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9/30/12 10:43 P

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Mimi,
There is nothing wrong with going meatless and eating many vegetables. However, as you so well put, the balance is important. It is vital to know how to balance the necessary nutrients.
I have seen vegans who don't get them, as previously said, and they are gaunt, have dark circles under their eyes and are anemic. My doctor once told me to lower my cholesterol by avoiding all foods that have come from a source with a face. I ellimanated all fat and became ill.
Proteins can be gotten from many sources, The vitamins and minerals also. As you have said it is a matter of knowledge.
I can easily do without meat for a time, however, if I don't get enough of something my body will let me know through certain cravings.
You balance well emoticon
Have a good evening,
Teresa

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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,182
9/30/12 10:14 P

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I totally agree with you on the VEGAN DIET. To follow it correctly, it takes great knowledge in nutrition.
To follow it half way doesn't do justice to the vegan diet.
I see myself eating more vegetarian meals. I love legumes, whole-grains, fruits and mmmm.....vegetables...I like them just a little.

Have a wonderful week.

Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 9/30/2012 (22:16)
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9/30/12 7:25 A

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Mimi,
I am glad you get so much enjoyment from your gardening! As you know the benefits expand
into many areas of your life other than weight management and activity! emoticon
Good plan to work those muscles with a swim! emoticon
I have mixed feelings about a VEGAN DIET. It can work, if you are careful and know what you are doing, but so many vegans I have seen are extremely unhealthy.
Glad you enjoyed your picnic. Good idea to take your own treat. You must be influencing others too. It is nice to find other healthy and tasty dishes. emoticon
Thank you for sharing! emoticon
Have a healthy and fantastic day!

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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,182
9/29/12 11:17 P

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The day started with gardening. 2 hours of hard work is a great exercise outside in fresh air.
I had to rake all the straw and leaves from the ground where we planted new grass.
I think the area is 5,500 square feet, but I may be wrong.
Eliminating the straw and leaves orivides now more sun to the new grass, which is great.
I LOVE gardening.

Tomorrow I'll go to a class in water exercise and I'll swim.

I heard today a lot about the VEGAN DIET. very interesting. Food for thought.

We went today to a picninc and I did well. At the end, I ate one piece of the WW cake that I brought to the party.
Someone made fantastic salad. I'll post it. So healthy.

A great day.






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9/29/12 6:13 P

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Cindy,
Indeed emoticon and you will do it! For many years my life revolved around the structure of learning to keep myself healthy. However, something really changed when another entered my life. I am constantly working on meeting the challenges of change. Difficult when I prefer more structure. You have the right attitude-every moment allows for new choices. And every single choice we make really does make a difference.
The weather here today is absolutely gorgeous! Sunny and in the seventies. I ventured out for a walk. Not raining yet. emoticon


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9/29/12 5:51 P

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Busy day traveling to hubby clients......Having to eat out......Trying to make the right choices..... Next meal is a new meal and tomorrow is a new day......I CAN DO THIS!!! Raining here in NC. How about where you are? Very cool too. Love the temperature NOT the rain part.

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9/28/12 5:51 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.
























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