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3/15/09 9:56 A

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I'm OP today as usual.

Going to go make my oatmeal now.

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3/14/09 10:04 A

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I am OP today!! I have my meals planned out already.

Irene from Missouri

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DTRMNEDME's Photo DTRMNEDME Posts: 9,376
3/14/09 8:55 A

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I'm totally committed and OP today! It feels so good to finally find something that works and I feel so much better already. Thanks so much for this great team and for the support.
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3/13/09 6:27 P

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I am OP today. emoticon !!

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DTRMNEDME's Photo DTRMNEDME Posts: 9,376
3/13/09 4:12 P

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I too am OP today.

Yesterday I didn't finish all of my points and I know that's not good to do, but I just didn't want anything else.

Doing better today though.

Hope everyone is doing great today.

Sandy

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3/12/09 10:49 P

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I am OP today.

Maria I am so glad you are not being laid off.

I had my WI tonight...I weighed the same exact thing I weighed last week. 140.6. How's that for maintenance? I am trying to lose a few pounds. My Life Time Goal weight is 141.0

Sandy your goup sounds good. I love stuffed green peppers.

Dot I hope you are doing well.

Don't forget tomorrow the Friday the 13th.
I will eat healthy.

Edited by: FISHINGLADY66 at: 3/12/2009 (22:51)
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DTRMNEDME's Photo DTRMNEDME Posts: 9,376
3/12/09 4:22 P

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I'm OP again today. I went to the store where my daughter works and she said "mom, you smell like onions". lol
Could that be because I browned some ground turkey breast and then I put peppers, onions and tomatoes in it????????? I call it goup...stuff peppers in a pan.
It's sooooooooo yummy.
Now I have to see how many cups it has in it so I can figure out the points per cup.
Can't be much though.
I feel so much better since I started WW it's unreal.
Thanks everyone!
Does anyone else have one of their scales that weighs food and tells you how many points it is? I love it. I am eating a 2 point apple right now. ummmmmmm

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DOT121 Posts: 3,903
3/12/09 10:22 A

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Good morning everyone,

I hope you all are having a good Thursday. Another cold day here in PA.

I had W.I. yesterday. I am finally down 1.5 lbs. I guess sticking with my plan on the weekend paid off. Who didn't know that you can be good for 5 days and go overboard on the weekend wouldn't give you the results you were looking for???? Sometimes I need a ton of bricks to fall on my head to get it.

I have been O.P. and moving more this week. I am working on staying consistent and focused on 1 day at a time.

Irene good luck at W.I. tonight. You have stayed focused and O.P. Have a good day.

Maria glad to hear that you are not being laid off at work.

JB you are right about weekend eating only hurting you. It is my downfall. I like your idea to allow yourself to eat the one thing you miss the most. Have a good W.I. tomorrow.

I have to go to a mtg. and then get some paperwork done. I will check back later.

Be well, DOT

GOOD HEALTH & HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL, DOT

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3/12/09 9:43 A

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I am on op. I did some jogging on the treadmill today instead of just walking. I am so happy. I weigh tomorrow so I will be very good today. I too have to stay focused on the weekends. I allow myself one thing I really want to eat & have missed the most. I eat it in moderation and know it will only hurt me in the long run if I don't behave.

Edited by: JB101565 at: 3/12/2009 (09:43)
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3/12/09 9:28 A

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I'm OP today, still feeling that "high". emoticon

I agree on the timing of your meetings. Mine are on Tuesdays, so it does help keep me OP on weekends. I find myself very often saying "my weigh in is in only 2 days, I'm not blowing it now." Whatever, it's working. LOL



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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,223
3/12/09 8:37 A

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Nancy

I would encourage you to try going to WW meetings on Mondays, at least for a while, as an experiment.
It might help you a lot with the weekends(accountability - the scale- right AFTER the weekend).
Once you master the weekends the way you like it, you can go back to your regular Thursday WW meeting.
just a suggestion.... something to thing about....

I know from experience how well I "behave" 2-3 days prior to weigh-in every week. I'm so, so careful with my food choices and sodium intake 2-3 days before the meeting.
I've tried to even out every day of the week- to balanced every day the same, but still, 6 years later, I still relax a bit 3-4 days after the meeting and tighten it up 2-3 days befor the next one.
May I should change my pattern too?.....

Congratulations on eating healthy.

Yesterday I didn't drink all my water, so today is water day!


Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 3/12/2009 (10:00)
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3/12/09 7:44 A

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I am OP. Having a good week, making healthy choices and I'm feeling so good! I need to remember this on the weekends.

Tomorrow is my weigh in day. I never have trouble staying OP on Thursdays. Hmmmmmmm, maybe I should change to Mondays???

I plan on getting on the treadmill at 10 a.m., my usual time.

Maria, glad you still have your job!

~Nancy



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3/12/09 7:15 A

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Maria I'm glad your not being laid off. Planning ahead to a smart choice.
I will be OP today...Tonight is my weigh in at WW meeting.
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3/12/09 7:10 A

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Hi Mimi, I'll be OP and moving today. Six people are being laid off here at work this week, and we're going for dinner after work today. I know in advance what I'll order, so I can stay within points!

Have a great day, everyone!

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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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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,223
3/12/09 7:01 A

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Persistence! Not Perfection!

Good morning everyone! Welcome to the 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 JUST FOR TODAY! emoticon

Please join our one day mini 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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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.
~ 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 "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.





Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 3/13/2009 (07:05)
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