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5/20/11 1:17 P

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Mimi,
Working in the yard is very difficult, no matter what role you play. emoticon The benefits and rewards are many. The time you spend with your DH on a mutual endeavor also brings great benefit.
Enjoy the weekend!

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5/20/11 1:14 P

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Nancy,
You accomplish more in a day than I can seem to do in a week! emoticon How special it is to have the one in your life to share your passion for health. I am glad you were able to get in your run. emoticon I hope your weather is more cooperative than ours. It sounds like a good plan to break the mowing into segments. You have a full plate as usual.
Enjoy celebrating your grandson's birthday, and the time with your preacher.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Teresa






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5/20/11 1:06 P

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Smidgon,
Like Mimi, as a matter of semantics, I prefer activity or movement to exercise. Exercise conjures
the images of work and struggle. Activity and movement is what we automatically do, and none should be discounted as each move, step, stretch bend, etc. helps to keep our bodies healthy and functional. There are many of us who understand all too well the effects that medications have on our system. Each individual responds differently. Those who have challenges which must be controlled by medication have various issues. You suffer from a common effect. Those feelings of barely being able to move, or go about daily activities. Any changes can also worsen the effects. I applaud your determination simply to move just a bit more. It doesn't take much.
Small steps will take us great distances. emoticon

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5/20/11 12:54 P

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Sandi,
You are beginning the day with the attitude for success. Focusing on the wonderful opportunities of a new day, and planning how to make the best of them is one of the keys to reaching the goals we have set and beyond. The ability to get out into the sunshine makes a great diffference. Spending some special time with loved ones is beneficial in many ways.
It is such a blessing to be a part of the birth of your grandchild. That is an opportunity few have-how special. The countdown has begun, and you will soon be introduced to Hunter.
Enjoy the weekend!

Teresa






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5/20/11 8:52 A

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A challenging and busy weekend here. I'm planning on starting on the lawn after lunch, if it dries up. I won't get it finished today, but hopefully I can get started. We are taking the preacher and his family out to dinner tonight, so trying to save some points for that. Then a birthday party at Chuck E Cheese for our grandson on Sunday....

Sandi, hoping your grandson arrives soon. Can't wait to hear about his birth!

SMIDGON, you're doing great. I also like the term moving!

Enjoy the yard work Mimi:)

I did get in my 5k this morning with hubby. Now for laundry and hopefully I can start on the lawn after lunch...

~Nancy



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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,242
5/20/11 8:39 A

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Sandy
It's a beautiful day for you, to have your grandchild coming to the world.
I like your determination about being OP !!!! (four of them)..smile... Of couse you'll OP, because you want to !!!!! (5 of them)

SMIDGON

Meication can affect our bodies in diferent ways.
Good for you for moving. One step more today is a progress. I call it as HUGE progress.
I like the word you used: "Moving". So much more positive than "exercise".
Execise sounds to me like I HAVE to do it. Moving is natural.

Running out for errands (important ones today) and then work in the yard with my husband. I'm the helper today, but still hard work.


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5/20/11 6:50 A

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Going to try to move a little more than yesterday. This upped bp meds plus another med to bring bp down faster; is 'wiping' me out!


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5/20/11 4:48 A

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Today I will be on plan!!!! Looking forward to the weekend and hoping for some great weather. I want to get outside again and get some more yard work done. Hoping me and DH can get a couple of good walks in!! Finally doine with the birthing classes, woohoo!! Makes for a very long day, but can't wait to help bring my grandson into the world!!! Have a great day everyone! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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5/19/11 11:47 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 at a time" mini challenge anytime, while 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.
START OVER!


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 ~~




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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