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3/29/09 1:57 P

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Sun is out today. We missed the tail of a snowstorm. I plan to slowly work in a new dance video. I will probably do it several times or I will simply use old routines to supplement. I realize I sometimes repeat my intentions because I often am off on mail. I read all I get, but for today, this is my plan.

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3/28/09 10:22 P

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Dot It sounds like you have a few temptations coming your way this weekend. You can handle it. You are doing a emoticon job on staying OP.
Drink your water and get your rest and you will be doing just fine.
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DOT121 Posts: 3,903
3/27/09 10:43 P

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Hi all,

I hope you all had a good day. I had a busy day at work. we went out to dinner tonight to celebrate my sister's B.D. We had a good dinner and lots of fun. tomorrow we have a wedding. My niece is getting married. Lots to do this weekend.

I have been O.P. and hope to stay focused and positive all weekend. It is harder to do with so many special events that involve food but I will do my best. I am going to take it 1 day at a time.

Irene it sounds like you are doing well. have a good weekend.

Good night and sweet dreams. emoticon 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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3/27/09 9:42 P

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I am OP today. I did not get much exercising in today. Had lunch with my sisters at the Senior Center, We had very healthy food, No salt added.
I am drinking water today.
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Any type of action always drives motivation.

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


 
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TECHLADY Posts: 446
3/27/09 8:26 P

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i know what you mean about staying on track...my exercise is good...got my am in..and got over an hour this afternoon.

i shudder to think where i'd be if i didn't workout..or watch what i eat!

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3/27/09 1:44 P

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Working hard to maintain. Life has interrupted my routine, and I find myself not eating regularly as I should and then scrambling to get the appropriate balance. I am trying to select necessary foods, and stay away from convenient "treats". So far, I am hanging in by the skin of my teeth, but it is hard on health issues surrounding food and diet. Since I began exercising again my weight has increased by a pound or two. I keep hoping it may be increased muscle or perhaps hormones. Easy to explain isn't it? emoticon

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MONGO2TEN's Photo MONGO2TEN Posts: 10,877
3/27/09 1:29 P

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Weighed in and according to their scale I was down .4, so I was happy. If my pattern holds, I'll be back down below my normal weight next weigh in.

Fighting the urge to eat too much, but I do have a few things in plan.

~Nancy



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ANNIEB5883's Photo ANNIEB5883 Posts: 457
3/27/09 1:21 P

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I want to join one day at a time challenge....I have been OP for 4 days now and I would also like to do the necklace..... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Beverly

...The greatest of these is love...

.The garden of the world has no limits...except in our minds. From ancient Poet Rumi.

Without forgiveness life is governed by...an endless cycle of resentment and retaliation.

- Roberto Assagioli

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3/27/09 1:20 P

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I am on OP and lost 2.4 lbs last week because I stayed on!! Hard to do , but we can do it!!!!

A NEW life A NEW me!!


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TECHLADY Posts: 446
3/27/09 12:19 P

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got 40 mins on the elliptical this am...heading back this afternoon for an hour.....

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RUMBLETIGER's Photo RUMBLETIGER SparkPoints: (52,445)
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3/27/09 11:20 A

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I'm OP today. Had another great walking day yesterday (even though I went walking in the rain!) - 12,000+ steps for the day!

No walk today - having lunch with a good friend instead. That's okay - we both deserve it. :)



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3/27/09 8:53 A

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OP, writing everything down helps.
Have a great friday.

Pam

Yesterday is history
Tomorrow is a mystery
Today is a gift
That's why it's called the present


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INKYINPA's Photo INKYINPA Posts: 1,657
3/27/09 7:46 A

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Hang in there Nancy! The scale has GOT to catch up with your efforts at some point. Hope you have a good weighin today! HONK! HONK!!

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ICHOOSEHEALTH's Photo ICHOOSEHEALTH SparkPoints: (19,578)
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3/27/09 6:27 A

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I am OP today.
I am exercising today.
I am drinking water today.
I am happy today.


~Christine~


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MONGO2TEN's Photo MONGO2TEN Posts: 10,877
3/27/09 6:22 A

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I will be OP today. I've had my breakfast and going to my meeting and will walk at the hour at the mall before my meeting.

I'm also going to ride my bike to the library when I get home if the wind isn't too much.

I've been OP completely for 2 weeks and the scale is up - I hate it when it does that:(

~Nancy



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INKYINPA's Photo INKYINPA Posts: 1,657
3/27/09 1:11 A

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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 itís 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. Itís 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.

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