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Maria7 - Saturday Aug 14, 2010
(BACK to Goalweight Maintenance)
Weight: 143.4

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





Good morning, Friends!

Hubby is off work today.  We're up early this morning,  drinking our coffees.    Not sure my weight this morning, usually weigh a little later before eating or drinking anything, but only had 1100 cals yesterday, which is under maintenance cals, so will leave it the same as yesterday, though may be lower. 


Hubby and I plan to eat lunch at his favorite buffet restaurant in the next larger town over today.

Will update more later...


Food today:

Breakfast:  coffee, tsp low-cal creamer, diet toast w 1/2 tsp low-cal marg 60

Buffet lunch w Hubby:  large salad of veggies, fruit, seeds, etc. and a little t i dsg...small piece of cheese pizza, 1/2 yeast roll, 1 little piece of  fried chicken liver...600

Snack:  almost 1/2 banana 40

Snack:  candy (was given) 100

Snack:  lettuce w a tsp low-cal mayo on 1 plain diet toast 100

Supper:  cupful  rice w onion cooked in it, cupful black eye peas, 2 boiled chicken gizzards (I cooked the chicken gizzards, onion, and rice together and the black eye peas from dry peas separate)  450

Snack:  candy 100

Total est cals:  1450

Snack:  cupful black eye peas w rice and onion and 1 diet bread 250

Total est cals:  1700




Afternoon update:  Hubby and I walked after we ate lunch at his fav buffet restaurant, then we visited Mom and took her a hamburger (which I fixed like yesterday for her and she ate it all)...she still in her bed at the nursing home.


Hope you're having a nice day!

Love, Maria




Progress as of today: 61.6 lbs lost so far, only 3.4 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 08/14/2010:
love the water pic today :) enjoy ur time with hubby if u go out, have a great day :D

Umpqua on 08/14/2010:
I hope you have a great day!

cleaneating on 08/14/2010:
Have a lovely day :)

Moody3 on 08/14/2010:
Wishing you and hubby a beautiful day together~=)

hollybelle on 08/14/2010:
Sounds like a great day. I did get some more grapes, but I ate them all yesterday while I was mopping and waxing wood floors!!

moogy on 08/14/2010:
I wish you a lovely weekend Maria.

V on 08/14/2010:
Hi Maria! Sounds like a nice chill day you had and your menu looks great!

Maria7 - Friday Aug 13, 2010
(BACK to Goalweight Maintenance)
Weight: 143.4

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





Good morning, Friends!

Pretty, sunny morning here.   Decided to have a morning cup of coffee, something I haven't had in weeks.    Tastes pretty good. 

 Getting some clothes washed this morning...


Food today:

coffee, tsp lowcal creamer, 1/2 cupful microwaved grits, tsp lowcal margerine, 2/3 microwaved egg, 1/2 banana  250

1/2 cupful scuppernong grapes 50

BK whopper jr and chocolate fudge sundae 700 (YUM!)

cupful scuppernong grapes 100

 Today's est cals:  1100 

Not hungry so not going to 'make' myself eat supper...later tonite, decided to have a snack, tho not really hungry, and had grapes....


Visited Mom this afternoon...took her another BK hamburger of which I had taken the hamburger meat and put it into very little pieces that were small easy to eat pieces in the burger and added extra ketchup to make it easier for her to eat it...SHE ATE ALMOST ALL OF IT!  ...Said she'd not eaten her lunch...didn't like whatever it was they served her....She and I talked and watched tv together for a while in her room with me sitting in a chair beside her in her bed.  She told me "My Preacher visited me".  L She was happy about that.


Hope you're having a nice day!

Love, Maria




Progress as of today: 61.6 lbs lost so far, only 3.4 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 08/13/2010:
i had my 1st couple of coffee in a while yesterday too, was very yummy, ill probably go back to drinking it more regularly, hope u have a great day :D

tangalyn on 08/13/2010:
yes, yes i love grapes :D

hollybelle on 08/13/2010:
I haven't had any grapes in 2-3 days - I gonna get some at lunch!!

Donkey on 08/13/2010:
Life's too short to give up coffee... ;-)

liza36 on 08/13/2010:
Did you find you missed the coffee, or caffeine? Have a great weekend.

selina on 08/13/2010:
hi Maria, thank you, it's been an energizing day!

yes, tartine is the grey/white cat. I'm bringing the black cats with me to the US. they are so lovely and can't leave them behind, although I know they'll hate the trip! these are young cats that i got here in Switzerland - this is the first time they travel. I did take my cat (Kitty) I had before to tokyo. She even traveled to Hawaii with us, hehe. She hated it, we didn't do it on purpose, though- that's when we were moving from one place to another....

I got a lot of grapes (Italian grapes) today at the store - they are the best! Yum!

nita51 on 08/13/2010:
SO CUTE! love the laundry girl! Have a good weekend1! xoxo

moogy on 08/13/2010:
good evening Maria, so good that your mom has an appetite, have you got anything special planned for the weekend?

Maria7 - Thursday Aug 12, 2010
(BACK to Goalweight Maintenance)
Weight: 144.4

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





Good morning, Friends!

Well, I went back to the little island I was on 4 days ago this morning (when I stepped on the scale and saw that I'm the same weight I was 4 days ago)...but I've set sail again and am on my way to island 140 again.  I also updated my yesterday's entry, which shows that my 'mini-binge' ended up being over 1000 calories last nite.  I will from now on be very guarded in letting what anyone says to me affect me negatively.  With all I've been going through regarding Mom and my Hubby being sick, I've allowed myself to easily become discouraged here lately.  Not good.  With the Lord's help, I will do better.  :-)


Food today:

Banana 100

small serving of stew beef, onion, potato, yellow rice 150

ditto above 150

cupful of scuppernong grapes 100

small serving of stew beef, onion, potato, yellow rice 150

ditto above 150

cupful of scuppernong grapes 100

Total est cals:  900


Visited Mom at her nursing home today.  She still in bed.  I took her more bananas and a big pretty book with houses decorated festively in it to look at, which she liked a lot and we looked at some of the pages in it together.  She wanted ice cream and I went and got some and brought it back to her.  She was happily eating ice cream when I left.


Hope you're having a nice day!

Love, Maria




Progress as of today: 60.6 lbs lost so far, only 4.4 lbs to go!

skinnygrlwithin on 08/12/2010:
You have done an amazing job! Look at all the weight you have done.. I would not let anything negative that anyone says affect you... I normally think that when someone says evil negative things it is because they are jealous... I am sorry about all the bad things with your mom and husband, and while you should go easy on yourself in these times we must all try and not use food as a crutch and I think you are doing an amazing job... your weight loss shows that!

cleaneating on 08/12/2010:
I am sending you postive and happy vibes to try and make you feel a bit more happier. You really have come so far,please try and not forget that.

Umpqua on 08/12/2010:
I know what you mean about letting outside people and circumstances affect you. We are stronger than that! I hope you have a nice evening.

moogy on 08/12/2010:
I hope you have a wonderful day of healthy eating Maria.

biscottibody59 on 08/12/2010:
Hang in there with the stressful times--they will pass. Yes it's a challenge to make the best choices during these times--don't be hard on yourself either!

Hope your mom and hubby get to feeling better soon!

V on 08/12/2010:
You are such a positive person and those negative people try to bring you down but don't let them girl! I can't stand people like!

just42day on 08/12/2010:
V's right. You are positive. At times, it's hard not to let outside influences affect our moods. But that is something we can change. I hope your outlook continues to be a bright one! :)

biscottibody59 on 08/12/2010:
I so appreciate your thoughtful and kind comments:-)

I have to take comments about my age with a grain of salt--someone was still thinking I looked 28 when I was about 43--I just think c'mon, you must be joking--though I took it as a compliment! (Definitely a double-edged sword!) I figure it's best to take the compliments with grace when they come--they may not be there tomorrow:-)

I of course see jowls and the beginning of sagging when I look at myself in the mirror lately--it's really best to just look myself in the eye and move on when I pass by one! Oh and I agree with the calorie counting--it's the best for me too. I just slacked off because my food habits had changed so over the last few months. I'm gradually feeling a little more adventurous, so I will be starting the counting eventually.

As for your mom, I hope her toe is healing okay. When you said she was in bed, that's what I wondered about.

thinnside40 on 08/12/2010:
Take care of yourself in the midst of all the business of the days.....Let go of what things people say that effect negatively and hang tight to the positive.....

nita51 on 08/12/2010:
How wonderful it feels, to hear that you liked my entry. Thank you. Your entries always lighten my atmosphere. Praying for your hubby & mom. Everything will get better, I just know it will. Keep doing the best you can, all your efforts will greatly pay off,,,Remember,, "One day at a time" enjoy your travels. Peace & Love

Selina on 08/13/2010:
I hope you have a wonderful day, Maria! Thank you for stopping by my entry!

Maria7 - Wednesday Aug 11, 2010
(Diet?...What Diet?)
Weight: 148.4

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





Good morning, Friends!

I decided to put the goal weight bar back in since I left goal weight after I arrived at it in June and am working on getting back to it again.


Food today:

one glazed donut 200

1/2 banana 50

other tbd....a Friend is treating me to lunch and I don't know where we'll be going...but I gotta be good!!!  I'm almost back at goal again!

cinnamon muffin (not ordered, was brought by the waitress cause lunch was late, to eat while we waited on lunch to come), a small amount of cheese pizza and a veggies salad w a little t i dsg  1000

scuppernong grapes 75

Nite-time mini-binge...lf bologna, lf mayo, onion, and lettuce on plain diet toast...also another donut, 1/2 banana, and also a pack of m n m's plain chocolate candy...later also 1/2 ear of corn on cob, a little sweet potato with sugar and cinnamon, and sunflower seeds... 1015

Today's est total:  1325   2340 (ewwww!)  Nite time update after mini-binge:  Did over a mile on the treadmill on uphill-incline tonite to try to counter these added cals from the mini-binge a little earlier......



Update:  Friend and I had a nice outing...She treated me to lunch at a nice restaurant that I didn't know about in a nearby town...then afterward we visited a thrift store in the same town. 

Later this afternoon,  I got Mom a hamburger with tomato and lettuce on it and also some bananas and took them to her...I made sure the beef was in tiny pieces before she ate it and she ate about 1/2 of the hamburger and 2 bananas...She was still in bed,  and she  said she's still not feeling good...

Hubby is feeling better....Again thank you for your prayers!  :-)


Hope you're having a nice day!

Love, Maria




Progress as of today: 56.6 lbs lost so far, only 8.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 08/11/2010:
Thanks for your support Maria, I really appreciate it!

hollybelle on 08/11/2010:
Have fun with lunch and make a good food memory by choosing WELL!

liza36 on 08/11/2010:
You'll get back to your goal weight soon, I know it! You don't have far to go.

geevee on 08/11/2010:
One glazed KK donut is SO much better than yesterday's TWO! I thought of that last night as I wrestled with having a second square of dark Lindt chocolate worth about50 cals. The first was just so good. I was really dying for more but talked myself out of it thinking that after two I might throw in the towel and have even more.

just42day on 08/11/2010:
How nice of your friend to treat you. Enjoy!

V on 08/11/2010:
Maria I hope that your mom feels better!I am staying vigilant with my prayers

moogy on 08/11/2010:
Good evening Maria, I hope you have had a lovely day and that you are having success in reaching your goal for this week.

Donkey on 08/11/2010:
I think you did well. You are right about being very careful about criticizing someone's food choices when choices are limited. I will be very mindful of that in the future :-)

hollybelle on 08/11/2010:
It cooled off here and I was able to ride my bike tonight, Maria! I hope it did there, too. Glad husband is feeling better. At least one of your "patients" is feeling better.

thinnside40 on 08/12/2010:
I visited my g'ma at the nursing home tonight.... She is recoevering from her stroke against the belief of the hospital docs 3 weeks go.... Our God is good!!!!! He would of still been good had he chosen to take her home, but to hear her say my name & talk, etc...Well, just makes me so thankful He allows her as many days as He chooses on this earth to spend with her....

Sounds like you had a nice outing with your friend....Life is much better with a friend sometimes..... :-)

KathyBlue on 08/12/2010:
you're soooo close to your goal, it must give you a boost of motivation! Good to know your husband is getting better! :-) Our prayers have been heard!

Maria7 - Tuesday Aug 10, 2010

Weight: 144.4

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





Good morning, Friends!

Back to day before yesterday's weight again.  You know....before the 760 ice cream I had for a little nitetime mini-binge.  Haha!  It's a beautiful, sunny, warm morning here.  We're getting into the mid 90's (fahrenheit)  for highs now.  Also had similar for July, which is the usual for this time of year here in South Carolina, USA.


Food today:

fried egg w a little onion and plain diet toast 135 (wanna change to something different for breakfast)

 2 KK donuts 400 (double yum!)

1 banana 100 (okay)

BK Whopper, Jr. burger 400 (very yummy!)

Small sweet potato w a tsp lowcal margerine, 2 tsp sugar, 1 tsp cinnamon 175 (yum)

1 medium white potato w a tbs ketchup 165 (okay) 

 Today's est cals: 1275 (so-so)


Visited Mom again today....When I left, she was sitting up in her wheelchair and appeared to be feeling better.  Thank you for your prayers!  :-)


Hope you're having a nice day!

Love, Maria




liza36 on 08/10/2010:
I hope your mom is feeling better. Have a great day!

tangalyn on 08/10/2010:
hope u can keep urself cool.. have a great day :)

just42day on 08/10/2010:
Hope your day is a great one!

hollybelle on 08/10/2010:
Hi Maria! Yes, evidently it gets hotter here in KY than SC and GA - at least today. I am not in the mountains. They are mostly in the eastern part of the state. There is some beautiful country there, and I like to go hike there and to state parks, but it's not a very good area to live in. No jobs, poor counties and low achieving schools. I live in Lexington. I-75 pretty much divides the state in half and if you were to make another horizontal line crossing I-75 Lexington is a little above the center line just barely to the east of I-75 (if that makes sense). It's like a big small town. You know I've invited you to KY before and the invitation still stands - if you ever want to come back and visit! On to diet matters - the bread I like is Nature's Own brand and they have a couple of varieties that have 50 cals each slice - the double fiber and some multi-grain or whole wheat type. I usually get one of the other and it's good. It's regular size and doesn't seem like "diet" bread. I don't like the Lifestyle 35 or some others I've tried. Our Walmart carries the Nature's Own. I need scuppernongs today!

Umpqua on 08/10/2010:
Good to know the ice cream didn't do any lasting damage. Hope you have a great one!

thinnside40 on 08/10/2010:
Have a wonderful day.........

cleaneating on 08/10/2010:
I hope you have a good day :)

loveray on 08/10/2010:
hope you have a great day!! i hope also that you can make it to the DD retreat this fall since you are so close to GA!! if you are interested, read the post on the forum. sending lots of love.

moogy on 08/10/2010:
I bet you will be glad when the weather gets a little cooler Maria. Have a wonderful day.

V on 08/10/2010:
Hi Maria! I am keeping you in my prayers! I am so happy that your mom is doing well

just42day on 08/10/2010:
Glad mom's feeling better? How's patient Hubby?

moogy on 08/10/2010:
You are perfectly right Maria, it is 10.53 am Wednesday here as i am typing, amazing isn't it?

sweetpea1977 on 08/10/2010:
Glad to hear your mom is doing better. :)

If its a girl, we know exactly what her name will be. However, if its a boy, we'll have our work cut out for us. We know what his middle name will be, but we're stuck on coming up with a good first name to go with it. At any rate, we've decided to keep the names secret until the baby is born. :)

Maria7 - Monday Aug 09, 2010

Weight: 144.8

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





Good morning, Friends!

Last nite, I got to really worrying about Mom not feeling well and I resorted to negative behaviour I resorted to in the past when under a lot of stress and instead of simply trusting the Lord to heal Mom, I took it on myself to be fearful, and to comfort myself, I remembered the pint of 760 cals ice cream my Daughter brought me last week and ate it to try to soothe my worries away.  Thing is, I was not even really hungry!  So there's the confession of your hypocrite this morning.  Had I simply trusted the Lord to take care of Mom and not let fear take over me, the scale wouldn't have been UP this morning and I could have had the PEACE the Lord wants me to have without eating that pint of ice cream and feeling VERY NAUSEATED  and having an upset stomach afterwards.   I am a Christian and as i look back over the past years of my life, i see this pattern of behaviour, not just of giving in to overeating to try to comfort myself after allowing myself to become fearful, but I also see that God always came through and I let myself suffer needlessly when I could have been joyful while waiting on the manifestation of God's help.  So many days I could have been joyful and peaceful and I let fear rule.  What kind of Christian is that?  Not trusting God for His Help.  Lord, please help me be a better Christian, I pray.


Food today:

fried egg and plain diet toast 130

 scuppernong grapes 100

mashed potatoes, plain green peas, baked chicken 400

mashed potatoes, baked chicken 350

1/2 ear of corn on cob 100

Est cals today:  1080


Update:  Visited Mom a couple of hours and took her some mashed potatoes, chicken noodle soup, canteloupe, peaches, and gatorade which has electrolytes in it  (to drink over ice).  She ate some of the food and drank some gatorade.  I polished her fingernails at her request.  I talked with her nurse and her nurse talked with the supervisor nurse, who checked Mom over while I was there.  The supervisor nurse ordered some more medicine for Mom, which I believe and hope will help her.  Thank you for your prayers.  Though still in the bed, Mom seemed better today than yesterday.  :-)


Hope you're having a nice day!

Love, Maria




KathyBlue on 08/09/2010:
There's no problem with your faith Maria... we're like this, searching for comforts in food and then we're not able to stop at a reasonable level... then we feel crappy and fat, and stomach aches... but as we say, tomorrow is an other day. Get well, I wish the best for your family too.

hollybelle on 08/09/2010:
KathyBlue is right, Maria. I know you know this one already, but it's good for a time like this and has been my "life verse" for over 3 years now: For God gave us a spirit not of fear, but of power, and love, and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7 That doesn't mean we always operate in that spirit of power, love and self-control - we are human and without our weakness we would have no need for a relationship with our Wonderful Conselor! God bless you this week as you learn to let go of fear and trust God in all things. Love, Holly

biscottibody59 on 08/09/2010:
Hope today is better--enjoy yourself!

Umpqua on 08/09/2010:
You recognize the pattern of this behavior so you're already ahead of the game. We all have these moments of doubt and fear and I think all of us on here have turned to food to try to find comfort. And we all know that is not where comfort is to be found! I'm glad your Mom is eating and I hope she will respond to the new medicine. I hope you have a calm and peaceful day today!

liza36 on 08/09/2010:
Familiar patterns are hard to break. Take comfort in your faith in God. Hope today is a better day.

V on 08/09/2010:
Wow I really needed to read your entry! All of you girls are awesome!

moogy on 08/09/2010:
You know Maria, having faith doesn't mean we don't have doubt's, it is part of the human condition. We doubt not because we don't have faith but because we don't know what the outcome of situations will be. God does not stop suffering, nor stop illness or death. All these things are part of life and part of our opportunity to show faith by our consistency in trusting in Him and in the ultimate promises He has made to those who believe and trust. I think that you hope if you show enough faith you can sustain your mother - but all of us have to let go of our parents. My mother died 20 years ago, when she was 59, my father died about 5 years ago. This is the way things are and no amount of praying will put off the natural process. There is still no need to fear you know where your mother is going and you know that you will be reunited with her, please enjoy her while she is here, you are a wonderful daughter and she must be a great mom to have so much love in her life.

thinnside40 on 08/09/2010:
The Lord is faithful and just for & to His children........... We all stumble and let life situations overtake the best of us. That is what makes us grow stronger in the Lord is to look back on the time we fumbled and see that He was still there for us.. Just think of how sweet it will be the next time we DON'T forget to rely upon Him while facing another seasonof whatever He chooses for our life....

V on 08/09/2010:
So glad your mom is doing better! Good that her appetite is back! I want to thank you again for you words of support! At least i know that I am not alone!

Bikiniwax85 on 08/09/2010:
Hope you mother will get better and glad that there is an improvement. I pray for you and your mum. take care! xoxo

Maria7 - Sunday Aug 08, 2010

Weight: 144.4

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





Hello to you!

 Hubby and I went to church, then out to eat, and then we visited Mom, who wasn't feeling well,  at the nursing home.  Hubby hasn't been feeling well, either, so I ask you to please pray for them.


Today's food: 


fried egg, 1 plain diet toast 130

2 mints 50

veggie salad w ti dsg, yams, a little turkey, dsg, etc, and ice cream 700

scuppernong grapes 100

lettuce w a little lc mayo on 1 plain diet toast 100

another lettuce mayo toast 100

chocolate fudgesicle ice cream 110

1 diet toast, lf bologna, ff cheese, mustard 100

pint ice cream 760

Total est. cals:  2150


Thanks for your encouragements on getting back to goal where I recently was at.  I am feeling better and happier now that instead of continuing to go up, I'm getting back to where I was.  You all are a wonderful group of friends!  :-)


  Hope you're having a blessed day!

 Love, Maria







KathyBlue on 08/08/2010:
Maria, I hope your husband and mother will get better, I send you positive vibes! xoxo

hollybelle on 08/08/2010:
Sorry Mom and husband aren't feeling well. Prayer said! Thanks for the comments on my diary. I AM VERY LUCKY to have the fruit and vegetable stand so near. I ride my bike there sometime and strap the bags to the back of it coming home. I don't know what it is about the scuppernongs that we like so much. The taste, I guess. I feel the same way you do about them, too - I wait like an excited child all summer for them and then they do signify that the end of summer is upon us and Fall is not far behind-school starts, etc. Of course school starting isn't as big a deal the last two years since my daughter graduated HS and is now preparing to go to college in January. Regarding your grape vines not bearing fruit, yet, I think it takes (seems like up to 7 years) a long time for them to hear fruit. That's why wine costs so much, I guess. Big investment to get the vineyards going before any product is even produced! Good luck with them, though. I wish I had a garden or something. I am not good at growing even tomatoes - although I do OK on flowers, srubs an trees for the most part.

selina on 08/08/2010:
I hope both Mum and Hubby get well soon! Stay well and have a great Sunday!

cleaneating on 08/08/2010:
I hope your family are feeling better very soon. Regarding my fruit salads, I usually have 3/4 bits of fruit,I always have a full fruit bowl,todays fruit salad was an orange,peach,nectarine and a plum.

Umpqua on 08/08/2010:
I hope your mom and hubby feel better soon. Keep up your great work!

cleaneating on 08/08/2010:
I just have my fruit on its own usually :)

moogy on 08/08/2010:
I am very pleased that your weight is going in the right direction and that you were able to 'catch' yourself before things got out of hand. Good for you. I do hope you husband and mother are doing better now - it has been a bit of a dodgy weekend, hasn't it?

just42day on 08/08/2010:
Get well wishes coming your way for hubby and mom. I know you take such good care of both of them that I'm sure they'll be on the mend soon. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

nita51 on 08/08/2010:
Hello, So glad you liked my entry, I always love yours. Yes, I will be praying for your family-for sure, please stay strong, and know that the Lord knows just how much we can bare. Hugs

V on 08/08/2010:
Your daily posts are inspirational so I say thank you for being a good friend, you are such a positive person.

Maria7 - Saturday Aug 07, 2010

Weight: 145.0

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





Hello to you!

It is another beautiful, sunny day here in SC.

Hubby is off work today.  We may go to the farmers market in the next town over.

(Down a little from yesterday...yayyyy!)


Food today:

steak, grits, margerine, egg, 1 diet plain toast 700

2 KK glazed donuts 400

 canteloupe and scuppernongs 100

Total est. cals:  1200


Update:  Hubby and i went to the farmer's market.  He got canteloupe, I got scuppernong grapes and lettuce. We walked around the large market twice.


Hope you're having a nice day!

Love,  Maria


just42day on 08/07/2010:
Yay for being down some from yesterday. Enjoy your farmers market! :)

nenak on 08/07/2010:
good for you

Umpqua on 08/07/2010:
Congrats on the scale and I hope you have a great day!

selina on 08/07/2010:
Have a wonderful weekend!

moogy on 08/07/2010:
Every little bit counts toward the total. I am getting a bit jealous of all these wonderful Saturday markets you are going to, I live where the famers live so they go further in toward the city to hold their markets. Some do have stalls by their fields and our local produce is really fresh and pretty inexpensive. I am not complaining.

moogy on 08/07/2010:
Thank you Maria, I just went down to check on her and she has showered and dressed and her heart seems to be a little less jumpy - hopefully it has settled down for the day.

V on 08/07/2010:
I see that you are down .6 so keep at it! :)

Maria7 - Friday Aug 06, 2010

Weight: 145.6

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





Good morning to you!

It is another pretty, sunny, warm August morning here in South Carolina, USA.

I decided to put my weight in today.  As you can see, I am definitely UP from my 140.0 goalweight I was recently at.


Food today:

fried egg sandwich w most of  2 diet breads 190

honeybun (I really wanted 6 donut holes @ 300 cals,  but decided not to drive to next town to get them, so I sub'ed) 360

small piece of candy (why?) 30

chocolate fudgesicle ice cream (I really wanted a 600 cals sundae, but sub'ed) 110

2 small pieces candy (why?) 60

tomatoes on toast (was real good, Cleaneating...after I had this, Hubby decided to have him a toasted tomato sandwich!) 100

tuna salad (tuna, onion, lettuce) 250

tuna salad (tuna, onion lettuce ) 240

chocolate fudgesicle ice cream 110

Total est. cals: 1450



Update:  Went and sat with Mom about an hour and a half while she ate her lunch.  Her toenails were trimmed and apparently, according to her nurse,  her toe may have been cut by the podiatrist during the process, the nurse called me to tell me before I went up there to the nursing home.  They are keeping antibiotic cream and bandade on it, she said.  She didn't say straight out that he did it, but did say that he said he put some antibiotic cream on it.  I'm sorry that happened to Mom but I didn't make a big deal out of it, since they are doing what they can to help it get well. 

Hope you're having a nice day!

Love, Maria




Umpqua on 08/06/2010:
Good for you for reporting your weight, and for getting things in check. 5 pounds isn't so bad, but I know how quickly that can get up to 10 and higher. You're doing great and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

just42day on 08/06/2010:
Thanks for your sweet note today. I hope you have a great start to your weekend. I'm sure you'll be able to shed those 5 lbs with your dedication. Take care!

hollybelle on 08/06/2010:
Maria - Yes we love those scuppernongs! There is a fruit/vege stand on the corner from my house and I go EVERY day to get my "fix" as the owner calls it! LOL! Also - I wanted to add to your comments about EDs (eating disorders) that if anyone is interested in additional, indepth information about all kinds of EDs - including overeating, binge eating etc. they can check out something-fishy.org website. This is a pro recovery website and has links to info and forums. EDs are a very serious health problem and although more is understood about them in recent years, there is much that science and medicine can not tell us.

KathyBlue on 08/06/2010:
5 lbs, you'll get rid of it in a blink of an eye! We just have to make it happen! WE HAVE THE FORCE! :)

cleaneating on 08/06/2010:
Hi,I know it can be so easy to get fixed at being a certain number (your weight I mean) that sometimes I thik we can get too bogged with numbers. If we eat right and do a little exercise its gotta be the right thing. You can lose those few lbs easily,I have complete faith :)

Right,my tomatoes I store in the refridgerator but I always take my tomatoes out a few hours before I going to them,thats how I just like my tomatoes realyy,if eaten straight from I find there is little taste as they are too cold (I find the same with fruit),and I don't liked cooked tomatoes,but you can cook them and have them on toast still some of my friends like this,its just my personal preference to have them uncooked and not too cold.

Have a good day.

selina on 08/06/2010:
Hi Maria, they are not cherries although they look like them. The fruits are much smaller and they are called currants: white and red. They have black currants, too. I'm glad you like the tomatoes. I like them too - they are so different and beautiful unlike the plain tomatoes I am used to seeing.

145 is a bit higher than the ideal 140, but not by much.... you are doing great! Hugs to you!

geevee on 08/06/2010:
Be real careful about not letting the 5lbs. increase. That was my big mistake my first time around on DD's. My +5 lbs inched up to 6 and then ever upward until I had almost regained all that I had lost.

selina on 08/06/2010:
Hi Maria, currants are not very sweet. They are rather tart, very good for garnishes and jam. I like to eat them as one would eat grapes, though... I see them a lot on cakes as ornaments around here... they are very much like gooseberies...

cleaneating on 08/06/2010:
Awww,you like tomatoes on toast too :)

sweetpea1977 on 08/06/2010:
Glad you tried something new...tomatoes on toast. So delish!! I love making toast based sandwiches - tomato and fried egg; canned tuna (mixed with dill weed) lettuce and tomato; scrambled egg whites sliced avocado and tomato; and of course the classic bacon lettuce and tomato!

moogy on 08/06/2010:
I can see what you mean now Maria. Time to get into action and get rid of those extra 5lbs before they grow. Have a wonderful healthy eating weekend. It looks as if everyone is going to be keeping an eye on what you are eating so that you are going down and not up. Lots of people must love you!!!

V on 08/06/2010:
Sorry to hear what happened to your mom :( As far as the 5 lbs well at least you caught it before it gets out of control. I know you will lose it

Maria7 - Thursday Aug 05, 2010

Weight: 0.0

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





Hello to you!

It is a beautiful, sunny, WARM (it IS August) day here in SC.

Fixing to leave to go take care of some business.


Food today:

fried egg sandwich w 1 egg, 1 tsp oil, most of 2 diet breads 190

grilled cheese sandwich w 1 tbs margerine, 2 diet breads, 2 ff cheeses 200

chocolate fudgesicle 110


lettuce and mayo sandwich w 2 diet breads 175

Hubby's cooking supper... stew beef w potatoes and yellow rice 400

Total est cals today:  1075


Hope you're having a nice day!

Love,  Maria


loveray on 08/05/2010:
hope you had a wonderful day! sending lots of love.

just42day on 08/05/2010:
Thanks for your kind words, Maria. I really trying to watch the calories. Some days it's easier than others. Figured I'll just keep doing and I'm bound to see results. Am happy the #s are going in the right direction. Hope your day is fabulous!

Umpqua on 08/05/2010:
I love egg sandwiches, I've done them on light english muffins too. But I still want to try that bread!

moogy on 08/05/2010:
Good Morning to you Maria, I hope you have a wonderful day and get everything done that needs to be done.

nosetwitch on 08/05/2010:
yeah, you're right. nuts are healthy for you but have a TON of calories! ugh!

V on 08/05/2010:
Hi Maria as I wave to your icon :) Enjoy your evening!

selina on 08/06/2010:
I hope you are having a good day, Maria. Nice to have a husband that cooks for you, enjoy!

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