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Maria7 - Monday Jul 26, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
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. John 3:16

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

 

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Hello to you. 

I'm at 153 this morn.  Today is my birthday.  

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I thank you all for your ongoing prayers for us each day.  Not sure how we got Covid. We ALWAYS wear our KN95s.  Always.  But you go into stores here and most customers  are NOT wearing masks, nor social distancing, not even store workers.  We were wearing N95s (a much tighter fit and probably are effective than KN95s) but with the heat here in SC, we swtiched over about a month or 2 ago to the KN95s that have a little extra room in them to breathe. 

So,  our appetites are gone with the wind.  Our current symtoms are:  LargeManWaving.gif image by autumn1234567Hubby:  Severe cough, sore throat, weakness, no appetite (ate nothing yesterday, couldn't even drink coffee that he usually loves), extreme tiredness (this past week has spent most of the time sleeping), severe aches and pains all over.  As for me, my symptoms are:  Fever, Chills, Dry cough, shortness of breath off and on (Hubby was up with me past midnite last nite as I had another shortness of breath episode), sore throat, no appetite (but forced myself to get down 2 dry toasts yesterday), no taste for anything liquid...any liquids taste alien and nasty, even water and it was hard to even get down 1 little bottle of water off and on yesterday), extreme tiredness,weakness, and severe aches and pains all over. 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

Progress as of today: 52 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/26/2021:
Happy Birthday!!!!!!! And thank you for YOUR gift of checking in today and letting us know how you are doing. (((hugs)))

Your symptoms sound very much like what my daughter had, except that she did not have the cough, and amazingly, she maintained a "healthy" appetite, and by that I mean, she was eating a lot. But the exhaustion was just unbelievable. Sore throat on fire, wanted a lot of herbal teas.

I guess that's one way to lose weight, but I am glad that you tried to get down some toast. Not eating at all is concerning. Having difficulty staying hydrated is also very concerning. I continue to pray for both of you; I'm very worried.

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
Thank you. Doctor said if we get worse, go to ER and said we may have to have IV bag of immunoglobulin. I asked her about Ivermectin and she said they don't do that, only the IV bag. But she seemed confident that we are getting through this as well as can be expected and even said she believes the worse is behind us. I'm running a fever but Hubby is not. We are under quarantine through Wednesday cause this started Sunday 18th. We live like we are quarantined (don't go church, etc.) anyway, so this quarantine is not a big deal for us. Smile


bearcountrygg on 07/26/2021:
Happy Birthday Maria although I'm sure you don't feel like celebrating......Prayers are with you both.......It's good to hear that your doctor thinks you are past the worst of it....although I'm positive you guys are really tired of feeling bad. If you have any straws in the house they might help you both get more fluids in...you really need them right now...food isn't as important for a few days...but water especially is....or even if you have any tumblers or water Bottles with a sipper top may also help.....

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
Yes, we do have straws. I had not thought of this. This will help get water down past tasting part. Thank you very much! I will do this! Have a blessed day!


Jacky82020 on 07/26/2021:
That’s awful! Are you saying both you & your husband tested positive & have symptoms?

I’m going back from the KN95 to N95. You are right, harder to breathe with, in my case because they fit better. Ordered 20 blue ones from Amazon for $30. Last time I paid $40 for ten white ones. Nice price drop!


KathyBlue on 07/26/2021:
Happy birthday, Maria, a fellow Leo !!! That's awful with the covid, and both of your symptoms sound terrible and dangerous.. Please try to drink at least, with all the heat, you must not stay dehydrated! Water intake will also help fighting that off... I keep both of you in my prayers. Actually, the masks can't be 100% effective I guess, because we go shopping etc. and the virus may come by the products we buy that were touched by some infected person... It's very difficult, if not Mission Impossible, to keep these fully under control.



Maria7 - Sunday Jul 25, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
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

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

 

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Hello to you. 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567 

I'm at 154 this morning.  Not much appetite with these bad colds Hubby and I have.  We almost went to the ER at 2 am this morning.  He has horrible cough and I was sick and running fever.  But instead, I took a tylenol and went back to bed and he went back to sleep on the sofa.  Please pray for us.

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UPDATE:  Hubby and I went to Urgent Care.  We both got Covid 19.  Thank you for you love and prayers.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

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

Donkey on 07/25/2021:
Oh my, Maria!!! This cold is taking a LOT out of you and D!!!! I wish I knew why these ER situations always pop up at 2am in the morning, right? It always, ALWAYS seems that way with my husband... Oh and that last time that I really hurt my back and passed out getting up to use the bathroom. So it has happened to me too... I'm glad you both were able to avoid the ER though. (((hugs)))

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
Hugs back to you and hope you have a good day!


bearcountrygg on 07/25/2021:
Praying for you...hopefully today there is improvement......Lots of liquids might help, hydration is important.

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
No appetite and hard to even get water down but working on it. Have a good day!


Horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2021:
Coughs do not sound good. I guess make sure you do not need further treatment and I hope you both are feeling better. You don't want to mess with fevers and coughs in the world of Covid!

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
Found out we both got Covid at the Urgent Care. Hope you have a good day today.


Donkey on 07/25/2021:
I'm glad then that you went to Urgent Care when you did!!! Please rest up and do whatever you need to do to get over this - whatever it takes. Praying hard for you both!!!!

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
Thank you very much!


bearcountrygg on 07/25/2021:
Oh...I suspected that by your description .....Praying for you both.....

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
At least we do have medicines to help us with symptoms. I'll be glad when fever and shortness of breath is gone for me and when bad cough for Hubby is gone.


bearcountrygg on 07/25/2021:
Please keep us posted...

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
Okay, I sure will!


Horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2021:
OH MY. i hope you do not have strong cases...please be safe and go to get help if your situations get worse. i wonder how you both caught it. i'm so sorry to hear this!!

Maria7 on 07/26/2021:
The Doctor told us if it gets worse to go to the emergency room. She said that might mean getting a IV bag of immunoglobulin.



Maria7 - Friday Jul 23, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
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

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

 

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Hello to you. 

nativeamericanwomanandcanoeanimgif.gif image by autumn1234567 

I'm at 155 this morning.  Happy about that.  Eating good. 

Hubby and I are still working on getting over this summer cold we have.

 

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

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

Donkey on 07/24/2021:
Yay! Sounds like things are even-ing out. If you have congestion - especially sinus congestion - you may be eating less because you can't taste food 100%.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/24/2021:
i'm with donkey...hopefully you aren't in the mood to eat as much! that's the only thing i'm ever thankful for when sick!

FEEL BETTER!


bearcountrygg on 07/24/2021:
Hope you get over that cold pretty soon....good weigh in!



Maria7 - Wednesday Jul 21, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
Weight: 156.0

 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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

 

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Hello to you.  

I'm still enjoying reading your posts, altho not posting much yet.

Hubby and I are 'under the weather'.  Summer colds, we think.  We haven't gone to the doctor and are taking care of each other here at home, with our good Lord's help.

I just wanted to say hello to each of you and wish you a happy day and tell you that I love you.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 07/21/2021:
Summer colds are rough.....Hope it isn't too hot there for you. I'm happy that you came by...I've been thinking of you and missing your posts.

Maria7 on 07/21/2021:
Thank you. I miss your posts when you be taking a little break from posting, too! Smile! Take care and have a good day.


Donkey on 07/21/2021:
Ugh I do not miss those summer colds. I've been doing OK on the allergies this year, so far. Those colds are more inconvenience than anything.

Maria7 on 07/23/2021:
Glad you are doing okay with allergies this year. Looks like they sure got us good this time. Smile!


Donkey on 07/21/2021:
I miss you, and I hope you and Hubby feel better soon!

Maria7 on 07/23/2021:
I miss you, too. Thanks. We are slowly getting better. Smile!


horn_of_plenty on 07/22/2021:
Hello Maria!!! We love you and your posts (when you want to!) too!

So sorry you and hubby are feeling a little down lately. maybe due to being stressed out a little. i'm sure you'll be on the mend soon!

Maria7 on 07/23/2021:
Thanks. I love you, too and wish you a happy day.


happy-1 on 07/29/2021:
Feel better!



Maria7 - Tuesday Jul 13, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
Weight: 156.0

 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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

 

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Hello to you.  Although I've not been posting for a few days, I have loved reading your posts.  

I'm still hanging in there.  Hubby took me to the mountains and to visit our out of state kinfolks recently and that helped a lot.  My cousin (but really Sister, that we call each other) just lost her Mama (who was best friends as well as Sister in Law to my Mama) earlier this year, too, so we were a great comfort to each other in our grieving over our Mamas.  It was good to get away for a few days.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 07/13/2021:
I'm glad that you got to have a get away to visit your sister/cousin.....Take care Maria.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/13/2021:
Glad to have you here with us in spirit even if you do not post :) But thank you for posting today!

So glad you went on a getaway with your retired hubby! This is the perfect time of year for those and that your sister could be a great comfort :)


Donkey on 07/14/2021:
I'm so glad to hear that you were able to get away for a little bit, and to find solace with your sister-cousin. I'm sure that you were able to be a great comfort to each other. (((hugs)))



Maria7 - Friday Jul 02, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
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

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

 

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Hello to you.  I think I am beginning to feel more normal now.  I haven't been crying as much or as often, even though I usually do cry every day.  So, when I realized this early this morning, it helped me to think I am getting better.  I think of GrannyAnnie, whose Son passed with Covid and although I've not been commenting for the time being here at DD, I usually do read Y'all's entries and there has been none from her since March of this year.  Hope she is okay, cause she is missed by all of us.  I think of Happy-1, who lost her Mama and struggles daily to care of her Dad, which I know is a very overwhelming job but what a wonderful Daughter she is and I can tell she loves him a lot cause she stays very concerned about his health.  I think about BearCountryGG, whose Mama passed a few years ago after getting a flu shot and what a shock cause they'd only talked a few hours before and everything had seemed okay.  I know there are others here, and please forgive me for not naming you, who have had their loved ones and friends to pass and who struggle with grief.  As well as we each have our own boat to row for one thing or another, whatever it may be.  But I do thank the good Lord that we do our best here at DD to encourage and keep each other lifted up, whatever we may be enduring for the time being.  Thank you, all of you for your kind words.  They have helped me tremendously.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

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

bearcountrygg on 07/02/2021:
I'm glad things are getting a bit better for you Maria. I know that you think about your Mama many times a day....you were a very devoted daughter to her.


Horn_of_plenty on 07/03/2021:
I'm so glad you are doing much better. It is good you are taking your time and doing what you need to in order to move thru the difficult time.

yes, so many here have already lost loved ones. it seems part of the human legacy of course that nobody lives forever. the older we get, the more loss we experience.

but i'm glad you are doing better and that you are starting to resume other activities!


Donkey on 07/03/2021:
(((hugs))) I continue to hold you in prayer, but thank you for checking in with your DD friends. I too am glad to hear that you're feeling a little better, although I do realize that it's not a "get over it" thing at all. (((hugs)))


innerpeace on 07/04/2021:
Keeping you in prayer! I hope things continue to get easier, still I know there will be days it will still be hard to handle.


happy-1 on 07/10/2021:
((((Hugs)))) I wish I could give you real ones.


happy-1 on 07/10/2021:
It’s been 2 years and everything still feels surreal. Do everything in your own time.



Maria7 - Tuesday Jun 29, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
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

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

 

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I am working through this grief with our good Lord's help.  Your kind words of comfort are greatly appreciated.  Some days I do better than other days.  I find that if I stay busy, that helps.  Please forgive me for not responding to comments right now.  I am struggling with grief but at the same time, I know Mama is no longer suffering.  I believe she is with our Lord and with Daddy and with her Mama, too.  Still, this is very difficult, even knowing all of this.  I am being told by one person, "It takes time" and by another person, "Get over it".   I've finished going through Mama's clothes and donated some and am sharing some with my Daughter and am keeping some for myself.  Mama would have been okay with that as she was a very free-hearted person, who loved everybody and always shared what she had with others.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

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

innerpeace on 06/29/2021:
Continued prayers for your peace and comfort. I believe everyone has their own time line for grief, added prayers for strength to get through your very personal grief.


bearcountrygg on 06/29/2021:
I agree with IP....everyone will grieve in their own way......don't listen to those who try to tell you how...I also kept some of Moms clothes....and I wear them and think of her when I do. I also donated a lot and gave away a lot.....but every morning when i put on my Moms robe...I feel like I'm starting the day right....i had my Mother in Laws perfume on my dresser for many years.....and then when my sister in law ( her daughter)..was in the hospital and struggling with a multitude of health issues....I took it to her.......we didn't know if my sister in law would survive and i wanted to give her some strength.....I told her I had her Moms perfume for her...and she said WHITE SHOULDERS!!!!!!....she took that bottle and breathed it in and felt her Moms presence......I knew I had been keeping it for some reason...but wasn't sure what....and it suddenly became clear...she needed it......I'm happy that you are keeping things and giving your daughter things too......


Donkey on 06/30/2021:
I agree with IP and Bear - grief has its own timeline, its own pace. I read something recently that said that grief isn't something you "get over", but rather "grow with". It can be very difficult to reconcile the absence of a loved one in this world and the knowledge that our loved ones are in a better place, together.

When my grandfather passed away, all that I wanted were a couple of his sweaters. When I'm having a particularly hard time, I like to put on one of his sweaters... like feeling an embrace.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/30/2021:
Grief def takes time and it's nobody's business to tell you to get over it because it's your mom, not theirs. Along with the others, only you can feel how you do and it's ok to feel the grief now - which makes sense then trying to be over it so quickly and then stressing later. You just go at your pace and be you.

that is very generous that her clothes will go to help others.



Maria7 - Thursday Jun 24, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
Weight: 156.0

 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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

 

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This is just not easy.  Thank you for your prayers.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

Progress as of today: 49 lbs lost so far, only 6 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 06/24/2021:
HUGS!!!!!!!!!! I know that feeling. Like your whole soul is splitting open and you just can't tell anyone how devastated you are because you can't make your mouth make words.


Donkey on 06/25/2021:
My prayers are with you in your time of grief (((hugs)))


Donkey on 06/26/2021:
Be kind and gentle with yourself as you process your feelings.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/27/2021:
Nice that you check in so we know you are OK. I think the other two above offer the best advice <3


legcramps on 06/28/2021:
I am so sorry to hear of your mama’s passing Maria. My condolences to you and your family. Please take care of yourself.



Maria7 - Saturday Jun 19, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
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

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

 

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Hello to you.  Scale read 155 this morning. 

Thank you for your encouraging comments.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

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

bearcountrygg on 06/19/2021:
Your weight is doing well...your body seems to like it there....Hope you are doing well...think about you often!


Horn_of_plenty on 06/19/2021:
yes, what Bear said, excellent job maintaining! glad you are well! :)


Horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2021:
Happy Father's Day to your Hubs.


Donkey on 06/20/2021:
(((hugs))) It's not easy to maintain, during times of stress, sadness... you've done a good job of taking care of yourself in a tough time.


Horn_of_plenty on 06/21/2021:
definitely continued prayers of strength, you should be so proud of yourself, like donkey said and bear...you have maintained for a long time!!



Maria7 - Thursday Jun 17, 2021
(Prayer, counting calories,and intermittent fasting)
Weight: 157.0

 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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

 

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Thank you for your prayers.  The Lord is helping me with this.  I love you all and appreciate your loving support and kind comments.

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Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

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

bearcountrygg on 06/17/2021:
(( HUGS )).....I know this is a hard time for you...hope you are doing well.


Jacky82020 on 06/17/2021:
Hi, Maria! Hope you’re having a good day.


Donkey on 06/18/2021:
(((hugs))) Thank you for taking the time to post - I've been thinking about you. I continue to hold you in prayer.


horn_of_plenty on 06/18/2021:
Glad to read you are ok at this very challenging time for you and your family. Wishing you continued strength and healing :)



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