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Thanks for the encouragement Nancy. I think I got it out of my system now.
You'll have a better day today Cookie. It happens to everyone. Good for you for working out!
Co-leader of ~'50+ Maintainers'
Frugalists and Simple Living Team
Totally lost control tonight. I had prime rib, mashed potatoes, broccoli, clams fra diablo, and volcano cake with ice cream. Had a bad day and decided to treat myself. I did work out today though. Not enough to work all that off though, lol. Oh, well, tomorrow is another day.
Welcome back Nancy.
I got home Saturday night and I have been OP so far. I did my exercise and went to the gym.
Have a great day everyone, at a time.
Edited by: FISHINGLADY66 at: 8/24/2009 (14:50)
Irene from Missouri
Any type of action always drives motivation.
"Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another." - John Dewey
I'm back and ready to be OP. I got back on Friday and have done quite well since then, but haven't braved the scales yet! I don't think I did bad while in TN, but ate out a lot and didn't get in much activity. Unless you want to count moving boxes, but my son in law thinks I'm helpless and did most of it himself.
I'm going for a run today after I get my tomatoes in the roaster to cook down for canning tonight. Christina and I ran in TN on Thursday - with those mountains, it was quite a workout! Going down killed us as much as going up. Needless to say, she's going to have some great legs! Hubby ran with me on Saturday, but otherwise, I've been quite inactive, which bothers me.
I've been going through a bit of depression - finding it hard to do the everyday things. So, I've made a schedule and I'm picking myself up and just going to get moving today. Christina and I made a challenge to each run half the distance of the miles between us. We'll each do 210 miles and see who can make it first.
I went with her to a WW meeting. It wasn't "our" meeting, but it was nice. WW in her area is a Franchise, so no free samples and they didn't have a lot of the items we were used to. Like no 3 month journals. They said they were having trouble getting some items and that WW International is trying to buy up the franchises. No monthly pass, so she's glad to be at Lifetime.
I miss them terribly, but it's part of life and we'll get through it. But it's painful - much harder than I thought.
Goodness, I've done a blog here! Anyway, I am home and need to be accountable as I realize that this is a time when I could easily be thrown off track and do a lot of damage. My initial response has been to do some emotional eating and to skip my runs for a bit. I'm going to make sure I post and get in my fitness and go to my meeting this week.
Co-leader of ~'50+ Maintainers'
Frugalists and Simple Living Team
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!
Please join our one day mini challenge anytime, following your own plan.
ONE DAY AT A TIME!
WE CAN DO IT!
Let's celebrate being "ON PLAN/MOVE" just for TODAY!
For accountability, please post your daily/weekly exercise/moving activities.
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.
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---
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---
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---
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---
When the road to success seemed much too long
And each temptation was oh so strong
And once again you gave in to wrong---
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---
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---
When the week seems long and successes few
And at weigh-in time you're feeling blue,
Remember tomorrow is just for you---
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---
~~ 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!
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.
I hope you enjoy the game.
Consider altering your exercise program in some way. Doesn't need to be drastic small differences count. JUST FOR TODAY
"Men's best successes come after their worst failures"
Henry Ward Beecher
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