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8/1/09 6:09 P

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I was not on plan today because I was miles away at my daughters house helping her with a garage sale. We had to eat whenever we could and she did not have healthy food in the house. I did get plenty of exercise though.

I will be on plan tomorrow.

Irene from Missouri

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


 
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7/31/09 9:34 P

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Cookie,
You have put in a great deal of activity today! It is recommended to add extra calories when exercising. Carbs are burned most rapidly and protien helps build muscles. Without an adequate suply of energy the body will often seek reserves and may actually have adverse affects on your health.
emoticon Eating a bit more in the morning may help you with the balance you seek. Your willingness to experiment as you work towards the goals you have set will be key to your success.
emoticon Another pound gone brings you closer to those goals.
Have a healthy weekend!

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7/31/09 9:27 P

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Great job adhering to your exercise program- emoticon your momentum continues to build!
A positive attitude is key to health. Thanks for the reminder.
Have a healthy weekend!

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HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,831
7/31/09 9:21 P

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Mimi, you have already put in a great deal of activity. Your ability to alter your plan to fit the activities scheduled for the day is one of the keys to your continued success.
emoticon Altering the order of your meals is a good idea. This prevents boredom from setting in as we so often create a rut.
Have a good weekend! emoticon

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HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,831
7/31/09 9:17 P

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Nancy,
Activity comes in many forms. It is possible you are exerting yourself in your garden more than your are aware. The variety of exercise gardening provides is extremely beneficial. Altering or adding different acitvites to your usual routine is often recommended.
Have a healthy week!

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7/31/09 4:44 P

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Lost a pound today. Did my weight training and walked two miles. Ate a bit more than usual for breakfast as suggested by my WW leader, but ran out of time for lunch since it is almost dinner time and I haven't eaten lunch yet. I'll have to make up for lunch later tonight.

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7/31/09 2:19 P

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Hi all,

I hope you all are doing well and having a good day.

Today I am O.P. and did my 1 hour workout. I got 4 days in this week.

I feel that I am on a roll now with the exercise. I put it off way too long.

I do hope you all have a great weekend. Think positive and remember to take it 1 day at a time. emoticon
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GOOD HEALTH & HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL, DOT

"THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE. LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD".
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7/31/09 1:55 P

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Nancy,
How exciting for your daughter! I know she has been working hard. She is fortunate to have such a wonderful and supportive family. emoticon
Have a healthy celebration!

Teresa






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MONGO2TEN's Photo MONGO2TEN Posts: 10,881
7/31/09 11:50 A

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She did it! She made goal and lost an extra 2.5 lbs:) So she's 2 lbs under goal!

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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,182
7/31/09 11:20 A

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Good morning everyone

nancy
it's so wonderful that you can eat vegetables from your own garden. We have deer that eats everything. I can grow flowers.

My husband and i are driving soon to a beautiful market place.
I already went to Curves and walked also 1 mile outside.
That took MORE than 2 1/2 minutes!

What did I eat for BREAKFAST?
Lentil soup with cilantro and vegetales and 2 cups of my favorite salad (tomatoes, cucunbers...)
I'm so FULL right now and so NOT hungry.
I like sometimes to switch meals around and this morning I especially wanted to feel very full before we leave for the whole day.
I'll eat HEALTHY there.

Have a nice day


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MONGO2TEN's Photo MONGO2TEN Posts: 10,881
7/31/09 6:02 A

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I'm going to be Op today. I'm running with my daughter this morning and hoping she loses the .6 she needs to get to goal:)

According to my home scales, I'm up a couple of lbs, which is a good thing. The scales were dipping below 110, a bit too low. I haven't been quite as active this week, working in my garden more than running and I've had ice cream 3 times. I'm hoping the scales at WW will show me above the 110 lb mark.

I'm planning on eating healthier this week. Not as much ice cream anyway:)

I'll be picking more beans and canning them after my meeting.

~Nancy



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HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,831
7/31/09 1:26 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.
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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.

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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