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Maria7 - Friday May 19, 2006

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

Hello to you!!! Hope you're having a real nice day!!

Last nite, we had a big hail/wind/lightning/and thunder storm! It took a lot of the top out of a huge, dead oak tree in our front yard and there are probably one or 2 truckloads of dead limbs laying in the front yard. But the Lord kept us safe!!! I thank the Lord!

Today, after vacumming 5 rooms and doing some other housework, including cleaning and sweeping debris off the front porch and back deck, I went to Mom's and she invited me to have lunch with her, which I did...she'd cooked black-eyed peas and cornbread and we had a little onion to go with the peas...yummy!!! I washed dishes over there and visited with her a good while. She'd said her bathroom lightbulb was in need of replacement, so I'd taken 2 lightbulbs over there, but when I replaced her bulbs, the ones I took didn't work...and the electricity in there didn't, either....so...she remembered that one time someone had tripped the breakers in her fusebox, so I did that and the light came on in the bathroom and the electricity worked again in there. She was so happy over that! The peas and cornbread she cooked were so delicious! After I left, I went to the store and got ice cream for her, Hubby, and me..and took Mom an icecream sandwich, then came home.

I'm thinking about grilling out a chicken on the rotissiere in a little while on the back deck, as it is sunny and warm outside, around 80 degrees fahrenheit.

Today's Menu:

Breakfast: 1 banana, 2 very small peaches, 1/2 apple, 1 poached egg, 2 toast (lite wheat breads) with a little margerine....est 450....

Lunch: 1 cup black-eyed peas, 1/3 small onion, cornbread with a little margerine....est 450....

Snack: 1 orange sherbet push-up ice cream and 1 nutty buddy ice cream....est 300....

Supper: 1 banana, 2 little chocolate covered mint candies, 1 ff bologna s/w with 2 lite wheat bread and about 1 tsp. lite mayo, 2 cups watermelon...est 400....

Today's Total: Est. 1600 cals. Hope you have a good evening....

Remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 12.5 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 05/19/2006:
Hi Maria, I'm glad you've escaped damage from the thunderstorm. We've got one coming our way. In fact, it's rained here most of the week and is supposed to rain all weekend. I'm so jealous hearing about your warm weather :) Thanks also for your comments on my weight gain. I know it hasn't been excessive so far and I'm grateful, but it's still difficult to see the pounds come back on after going in the other direction for so long. Baby comes first now though!


smiley2 on 05/20/2006:
Hi, thanks for your comment. I do go jogging/walking some times outside but i really dont feel safe walking on my own, so thats out of the question hehe, but thanks for the suggestion!

The ice cream you had sounds nice, especially the Nutty buddy hehe. I eat ice cream, even in the cold hehe, i never wait for summer or warmer days to arrive. I remember once hubby and me arrived on Heathrow airport in the winter, it was freezing cold and everyone was sipping coffee, hot chocolate etc. Well we saw this new milk shake at one of the coffee stands and we ordered that. Thick icy strawberry and chocolate, wonderful in the cold weather hehe.

It strange that you guys experienced a hail storm, isnt it suppose to be almost summer there? Guess it was some sort of freak storm. Im just thankful you didnt suffer any damage to your house.

Have a great weekend.

Welna



Maria7 - Wednesday May 17, 2006

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

Hello to you!!!

New Number!!! (Hehehehe....Big Smile!)

Today's Menu:

Barbequed chicken, 40, 1lite wheat bread, 40, 1 cup watermelon, 50, 4 small candies, 150, 1 very small peach, 20, 1 Wendy's Hamburger with lettuce and tomato, 300, 2 pecan spinners, 200...total so far at 4:43 pm....800 approx. (Written later...church supper: rice, 150, beef and gravy, 150, biscuit, 200, corn, 100, mac&cheese, 50, banana pudding, 250. (Numbers guessing.)

Today's Total: Guessing 1700 cals.

Exercise: Walked 2 & 1/3 miles and worked out at the gym with weights.

Calories deficit from gym walking, -170 cals.

Went to Mom's this morning around 11:30 am and then took her with me to the farmers' market today after I did a little cleaning at her apartment...on the way there, I stopped for gas and also got us some candies...she wasn't up to getting out anywhere...I bought her and me some more little peaches at the farmers' market...they are not regular size, so probably only 20 cals each instead of 35....I also got her some more boiled peanuts. Then we went to visit one of her high-school friends and she did get out there and we went inside, as I'd pulled up at the back door and ....after that, we went to Wendy's and I got us a hamburger there and she had tea and I had water and at her suggestion we sat in the parking lot, facing traffic on a highway in the pretty sunshine and warm weather and had our nice, late lunch together. Then we stopped by a store to get her some oatmeal she was out of and then I took her home after she said she didn't want to go to the gym with me when I'd offered for her to...so I went to the gym and had a good workout, walking over 30 minutes including inclines, and then working out with weights, too. So now I'm back home since around 4:30 pm and fixing to wash my hair and get ready for church tonite....wearing a pair of my size 12 levi non-stretch jeans....

Hope you have a good evening....

Remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 12.5 lbs lost so far, only 2 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 05/17/2006:
Hiya darlin.. :O).. have a great dinner tonight at the church :O)..

sounds like you had a very nice day with mom :O).. love love.. :)..

hugs


inmorning on 05/17/2006:
Wow, busy day. Congrats on losing. :~)


smiley2 on 05/18/2006:
Congrats on your new low weight! Keep up the good work and the exercise!

Have a wonderful day!



Maria7 - Tuesday May 16, 2006

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

Hello to you!!! Hope you've had a wonderful day today!!!

The scale said I'm still at 158 this morning....yahoo!!! My favorite (at this size/weight) size 12 black levi jeans still fitting well and I wore them today.... So, even though I went over my usual 'allowed' cals yesterday by about 100 cals or so, I guess the walking yesterday helped!

Today's Menu:

Barbequed chicken, 2 lite wheat breads, 2 cups watermelon, 2 bananas, 1 apple, 7 small candies, 1 peanut bar, 1 ice cream s/w...about 1500 cals or so.

Exercise: Walked 1 mile and worked out at the gym with weights.

Calories deficit from gym walking, -100 cals.

Hope you have a good nite....

Remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 11.5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 05/16/2006:
Hiya sweetie.. :)... I used KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce.. it only has 2 carbs per searving.. (2tbsp) .. all the others have more carbs.. so I dont use them.. :),,

glad your still wearing your fav jeans.. yaya for you.. and yes.. the walking helps.. bunches..:).. so keep it up..

have a wonderful day tomorrow hun.. hugsss


gigi43 on 05/16/2006:
Good job on those jeans! And to answer your long-ago question, I am 5'2" so 147 is a bit heavy for me. But I am working on it! Hope you have another great day!


smiley2 on 05/17/2006:
Thanks for your comment, it really made me feel better. I know, we should just trust the Lord with all our questions, but sometimes its so difficult to have such strong faith, especially in this day and age when everything seems so screwed up here where i am lol :) Guess a person cannot really choose his or her own destiny, i think its all worked out from the beginning.

On a different front, im glad you didnt gain anything! I think you are managing the balance well when you do overindulge, so that is paying off. Have a wonderful day.



Maria7 - Monday May 15, 2006

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

Good afternoon to you! Hope you're having a wonderful, blessed day in the Lord! It's been gorgeous here in South Carolina with sunshine and warm weather and birds singing in the trees. My Sister came and visited me about 3 hours today...that was real nice..We had a late mid-morning breakfast together..barbequed chicken sandwiches. Daughter came at lunch and I fixed her a grilled cheese sandwich (she wanted that instead of a chicken sandwich) and I still fixed her a barbequed chicken sandwich to take back to work with her for a mid-afternoon snack.

The scale said I'm still at 158 this morning....yahoo!!! I know I'm not at goal but I'm pleased I haven't gained with the iced-cinnamon/raisin bread binges last week! Measurements are the same, too! Yahoo!!!

Today's Menu:

Breakfast: Barbequed chicken sandwich with lite wheat bread, 400.

Lunch: 2 cups watermelon, 100, 1 banana, 105, 2 small chocolate cupcakes, 360 (better than the iced-cinnamon/raisin bread binge, anyway!).

Supper: Speghetti and meatballs, 540, very small peach, 20.

Snack: Barbequed chicken, 2 lite wheat bread, 4 little chocolate 'football' candy. Since this surprise snack has gone over calories allowed for the day, I won't do the calorie count on here for today. All I can say is Hubby LOVES to watch the food channel at night....and only that...errrrrrr!!! but it was me who gave in and ate more than I'd planned....so... hope scale is still friendly tomorrow morning as it was this morning...

Exercise: Walking at the farmers market again....bought Mama some boiled peanuts there...she loves them...and got 2 very small peaches...yum-yum!..one for her and one for me and I got Hubby a big navel orange. I got Daughter a small snack-size pecan pie but not at the farmers market. Mama was happy to get the boiled peanuts and peach I took her after I left the market and she gave me a small baked sweet potato (she offered me more as she'd baked quite a few but I only wanted a small one and I'll probably have it tomorrow, Lord willing) and a tomato for my Hubby, cause she said she knows he likes them.

I hope you have a good afternoon!

Remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 11.5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 05/15/2006:
Gosh... I remember when I was a little girl.. my dad would come up from Florida.. and over where my grandma lived.. in a little town.. and I mean little , called Paragon.. there was a place he would always stop to get boiled peanuts.. :)..I loved them.. that place isn't there any more.. bummer..lol..

nice to spend time with your sister and daughter :).. and mama... ehehe..

we didn't get much rain today.. just a little.. but it was still cloudy and cold.. 52 was the highest.. and we did see some sun this afternoon... for about half an hour ..lol

so my tomatoes I planted , should have plenty of water hehe.. now they need sunshine.. and SO DO I.. lol.

have a great evening hun.. hugssssssssss


smiley2 on 05/16/2006:
Hi there Maria,

Hope you had a wonderful Mothers day as well! Im glad you didnt gain the weight from you mini bun binge hehehehe. I find that usually if i binge on something and dont eat much more of anything else i seem to maintain my weight miracalously!

You are really blessed to be surrounded by so many people that love you and such peace......never take it for granted :)

Have a great day.

Welna



Maria7 - Sunday May 14, 2006

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

Happy Mothers' Day to all you wonderful Mamas out there in internet land! Hope you're having a very blessed day today!

My day was EXTRA blessed when my only child, my Daughter, walked into our Sunday School Class this morning and stayed for preaching, too, and went and ate out with Hubby and me. Thank You, Jesus!

Breakfast: None.

Lunch: Golden Corral buffet...need I say more??? I had a little steak, a small corn on the cob, a baked sweet potato, a little piece of a piece of cheese pizza, about 1/2 cup orange sherbert and 1/2 cup vanilla soft serve ice cream, chocolate cake icing from a piec of chocolate cake, 2 or 3 yeast rolls and a container of honey butter, about 1 cup of watermelon...probably around 1400 cals or so, I'm guessing.

Supper: 1/2 barbequed skinless chicken breast and 1/2 snicker bar, 300?. I was planning to NOT eat supper, but a friend brought some barbequed chicken over left from their cookout today and I couldn't resist....then I 'had' to find a snicker bar in the refrigerator door that I bought a couple of weeks ago and had forgotten all about. It feels good to be wearing my size 12's again...I wore size 12 to church again this morning....I used to think size 12 was fat believe it or not...I know...'DUH!!!'...but I sure don't think that now. But I was a size 8 and 10 at that time that I thought that.

BTW, I changed my supper menu for yesterday (see yesterday's entry.)

Today's cals: Guessing 1700.

Hope you have a wonderful afternoon! Every day is a wonderful day with the Lord! Big Smile!

Remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 11.5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 05/14/2006:
hey sweetie.. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY.. I didn't know you had a daughter.. good to know :).and how wonderful for her to come to church and out to lunch.. :).. you asked is it still raining.. :( yes.. and chilly out.. in the 40's.. they said it';s going to get warmer.. but still rain for a few days.. they said maybe Wed. for no rain.. but that's it.. waaa..lol..

I wanted to tell you about the awesome dream I had the other night.. :)

OK in the dream I was at our church.. and we were in a room.. that we really don't have.. but while sitting in these chairs.. someone would open a door off to the left.. and you could see inside the church.. that was weird.. but anyway.. I remember a little later.. me and my friend Beth was standing off to the side.. and I was telling her how I was doing on my diet.. and then I would reach my hands up.. kinda like holding on to a bar , but there wasn't anything there.. but I was holding something while pulling my legs out in front of me.. and Beth's eyes just opened real wide.. and I told her.. " see Beth.. God is helping me do this.. he is holding my hands.. and I kept doing it.. and I could see myself.. just hanging in mid air while pulling my legs up.. well, The phone rang and it woke me up.. and boy.. my arms hurt me..lol..it was Beth on the phone too..lol.. and I truly believe it was God's way of letting me know.. yes.. he is helping me :)..I already knew that of course.. but it was kinda a validation :).. he is AWESOEM ISNT HE.. :)..

ok its late and I need to get to bed.. hugs girly..


Umpqua on 05/15/2006:
A belated Happy Mother's Day to you - sounds like you had a wonderful day!



Maria7 - Saturday May 13, 2006

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

Hello to you! Hope you're having a very blessed day today!

Breakfast: None.

Lunch: Another sugar binge of iced cinnamon/raisin bread. Maybe soon I won't want anymore of that.

Supper: There was a change to this day's entry...instead of fixing grilled or baked barbequed chicken and baked okra, Hubby offered to get us some KFC supper....so....supper was: KFC 2 fried chicken legs and 1 wing with the skin, 1 small slaw, and 1 small mac&cheese.

Hope you have a wonderful afternoon!

Remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile

Progress as of today: 11.5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 05/13/2006:
NOT FAIR..lol.. I want your sunshine.. it got in the low 40's these past few days.. had to turn the heaters back on grrrr.. and rain .. rain .. and more rain.. :(.. I know, I now.. we need it..for these beautiful flowers and trees and the veggies we eat.. but geesh.. all week?..lol

yes sweetie, I have said things that I really shouldn't have.. insert foot in mouth kinda things ..lol..but you asked for forgiveness so.. it should be ok.. depending on the kinda person you said it too.. :).. I hope they are the forgiving type :)..

as for your raisin bread.. yum.. but yes.. you need to get rid of it..lol.. when you eat carbs.. you crave carbs.. its a fact.. I know your not watching them like I am.. but I wanted you to know that.. this is why I don't have crazing any more.. not for sweets or breads or anything.. I did crave scrambled eggs the other night.. crazy huh..lol.. not like I am not eating eggs..lol.. all the time..lol..

sorry I haven't been here to comment the last few days.. been so0o0o busy.. its like.. leave an entry and run.. I hate that...but at least I can still get those in so I will remember what I ate when to evaluate my losses.. or gains and why..

well, I better go.. I need to tell some people about my friend Cindy having her baby.. :).. hugs to you.. and have a wonderful day tomorrow.. hugs



Maria7 - Friday May 12, 2006

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

Hello to you! Hope you've had a very blessed day today!

Do you ever say something and really, really wish you hadn't????? I made this mistake today. Why didn't I think twice before opening my yapper? It's easy to say things, but then they can't be taken back. The person I said it to said I didn't hurt their feelings when I said I was sorry I'd said it after I said it and I really hope it didn't and now I've asked them and the Lord to forgive me and I hope all is well. That will teach me to think twice before I say something again, I hope.

Breakfast: None.

Lunch: (Another Sugar-Binge) Iced Cinnamon/Raisin Bread, not a little, and 1 Banana. I'd disposed of the remainder of yesterday's binge, thinking that would stop a repeat, but I went right back to the grocery store again today and did a repeat anyway.

Supper: 1 cup baked okra and 1 extra small piece of grilled-out steak. (I'm sitting on the back deck keying this and having a grilled-steak cook-out at the same time.)

Total: 1500?...not sure...maybe more, with the iced cinnamon-raisin bread again.

Exercise was walking in grocery stores 2 or 3 times.

Hope you have a wonderful afternoon!

Remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 11.5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

smiley2 on 05/13/2006:
Hi there,

Yea i have said some things i have regretted, but funny enough its usally to close family members or friends, so its easier to get off the hook with them. Sometimes out of nervouness (im a very anxious person), i say the wrong or stupid things to strangers and even if i do say im sorry i feel so awkward that im not sure they accept my apology.

I guess the way to go is this: You know you are a good, caring, wonderful person, and if sometimes you make a mistake by saying something you dont mean, and you say sorry, and people dont accept it....well then its their problem hehe.

Oh and by the way, by skipping breakfast, maybe your mini binge didnt do so much damage...



Maria7 - Thursday May 11, 2006

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

Hello to you! Hope you've had a very blessed day today!

Breakfast: Egg Sandwich on lite wheat bread.

Lunch: Cheese flavored macaroni and 1/2 tuna/egg salad sandwich on 1 lite wheat bread.

Snack: (Sugar-Binge) Raisin-Cinnamon Bread, not a little, and a banana.

Supper: Black-eyed Peas, onions, and rice.

Total: 1700-2000?...not sure...maybe more...I just hope I stay 158 tomorrow after the sugar-binge today with the raisin-cinnamon bread.

Exercise was walking at the local farmers' market again.

Hope you have a wonderful nite!

Remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 11.5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 05/12/2006:
Good job on bringing your weight back down so quickly! Your foods were great yesterday except for that bread, although that sounds so good. And you got exercise in so I'm sure you didn't do too much damage. I hope you have a great weekend!



Maria7 - Wednesday May 10, 2006

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

Hello to you! Hope you're having a happy, blessed day today!

Today's menu thus far:

Breakfast (Okay, Jolt): Chicken salad sandwich on lite wheat bread, 150.

Snack: Small candy and large bubblegum, 100.

Snack: Large banana, 150.

Lunch: FF Bologna sandwich on lite wheat bread with mustard, 100.

Snack: A little of the chocolate cake my Mother made, 400?.

Snack: Another banana, 100.

Supper: Steak, rice, onions & gravy, green peas, 400?

Total: 1400?...not sure cause of the cake...maybe more...

Hope you have a wonderful afternoon!

Remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 11.5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!


Maria7 - Tuesday May 09, 2006

Weight: 159.5

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! Hope you've had a good day today...I had company today...my Daughter and my Sister....

It's been a mostly cloudy day here today but the sunshine did get through some.

I didn't make goal for today...but oh, well...that's just how it goes, especially when you are a sugar addict....

Anyway...here was today's menu....not so good, I know....hehehe...

Numbers are guesses....

Breakfast....None...

Lunch: Toasted lite pimento cheese sandwich with lite wheat bread, 150.

Snack: Chocolate candy and Chocolate cake....400.

Snack: 1 large banana....200.

Snack: 1 lite wheat bread and 1 fatfree bologna and mustard, 60.

Supper: Cheeseburger hamburger helper with ground turkey instead of ground beef, and green beans, 390.

Today's Total: 1200 cals? (guess)

Anyway...exercise was walking about 30? minutes....or so...I went to the Farmer's Market and walked around there some...and then to the grocery store....and walked in there (ehehe!)

Hope you have a good nite....remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 4.5 lbs to go!

smiley2 on 05/10/2006:
Thanks for telling me about the greenbeans and potatoes, im going to try it for sure! I also have a lot of fond memories of my grandmother's food, but i try not to think about it, since most of my memories are painful. Not that they are bad in any way, its just because they are memories and miss them, wish i can get back there for just 5 min. Sometimes when i close my eyes i do, but then i always get tears hehehehe.

How old is your daughter, does she live nearby you?

Have a great day.

Welna

PS You should post a pic too, more and more of the gals on here are starting to do it...:)


jolt on 05/10/2006:
Sounds like a great day Maria!

Remember breakfast in important for jump starting your body and you day!

Hugs



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