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3/10/13 1:16 P

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Nancy,
Thank you for your kind words. Losing a pet sometimes feels like a member of the family is
missing.
You really did have an extremely busy day. I hope your well earned bath helps with the achy muscles. I have several days ( weeks) of this ahead of me.
As an emotional eater, I do not believe it is something which will ever completely disappeared, like any addiction only controlled. I, too, will always need to be on guard.
I can't help but chuckle a bit about the beets. They are not my favorite either. Somehow they always taste like dirt. emoticon emoticon
I am happy to report that Elmo seems to be doing well. Worn down, but it hasn't seemed to escalate to the extremes it has in the past. emoticon


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3/9/13 7:43 P

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Teresa,

I'm sorry your kitty had a bad spell. We lost our Ed last summer. It is still hard to think about. We have a couple of barn cats, but have decided no indoor cats for a bit since we're gone a lot. My little Shih Tzu, Morgan, misses him a lot too.

I've had a few bouts with emotional eating this past year. It took me by surprise - I thought I had conquered it. Guess it will always be something I need to be aware of.

We've also had disruptions today. The potluck and Bible study for tomorrow afternoon was cancelled because the hosts are sick, so we did some "spring cleaning" this afternoon instead. My fitbit recorded over 25,000 steps today (including my morning run and a hike hubby and I took together). I'm pretty achy right now, so I took a bath in Epsom salts and am resting the remainder of the evening.

I roasted some beets for dinner tonight. I've always hated beets. These were not bad, but nothing I was too impressed with. I might try them again, with some other spices.

An hour before bedtime and I've stayed on track. Hubby and I are going to read our Bibles, set our clocks ahead and get a snack - then bedtime!

Good night. Hope the kitty is better!



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3/9/13 7:27 P

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Today has been a day when all plans and routines have been disrupted. It is the kind of day which tests the lessons learned. I have a senior cat with a chronic condition. Seeing the warning signs, I have been involved in his care. We live in a small community, and it is a drive to find a vet with weekend hours. I probably didn't eat as much as I should. However, I did eat baked cod for lunch and not being a fish person felt I chose well given the circumstances. I will
need to be careful and watch for emotional eating. That remains to be seen.

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3/9/13 7:18 P

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Nancy,
Whew! A busy day indeed emoticon Good for you to take the initiative and go to meetings other than your usual. That would be a good excuse not to go. Your dedication, and regular attendance of meetings are some of the reasons you are successful with keeping on track.

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3/9/13 4:55 A

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On plan today. Hubby and I have a busy day ahead, I'm going for a morning run then to a WW meeting. (With hubby home, I'm not making my regular Wed. meetings, which I'm missing, but trying to make at least one sometime during the week). We plan on attending a spring bulb show and I have to prepare some food for a Bible study/Potluck after services tomorrow. We also have 2 Bible studies to work on....

Meals are planned out. Lots of healthy snacks available for me.

~Nancy



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3/8/13 9:51 P

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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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Edited by: HUNGRYWOMAN2 at: 2/27/2013 (05:47)

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