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3/17/09 10:56 P

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Thank MIMI...Your took my guilt away. It was tasty and I am satisfied now for another month. You are so encouraging.
I'll by gone most of the day tomorrow, got to Baby Sit my Grandbabies. 1 yr old and 2 yr. old.
Have a good night.
Hugs

Irene from Missouri

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


 
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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,223
3/17/09 7:37 P

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Sandy

Thank you for the reminder to de clutter couple of closets I need to work on.
Isn't it amazing how much will power and determination we especially have on the day before weigh-in? ...smile...
My weigh-in is tomorrow and I'm very careful today of points and sodium.


Irene

I hope you enjoyed your pizza. Was it tasty?
The beauty of WW is that everything we wish to eat, we can. You're doing great!

Even if you went over your daily/weekly points, it's only one meal. There are at least 21 meals per week and at least 84 meals per month. One meal is not significant, looking at these numbers.

Have a good evening






Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 3/17/2009 (20:44)
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FISHINGLADY66's Photo FISHINGLADY66 Posts: 200,228
3/17/09 6:45 P

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I'm Sorry, So Sorry, I blew it today. I had Pizza, but no beer.
Sandy you are doing awesome. emoticon . Keep it up girlfriend.
Irene

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3/17/09 10:32 A

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I'm definitely OP today. I just finished a delicious bowl of cheerios with fat free milk and 2 cups of coffee.

My grand daughter and I are headed to Goodwill in a few minutes to take about 12 boxes of "stuff" we are cleaning out of both of our houses. Lot's of sizes 22's and 20's. Yepeeeeeeeee

I want to take her out to eat but I have to be so careful as tomorrow is weigh in day and I sure don't want to blow it. I'm doing so good.

Thank you for this wonderful team that I stumbled across.

hugs to all and I will be posting my "loss" tomorrow. I guess I am confident that it will show one even if it is an ounce.

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PERSISTENCEMIMI Posts: 11,223
3/17/09 10:22 A

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Nell
Great suggestions.
Nancy
Today resturants accomodate the customer's requests so nicely. You can ask anything to fit your "diet" needs and they will be happy to do it.
The sodium is also very high on that dish, in addition to the calories.

Today I'll drink lots of water and eat many vegetables.
I'm going to be On Plan today.


Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 3/17/2009 (10:23)
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3/17/09 9:56 A

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Nancy: I eat often at Cracker Barrel. You can get breakfast there all day. Have an egg sandwich, or eggs and toast.

Corned beef per ounce is 1 protein plus 50 opt cals, or 1 protein + 1 fat + 10 opt cals. Either way would be 2-3 pts per ounce. Cabbage steamed with caraway is free, so it's doable at home.

Nell

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3/17/09 9:15 A

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I'm OP. Dh wants to go to Cracker Barrel for lunch and get some corn beef and cabbage. I ran the nutritional value and the average serving (Cracker Barrel doesn't have it listed) is betweek 600 and 700 calories. Not worth it to me! So, I have to figure out what else to have....

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3/17/09 8:59 A

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Hi everyone! Happy St. Patrick's Day! emoticon

I'm going to work at being OP today. I've been teetering this week, and it's weigh in night tonight, so I'm really buckling down today.



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3/17/09 8:57 A

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I am OP today. I am moving today. I am drinking water today. I am feeling great today!

~Christine~


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3/17/09 8:16 A

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Hi gang! I'm OP and moving today. I fell off the wagon for the past 2 days but I'm back on track again!

Have a great Paddy's Day!



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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
3/17/09 8:11 A

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Persistence! Not Perfection!

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 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.
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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: 3/18/2009 (08:09)
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