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5/25/09 11:24 P

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Tech lady,
Exercise comes in many forms. You had quite a workout today! emoticon It isn't always easy to eat healthy when we are out.

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5/25/09 11:20 P

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Nancy,
I concur with Mimi. Having a good plan is a key to success. Holidays and celebrations make things more difficult, but it is possible to make healthy choices within any given framework. It is even possible to maintain a balance when we choose something we might consider out of bounds. It is the next choice we make that will determine how much "damage" control is necessary. Usually, little, if none at all, when we retain our overall focus.
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Drinking plenty of water is beneficial in so many ways. emoticon

Edited by: HUNGRYWOMAN2 at: 5/25/2009 (23:22)
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5/25/09 11:13 P

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Mimi,
Setting your goals and looking forward to a successful outcome yields positve results.
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Gardening offers many great opportunities for exercise.

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5/25/09 11:09 P

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Irene,
Each healthy choice we make gets us closer to our goals. emoticon

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5/25/09 4:18 P

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OP today! emoticon day at a time.

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


 
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5/25/09 9:18 A

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Good morning everyone

Happy memorial day to all.
Nancy
enjoy your celebrations today. What a great plan you have! Making a plan and following it = success! You're doing it so well.

I'll be on plan today. lots of gardening today. A great activity.


Edited by: PERSISTENCEMIMI at: 5/25/2009 (09:18)
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5/25/09 3:45 A

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I have a plan for today. I'm going to a Memorial Day celebration and a birthday party for my granddaughter, who is turning six this week. They're having carrot cake (my favorite and hers) and I have made plans for a small piece. Yep, the points are high, but it is her birthday and I make sure to share in that with my six grandchildren - always a small piece of their birthday cake.

There will be grilled chicken, baked chips and fruit salad for me to enjoy as well. Since I'm eating cake, I'll stay away from the desserts and the potato salad.

Going to make sure to drink lots of water today.

I go back to the Dr. tomorrow for a recheck. I am still congested and trying to stay away from sugar and eat healthy otherwise.

~Nancy



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5/25/09 1:23 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/MOVE 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/MOVE" 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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You may also choose to participate in our mini challenge JUST FOR TODAY.






How about eating healthy snacks JUST FOR TODAY? (instead of snacks with simple carbs, such as white flour, fruit jiuce, sugars)

Here are some ideas for HEALTHY SNACKS (from the book "How to make almost any "diet" work by Anne Katherine)

Please share your own healthy snacks. Thank you.

Soup
Half a sandwich (on 100 percent whole-grain bread)
Cheese and vegies
Cheese and fruit
Fresh fruit
Almonds
Vegies and dip
Nuts and raisins
Hard boiled egg
Gazpacho
Vegies and salsa
Cream cheese and salsa
Cheese
Yogurt
Jerky
Meat slices
Milk
Smoked fish
Baked potato
Baked sweet potato
Squash
Celery filled with cheese or nut butter
Yogurt sprinkled with granola
Sugar-free granola
Sugar-free trail mix
Sliced turkey or chicken
Meat roll-ups (sliced meat spread with mayo or cream cheese, topped with lettuce and rolled into a cigar shape)
Meat roll-ups and salsa
Olives
Pickles
Pickled peppers

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Teresa






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