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2/25/09 1:35 P

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I have difficulty reaching this site when I want to respond to movement. I have tried several times and was earlier taken from site or put on other challange. Anyway, so far, op today. Warm weather beackoned for a walk. I didn't go as far as I planned, but glad I didn't because I had forgotten about the hills on the way home. I am gradually trying to rebuild my unused muscles. It did a world of good emotionally and I did burn an extra 100 calories. (which I probably ate at some time or another).

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2/25/09 7:01 A

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I did it! Made it through the day staying completely OP, even after my morning of fasting! I took some oatmeal muffins and ate them on the way home. My Dr. bless her heart gave me a cup of coffee as soon as they drew the blood. Nice to have a fellow caffeine addict for a Dr. emoticon

Will get my results in a couple of weeks. She referred me to a cardiologist, which ticked me off at first because she found no problem. But I have a strong family history of heart disease (both parents, 2 siblings, all grandparents) and since I mentioned being exhausted by evening (and she agrees it's probably perimenopause), she wanted to be certain my heart was not a problem. So I go on Monday and I can't believe how nervous I am. Drs. don't usually make me nervous!

At least I don't have to fast!

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FISHINGLADY66's Photo FISHINGLADY66 Posts: 200,228
2/24/09 10:19 P

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I did my usual 2 mile walk today. I was not OP completely. I had lunch with my sister.

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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HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,997
2/24/09 12:12 P

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Did extra 30 minutes on indoor bike to relieve some emtional stress. Sunny out so may take a short walk and then use an exercise video to work some different muscles.

Teresa






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INKYINPA's Photo INKYINPA Posts: 1,657
2/23/09 6:03 P

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Nancy...pack a snack and take it with you to eat as soon as you get out of the drs office! That way when you get home you won't be famished! You're gonna do great! HONK! HONK! HONK!

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MONGO2TEN's Photo MONGO2TEN Posts: 10,883
2/23/09 3:54 P

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I've been shopping today and have stayed on plan all day. It took longer than I thought, but I resisted the urge to buy something sweet and got a bag of apples instead.

Dinner's planned and I have walked over 12,000 steps so far. Dh wants to take a run tonight if he gets home in time, so I should get a lot in.

Tomorrow I have a Dr. appointment at 9:30 and need to be fasting:( Will need to plan so I don't "pig out" once I get home!

~Nancy



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2/23/09 1:23 P

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Yes, please take care of yourself. Feeling for you. emoticon

I am going to work on getting my 10000/day again. It is an area that I should do without a problem since my job is mainly on my feet...but...when we are slow....my pedometer slows down too! Going to change that around ...starting today!



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HUNGRYWOMAN2's Photo HUNGRYWOMAN2 Posts: 10,997
2/23/09 12:35 P

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Sorry you aren't up to par. Take care of yourself. As you know, this is a priority and you will be back to yourself sooner. As for me, I push too soon, and end up right back where I began. I am op so far today, and will take the opportunity I have to exercise (I hope). I have been recovering from a pesky injury that I just don't seem to give time to heal. I have been away from movement and am trying to gradually return to usual routine.
Get well soon.

Teresa






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INKYINPA's Photo INKYINPA Posts: 1,657
2/23/09 10:26 A

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I was right there with you Maria and gonna hop right back on with you. Going to be easy today because unfortunately I've got a sinus infection/some kind of cold and I have no desire to eat what so ever! The only kind of moving I'll be doing though is walking from the bed to the bathroom to the computer. Gonna sleep as much as I can. This being sick is getting old!

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2/23/09 7:52 A

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emoticon Just for today, I will track all my food and measure my portions.

emoticon Just for today, I will do my cardio, upper body strength training, abs, and yoga.

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2/23/09 5:43 A

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I'm on. I fell off the wagon a bit yesterday, but I'm climbing back on today.

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INKYINPA's Photo INKYINPA Posts: 1,657
2/23/09 12:05 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 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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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.

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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

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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.

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