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2/19/09 7:35 A

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Thank you all! It's our pleasure!!! You guys are the best as well!

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2/19/09 5:20 A

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emoticon I agree! They are so wonderful to take so much time to motivate us all!

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I agree wholeheartedly that you are both tremendous motivators. I so appreciate all your support and information.
Too often people are not told how much they are appreciated and I would like to add my voice. I share the opinion of a previous member and many others I am certain. As it was put so well I have nothing to add other than my concurrence with the previous.

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emoticon MIMI...I love the hourly game too. emoticon Lisa...What a great idea. I will think of this all day and post when I need to keep on track. You girls are great motivators.
Wednesday Feb. 18,

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Edited by: FISHINGLADY66 at: 2/19/2009 (18:01)
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"Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another." - John Dewey


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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,431
2/17/09 4:06 P

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Irene

Fun, fun, fun!
I LOVE the hourly game too. Your format is better than mine so I'll do what you're doing. Thank you.
It's such a great game for those days or for those hours we struggle to be on plan.
The original idea was Lisa's. I just came with the idea of the Emoticons so we can play it here.
Anyone else would like to join us? especially if you struglle today a little or a lot...
It also great to watch what time of the day we need to improve upon (with the applied Emoticon).


Mimi's HOURLY On Plan game

6:00 am emoticon

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Here is a blank one to copy and paste for anyone who wants to participate in the game too.
Enjoy!

6:00 am

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12:00 pm

2:00 pm

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Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 2/17/2009 (21:43)
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I am still up 2 lbs. from a week ago. I have been OP for 4 days now. What's Up? Maybe we are all getting too much salt! I will watch my salt intake for the next few days and see.
MIMI I love the One hour challenge. I will join you in this challenge today. One day and one hour at a time.
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Edited by: FISHINGLADY66 at: 2/17/2009 (21:17)
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On plan and going to Curves this evening. I love this challenge. I'm tickled with myself. My husband took me to Cracker Barrel Sunday for Valentine's Day because he worked all day on Saturday; I fixed him Valentine's dinner at home. I saved 30 points from my weekly because I really try not to use them. I still had 15 daily points for Sunday. I chose the grilled chicken BLT. I also got fries and diet drink. I could not finish it all, and I only ate about 10 fries. It felt really good to choose healthy yet splurge on a few fries be satisfied and still lose weight. emoticon

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I really like the idea of breaking the goal into even smaller sections. The game sounds an interesting way to keep track of actual behaviors. I often don't account for all I do-or not. Fluctuations in weight really are profound. An hour, an activity, or an outfit can make such a difference. I know this isn't recommended, but I keep a daily weight journal as well. That way I have more control over time, activity, food eaten etc. I try to do this first thing in the morning as I take my meds before eating. Naturally, clothes are at a minimum.

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2/17/09 11:31 A

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On plan so far and planning on walking after work! emoticon

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So far, so good today!!

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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,431
2/17/09 8:24 A

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Lisa
On maintenance I weigh in every day on my medical accurate scale (it works for me).
I've notices that my weight fluctuates up to 5-6 pounds, up or down (mostly up) on a daily basis.
What counts is your weekly weigh-in and also that one can be not accurate, depend the time of the day you weigh-in, what you ate the day before, and so many other factors.
What you're doing is wonderful. You don't give up and you are on plan, just for today! Congratulations!

I thought how we can play your one hour at a time on plan game.
Two ways to play this game:


1. Every hour that you're on plan, give yourself a great emoticon (each one can be different).
By the end of the day, you can see all your successful and colorful results.

2. The other way is to put in advance the number of emoticons for the day, and eliminate one every hour, untill they're all gone.

It sounds like fun. You don't have to check it every hour, only when ever you want or need to.

I'll play this game today choosing the first vesion.
Please feel free to join the game too.

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Mimi's HOURLY on plan just for today:
Each Emoticon represents ONE HOUR of being on plan just for today.


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Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 2/17/2009 (14:42)
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Hang in there Lisa. It was a 2 week period before the scales were finally going in the right direction. It will work out if you stick to the plan!

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It's a crazy day and it's just 8am! Had a hard time sleeping last night and just when I fall asleep my sister wakes me up by opening a patio window (blind) in the other room before closing my bedroom door. (It shines right in my face) Anyway...kinda grumpy cause of it. Tried going back to sleep but my mind keeps on spinning. Got on the scale and it shows I'm up again. I was totally on plan all day yesterday. When on when will the results show on the scale? I HATE THAT THING! Everything in me wants to say "forget it" and pig out in revenge but I know better. It's going to be another LONG day today. One hour at a time....

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Just keep doing what you know to do and those 5 lbs will be off in no time. Hope you had a great time! I'd love to go overseas~

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Hi gang, I'm back from a week of debauchery in Berlin. Gotta get back on track. According to my bathroom scales this morning, I put on 5lbs.... (((blush))) emoticon

I'll gonna be OP today.

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2/17/09 7:13 A

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Good morning everyone

I'll not have an access to the computer from tomorrow until 2/25 evening.
Lisa was so kind to take care of our daily challenge untill 2/25.
THANK YOU Lisa.

Have a wonderful week, one day at a time.

I'll be on plan just for today. I'll eat at least 5 servings of vegetables today.



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2/17/09 7:09 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

emoticon For accountability, please post your daily/weekly exercise/moving activities.


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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 its 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. Its 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 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.
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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 "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"
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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 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.

Mimi



Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 2/27/2009 (08:01)
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