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3/17/11 11:00 P

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Mimi,
Here is the Spark link on Gluten -free diets. It has a great deal of information, and perhaps will give you a better understanding of the complex nature of the disease. I can't accurately remamber all of the details and don't want to muddy the waters, so to speak, simply because I can't focus well.
I hope this helps you. emoticon

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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,181
3/17/11 8:26 P

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Not eating breads and whole-grains, two of many foods I like a lot, would not be easy if I had to avoid them.
I did noticed lately that there are special sotres that only contain gluten free foods, but that's probably very expensive.
I wonder if gluten free breads can be made in the bread machine...

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3/17/11 2:41 P

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IRISHEI,
You have had quite a workout today! emoticon Your reminders are greatly appreciated. We can never be re-focused too often.
Enjoy your day! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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3/17/11 2:35 P

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Mimi,
I don't know a great deal about gluten free diets, but I do know of individuals who are on them, and have heard some of the things they must avoid. Much of it is hidden, and they must be careful when selecting foods. The most immediate thing which comes to mind is bread and many common things such as wheat, grains, etc. Common things most of us wouldn't think twice about and are often stressed by weight loss programs.
I have always "tweaked" or substituted ingredients in my meals and then counted them or at least tried to get the closest value. This is more difficult with the point system, but I have done it, although it takes time and effort. emoticon

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3/17/11 2:27 P

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ZUCCHINIQUEEN,
Congratulations for reaching your goal weight! You have additional challenges, but your goal of a healthy purposeful life has motivated you to success. emoticon
Having a gluten intolerance is definitely challenging. I officially joined weight watchers just as they were beginning the point system. I was soon placed on the diabetic diet and at the time Weight watchers did not accommadate for this. I was too green to understand making any changes. I have always used the traditional exchange plan so I am not very savvy on the points. I am really glad they are putting more emphasis on healthy living now they always have, but it was misleading
as it appeared the focus was more on points.(understandable, as that determined calorie range etc.)
Your determination to stick with it is commendable, and yes, it is possible for one day. emoticon
My thought on this would be to follow your plan as closely as possible, and then if substitutions are necessary to meet your health needs, you can figure the point value and use that food instead.
I do agree with Mimi, that you might want to speak with your leader to see if they have a program which meets your needs.
I hope you can find something that works. Special diets aren't easy and yours is one of the most difficult. You are doing wonderful job meeting these challenges! emoticon emoticon

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3/17/11 10:00 A

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60 minutes of Fitness class, high intensity

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Wearing of the "Green" today!!
"Happy St. Patrick's day"

Count those calories and points plus , be careful, have fun and be safe. emoticon

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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,181
3/17/11 9:49 A

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I don't know about eating gluten free. Are there many foods that you can't eat? Are you limited to certain foods? That is not easy. Good luck. One day at a time can help.
I think that W8W have a special diet for diabetics and vegetarian. I wonder if they have one for gluten free diet.

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3/17/11 6:01 A

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I'm struggling because I have to add gluten intolerance to the mix. But I can plan and follow the program for one day.

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3/16/11 11:24 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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