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Maria7 - Friday Apr 07, 2006
(THE FUN DIET (Have your cake and eat it, too!))
Weight: 158.0

John 3:16 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.

Hello to you!

Hope you've had a wonderful day today! Every day is a good day with the Lord!

As for me, I went to a flea market in another town over this morning and a woman was selling some bed outfits she had made. I bought a set and it has flamingos and large palm (I think they are) leaves and very, very colorful...green, blue, yellow, orange, etc. Brought it home and it looks terrific on our bed! It is a comforter, 2 large long pillows, and 2 square pillows.

Then, a little after this, I took my Mom to her appointment at the eye doctor. After we left from there I stopped at Krispy Kreme and got us each a fresh, warm, glazed donut, yum!

After taking her home, I came home and cooked supper for Hubby and me...hamburger steak and french fried potatoes for him and just a hamburger for me.

Today's Menu:

Breakfast: 1 fatfree cheese sandwich with multi-grain bread, 200, part of a banana, 55.

Lunch: The other part of the banana, 50, and most of an apple, 100.

Snack: 1 peanut butter/cheese cracker, 30.

Snack: 1 Krispy Kreme donut, 200.

Supper: 1 hamburger with ketchup and mustard and multi grain bread, 365.

Today's Total: 1000 calories.

Some walking, not as much as usual, though.

Have a good night.

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 04/07/2006:
Hiya sweetie.. looks like you had a good day :O). I just love flea markets.. :O).. I bet your bedding is pretty hun.. I remember when I was a little girl, I would always see the pink flamingos in peoples yard and always said.. "when I get my own house, I want some of those"..lol.still dont have any.. lol..but thanks for the trip down memory lane.. :O)..

you have a great Saturday hun.. hugss


smiley2 on 04/08/2006:
Your food choices seem so delicious and you eat donuts tooooo hhehehehe. I guess self restraint is the key ingredient, but its so difficult for me!

Hope you have a nice weekend.



Maria7 - Thursday Apr 06, 2006
(THE FUN DIET (Have your cake and eat it, too!))
Weight: 158.5

John 3:16 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.

Hello to you!

Hope you've had a good day today!

Mine has been busy...paying bills, buying groceries....shopping at the second-hand store...I found Hubby and me 2 shirts each...all for less than $7.00! Something to maybe take with us on our l-o-n-g weekend beach vacation coming up in 2 weeks, Lord willing.

Hubby and I grilled out steaks on the back deck after he came home from work, then after we ate, we decided to work on our new patio set, and put together a large rectangular glass-top table which has 6 chairs and an umbrella that came with it. So, we're glad we've got that completed. Next is yard work...load and haul off limbs that fell during a little wind the other day and haul off an old swing.

Today's Menu:

Brunch: 2 sweet little peanut butter cookies (Nekot), 80, 2 lowfat peanut butter/cheese crackers, 60, 2 bananas, 210.

Lunch: Krispy Kreme honey-glazed donut, 200.

Snack: Dairy Queen 2/3 of a small cone of chocolate ice cream, 100.

Supper: Small piece of grilled-out steak, 250, 1 cup lettuce, 15, 1 tsp. fatfree thousand island dressing, 10, 1/2 cup baked okra, 25, 1/2 cup baked squash, 50.

Today's total: 1000 calories.

Lots of water.

Exercise was a lot of walking.

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

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 04/06/2006:
Hiya sweetie.. :).. guess we are both on here late tonight hehe.. we went to wal-mart after dinner tonight and bought grocerys.. thats why I am this late..:).. good for you for staying low on tha calories..:).. I need to find me some of this okra.. where do you get it ni the grocey store? Veggie area?.. I saw some breaded kind.. but I cant have that.. so0o0 help..lol.. you have a great Friday hun.. hugs my friend..hugssss


Scruffy on 04/07/2006:
scruff was here! :)


liza36 on 04/07/2006:
Maria,

You are doing a great job of exercising and staying at a good calorie count each day. Good for you. The other day you talked about wanting to snack at 11 PM but resisted. That's a great victory. I have the same problem in the evenings. It's where I can do some serious damage if I let myself. You showed some great restraint, good for you!

Have a great weekend!


Umpqua on 04/07/2006:
Maria, you're doing so well. Your loss is really sticking! Thanks for the congrats too, it's nice to know I have such support here. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!



Maria7 - Wednesday Apr 05, 2006
(THE FUN DIET (Have your cake and eat it, too!))
Weight: 159.0

John 3:16 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.

Hello to you!

Hope you are having a TERRIFIC day!

I picked up a friend this morning and she and I went and got some breakfast, then went walking, then grocery shopping. She got us a small honey bun each and I sure couldn't resist mine!!!

Today's Menu:

Brunch: Steak biscuit, app. 400, small honey bun, yummy, 360.

Snack: 1 banana, 105

Supper: 1 large corn on the cob, microwaved and 1 cup baked okra and squash medley, 335 cals.

Today's Total: 1200 calories.

Exercise: 23 laps around a large basketball court and workout with weights.

No, I didn't give in to snacking last nite at 11 pm...but I SURE WANTED TO!!!!

I think I would have been down a little more today had I not had a very high-sodium diet again yesterday, as I did Monday...but, oh well.

I'm going to read entries...remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 04/05/2006:
Isnt it great to do tings with friends :O)..I love to go shopping with my friend Beth.. :O).. she and I have been friends since we were 10.. :O)..

love ya sweetie.. hugs



Maria7 - Tuesday Apr 04, 2006
(THE FUN DIET (Have your cake and eat it, too!))
Weight: 160.0

John 3:16 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.

Hello to you!

I'm up one, but I should have expected it...I usually am after I eat a high-sodium hotdog the day before.

Today's menu:

Breakfast: 1 scrambled egg, no oil, 80, 1 multi-grain plain toast, 70.

Lunch: 1 small cheese pizza, 410, and 1 snack-pack of Lance nekot (sweet/peanutbutter) cookies, 240.

Snack: 1 fatfree cheese, 30, 1 multigrain bread, 70. (Sandwich)

Snack: 1 small bag of 100 cal 94% fatfree popcorn, 100.

Supper: Turkey, dressing, gravy, mashed potatoes, and green peas (tv dinner), 230.

Today's Total: 1230 calories.

11 p.m....I just want to say I AM HUNGRY...but not giving in. If I go into the kitchen and get started, I'll probably eat 1000 calories!!! NOT!

Exercise: Walked 10 laps around basketball court and ran some errands for my Mom.

Have a good day and remember..Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 9.5 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 04/04/2006:
Your day looks great hun.. :O).. now enjoy your evening :O).. hugs my friend ..


jinglebell on 04/04/2006:

You had some real yummy things today, did I really see pizza and peanut butter? and your calories are low too, good job!


Scruffy on 04/04/2006:
scruff was here :)


smiley2 on 04/05/2006:
Congrats to you for not giving in to the HUNGER! Its getting winter here as you might know and its getting more and more difficult to fight the hunger pangs off.

Your food choices sounds so delicious and you seem to keep it under 1500 which is really good, keep it up!


sanesister2 on 04/05/2006:
Hi Maria im from Australia :)


monet0239 on 04/05/2006:
Good morning sweetie.. so sorry I wasnt in here last night.. we usually go to bed at 11:00 every night.. I hope you made it through the night without doing too bad.. I know its bad to eat late.. but if you do decide to.. maybe some celary... or cucumbers.. even a small salad.. something that contains water in it.. and very few calories..here is my e-mail addy.. if you ever need to vent or just wanna talk.. monet03@mw.net.. and I will get back to you ok.. just make sure you have.. It's me , maria in the subject ok.. so I know its you and dont junk it..lol..Have a great day hun.. hugss



Maria7 - Monday Apr 03, 2006
(THE FUN DIET (Have your cake and eat it, too!))
Weight: 159.0

John 3:16 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.

Hello to you! Hope you've been having a wonderful day today!

Today's Menu:

Breakfast: 1 scrambled egg, 100, 1 plain toast, 70, 1 banana, 105.

Lunch: Toasted low-fat pimento cheese sandwich, 210.

Snack: 1 apple, 80.

Snack: Fatfree cheese sandwich, (made with whole-grain bread),180, and 4 snackpack chocolate cookies, 150.

Supper: 1 hotdog (very filling) made with 1 Oscar-Meyer Fatfree weiner, 40, hotdog bun, 100, ketchup, mustard and a little onion, 15. Also, 1 cup baked squash, 50.

Total calories for today: 1100.

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

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 04/03/2006:
heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.. get in here and post girly... heheh just kidden. hope all is well hugs my friend..

You must have been posting when I was here..lol.. anywho.. ok I put my goal weight in.. wow.. can you believe I have gained 200 pounds in 20 years? wow.. It still amazes me how mush I need to loose.. kind of depressing.. when you see it and its not just in your head.. but.. I will get there.. it didnt come over night and it wont go away over night.. I am giving myself at least 2 years to get most of it gone.. I thinks thats ok.. how about you?.. I need dh to take a picture of me now.. before I loose any more.. that way I can post it and then more as I go along.. your hot dog sounds yummy.. hehe..

hugs my friend.. :O)



Maria7 - Sunday Apr 02, 2006
(THE FUN DIET (Have your cake and eat it, too!))
Weight: 159.0

John 3:16 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.

Hello to you!

Today was sunny, very warm, in the 80's (fahrenheit) here in S.C. Woke up early this morning hearing the birds in the trees outside singing sweetly.

I felt good this morning when I decided to see if I could get on a red size 8 pantsuit to wear to church that had been hanging in the closet a long time and it fit well! Even got compliments wearing it at church, hehehe!

Today has been a stress-eat day. Began with a phone call around 2:30am this morning...I won't go into details...just very stressful...followed by another one a few hours later from a different person...who had been stressed out from the same one that had called here, that had called after calling here...Well, I did okay with breakfast...and so-so with buffet dinner...but then this afternoon there was a mandatory meeting (not connected to the phone calls)...and at first I held my resolve to NOT give in to the nuts, chips, and candy at the meeting....but before the meeting was over (about 2 hours), I'd given in to about 300 calories...then tonight....more stress...and I gave in to 'comfort foods'... 680 calories over today's calorie budget of 1700...

Today's Menu:

Breakfast: 1 scrambled egg, 100, 1 plain toast, 70, 1 banana, 105.

Lunch (Golden Corral Buffet): 2 yeast rolls, 380, 3/4 packet honey butter, 45, sweet potato, 140, small corn on cob, 100, most of a piece of cheese pizza, 200, most of a piece of a fried chicken leg, 200, 1 tbs. chocolate icing, 100.

Snack at a Meeting: Chips, nuts, candy: 300.

Supper: Grilled cheese sandwich, 230, 1 banana, 105, 4 mini-snickers candy, 160, and 1& 1/2 cups purple globe grapes, 135.

Today's Total: 2380 calories. Yes, I really did eat all of this...looks like a lot, doesn't it????

Exercise: About an hour or so of playing the piano and about 30 to 45 minutes of walking.

Well, hope you have a good nite...remember..Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

sanesister2 on 04/02/2006:
Wow Maria... Congratulations on all the weight you have lost... I love reading your comments...you are a real inspiration... I hope I can read and learn from you as Im just starting out. God Bless.



Maria7 - Saturday Apr 01, 2006
(THE FUN DIET (Have your cake and eat it, too!))
Weight: 159.0

John 3:16 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.

Hello to you!

Well...hope you've had a wonderful day today. I had to do an 'update' to my entry for yesterday...I overate by about 500 cals, I think. So, today, I tried to make up for it.

Today's Menu:

Breakfast: 1 banana, 105.

Snack: Small snackpack of Lance peanut butter/cheese crackers, 220.

Lunch (Chick Filet) 8 chicken nuggets, 260, 2/3 packet barbeque sauce, 40, part of a side salad with about 1/3 teaspoon dressing, 60.

Snack: 1 banana, 105, and 1/2 cup purple globe grapes, 45.

Supper: 1 egg sandwich, 240.

Late snack: Small snack-size 94% fatfree lite butter popcorn, 100.

Total calories: 1175

Exercise...Walking at the Farmers Market where I bought some fresh summer squash at 79 cents/pound...Also walking in stores.

Hope you have a good night's rest and wake up and go to the Lord's house tomorrow and worship Him....

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

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!


Maria7 - Friday Mar 31, 2006
(THE FUN DIET (Have your cake and eat it, too!))
Weight: 158.0

John 3:16 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.

Hello to you!!!

New number is.....158.0!!!

Fixing to leave to go get my Mom and take her shopping. Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Today's Menu:

Breakfast: 1 scrambled egg, 100, 1 plain toast, 70.

Lunch: 2/3 of a grilled cheese sandwich (fatfree cheese and a little margerine), 175, and 1 pack of peanut M&M's, 250 (Really had that chocolate-crunchy craving, but at least I didn't give in to what I REALLY wanted...a $1.00 box of Whoppers malted milk balls at 665 cals for only about 1 cupful!!!).

Snack: 1 cup watermelon, 50, and 1/2 cup purple globe grapes, 45.

Supper: Buffet Restaurant: Have left 1010 cals for supper tonite.

Update: Think I did 1155 for supper...just had to have a little piece of coconut pie minus the crust.

Late Night Snack: 4 mini Snickers, 160, 1 banana, 105, 1 cup purple globe grapes, 90.

Today's Total: 2300 calories

Exercise: I walked 32 laps about a basketball court. (Whew!) Also, yard work.

Have a great day in the Lord!

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 03/31/2006:
wo0o0oh0o0o for you.. another pound down the drain hehehe.. keep this up girl and you will be at your goal weight in no time flat heheh...

and I doo0o0o0o sing in church.. well, should I say I did.. wehavent been in a few months :O(.. but I am tryikng to get dh to go again.. pray for me will ya :O).. I have many religious karaoke cd's// :O).. and my son continues to go every week.. he loves it.. and I am so proud of him :O).. its hubby who isnt into going.. Its because he only has one day a week off and its Sunday.. so0o0o.. help us by keeping this in your prayers ok.. I would love that :O)...

Have fun shopping with Mom.. :O).. buy me sumpin pretty ...heheheheh hugssssssssss and God bless youuuuuuu,,

oh.. I dont think we will be going tonigh to sing.. lol.. so thats a blessing.. I dont really care to go to the "bar".. I can stay home and have just as much fun :O).. but hubby has change his mind.. :O).. hugsss


monet0239 on 04/01/2006:
Where oh where has my little friend gone? where oh where could she beeeee?.. Hope all is well hun.. hugssss



Maria7 - Thursday Mar 30, 2006
(THE FUN DIET (Have your cake and eat it, too!))
Weight: 159.0

John 3:16 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.

Hello to you!

New number is159.0!!!

I hope you are having a great day. It is wonderful weather here in South Carolina, USA! Supposed to get into the 70's (fahrenheit) again today and already (10:27am EST) is 65, sunny, and birds happily singing again.

Today's Menu:

Breakfast #1: 1 scrambled egg, 100 cals, 1 plain toast, 70 cals, 1 banana, 105 cals.

Breakfast #2: 1 Grilled cheese sandwich with fatfree cheese fried in low cal margerine, 235 cals.

Lunch: 1 banana, 105 cals, roasted chicken, 150 cals, 1 cup red grapes, 90 cals, 1 cookie (tollhouse choc-chip/pecan), 190 cals.

Supper: Roasted chicken, 150 cals, 1 microwaved corn on the cob, only salt added, 100 cals, 1 banana, 105 cals, 2 bread, 140 cals, 6 french-fried potatoes, 50 cals.

Today's Total: 1590 calories. Exercise: Yard work.

Going to read some entries...remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

liza36 on 03/30/2006:
Apparently the scale if finally cooperating for each of us. CONGRATS on your loss. You're in the 150's, which is awesome! Have a great day!


Umpqua on 03/30/2006:
Good for you Maria! I like your "Fun Diet" idea btw :)


jinglebell on 03/30/2006:

Congratulations Maria!


monet0239 on 03/30/2006:
Wo0o0o0oHo0o0o..159.. you go girl!!.. good for you!!!

It was really nice here today.. I was loving it.. but then I had to go to work.. sniff sniff..lol.. a beautiful warm day.. and I had to work..lol.. figures.. now we are going to have storms tonight and rain tomorrow.. blahhhhhhh.. but Sat. and Sun. are to be good again :O).. so far..lol.. INdiana weather changes like the records at a disco..lol.. listen to me..lol.. records.. what are records..lol.. we remember , dont we hehehe,,

I hope you have a great Friday hun.. :O).. I have to work again.. but thats ok..We are planning on going to Karaoke tomorrow night.. my friend runs a show.. its in a bar.. blaaah.. but its more of a nice one.. if there is such a thing..lol.. we dont drink.. just go to sing.. and get out of the house.. so I may not get on here till sat. evening.. so if I dont have a post tomorrow.. you know where I'll be.. singing my heart out..lol..ok better get for now. hugssss


smiley2 on 03/31/2006:
Hi there Maria! Hehehe finally i know where you are located! Congrats on the weight loss, its a wondeful, empowering feeling to see the scale go in the direction we want it to go! It makes our days brighter and our smiles broader! Good for you, keep it up and have a great day!



Maria7 - Wednesday Mar 29, 2006
(THE FUN DIET (Have your cake and eat it, too!))
Weight: 160.0

John 3:16 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.

Hello to you!

Hope you're all having a wonderful day!

My Mom and I traveled upstate today and we visited some kinfolks. It was a real sweet visit. We hadn't seen them in a good while!

It is sunny and warm, here in S.C. (70's fahrenheit), the birds are singing harmoniously in the trees, and I am sitting on the lounge chair on the back deck keying this, contemplating grilling out some chicken for supper.

Tonight, we also have church, after suppertime.

Today's menu:

Breakfast: 2 bananas, 210, 1 scrambled egg, 100, 1 plain toast, 70.

Lunch: Bag of potato chips, 200.

Snack: Hardee's Apple Turnover, 270, 1 cup red grapes, 90, a very few (8 or 9?) boiled peanuts, 60.

Supper: 1 cup okra, 50, and one small roasted chicken leg, 150.

Lots of water and not as much exercise today.

Total calories for today: 1200 calories.

I almost gave in to some chocolate malted milk balls at the grocery store...it was a small bag and only looked like maybe a cup-full...but according to the calories on the back of the bag, it was 540 calories! So I put them back and came home and had grapes instead.

Have a good afternoon and remember...Jesus loves ya and so do I!

Love, Maria (smile!)

Progress as of today: 9.5 lbs lost so far, only 5 lbs to go!

monet0239 on 03/29/2006:
Wo0o0Ho0o0o.. on leaving those chocolate malted milk balls at the store..those are my mothers fav..lol.. the grapes are much betetr for you :O).. good job hun.. woot woot..

I am glad that you and your mom got to visit some finfolk today.. :O).. thats just great.. :O)..There are alot of my kinfolk that I havent seen in quit some time.. :O(..

hey I have something for you to try.. the gal who toldme about this didnt give any measurments..lol.. but..she said to take whipping cream.. cocoa... vanille extract and some splenda.. mix it up and she says it taste like chocoloate icecream.. I think I will trt this hehe.. hope its good ;O).... you have a great day Maria.. smiles to you hun.. :O)


smiley2 on 03/30/2006:
Hya,

It sounds really peaceful, sitting on a lounge chair on your back deck......where are you from again, is sit Southern California or Sacramento? We lived in Newport Beach/Irvine when we were there and i loved it, also great weather....

About the cheese, it was good old fashioned mozarella. Yea, i know cheese is sometimes the forbidden apple, but its soooo nice to treat oneself to a nice grilled cheese sandwich once in a while, it does good for the soul, if you know what i mean.

Have a great day!



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