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1/24/09 8:54 P

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I tried a Mexican cheese dip which I hadn't had before. Yummy! Was out most of the day and difficult to keep track. I think I missed a couple of fruits and veggies.

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

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FISHINGLADY66's Photo FISHINGLADY66 Posts: 200,228
1/24/09 2:56 P

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Hello Lisa, Marie, and Kee Kee, I am OP today and it feels good.
Hugs to my friends.

Edited by: FISHINGLADY66 at: 1/24/2009 (14:57)
Irene from Missouri

Any type of action always drives motivation.

"Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another." - John Dewey


 
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1/24/09 1:44 P

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Hi everyone

OP so far.

Veilediamond






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MARIASPARKLE's Photo MARIASPARKLE Posts: 6,061
1/24/09 1:22 P

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Hi Lisa, I'm OP today.

Great work, everyone!!

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(¸.*♥Maria♥ *´¨) Proud to be a non-smoker since 6th Feb 2008!!
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(NEW) STARTING WEIGHT - 01 Jan 2012 - 169.4 lbs

MY REWARDS:
165 lbs - new workout clothes - DONE!
160 lbs - haircut - DONE!
155 lbs - new workout music - DONE!
150 lbs - new jeans
145 lbs is my goal - end July 2014!


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INKYINPA's Photo INKYINPA Posts: 1,657
1/24/09 1:07 P

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HONK! HONK! HONK to all who are struggling and even to those who aren't! We are worth it!!

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1/24/09 11:21 A

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No OP yesterday trying harder today

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AMYISSUCCEEDING's Photo AMYISSUCCEEDING Posts: 20,942
1/24/09 10:53 A

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I am on plan today too. I am fixing dinner for a friend of mine and making it WW Friendly.
Amy

Co-Leader for the EE Team.

Amy from Oregon

Take it One Day At A Time!


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MONGO2TEN's Photo MONGO2TEN Posts: 10,883
1/24/09 10:43 A

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I did well yesterday - went into my flex points, but logged it all - yay!

Will work hard to stay on today:)

~Nancy
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INKYINPA's Photo INKYINPA Posts: 1,657
1/24/09 10:35 A

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Good to see you back Barbara! I've been wondering where you've been. Hope you're feeling better too!

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1/24/09 10:28 A

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A part just came from my internet carrier-now my computer is up running again. I've been LOST without it since Monday.

Getting back op today.

Barbara

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." ~Eleanor Roosevelt
A day without a smile is like a day without sunshine****


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RUMBLETIGER's Photo RUMBLETIGER SparkPoints: (54,700)
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1/24/09 10:18 A

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I am going to work hard at being on plan today. I have to keep on track - and I CAN DO IT!



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FROSPAREM's Photo FROSPAREM Posts: 321
1/24/09 10:06 A

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On Plan yesterday - but my blender broke so couldn't make my smoothie
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Exercise is the closest thing we have to a fountain of youth!


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DOT121 Posts: 3,903
1/24/09 9:52 A

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Went overboard last night....UGH!

Today is a new day. I will be O.P.

2nd plan for today is to get rid of all the sweets & snacks that I have in the house. It is going to work with me on Monday. For some reason the tempetation is too much for me at this time. I usually have will power but it is missing in action...LOL

Have a good weekend, DOT

GOOD HEALTH & HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL, DOT

"THIS IS THE DAY THE LORD HAS MADE. LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD".
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1/24/09 9:30 A

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Persistence! Not Perfection!

ON PLAN JUST FOR TODAY! emoticon

Please join our one day challenge anytime, following your own plan.

ONE DAY AT A TIME!
WE CAN DO IT! emoticon

Let's celebrate being "ON PLAN" just for TODAY! emoticon

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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 it’s 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. It’s picking yourself up when you fall, over and over again.
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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 dieter’s 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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emoticon 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 "NECKLACE 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"
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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
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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-

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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
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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 build 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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