0
 
Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,867
9/9/09 2:02 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon
Welcome back Dot!
It is good to hear you enjoyed your trip.
Your positive reminders have been missed.
Keep up the good work! emoticon

Teresa






~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Men's best successes come after their worst failures"

Henry Ward Beecher


 Pounds lost: 6.6 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,867
9/9/09 1:59 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon
Cookie,
This is a journey which is characterized by ups and downs. There is no failure when it comes to our attempt to reach a goal. Each choice is a lesson learned. We, in turn, choose what to do with it.
You have an insight into your behaviors which will help you reach your goals. Your ability to make positive choices following ones you appear unhappy with is a wonderful attribute. It is a good reminder to each of us that we control our choices and if we do not like some we have made we choose differently.
Keep up the good work! emoticon

Teresa






~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Men's best successes come after their worst failures"

Henry Ward Beecher


 Pounds lost: 6.6 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,867
9/9/09 1:48 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon
Granny,
Having the support of individuals with similar goals and interests makes our journey much easier and yes, more fun.
Wow! 3.8 miles is quite a walk. Your momentum continues to build.

emoticon You are an inspiration to each and every member ot this team. Your encouragement and support touches many.
emoticon for sharing.

Teresa






~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Men's best successes come after their worst failures"

Henry Ward Beecher


 Pounds lost: 6.6 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,867
9/9/09 1:34 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon
Mimi,
You have the key- emoticon is how we develop healthy habits to last a lifetime. Looking too far ahead is self-defeating. But just for this moment we CAN DO IT! emoticon

Teresa






~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Men's best successes come after their worst failures"

Henry Ward Beecher


 Pounds lost: 6.6 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,867
9/9/09 1:29 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon
Jersey,
emoticon aboard. It is great to have you as a part of the team!
Life can become overwhelming at times and it is easy to lose ourselves. You are not only a survivor, but a thriver. Your strength and courage are demonstrated by your determination to refocus and focus on health.
You are doing a fantastic job!
Three miles is a great deal of activity- emoticon
Maintaining hydration is so vital to health. emoticon

Teresa






~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Men's best successes come after their worst failures"

Henry Ward Beecher


 Pounds lost: 6.6 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,867
9/9/09 1:04 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon
Kee Kee,
Attitude directs our lives. You have begun your day focused and with a plan to accomplish your goals. This attitude is key to attaining the goals you have set for yourself. emoticon

Teresa






~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Men's best successes come after their worst failures"

Henry Ward Beecher


 Pounds lost: 6.6 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,867
9/9/09 12:54 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon
Donna,
the accountability of meetings does, in fact, increase success.
Working in time for yourself during those busy days is often diffiuclt. These are the times when self-care becomes increasingly important.
YOU ARE WORTH IT! emoticon
There are many ways activity can be added to your day.It may take a little creativity on your part, but keep in mind it doesn't need to be structured and it can be accomplished in increments. All activity is to be celebrated as success.Each and every step you take brings you closer to your goals. emoticon

Teresa






~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Men's best successes come after their worst failures"

Henry Ward Beecher


 Pounds lost: 6.6 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,867
9/9/09 12:38 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon
Nancy,
Listen to your body and take the necessary time to rest and recuperate. emoticon Once we have experienced the benefits of our efforts there are times when we feel driven to continue regardless of how we really feel. emoticon
Your focus and continued efforts to challenge yourself demonstrate that living a healthy lifestyle increases the overall quality of our lives.
emoticon Take care of yourself and enjoy your run.

Teresa






~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Men's best successes come after their worst failures"

Henry Ward Beecher


 Pounds lost: 6.6 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
DOT121 Posts: 3,903
9/8/09 8:42 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi all,

I am back from vacation. We had a wonderful time and now it is back to reality.

Reality of work, exercising, staying O.P. and working to achieving my goals.

I hope you all are doing well and thinking positive.

Dot

GOOD HEALTH & HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL, DOT

"THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE. LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD".
0309COOKIE's Photo 0309COOKIE Posts: 8,436
9/8/09 5:13 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Jerseygirl1950, where are you from in Jersey? I'm from Jersey too. Whitehouse Station in Central New Jersey.

I'm having a hard time getting back in the swing of things. Missed the gym today, but am planning on Zumba tonight. Had a piece of buttered corn on the cob and don't know how many points that was but a lot I'm sure. Lost a half a pound, but am up overall for the week.

Edited by: 0309COOKIE at: 9/8/2009 (17:18)
GRANNYLITE Posts: 188
9/8/09 3:34 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Jerseygirl, Wonderful day to get back on and new start. Always remember everyday is a new beginning not just for weight lose but everything you are doing. Today might be the day a solution comes to you for problems you are struggling with. Attitude and prayer are two of the greatest gifts we have, I use both often. I have been where you are and will add you to prayer list. Your first day was great.

 current weight: 171.0 
 
289
259.5
230
200.5
171
GRANNYLITE Posts: 188
9/8/09 3:28 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I was off this morning 12AM/8am. I was able to walk with my YMCA Group to celebrate the start of 4th year of walking together. We walked 3.8 miles and then went to First Watch and had healthy breakfast. What a great group to walk and lose with.

I am on plan and on the move.

 current weight: 171.0 
 
289
259.5
230
200.5
171
PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,222
9/8/09 11:33 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
JERSEYGIRL1950
Welcome and congratulations on your 3 mile walk and getting your water so early in the day.

Every day is a new fresh day with many opportunities to do our best and change wnatever we want to change, just for today, one day at a time.

I'll be on plan today and I'll get all 9 healthy guidelines in, just for today!



I'll celebrate 10 years of maintenance on July 2nd, 2014!

Leader of W8watchers superb healthy recipes

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=10495


528 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
135
270
405
540
JERSEYGIRL1950's Photo JERSEYGIRL1950 SparkPoints: (0)
Fitness Minutes: (43,508)
Posts: 4,331
9/8/09 10:21 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Oh I just love this post and anwser to a prayer...struggling with emotions and financial issues..preparing this last week to get back on track..pulled out the ww.books and trackers...today was my first day back..and had been thinking let the past go just concentrate on this day..and come on spark and find this post...how awesome!!!!
so far 3m walk and one quart down...thank you


.* ♥ *.*)
(.*♥ JERSEY♥*.)
.* (. ♥
" Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it. "

" Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to
be done, it's always your choice "

"Do not lower your goals to the level of your abilities.
Instead, raise your abilities to the height of your goals. "






 current weight: 125.0 
 
150
142.5
135
127.5
120
VEILEDIAMOND's Photo VEILEDIAMOND Posts: 10,491
9/8/09 7:41 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Op and getting ready to move.

I just got my 2 older kiddies off for school and I got some me time until the lil guy wakes up. I think I can get lots done.

Have a great one

Veilediamond






 Pounds lost: 6.0 
 
0
15
30
45
60
RUMBLETIGER's Photo RUMBLETIGER SparkPoints: (54,774)
Fitness Minutes: (15,569)
Posts: 3,265
9/8/09 7:40 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I will be OP today. It's weigh in day, so that makes it a little easier to stay OP. :)

I'm going to have a bit of a challenge this week. We're short handed at work, so I'll be working a LOT more than usual - which means my walking time will be at work instead. I'm planning on fitting in some dvd's at home in the morning before work, so wish me luck there. The eating will be easier - can't eat while I'm on the sales floor. And I'll be TIRED when I get home. LOL



 current weight: 265.8 
 
270
235
200
165
130
MONGO2TEN's Photo MONGO2TEN Posts: 10,883
9/8/09 7:24 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I will be OP today. It's raining out, so I'm a bit unsure of what I'll do for cardio. I want to get in a bike ride, but may end up on the treadmill this afternoon. I'm going to wait and see.

I was sick on Sunday, but got in a run yesterday. It was a hard run as I still wasn't feeling well, so if I do the treadmill, I will have to do a brisk walk.

Going to make healthy food choices this week for sure. I will be running Mackinac Island (8 mile run) on Saturday and want to be at my best, so off the sugar for the rest of the week!

~Nancy



 current weight: 121.1 
 
180
162.25
144.5
126.75
109
HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,867
9/8/09 2:23 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
******************************************
*****************

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.


emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


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 its 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. Its picking yourself up when you fall, over and over again.
emoticon emoticon emoticon


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.

-Emily Matthews

........................................

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)



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

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"
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
emoticon emoticon

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-

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


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.


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



Teresa






~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
"Men's best successes come after their worst failures"

Henry Ward Beecher


 Pounds lost: 6.6 
 
0
2.5
5
7.5
10
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other W8WATCHERS SUPERB HEALTHY RECIPES Goals and Challenges Posts

Topics: Last Post:
March 14 On Plan/Move JUST FOR TODAY! 3/14/2014 7:20:22 AM
July 13 On Plan/Move JUST FOR TODAY! 7/13/2014 1:25:34 PM
September 9 On Plan/Move JUST FOR TODAY! 9/9/2013 9:10:54 PM
October 23 On Plan/Move JUST FOR TODAY! 10/23/2013 9:30:49 PM
February 6 On Plan/Move JUST FOR TODAY! 2/5/2014 10:06:52 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=1993x10495x28251848

Review our Community Guidelines