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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,431
3/30/11 12:26 P

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Kimberly
Sounds great. Your choices are good. I don't knoe why, but I don't like wine.
Some other choices could be:
Fat free yogurt, plain, with fresh fruit. Steel cut oats with apple and pears and few cranberries. or just one fruit.

This is my favorite snack.
In the slow cooker, I put 1 cup steel cut oats (I tried many vreieties, and the best one (to my taste) is the one from Whole Foods store, from the bulk department), 4-5 cups water, 2 apples, peeled, cored and diced and sometimes in addition 2 pears, peeled, cored and diced, and few cranberries.
3-4 hours on high, or 6-8 hours on low. Check if more water is needed in the middle and stir few times.
Refrigirate.
When I eat it, I add one envelope of Swiss miss DIET cocoa drink (25 calories) and 1 TBS. of natural peanut butter. I heat it in the microwave. It makes me very full and it tastes wonderful.

Keep going and plan ahead for your great evening snacks.

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

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CHEFBLUEROSE's Photo CHEFBLUEROSE Posts: 4,054
3/29/11 11:28 P

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Thanks to you all I am following through with my goal.

Tonight I chose to have a nice glass of wine with some carrots & laughing cow cheese, garlic & herb on them.

Tonight is a new beginning with more to follow .
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One step at a time!

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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,431
3/29/11 3:25 P

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Good luck for tracking your points.
What kind of snacks do you eat late in night? I'll add to your list of snacks when I know what you like.

Irishei
So good to see that you're consistent with the exercises. Water exercises are great for the knees. No pain. You can also do weights under water.

Yesterday, I walked 2 miles, and with HILLS, and it was the first time the hills were easy for me. My body got more toned and strong because of the swimming, water exercises and weights under water.

Let's keep the momentum going, going, going!!! One step at a time, as CHEFBLUEROSE said so well.

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3/29/11 10:08 A

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Tuesday, going now---to Fitness Class (Fitness after 50) at the YMCA

60 minutes, aerobivs, light moderate, and High intensity and also strength training with weights or bands.


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3/29/11 5:59 A

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The next two days will be a challenge for me. When I work back to back with two jobs
I have to remember I need to keep acounted for.

My problem is I snack at midnight and forget what I eat.
I don't need to eat to get myself tired but I forsome raason think I need to eat to get myself tired
at that hour.

Well see how I do.

one step at a time.

One step at a time!

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MONGO2TEN's Photo MONGO2TEN Posts: 10,883
3/29/11 5:43 A

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I will be OP today. Tomorrow is my weigh in day. My meeting time changed to Wed from Fri and it makes staying OP on weekends a bit easier:)

A combination of elliptical and running for today.

Going to try the necklace game. Let me know if I do it wrong, Mimi.

~Nancy

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CAPECODSANDI's Photo CAPECODSANDI Posts: 15,205
3/29/11 5:42 A

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Had a great meeting last night! Down 2 more pounds and the topic was all about finding "weight loss buddies"! I go to the meetings with my daughter but using this team and this site in general is where I get a lot of motivation adn encouragement, thanks for that everyone! Today will be a great on plan day! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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3/28/11 10:57 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!
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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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