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9/21/12 9:38 P

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A new purse and custom jewelry are certainly good motivators. How exciting!
Looking forward to an update. (What color you finally decided on etc.). I really need to get a life don't I? emoticon
I hope your gardening goes better than my small attempts. Outside doesn't like me much.
Many people receive great pleasure and a special connection from it.
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9/21/12 6:06 P

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Well let's see.....I am doing something like that now. We are making payments on DIAMONDS for a custom ring for me.......I am excited about this piece. The diamonds came from overseas. Our jeweler went over there and choose them themselves for me. I love them. I will also earn a new purse maybe a Vera Bradley in just a few pounds. I am excited about that, too. I think I have it already picked out. Just don't know what color to get. Decisions....Decisions....It is a motivated for sure! Thanks!!

Workout was cut short today, but that is okay. Since, hubby has his own business.....he needed to get back and take care of a few things for work and then around the house.... I love the fact that his office is at home.......He does so good and keeping them separated....

Yes, gardening is a great workout and that is why I think I am going to have a small one next year.....We have not had one in several years......Maybe just tomatoes, green peppers and cucumbers. May try more, not sure yet.


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9/20/12 11:33 P

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Mimi,
You have offered some good ideas for continued motivation. emoticon
I am learning about you and that garden-You really do get a workout. emoticon emoticon

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9/20/12 11:30 P

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Cindy,
Congratulations on your weight loss! emoticon Your consistency is showing, and is very likely spreading to other areas of your life. emoticon
Mimi offers some good things to try. You can vary them to meet your needs. Rewards are great motivators.
Today, I actually lost another pound! Amazing for me. I was up early and completed 60 minutes of yoga. Most of the day was spent running around the house trying to get some order.
Between the yoga and the cat laying on my neck and shoulders I am a bit sore.
You are doing fantastic! Keep on doing what works for you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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9/20/12 11:17 P

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Great job on another weight loss.! Wonderful job on your exercise routine.
You're definetely make progress.
You wrote once that you "just" follow the program. that is a huge achievement.
Are you following the WW PointsPlus program?
Keep up your consistency. It pays you high dividents.
Your weight loss is so good that I'll mention three suggestions:

1. Saving account: for every pound you lose, put one dollar (or any amount you decide) in a container. Later on use this money as a reward for yourself.
2. Build a bracelet.
For every one pound you lose,buy a bead and build a beautiful bracelet.
3. Make a chart -graph that shows you your weekly progress.


Today I worked in the garden very hard. A great workout. I was very busy today.


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9/20/12 10:14 P

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Hello Teresa and Mimi.

Hope you are having a wonderful week.

Weigh-in day.........I released another 1.4 pounds. I am happy!! Happy!! Happy!!

Workout today was really good. Legs......and 30 minutes of cardio. Woohoo!!

How about you?

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9/19/12 10:04 P

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Happy and Healthy new Year!

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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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.

tc...)

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

Henry Ward Beecher




Teresa






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

Henry Ward Beecher

Teresa






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

Henry Ward Beecher


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