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Maria7 - Monday Jan 07, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 155.0

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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Good morning to you!

Having my second mug of coffee this morning...coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Have some? 

 Scale weighed me at 155 again this morning.  Calories were lower than 1200 yesterday...I simply was not very hungry.  I am going to aim to have more than that today as I don't want to not have enough calories, even if I am not feeling very hungry, so I ate breakfast very early this morning (though still not hungry at all) to get a jumpstart on eating more, aiming for 1300 to 1400 cals at least, per day.

 

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How are you all doing this morning?  Hope each of you have a good day. 

Today's Food Plan So Far: 

2 coffees w creamer and sugar 50c, most of a toasted chicken salad s/w and 1/2 banana 300c and one bottle of water 0. (350c so far as of 7:30 a.m.)

1/2 banana 50, water 0, small amount boiled cubed steak 100c, potato salad w gravy 150c, green peas 50, diet coke 0 .  (700c as of 11:50 a.m.) 

Small piece of coconut-pecan cake, 400c.  It was not 'all-that' that I had anticipated it would be...guess I've lost my sweets cravings, ha.  (1100c as of as of 12:30 p.m.) 

Plan, Lord willing to not go over 1700c (my maintain calories limit) today, since I had a very low calories day yesterday.  Don't think I will have a problem with this today because I am still 'under-hungry'....

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I was thinking...that when I have my mind on something to occupy it that I am excited about, say a hobby that is going very well for example, or simply enjoying a stroll outside among beautiful nature, I seem to not be in tune with hunger signals because I am distracted.  I think this is an answer to overeating.  To keep my mind on something very enjoyable that has nothing to do with eating.  As long as there is distraction, there is no compulsion for me to overeat.  Food loses its excessive desirability.  And I have found that for me, praying not to eat anymore for the day after I eat the amount of calories I allow each day, WORKS.  And...to lose that feeling of nite-time food binge craving, I am simply going to bed earlier and reading or watching tv until I fall asleep.  Sometimes I might desire to have a treat during that time but I know that one treat can quickly lead to another and another.  So, I simply do not give in.  So far, this is working for me.  I hope it continues.  Just wanted to share with you all and wish you a happy day.  .

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Blue jays have been on the back deck this morning, eating what the cats left of their dry food.  I am SO EXCITED to see them!  They are my favorite birds.  I quickly put some birdseed out for them when I saw them.  They migrate in the winter, so may as well enjoy them while they are here.  We used to have a big family of them years ago living in the oak trees here, but when they migrated for the winter one year, the mockingbirds, who do not migrate for the winter, came and took over their feeders and trees and when the bluejays came back from the winter to resume hanging out at their warmer weather home here, the mockingbirds, who had 'toughed it out' during the winter here, ran them all off (there were many fights) and so for years all we've been having has been the mockingbirds.  I must say that the mockingbirds do have pretty songs, though, and sing a different pretty tune right behind another. 

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Every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

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Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

graindart on 01/07/2019:
Glad that things seem to be going along pretty decent for your food control this first week. Keep it up.

Maria7 on 01/07/2019:
Thank you very much. And you will get 'settled down' into your maintenance but it will require a lot of 'train off the track, train back on' so to speak. It is a learning experience. It is true that maintenance is just as difficult as losing weight. I've lost and regained a few times but never back up to my highest weight. When I restrict my diet too much, I then get hard to resist food cravings, especially for unwholesome foods. You have done fantastic and maybe you are adjusting to a certain amount of calories that you can be comfortable with and not feel deprived and hold within 5 to 10 pounds of a steady maintenance weight that is good for you. Just sayin'...


Donkey on 01/07/2019:
I love your idea of keeping busy with a hobby to take your mind off of food. Knitting does this for me, when I need it, especially on the weekend, when my time is not so defined by schedule.


Horn_of_plenty on 01/07/2019:
yep, i had two coffees today too. one in the morning and one after work before exercise. ... seems it didn't help me too much!



Maria7 - Sunday Jan 06, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 155.0

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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Good afternoon to you!

Hoping you are having a good day. 

No lower in weight though had 1400c yesterday but had more sodium and that probably contributed, but that okay.  I am feeling better at this weight.  

 

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Today's Food Plan So Far: 

1 coffee w creamer and sugar 25c, cheese toast 175c...

Salad w chicken and sweet (w sugar) iced tea 400c...

1/2 chicken salad s/w 200c...

Water 0c...

Total so far as of 4:30 p.m: 800c....

Plan, Lord willing, to have up to 400c more today, for a total of 1200c. 

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Every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

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Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

Donkey on 01/06/2019:
Staying consistent! Steady wins the race!

Maria7 on 01/06/2019:
Yes, steady for real...sometimes old habits are hard to break...but I am finding that praying to not eat anymore for the day after I have consumed the amount of calories I have planned for the day, eliminates nite-time snacking.


Horn_of_plenty on 01/06/2019:
how do you decide if you will have one coffee or two?

Maria7 on 01/07/2019:
I usually have two but some days only one because that is all I want.


OhioRaven on 01/07/2019:
Good is good. All the time.

Maria7 on 01/07/2019:
Good to see you back at DD.


Horn_of_plenty on 01/07/2019:
your weight chart for the year looks awesome, very maintenance-land friendly.

Maria7 on 01/07/2019:
Thank you.



Maria7 - Saturday Jan 05, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 155.0

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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Good afternoon to you!

Hoping you are having a good day.

 Scale weighed me at 155 this morning.  BMI 23.6.

 

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Today's Food Plan So Far: 

1 coffee w creamer and sugar 25c, cheese toast 175c...

Salad w chicken and sweet (w sugar) iced tea 500c...

2 bananas 200c, almonds 50c...

Toasted chicken salad s/w 300c...

Total so far as of 4 p.m:  1250c....

Diet coke 0c, water 0c...

2 cellas chocolate covered cherries 100c, almonds 50c...

Today's total: 1400c

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Every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

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Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

graindart on 01/05/2019:
Always good to see the scale drop another pound. Good job.

Maria7 on 01/05/2019:
Thanks.


Donkey on 01/05/2019:
Fabulous! You did it! Wow!

Maria7 on 01/06/2019:
Thanks.



Maria7 - Friday Jan 04, 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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Good morning to you!

Having my second mug of coffee this morning...coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Have some? 

 Scale weighed me at 156 this morning.

 

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How are you all doing this morning?  Hope each of you have a good day. 

Today's Food Plan So Far: 

2 coffees w creamer and sugar 50c, toasted chicken salad s/w 300c and one bottle of water 0. (350c so far as of 8 a.m.) 

1 boiled egg 80c, 1 beef bologna s/w w mustard 230c, 1 bottle of water 0, 4 oz. diet coke 0.  (660c so far as of 12 p.m.) 

The rest of the 12 oz. diet coke 0, 1/2 bottle water 0, fried (in water and drained twice) ground beef patty 200c, rice w a little gravy 150c, slaw w very little mayo 150c.  (1160c so far as of 1:30p.m.)

Plan, Lord willing, to have no more than 300 more calories for the rest of today...Strangely not hungry for anything sweet today, so maybe another bologna or egg or toasted chicken salad s/w later this evening to total 1460 for today.

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Every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

 

Love, Maria

 

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Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 01/04/2019:
chicken salad, so yummmm!

i'm reading you had TWO coffees and now i want another ;)

scale has been very kind to me also, like yours!, this December holiday season because i didn't really gain despite eating VERY high cal!

it's because i tried to rest when i could and continued with my exercise. (last year i gained weight in Jan/Feb bc i had to stop exercise a bit and got sick). this is a better start!

enjoy your eats and good lunch!

Maria7 on 01/04/2019:
Glad you are feeling well and yes, sometimes it is for the best to rest...and thank you. Yesterday, I was referring to the more the merrier of number of current DD'ers posting. Smile. Hope you have a good day.


graindart on 01/04/2019:
Lately I've been craving fried bologna sandwiches with mustard. Haven't bought a package yet, since I'm the only one in the family that wants the bologna. And if I buy the whole package, I'll end up eating the whole package.

Maria7 on 01/04/2019:
Well, not too long ago, 'Someone' told me about 100 cals popcorn and 100 cals ice creams and that helped me at that time (and still does). (Thank you.) The Oscar Myer beef bologna that I eat is 90 cals a slice but I know that Oscar Mayer makes 25 cals turkey bologna...here is link...http://www.thegrocerygirls.com/oscar-mayer-bologna-98-fat-free-sliced.html I used to eat it and it was good and also as you know, there is always low calories 'diet' bread about 40 cals a slice, so approx. 100 cals w a little mustard for a bologna s/w having that and could have 2 or 3, no worries. And if the whole package of that 25 cals each bologna is consumed, no big deal, either. Smile. The only thing else is spray oil to fry the bologna in.


legcramps on 01/04/2019:
Yes, a chicken salad sandwich is calling out to me now LOL

Maria7 on 01/05/2019:
Smile! They are soooo good!



Maria7 - Thursday Jan 03, 2019
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 157.0

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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Good morning to you!

Having a mug of coffee...coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Got more coffee in the pot...have some coffee with me? 

I am at 157 this morning altho I got some sad news yesterday afternoon concerning a loved one, and I overate 300 more calories in black eyed peas and candy than was planned for yesterday but I didn't have any soda as I had planned.  Had iced southern sweet tea instead of soda.  I still was slightly under maintain calories for the day. 

 

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The southern sweet tea I drink is Lipton's southern sweet tea brand and it is sweetened with sucralose and is zero calories.  It is real good and I drink it iced and it tastes like it was sweetened with sugar. 

Today's Food Plan: 

2 coffees w creamer and sugar 50c, 1 boiled egg w light sprinkle salt 80c, 2 plain toasts 140, 1 cella chocolate covered cherry 50c, rice 100c gravy w onion and tiny piece of boiled steak 100c, 1.5 bottles water 0 (this is what I have had through 10:30am and it is 520cals so far)...Later plan to have:  more rice w very small amount steak, gravy w onion 300c, green string beans 50c, fried yellow squash 200c, 2 cellas chocolate covered cherries 100c, southern sweet tea 0, more water 0, maybe a diet coke 0, unsalted almonds 200c...total:  1370c.

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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: 48 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

graindart on 01/03/2019:
Sorry for the sad news, but happy to see you controlled the food intake and only went up 300 calories from your initial plan.

Maria7 on 01/03/2019:
Thank you and congratulations to you on reaching your goal weight! A great success!


horn_of_plenty on 01/03/2019:
Hi Maria! Of course i'll join you for a coffee. And, at this exact moment i am sipping my cup of coffee at work! so i'm totally joining you now!

So you drink the Lipton tea as iced tea or hot tea? sounds great. I think i may delve into making more iced teas for home, iced HERBAL teas, to enjoy at home nice and sweet but sugar free. yeah :) a nice change of pace...

Maria7 on 01/03/2019:
Thank you for joining me for coffee, HOP! I drink iced tea. Hope you have a wonderful day!


graindart on 01/03/2019:
Now you and the cold weather have me craving comfort food. Totally forgot about steak with gravy over rice. Could also go for a nice hearty biscuits / gravy over a buttery set of hashbrowns, with runny fried egg on top of everything. I really wish I didn't love food.....


Donkey on 01/03/2019:
I love it when you invite us to have a cup of coffee with you! I often go and grab one.

I'm sorry that you have received sad news. Eating isn't the answer... but sometimes we just need something to reach for. I get it. Keep trying!



Maria7 - Wednesday Jan 02, 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!

Having a mug of coffee...coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Have one with me? 

Scale weighed me at 158 this morning.  This means I gained 5 pounds within this past year.  So this also means I have to take action to correct this.  Which means less calories and more activity.  I will not do anything drastic but I will be sensible in doing this.  Which means have patience and it also means still enjoy life without restricting calories too much.  I know I overate.  But I haven't realized I have overeaten by 17,500 calories within this past year.  What a lot of extra food to be wearing!  I have been pretty active, so it is not that.  I know what I am guilty of.  It is called having too many sweet treats indulgences, ha.  So beginning today I am back on track with doing what I need to do lest I add any more weight. 

 

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Today's Food: 

2 coffees w creamer, sugar...50c  1 banana 100c  2 scrambled eggs w onion 200c  1 plain toast 70c  2 very small cornbread fritters 200c  almonds 100c  orange juice 170c  (Have had all of this so far as of 12 pm, which is 890 cals and this includes breakfast, snack and lunch)...Next as planned supper and snack:  southern iced tea 0c  black eyed peas w onion 200c 1 very small cornbread fritter 100c  1 cellas chocolate covered cherry 50c  almonds 100c 1 diet coke 0  2 bottles of water 0c  Total 1340c  A little ambitious but I'll take it (and pray after I finish it to have no more food today).

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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!

graindart on 01/02/2019:
You're a lot smarter than me. In the past, I've let myself gain 20+ lbs before considering doing something to combat it. It would've been so much better / easier if I would've nipped it in the bud at a 5 lb gain.

Maria7 on 01/02/2019:
Well, hopefully I can accomplish this, as I have become too relaxed in eating whatever I want a lot of the time. I do track my calories intake daily, and I know that I have surely gone overboard many times. So with you all for a great inspiration to me and our good Lord's help, I know I can correct this.


BearCountryGG on 01/02/2019:
Yes to what Gains said.........we wouldn't be in this predicament if we had just handled the problem quickly.......skinny people do this all of the time.....


graindart on 01/02/2019:
Had to chuckle when I saw "southern iced tea" listed as zero calories. Personally I drink unsweetened iced tea or add some zero calorie sweetener to it. But the iced tea I'm used to seeing in the "south" is probably more like one million calories per glass.

Good job planning out the rest of the day. When I look back on my weightloss over the past 20 months, I realize that I rarely planned out my food intake when I was at home. I'd log everything as I ate it, but then would feel unhappy when I reached the end of my calorie allotment and had to stop eating. Probably would've been smarter for me to have planned things at the beginning of the day, maybe it would've been easier. (I did plan out the day when I knew I was going to be eating out at a restaurant.)


happy-1 on 01/02/2019:
Add veggies like kale and cabbage or broccoli. Cuts calories and fills you up. Found a kale slaw for $2.28 a bag at Walmart Neighborhood Market that is good as salad, coleslaw or hot as a veggie in pasta sauce, eggs, etc.

Maria7 on 01/03/2019:
Thank you. Good idea.


horn_of_plenty on 01/02/2019:
yes, i enjoyed a coffee with you! but i gotta say my body didn't really want it today, which is so weird! i lost the taste for it this morning and never finished the cup!

you're smart to take it off grandually. and 5 lbs isn't that much in terms of hardship to lose and it's sorta easy because you are close to your goal. it's smart to attempt to lose it very slowly and gradually.

Maria7 on 01/03/2019:
Thank you and I see that you are doing real well, too.


Donkey on 01/02/2019:
Echoing what others have said above. Good to catch it early! You can do this!

PS I always thought that Southern iced tea was sweetened.

Maria7 on 01/03/2019:
It usually is but the kind I am referring to is Lipton's southern sweet tea brand which is sweetened with sucralose and zero calories.



Maria7 - Monday Dec 31, 2018
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 157.0

 Revelation 21:5  And he that sat on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.  And he said unto me, Write: For these words are true and faithful.  

 

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Wishing you all a happy new year!

May you find yourselves happier, healthier, and most of all, saved through our Lord Jesus Christ, if you aren't already, as we celebrate the incoming of the new year, 2019! 

 

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Congratulations to those of you who have worked so hard to get to where you are in your journey toward your goal weight, as well as to those who have attained their weightloss goals. 

Scale weighed me at 157 this morning.  BMI is 24.

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Hope you are having a good day...

Remember, every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 48 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 12/31/2018:
You are doing great!!! Good BMI too! Happy New Year!

Maria7 on 01/01/2019:
Thank you. Happy New Year!


graindart on 01/01/2019:
Saw yours, so decided to go check my BMI number.....24.7....just within the "normal" range per the calculator website I used.

Good job maintaining over the past year.

Maria7 on 01/01/2019:
Thank you. Congratulations to you. You have done fantastic!


Donkey on 01/01/2019:
Happy New Year, Maria! You did quite well for yourself this holiday season and for 2018. I just noticed that you're so close to 50 pounds gone. In fact, when you're at your usual maintenance of 155, that's 50 pounds. (I'm seriously thinking there's a little salt action going on with the extra pound or so.) WELL DONE!

Maria7 on 01/01/2019:
Thank you. Yes, definitely some salt action been going on. But I went ahead and put in the number the scale read anyway, ha. Happy New Year to you, too and congrats on your maintenance which has been remarkable!


Horn_of_plenty on 01/01/2019:
Happy New Year to you too! I think lately we've had the best batch of DD'ers i've noticed in years on here. everyone seems to get where they want to be and more are working at maintenance than restriction. in the past, lots of DDers were restricting and like a lot of self negative talking and overeating...seems we are a more experienced bunch right now.



Maria7 - Tuesday Dec 25, 2018
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 156.0

 Luke 2:11-14 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

 

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Merry Christmas to you...

Wishing each of you a happy Christmas.  I am so happy to celebrate the birthday of our dear Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.  I am happy to be a Christian and I thank Him for saving my soul and giving me the gift of eternal life through Him.

Wishing you all a blessed Christmas!

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Scale weighed me at 156 this morning....

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Hope you are having a good day...

Remember, every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

  

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/25/2018:
Merry Christmas to you ! I hope you enjoyed the day!


BearCountryGG on 12/26/2018:
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas maria.



Maria7 - Sunday Dec 16, 2018
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 156.0

 Luke 2:11-14 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.  And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

 

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Merry Christmas to you...

Hoping you are each enjoying this beautiful Christmas season.  Eating is going well...not denying treats but not going overboard, either.  If I think I might give in to the old habit, 'nite-time snack-binging', I quickly pray a prayer and ask the Lord to help me not to eat anymore for the rest of the day and He does.  This works well for me.  I still have beverages, water, or juice but do not eat anymore til the next day.  I am not losing any but I do not want to find any, either, ha!  Sometimes we just have to find a place where we can be at ease with our accomplishments, even though this does not mean we have reached the goals we have set for ourselves at present, but this means we are going to enjoy life and be thankful for where we are at.  Many of you have lost a lot more weight than I have and are sailing along on your path to your goal weight and I congratulate you on your success you have thus far acheived as well as everyone else here who has put forth an effort toward their goal weights.  To lose one pound is to deny ourselves 3500 calories through lesser daily food or more physical activity or a combination of both, so it is no easy job to do!  I orginally lost 50 pounds in one year in 1998, from 205 down to 155.  I did not do it wisely and paid for it but I learned my lesson to not starve myself, ha.   

Wishing you all a blessed Christmas!

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Hope you are having a good day...

Remember, every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

  

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

Donkey on 12/16/2018:
You're doing so well! I'm very proud of you!!!!

I'm looking forward to Christmas with my little family.

Maria7 on 12/16/2018:
Congrats to you, too and hoping you have a wonderful Christmas with your family. I am telling myself, just enjoy the beautiful Christmas season and trust the Lord to take care of what we can't take care of! Smile! Have a beautiful, happy day!


BearCountryGG on 12/16/2018:
You are so right Maria........This is OUR LIFE...we can never forget that while we are working on something...we are still supposed to live our lives......You have learned how to handle things and I commend you for that......Have a Merry Christmas!

Maria7 on 12/16/2018:
Thank you and I am still learning, as we all are. Every day is a blessing. Hoping you have a merry Christmas, too! :-)


graindart on 12/16/2018:
Hoping that I can transition to maintenance soon and maintain as well as you, HOP, and Donkey have. Gaining the weight is easy. Losing the weight is miserable, but I can usually get in a groove and do it somewhat successfully. Maintaining........I've never really done it. Think I have a plan for it this time. Otherwise I'll be stuck in this gain/lose cycle forever (and the gain side of the cycle seems to win more often than not).


Horn_of_plenty on 12/16/2018:
yep, i am so glad grains read your entry :) it's true, life is meant to be mostly livable, rather than suffering as in starving oneself...unless you aren't bothered by it. Me, i cannot do the fasting thing as i feel totally horrible when i do...i prefer to stretch out my foods throughout the day.

like you, i have also experimenting with less than healthy ways of weightloss...maintenance is the best way, once you get there :) it's the most fun and easiest for me and on my mind!



Maria7 - Sunday Dec 09, 2018
(Prayer and counting calories)
Weight: 155.0

  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. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. John 3:16&17

 

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Hello to you...

Is it cold enough for you?  It is a cold, rainy day here in SC and there is snow north of us across the state line.

It is getting closer to Christmas.  Do you have all of your Christmas plans made?  I baked an apple pie, sweet potato pie with raisins, and peach cobbler that are in the freezer awaiting to be part of Christmas dinner and plan, Lord willing, on bringing Mama (from the nursing home) over here on Christmas day.  I also baked Christmas gingerbread cupcakes with icing and colorful sprinkles...but with the neighbors' help, they are all 20 of them gone. 

Still holding about the same.  Would have liked to have lost a little more this year but decided I enjoy food more than being a certain size apparently, ha.  So, still maintaining and thankful for that.  We are more than a number.  Eating well but not overeating...

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas!

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Hope you are having a good day...

Remember, every day with our Lord Jesus is a good day!

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

 

Progress as of today: 50 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 12/09/2018:
Sounds like you will have a Merry Christmas.......Hope your Mom can go and spend it with you.


Donkey on 12/10/2018:
Well, I had plans, but from the sound of your menu, I think I'll change my plans and come have dessert with you! (LOL) I hope that your mom can make it out to your house for the holiday. I hope she's doing well.

You've done quite well for yourself to find a "happy place" on the scale this year. Looking at your "Progess as of today" above, I might contemplate whether those last "5 lbs to go!" are worth the struggle. Well, 2019 still needs goals :)


horn_of_plenty on 12/10/2018:
Lately i also have a craving for the gingerbread flavor. I had a light ice cream by Halo Top with Gingerbread flavoring! so good!

yes, it's downright cold here too. In the 30's and that's unseasonably cold for NYC.

your pies all sound amazing. I've been enjoying baking on weekends & plan to continue with the baking fun. my recipes turn all sugared baking ideas into sugar free baked goods. yum. and they taste just the same!

aren't you glad you aren't overeating much or at all anymore? me too...i've gotten so good at maintenance!..and it's good to be able to enjoy more food!



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