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8/1/09 6:28 P

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Not on Plan today. emoticon Out of town helping my daughter with a garage sale.

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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GRANNYLITE Posts: 188
8/1/09 1:54 P

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Made it through week one of Maintenance and lost another 1.2 lbs. now at 173. I have 5 weeks to go to lifetime.

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7/31/09 1:21 A

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Granny,
Your hard work and determination has resulted in your successfully attaining your goals.
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Great job!

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HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,997
7/31/09 1:16 A

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Cookie,
Your self-awareness will help you to attain and maintain your goals. emoticon This can often be a frustrating journey. However, the benefits far outweigh the rough spots. emoticon Sometimes it is extremely difficult to eat all that is recommended. Each of us has an ideal body weight. In time, you will discover yours. It is ironic, but has been my experience in addtion to others that it is often necessary to eat-occasionally more than our minds think we should-in order to actually lose weight. Our bodies are one of our best guides. If we pay attention they will provide the direction we seek. It is not uncommon for our body to fluctuate as much as two pounds in a single day. Being mindful of the choices you make will result in finding the balance you seek. Be patient with yourself. Change doesn't come easy, and you have chosen to make major changes in your lifestyle. Journaling is often a useful tool. Perhaps a detailed account of your goals, and steps for achieving them in written form for at least a day or so would provide useful information. Sometimes the changes we seek are overwhelming and our enthusiasum may result in attempting too much too soon. Remember, that no step is too small emoticon
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You will find yourr balance. This journey is full of ups and downs. Keep in mind others travel with you. emoticon

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HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,997
7/31/09 1:00 A

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emoticon on your weigh-in. Good choice for a snack-sounds yummy.
Enjoy!

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7/31/09 12:58 A

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Nancy,
Maintaining a balance between the calories necessary to regulate bodily function and calories burned is vital to health. Your diet and exercise program-altering it as necessary is one of the keys to your continued success. Don't discount the need to rest. It is an often neglected component to health. emoticon
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Wishing you success on your weigh-in. Your daughter is so close. Hope tomorrow is her day.


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7/31/09 12:53 A

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Sandi,
Your momentum continues to grow with each positive choice you make. Great idea-taking an exercise break during a busy day can revitalize your and increase performance. emoticon emoticon
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0309COOKIE's Photo 0309COOKIE Posts: 8,436
7/30/09 7:37 P

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No gain or loss at my weigh in since last week. Leader said to give it another week of increased points.

GRANNYLITE Posts: 188
7/30/09 3:52 P

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I weighed in Sat. and was 1.8 below my goal of 175. I now have 6 weeks of Maintenance and I am life time. On plan and on the move.

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7/30/09 1:08 P

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Gained another half a pound today. Now I don't know if it is because I am exercising or because I upped my points. Will just have to wait it out. My weigh in is tonight. Really not motivated to go to the gym today but am forcing myself.


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7/30/09 4:40 A

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Today is another busy day at work. I plan on staying on plan throughout my hectic day! It just starting pouring rain here. I hope it clears up. Tonight is weigh in and I am hoping I am downb a bit!

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MONGO2TEN's Photo MONGO2TEN Posts: 10,883
7/30/09 12:09 A

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Going to be OP today. I'm having a bit of a schedule change. I was supposed to pick up hubby from the airport, but he had an emergency at one of his stores, so he'll be coming home Friday or Saturday. I'm going to hopefully get in some garden time and a bike ride - it depends on our weather of course.

Figured out my meals and snacks for today. Tomorrow is weigh in day. My daughter was .6 lbs from goal last week - wish her luck:)

~Nancy



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HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,997
7/29/09 11:28 P

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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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