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TOPIC:   November 9 ON Plan/Move JUST FOR TODAY! 


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HUNGRYWOMAN2
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11/10/09 5:21 P

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Dot,
Today is completed. Tomorrow is a new day.
Let go and rest well.

Teresa






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

Henry Ward Beecher


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HUNGRYWOMAN2
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11/10/09 5:19 P

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Granny,
Hard work and perserverence pay off in all areas of our lives. You have developed these and they are serving you well. Best wishes with your new position.
Having a hobby is great!
As you commented it helps keep you from eating. Having a healthy distraction is full of benefits. Not only are you doing positive things for yourself, you are expanding and including others. The rewards are many. You are a positive example for each of us.
Celebrate the positives in your life-they are many.

Teresa






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11/9/09 7:56 P

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Hi all,

I had the day off and I fell off the wagon. I went out to lunch with my husband and overate. Since I wasn't at work today I didn't go to the fitness center.

Tomorrow is a new day and I will be bakc to work , back on plan and working out.

Have a good evening everyone & sweet dreams!

DOT

GOOD HEALTH & HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL, DOT

"THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE. LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD".


GRANNYLITE
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11/9/09 7:40 P

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Thanks guys the interview went well I have been "moved to next level with positive recommendation. That means I still know nothing except I will have second interview. I am keeping busy by knitting scarves for the family Red Hat group adopted. I did one for the mom. My neighbor wanted one like it so I make second one for her. Fortunately I had left over yarn from other projects and enough for two scarves alike. Our Christmas family has three boys 11, 7, and 4. I am almost done with one, and will finish tomorrow and do another one tomorrow. It keeps me busy and it is hard to eat while knitting. lol


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Granny,
Having the support of your family is such a blessing.
It has been observed that those who have physical and emotional support are healthier. It is certainly understandable about the desire for security. You are blessed in many ways. Your positive outlook is one of your keys to success. Your ability to enjoy life and see that what some would consider "horrible" as having positive effects is something that we can all learn to practice. Making a habit of such things leads to better physical and emotional health.emoticon

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11/9/09 5:48 P

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Nancy,
weekends are often one of the most difficult times to stay on plan. Good job! Your self-awareness is your best friend. Your decison not to push yourself is commendable. Too often, we will try and do more than what is good for us. Even too much of a good thing, can have negative consequences. I hope there is nothing seriously wrong.


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HUNGRYWOMAN2
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11/9/09 5:42 P

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Mimi,
The soup sounds delicious! I make a large variety of soups, many including dry beans. You are doing a fantastic job with the veggies. They are so important, but until we make it a habit, or are naturally inclined they are easilly omitted. Your example encourages us to try not only keeping them in mind, but trying new things which makes healthy eating nutritous, delicious and fun.emoticon

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11/9/09 10:32 A

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Thanks I need all the good wishes I can get. It is just seasonal but it is something for now. I am really doing ok but would like something part time to give me a little more of comfort zone to cover fun and emergency. I am so much better off than some others so can't complain. My kids keep an eye on me and so far have not needed to do anything but help with leaves in my yard. The just show up I don't ask. How nice that is and we had fun doing it .


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11/9/09 8:39 A

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I stayed OP for the weekend and will continue today. I tried to get in a run, but had some chest pain, so I came back. It's most likely nothing, but I have a family history of sudden cardiac death and it made me nervous. If it doesn't go away, I'll get checked out. If it does, I'll get in a run or walk this afternoon.

Cleaning out my fridge in a few minutes and giving my furbaby a much needed bath.

Good luck on your interview Granny:)

Mimi, I love split pea soup. I make it often in the winter.

~Nancy



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11/9/09 7:41 A

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Granny
Good luck on your interview today. Best wishes!

I'm planning to eat many vegetables today and make a split pea soup, a very easy recipe.
This soup hold me FULL for much longer time than other soups and it is delicious.

Go vegetabls!
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11/8/09 3:46 P

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Granny,
Best wishes for a successful interview. Walking proves to be beneficial in so many ways. It often proves to be one of the best stress reducers and is an excellent way to keep the spirits high.


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GRANNYLITE
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11/8/09 3:14 P

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I will be on plan and on the move. I am going for an interview tomorrow and hope something works. It will be just a seasonal job but it will help. I may take early walk to get day started and then another after interview to level out.


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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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Teresa






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