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Maria7 - Wednesday Apr 11, 2018
(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. 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 ...

Hope you are all doing well and having a good day.

Today's Food:

2 fried turkey sausages...100

1 plain toast...70

Grits...100

Coffee...30

Banana...100

Sandwish Relish, 2 breads...250

Cubed steak...200

Green peas...150

Mashed potatoes...200

Fruit...100

Total:  1300

Beautiful, warm sunny day here.  I walked around outside earlier and the peach trees have small peaches on them.  The apple trees have pretty blossoms on them.  All the azaleas are in bloom and there is a red bud on the rosebush by the front steps.

I am feeling better and happy to finally be getting well from head cold and sore throat.

 

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

bearcountrygg on 04/11/2018:
Your weather sounds so nice.....I can't wait to get back outside.


happy-1 on 04/11/2018:
South Carolina is beautiful. Azaleas sound wonderful. Lots of southern cooking today!


Donkey on 04/11/2018:
Glad to hear that you are starting to feel better!


horn_of_plenty on 04/12/2018:
sounds pretty by you and you sound really focused...stay that way and you'll have more progress coming your way!



Maria7 - Tuesday Apr 10, 2018
(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. 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, Friends...

coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

Got the coffee going again this morning...have some?  Come on over and I will pour you a cup!

Scale moved again this morning, announcing 153, so I'm good with that.  Still fighting this awful headcold, and still have no nitely cravings, nor sugar cravings...but ready to be well and feeling well again...

 

 

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Today's Food (so far):

2 fried turkey sausages...100

1 plain toast...70

1 envelope grits, plain...100

coffee w a little sugar and creamer...30

Part of a small cheeseburger...300

Fruit...300

Egg salad s/w of 2 boiled eggs 160, 2 breads 140, mayo, salt, pepper 100

Total today:  1300 calories

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

bearcountrygg on 04/10/2018:
Congrats on the scale moving down...hope you feel better today!


horn_of_plenty on 04/10/2018:
Congrats on the lower weight...nice job without the nightly urge to eat extra.


happy-1 on 04/10/2018:
Yay!!!!

What creamer are you using? I switched to coconut cream with cinnamon and stevia yesterday. It is pretty decent and supposed to burn fat.


Donkey on 04/10/2018:
Well done! Even if it came about because you're sick.


happy-1 on 04/10/2018:
I can't comment on your newest post... dd quirk?

I've started planning my cheat meals... I write my craving down on that calendar square and then I am picking whatever I most badly want. Last week was ramen, grilled cheese and a brownie!



Maria7 - Monday Apr 09, 2018
(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. 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...

coffeeyellowmuganimgif.gif image by autumn1234567Have a cup of coffee with me?  So good on this chilly morning...

Still holding on to 154, the scale announced this morning, so I'm good with that.  With this headcold, I have no nitely cravings, nor sugar cravings...what an advantage.  The disadvantage is feel miserable and in pain, ha.

 

 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

Today's Food:

2 fried turkey sausages...100

1 plain toast...70

1 envelope grits, plain...100

coffee w a little sugar and creamer...30

Banana...100

Egg salad s/w of 2 boiled eggs 160, 2 breads 140, mayo, salt, pepper 100

1 envelope grits, plain...100

2 scrambled eggs...200

Total:  1100 calories  (What can I say?  It's been an 'eggs-cellent' day!)

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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: 51 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 04/09/2018:
YES, SO CHILLY!

I want another cup but i never take 2 at work bc i know that it's too much caffeine for me! :)

several years ago, i'd drink coffee all day which was NO GOOD!


horn_of_plenty on 04/09/2018:
you must be pretty sick to lose your cravings!! get well soon!!

Maria7 on 04/09/2018:
Thank you! :-D


graindart on 04/09/2018:
Don't think I ever get sick enough to lose food cravings.


bearcountrygg on 04/09/2018:
Maybe your taste buds are affected by stuffy nose or sore throat....feel better soon!


trishpiglet3 on 04/09/2018:
I'd love to have a cup of coffee with you but fear I might be a bit too far away for that to be feasible (London, England). Thinking of you and wishing you speedy healing x


Donkey on 04/10/2018:
When I have a cold, I usually crave junk food, because it's very salty or sweet. So it's good to see you using this to your advantage. Still, it's no fun being sick.



Maria7 - Sunday Apr 08, 2018
(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

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. John 11:25&26

 

 

 

 

 

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Hello, Friends.

Happy Sunday!

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New number is 154 this morning.  Maybe there 'are' advantages to this springtime cold...I have no desire for sweets, ha.  My calories are averaging around 1350 a day.  I have an appetite but not as much as it was.  So as miserable as this is, the cold, I may as well be thankful for it.

Breakfast:

1 plain toast...70

2 fried turkey link sausages...100

1 packet grits, plain...100

Coffee w a little creamer and sugar...30

Water...0

Lunch:

Small salad....150

1/2 cup Rice and green lima beans mixed...150

1/3 cup mac and cheese 100

1/2 serving banana pudding...250

Sweet tea....100

Snack:

1 banana...100

Supper:

1 cup of green string beans mixed with potatoes...200

Total:  1350

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Still rowing...

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

Love, Maria

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

bearcountrygg on 04/08/2018:
Good to hear...I wish the cold made me not want sugar...Good job!

Maria7 on 04/08/2018:
Thankk you, but didn't mean weather in speaking of cold.


Horn_of_plenty on 04/08/2018:
I'm also loving turkey / sausages /turkey hot dogs these days!

Maria7 on 04/08/2018:
They are good, aren't they?


trishpiglet3 on 04/08/2018:
Not wanting sugar when you have a cold may be a good thing because sugar can lower your immunity. I hope you feel better soon though, colds are horrible. Aaaah mac n cheese! My husband (who is from the US) buys that from our local shop that sells American food. I've never tried it as I'm allergic to dairy but it does smell really nice when he makes it.

Maria7 on 04/08/2018:
Didn't know that about sugar. Must be a good thing, then, that I am not craving it (as I usually do). The mac and cheese was good but I just had a very little, mostly the pasta of it. Hope you are having a good day today.


Donkey on 04/08/2018:
I hope you feel better soon, but that doesn't mean that I don't want you to lose your momentum.

Maria7 on 04/09/2018:
Hahahahahaha! LOVE IT! SMILE!


Horn_of_plenty on 04/08/2018:
i love donkey's comment!

Maria7 on 04/09/2018:
I do, too! :-D



Maria7 - Friday Apr 06, 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. John 3:16

 

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Island 150

(which I am not at yet)...

Hello to all of you....

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567

 

I am still rowing...but basically staying the same...which I'm not really complaining about...I'm just not making any progress...and I know why...I have a couple of 1900 calories days (or a little more) and then I try to make it up with much lower calories a couple days...which keeps me at about the same weight...which ain't bad...It is just that I'm not getting anywhere doing that and what I am really LACKING is SELF-DISCIPLINE!

Top it off, I have a seasonal springtime COLD (allergies to pollen) but actually that may be helping me since I have less appetite with sneezing and sore throat, ha.  So maybe I can look at the positive side of it and realize this may help me get going again toward goal...

Row, Row, Row your Boat!

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

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

horn_of_plenty on 04/06/2018:
you don't i do not think have to make them up...you can just start again from where you are at now? i hate making it up...been doing that for months now!


graindart on 04/06/2018:
Lately I feel like I'm rowing on a river. When I'm on plan and doing good, I'm rowing UP the river and see very slow progress. When I stumble off plan, I'm rowing DOWN the river with the current and see almost immediate repercussions.


bearcountrygg on 04/06/2018:
Unfortunately it seems it's easier to gain than it is to lose. Definitely not fair.


happy-1 on 04/06/2018:
I'm picturing Clair Underwood and her rowing machine right now... Dunno why.


Donkey on 04/07/2018:
Ugh, my husband just got over having a cold for 2 weeks and now my boss is struggling with allergies. My desk is just outside his office, and I was about ready to tell him to go home, he was driving me nuts with the coughing, sneezing, blowing nose, etc., on Friday. Some days I roll with it, and other days, I'm just on sensory overload and can't handle these types of noises.

Hey - maybe *I'M* the one that should have gone home. Yeah, that's MUCH better ;-)



Maria7 - Saturday Mar 31, 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. John 3:16

 

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. John 11:25&26

 

 

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Hello, Friends.   I wish you a happy Easter tomorrow.

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Still maintaining 155.  Not really motivated to do what needs to be done to go lower right now.  All of you are doing spectacular in your work to get to your weightloss goals, even tho some of you may not think so.  Something that we sometimes fail to realize is that as we become lower in our weight, our calories required to maintain our new lower weights we are at are much lower than they were when we were a lot heavier and we may wonder why we are seeing no continued progress as before when we were heavier?  It is simple.  As we become slimmer, we require fewer calories to maintain our new weights than when we were heavier and if what worked for us to get to the size we are now has stopped working in seeing progress in our weightloss journey, we simply need to lower our daily calories a little lower to begin losing again.  Also in the past, i have found that much excercise over a certain amount each day has actually 'stalled' my weight loss.  How do I know this?  Because more than one time I have been at goal weight and regained and then worked to get back to goal weight again.   I personally found that for me, less exercise and less calories worked best for results.  Also a lower-carb diet off and on as in good bye white foods or high-carb foods.  Just sayin'. 

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Still rowing...

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

Love, Maria

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

Donkey on 03/31/2018:
You have REALLY GOOD advice! (I just don't want to think about eating less calories, LOL...) I'm naturally more active in the summer - I just love being outside and witnessing this beautiful planet we live on. I tend to eat lighter foods too, i.e. less starchy foods, more salads, fruit, etc.

I know we're getting to warmer seasons, eventually... I am going to think about what you said. I could use the remainder of the chilly weather to sleep more, eat less, and see where it takes me.


bearcountrygg on 03/31/2018:
That is a good reminder Maria..ww lowers points as you go ( or at least they used to)...but it's something that is easy to forget about.


happy-1 on 03/31/2018:
Hugs. Love your positive soul.


horn_of_plenty on 04/02/2018:
yes, and the only thing that really helps us continue to burn higher calories is to build muscle through weightlifting. Weightlifting has suddenly become a bit harder for me - i think bc i'm 35 now and not 25, the muscle builds slower...not as easy with slight changes in hormones i think! I used to put on muscle easier than i currently do!



Maria7 - Thursday Mar 29, 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. John 3:16

 

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Hello, Friends.  Tomorrow is the day we Christians call Good Friday.  The day we remember that Jesus shed His Blood and gave His Life on the cross for you and for me so that through Him and only through Him, we may have forgiveness for all our sins (when we repent and ask His forgiveness and believe on Him) and eternal life.

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Still rowing...

 

Food today was:

Breakfast:  2 fried turkey link sausages, 2 plain toasts, 2 cups coffee w a little creamer and sugar...300

Lunch:  Canned corn w 1 teaspoon margerine...450

Supper:  Fried pototoes w onions, ketchup and mustard...450

Desert/Snack:  2 little Debbie snack cakes....500

Today's Total:  1700 calories

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Hope you are having a blessed day. 

Love, Maria

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

graindart on 03/29/2018:
I shouldn't be reading this tonight. Now I'm craving Little Debbie snack cakes......but I don't have an extra 500 calories in the budget.


horn_of_plenty on 03/30/2018:
totally bought turkey franks last night that i want to broiL! i'm sure they'll taste great and way better than boiled franks!


Donkey on 03/30/2018:
Praise be!!!! And you are doing very well, too.



Maria7 - Wednesday Mar 28, 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. John 3:16

 

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Islandbluehuephoto.jpg image by autumn1234567

 Island 150 

(which I am not at yet)...

Hello to all of you.  As you can see, I am still no closer to Island 150 altho I have been rowing...

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I did some self-sabotaging a few days ago...Ice cream and popcorn popped in oil was my vice...and the scale reflected a slight gain...I did some figuring and realized I was averaging 1900 calories a day, so no wonder.  No, that is not my 'maintain' number, however 1700 calories a day is...

Just as soon as I set a goal, apparently I begin rowing backwards...(Island 150)...

So I corrected the results of my extravagant 'food fit', having lowered my calories and am now back to where I am maintaining again.

Today I have had:

Breakfast:  1 fried egg, 1/2 plain toast, 2 coffees w a little creamer and sugar...200 cals

Lunch at BK:  fish s/w, no tartar sauce, and 1/2 small fries...500 cals

Afternoon snack:  banana, 2 small tangerines, a few grapes...200cals

Supper:  2 fried eggs, 4 bread, mayo, and very small sweet potato/raisin muffin....800 cals

Total for day:  1700 cals

No I won't be any closer to Island 150 as these are maintain calories but at least I won't be rowing backward...

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

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Love, Maria

 

 

 

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

Donkey on 03/28/2018:
Sounds like you did very well -- we'll all have episodes where we fall back on old ways, but you handled that like a pro by identifying your vices, making changes, and holding steady.


bearcountrygg on 03/28/2018:
Good catch...stopping yourself...that is what it's all about!!


horn_of_plenty on 03/29/2018:
me too...hard to leave maintenance and move onto loss again.



Maria7 - Tuesday Mar 20, 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. John 3:16

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                                                               Hello, everyone...

 

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Happy Spring! 

 

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 How are you all today?  As for me, I am still 'hanging in there'...

Islandmonkeyswinging.gif image by autumn1234567

 That is about it...Just not in the mood for working on getting to goal for some reason... 

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But staying the same is sort of okay...for now...I guess....

 

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Been in the dentist's chair today... semi-annual dental visit for cleaning and exam...all went well...thank the Lord...

 

 

Hope you are having a good day.

Ever heard of the stationary bike?  Well, looks like this is the stationary canoe...

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Love, Maria

 

 

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

horn_of_plenty on 03/20/2018:
i'm glad the cleaning went well...yup happy spring...i am also maintaining over here :)

Maria7 on 03/21/2018:
Good on maintaining. :-)


puddles on 03/20/2018:
We all have days like that. I am heading back to Canada after this wonderful Winter even if it was cooler Winter then usual. So it is back to Canada at the end of next week. Keep at it Maria persistence pays off in the end.

Maria7 on 03/21/2018:
Thank you.


Donkey on 03/20/2018:
I think standing still is harder than moving forward sometimes...

Maria7 on 03/21/2018:
So true.


trishpiglet3 on 03/25/2018:
Happy Spring! Glad all was ok at the dentist :)

Standing still is way better than running backwards ;) and we would have to be superhuman to be 100% motivated all of the time

I've been away from DD for a while and it's lovely to see your positivity and pictures.



Maria7 - Monday Mar 12, 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. John 3:16

 

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Islandbluehuephoto.jpg image by autumn1234567

 Island 150 

(which I am not at yet)...

Hello to all of you.  I thank you for your comments to my last post.  I enjoy reading your posts even if I don't do a post some days.  I just want to say that I am so proud of you all for your perseverance.  Every one of you.  You are 'sticking with it'...determined...and I believe you will achieve your goals.  Smile!

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567...'I might not be where I want to be but I'm not where I was'...

 

Some of you are losing, some of you are 'hanging in there' (like me), and some of you are in a big fight but really ALL of you are doing VERY WELL! 

If you start to feel discouraged, just look at the graph to the upper right of your page and notice how much you have already accomplished in getting to your goal weight.  Some of you have lost a lot of weight.  Some of you have just begun your journeys but are trooping through and working on your goal and have begun seeing success. 

This is what I love about this site here at DD.  We know we are not alone in our journeys and we know that others are 'pulling' for our successes and not just for their own.

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Hope you are having a blessed day.

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Love, Maria

 

 

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

Donkey on 03/12/2018:
You are so right! I thought about updating my weight loss goals, but I do not ever want to lose sight of the fact that I was where I was and never want to go back there again. (To truly understand what I mean by that, please know that I have lost this same weight at least 4 times.)

Thank you, Maria!


horn_of_plenty on 03/13/2018:
agreed, that many of us, especially the long-timers here, should all just look to the right to see...perseverance has paid off for all of us. thank you for giving everyone the support and encouragement to continue on with this part of our journey in life...amongst everything else going on for each of us outside the weightloss spectrum :)


bearcountrygg on 03/14/2018:
Just keep on keeping on!


horn_of_plenty on 03/15/2018:
that's right we are all doing well :) especially us old-timers here, including myself, we have surely learned from the past!



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