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Maria7 - Wednesday Aug 14, 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 at 151 again this morning...  I decided that my current goal weight of 150 is, after all, 'doable'....  Had just a few of the unsalted almonds last nite and stopped instead of a repeat as the other nite when ate quite a few and was not hungry while eating them as I was watching tv.  Was 'mindful' in eating yesterday...Stayed feeling full, too.  Stayed busy yesterday and didn't focus much on food other than pacing myself and staying within a certain amount of calories...

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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 08/14/2019:
Looking good! I'm going to add 20g of nuts in the evening because I'm finding it too difficult not to have something. 120 calories.

Maria7 on 08/14/2019:
Good plan! And unsalted almonds helps in not retaining sodium, which is what I have. Nuts are filling, too.


Donkey on 08/14/2019:
Sounds like a lovely day -- and it paid off too!

Maria7 on 08/14/2019:
Yes, been lovely here, too...sunny, with temp of 97F and heat index 107 this afternoon...but still a good day!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/14/2019:
nice job with staying moderate. i love that feeling too when everything is working right, and my body feels good based on what i'm feeding it too.

Maria7 on 08/14/2019:
Thank you. I am not feeling deprived...altho I am going through temptations, such as the ice cream at the grocery store this morning...oh, it looked soooooo good! But..not 'that' good!


legcramps on 08/14/2019:
Have a nice day!

Maria7 on 08/14/2019:
Thank you and I hope you have a good day, too!



Maria7 - Tuesday Aug 13, 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 

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Houseandcanoeoncreekinmtnsanimgif081010.gif image by autumn1234567 

Good morning to you and hoping you are having a pleasant morning.  Having a cup of coffee...coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567  Have one with me?

 

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 So happy the scale read 152 again this morning...I had a little extra calories in unsalted almonds last nite while watching tv...See how easy it is to slip back into old habits???  And I was NOT HUNGRY!!!  Yes, at least it was good protein but still it was slightly over my day's maintain calories...  So, today I will surely be 'on guard' against a repeat, ha!  When I am at or near my allotted calories for today, I will pray and ask the Lord for his help that I don't overeat today.  He always helps me and prayer is more important to me than counting calories.

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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: 53 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 08/13/2019:
Good job on maintenance!


Donkey on 08/13/2019:
It's the eating-while-not-hungry trap that I fall into far too easily as well. My wish would be for more mindful eating, so as to be intentional, and not eating just because.

Your post is a good reminder that this mindfulness is something I want to work on.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/14/2019:
oh yes, drinking coffee now with you!



Maria7 - Monday Aug 12, 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 

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Houseandcanoeoncreekinmtnsanimgif081010.gif image by autumn1234567 

Good afternoon to you.

 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 So...the question is:  HOW MUCH do we want to acheive our goal weight???  How important is it to us?  Is it okay to have a goal but only work at it 'off and on', hoping that somehow we will eventually arrive at it...Is it okay to gain weight in the meantime?  Which I have done so many times...  Do we 'THINK' we can get to our goal weights???  Are we too busy enjoying eating what we want 'mostly' and only discipline ourselves 'sometimes'???  Do we think it is 'too hard' to reach our goals?  Do we sometimes just give up and eat all we want and all we don't want, even when not hungry?

I have been SO LAX many times...Somehow, it seemed I 'lost my way'...even though I have acheived my most wanted goal weight of 140 time and time again, only to let it 'slip away' in favor of 'flavors' of different foods, may as well say...or 'cravings' for fattening foods...and REGAIN weight that was lost...THEN...it became all the more difficult to reach goal weight again since I did NOT simply MAINTAIN my goal weight that I had worked so very hard to finally reach...  

It is the SUMMER here...HOT SUMMER at that (I'm in the south)...no reason to not at least 'sweat' some of the extra weight off...Hubby and I do go for little walks early in the mornings and I am very active in doing lots of other things...so I have lost some lately and thankful for that...have lost 7 pounds since 2 months ago, June 12th...including 5 within the past month...

So...altho my goal weight says '150'...I will be happy with that but might even be happier with my former goal weight of 140...we'll see...if I get to it and if I feel good getting lower cause it is no good to get to a lower weight if a person feels weak or not at their best at that lower weight and health is so much more important that what we 'think' we should or want to weigh...

Wishing all of you a happy day!

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Every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

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

grannyannie on 08/12/2019:
I understand. I'm always promising myself when I reach goal that I'll stay there. And I don't.

Maria7 on 08/12/2019:
Let's stick with it this time! Getting to it is one thing but sticking to it is a whole different thing but if we are really committed, which I know that you and I are (as many times as we have done this), we can get to our goals and STAY THERE and not keep having to do the work all over again to get to them.


innerpeace on 08/12/2019:
Wow this post! I completely agree I have dreams and goals of the perfect weight, but I hardly do anything to actually work towards it. I think it will just simply disappear because I want it to and I know that isn't the case. It's a mental block or something. All the sweet, fattening foods taste better right this minute than any ounce of exercise might benefit me. I am constantly trying to change my mind set. Alas, I will have to continue to work on it. Thanks for your post and good luck on your continued weight loss journey.

Maria7 on 08/12/2019:
Thanks. It just mainly is about replacing old unhealthy habits with new, healthy habits. Really simple.. But so easy to give in to fattening foods... If we work hard and really stick to it, we can achieve our goals. Like you said it is all about our mind set.


BearCountryGG on 08/12/2019:
I deal with this daily...and wonder if my goal is unattainable.......I also don't want to make dieting my lifes career...LOL.......You are doing great......you have obviously leared portion control and I suspect that it is the main goal over all.


Horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2019:
yes, we must strive to find our "happy mediums" which are sometimes quite the challenge to find!

also, when we reach our goal weights, we are so happy we sometimes forget what it took to get there. and each time we gain, it becomes even harder to lose...we know the struggle, how much we had to work to get there....and we wonder if we want to do it again....


Donkey on 08/13/2019:
I loved reading this! And it coincided with thoughts I was having at the same time. You see, there are people in my life (boss, husband, me), that need/want to lose weight. The problem is that results aren't immediate. The suffering is immediate, but results - you may not see anything for a few weeks! And I think that's why it's so hard.

One thing that has been self-sabotaging in my journey is that every time I reach a "goal", I move the goal a little lower... so I never succeed, I'm never satisfied. (I guess one could say that weight-loss is a never-ending task, which is true.) That is why I had to change my goal to something of more self-acceptance. Hence, maintenance... at least for now.



Maria7 - Sunday Aug 11, 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 

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Houseandcanoeoncreekinmtnsanimgif081010.gif image by autumn1234567 

Good afternoon to you.

Scale read 152 this morning.  Altho not 151, which I was recently at, I am thankful that I am currently maintaining 152.  My stretch Levi's 10's jeans are loose.  I am okay with this size/weight, even if I don't lose more but at the same time, not giving up...would like to get to at least 148 to 150...  Sure does require discipline, doesn't it?  But, it is 'doable'...  Though it is very important to not get down too low in daily calories...and also make sure one has adequate protein intake...as well as carbs, etc, too.  'Balance'...

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  Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567and I visited Mama together at the nursing home today.  Mama been doing okay, thank the Lord. 

Hoping you are having a good day.

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Every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

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

BearCountryGG on 08/11/2019:
You have been doing excellent at maintaining....glad to hear that your Mom is well.


Donkey on 08/11/2019:
You are doing remarkably well - good job!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/12/2019:
good job maintaining! and YES, you are right..it is even important not to eat too low in calories. ahh, that balance.


grannyannie on 08/12/2019:
You're doing well, Maria! Keep it up.


legcramps on 08/12/2019:
Great job!



Maria7 - Saturday Aug 03, 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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Houseandcanoeoncreekinmtnsanimgif081010.gif image by autumn1234567 

Good evening to you.

 

Scale read 151 this morning.

 

  Hubby    LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 and I walked again this morning.  Was nice and foggy outside but the air was fresh.

Found out that a dear Friend of ours, a wonderful, sweet Christian, went to be with the Lord.  She was 101.  A prayer warrior and she loved everybody and was loved by many.

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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: 54 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/04/2019:
101 is a very long life! that's wonderful she had so many years with everyone.

Being active is best, probably helping you remain at your goal. I hope to get in a short bike ride later :)


Donkey on 08/04/2019:
I'm sorry for your loss. It's hard for those of us left behind.

Wow, look at that scale! You're on a roll!

I meant to comment earlier this week about Hubby deciding not to retire a third time (lol) quite yet. I find it very interesting, but have no opinion either way. I think about it for myself, so that I can spend more time with my husband, but logically, I know I'm far too young to retire right now. I do often think that part-time would be nice. The grass is always greener....


BearCountryGG on 08/04/2019:
I'm sorry to hear of your friends passing........as sad as I'm sure everyone feels at losing her....she definately was a tough lady to make it to such an advanced age....she must have been a delight to those who knew her....



Maria7 - Friday Aug 02, 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 

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Houseandcanoeoncreekinmtnsanimgif081010.gif image by autumn1234567 

Good morning to you.

 

Scale read 152 this morning.

 

  Hubby    LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 and I enjoyed a nice early-dawn walk this morning before he left for work.

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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: 53 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 08/02/2019:
WOW....great job Maria!

Maria7 on 08/02/2019:
Thank you!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/02/2019:
all of your activity and gardening is paying off in numbers!

Maria7 on 08/02/2019:
Thank you!


Donkey on 08/03/2019:
Way to go, Maria! What are you doing differently?



Maria7 - Thursday Aug 01, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 153.0

  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.

 

Scale read 153 again this morning.

 

  Twice-retired Hubby    LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 is probably going to continue to work a few more months, he decided.

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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: 52 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 08/01/2019:
GREAT going with the scale!!!!!

Maria7 on 08/01/2019:
Thank you!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/01/2019:
it's nice when everything's moderate



Maria7 - Wednesday Jul 31, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 153.0

  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.

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Scale read 153 this morning, which I think is lowest this year so far.

 

  Twice-retired Hubby    LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567 is considering retiring a third time Friday, day after tomorrow...It is his decision and I support him in whatever he decides...interesting to see what his decision is going to be, smile!

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Every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

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Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

legcramps on 07/31/2019:
Enjoy your day


BearCountryGG on 07/31/2019:
Nice scale reading!!!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/01/2019:
i have mostly always been thinner in the summer also because it's easier to be active. This is the first summer in awhile that i've remained the same weight so far because i am not doing more cardio this year in the summer.


Donkey on 08/01/2019:
Can't wait to hear what Hubby decides!



Maria7 - Tuesday Jul 30, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 154.0

 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 afternoon to you.

Scale read 154 this morning.

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

  Daughter and I visited Mama together at the nursing home today.  Mama been doing okay, thank the Lord. 

Hoping you are all enjoying the summer.

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Every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

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Progress as of today: 51 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/30/2019:
nice you have mentioned your daughter and even better that you both went to see your mom. that is wonderful. i am QUITE SURE your mom was very glad you were able to come!

Maria7 on 07/31/2019:
Yes, she was...I visit her almost daily but DD works a lot so a special treat for Mom to see her today.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/30/2019:
it can get so lonely and boring there!

Maria7 on 07/31/2019:
Yes, but would be so wonderful if the residents had visitors regularly. Lots of them sit in their wheelchairs in the hallways, smiling and hoping that visitors to other residents passing by them might stop and have a few pleasant words to share with them. It means so much to them, Horn. Even visitors with no family nor friends living at the nursing homes would be so welcome to come inside and greet some of the nursing home residents who crave company but have very little visitors, if any.


Donkey on 07/31/2019:
Way to go, Maria!

It's nice that you live close so that you can visit your mom. I sometimes walk by a nursing home, and I hope that I give anyone who may be looking out the window, something different to see. (always wearing my wide-brimmed sun hat and a smile)

Maria7 on 07/31/2019:
I'm sure they enjoy seeing you pass by...but I know they would REALLY REALLY love to meet you! Many of the nursing home residents get very few visitors, if any and you are such a sweet, caring person, Donkey, that your visit would just make someone's day! Nursing homes welcome all visitors, whether if they know anyone there or not. Just going inside and speaking to someone in the hallway or saying hello to someone in their room is welcomed. It makes the residents very, very happy.



Maria7 - Friday Jul 19, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 154.0

 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 each of you.

Scale reported 154 again this morning.

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

  Wishing you all a good day...

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Every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

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Progress as of today: 51 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/20/2019:
You are sounding happy and content!


Donkey on 07/20/2019:
Happy for you!


trishpiglet3 on 07/27/2019:
Hi Maria! I've been away for a bit but back now. It's lovely to see that you're still posting, with your pictures and your positive attitude x



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