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3/15/11 10:04 P

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Sandi,
Allergy season is in full swing, at least here it is with the dampness. The combination of pollen and molds are high and they are my nemeses. I am glad to learn you are feeling better. Allergies take a toll on the system. Good for you staying on track! Hope tomorrow is a better day. emoticon

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3/15/11 10:00 P

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Mimi,
Thank you for the support. Sometimes I feel like just keeping up with my daily life is about all I can handle. I am enjoying it, although today I have had to change my training a bit because of several appointments. I think my walk is only three to three and a half miles. The schedule can be rigourous though, and I find with my tendencies towards compulsiveness I need to reign in a bit or I will overdo. emoticon emoticon

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3/15/11 6:33 P

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Thank you ladies!! I think my allergies are already kicking in and I just feel a little run down! I did well today with points and water intake. Hoping tomorrow I feel a lot better than today! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,340
3/15/11 6:23 P

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Teresa

Good for you for training for a 5K walk. It is a huge achievement!
I've done two half Marathon walks. So much fun. To each one I've trained for 6 monthes.
Interesting enought, my weight stayed the same, but I was down one full size of cloths from all the walking I was doing. My hips and legs became slimmer, which was great.
I think that half a Marathon is about 21.6 miles...
It all started with baby steps, like yours.

Good luck. you can do it, especially when you're training for that!


Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 3/15/2011 (18:33)
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3/15/11 6:02 P

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Mimi,
I am glad you have a teacher who will challange you. This is important to getting the full benefit from your workout. There is a balance between too much and too little. If our bodies become accustomed to working the same muscle groups then we are no longer benefiting as much for the time spent. This is why I encourage change ups. I am finding in the literature and Spark features just how important this is.
In answer to your earlier inquiry I am not doing a 5K run training, but a 5K walk. Baby Steps. This is all new to me.

Your meals sound delicious in addition to being nutritions. As I begin to know you better this is not surprising. You do a very good job of meal planning. emoticon

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3/15/11 5:41 P

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Sandi,
I am sorry you are not feeling well today. You are very wise. Listen to your body and slow down.
Getting plenty of fluids and rest is important in allowing your body to recover. Doing light activities and not pushing yourself is a good plan. Sometimes the down time allows for reflection and taking more time paying attention to other areas of health. Eat balanced and nutritious meals, as tolerated. I know the diabetic diet has special allowances for sick days. I hope you are not seriously ill. I have read that chicken soup is actually healing.
Wishing you a speedy return to health. emoticon emoticon

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3/15/11 4:15 P

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Sandi
I hope you'll feel better very soon.

I did water exercises and weights today. A challenging lesson because of an excellent teacher who challengs us all the time. We like to be challenged, so the bar is raised up to even more difficult exercises.

Lots of vegetables today and I'm drinking water.

I just finishes cooking BBQ chicken in the oven (the best! and it is frozen very well) and also I made my favorite Chili.



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3/15/11 5:56 A

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Good Morning....not feeling so well today, but up and at em'!!! Got up late and need to get moving! Hope everyone has a great day and my plan is to journal and get my fluids in and of course stay within my points plus range! emoticon

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3/14/11 11:23 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!

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.

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.



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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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"

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





Teresa






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