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8/6/09 6:59 A

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I will be OP today. Tomorrow is a big run day, so I'm taking today off. I might do a short run with dh tonight. I plan on picking the last of the green beans today and getting them in the canner. It's nice out, so I'm hoping to find some time to take my sweet little Morgan on a bike ride today:)

I slept 8 hours last night - a record for me!

Today I am working on getting in my oils. I've neglected them lately.

~Nancy



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8/6/09 12:24 A

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Mimi,
1.4 pounds is a significant weight loss! emoticon
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As you have commented we can all reach our goals. emoticon
It is important to keep in mind-particularly during those times when we feel so alone in our struggles that we never travel the path with have chosen alone. emoticon emoticon

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8/6/09 12:14 A

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Granny,
Journaling, useful as it is can be one of the most difficult things to do consistently (if at all). Good for you for stickiing with it!
You have learned many things on your journey and inspire those of us still trying to find our way. emoticon

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8/6/09 12:04 A

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JACKSLAW,
This is the manner in which we achieve and maintain our goals. Each positive choice brings us one step closer. emoticon

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8/5/09 11:59 P

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FISHINGLADY65,
You have the attitude for success. Not only have you determined you will succeed you have created a specific plan. Additionally, you have taken that extra step of accountability through journaling.
Your dedication will result in continued success. Keep up the good work! emoticon

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8/5/09 11:45 P

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Granny,
Your I will attitude is one of the biggest contributing factors to your continued success.
Great job!

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8/5/09 11:38 P

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Nine miles, Wow! Another six planned. It isn't surprising you are feeling a bit tired today. Adequate rest is an often overlooked component to remaining healthy. Perhaps your body is giving you a message. (A short nap, break, rest) emoticon might do wonders.
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8/5/09 10:57 P

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Sandi,
It is often most difficult to take care of ourselves when our daily lives are so full. Thes are the times when it is most important to maintain focus on what we need. Your ability to continue to do this as you actively work towrds your goals is not only a key to your success, but will result in continued improvement in in physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. emoticon

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8/5/09 10:32 P

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Cookie,
That is a great deal of activity! When feeling weak during exercise it could very well be the result of one or both of the reasons you have suggested. It is possible your blood sugar may have dropped. It is often recommended to have a source of carbohydrate with you when doing intensive exercise. For example, I have had one trainer recommend a banana for energy if exercising in the morning. The carbs are burned quickly, and your body works more efficiently. An extra carb combined with a protein makes a good pre-workout meal. You are gaining a great deal of insight as to what works best for you.
Wonderful plan-eating some additional points.
You are doing a great job!


























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8/5/09 10:17 P

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Did 45 minutes of weight training, walked two miles and took a 60-minute Zumba class. Am going to eat an additional four points in light of the exercise. Felt very weak while working out today. Not sure if it was that I didn't eat enough for breakfast or let too much time go by between breakfast and working out.

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8/5/09 2:49 P

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GRANNYLITE
I can't agree with you more. You're so right! Journaling is so important.
For over 35 years of doing WW I've tried to do it without consistent journaling and it never worked.
This time around is the first time ever I journal consistently every day, and it made the whole difference!
When can we celbrate your becoming a WW lifetime member? Is it 4 weeks?


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I went to WW today and I've lost 1.4 pounds.
I'm now only 2 1/2 pounds from my ultimate lowest goal weight.

Of course I'll be on plan today! I worked so hard last week and I'm not going to sabotage all the hard work I've put in.

I'll eat lots of vegetables today and I'll follow ALL 9 healthy guidelines, JUST FOR TODAY!

Let's do it! Let's reach our goals, whatever they are.


Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 8/5/2009 (14:52)
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8/5/09 2:46 P

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On paper is good. keeping a journal tracking points and activity is the way to succeed. I have always hated journal tracking and am here to tell you it is the best tool you have. I have lost 116 lbs and even though I hate doing it I do it faithfully. I have found that food not tracked is food forgotten but pounds added.

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8/5/09 12:28 P

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Will be OP

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8/5/09 11:08 A

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My goals for today are set, On Paper. I will succeed.
Meals planned
Exercise planned.

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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8/5/09 9:32 A

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I will be on plan and moving

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8/5/09 8:31 A

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Yes, I will be OP. I'm really tired today, so I'll need to be extra diligent about not taking a lot of BLT's.

I ended up running a total of 9 miles yesterday. I didn't get in enough calories, so I'll be adding some healthy points to my food today. We're going to do some burgers on the grill tonight - love that! I'm doing a six mile run with my daughter this morning, then coming home and making pickles.

August is a very busy month for me!

WWLIFERGIRL - hang in there. I can't imagine how hard it is to fit in your exercise with all of those hours:( Hopefully, your schedule will soon let up.

~Nancy

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8/5/09 3:01 A

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Today I will be on plan! It has been crazy busy at work this week. I've been putting in 11-12 hour days. Need to keep focused on me and try to find some activity time in the day. Staying on plan as far as points go is no problem! Drinking my 8-10 glasses of water is no problem either!

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8/4/09 11:50 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

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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

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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.


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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 ******************************


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