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7/9/09 12:30 A

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Sandi,
Brianna and your family will be in our prayers.
Your commitment to your goals is evident by your continued focus on maintaining your health amidst the chaos.
Keep us posted as time permits.

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7/9/09 12:25 A

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Granny,
Change, positive and negative, is stressful. You do an amzing job of maintaining focus. The comment you made yesterday is an excellent summation of the journey we have chosen. It is well worth reiterating.

"Goals make us reach, Challenges make us stronger, and Fitness makes us proud." emoticon for sharing
you inspire us all.

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7/9/09 12:20 A

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Dot,
You continue to take the steps necessaryto achieve you goals. You provide inspiration and support to each of us. emoticon

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7/9/09 12:17 A

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Mimi,
The mporance of fruits and vegetables can never be over-emphasized. It isn't always easy to get all in. Your determination to make this a priority can be a lesson to us all.
Being patient in addition to proactive will result in te return to your ultimate lowest weight. It is when we get in a rush that we sabatoge our best efforts.

Teresa






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7/9/09 12:13 A

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Irene,
Some days it feels more like work than others. However, much satisfaction can result from our greatest efforts. You are nearing your goal. Hang in there! emoticon

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HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,997
7/9/09 12:12 A

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emoticon Cookie,
Losing a half a pound is a geat achievement. Your dedicated efforts to physical activity will help balance the extra caloris. Our metabolism continues to burn them longer than we are aware.
On those occasions when it is difficult to keep track of points and dietary details, it is often useful to be aware of portion control and balance. emoticon Later you may make other choices. You are in control.
Enjoy lunch! emoticon

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7/9/09 12:02 A

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KeeKee,
Your positive attitude is one of your greatest resources as you take the steps necessary to achieve your goals. You have nailed it-no excuses. We are in control of the choices we make. emoticon

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HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,997
7/8/09 11:59 P

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Nancy,
Meetiings provide a great dea of support and motivation for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. A wealth of information is available in a variety of ways. emoticon
emoticon Your ability to practice moderation will help you maintain your balance. After all, we never return to the place we were when we began this journey.
Have a wonderful trip!

Teresa






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7/8/09 10:01 P

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Sandi,

Praying for little Brianna. Keep us posted!

~Nancy



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7/8/09 7:57 P

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Good evening everyone. I am on plan and running around like crazy. Brianna (my new grand daughter), just got shipped into Boston for resp. distress. She is going to be fine, she is in one of the best hospitals in the country!Say a little prayer please! emoticon
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GRANNYLITE Posts: 188
7/8/09 3:55 P

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I am on plan and co workers that have been out (which caused me to work everyday 12 am to 8am for about 16days) are back and I will be on my own schedule. It will feel like a vacation. I will be able to walk more and hit the gym. So I am gearing up for relaxing and getting out.

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DOT121 Posts: 3,903
7/8/09 1:06 P

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Hi all,

O.P. & going to take a walk.

Mimi it is always a good reminder to eat plenty of fruits & veggies. This time of year fresh fruits & veggies are more available and usually really good.

I try and get 8-10 a day.

Have a healthy day everyone. Dot emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

GOOD HEALTH & HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL, DOT

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7/8/09 12:52 P

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I went to WW and maintained my weight. I'm trying to lose 3 pounds to get back to my ultimate lowest weight of 149.
I would like to lose 1/2 a pound each week. That will be great! I'm in no hurry at all.

This week we talked about the importance of vegetables and fruits in our diet. Great subject!

Did any of you here gained their weight by eating too many vegetables? ...smile... I didn't!
I'm eating now about 10 servings of vegetables each day.

Let's go for more servings of vegetables every day.
2-3 fruits a day sounds good.

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7/8/09 12:38 P

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I'm still working on it. I have my meals planned, and I am getting the exercise in today.

Irene from Missouri

Any type of action always drives motivation.

"Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another." - John Dewey


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7/8/09 11:28 A

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I did my strength training and cardio and am headed out for a lunch date with friends. Problem is it is to a mexican restaurant. I have a feeling this is going to be one of those days where I am not going to be counting points, lol. I've been to this restaurant before and there are not many choices that are low calorie. Guess I'll just make the best of it and enjoy. By the way, lost a half of a pound today.

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7/8/09 10:11 A

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I will be OP today and exercise w out any excuses.

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7/8/09 6:30 A

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I will be OP today. I'm going to my WW meeting this morning instead of Friday because hubby and I are headed for a camping trip tomorrow.

I hope to get in a run this evening, if I can. I have my meals and snacks planned out for the day. We will be eating a few meals on Mackinac Island over the weekend - not too many healthy choices; I'm going to enjoy myself and do the best I can! I'll take a small taste of fudge, but not much - it's not my favorite food!

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HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,997
7/8/09 12:37 A

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Persistence! Not Perfection!

Good morning everyone!

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!

ON PLAN/MOVE JUST FOR TODAY! emoticon

Please join our one day mini challenge anytime, following your own plan.

ONE DAY AT A TIME!
WE CAN DO IT! emoticon

Let's celebrate being "ON PLAN/MOVE" just for TODAY! emoticon

emoticon For accountability, please post your daily/weekly exercise/moving activities.


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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.
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Cinderella is proof that a new pair of shoes can change your life!

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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.

-Emily Matthews

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START OVER

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)



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emoticon 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"
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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
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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-

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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
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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.

I hope you enjoy the game.


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You may also choose to participate in our mini challenge JUST FOR TODAY.

Consider altering your exercise program in some way. Doesn't need to be drastic small differences count. JUST FOR TODAY


Teresa






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