after I am feeling established at this weight in being comfortable and still feeling strong at this new weight.  I have found that at this weight I do not seem quite as energetic as I was at a higher weight.  So, I am giving myself some adjustment time before attempting to go lower.  A loss of nine pounds in 2 and a half months is easy for a lot of folks but not for this girl.  So, I will simply be happy with 'holding steady' for the time being.

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Hoping you are having a good day...Every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

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

happy-1 on 08/28/2019:
It's a self-fulfilling dynamic... The more I post the better I do. It's one of the anchors in a day that helps me pull myself forward. The occupational therapist just had me set aside a chunk of time for it.

Maria7 on 08/29/2019:
Yes, good therapy here, knowing you are loved and cared about and we all enjoy reading each other's posts, too. Have a blessed day.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/29/2019:
i also like to "get to know" and establish myself at a weight that i reach before going lower. i also need adjustment periods just like you do. that sounds normal and a better approach that will cause a lasting weightloss and not just a roller coaster of ups and downs.

Maria7 on 08/29/2019:
Thank you. I didn't know I wasn't the only one that felt this way about it but glad to know someone else feels the same way.


Donkey on 08/29/2019:
I applaud your approach, to pause before you proceed. It will help avoid crazy up-down swings, which can lead to discouragement and false results. We truly do need to respect our physical selves.

Maria7 on 08/29/2019:
Yes, 'cause if we don't, then how can we enjoy arriving at goal? Better to be feeling stronger, even if it means weighing more than what we feel is ideal for us than to lose to a goal that is not sustainable for our energy levels.


legcramps on 08/29/2019:
Great job Maria

Maria7 on 08/29/2019:
Thank you very much! Have a blessed day!



Maria7 - Sunday Aug 18, 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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coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567 

Hello to you. 

 Scale read 150 again this morning...smiling!  Now for maintenance, which I hope to be doing much better this go round.  Hubby and I ate buffet today after we left from visiting Mama at the nursing home (she doing good) and I was good...big raw veggies salad, not overdo dressing...a taste of this, a taste of that (but not a whole serving of anything)...pecans off the top of small piece of pecan pie (wasteful, I know, but slimming)...half and half water and iced sweet tea...I was full when we left but still had a 100 cals fudgecycle ice cream this afternoon and still under calories to maintain for today....had egg and plain toast this morming for bk...so I am now at 1300 calories and very full and happy for today...could have more calories even up to 1700 and be okay but won't if I do not really feel hungry...that is the gist of it...eating healthy, staying full, and not gaining weight...balance and being happy at the same time...I do not really feel like I am missing out on anything...I do not miss potato chips, which I no longer eat (high sodium as well as not a healthy snack, high fat, etc.)...I do not miss candy (I seem to have lost my taste for candy and haven't wanted any in a long time)...I do not miss tubs of ice cream (only allow occasional single serving size already wrapped and around 150 calories or less)...I eat unsalted nuts sometimes but do not allow myself to have as many as I used to eat...only a few... With sandwiches, I usually do with out condiments such as mayo unless it is a very low calories kind and then only enough to wet the bread slightly...With these changes, I am eating well and staying full and having a lot less calories.  If I have what I feel is a hungry day, I eat just so many calories of my allotted daily calories and then pray and ask the Lord to not let me eat over a small certain amount more for the rest of the day until the next morning, in order to stay within my allotted amount of calories for the day, which He always helps me.  Smile!

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Hoping you are having a good day...Every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

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

grannyannie on 08/18/2019:
Well done! Keep it up! :)


Donkey on 08/18/2019:
Well done, Maria! You are so right, you do not have to have a lot of anything to enjoy the taste of it.

Another good tool you are using is to have single serve items of treats like ice cream, so that you know how much of something you're getting. And when you're done, you're done.


BearCountryGG on 08/18/2019:
Great success for you Maria. You have this under control......good job!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/18/2019:
i practice a lot of the same tricks and tips as you have written about in your entry. it's the size of portions that matters most. good job with only the pecans off the pie. really a big savings.

i also do not love very sweet candies - like gummy candies. i do like the taste but the waste of calories really makes me not very interested in them. i still love my chocolate and found some that is lower calories.

like you did, what i generally do when out to eat is eat a lot of veggies before i start eating everything else. then, i eat what i want to of the real meal and bring any home that i don't finish. veggies have been a real help for me when eating out. i usually look carefully at the menu to find them and order them on the side when i can!


happy-1 on 08/18/2019:
Good self care! Good care of others! Good job!



Maria7 - Saturday Aug 17, 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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coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567 

Hello to you. 

 Scale read 150 this morning...finally at goal weight!

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Hoping you are having a good day...Every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

 photo IndianWomanWaving.gif

 

 

                

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

BearCountryGG on 08/17/2019:
CONGRATS!!!! Meeting goal is so GREAT!!!

Maria7 on 08/17/2019:
Thank you, BC...Now for maintenance, which I think is the hardest...and also seeing how I am at this weight and if I want to go lower but I will have patience and not rush into going lower, not on purpose, that is..cause, eating healthier may cause me to naturally go lower, as I have begun a low-sodium diet, too.


Donkey on 08/17/2019:
WHOOT!!!!!!! You did it!!!!!

Bless you on your low-sodium diet! That is HARD. Well, I found it hard, for myself, to do. But it's a very good thing to do, for your liver and kidneys. Your body will thank you for it, truly.

Maria7 on 08/18/2019:
Thank you. Yes, I am learning as I go and I also have Morton's lite salt, which I use very sparingly if at all.


grannyannie on 08/18/2019:
Well done on reaching goal!

Maria7 on 08/18/2019:
Thank you, Annie!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/18/2019:
and you did it! good job sticking to your goals! i'd be delighted as well if i was in your situation!

Maria7 on 08/18/2019:
Thank you, HOP!


happy-1 on 08/19/2019:
Congratulations!!!!!!!!



Maria7 - Friday Aug 16, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 151.0

 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 autumn1234567 

Good morning to you. 

 Scale is at 151 again this morning...I was disappointed I was not at goal weight of 150...really thought it would weigh me at that this morning...had lower calories yesterday, too.  Oh, well.  Maybe tomorrow...

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Hoping you are having a good day...Every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

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Progress as of today: 54 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/16/2019:
Hang in there. You'll get there. Have a great weekend, Maria.


Horn_of_plenty on 08/18/2019:
i second what Annie says!



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