Everyone is doing a great job on working towards the goals they have set. A review of the progress each and every one of you is making is so inspiring. Thanks for sharing. So much collective wisdom helps smoothe some of the rough spots. New ideas keep this journey exciting and provides motivation to continue. Personal issues have developed which makes it necessary for me to limit my commentary this evening.Unusual... Keep that momentum going!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Men's best successes come after their worst failures"
Did my strength training and cardio and had a personal training session. Am about to do a zumba class. On the nutrition side, kept to my allotted points so far. Scale has not budged in the last couple of days.
Sandy You're doing just great! Keep it up, one day at a time!
Here is a suggestion that worked for me. I hope it works for others too. Make a commitment to stick to it for one whole year. (of course one day at a time) For the past 6 1/2 years I've made the commitment to stick to WW for one full year, one year at a time. No less! I've made a commitment to go to WW meetings every week for one full year no matter what the scale says! To follow the program for one full year, one day at a time! For those who don't attend WW meetings or follow other plans, the same commitments can be achieved too. Just a suggestion.....
Short term: One day Long term: One year
p.s. I'll be on plan today and I'll follow all 9 healthy guidelines, INCLUDING EXERCISE.
Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 7/1/2009 (08:56)
I'll celebrate 10 years of maintenance on July 2nd, 2014!
I will be OP today. I've noticed the last couple of days I'm taking some blt's without thinking about it. It's a bad habit, so I'm working on not doing that today. If I want something, I'll measure it and count it.
It's so easy to get into bad habits!
I'm running with my daughter today. We plan on doing a six mile run. I have lots of house cleaning to keep me busy and I'm watering my garden so I can get back out and start weeding again.
Meals and snacks are planned in advance and my trust 3 month journal is on the table.
Welcome to our team's Chat Cafe. We invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy chatting with us. We are passionate about health and about living a healthy lifestyle! The Outcome? We are losing the weight and keeping it off for a lifetime - ONE DAY AT A TIME!
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ONE DAY AT A TIME! WE CAN DO IT!
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Yesterday is history, Tomorrow is a mystery, Today is a gift. That's why it is called the "present".
Not on plan just for today? Tomorrow is a new fresh day. Congratulations on starting over. Forget, forgive and move on!
Evaluate what caused you to slip, the situation, and where it might have occurred. See that you can learn from your slip.
REMEMBER!!! Slips should teach you, not defeat you!
Accept that sometimes itís going to suck. Despite your best intentions, there will be days when you fall into a bag of crisps. But long-term success is about persistence, not perfection. Itís picking yourself up when you fall, over and over again.
Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life!
One Day at a Time
Whatever the goal we're pursuing, no matter how rugged the climb, we're certain to get there by trying our best, and taking One Day At A Time.
"Forever" is hard to imagine, "the future" may seem far away- but every new dawn brings a wonderful chance to do what we can on that day.
If you've started out in pursuit of your goal And you've really tried with your heart and your soul, but somehow things got out of control--- START OVER.
When you've tried your best to do what you should And you thought this time that you surely would, But once again, you didn't do good--- START OVER.
When you've worked so hard to follow a dieters way And you fought to win a victory each day. But one more time you went astray--- START OVER.
When you've tried so hard to yourself to be true And do the things that you know you should do, But once again you failed to come through--- START OVER.
When the road to success seemed much too long And each temptation was oh so strong And once again you gave in to wrong--- START OVER.
When you've told your friends what you planned to do And trusted them to help you through But soon discovered it's up to you--- START OVER.
When you know you must be physically fit, But your hope seems gone and you're stuck in a pit That's not the time for you to quit--- START OVER.
When the week seems long and successes few And at weigh-in time you're feeling blue, Remember tomorrow is just for you--- START OVER.
To start again means a victory's been won And starting over again means a race well run And starting over again proves it can be done So don't just sit there--- START OVER
~~ Author Unknown ~~
After winter comes the summer. After night comes the dawn. And after every storm, there comes clear, open skies. ~ Samuel Rutherford ~ (1600-1661, Scottish Pastor)
I saw the "NECKLACE (CHAIN) GAME" somewhere and I liked it.
I thought you might like it too.
You can make your own beautiful necklace (or a chain) by being OP (On Plan), using the emoticons provided here on SP.
*** You can also play this game for one week at a time (or month...etc...) and build a new necklace every week if you wish (or a month...etc...)
*** Please feel free to make adjustments and changes to the "NECLACE GAME" as you wish.
Congratulations on being On Plan, and if not, congratulations on starting over!
NOTE! Please read Rule # 3 below. It's an excellent motivating rule to stick to your Necklace game, which means: sticking with your weight-loss journey.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE GAME
1. For every day you are ON PLAN (OP) you put in your necklace (chain ) the letter D ( for a DAY). So, if you are OP for 4 days in a row, your necklace looks like that: D - D - D - D
It's nicer to use the "EMOTICONS"
2. Once you are OP for 7 days, you change it to W ( For a week) . Example: If I'm OP for 19 days, my necklace ( or chain) looks like that: W - W - D - D - D - D - D
If you prefer to wear a longer necklace, you can WEAR it this way too:( instead of a W for a week, put 7 "D"'S, like this: D - D - D - D - D - D - D-
3. If you are FULL MONTH OP, It becomes M ( For a MONTH). So, if you are OP 49 days in a row, ( on a 31 days a month),your necklace will look like that: M - W - W - D - D - D - D
RULES OF THE GAME .
1. It's a challenge for yourself , NOT A COMPETITION WITH OTHERS.
2. The first day you BREAK the necklace (chain), you start playing the game all over again , (only if you have used already all of your extra 3500 calories for the month : See Rule # 3), and build your necklace ( chain ) once more from the beginning.
3. RULE # 3 IS VERY IMPORTANT . PLEASE READ IT ! IT IS A GOOD RULE TO HELP YOU STICK TO THE NECKLACE- GAME . In order to learn NOT to be perfect, and in order To BE realistic,( we will always have days we are not OP) , YOU MAY HAVE ( if you choose to) UP TO 3500 EXTRA CALORIES each MONTH IN ADDITION TO YOUR regular diet. You can still CONTINUE to built your necklace(chain)!
The idea here is that the extra 3500 calories amount only to 1 pound gain in one month period, while an average of 2-4 pounds loss per month is VERY reasonable with being OP. You will still be AHEAD OF THE GAME at the end of each month if you need to add up to extra 3500 calories in a month, providing you are otherwise OP.
The second idea is that once you've built a large chain,( many days OP), you want to keep going building the chain,( rather than break it and start all the way from the beginning again), and rule # 3 allows you to do that , WHILE YOU CONTINUE TO LOSE WEIGHT. 4. Keep your own records. THAT INCLUDES ALSO KEEPING RECORDS OF THE OPTION TO USE UP TO 3500 calories EACH MONTH. ( when we go off plan). 5. Post your NECKLACE (chain) every day.
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