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Maria7 - Friday Apr 05, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

 

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Hello to all of you and hoping you are all having a nice Friday. 

Scale weighed me at 158 this morning.  I have reduced sodium in my diet and almost caffeine-free now.

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The pollen has been very heavy here for over a week now and Hubby, Daughter, and I have been dealing with the effects of pollen allergies.  How is it your way?

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Hope 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: 47 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Donkey on 04/05/2019:
I applaud your efforts! Sodium and coffee are the last 2 vices I have. And when I get to the point of when I'm ready to tackle the next one, it will be to reduce sodium. That is hard! - because there is salt in almost everything we buy that's not fresh.

My boss suffers allergies something awful. I have suggested to him that he buy an air purifier for his office so that he has some place to go where he can get relief.

They keep promising spring temperatures but so far, we've barely reached 50F. This weekend though might come through.


Horn_of_plenty on 04/05/2019:
those are some great changes and not easy changes to make! you did awesome, just as Donkey said! Some people never change their unhealthy habits (i have a smoker friend who still smokes despite LOTS of damage to his lungs just before the cancer stage, already with COPD and still smoking!).

So, good job to you to want to improve your health enough that you are ok to make some changes. !!!



Maria7 - Saturday Mar 30, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 158.0

 or 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 and hoping you are having a nice Saturday. 

Scale weighed me at 158 this morning, so down another one.  Prayer to stop eating after consuming a certain amount of calories is helping the most.  

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

Hope 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: 47 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/31/2019:
Doing well, Maria! Setting and abiding by limits can be so difficult. I know there are times where I just want to sit and eat the whole (large) chocolate bar. I applaud your self-discipline and self-denial.


horn_of_plenty on 04/01/2019:
same here...i try to stop before i overdo things.

it helps to realize that saving calories after a meal for the next meal is more fun than bingeing and feeling horrible after and having to "starve" the rest of the day. i'm really trying to learn to be happy with less...

also, i've been decreasing my daily allowance little by little trying to go back to 2000 cal per day, not 2200. i feel a tad slimmer but still heavier than i was. it takes time to even lose 2 lbs - takes like a few months!



Maria7 - Monday Mar 25, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

 

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Hello to you. 

Scale weighed me at 159 again this morning.

 Such a pretty springtime day here.  

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

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

 

Love, Maria

 nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

             

Progress as of today: 46 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 03/25/2019:
YES, IT'S STARTING TO GET WARMER! THANK GOSH!


Donkey on 03/26/2019:
Isn't it too bad that weight doesn't come off as easily or quickly as it does to put on?

The weather people keep teasing us with 60 degree forecasts but it hasn't happened yet! For one thing, the winds here can make any temperature feel 10 degrees colder. However, I try not to complain because it's these winds that keep the hot summers bearable!


happy-1 on 03/27/2019:
You are a great role model.



Maria7 - Saturday Mar 23, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

 

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Houseandcanoeoncreekinmtnsanimgif081010.gif image by autumn1234567 

Hello to you. 

Scale weighed me at 159 this morning.

 I did well yesterday with diet change.  I ended up drinking a little caffeinated coffee later on, to try to help get rid of the headache.  Today I mixed half and half decaf and caf coffee when I made it.  I want to be totally free of caffeine, except maybe a caf tea when we go out to eat occassionally.  Hubby and I ate out today and I had a large veggies salad and baked turkey.  One step at a time...

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

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

 

Love, Maria

 nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

             

Progress as of today: 46 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 03/23/2019:
i think it was Donkey who once suggested to me a good way to get off the caffeine...little by little using different amounts of decaf mixed with caffienated.!

congrats on making these changes so far!

you can change over slowly so the headaches are not as severe, i would say.


Horn_of_plenty on 03/23/2019:
the nice thing is you can still have coffee later on, decaf style :)


Horn_of_plenty on 03/24/2019:
yum to that salad and baked turkey!!!! i am actually craving veggies since i don't have too many types right now at home. mostly i have cauliflower and tons of it.


Donkey on 03/24/2019:
I have to laugh (at myself, mostly): When I read about you combining regular and decaf coffee to wean yourself off of the caffeine, I was like: Wow, that is a REALLY good idea!

Then Horn says, I think it was Donkey who mentioned that -- hahahahaha! I forget my own advice! (if it was my recommendation - I seriously have no recollection.)

Dinner sounds lovely: salad and baked turkey! I often have that for lunch, but the turkey is from the deli and served cold. I still love it!



Maria7 - Friday Mar 22, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
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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Houseandcanoeoncreekinmtnsanimgif081010.gif image by autumn1234567 

Hello to you.

 I have not posted in a while.  I have been on a sweets binge...mostly ice cream but also donuts and buddy bars.  So I weigh 160 now, as this binge has been going on daily for weeks.

Blood pressure has increased above normal and I am now in caffeine withdrawal as one of the steps to getting it back down to normal, along with a big change in my diet, which of course means saying goodbye to the ongoing sweets binge.  Don't want to take bp meds if I can get it back down naturally.  I have also been eating a lot of salty popcorn, the 100 cals kind at nite, along w the moo cow ice creams and nutty bars...so I think sodium has definitely contributed to high blood pressure.  So let me say...it is no joke quitting caffeine.  Have any of you had any experience with withdrawal form quitting caffeine?  I have been having a severe headache for 2 days, along with tearfulness and not much energy.

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

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

 

Love, Maria

 nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

             

Progress as of today: 45 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

Donkey on 03/22/2019:
Hello, my name is Donkey... and I'm a caffeine addict. More accurately, I'm a coffee-aholic. I would definitely have a problem if I had to give up coffee. I mean, I know I could get over it, but wow, for their own personal safety, they should stay far away from me.

IDK... I've given up carbs, sugar, soda pop (diet), alcohol of all kinds... I'm drawing the line at coffee and salt.

I completely understand your desire to want to not treat your problems with medication. I truly believe that a person, if they can, should try to make active, nutritional modifications as part of their treatment program. I know that you have it in you to do this.

On a more serious note, it has often come to my mind to treat some vices in my life with a 12-step approach. That is not to diminish the gravity of a full-blown addiction, but rather that this kind of approach could help me as well. >>>The problem is that I kinda of keep forgetting to use this approach.


Horn_of_plenty on 03/23/2019:
i'm sorry you have been bingeing / struggling as of late...you can surely make a change though and get back on the healthier track!

I am not against taking meds, though of course it's best to do it thru diet. but nothing wrong with getting help from meds if that's what it takes.

although, now you have a reason to clean up your diet...you can still have treats i'd think occasionally or what is life :)


Donkey on 03/23/2019:
Oh I am also a sugar addict. This has become increasingly obvious to me more and more lately... It is REAL and it is HARD.



Maria7 - Thursday Feb 28, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
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

 

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Houseandcanoeoncreekinmtnsanimgif081010.gif image by autumn1234567 

Hello to all of you and hoping you are all having a nice Thursday. 

Scale weighed me at 158 this morning, so up a little but will get it back down some.  I have been on an iced cinnamon-raisin bread binge as well as ice cream.  So, no wonder.

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I have been doing a lot of raking of leaves this week.  It is looking better in the yards.  The yellow forsythia bushes are in full bloom and a yellow daffodil has bloomed near the front door steps.  Yellow Jessamine, also called Carolina Jessamine, which is our state flower and is a vine with lots of yellow flowers blooming all over it, is blooming along the tops of the fence.

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

Hope 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: 47 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 02/28/2019:
WOW so much variety in your garden! do you have any photos of the beauty to share!? after you spend more time outside, your weight will go down i'm thinking !


Donkey on 03/02/2019:
I love to read about your gardening... and spring-like weather. *sigh* We are due for another brief spell of brutally cold weather Sunday night into all day Monday and Monday night. However, it's not nearly as bad as folks even 2 hours north of us - yikes!



Maria7 - Monday Feb 11, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 156.0

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...

  Tiring day...just got back from the nursing home attending my dear, sweet Mother a couple hours and after got back home, attended the chickens outside again...They are laying really well now averaging 4 to 5 eggs a day for 8 hens and they are barely 6 months old, just started laying recently.  Did you know that raising chickens is a big job?  I surely didn't when I convinced Dear Hubby that we should go to Tractor Supply last August and buy some biddies (all girls we bought).  They almost immediately outgrew the small coup Hubby built for them and before we knew it, we were undergoing a huge bill for a large, decent chicken house built to accommodate our growing girls.  Ended up with right at $3000 in it.  They eat well, about $30 food a month and grass I pull and give to them, and leftover food scraps we give to them as well.  Keeping their chicken house cleaned out is not such a pleasant task.  Lots of shoveling involved, if you know what I mean.  Hubby recently had to build new roosts for the girls, who had outgrown their orginal, lower to the ground roosts.  The reward for all of this work and cost is that now we are getting fresh eggs every day and soon I will be looking for egg customers, as we are building up a good supply of eggs here.  They are nice-sized, brown eggs, as the girls are big rhode island reds.

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It has been a rainy, chilly day here in SC today.  Still a very nice day and thankful to the Lord for it.

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

Hope 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: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

thinkpositive on 02/11/2019:
Oh my gosh, didn’t realize how difficult it was to raise chickens! It must be satisfying to have fresh eggs. Hope your mother is doing ok,


Horn_of_plenty on 02/11/2019:
nice! so you get fresh chickens and even a few customers soon!


Donkey on 02/12/2019:
I truly enjoyed your chicken story! I would love to be one of your customers if it were possible. Fresh eggs can't be beat.

I can relate, as I was shoveling this morning, as well, but not because we have chickens, unfortunately.



Maria7 - Saturday Feb 09, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 156.0

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 you.

  Scale read 156 this morning, which, altho is not my goal weight, I am still happy with it.

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It has been another beautiful day here in SC.  Thankful for this site, and DD webmaster and all of you who take the time to post on DD.  I enjoy reading your postings, altho I do not post as often as you do. 

Spring is just around the corner...next month!  Smile! 

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

Hope 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: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

SilverySparkles on 02/09/2019:
Enjoy the nice weather.


Donkey on 02/10/2019:
Oh Maria7... I read your post about Spring and smiling --- it is snowing here today. Again. I can at least smile.


Horn_of_plenty on 02/10/2019:
always good to be happy with you are, even if not at goal, being happy with a process and the deviations!


thinkpositive on 02/11/2019:
Good to see you too.



Maria7 - Tuesday Feb 05, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 156.0

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 you.

  We are in the 70's for highs these days...loving it.  Sunny and warm.

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I worked in the flower garden yesterday with short sleeves on.  What a task!  Raked up last year's red mulch in piles and reset out some flowers at different place.  Hubby took away the piles of mulch that I shoveled into container many times.  A lot of work for both of us, and took quite a while to accomplish it, but this morning when I went out on the front porch, it looked so nice in the flower bed.  Now, for spring-time to come on in next month and hopefully soon to get new flowers to set out among the rose bushes and other flowers already in the flower bed. 

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

Hope 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: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

SilverySparkles on 02/05/2019:
I left my flower pots out this winter an they all broke. Lesson learned.


horn_of_plenty on 02/05/2019:
we reached 60 today, but that's not normal temps for NYC in February! It's warm now...compared to last week where it was too cold!

I hope you'll share some photos of the flowers when they have bloomed!


thinkpositive on 02/05/2019:
Sounds lovely. Hard work but with rewards!



Maria7 - Sunday Feb 03, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 156.0

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 you.

  Hoping you are having nice weather.  Our weather here in SC has become more spring-like this weekend and sunny.  Nice for being outside and according to weather report, to be in the 70's this coming week.  Hoping to work in flower bed soon to get it prepared for putting in fresh flower plantings within the next month or two.

 Scale weighed me at 156 when I weighed.  

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I bought a couple boxes of 100 calories microwave popcorn and have been enjoying it.  Although it is a little high in sodium, it is low in calories and is very filling.  

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flowersyellow.jpg image by autumn1234567

Hope 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: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

Donkey on 02/03/2019:
How nice to hear you speak of "Spring like" weather arriving. You know what our news people are saying? "Winter's not over yet in Chicago." Please continue to share your warm weather experiences here; some of us are clinging to hope.


Horn_of_plenty on 02/03/2019:
wowwww 70's!

We are also having an improvement, major warmth improvement, we'll get into the 50's in NYC! and that's a delight also!


SilverySparkles on 02/03/2019:
Love popcorn here too.



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