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Maria7 - Monday Aug 13, 2018
(Prayer and aim for 1700 to 1800 daily 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

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Hello, Friends...

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 Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567and I visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 at the nursing home again today.  Good visit.  She doing pretty well.  We usually visit her 4 to 6 times a week.   She is 87.  We do what we can to make sure she has all she needs and is comfortable and plenty of iced water and extra ice and snacks.  She almost cleaned her lunch plate when she ate her lunch today.  Smile.

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Otherwise, still praying, still counting calories...Still at 157...

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

Horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2018:
seems you are at a pretty good weight yourself, keep on!

Wow, you visit her almost everyday ! How sweet of you!!!

87 and i'm sure really happy when you come! You are so thoughtful of her. How close is the drive? I hope it's very close.


Donkey on 08/14/2018:
That is wonderful that you can visit with your mom so often.


happy-1 on 08/14/2018:
hugs. you are good to your mom and everybody in your life. That’s a major proof that we are a force for change in the world.



Maria7 - Sunday Aug 12, 2018
(Prayer and aim for 1700 to 1800 daily 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

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Hello, Friends...  Hope you are having a happy Sunday.

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 Hubby LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567and I visited MomIndianWomanOlder.gif image by autumn1234567 at the nursing home today.  Good visit.  She doing pretty well.  I just don't understand how a lot of families can put their loved ones in nursing homes and then ignore them.  You don't see a lot of visitors, just a few and only sometimes...

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Still praying, still counting calories...Still staying same but not complaining...

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

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

Donkey on 08/12/2018:
I'm glad that you had the opportunity to visit. (((hugs)))

Not sure why I'm saying this, but maybe the weather needs to cool down a bit before the numbers will come down. It seems to me that the body has a harder time "letting go" of the pounds when it's sweltering...


Donkey on 08/12/2018:
^ What I should have added: So keep doing what you're doing! It will pay off!


BearCountryGG on 08/12/2018:
I'm sure your Mom loves having your visits....so nice that you are able to do that.


happy-1 on 08/12/2018:
Hugs. So glad you got to visit!!!!!


horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2018:
yep, my dad would visit his mom weekly there...he was so good to her. and if he couldn't go, i'd try to go in his place many times :)

you are right, many families don't visit...your mom is a lucky one!



Maria7 - Wednesday Aug 08, 2018
(Prayer and 1700 to 1800 daily 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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Hello, Everyone.

 

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Still staying busy, working outside in the yards...but not as much in this heat...and it has been very hot here in South Carolina...

Praying and counting calories continues...

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

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

happy-1 on 08/08/2018:
Good job burning calories and creating a happy environment.


happy-1 on 08/08/2018:
Good job burning calories and creating a happy environment.


Donkey on 08/09/2018:
Staying busy and drinking more water - keys to success!


horn_of_plenty on 08/09/2018:
yes, i've heard down south it's been HOT HOT HOT!



Maria7 - Saturday Aug 04, 2018
(Prayer and 1700 to 1800 daily 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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Hello, Everyone.

 

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Staying busy, working outside in the yards...pulling weeds, setting out new plants, putting in new mulch... In this heat, a real workout.

Staying on track with prayer to not overeat past allowed calories.

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

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

happy-1 on 08/05/2018:
Good job gardening! What did you plant?


Donkey on 08/05/2018:
Staying busy and active are two good things. Isn't this heat unreal?


Horn_of_plenty on 08/05/2018:
i'm guessing that your planting will look beautiful and a lot for you to be proud of as you did it when you are finished!



Maria7 - Friday Aug 03, 2018
(Prayer and 1700 to 1800 daily 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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Hello, Everyone.

 

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Hope you are having a good day.  I am back on track with prayer and counting calories.  I am happy you all are doing so well, too.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

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

BearCountryGG on 08/03/2018:
Happy to hear you are back on track!


Donkey on 08/04/2018:
For the first time in a LONG time, my weight has not fluctuated from last weigh-in to today's weigh-in. I instantly thought of you and how stable your numbers are :-)



Maria7 - Thursday Aug 02, 2018
(Prayer and 1700 to 1800 daily 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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Hello, Everyone.

I thank each of you for your encouraging comments to my post yesterday.  The support here at DD is wonderful.

 

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I am hopefully back on course (prayer and not over 1700 to 1800 calories daily) and rowing again toward island 150.  I see that you are making progress, too, having read posts today.  Happy for you!

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

 

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

horn_of_plenty on 08/02/2018:
We are all rowing beside you on our journeys of maintenance and loss to our comfortable islands :)


BearCountryGG on 08/02/2018:
We will all get there!!!



Maria7 - Wednesday Aug 01, 2018
(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, Everyone.

I have been enjoying reading your posts.

 

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I have been overeating again.  Didn't want to post my new higher number but I am doing it anyway.  I know that to maintain, my calories need to not be higher than 1700 to 1800 per day and I have been having 2000 to 2500 calories per day lately.  The only thing that I have found for me that works is to simply pray and ask the Lord to help me not eat anymore for the day after I have had my allowed daily cals and I have not always been doing that lately, thus allowing myself to pig out in front of the tv at nite.  So, there is my confession.  Like some of you have said in your posts, I, too, have no enjoyment in eating lots of doritas and ice cream and donuts.   After having 'one' donut, I am quite happy and that is only 200 calories but I go on to have 3!  Same with ice creams.  Forget doritas.  Once I start on them, I don't seem to realize how much of them I have consumed until I can't eat any more of them.

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So much for island 150...   I seem to have lost my 'resolve' again to discipline myself to get to that goal.   I keep telling myself I am going to 'start anew' but haven't been following through.  So, I am going to try again.  Do what I know works for me...which is PRAYER.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

 

Love, Maria

 

 

Progress as of today: 47 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

BearCountryGG on 08/01/2018:
You can do it Maria!!


Donkey on 08/02/2018:
I agree, you can do this!

What is it with eating and tv at night that we find so comforting? I also have that problem with "just one". Maybe it would help to divide 1 into 3 parts. That way you feel like you get 3.


graindart on 08/02/2018:
I have the same problem. The first tastes decent and each subsequent one tastes less and less good, but I don't stop eating until the food is gone or I'm so full that I feel like I'll burst. Chocolate chip cookies and donuts have been my biggest problem lately.

After not posting for a couple weeks, I also really didn't want to post my new weight number yesterday.


happy-1 on 08/02/2018:
I had to put an outdoor timer on the tv so it turns off automatically. It's also helping with the late night snacking. Eating in front of the TV after dinner is actually a sign of sleep deprivation according to the OT. You might be sleeping enough hours but not getting enough REM. she had me set the timer to turn it off at 8 so I get an hour of no screens before bed to get to REM faster.


horn_of_plenty on 08/02/2018:
Sorry to hear of a recent overeating derailment. I have had the same for 1.5 weeks. sometimes it's just hormones. i'm also getting back on track!!!!!!!



Maria7 - Thursday Jul 19, 2018
(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. 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 Everyone...

Just checking in...  How are you today?

Still staying about the same weightwise.  Trying to not go over 1700-1800 calories per day more or less and I eat anything I want but trying to watch out for sodium while drinking plenty of water...

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Still rowing...

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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 07/19/2018:
I'm doing alright -- my maintenance range is definitely wider than yours!

Isn't it funny how it's easier for you to maintain at 156 than say 155 or 157?


horn_of_plenty on 07/20/2018:
LOL to donkey's comment about resting on #156 rather than the other two...haha

keep on maintaining...maintenance is wonderful. sometimes we forget how far we have come when we are resting in maintenance :) don't forget, always keep on!

Good cal range also.

good idea to watch salt if you need to - i currently don't watch it much bc i do drink a lot of water and feel i'm mostly in balance & that a lot of the salt i eat i think i need.


bearcountrygg on 07/20/2018:
Maintaining is a good thing!


happy-1 on 07/27/2018:
Maintaining takes willpower!



Maria7 - Sunday Jul 08, 2018
(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. 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 Everyone...

Thought I would 'check in' with a post altho I usually read you every day and enjoy reading your posts. 

Not much new here except I am up a little on the scale.  I know better than to give in to potato chips and candy, but I do it anyway, deriving very little pleasure from the tastes, actually.  So why do I even do it?  Seems it is just a habit when watching tv or reading.

Anyway, what is helping me the most is to simply pray each afternoon, thanking our Lord for the food He provides and at the same time, asking Him to help me not to eat (does not include any drinks) anymore for the rest of the day and He always does.  This is what helps me the very most of all.

I just usually will have already eaten chips or snacks, etc. first, knowing that I won't get to enjoy any for the rest of the day, ha ha.

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Still rowing...

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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!

bearcountrygg on 07/08/2018:
No more snacks after the snacks...… ;>)

Maria7 on 07/09/2018:
No, no more snacks after the snacks (unless they are in drink-form, haha!)...which includes orange juice, etc.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/09/2018:
yup, lately especially this weekend / week i KNOW i can do better...so much that i'm bringing my lunch tomorrow. had enough with getting free lunch and overeating. tomorrow i'll try to eat my own snacks / lunch with little extras.


Donkey on 07/11/2018:
You just named my most favorite things to munch to! Very hard to fall into eating too much, mindlessly.

Very well done on maintenance! I predict that you will be back to 155 very soon.



Maria7 - Friday Jun 15, 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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Happy Friday to you...

Scale still says 155.  Okay with that.

Been working in yards in heat off and on.  It's been quite warm here in the 90's and heat index around 100.

How is the weather your way?

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Still rowing...

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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!

Donkey on 06/15/2018:
I am amazed at your ability to maintain. And not just maintain within a range but to really maintain at one number.

It is very humid here in Chicagoland. The air is very thick, which makes it feel much hotter than it really is. Tomorrow through Monday is supposed to be really humid AND actually hot. I am trying to wait to turn on the air conditioning. If not tonight, then definitely tomorrow morning.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/17/2018:
Our weather is NOT as hot as yours. Although, today it should reach a sunny 90! I may go take my own lawn chair to the park and read...or, i keep forgetting, might as well make some use of my balcony. no sunblock and just head out for 10 minutes for some color :)

i'm loving the warm weather. it's such a nice change from a cold work office...to go out at lunch just to warm up!

i know u used to be always looking for another number, in weight, so it's nice to see you are happy here...or at least you are content right now. i was content when my weight was a hair lower, now i'm nervous it'll keep creaping up bc i'm eating the higher cals again.! as you know!



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